Justine Elias

Justine Elias

Agrees with the Tomatometer 62% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Globe , Boston Phoenix , House Next Door , Mr. Showbiz , Slant Magazine , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
54

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 38% Detention (2012) " Joseph Kahn funded this sharp looking, ultra low-budget indie with his own savings, and you get the feeling that he's going for broke in every sense. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2012
2/4 60% Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) " It's like watching a YouTube clip of your irritating neighbors, knee deep in muck, as they argue the effectiveness of plumbers." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 22, 2009
3/4 28% Pandorum (2009) " Director Christian Alvart and screenwriter Travis Malloy must have seen Aliens in the cradle, for they've digested it with love and delivered smart thrills that will please more than genre fans." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 25, 2009
1.5/4 74% Cars (2006) " This noisy animated paean to NASCAR and Route 66 gets mired in the middle laps on a grippy track." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
21% The Quiet (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
70% Amazing Grace (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 76% The Prestige (2006) " Although the slowish pacing early on over-indicates how both magicians' marquee misdirection (a disappearing act) will be achieved, The Prestige still manages a neat trick of its own." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
76% OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
12% The Messengers (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
35% The Lake House (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
44% Take the Lead (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
79% Le Petit Lieutenant (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/4 20% La Mujer de Mi Hermano (2006) " Brisk, shallow, highly condensed version of a telenovela." — Boston Globe
Posted May 5, 2006
57% Hit Me (2002) " As the scam gets more complicated, and more deadly, Hit Me develops an unexpected emotional force." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2003
11% A Man Apart (2003) " Slow-going indeed." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 1, 2003
48% Final Destination 2 (2003) " It's hard to root for a heroine ... who wails, 'It's a sign! Nora and Tim are going to be attacked by pigeons!'" — Village Voice
Posted Jan 28, 2003
8% Extreme Ops (2002) " In between the icy stunts, the actors spout hilarious dialogue about following your dream and 'just letting the mountain tell you what to do.'" — Village Voice
Posted Dec 3, 2002
53% The Transporter (2002) " Kills time between car chases and martial-arts bouts with random scuba-diving footage apparently culled from producer-co-writer Luc Besson's The Big Blue." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2002
25% Formula 51 (The 51st State) (2002) " Dull-witted caper." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2002
64% Below (2002) " Though the genre collisions ... are as jarring as the sound design, the cumulative effect is one of claustrophobic creepiness." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 8, 2002
72% Pipe Dream (2001) " A witty, low-key romantic comedy." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 1, 2002
59% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (Mad Dogs & Englishmen) (2002) " As crimes go, writer-director Michael Kalesniko's How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is slight but unendurable." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 19, 2002
34% Mean Machine (2002) " A minor-league soccer remake of The Longest Yard." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 19, 2002
60% Hart's War (2002) " The movie gets muted and routine." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 12, 2002
60% The Last Big Thing (1996) Village Voice
Posted Jan 22, 2002
69% Portraits Chinois (2000) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Desert Blue (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% Final Destination (2000) " Final Destination is one creepy idea played out with numbing literal-mindedness." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44% Finding North (1998) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% Metroland (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60% Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (Jeanne et le garçon formidable) (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Pitch Black (2000) " Director David Twohy, who made the aliens-among-us thriller The Arrival, keeps things moving." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% My Dinner with André (1981) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% Blade (1998) " Children of the night, what disgusting movies they make." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% The Mummy (1999) " A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances!" — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% Office Space (1999) " A surprisingly good-natured comedy about the suppressed rage and paranoia of unappreciated employees." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4% The Mod Squad (1999) " If the makers of the new Mod Squad had really studied their source material, they would have noticed how weak it was to begin with, and ended this mess after 60, rather than 94, minutes of pain." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47% That's The Way I Like It (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% The Story of Us (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17% Sparkler (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13% Simply Irresistible (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% 20 Dates (1999) " Like an obnoxious four-year-old who believes everything he does is fascinating and adorable, filmmaker Myles Berkowitz likes to announce, at the very start of a first date, that certain foods cause him to suffer from diarrhea or constipation." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46% Forces of Nature (1999) " [Affleck is] too sturdy and sated. And you can't have screwball comedy if only one party desperately wants to screw." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Mansfield Park (1999) " Rozema's movie ... in trying so hard to entertain, ends up sabotaging itself." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Tea With Mussolini (1999) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Never Been Kissed (1999) " A lively tribute to the awkwardness and power of adolescent girlhood." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% The Alarmist (1997) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% Monument Ave. (Snitch) (1998) Village Voice
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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