Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Joanna Langfield's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Proving it's not just looks, but heart, the effectively packaged but very uneven entertainment delivers a few things that are just darn irresistible. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 30, 2015
47% Ted 2 (2015) "Do you have to be high in order to laugh here? No, but for a whole lot of this movie it sure feels that way. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 24, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "There's no real way to prepare yourself for the flat out marvel of Inside Out, the Pixar release that not only revives the studio's legacy, but the whole concept of family entertainment. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 16, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "Don't sweat it if you're running a little late for the screening you bought tickets for. Not much happens in this chapter's first hour or so. And then all hell breaks loose, delivering exactly what you bought those tickets to see. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 10, 2015
82% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) "Shooting a burst of much needed oxygen into the current scene, this very lively winner thrives on its unabashed love of film and innovative yet poignant storytelling. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 8, 2015
95% Spy (2015) "This is the movie we Melissa McCarthy fans have been waiting for: a sweet, silly and stealthily smart spoof that delivers genuine laughs. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2015
31% Entourage (2015) "Boys will be boys. You were expecting Shakespeare, maybe? " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 2, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "Aloha is a word with many meanings. In the case of Cameron Crowe's latest film, it's definition can only be "whaaaa?". " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 28, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "It may not be well, you know, perfect, but this harmonious sequel still sings. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 13, 2015
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Well, hot damn! George Miller's Mad Max reboot kicks the superhero action genre in the butt, charging forth with a furious yet streamlined energy that changes the game for everybody. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 13, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Talk about feeding the beast. Josh Whedon's never dull chapter in the franchise is practically bursting at its seams, relentlessly serving up just what the fans of this brand are expecting. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 29, 2015
6% The Forger (2015) "I felt a little guilty not liking John Travolta's pale imitation of a melodrama. But, as routine reduced to redundant, I got over that. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 22, 2015
62% The Water Diviner (2015) "Russell Crowe acquits himself nicely in this overly ambitious yet still slim historical romantic drama. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 21, 2015
52% Woman in Gold (2015) "The real life heroes of this gutsy story deserve far better than the dumbed down and white washed treatment they get here. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 30, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "Yes, it's enchanting, but this beautiful version is also something very much more. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 11, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "The title may have double meaning, but the singular rewards of this sequel are as rich as the original. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 4, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "A flaccid S and M movie that's more infuriating than titillating? Happy Valentine's Day. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 12, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "The crazier Matthew Vaughn's homage to James Bond becomes, the greater it is. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 11, 2015
64% The Rewrite (2015) "Granted you'd think a movie about a screenwriter could have been at least a little less rote, but that doesn't mean this rom com isn't offering up some sweet entertainment. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 9, 2015
39% Black or White (2015) "Mike Binder's got the heart but not the grit to fully tap the potential of this well intentioned drama. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 29, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Don't we...and Jennifer Lopez...deserve better than this routine at best possible guilty pleasure? " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 22, 2015
52% The Humbling (2015) "For those willing to meet it halfway, this beautifully pedigreed hybrid offers up some real and strange delights. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 21, 2015
49% Cake (2015) "Is it truly such a surprise Jennifer Aniston is as good as she is in this otherwise modest drama? Look back, people: your Friend has been mixing it up in independent films throughout her very successful career. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 21, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "Much has been written about what this film is not. What it is, undoubtedly, is one damned compelling movie. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 6, 2015
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "With this gritty, savvy and finely wrought drama, J.C. Chandor establishes himself as one of the most exciting directors of his generation. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 30, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "Angelina Jolie may not have brought a whole lot of artistry to the remarkable life story of Olympian and World War 2 hero Louie Zamperini, but she sure does know how to let that story capture us up in its own true power. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 24, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) "For better or worse, this is your prestige crowd pleasing movie for the Christmas season. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 24, 2014
99% Selma (2015) "As unnervingly timely as this historical drama is, this is also a film with clear-eyed heart, one that sweeps you up and carries you with undeniable power and grace. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 9, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Paul Thomas Anderson's Thomas Pynchon's adaptation is a spot on stoner story that's just a little too in love with itself. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 9, 2014
86% Top Five (2014) "This is the movie we've been waiting for Chris Rock to make. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 9, 2014
90% Wild (2014) "Reese Witherspoon's adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's autobiography has all the right stuff. So how come I wasn't a puddle when it was over? " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 3, 2014
89% The Imitation Game (2014) "This true story is, in itself, so tragically fascinating and the performances so fine, you almost don't realize how safe this film actually is. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 24, 2014
77% Rosewater (2014) "Jon Stewart's auspicious debut behind the camera not only makes us think and feel, but yeah, laugh a little, too. The guy can't help it. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 12, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Rarely has a film so chilly felt so richly drawn. Bennett Miller's decidedly remote true-life story is a brilliantly acted, fiercely American tragedy. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 12, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "It would be easy to fall into the trap of wishing this look at one of the greatest minds on the planet was something more, dare I say, intellectual. But this movie is a love story. And a fine love story it is. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 3, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Dan Gilroy's sleek and slick indictment of TV news crawls under the skin thanks, in great part, to a knockout performance from a sensational Jake Gyllenhaal. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 27, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "Some of the parts of this mega-fantasy are awesome. The sum of all parts? Not so stellar. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 27, 2014
92% Birdman (2014) "By grounding his soaring fantasy in a traditional story, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has created his most accessible, magical film yet. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 15, 2014
95% Whiplash (2014) "Yes, there have been many movies about abusive mentor relationships. Here, though, we've got two artists at the top of their game plumbing the depths of defining artistic sacrifice. Pithy stuff. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 30, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) "I don't know about Nick and Amy, but the creative marriage of David Fincher and Gillian Flynn is dandy, delivering a juicy movie that's damned entertaining. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 30, 2014
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "What could be Liam Neeson's newest franchise gets off to a decent start with this Lawrence Block mystery adaptation. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 18, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) "Kevin Smith's comic horror homage is not completely nuts. Even counting the walrus. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 16, 2014
81% Tracks (2014) "This lush yet gritty adaptation, like the real journey itself, refuses to take the easy route. There are real rewards for all of us in that. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 16, 2014
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "Amidst the gazillion 3-D bullets flying, this long awaited sequel commits the biggest crime of all: it gets boring. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 21, 2014
94% Love Is Strange (2014) "One of the most beautifully acted movies in recent times, this affecting love story earns our tears. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 20, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) "While this second course may not be as startlingly scrumptious as its predecessor, this dandy reunion still serves up a mighty delicious treat. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 14, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) "The fact that Lucy, the enabled heroine in Luc Besson's ambitiously nuts sci-fi-er, can get people to do exactly what she wants them to do by merely glancing at them made me, frankly, a little jealous. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 23, 2014
51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Had this pretty trifle been made by a different filmmaker, perhaps I could have just sat back and enjoyed the scenery. But it wasn't. And I couldn't. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 23, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "The strength of this mythical morality tale and the CGI surrounding it almost make up for the short shrift given to the humans in this chapter. Note I said 'almost'. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 9, 2014
98% Boyhood (2014) "If I have any quibble at all with Richard Linklatter's glorious film, it's the title. Because while the ambitious concept is to follow one boyhood, the movie is just as much about a family and about America. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 8, 2014
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