Camerin Courtney

Camerin Courtney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 97% The Artist (2011) " The Artist is an absurdly anachronistic film in our age of 3-D cinematic assault. It's silent. It's black and white. And it's delightful. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/4 96% Argo (2012) " I can't remember the last time I was in a movie theater audience that clapped. Twice. Even I clapped. It's that good. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 13, 2015
3/4 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " This movie haunted me for days; it felt like it left an icky residue on my mind and soul, and I didn't enjoy it. Those who like being creeped out by movies will disagree. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 24, 2011
2.5/4 94% 50/50 (2011) " Interesting commentary on how we deal with difficult situations, and makes a strong case for our desperate need for each other -- especially when the odds are stacked against us. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2.5/4 63% Another Earth (2011) " The film stayed with me for a bit, and I liked that. The movie makes you think - about what is, about what could have been, about what could be. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
2.5/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " At the end of this intelligent romantic comedy we realize that it's people who are crazy and stupid, and love is this precious gift that's worth fighting for. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3/4 76% The Help (2011) " The Help's greatest strength lies in showing how the truth-no matter how difficult it is to tell at times-has the power to unite, to heal, and sometimes even to set us free. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
2.5/4 74% The Whistleblower (2011) " Make no mistake, The Whistleblower isn't an easy film to watch. But the horrors aren't in your face. And Larysa Kondracki... walks a careful line between showing us the devastating realities of trafficking and then offering us hope... " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 12, 2011
1/4 25% Hop (2011) " It's like a cartoon root canal for your brain. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 1, 2011
1.5/4 21% Beastly (2011) " Imagine Beauty and the Beast rewritten by a pack of teen girls high on Twilight and Gossip Girl, and you get an idea of what you're in for with Beastly. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3/4 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " A great springboard for faith-oriented conversations about free will fate, and the role of a higher power in our lives. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 4, 2011
2.5/4 64% Secretariat (2010) " If you like sweet, safe tales of triumph, Secretariat is a sure bet. But if you like films with a bit more tension and complexity, this romp doesn't completely satisfy. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 15, 2010
2.5/4 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " A film titled Eat Pray Love should at least capture a spiritual experience and offer romance with some sizzle. This felt more like Eat Grieve Befriend. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 24, 2010
2/4 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " With SATC2 we were supposed to get a peek at what's next. Instead we got a fanciful vacation and a lame and fluffy version of female power. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3/4 No Score Yet Babies (1990) " A fascinating documentary, a celebration of human life, a mother's love, and the wondrous world into which each of us was born. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 7, 2010
3.5/4 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " Hopefully films like this grow our understanding and compassion as we're encouraged to offer Christ-like hope in our broken world, and emulate a resiliency that is Precious. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2.5/4 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) " A bit more of Coco becoming Chanel was what I expected, and what would have elevated this film beyond the typical period-piece love story fare. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
3.5/4 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) " Joe says in a voice-over that "life is a journey to be traveled no matter how bad the road." And The Boys Are Back is a highly satisfying ride. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
3/4 94% An Education (2009) " A slightly incomplete, though mostly rewarding, education. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
2/4 38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) " By the end, I finally cared about Henry and Clare. But I wish the filmmakers had pulled me in about an hour and a half sooner. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2009
2.5/4 58% Paper Heart (2009) " A quirky, mostly endearing commentary on love in a postmodern age. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3.5/4 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " A feast of winning characters, sumptuous food, loving marriages, and strong women who stumble, laugh, cry, write and, of course, cook their way into our hearts. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/4 57% The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009) " Seeing this kind of injustice makes me feel challenged by Proverbs 31:8, 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.' " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2.5/4 82% Two Lovers (2008) " There are good intentions here, and good ingredients. But the sum total feels less like a passionate lover and more like a passing crush. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Feb 27, 2009
3/4 70% Last Chance Harvey (2009) " We want the characters to help us sigh dreamily while the credits roll. Harvey provides that plus relatable emotion, endearing comedy, and stellar acting. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 25, 2008
