Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Josh Larsen'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
3.5/4 97% Spirited Away (2001) "Part Alice in Wonderland and part Hansel and Gretel... " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3.5/4 94% Tangerine (2015) "...has humor, tawdriness and a strange, persistent beauty. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "...fails to have enough fun with its one unique element: the sense of scale. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "...Schumer enlivens the Apatow formula without sacrificing her particular brand of confessional comedy. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet World of Tomorrow (2015) "...a morbidly witty retort to our continual quest for a fountain of youth. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 6, 2015
3/4 86% The Tribe (2015) "...a deeply immersive experience, one that made me feel like a sense-deprived stranger in an unfamiliar world. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 5, 2015
4/4 91% White God (2015) "...cheekily comments on how we often hide behind civilized culture to mask our basest natures. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 28, 2015
2/4 89% Dope (2015) "Dope may know what identities it wants to subvert, but it's not quite sure what identity it wants to have. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) "...could have been made with half the creativity and wit that it was and not lost a dime. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 23, 2015
2.5/4 46% Manglehorn (2015) "...an exercise in anti-glam for the Hollywood icon, even if Pacino still delivers a few signature, hoo-hah flourishes here and there. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "If growing up partly means learning to live with sadness, Inside Out depicts this truth with all the ingenuity and wit of Pixar's best efforts. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/4 95% Girlhood (2015) "...has wonderful moments in which the carefree nature of childhood is held in bittersweet tension with the yearning to be an adult. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 14, 2015
3.5/4 87% Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) (Warriors of the Wind) (1984) "One of the most weirdly, wonderfully built worlds of Hayao Miyazaki... " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 12, 2015
1.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "...the mercenary natures of the picture and the park are largely indistinguishable. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 95% Spy (2015) "Melissa McCarthy finally gets a decent star vehicle. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 9, 2015
1/4 52% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) "Narratively inept, unconvincingly edited and nearly deficient of suspense... " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 7, 2015
3/4 93% Jurassic Park (1993) "As much as you can point to the T-rex attack as a master class in action filmmaking, this still leaves a mechanized aftertaste. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 7, 2015
2.5/4 50% Jurassic Park III (2001) "The wonder of the first movie is long gone, but a few thrills still remain. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 7, 2015
1/4 19% Aloha (2015) "...fatally unaware of its own incoherence - both in terms of narrative and character. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3.5/4 98% Say Anything... (1989) "Cameron Crowe's graduation-speech homilies are given an effervescent sincerity by John Cusack. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 3, 2015
1/4 66% Lucy (2014) "There's never any tension or suspense to the movie, because whatever Lucy faces, we know her big brain will inexplicably be able to handle it. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 31, 2015
4/4 96% Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) (1961) "...stands apart from the French New Wave in that it is very much the story of a woman, not about a woman. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 21, 2015
4/4 97% Jules and Jim (1962) "...playfulness is the defining characteristic, even if what it largely entails is a tragic gender gap of fatal proportions. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 18, 2015
3/4 91% Slow West (2015) "...a familiar yarn told in a somewhat unfamiliar drawl. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 12, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) "...a nutty, B-movie masterpiece. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 3, 2015
1.5/4 89% Mad Max (1979) "...essentially serves as the setup for the far superior Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 3, 2015
2/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "...mostly registers as yet another Marvel punchplosion. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 2, 2015
3/4 94% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (1992) "...has a carefree sensibility that belies its underlying consideration of things like love, loss and warfare. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3.5/4 100% Brother's Keeper (1992) "...could be accused of exploiting the Wards except that the movie develops exploitation as one of its themes. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/4 96% It Follows (2015) "In It Follows, sexual activity has metaphysical implications. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3.5/4 92% Mon Oncle (1958) "Architecture does much of the satirical work here. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 20, 2015
2.5/4 88% Hausu (House) (1977) "An assault of expressionistic techniques... " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3.5/4 91% The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) "The bold cinematic techniques Welles employed in Citizen Kane are put to even more sophisticated use here. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Merciless, efficient and terrifyingly logical... " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/4 83% While We're Young (2015) "...very little feels organic about the film, starting with Stiller and Watts as the central couple. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 14, 2015
1.5/4 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) "Credit director Tarsem Singh with the flickers of originality you'll find. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 13, 2015
2.5/4 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "...mostly this is another showcase for superior stunt work, including a highway chase involving a speeding tank. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 4, 2015
3/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "The ending of Furious 7 is downright touching... " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 4, 2015
4/4 96% Solaris (1976) "One of the great movie mind benders. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2.5/4 78% Fast Five (2011) "...achieves the sort of zen chaos that defines the Die Hard films " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 31, 2015
3/4 28% Fast & Furious (2009) "...a combination of kinetic filmmaking and hulking charisma that can only be called bro bliss. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 30, 2015
2.5/4 37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) "...by far the most formally intriguing installment in the franchise. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 30, 2015
1/4 36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) "...has half the racing scenes, twice the plot and none of the Vin Diesel. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 29, 2015
3.5/4 96% Charulata (1964) "...captures the tremors of real feeling that lie just below gilded surfaces. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 28, 2015
3.5/4 89% The Breakfast Club (1985) "...doesn't just remember or understand what it's like to be a teenager. The Breakfast Club embodies the experience. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 22, 2015
3.5/4 94% Gates of Heaven (1980) "...a documentary that feels, above all else, generous. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 18, 2015
3/4 85% Cinderella (2015) "... tweaks the more objectionable details of conventional fairy tales while still retaining their traditionalist structure. It's a nice compromise. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 14, 2015
2.5/4 85% Slacker (1991) "Pretension is kept at bay by the fact that whenever someone is holding court, the others in the scene barely seem to be listening. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/4 89% Buzzard (2015) "...one of those laser-sharp character portraits with such an incisive bead on its central figure that you sit, transfixed, by his every move. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 9, 2015
1.5/4 31% Chappie (2015) "..most of the tonal choices made to flesh this out are disastrous. " ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Mar 7, 2015
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