Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Examiner.com , We Got This Covered
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
485

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 84% Get On Up (2014) " There's more than enough here to recommend it, especially when you factor in Boseman's skillful portrayal and a phenomenal soundtrack that reminds you just how much of a musical genius Brown truly was." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " In his attempt to build a story around a two-dimensional character, writer/director Richard Shepard has ended up with a meandering mess of clichés that was in desperate need of some originality." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3.5/5 77% Noah (2014) " This is an epic that could easily have gotten lost in spectacle, but Aronofsky has managed to balance things just right, making for a thrilling and touching cinematic experience." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 28, 2014
2.5/5 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " While Cesar Chavez was an important figure in the fight for farmworkers' rights, a film adaptation of his work simply doesn't make for a very compelling experience, especially when it doesn't deliver the emotional impact that it should. " — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
2.5/5 11% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) " "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" is a film that's never sure which way it wants to lean, leading to a very confused tone for a movie that has nothing original to offer in its cliché-filled storyline." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
2.5/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " While Transcendence starts out with a fascinating premise, it loses its way pretty quickly by turning into a sappy and ultimately silly film that isn't able to capitalize on the lofty ideas contained within." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
2.5/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " The fun and entertainment of the original is nowhere to be found, replaced instead with a rushed and overstuffed plot which leads to a film that tries to reach out in so many directions that it ends up getting nowhere." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2.5/5 —— Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982) " With its overly-familiar story and a group of characters that you merely hope will soon become rat food, Deadly Eyes makes for a somewhat tedious viewing experience." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2.5/5 17% Open Grave (2014) " Open Grave starts off well enough, but soon finds itself as lost and confused as its amnesiac characters." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Under the Skin is a hollow film with a fascinating premise that could have been so much more." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 14, 2014
3/5 40% Lake Placid (1999) " While portions of the film do work pretty well, you can't help but wonder how much of an improvement a little variation would have had on the entire project." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 99% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " It's a fascinating glimpse into the creative process, told from the points of view of the people who worked so hard on the project 40 years ago." — Examiner.com
Posted Jul 7, 2014
2.5/5 79% Afflicted (2014) " Afflicted may be slightly more entertaining than most others films of the same type, but it's still unable to hide the fact that it's just as empty as most of them as well." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 30, 2014
4/5 —— Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Whether you're a fan of science or not, Cosmos will keep you enthralled with its wondrous journey through time and space while filling your mind with the knowledge of who we are, where we came from, and just how much further we have to go. " — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2.5/5 74% Enemy (2014) " It has the feeling of a film not thought about all the way through, one that seems as though it was improvised scene by scene. There was certainly the start of a good idea in here, it's just a shame that we don't get to see it come to life." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2.5/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " This is an adaptation that simply doesn't have much of anything that is engaging about it, leading to two hours that end up being more of a slog than the celebration of life and love it should have been." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2.5/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " 300: Rise of an Empire is nothing but an attempt at recapturing the glory of its predecessor through imitation. " — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3.5/5 85% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " While House of Cards: Season Two isn't quite as good as the preceding season, it still provides enough thrills and intrigue to make it worth returning for another 13 episodes of Frank's continuous power struggle. " — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2.5/5 86% Joe (2014) " Joe has just about everything right on the surface, but without anything for the audience to get engaged with, it merely results in an empty film and a waste of two hours." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3.5/5 59% 13 Sins (2014) " 13 Sins is a tense and thrilling rollercoaster that grabs you just a few minutes in and doesn't let go until its done taking you through its bizarre trip." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Its simple themes of friendship and looking at someone more than skin-deep provide a strong backbone for a story that is entertaining and heartwarming at the same time, making this a rare animated treat that is more than just goofy fun." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3.5/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " While "The Lego Movie" may have a pretty basic story, its beautifully animated world and talented vocal cast give it enough depth to provide lots of fun and excitement." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a sequel that will inevitably be compared with its predecessor, and while it doesn't reach the level of that original film, it still acts as a decent continuation of the story." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3.5/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop is an engaging mystery filled with thrills that's sure to keep you guessing with every twist and turn of the story." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
