Clint O'Connor

Clint O'Connor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Total Reviews:
365

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
D 19% Transcendence (2014) " Uh, no." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
C 85% Under the Skin (2014) " Scarlett Johansson goes spare and bare." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B+ 91% Le Week-End (2014) " Such a pleasure to hang with Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent (even when bickering and lamenting)." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B 53% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " A touching, moving film with a standout performance from Connor Corum (did I mention he's 6?)." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 16, 2014
B+ 62% Draft Day (2014) " A fun ride that NFL fans, and especially Cleveland Browns fans, will get a kick out of." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A- 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " A thrill ride with interesting twists, and a scene-stealing Scarlett Johansson." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B+ —— OJ: The Musical (Orenthal: The Musical) (2013) " Rosenberg should check his emails. With a few catchier songs, can a Broadway show be far behind?" — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 31, 2014
B 11% Barefoot (2014) " While I am aware of the flaws in Barefoot... and sensitive to the obvious holes in the script, I still enjoyed the film, thanks largely to the charms of its two leads: Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 20, 2014
C- 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " A Clooney clunker. It's drab and disjointed with underwritten and underdeveloped characters." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2014
A- 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Completely charming family fun." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2014
B+ 94% The Past (2013) " Asghar Farhadi has a fluid, realistic style, as if we are genuinely eavesdropping on these people's lives." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2014
C+ 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " A rather sleepy love affair for Charles Dickens." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 23, 2014
B- 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) " Vanessa Hudgens goes for grit and grime as runaway teen." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 23, 2014
A 94% Her (2014) " Strange, silly, sincere, sweet and seriously smart." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 10, 2014
A 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Works as elegy, action film and in other ways. Berg can be hit and miss. This is hit." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 10, 2014
C 30% Grudge Match (2013) " The veteran troupe of performers have fun sharing some tongue-in-cheek asides, and there are a few laughs, but it's not much of a movie." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 30, 2013
B+ 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Sex and drugs and sex and drugs." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 30, 2013
B+ 93% American Hustle (2013) " A carnival of a film with cons, cleavage and the great Christian Bale." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B+ 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Oscar Isaac delivers a rich, engrossing performance." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The film is a little sluggish but Emma Thompson is a five-star treat as always." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Good silly fun with Will Ferrell and Steve Carell." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 23, 2013
A- 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Allen creates a clever and intriguing intersection of lives, relationships and anxieties, all balancing on the ready-to-pop balloon of Jasmine's psychoses." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 17, 2013
C- 84% Upstream Color (2013) " Carruth deserves kudos for trying to stretch the language of film, and Kris and Jeff have some interesting moments of self-discovery, but the fragments never add up to much." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 17, 2013
B 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " I hate to make statements like this, but here it comes: The Act of Killing may be the strangest documentary you see this year (this decade?)." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 16, 2013
A- 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " After a sluggish first Hobbit, Peter Jackson woke up and smelled the java. No. 2 is an action-packed thrill ride." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 12, 2013
B 92% Nebraska (2013) " I love that Bruce Dern's Woody does not fall into the depths of codger-cliche." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
B+ 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Outstanding performances from Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck in this brutal, violent film." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
A- 61% Dear Mr. Watterson (2013) " A charming look at the world of Calvin and Hobbes." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
B- 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Jennifer Lawrence is excellent as always, but the film lacks spark." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 21, 2013
A- 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey and Leto deliver Oscar-worthy performances." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 21, 2013
B 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Ben Foster is a hoot as the uber-dry William Burroughs. A not quite fully realized film, but Ginsberg and the Beats-to-be have their moments. " — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 14, 2013
A- 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Deeply well-drawn characters, and Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux deliver excellent performances. We feel their triumphs, their frustrations and their heartbreak. " — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 7, 2013
B+ 93% All Is Lost (2013) " It's great to see Robert Redford caring enough to dig deep enough for this kind of performance this late in his career. " — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 7, 2013
B 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Hemsworth and Hiddleston are fun to watch, but it's not one of Marvel's best." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 7, 2013
A- 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Oscar nominations will likely include Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress, among others." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
B+ 60% Ender's Game (2013) " An engrossing sci-fi adventure for kids, and maybe some adults as well." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
B- 34% The Counselor (2013) " A big disappointment considering the great director (Ridley Scott), writer (Cormac McCarthy) and cast (Fassbender, Pitt, Diaz, Bardem). Never quite sure where it wants to go." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 25, 2013
C- 49% Carrie (2013) " The only thing the new Carrie inspires is a good bit of yawning." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 18, 2013
B- 49% Escape Plan (2013) " No geezer jokes for Rambo and the Terminator in this one. " — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 18, 2013
B 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " An intriguing character study that is exceedingly timely and relevant." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 18, 2013
C 57% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " The cool part: It was shot inside Disney World (and Disneyland) on the sly. The problem: It runs out of plot and compelling characters fairly early." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 11, 2013
B+ 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Paul Greengrass knows how to spin based-on-a-true-story action-thrillers. Tom Hanks knows deep emotions. A good combination." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 11, 2013
A 97% Gravity (2013) " An intense visual wonder from Alfonso Cuaron with no extraneous BS. See it in 3-D if you can." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 4, 2013
A 49% Parkland (2013) " Peter Landesman creates a riveting look at those closest to the JFK assassination in Nov. 1963. New emotional life for a well-worn subject." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 4, 2013
A- 96% Enough Said (2013) " Nicole Holofcener's most mainstream movie is a charming love story with an excellent cast, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B+ 89% Rush (2013) " Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl are perfectly cast as Hunt and Lauda." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 27, 2013
A 81% Don Jon (2013) " Smart, funny, contemporary and sharply made." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B+ 100% Musicwood (2013) " The forests are breathtaking. So is the sincerity of musicians such as Steve Earle, who waxes poetic about the glories of what emanates from acoustic guitars. These aren't tree-huggers, they're tree-players." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 18, 2013
C+ 47% We're The Millers (2013) " Pretty much no one will buy Jennifer Aniston as a veteran stripper, and the film veers from funny-stupid into the merely stupid." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 9, 2013
A 68% Elysium (2013) " Elysium is an engrossing, entertaining ride. Damon is outstanding as the underdog, with much more nuanced feelings and motivation than your typical angry-dude-with-weapons." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 9, 2013
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