Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Jeff Beck'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
2.5/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "Instead of helping the story to move along as the middle part of a trilogy should, Insurgent ends up being nothing more than another helping of the problems that held back its predecessor. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "X-Men: Days of Future Past builds upon the outstanding First Class by offering up an immensely fascinating and spectacularly entertaining storyline that just goes to show how far this franchise has come in recent years. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "With "Ex Machina," writer/director Alex Garland has delivered a thoughtful, thrilling, and entertaining science-fiction tale that ends up doing more with its minimal budget than some films of the genre do with several times such an amount. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 46% The Cell (2000) "The Cell is a dazzling mind-bender of a film that features spectacular visuals from the elegant sets to the gorgeous costumes, all encompassed in a thrilling story that will have you on the edge of your seat. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jul 6, 2015
4/5 75% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "It can easily be said that season three is a step up from the previous season, and it ends up being for a very basic reason: the intrigue has returned in force and is simply more engaging than what season two had to offer. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jul 6, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "Pixar has truly outdone themselves, delivering their most intelligent, ambitious, and flat-out best film yet. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
4/4 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "This is one of those films that really makes you appreciate the smaller projects that come out each year. There are no fancy effects propping it up, no fancy camera work, just a brilliantly-written script and some marvelous performances. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "For all its talk about bringing life back to animals and humans, "The Lazarus Effect" simply doesn't have any to spare for itself. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "Run All Night may not have the makings of a particularly memorable thriller, but with a highly-entertaining storyline that's almost constantly at full-throttle, it makes for a rather enjoyable on-the-run/revenge flick. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Damian Szifron's Wild Tales is an insane and delightful collection of stories that combines thrills and dark comedy for a spellbinding and unforgettable experience. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jun 14, 2015
2/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Jupiter Ascending is a gigantic, soulless misfire from the Wachowskis, bringing with it a nonsensical plotline and characters that are in desperate need of development. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jun 1, 2015
2.5/5 29% Cymbeline (2015) "Michael Almereyda's modernized adaptation of Cymbeline comes to the screen with a number of flaws, including an overstuffed plot and a questionable structure. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 17, 2015
3.5/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "Despite having slight issues with an overlong runtime and a narrative that downshifts in the second half, Leviathan manages to power through with a compelling story and a beautifully-crafted look. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) "Mortdecai is a completely misguided attempt at bringing Kyril Bonfiglioli's beloved cult characters to the screen, utilizing unfunny jokes that are repeated ad nauseum, and featuring a downright embarrassing performance from Johnny Depp. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 11, 2015
1/5 11% The Pyramid (2014) "The Pyramid is nothing but a tiresome, lazy, unoriginal, and downright badly made "found footage" horror film. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 11, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "When you take a close look at Fifty Shades of Grey, it becomes painfully clear that it's basically a plethora of sex scenes strung together with a bare minimum of support. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 7, 2015
5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) "Even after 25 years, Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas remains the very apex of mobster cinema. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 29% Lost River (2015) "Ryan Gosling has taken many great visual skills from his time with director Nicholas Winding Refn, but unfortunately his writing still has a long way to go, turning Lost River into an aimless and bland experience to rival Refn's own Only God Forgives. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 4, 2015
4/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years presents an intriguing and compelling spin on the standard musical, and on storytelling in general. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 2, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Avengers: Age of Ultron may be very similar to the original film, but that's ok, for it still results in an equally thrilling ride. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2.5/5 89% Mad Max (1979) "While Mad Max has been hailed as a classic by some, it becomes plain to see that that reputation is not entirely deserved thanks to a bare-bones plot that doesn't even fill 90 minutes and a sluggish pace that will leave viewers struggling to stay awake. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Apr 27, 2015
4.5/5 96% The Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The Missing is a fascinating, unique, and ambitious piece of storytelling that one can't help but get engrossed in. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Apr 13, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Echoes (2015) "Thanks to a lazy and amateurishly-written screenplay, Echoes is nothing but a bland horror offering that is more likely to bore you rather than give you the slightest chill. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 52% Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Turn: Season One is a great start for a show filled with exciting intrigue and compelling, character-driven drama. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3.5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "Whiplash rises on the strengths of a brilliant, Oscar-winning performance from J.K. Simmons and a great soundtrack to complement it, turning what could have been a rather bland story of a determined drummer into something a little more memorable. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Big Hero 6 is an exciting, action-packed adventure with plenty of heart that both kids and adults alike will find entertaining. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The Theory of Everything features incredible Oscar-nominated performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, but ultimately it's unable to strike a good balance between Stephen Hawking's personal and professional life. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 17, 2015
