Austin Kennedy

Austin Kennedy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Film Geek Central , Sin Magazine
Total Reviews:
547

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 88% Chef (2014) " It's charming, funny and real. CHEF is perfect counter programming for this overcrowded blockbuster summer." — Film Geek Central
Posted May 22, 2014
4/4 97% Ghostbusters (1984) " GHOSTBUSTERS is a movie that I've seen well over a hundred times and I'm still not sick of it, nor do I think I ever will. It's an iconic comedy that I think has held up very well over the past 30 years." — Film Geek Central
Posted May 22, 2014
4/4 80% Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) " How anyone can be in a bad mood after they watch this would be beyond me. A great cult classic!" — Film Geek Central
Posted May 6, 2014
4/4 100% The Navigator (1924) " THE NAVIGATOR is a text-book example on how to execute slapstick and sight gags. I would say that this film, even more so than THE GENERAL, is a perfect introduction to the films of Buster Keaton." — Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3.5/4 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) " It's a perfect spoof of the once popular action genre, that's highlighted by the chemistry of Pegg and Frost." — Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3.5/4 —— Pardon Us (1931) " Whether it's Ollie mugging the camera as he breaks the fourth wall, or Stanley doing his double and triple takes, these guys are brilliant." — Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 25, 2014
4/4 94% Young Frankenstein (1974) " It's a wonderful, iconic comedy. Mel Brooks' masterpiece!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 25, 2014
4/4 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " It's top-notch, martial arts action, filled with exhilarating ultra violence and an intricately compelling story. Gareth Evans has created an action masterpiece!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 11, 2014
.5/4 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " Man! And I thought GROWN UPS 2 was bad! WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is an absolute chore to sit through. Do not waste your time and money on this during the holiday season." — Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " This is easily the Coen Brothers worst film! But, that's just how great their other films are. I still liked it, and I'm sure I will enjoy it more with repeat viewings." — Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " It's a crowd-pleaser of a film that features an iconic performance from Emma Thompson. This is a perfect film to see over the holidays. Bring the whole family!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " At the end of the day, most people will be talking about the actors, not how clever the con was. It's not a masterpiece, nor the next big thing. But it is a decent film, full of great acting, a surprisingly amount of humor, and a cool 70′s vibe." — Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 19, 2013
1.5/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Marvel has seemed to turn Thor into one giant joke. The plot is a mess, the effects look cheap, and Kat Dennings' annoying character practically dominates the movie. THOR: THE DARK WORLD is one major letdown!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2.5/4 67% How I Live Now (2013) " Instead of showing Daisy and Eddie falling for each other through genuine interaction, we just get lots of montages of them giving googly eyes at one another. It just didn't fit with the raw nature of the film's tone." — Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " It's not a perfect movie, but this hard-edged film ends up being fully engaging thanks to another powerful performance from McConaughey." — Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/4 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " It's not a masterpiece. Almost every scene could have been shortened by at least 10 seconds, but the 2 lead actresses bring an undeniable power to their characters making this a very honest, raw, intimate and genuine love story." — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/4 69% About Time (2013) " Not only is this a great romance, but it's also a great Science Fiction film filled with some hilarious, charming and heartbreaking moments. With all the downbeat movies coming out this Awards season, it's refreshing to see a movie this delightful." — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This is a nightmare of a film, but an unforgettable one." — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " Keanu knows exactly what kind of movie this is, and doesn't pretend for a second that it's more important than it really is. It's a solid kick-ass martial arts movie, nothing more. I miss movies like this." — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/4 29% Machete Kills (2013) " I found it to be an improvement over the original. The energy is higher, the action is crazier, and the humor is more evident. I had a hell of a good time with this." — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " If you're going to adapt a story that has been told countless times, you better direct the hell out of it! Instead, the filmmakers have just made something mediocre. And that, my friendS, is a sin in the world of filmmaking." — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3.5/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " If you're a music buff, than MUSCLE SHOALS is a must-see! It's a well made Documentary about an important time in music history that's informative, poignant, funny, and always engaging. " — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 10, 2013
4/4 97% Gravity (2013) " Cuaron has made a cinematic landmark that features mindblowing effects, relatable characters, and a career best performance from Sandra Bullock. GRAVITY is easily the best film of the year so far" — Film Geek Central
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/4 89% Rush (2013) " RUSH has some well crafted racing sequences, but the two lead characters are a pair of the biggest jerk faces! Good direction doesn't mean anything when you couldn't care less about its unlikable, egotistical characters." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 27, 2013
