Josh Bell

Josh Bell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Josh Bell's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Too much about Aquarius is boilerplate cop-drama material. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2.5/5 68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Mostly the movie is mild and subdued, provoking more boredom than laughter. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2/5 49% San Andreas (2015) "Thousands of people may die, but the most important thing is that Ray is reunited with his family. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2/5 32% Poltergeist (2015) "Another forgettable horror product. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/5 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "The movie could just be a two-hour lecture, but star Elkabetz and her brother Shlomi, who co-wrote and co-directed, make it into an affecting and even suspenseful human drama. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/5 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Instead of an actual adventure story, Tomorrowland is more of a presentation about the concept of adventure stories. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 9% Grace Of Monaco "The lovely costumes and locations give a sense of the luxury of Kelly's life, but nothing in the movie manages to get below that glittering surface. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A marvel of action choreography. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Everything in Pitch Perfect 2 is a little bigger, but none of it is better. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/5 87% Slow West (2015) "A quiet, discursive journey with flashes of dry humor. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 85% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "All the creepy set pieces and engaging performances are no match for the increasingly absurd exposition. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/5 50% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Mostly content to recycle old jokes in a new context. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 69% Welcome to Me (2015) "Alice's oddities are darkly funny but also incredibly sad, and the filmmakers tread a fine line between the two, more effectively than not. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/5 52% Maggie (2015) "At its most maudlin, it's like a terminal-disease tearjerker with zombieism in place of cancer. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Presents two annoying people and has them yell at each other for an hour or so. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "A big part of Cobain's music was about expressing his inner turmoil, and this movie accomplishes that again in ways that are often unexpected and moving. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron can be a little unwieldy, but when it works, it works really well. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/5 30% 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 52% 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 95% 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 62% 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 54% 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 6% 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 49% 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 84% 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 98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A solid, gritty crime drama. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2015
2.5/5 51% 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 96% 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 74% 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 84% 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 61% 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
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