2.5/5 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " As a film, Alan Partridge is too aimless and low on laughs to be worth the 90 minutes." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 9, 2014
4.5/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " I can easily say that this film is more engaging than any action film I've seen of late, which is quite a remarkable achievement." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 9, 2014
2.5/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is not the kind of film that Jack Ryan fans would expect, nor is it the kind of film that they or the character deserve." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 9, 2014
3/5 21% Son Of God (2014) " Son of God is the simple case of an adaptation that doesn't have anything new or original to add to a tale that has been told many, many times before." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2.5/5 43% Ravenous (1999) " "Ravenous" could have turned out to be much more than what it ended up becoming, but thanks to an inability to take advantage of its creepy premise, all we get is a monotonous, forgettable, and worst of all, boring horror film." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 16% Alexander (2004) " This new set presents the film in great quality and comes with some fantastic special features, but it's doubtful that this latest version of "Alexander" is going to change anyone's mind as to the quality of the film itself." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2.5/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " Without the essential emotional attachment to Murphy, the entire project was in vain from the start, turning this into just another big, loud action flick with nothing at its core." — Examiner.com
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 47% Stalingrad (2014) " Stalingrad is a film that is completely lacking in substance, not only on the basic storytelling level, but also on the human level." — Examiner.com
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " While The Monuments Men boasts one of the most impressive casts seen on screen for a long time, the film is ultimately a letdown due to its sluggish pace and uneventful plot." — Examiner.com
Posted May 21, 2014
3.5/5 82% Grand Piano (2014) " Grand Piano may be a bit silly at times, but the thrills it produces are enough to overcome its weaknesses." — Examiner.com
Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " It's silly, over-the-top, and completely unbelievable at times, but it's a lot of fun, which is something that can make all the difference in a film like this." — Examiner.com
Posted May 19, 2014
2.5/5 46% Evilspeak (1982) " Evilspeak may provide a laugh or two, but it's too easily noticeable that there's just not much here, resulting in an empty film that feels stretched beyond its means." — Examiner.com
Posted May 12, 2014
2.5/5 17% Final Exam (1981) " While Shout! Factory has once again done an impressive job with the restoration and special features, "Final Exam" is just another drop in the bucket of cheap and forgettable slasher flicks." — Examiner.com
Posted May 12, 2014
2/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Even the most avid action junkies would have a hard time not rolling their eyes at the blandness of it all." — Examiner.com
Posted May 12, 2014
3.5/5 93% Orange is the New Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Orange is the New Black succeeds as a compelling series thanks to a fascinating set of characters and a story that continually grabs the viewers' attention with multiple twists and turns. " — Examiner.com
Posted May 12, 2014
2/5 25% Mr. Jones (2014) " There's a shred of an interesting idea in Mr. Jones, but the film is far too unfocused, sloppy, and downright dull to leave any kind of impact." — Examiner.com
Posted May 5, 2014
3.5/5 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " The Veronica Mars movie is sure to delight the legions of fans of the show, while also acting as a satisfying mystery for those who are just meeting these characters for the first time." — Examiner.com
Posted May 5, 2014
2.5/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " When you balance all the pros and cons, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't really end up being any better or any worse than the previous film. It does end up being a bit of a disappointment though." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2.5/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) " While Mike Newell's adaptation of "Great Expectations" isn't a terrible one by any means, there just isn't enough here to make it worth the time of sitting through a story that's already been done many times over." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
1.5/5 —— Dead Shadows (2014) " Dead Shadows ends up feeling like a film unfinished in just about every area possible, which merely leaves the audience wondering how in the world it got released in the first place." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2/5 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " There's nothing here to engage the viewer or make them care one iota about what's occurring on the screen, making it no wonder that this got dumped into theaters in the middle of January." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2/5 80% Sorcerer (1977) " Is it any wonder the film slipped into obscurity almost immediately after release? With the number of issues that pile up by the end of these two hours, an incredibly misleading title ends up being the least of its worries." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 21, 2014
2.5/5 21% Copperhead (2013) " There's a good story to be told somewhere in here, but they just couldn't get at it, choosing to stretch out and suffocate what good material they had, resulting in a bland and tedious tale that would fail to engage even the most avid history buff." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
2/4 62% Draft Day (2014) " It's a bland premise that may have looked fine on paper, but put to film, it simply doesn't have any pull to it." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 9, 2014
1.5/4 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Whatever Von Trier was trying to get at, whatever point he was trying to make, gets completely lost because every episode feels like a random happening in Joe's life." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " It may not offer anything new to the Marvel universe, but like the other films, it's highly entertaining and a lot of fun, making it worth the two-hour investment." — Examiner.com
Posted Apr 2, 2014
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