Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 68% Ted (2012) "Ted contains 12-15 minutes of the some of the best comedy I've seen in a movie this year. Now see if you can stand the other 90. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/5 55% People Like Us (2012) "The problem with this plot is that it's one of those stories that pivots entirely on the fulcrum of the One Big Lie. An untruth is told, and the rest of the movie turns into an exercise in waiting around until the moment when everything is revealed. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "Wes Anderson's films are stylistic carbon copies of each other, merely swapping out storylines and characters. It's like going to a bunch of different restaurants and ordering the exact same meal -- you walk in knowing what you're going to get. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 21, 2012
4/5 78% Brave (2012) "Still better than 90% of the family entertainment out there. But there's a whole lot of craftsmanship but not so much magic in Brave. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/5 29% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) "For a movie that professes to teach us to get past our insecurities and think more freely, it does so with astonishingly conventional storytelling tropes. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 16, 2012
3/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) "Rock of Ages is a soundtrack with a visual component tacked on. It's not so much a musical movie as music, with a movie. The experience of watching it is akin to listening to a runaway jukebox stuck in the '80s " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 14, 2012
4/5 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) "The combination of kid-friendly boingy action, annoyingly catchy musical numbers and cutesy, simplistic life lessons is never dull to the kindergarten-and-down crowd. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3.5/5 69% Men in Black III (2012) "Even if MiB3 exists simply to gobble up cash and rejuvenate some careers, it's a reasonably engaging bit of disposable entertainment. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted May 25, 2012
2/5 57% The Dictator (2012) "Based on The Dictator, I'd say Sacha Baron Cohen's reign of funny has come to an end. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted May 17, 2012
2/5 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) "Audiences were expecting more than this. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) "The rare sort of movie that chooses not to focus on the dramatic, pivotal moments that happen in life, but what comes after. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted May 10, 2012
3/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) "It's never a good thing when your main character is the least interesting person onscreen. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted May 3, 2012
4.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "The long-awaited superhero supergroup is finally assembled, and their film does not disappoint. It's a smashmouth extravaganza of outsized proportions. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted May 3, 2012
4/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) "If most martial arts films feel like an over-spiced appetizer lacking any complementary flavors, then this movie is more of a complete meal. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2.5/5 43% American Reunion (2012) "Sort of like going to your own high school reunion: it's not nearly as much fun as it should be. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Apr 6, 2012
4/5 51% John Carter (2012) "An oft-confusing, occasionally silly mega-expensive thrill ride that, for sheer audacity, is the biggest thing to come down the cinematic pike since Avatar. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Mar 8, 2012
2/4 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) "More a civics lesson than a story, The Lorax is the tale of a cantankerous woodland sprite who comes across as a shrill nag. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Mar 1, 2012
2/4 25% Act of Valor (2012) "Having real-life Navy SEALs play fictional versions of themselves results in some convincing action scenes, and dialogue more wooden than a dime store Indian. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Mar 1, 2012
4/5 53% Safe House (2012) "A slick, plot-driven thriller about the nasty underside of the spy game that has a lot going for it, and a few bad things that don't spoil the ride. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Feb 9, 2012
3/5 56% Albert Nobbs (2012) "Albert Nobbs is more a parable than a person, and Albert Nobbs plays out more closely to a fable than an authentic tale. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 73% Big Miracle (2012) "For one great big Warm Fuzzy, it's an extremely watchable movie. The cast, led by John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore, are enjoyable to hang out with. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Feb 3, 2012
4.5/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) "A delightful juxtaposition of intellectual and carnal impulses, like watching dry history from old textbooks brought to vivid, neurotic life. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 26, 2012
4/5 79% Shame (2011) "Michael Fassbender gives a harrowing and haunting performance, a revealing portrait both physically and at its emotional core. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/5 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) "Wants to be a fun and zippy thriller, but the moving parts fit together a little too neatly. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 26, 2012
4.5/5 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) "This movie hasn't been in the conversation of the best films of the year, but it deserves to be. It's a viscerally enthralling story about a singular boy trying to find his place in the world when his only anchor is ripped away. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3/5 88% Air Force (1943) "A cheery bit of war propaganda that feels cringeworthy today, in which American soldiers seem extraordinarily giddy about the prospect of near-certain death, coupled with some terrible special-effects miniatures. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 16, 2012
