Devin Faraci

Devin Faraci

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Badass Digest , CHUD , Empire Magazine , MovieWeb
Total Reviews:
626

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
67% The Maze Runner (2014) " Merges LORD OF THE FLIES and THE HUNGER GAMES in a way that feels fresh, fun and surprisingly dangerous." — Badass Digest
Posted Sep 11, 2014
33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " It took two movies, but The Expendables films finally learned their lesson - be dumb but be FUN." — Badass Digest
Posted Aug 13, 2014
20% Into The Storm (2014) " Gleeful schlock that almost achieves bad movie greatness." — Badass Digest
Posted Aug 8, 2014
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " A MadLibs style superhero blockbuster, with each interchangeable beat and set piece placed into a skeletal structure that could support any characters in any story. " — Badass Digest
Posted Aug 5, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " You'll laugh because the jokes are good, you'll clap because the action is awesome, but you'll get emotional because you truly care about the characters." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 31, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) " It's the stupidest possible movie about being smart, a sort of 2001 for people whose movie-going mantra is 'turn off your brain.'" — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 23, 2014
64% The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013) " Jeff ends up a movie that's not really about anything." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 11, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dawn is an incredible epic of conflict and humanity, a movie that - in the truest Planet of the Apes tradition - tells a story about our society using the figures of apes on horseback. " — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 9, 2014
—— A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary (2014) " It doesn't so much begin as explode into existence, that ringing first chord shattering the quiet of the theater as the Beatles run towards the camera. TIt rarely backs down from this exuberant energy, barreling ahead with a constant cartoonish smile." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 8, 2014
88% Willow Creek (2014) " Willow Creek isn't a joke. It's not a satire. It's an actual found footage horror movie that centers on Bigfoot... and it's actually scary." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 7, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) " An incendiary agitprop scifi masterpiece." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 29, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Sitting through Transformers: Age of Extinction is like binge-watching the death of the human spirit." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 26, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Clint Eastwood suffocates the popular Broadway jukebox musical in this stiff, lifeless adaptation." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 20, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " By doubling down on the chemistry between Tatum and Hill (and by giving Ice Cube a lot of room to be amazing), 22 Jump Street gets deeper and funnier than the first movie. It is, simply put, absolutely awesome." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 12, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Edge of Tomorrow is everything you wish summer blockbusters were - strong, charismatic central performances anchoring excellent FX work in the service of a well-constructed and smart story" — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 5, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " If Seth MacFarlane had made BLAZING SADDLES it would have been two hours of Gene Wilder exclaiming "Holy s**t, the West is RACIST!"" — Badass Digest
Posted May 28, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " Disney thought it would be a good idea to spend well over a hundred million dollars making a movie that shows the backstory of Sleeping Beauty to be a rape/revenge tale. It was, predictably, not a good idea. " — Badass Digest
Posted May 28, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " It's what this series should have always been, a story about a small family of misfits who argue and disagree and sometimes betray each other, but who still can't help loving one another." — Badass Digest
Posted May 22, 2014
62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " So casually wrong-headed in its storytelling that it personifies the thorny concept of white privilege -o one involved in the movie considered whether this was actually the white guy's story they were telling." — Badass Digest
Posted May 13, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " They spent millions upon millions of dollars to make highly sophisticated computers recreate the look and feel of classic Toho monster brawl action, and it is absolutely glorious." — Badass Digest
Posted May 10, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It's worse than BATMAN FOREVER but slightly better than BATMAN & ROBIN." — Badass Digest
Posted May 1, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is a film that knows how to tell a good, traditional story and tell it well." — Badass Digest
Posted Apr 11, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Marvel understands that throwing moral mud at Captain America is exactly what makes his red, white and blue costume all the brighter." — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 25, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Outrageously ambitious and courageously complicated." — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 21, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " All you have to do is buy the soundtrack and skip the movie and you can create your own great version of Muppets Most Wanted in your living room, just like gulag prisoners putting on a show. " — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 19, 2014
