Jonathan Lack

Jonathan Lack

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
We Got This Covered
Total Reviews:
101

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Showing 51 - 100 of 101
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4.5/10 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " Killing Them Softly is well made, written, and acted, but the allegorical story and repulsive characters are too one-note and unpleasant to enjoy or recommend." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 29, 2012
8.5/10 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " Rise of the Guardians is an unexpected treat, a clever and heartfelt love letter to the wonder of childhood that should delight audiences of all ages this Thanksgiving." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 20, 2012
8/10 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Life of Pi doesn't live up to its own external or diegetic hype, but it offers a pleasant and thought-provoking fable about the nature of faith, brought to life by some truly amazing visuals." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 20, 2012
4.5/10 78% A Late Quartet (2012) " A Late Quartet features good performers and good dramatic intentions, but is too joyless, unpleasant, and inauthentic in its presentation and discussions of music to make any sort of impact." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 15, 2012
9.5/10 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " Silver Linings Playbook is an infectiously rousing crowd-pleaser about psychological damage and emotional healing, which would seem oxymoronic if not for the authentic, insightful atmosphere and marvelous performances." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 15, 2012
5/10 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is easily the best film in the series, thanks to stylish direction, a good sense of tone, and decent acting. It also has an infuriating ending that reinforces the worst of this series." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 15, 2012
9.5/10 90% Lincoln (2012) " Lincoln is a smart, insightful, emotionally stirring, and highly relevant historical drama with mesmerizing performances and outstanding writing. It is one of the best films of 2012." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 15, 2012
9/10 78% Flight (2012) " With career-best work from Denzel Washington and a fascinating, personal story, Robert Zemeckis' Flight offers smart and mature commercial drama at its very best." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 2, 2012
9/10 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " Wreck-It Ralph is an absolutely wonderful film, nothing short of a glorious, full-blown rebirth for Disney Animation Studios. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 1, 2012
8.5 94% The Sessions (2012) " The Sessions is a truly inspirational work, grounded by a powerful, thought-provoking performance that lingers long after one has left the auditorium. It is one of the more memorable, if imperfect, achievements of 2012." — We Got This Covered
Posted Nov 1, 2012
10/10 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Cloud Atlas is a staggering masterpiece, a positively inspired piece of filmmaking that blows the lid off cinematic convention and uses unparalleled artistry to tell a story that encompasses the whole of human experience" — We Got This Covered
Posted Oct 25, 2012
9.5/10 92% Skyfall (2012) " Skyfall is the best James Bond film of all time, offering a thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking examination of why 007 endures, both as an on-screen legend and as a harrowing secret agent." — We Got This Covered
Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/10 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) " Here Comes the Boom is slightly above average for this sort of broad comedy, but is hampered by too many significant issues to be worth a watch." — We Got This Covered
Posted Oct 12, 2012
9/10 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " With a truly original script, premise, and insightful structural deconstruction, Seven Psychopaths offers entertainment at its sharpest and most perceptive." — We Got This Covered
Posted Oct 12, 2012
9/10 96% Argo (2012) " Ben Affleck's excellent thriller Argo does what all films based upon 'true stories' should: Find a historical tale very few are familiar with, and tell it with the gusto of great fiction." — We Got This Covered
Posted Oct 12, 2012
7/10 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " I like Liberal Arts. It may be rough and unpolished, but Radnor shows promise as a filmmaker, telling an honest and insightful story that feels extremely authentic. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Oct 4, 2012
8.5/10 33% Butter (2012) " Butter is a spectacularly entertaining film, a well written, perfectly paced comedy brought to life by one of the year's best ensemble casts. It also functions as adept, timely political satire. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 28, 2012
9.5/10 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " The Perks of Being a Wallflower will not be for everyone, but for those it affects, it affects greatly. I love it unreservedly, and feel it is one of the very best films of 2012." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 27, 2012
7/10 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " Pitch Perfect has enough pleasures to overcome its failings, even if the margin is fairly slim at times. It is worth watching, but prepare to be bothered by how much of its potential goes unrealized." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 27, 2012
9.5/10 93% Looper (2012) " Looper marks a significant step forward for time-travel storytelling. Johnson's outstanding vision and execution push at the genre's emotional and psychological boundaries harder than any sci-fi work in recent memory." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 27, 2012
1.5/10 10% House at the End of the Street (2012) " House at the End of the Street is a thoroughly awful and unpleasant horror film, one that attempts to affect its unlucky audience by trading in abuse, sadism, and general human misery. It is a dreadful experience." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 21, 2012
9/10 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " Trouble With The Curve is a wonderful father/daughter story, bolstered by terrific performances from Adams and Eastwood. Perhaps not one of the very best films of the year, but a personal sentimental favorite." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 21, 2012
9.5/10 85% The Master (2012) " Though subsequent viewing could change my mind, I find "The Master" to be a wonderfully measured and meditative work, and one of the most singularly fascinating films of 2012." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 21, 2012
