Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Born in the Bay. Raised in the Bay. Likes the French New Wave; She-Ra, Jem and the Holograms, and Barbarella; burritos, and dark chocolate; New Jack Swing; and the 1970s. Left ACL is torn. Wears contact lenses.
Favorites:
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Band of Outsiders, L'Avventura, Pulp Fiction, Newsies, Spaceballs, Barbarella.
Publications:
AWFJ Women on Film , Cinematical , Movieline , Movies.com , Rotten Tomatoes
Total Reviews:
108
Location:
Los Angeles

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 108
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Wright proves himself an expert technician with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, surely one of the most visually dense pieces of pop cinema ever made. " — Movies.com
Posted Aug 12, 2010
3/5 41% The Expendables (2010) " When it gets around to the righteous fightin' and killin' bits, The Expendables more than delivers on its promise to be the manliest movie ever made." — Movies.com
Posted Aug 11, 2010
4.5/5 79% The Other Guys (2010) " Features the original song 'Pimps Don't Cry,' The first clear Oscar front runner of the year." — Movies.com
Posted Aug 4, 2010
3/5 46% Step Up 3 (2010) " Two words: LASER FINGERS!" — Movies.com
Posted Aug 4, 2010
3.5/5 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " Newcomer Joey King is a blue-eyed dynamo who brings Ramona Quimby vividly to life and steals the show from her veteran co-stars." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 21, 2010
1/5 62% Salt (2010) " Beware the deadly shoe-knife." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 21, 2010
4.5/5 86% Inception (2010) " A singular film that seeps into your brain so much so that you might leave the theater looking at the world differently. " — Movies.com
Posted Jul 14, 2010
3/5 81% Despicable Me (2010) " The film, mirroring its anti-hero, settles on not being despicable by being just good enough." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 9, 2010
4/5 64% Predators (2010) " A spine-ripping good time that evokes the spirit of the original films." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 8, 2010
1.5/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " The good news for those eagerly anticipating this live-action, big budget adaptation is that the 3D isn't horrible. The bad news? Just about everything else is. " — Movies.com
Posted Jun 30, 2010
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " The new, more assertive Bella Swan is the most welcome addition to the Twilight Saga -- that, and the sly humor Rosenberg's snuck into Eclipse." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 29, 2010
1.5/5 10% Grown Ups (2010) " An hour and 40 minute long, five-way, PG-13 roast with more lame jokes than actual laughs." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 25, 2010
3/5 53% Knight & Day (2010) " Stays afloat on the strength of its leads even as the plot gets sillier and the 110 minute runtime has you fidgeting in your seat." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 22, 2010
4.5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " Delivers the goods as an engaging animated adventure and also gives the characters we've come to love the farewell they deserve. " — Movies.com
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2/5 11% Killers (2010) " Kutcher and Heigl have such forced chemistry that it's hard to believe they'd ever fall in love, much less stay married in blissful blah-dom. " — Movies.com
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2/5 47% The A-Team (2010) " Pity the intelligent moviegoer." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2.5/5 80% Cyrus (2010) " Cyrus begins to feel exactly like all those indie movies we desperately hoped it wouldn't turn out to be like -- quirky, talky, and yawn-inducingly familiar." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 18, 2010
1/5 12% Jonah Hex (2010) " The most chopped up, stitched together Frankenstein job in recent memory. " — Movies.com
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/5 66% The Karate Kid (2010) " I'm pretty sure these 12-year-olds could leave the entire cast of The Expendables in body bags." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 10, 2010
2.5/5 74% Splice (2010) " A must-see for sci-fi and horror nuts, even if Natali throws away a perfectly compelling first two acts in favor of the big 'Oh no they didn't' ending." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2.5/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) " It's a Shrek-derful Midlife Crisis" — Movies.com
Posted May 28, 2010
4/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) " A rollicking, epic-scale franchise-starter that's equal parts intrigue, action and Gyllenhaal, with a dash of feisty romantic banter thrown in for good measure. " — Movies.com
Posted May 28, 2010
2/5 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " If only it were two and a half hours of Liza doing Beyonce numbers. Now that would be a truly fabulous two and a half hours well spent." — Movies.com
Posted May 28, 2010
3.5/5 68% Babies (2010) " Who needs heavy analysis when all you want is a cute fix?" — Movies.com
Posted May 7, 2010
3/5 73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " If you're just going to see men in robot suits blow each other up while classic rock blares on the soundtrack, Iron Man 2 will do just fine..." — Movies.com
Posted May 7, 2010
0.5/5 8% Furry Vengeance (2010) " The end credits cast sing-along to a cover of 'Insane in the Brain' completes the litany of idiotic filmmaking choices that made the whole thing so unwatchable to begin with." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 30, 2010
1.5/5 49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) " It's a BYOBB film: Bring your own barf bag." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 30, 2010
