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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 254
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " An antidote to comic book escapism, Christopher Nolan's take on Batman has never taken the easy road. Now, in the final chapter in the promised trilogy, the going is still tough. And the rewards are great." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 17, 2012
80% Magic Mike (2012) " To say this is a movie about male strippers is to say Boogie Nights is a movie about porn. Steven Soderberg has delivered a mostly thoughtful, funny, beautifully edited story. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 27, 2012
43% To Rome with Love (2012) " Woody lite, this pretty string of short stories is uneven, landing it nowhere near Allen's best or his worst." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 20, 2012
41% Rock of Ages (2012) " A retro rom-con whose aim is true, this Broadway musical adaptation does please a crowd, especially if that crowd loves 'em some 1980's rock and roll. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 12, 2012
70% Men in Black III (2012) " Is there any big movie star performance more genuinely charming than Will Smith's Agent J? Even when this latest chapter in the series is at its sloggiest, Smith saves the day." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 23, 2012
37% Dark Shadows (2012) " Anemic in parts, this Johnny Depp/Tim Burton reboot is still, often, a bloody blast." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 9, 2012
78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " The Avengers of old age, a team of superhero actors considerably enhance this sweet but slight look at taking life by the tail." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 2, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " This full throttle action extravaganza might have benefitted from an attached 'Superheroes for Dummies' cheat sheet, but, hell, who cares? If its 3-D thrills you want, you'll have a blast. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 1, 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " A bumpy entertainment about a bumpy road to the altar, this overly long rom-com offers up a couple of laughs, a thought or two and a lot more extraneous stuff." — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 25, 2012
20% The Lucky One (2012) " A by-the-numbers romance, this momentarily interesting picture is very much of the Nicholas Sparks brand. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 18, 2012
38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) " So it's the future. And the President's daughter is being held hostage in an outer space prison. And the only guy brave/tough/smartass enough to go get her just happens to be the ex-government agent who might be a murderer. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 11, 2012
92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " A post-Scream scream, this genre puzzle rearranges the pieces to create quite the hoot." — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 11, 2012
75% Damsels in Distress (2012) " Whit Stillman's college coeds don't look as if they are distressed at all, as this sneaky little comedy begins. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 4, 2012
25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " The biggest surprise of this mythical swashbuckler is how downright dull it is. Wrath is supposed to be emotional, right? And Titans? Shouldn't they at least be compelling?" — The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 28, 2012
53% Safe House (2012) " A "February" script with a "December" cast, this predictable thriller still manages to get the pulse to race once in a while." — The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 8, 2012
79% The Grey (2012) " Joe Carnahan's poetically virile Alaskan survival tale offers up some of the most unpleasant moments you can spend at the movies. I guess that's the point." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 25, 2012
33% Joyful Noise (2012) " Don't let all that corn-shucking gosh-darn-it stuff fool you: this is one canny movie." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 10, 2012
77% War Horse (2011) " Steven Spielberg's epic drama is technically superb and clearly heartfelt. It is also, I'm sad to say, an odd mix that sometimes soars, sometimes, doesn't." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 21, 2011
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " By focusing on the strongest part of the best selling novels, David Fincher and Steve Zallian have delivered a stylish, mesmerizing thriller. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 18, 2011
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) " If Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was too cerebral for you, this movie should make you very happy. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 15, 2011
60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " This is a mass appeal movie that actually appeals. Jolly good." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 14, 2011
12% I Melt with You (2011) " I don't know who was more miserable: the characters in this movie or me, watching them." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 7, 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) " Each scene in this wonderfully mounted production is so near perfect, Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of John LeCarre's classic Cold War espionage novel can almost be forgiven for not tieing it all together as well." — The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 7, 2011
98% The Artist (2011) " This is a movie that sweeps over you like a warm breeze with a self-assured artistry as undeniable as it's soulful lessons of love." — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 22, 2011
77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " David Cronenberg's take on the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jungis not just a fascinating look back at the developments of psychotherapy, but very much a remarkable love story, one between two men and the woman who drove them apart." — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 22, 2011
