Glenn Whipp

Glenn Whipp

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Associated Press , Baltimore Sun , Chicago Tribune , Houston Chronicle , Los Angeles Daily News , Los Angeles Times , MSNBC , Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1014

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (2014) " The movie can be enjoyed by anyone, not just sports fans. Underdog stories simply don't get better than this." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014) " The film moves fluidly between Hentoff's career focus on the Constitution and jazz, his "two main reasons for being," seeing freedom as the key to the beauty of both." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
54% EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky (2014) " The film's misguided determination to present a PG-13 version of a pasties-optional, three-day party gives an unreal air to a surreal event, though that doesn't mean "Under the Electric Sky" is without its blissful moments." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 21% Girl Most Likely (2013) " Somewhere in this overstuffed mix, there's probably a good movie about a woman's journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 18, 2013
2/5 12% Hustlers (2013) " Nearly two decades after its release, "Pulp Fiction" is still inspiring imitators." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/5 60% Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire (2013) " The almost-complete absence of dissenting voices will likely limit its audience to gun-toting members of the choir, though anyone with an interest in the subject would be well-served by hearing its arguments." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2.5/5 74% The Source Family (2013) " Baker's transformation from "spiritual father" to megalomaniac follows a familiar path of brainwashing and hedonism ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 9, 2013
3.5/5 100% Stolen Seas (2013) " What really elevates the film ... is the crucial context that Payne provides to explain - but not justify - the pirates' actions." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2/5 31% Language of a Broken Heart (2013) " Just don't expect to fall hard for it." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 —— Better Mus Come (2013) " It's a tad overstuffed, but never lacks for interest." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3.5/5 89% Girl Rising (2013) " Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, "Girl Rising" stands as a testament to the power of information." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2/5 9% ATM (2012) " Screenwriter Chris Sparling worked in confined spaces to far better effect before with the minimalist Ryan Reynolds thriller"Buried." He must have used his best ideas there." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 5, 2012
1/5 38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) " If it's a Funny or Die movie, where's the "die" button?" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 1, 2012
1/5 11% Gone (2012) " A movie that makes "Murder on the Orient Express" feel like"The Silence of the Lambs"by comparison." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 27, 2012
3/5 26% Underworld Awakening (2012) " A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 21, 2012
2.5/5 67% The Front Line (2012) " A war movie not quite worth engaging." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3/5 —— Spellbound (2011) " Although much of the film's broad humor at times makes it feel like an unwanted mash-up of "Scary Movie" and "Date Movie," writer-director Hwang In-ho invests the material with enough clever scenarios to keep it engaging." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 15, 2011
2/5 4% Abduction (2011) " "Abduction" is just the third movie John Singleton has directed in the past decade, and it contains neither the passion nor the competence of his two previous genre efforts - "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 23, 2011
3/5 38% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) " Perry possesses a superb ear for the themes and emotions that connect him to his core audience, and that's on display again here, though the unconverted might grumble that the movie's many riffs and rants feel recycled from previous offerings." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 25, 2011
3/5 82% Wretches & Jabberers (2011) " Though the movie can be a bit meandering at times, Wurzberg deserves credit for keeping the focus on her subjects' humanity without being self-conscious about doing so." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2.5/4 46% Soul Surfer (2011) " That "Soul Surfer" rates as a giant leap for this team speaks well about the conviction the movie's actors bring to the material as well as the respect afforded the Hamilton family and their faith." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 7, 2011
2/5 17% You Again (2010) " A parallel track for two generations of women to play out petty grudges and pratfall their way through the mud and muck to the inevitable group hug." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 23, 2010
2.5/5 16% Alpha and Omega (2010) " The story comes off as patchwork, with a climax cribbed from The Lion King and odd musical sequences that seem inspired by …ahem, classic Mariah Carey. It's not quite the vision of love intended." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2010
4/5 —— Chosin (2010) " Though it's a bit short on context and detail, the movie boasts a host of riveting interviews with the men caught behind enemy lines in the brutal winter battle at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3.5/5 76% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) " Thompson again wrote the screenplay, putting an emphasis on language, emotion and manners, qualities typically in short supply in movies geared toward families." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 19, 2010
