Charles Koplinski

Charles Koplinski

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Illinois Times
Total Reviews:
401

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4.0 33% As Above/So Below (2014) " The best found-footage horror film since the first Paranormal Activity (2007)." — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2.5/4.0 37% The November Man (2014) " Surprisingly, this thriller from director Roger Donaldson isn't half bad, due in large part to its star Pierce Brosnan, who returns to the action genre after far too long an absence. " — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
1.5/4.0 39% If I Stay (2014) " "Stay" a Dismal Example of Modern Storytelling." — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 20, 2014
4.0/4.0 99% Boyhood (2014) " "Boyhood" a subtle, powerful meditation on life." — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 18, 2014
4.0/4.0 89% Calvary (2014) " Father James' stature grows in our eyes, due in great part to Gleeson's powerful performance, which at the very least deserves an Oscar nomination if not the award itself. " — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3.5/4.0 61% Hercules (2014) " Color me "surprised" in regards to Brett Ratner's Hercules, an unexpectedly thrilling, smart and at times moving new take on everyone's favorite demigod. " — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4.0 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " "Star Wars" for a new generation." — Illinois Times
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4.0 65% Lucy (2014) " "Lucy" ends up being one of the more pleasant surprises in this bleak summer, proving to be far more substantial than you'd expect. " — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4.0/4.0 —— Begin Again " "Begin Again" a cure for the summertime movie blues." — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.0/4.0 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " There's a sense of justified rage that propels "The Purge: Anarchy," a film that simultaneously serves as a cathartic exercise for its audience as well as a screed against the current state of societal affairs. " — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4.0 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " ...the film becomes a horrifying, social commentary that bites close to the bone." — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4.0 97% Life Itself (2014) " ...in the end, the fact that Ebert became an internationally known film critic proves to be the movie's MacGuffin. What he did for a living fades to the background as examples of how he lived his life...show us the true measure of the man." — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/4.0 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Visually arresting "Dawn" overstays its welcome." — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4.0 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Warts and all "Jersey Boys" is a film that's incredibly entertaining, " — Illinois Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4.0 48% Maleficent (2014) " An Unnecessary take on an Old Tale." — Illinois Times
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/4.0 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " There's no question that Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow" is a solid one hour and 40 minute movie. Too bad it runs one hour and 53 minutes. " — Illinois Times
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/4.0 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " "Arm" Just the Same Old Game" — Illinois Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/4.0 73% Godzilla (2014) " Clever Script, Dynamic Effects Resurrect "Godzilla."" — Illinois Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/4.0 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " A Romantic's Delight." — Illinois Times
Posted May 8, 2014
3.0/4.0 86% Under the Skin (2014) " A Thinking Person's Horror Film." — Illinois Times
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4.0 73% Neighbors (2014) " Hit or Miss "Neighbors" Only Sporadically Funny" — Illinois Times
Posted May 8, 2014
3.5/4.0 89% Le Week-End (2014) " Charming "Le Week-End" a Rare Breed" — Illinois Times
Posted May 2, 2014
3.5/4.0 74% Enemy (2014) " Challenging "Enemy" Refuses to Pander" — Illinois Times
Posted May 2, 2014
2.0/4.0 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Nothing but a blur..." — Illinois Times
Posted May 2, 2014
4.0/4.0 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Rivals Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" in complexity and scope in the way it looks at real-world issues through a deceptively simple comic book aesthetic." — Illinois Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.0/4.0 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " "300" a Rousing, Blood-soaked Adventure" — Illinois Times
Posted Mar 16, 2014
3.0/4.0 22% Need For Speed (2014) " Grounded "Speed" Outdistances "Furious."" — Illinois Times
Posted Mar 16, 2014
3.0/4.0 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Costner's calm save "Days."" — Illinois Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.5/4.0 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Neeson nearly trumps film's flaws" — Illinois Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3.5/4.0 48% RoboCop (2014) " Not your father's "Robocop."" — Illinois Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1.5/4.0 18% Ride Along (2014) " "Ride Along" an all too familiar trip." — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
1.5/4.0 18% Devil's Due (2014) " "Due" Should Never Have Been Found" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.0/4.0 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Reluctant Spy Device Distinguishes "Recruit" " — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.0/4.0 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " A noble, moving tribute." — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4.0/4.0 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Dysfunction at a Gallop." — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
4.0/4.0 94% Her (2013) " A Cautionary Tale of Alienation" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2.5/4.0 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " "Banks" Short on Key Details" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4.0/4.0 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Davis a Tribute to Art for Art's Sake" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4.0/4.0 93% American Hustle (2013) " Grand Performances move "Hustle"" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4.0/4.0 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " "MItty" a Magical Tribute to the Possible" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4.0 92% Nebraska (2013) " Payne and Dern find Modest Nobility in "Nebraska"" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.0/4.0 29% Grudge Match (2013) " Stallone, De Niro Shine in Pleasant "Match"" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4.0 14% 47 Ronin (2013) " The most misunderstood, underrated film of 2013." — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4.0 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Scorsese Helms Familiar but Effective "Wolf"" — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.0/4.0 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Bale and Harrelson Formidable Duo in "Furnace"" — Illinois Times
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3.5/4.0 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " A Bracing Look at the Beats" — Illinois Times
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3.0/4.0 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " "Blue" Far More than its Rating Suggests" — Illinois Times
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3.0/4.0 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Humanity, Dazzling Visuals Save "Smaug"" — Illinois Times
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3.5/4.0 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey and Leto make "Dallas" one of the Year's Best." — Illinois Times
Posted Nov 23, 2013
2.0/4.0 38% Delivery Man (2013) " "Man" fails to Deliver" — Illinois Times
Posted Nov 23, 2013
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