Jesse Hassenger Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jesse Hassenger

Jesse Hassenger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Jesse Hassenger's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Filmcritic.com, PopMatters, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 13% The Pyramid (2014) "These B-movie touches aren't especially scary, and the characters are too paralyzed with fear to have much fun with the silliness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 5, 2014
B+ 62% Life Partners (2014) "Most of the time, the banter doesn't sound like banter; the movie shares Sasha and Paige's unforced shorthand. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 4, 2014
C+ 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "The laughs don't linger, even within individual scenes. What remains, reinforced by a set of end-credit outtakes, is the sense that Sudeikis, Day, Bateman, and Pine had a really good time making a sort of okay movie. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 25, 2014
D 0% Reach Me (2014) "The score works overtime to assert what kind of movie this is, sometimes shifting several times within a single scene. Choices include a low-rent thriller, a contemplative drama, and a slick Elmore Leonard-style crime farce. None of them stick. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2014
D+ 16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) "Instead of bringing together a fractured family, the movie stays diffuse. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 7, 2014
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) "It's not really the religious stuff that does the film in - though the combination of fantasy and allegory does have the presumably unintended effect of making belief systems in general seem downright hallucinatory. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
14% The Love Guru (2008) "The Love Guru feels like the third or fourth sequel to itself. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
54% Mamma Mia! (2008) "After 40 minutes, it feels a bit like scarfing an entire bag of Doritos. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
20% The Last Song (2010) "Two pretty teenagers, trying to out-Christ each other. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
29% Dear John (2010) "At first it looks as if the movie might at least raise some difficult wartime questions, but Sparks only uses real-world elements like war or autism or cancer to shuffle the tragic-romance deck. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
7 78% The Other Guys (2010) "The Other Guys is the rare big-budget studio comedy that knows how to allocate its resources. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
10 97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) "It took many, many years before I fully processed just how impressive a technical feat Who Framed Roger Rabbit actually is. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
7 70% The Wolverine (2013) "Director James Mangold and credited screenwriters Scott Frank and Mark Bomback develop Logan as a complex individual, rather than just using him as to provide still more hokey backstory and empty action. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
6 67% Afternoon Delight (2013) "As Rachel enters her late-30s wilderness, Hahn only gets better. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
8 86% Joe (2014) "For two hours, Cage's bad-thriller past doesn't catch up with him. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
6 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) ""Her smile is rather winning," Stanley admits, and at that moment Allen's tendency to have characters say exactly what they're thinking regains its charm. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
7 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "But this is not a movie about kids learning the value of intense practice and dedication. Instead, it's a movie about the major and minor tumults of growing up. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
7 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "The Captain America movies are well suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair, and this one makes a neat counterpoint to the WWII fisticuffs of The First Avenger. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
No Score Yet Wetlands "The opening transgressions are not just attention-grabbers. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2014
79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "The movie's true superhero team-up is the pairing of director Joe Johnston with the most retro of the major Marvel heroes. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) "This material cries out for more detail. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "This is a movie made by Disney about how lucky we all are to have one of its catalog titles. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
89% Frozen (2013) "The core of the movie is the relationship between Anna and Elsa. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
36% Touchy Feely (2013) "Much of Touchy Feely plays out like a long-form and effects-free version of powers-discovery scenes from an X-Men movie. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
52% The To Do List (2013) "The construction is choppy and the filmmaking not always graceful, but The To Do List is very funny. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "In its sweet, kid-friendly way, it's fall-down hilarious. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " if Grown Ups was a laid-back mid-nineties SNL reunion disguised as a movie about small-town friends reconnecting, then Grown Ups 2 is a stroll through an alternate-universe Saturday Night Live retirement community. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) "The movie has welcome elements of a locked-room mystery. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
14% Blended (2014) "Are Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore the mass-market Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy? " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) "There's the usual ironic racism, of course, supposed harmlessness due to Old West setting subbing in for supposed harmlessness due to choice of medium. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) "Inexplicably and irretrievably terrible. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
75% Happy Christmas (2014) "The performers make these characters their own. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
76% Harmontown (2014) "As performance, Harmon's shtick works better when he bothers to formulate it into something resembling actual stand-up. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) "I have no problem copping to the irresistibility of a smart movie about one of my heroes. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
B- 40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) "There's a certain satisfaction in a rundown of a career as rich and varied as Linklater's, not unlike the pleasure of watching a well-edited Oscar tribute reel. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Despite the Marvel-style origin story, it's derivative of better Brad Bird cartoons like The Iron Giant and The Incredibles. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 4, 2014
C 41% Horns (2014) "If its moments of Aja-ian archness blended better with the macabre sincerity that presumably comes from the source material, it might have provided a real autumnal chill. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 30, 2014
4/5 91% Dear White People (2014) "Simien's film works as good-natured provocation, a glimpse into a thorny, hypocritical world often written about but not seen on movie screens quite so often " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Oct 16, 2014
B- 63% Rudderless (2014) "The songs, generically rousing as they are, help distinguish the movie from its mourning-drama brethren and infuse it with some energy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
C- 8% Addicted (2014) "Woodruff's direction is smooth enough on a technical level, but the film's storytelling has little dimension, even for a melodrama. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
6/10 86% The Conjuring (2013) "Mainly, the movie wants to scare us, and it succeeds. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 14, 2014
C+ 77% St. Vincent (2014) "For a movie about an irascible old coot babysitting a sweet-natured preteen boy, as Vincent does when single parent Maggie must work long hours at her hospital job, St. Vincent goes down easier than it probably should. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2014
C+ 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "This story deserves to be told, and this movie isn't a bad telling. It just wouldn't cut it as pure fiction; it's more informative than entertaining. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2014
C 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "Jimi Hendrix: All Is By My Side knows the pitfalls of musician biopics that cram a lifetime into a formula, and it knows that musicians are more than just their hit songs. It also dissects Hendrix into such thin slices that it's hard to see him at all. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2014
C+ 80% Fort Bliss (2014) "The non-Monaghan parts of Fort Bliss tend to go watery. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 18, 2014
D+ 10% No Good Deed (2014) "There aren't really any characters, at least none with any traits beyond "good" and "bad." " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 12, 2014
B- 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby tows the line between just enough and a bit too much. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C 52% Frontera (2014) "There's a fine line between foreshadowing and telegraphing, and Frontera does plenty of the latter. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 4, 2014
C+ 35% The November Man (2014) "When The November Man stays pulpy, its cheesier aspects-like a low-rent supporting cast and a gratuitous sex scene-seem like par for the course. When it turns more serious, so do its failings. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2.5/5 7% Are You Here (2014) "Are You Here ambles on pleasantly, then pokily, then frustratingly. Maybe next time. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Aug 21, 2014
C- 29% The Possession of Michael King (2014) "After an efficient start, The Possession Of Michael King drags, weighing itself down with genre conventions the filmmakers don't seem to understand or care about. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 21, 2014
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