Katey Rich

Katey Rich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
CinemaBlend.com , Film Journal International
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
514

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 514
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 78% Dredd (2012) " With style and dour charisma to spare, Dredd proves that the smartest way to handle an action plot is often the simplest." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 85% The Master (2012) " The Master is unforgettable, but like the mercurial men at its center, the harder you try to read into it, the more it slips away into the distance. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 12, 2012
66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " This big, ambitious, gorgeous, glorious film demands that its audience walk in as open-hearted as it is." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 11, 2012
4/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " Chbosky can't reinvent the characters he created for the screen, but he's definitely done right by them. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 9, 2012
3.5/5 93% Looper (2012) " Creates a world so lively and well-wrought I'd happily see a dozen more movies set there. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 6, 2012
4/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Shot through with good humor that balances out the blackness, and performances that liven up even rote plots of revenge, Lawless earns its detours and minor missteps, a late-summer surprise with unpredictable power. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 28, 2012
2/5 49% Hit & Run (2012) " It probably was fun to drive all these hot cars around California, and make a movie with your friends and sacrifice plot logic for better jokes. But where's the fun for the audience in all that? " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 22, 2012
3.5/5 64% Cosmopolis (2012) " It helps to let yourself get lost in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, which adapts Don Delillo's novel and clings hard to the inscrutable, arcane language, which very deliberately keeps the audience at arm's length" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 20, 2012
3/5 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " The Expendables 2 isn't nearly clever enough to operate as an actual action movie as well as a parody of one, but it is a good amount of fun." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 15, 2012
4.5/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " With infinite warmth toward its characters, whip-smart humor and a plea for human compassion that feels especially necessary these days, ParaNorman is a movie worth wrapping yourself up in" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 13, 2012
4/5 64% The Campaign (2012) " There's a genius behind the silliness in The Campaign, in that a go-for-broke comedy might really be the only way to deal with the reality of modern politics." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 8, 2012
3/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " Perhaps in a second movie Aaron Cross can stand on his own, but for now he feels trapped in the shadow of what came before. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 8, 2012
3.5/5 74% Hope Springs (2012) " The chance to watch these two veterans stake out a very real relationship on screen, while muddling through a film that doesn't offer a whole lot beyond them. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 7, 2012
2.5/5 30% Total Recall (2012) " Farrell is a bland presence at the center of a surprisingly bland movie." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 2, 2012
2.5/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Ruby Sparks diminishes its own stakes from the start, and nothing that happens in this breezy, ineffective rom-com does anything to improve that. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jul 26, 2012
3.5/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " It's sprawling but undeniably engaging, not quite the blast of clever mayhem The Dark Knight was, but no slouch either. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jul 17, 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " Though Samberg nicely handles his dramatic scenes and eliminates all the shtick you might expect from SNL, Jones is the clear standout." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 29, 2012
3/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " For the first hour of The Amazing Spider-Man, you'll be forgiven for feeling serious deja vu. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 27, 2012
4.5/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) " What's probably most impressive about the work Steven Soderbergh does, directing from Reid Carolin's script, is that it's got the glitz and the heavy character study, without sacrificing either." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 27, 2012
3/5 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " Your mileage, as with any movie crammed with unintentional laughter, may vary, but there are performances and some spectacular fight choreography that ought to keep anyone's interest." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 21, 2012
2.5/5 56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " Lorene Scafaria never nails down a tone for this rambling road trip romance, tossing together some dark humor, some rom-com contrivances and some last-minute sap for an uncomfortable, never quite satisfying combination." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 19, 2012
27% High School (2012) " HIGH School isn't exactly Harold and Kumar-level genius, but it is worth the legal risk." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 14, 2012
2.5/5 35% Lola Versus (2012) " Lola Versus feels more like a slog through the breakup doldrums than the frothy, intimate growing-up story it hints at throughout. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 11, 2012
3.5/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " It's aiming to be both an epic space thriller and a spiritual treatise, and watching it almost accomplish both makes it all the more frustrating. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 5, 2012
2.5/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Sanders has approached a classic fairy tale with a few strong visual ideas and a very game Charlize Theron, and it's almost impressive how little he's managed to make of it. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 30, 2012
