Charles Koplinski

Charles Koplinski

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Charles Koplinski's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.0/4.0 21% Self/less (2015) "Intriguing science, climax svae "Self/Less." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2.5/4.0 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "No shortage of new ideas in "Genisys." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3.0/4.0 89% Dope (2015) "Pointed social agenda elevates "Dope." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2.0/4.0 38% Max (2015) "Too much bark, not enough bite in "Max." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3.5/4.0 95% Spy (2015) "Two Sides of McCarthy on Display in Hilarious "Spy." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4.0 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Danner Delights in "Dreams." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4.0 71% Jurassic World (2015) "The Very Definition of a Summer Movie. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4.0 43% The D Train (2015) "...it dares to make us uncomfortable, forcing the viewer to shed their own sense of denial to examine the falsehoods we embrace that keep us afloat, and the damage they do. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted May 14, 2015
3.0/4.0 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "A sense of the mechanical plagues this film. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.0/4.0 61% Unfriended (2015) "A Ghost in the Machine Haunts "Unfriended." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/4.0 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) ""Adaline" Enchants Despite Lack of Chemistry " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/4.0 83% While We're Young (2015) "Questions of identity abound in "Young." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4.0 44% True Story (2015) "A chilling tale about the price of lying. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4.0 96% It Follows (2015) ""Follows" Fails to Follow Through " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2.5/4.0 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Physics and Gravity be Damned! "Furious 7" Aims to Please. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3.0/4.0 29% Get Hard (2015) "Silly, offensive but effective. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4.0 85% Cinderella (2015) "Much Magic at Play in this "Cinderella." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4.0 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Savage Humor, Bitter Irony at the Core of "Wild Tales." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4.0 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) ""What We Do in the Shadows" is a laugh riot, but by humanizing its characters, it proves to provide a bit of life to those we've seen as nothing but dead. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4.0 30% Insurgent (2015) "Smart, Slick and Superior to its predecessor. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/4.0 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Bland and familiar. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.0/4.0 56% Focus (2015) "Smith Slick, Robbie Sharp in "Focus." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3.5/4.0 98% Paddington (2015) ""Paddington" stuffed with charm. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jan 30, 2015
3.0/4.0 39% Black or White (2015) "A flawed but noble look at race. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/4.0 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Patience Required to Appreciate Anderson's "Vice." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3.5/4.0 99% Selma (2015) "A Powerful Reminder of Sacrifice and Struggle. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
4.0/4.0 94% Whiplash (2014) ""Whiplash" Follows the Beat of its own Drum. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
4.0/4.0 98% The Babadook (2014) ""Babadook" an Impressive Calling Card " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
1.5/4.0 27% Annie (2014) "Foxx and Company Flounder in Bland "Annie." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
2.5/4.0 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) ""Armies" Finally Gets us Back Again " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
2.0/4.0 51% Unbroken (2014) "Fire Missing in Jolie's "Unbroken." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
2.5/4.0 72% Big Eyes (2014) ""Eyes" Struggles to Find its Voice " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
4.0/4.0 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "Cumberbatch Heartbreaking, Brilliant in "Game." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3.5/4.0 71% Into the Woods (2014) "A Grim, Glorious "Woods." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3.5/4.0 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Spectacle and Redemption Propel "Exodus." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Dec 12, 2014
2.5/4.0 71% Interstellar (2014) "Nolan's Vision Exceeds his Grasp. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4.0/4.0 85% John Wick (2014) "A Bloody, Cathartic Ride. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3.0/4.0 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Slow and Steady Perfect for "Tombstone." " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3.5/4.0 26% 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 35% 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 36% If I Stay (2014) ""Stay" a Dismal Example of Modern Storytelling. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Aug 20, 2014
4.0/4.0 98% 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 60% 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 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ""Star Wars" for a new generation. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4.0 66% 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 No Score Yet Begin Again ""Begin Again" a cure for the summertime movie blues. " ‐ Illinois Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.0/4.0 56% 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
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