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Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Batkid Begins (2015) "Entertaining and wonderfully satisfying. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 23, 2015
4/5 88% Dope (2015) "Fresh and original movie where geeks meet street with very funny consequences. A terrific cast and smart script make this Sundance sensation a summer winner. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 15, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Truly a mind blowing adventure, Inside Out is wildly inventive and totally original. This one is for everyone - kids AND adults. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Not your typical movie biopic, Love & Mercy is a harrowing musical ride into the mind of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. Splitting the role between John Cusack and Paul Dano is a risky move that mostly pays off. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 14, 2015
5/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "This Sundance winner is something special indeed, a movie featuring teens that can't be classified as a TEEN MOVIE. It's a masterful funny/sad and illuminating human story. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 14, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Dino-mite special effects take this sequel to new heights. Returning to the spirit of the original and ignoring the previous two editions, Jurassic World is just pure people-chomping fun. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 14, 2015
3/5 32% Entourage (2015) "If you were a fan of the TV show will you be disappointed? Probably not. It's nice to have Ari, Vince and the gang back even if at nearly two hours this ENTOURAGE feels a bit like forced binge watching. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 6, 2015
4.5/5 93% Spy (2015) "For my money SPY is the funniest film so far this year. I can't recall laughing out loud this much in a long time. Paul Feig has the magic touch when it comes these kinds of movies - and that is no small feat. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jun 6, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "The fault isn't in the earthquake in SAN ANDREAS, it's in the script. Dwayne Johnson's heroics may be able to save everything else in this by-the-numbers disaster (movie), but not that. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 29, 2015
20% Aloha (2015) "Crowe clearly is a romantic at heart and has created an intriguing film dealing with a man whose personal life is caught somewhere in the middle between his past and future. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 48% Ride (2015) "Helen Hunt proves as adept behind the camera as she is in front of it in this funny and moving story that movies rarely do - the relationship between a mother and son. It's a winner. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 10, 2015
3/5 55% Maggie (2015) "Understated and low key this is a surprising zombie movie that features fine performances from Abigail Breslin and maybe the best that Arnold Schwarzenegger has ever given. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 10, 2015
1/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "I want my 87 minutes back. Directed, produced and starring smart women in a complete and total comic misfire that is almost painful to watch. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 10, 2015
4.5/5 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "I was never a fan of the 1967 version with Julie Christie, but director Thomas Vinterberg gets it all right this time with this hugely romantic adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel that features a never-better Carey Mulligan in the lead role. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It suffers from a bit of Transformersitis in laying on the action and effects too thick this time. The thrill may be gone in seeing these comic book icons together but the banter between them still works and it does have its moments of sheer fun. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "Russell Crowe's feature directorial debut is a triumph for him, an epic adventure and humane story that reminds me of the kind of movies I used to love before Hollywood found gold in them thar comic books. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Like a cross between a Twilight Zone episode and Somewhere In Time, The Age Of Adaline is a splendid new romantic drama with a beating heart all its own and terrific performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/5 25% Child 44 (2015) "If the Russian accents from this non-Russian cast weren't grating enough, the convoluted and seedy story of Child 44 would be reason enough to pass on this one despite the usually reliable presence of Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2.5/5 62% Unfriended (2015) "Finally Hollywood has figured out how to get teens off the internet and into theatres. Make a movie that takes place ENTIRELY in front of a computer screen. But after 82 minutes you may feel a migraine coming on . " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 17, 2015
37% Beyond The Reach (2015) "It provides a nice showcase for the villainous talents of Douglas. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/5 54% Woman in Gold (2015) "Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds make a great pair in this fascinating and true tale that makes for a highly entertaining and compelling tale. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Spectacular stunts, a touching send-off for Paul Walker and pedal-to-the-metal action make this one furiously good - best in the series so far. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "For some reason this movie offended a lot of critic-types at SXSW but the only thing that would really be offensive here is if it wasn't funny. And thanks to a nice teaming of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart this is surprisingly funny stuff. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 25, 2015
4/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Al Pacino shows a new side of himself - rock star - in Danny Collins and that's something to sing about. He pulls it off and is backed by a terrific cast in this smart and entertainment movie for grownups. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/5 29% Insurgent (2015) "The action sequences have been ramped up and Insurgent smartly diverges from the book but it's still such a confusing and uninvolving storyline this YA adaptation made me HUNGER for something more. Thank God for Shailene Woodley though. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "Sean Penn, an actor you can't take your eyes off when he's on screen , is not the problem with The Gunman. Neither is its terrific , if underused , cast. This attempt to turn Penn into a late-blooming action star is just too convoluted. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 61% Run All Night (2015) "In the vein of those tough guy Warner Bros movies of the 40's , Liam Neeson and Ed Harris show what pro acting is all about in this edge-of-your-seat action thriller that may be far-fetched , but highly entertaining anyway. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 13, 2015
