Maggie Lee

Maggie Lee

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Hollywood Reporter , Variety
Total Reviews:
89

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
64% 14 Blades (2014) " Its stylishly retro touch and flashy sets and stunts makes a nice package." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 21, 2014
—— The BreakUp Guru (2014) " This stage-to-screen romantic comedy hits a new low with its racist and homophobic humor." — Variety
Posted Jul 1, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Who cares if the human characters are even more dispensable and the plot even more scattershot than usual?" — Variety
Posted Jun 22, 2014
60% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) " A soporific drama devoted to thrashing out the meaning of love, life and death." — Variety
Posted May 20, 2014
—— The Truth About Beauty " No amount of nipping and tucking can save this screenplay from its tonal inconsistencies and mixed messages." — Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2014
100% Ilo Ilo (2014) " The film sketches a genuinely moving portrait of Keng Teck, a failed breadwinner with a wounded ego, whose good nature is revealed in tiny gestures of solidarity with Terry." — Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2014
—— The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014) " Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force." — Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2014
—— Kano " Masatoshi Nagase gives a masterful performance as a baseball coach in this lengthy but big-hearted 1930s sports saga." — Variety
Posted Mar 5, 2014
—— Jing Cha Gu Shi 2013 (Police Story 2013) " Jackie Chan makes a dull departure from his former kickass shenanigans in this rickety action-drama." — Variety
Posted Mar 4, 2014
46% That Demon Within (Mo Jing) (2014) " Action auteur Dante Lam delivers his darkest work to date with this ghoulish supernatural thriller." — Variety
Posted Feb 28, 2014
—— Moratorium Tamako " Yamashita, once hailed as the Nipponese king of slacker films, perfectly captures the burden of idleness and the drowsy rhythms of small-town life." — Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2014
—— Da nao tian gong (The Monkey King) " Soi Cheang infuses a simplistic, action-driven narrative with inexhaustible energy, but one expects greater stylistic flair and substance from the veteran helmer behind "Motorway" and "Dog Bites Dog."" — Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2014
56% My Lucky Star (2013) " My Lucky Star is wholesome, effortless entertainment that runs smoothly enough but seldom takes one's breath away in the romance department." — Variety
Posted Sep 20, 2013
65% Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) " What the pic lacks in stylistic sparks compared with other renditions by Wong Kar Wai and Wilson Yip, it makes up for in sinewy action and traditional values." — Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2013
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " As usual, the director retains his controlled style even as he moves toward a more traditional narrative mode." — Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2013
70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " As a vehicle for Hollywood action choreographer Chen to show off his prowess as a gullible tai-chi student lured into underground fight clubs, this China-U.S. co-production is the real deal for hardcore chopsocky fans." — Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2013
50% Riaru: Kanzen naru kubinagaryû no hi (Real) " This quasi-scientific fantasy finds Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa at his least disturbing or mesmerizing." — Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2013
75% The Grandmaster (2013) " Venturing into fresh creative terrain without relinquishing his familiar themes and stylistic flourishes, Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai exceeds expectations with The Grandmaster." — Variety
Posted Aug 19, 2013
—— Badges Of Fury (2014) Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2013
25% The Guillotines (2013) " The lack of rip-roaring martial arts or even a half-decent storyline will leave genre aficionados feeling short-changed." — Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2013
—— Women on the Edge (Girigiri no onnatachi) Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
—— Niño Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
—— Hello Stranger (Kuan meun ho) (2010) Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
—— Blind Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
38% Chinese Zodiac (2013) " The pic reps an uneven ride that is repeatedly stalled by grandstanding anti-colonial screeds." — Variety
Posted May 2, 2013
20% The Tower (2012) " Kim Ji-hoon overdoses on visual fireworks in a way that smothers any human drama mustered by the sprawling cast, whose marquee names are treated as mere icing on the cake." — Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2013
—— Jiseul " Visually, the film is breathtaking -- replete with meticulous, broodingly lit compositions of weatherbeaten landscapes that form an elemental backdrop to human portraits of iconic impact." — Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Revenge: A Love Story (Fuk sau che chi sei) (2010) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) " It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- if you are on an empty stomach." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 7, 2013
100% Gangs of Wasseypur " Even with a tapestry of more than a dozen central characters, the screenplay is structured in such a way that half of them are granted their own chapters, so their personalities, foibles and mixed-up feelings toward each other emerge ..." — Variety
Posted Jun 8, 2012
28% The Taste of Money (2013) " A trite and tangled potboiler that, despite its polemical pretensions, is just a glorified Korean domestic drama with classier couture and shapelier champagne flutes." — Variety
Posted May 26, 2012
86% Battle Royale 3D (2000) " 3D conversion of a classic teen massacre thriller raises the gore level." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2012
67% Mekong Hotel " A 59-minute offshoot of a shelved film project, the pic plays like a bonus track to the Thai auteur's Palme d'Or winner, Uncle Boonmee." — Variety
Posted May 18, 2012
—— Nameless Gangster (2012) Variety
Posted Apr 19, 2012
89% Love in the Buff (2012) " A refreshingly authentic romantic comedy about the tradeoffs people must make in their relationships, careers and lifestyles." — Variety
Posted Mar 29, 2012
—— Nightfall (2000) Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2012
40% Love (2012) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— Romancing in Thin Air (Gao hai ba zhi lian II) (2012) Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2012
56% The Viral Factor (2012) " Gunfights and explosions are audaciously played out in real urban locations swarming with people and vehicles, all unfolding with high tension, without losing sight of continuity." — Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2012
—— The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si) (2013) Variety
Posted Jan 12, 2012
—— Kaitanshi Jokei (Sketches of Kaitan City) (2010) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2012
—— Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (San kei hap lui) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2012
96% The Long Goodbye (1973) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2012
—— The Strange Madame X (Étrange Madame X) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2012
17% Four Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2012
100% Poetry (2011) " Those with an eye for reading between the lines can find layers of meaning." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 4, 2012
3/5 —— Silenced (2011) " Although the film ultimately achieves its function to expose deep-rooted and far-reaching social injustice,its visceral representation of harrowing and morally repugnant scenes remains unnerving and questionable." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 26, 2011
—— Sunny Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2011
70% The Woman (2011) " Not only is it banal in a kitchen sink way, it's just a reiteration of the same argument." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 8, 2011
—— You Are the Apple of My Eye (Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2011
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