Andrea Chase

Andrea Chase

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Joss Whedon has taken what in lesser hands is an emotional trifle and turned it into an emotional powederkeg " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 8, 2013
1/5 34% The Internship (2013) " Google is a company for which innovation and original thinking are integral.The Internship, set at Google, is the exact opposite. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 8, 2013
1/5 11% After Earth (2013) " a solemn, self-congratulatory flick showing all the symptoms of a vanity piece run amok " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 2, 2013
2/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " begins with a giddy sense of mischief and ends with a contrivance that bespeaks the desperation of failing to plan for a proper ending. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 31, 2013
1/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " The only winner here, and I do use that term loosely, is Justin Bartha as Doug, who spends most of the film as the off-screen hostage. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 25, 2013
3/4 66% The Iceman (2013) " That The Iceman is a film eminently worth seeing is a tribute to Michael Shannon. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 20, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Like the Vulcan IDIC, it is infinite diversity in infinite combinations, allowing for surprise as tropes regroup and characters react in accordance with what we've come to expect from them, but with refreshing twists. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 18, 2013
4/5 51% At Any Price (2013) " a complex, intelligent film, poetic in its tragedy, and beautiful in its compassion. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 4, 2013
4/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) " bounds with buoyant irreverence and serious suspense. The scale is large, the payoffs larger, and the sense of fun is never too far from the angst and anguish Stark endures between quips and feats of derring-do. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 4, 2013
2/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " a slow-moving behemoth of a film that has been art-directed into a coma " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 21, 2013
4/5 88% The Angels' Share (2013) " The usual Loachian elements are all in place, but there is a gentle spirit at work here as well, and not just the alcoholic spirits around which the plot revolves. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 21, 2013
4/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " While staying true to the spirit of low-budget horror, Alvarez also brings a visual elegance to even the most gruesome of sights, from a puss-engorged hand being possessed by a demon, to the minutiae of being buried alive " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 6, 2013
5/5 68% Trance (2013) " a thing of grotesquely fascinating beauty, an evolved noir designed to provoke and to disturb in equal measure as it toys with the audience's notions of absolute certainty " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 6, 2013
4/5 66% Spring Breakers (2013) " It's not the wages of sin we need to worry about, it's bored co-eds desperate to feel alive " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 31, 2013
4/5 65% Starbuck (2013) " The pace is leisurely, the coincidences just a little too pat, but the momentum Huard brings to this befuddled human being has too much heart to let that matter " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 31, 2013
4/5 38% Admission (2013) " Fey is flawless as a stickler for rules, order, and over-rehearsed patter whose desperation to maintain an even keel at all times results in puckishly inappropriate behavior when things start to fall apart " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 22, 2013
5/5 70% The Croods (2013) " What is best, and riskiest, in this storytelling is the way that the sense of danger is palpable even when things are looking rosiest, and the impulse to hope is at its strongest when things look most dire " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 22, 2013
2/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " This story is one of a terrorist attack on the seat of government, but the only real danger presented is killing the audience's will to live by force feeding it a thin script so laden with clich├ęs that it becomes a choking hazard " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " Any sense of the ponderous in telling this tale with a definite moral is more than offset by the gentle silliness with which the story is told. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 15, 2013
2/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " Franco is as uncommitted as he is idiosyncratic. The boyish charm and toothy grin are perfect for the con man with dreams of glory and a weakness for the fairer sex, but he never seems to be more than playacting, rather than taking the role seriously. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 10, 2013
3/5 38% Dead Man Down (2013) " Though rife with elements that will get it categorized as an action flick, this film aspires to be a psychological thriller as well, and it almost succeeds. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 8, 2013
2/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " should have been a frothy farce, but instead takes several different attitudes, including action, melodrama, and mean-spirited nihilism. None of those are particularly successful " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2013
4/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " a thumping good tale aimed squarely at the sense of wonder, not at a demographic " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2013
4/5 71% Bless Me, Ultima (2013) " a profound story told in a deceptively simple way. Deceptive, but curiously suitable for a film about identity, belief, and the nature both good and evil in all their guises. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 24, 2013
