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
1/5 57% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "It's every bit the cheesy, brainless exercise in audience pandering that many expected from the first movie. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The movie's chief purpose seems to be reminding audiences of what they enjoyed in the previous movies, but the best way to enjoy those is to just go watch them again. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/5 53% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There was a playfulness to even the worst of the Scream movies that is absent here, and what's left is a mediocre murder mystery. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 46% Zoo: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Zoo could have been silly, over-the-top fun, but instead it's plodding and monotonous. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 82% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) "What started as a mildly funny if overly self-satisfied comedy ends up as a disingenuous tearjerker, as phony as one of Greg and Earl's home movies. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2.5/5 85% Poldark: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Both the scenery and the star of Poldark look great, but the storytelling isn't quite as effective. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/5 89% Dope (2015) "Mixes winning comedic moments with serious, life-or-death situations, often at the same time. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 86% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's no longer a pastiche of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen; instead it's just another mediocre sci-fi/fantasy TV series. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Offers gentle laughs and a few moments of heartfelt emotion. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/5 52% Saint Laurent (2015) "Heavy on dreamy imagery and light on facts and insights. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Just another overstuffed, CGI-filled blockbuster about people running and yelling. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/5 69% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A dull and ponderous sci-fi drama that lacks even the visual flair and grandeur of the Wachowskis' film failures. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/5 89% Love & Mercy (2015) "Cusack gives his best and most engaged performance in years. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 95% Spy (2015) "It's a problem when a movie like this practically requires a diagram to follow the plot, although at least that doesn't stop it from being funny. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "A half-baked romance full of dead-end subplots and startling leaps in character development, with a third-act turn into a nearly incomprehensible conspiracy storyline. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/5 55% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Too much about Aquarius is boilerplate cop-drama material. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2.5/5 67% 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 50% 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 33% 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 50% 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 65% 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 91% 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 70% 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 51% 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 8% 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 48% 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 85% 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 52% 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 93% 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 46% 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 30% 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
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