Loey Lockerby

Loey Lockerby

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
eFilmCritic.com , Kansas City Star , Nitrate Online
Critics' Group:
Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
229

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 71% Oculus (2014) " What it has going for it is a slow, steady build-up of tension, leading to a final act that makes up in pure intensity what it lacks in originality." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 84% Cheap Thrills (2014) " How you feel about it will depend on how much creative debasement you can stand to watch." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2.5/4 41% Divergent (2014) " A satisfying dystopian adventure but not much else." — Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 —— Jayhawkers " Willmott offers a creative and intriguing look at Lawrence in the 1950s." — Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " With his vivid, gorgeous visuals - the film was nominated for an animation Oscar - and his penchant for dark fantasy, Miyazaki takes a straightforward tale and gives it an unexpected sideways kick." — Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/4 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Some of the film is shallow and rushed, but when it stops to take a breath, it offers a context for the news stories that have come in the wake of Mandela's recent death." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " From the twisted darkness of Mirkwood Forest to the sparkling beauty of a giant gold statue, Jackson makes sure viewers feel as if they've stepped into another world (with or without 3-D). Plus, it has a spectacular dragon. Who doesn't love that?" — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/4 92% Philomena (2013) " The spotlight shines on the script and characters, and Frears couldn't have two better collaborators." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " An even darker, grittier film than 2012's "The Hunger Games," as it builds slowly to its exciting conclusion and deftly sets up the next installment in the series." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 81% Don Jon (2013) " The result is a bit confused but shows a genuine talent at work." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/4 2% Getaway (2013) " Even video game designers come up with better story lines than this." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/4 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " "The Butler" benefits greatly from Whitaker's subtle, grounded performance, which seems to bring every other cast member down-to-earth, including big stars playing historical icons." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " Wan builds suspense until it's almost unbearable, then adds a little more, just to make sure the audience is as terrified as the characters." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " The characters in "The Way, Way Back" end up exactly where we expect them to, and it's a genuine pleasure to watch them get there. " — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 78% Monsters University (2013) " As clever and fully realized as its predecessor, if not quite as original." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/4 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Whedon's work is fluid and fast-paced, with an obvious love for Shakespeare's intricate language - no surprise from a man famous for great dialogue." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/4 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " This is the same Enterprise crew we've known for 40-plus years, but they're just different enough to pop a few surprises on you." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 15, 2013
2/4 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " "Pain & Gain" is good enough to be disappointing, which represents some kind of progress for Bay." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/4 62% Evil Dead (2013) " It's never truly scary, but it is spectacularly disgusting, so if that turns you on, prepare to be thrilled beyond measure." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2/4 65% Mama (2013) " Can we declare a moratorium on stringy-haired ghost women who make freaky noises?" — Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2.5/4 62% Hitchcock (2012) " "Hitchcock" may be a muddled and shallow portrait of its actual title character, but it shines a much-deserved spotlight on the great woman behind this particular great man." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " David O. Russell's latest entertaining ode to lovable characters you should probably be afraid of. " — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 20, 2012
2/4 12% Alex Cross (2012) " As an attempt to establish another franchise, "Alex Cross" is modestly successful, but the series will need directors with more finesse than Cohen." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/4 93% Looper (2012) " Johnson knows what he wants you to think about, and he expects you to relax and enjoy the rest. You can draw the diagrams later." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " It's chaotic, but still kind of fun." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 9, 2012
2.5/4 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " While "The Dark Knight Rises" is much better than most third entries, it's still flabby and convoluted." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 22, 2012
2.5/4 80% Magic Mike (2012) " What sets "Magic Mike" apart is that the hotness is equaled - occasionally even surpassed - by the humor." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 73% Prometheus (2012) " On balance, the experience of watching "Prometheus" makes up for the movie's flaws, but you'll still spend a lot of time being frustrated." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 7, 2012
2.5/4 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " By dropping a classic "Brits abroad" story into modern, urban India, "Marigold" brings chaotic energy to what would otherwise be merely cozy and predictable." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 10, 2012
2/4 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " As it races frantically to its conclusion, "Pirates" becomes more mean-spirited than funny, undermining any attempts at a positive message about loyalty and friendship." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 26, 2012
3/4 94% Pariah (2011) " Wayans, best known for acting in comedies with her siblings, is a revelation as a woman whose faith offers both hope and blind judgment." — Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 8, 2012
4/4 99% A Separation (2011) " "A Separation" deals with some very murky issues, but it does so with astonishing clarity." — Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 1, 2012
2.5/4 25% Act of Valor (2012) " [Its] commitment to authenticity is impressive, but it ends up highlighting the film's greatest weakness - a cliché-riddled script with a plot that may have been generated by someone throwing darts at a world map." — Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 23, 2012
2/4 55% Albert Nobbs (2012) " There is potential in this story to explore the way gender, sexual orientation and social class confined people in the Victorian era, but Close is so obviously female, it's distracting right from the start." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 26, 2012
2.5/4 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) " Without Crowe's laid-back approach and Damon's anchoring performance, We Bought a Zoo could have been a sappy disaster." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 23, 2011
2/4 50% The Rum Diary (2011) " Slow and strangely conventional -- two words that should never apply to Thompson or his work." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 27, 2011
2/4 35% The Thing (2011) " Van Heijningen is clearly a fan who approached this project with due respect. If only he'd had enough respect not to make it in the first place." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/4 60% Real Steel (2011) " Every cliché from sports movies, underdog stories and father-son dramas is trotted out and played with a straight face." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/4 90% Attack the Block (2011) " While it lacks originality, Attack the Block zooms along with energy and deadpan humor." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 1, 2011
3/4 63% Another Earth (2011) " A moving, intimate story of loss and second chances." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 12, 2011
2.5/4 83% The Double Hour (2011) " The final resolution is easily forgotten, more of an afterthought than anything else. The fun is in the twisting, absurd journey, not the destination." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 29, 2011
2.5/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " Even in its messiest moments, however, it never loses its sweet-natured charm. There's still plenty here to love." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 29, 2011
2.5/4 82% Trollhunter (2011) " An entertaining effort with "cult following" written all over it." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 21, 2011
3/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " It works its own kind of magic, the kind that comes from a great story, well told." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2.5/4 —— Another Harvest Moon (2011) " It may not be terribly original, but in its sweet, unassuming way, it is inspiring." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 24, 2011
3/4 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " It is an impressive, confounding achievement that calls to mind every drunken late-night debate that no one could articulate the next morning." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 16, 2011
3/4 73% Winter in Wartime (2011) " Director Martin Koolhoven, adapting Jan Terlouw's 1972 novel, maintains the constant tension of a world where every stray word or glance could lead to tragedy." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 27, 2011
2/4 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " This is a faded copy of its predecessor, only raunchier (if you can imagine) and with better scenery." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 26, 2011
2.5/4 56% Jumping the Broom (2011) " The charm of Jumping the Broom is in its glossy, spirited humor, not its clumsy spiritual melodrama." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 6, 2011
3/4 72% Rio (2011) " Despite its copycat nature, it has its own irresistibly joyful energy." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 14, 2011
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