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Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Justin Lowe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Parched (2016) "Leena Yadav's third feature is a contemporary morality tale that critiques the often harsh treatment of women in the absence of egalitarian social norms. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2016
No Score Yet Ratter (2016) "The risks inherent in our Internet-connected lives are brought into sharp focus by Ratter, a bracingly effective low-budget suspenser. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2016
83% Echo Park (2016) "An unimaginative drama that never quite gains momentum. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2016
86% Mammal "Daly has crafted a carefully calibrated portrait of emotional loss in its various manifestations. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 11, 2016
33% Ktown Cowboys (2016) "This ensemble comedic drama maintains a light touch while surveying the challenges of accepting adult responsibilities. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 21, 2016
No Score Yet SOMM: Into the Bottle (2016) "For anyone curious about the inner workings of the wine trade and the heritage of outstanding world wineries, Jason Wise's follow-up to his 2012 documentary Somm will help decipher many of these sometimes obscure topics. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 17, 2016
89% Thank You For Playing (2016) "By turns touching, funny and sometimes strangely existential. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 15, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Although some may miss the immediacy of a rampaging kaiju destroying everything in its path, this is an entirely different breed of movie that's potentially even more effective for its shift in style and tone. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 8, 2016
37% The Other Side of the Door (2016) "Along with writing partner Ernest Riera, Roberts pilfers odds and ends of Hindu religious practices and folklore to construct a middling ghost story that traces a vaguely Gothic outline, only to follow a wearyingly derivative trajectory. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016
80% The Last Survivors (The Well) (2014) "Hammock's carefully composed widescreen shots of the parched landscape contribute to crafting the film's stripped-down, distinctly menacing visual aesthetic and emphasize the isolation of the inhabitants, forced to compete for water and survival. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 12, 2016
60% Trash Fire "With two low-budget cult films among his credits, Richard Bates, Jr. shifts a bit closer to the mainstream with Trash Fire, a relatively reserved horror-comedy that delves into darkly dysfunctional family secrets. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 1, 2016
91% The Girl in the Book (2015) "Cohn displays deep sympathy with her protagonist's intersecting emotional crises, scripting a narrative that's intensely perceptive without becoming mired in mawkishness. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 4, 2015
71% Applesauce (2015) "Multi-hyphenate Onur Tukel returns to the Tribeca fest with his seventh feature, a comedy so dark that only minimal humor alleviates the film's dour perspective. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 23, 2015
14% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "Even at this late stage in the evolution of the franchise, logical lapses in filmmaking technique undercut the integrity of the found-footage format, but continuity was never one of the series' strong points, a shortcoming easily forgiven by fans. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 23, 2015
52% Hyena Road (2016) "Gross' script realistically depicts the uncertain and frequently shifting alliances that characterized the Afghan conflict's security situation. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 7, 2015
No Score Yet Astraea "Kristjan Thor's sophomore feature is a contemplative post-apocalyptic drama grounded by an accessible futuristic scenario and fine ensemble performances. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 28, 2015
100% East Side Sushi (2015) "Endearing performances, accomplished low-budget filmmaking and a distinctive urban setting all add up to an appetizing offering. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 21, 2015
70% The Final Girls (2015) "Genre enthusiasts will get a kick out of Todd Strauss-Schulson's creative homage to classic slasher movies, which respects familiar horror conventions while introducing a sly contemporary perspective. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Lacks a ... sense of originality and urgency, undercut by overly familiar characterizations and dilatory pacing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2015
13% Sinister 2 (2015) "Sinister 2 comes up a bit short on creative resources, although director Ciaran Foy probably gets enough right to entice those partial to the original. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2015
27% The Runner (2015) "Stark repeatedly squanders the decent supporting cast, revealing scant backstory that would enhance the often vague character motivation on display. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 7, 2015
100% Twinsters (2015) "Futerman makes a momentous discovery that she adeptly shapes into an affecting emotional journey as well as a telling example of how the fortuitous intervention of social media continues to reshape lives in unexpected ways. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 30, 2015
56% The Young Kieslowski (2015) "Kerem Sanga's The Young Kieslowski is a teen pregnancy comedy that suggests the nimble dialogue and plotting of Juno from a male perspective, minus the excessive self-regard. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2015
61% Felt (2015) "With predominantly improvised dialogue and performances, Felt gains scant narrative complexity from an over-reliance on a no-frills documentary style. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2015