2/5 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) " Better than the original Cats & Dogs. But so is a rabies shot." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 30, 2010
3.5/5 85% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2010) " For the majority of its leisurely running time, Christian Caron's twisty thriller sports a smart sophistication along with an amazing story that's all the more remarkable for its relative anonymity in history books." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2010
3.5/5 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " Tenderness isn't a quality found much these days in the whirring-and-clanging busyness of family movies, which makes this G-rated gem's emphasis on emotion and heart all the more laudable." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 22, 2010
2.5/5 9% Marmaduke (2010) " It's kind of fun. For about five minutes." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 3, 2010
62% When You're Strange (2010) " A formal exercise in redundancy, offering no new insights into the much mythologized rock band." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 8, 2010
92% Vincere (2010) " Bellocchio tells the film's historical story in an electrifying fashion, mixing in newsreel footage, on-screen slogans and Futurist art, a bit of thunder and lightning and Carlo Crivelli's boom-boom score." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 2, 2010
20% The Last Song (2010) " Kinnear lends the movie a dignity it doesn't deserve and stands as the only cast member whose dramatic moments aren't propped up by soaring musical cues." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 30, 2010
4/5 86% Hubble 3D (2010) " It's a movie that not only puts you in space but lets you travel through it with a speed and wonder that would make James T. Kirk go a little weak in the knees." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2010
3/5 81% City Island (2010) " Garcia delivers a nerve-jangling tour de force tryout that will be appreciated by out-of-work actors for years to come." — Baltimore Sun
Posted Mar 18, 2010
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) " In transferring the clean, precise humor of Kinney's illustrations and prose to the big-screen, the material loses just a bit of its charm." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 18, 2010
2.5/5 68% Defendor (2009) " Stebbings is more interested in deconstructing heroism than creating a concrete world, sapping the movie of the immediacy it needs to come alive. For all its aspirations, the film never meshes into something cohesive or substantial." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2010
71% The Crazies (2010) " A beautifully shot film that contains equal measures of style and gore." — Associated Press
Posted Feb 24, 2010
23% Saint John of Las Vegas (2010) " As a portrait of one man's journey toward dignity, Saint John isn't bad enough to create its own special circle of hell. As a comedy, though, it's anything but divine." — Associated Press
Posted Jan 27, 2010
28% Extraordinary Measures (2010) " Fraser brings earnest sincerity to the role of the heroic dad, but all the lip quivering in the world can't overcome the movie's turgid presentation." — Associated Press
Posted Jan 21, 2010
21% Leap Year (2010) " There's not one surprising moment in the script, but Adams and Goode allow you to look past the familiar and develop a rooting interest in them as a couple." — Associated Press
Posted Jan 8, 2010
21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) " Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel offers exactly two big laughs for its kiddo target audience -- one involves passing gas, the other a shot to the crotch." — Associated Press
Posted Dec 22, 2009
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) " Did you hear about the Morgans? If so, you might wish you hadn't." — Associated Press
Posted Dec 18, 2009
1/5 19% Motherhood (2009) " Whiny and self-involved, Thurman's mother of two sees judgment around every corner and believes the universe has conspired against her because the bakery misspelled her daughter's name on a birthday cake." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 7, 2009
3/5 41% Armored (2009) " Armored won't win any prizes, but it does offer comforting evidence that there's still room for a well-crafted B movie among CG-laden spectacles." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 7, 2009
46% Everybody's Fine (2009) " De Niro offers a master class of mannered, minimalist acting." — Associated Press
Posted Dec 2, 2009
26% Ninja Assassin (2009) " Since the ninjas only come out when it's dark, most of the movie's fight scenes are low on both visibility and excitement." — Associated Press
Posted Nov 24, 2009
2/5 21% Planet 51 (2009) " Instead of spinning its spoof of 1950s sci-fi paranoia in new directions, the movie trades in potty humor and tired sendups of The Terminator and Star Wars." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 19, 2009
66% The Blind Side (2009) " Writer-director John Lee Hancock wisely lets the true story of Michael Oher speak for itself." — Associated Press
Posted Nov 18, 2009
29% Women in Trouble (2009) " The attractive cast, notably the earthy Gugino, tries hard to invest the one-note characters with a degree of humanity, but are betrayed at every turn by the thin material." — Associated Press
Posted Nov 11, 2009
19% The Fourth Kind (2009) " The flat-lining, alien-abduction thriller The Fourth Kind offers a close encounter that buries an interesting idea under a barrage of gimmicky, carnivallike hokum." — Associated Press
Posted Nov 5, 2009
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