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Joshua Starnes

Joshua Starnes

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Joshua Starnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ComingSoon.net

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.5/10 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "When it embraces its absurdity it is fantastic; when it tries for more it falls apart. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 3, 2016
4/10 11% The Forest (2016) "The Forest aims for ambiguity and suspense but just gets lost in the woods. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jan 9, 2016
8.5/10 88% The Big Short (2015) "Adam McKay's funny, intelligent and depressing examination of the financial crisis is must-see entertainment. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 16, 2015
7/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A fun if uneven return to a galaxy far, far away. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 16, 2015
9/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino's typical solid hand with actors is on full view. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 15, 2015
7/10 63% Concussion (2015) "Will Smith is excellent as Omalu, portraying him as a man who has studied life more than lived it. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 13, 2015
6/10 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Left without a heart of its own, this Sea flounders. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/10 60% Joy (2015) "Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are still fun to watch, but the film does little to live up to its title or aspirations. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 7, 2015
5/10 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "When it goes wrong you get something like... well, you get something like Victor Frankenstein,/i>. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Nov 25, 2015
5/10 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "[T]he basic skeleton of the story is at obvious odds with itself and not all of the charismatic actors in the world will keep the outcome from feeling like it lasts forever. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 23, 2015
6/10 26% Pan (2015) "Though the film's story technically meets the definition of 'new,' little in it will offer up the feeling that word evokes. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 6, 2015
6.5/10 85% The Walk (2015) "For all its visual brilliance, The Walk never manages to explain exactly what its goal is - or more specifically why anyone should care - because it's not a film about Philippe at all but only about what he walked on. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 1, 2015
6.5/10 63% The Visit (2015) "There's too much good in it to call it a failure, but in many ways The Visit is less than the sum of its parts. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 11, 2015
4.5/10 17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "An endless NASCAR race trapped in a neverending circle, going round and round and round for eternity with no beginning and no end. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 3, 2015
5/10 43% American Ultra (2015) "Less genre mash up and more head on collision. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Aug 22, 2015
8.5/10 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton does not reinvent the musical biopic as a genre; merely hone it to a razor's edge, transcending a rote repetition of NWA's history to make a statement about the world that made them possible and how it must change. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Aug 13, 2015
7.5/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation continues the series resurgence with moody suspense tied neatly to exciting set pieces centered on a stable of IMF agents that has finally gelled after several films worth of experimenting. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/10 17% Pixels (2015) "Sandler's own films, if they continue their pattern, seem destined for a similar fate as Brenner's old video games - buried in the past with those who accidentally come across them in the future wondering how anyone enjoyed them in the first place. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 23, 2015
7/10 93% Spy (2015) "McCarthy has honed her particular brand of comedy to a fine edge and proven she has a considerable arsenal to draw from; but she's also reached the point where she's drawing from what she feels comfortable doing as opposed to reaching for new levels. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jun 5, 2015
8/10 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "A rare sequel where audience investment is not entirely predicated on familiar faces going through familiar motions, and a rare series that seems intent on going out on a high note. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 15, 2015
6.5/10 31% Chappie (2015) "Featuring a lot of what we have come to expect from Blomkamp in both style and substance, the District 9 director's latest epic is high on heart but low on brains, forgetting that we actually need both to make life happen. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 5, 2015
6.5/10 80% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland, USA is a refreshingly optimistic look at how Latino-American and classic WASP culture can come to a rapprochement ... it is also hamstrung by the great curse of the inspirational sports film, prioritizing its message above its story " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/10 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Bland and dull, except for the rare moments when it is unintentionally hilarious, all Fifty Shades has to teach the curious is that it doesn't matter how many shades of grey you use, you will just end up with a drab, colorless blob. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/10 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "The Boy Next Door doesn't exactly aspire to a 'so bad it's good' level but it's so ridiculous that if you insist on suffering through it, while you won't get any of the promised thrills, you might get a good laugh. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 10, 2015
5/10 34% Blackhat (2015) "It's as if Mann has simply run out of things to say about the crime story, but doesn't know what else to talk about anymore. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 10, 2015