81% Batkid Begins (2015) "[A] humorous and touching new documentary. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
83% Runoff (2015) "[Levin] has an instinctive affinity for the Kentucky countryside setting and distinct empathy for the travails facing farming communities. Aside from a few scattered scenes however, the threats faced in Runoff feel generic. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 10, 2015
58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Insidious: Chapter 3 offers a relatable young protagonist and several key supporting players from the prior films in a nimble setup to the series. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 3, 2015
22% Barely Lethal (2015) "A fun-enough teen action comedy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2015
49% San Andreas (2015) "Together with cinematographer Steve Yedlin and VFX supervisor Colin Strause, director Brad Peyton achieves a persuasive blending of practical shots and superior CG techniques for the most complex sequences. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 27, 2015
83% The Midnight Swim (2015) "The three actresses display a realistic camaraderie, but their characters are insufficiently actualized to achieve adequate differentiation. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) "Leaving behind the youth-skewing perspectives of Monster House and City of Ember, director Gil Kenan not only delivers on the promise of Hooper's Poltergeist, but significantly raises the stakes for similar PG-13 fare. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2015
89% Noble (2015) "[Writer-director Bradley] understands the inherent drama in Noble's life story, as well as the necessity of varying the narrative's chronological progression by alternating time periods in the film in order to maintain ongoing interest. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 6, 2015
8% Growing Up and Other Lies (2015) "Intermittently amusing but rarely as funny as it wants to be. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
88% Backcountry (2015) "Knowing that the situations depicted in actor and filmmaker Adam MacDonald's Backcountry are based on "true events" only makes them more harrowing to watch unfold onscreen. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
50% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) "A playful tone and passable performances can't overcome an unremarkable premise and predictable plotting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2015
No Score Yet A Year In Champagne (2015) "It's A Year in Champagne's dedication to sharing the winemakers' own experiences, along with their anecdotes about this most quintessential of wines, that makes the film so enticing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2015
No Score Yet Seoul Searching (2016) "Lee's most accessible film yet looks poised to capitalize on enduring 80s nostalgia and a refreshingly appealing premise that could see the film crossing over from niche bookings to much broader appeal. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2015
69% The Foxy Merkins (2014) "Merkins gets by on its considerable wit and a few genuinely hilarious moments for the first hour, then tries to play catch-up in the final 30 minutes by attempting to capitalize on marginal subplots. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2015
90% The Guest (2014) "A slow-burn approach seems to pose a challenging change-up for the filmmakers, who struggle to build tension as the second acts stretches well past the point when the level of menace should be escalating. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 5, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The material feels stale from nearly the first scene featuring the threatening old manse. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 1, 2015
88% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) "Six travelers traverse hundreds of miles along Spain's famed Camino de Santiago by foot in Lydia B. Smith's genial documentary, which gradually reveals itself as part travelogue and part spiritual quest. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 19, 2014
93% Little Hope Was Arson (2014) "The film is attractively and professionally packaged however, with accomplished camerawork and editing supporting a narrative that eventually seems to reveal more smoke than fire. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2014
50% The Sleepwalker (2014) "None of the characters is particularly likable or admirable, leaving little opportunity for sympathy or curiosity to penetrate the constantly heightened air of psychodrama. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2014
34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "The jokes start growing stale well before the film's midpoint. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2014
23% Jessabelle (2014) "The too-infrequent scare techniques ... are mostly by the book, rarely developing sufficient dread to heighten the film's rather unremarkable climax. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 3, 2014
85% John Wick (2014) "After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly returns with an effortless, kinetic style that positions the film extremely well for any potential follow-ups. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 22, 2014
91% Dear White People (2014) "An edgy premise and memorable cast make for a potent first impression. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2014
64% The Maze Runner (2014) "Consistently engaging, although never outright challenging. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2014
6% The Identical (2014) "The Identical gets the job done adequately enough. This passably palatable film never hits any real high notes, however. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2014
11% The Longest Week (2014) "As either romantic comedy or late-life coming-of-age material, the film's arc falls short of the transformative experiences typical of these genres ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2014
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