Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Brent McKnight's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CinemaBlend.com, Paste Magazine, PopMatters

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.4/10 58% Southpaw (2015) "Gyllenhall's raw performance is the film's sole highlight, but even the actor, who underwent yet another profound physical transformation for the role, can only support so much on his broad shoulders. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/5 54% Boulevard (2015) "A relentlessly dour, mopey character study with little to set it apart. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1.5/10 14% The Gallows (2015) "Please don't go see The Gallows. Please. As someone who passionately, deeply loves movies, especially horror movies, and laments that not nearly enough genre offerings actually land a theatrical release: I beg of you, please don't go see The Gallows. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5.5/10 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Any charm in having such content delivered by a talking teddy bear has officially worn off by now. None of this is really even all that shocking -- just bland. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2015
6/10 86% Eden (2015) "Hansen-Love renders these two decades of French house as an ambitious, realistic look at a specific era in the evolution of both her main character and a musical genre. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2015
5.9/10 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "For a genre all-too-often relegated to the direct-to-video market, a fan can't help but hope that the big theatrical release treatment will yield a better and more original entry than Insidious: Chapter 3. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2015
7/10 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack is part spectacle -- witness an odd family struggling to function -- and part manifestation of a unique perspective on the world. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2015
6.2/10 50% San Andreas (2015) "Like 2012 jacked up on both steroids and meth, there are no surprises to be had, no shades of grey, only the epic, the over the top and, at its brain-bursting best, the rollicking escape of a popcorn disaster flick. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 29, 2015
7.3/10 77% Time Lapse (2015) "A relatively contained three-hander, the main leads all deliver strong performances that are engaging and add to the tension. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 13, 2015
5.2/10 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "While there are some hilarious scenes, and leads Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have a strong chemistry, Hot Pursuit is never much more than a moderately entertaining distraction. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 7, 2015
8.5/10 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The impressive thing about Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is how writer/director Joss Whedon takes a narrative that is absolutely packed with superheroes and their backstories and all the action in between, and never lets it all feel like it's too much. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 1, 2015
5.6/10 61% Unfriended (2015) "More of an interesting formal experiment than a successful narrative. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2015
8.5/10 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Watching Furious 7... one gets the distinct impression that, when faced with a creative choice, the filmmakers asked themselves, "What's the most insane, over-the-top thing we can do here?" " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2015
5.4/10 30% Insurgent (2015) "The performances are fine. Everyone is solid, though they're not asked to do too much. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2015
6.8/10 60% Run All Night (2015) "Run All Night is a solidly hard-boiled crime picture infused with true moments of bravado, and we should enjoy Neeson's continued late-career action renaissance while it lasts. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4.5/10 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "When Unfinished Business loses itself to its own madness, there is the sense that its inherent weirdness is on the verge of coalescing into something big, brilliant and spectacular. But that never happens. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
9.1/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Nightcrawler circles around a bit before finding a rhythm and getting to the real meat, and is almost procedural in the way Lou gets into the trade. But once the momentum picks up, it doesn't stop. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2015
5.8/10 51% Unbroken (2014) "Unbroken is exactly the movie you expect to see -- which is a shame, because Zamperini's account is so incredible. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 24, 2014
9.1/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Once the momentum picks up, it doesn't stop. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
7.8/10 82% The Book of Life (2014) "The Book of Life carves out a stunning visual niche and a fantastic world full of memorable characters that provides a different perspective than the typical animated feature. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2014
5.8/10 67% Space Station 76 (2014) "There's a lot to admire around the edges, but Plotnick's film isn't quite an out-of-this-world experience based on its own merits. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2014
4.5/10 70% Take Me to the River (2014) "While those sessions result in full songs, some of the most memorable, iconic tunes in music history, this film never coalesces into something greater than a collection of mildly interesting pieces. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2014
7.3/10 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "The maze itself is dangerous and mysterious, but still alluring and a draw, and a big part of this is how Ball films it. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2014
7.3/10 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "Funny, touching, and heartfelt, this is a fantastic vehicle for its stars, and a moving portrait of the various things family can mean. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2014
5/10 35% The November Man (2014) "While maintaining the mystery is key to a movie like this, and while the set-up necessitates numerous overlapping threads, there are far too many and it proves to be a fatal distraction. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2014
8.7/10 89% Calvary (2014) "When Brendan Gleeson gets together with John Michael McDonagh, magical things happen. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2014
7.1/10 41% Oldboy (2013) "The change in velocity actually helps the remake stand out, creating a film experience that pays service to what came before, yet succeeds in carving out something of its own. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2013
8/10 96% Justified: Season 3 (TV, 2012) "The series is full of tense standoffs, macho posturing, and general badassness. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 17, 2012
8/10 75% The Fades: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "It's an exhilarating take on a couple of familiar genres, balancing horror, humor, and heart. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 14, 2012
7/10 62% Hell on Wheels: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "It gets moving quickly in the subsequent episodes, and turns into a grim frontier revenge saga, with intriguing personalities and interconnecting storylines. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2011
4/10 81% Revenge: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "The story is silly, but not trashy enough to make it your latest guilty pleasure. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 21, 2011
83% Strike Back: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "It offers no obviously considered commentary on today's wars or geopolitical conditions. It's more a videogame, where war occurs because that's simply how things are. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 12, 2011
5/10 14% Outcasts: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Outcasts is too familiar to imagine it will have much of an effect on science fiction TV. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 16, 2011
5/10 47% Happy Endings: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "As of one episode, it's decently entertaining, though its sharp writing suggests potential. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 13, 2011
6.4/10 17% Off the Map: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "The problem is, the pilot just wasn't that exciting. It probably did enough to hold interest for its target audience, selling viewers on the possibility of a new take on an old genre. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2011
7/10 No Score Yet Bones: Season 6 (TV, 2010-2011) "Season 6 of Bones provides more of what you expect from the series: a specific, intelligent, not to mention morbid, brand of humor; romantic tension between its two leads... and a rotating cast of interns for Bones to make feel stupid and inadequate. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 23, 2010
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