Nell Minow

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 90% Wild (2014) " Witherspoon gives a performance of quiet vulnerability and courage. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B+ 71% 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- 93% 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+ 92% 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+ 78% 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 35% 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
C 39% Tusk (2014) " The screenplay feels like a series of tweets. And the appearance of a big star in a wink-at-the-audience disguise is a distracting stunt. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 18, 2014
B- 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " It is helped a great deal by performances that give the characters more believability and complexity than the book or the screenplay. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 18, 2014
B 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " A worthy addition to the genre, an absorbing drama with surprising turns and even more surprising resonance to contemporary conflicts. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 18, 2014
B 89% The Drop (2014) " Hardy's quiet power is beautifully restrained. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A- 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) " A sun-drenched pleasure for the whole family, heartwarming, funny, and beautifully performed by all, including Winter and Hope. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B+ 80% The One I Love (2014) " The performances and the ideas are provocative, fun, and something of a therapeutic trust exercise of their own. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 4, 2014
C- 7% The Identical (2014) " An incompetent mishmash of mawkish sentimentality larded with a few pleasant musical numbers and some random asides about Israel. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Sep 4, 2014
A- 94% Love Is Strange (2014) " Lithgow and Molina exquisitely capture the intimacy and interdependence that only those in very long-term relationships understand. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 28, 2014
C- 35% The November Man (2014) " Barely reaches the standard of a generic throw-away thriller, with a sub-par storyline and painfully tiresome dialog. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 27, 2014
B 36% If I Stay (2014) " A touching story about an appealing young couple. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 21, 2014
C 18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " This dreary assemblage of every possible sports cliché has one thing in common with the game it portrays. Every time it seems to be going somewhere, it stops. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 21, 2014
C 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " The artistry in visuals and storytelling is so self-conscious it becomes fetishistic. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 21, 2014
B 73% A Will For The Woods (2014) " Just as Dr. Wang approached his own death with purpose and honor, the filmmakers have done the same in telling his story and making it ours as well. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B- 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Everything I said about the last two movies, plus some new additions from the AARP action heroes club, plus a couple of Expendable interns to bring down the median age a bit. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 14, 2014
C 18% Let's Be Cops (2014) " As generic as its name and way too long. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 14, 2014
B 36% The Giver (2014) " On film, the book falters, more weighted by ideas than by story or character. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 12, 2014
B- 22% Into The Storm (2014) " What we're here for is the special effects, and those are just fine, from a wind tunnel of fire to a car lot of vehicles tossed up into the air like ping pong balls. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " The chef characters would know better than to serve anything so sugary. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Whatever charm existed in the original cartoons is trampled by this over-blown bore. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B- 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " An amuse bouche without a meal, a dollop of whipped cream without the dessert underneath. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 31, 2014
B 80% Get On Up (2014) " Boseman is an actor of exceptional ability and magnetism, and he works as hard as the man he is playing to convey the power of Brown's stage presence. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 31, 2014
A- 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The summer popcorn movie of 2014, tremendous fun, and with more heart that we have any reason to expect. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 31, 2014
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