Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Tri-City Herald
Total Reviews:
618

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) " Brendan Gleeson is impossible not to like no matter what project. This one is a fascinating character study and a deep look at a complex man of the cloth." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 30, 2014
2/5 36% The November Man (2014) " November, December? June, July or even -- yes -- August. Pick a month, any month and this one is still bad. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " Inspiring in a bland sort of way and doesn't come close to standing as tall as the title. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2014
1/5 38% If I Stay (2014) " So slow, boring and badly written and acted that it's not If I Stay but how fast can I leave. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2/5 32% The Giver (2014) " For a movie with a derivative of give in the title this one has very little to give. If Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep can't save a movie, it can't be saved. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
4.5/5 34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Pure guilty pleasure. All Expendables are interchangeable but if you like movies one and two, you'll likely love this one. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
5/5 99% Boyhood (2014) " Adjectives really don't do this one justice. Richard Linklater's 12-year project is brilliant. And bold. And innovative. And not to be missed." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 19% Into The Storm (2014) " A predictable twister plot needs some twists." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Positive rating only because this was made for the now adult kids who loved this growing up and for their children and not for me. They aren't going to care that I hated it. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
5/5 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Entertaining in this or any galaxy. It's certainly the most fun I've had in a theater this year. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 31, 2014
5/5 41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " This is deep, wonderful stuff and is the year's best feel-good movie." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 28, 2014
2.5/5 18% And So It Goes (2014) " Where former A-list actors go to end their movie careers. Next stop, a really bad alphabet network TV series. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3.5/5 65% Lucy (2014) " Great premise, terrific set-up, excellent effects and a world-class performance by Scarlett Johansson but ultimately it has nowhere to go." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 28, 2014
1/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " A definite nominee for the worst kids movie of all-time. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1/5 18% Sex Tape (2014) " Making a sex tape would be a lot more fun. Maybe someone also forgot to erase this movie? " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Better than the original but better is a relative term. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
4/5 83% Begin Again (2014) " A decent feel-good flick that features also decent music. The real reason to see it is the acting especially that of Mark Ruffalo who gives a career best performance. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3.5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Good movie, great effects but a bit slow in spots. What actually impressed me most is Andy Serkis -- who voices the ape leader Caesar -- getting top-billing. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Earthling to Echo. No kid on any planet is going to like this one. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 24% Tammy (2014) " Love Melissa McCarthy. She can do no wrong. Her movie, on the other hand, does everything wrong. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3.5/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Waaayyyy too long but not as bad as some are painting it to be. If this is your thing, what I, or other critics think, won't matter anyway. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 27, 2014
5/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Clint Eastwood gets a movie version of a gold record for this terrific retelling of the Broadway play of the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " 22 Jump Street jumps off where 21 Jump Street ended. When it's funny, it's really funny. When it's not, it's REALLY not. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Just like the first film, when it's done you want to run out and pick up your own dragon. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
4/5 83% Belle (2014) " Based on the "true" story of an African woman of British nobility and the role she might or might not have played in an historical anti-slavery legal decision." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " How good this genre of film is depends on how the actors, writers and the director get from predictable A to Z. This one does it perfectly." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
5/5 88% Chef (2014) " Jon Favreau has cooked up a great movie. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4.5/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " A better title, a million ways to laugh in the West." — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4/5 48% Maleficent (2014) " Definitely the baddest fairy of them all. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4/5 66% The Railway Man (2014) " Intense, well-acted, worth seeing but the back and forth, past to present barely works." — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
1/5 14% Blended (2014) " Sandler & Barrymore. Great chemistry. They're terrific. Their movie is not." — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " You'll love it if Marvel comic book movies are your thing. If not, it's a yawner. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " It's always okay when a baseball movie goes into extra innings. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
1/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla saves the world but can't save he? she? its? movie. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
2/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " Seriously. No one would pay several thousand to sleep with a middle-aged guy who looks like John Turturro. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 9, 2014
2.5/5 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) " Dorothy's return doesn't give you much of a return for the time invested." — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 9, 2014
1/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " Would love to have Seth Rogen as a neighbor. He'd be a blast and probably more fun than his movies." — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 9, 2014
4/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The not so amazing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was enough fun when it was fun to recommend. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted May 1, 2014
1/5 24% The Other Woman (2014) " Couldn't make up its mind whether to do slapstick or more sophisticated brand of comedy and sadly, wasn't that good at either. " — Tri-City Herald
Posted Apr 25, 2014
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 74% 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 20% 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 41% 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 22% 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 79% 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 29% 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
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