Kevin N. Laforest

Kevin N. Laforest

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Kevin N. Laforest is a Montreal based critic. A film school graduate, he's also written a novel ('Qu'importe') and is a proud member of the World Badass Committee. He insists he invented the question mark.
Publications:
Montreal Film Journal
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1235
Total QuickRatings:
116
Location:
Montréal, Qc

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/4 85% The Master (2012) " The latest masterpiece from Paul Thomas Anderson" — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 29, 2012
65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " It brings back everything that was good about the first movie and makes it truly great, then adds a whole bunch of extra awesome on top of it." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 10, 2012
4/4 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " One hell of an ambitious, provocative, epic picture." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 21, 2012
4/4 78% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) " A live-action cartoon of a Technicolor musical, in eye-popping 3D!" — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 2, 2012
80% Cheaters (2000) Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— La Cité des ombres Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 4, 2011
3/4 80% Familiar Ground " Little by little, it draws us in nonetheless." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 25, 2011
4/4 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) " The sharp angles and rough edges of Nicole Kidman's performance appear all the more vividly." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 22, 2010
94% Carlos (2010) Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 21, 2010
4/4 91% The Fighter (2010) " It does somewhat feel different than many other movies in the genre because of its very realistic, gritty, intimate approach." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4/4 87% Black Swan (2010) " Further establishes Darren Aronofsky as one of the true visionaries of contemporary American cinema. " — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 9, 2010
2.5/4 43% Faster (2010) " An action thriller that, while flawed, still reminds us that, if he really wanted to, The Rock could still become the next Schwarzenegger." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 24, 2010
4/4 72% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) " At his best, Gaspar Noé is so far ahead of everyone else that Enter the Void remains an absolute must-see, as flawed and exhausting as it can be." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 18, 2010
3.5/4 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) " A sad, beautiful, thought-provoking picture that works on many different levels." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 8, 2010
3.5/4 —— A Letter to Elia " As much, if not more about Scorsese as it is about Kazan." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 4, 2010
4/4 96% The Social Network (2010) " Easily ranks as one of the best films of 2010, and David Fincher's best work this side of Fight Club and Se7en." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 1, 2010
2/4 74% Heartbeats (2011) " What Xavier Dolan's sophomore effort lacks is a true sense of purpose. " — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 29, 2010
3.5/4 92% Incendies (2011) " A Greek tragedy set against the backdrop of a war movie. " — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/4 72% Machete (2010) " Worth seeing for fans of Rodriguez's brand of Tex-Mex splatstick. Just don't expect it to be anything more than what it is." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2010
3.5/4 66% The American (2010) " Anton Corbijn is clearly more interested in mood, atmosphere and visual storytelling than in the plot." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/4 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " Like a Troma production with a bigger budget and a better-known cast, but just as much gore, gratuitous nudity and disregard for good taste." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/4 41% The Expendables (2010) " Flawed, but the action scenes are as violent, ridiculous and over the top as you could hope for." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 16, 2010
3/4 79% The Other Guys (2010) " Sloppy, slapdash and uneven, but hilarious nonetheless." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/4 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Cartoons, video games, comic books, action movies, music, girls: this is basically all I ever loved packed into two hours. " — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/4 86% Inception (2010) " An intellectualized action flick or an action-packed intellectual film? The answer, of course, is that it's both. " — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 15, 2010
2.5/4 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) " I almost want to recommend the movie anyway for the sheer lunacy that Nicolas Cage [and Jay Baruchel] bring to it." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 14, 2010
2.5/4 64% Predators (2010) " Adrien Brody does what he can, but at the end of the day, he'll never be as badass and physically imposing as Arnold Schwarzenegger." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 9, 2010
3.5/4 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " Shyamalan has taken what could have been a big, flashy, generic Hollywood production and made it wholly his own." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 1, 2010
3.5/4 66% The Karate Kid (2010) " A total crowd-pleaser, featuring a star-making turn by Jaden Smith." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 12, 2010
3.5/4 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) " Reminds us why we fell in love with these characters, while also finding different ways for them to interact in a new adventure. " — Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 22, 2010
2.5/4 73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " There are interesting ideas and cool moments, but momentum is rarely allowed to build and characters regularly seem to be forgotten about." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 8, 2010
3.5/4 76% Kick-Ass (2010) " An irreverent send-up of comic book movies that's as hilarious as it is badass." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 16, 2010
2.5/4 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) " Rather hit and miss, but it did make me laugh quite a few times, most often courtesy of Rob Corddry." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 1, 2010
3/4 69% The Runaways (2010) " Most often, it seems to get off on the titillating mayhem that is at the core of the story of the first all-girl rock band." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 18, 2010
3/4 51% Alice in Wonderland (2010) " Faithful to Lewis Carroll's vision or not, I liked the ride Tim Burton took me on here." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 4, 2010
4/4 97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) " Deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as such gangster movie classics as The Godfather, Scarface, Goodfellas and City of God." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/4 19% Cop Out (2010) " Kevin Smith's hilarious homage to 1980s buddy cop action comedies." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2010
37% From Paris with Love (2010) " I mean, sure, Pierre Morel makes dumb, loud and violent B-movies... That's the whole point!" — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 12, 2010
3.5/4 85% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) " Michael Haneke's latest is a great film, but..." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 8, 2010
3.5/4 85% 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion) (2010) " This first feature from Daniel Grou, which recently premiered at Sundance, has much to offer." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 1, 2010
4/4 83% Avatar (2009) " The best picture of 2009, one of the best films of the decade and, really, one of the best movies I've ever seen." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/4 76% Invictus (2009) " Eastwood directs all this with skill if not overwhelming urgency, delivering a classy, sincere, meticulously crafted picture." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 14, 2009
3.5/4 66% The Blind Side (2009) " Hardly the most daring, profound or clever picture of the year, but certainly one of the most touching." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 29, 2009
3.5/4 54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) " An exquisitely crafted visual experience." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 7, 2009
3/4 33% 40 Is the New 20 (2009) " Easily Simon Boisvert's best film to date." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 1, 2009
4/4 72% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) " I truly hope I never turn into the kind of person who isn't able to enjoy a movie like this." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 17, 2009
3.5/4 89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) " This is like the Todd Solondz or Alexander Payne version of a Robin Williams father-son comedy." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 7, 2009
2.5/4 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) " Not particulary good, but at times, the mayhem gets so over the top that it's hard not to have a big grin on your face." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 7, 2009
4/4 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) " Hysterically fun and gloriously excessive, Quentin Tarantino's latest is right up there with Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 1, 2009
3.5/4 68% Funny People (2009) " Judd Apatow's funniest, best film so far." — Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 1, 2009
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