Devin Faraci

Devin Faraci

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Badass Digest , CHUD , Empire Magazine , MovieWeb
Total Reviews:
622

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 622
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
74% Bellflower (2011) " Muddled, overlong, indulgent in uninteresting ways and eventually afraid to go any place provocative, Bellflower has only a cool car and a promise of future filmmaking from talented first timers. " — Badass Digest
Posted Aug 2, 2011
90% Attack the Block (2011) " A perfect genre gem, a movie that works a crowd the way a great song works a crowd. Paced beautifully, written smartly and shot with style and energy." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 28, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " This movie is the definition of a dud, something that just sits inert on screen." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 27, 2011
79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " A rollicking old-fashioned adventure story - two fisted, over the top and filled with retro scifi flair." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 20, 2011
63% Another Earth (2011) " That Another Earth disappoints is crushing." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 18, 2011
58% Red State (2011) " The film alternates between being heavy handed and moronic, and it seems to be informed by a 15 year olds' understanding of Waco filtered through the paranoid ramblings of a stoner." — Badass Digest
Posted Jul 15, 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " It's completely satisfying on the level of an FX-driven summer blockbuster. But most importantly it's satisfying on the level of a great drama." — CHUD
Posted Jul 14, 2011
69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " It could almost be argued that Horrible Bosses' general middle of the road, vanilla, just-good-enough nature is actually on purpose, a reflection of the lead characters' own qualities." — CHUD
Posted Jul 6, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " Transformers 3 is the Michele Bachmann of cinema. Despite all of its staggering flaws it will have its supporters, and its success is part of a trend of accepting less and pretending it's more." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 28, 2011
45% Bad Teacher (2011) " It feels like Bad Teacher is crossing a line, and not just by a toe but hurdling all the way across. Good for everybody involved." — CHUD
Posted Jun 24, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) " There was a lot of potential in Green Lantern, almost all of it squandered." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 15, 2011
43% Ironclad (2011) " Ironclad is the sort of movie where they behand three people in a row." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 10, 2011
32% The Ward (2011) " I was caught by surprise at the twist ending, but that was mostly because I didn't think any movie - even one as abysmally written as this one - would be dumb enough to go there." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 10, 2011
82% Super 8 (2011) " While it has good performances and looks pretty, SUPER 8 is a movie that, in the end, does not fully work on any level except for cheap nostalgia porn." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 1, 2011
87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " The best praise I can give X-Men: First Class is that it's a wonderful movie, not just a wonderful X-Men movie or a wonderful Marvel movie or a wonderful superhero movie. It's a damn good film, full stop, all other genres and ghetto-izations aside." — Badass Digest
Posted May 27, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " The Hangover Part II never makes a convincing argument for its existence, but it works exactly as much as it has to in order to not be a bad movie." — Badass Digest
Posted May 25, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " An awesome work of filmmaking, an incredibly masterful and haunting and beautiful piece. This is big art, and it is worth more than one viewing." — Badass Digest
Posted May 17, 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " Pirates 4 is the epitome of lazy filmmaking, a movie without a single clever moment, without the least bit of inspiration. It's a paint by numbers film, charmless and witless." — CHUD
Posted May 16, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Is this the female version of The Hangover? No - Bridesmaids is much funnier and way more heartfelt and human than that film. " — CHUD
Posted May 13, 2011
77% Thor (2011) " As great as Hemsworth and Hiddleston are, they cannot overcome the film's flaws. All they can do is drag THOR up from awful to fairly tolerable." — CHUD
Posted May 4, 2011
77% Fast Five (2011) " This is what a summer movie should be - knowingly silly, fun, light, thrilling, packed with real stunts and not-so-subtle gayness." — CHUD
Posted Apr 29, 2011
58% Scream 4 (2011) " If you ask someone 'What's your favorite scary movie?' and they answer Scream 4, they are a ****ing ***hole." — CHUD
Posted Apr 16, 2011
72% Hanna (2011) " HANNA is the sort of movie that gives you faith in action films as not just ass-kicking or fun rides but as actual cinema" — CHUD
Posted Apr 8, 2011