3.5/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " With lots of good jokes and very funny child actors, plus adults who carry the emotional weight the children cannot, Moonrise Kingdom has elements that hold up to the best of what Anderson has done" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 24, 2012
2/5 57% The Dictator (2012) " An uncomfortable mix of comic setpieces and a treacly plot about a dictator who just wants to be loved. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 15, 2012
2.5/5 34% Battleship (2012) " Battleship isn't the longest or dumbest blockbuster to ever exist, but so soon after bar-raising spectacle of The Avengers, maybe the most pointless." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 15, 2012
4/5 75% Sound of My Voice (2012) " Focused on its razor-sharp execution and ideas rather than its characters, the movie is more of an intellectual wallop than an emotional one. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 26, 2012
3/5 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " The Five-Year Engagement catches a bad case of the meanders and never quite recovers, leaving us to wonder what Segel and Stoller could do if forced into a tight 90 minute runtime" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 26, 2012
83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " A quiet and well-told movie that wears its big beating heart on its sleeve." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 25, 2012
4.5/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " Feels perfectly of a piece with everything else the studio has made-- daffy, self-assured, willing to try pretty much anything, and utterly unique. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 21, 2012
2.5/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) " It quickly becomes exhausting in adhering to its many lessons, all mostly about how women can manipulate the men in their lives to treat them better. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3/5 74% Chimpanzee (2012) " A people-pleasing Disney "documentary" hellbent on building a kid-friendly narrative, it contains enough stunning footage of the chimps and their jungle habitat to remain engrossing." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2.5/5 38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) " If nothing else it's a strong argument for Pearce to take on more charismatic leading roles-- he comes so close to rescuing Lockout that who knows what he might do in an actual good movie. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 13, 2012
1/5 43% American Reunion (2012) " Please, God, tell me you're not going to waste your time and - more important - money on prepubescent jerk-off humor that reeks of comedic flopsweat and gender-insensitive sexual frustration. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 5, 2012
4/5 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " This sometimes manic and very straightforward film won't be for everyone, but it does have a surprisingly broad appeal." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 30, 2012
3.5/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " Just as goofy as the first one, but actually enjoyable this time around." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 29, 2012
2/5 43% Casa de mi padre (2012) " It starts feeling like a long series of in-jokes, gags that seemed funny on the set but barely ought to be worthy of a blooper reel." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
4.5/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " Though it has the potential for real greatness it settles for ultimate audience satisfaction, which is pretty close to greatness anyway." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 10, 2012
3/5 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " With plot twists that are hard to swallow and a general aversion to any real conflict, it's a movie with a flow that's easy to slip into , and just as easy to slip out of and forget once it's through. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 9, 2012
85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Unpredictable and very silly but with real emotional stakes, 21 Jump Street makes up for a shaggy script with a wily, endearing energy that feels like anything but a tired retread." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 5, 2012
1.5/5 28% Project X (2012) " With no narrative drive, characters to care about or stakes of any kind, Project X is so busy celebrating its own debauchery it never manages to make any of it look very fun or exciting. Who knew kids these days could be both so uninhibited and so boring?" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 2, 2012
4/5 51% Being Flynn (2012) " With ace performances from Paul Dano and Robert De Niro as they create a supremely complicated father-son relationship, Being Flynn is a low-key drama full of pleasant surprises" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 2, 2012
11% Gone (2012) " A logic-free, utterly joyless thriller that substitutes a wild goose chase for an actual plot" — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 24, 2012
1.5/5 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " Cage cuts loose with such campy abandon when he's supposed to be tormented that even Johnny Blaze seems to get this is going nowhere." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 17, 2012
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) " The 3D conversion isn't going to change your opinion on the movie or give you a whole new moviegoing experience, but it's not bad either." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 10, 2012
2/5 29% The Vow (2012) " As likable as Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum are, their presence is small comfort in a movie with so little else going on." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 9, 2012
2/5 53% Safe House (2012) " Less a thriller than an experiment in confusion, trying to rile up the audience by stranding them in scenes they don't understand, over and over until the climax mercifully sets us free." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 9, 2012
2/5 73% Big Miracle (2012) " Too naive for the tricky grown-up issues it tackles, but not smart or sweet enough to get away with it. " — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3.5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) " A whole lot better than many of the more traditional superhero movies we've seen." — CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 1, 2012
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