John Wirt

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Critics' Group:
Southeastern Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
738
Total QuickRatings:
36

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 80% Begin Again (2014) " Irish writer-director John Carney is a master at depicting musicians on the cusp of something special." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) " A film for admirers of artist Ralph Steadman, people whose politics align with Steadman's politics and the most devoted followers of Steadman's celebrity fan, Johnny Depp." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3/4 65% Hellion (2014) " The realism in "Hellion" is admirable, as are the actors' emotion performances. These wrenching qualities also make the film a tough sell." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/4 21% Third Person (2014) " Third Person' echoes writer-director Paul Haggis' Oscar-winning "Crash" ─ weakly. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " A great 'Apes' movie. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/4 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " The movie's wholesale lack of invention includes a plot and characters that parallel 2011's much better sci-fi kids adventure, "Super 8."" — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 3, 2014
1.5/4 24% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Trots out standard romantic-comedy characters and situations. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1.5/4 39% Words And Pictures (2014) " "Word and Pictures" fails to communicate." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 14, 2014
3/4 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Wild, fast, fun and, in the service of comedy, bromantic. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 14, 2014
3/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " John Green's bestselling teen love story has been adapted into affecting, beautifully staged film. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 83% Belle (2014) " A history-based story that both stilted and melodramatic." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 30, 2014
3/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Raunchy and irreverent, "A Million Ways to Die in the West" proves there are a million ways to laugh in the West." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 30, 2014
2.5/4 49% Maleficent (2014) " Jolie, appearing in her first live-action film since 2010, must be and is the movie's strongest asset." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 30, 2014
2/4 31% God's Pocket (2014) " Hoffman plays a skillful straight man to the crazy stuff around him, simultaneously integrating his character into the story but also rising above its flat drama and muted comedy." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 19, 2014
3/4 84% Joe (2014) " Nicolas Cage doing some of his most focused, deepest work." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 19, 2014
3/4 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Million Dollar Arm scores a triple." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 19, 2014
2/4 21% Frankie & Alice (2014) " Modestly engaging, the film is more suited to cable TV and Netflix." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 19, 2014
3.5/4 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " The subtitled "The Raid 2" is in Indonesian, Japanese, Arabic and, briefly, English. But its action and drama translate to any language. It fights its way to the top of this year's action movies." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 19, 2014
3/4 74% Oculus (2014) " A hallucinogenic plunge down a rabbit hole of no return." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 19, 2014
2/4 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Not much comedy. Even less redemption. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 19, 2014
4/4 95% The Lunchbox (2014) " Writer-director Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox," a romantic-comedy about two strangers in Mumbai who develop an unlikely connection, may well be the start of a distinguished cinema career." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 19, 2014
3/4 91% Bears (2014) " Huge bears, cute bears, stunning vistas and an age-old story of survival, the G-rated "Bears" is fine entertainment for families and animal lovers." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 19, 2014
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 89% 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 68% 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 41% 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 75% 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 (2013) " 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 94% 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 88% 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 74% 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 93% 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 91% 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
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