4/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) "A fairly standard biopic containing an extraordinary performance. Meryl Streep arguably occupies the place where Morgan Freeman sat 15 years ago: America's greatest living film actor. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 13, 2012
4/5 51% Contraband (2012) "A tidy little heist/thriller starring Mark Wahlberg doing what he does best: Playing the underdog who always seems to gain the upper hand. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 13, 2012
3.5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "A nearly affectless espionage tale, a Cold War spy thriller that's chilly and boasts few thrills. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2012
3/4 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "The animation is absolute terrific, hitting that sweet spot in between a near-photographic representation of reality and just enough cartoony distortion to keep things above the rim of the uncanny valley. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Dec 21, 2011
5/5 98% The Artist (2011) "A rapturous movie full of passion and artistry, self-aware but not self-absorbed. The Artist is about movie-making, in the way that great Hollywood movies have turned a loving (yet acerbic) gaze at themselves, like Singin' in the Rain. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "Easily the best of the series, filled with extravagant international locations and fantastical action set-pieces, at least two of which are genuinely jaw-dropping. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Dec 21, 2011
3/4 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) "Extremely well-made, ably acted, beautifully shot and has a plot full of hairpin turns and twists. It is an entirely engaging and occasionally gripping film. It is also completely unnecessary. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Dec 21, 2011
2.5/4 80% Young Adult (2011) "The egg of a great idea that never really hatches. It's built on an outlandish premise, and after 93 minutes of talking and emoting and frittering around, all we're left with is that same nutty premise. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Dec 15, 2011
4/5 92% Take Shelter (2011) "There's something about Michael Shannon's looming height and malleable features that makes him a natural fit for playing tortured souls. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 30, 2011
4.5/5 89% The Descendants (2011) "A career-changing performance by George Clooney, playing a dad - that in of itself is a seismic shift; he's nearly always been the lothario or lone wolf - coping with his wife in a coma. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 29, 2011
4/5 96% The Muppets (2011) "Rather than returning like a lot of other beloved children's franchises, spiffed up in CGI and hipster attitudes, the Muppets are stubbornly old-school and delightfully schmaltzy. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 23, 2011
4/5 94% Hugo (2011) "Hugo is gorgeous movie-making that, in the end, feels mostly like an homage to itself. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 23, 2011
4.5/5 81% The Skin I Live In (2011) "A wonderfully twisted cinematic expedition into territory rarely traveled. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 23, 2011
4/5 72% Like Crazy (2011) "A slow, often sad tale that unfolds at its own pace, so the audience (at least those with patience) will feel like they're experiencing reality transpire, rather than being embraced by a movie. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3.5/5 68% Tower Heist (2011) "It's Occupy Wall Street re-imagined as a zany caper comedy. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Nov 3, 2011
4.5/5 46% Anonymous (2011) "This film is not really about promoting an alternate theory of authorship so much as presenting an intriguing (if unlikely) scenario and seeing how it would play out. It makes for a ripping good story, whether or not it's factual. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Oct 29, 2011
3/5 35% The Thing (2011) "A mostly dim-witted and unnecessary reboot of the 1982 film, from which the main character seems to have learned everything she knows. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Oct 13, 2011
3/5 56% Footloose (1984) "For such an iconic dance movie, Footloose is an odd bird of a movie with surprisingly little dancing. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Oct 10, 2011
3/4 60% Real Steel (2011) "Director Shawn Levy is a certified lightweight who always goes for the easiest emotional payoff. But Hugh Jackman's lovable as a loser, Dakota Goyo has spunk and charm, and the robot battles are genuinely thrilling. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/4 85% The Ides of March (2011) "A well-done film, respectable and serious. The actors acquit themselves with zest and skill. Unfortunately, The Ides of March just has all the freshness of a outdated stump speech. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Oct 5, 2011
4.5/5 100% The Train (1965) "For a film with such an illogical premise, The Train manages to be a top-rate WWII thriller that's held up well. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Oct 3, 2011
4/5 93% 50/50 (2011) "The characters and dialogue are so cool and hip and accessible, the movie almost succeeds in making us forget this is Terms of Endearment with a heavy ladle of testosterone and a smirk. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Sep 28, 2011
4/5 100% The Heiress (1950) "More interesting for the things it leaves unsaid than the occasionally staid melodramatic story. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Sep 26, 2011
4.5/5 94% Moneyball (2011) "Not a typical sports movie, but a deep and probing film that gives us a glimpse at the high-stakes games that happen off the baseball diamond. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Sep 21, 2011
1.5/5 No Score Yet 633 Squadron (1964) "This ham-handed WWII picture about an international squadron of Allied pilots is hardly the best way to remember the late, great Cliff Robertson. " ‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Posted Sep 19, 2011
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