Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 29% 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 82% 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 47% 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 31% 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 56% 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 74% 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 95% 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 11% 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 28% 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 73% 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 89% 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 72% 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
2/5 46% The Gambler (2014) "A bad remake of a bad 1974 movie. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 26, 2014
4/5 71% Big Eyes (2014) "A much darker and more interesting movie lies within the body of this one. While it's very good, and I really have no complaints, darker would have been better. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 26, 2014
4/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "Widely but not surprisingly spurned for year-end awards, Angelina Jolie's film is long, often tedious but pretty good. I hear the book is better but what book isn't? " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 26, 2014
4.5/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) " A fun and authentically original and trip into your favorite fairy tales. Acts 1 and 2 are terrific. The third act brings it down a bit. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 26, 2014
2/5 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "The best of the now three - I even laughed twice -and it's the last time we'll see Robin Williams or Mickey Rooney. Swan songs for great actors deserve better. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 19, 2014
4/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The best of the three but the film's theme of the downside of greed is lost on Peter Jackson whose three films should have been one or -- at the most -- two. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2014
.5/5 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Worst movie of the year. Six writers. Only four get credit. Moses and God aren't listed. But this is so bad it probably doesn't bother Moses and God anyway. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 13, 2014
4/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The Theory of Everything is everything you didn't know about Stephen Hawking. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2014
4/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "For a sequel it is anything but horrible. Lots and lots of laughs and a most unique car chase at the climax. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2014
4.5/5 71% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Forget the boring other Madagascar movies with the lion and his friends. This one is hilarious. And it's a blast in ordinary two-dimensions or in glorious 3D. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2014
2/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "The book's critics say this the weakest of the three novels. True or not, the ultra slow Mockingjay - Part 1 is part one of a story that definitely doesn't warrant two parts. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 21, 2014
5/5 93% Birdman (2014) "Michael Keaton is a solid lock for the year's best male actor, his supporting cast is incredible and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's play-like film is a must-see. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Dumb. Yes. Dumber. No doubt. But To is too funny. At least in places. And enough of them to tickle my almost untickleable funny bone. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "This is a delightful and original film for the first half and a sad imitation of a bad Scooby Doo episode the second. Delightful and original wins out and this is worth it. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "Christopher Nolan's movie about time has time troubles of its own. It's too long and drags to a convoluted climax. However, getting there is riveting and worth the trip. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Jake Gyllenhaal gives one of the year's best performances in a very well-done, intense thriller that looks at TV news from a bottom-feeding viewpoint. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2014
3.5/5 48% Saw (2014) "The horror flick Saw started a chain-Saw of sequels and that is now one of the most successful of the chop-and-slash variety. It's not a bad way to spend a Halloween evening. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2014
2/5 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "I normally love Jason Reitman flicks. This one feels unfinished and has a story that really has nowhere good to go. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) "A great cast is about all that helps a film based-on-a-true-story peek at a Reagan administration scandal. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "I don't know much about Nicholas Sparks novels but do know movies based on them. They pretty much suck. What makes this one different is sucking at a higher level. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
5/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) "Complex but simple and full of life and the marionettes are wonderful. One of the best, if not the best, animated feature of the year. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) "Terrific acting and action sequences offset the slow spots and keep this from tanking. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/5 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad -- MOVIE. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
5/5 47% The Judge (2014) "Court is in session. Terrific acting and a patiently told story equal a most positive verdict. On my list of the year's best. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 29% Annabelle (2014) "Like all horror movies, it starts with a really dumb premise. No one I know would buy a doll that ugly and put it in a newborn's bedroom. The movie goes downhill from there. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2014
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