Nell Minow

Nell Minow

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Nell Minow'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
B- 82% Black Sea (2015) "The fundamentals of the story and that irresistibly cramped and isolated setting keep the tension level high. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 29, 2015
39% Black or White (2015) "Binder continues to be better with the small moments than the big ones. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 29, 2015
C 18% Strange Magic (2015) "The moral of the story is that looks don't matter. But in animation, looks do matter, and even a sweet romance and fun tunes cannot overcome the clunkiness of its design. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 24, 2015
D 12% Mortdecai (2015) "There was no laughter, just grim resolve on the part of those of us professionally obligated to stick it out through the bitter end. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 23, 2015
D 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "A dumb, thrill-less thriller. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 22, 2015
B+ 49% Cake (2015) "a brave, vulnerable, nuanced, grimly humorous and deeply felt performance " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 22, 2015
B 52% Spare Parts (2015) "The fictionalized backstory for Cameron is superfluous and distracting...Still, with a storyline like this one, it cannot help being fun to watch. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 16, 2015
B 98% Paddington (2015) "True to the gentle humor and sweetness of the books. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 16, 2015
B+ 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Isaac and Chastain have a fearlessness with each other that requires complete trust as actors. Every scene they are in together crackles. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 16, 2015
B 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Anderson's impeccable casting and music choices are captivating, and there is an amusing contrast between his attention to every detail and the convoluted storyline. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jan 8, 2015
A- 51% Unbroken (2014) "Gorgeously filmed, superbly acted, and directed with great sensitivity and compassion " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B+ 72% Big Eyes (2014) "A very good film about very bad art . " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B 71% Into the Woods (2014) "A complicated, challenging retelling of classic fairy tales where having your wish granted may leave you worse off than you were before. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 24, 2014
A 99% Selma (2015) "Superb as biography, as history, and as drama. It is one of the best movies of this year and this decade. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B- 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "The good news: it's a zippy 90 minutes. The bad news: way too many of those minutes involve a peeing monkey. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 18, 2014
B- 27% Annie (2014) "There is a nice energy in the opening scenes as Annie navigates the city, passing street performers riffing on the well-known score. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 18, 2014
B 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Visually stunning, capably presented, and utterly unnecessary, this final in the six-movie Tolkien cycle is just for the fans. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 16, 2014
B 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "An all-star (but mostly non Middle-Eastern) cast and 3D technology really deliver on the special effects. Not so much on the morality or meaning of it. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 11, 2014
B+ 86% Top Five (2014) "It is the funniest movie of the year, in part because it is so sharply observed. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 11, 2014
D 16% Godzilla (1998) "Yhe movie sorely misses the quirky charm of "Independence Day's" Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum and the story never captures the heart. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 11, 2014
F 5% Because I Said So (2007) "This movie manages to be offensive and yet dull and predictable, as phony as a Kate Spade sidewalk knock-off bag and as unoriginal as the ready-for VH1 soundtrack. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 9, 2014
B+ 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "A powerful, complex drama and a long-overdue tribute to a true hero and visionary. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B+ 90% Wild (2014) "Witherspoon gives a performance of quiet vulnerability and courage. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B+ 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "If, as they say in the theater, dying is easy but comedy is hard, silly comedy may be the hardest of all, but here it is done to perfection. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 26, 2014
B- 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "The highlight of the film is the outtakes over the end credits, showing us that this movie was more fun to make than to watch. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 26, 2014
B 93% Little Hope Was Arson (2014) "This is the story of a culture that allows young people to get lost and the failure of religious institutions to reach them. And of resilience, compassion, and forgiveness. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B- 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "...as though underplaying and long, silent stretches without even a musical score can somehow convey seriousness and import. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 20, 2014
B+ 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Lawrence's conviction and presence is what anchors the film and makes the wildest absurdities of the storyline work. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 20, 2014
B+ 81% Beyond the Lights (2014) "Glamorous but never soapy, with subtle, moving performances by Mbatha Raw and Parker, and a script that respects the characters, with thoughtful details and easy humor. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 13, 2014
C- 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "I laughed three times, which were pretty much the only three jokes that were not about bodily functions or substituting faux outrageousness for humor. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 13, 2014
B+ 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Filled with engaging characters and imaginative touches. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 6, 2014
A- 72% Interstellar (2014) "Ambitious, provocative, thoughtful, and highly entertaining--all things considered (believe me, ALL things are considered), it holds together very well. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B+ 69% Laggies (2014) "Shelton has enough confidence in the story, the characters, and her outstanding performers to avoid the easy exaggerations of the genre. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 31, 2014
B 85% John Wick (2014) "Surprisingly sharp and witty touches lift it above the usual bang bang. There aren't many movies where the funniest line is"Oh." Twice. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 25, 2014
A- 92% Birdman (2014) "Explodes with visionary ideas, adopting the language of dreams to explore and upend the very idea of storytelling. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 23, 2014
B 38% 23 Blast (2014) "This is quiet, even modest storytelling, with a surprising final punch, an inspirational tale that never becomes sugary or preachy. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 23, 2014
B 77% St. Vincent (2014) "A quiet little gem. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 16, 2014
B+ 91% Dear White People (2014) "Refreshing, provocative, and powerfully topical. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 16, 2014
C 77% Fury (2014) "It runs the risk of making the very horrors it depicts turn into entertainment and have exactly the opposite impact from the original intention. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 16, 2014
A- 82% The Book of Life (2014) "filled with the richness of love and passion and life and death --and music and bullfighting and courage and family. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 16, 2014
B+ 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "The kids in the audience roared with laughter and both kids and adults loved the way the family stayed - most of the time - optimistic and warmly supportive of each other. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 10, 2014
B+ 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Renner's performance has enormous integrity, illuminating the murky compromises and betrayals he exposes and the ones that get the better of him as well. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 9, 2014
A- 47% The Judge (2014) "A rich, thoughtful, beautifully structured film, with moments of humor that are among the funniest you will see this year. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 9, 2014
D 2% Left Behind (2014) ""Left Behind" is being marketed as Christian entertainment, but it does not qualify in either category. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 5, 2014
B+ 88% The Good Lie (2014) "True-hearted, warm, wise, inspiring, and funny " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 2, 2014
B+ 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Superb performances by everyone and Fincher keeps the energy taut and the tone deliciously nasty. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Oct 2, 2014
B+ 37% Believe Me (2014) "A remarkably smart, funny, brave, and heartfelt first feature film -- Bakke has a sharp eye but a warm heart and a refreshing honesty. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 30, 2014
B 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) "A gentle fable, if you don't look too closely or find whimsy cloying. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B 61% The Equalizer (2014) "The bad guys are very, very bad. Washington is very, very good. The women are there to be victimized. Retro, but entertaining. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B+ 81% Tracks (2014) "Spectacular beauty that manages to be meditative and internal, and all the more illuminating for it. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 25, 2014
A- 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "Deliciously grotesque at times, but the message is a sweet one: families come in all sizes and shapes, sometimes biological, sometimes not, but what defines them is love. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 25, 2014
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