Austin O'Connor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
AARP the Magazine , Examiner.com , Lowell Sun
Total Reviews:
169
Total QuickRatings:
52

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 68% About Last Night (2014) " thanks mostly to Hart and Hall's fiery comic chemistry, it's frequently hilarious" — AARP the Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2014
83% Moone Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " A charming family comedy set in late '80s Ireland. " — AARP the Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2014
72% Getting On: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " The show has genuinely funny moments, even while it remains realistic about its environment. " — AARP the Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2013
92% The Challenger Disaster " The solemn inquiry into the cause of a tragic accident is turned into a nifty, shifty whodunit. Or, more precisely, a whatdunit." — AARP the Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2013
72% Alpha House: Season 1 " miles better than any of the comparatively dull sitcoms trotted out by the networks this season. It's worth seeking out. " — AARP the Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 65% Derek: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " an odd, sometimes beautiful little show with a sincere affection for its simple-minded main character and a genuine appreciation for older people " — AARP the Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2.5/4 59% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It's the rare TV series that's a feast for the ears. " — AARP the Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013
34% The Counselor (2013) " As a screenwriter, the 80-year-old [McCarthy] turns out to be a great novelist." — AARP the Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2013
4/5 52% Clear History (2013) " True to its improv style, the story meanders, but the jokes swirl and land more often than they miss" — AARP the Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3.5/5 88% Springsteen And I (2013) " It's a quirky little film, at turns charming and creepy but ultimately redeeming, about people who are extremely devoted to the 63-year-old rock star." — AARP the Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 71% Magic Trip (2011) " Considering the quality of the source material, what Ellwood and Gibney have come up with is kind of amazing." — AARP the Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/5 65% The Music Never Stopped (2011) " Simmons has never been better than he is here, as he transforms Henry from a guy burdened with regret to one bursting with hope." — AARP the Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2011
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " Make no mistake: this Toy Story trilogy, and Toy Story 3 in particular, is a great work of art - one of the cleverest pieces of story-telling magic that Hollywood has ever conjured." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/4 66% The Karate Kid (2010) " I'm shocked. It's good. It's pretty close to being really, really good (at 132 minutes, it's about a half hour too long)." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 11, 2010
2/5 63% Extract (2009) " Exists squarely on that most comfortable rung of the American corporate ladder: the mediocre middle." — Examiner.com
Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 89% Adventureland (2009) " Adventureland stays strictly on the games side of the amusement park, happily ambling along with no real dips or climbs." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4.5/5 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " It's really, really funny" — Examiner.com
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3/5 65% Watchmen (2009) " for its core audience and for those who have been counting down the days and hours to its release, 'Watchmen' will probably be enthralling. For the rest of us: Watch Out." — Examiner.com
Posted Mar 5, 2009
3/5 71% Last Chance Harvey (2009) " Elevated considerably by fine lead performances from Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson." — Examiner.com
Posted Jan 16, 2009
1/5 10% Bride Wars (2009) " excruciating, pointless, spectacularly unfunny, sometimes offensive, hapless stab at a chick flick" — Examiner.com
Posted Jan 9, 2009
3.5/5 88% Bolt (2008) " With its vibrant look, frisky attitude and sweet lesson about loyalty and friendship, Bolt is solid, fresh family-friendly entertainment." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 21, 2008
1.5/5 49% Twilight (2008) " Twilight is a self-selecting movie if there ever was one. Those who want to see it, will see it and love it. Others are warned away." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 20, 2008
5/5 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " It's a masterpiece, and that's my final answer." — Examiner.com
Posted Nov 18, 2008
2/5 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " As an action movie, Quantum of Solace is passable ... As a Bond movie, it's a mess." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 14, 2008
