Linda Cook

Linda Cook
"It keeps me sharp. On the edge. Where I belong." -- Heat.

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Linda Cook'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
4/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "The screen goes blank for a moment at the end of 'Love & Mercy.' And what follows brought me to tears. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/4 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Seldom have I referred to a movie as 'exquisite." " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/4 89% Dope (2015) "No wonder 'Dope' was a favorite at Sundance. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/4 38% Max (2015) "This story of a loyal dog is not as, uh, fetching as it could have been. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "'Inside Out,' upside down or sideways, the latest from Pixar is great fun. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "'Ted 2' is exactly half as funny as its predecessor. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
1/4 14% The Gallows (2015) "Enough, already. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/4 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Contrived and bland, this is a poor excuse for a road movie. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
1/4 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "An unsubtle reboot that's not up to par with the original. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/4 54% Minions (2015) "If all you need to be entertained is to watch the "Minions" run around, you'll be satisfied with this spinoff/prequel. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
1.5/4 21% Self/less (2015) "What at first appears to be an interesting science-fiction tale transitions into a Bourne-esque thriller that ends with a cheat. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Absolutely hilarious, with more truth about the human condition than most dramas. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "It's been, well, ages since we've seen dinosaurs like this. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "It's a beautiful-looking movie with a ridiculous conceit. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "'Ex Machina' is a smart science-fiction tale about artificial intelligence, madness and trust. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
.5/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "My faith in humanity has been restored. I watched a couple leave the theater. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The singing in 'Pitch Perfect 2' is professional, exuberant and enjoyable. The script is, well ... not. But even though it's a messy screenplay, it works more often than it doesn't. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2.5/4 33% Poltergeist (2015) "'Poltergeist' is yet another decent remake that's a reimagining of a 1980s classic. " ‐ KWQC-TV (Iowa)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/4 19% Aloha (2015) "'Aloha' is as bland as a movie can be - and that's a sad statement, considering it's written and directed by Cameron Crowe. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "'Tomorrowland' is an enjoyable mess of a movie that will appeal to Disney-philes and kids. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It's not so much what they do, it's what the Avengers say that makes "Avengers: The Age of Ultron" worth seeing on the big screen. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ""Mad Max: Fury Road" is one long adrenaline pump of a chase scene. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) " A painterly movie with stunning cinematography, 'Far From the Madding Crowd' stays faithful to the classic novel by Thomas Hardy. The story of manners and class distinctions is told with director Thomas Vinterberg's focus on environments and costumes. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "It's not The Rock's fault. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "I hope the story doesn't end here. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/4 95% Spy (2015) "When a movie delivers a laugh a minute during its two-hour running time, you're getting a lot of comedic bang for your buck. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet D-day: Normandy 1944 (2014) "Beautifully illustrated, solidly researched and smartly presented, 'D-Day: Normandy 1944' is a terrific movie about a terrible time. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/4 32% Entourage (2015) "Simply put, if you have enjoyed the HBO TV series 'Entourage,' then you're sure to enjoy the movie of the same name. If you weren't a fan of the original series - and I wasn't - then there's no reason you should see this " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 56% Focus (2015) "It's a caper movie you can keep up with if you just 'Focus.' " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
2.5/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "'Run All Night' is an average actioner with above-average performers as the leads. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
2/4 30% Insurgent (2015) "As far as dystopian young-adult fare goes, 'Insurgent' is average. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
4/4 96% It Follows (2015) "A kind of art-house horror movie, an allegory about AIDS and, believe it or not, a love story, 'It Follows' is one of a kind. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
2/4 29% Get Hard (2015) "You're going to see certain things in most Will Ferrell movies, and 'Get Hard' is no exception: " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Once you've defeated gravity in one scene, why not just keep doing it? " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/4 45% Home (2015) "It's a family-friendly movie about, well, family. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
1.5/4 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "No one wanted this to be "The Notebook" as much as I did. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
2/4 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "It makes a dull movie out of a fascinating piece of history. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3.5/4 85% Cinderella (2015) "'Cinderella' is made of Disney magic. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/4 89% Still Alice (2015) "For my dad, who died of complications from Alzheimer's. This is the movie that needed to be made. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3.5/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) "Kevin Costner never steals the spotlight from the characters who play his cross-country team in this heartwarming, character-driven film. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 23, 2015
2/4 72% The DUFF (2015) "Although it has its John Hughes-esque moments, 'The DUFF' is derivative of lots of other, and more recent, teen angst movies. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 23, 2015
2/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "It's raunchy, foul-mouthed and occasionally funny. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 23, 2015
1/4 18% Strange Magic (2015) "There's little magic in this latest from Lucas. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Gritty, gripping, and undersung. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) "You'll go 'Wild' for Reese Witherspoon's performance. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
.5/4 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "If you keep it busy enough, people won't notice how slapdash the plot is. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/4 94% Whiplash (2014) "'Whiplash' is whip-smart. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
3.5/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "'The Theory of Everything' paints a brilliant portrait. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
2/4 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "'The Wedding Ringer' leaves its guests at the altar. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
2/4 98% Paddington (2015) "'Paddington' could have used more looking after. " ‐ Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
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