8.5/10 85% End of Watch (2012) " David Ayer's End of Watch is an excellent film, a smart and authentic cop drama filled with visceral thrills and genuine pathos. It is one of the best of its kind, and I cannot recommend it highly enough." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 21, 2012
9.5/10 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " This is a must-buy Blu-Ray. The Cabin in the Woods is an excellent movie, it looks and sounds great, and there are plenty of informative bonus features. Highly recommended." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 17, 2012
9/10 91% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) " Safety Not Guaranteed is an excellent comedy, one with tons of heart, great characters, and tremendous performances from Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 15, 2012
0.5/10 20% That's My Boy (2012) " That's My Boy isn't just the worst film of 2012, it's one of the most morally reprehensible comedies of all time, a disgusting movie you should stay far, far away from." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 15, 2012
9.5/10 56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " Seeking A Friend for the End of the World is one of my favorite movies of the year; I loved every minute of it, especially any time Carell and Knightley get to share the screen and talk." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
3.5/10 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter doesn't even come close to living up to the fun, silly nature of its premise. The film is a dull, humorless, ugly-looking slog." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
4/10 35% Lola Versus (2012) " Lola Versus has plenty of potential, but with a script that has absolutely no handle on its lead character, the experience quickly becomes unbearably frustrating." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
9.5/10 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " The Amazing Spider-Man may be a reboot, but it feels entirely fresh thanks to a strong, different interpretation of the Spider-Man mythos and tremendous performances from the excellent ensemble." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
6.5/10 68% Ted (2012) " I enjoyed and laughed at Ted, but I can't say I liked it; MacFarlane lacks focus, the jokes are occasionally offensive, and though the movie has heart, it bungles whatever message it's trying to get across." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
7.5/10 80% Magic Mike (2012) " Magic Mike is far from perfect, but that's the fun. Whether you think Soderbergh is winking at the audience or the movie is "so bad it's good," Magic Mike is one heck of a good time at the movies." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
8/10 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " Your Sister's Sister is a fine piece of character observation. It's low-key, casual, and tremendously insightful. It won't be for everybody, but that's a good thing. It's a strong, focused piece of work." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
5/10 55% People Like Us (2012) " People Like Us is well-meaning and features good performances, but the story is a mess of contrivances and dumb narrative decisions that fail to hold any interest." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
9/10 78% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) " Katy Perry: Part of Me is the biggest surprise of 2012. It's not just a fluff piece for the fans, but a spectacularly made, emotionally honest portrait of one of pop culture's biggest personalities." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
4.5/10 43% To Rome with Love (2012) " To Rome With Love finds Woody Allen on autopilot, and not a particularly fine-tuned autopilot either. It's always good to see what Allen has in store, but this outing is disappointing and exhausting." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
2/10 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " There have been far worse children's films than Ice Age: Continental Drift, even this year, but few that make me so depressed about Hollywood's utter contempt for young moviegoers. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
0/10 17% The Watch (2012) " The Watch is an utterly soulless, lazy, painfully dull affair. It is not a film. It is a product, and an awful one. This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
4/10 65% Trishna (2012) " Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
2.5/10 30% Total Recall (2012) " Total Recall is nothing more than a lazy, dull, soulless studio effort wrapped up in an enticing sci-fi landscape." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
3/10 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Ruby Sparks means well, but I believe it is an awful film, an unintentionally uncomfortable experience I'd like to forget about as soon as possible." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
9.5/10 74% Hope Springs (2012) " Hope Springs is not an easy experience, but it is a tremendously rewarding one." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
7/10 64% The Campaign (2012) " The Campaign is worth a watch. It's funny, well-acted, and entertaining" — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
9/10 87% Arbitrage (2012) " Nicholas Jarecki's Arbitrage is at once a beautifully complex, effortlessly compelling legal thriller and a heated, passionate political allegory, working wonderfully on both levels." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2012
8/10 87% ParaNorman (2012) " ParaNorman confirms that Laika is an animation studio worth watching out for. As with Coraline, they've crafted a film that truly respects its young audience" — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2012
8/10 49% Hit & Run (2012) " Hit & Run has a clear, entertaining vision and is made with a strong, unique voice, something missing from too many films these days." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2012
5/10 76% Premium Rush (2012) " For all its attempts at originality, Premium Rush is, at its heart, generic" — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2012
9/10 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " Celeste and Jesse Forever is a messy film, but every single moment is graced with such profound emotional authenticity that those issues hardly matter. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Lawless is a failure. It is a difficult and infuriating movie to sit through, one that does not reward the audience's patience with anything of substance." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3.5/10 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " The Bourne Legacy is the strangest sequel to come out of the Hollywood studio system in a long, long time. It's a product of shallow studio greed and staggering creative ineptitude." — We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2012
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