Andrea Chase

Andrea Chase

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Killer Movie Reviews
Critics' Group:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1278
Total QuickRatings:
15

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 49% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " means well as it attempts for wrest something theologically profound out of its subject matter. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " bucks the usual law of diminishing sequel returns with a great story, even better new dangers, and a voice performance by Kristen Chenowith as Gabi, a lovesick poison dart frog that is destined to become a classic." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 12, 2014
4/5 71% Oculus (2014) " As much a psychological consideration of the powerlessness of childhood as a ghost story of striking originality, it eschews cliché in favor of finding new ways to horrify audiences jaded with the genre" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " a super hero adventure grounded in reality that works on both levels, and a genuinely suspenseful story that harks back to the best of the Cold War thrillers" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 22% Sabotage (2014) " rambling, and at times incongruous, as it unspools a set of stock characters dithering about in a cesspool of rubbery ethics and dogged determination" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 33% The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013) " No matter what your political opinion about the Middle East, without understanding how we got to where we are is an indispensable component of determining where we are going next" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " strong stuff, not for the faint of heart, but it is, and I don't say this lightly, bloody fantastic." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " sharp, smart, and not afraid to embrace the silliness of its idiom, nor to use words of more than three syllables with impunity." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2014
4/5 100% 7 Boxes (2014) " . . .full of piquant revelations. Steeped in the seamy underbelly of Paraguay urban culture, it is a suspenseful noir with absurdist overtones sharply defined by filmmakers Tana Schembori and Juan Carlos Meneglia" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 22% Son Of God (2014) " suitably reverent, but not at all stuffy" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2/5 25% Pompeii (2014) " Sutherland is the best thing in the film, with his sad eyes and ruthless attitude. He is stuck with clichéd lines, the which he delivers in that glorious, rumbly voice that adds gravitas where it didn't previously exist. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " Told in thematic broad strokes, it still harbors in its soul a fine dialectic on identity, humanity, and even the reality (or lack thereof) of free will" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3/5 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " It is manipulative, it is at times painfully sentimental, but it is also rife with slick dialogue and the undeniable, high-wattage star power of its cast" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " will leave you craving peach pie and your money back" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2014
1/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " like watching inertia become entropy, though even that description makes it sound more interesting than it is" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2014
2/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) " As more and more films use this conceit, the premise of someone filming at all salient moments becomes more and more strained, until the device itself becomes not just derivative, but positively cumbersome." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " has its faults, but is so bursting with hi-tech thrills, and good, old-fashioned suspense that it's not onerous to overlook them" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2014
0/5 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " Boldly unimaginative and ferociously derivative" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2014
2/5 13% 47 Ronin (2013) " with the retelling of legends, aspects of the story are emphasized or smothered in reaction to the temper of the times, that this one eschews politics for romance and spectacle is no more or less valid than earlier versions, just far less well told." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 6, 2014
2/5 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " the psychological divide between the mundane and the otherworldly, the key element in the original's effective creepiness, is lost" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Suffused with a wistful whimsy, this Millennial Mitty is quietly profound without being pretentious" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " two films warring with each other and leaving the audience as its casualty." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " technical excellence and emotional resonance" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2/5 42% Homefront (2013) " the novel by Chuck Logan might have been able to carry all those lost souls along in a compelling story, the adaptation by Sylvester Stallone leaves then shipwrecked" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 28, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " the real emotional resonance is due exclusively to Lawrence, who moves through the film with an urgent determination that brings a visceral reality to even the most far-fetched of situations" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " with Tom Hiddleston playing him as a walking, furiously amused and condescending sneer, Loki is rendered irresistible and Thor doesn't stand a chance against him" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Butterfield is a revelation. With his preternatural blue eyes, and eerie self-possession, he makes Ender not just complicated, but also, with assured subtlety, emotionally resonant" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
2/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " a profound disappointment when it could have been instead wonderfully profound" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
1/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " And so, as was inevitable, Stallone and Schwarznegger are together again and starring in their trademark (putatively) action flick" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " a masterpiece of both action and psychology" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) " the unnecessary tale of the Princess of Wales' last true love, is a vapid, banal, and superficial exercise in cheap voyeurism" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
2/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " I got the distinct impression that somewhere, just off screen, the real story was taking place, leaving said screen filled with the asides, the circumlocutions, and the ancillary moments that, while adding color, do nothing to advance the actual story" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
4/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " it's Wilson who dominates the screen with a finely calibrated exploration of mental, physical, and moral decay" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 15, 2013
4/5 31% Adore (2013) " a compelling, dangerous meditation on the stifling nature of convention, and the fluid nature of emotional bonding when societal norms are put aside" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 8, 2013
3/5 58% Riddick (2013) " a delightful bit of wish-fulfillment by proxy as Riddick takes the better equipped and cocksure mercenaries down several pegs with a decisive finality" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 8, 2013
5/5 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " In a searing, provocative, and passionate performance, [Farahadi]performs a virtual monologue with such emotional precision that there is no need for the traditional call-and-response of dialogue driven films." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 31, 2013
4/5 30% Austenland (2013) " as charming, as sophisticated, and as cunning as any comedy (or tragedy) of manners concocted by the divine Jane Austen herself" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 31, 2013
3/5 62% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " a great spool of carefully spun cotton candy designed to delight its target audience. And it will." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 31, 2013
1/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " stumbles, falls, and then goes splat" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 28, 2013
1/5 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " The action sequences never quite attain the level of thrilling, though Jonathan Rhys-Meyers boldly vamps it up as the (very tightly) leather-clad villain of the piece" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2013
5/5 89% The World's End (2013) " a story that is at once a sly commentary on relationships, a bittersweet contemplation on the fleeting nature of youth, and a devastating satire on cultural imperialism" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/5 27% Jobs (2013) " not a perfect film, but it is a good and worthwhile one, distilling the essence of its eponymous subject and his times" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2/5 5% Paranoia (2013) " a flabby congealed thing that is in no way helped by lackluster direction and a derivative script" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " a murky and muddled thing saved, such as it is, by Hugh Jackman's steadfast commitment " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
2/5 26% Planes (2013) " For all the imagination involved in breathing animated life into the anthropomorphized eponymous flying machines, and their truck and forklift pals, the story is painfully rote" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
1/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " Instead of fun there is a labored desperation to obvious plot devices and cliché humor" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
3/5 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " What it had going for it, though,is that is has the Greek myths, which form the raw material of the story and have enthralled humankind for several thousand years." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
4/5 68% Elysium (2013) " The curious way that absolute power and absolute powerlessness lead to disconcertingly similar behavior is something that all will find suitably provocative" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
2/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " a pale echo of its original, lacking the same deft, sometimes daft, buoyancy to be found in the fine art of one-upsmanship" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 19, 2013
0/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " one long, smug, self-satisfied smirk at the audience" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 13, 2013
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