Julian Roman

Julian Roman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
BlackFilm.com , Latino Review , MovieWeb
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
236
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 236
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 clich├ęs. 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
4.5/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Django Unchained is the wildest cinematic ride of the year." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/5 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " Jack Reacher is a crisp actioner and mystery from writer/director Christopher McQuarrie." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 18, 2012
4/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Peter Jackson triumphantly returns to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. A folksy, beguiling adventure, we get to enjoy the splendor of the story and fantastic settings in a more whimsical experience." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 9, 2012
4.5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Zero Dark Thirty is a clinical, apolitical look at ten years of dogged determination. It is a thoughtful exploration of the elaborate puzzle put together to find Osama Bin Laden." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 4, 2012
4.5/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Ang Lee has taken the most impossible of stories and given it life. Life of Pi is adventure on a grand scale; easily the most technically advanced film of 2012." — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 20, 2012
4/5 90% Lincoln (2012) " Daniel Day-Lewis plays Lincoln as a true mid-westerner, a wry, twinkle-eyed statesman that understood how conviction and likeability could affect the hearts of men. This man has no equal as an actor." — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 14, 2012
4.5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Skyfall represents the new standard in one of cinema's longest running franchises. It is a deeply personal, exquisitely shot film that had me mesmerized from the opening scene." — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 4, 2012
3/5 78% Flight (2012) " The first act of Flight is as engrossing as any film I've seen this year. It's when the film starts pandering to Washington's performance that it loses steam." — MovieWeb
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3.5/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " The new age spiritualism behind the story is flogged for too long and ultimately isn't that rewarding. However, the audacity of Cloud Atlas makes it a must see for any real fan of cinema." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) " Tyler Perry, who made his considerable fortune in drag as Madea, was wise to embrace a film that pulled no punches and shows he can be a bad ass on screen." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 19, 2012
4.5/5 96% Argo (2012) " Argo is the first film I've seen this year that warrants an Oscar nomination for Best Film." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) " Taken 2 is a dud." — MovieWeb
Posted Oct 5, 2012
4/5 93% Looper (2012) " Looper is a thinking man's science fiction film with a bold plot that grabs you from the opening frame." — MovieWeb
Posted Sep 28, 2012
4/5 78% Dredd (2012) " Who would have guessed that Karl Urban would be the baddest-ass mofo of 2012 so far?" — MovieWeb
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/5 85% The Master (2012) " Anderson's filmmaking skills are tremendous, but he suffers here under his own conceit." — MovieWeb
Posted Sep 18, 2012
3.5/5 70% The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2012) " Tsui Hark takes Hollywood dead on with a bold, special effects laden, kung fu epic." — MovieWeb
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Lawless has its moments with a top notch cast, but is not up to par with Hillcoat's previous work." — MovieWeb
Posted Aug 28, 2012
3/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " It's deja vu all over again." — MovieWeb
Posted Aug 9, 2012
2/5 30% Total Recall (2012) " There's a simple rule to follow in a good recipe. Don't mess with the ingredients or what you get will not be as good as the original." — MovieWeb
Posted Aug 3, 2012
4.5/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " The Dark Knight Rises is a thundering finale to what is, undoubtedly, the greatest comic adaptation to film." — MovieWeb
Posted Jul 17, 2012
3/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " The Amazing Spider-Man has its good points, the primary leads and romance, but lacks fluidity and presence of a great villain." — MovieWeb
Posted Jul 2, 2012
3.5/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Director Rupert Sanders is quite skilled in his feature film debut. He succeeds in creating a fantasy world with a striking dichotomy of darkness and light." — MovieWeb
Posted Jun 1, 2012
4/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " Director Wes Anderson releases a quirky, almost storybook tale of adolescent love in a bygone era." — MovieWeb
Posted May 23, 2012
2.5/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " Tommy Lee Jones deadpan stoicism and Will Smith's quasi-hip parlance doesn't add up to much in this film." — MovieWeb
Posted May 22, 2012
3.5/5 57% The Dictator (2012) " I almost had a seizure from laughing in this film. " — MovieWeb
Posted May 14, 2012
4.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " The Avengers is popcorn cinema at its best." — MovieWeb
Posted May 1, 2012
3.5/5 57% Safe (2012) " A better than expected, ruthless crime drama with a few unexpected twists." — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 26, 2012
3/5 38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) " Lockout has its flaws, but is entertaining and comical in a genre that could use a little humor." — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 12, 2012
3/5 43% American Reunion (2012) " If you liked the first film, then seeing these characters over a decade later, involved in the same silly set-ups will be pretty entertaining." — MovieWeb
Posted Apr 6, 2012
3/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " Wrath of the Titans is a testosterone fueled effects romp and proud of it." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 29, 2012
4.5/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " Pertinent to the times, the year's first blockbuster is a grand, beautiful film." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 21, 2012
3.5/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Apart from the general premise, it's completely different from the television show; although it does pay a few well-timed homages." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3/5 67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Westfeldt clearly illustrates the various hurdles in parenting and relationships...in the priviledged world of successful New Yorkers." — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 9, 2012
4/5 28% Project X (2012) " Clever, brilliantly shot, and dropdown funny, Project X delivers the raunchy goods in spades. " — MovieWeb
Posted Mar 1, 2012
2/5 59% Wanderlust (2012) " Akin to a skit that never ends" — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 24, 2012
3/5 42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) " A kid-friendly special effects romp that will either give you a few chuckles or bore you senseless." — MovieWeb
Posted Feb 8, 2012
3/5 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) " Man on a Ledge is the kind of movie where you need to check your brain at the door and enjoy a brief respite from reality." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3.5/5 40% Red Tails (2012) " Red Tails is more of a summer action film, filled with patriotic fervor and a broad spotlight on the pioneer black fighter pilots of the US military." — MovieWeb
Posted Jan 19, 2012
5/5 77% War Horse (2011) " Poetic, thrilling, heartwrenching, Spielberg has made his finest film in a decade; and maybe the best film of 2011." — MovieWeb
Posted Dec 21, 2011
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