Kristian Harloff

Kristian Harloff

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Schmoes Know
Total Reviews:
181

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.2/5 84% Joe (2014) " The film as a whole is a bit underwhelming but based on the strength of it's cast, and the joy in seeing Cage not do a role just for the cash, "Joe" will be a worthwhile watch once it hits Netflix." — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " To get the full blessing of the NFL and it's properties is a blessing and you better get it right. He does, and "Draft Day" has all the drama football fans love and perfectly placed humor that makes it appealing to fans of film in general." — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.8/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " Michael Bay could take a note that when we come to see birds (or Transformers), we don't need lots of human interference (Shia LaBeouf shrieking)" — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3.4/5 71% Oculus (2014) " Yes, there's the requisite jump scares and some other stock horror film tricks, but on the whole "Oculus" delivers a non-traditional story with a fresh twist that should keep audiences satisfied...even if scary movies aren't their genre." — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " The overall movie is fine, it just doesn't match the amazing ability of it's lead." — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3.4/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " The film is impressive in it's storytelling and brutal honesty, although the conclusion felt forced to me after being engaged for so long. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3.5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " It may turn some viewers off, but "Under the Skin" is a worthwhile new take on the classic horror premise of body-snatching." — Schmoes Know
Posted Apr 8, 2014
4.8/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " This sequel fully displays the exciting power that Marvel's Phase Two is capable of. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.8/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Von Trier is a true talent whose filmmaking ability had me genuinely invested in this very emotional experience. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.2/5 41% Divergent (2014) " I would have liked a few more scenes with the underused Kate Winsleet than some of the unnecessarily long training sequences but "Divergent" was still a pleasant surprise; utilizing a likable female heroine." — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4.5/5 63% Bad Words (2014) " Those who may be put-off by foul mouths may want to tread lightly into this comedic romp, but "Bad Words" is by far one of the best times at the movies I've had in a while." — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3.8/5 73% Enemy (2014) " A great exercise in unconventional film making, and it left me thinking about it long after the film was over." — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 7, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Along with the brilliance that was "The Lego Movie", "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" help to make animated features the bright spot in a young 2014 movie year." — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2.5/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Ultimately there's some familiar themes and storylines that "300" fans will enjoy seeing play out on the big screen, but "Rise of an Empire" fails to elevate the series to new heights." — Schmoes Know
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2.8/5 22% Son Of God (2014) " It simply doesn't hold up on the big screen the way it may have when it aired on television last year." — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.8/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " It's not terrible by any means, but by the second half of the movie we know most of the moves it's going to make and the whodunit vibe goes out the door in favor of a more straightforward, predictably generic action flick climax. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2.4/5 24% Pompeii (2014) " The performances are fine (even with Keifer Sutherland's silly accent) and Kit Harrington has the makings of a movie star...but while "Pompeii" showed promise early, this disaster film ends up being just another disaster." — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/5 70% About Last Night (2014) " It's acceptable for young 20-somethings to be getting hammered night after night dealing with heartbreak, but these two are in their 40's. Maybe they need to hit a meeting somewhere instead? Aside from that this is decent remake. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/5 48% RoboCop (2014) " What was so striking about the original was that Murphy, the cop who would become Robocop, was the dead come back to life as a cyborg. Here, although a fun action flick, we merely get "HumanCop."" — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " It's hard to believe that a Lego film hasn't happened until now, but maybe that was all part of the strategic design: now more than ever, after January 2014, "The Lego Movie" is just what audiences need. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.4/5 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney as a director must be faulted here for captaining a production that, for all it's potential greatness, ends up being a forgettable, boring mess. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.8/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " The caliber of acting keeps us interested longer than maybe we should, but ultimately "Labor Day" never has the feel of a Jason Reitman film. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3.2/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Teller has a good thing going that I hope doesn't pigeon-hole him in the future, and Jordan, though underused, is also continuing his run as a young star to watch. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 31, 2014
2.4/5 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) " I think I would've rather seen this depicted a 5-minute feature on a newscast than to stretch it out over a feature film. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 24, 2014
1.5/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " The film goes from bad to hilarious in a few spots, but for the most part it's just loud and plodding. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 24, 2014
