Boo Allen

Boo Allen

"TOO MANY TO NAME"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
Film critic for Denton Record Chornicle as well as various other suburban papers in the Dall-Ft. Worth area. Former president of the Dallas-Ft. Worth film critics assoc. BBA and MFA in film from SMU, Dallas, and Doctorate in English Literature from T.A.M.U.-Commerce, Texas Wrote the press notes for the upcoming film SLAP HER, SHE'S FRENCH, filmed in the D-FW area.
Favorites:
8 1/2 DUCK SOUP CRIES AND WHISPERS HUSTLER
Publications:
Cedar Hill Sentinel (TX) , Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
530
Total QuickRatings:
59
Location:
Dallas, Tx.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 530
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 40% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Insufferably self-indulgent. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3.5/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dark and gloomy but riveting in a good, scary way. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/5 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Eastwood has managed to make the 1950s and 1960s dull and hazy. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jun 29, 2014
3/5 55% The Signal (2014) " Ultimately, the seemingly low-budget The Signal, with its not-yet-recognizable young cast, delivers some goofy but deadly serious fun." — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 83% Belle (2014) " Engaging take on an obscure subject. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted May 11, 2014
1/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Dull, dreary, and dreadful. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted May 11, 2014
3/5 84% Joe (2014) " Green shows a comfort with the people and the land in this rough-edged drama. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Apr 13, 2014
89% Le Week-End (2014) " Funny, original and compelling." — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Let the art experts argue about the validity of the main premise, the movie from Penn and Teller is engaging and entertaining. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Mar 2, 2014
2/5 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Little driving narrative with a lack of building tension. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Thoughtful, intelligent, well rendered version of Charles Dickens' last days. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jan 19, 2014
2.5/5 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " A fun, wild ride that eventually runs out of steam. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Dec 29, 2013
4/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Another soulful, perfectly observed jewel from the Ooens. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Dec 21, 2013
3/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Fun ride from Russell. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Dec 21, 2013
2.5/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Little exceptional in this re-hash of genre clichés. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Dec 8, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Another brilliantly conceived examination of the human condition by the modern master of such fare. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Nov 24, 2013
4/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Provocative yet well made drama. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Oct 30, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Taut, terrific filmmaking. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/5 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " Amazingly unfunny "comedy" using peoples' weaknesses for targets. And a good cast wasted. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 35% Salinger (2013) " Director Salerno struggles to provide the full picture of a man who didn't want his picture taken. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2.5/5 89% The World's End (2013) " The comedy trio returns in a lesser effort, funny, but not up to their previous successes. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Aug 25, 2013
2.5/5 73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Uninvolving bio-pic about a man who just happened to be around when things happened. Latter day Zelig fails to grip. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Aug 18, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Entertaining enough silliness. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jul 15, 2013
1.5/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Repetitive, self-referential nonsense about a group of spoiled brats no one cares about. Supposed insights to celebrity-obsession are non-existent. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jun 23, 2013
4/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " It's a movie, not a novel and a well executed, original and highly creative work in its own right. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted May 10, 2013
2/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Same old tired effects to go along with more Downey smugness. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 45% To The Wonder (2013) " Malick succeeds in creating his a separate reality, one drenched with longing and fear. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Apr 27, 2013
3/5 38% Admission (2013) " A comedy, but a serious comedy. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Mar 24, 2013
3/5 25% Phantom (2013) " Slow start, fast finish. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Mar 3, 2013
2.5/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " Action packed but expectedly ridiculous." — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Feb 16, 2013
3/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " Bloated and overdone but entertaing if not enthralling. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Dec 30, 2012
3/5 52% Promised Land (2013) " A resonant cautionary tale. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Dec 30, 2012
2/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " A man's bi-polar disorder is supposed to give license to implausible and contrived histrionics. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Nov 22, 2012
1.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " Perfectly ridiculous adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. Shaky-cam nausea combines with wooden amateur acting and sloppy editing to render an unpleasant experience. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Oct 19, 2012
1.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " Perfectly ridiculous adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. Shaky-cam nausea combines with amateur acting and sloppy editing to render an unpleasant experience. " — Cedar Hill Sentinel (TX)
Posted Oct 19, 2012
3/5 76% Premium Rush (2012) " Pure cinema. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Aug 26, 2012
3/5 95% The Imposter (2012) " Perversely entertaining. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Aug 18, 2012
4/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Charming, fresh, and creative. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Aug 3, 2012
2/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " Over-written, over-plotted and with a ridiculous villain. Disappointing. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/5 77% Take This Waltz (2012) " The whimsical charms are not enough to overlook the unbearable cuteness and the mountain of contrivances. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jul 13, 2012
4/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " Ridley Scott succeeds in reluming this Promethean heat. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jun 8, 2012
2/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " More unbearable Anderson whimsy. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/5 57% The Dictator (2012) " A funny movie from a funny man. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted May 18, 2012
3/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Sock, pow, zowie--plenty of firepower in the summer's first big lallapalooza. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " Clever enough stuff until the computer generated monsters run amok. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Apr 21, 2012
3.5/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) " Somber analysis of 1950's hypocrisy. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Apr 21, 2012
3.5/5 67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Another perceptive take on modern relationships by triple threat Westfeldt. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Mar 10, 2012
4/5 88% In Darkness (2012) " Compelling film, filled with human pathos. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Mar 2, 2012
4/5 69% Thin Ice (2012) " Ingenious, cleverly plotted engima. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Feb 24, 2012
3/5 79% The Grey (2012) " Effectively creepy. " — Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Posted Jan 29, 2012
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