Perry Seibert

Perry Seibert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
All Movie Guide , TV Guide's Movie Guide
Total Reviews:
155

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) " Fincher proves himself to be the ideal director to turn this intricately plotted, misanthropic best-seller into a disturbing, yet undeniably entertaining movie. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/4 65% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) " For those inclined to follow [Soderbergh] down every nook and cranny of his career, it will be a welcome reminder of how restlessly probing he can be about matters of the heart. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3/4 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Kill Your Darlings is by no means perfect, but it's an ambitious and promising first film that gives a handful of young actors the chance to work with a director who has a great deal on his mind. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2.5/4 88% Obvious Child (2014) " As a rom-com, it's so safe and unchallenging that it won't stick in your brain long enough for the message to matter. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 30, 2014
2/4 0% Lotus Eaters (2013) " Sadly, there's a fatalism to the entire narrative that veers into outright melodramatic scolding in the movie's final images. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1.5/4 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " For its first five minutes, The Maze Runner succeeds in drawing you into its strange world. Sadly, it never gets better than that kinetic opening, and it quickly becomes a bore to look at and a chore to sit through. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 36% The November Man (2014) " The November Man is a decent programmer that will satisfy genre enthusiasts. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/4 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Comic-book protagonists have taken over the role of action hero for modern moviegoers; as a result, there's a core audience who want these odes to the tough guys of the recent past, no matter how uninspired they are. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/4 69% What If (2014) " The two of them are good here, but theyíre both capable of so much more. They elevate this mediocre material, but hereís hoping the pair meet again onscreen with characters and situations worthy of them. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/4 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " A deft mix of food, love, and humanism, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/4 79% Get On Up (2014) " Chadwick Boseman has done right by James Brown in Get On Up; it's a shame the movie isn't worthy of either of them. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " It's not so much a movie as it is another step in an ongoing marketing campaign. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/4 24% Tammy (2014) " Tammy is the work of a star temporarily bereft of inspiration or ambition. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 6, 2014
2.5/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " It's just a bummer that such a pretty package lacks any real substance. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/4 49% Maleficent (2014) " [Maleficent] has one very good idea at its core, but a lack of narrative drive and the soulless, state-of-the-art look of the whole thing keeps director Robert Stromberg's debut feature from ever blossoming into something genuinely interesting. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 29, 2014
3/4 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Gillespie's direction and McCarthy's script refuse to dumb this material down to make it more palatable than the obviously feel-good tale it already is. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 15, 2014
2/4 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " Long stretches of Trouble With the Curve make you wish you had other ways to occupy yourself. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 12, 2014
2/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) " The Other Woman is loaded with likable performances, but the script by first-time screenwriter Melissa Stack adheres so slavishly to conventional Hollywood wisdom that the movie never feels as fun as it should. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 24, 2014
1.5/4 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " The filmmakers assume if you're watching this movie, then you already share the characters' beliefs, and that makes Heaven Is for Real a homily rather than a searching meditation on serious themes. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 18, 2014
1.5/4 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " The Mr. Peabody and Sherman segments that aired on The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show were brief, witty, and charmingly slight, but this big-screen version is long, loud, and visually exhausting. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/4 60% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is a diluted mix of Jerry Maguire and Moneyball that lacks the emotional pull of the former and the intelligence of the latter. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/4 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Von Trier's remarkable craft as a moviemaker is on display throughout -- this is a compulsively watchable film. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 41% Divergent (2014) " Thankfully, when Woodley isn't saddled with explaining how her world works, she's quite appealing. She's a credible teenager, a plausible tough girl, and believably smart. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 22% Need For Speed (2014) " Scott Waugh's Need for Speed is a loud and proud B-movie. It's ridiculous, and it's also more fun than you might expect. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2.5/4 41% In Secret (2014) " Give Stratton and his cast points for effort, but sadly, In Secret lacks the passion to haunt us as much as the main character remains haunted by her own fears and desires. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/4 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " The result is an action comedy that delivers a couple of satisfying gunfights, lands a few funny moments, and fumbles the dramatic beats. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/4 68% About Last Night (2014) " Complaining that a remake of a movie that was itself an adaptation of a play lacks originality may seem redundant, but Steve Pink's version of About Last Night doesn't really bring anything fresh or new to the material aside from an appealing cast. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/4 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " It's a credit to Goldsman's abilities as a director and producer that he surrounded himself with so much talent, but his movie never sweeps us away like a story about love transcending time and mortality should. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 14, 2014
1.5/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " The LEGO Movie amounts to little more than an exercise in overstimulation that exists primarily so children will get their parents to buy them more of the titular toy. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1.5/4 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " I, Frankenstein doesn't have much of a brain and is completely missing a funny bone. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/4 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " The movie's predictability doesn't derail its light charms, at least not until the plot makes a fatal tonal error. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.5/4 66% The Blind Side (2009) " The movie is very familiar -- you've seen it all before -- but it succeeds at achieving its modest goals. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jan 24, 2014
4/4 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " With Away From Her and Take This Waltz, actress Sarah Polley became one of the freshest directorial voices of her generation. Stories We Tell doesn't just solidify this assertion, it makes you reappraise how personal those first two films are for her. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3.5/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Sometimes the right part comes along at the right time for the right actor, and the film that results from it forever changes his or her career. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3.5/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " The Wolf of Wall Street is a hilarious, angry, and scathing indictment of greed. It's so funny you might not notice how deep it cuts. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Earnestness is often the death of comedy, but this movie has something to say, and it says it with humor, style, and heart. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3.5/4 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " As pure an example of humanistic empathy as you're likely to find. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " American Hustle may be full of people faking, but Russell is the real deal. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " With its disquieting finale and clear-eyed appraisal of human failing and weakness, Inside Llewyn Davis feels much more like their genuine follow-up to A Serious Man. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/4 92% Philomena (2013) " [it's] a ceaselessly entertaining film because Dench and Coogan are playing fully realized characters and share a unique comedic chemistry. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/4 84% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " Working in tandem with the images, the music helps make the movie a triumph of atmosphere -- you get a sense of place that's missing from lots of other Disney films. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/4 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) " Kung Fu Panda 2 achieves something few sequels to blockbusters ever do -- it stays true to a successful formula without seeming tired, cynical, or lazy. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " On sheer visual terms, though, How to Train Your Dragon more than delivers; it's the kind of movie that will stick in the memory of kids who might want to make movies when they grow up. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 19, 2013
2/4 69% About Time (2013) " For all its little pleasures, About Time just adds a level of magical realism to his typical themes that doesn't make love feel any more magical or any more real. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " 12 Years a Slave is admirable, important, and serious filmmaking that is antithetical to what most people think of as entertainment. While it might not be perfect, it demands and deserves your attention. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/4 34% The Counselor (2013) " While The Counselor certainly has passages that are memorable, it's also readily apparent that its style doesn't mesh with its content. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/4 71% The Institute (2013) " You leave the film not knowing what to believe, and while that can be frustrating, you're also left with an undeniable urge -- even if it's a tiny one -- to find out more. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 9% Runner Runner (2013) " You've seen all of this before. There's nothing new in the story beats or in the movie's construction. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 3, 2013
4/4 97% Gravity (2013) " An unforgettable experience. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/4 96% Enough Said (2013) " Throughout her career, Holofcener has demonstrated a peerless skill at capturing the rhythms of conversation, as well as an insightful grasp of how people's inner lives drive their interactions. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 27, 2013
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