Jeffrey Chen

Jeffrey Chen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Biography:
Jeff's movie-loving father made movies more a part of his life by opening a couple of video stores. His born-again movie-loving son now makes movies a part of his life by writing reviews about them. Jeff writes for ReelTalkReviews.com and his own site, windowtothemovies.com.
Publications:
ReelTalk Movie Reviews , Window to the Movies
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1082
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
7/10 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " The successful run of a franchise such as this is truly a rare feat in Hollywood. Take a bow, folks." — Window to the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2011
7/10 92% Source Code (2011) " Duncan Jones's sophomore film, Source Code, is an assured second step into the realm of thoughtful science fiction." — Window to the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2011
5/10 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " Eventually the whole thing feels a little too silly to be able to take any of its inherent concerns meaningfully." — Window to the Movies
Posted Jul 26, 2011
6/10 93% Of Gods and Men (2011) " Confirms without really challenging our readily held beliefs about the nobility of selflessness and sacrifice." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 20, 2011
7/10 88% Rango (2011) " Kudos to the director for making it as oddball as it could get away with." — Window to the Movies
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4/10 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) " Like Twilight, makes the shallow desire to run away with a boy the heroine's main concern." — Window to the Movies
Posted Jul 15, 2011
8/10 89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) " One to absorb, to wonder at, and, perhaps most significantly, to give exposure to lines of thinking that one might not be familiar with." — Window to the Movies
Posted Jul 14, 2011
7/10 39% Cars 2 (2011) " No, Cars 2 isn't another pearl from Pixar, but it's entertaining and well-made." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 25, 2011
10/10 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Its assembly alone makes a case for its achieving cinematic heights. It's a work of great confidence, asking its audience to observe, reflect, and feel." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 22, 2011
8/10 93% Another Year (2010) " [Observes] the thin lines and acute angles which separate well-adjusted people on a continuing path of contentment from the less fortunate ones who live lives of regret and desperation. " — Window to the Movies
Posted Jun 17, 2011
6/10 65% Biutiful (2010) " Even though this movie piles it on, I can see its positive values and the potential it would have to reach the hearts of its audience." — Window to the Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2011
4/10 24% The Dilemma (2011) " Feels like a throwaway effort by everyone involved." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 7, 2011
5/10 43% The Green Hornet (2011) " Derivative of several molds and unable to really take command of any of them." — Window to the Movies
Posted Jun 3, 2011
7/10 73% Megamind (2010) " Would be lost in the crowd, perhaps deservedly so, if it didn't pull aces on its execution." — Window to the Movies
Posted May 26, 2011
8/10 95% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) " We will likely never be able to see this amazing place in person. Thanks to Herzog for giving us the next best thing." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 20, 2011
7/10 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " From the movie's standpoint, [its story] is a common tragedy that deserves acknowledgment and pity, and it pulls absolutely no punches in sharing its view." — Window to the Movies
Posted May 12, 2011
5/10 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) " The lead kids here have their charms, and while the film is functional it lacks distinction and a passionate sense of drive." — Window to the Movies
Posted May 12, 2011
7/10 77% Thor (2011) " A well-balanced mixture of summer movie pop aesthetics -- not too serious, not too light, with a flare for visual pizazz and big personality." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 9, 2011
6/10 32% How Do You Know (2010) " What makes any of these kinds of movies run involves the appeal of the main actors, and all three, stalwart in their screen likabilities, smooth the proceedings." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 3, 2011
4/10 20% The Tourist (2010) " Depp and Jolie together create a chemical black hole. They couldn't produce sparks with dry hair and a comb." — Window to the Movies
Posted May 3, 2011
7/10 92% Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2011) " The movie is simply an entertaining second chance to see more of this man of character in action." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 23, 2011
5/10 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " There were several potential avenues to develop here, but the film settles for something conventional and sentimental with its love story." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 8, 2011
7/10 97% Animal Kingdom (2010) " Michôd takes familiar material and approaches it with less emphasis on the sensational and more on the surreal atmosphere of accepted dread." — Window to the Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2011
7/10 79% Fair Game (2010) " A drama about the cost of idealism and sticking to your guns in order to bring truth to the light." — Window to the Movies
Posted Apr 1, 2011
7/10 52% The Next Three Days (2010) " Haggis somehow pulls off a delicate balancing act -- a gravity-bound fantasy scenario -- showing us John's desperate, dark, human need while playing out made-for-movie scenes." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2011
