Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Tri-City Herald
Total Reviews:
579

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 89% Bears (2014) " A barely bearable bear nature flick. Great cinematography. Boring story & script. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " A technology run amok flick about artificial intelligence that isn't intelligent -- artificial or otherwise. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3.5/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " Kevin Costner is never better than when doing a sports movie. Draft Day wouldn't be my number-one movie pick but it's not bad if you're a sports movie fan. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4.5/5 71% Oculus (2014) " Oculus is frighteningly good and light years better than most of the crap passed off as horror these days." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 22% Sabotage (2014) " The governator's latest has more plot holes than the dozens of bullet-riddled bodies that inhabit this ridiculous story." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " This is really aimed at an adult audience that grew up on the Muppets. By the 45-minute mark of the 112-minute movie, their kids or grandkids will be squirming in their seats." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 40% Divergent (2014) " I can recommend but the movie is hampered by a cookie-cutter societal threat and to mix metaphors, the paint-by-numbers plot turns painfully predictable at the climax." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " This is all about speed and well-done dangerous dashes and spectacular crashes. They're fun. Unfortunately, at 130-minutes Need for Speed is everything but speedy. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Kids will love it. Adults -- especially those growing up on the original -- will enjoy the bazillion puns, marvelous wordplay and sense of humor. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " This time you have the option of seeing all the blood, gore and bare chests and breasts in glorious 3-D." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Mar 7, 2014
1/5 25% Pompeii (2014) " Pompeii ends up an epic failure that doesn't show off the Mount Vesuvius disaster as much as it duplicates it." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 22, 2014
3.5/5 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Not a great movie but also not a bad way to spend an afternoon or evening. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 22, 2014
3.5/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " It takes awhile to get into a groove but once it gets there Winter's Tale is one of this winter's best tales. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " RoboCop -- even 27 years after the original -- is hard not to like." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3.5/5 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Recommendable. Barely. It's like the first cut was too long so scenes connecting to pieces left in the final version were cut. What's left is a story with dots not connected. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Much of the adult humor zips over the heads of children, who will dig the characters and the action, and everyone loves the legos." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2.5/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " Seriously good acting and Labor Day is a reasonable 111-minutes. However a draggy plot with nowhere fresh to go turns Labor Day into Belabor Day." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 31, 2014
2.5/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " 20-something relationship crisis rom-com's are a predictable A to B to C. How they negotiate the alphabet determines the outcome. This one has too many awkward moments." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " After growing up in a dysfunctional family, movies about them sits at the bottom of my movie priority list. The acting, however, makes this a must-see." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Flawed, multi-dimensional characters are a Coen brothers specialty. You'll like none of them but will love the movie and the music. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Great acting. Terrific movie. It's flaw is one faced by most directors doing a military biopic. Peter Berg fails to realize that less is more." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 94% Her (2014) " Brilliantly done, inspired acting but the one-note plot has nowhere to go. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 30% Grudge Match (2013) " Sylvester Stallone is never better than when he's playing Rocky or a character like him. Add Robert Di Niro to the mix and presto: guilty pleasure. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 28, 2013
4/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " This Ben Stiller-directed and Stiller and Kristen Wiig star vehicle is not close to James Thurber's charming, classic short story but has a charm of its own. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 28, 2013
5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Martin Scorsese directs so 1) the performances are incredible, 2) the movie is very long and 3) it is one of the year's best movies." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 28, 2013
3.5/5 25% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " Kids crazy about dinosaurs -- find me one who isn't -- will love this one. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2013
5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " The best ensemble performance of the year and it's all true. Sort of. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4.5/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Normally not a big Will Ferrell fan. This one, however, had me laughing. Out loud. A lot. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Great acting and a terrific plot save a storytelling flaw that has children not aging at all over a five-year period. I had trouble getting past that one. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 13, 2013
5/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " The year's best movie. Period. And finally a best actor nod for Bruce Dern and add a nod for June Squibb who does the year's best supporting performance. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 13, 2013
2.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " A better title: The Desolation of the Hobbit. It's more Lord of the Rings prequel. Extra stuff added that turns a good two-part adventure into a gazillion dollar making three. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 13, 2013
2/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Out of the Furnace jumps out of the furnace but missed the fire. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 49% Black Nativity (2013) " Familiar and worn holiday story saved by most excellent music. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 92% Philomena (2013) " Uncomfortable, powerful, brilliantly written and acted. One of the year's best. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4.5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Great in 3D and gratefully, the 3D isn't distracting. This is an animated feature to thaw the hardest heart. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 29, 2013
5/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Dallas Buyers Club is one of the year's best movies and offers proof that Matthew McConaughey's recent acting accolades are not a fluke." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Horrifying. Riveting. Must see. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3.5/5 38% Delivery Man (2013) " Predictable. Yes. However, in spite of a zillion flaws, Delivery Man manages to deliver. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4.5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Didn't like the original. The sequel, however, does catch fire. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Robert's Redford has two-lines in the whole movie but his acting is still incredible. The movie isn't. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 9, 2013
3.5/5 69% About Time (2013) " It's about time so it's a bit convoluted. It's too long but not a bad rom-com. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 9, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " "Thor"t of good. Decent effects but not that ab-thor-bing. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 9, 2013
2.5/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Maybe the book is better. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 2, 2013
2.5/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " No complaints about the acting or Ridley Scott's directing and cinematography. They are superb. Cormac McCarthy's writing is not so impressive. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 26, 2013
3/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Benedict Cumberbatch nails Julian Assange and looks and talks so much like the real thing that you often forget he isn't. It's a brilliant piece of work. The movie is not. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " Barely fresh. Stallone. Schwarzenegger. In the same movie. Let the debate rage over who is the worst actor. And somewhere in all that bad acting is an equally bad plot. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 49% Carrie (2013) " Comparisons to the 1976 original are inevitable. Carrie is a first-rate horror movie. Period. And that goes for 1976 and 2013." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " A good movie that gets a high rating but at 134 minutes, director Paul Greengrass' biopic engages in piracy of another kind: time piracy. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2/5 9% Runner Runner (2013) " No reason to run run to see Runner Runner. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 5, 2013
4.5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " The closet I've ever been to being in space. There are times when you want to ask Sandra and George to move over because they and the so-so story are blocking the view." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 5, 2013
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