Josh Rosenblatt

Josh Rosenblatt

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Austin Chronicle
Total Reviews:
173

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0/5 1% Disaster Movie (2008) " There's no nice way to say this, so I'll just say it: Writer/directors Friedberg and Seltzer are a scourge. They're a plague on our cinematic landscape, a national shame, a danger to our culture." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/5 93% Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium) (2008) " Moscow, Belgium feels not only like a movie from another culture but from another world." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 9, 2009
2/5 29% 12 Rounds (2009) Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/5 33% Knowing (2009) " It's just engaging enough to make you accept the possibility that two kids from the Boston suburbs may just be mankind's only hope for the future and just exciting enough to make you forget that you're watching a Nicolas Cage movie." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2009
2/5 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " I Love You, Man makes sure to give audiences exactly what they're expecting, but I couldn't shake the sense that the whole thing felt compulsory." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 19, 2009
0/5 5% Miss March (2009) " We're the country that gave the world jazz and abstract expressionism and Orson Welles. We invented basketball and hip-hop. Now we export adolescent comedy garbage and hope the world won't notice." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2009
2.5/5 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2009
1.5/4 25% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) " They are all part of a great American tradition. Hate them if you want to, but you might as well hate gated communities,The Real World, and the war on terror while you're at it." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 5, 2009
4/5 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) " Remarkable directorial debut of French novelist Claudel." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 27, 2009
2/5 30% Madea Goes to Jail (2009) Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 20, 2009
2/5 23% Fired Up (2009) " This new movie borrows from the 2005 Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson hit with such utter shamelessness, you have to wonder if royalty checks are already in the mail." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 19, 2009
2.5/5 59% The International (2009) " The International is just passable; it's a clock-puncher that's almost entirely free of suspense or surprise." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3.5/5 80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008) " Luckily for us, Soderbergh is one of those rare directors who's able to make uninterrupted misery engaging." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 29, 2009
3.5/5 66% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) " In the end Che isn't really about a hero or a man; it's about the mechanics of guerrilla warfare, the day-to-day workings of an insurgency." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 23, 2009
3/5 57% Defiance (2009) " The story, in other words, is pure Hollywood gold, full of opportunities for stirring speeches, ethical quandaries, lessons about tolerance and humanity, and violence against Nazis." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 16, 2009
3.5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) " As far as I'm concerned, you can keep your Sean Penns and your Brad Pitts and your Frank Langellas; if there's any justice in the world, this year's best actor Academy Award will be going home with Rourke." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 9, 2009
1/5 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) " I was so exhausted by Sandler's rubbery-face-and-funny-voices schtick, that no amount of good-natured moralizing about the importance of family and love was going to have any effect on me." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.5/5 27% Seven Pounds (2008) " Smith is more likable the less he tries to make us like him." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 17, 2008
1.5/5 19% Dark Streets (2008) " A collection of 1950s B-movie mannerisms that would have made for a great parody if only it were capable of laughing at its own hard-boiled absurdity." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 12, 2008
1.5/5 11% Lake City (2008) " The only thing saving Lake City from total ridiculousness is Spacek." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 4, 2008
2.5/5 57% The Dukes (2007) " As light as a feather and about as memorable, The Dukes is a pet project all the way, just a lark for Davi and his buddies to star in and screen for one another like a home movie." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 26, 2008
2.5/5 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) " The tropes of the heartwarming indie kids movie get thrown together with the tropes of the low-voltage, war-at-home war drama, and the result is muddled but undeniably affecting" — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2008
1.5/5 72% Fuel (2008) " Fuel's message is clear -- oil is bad; alternative energy is good -- and its goals are simple -- put Big Oil out of business by selling the American public on the virtues of cleaner energy sources, such as wind, solar, ethanol, hemp, and world music." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2/5 44% Soul Men (2008) " Soul Men is pure mediocrity." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 6, 2008
3/5 77% Role Models (2008) " Rudd has his shot at the marquee, and he makes the most of it, mainly by defying all reasonable Hollywood expectations of what a marquee role is supposed to be." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 6, 2008
3/5 59% RocknRolla (2008) " Better just to sit back and enjoy RocknRolla for what it is: a fast-paced amoral joyride that's more interested in the absurdities of violent criminality than the complications of real life." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 31, 2008
2/5 93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) " Leigh's creation is fixed and unchangeable, admirably optimistic as a person but completely unengaging as a movie character." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 30, 2008
3.5/5 100% The Order of Myths (2008) " Trapped under the weight of hundreds of years of racial animosity and mistrust, with few clues as to how to work themselves free, the celebrants of the oldest Mardi Gras in the country take refuge in their traditions." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 72% Under the Same Moon (2008) " Its parallel stories of two lost souls seeking each other across geographical divides is never more than one small step away from mawkishness and cliché, and oftentimes less. But as a sociological study, it's fascinating." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 89% The Unforeseen (2008) " The result is an expansive and ambivalent testament to human ingenuity, human intransigence, and nature's endangered yet enduring power to move." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/5 25% Sex and Death 101 (2007) " Heaven help a writer who turns a philanderer into a blank." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/5 14% My Best Friend's Girl (2008) " Any schmuck with a typewriter and a dirty mouth can test the limits of good taste; it's something else entirely to push the boundaries of narrative possibility and emotional empathy." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/5 40% Fireproof (2008) " The writing and directing Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen, have raised blandness and narrative predictability to the level of high art." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/5 85% In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008) " Holdridge is clever enough to keep his characters from slipping into outright narcissism, or when they do, he's familiar enough with the art of mainstream moviemaking to balance the exhausted with the ecstatic." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/5 56% What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/5 50% A Four Letter Word (2008) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 55% Married Life (2008) " One of the more ethically dubious films to come out of Hollywood in years." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/5 56% Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2008) " [It] proves that, even in our troubled times, East and West can still come together, when necessary, to produce something completely and utterly confusing." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/5 67% Snow Angels (2007) " Hopefully, one of these days, Green will be bold enough to make a movie where nothing happens, where conversation is both his means and his end." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/5 36% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) " The film version of Young's book is more slapstick than skewer, more loving portrait than leveling blow." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 80% Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/5 60% Bra Boys (2008) " A piece of PR propaganda." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/5 46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) " At this point, I guess we should just applaud Allen for his work ethic." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 21% Meet Bill (2008) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 63% Holly (2007) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/5 18% Chapter 27 (2007) " Despite all his obvious effort and admirable Stanislavskian immersion, his Chapman is pure cinematic affectation, a compendium of great movie madmen of the past." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 79% Flow: For Love of Water (2008) " Flow is the kind of terrifying, impending-apocalypse documentary none of us wants to watch but all of us probably should; it isn't the most enjoyable experience you'll have at the movies this year, but I wouldn't doubt if it's one of the most eye-opening." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2.5/5 59% W. (2008) " Stone's latest head-first dive into the deep end of the American political pool is a tale of two movies. The first is a story that was dying to be told; the second, one that's been told to death." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 16, 2008
3/5 61% The Express (2008) " That rare sports film that isn't afraid to dabble in personal and social ambiguity." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 10, 2008
2.5/5 59% Flash of Genius (2008) " Despite an obsessiveness bordering on (and occasionally toppling over into) mania, Kearns just doesn't have the kind of larger-than-life personality we look for in our cinematic little-guy heroes." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2008
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