Charles Koplinski

Charles Koplinski

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Illinois Times
Total Reviews:
394

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4.0 59% 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 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Visually arresting "Dawn" overstays its welcome." — Illinois Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4.0 54% 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 49% 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 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " "Arm" Just the Same Old Game" — Illinois Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/4.0 74% 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 49% 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 56% 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 79% 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 12% 47 Ronin (2013) " The most misunderstood, underrated film of 2013." — Illinois Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4.0 76% 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
3.0/4.0 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " A Welcome Improvement on The Hunger Games." — Illinois Times
Posted Nov 23, 2013
3.5/4.0 93% All Is Lost (2013) " An Amazing Minimalist Turn from Redford." — Illinois Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4.0/4.0 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " 12 Years a Slave Devastating and Memorable" — Illinois Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3.5/4.0 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Marvel Formula Alive and Well in Rollicking Thor 2." — Illinois Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3.0/4.0 49% Carrie (2013) " New "Carrie" Stands on its Own" — Illinois Times
Posted Oct 27, 2013
2.0/4.0 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " An Undercooked Concoction." — Illinois Times
Posted Sep 28, 2013
3.5/4.0 92% In a World... (2013) " Lake a triple threat with "In a World..."" — Illinois Times
Posted Sep 28, 2013
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