66% Insidious (2011) " Mixing POLTERGEIST with Disney's Haunted Mansion ride, a staggeringly disappointing and silly second half mars INSIDIOUS' strong, scary first half." — CHUD
Posted Mar 31, 2011
73% The Mist (2007) CHUD
Posted Mar 29, 2011
23% Sucker Punch (2011) " The action in the film is thrilling and next level, the design of the world is incredible and gorgeous and the themes are deep, dark and haunting; an incredibly flawed piece of ambitious art that dazzles and excites." — CHUD
Posted Mar 24, 2011
83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) " There's nothing that gets you more juiced than a good story well told, with strong characters well acted, and that's what The Lincoln Lawyer offers up." — CHUD
Posted Mar 18, 2011
71% Paul (2011) " Paul's a road movie where the joy of hanging out with the characters is half the point, and these are characters that would be fun to revisit again and again." — CHUD
Posted Mar 18, 2011
88% Rango (2011) " Rango is the most beautiful animated film since the golden age of hand-drawn cartoons. Shame that the movie has no heart beneath all that beauty, though." — CHUD
Posted Mar 1, 2011
34% Hall Pass (2011) " The directors who once pushed boundaries with KINGPIN and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY now defend them in HALL PASS." — CHUD
Posted Feb 25, 2011
45% Drive Angry (2011) " There's a lot of balls in Drive Angry, and even some brains, but no heart" — CHUD
Posted Feb 25, 2011
55% Unknown (2011) " Sometimes Unknown's tongue is so firmly in cheek that the audience doesn't even realize there's a joke happening." — CHUD
Posted Feb 18, 2011
39% The Eagle (2011) " THE EAGLE is a movie that should be better, that has a chance to be something unique and awesome, but ultimately stumbles." — CHUD
Posted Feb 11, 2011
30% Sanctum (2011) " SANCTUM is a soggy, shouty bit of fun." — CHUD
Posted Feb 3, 2011
92% Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2011) " The most amazing special effect in any Donnie Yen movie will always be Donnie Yen. " — CHUD
Posted Jan 28, 2011
21% The Rite (2011) " The Rite doesn't just want to make you jump, it's looking to send you home unsettled. I don't think it succeeds, but the attempt is admirable." — CHUD
Posted Jan 28, 2011
66% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) " In the tradition of Street Trash and the original Toxic Avenger, Hobo With A Shotgun is a gleefully over the top splatterfest with little redeeming social value. " — CHUD
Posted Jan 22, 2011
24% The Dilemma (2011) " Mediocrity hangs thick around The Dilemma, like a fog hugging a beach." — CHUD
Posted Jan 14, 2011
43% The Green Hornet (2011) " Throughout THE GREEN HORNET I really wanted Jay Chou's Kato to beat the **** out of Seth Rogen's Britt Reid. That, in a nutshell, defines both the thing I liked most about GREEN HORNET and one of my biggest problems with the film." — CHUD
Posted Jan 12, 2011
87% Black Swan (2010) " I'm in awe of this film... It's an all-encompassing, screen devouring vision of madness and art." — CHUD
Posted Dec 17, 2010
91% The Fighter (2010) " The Fighter is a crowd pleaser and an Oscar baiter. Bale gives one of the great performances of the year, and it's probably the best of his entire career." — CHUD
Posted Dec 16, 2010
51% Tron Legacy (2010) " Tron: Legacy could get away with a script as stupid as the one it has if the movie crackled, if any of the actors popped or if any of the action scenes felt truly next level or groundbreaking." — CHUD
Posted Dec 13, 2010
96% True Grit (2010) " The Coens don't need to reinvent or deconstruct the Western. This isn't a 21st century take on anything, it's just a damn good Western story told damn well." — CHUD
Posted Dec 2, 2010
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " Frustrating as a standalone movie, DEATHLY HALLOWS nicely breaks the POTTER mold and gets us ready for the finale. But it feels like there should be an intermission, not a seven month wait." — CHUD
Posted Nov 19, 2010
15% Skyline (2010) " Yes, this is a genuinely so-bad-it's-good movie. This film is crushingly awful, tedious and moronic, but I was often howling with laughter." — CHUD
Posted Nov 12, 2010
86% Unstoppable (2010) " This is a heavy handed thriller that has one goal - to keep you frozen in cheap suspense with that kernel of popcorn poised just outside your gaping mouth. It does that excellently, but does little else." — CHUD
Posted Nov 11, 2010
8.5/10 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " A non-stop buzz machine that runs on boobs and blood, offering everything you'd ever want to see in a movie whose logline is 'Thousands of prehistoric piranha attack Spring Breakers." — CHUD
Posted Aug 20, 2010
9.5/10 97% Animal Kingdom (2010) " Elegiac, powerful, sweeping and personal, Animal Kingdom is one of the best films this year." — CHUD
Posted Aug 16, 2010
10/10 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " There are movies opening this weekend that nobody will care about in a year; people will be packing theaters for revival screenings of Scott Pilgrim in 20 years." — CHUD
Posted Aug 12, 2010
8.5/10 84% Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011) " Surprise, it works." — CHUD
Posted Jul 6, 2010
9/10 72% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) " I hope that you take a chance on this film." — CHUD
Posted Jul 6, 2010
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