Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky

Agrees with the Tomatometer 58% of the time.

Publications:
Chicago Reader , The Dissolve
Total Reviews:
21

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 21 of 21
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 —— Visions of Mary Frank (2014) " The film isn't so much a vision as a conversation, and it isn't revelatory, but it's engaging. " — The Dissolve
Posted Apr 15, 2014
1/5 —— How To Be A Man " The truth, unfortunately, is that the writing is flabby and tedious, and McInnes' delivery has little charisma or charm. The film is like being stuck in an elevator with a boorish drunk for an hour and a half." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 17, 2014
2/5 23% Shirin In Love (2014) " A pallid romantic comedy possessed of neither imagination nor heart, it stumbles, like its star, from one familiar setpiece to another with a kind of dutiful, joyless resignation." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 11, 2014
4.5/5 79% Bethlehem (2014) " In a spy story, Bethlehem insists, there are no good guys or bad guys, and no victor-just day-in, day-out deceit and betrayal, the weary work of hate." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 7, 2014
1.5/5 65% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014) " Too calculated for campy exploitation fun, the film settles instead for the dreariness of shocked revelation, a kind of onscreen tabloid journalism." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 3, 2014
4.0/5 83% The New Black (2014) " Including these voices is a painful, but, the film implies, necessary step, not for a balanced presentation, but because the community that includes black and LGBT people also includes homophobia." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3.0/5 25% Welcome to the Jungle (2014) " [Welcome to the Jungle] is smart enough to make the connection between petty boardroom oneupmanship and action-movie tropes, and deft enough to ridicule them both for their panicked performance of testosterone. " — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3.5/5 56% Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014) " [T]he documentary succeeds in conveying not just the bare facts of her life, but something of her magic, both to longtime fans and to those less familiar with her work." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.5/5 64% Old Goats (2014) " Even post-retirement, the film seems to say, guys will be guys, and women should go sit somewhere else." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.5/5 100% The Rocket (2014) " The Rocket is a well-constructed delivery system for sparkly cheer, but it lacks a more substantial payload." — The Dissolve
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 90% Nuclear Nation (2013) " The result is not exactly riveting cinema....it often seems caught between trying to tell a story...and its recognition that the story it has to tell is no story." — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2/5 71% Caucus (2013) " It feels like 100 minutes of arch nudges, a highlight reel from Politicians Say The Darndest Things." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 13, 2013
3.5/4 93% When I Walk (2013) " His life isn't his disease, and neither, after an uncertain start, is his lovingly collaborative film." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 25, 2013
67% The Network (2013) " The Network, though, makes a powerful case that, whatever its limitations, a free media, in the form of Sesame Street, cop dramas, travel shows, or women dancing without headscarves, is vital if Afghanistan is ever to know peace." — The Atlantic
Posted Oct 8, 2013
72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " In its eagerness to deliver familiar genre pleasures, it somehow misplaces its soul." — Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 26, 2010
49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " This is definitely the worst installment of the franchise to date." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 30, 2010
42% Jennifer's Body (2009) " The flashes of competence just emphasize the extent to which the film has no idea what it's doing." — Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 21, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) " The result is oddly hollow and disjointed; the actors moving stiffly from one overdetermined tableau to another." — Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 5, 2009
64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " A few years back, the easy sexism and narcissism of the James Bond series looked dated to the point of obsolescence, but Quantum of Solace proves that a revenge motive is just what's needed to rejuvenate all the Bond cliches." — Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 13, 2008
1/4 9% Catwoman (2004) " Obviously, no one involved in this disaster cares anything at all about Catwoman." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 30, 2004
3/4 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " If he doesn't take care Tarantino could make something significantly worse." — Chicago Reader
Posted May 14, 2004
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