6.5/10 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The Wachowskis have seldom disappointed but frequently bewildered with their varied choices and willingness to experiment within the Hollywood big budget formula, which makes Jupiter their strangest concoction yet - a purely conventional one. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 10, 2015
7/10 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Battle of the Five Armies can be summed up with a phrase we can apply to the entire trilogy: good enough. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 6, 2014
6/10 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Exodus: Gods and Kings - for all its pedigree and bravery - remains firmly in the shadow of its famous ancestors. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 6, 2014
7/10 72% American Sniper (2015) "For all its easy humanity, the end result is off-putting and suggests that for all the care Eastwood and company take with Kyle's legacy, the man himself and the world he lived in is still a mystery to them and to us. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 1, 2014
3.5/10 2% Left Behind (2014) "I am now relatively certain there is a Hell and it is a darkened theater with no doors showing Left Behind on a loop for eternity. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 17, 2014
6.5/10 85% John Wick (2014) "Wick is as you would expect, all style and no substance, not even a hint. What it does, it does well, but its ambitions are incredibly limited. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 17, 2014
7/10 77% Fury (2014) "Fury cannot quite rise to the level of the modern war films it aspires to, but in its own way it is a worthy addition to the genre. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 17, 2014
7/10 61% The Equalizer (2014) "Entertaining but uninspired, The Equalizer proves if nothing else why Washington remains one of our better, if underused, movie stars. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4.5/10 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "A movie like this doesn't have to be serious to be good (or even just fun), but the people who make it have to take it seriously. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 5, 2014
4.5/10 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "As the stars get younger and the action gets tamer, Expendables comes to resemble more and more of its direct-to-video kin, and worth about as much of your time. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 5, 2014
5/10 7% The Identical (2014) "Movies like this get made all the time, sometimes they even get released into theaters with a modicum of TV advertising, and they're all about this good, which is to say neither bad nor good, just easily forgettable. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 5, 2014
7.5/10 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "For all that doesn't work, a lot does and hopefully with time and distance, Gunn and his collaborators can chuck all of the non-silly stuff they just don't need for Guardians 2. They've got a firm foundation to build off of. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4.5/10 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "With his fourth bite at the Transformers apple, director Michael Bay escapes from the dungeon of the actively insulting and scales the giddy heights of the mildly obnoxious. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jun 26, 2014
5/10 49% Maleficent (2014) "It's probably not proof that retelling a classic story through the villain's eyes is unworkable, but it does prove you need more than just a good concept to get across the finish line. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 29, 2014
4/10 19% Transcendence (2014) "Transcendence wants to leave itself open to interpretation but it does so in the laziest way possible; by leaving every option on the table and forgetting that without choice there are no consequences and without consequence there is no meaning. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Apr 17, 2014
7/10 60% Draft Day (2014) "As long as you don't expect too much out of it (or put too much into it), Draft Day will give you exactly what you expect out of it, but not much more. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) ""Non-Stop" is director Jaume Collet-Serra's latest complete failure at creating believable suspense. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 28, 2014
5/10 31% The Monuments Men (2014) "George Clooney seems to want to find a new perspective on something big--World War II--by looking at it from a small, specific point of view. Instead, all he's managed is to make World War II seem small. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 7, 2014
8/10 94% Her (2013) "An exquisitely conceived and executed fable about the need for, and difficulty of, human connection. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jan 9, 2014
8/10 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty wants to be a modern fable, trying to manage the difficult feat of tugging on heartstrings without yanking on them, but the innate silliness of the fantasy elements threatens to cover up how good it is. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 18, 2013
6/10 64% August: Osage County (2013) "Despite a first-rate cast and the original playwright adapting his own Pulitzer winning drama August: Osage County's overwrought melodrama centers around a woman so boorish you wouldn't want to spend two minutes, let alone two hours, with her. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 13, 2013
9/10 93% American Hustle (2013) "A dark comedy with a dash of crime drama and a crime drama with a healthy sense of humor, American Hustle defies easy categorization as it offers up a twisty plot and some of the year's best performances. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 12, 2013
7.5/10 89% Frozen (2013) "Frozen is Disney's latest entrant into its classic fairy-tale animation history and mostly lives up to its formidable ancestry even as it tweaks said ancestry's nose. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Nov 26, 2013
8/10 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "Thor: The Dark World is a bombastic sequel which celebrates everything the first film did well while still not knowing what to do with its poor mortals. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Nov 7, 2013
7/10 35% The Counselor (2013) "In all this philosophizing and frequently excellent dialogue, no one has been able to come up with a good idea on where it should go. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 25, 2013
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