Randall King

Randall King

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Randall King's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Showing 51 - 100 of 131
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "Writer-director Jennifer Kent eschews most horror conventions in favour of wholly original visuals and resonant human drama, abetted by a very powerful performance by Davis. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "Playing an assassin trying to atone for his past sins, Penn (who also gets a screenwriter credit alongside Pete Travis) strains to layer this standard thriller with social conscience. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) "The film is sufficiently smart and engaging that Abrams has effectively guaranteed the characters will be back for further adventures. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 17, 2015
2.5/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "In the end, one's heart should ache a bit for this story of a father's shot at redemption. Instead, one's head aches a bit from all the tech trickery and a particularly percussive soundtrack. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "As in the first film, when the going gets a little too soapy or overly maudlin, the cast of mostly old pros elevate the material with the sheer force of their collective skill. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2.5/5 38% After the Ball (2015) "Doubleday is a game gamine, and as the wicked stepsisters Hopkins and Krill manage to steal some scenes and win some laughs. Certainly, they help compensate for the film's witty/helpful/catty gay characters. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3.5/5 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "A documentary portrait of James Randi that is both entertaining and provocative. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 27, 2015
1.5/5 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "The story is dismayingly ordinary and its execution by director David Gelb is virtually devoid of invention. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/5 56% Focus (2015) "Making matters somehow worse, co-directors Ficarra and Requa give the proceedings the high gloss of a luxury-car commercial in an effort to offset the film's toxic levels of avarice with some visual glamour. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "[Leigh's] refracted camera lens casts a light on the period as gorgeous and evocative -- and occasionally as repellent -- as the light laid down on Turner's grand canvasses. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "This is a film that doesn't distract with big self-aggrandizing political statements, but nevertheless succeeds in nailing the horror of the war. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 25, 2015
76% Gladiator (2000) "By emphasizing big battles and spilled blood, Scott banks on the hope the movie audience will be no more discerning than the Colosseum's screaming mob. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 22, 2015
94% The King's Speech (2010) "A thoroughly satisfying drama about how history casts the most unlikely actors for its plum parts. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 20, 2015
1/5 72% The DUFF (2015) "As much as the film attempts to follow in the Easy A template, it lacks its satiric edge, and its willingness to confront high school hypocrisy head-on. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 79% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland still pleases on the strength of good supporting work (especially Pratts) and its vivid sense of place. Costner really does anchor the film, however, with quiet, dignified work. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4.5/5 89% Calvary (2014) "Gleeson is just magnificent. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2.5/5 39% Black or White (2015) "We are left with a movie that raises more questions that it satisfactorily addresses. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) "The film is still a bit of a slog, despite its uniformly fine performances. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "The humour is delightful and consistent... All age groups might equally appreciate the film's pertinent point that learning about a perceived enemy is more valuable than fight-or-flight. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 8, 2014
97% Chicken Run (2000) "Indeed, it's the best movie comedy to come out of England since Monty Python packed up the circus. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 24, 2014
1/5 5% Vampires Suck (2010) "It's been two whole years since the team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer subjected us to one of its godawful parodies. Alas, the vacation is over. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 25, 2014
81% Prisoners (2013) "Prisoners is, first and foremost, a crime drama in which Villeneuve and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski slowly ratchet the suspense by making the audience privy to clues the characters do not have the opportunity to put together. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3/5 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "This amounts to entertaining summer diversion, to be sure, with solid, albeit actorly performances all around. But Webb's insistence on naturalism does not exactly add dramatic gravity to the story's more outrĂ© elements. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 2, 2012
2/5 62% The Patriot (2000) "It's the plot that's hackneyed. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 14, 2004
4/5 64% Ride With the Devil (1999) "Sustains a standard of realism that can induce extraordinary tension. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 23, 2004
4/5 93% The Limey (1999) "The movie belongs to Stamp and Fonda. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 6, 2004
3/5 22% The General's Daughter (1999) "Effective enough as a thriller and an indictment of sexism in its most brutal form. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 9, 2004
90% Show Me Love (1999) "The two lead performances by Dahlstroem and Liljeberg are entirely naturalistic. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 23, 2002
No Score Yet The Law of Enclosures (2000) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 16, 2002
98% All About My Mother (1999) "Unlike his previous efforts, Almodovar doesn't skim over the tragedy that afflicts his heroine. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 14, 2002
No Score Yet Tell Me No Lies (2000) "Amber Smith ... pretty. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 21, 2001
94% Three Kings (1999) "It's gutsy stuff, disturbing but funny and strangely captivating. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Three Kings (1999) "It's gutsy stuff, disturbing but funny and strangely captivating. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21% Inspector Gadget (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3% Down to You (2000) "Down to You is bad. Real bad. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18% Grey Owl (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Jakob the Liar (1999) "Even though director Peter Kassovitz tries hard to reproduce the soul-chilling despair of the ghetto, truth eludes Jakob The Liar. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Eye of the Beholder (2000) "McGregor's character is so devoid of interest, it makes one long for the redeeming charm of Jar Jar Binks. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46% Where the Money Is (2000) "The heist sequence is an almost mellow affair, and the sexual content is likewise unlikely to induce any heart attacks among Newman's age demographic. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Drowning Mona (2000) "The richest comedy is in the details and in throwaway bits of dialogue. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Trekkies (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% The Way of the Gun (2000) "A smarter-than -usual action movie. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Drive Me Crazy (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% The Replacements (2000) "Utilizing state-of-the-art methods in the science of statistics, I have determined there will be virtually no audience for The Replacements. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3% Bless the Child (2000) "Bless the Child may be on the side of the angels but lacks the impact of its cinematic predecessors. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% Frequency (2000) "Its own fancifully melodramatic way, Frequency's appeal as a unique little thriller doesn't get lost in the static. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Anna and the King (2000) "This version of Anna and the King plays it entirely too safe. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Instinct (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11% Boys and Girls (2000) "[The stars] are navel-gazing bores. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31% 28 Days (2000) "Bullock also covers herself with gratuitous comedy and predictable drama to prevent audiences from seeing the naked truth of addiction. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
63% Man on the Moon (1999) "Forman ends it all with a hint that Kaufman may still be with us, a narrative cop-out akin to the it-was- all- a-dream denouement. If he is alive, Andy Kaufman may be the only one in the theatre laughing. " ‐ Winnipeg Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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