1.5/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Dumb and Dumber To is a complete misfire and an embarrassment for all involved, featuring far too much unfunny juvenile material that merely makes one wonder how on Earth anyone thought it would work. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/5 98% 101 Dalmatians (1961) "Featuring a gripping story, beautiful animation, and an unforgettable villain, 101 Dalmatians remains one of Disney's great enduring classics that has stood the test of time. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 9, 2015
2.5/5 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "Alexander... etc. isn't exactly a terrible film, but it was definitely in need of a little retooling so that the events plaguing this family weren't quite so unbelievable, annoying, and on the lower end of the comic scale. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) "With a well-developed main character, outstanding action sequences, and a good dose of laughs along the way, John Wick easily ranks as one of the best and most entertaining action films of the last several years. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Feb 2, 2015
2.5/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "There are certainly good things to be found within it, but when you're left asking yourself "is that it?" at the end, you can't help but feel a little let down to discover that there wasn't more to it. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2.5/5 77% Fury (2014) "David Ayer's Fury has a great look and a talented ensemble, but unfortunately character development and substance are placed on the backburner in favor of a film that is nothing more than a series of loud and monotonous tank battles. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 26, 2015
2/4 73% American Sniper (2015) "What we end up with is a rather empty film that doesn't begin to scratch the surface of this incredible individual, a shell that gives us the layout of his life, but nothing more. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "While there is a lot to like about David Fincher's "Gone Girl," including a great ensemble and excellent direction, the film suffers from a flawed structure that reveals too much too soon. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 14, 2015
3/5 97% My Left Foot (1989) "Despite fine performances from Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot is a middling biopic that takes a rather superficial look at the extraordinary life of Christy Brown, never daring to go deeper into what made him tick. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 12, 2015
1.5/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "The film becomes something of a meandering mess of scenes that never adds up to a cohesive whole, stretching on and on for an unforgivable two and a half hours. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2.5/5 64% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Black Sails is a major disappointment, squandering endless potential for a show that features an incredibly dry story and flat characters. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3/5 90% The Guest (2014) "The Guest has a fine premise, but thanks to the sloppy execution, the full potential of the story is never realized. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2/5 27% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) "Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is a rather pointless sequel that basically rehashes the story from the first film, with a little desperately added history of the titular character thrown in in an effort to differentiate it from its predecessor. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/5 10% No Good Deed (2014) "No Good Deed is one of the least inspired and laziest films of 2014, featuring a complete lack of originality and a waste of talent from Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 1, 2015
2.5/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) "What it needed most desperately of all was a bit of originality to offset the multitude of action sequences suspended on a thread of a plot, for without that, it becomes nothing more than another forgettable action flick with very little to offer. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/5 92% Pride (2014) "While Pride does have a lot to like about it, including a fantastic ensemble and a positive, uplifting message, sadly the film is smothered in a little too much excess, which in turn makes it not work as well as it might have. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1.5/5 39% Tusk (2014) "Without a doubt, "Tusk" joins "Cop Out" at the very bottom of Kevin Smith's filmography, being nothing more than a grotesque, unengaging, and overstretched film that's easily a prime candidate for the worst picture of 2014. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) "Fans are sure to be pleased by what Marshall and screenwriter James Lapine have done here. If anything, my similar reaction to the musical and the film just goes to show how great a job they've done in bringing it from the stage to the screen. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2.5/4 51% Unbroken (2014) "Unbroken is a biopic that comes off as very standard and flat, bringing with it very little reason for the audience to get engaged in Louis' difficult situation. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3.5/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "The Skeleton Twins makes for an engaging film that gets you emotionally involved, while also giving you some good laughs in the process, and for that intelligent mixture, it's a dramedy that's definitely worth seeing. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 15, 2014
2/5 62% Lord of Illusions (1995) "Sadly, with Lord of Illusions, Clive Barker stumbles into the same pitfalls he did when he made Nightbreed just five years earlier. It's dull, unengaging, and features a plot that is stretched out far past its breaking point. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 15, 2014
3.5/5 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "It may not rank in the top tier of Woody Allen's incredible filmography, but it provides just enough for a worthwhile experience that fans of his work will no doubt enjoy. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 12, 2014
1/5 46% Natural Born Killers (1994) "It can easily be said that "Natural Born Killers" ranks among the worst films in Oliver Stone's filmography. It's an incompetently-made attempt at drilling home an incredibly simplistic point that anyone can learn from turning on the news. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 11, 2014
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