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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "It's really bloody and really fun. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 81% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "If you still get a thrill from seeing the MGM lion or hearing the Twentieth Century Fox fanfare, then that's - or, rather, "Hail, Caesar!" is - entertainment. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 59% The Finest Hours (2016) "The dialogue is often clunky, but director Craig Gillespie has smartly directed the actors not to push it. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/4 95% Son of Saul (2015) "The film's tight focus works in a number of ways. It's literally a new way of looking at the Holocaust and, as a result, it uncovers bits of behavior that you may not have thought about ... " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/4 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "The first one was better but this one gets the job done. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "Even though we're pretty sure we know where "Revenant" is going, it's gripping every step of the way. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino revisits some of his favorite tricks from "Pulp Fiction," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Reservoir Dogs," but "Hateful" doesn't feel like a retread ... " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) ""The Force Awakens" is satisfying on its own (no half of a "Hunger Games" movie here), but it also sets the stage for these new characters to go off on some great adventures in episodes to come. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "If you are interested in movies -- and, specifically, how they work on our brains and emotions -- you should definitely see "Hitchcock/Truffaut." " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian is entertaining not because of how it ends, which you can probably guess, but from watching a whole bunch of really smart people figure out how to get there. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 8, 2015
2.5/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The resulting movie is not bad -- in fact, it's often quite good -- but it's hard not to imagine how much better it could have been if Pixar had hit it out of the Jurassic park once again. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "This sort of crime drama has been much more likely to show up on short-form TV of late but "Secret" shows there's still room for it on the big screen. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "IIt's important and it's gripping. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 64% Spectre (2015) "If, as he has suggested, "Spectre" is Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond, then it is a very snappy send-off, indeed. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3.5/4 96% Room (2015) "If you've already read the book, you may not like the movie quite as much, but I bet you'll enjoy seeing a faithful re-telling. And if you haven't yet read the book, the movie should whet your appetite for that beautifully told tale. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/4 61% Extraordinary Tales (2015) "It's no substitute for Poe's atmospheric writing, but it's a pretty good introduction to it. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) ""Bridge of Spies" is half of a great movie. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "It's mostly for nostalgic fans of the magazine. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/4 85% The Walk (2015) "It would be easy for a movie about such a spectacular feat to feel like it's mostly about the daredevil aspect of that feat, but "The Walk" feels like it's about bigger things such as love, art and what it means to be alive. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3.5/4 93% Sicario (2015) "It's riveting. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 46% No Escape (2015) "The Dowdles are experts at gauging the mood of an audience, at establishing a tempo that sweeps us in and gives us little time to ponder the occasional unlikely development. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "A lot of what it's trying to do is done better in the new "Mission: Impossible" but its music and its female lead make it distinctive. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Ultimately, "End of the Tour" feels like a sensitive portrait of a good man struggling to deal with depression and fame, as well as a tender depiction of what a towering talent and decent person that awful disease snuffed out. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It's clear that McQuarrie appreciates not only what's exciting about these movies but also what's funny. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 96% Tangerine (2015) "Bold and edgy, it suggests one interesting future direction for the movies. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) ""Mr. Holmes" skips nimbly between at least four different time frames but it's always clear exactly where we are and exactly why Holmes' memory has sent us there. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1.5/4 55% Minions (2015) "Look, there's a reason no one eats an entire dinner of cilantro or writes music that features triangle solos. They're both meant to play supporting roles and so, unfortunately, are the "Minions." " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Did you like the first one? Plan to like this one more. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "It works for adults and children and, in fact, its most receptive audience could well be parents who are trying to figure out their kids. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) ""Jurassic World" walks a fine line between reminding us of the things that were so awesome about the first "Jurassic" and imitating those things. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 93% Spy (2015) "It's a good vehicle for McCarthy, if not the great comedy I hope we'll eventually see from her. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 49% Tomorrowland (2015) ""Tomorrowland" ... wants to stress the importance of the people in our midst who dream big but, instead, buries those very people under a lecture avalanche. The result is a movie about wonder that has virtually no sense of wonder of its own. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted May 21, 2015
4/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "I can't remember the last time I had this much fun at a movie. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted May 13, 2015
2.5/4 53% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate (2015) "Sicilian tyke Arturo grows up hearing there is no such thing as the Mafia and seeing, everywhere he looks, evidence to the contrary. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Spader is so charismatic, so purely, quietly and wittily nasty, that he provides a welcome contrast to the rote wisecracking of our heroes, who are so busy trying to one-up each others' punchlines that they are beginning to come off like "Avengers' 11." " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Playful and provocative, it's a dazzler. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "I doubt there will be a more entertaining documentary this year. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's not the best "Furious" but it's far from the worst. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3.5/4 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "It's a beautiful and provocative film that will stick with you long after it's over. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/4 29% Insurgent (2015) "If you've seen "Divergent," this builds on it nicely. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 61% Run All Night (2015) "It shows how good those "Taken" movies could have been if they'd been made by decent filmmakers. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 57% Focus (2015) "I really love what "Focus" is trying to do, which makes it an even bigger bummer that it doesn't succeed. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 80% McFarland USA (2015) "It demonstrates that there's a reason Hollywood keeps turning out these inspirational sports movies: Because they work. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "It could be tighter but it's lots of fun. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 12, 2015
1.5/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Just to get everything in, "Jupiter Ascending" frequently has to stop dead for a character to explain something to us that is both complicated and boring. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/4 80% Black Sea (2015) "Dive in. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "It is set in this hyper-macho world and it seems to be all about killing and brutality, but you walk away from it feeling like you understand so much more about the humanity of these people. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 99% Selma (2015) "Nearly everyone who goes to "Selma" will know the rough outlines of the story, but DuVernay has made a vigorous and surprising film. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3.5/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) "I'm a big fan of Stephen Sondheim so I suspect I'm an unusually tough audience for "Into the Woods," but I liked it a lot. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) "You needn't be a fan of Cheryl Strayed's memoir, "Wild," to think the movie version is terrific. And I'm the proof. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 18, 2014
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