2.5/4 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " It's visually impressive. However, that script just doesn't have the unexpected magic of the first one." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/4 96% Enough Said (2013) " This bittersweet romantic comedy is a low-key breath of fresh air. Something different to offer than your typical Blockbuster or Oscar-bait movie that populate the multiplexes during the Fall movie season." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 27, 2013
1.5/4 52% When Comedy Went to School (2013) " With its cheap Television production values, Karaoke quality soundtrack, and poorly focused narrative, these legendary comedians definitely deserve something better than this. " — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3.5/4 82% Prisoners (2013) " This movie is a well crafted dramatic thriller that will keep you guessing until the film's conclusion. Even with Melissa Leo's phony performance, it's one the year's most gripping films." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2.5/4 29% The Family (2013) " De Niro is a hoot to watch, and the action scenes are a ton of fun. Unfortunately, the movie just couldn't find the right tone to be wholly successful." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3.5/4 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " DRINKING BUDDIES is a surprisingly complex and charming movie about 2 best friends who are at a crossroads in their lives. Olivia Wilde gives her best performance to date, and her chemistry with Jake Johnson is a joy to watch." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/4 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " With the exception of a clichéd plot device, SHORT TERM 12 is a tough but charming movie that is full of raw emotion and features a star-making performance from Brie Larson. " — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 12, 2013
0/4 94% Museum Hours (2013) " What should have been a beautiful, contemplative piece of art, ends up being a self-indulgent bore. You'd be much better off going to your local art museum than sitting through this reject of an art film." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/4 83% Brigadoon (1954) " It definitely has a dreamlike quality to it that is simply endearing. The story is charming and the dancing is entrancing. Apart from Johnson's heartless character, this is a very enjoyable movie." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 7, 2013
3/4 58% Riddick (2013) " RIDDICK is a fun, old-school, nerdy , R-Rated, Sci-Fi action film that succeeds at being an entertaining and well crafted B-movie." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 5, 2013
1.5/4 52% Thérèse (2013) " THERESE is the type of French period melodrama that scares the common moviegoer from watching anything with subtitles. With no real focus or intriguing characters, this movie is a chore. " — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/4 67% Afternoon Delight (2013) " AFTERNOON DELIGHT is a raw character study that is anchored by a career-defining, dramatic performance from comedic actress Kathryn Hahn." — Film Geek Central
Posted Sep 5, 2013
1/4 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " Fortunately for Twi-Hards, this IS the next TWILIGHT. Unfortunately for everyone else, this IS the next TWILIGHT." — Film Geek Central
Posted Aug 22, 2013
1.5/4 51% The To Do List (2013) " When I first wrote the headline for this review, I accidentally wrote, THE DO-DO LIST. I have never been so right." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 25, 2013
4/4 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " This isn't a movie that grabs you by the throat, it's one that sneaks up on you and gets under your skin. FRUITVALE STATION is an authentically raw motion picture that I won't soon forget." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 25, 2013
1.5/4 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " Many critics have been comparing this to MEN IN BLACK, and I am going to have to disagree with that comparison. This is much more like MEN IN BLACK 2, and that's not a good thing! " — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 22, 2013
3/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " This is a successful film thanks to Wan's unique vision and characters you can care about. Easily one of the best horror films I've seen in quite a while." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 22, 2013
2/4 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) " I appreciate what Almodovar was trying to do, but this comedy is just too broad for its own good." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 22, 2013
2/4 21% Girl Most Likely (2013) " It's a clichéd-ridden quirky comedy that suffers from a "been there/done that" feeling that looms throughout it's running time." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 18, 2013
2/4 67% Turbo (2013) " The story is inspirational, but the movie isn't. Small kids will probably get a kick out of it, but parents will most likely be bored. I know I was. Even my 9 year old didn't care for it." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 17, 2013
.5/4 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " It's plotless, pointless, soulless, but worse than all of those things.... it's just NOT FUNNY!!!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 17, 2013
3.5/4 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " PACIFIC RIM transports you into a world that could have been conceived by a 12-year-old boy. This movie is a total kick ass nerdfest that has nothing but love for the material it's tackling. Del Toro has made the best blockbuster of the summer!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 16, 2013
2.5/4 83% The Ghost Breakers (1940) " If it focused more on the comedy instead of a generic horror plot, then this definitely would have been a fresher comedy. Instead, it's just a mediocre movie that just so happens to have a few funny gags in it." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 9, 2013
1/4 73% Around the World in 80 Days (1956) " Michael Anderson's direction couldn't be more unimaginative and flat. A movie like this should be swimming in creative whimsy, and a sense of wonder. There's nothing of that sort here." — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 9, 2013
3.5/4 62% Byzantium (2013) " It has a great mythical feel and is loaded with beautiful, haunting imagery. If you like "good" vampire movies, then you won't want to miss this" — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3.5/4 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " I laughed harder and more often than in any movie I have seen so far this year!" — Film Geek Central
Posted Jul 8, 2013
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