Keith Cohen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Spectrum , Sun Publications (Kansas City, KS)
Critics' Group:
Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
304

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " Besides the acting and original screenplay, the classical music score is another favorable component of the crowd-pleasing escapism offered by this film." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Oct 20, 2012
3/4 84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) " The movie is hilariously funny and witty. Although messy at times, Matt's relationship with Abby is sweet and endearing. The sleepwalking incidents are the weakest links in the narrative, because it is difficult to show on screen the vividness of..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Sep 16, 2012
3/4 67% Lawless (2012) " This gripping crime drama holds your interest. You need to be prepared for horrific scenes of bloody violence, profane language, nudity & sexuality. La Beouf gives his finest performance to date. Pearce is the perfect foil as the villain. Hardy continues" — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Sep 2, 2012
3.5/4 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) " This riveting documentary deserves consideration for year-end awards. Klayman gained unprecedented access to this very photogenic man with a dynamic personality." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2.5/4 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " This twisted tale has hidden agendas, pillow talk, latent romantic feelings, verbal fireworks and an ambiguous ending. As an avid bicyclist, the movie earns points from me in having Jack always wearing a helmet while riding. It loses its goodwill when..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 30, 2012
3/4 55% People Like Us (2012) " This cinematic gem is the perfect counter-programming to the typical noisy summer blockbusters. It grabs you by the heartstrings and elicits a deeply felt emotional pull. The ending will leave you in tears." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 30, 2012
2.5/4 41% Rock of Ages (2012) " his crowd-pleasing film provides goofy fun and outrageous moments. A nostalgic good time is guaranteed as you listen to great voices sing these memorable songs. You will find yourself laughing at the hilarious surprises along the way. Cruise is..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 15, 2012
2.5/4 29% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) " The upbeat multi-generational slice-of-life narrative bears the appropriate tagline-"Life is a journey. Family is a trip." It is worth the price of admission to see the gifted Fonda grace the screen playing this free-wheeling, eccentric force of nature." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/4 73% Prometheus (2012) " The suspense and tension keeps you on the edge of your seat. Everyone will come away with their own individualized impressions from experiencing this film. Some may be frustrated by the lack of profound definitive answers and the ambiguity that you're..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/4 97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) " This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors. The movie also gets high marks in cinematography, sound, original musical score and editing." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2/4 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " The movie gets off to a great start with Theron captivating the screen with her presence. She disappears for long stretches in a bloated middle section that takes the air out of the balloon. The movie's strengths are the costumes, the makeup and..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 1, 2012
3.5/4 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " The movie engages the viewer from a very strong opening sequence through the two bonus scenes included in the closing credits. The nearly two and a half hour running time passes by swiftly and leaves you eagerly awaiting a follow-up sequel." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted May 10, 2012
2.5/4 43% American Reunion (2012) " Screenwriters Hurwitz and Schlossberg play up the nostalgia as the characters now in their early 30s enter a different phase of life. They stick to the formula of mixing sweet heart-tugging moments with giddy gross-out humor. a nice tight bow is... " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Apr 9, 2012
2.5/4 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " Lawrence is terrific in the lead role and gives us someone to root for to survive this horrible ordeal. The supporting players carve out memorable characters. The musical score, costumes and makeup are the other strengths." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 31, 2012
3/4 66% The Women on the 6th Floor (2011) " This delightful slice-of-life observation on class distinctions will make you feel good inside. Luchini carries the movie as the central character with physical mannerisms that have a comedic bent. Other strengths include..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Mar 16, 2012
3/4 73% Big Miracle (2012) " Krasinski and Barrymore are very likable characters with screen charisma. They seem at ease having previously worked with Kwapis. The movie's other chief strengths are the excellent casting choices, the cinematography and the lifelike animatronic puppets." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Feb 9, 2012
