Kimberly Gadette

Kimberly Gadette

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Kimberly Gadette's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/10 85% The Master (2012) "As Hoffman's Master strives to impress w/eloquent language, fine suits and psychic parlor tricks, serving as cerebral misdirection, so too does Anderson, similarly pulling elaborate wool over our eyes. Quoting Ms. Stein: There is no there there. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 14, 2012
9/10 99% Finding Nemo (2003) "Sea-worthy w/enhanced visual lure and rich, humorous characters set in a double narrative; this 3D revisit allows us to fall overboard all over again. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 13, 2012
5/10 56% Bachelorette (2012) "Wicked LaBute-ian fun until that dastardly last act. When this black of a comedy is suddenly dipped into a rosy-red vat of sentimentality ... we know the dye's going to run very, very soon. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 7, 2012
7.5/10 89% Compliance (2012) "Perhaps the most disturbing movie of the year. Not a horror film, but given that we can't excuse the behavior as belonging to illegal aliens or felons eluding of the law ... maybe it's a new strain of horror after all. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 30, 2012
7/10 55% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) "It's a breezy, slightly pristine romp that, by its very nature of the virtual hands-off concept of ringing the caller's bell without so much as mussing one's hair, affirms that the bighearted sex-capade is alive and well. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 30, 2012
8/10 75% Premium Rush (2012) "Like a bike wheel, the film reflects an ever-spinning cycle of scenes that race forward and then, just as quickly, pedal back in time. A riveting action, um, spiller, with Shannon as a bad cop who couldn't be better. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 23, 2012
4/10 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) "A thudding scud of a sequel that defies the meaning of the word 'action' with excruciating pacing. Expect a cache of feeble jokes about aging that are as old as the entirety of the cast itself. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 17, 2012
5/10 87% ParaNorman (2012) "Norman's world is a visual and technical marvel, but the plot drags down in elongated chase sequences and a third act fizzle. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3/10 57% Sparkle (2012) "Rather than a sing-along, consider this film a 'say-along,' with lines so clich├ęd that you might find yourself reciting them in perfect sync with the flat characters. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 16, 2012
5.5/10 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) "A quasi spinoff, a side-quel if you will, the plot runs in an obfuscated parallel construction. Hang thru the first hour for a much better second. Renner + Weisz are worth it. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 10, 2012
6/10 64% The Campaign (2012) "The Campaign attempts to simultaneously appeal to fans of both the highbrow and the low. In effect, running its own contest between the slapstick versus the sly. And wins ... half the time. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 10, 2012
7/10 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) "Though the character of Calvin will disagree, 'Ruby Sparks' isn't perfect. But it's a lovely first-time film from the highly promising talent of Zoe Kazan. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 3, 2012
8/10 30% Total Recall (2012) "Between Beckinsale's feral killer, and Cranston's mix of wry humor with authoritarian villainy, this smart update streams like a bullet train. Kudos to filmmakers, who do it all sans the 3D/IMAX frills. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Aug 3, 2012
8.5/10 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) "A fascinating look at a "lost" musician from the late '60s as well as a meditation on the confluence of fame, art and riches. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 27, 2012
3.5/10 17% The Watch (2012) "It's called 'The Watch' ... but you may want to reconsider. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 26, 2012
3/10 65% Trishna (2012) "Rather than a strong script, Winterbottom relies on a hyperactive camera, as if he were trying to recreate an updated dramatic classic by way of a music video. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 19, 2012
8/10 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "Dark Knight gets an eye-filling send-off. But between muddled plot points, an overlong 2nd act and an underwritten villain, this finale may be strong ... but it turns out that the series' #2 was indeed #1. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 19, 2012
5/10 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) "The movie may not a Jurassic classic, but as a respite from those dry-as-a-dinosaur-bone days of summer, this family entertainment isn't all that beastly. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 13, 2012
8/10 44% To Rome with Love (2012) "Septuagenarian Woody delivers a lovely, gentle perspective--one that might have not been possible in earlier years. In short, he appears to love his characters just a little bit more. And, by default, so do we. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 13, 2012
7/10 91% A Face in the Crowd (1957) "A fascinating early look at the unholy alliance between politics and entertainment, the corporations controlling it all. With Griffith's wild performance, even though the film has its flaws, it's worth viewing. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 10, 2012
3.5/10 30% The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) "This screenplay is so poorly crafted, it trumps many of those that have eroded the Reiner legacy since '96. "Good script"? Per Inigo Montoya: "I do not think it means what you think it means." " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 6, 2012
4.5/10 51% Savages (2012) "Don Winslow's particular brand of crackling wit gets lost somewhere between the page and the screen. And that third act is a disjointed mess... " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 6, 2012
9/10 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "Do we really need another Spider-Man? If, rather than some dreary talking animal fest or any of a gazillion Bruckheimer/Bay detonation derbies, we get a dazzling IMAX-ian redboot reboot? Then yes, yes, we do. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 2, 2012
8.5/10 55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) "Scafaria creates a bittersweet funny film brimming with humanity in all its glorious imperfection. The flip side of Melancholia, with a brilliant juggle of emotions threading throughout. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 30, 2012
5/10 67% Ted (2012) "By the third act, the thin premise collapses and the film runs out of steam, bringing in jarring elements that don't work with a light Peter Pan comedy/fantasty. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 29, 2012
