Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 95% 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 79% 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 72% 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 51% 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
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " With its fantastic ensemble of characters and great sense of humor (not to mention an incredible soundtrack), it rises above the standard formula to make an entertaining and thrilling ride that leaves a lasting impression. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
5/5 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) " Mr. Smith Goes to Washington remains one of the quintessential films about American politics to this very day. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Dec 3, 2014
2.5/5 35% The November Man (2014) " The November Man is a second-rate espionage thriller that desperately wants to be in the same tier as Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan, but thanks to dull characters and an unengaging plot, it merely ends up being a flat and forgettable spy outing. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 24, 2014
4/5 70% What If (2014) " What If is that rare romantic comedy that's able to fulfill both parts of the genre qualifications, while at the same time overcoming the limitations placed on it by the cumbersome and overused formula normally associated with it. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3.5/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " While "22 Jump Street" may not be quite as funny as its predecessor, it still manages to deliver a multitude of laughs over its stretched runtime, all while using pretty much the same premise. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 17, 2014
2.5/5 64% Dolls (1987) " Stuart Gordon's "Dolls" features some neat special effects and makeup, but they're not nearly enough to make up for the film's lack of material and sluggish pacing. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 10, 2014
2.5/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " It's an idea that should have worked marvelously for the screen, but without the same energy from the music being put into the narrative, it's not surprising at all that it would hit a flat note early on and never be able to recover. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3.5/5 49% Maleficent (2014) " "Maleficent" is a fascinating spin on an old tale that gives us the unique opportunity to explore the story from a different point of view. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 3, 2014
2.5/5 60% Hercules (2014) " Johnson has a ball with the role, and there's something to be said for the exciting third act, but that doesn't make up for the sheer drudgery of the first two-thirds of the film that feature terrible pacing and very little characterization. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Nov 3, 2014
2/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Scott Derrickson's "Deliver Us from Evil" suffers from an immense lack of originality, a bloated runtime of two hours, and pacing that makes a snail look fast. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 27, 2014
2.5/5 38% Nightbreed (1990) " Clive Barker's "Nightbreed" suffers from a very flawed and weak premise, one that doesn't even come close to supporting the two-hour runtime. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 27, 2014
2/5 36% Squirm (1976) " Squirm is nothing but a failed attempt at making an amusing creature feature, one that suffers from terrible pacing and just about every other issue a low-budget horror film could possibly have hindering it. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 27, 2014
2.5/5 78% Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Penny Dreadful was an intriguing idea with quite a bit of potential, but unfortunately the execution of that idea is extremely flawed, resulting in a story that is buried and distracted by a myriad of pointless subplots. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 13, 2014
2.5/5 39% Kingdom of Heaven (2005) " Even with the addition of 45 minutes of new footage, Sir Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven remains a rather uneventful epic with a story that fails to engage. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " With its intriguing premise, engaging characters, and plenty of thrills to go around, Edge of Tomorrow makes for a breath of fresh air in a genre that has been crushed under monotony as of late. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 6, 2014
5/5 92% Sleeping Beauty (1959) " Sleeping Beauty is a masterpiece that looks and sounds better than ever on Blu-ray, and with an outstanding selection of fascinating special features, this is a release that is easily labeled a must-own. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 100% Roger & Me (1989) " Michael Moore's film is intelligent, funny, in-depth, and touching, all executed with a gripping hands-on approach to the material that helps engage the audience more than you're standard talking heads documentary. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Transformers: Age of Extinction is simply more of the same mindless action, flat characters, and utter boredom that we've come to expect from these bloated mechanical sequels. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3.5/5 89% Once Upon a Time in America (1984) " While Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America" is not quite the masterpiece that some make it out to be due to its excess, there are still plenty of things to recommend about it. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3.5/5 95% Ghost in the Shell (1996) " Ghost in the Shell stands as one of the pioneering films of anime history, one that captures the imagination with its intricate story and dazzles the eyes with its gorgeous animation. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Sep 29, 2014
2.5/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " "Neighbors" may not be an all-out disaster, but it is an unfunny comedy that just can't find any jokes that really hit the mark. As a result, it's a rather dull film that wastes a potentially hilarious premise. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
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