2/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " doesn't stint on mayhem and havoc, though even a spectacular helicopter stand-off has a curious world-weariness about it that undercuts any sense of suspense " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2013
4/5 83% Side Effects (2013) " an elegantly executed sleight-of-hand that hinges on something most people have never thought about: why is it, exactly, that we believe some people and not others? " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 41% Parker (2013) " not masterpiece, but it's fun, it's clever, and it manages several surprises as Statham's cinematic persona becomes a man of brains as well as muscle " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) " blessed with an original story, elegant direction, a gifted cast, and a suitably unsettling subtext about the pleasures and perils of childhood " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2013
1/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " sad and pointless " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " a stumblebum exercise that explores many tones, skipping over the good as well as the bad, with an uneven script and curiously inert direction " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 25, 2013
2/5 28% Broken City (2013) " is torpid when it should be tense, lumbers when it should gallop. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Cars go fast. Big guns make a lot of noise. Things blow up real good. Expect nothing more than that and a few passable quips for the price of admission " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/5 31% Gangster Squad (2013) " disjointed, at times ludicrous, but darn if it doesn't always have just the right art direction and lighting " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 11, 2013
5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " The underlying theme, and the one most troubling, is that of people on both sides who are neither sadists nor psychopaths finding themselves doing things that smack of both, and convinced that there is no other option. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 5, 2013
1/5 18% Parental Guidance (2012) " a sloppy concretion inadvertently showcasing pretty much everything that can be done wrong in filmmaking short of forgetting to remove the lens cap. Though in this case, that last might actually have been an improvement " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 25, 2012
4/5 47% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) " The flawless artistry of the human form defying physics and physiology with effortless grace, spiked with pathos, wit, romance, or mystery, is a marvel to behold. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2012
3/5 39% The Guilt Trip (2012) " Streisand nudges, Rogan does a slow burn, and neither of them has a mean bone in their bodies [in a] paean to mothers who mean well, and sons who know the truth of that deep in their hearts, somewhere under the embarrassment, confusion, and guilt. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Murray is delightful with the right patrician panache coupled with an effortless, even endearing, talent for politics " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 14, 2012
1/5 3% Playing for Keeps (2012) " a slow drip of a movie that refuses to make up its mind about what it wants to be as it circles the drain " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 9, 2012
4/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Hopkins and Mirren catch every nuance of resentment, anger, affection, and emotional interdependence while at the same time creating the sort of wrenching emotional suspense that Hitch put into his films " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 27, 2012
5/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " a farce of whimsical philosophical import " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 25, 2012
2/5 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " It's a mess " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2012
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " never a better villain than Bardem, blonde and mincing with a scathingly brilliant intellect at the service of a twisted, raging mother complex, and there has not been a better mother complex in film since Psycho " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 10, 2012
5/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " may be set in the world of video games, but its conceit is set firmly in . . . the Hero's Journey. The mythic realms are made of bits and bytes, but are just as magical, and the tasks nothing short of Herculean. Not that any of this is stuffy or pedantic. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 4, 2012
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " The uneven adaptation, however, is not without its moments of brilliance, even transcendence. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 27, 2012
3/5 62% Sinister (2012) " has the all too rare virtue of being a horror film with a fine gloss of originality and genuine surprise to it " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 22, 2012
1/5 24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) " Alas, the elements that made [the original] so effective are all but ignored here " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 19, 2012
5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Told without a trace of irony or of cynicism, [it] celebrates pluck, imagination, and the special bond between child and pet. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 4, 2012
1/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) " doesn't just strain credulity, it snaps it smartly in two, ties it into a series of bow-knots, and then torches them while laughing with maniacal glee. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/5 44% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " aimed squarely and unapologetically at tweens, . . .it's mostly a fluffy bit of Halloween candy " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 30, 2012
2/5 78% Dredd (2012) " an improvement, to be sure, over the campy excesses of the Stallone incarnation, and yet, it is still all testosterone with no place to go " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 30, 2012
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