78% Teenage (2014) " What makes Teenage truly special is the way it tells its story through the voices of the young." — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 17, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " NON-STOP is an extraordinary piece of cheese, a movie that elicits laughs (with the film), gasps and even some spontaneous applause." — Badass Digest
Posted Feb 27, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " A neutered movie that is constantly battling itself, ROBOCOP 2014 eventually reveals itself to be a hunk of junk, as inert as a robot cop when his plug is pulled. " — Badass Digest
Posted Feb 10, 2014
60% Nurse 3-D (2014) " It's truly sleazy, and it's ridiculous. It's the kind of bad movie that a certain type of discerning connoisseur longs to discover." — Badass Digest
Posted Feb 5, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " I wanted to love The Monuments Men, and I spent the running time hoping it was a slow starter, that it would finally come together into something sublime. It never did. " — Badass Digest
Posted Jan 29, 2014
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Walter Mitty isn't so much trying to tell a story or make us think about anything, it's trying to give us the feeling of diaphanous well-being we get from credit card commercials that feature smiling people in exotic locations." — Badass Digest
Posted Dec 23, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Sometimes I think Martin Scorsese's biggest flaw is that he makes creating masterpieces look so damn easy." — Badass Digest
Posted Dec 23, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " I liked Anchorman 2. And maybe in a couple of viewings I can shake off the disappointment that, while pretty good, this is not even close to being as good as the first film." — Badass Digest
Posted Dec 17, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " American Hustle is a relative of Goodfellas and Boogie Nights, although never quite as transcendently magical as those two films. Which just means it isn't one of the greatest movies ever made, so don't hold that against it." — Badass Digest
Posted Dec 16, 2013
89% The Wind Rises (2014) " I wish these beautiful scenes and images were in the service of a story that I enjoyed watching be told." — Badass Digest
Posted Dec 10, 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Congratulations, Millenials - you have your own disappointing Prequel Trilogy." — Badass Digest
Posted Dec 9, 2013
42% Oldboy (2013) " Let's put it this way: five years from now when you're talking about Oldboy, nobody's going to say 'Which one?'" — Badass Digest
Posted Nov 26, 2013
38% Delivery Man (2013) " A lot like the sperm that sets its plot in motion: it's mostly white, moves with a viscous sluggishness and is made up largely of glucose. You also would rather not get it in your eyes." — Badass Digest
Posted Nov 21, 2013
89% Frozen (2013) " It straddles the classic and the current in a way that will delight Disney geeks of all stripes, and its wonderfully girl-powered story melted the heart of even a Disney cynic like me. " — Badass Digest
Posted Nov 18, 2013
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Berg shoots their every wound - and they suffer dozens, because while it takes one or two bullets to kill an Afghani it takes ten just to slow an American down - with a loving attention that calls to mind Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." — Badass Digest
Posted Nov 13, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " CATCHING FIRE bests THE HUNGER GAMES in every way. If the trend continues this series will be a political science fiction epic that will endure for generations. " — Badass Digest
Posted Nov 12, 2013
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Thor: The Dark World is a movie that understands why we like these characters, how they work and how to best bounce them off each other. I'll forgive the overclocked pacing because the movie swept me so perfectly into a big, weird world." — Badass Digest
Posted Nov 2, 2013
49% Escape Plan (2013) " Escape Plan is entertaining enough to keep it from being 'bad,' but there's so little different or interesting or truly engaging that it's not very good either. " — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 18, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " The sort of unique, uncompromising movie that immediately undercuts the 'They don't make em like they used to' complaints." — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 18, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Steve McQueen's latest masterpiece is a shattering horror film." — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 16, 2013
73% Zero Charisma (2013) " Zero Charisma is the nerd movie I've been hoping to see for years." — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 10, 2013
36% Ghost Team One (2013) " An unyielding exercise in extreme pain." — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 10, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " No other film I have seen this year has the sort of visceral gut-wrenching terror and deep, complex humanity that Greengrass brings to Captain Phillips. In a career littered with highlights, this is one of his best." — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 9, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " 90 minutes of sheer excitement and terror, a dizzyingly participatory experience." — Badass Digest
Posted Oct 3, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " A very good film, with two hours of extraordinary, gripping filmmaking and twenty final minutes of subtle deflation. " — Badass Digest
Posted Sep 19, 2013
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