2.5/5 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) " Thanks to the film's re-imagining of Freddy as accused child molester, an uncomfortable veneer of ickiness looms that makes it hard to truly enjoy..." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 30, 2010
3/5 41% Death at a Funeral (2010) " Poor Tracy Morgan with chunks of fecal matter stuck to his face. I laughed, and then I wanted to barf. Then I LOLed some more." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/5 67% Date Night (2010) " Best supporting character whose nudity is also a plot point: Mark Wahlberg..." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 9, 2010
2/5 28% Clash of the Titans (2010) " Not enough Bubo!" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 31, 2010
3/5 20% The Last Song (2010) " In addition to a knack for corny plot lines and montages of young people making out along the Southeastern coastline, Sparks has a sixth sense for making audiences cry." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 30, 2010
4.5/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " A film that makes family night at the movies worth the price of admission again." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 30, 2010
3/5 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) " I laughed -- but after next week, I might not remember why." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 26, 2010
3.5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) " Matthew Vaughn lovingly brings the comic book series to the big screen with an unabashed geekiness that will delight anyone who has a favorite superhero." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 22, 2010
3.5/5 43% Brooklyn's Finest (2010) " Despite the script's too-neat constructions, this pulpy potboiler is a solid think piece and companion film to Fuqua's 2001 Oscar-winning Training Day." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 71% The Crazies (2010) " If the subtext's too heavy for you, you can choose to ignore it and instead read The Crazies as a survival guide to what to do when the zombie outbreak hits." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/5 19% Cop Out (2010) " If you don't normally find Tracy Morgan hilarious, you may not experience the same level of blissful enjoyment from the jokes about his poop as I did." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4.5/5 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " One of the first truly Oscar-worthy films of 2010." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3.5/5 69% Shutter Island (2010) " Shutter Island feels disappointingly like a minor work. But hey, who says every film has to be a masterpiece?" — Movies.com
Posted Feb 18, 2010
2.5/5 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) " Director Columbus never quite gets comfortable juggling the film's myriad characters, grandiose-but-stale CGI effects, and PG-friendly battle scenes, speeding headlong through endless plot points rather than taking the time to make any of them matter." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 13, 2010
2/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) " In place of legitimate tension and suspense, The Wolfman features more cheap jump scares and loud scary noises than every J-horror film ever made put together." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) " Director Garry Marshall bounces so quickly from story to story that by the time you see so-and-so shtupping so-and-so again, you've forgotten which dramarama belongs to whom." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 11, 2010
3.5/5 20% Legion (2010) " Anne Rice was right; angels are just as hot and just as deadly as those bloodsuckers from Twilight and True Blood." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 29, 2010
1/5 16% When in Rome (2010) " One step forward for Kristen Bell, one giant leap backward for womankind." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 29, 2010
2/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " Slow and silly plot notwithstanding, if you like your Mel Gibson out of control and a little bit crazy, this movie is for you." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 29, 2010
3/5 21% Leap Year (2010) " Despite its patronizing theme, and however much you're tired of Amy Adams's wide-eyed, neurotic shtick, Leap Year has a winning charm that sneaks up on you and makes you fall in love with Matthew Goode %u2013 I mean, with it." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 12, 2010
2/5 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " If pretentious hipster kids annoy you in real life, they'll bug the hell out of you in Youth in Revolt." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 12, 2010
2.5/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) " Makes little sense, but earns points for the operatic, slow-motion vampire equivalent of the Barf-a-Rama scene from Stand By Me." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 12, 2010
94% The Damned United (2009) " Thanks to Michael Sheen's innate charms, Brian Clough is redeemable even at his meanest and most self-destructive." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 16, 2009
83% Bright Star (2009) " In presenting Keats as much in Brawne's eyes as she in his, we watch Fanny's growing interest in John, we wait with her for his letters, we share in her anguish when all seems lost -- Campion suggests that he was her "bright star" as well" — Cinematical
Posted Oct 16, 2009
Showing 51 - 100 of 108
  • Sort by Rating:

    Sort results by this critic's rating. This option is only available for critics with a rating system (4 star, letter grade, 1-10, etc.)

  • Sort by T-meter:

    Sort results by the Tomatometer (percentage of critics recommending a certain movie)

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile