Julian Roman

Julian Roman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Julian Roman'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 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Despite the shortcomings of the plot, 'Rogue Nation' is a summer blockbuster that delivers the popcorn movie goods. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 58% Southpaw (2015) "The powerhouse performance of star Jake Gyllenhaal lifts the boxing drama 'Southpaw' to a raw, emotional high. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "'Ant-Man starts weak, but finishes strong. What starts as a drizzle becomes a hurricane of action and special effects as 'Ant-Man' kicks into high gear during its second half. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2.5/5 54% Minions (2015) "'Minions' swings wildly from inventive and hilarious, to oddly dark and boring in stretches. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "'Terminator Genisys' is not remotely on par with the greatness of the first two, but is a definite improvement over the last installment. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "'Ted 2' may not be as good as the original, but it still entertains enough to warrant a trip to the theater. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "'Inside Out' is a sad, emotionally loaded film that drains any initial exuberance like a faucet. Note to Pixar and Disney, please go back to making films that are more fun than not. I don't want to be bummed out watching a kid's film. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "If your only reason for watching this film is to see CGI dinosaurs eat people, then you'll get your money's worth. The characters offer their innards like hors d'oeuvres. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/5 32% Entourage (2015) " The same celebrity worshipping narcissism and sexual objectification that made the TV series a hit for HBO. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "The Rock delivers big, dumb disaster fun. San Andreas asks you to check your brain at the door, sit back, and enjoy CGI buildings toppling like Legos " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Brad Bird's sci-fi adventure starts off brilliantly as a mystery, then devolves into a series of chases. It's not quite a jetpack ride, but entertaining enough to recommend. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 21, 2015
4.5/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterpiece of cinema, a full throttle symphony of mayhem and exhilaration that will blow audiences out of their chairs. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 13, 2015
1/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Painfully unfunny and offensive. Sofia Vergara's one trick pony of playing the spicy Latina falls flatter than the mild sauce at Taco Bell. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The Avengers return in an epic adventure with a little romance and tragedy to keep the spectacle grounded. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Furious 7 is basically a live action version of Grand Theft Auto, with a touching tribute to its fallen star - Paul Walker. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "A crude farce based on racial stereotypes, homophobia, and prison rape. Get Hard is incredibly stupid and juvenile...but I laughed, I laughed enough to recommend it. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "Another nonsensical young adult film that makes me root for the evil dystopian society against the plucky heroine. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "Beautifully directed by Kenneth Branagh, every fame sparkles with an opulent vibrancy that perfectly captures the faerie tale element. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 56% Focus (2015) "The beautiful people are the sleight of hand that will keep you entertained. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3.5/5 79% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland, USA quickly elevates above convention into a drama that will pull your heartstrings. It is a stunningly well crafted and inspirational film. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Kingsman: The Secret Service takes Bond's vodka martini and adds a shot of adrenaline to the mix. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 6, 2015
1.5/5 34% Project Almanac (2015) "Beyond Project Almanac's shaky concept, the bouncing and skewed angle camerawork is an entirely unpleasant experience. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2.5/5 18% Strange Magic (2015) "Strange Magic is not remotely in the same class as Frozen or Maleficent, but does deliver a pop medley fueled lesson on the meaning of true love. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 26, 2015
2/5 34% Blackhat (2015) "Blackhat is a plodding, visually murky snoozer whose plot is completely illogical. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 16, 2015
2.5/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Diehard fans will embrace this film, I'm finally done with the CGI battles and melodrama of Middle Earth. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 16, 2014
4/5 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "The story of Alan Turing, and his immeasurable contribution to modern society, is superbly adapted for the screen in The Imitation Game. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 28, 2014
2/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Mockingjay Part 1 is a hideously boring, bleak film. They've taken thirty minutes of plot, then stretched it out like taffy into an insufferable two hours. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2.5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is desperately reaching for Stanley Kubrick 2001 greatness and achieving Robert Zemeckis mediocrity in Contact. It's no small bit of irony that both films star Matthew McConaughey and his southern drawl. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 5, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Nightcrawler is a thrilling, dark journey into the mind of a sociopath and the cutthroat nature of success at all costs. It taps into that lurid vein of morbid fascination. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 30, 2014
4.5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "Whiplash is a must see and will contend for the best film of 2014. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons deliver magnetic performances. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3.5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl is a devilish mystery and star-making performance for Rosamund Pike. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) "The Equalizer is a serious action film led by Hollywood's best leading actor. Director Antoine Fuqua spends a significant amount of screen time delving into the psyche and character of a truly admirable protagonist. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "A Walk Among the Tombstones is a bit too methodical in the delivery, but is mysterious enough to hold your attention throughout. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "The Maze Runner is a superior entry in Hollywood's onslaught of adolescents versus future dystopia films. It's interesting, well acted, well directed, and delivers a highly original outcome. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a known commodity that is pretty much on par with the original. At the very least, seeing the smoldering Eva Greene melt the screen is worth the price of admission. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2.5/5 36% The Giver (2014) "The Giver may satisfy the legions that have read the book, but is a rather predictable, mediocre film. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2.5/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "Megan Fox, who plays the plucky reporter - April O' Neil, is front and center when it comes to screen time here. Her dull performance was not the banner to hang this movie's success on. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "There's lots of action, incredible 3D, all the bells and whistles audiences expect from a tentpole film. But it's the brilliant humor that will help Guardians undoubtedly be one of the biggest hits of the year. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/5 60% Hercules (2014) "Hercules is a solid popcorn film and a better than average entry this summer. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the new pinnacle of a franchise that has endured for over four decades. Director Matt Reeves delivers a stunning film, deeply emotional and character driven. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "Transformium, wow! Meant to be funny, but is really a whole lot of stupid. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3.5/5 65% The Rover (2014) "Cinema is rarely so menacing and provocative. The Rover is that desired bit of sour in a summer full of cinematic fluff. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "The Matrix Revolutions meets Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow is Tom Cruise's most entertaining film in years. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3.5/5 49% Maleficent (2014) "Sleeping Beauty reloaded. Maleficent is darker than expected and an incredible visual experience. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 30, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "Strap yourself in kids, because this is why you go to summer movies. Director Bryan Singer has absolutely nailed Days of Future Past. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 23, 2014
3.5/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "Warner Brothers and Director Gareth Edwards deserves a golf clap. They have taken a franchise that has been laughable for decades and made it into something audiences will flock to see. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is like the buffet at Golden Corral. There's a lot of choices, you over stuff your plate, and in the end, you ate too much. But you still feel like you got your money's worth. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 23% The Other Woman (2014) "The Other Woman brings up plot points that are never followed up. They simply disappear. This wouldn't be so glaring if they weren't so obvious. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2.5/5 61% 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
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