1.5/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " I'd recommend watching one of Hart's stand-up specials and saving your cash until a better comedy comes along this year. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 18, 2014
.5/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) " How many more of these can we watch and still enjoy the impact of "The Blair Witch Project" or "Paranormal Activity"? I'll try to forgive those films for spawning such boring evil but "The Devil's Due" is due no forgiveness whatsoever." — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 18, 2014
3.2/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The storyline is the weakest part of the film, but the straightforward action and solid performances make "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" a fun, if not memorable, time at the movies. In January, that's all we can ask for." — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 18, 2014
1.5/5 11% The Nut Job (2014) " Especially to blame is the character of Grayson, a faux-hero squirrel who makes any open-mic comic look like George Carlin." — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 18, 2014
1.3/5 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " The only legend this film adds to is that of January's legacy of awful movies. You just shouldn't do this to people." — Schmoes Know
Posted Jan 12, 2014
2.8/5 30% Grudge Match (2013) " I wanted more from "Grudge Match" but it's nice to see Stallone and De Niro get back in the ring, even if once they get there it's a bit of a let-down." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 29, 2013
2.2/5 13% 47 Ronin (2013) " What could have been an exciting action film with an engaging premise just doesn't add up to the sum of its parts." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 29, 2013
2/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Christmas day is chock full of new releases, and Walter Mitty may find himself daydreaming alone." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 21, 2013
4/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Streep proves once again why she always seems to be in award contention; rising to that rarified air is Julia Roberts as her daughter played by Roberts in a role that just might be her best performance to date." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 21, 2013
4.5/5 94% Her (2014) " It's a premise that seems far-fetched and ridiculous, but the talent involved in "Her" makes it feel almost so real you can touch it." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 21, 2013
5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " The combination of a master storyteller in Scorsese and his favorite instrument in DiCaprio make "The Wolf of Wall Street" one of the best films of 2013. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 21, 2013
2/5 25% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " Sure, it's aimed at kids, but as much as they all love dinosaurs...subjecting them to a film this annoying won't do anything but dampen that enthusiasm. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 21, 2013
4/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is another hilarious two hours in the world of the greatest news anchors comedy has to offer." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 21, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Peter Jackson and his team have certainly taken artistic license to extend these films beyond the Tolkein novels, and if Hobbit fans are willing to accept that, they are in for a tremendous adventure with "The Desolation of Smaug"." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3.7/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " It truly is a good movie that will get the audience sucked in; however the tone that David O. Russell has been able to inject into his films takes surprisingly long to surface here." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/5 42% Oldboy (2013) " Fans of the cult classic "Old Boy" may have mixed feelings on this new version (or even wonder why it was remade at all), but standing on it's on "Old Boy" is a different type of revenge flick that works just well enough to be fresh." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Telling such a vital story with a scope as broad as it can be, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is more than just a showcase for great acting; it's a tremendous film experience." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4.25/5 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Another Coen Bros marvel; uncovnentional storytelling, conflicted characters and endings that go against what the audience would perceive as a neat ribbon to the tale we just witnessed." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 9, 2013
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " The performances are tremendous in "Out of the Furnace", yet the film never is quite able to get out from under a dark cloud of depression." — Schmoes Know
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 92% Philomena (2013) " Forget the rating controversy, "Philomena" is a film that can be enjoyed by most everyone and might enjoy a run at Hollywood's most prestigious awards. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3/5 42% Homefront (2013) " While it may not be anything you need to rush out to the theaters to see, "Homefront" is a solid action film that, thanks to the talents of Statham, can venture into a more dramatic side other kick-ass movies have to stay away from." — Schmoes Know
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3/5 38% Delivery Man (2013) " It's a concept that could easily rely on being a gross-out laugh fest and be satisfied; luckily this movie also includes some heartfelt moments and reveals a side of Vaughn that we haven't seen in his recent fare. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4.4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The movements are fluid and intense. The well-paced drama gives way to a tremendous sequences of action, and it's great to see that Francis Lawrence is on-board to direct the next two films. " — Schmoes Know
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3.8/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Director Gavin Hood weaves an excting story adapted from the novel and it was fun to watch an invested Harrison Ford again." — Schmoes Know
Posted Nov 19, 2013
1.9/5 27% Charlie Countryman (2013) " True love may be worth doing anything to attain, but I can't say "Charlie Countryman" is worth the time investment to learn such a truth." — Schmoes Know
Posted Nov 15, 2013
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