Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Annlee Ellingson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Z For Zachariah (2015) " Tim Orr's gorgeous cinematography ... serves almost as a salve. How could anything ugly happen here? " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 28, 2015
42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "More than any other film (I've seen), a millennial anthem. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 28, 2015
48% American Ultra (2015) "Feels a little fresher thanks to screenwriter Max Landis' original premise, Jesse Eisenberg's finely modulated performance and some nice tender moments. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 21, 2015
7% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Like its automaton killers, elicits no emotion other than confusion - not fear or laughter, nor thrill or wonder. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 21, 2015
82% Mistress America (2015) "[E]xplores the dynamics of female friendship - how a really great girlfriend can make you feel like you can do anything, and how losing her can be as painful as a breakup. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 14, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "In a quintessential guy flick, Ritchie and co-writer Lionel Wigram have injected some serious girl power. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 14, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Witty and sly, drawing on Chaplin, Keaton and Tati for inspiration and tickling the senses with its labor-intensive, tactile claymation. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 7, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Creatively bankrupt from its underdeveloped characters to its humorless dialogue to its uninspired design. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 7, 2015
92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The End of the Tour is about ideas, the script a transcript of a conversation. Yet underneath lies profound drama. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 31, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "The series' best yet, with gob-smacking action sequences offset by quick-witted humor and a thematic emphasis on teamwork and trust. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 31, 2015
60% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw gives audiences what they want for its story of redemption, in the bloody, brutal form of its milieu. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 24, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "Director Chris Columbus and the rest of the team lean heavily on the concept, visuals and jokes, whether they serve the story or not. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 24, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "A little bit of a letdown for a film from an exciting new voice that's funny and raunchy. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 17, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "A formidable character with high stakes and global consequences, partly by rooting it firmly in a post-Avengers world. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 17, 2015
27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "A decently entertaining Easter egg hunt with a big plot and bigger explosions. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 2, 2015
65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "A hella fun, if naggingly problematic, road trip that examines its characters beyond their (admittedly beautiful) abs. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 2, 2015
80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Ultimately the story is as sun-filtered as the cinematography, eschewing any real trauma for a warm afterglow. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 26, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "As offensive as the first movie, and just as funny. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 26, 2015
87% Dope (2015) "Rick Famuyiwa has transposed John Hughes' teen angst to the black inner-city experience. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 19, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "Pixar's most existential picture yet. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 19, 2015
83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "What Greg and the film don't get is that it's not about him. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 12, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "Owen and his raptor pack risk tipping into silliness, but overall the dinos are more terrifying than ever. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 12, 2015
90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Pohlad takes what could have succeeded as a straightforward biopic and crafts a work of art in its own right. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 5, 2015
93% Spy (2015) "McCarthy is both a verbal and physical comedienne - the complete package ... she's absolute magic when she flips the switch and becomes a badass. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 5, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "Somewhere buried in Aloha is an intimate romance. ... The plot on which [it] hangs, though, comes from another genre. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 29, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "[The] visuals are freaky as heck. But they can't distract from a plot that's lazy and kind of offensive, barely batting an eye as thousands perish. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 29, 2015
13% Aloft (2015) "So irritatingly oblique, as chilly as its snowbound setting, that it grows difficult to care. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 22, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "A stubbornly rose-colored throwback to a time before dystopias became de rigueur, with a vaguely anti-war, pro-environment agenda and a didactic message. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 22, 2015
67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 models positive female relationships amid some dope vocal gymnastics. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 22, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A visceral feminist anthem disguised as a post-apocalyptic car chase. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 22, 2015
97% About Elly (2015) "Digs painfully deep into gender politics among modern-day middle-class Iranians. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 8, 2015
8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "An embarrassing addition to the odd-couple comedy, an unfunny hodgepodge of genre clich├ęs that betrays characters who are first-draft sketches rather than full-bodied women. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 8, 2015
84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The Victorian-era heroine is cast as a feminist in director Thomas Vinterberg's sumptuous adaptation. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 1, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Joss Whedon seems the best-equipped to manage the sprawling franchise that demands a bigger cast and badder villain each time out. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 1, 2015
26% Child 44 (2015) "A relentlessly bleak portrait of Stalinist Russia with camerawork that puts the viewer in the room with its characters. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 1, 2015
45% True Story (2015) "True Story covers a lot of ground quickly ... leaving plenty of room to explore the film's complex themes. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 1, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Binoche is grappling with big themes here that must cut close to the bone -- about the process of art and reticence about aging. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 10, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "Like Ava herself, Garland manipulates our sympathies, rendering his climax all the more horrifying and his denouement, albeit understated, terrifying. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 10, 2015
52% Woman in Gold (2015) "Mirren is wonderful as always as the frank, spirited, adorable Maria, a shimmering bright spot as dazzling as the film's titular painting. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 3, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's Dom's story -- so fun and funny and exhilaratingly over the top -- that resonates. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 3, 2015
83% While We're Young (2015) "While We're Young may very well turn out to be Baumbach's magnum opus. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 27, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "Get Hard has grand ambitions, packaging trenchant social commentary in a crass R-rated comedy. But it's undermined by a blind eye toward homophobia. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 27, 2015
87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "An endearing unlikely heroine in an utterly charming escapade. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 20, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "Woodley is a talented, charismatic actress who deserves a blockbuster franchise. Unfortunately, if Insurgent is any indication, the Divergent movies may not be it. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 20, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "That the two fathers are tortured by their shared past ... add[s] a layer of gravity to otherwise stock action fare. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 13, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "A lush, opulent, romantic fantasy that still believes in love at first sight. It's just that the dress has a lot -- but not everything -- to do with it. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 13, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Like the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel itself, the novelty of the concept is a bit worse for wear, and this second go-round lacks the urgency of the first film. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 6, 2015
30% Chappie (2015) "One of the most miserable movie experiences of my life. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 6, 2015
92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "Diligently researched, The Hunting Ground is infuriating and dispiriting, but it does offer a muted ray of hope in Andrea Pino and Annie Clark. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 27, 2015
57% Focus (2015) "Though it may not go the way you expect it to, Focus makes up for that small disappointment ... with a denouement that's refreshingly uncynical. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 27, 2015
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