7/10 86% Unstoppable (2010) " Scott subdues his more stylized tendencies to deliver the kind of meat-and-potatoes action thriller that might very well be watched and enjoyed by the heroic blue collar characters in this movie." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2011
3/10 9% My Soul to Take (2010) " Is it just possible that Craven fumbled the ball this time and gave us the equivalent of a fairly amateur teen horror flick?" — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2011
7/10 85% Easy A (2010) " It does get by on lively energy, a creativity in its writing, and a star turn by Stone." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2011
6/10 41% Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) (2010) " A passable piece from the junior Miyazaki, and one only hopes the reservation in voice felt here will be far more loosened in future projects." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2011
8/10 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) " To give Tati his posthumous chance to express a very sad story may have been Chomet's only true course, and, to be honest, the film is beautifully, thoughtfully realized." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 16, 2011
10/10 98% Inside Job (2010) " We want them to go to jail and realize the horror of what they've done? Is that too much to hope for? The answer may be too hard to face." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2011
6/10 82% Four Lions (2010) " The comedy is as black as can be, both silly and sharp ... It just doesn't quite succeed in its Dr. Strangelove-inspired goal." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 8, 2011
8/10 88% White Material (2010) " Vial is presented as a complex character who feels she's been backed against a wall, and on the one hand we can see where she's coming from, but on the other hand we might think she's just nuts." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 4, 2011
9/10 98% Marwencol (2010) " Speaks to the addictiveness, the catharsis, the unpredictability, and the eternity of the creative process." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 4, 2011
7/10 96% Sweetgrass (2009) " The movie is decidedly no frills, and it both lives and dies by this strict adherence to its protocol." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2011
9/10 92% Vincere (2010) " The events occur not to tell a narrative, but to illustrate an emotional progress." — Window to the Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2011
8/10 90% Fish Tank (2010) " Reveals the incidental arrival of the first trickles of emerging maturity." — Window to the Movies
Posted Feb 28, 2011
5/10 54% The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010) " Lisbeth Salander, played by Noomi Rapace, spends most of the story constrained -- first in the hospital, then in prison. What fun is that?" — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 24, 2011
7/10 66% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) " Resnais is having fun here, possibly at the expense of audiences who demand tradition." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 24, 2011
5/10 46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) " Although Allen's field of poorly adjusted people may be interesting to watch run around for a while, they shed little new light on an already well-expressed cynical point of view." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2011
5/10 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " Not only drags out too long, it fails to pay off at the end." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2011
8/10 73% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) " The discipline on display here, to stick with concept and to execute it with consistency, is intense and considerable." — Window to the Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2011
8/10 89% Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010) " Notable for its realism ... striking in its simple relatability." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2011
6/10 43% Ong Bak 3 (2011) " The 'enlightened' defensive fighting of Jaa, whose screen presence is more crucial than ever here in selling this scenario, pulls it off -- but just by a hair." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 10, 2011
8/10 32% A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop (San qiang pai an jing qi) (A Simple Noodle Story) (The First Gun) (2010) " A valentine from one director to a famous team of others." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2011
6/10 79% Nowhere Boy (2010) " A passable drama, and might make a nice double feature with Backbeat." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2011
9/10 92% Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010) " A kind of ingenious horror show you just can't take your eyes off of." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2011
3/10 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) " The law of diminishing returns rears its ugly, ugly head with Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth movie in a series that is going absolutely nowhere." — Window to the Movies
Posted Feb 2, 2011
6/10 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " Those who see [Gordon Gekko] as an antihero worthy of redemption might find this kinder, gentler Wall Street worth sitting through." — Window to the Movies
Posted Feb 2, 2011
5/10 80% I Am Love (2010) " For me the obvious attempts at enhancing lushness, rapture, and emotional swings were not connecting. I couldn't help noticing it was trying too hard." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 1, 2011
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