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:
1292
Total QuickRatings:
15

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 1292
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 19% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) " there is the flatness of predictable formula unsparked by clever direction or particularly outstanding performances in stereotypical roles" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 26, 2012
4/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " High action, slick humor, raucous fun, MIB 3 is also a surprisingly thoughtful paean to the higher implications of pie, and to the miracle of chance that makes up the unified fabric of the past, present, and future." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 25, 2012
3/5 34% Battleship (2012) " the film adds space invaders to the traditional maritime conflict, yet never forgets its humble roots as a board game played with pegs and increasingly educated guesses" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 18, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " the perfect popcorn movie that respects its audience, fan boy or not, though the former will be more excited to see the Stan Lee cameo. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 5, 2012
2/5 23% The Raven (2012) " An infuriating mix of amateurish writing and flowery antique speech; of sublime romance and hopeless pedantry; of atmospheric melancholy and risible smugness" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 5, 2012
4/5 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " a lush and ravishing rethinking of the Snow White story with both an old-fashioned feel and a modern sensibility" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 2, 2012
2/5 57% Safe (2012) " not a bad film, nor a good one. . . and while the story is predictable and the direction is competent but unremarkable, it has a star who can almost, but not quite, toss the flick on his brawny shoulders and carry it all by himself." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 30, 2012
5/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " The humor is both broad and sly, existing in a mutually non-exclusive arrangement that brings to mind the best examples of symbiosis to be found in nature. While the appeal of lichens, one of nature's best symbiots, is limited, that of this film is not" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 27, 2012
5/5 85% Garbo: The Spy (2011) " World War II ended more than half a century ago, but heretofore unknown stories are still surfacing from it. Few, if any, are more fascinating that the eponymous subject of Edmond Roch's stylishly engrossing documentary" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2012
5/5 74% Chimpanzee (2012) " touching, exhilarating, and enlightening in unexpected ways" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 20, 2012
2/5 38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) " If there were a reason to see [this], and there really isn't, it would be to savor the way Guy Pearce gleefully surrenders the last iota of credibility in exchange for whooping it up with good-natured abandon as a near-futuristic action hero." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 15, 2012
4/5 82% Goon (2012) " easily the one of the most original, compelling, and irresistible characters to hit movie screens this year, and he appears in a film that is hard to pigeonhole, which is one of its many virtues" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 6, 2012
4/5 32% Intruders (2012) " Defying science and religion both and striking at the darkest places in the psyche, it exposes the fragility of both life and of sanity. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2012
4/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " It is the shock of recognition coupled with a plot that constantly engages, and even surprises from time to time, that propels an intriguing premise both dynamically and sensitively realized." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2012
2/4 0% A Thousand Words (2012) " There is something almost poignant in the way Eddie Murphy so palpably desires to make a meaningful film about enlightenment. The almost comes from the difference between that aspiration and the painfully ill-conceived follow-through " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2012
4/5 67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Westfeldt tells what should be an all too familiar tale with a subversively refreshing take on what constitutes love and romance" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 17, 2012
4/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Rather than a re-hash of the original, though, this is a re-imagining by Hill, who ... set it in the present with appropriate nods to the original and a whole lot of silliness. Nostalgia has rarely been better served" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2012
3/5 41% Silent House (2012) " Sarah's gulping breaths and Olsen's keen sense of evoking a terror too great for anything but silence, create the perfect atmosphere of refined yet primal horror" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2012
2/5 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " Elba has his usual charisma and Hinds has a powerful presence of lurking menace, but a film that explores what happens when the Ghost Rider has to urinate while enflamed, and does so with a wink and a smile, is not to be taken seriously" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2012
3/5 28% Project X (2012) " follows the expected tropes for this kind of story, and yet it is a film that somehow manages to be both raunchy and sweet, profane yet endearing" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 4, 2012
4/5 26% This Means War (2012) " a frothy romp of a popcorn flick brightened by witty writing and a cast that get laughs by expertly playing it straight with a plausibly implausible plot. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2012
4/5 73% Big Miracle (2012) " funny, tear jerking, smart, and not a little subversive with a few well-place jabs at unexpectedly deserving parties as well as a few kudos in a few surprising places" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2012
3/5 53% Safe House (2012) " a curiously subdued film relying more on the charisma of its leading men, Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, and on psychology rather than bombast for its suspense" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2012
4/5 94% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) " the basic elements of loneliness, friendship, and the fragility of life are intact, along with that ineffable sense of wonder, melancholy, and magic" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2012
1/5 13% W.E. (2012) " a glossy mess with no discernable point of view; a gluttonous feast of self-pity by women with a total lack of self-awareness" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 13, 2012
4/5 66% The Woman in Black (2012) " Simple story, standard elements, to be sure, but handled by director James Watkins with a stunning insight into why things that go bump in the night ranks as one of the most primal of primal fears" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2012
