John Wirt

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Critics' Group:
Southeastern Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
716
Total QuickRatings:
36

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Anderson serves his guests meticulously assembled fun in "The Grand Budapest Hotel."" — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/4 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Despite the exhausting quest taken up by the documentary's hero, the film doesn't register as inspirational. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Mar 14, 2014
1.5/4 23% Need For Speed (2014) " A clunker speeding to the junkyard." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/4 70% About Last Night (2014) " Hart's big personality, wit bolster 'About Last Night'" — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/4 94% The Past (2013) " Audiences who invest themselves in Faradi's story may feel shortchanged by the writer-director's ambiguous ending. That doesn't stop him from being a modern master of realism." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/4 45% In Secret (2014) " The film's principal characters descend into the nightmare made real that compelling storytellers Stratton and Zola build around them." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " The film's greatest accomplishment is its depiction of the Weston women as sisters, mothers and daughters. In that department, the film makes a mighty, truthful stand." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/4 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Emphasis on realism and maximum peril keeps this fact-based action movie from being merely a stunt movie." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/4 94% Her (2014) " Only slightly a sci-fi film, the beautifully rendered 'Her,' in its quiet, penetrating way, raises many questions." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/4 41% Here Comes the Devil (2013) " The idiosyncratic, jagged-meets-subtle style writer-director Adrián García Bogliano demonstrates in this Mexican horror story suggests we'll be seeing more of his nightmares." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " An extraordinary story of singers, songwriters, musicians, producers and, most of all, two recording studios in a small Southern city." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 27, 2013
2.5/4 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " An uninspiring approximation of Mandela's life. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3.5/4 94% I Am Divine (2013) " A wonderfully assembled film that depicts Harris Glenn Milstead as a performer, show business trouper and a dear friend to many. It's a divine documentary." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/4 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Even if it's an especially bleak Coen brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a great example of their particular cinematic gifts." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The uplifting turn of the story likely is complete fiction, but it's heart-tugging, joyful fiction, lifted to the highest heights by a lovely song or two and Thompson's career-capping performance." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " Regardless of its fine cast and stylish execution, the shallow "American Hustle" sells sparkle and hustle. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2/4 83% The Punk Singer (2013) " A more fawning than illuminating documentary about the Bikini Kill and riot grrrl movement co-founder. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/4 75% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " A visual feast and a hell of a dragon set within a thin story. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 13, 2013
2.5/4 42% Homefront (2013) " Action-drama "Homefront" has screenwriter Sylvester Stallone's touch written all over it. Director Gary Fleder keeps things moving." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2/4 89% Frozen (2013) " Following Disney animation tradition, the sparkling "Frozen" features a pair of princesses and dozens of charming non-human characters." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey pulls his character's unlikely alliances off with a truthful mix of newfound tolerance and common-sense grit." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 22, 2013
2.5/4 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Teen actress Adèle Exarchopoulos, more than anyone or thing, makes "Blue is the Warmest Color" glow." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 27% Charlie Countryman (2013) " Not a homerun, but Shia LaBeouf never lets his reckless passion fail." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/2 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " There's much heart and humor in "The Best Man Holiday" but also jolts from laughter to tears in the blink of a false eyelash." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " This sequel gets a slow short before becoming worlds more entertaining than its 2011 predecessor." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 9, 2013
3.5/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Awards-worthy work by director Paul Greengrass and leading man Tom Hanks. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " British director Steve McQueen and American screenwriter John Ridley adapt Solomon Northup's meticulous slave narrative into a masterpiece of clear-eyed historical drama." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Rather than rouse passions, the film's sterile sci-fi action and Earthly melodrama foster a grim, cold feeling." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2.5/4 52% Thérèse (2013) " 'Thérèse' is as emotionally distant as its heroine" — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/4 96% Enough Said (2013) " A touching romantic comedy that doesn't take the easy way out. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 29, 2013
4/4 89% Rush (2013) " A movie that reminds us what a great storytelling medium film can be." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 29, 2013
2/4 14% Baggage Claim (2013) " Packs light and plays it safe. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 29, 2013
1.5/4 30% Austenland (2013) " A romantic comedy disaster, in costume. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/4 35% Jayne Mansfield's Car (2013) " Thornton, Duvall, Bacon, Hurt and LaNasa part of a rich ensemble taking a trip in 'Jayne Mansfield's Car.' " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/4 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " The two principal characters' interactions and extended conversations deftly blend comedy and poignancy." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3.5/4 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " Backup singers step into the light in a great music documentary. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 30, 2013
2.5/4 62% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " The film doesn't earn a place among the great music documentaries, but it presents its stars in 3D immediacy that likely will inspire screams and sighs wherever movies are shown. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/4 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " Writer-director Sebastián Silva takes viewers on a physical, spiritual, hallucinogenic journey. He's a marvelous filmmaker and storyteller." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2.5/4 89% The World's End (2013) " After briefly catching comic lightning, the fun fades. Actor-screenwriter Simon Pegg and director-screenwriter Edgar Wright paint their characters into a pub corner." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2.5/4 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " The best of The Butler contains moving, powerful moments." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 16, 2013
2/2 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " Not in the same class as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Sea of Monsters nevertheless is a passable late-summer action-fantasy-adventure for younger audiences." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 12, 2013
3.5/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " An impressive launch for the film's young writer-director and a signal that the movie's leading man will be a major presence in American film." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 91% Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013) " With Nothing Can Hurt Me, Big Star, the Vincent van Gogh of rock music, gets a documentary worthy of its legend." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3.5/4 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " A sweet and sour summer song of a movie, it's one of this season's best reasons to go to the movies." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/4 42% Red 2 (2013) " More fun than a sequel has a right to be." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 19, 2013
1.5/4 66% Tiger Eyes (2013) " Tiger Eyes' characters are so obvious as to be underlined and color-coded." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 13, 2013
3/4 65% The Heat (2013) " A funny new take on one of Hollywood's biggest clichés." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 3, 2013
2.5/4 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " The tone varies wildly but there's still some fun to be had and the movie's massive budget shows up on the screen." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3.5/4 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " Gru and his minions in a sequel that doesn't run out of gas." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/4 67% World War Z (2013) " Despite some slow spots and incongruities, Pitt and his zombie movie win the day." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 21, 2013
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