Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Gary Wolcott's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 48% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Some will find parts of this offensive. Grow a sense of humor. I recommend hiking to a local theater and catching this really funny old guy buddy flick. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/5 42% No Escape (2015) "Halfway through and I'm looking for my own escape. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3.5/5 7% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Moves in chunks like a video game but clocks in at a perfect movie length of 90-minutes. Rupert Friend has enough fun with the part to warrant a positive review. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5/5 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "The temptation to rap my way through the review was -- fortunately -- resistible. This movie, however, is not. Great piece of work whether you're into hip hop or not. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2015
3.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Nothing cerebral but nothing to make you cry uncle either. Fun fluff and the throwback to the 60s is a nice touch. Too bad you never quite believe you're there. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2015
2/5 40% Irrational Man (2015) "When Woody Allen is bad, he's really bad. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 62% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Meryl Streep is a hell of a rock singer and in a great band. What she isn't in is a great movie. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "No doubt I'm not the only critic calling this the not-so-Fantastic Four. Awful beyond description. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 55% Paper Towns (2015) "Not as good as The Fault is in Our Stars but the producers of this one do hit a perfect teen movie note. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "A movie is pretty bad when -- in this critic's opinion -- an Adam Sandler movie opening the same weekend has a higher rating. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/5 17% Pixels (2015) "Perfect movie for those who still have their mullets and remember playing Pac Man as the best times of their lives. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Unlike the two-dimensional pages of a comic book, and unlike it's two-dimensional Marvel Comics movie character cousins, Ant-Man is three-dimensional fun. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/5 20% Self/less (2015) "Decent sci-fi if it's your thing and from Tarsem Singh who is one of my favorite directors and a very good storyteller. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 54% Minions (2015) "My 2-year old granddaughter loves minions so we made this her first theater experience. Is it memorable? Probably not. Mixed results for her. Grandpa laughed his butt off. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2015
1/5 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Why a plot? Why not just shoot Channing Tatum and co-stars dancing shirtless for an hour and let their drooling fans see them dancing? Zero magic in this Magic Mike. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The series reboot is barely fresh but Arnold, who reprises what is ironically his most human character, is fun. But like all time-involved movies, it crashes and burns. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 2, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is what a "kids" movie ought to be. And what adult can't relate to what happens to Riley? All of us have been there, maybe not that way, but there nonetheless. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "Cameron Crowe throws every love story trick possible at the screen and nothing sticks. Say aloha - as in goodbye - to Aloha. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 29, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Mid-movie Dwayne Johnson's Ray is told if he can't save his daughter no one can. He saves her but can't save the movie. A disaster of a disaster movie. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 29, 2015
2/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Tomorrowland is a poorly executed great idea. Funny always makes these movies click. The humor in this one fails miserably. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 22, 2015
1/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The music is fabulous. The plot is silly on a grand scale. If Pitch Perfect 2 was a baseball game, this one missed the plate completely and is low, outside and in the dirt. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Director George Miller wastes enough bombs and ammunition to win a small war but it's in a winning cause. This is a lot of fun and pure guilty post-apocalyptic pleasure. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 15, 2015
1/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Though Sofia Vergara is definitely hot, Hot Pursuit -- in hot pursuit of your box office bucks -- is anything but hot and not worth the pursuit, hot or otherwise. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Formula flick. Period. High tech, high voltage action followed by long stretches of boring dialogue before more high tech, high voltage action. It's too long by 20-minutes. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted May 1, 2015
2/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Blake Lively is lively in this original with nowhere to go love story. Not much else is. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2015
1/5 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "The worst Nicholas Sparks novel turned movie of them all. But I said that about Dear John, The Lucky One, Safe Haven and The Best of Me. This time I really mean it. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Suspension of disbelief is a must and watching Paul Walker in his last movie is like watching a ghost. It's uncomfortable at times. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 45% Home (2015) "It's not home sweet home but Home is a pretty good family flick and it's short and tight enough to keep young kids from squirming in their seats. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1/4 29% Get Hard (2015) "It's hard to find anything remotely funny or fun about Get Hard. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "Ironically teens aren't playing post apocalyptic teen angst trauma characters in this teen angst trauma post apocalyptic, pathetic, practically pointless movie. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "If Ed Harris can't save a movie, it can't be saved. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "The 1950 Disney flick is 74-minutes. This one is 112. Does it need the extra 38-minutes? No. But it's a great story and a beautiful movie so the padding is forgivable. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Kudos to John Madden for doing a sequel that isn't worn out super heroes or so-so sci-fi. The movie works but is still the second best Exotic Marigold Hotel. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/5 30% Chappie (2015) "Neill Blomkamp rips off themes from better flicks like RoboCop and Short Circuit, adds language, violence and his unique style. If it's your thing, it's not bad. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/5 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "The Lazarus Effect starts dead and cannot be raised from it. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2.5/5 57% Focus (2015) "Lots of hocus pocus but not much focus in Focus. Or, dare we say Focus is often out of focus? Either works. The movie does not. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/5 71% The DUFF (2015) "Teen angst flicks are always formula. The DUFF is no exception. Once in awhile one is done right. This is a pretty good -- but very predictable -- flick. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "The water in the tub is still lukewarm and it's pretty disgusting in places but tepid or not, I got a few laughs out of it and the outtakes at the end were funny! " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4.5/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Only one complaint. Why the heavy language? The R-rating keeps teens who'd also enjoy this really fun spy romp from enjoying the fun without mom and dad tagging along. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "If soft core porn is your thing go for it but that's about all you'll get. Not a lot of grey matter used writing the script of Fifty Shades of Grey. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2.5/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Though some parents and older non-parents are into Sponge Bob the concept is really aimed at little ones. A 90-minute film is painful for them - and us - to squirm through. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 6, 2015
2.5/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "In spite of Andy and Lana Wachowski employing enough effects and CGI artists to populate a mid-sized city, Jupiter Ascending does more descending than ascending. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3.5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "The acting is what drums up the interest here. J.K. Simmons proves -- as most of us already know -- he's a great actor and deserves more than acting for an insurance company. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 23, 2015
1/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Ridiculous plot and unfortunately one you've seen a dozen times before and done better a dozen times ago. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2.5/5 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "For the first time ever Kevin Hart mellowed out and didn't scream his lines like a chipmunk on amphetamines. It's an improvement but not enough. I laughed just once. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) "Great movie but Eastwood misses digging really deep into the psychology of how a PTSD, shell-shocked veteran views a consumer, fun-based and somewhat shallow U.S. society. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 16, 2015
5/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "What's with the fascination in 2014 about World War II? This is the best of three very good films and looks at the invention of the computer by an unusual cast of characters. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 9, 2015
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Great acting salts this complex mystery involving drug-addled bottom feeders in 1970s Los Angeles. It goes nowhere but typical of Paul Thomas Anderson, nowhere is riveting. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2.5/5 99% Selma (2015) "The paint-by-numbers portrayals of 1960s iconic players is pathetic and the story fails to capture the passion, energy and hope of MLK's leadership and of the times. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 9, 2015
4.5/5 90% Wild (2014) "Wild is Cheryl Strayed's trip of self-discovery. It is getting an Oscar buzz for Reese Witherspoon. She's good but Laura Dern's work as Strayed's mom is much more deserving. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 26, 2014
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