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Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Chi-Raq (2015) "As 'Chi-Raq''s world expands, Lee's true target comes into focus: Chi-Raq is Chicago is America, and we are all, in our own way, responsible. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Nov 25, 2015
96% Mustang (2015) "A coming-of-age feminist fairy tale and just the film we need right now. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Nov 20, 2015
71% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "A tedious send-off for Katniss Everdeen. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Nov 17, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "If you never imagined your mind would wander to tentacle porn while watching a James Bond movie, well, at least Spectre serves up something unexpected. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Nov 2, 2015
100% Anomalisa (2015) "The animated film of the year isn't a Pixar pixelfest or a kiddie product pusher, but a deep dive into the soul of a selfish narcissist lost in his own inescapable misery. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Oct 26, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "In Bridge Of Spies, Steven Spielberg finds the perfect use for Tom Hanks' squinty dignity. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Oct 16, 2015
87% The Witch (2016) "The Witch makes exceptional use of its Puritanical setting to build riveting, slow-burn terror. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Oct 2, 2015
97% Finders Keepers (2015) "The strangest documentary of the year is a sensational tango of ego, entitlement, and obsession over one man's gnarled, fleshy, discolored foot. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Oct 1, 2015
96% #DEL Do Not Merge (2015) "The strangest documentary of the year is a sensational tango of ego, entitlement, and obsession over one man's gnarled, fleshy, discolored foot. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Sep 25, 2015
80% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "The most terrifying film of the year with a climax so twisty it begs an immediate second viewing. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Sep 17, 2015
10% Fantastic Four (2015) "Flashes of freshness are utterly M.I.A. in Fantastic Four's final act, which is where its human drama is preempted by stagey, CGI-addled superhero posturing. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Aug 5, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Science fiction blasphemy: Not even explosive set pieces or endless Terminator-on-Terminator fistfights can distract from the nonsense. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Jun 29, 2015
No Score Yet Chocolate City (2015) "Not only uses Ginuwine's 1996 thirst anthem "Pony" to great effect-it also casts Ginuwine as one of Chocolate City's shining stars, grinding for dollars to his own song. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Jun 2, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "Amy Pascal was right in those leaked Sony emails when she bemoaned a story that made no damn sense. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted May 28, 2015
19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "The winking Tom Six, who cameos as himself, knows exactly what kind of movie he's made. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted May 20, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "The post-apocalypse hath no fury like a one-armed woman... George Miller pulls off a rarity in Hollywood blockbusters these days: A muscular action masterpiece built on practical effects, weighty and awe-inspiring. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted May 11, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It's hard to muster the attention span to care about Earth's Mightiest Heroes when we know they'll just be back to do it all again in a few years. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Apr 21, 2015
4/5 86% The House of the Devil (2009) "In this era of torture porn and slasher pics, House of the Devil is a shining example of how to build atmosphere and tension the old-fashioned way. " ‐
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4.5/10 52% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) "Adkins, Van Damme, and Lundgren turn in far more compelling work than they did in their last film together, Expendables 2, though maybe that's not saying much. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 25, 2012
92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "Whedon and Goddard aren't just having a fun little go at tired horror movie conventions -- they're trying to nuke the entire genre. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 10, 2012
7.5/10 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "Action purists should be entertained enough by the slick spectacles Ritchie chains together, set against as handsome a historical London as you're bound to get from the movies. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Dec 15, 2011
7/10 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "If the hoodied Cruise evokes a touch of Eminem-level moodiness in the posters, it's with good reason: Stopping a maniacal supervillain may be on the docket yet again, but this time around Ethan Hunt has gone emo. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Dec 15, 2011
5/10 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "Paranormal Activity 3 undercuts the unsettling groundwork laid by the first two films and takes the series in a disappointing, less-satisfying direction. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 30, 2011