89% The Descendants (2011) " This movie had me the minute George Clooney, as the responsible but not particularly engaged Matt King, describes himself as the "backup parent". " — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 8, 2011
43% J. Edgar (2011) " This is an awfully polite movie about a man who was anything but." — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 7, 2011
68% Tower Heist (2011) " Silly and well intentioned, this comic action flick feels like a big overstuffed buffet...boasting a few hearty treats and bloated with a bunch of excessive other stuff." — The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 2, 2011
85% The Ides of March (2011) " Ironic: this is a movie about politics that, like most politicians, promises far more than it ever delivers. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 4, 2011
93% 50/50 (2011) " Unsentimental, smart and funny, this dramatic comedy is the best film about illness I've ever seen. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 27, 2011
94% Moneyball (2011) " Like Billy Beane's 2002 Oakland A's, this movie may not be a total winner, but it sure offers up a lot of memorable thrills." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 21, 2011
17% I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) " Do you have to be a married, working mom to really appreciate this one? Well, to be fair (one of the basic themes of this comedy), it's not going to hurt. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 13, 2011
93% Drive (2011) " It is with the utmost respect I compare Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive to some of the seminal movies of the 1970's...because Drive is as heartpoundingly good as it is slim, stark and hard to shake." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 13, 2011
84% Contagion (2011) " Chilly, but not chilling, Steven Soderbergh's story of a worldwide pandemic is oddly antiseptic." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 7, 2011
76% The Help (2011) " Well intentioned and likeable, I would have loved this one had its take on the women of 1960's Mississippi been a little less, pardon the expression, black and white." — The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 9, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " This nonsensical tale, by tapping into our most basic emotions, delivers a science fiction movie that makes profound sense, especially right now." — The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 3, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " Considering its pedigree, I was expecting (and hoping) for more, but, as it stands, the mash up of genres still entertains" — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 27, 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " I love this movie. Crazy, smart, loving and laugh out loud funny, this romantic comedy is the best of its kind not just for this, but for many recent years." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 26, 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " This, the final chapter, is a remarkable achievement: as piercingly true as it is astonishingly magical." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 12, 2011
21% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011) " This clumsy adaptation of Lisa See's popular novel may not be the biggest problem Rupert Murdoch's got on his plate, but it sure isn't going to help things, either." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 12, 2011
69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " Would I have really enjoyed this trio-in-trouble comedy if I hadn't felt it was a force feed of the Hangover formula? " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 6, 2011
84% A Better Life (2011) " Chris Weitz's light touch has made this incredibly timely immigrant story especially profound. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 22, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) " If, indeed, it is true there are only seven original stories in this world, surely the super-hero comic genre's got a corner on the market on one of them. Now, even the people behind the mounting of this same-old same-old seem kinda bored by it all." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 15, 2011
87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " Director Matthew Vaughn has shaken the cobwebs off the franchise and confidently delivered this prequel as a first class blockbuster." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 1, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Ambitious and imperfect, stunning and overwhelming, profound and perplexing, Terrence Malick's mediation on human life and our place in the universe is one of the most arguably exciting movies to come along in years." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 24, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " In this world of give-'em-what-they-want, the team behind the 2009 comedy hit has reconvened to try and do just that. Too bad it doesn't work." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 24, 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " I don't usually like to review a movie through the prism of its budget, but, after spending a reported $200 million, shouldn't this one be more of a wow?" — The Movie Minute
Posted May 18, 2011
75% Everything Must Go (2011) " This poignant indie has a lot going for it. Not only is there a finely wrought slice-of-life lesson here, but there's also a wonderful cast playing it out, lead by a surprisingly wonderful Will Ferrell." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 11, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Thanks to Kristin Wiig, her writing partner Annie Mumolo, Judd Apatow and Paul Fieg, we've got a dandy femme-centric, outrageously funny and downright smart comedy that nails one of the most emotionally wrought feminine rites of passage. " — The Movie Minute
Posted May 11, 2011
60% The Beaver (2011) " Could it be that Foster, who has gone on the record as a loyal ally of Gibson's, made this small, poignant drama about depression and redemption as a gift of love to her friend?" — The Movie Minute
Posted May 4, 2011
15% Something Borrowed (2011) " How annoying is this movie? This watered down chick-flick gives not just chicks, but flicks a bad name." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 4, 2011
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