5/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "Enchanting and beautifully filmed. Disney's live action translation of their 1950 animated classic is the perfect family movie. A great cast includes the stunning Lily James and a complex evil Stepmother from the great Cate Blanchett. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 10, 2015
4.5/5 80% McFarland USA (2015) "The first great film of 2015. Kevin Costner knows his way around this kind of story and is wonderful. Inspiring. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "A total delight from Disney Animation, Big Hero 6 will have you rooting for this ragtag team originally introduced in a little -known Marvel comic. But its the overgrown marshmallow named Baymax that will steal your heart. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 6, 2014
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "Christopher Nolan outdoes himself with this thrilling , and emotionally moving. sci-fi drama that has echoes of 2001 but carves out its own gripping story by smartly focusing on the human element so often missing in this genre. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 6, 2014
4/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The Theory Of Everything surpasses the standard biopic to become an unexpected and moving love story between Stephen and Jane Hawking. The acting is superb in this winning film. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 6, 2014
77% St. Vincent (2014) "Murray gives a blessedly good performance. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 24, 2014
5/5 77% Fury (2014) "Fury not only contains Brad Pitt's finest screen performance , it is also the most powerful and best war film I have seen in the last 30 years. " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "Another winner from Laika. It has heart, humor and beautiful animation. What more could you want? " ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 25, 2014
5/5 80% Get On Up (2014) "Get on out to 'Get on Up', a superb and edgy biopic of the Godfather Of Soul, James Brown. Chadwick Boseman is possessed by the spirit and demons of the man and may be Oscar bound. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 30, 2014
5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "The best of this summer's blockbuster movies. It is amazing. The most entertaining, exciting, provocative and powerful of all the Apes films. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4.5/5 76% Noah (2014) "Magnificent. Truly epic in its scope and ambition. It stays with you long after you leave the theatre. This 'Noah' is unlike any other film of its kind - an intimate and stirring new take on a biblical story we only thought we knew. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/5 35% The Counselor (2013) "What went wrong? I am sad to say, the script by Cormac McCarthy. It just doesn't work. And who can even follow this thing? It starts out under the sheets and quite frankly should have stayed there. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 26, 2013
3/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) "Coming of age movie about the Beat Generation. Daniel Radcliffe as poet Allen Ginsberg continues to divorce himself from his Harry Potter roots standing out in a fine ensemble. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 19, 2013
5/5 94% All Is Lost (2013) "Robert Redford gives the performance of his life in this one man show brilliantly directed by J.C.Chandor. It's a towering achievement for both of them. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 19, 2013
4/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "Brutal, harrowing, powerful and exceptionally well-acted. Worth seeing but not for those with weak stomachs. Director Steve McQueen doesn't spare the viewer. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 19, 2013
4/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) "Smart,intelligent that plays like a current 'All The President's Men' , a journalistic thriller with lots of pertinent questions but no real answers. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 19, 2013
3.5/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) "I was shocked but this Sly/Arnold combo package flick is far more entertaining as an action film than you might expect. Thanks to a clever twist, it's actually a lot of fun. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 19, 2013
2.5/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) "I really wanted to like this film because its cast is generally terrific in everything they do , but only Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara really stand out here. A near-miss and sadly blah comedy that should have been smarter. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/5 49% Parkland (2013) "Docudrama about the JFK assasination from different points of view of people on the sidelines has its moments but ultimately falls short of its potential. Still if you are into this subject as the 50th anni nears you may want to go. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 11, 2013
5/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Paul Greengrass has made a hell of a white knuckle thriller out of a story in which most people know the ending going in. Tom Hanks' best performance in years. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 11, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) "Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey set the standard for films about space exploration. Until Now. But this one focuses on the human element and boy, are you in for a mind trip with Gravity. The cinematic achievement of the year. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) "It's a romantic comedy about sex addiction but somehow it pulls off the premise. Director Stuart Blumberg takes some unlikely material for the genre and makes it work. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 30, 2013
4/5 96% Enough Said (2013) "The ads say 'at last a movie for adults' and this time the advertising is not lying. A wonderful grown up movie. Gandolfini and Louis Dreyfus are terrific together. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 30, 2013
4/5 80% Don Jon (2013) "A romantic comedy with edge. Joseph Gordon Levitt makes an impressive writing and directing debut. Scarlett Johansson is terrific. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 30, 2013
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