4/10 30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) "By the time my seatmate was filling up her second Human Centipede II barf bag, we had to call an ambulance to the theater. Thank goodness for practical swag? " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 24, 2011
9/10 82% Warrior (2011) "Yes, this is a mixed martial arts movie. It's also one of the most heart-wrenching and deeply felt films of the year. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 8, 2011
5.5/10 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) "The potential to bring Harry Shum Jr.'s sweet dance moves into the third dimension is wasted, and unlike Jon M. Chu's dynamically-lensed Justin Bieber: Never Say Never concert doc, Glee 3D feels disappointingly flat. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 11, 2011
65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) "It may sound silly, but watch Hauer go from shuffling, hesitant outsider on the fringe to vigilante hero raining down justice in the streets with his 12-gauge and you see one of the year's best, most heartbreaking and unhinged performances thus far. " ‐ Movieline
Posted May 5, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Bridesmaids proves that modern comedies about women don't have to be insipid, boring or downright loathsome. Who knew? " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 25, 2011
1.5/5 10% Season of the Witch (2011) "It's The Seventh Seal meets Get Him to the Greek meets Lord of the Rings as if filtered through Uwe Boll's hack-tastic brain. " ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2011
4/5 71% Somewhere (2010) "An intimate foray inside the emotional life of an adult who realizes they've been focusing for far too long on the wrong priorities in life. " ‐
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4.5/5 88% Blue Valentine (2010) "At once sad and celebratory for anyone who's ever fallen in and then out of love. " ‐
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "A darkly comic throwback to the kiddie horror pics of the '80s, cheeky and just a bit grotesque. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010
4.5/5 90% The Fighter (2010) "Ward's story may unfold in the manner of many sports biopics but The Fighter's more about the complex familial ties that bind than it is about the sweet science itself. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010
3.5/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) "Kudos to Brooks for crafting Lisa as the kind of smart, level-headed, capable, red-blooded, confident female protagonist we almost never get to see in the movies. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010
1.5/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) "Yogi Bear is aggressively average, but it isn't the kind of children's movie you need to fear. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010
1.5/5 10% Little Fockers (2010) "...and then Ben Stiller sticks a needle into Academy Award winner Robert De Niro's drug-induced boner. No cineaste should have to watch the mighty fall so low. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010
1/5 20% Gulliver's Travels (2010) "Crass and careless, irresponsible and inappropriate, Gulliver's Travels also features the worst on-screen death of the year. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010
5/5 96% True Grit (2010) "Seemingly simple and straightforward upon first glance, the handsome period Western blossoms considerably into a profound nostalgic experience. " ‐
Posted Dec 22, 2010
2.5/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) "All digital dazzle and little substance. " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4.5/5 87% Black Swan (2010) "Portman gives a meticulously controlled performance that culminates in the most haunting and grandiose cinematic coup de grace of the year. " ‐
Posted Dec 3, 2010
1.5/5 90% Tangled (2010) "For all the girl power messaging in Tangled's marketing campaign, this updated Rapunzel is a fairly terrible role model for little girls. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2010
1.5/5 43% Faster (2010) "Empty, fleeting stuff that resonates only long enough for the next car chase/fight scene/shoot-out to come along. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2010
3.5/5 36% Burlesque (2010) "Burlesque razzle-dazzles its way through a litany of familiar showbiz clich├ęs and comes out, for the most part, with sequins and false eyelashes intact. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2010
1.5/5 52% The Next Three Days (2010) "The Next Three Days is a popcorn thriller through and through. Unfortunately, it's also painfully boring. " ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2010
4/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "Get ready for a long eight months, Potterites. " ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2010
1.5/5 15% Skyline (2010) "A mess of a movie that reaches a completely ridiculous and unexpected (but not in a good way) conclusion. " ‐
Posted Nov 12, 2010
2/5 56% Morning Glory (2010) "Blows a noisy raspberry in the face of old media while the mocking warble of a Natasha Bedingfield song plays over the end credits. " ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2010
1/5 86% Unstoppable (2010) "Every shred of true story credence becomes lost in a flurry of facepalm-worthy character decisions, headache-inducing edits and stupid, preposterous action. " ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2010
1.5/5 40% Due Date (2010) "Basically Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, minus the earned sentiment and John Hughes cred. " ‐
Posted Nov 5, 2010
4/5 72% Megamind (2010) "A smart send-up of the Superman myth and the age-old precept of good vs. evil. " ‐
Posted Nov 5, 2010
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