Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
AWFJ Women on Film , The Movie Minute
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
254
Location:
New York

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
60% 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
54% 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
91% 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
99% 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
49% Earth to Echo (2014) " This derivative mash up has one shining light. And it isn't the glowy-eyed bot that's supposed to charm the kiddies. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 1, 2014
54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of the Broadway smash is not without its rewards; getting there, though, requires acceptance and patience." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 18, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Yes, Tom Cruise's time trippy sci-fi-er is the best surprise of the summer." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2014
87% Obvious Child (2014) " Anyone curious about the state of women in film or just women in general must see Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Do you have to love John Green's best selling novel to love this movie? Maybe. For the rest of us, the no-fault stars carry us a long way." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) " There are movies with much bigger budgets slamming into theaters, but I'll be you won't see one with more honest exuberance or spot on charm than this one. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 29, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Are you kidding me? Ah, if only. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 28, 2014
14% Blended (2014) " Yes, I cringed. But I will also admit this blend of Sandler silly and Barrymore sweetness isn't half bad." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 22, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The real super-power in this fast charging chapter? It's James McAvoy, who manages to give a real, ferocious performance amidst the mutant splash we've come to expect." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 21, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " This Godzilla takes itself very, very, seriously. Too bad we can't. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 15, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " This is a very silly movie. And it isn't. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 7, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The only truly amazing things in this hyper, bloated re-dux are the actors, whom director Marc Webb lets fly with some remarkably poignant stuff in between all the surrounding noise. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 1, 2014
23% The Other Woman (2014) " I shudder to think what this 'Bridesmaids Lite' flick would have been had Leslie Mann not been allowed to do her thing." — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 24, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " This slim and pretty terrific thriller may just prove to be the ultimate antidote to this summer's bloated superhero onslaught." — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 16, 2014
94% The Past (2013) " This slim and pretty terrific thriller may just prove to be the ultimate antidote to this summer's bloated superhero onslaught." — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 16, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " An intriguing start quickly plummets into a goofy sci-fi thriller, never rising from its traditional roots. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 16, 2014
89% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " Tip-toeing into the familiar, this documentary still stirs the soul. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 8, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Darren Aronofsky's Noah is as political as it is spiritual. And, yeah, the effects are pretty swell, too." — The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 27, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " Just like the true life anti-heroes it portrays, this little movie packs what might be considered surprising heat. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 19, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Leave it to Lars von Trier to create a movie about sex that's not traditionally sexy at all." — The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 17, 2014
82% Grand Piano (2014) " Small on scale, this terse thriller plays us like a finely tuned, well, you know." — The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 4, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " There is a logic to resurrecting this franchise in the video game era and while this reboot isn't as much inventive fun as its original, this not -bad take does serve its purpose." — The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 11, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Had this historical drama really relied on the strength of its convictions, George Clooney's good old fashioned movie might have flowed better. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 6, 2014
33% Labor Day (2014) " Promising pedigree aside, this nonsensical romance's a laborious entertainment. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 29, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Peter Berg's harrowing combat film may not be the most fun or the pleasant release of 2013: it may be one of the most profound." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 8, 2014
29% Grudge Match (2013) " This by-the-numbers movie lets boys be boys. Women, however, better watch their step." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 24, 2013
64% August: Osage County (2013) " Having seen what Tracy Letts wrenching family drama wrought on stage, winning not just the Tony, but Pulitzer Prize, I may have found this star-studded film kind of fun, but also a very pretty shell of its former self." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 23, 2013
76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " It starts with a dwarf toss. Martin Scorsese's colossal Wall Street gone wild is, like its subject, big, unruly and, maybe, a bit too alluring for its own good. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 19, 2013
94% Her (2013) " Spike Jonze's glorious 21st Century love story not only swept me off my feet, but also shot an arrow deep into my heart." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 17, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " This movie is nuts. I just wish it had to courage to really go with it." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 17, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " Just because David O. Russell's take on ABSCAM isn't what I'd hoped it would be doesn't mean it isn't still a damn entertaining movie. In fact, I had a blast watching it." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 11, 2013
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Even if this occasionally clunky "making of" picture does soften a lot of ragged edges, the trademark Disney charm's gonna getcha." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 11, 2013
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " The Coen Brothers's ode to the early 1960's folk scene certainly stirs a symphony of emotions." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 4, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " The tale itself is painful, it's telling here, a delicious mix of sweet and sour. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 21, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " There's a gentle tone to Alexander Payne's work, which makes his piercing look at contemporary American life all the more surprising. And, perhaps, revealing." — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 14, 2013
47% Last Vegas (2013) " For a movie that packs few surprises, the happiest is that it is such sweet entertainment." — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 30, 2013
35% The Counselor (2013) " This movie is a hot mess. And it's damn entertaining." — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 24, 2013
91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " How can a movie this good feel so wrong?" — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 21, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Steve McQueen's fact-based film about Southern American slavery is uncompromising, insistent, and one of the most powerful films about the subject ever made." — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 15, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " More than a dandy counterpoint to the megahit Gravity, J.C Chandor's thrilling adventure is also a remarkable existential ride." — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 14, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Can an American hero have any greater film tribute than to have Tom Hanks play him? " — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 8, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " An intimate movie of vast proportions, Gravity is a spell bounding groundbreaker that transforms the movie going experience." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 30, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) " Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an auspicious filmmaking debut with this somewhat risky romantic comedy. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 24, 2013
90% Inequality For All (2013) " Informative and entertaining, this documentary's greatest strength is its star, the charismatic Robert Reich. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 23, 2013
78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " The goal was for "something different". This mesh of state of the art concert and narrative fantasy does make Metallica's latest foray into film experimental, yet still gives the people what they want: classic hits, loud, pounding and really good. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 23, 2013
89% Rush (2013) " Do you have to love racing to love this movie? Absolutely not. Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan deliver a pulse pounding sports movie that thrills and illuminates." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 18, 2013
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