2.5/4 63% Marley & Me (2008) " A fun, cinematic Currier and Ives experience for the whole family that will leave you hugging on Dad and Grandma%u2014and eager to return home to hug on your own Marley or Rover or Rex. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.5/4 58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) " With meaty themes and compelling characters, Bees is a rich, emotional exploration of the redeeming power of love and the transforming comfort of home. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 17, 2008
1.5/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " Typical Sparks formula: difficult circumstances, unlikely love, delirious joy, gut-wrenching tragedy, and redemptive moral. Unfortunately, this film doesn't deliver the goods. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 49% Sex and the City (2008) " SATC offers well-developed characters, smart dialogue, interesting plots and sub-plots, and a ton of heart. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 30, 2008
3/4 50% Then She Found Me (2007) " An impressive directorial debut for Helen Hunt that takes an intelligent look at the ways we survive unspeakable grief and play hide and seek with love. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 7, 2008
3/4 88% Young@Heart (2007) " The group is a testament to the healing capabilities of music. The choir itself deserves four stars; if the film had delivered the same grit and poignancy, it would have too. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 18, 2008
3/4 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) " A cautionary tale of what unchecked ambition and lust can do to a person, a family, a nation. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 3, 2008
2/4 22% Mad Money (2008) " This is a fluff film you rent on a rainy day when you want some cute, mindless entertainment. If that's all you're looking for, this is right on the money. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 18, 2008
3/4 79% The Great Debaters (2007) " The plot holes and formulaic feel are overcome by the superb acting. As is true in the world of debate, carefully chosen and delivered words win the day. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 4, 2008
3/4 85% War Dance (2007) " It is delightful to watch these kids dance, especially knowing the evil they've experienced. Their bright smiles are a true testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 9, 2007
3.5/4 73% Darfur Now (2007) " Hopefully, well-crafted and moving films such as Darfur Now will inspire more people to take that small but significant first step toward ending these atrocities. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3/4 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " One can only hope that Becoming Jane will inspire moviegoers to find out more about this beloved literary great. Or hopefully revisit one of her classic novels. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2.5/4 42% No Reservations (2007) " If you want a romantic comedy that's mostly charming and doesn't insult your intelligence or morals, I suggest this light, heartwarming summer fare--with just a few reservations. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 30, 2007
2/4 89% Waitress (2007) " A light and airy confection, only a bit too sweet and with a few ingredients missing. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 11, 2007
2.5/4 17% Georgia Rule (2007) " Not just another bratty teen movie, but one that delves into the intriguing and heartbreaking reasons behind the brattiness. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 11, 2007
1.5/4 69% Year of the Dog (2007) " You could see the film as the making of Crazy Dog Lady or as the story of a bereaved woman finding her true passion in life. Personally, I lean toward the former. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 27, 2007
1.5/4 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) " There's so much more possible than what's being offered here. In that sense, The Astronaut Farmer doesn't aim or dream nearly high enough. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Feb 23, 2007
3/4 91% God Grew Tired Of Us (2007) " God may be tired of us, but if these men's lives are any indication, he certainly isn't finished with us. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 22, 2007
3.5/4 66% Miss Potter (2007) " Miss Potter is for moviegoers who are drawn more to the delightful than the destructive. It's undeniably refreshing to see a PG-rated movie for adults done so well. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 16, 2007
3/4 47% The Holiday (2006) " Romantic comedies have been a bit of a dying breed in recent years. Perhaps that's why it's so delightful to see The Holiday tucked amidst all the war and gore at the cineplex. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 8, 2006
1.5/4 10% The Wedding Date (2005) " While there are many of the right ingredients here -- a likable cast, plot potential, a dreamy English countryside setting -- I still can't say "I do" to this fluffy flick. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 17, 2006
3/4 51% Vanity Fair (2004) " To our utter delight, these stories and messages are told with superb acting, amazing costumes that burst with color and texture, and dazzling locales. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3/4 44% Take the Lead (2006) " A fun romp of a flick that showcases the power of dance and the human spirit. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2006
3.5/4 97% The Queen (2006) " Mirren's facial expressions are the true genius. Watching disturbing realizations dance across a face that's been trained for decades to be a study in stoicism is a wonder. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 17, 2006
3/4 77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) " Four friends on a quest to find something, only to realize that anything resembling an answer is to be found in the journey itself, in their friendships, and in themselves. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
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