2/4 41% Kicking & Screaming (2005) " As the coffee-fueled Phil lurches further and further over the edge of soccer coach impropriety, you can sense Ferrell struggling to break through the lame script" — Lowell Sun
Posted May 12, 2005
3/4 69% Hitch (2005) " James comes crashing nervously into the movie like a fat guy who went through the wrong door and ended up on the fashion show catwalk. He's perfect." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
1/4 46% Constantine (2005) " It just so happens that I always had a theory on how to visit hell, too: Sit in a chair and watch a Keanu Reeves movie." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
2/4 30% Be Cool (2005) " There's some fun to be had here, but measured against Get Shorty, the movie doesn't fare so well." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3/4 74% The Upside of Anger (2005) " though it's easy to poke fun at Costner, here is a movie that, for the first time in a long time, allows him to display his goofy affability." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3/4 43% Guess Who (2005) " the movie is little more than an interracial riff on Meet the Parents, but it's consistently funny, and it's enough of a riff to make it feel fresh." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
4/4 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) " an overload of giddy action and physical comedy" — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
1.5/4 16% xXx: State of the Union (2005) " As for female characters, in the xXx franchise, there are only two types of women: the ones with big breasts, and the ones with even bigger breasts." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3.5/4 39% Kingdom of Heaven (2005) " The Crusades may seem like a strange source for such an entertaining summer blockbuster, but it's refreshing to see Scott going for something a bit more meaningful." — Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3/4 56% The Interpreter (2005) " No doubt there have been more intriguing tales played out in its halls than the passable whodunit the movie provides, but this one does have its moments" — Lowell Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2005
3/4 65% Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) (2005) " at its best when it offers brief, boisterous glimpses into the strange relationship between fan and team" — Lowell Sun
Posted Apr 7, 2005
4/4 78% Sin City (2005) " Strange, surreal, dazzling" — Lowell Sun
Posted Mar 31, 2005
2/4 8% White Noise (2005) " For [Keaton], a forgettable flick like this one is like a rehab stint in A ball for a big league pitcher" — Lowell Sun
Posted Jan 7, 2005
3.5/4 87% The Aviator (2004) " [A]n empathetic, supremely entertaining portrait of a tortured man; DiCaprio's is one of the best screen performances in many a moon." — Lowell Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2004
2.5/4 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) " [C]inematic flotsam that drifts quickly out of mind." — Lowell Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2004
2/4 38% Meet The Fockers (2004) " Stiller - by starring in Meet the Fockers, one of the year's final releases - pulls into a buzzer-beating tie with Jude Law as the most-overexposed actor of the movie year." — Lowell Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2004
4/4 83% Finding Neverland (2004) " There's a simple word to describe Finding Neverland, but it's one that too few movies can qualify for these caustic days: lovely." — Lowell Sun
Posted Nov 17, 2004
2/4 36% Shark Tale (2004) " Not even the eye candy animation is all that great. The film has a flat look that matches it comedic tone." — Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 30, 2004
3/4 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) " [A]mazing to look at but not as much fun as it should be to watch." — Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 16, 2004
2.5/4 54% Mr. 3000 (2004) " Bernie Mac is effortlessly funny and constantly likable, even when he's acting like a jerk, and that's what saves Mr. 3000 from the scrap heap of broken baseball movie dreams." — Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 16, 2004
2/4 55% Cellular (2004) " It isn't terrible, even if there are too many moments that rely on the central characters being either extremely stupid or unforgivably forgetful." — Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 10, 2004
1.5/4 14% Without A Paddle (2004) " wholly undignified." — Lowell Sun
Posted Aug 26, 2004
2.5/4 86% Collateral (2004) " [Mann] has unimpeachable visual flair ... spinning through camera angles to aptly demonstrate the disconnected, disjointed feel of L.A." — Lowell Sun
Posted Aug 6, 2004
.5/4 9% Catwoman (2004) " You gotta be kidding me." — Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 23, 2004
3.5/4 81% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) " [F]antastic, a whiz-bang follow-up that far surpasses the original as it breathlessly zigs and zags all over the globe." — Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 22, 2004
3/4 58% I, Robot (2004) " [E]nough breathtaking visuals to make you forgive the movie its plot holes and its tendency to lapse into product placement parody. " — Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 16, 2004
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