2.5/4 79% The Grey (2012) " The cinematography is spectacular. This is one movie where the handheld camera is used effectively. The production design of the disassembled plane & the attendant wreckage is top drawer. Other strengths include the lighting, facial close-ups, makeup &..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 28, 2012
3/4 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) " Congratulations are in order to director Asger Leth and screenwriter Pablo F. Fenjves for the ingenious storytelling in their joint feature film debuts. The superb editing and brisk pacing are additional strengths of the first must-see movie of 2012." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 28, 2012
2/4 51% Contraband (2012) " A perfect fit for release during the first month of a new year when expectations are low. Guzikowski in his filmmaking debut appears to have thrown all the contrived relationships and unlikely coincidences from the original film into a blender. The..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jan 13, 2012
3/4 99% Le Havre (2011) " The movie never wears out its welcome with an efficient 93-minute running time. Besides the four principal characters, the supporting cast makes an impression playing a grocer, a baker, a tavern owner and Marcel's best buddy from Vietnam. It also..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Dec 30, 2011
3/4 80% Young Adult (2011) " Theron gives a terrific performance. She elevates the movie by demonstrating her versatility. She almost makes you feel sympathetic towards this blonde, beautiful and sharp-witted anti-heroine. Oswalt deserves consideration for supporting actor..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Dec 17, 2011
3.5/4 84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " Director Simon Curtis in his first theatrical feature film gives audiences a wonderfully entertaining insider point of view. You feel like you get to know Monroe in an intimate and personal way during the 101-minute running time. Besides the divine..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 23, 2011
3/4 91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " This is a definite Oscar contender for Best Animated Film. It has a great story, spectacular visuals and a fantastic musical score by composer Harry Gregson-Williams. It bears a striking resemblance to the timeless Christmas classic "The Polar Express."" — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 23, 2011
4/4 89% The Descendants (2011) " This unforgettable movie succeeds by making audiences feel like a part of the family. Clooney knocks it out of the park with a marvelous performance. Woodley makes a strong bid for a supporting actress nomination. The supporting players are all given..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2.5/4 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) " This cheap knockoff has the same energy & spirit of exuberance, but the flimsy story is not as strong as its predecessor. The movie suffers from cliché-ridden dialogue after exhilarating highs from a string of big musical numbers featuring..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 19, 2011
3/4 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) " The fourth book is so expansive that the filmmakers made the right call in splitting it into two parts. Stewart, Pattinson & Lautner have come to be genuine embodiments of the three major characters. The pacing is spot on with a..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 19, 2011
1.5/4 43% J. Edgar (2011) " The movie has too many weaknesses to overcome. They include the heavy layers of prosthetic latex makeup on the aging characters, a desaturated color scheme draining the screen of vitality, a sparse piano-driven instrumental score, inconsequential..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 11, 2011
2/4 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " Despite the standout acting from Olsen and Hawkes, this movie's disturbing violent and sexual content is painful to sit through. You will find yourself checking your watch and saying enough already to the grim subject matter that makes this an immensely.." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3/4 81% Higher Ground (2011) " Farmiga makes an astounding directorial debut in this emotionally-charged film in which doubt brings challenging questions and faith proves to not be the magic elixir in dealing with life's misfortunes." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/4 71% Footloose (2011) " The movie brings out some touching and heartfelt emotions. You won't be able to resist bobbing your head and tapping your toes. The 113-minute running time passes by quickly as you become totally absorbed in this crowd-pleasing musical extravaganza." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3.5/4 85% The Ides of March (2011) " Gosling is simply superb. Clooney does a masterful job of directing. Hoffman and Giamatti are believable in their roles turning this cinematic delight into mesmerizing entertainment. This engaging movie grabs you by the collar and never lets go..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/4 94% Moneyball (2011) " Pitt is outstanding putting his heart and soul into this Oscar-caliber performance. Hill offers comedic relief as the awkward, fish-out-of-water computer nerd. The hearty round of applause at the end of the advance screening indicates the groundswell of.." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Sep 23, 2011
2.5/4 14% Seven Days In Utopia (2011) " This wholesome movie stresses values that seem to have been lost in America. It is a refreshing change of pace to have a movie that doesn't need to resort to violence, sex, drugs or bad language to tell a story resonating emotionally % appealing to all..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Sep 3, 2011
