Julian Roman

Julian Roman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
BlackFilm.com , Latino Review , MovieWeb
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
225
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 63% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is an amiable tale likely to win over non-critical audiences. It's basically a giant commercial for the National Football League." — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The Winter Soldier represents the evolution of Captain America into a more complex character. He still kicks major ass and can throw that shield like a death Frisbee, but does he have enough courage to ask out the hot babe that lives next door?" — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2.5/5 22% Sabotage (2014) " Arnie's post-political, action film comeback is taken to new bloody heights in David Ayer's Sabotage." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 40% Divergent (2014) " Divergent plods along at a snail pace. Everything unveils as expected without a whiff of surprise or nuance." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2.5/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Recommended for the action, special effects, and Eva Green. There's an attempt at a plot in there somewhere. " — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3.5/5 48% Stalingrad (2014) " Stalingrad embraces technology to tell this bloody tale, but also paints a proud, nationalistic portrait of the terrible sacrifices made by civilians and soldiers." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 4, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop can be picked apart like a buzzard on road kill. But if you want some breezy entertainment, then this film delivers in spades." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.5/5 24% Pompeii (2014) " Pompeii is not going to have teenage girls swooning a la Titanic, but works as an action and disaster film." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/5 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " An all star cast of veteran actors can't save a tepid, sort of Cliff's Notes version of World War II heroics." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " I checked my brain out, and gasp, got some entertainment value from the film. The special effects, fight choreography, and production design are actually pretty good." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The best compliment I can give this movie is that I look forward to the next one. Shadow Recruit is nothing special on its own, but does lay enough groundwork for future success." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 17, 2014
1/5 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " The Legend of Hercules is a total clunker." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " An unbridled tale of drug fueled sex and avarice, The Wolf of Wall Street moves like a breeze for its three hour runtime." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " American Hustle is a very well acted tale of con artists and their volatile relationships." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/5 75% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The Desolation of Smaug entertains, but the run time continues to be way too long." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Out of the Furnace works as a bleak character piece, but fails as a drama and thriller." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Frozen is an enchanting film that will surely lift spirits for the holiday season. " — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Catching Fire burns across the screen with a fierce intent." — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 20, 2013
4.5/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Nebraska unfolds from a point of simplicity into a deep thread that sews together the best and worst of human nature." — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " While Hemsworth is buff and brooding as Thor, Tom Hiddleston steals every scene as the contemptuous Loki. " — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " A dark tale about the militarization of youth, Director Gavin Hood delivers a solid adaptation of the science fiction classic." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 30, 2013
1.5/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " It seems impossible that a stellar cast under the guidance of such a gifted filmmaker and writer would be a step above awful." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 25, 2013
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This harrowing story of the worst of humanity is deceptively simple and straightforward. 12 Years a Slave is an essential film for all to see." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4.5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity reminds us how breathtaking cinema can be in its scope and realism." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " Metallica shreds their way unto IMAX screens in a rousing spectacle." — MovieWeb
Posted Sep 25, 2013
3/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " Prisoners starts off promising; but peters away its substantial tension with a drawn out ending and somewhat obvious villain." — MovieWeb
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/5 58% Riddick (2013) " Riddick disappoints." — MovieWeb
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3.5/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " A vast improvement over the previous incarnation about the character's origin." — MovieWeb
Posted Jul 24, 2013
3/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Somewhere in there is an entertaining film, but The Lone ranger stretches your patience mightily." — MovieWeb
Posted Jul 2, 2013
3.5/5 49% Rédemption (2013) " Drugs, trafficking, poverty, violence and love against the backdrop of a broken man. Redemption is Jason Statham's best film to date." — MovieWeb
Posted Jun 25, 2013
2.5/5 67% World War Z (2013) " The crisp, frenetic pacing turns dull and nonsensical as World War Z takes a detour for the silly in its third act." — MovieWeb
Posted Jun 19, 2013
4/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Man of Steel is the prayer answered for those who wanted more punch in their Superman." — MovieWeb
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3.5/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " You'll never look at Michael Cera the same way again." — MovieWeb
Posted Jun 6, 2013
2/5 11% After Earth (2013) " After Earth is an underwhelming exercise in science fiction that barely registers as entertainment." — MovieWeb
Posted May 30, 2013
2.5/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " Part Three is far from the glory of the first, but a reprieve from the second." — MovieWeb
Posted May 21, 2013
4.5/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Set your phaser to awesome. Star Trek Into Darkness is a thrilling, joyride of a film that will have diehard trekkies and neophytes alike beaming." — MovieWeb
Posted May 8, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Shane Black's Iron Man 3 is darker, funnier, more human, and with a few unexpected twists that will annoy some diehard fans while vastly entertaining the majority of audiences. " — MovieWeb
Posted May 1, 2013
3/5 29% The Numbers Station (2013) " The Numbers Station is a lean, tactile thriller that grabs you from the opening and keeps you aptly entertained." — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " Oblivion is a sci-fi axiom colada. " — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 17, 2013
4/5 68% Disconnect (2013) " Disconnect is an inspired parable of this age." — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Jonathan Pryce (The President) and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) steal the film from the muscled stars without firing a bullet." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 27, 2013
3/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Olympus Has fallen packs a punch with its fair share of tired clichés. It's at once hokey and gripping, a pulp feature that certainly doesn't hold back." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " A lackluster script, poor direction, and a dialed-in lead performance from Steve Carell make this ensemble comedy a big disappointment. The lone highlight and saving grace is Jim Carrey." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 14, 2013
4/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " If you don't leave Oz with a smile on your face and bounce in your step, then you're a miserable grouch that surely needs a hug." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " The CGI effects and tepid intro will probably bore older viewers, but if you let yourself get into the story, then you're in for a decent time." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3/5 56% Snitch (2013) " Dwayne Johnson has his best performance yet as a father fighting to save his son from a grave injustice." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " The well has certainly dried up for the Die Hard franchise." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/5 41% Parker (2013) " Parker ticks enough boxes as an action film to score a positive review." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3.5/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Old faithful still has the steam to get it done. " — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 79% Quartet (2013) " Charming, but entirely predictable." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 11, 2013
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