Josh Bell

Josh Bell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 28% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " It's hard not to wonder whether Hoffman would have been able to elevate this sour, condescending comedy into something more than faux-edgy nonsense. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " With its dour subject matter and shapeless plotting, Vacancy would be unremarkable without Rowling's name behind it. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3.5/5 94% The Salt of the Earth (2015) " Whether capturing human anguish or natural wonders, Salgado has an eye for the transcendent. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2.5/5 59% The Water Diviner (2015) " The pseudo-mystical elements never quite connect with Crowe's old-fashioned, melodramatic storytelling, especially the cheesy romance. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2.5/5 53% The Age of Adaline (2015) " Aims to be as timeless as its main character, but it ends up feeling like a musty relic. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
1.5/5 4% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) " Like the first movie, Mall Cop 2 suffers from indifferent plotting and apathetic jokes that often don't appear to have punchlines. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 47% True Story (2015) " Even if the treatment of the story can be a bit lifeless, the facts themselves are so fascinating that the movie can't help but be compelling. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 86% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) " Both heavy-handed and smug, taking undue pride in saying very little that's insightful or new. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 97% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " A solid, gritty crime drama. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2015
2.5/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) " In pursuit of prestige, it loses the qualities that make the story worth telling. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2015
3.5/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) " The deft mix of tones keeps Wild Tales fresh and surprising. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/5 42% Effie Gray (2015) " Like watching paint dry on an exquisite masterpiece. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/5 96% Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Foster is charismatic and likable, the supporting cast is strong, and the show's version of NYC is as magical (and unrealistic) as anything Carrie Bradshaw ever experienced. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/5 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " Going Clear is effective, especially when Gibney spends time on the more personal stories of his various interview subjects. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2.5/5 47% Home (2015) " Only mildly annoying. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) " Get Hard tries for easy laughs over intelligent commentary, but it doesn't succeed at either one. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2.5/5 31% Insurgent (2015) " Insurgent is often more exciting and more eye-catching than its predecessor. Too bad its characters aren't any more interesting. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/5 97% '71 (2015) " Demange keeps the tension high throughout nearly the entire film. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/5 76% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " From a plot standpoint, Bloodline is completely flat, using its shifting timelines as a trick to make mundane developments seem more ominous than they really are. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 18, 2015
3/5 66% Zombeavers (2015) " The title of Zombeavers alone gives potential viewers a pretty good idea of whether they'd want to see it or not. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3/5 91% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Seems to be building a distinctive little world of its own. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/5 18% One Big Happy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Perhaps the true sign of equality is that it's now no big deal for a gay character to anchor a terrible network sitcom. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 96% Red Army (2015) " What Red Army loses in comprehensiveness, it makes up for in entertainment value. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2.5/5 85% Cinderella (2015) " It's a lavish, handsomely staged production, but it's also dramatically inert, a pretty diorama led by a pair of good-looking but forgettable TV actors. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2/5 30% Chappie (2015) " Chappie is the second movie in a row in which Blomkamp fails at both social commentary and basic storytelling. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2.5/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " Overall it's the cinematic equivalent of warm oatmeal: It goes down easy, but has almost no flavor. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/5 62% Maps to the Stars (2015) " The movie never really gets beyond nastiness, ending with grotesque scenarios that say little about the characters or their circumstances. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " Even when the laughs are less frequent, they continue through to the end, with plenty of quotable lines. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/5 94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The first six episodes indicate a show that has some serious weirdness lurking underneath its sunny sitcom exterior. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3.5/5 56% Focus (2015) " Smith and Robbie have fantastic chemistry, and they both bring natural charm to their wary but exuberant characters. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 64% The Rewrite (2015) " As rewrites go, this one represents a decent improvement. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/5 95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Battle Creek is unlikely to inspire the same kind of praise and devotion as Breaking Bad, but it's an entertaining exercise in typical TV crime-solving. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/5 84% The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The show is more ambitious than any other current network comedy, and in just two episodes it pushes forward in bold, even reckless ways. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/5 24% The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " It's full of creaky jokes and predictable situations, goosed by raucous, unwarranted studio-audience laughter. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3.5/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) " Leigh strings together scenes that are alternately funny, sad, bitter and baffling, sometimes all at the same time. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 18, 2015
2.5/5 79% McFarland USA (2015) " McFarland, USA is well-intentioned and largely inoffensive, but as any coach knows, good intentions aren't enough to go the distance. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 18, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Just because it's based on a novel and delivered with gravitas doesn't make it meaningful. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2.5/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " Kingsman feels like it should be a good time, but it leaves a bitter aftertaste. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2.5/5 47% Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Just a preposterous thriller. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2.5/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) " A stunning, wildly creative book cover with a mediocre story inside. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 74% Amira & Sam (2015) " A stilted romance, an attempt at diversity and honesty that ends up phony and conventional. " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The important thing is that Wilmore is a confident host, funny and engaged with the subject matter. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2/5 37% Black or White (2015) " Mostly the movie is an excuse for Binder to set up straw-man arguments and tear them down disingenuously. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/5 81% Black Sea (2015) " When it sticks to the increasingly chaotic undersea action, Black Sea is efficient and gripping. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " An exacting thriller with a rich sense of time and place, made by a filmmaker at the top of his game. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2/5 35% Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Yet another addition to the time-honored tradition of the douchebag detective. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 35% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) " Given free rein by his fans' money, Lee has made a movie that's both uncompromising and often inexplicable. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2.5/5 49% Cake (2015) " A listless indie drama that never goes much of anywhere, with moments that are framed as revelatory but contain little in the way of revelation. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1.5/5 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) " Seems destined to become a camp classic of some kind. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/5 84% Predestination (2015) " A clever and surprisingly affecting reminder that sci-fi doesn't need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2015
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