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
88% 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
25% 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
83% 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
45% 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
64% 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
7% 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
89% 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
67% 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
69% 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
29% 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
29% 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
9% 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
85% 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
79% 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
28% 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
60% 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
39% 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
12% 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
73% 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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