4/5 56% Albert Nobbs (2012) " Close's performance is flawless, so much so that it's possible that she could have passed to an audience not expecting to see her in the role" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 1, 2012
3/5 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) " the energy level never quite gets the adrenaline pumping properly for a film so dependent on split-second timing and dire situations, but as escapist popcorn fare with pretty people and simple characters, it's not at all bad." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2012
5/5 99% A Separation (2011) " Emotionally resonant beyond the filmmaker's own country and culture, it is a compassionate yet searingly precise film that refuses to name villains, nor to let any of its protagonists off the hook" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2012
4/5 79% The Grey (2012) " On the surface, a story of survival (and) the primal human fear of what lies beyond the light of the campfire. On a deeper level, it delves into the equally human, equally primal fear of what lies beyond the light of civilization and of reason. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2012
5/5 95% Pina (2011) " Wenders, who so wanted to see the world through Pina's eyes, has done something even better. He's allowed posterity to see her world, and in a way as breathtaking as the work itself." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2012
2/5 40% Red Tails (2012) " the sight of a sky full of planes swerving, swooping, and engaging in graceful, ferocious battle is thrilling. It's not enough to save RED TAILS from being a glorious failure, but it saves it from being a total loss" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 21, 2012
4/5 80% Haywire (2012) " in one memorable sequence she strangles a man, with only her thighs, and stares him down as she does it...it's a moment that can be taken many different ways, from high camp to trenchant observation on how the genders interact" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 21, 2012
1/5 33% Joyful Noise (2012) " a holy hot mess of digressions that tries to be all things to all people. A dash of social consciousness, a whiff of social commentary, and a heaping helping of cornpone family problems rendered with a broad brush and little insight" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2012
2/5 51% Contraband (2012) " the reason for the remake is nowhere apparent. It is not suspenseful. It is not high-action. The dialogue is as flat as the delta mud, and the direction by Kormakur is a study in understanding style, but not storytelling" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2012
4/5 56% In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) " Jolie's is a lean direction, with a fine eye for evocative composition and a blistering sense of outrage cloaked equally well in the tension of shocked silence as in the expected wails of anguish" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2012
3/5 51% Puncture (2011) " (Evans) turns in a performance that gives no quarter. It is raw, it is dangerous, and it is unforgettable" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2012
2/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " In truth, Mortensen has a far more intimate and palpably emotional relationship with Freud's omnipresent cigar than he does with Fassbinder's Jung" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2012
4/5 41% The Flowers of War (2011) " In the midst of unthinkable brutality, Zhang has found a savage poetry, not to soften the horror, but rather to compel the audience to watch it without being able to turn away. Using his trademark fascination with satu" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2012
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " Rooney's Lisbeth takes matters large and small into her own hands with a ferocious self-sufficiency that leaves the audience gasping with both horror and a provocative delight not entirely undiluted with envy. Likable, no, but impossible to easily dismiss" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " is as fiendishly clever as it is intricately constructed. It remains true to the original appeal of Holmes and his methods, while going as large as 21st-century CGI can go, as well as incorporating a bracing modern sensibility" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2011
5/5 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) " What Snow White was to the advancement of hand-drawn animation into a genuine art form, so is The Adventures of Tintin is to animation derived from motion capture and generated from a computer. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2011
5/5 80% Young Adult (2011) " Mavis is a sort of anti-Joan of Arc fueled not by the voice of angels, but rather that of the reality show stars that form her preferred and constant background noise. " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 10, 2011
2/5 21% The Sitter (2011) " Things funny and serious have happened in an uncertain proportion, and the audience is left hoping for another pairing of Hill and Rockwell, and a better script with which they can work" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 10, 2011
4/5 91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " The holiday season is an emotional rollercoaster for many reasons and Arthur Christmas does a neat job of exploring many of them while still being both heart-warming and wonderfully entertaining" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 28, 2011
4/5 84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " a bold performance that revels in the complexity of Marilyn's personality, and while full of compassion, is not afraid to bring in the sharp edges of what made Marilyn impossibly neurotic ... emotionally needy and monstrously selfish." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 22, 2011
4/5 96% The Muppets (2011) " The writing is clever, with giddy self-reference, time-honored tropes, and a bevy of dancing chickens who beat out a completely credible tattoo" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 22, 2011
3/5 35% Immortals (2011) " Immortals looks gorgeous. The CGI is rendered with imaginative care and a real sense of wonder and danger in underscoring the action. It is the real star " — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2011
4/5 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) " The writing is sharp, unflinchingly funny as it slyly extols family values while using the sort of crass trappings that send the stiff-necked and the sanctimonious into fits of apoplexy" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2011
2/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) " raggedly uneven in its execution [with several stories] all vying with one another in tone and mood and point and nothing but Depp's chameleon-like performance to tie them all together" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2011
2/5 36% In Time (2011) " more irritating for what it should have been than satisfying for what it is" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2011
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