John Wirt

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Critics' Group:
Southeastern Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
740
Total QuickRatings:
36

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 740
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 63% 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 73% 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 93% 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
2/4 78% Monsters University (2013) " Saying Monsters University isn't nearly as fun and fresh as its predecessor is letting this low-achiever off lightly." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/4 74% The East (2013) " A intense, smartly cast drama about anti-corporation vigilantes and the young woman who infiltrates their inner circle. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 14, 2013
2.5/4 55% Man of Steel (2013) " Man of Steel plays like two movies in one. One film is the familiar story of Earth's invasion by merciless aliens. The other, better movie is about a young man discovering his identity and purpose." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/4 83% This Is the End (2013) " The outrageous This Is The End takes an early lead in the summer movie comedy sweepstakes." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2/4 50% Now You See Me (2013) " There's flash, energy and an exciting chase sequence. There's also much to do about magic tricks that aren't so enchanting. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3/4 93% Frances Ha (2013) " There's depth and realism in the way Frances Ha shows aspiration versus reality." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3/4 38% The Purge (2013) " Renders fictional class warfare and fictional misguided government policy as a shocking jolt of entertainment." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2/4 50% At Any Price (2013) " Dennis Quaid gives a deep performance of a shallow farmer who's obsessed with success. But the script for this unfocused, distraction-saddled heartland drama needed more cultivation. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 31, 2013
3/4 94% Lore (2013) " Saskia Rosendahl succeeds in a demanding role set amidst a bleak post-war landscape. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 17, 2013
2.5/4 —— Where Y'At (Hello) " Fifteen five-minute movies and one concept are packed into this cinematic love song to New Orleans. The results are, inevitably, mixed, but the flavor of the city, from accents to attitudes, is distilled." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 10, 2013
3/4 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " The movie flies by in an entertaining flash. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted May 3, 2013
2/4 79% 42 (2013) " An earnest biopic that misses the ball. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3.5/4 62% Evil Dead (2013) " By the time the last excruciatingly spilled blood drips, Evil Dead stakes its claim as a worthy remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Apr 7, 2013
2/4 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " A clumsy, implausible terrorist-action-drama, Olympus Has Fallen falls in a period between prime movie-going seasons and it shows." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/4 93% The Gatekeepers (2013) " A deadly serious and detailed examination of and meditation upon the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, The Gatekeepers makes no attempt to find a silver lining." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Mar 22, 2013
2/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " CGI baboons, the wizard's CGI monkey companion and colorful but soulless CGI landscapes of Oz are no substitute for the absence of even one great song and characters who develop the greatest of friendships as they fight the greatest battle of their lives." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Mar 8, 2013
2.5/4 57% The Power Of Few (2013) " The film's tightly scripted hours in New Orleans wield their way to a destination that's worth the time spent getting there." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 22, 2013
2/4 71% Bless Me, Ultima (2013) " The choice to include a ponderous narration violates that basic rule of storytelling: Show rather than tell." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3.5/4 79% Quartet (2013) " As the film's characters are reaching the end of their lives, loose ends will be tied and soul searching will be done. Hoffman gracefully orchestrates the story's emotional arc. Quartet is a lovely late-career surprise from a master actor." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 15, 2013
2/4 22% The Baytown Outlaws (2013) " Filmmakers who want to out-Tarantino writer-director Quentin Tarantino had best back off. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 1, 2013
1.5/4 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " First there was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Now there's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Neither of them deserved to be mentioned again. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 1, 2013
3.5/4 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) " A small film featuring three wily, veteran screen thespians in a storyline based in loyalty and friendship, Stand Up Guys is, in its offbeat and often warm way, a killer little movie." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 1, 2013
2.5/4 60% The Last Stand (2013) " An entertaining, if not particularly longed for, return for the 65-year-old action icon." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/4 88% Tchoupitoulas (2012) " At 80 minutes, the film feels a bit long. That's probably an example of the filmmakers' affection for their subjects, both the Zanders brothers and New Orleans." — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 11, 2013
2/4 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " The movie is most alive when Bill Murray's Roosevelt and Samuel West's King George VI retreat from the crowd and talk man to man. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 11, 2013
3.5/4 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " An edge-of-your-seat ride through recent history featuring a great performance at its center. " — Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jan 11, 2013
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