Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time.

Joseph J. Airdo's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% 5 to 7 (2015) "Comes off as a chauvinistic male's fantasy that slowly but surely warps into some sad-sack story someone would tell about the childhood crush they had on their babysitter. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 13, 2015
86% Backcountry (2015) "MacDonald skillfully uses ... suspense, surprise and gruesomely graphic imagery to unnerve viewers beyond belief and leave one hell of a lasting impact on their psyches. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 13, 2015
67% Dial A Prayer (2015) "Achieves a spiritual significance that is universally palatable as its protagonist finds not religion but harmony with herself. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 13, 2015
No Score Yet Beyond The Mask (2015) "One's attention tends to drift more often than not. Its admirable messages are there but are not concretely relayed therefore feelings fall short of inspiration. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
42% Effie Gray (2015) "Thompson and Fanning portray characters with sheer elegance and manage to say something significant about early feminism without needing any particularly powerful crescendos. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
14% Electric Slide (2015) "Its story ... winds up featuring a few sincerely suspenseful moments that are made even more entertaining thanks to the eccentricity of it all. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "Beats the odds and ups the ante again, delivering a few action sequences that drive circles around those that blew us away in the film franchise's six previous installments. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "There are certainly moments of ingenuity but the bigger picture is a bit too ambiguous to sincerely satisfy. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
53% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) " Like Sunday, Like Rain starts strong but slowly devolves into a snooze-fest of a film. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
84% While We're Young (2015) "Noah Baumbach's new cross-generational dramedy is a wannabe-hip disaster that flounders around before eventually coming to a close without any climax whatsoever. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
18% Serena (2015) "The plot's pace limps along and lacks anything of notable significance to say thereby leaving viewers listless and ultimately unmoved. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 27, 2015
17% Nightlight (2015) "The thriller becomes nothing more than noise as its irritatingly unintelligent teens scream in the dark. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 27, 2015
46% Home (2015) "The story is heartfelt enough, evoking key emotions while also reflecting respectable morals, yet it still cannot escape an overwhelming sense of frivolity. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 27, 2015
67% A Girl Like Her (2015) "Unfortunately, it goes down more like cinematic medicine than something sincerely satisfying. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 27, 2015
22% The Barber (2015) "The story is chock-full of cliches and - while suspenseful at first - it eventually veers into a predictable conclusion that is made even worse by way too much dialogue. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 27, 2015
6% Accidental Love (2015) "Storm clouds of stupidity occasionally make way for moments of creative inspiration, suggesting that this could have been - if properly completed - a quick-witted flick. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 21, 2015
88% Spring (2015) "A plodding pace makes it increasingly difficult to remain interested in the story. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 21, 2015
22% Tracers (2015) "Provides plenty of parkour excitement and seems to have been tailor-made for star Taylor Lautner, whose animalistic movements make for some stunning chase sequences. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 21, 2015
0% The Walking Deceased (2015) "You are likely to have way more fun Zombie LARPing with your friends than watching what is essentially a "Saturday Night Live" skit stretched to the point of humor depletion. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 21, 2015
96% Wild Tales (2015) "Its dark energy and depraved enthusiasm are infectious as each short twists, turns, intrigues, thrills, shocks and incites fits of laughter. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 21, 2015
66% Zombeavers (2015) "Delivers the kind of unapologetically asinine amusement that will having you rolling in the aisle before hiding beneath your seat. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 21, 2015
40% Treading Water (2015) "Writer/director Analeine Cal y Mayor's ... rapturously magical approach is what truly brings the new dramedy to life and makes this bait well worth biting. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
70% The Salvation (2015) "There could be no greater compliment than to say this feels more like a time-honored favorite than modern mockery. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
33% Everly (2015) " The movie becomes a grindhouse throwback that will continuously draw you to the edge of your seat and blow you back into it over and over again. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
30% Cymbeline (2015) "The ear of thy work doth produce a sense of beauty but tis only skin deep much to the perplexion of thine mind. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
11% The Cobbler (2015) "It is entertaining enough while also offering a fair amount of the quintessential heart one expects from a fairy tale. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
84% Cinderella (2015) "This may be the most beautifully romantic motion picture you see all year, stealing the hearts and igniting the dreams of audiences of absolutely all ages. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "The film never takes a moment to draw viewers into the conflict, instead resigning them to the role of detached observers. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 16, 2015
88% Faults (2015) "A magnetic movie thanks to its intriguing narrative about mind control but made even more so as a result of the peculiar performances of its two leads. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "It is quite an accomplishment for a film that recounts the planning, execution and aftermath of a real kidnapping to bore its viewers but [this] manages to do precisely that. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
78% These Final Hours (2015) "Accomplishes an impressive feat on a meager budget [but] it simply is too much of the same and, as a result, is swallowed up by its bigger-budgeted brethren. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "Fortunately, most of [the] gags work, leaving viewers in stitches every step of the way and sufficiently distracting them to the new comedy's eventual emptiness. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
30% Chappie (2015) "Chappie is as intellectually stimulating as it is materially entertaining. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015) "It is shamefully predictable ... but you'll still be grinnin' like a possum eatin' a sweet tater. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "A movie that may be momentarily amusing but ultimately not something into which audiences can really sink their teeth. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 27, 2015
29% Out Of The Dark (2015) "Unfortunately, there really are not enough chills here to sustain a viewer's interest. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 27, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "The new ensemble drama is a disgusting piece of cinematic bile, consisting of little more than distasteful dialogue and sickening situations. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 27, 2015
79% McFarland USA (2015) "May trip up a few places along the way but, fortunately, those minor mistakes do not affect its ability to cross the finish line as a heartwarming winner. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 20, 2015
60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "Effectively captures the highs and lows of a relationship in such a way that simultaneously inspires viewers and pulls on their heartstrings. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 20, 2015
71% The DUFF (2015) "An adequate although unremarkable effort that will probably please middle and high schoolers a great deal while being passably entertaining to everyone else. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 20, 2015
21% Old Fashioned (2015) "Old Fashioned is not only a wonderful film, it is also an absolutely essential one - especially during this day and age when intimacy seems to be on the endangered species list. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 13, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "The movie - especially the obligatory sex scenes - is surprisingly boring. Of course, the film's shockingly poor opinion of women is its worst offense of all though. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 13, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "We are drawn deeply into Cotillard's character's dilemma, intimately following her emotionally exhausting journey and reflecting upon it as though it is our own. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
76% Match (2015) "When all is said and done, there is nothing left - the experience being empty, dissatisfying and frankly kind of confusing. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
38% Black or White (2015) "It is commendably brave of the film to avoid taking the "safe" route and instead ask its audience to empathize with Costner's character - frustratingly flawed as he may be. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Littered with dialogue that would make even cheese blush and features a few special effects that would look laughable in an episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
26% Love, Rosie (2015) " Romantics will likely lap it up with sheer delight. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
40% Lovesick (2014) " Lovesick is actually kind of a pleasantly weightless romantic comedy with moments of hilarity here and there from massive misunderstandings. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) "Its action sequences are exceptionally exciting. However, the scenes between each one - otherwise known as the story - leave a lot to be desired. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
71% The Voices (2015) "Enormously amusing thanks to the prolific juxtaposition of quirkiness and morbidity and Reynolds whose performance is delightfully peculiar yet also surprisingly endearing. " ‐ Phoenix Examiner
Posted Feb 6, 2015
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