Jeff Bayer

Jeff Bayer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Jeff Bayer'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
7/10 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "While it feels a little messy, they get enough things right (like Garfield's Peter Parker). " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jul 13, 2012
9/10 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) "It's small, but not simple. There are three shocking dramatic twists that feel completely earned. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 25, 2012
7/10 55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) "We've seen Carell be mopey before. In fact, I say we declare him King of the Mopes! " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 25, 2012
5/10 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) "Even for those looking for crazy fun, I think they'll be disappointed with how serious, and how much of Lincoln's life is actually included in this mashup. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 25, 2012
7/10 78% Brave (2012) "That dazzling red hair outshines any story that 'Brave' attempts to tell. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 25, 2012
6/10 57% The Dictator (2012) "It doesn't expose stupidity. That's what Cohen has done absolutely wonderfully in the past with his other characters. Now he's just acting stupid, with only some funny results. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 13, 2012
4/10 27% High School (2012) "After an amusing start, this film seems to forget it's a pot comedy. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 13, 2012
6/10 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "It's an odd epic that has moments, but nothing that will stand the test of time. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 13, 2012
8/10 73% Prometheus (2012) "'Prometheus' could be starting something great. While it looks amazing, the jury is out on whether it ends up reminding me of 'The Matrix Reloaded' more than anything else. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/10 29% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) "Jane Fonda's hippy offers nothing but a chance for Catherine Keener's uptight New Yorker to bicker with. What a flat film. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 13, 2012
7/10 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) "Is vomit ever a good thing? 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' is cinematic vomit, and that's a compliment. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Jun 13, 2012
4.5/5 67% Lawless (2012) "When you have the chance to see this film in August, pull the damn trigger. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 20, 2012
9/10 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "This is Anderson being Anderson. I'm quite happy with that. It's realistic imagination overload. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted May 16, 2012
5/10 37% Dark Shadows (2012) "It's filled with moments that don't really matter, especially when dealing with the fishing business. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted May 16, 2012
9/10 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "It's a blockbuster that manages to please with intelligence and fun. Whedon makes it look easy. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted May 16, 2012
4/10 22% The Raven (2012) "They want it to be 'Seven' meets 'Sherlock Holmes' and you can tell Cusack is into it. Unfortunately the plot is ridiculous and the murder-mystery is boring. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
5/10 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) "The wacky comedy is not enough to enjoy watching this crumbling relationship. I finally feel the Apatow length. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
5/10 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) "I wish I could call the plot about a dodo bird 'whimsical,' but there just wasn't enough laughs from these 'Pirates.' " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
8/10 82% Goon (2012) "This proves we don't need a remake of 'Slap Shot.' Funny and violent, 'Goon' is a very good sports movie. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
7/10 75% Damsels in Distress (2012) "This is the driest comedy farce in all the land. It fits very nicely in Stillman's catalog. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
2/10 20% The Lucky One (2012) "Efron's kind of handsome is more pretty than rugged. Don't worry. The geniuses behind 'The Lucky One' know how to solve that problem. He's got scruff. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
5/10 51% The Three Stooges (2012) "This film feels like a quality straight to DVD flick. 'The Three Stooges' is not as painful as I thought it would be. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
6/10 53% Think Like a Man (2012) "A really fun date movie until every couple has to break up and try to get back together. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 29, 2012
9/10 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) "I wonder what 2012 film will have the sixth best action sequence. 'The Raid' will own the top five spots in a landslide. What a great action flick. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
8/10 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) "I liked everything about this film except for the ending. I loved that part. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
7/10 42% Casa de mi padre (2012) "Will Ferrell took a chance with this one, and I'm glad he did. It's played 90 percent straight, and that other 10 percent is odd and hilarious. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
10/10 91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "This is the most fun I have ever had watching a horror film. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
8/10 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) "It's like this film almost sneaks up on you as you're watching it. At first it's just quirky/cute, but it becomes much more. Mark Duplass gives his best performance. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
9/10 78% Killer Joe (2012) "It feels weird to say, 'I liked it,' but I know deep down, in places that feel uncomfortable, I loved it. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
9/10 66% Friends With Kids (2012) "After three months of films in 2012, 'Friends with Kids' is the best. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
5/10 51% John Carter (2012) "I understand John Carter likes being on Mars (superpowers + hot, intelligent princess). I just don't want to be there with him. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
4/10 28% Project X (2012) "The party won't stop, even though you want it to. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
6/10 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) "Mindless fun isn't exactly what I was hoping for with 'The Lorax,' but that's what you get. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
8/10 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) "I'm as surprised as you that this film could end up being the funniest of 2012. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
6/10 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "I didn't read the book. While the film is entertaining enough, I never felt drawn in to this new world. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
6/10 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) "I don't think you'll feel 'happily ever after' when the film ends, but you'll be pleased enough by its magic. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Apr 1, 2012
4/10 26% This Means War (2012) "The more I think about this film, the more upset I get. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 27, 2012
5/10 17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) "If they would have just had more crazy Cage, and a faster 'Crank'-style film, it could have worked. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 27, 2012
7/10 59% Wanderlust (2012) "They barely care about the story, but there's enough funny people involved to make 'Wanderlust' worthwhile. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 27, 2012
4/10 11% Gone (2012) "The only thing worthwhile is seeing Portland (the filming location) on the big screen. It proves this landscape would be good for a thriller/horror, just not this one. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 27, 2012
3/10 25% Act of Valor (2012) "A documentary OR an action/drama honoring the missions of our Navy SEALs could have been good. But instead of OR, they tried AND. It fails. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 27, 2012
7/10 53% Safe House (2012) "It really feels like Denzel Washington owns the place and Ryan Reynolds holds his own. Plus, the action is like a Bourne little brother. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 10, 2012
4/10 42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) "Any sign of cutting-edge 3D effects are gone in this sequel. Now we just have Dwayne Johnson pec popping, and squabbling with Michael Caine in this forgettable adventure. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 10, 2012
8/10 80% Haywire (2012) "It's a fantastic minimalist action film where you actually get to see what is happening. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 10, 2012
8/10 79% The Grey (2012) "The best film of 2012. Too soon? Yeah, you're right. But this film is more than just Neeson killing wolves. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 10, 2012
4/10 66% The Woman in Black (2012) "Back and forth. Back and forth. There's not much plot for Daniel Radcliffe, so he tip-toes around looking for scares that don't add up. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 10, 2012
6/10 85% Chronicle (2012) "The found footage element keeps geting in the way of a good teenage superhero film. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 10, 2012
6/10 73% Big Miracle (2012) "When I was twelve, I remember thinking, hoping and praying for the trapped whales. 'Big Miracle' does just enough to bring those feelings back. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 6, 2012
5/10 40% Red Tails (2012) "It's such an extraordinary true story and 'Red Tails' turns it into something extra ordinary (in other words, really really ordinary). " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 6, 2012
5/10 31% Man on a Ledge (2012) "It's absolutely average. That's not exactly what you are looking for when your subject is about a man on a ledge. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Feb 6, 2012
7/10 92% Arthur Christmas (2011) "Arthur may not be perfect, but he cares. The same can be said for the film. 'Arthur Christmas' is full of just enough holiday cheer. " ‐ The Scorecard Review
Posted Dec 5, 2011
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