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Jon Niccum

Jon Niccum

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 11% After Earth (2013) "Director Shyamalan gets the most out of the Smiths, sometimes simply staying out of their way. He also keeps things moving briskly with a story that eschews exposition in favor of flashback glimpses. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 30, 2013
3/4 64% Epic (2013) "The action sequences are frequent and exceptional, from zooming aerial battles to comedic chases involving Bomba's three-legged pet pug. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 23, 2013
2.5/4 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "The film delivers scant few laugh-out-loud moments, but it's never boring. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 22, 2013
3/4 85% Kon Tiki (2013) "The film unfolds with earnest majesty, characterized by sweeping camera moves (shot by Geir Hartly Andreassen) and orchestra swells. But the sheer beauty also creates distance. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 16, 2013
2.5/4 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "No one will ever accuse Luhrmann of just going through the motions. This production is teeming with cinematic moxie, especially compared to its best-known predecessor: the lethargic Robert Redford/Mia Farrow version from 1974. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 9, 2013
1.5/4 7% The Big Wedding (2013) "It's a movie packed with purportedly smart characters making the sort of absurdly contrived decisions that haven't been seen since "Three's Company" went off the air. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/4 53% Oblivion (2013) "So much creativity went into the visual design that apparently little was left when crafting the plot. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2.5/4 91% The Sapphires (2013) "A movie with enough melody and camaraderie to cover up its lack of originality. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2/4 43% On the Road (2012) "If the movie weren't so visually eloquent at evoking post-war America, it might prove unbearable. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 28, 2013
1.5/4 8% The Host (2013) "It offers viewers the choice of Team Hokey or Team Absurd. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2/4 38% Admission (2013) "'Admission' probably began with a clear artistic vision but was compromised along the way. The messy result offers glimpses of greatness dragged down by scenes that are bafflingly tone-deaf. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/4 69% Stoker (2013) "A beguiling debacle that in its best case scenario might achieve cult status ... or could just as easily fade into obscurity. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3/4 71% The Croods (2013) "The kooky Cage, representing the voice of authority for a change, creates a marvelous character. He's part Mr. Incredible, part Homer Simpson; he's a great warrior limited by his own inflexibility. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2.5/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "A long but enjoyable family adventure that is as noisy as it is clever. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/4 56% Snitch (2013) "An engrossing balance of drama and thriller, "Snitch" introduces a minefield of compromised morality, where every action taken or not taken could lead to a worse predicament for its hero. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/4 12% Safe Haven (2013) "The film offers an already weird hybrid of love story and police procedural. But the closing creates head-scratching moments that even the cast doesn't quite know how to handle. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 13, 2013
2.5/4 20% Identity Thief (2013) "'Identity Thief' is not a great movie. But it is a great vehicle for two terrific actors who drape themselves in material perfectly tailored to them. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2.5/4 47% Bullet to the Head (2013) "'Bullet to the Head' may be trashy, but it's never dull. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 31, 2013
2.5/4 79% Quartet (2013) "While the movie touches on issues of aging and self-worth, it's really an excuse to gather some elite British actors and indulge in a musical house party, AARP-style. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 24, 2013
2.5/4 28% Broken City (2013) "A zigzagging thriller that is equally satisfying and forgettable. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 17, 2013
1.5/4 31% Gangster Squad (2013) "Watching "Gangster Squad" is like being caught in the middle of a mob war between historical inaccuracy and bad taste. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 10, 2013
2/4 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) "The film misses a choice opportunity to build a central story around its secondary one. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 3, 2013
2/4 17% Parental Guidance (2012) "This '90s-type family comedy falls into the same traps as most second-tier sitcoms, with eccentric characters and snappy zingers spouted as if cue cards were hovering at the edge of the frame. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 24, 2012
2/4 88% Django Unchained (2012) "It's too grueling to enjoy and too sloppy to respect. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 24, 2012
3.5/4 51% This is 40 (2012) "It delivers the most laughs of any comedy this year. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 20, 2012
2/4 3% Playing for Keeps (2012) "It's comforting to know that American culture has progressed to where soccer routinely joins baseball, football and basketball as a backdrop for forgettable romantic comedies. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 73% Rise of the Guardians (2012) ""Rise of the Guardians" is not the first holiday effort to explore this "Polar Express"-style concept, but it's one of the most inventive. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 20, 2012
2/4 13% Red Dawn (2012) "The flick emphatically caters to the militia groups and secessionists who've installed really cool home theater systems in their bunkers. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3.5/4 93% The Sessions (2012) "Most R-rated comedies involve meaningless sex. "The Sessions" is the rare one about meaningful sex. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 8, 2012
2.5/4 87% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) ""Wreck-It Ralph" builds on a wonderful premise that explores whether folks are condemned to be victims of their own circumstances. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3.5/4 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) "The split narrative allows filmmakers to jump to another storyline if one starts to languish. It's like a "Monty Python" episode: Don't know how to finish a sketch? Cut to something completely different. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 25, 2012
1.5/4 62% Sinister (2012) "Central to the cinematic impotency on display in "Sinister" is the ludicrous behavior of its hero. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 11, 2012
4/4 96% Argo (2012) "This is riveting material, further heightened by its contemporary significance. So many ticking-clock elements are juggled that the tension never subsides. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 87% Frankenweenie (2012) "It's like 'Old Yeller' crossed with 'Re-Animator.' " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 8, 2012
2/4 21% Taken 2 (2012) ""Taken 2" triples the budget of the original but not necessarily the entertainment. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 4, 2012
2.5/4 80% Pitch Perfect (2012) "'Pitch Perfect' strives to be edgy, yet it never quite lets go of wanting to be comfy at the same time. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 28, 2012
2.5/4 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) "A familiar-but-entertaining animated comedy ... " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/4 85% The Master (2012) "It fits with [Anderson's] previous acclaimed efforts "Boogie Nights" and "There Will Be Blood" as an epic account of a shady subculture, rich in period detail and memorable performances. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 85% End of Watch (2012) "Hollywood has seldom delivered a buddy-cop picture with this much potency. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2/4 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "Eastwood settles into the role of another crusty old widower whose kids don't talk to him. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/4 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) "Ultimately, the characters ring true ... and true to each other. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2.5/4 75% Premium Rush (2012) "The story appears formulaic at first but gets increasingly twisty as the movie progresses - though not always in a good way. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 23, 2012
1.5/4 50% Hit & Run (2012) "It's the negative zone of comedy, like humor trying to escape from the mouths of actors perched in front of a black hole. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 20, 2012
2/4 87% ParaNorman (2012) "It's rare to find a movie brimming with this much talent that finds a way to so consistently kill its own narrative momentum. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2.5/4 64% The Campaign (2012) "This isn't just the Will and Zach show, but a real ensemble piece that liberally portions out laughs to the lead characters' wives, siblings and co-workers. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/4 30% Total Recall (2012) ""Total Recall" may not become the same pop cinema benchmark as its predecessor, but it's far better. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 2, 2012
2.5/4 17% The Watch (2012) "The stars' improv-heavy camaraderie works better than the flick's more blockbustery action bits. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 26, 2012
2/4 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) "Not every sequel can be "Toy Story 3." " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 12, 2012
2/4 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "The movie's first act simply curls up in the corner as if Parker were bitten by a radioactive sloth. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 3, 2012
2.5/4 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "The frustrating Anderson is improving, and he may one day shed the collegiate hipster aura that infuses his work. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) "Most filmmakers would render this "Road Warrior"-style finale with a little wink and nudge, but Bekmambetov chooses to stare down the material. It straddles his Civil War tale between Chancellorsville and Cartoon Land. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 21, 2012
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