8.5/10 80% Magic Mike (2012) "Soderbergh and Tatum concurrently knock us out with some highly impressive moves both behind and in front of the camera. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 29, 2012
4/10 55% People Like Us (2012) "People, like us? Please? Nah ... " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 29, 2012
7/10 78% Brave (2012) "The promising first act turns turns into a laborious chase scene. Though beautifully animated and well-scored with authentic Scottish music, we expect that a Pixar tale would be more, um, arrow-dynamic. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 22, 2012
5/10 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) "How goes this particular Nosfera-tour? Sadly, this new-fang-led premise gives great visuals, but takes itself so seriously, we don't get the fun that the title promises. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 22, 2012
1/10 20% That's My Boy (2012) "It's getting so bad, you have to wonder if Adam Sandler doesn't sit in his gazillion dollar mansion, flipping through scripts, looking for the worst possible piece of crap he can find. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 15, 2012
4.5/10 41% Rock of Ages (2012) "The creators have to either bring something new to the turntable, or construct a pastiche that smacks of such brilliance, that the audience will want to virtually flick its Bic lighter in frenzied approval. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/10 29% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) "More akin to a Jane Fonda vanity project than a narrative, it's so bland that even such schmaltzy femme-oriented cable networks as Lifetime TV might dismiss it for a decided lack of bite. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 8, 2012
6.5/10 73% Prometheus (2012) "Even though Scott visually dazzles us, the plot is a muddle. And light years away from the DNA of Scott's prior sci-fi films -- neither the thrill of Alien, nor the brilliance of Blade Runner. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 8, 2012
4/10 13% Ultrasonic (2012) "Not so much black and white, as an intriguing black and gray and straw yellow and ivory, filmmaker Rao proves himself to be far more adept at shooting this film than writing it. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 7, 2012
6/10 43% The Paperboy (2012) "While the plot falls apart by the third act, the characters are so deliciously ripe that this Lee Daniels smarm-fest is akin to a pile-up on the interstate: You know you shouldn't look, but you can't help it. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 1, 2012
4/10 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "In the contest between last spring's 'Mirror Mirror' and this pic, who's the fairest of them all? Turns out it's a tie ... flat versus ponderous, they're both rife with rotten apples. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 1, 2012
8/10 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) "Though the references to the unstable '08 economy are a bit heavy-handed, the film's smart script and unique characters about hit men having to take financial hits pays off handsomely. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 29, 2012
3/10 64% Cosmopolis (2012) "A polemic rather than a film. Why Cronenberg thought this DeLillo novel would make a compelling film is so confounding, perhaps only derivative traders could come up with an answer. Maybe. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 29, 2012
8/10 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "There's a whole lot wonderful running around this particular Kingdom ... once we embrace the tongue-in-cheek firmly hammered into place. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 25, 2012
9/10 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) "While it's a redemptive love story between two broken people, the film's beauty lies is in its lack of overblown sentimentality. There is a spare, hard mien to these characters that intrigues & pulls us in. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 24, 2012
4/10 43% On the Road (2012) "Derogatory dismissals of prosaic visual experiences have been around since, well, someone was bored to tears. To the poetic hyperbole of watching paint dry, or grass grow, we can now add: watching a writer write. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 24, 2012
8.5/10 93% Amour (2012) "Beautifully and bravely acted, Amour is an unflinching depiction of the daily toll that old-age degeneration exacts upon its victims. Should be required viewing for anyone intending to grow old. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 23, 2012
8/10 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) "Amazing to behold, with a knock-out performance by young Wallis, it's as if the spirit of Maurice Sendak got loopy on a little too much rum while hanging around the bayous and barges of Cajun country. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 23, 2012
4.5/10 67% Lawless (2012) "Blue Ridge Mountain veracity aside, the story's got to have more kick than some two-bit swill that even Ma Barker's Ma wouldn't swallow. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 23, 2012
4/10 25% Mansome (2012) "Mansome is a mullet ... neither all-out funny nor seriously thought-provoking. To mangle that famous quote by Gertrude Stein: 'There is no hair there.' " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 18, 2012
7/10 57% The Dictator (2012) "Not as good as Borat, but thankfully not Bruno, there are some huge laughs to be had. And no, I'm not praising the film because Aladeen threatened me ... though I wouldn't put it past him. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 13, 2012
5/10 37% Dark Shadows (2012) "A loss of empathy for the hero vampire drains the lifeblood out of this project. Flaws don't necessarily derail a film -- but nothing nails the coffin shut quite like an unlikeable Barnabas Collins. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 10, 2012
3/10 67% God Bless America (2012) "Goldthwait presents an ironic dichotomy: In his fervor to rail against multiple examples of media missteps, the filmmaker unintentionally delivers a mistep of his own. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 10, 2012
8.5/10 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) "If Carl from 'Up' bumped into 'Shirley Valentine'; if 'Eat Pray Love''s Liz Gilbert located a personality; if John Madden echoed his artful juggle from 'Shakespeare in Love' -- oh, wait, he did... " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 4, 2012
8/10 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "Pulling off the hat trick of finally answering to the embedded teases in five prior films -- all intersecting in this film's storyline -- is a superhero feat in and of itself. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 3, 2012
8/10 92% The Revisionaries (2012) "This doc's look at the avid Texas State Board of Education (led by a smalltown dentist), invested in rewriting school textbooks in order to push ultra-right wing agendas, is a disturbing must-see. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Apr 30, 2012
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