3/4 77% The Debt (2011) " Christensen's performance rises to the level of the Academy Award-winning. Besides the splendid acting and the riveting story, the movie's other strengths include the fight choreography and an original musical score by composer Thomas Newman." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Sep 3, 2011
3.5/4 74% The Whistleblower (2011) " Rachel Weisz elevates the material with another awards-worthy performance. Two jaw-dropping postscripts at the movie's conclusion should get your attention." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 25, 2011
2/4 36% One Day (2011) " This bittersweet drama pulls the rug out from under you after appearing to achieve a satisfactory emotional pairing. The terrific musical score by Portman & the scenic background locations in Paris, London and Edinburgh are the movie's only saving graces." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 18, 2011
3/4 73% Sarah's Key (2011) " Although a wonderful story, it seems to come out in fits and starts. The slow, meandering pace may be a turnoff to those unfamiliar with the novel. Mayance, in her feature film debut, takes the cake in the acting category. Thomas is a..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/4 76% The Help (2011) " There are not enough superlatives to describe the best ensemble acting of the year. The cinematography, costumes, interior designs & musical score are top drawer. You need to have a supply of tissues handy, because tears will readily flow and..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 12, 2011
3/4 69% Bride Flight (2011) " Director Ben Sombogaart doles out surprise revelations steeped in irony with a multi-layered approach. The movie is sad, hopeful and uplifting. Strengths include the gorgeous cinematography, meticulous art direction capturing the look of the..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 6, 2011
2.5/4 25% The Change-Up (2011) " This movie is the equivalent of being on an emotional roller coaster. One minute you like being onboard and the next you desperately want to get off. If you are in the mood for the outrageous, preposterous and ridiculous, this comedy provides a..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Aug 6, 2011
1.5/4 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " After a mindless conclusion, I realized that two hours had been wasted on this convoluted mess. This botched opportunity to revive the old-fashioned Western puts this movie at the bottom of the barrel right alongside Will Smith's "Wild Wild West."" — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3/4 98% Project Nim (2011) " This non-fiction animal biography deserves recognition for a brilliant editing job in condensing the running time to 93 minutes." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3.5/4 83% The Double Hour (2011) " Don't let anyone spill the beans and tell you too much before you get a chance to sit through all the twists and turns in this mind-blowing experience." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3.5/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " Let me be the first to declare the breakout hit of the summer has finally arrived. This movie is so good it will bring tears of joy to your eyes. It balances frank discussions with humorous situations. It doesn't follow the.." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3/4 79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) " This riveting documentary is paced beautifully condensing a year's worth of filming into a tight and somewhat cohesive running time of 89 minutes. This is mandatory viewing for anyone seeking to be a reporter or with career aspirations in journalism." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 23, 2011
3.5/4 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " The chief strength of this production has to be the superb casting choices for the key roles. Evans has a screen charisma that goes beyond his ruggedly handsome frame and piercing blue eyes. He displays a sense of humor and a warm gentle decency." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 23, 2011
3.5/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " Director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves seem to be on the same page in building intensity and flawless execution. This concluding swan song goes out with a bang rather than a whimper. There were no dull spots that dragged the story down like..." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 15, 2011
1.5/4 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " After watching this trio of bumbling schemers get in and out of trouble with a series of crazy shenanigans and listening to the filthy dialogue, you will feel like taking a long, hot shower to wash away any recollection of sitting through this garbage." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jul 9, 2011
2.5 89% Buck (2011) " The movie never takes itself too seriously, maintaining a light tone with a few stabs at humor. The camera work is outstanding with great shots of a variety of horses in the great outdoors." — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 30, 2011
2.5/4 35% Larry Crowne (2011) " This infectiously entertaining summer movie makes you feel good. It provides hope that a fresh start is possible regardless of age. Hanks has oodles of charm, and he and Roberts have great chemistry. The real find in the acting arena is... " — Entertainment Spectrum
Posted Jun 30, 2011
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