Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Boxoffice Magazine , FilmStew.com , L.A. Biz , L.A. Weekly , Los Angeles CityBeat , Los Angeles Times , Moving Pictures Magazine , Paste Magazine
Total Reviews:
834

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 834
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
68% About Last Night (2014) " Narrative shortcoming[s] easily ignored in the face of the comedic force that is Kevin Hart. Just wind him up and let him go." — L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 14, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) " There may be some nit-picky missteps in narrative and visual execution, but this reboot is enjoyable enough to warrant a sequel." — L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 14, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Lectures us about the importance of art and culture rather than inspiring any real emotion about it." — L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 7, 2014
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " A fast-paced, quick-witted adventure that's also so endearing it makes one's heart swell." — L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 7, 2014
61% Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014 (2014) " Just Before Losing Everything [is] a 30-minute domestic thriller as gripping as any of the Best Picture nominees." — L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 7, 2014
100% Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014) " A consistently strong category that this year once again demonstrate a range of stunning styles from line drawing to fine-art painting to CGI-sometimes in the same film." — L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 7, 2014
18% The Wait (2014) " Questions mount and answers are slim, distracted by a score that veers from synth to symphonic." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
6.2/10 33% Labor Day (2014) " With no leavening agents to lighten the mood, the recipe suffers from a tacky texture and sticky residue of melodrama." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2014
77% Enemies Closer (2014) " Suffers from wincingly bad dialogue delivered as if by jocks in a high-school play and action choreographed as if for a gymnasium stage." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
26% Jamesy Boy (2014) " With Jamesy Boy on their IMDb filmographies, both White and Lofranco are ones to watch." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " There's a lot that's retro about Jack Ryan. ... But there's enough fresh blood here to warrant giving the property another shot." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2014
5.6/10 18% Ride Along (2014) " The action serves as a framework to Hart's shtick, the mannequin on which his routine hangs. It's a solid, if familiar, structure in the vein of 48 Hrs." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 17, 2014
33% Freezer (2014) " An economical yet expansive thriller." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
0% Hamlet (2014) " The result is a focused, if at times melodramatic, take on the play's beating heart." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
11% The Nut Job (2014) " The Nut Job features decent CG animation, especially of animals, but the writing isn't particularly clever, relying on obvious puns and slapstick humor." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
81% If You Build It (2014) " That one comes away with so many questions speaks to the film's inspirational quality." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2014
43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Perfectly serviceable B-movie noir." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2014
31% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) " Tackling the pain of motherhood and guilt of daughterhood, director Francesca Gregorini builds unbearable tension into scenes that otherwise risk tilting toward melodrama." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 10, 2014
—— Cleaver's Destiny (2013) " An earnest but ultimately amateur production on all fronts that misses an opportunity to deal seriously with topics writer-director-star Karl Lentini obviously cares about." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 10, 2014
23% Angels Sing (2013) " Unfortunately, the juxtaposition of such country-music icons with the story's cringe-worthy treacle has one siding with Michael's bah-humbug attitude." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 2, 2014
97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " "The Selfish Giant" is devastating social realism in the mode of Ken Loach's "Kes."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 27, 2013
—— Coyote " Writer-director Joe Eddy's debut is sincere but relies on obvious tropes: Look how shallow Brian's family is! Look how loving Manuel's is!" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 19, 2013
40% Sweet Talk (2013) " Zea gives a natural performance amid a neighborhood of painful stereotypes. ... Meanwhile, Parise is reduced to talking to a pet bird to explain his emotions." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 14, 2013
68% One Chance (2014) " "A sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature performance still gives us chills."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 14, 2013
—— UnHung Hero (2013) " What starts as a narcissistic endeavor becomes a larger examination of male insecurity." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
42% Homefront (2013) " [Statham's] paired with a precocious adolescent daughter and an adorable kitten that only accentuate his charm." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 26, 2013
9.2/10 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " A stellar sequel and a crackerjack middle chapter: revisiting what's to love about the original, upping the ante and promising even more to come." — Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2013
—— JFK: A President Betrayed (2013) " The film, narrated by velvet-voiced Morgan Freeman, weaves a suspenseful narrative from eyewitnesses ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
20% Cold Turkey (2013) " [Writer-director Will Slocombe] adds unexpected ingredients to Cold Turkey for a fresh take on a familiar recipe." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 15, 2013
—— Remington And The Curse Of The Zombadings (2013) " Unapologetically goofy." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 10, 2013
65% Great Expectations (2013) " It is skillfully made and adeptly performed; even so it doesn't really add anything to the canon." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 10, 2013
41% A Case Of You (2013) " "A Case of You" is perfectly enjoyable as far as indie rom coms go - just not particularly original." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 5, 2013
—— Nosotros los Nobles (2013) " The performances are genuine and the narrative beats land solidly for a perfectly enjoyable feel-good dramedy." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
1.5/5 —— The Impaler (Dracula: The Impaler) (2013) " "I have a feeling this is going to ... suck," one of these awful characters whines. She's not wrong." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2013
—— Immigrant (2013) " Dixon does a fine job with otherwise limited, melodramatic material." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2013
35% The Counselor (2013) " Stimulating and seductively dark--a smart, challenging neo-noir." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2013
3.5/5 53% Haunter (2013) " "Haunter" offers a freaky, visceral experience - without a hint of gore." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 24, 2013
7.4/10 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Ejiofor brings imposing physicality and intimidating intellect to the role, and thus Northup poses a threat to his enemies -- even if they can't articulate it as such." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
9.1/10 93% All Is Lost (2013) " The human drive to survive is what fuels this story of resilience and perseverance." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
2.5/5 40% Mondays With William (2013) " There's clearly more to the story. What's not clear is why we're not made privy to what it is." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 29% 2 Jacks (2013) " Unfortunately, these inconsistencies cause more confusion than the magic Rose is presumably going for." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1.5/5 6% I'm In Love With A Church Girl (2013) " Suffers from the same ills as too many movies that preach to the choir: a laborious length, formulaic plot and dialogue and, disappointing for a film that stars a rapper, a stock score." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
11% I Will Follow You Into The Dark (2013) " The question why ... persists." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
8.6/10 94% After Tiller (2013) " Compelling, revealing [its] subjects as sympathetic human beings simply by observing and talking to them about their work and their lives." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2013
4/5 75% Forgetting The Girl (2013) " Written with a poet's ear and directed with an artist's eye ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 10, 2013
8.8/10 81% Don Jon (2013) " Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an assured debut as a writer-director with Don Jon, a cultural critique of the expectations placed on relationships in an environment saturated with media misrepresentations of both women and men." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3.5/5 13% The Secret Lives Of Dorks (2013) " Johnny Severin and Nicholas David Brandt's ... clever and original script takes an unexpected turn at nearly every intersection, resulting in a funny and big-hearted coming-of-age romance." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/5 14% Baggage Claim (2013) " For a chick flick that meets the first two criteria of the Bechdel Test (it has at least two women who talk to each other), "Baggage Claim" fails the third (about something besides a man) big time." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
7.8/10 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " A warm, funny and poignant portrait of a misunderstood affliction, even as it glosses over the uglier bits." — Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2013
2/5 6% Battle of the Year (2013) " This 3-D spectacle is less the dance movie that's going to make b-boying cool again than a shill for sponsors' gear." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/5 83% The Short Game (2013) " Offers a warts-and-all portrait of these pint-sized athletes and their parents as they tee off on the global stage." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
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