Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca Cusey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Patheos
Total Reviews:
55

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
33% The Giver (2014) " An ambitious film that addresses what it means to be human. It unabashedly appeals to our better natures. In a world addicted to irony, it is unapologetically sincere. Adults as well as children should go see this fantastic film." — Patheos
Posted Aug 14, 2014
78% Get On Up (2014) " 'Get On Up' makes you feel, rather than tells you about, the groove that ran through the life of James Brown. This is not a movie about The Black Man, it is a movie about a black man. " — Patheos
Posted Aug 1, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) " This priest cuts through false motives, calls people on their baloney, talks to them straight, loves them despite themselves. Sort of like his Lord. No wonder they want to kill him. " — Patheos
Posted Jul 31, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " The very things that others love, the meandering, unfocused essences of the movie, were the things that I disliked. Variety is the spice of life, right?" — Patheos
Posted Jul 18, 2014
42% Wish I Was Here (2014) " No good roles for women in movies, you say? Hudson's Sarah consciously and joyfully embraces her midlife transition to matriarch of a family. She is up to the task. I wish there were more like her." — Patheos
Posted Jul 18, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " A story about real peacemaking that manages to both instruct and delight in classic fashion. " — Patheos
Posted Jul 11, 2014
48% Earth to Echo (2014) " The storyline of Earth to Echo may seem familiar, but don't let that stop your kids from enjoying this sweet, child-driven adventure." — Patheos
Posted Jul 3, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " A story about daring to love in the face of death, well, it's really all our stories if we are brave enough." — Patheos
Posted Jun 6, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " It lacks the irony of "Shrek" and "Wicked." And that's a good thing. " — Patheos
Posted May 29, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Everything you want in a time-traveling, mutant-filled, disco-styled, over-the-top, effects-filled extravaganza." — Patheos
Posted May 23, 2014
94% Her (2013) " 'Her' reduces love to a purely intellectual pursuit. The body is oddly irrelevant, the soul absent, reproduction abandoned. The result is dehumanizing. And yet fascinating." — Patheos
Posted May 16, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " This monster may not reflect terror and grief over nuclear war, but he sure is fun to watch. And you can bring the kids!" — Patheos
Posted May 16, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " This film explores manhood in a way few do: The jaw-clenched man determined to do the right thing, the man set in his course who will not be swayed, the man who has taken his own measure and who cares only for that measure." — Patheos
Posted May 2, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Mostly lightweight, but the most interesting part of the movie is Jamie Foxx as Electro. This villain embodies black rage, more Malcolm X than mutant." — Patheos
Posted May 1, 2014
65% Bad Words (2014) " Perhaps Jason Bateman serves his edgy audience by bringing them a redemption story in their own language. Perhaps he crosses lines that shouldn't be crossed. Perhaps both." — Patheos
Posted Mar 21, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " She's nothing like Bella, that vampire-girlfriend, and this romance is nothing like Twilight." — Patheos
Posted Mar 21, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " It's the kind of movie that Christians, indeed everyone, should want Hollywood to make." — Patheos
Posted Mar 21, 2014
95% The LEGO Movie (2014) " It works on all levels: as a fun, funny movie to enjoy with family, as a commentary on the conformity of society and its lack of creativity, as an ode to human connections, and even, if you squint just right, an exploration of the nature of God." — Patheos
Posted Feb 7, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " A powerful telling of a true story that reminds us there is a qualitative difference between America and the evils we fight at such great cost. This devastating movie will make you proud." — Patheos
Posted Jan 10, 2014
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Enough quirky, charming moments, as Walter travels the odd corners of the world, to elevate the film to something enjoyable. It has its own sense of delight." — Patheos
Posted Dec 24, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " It's not ok to make three hours of graphic sex, epic drug binges, and general debauchery as boring as it is in The Wolf of Wall Street." — Patheos
Posted Dec 24, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " On paper, American Hustle should be the movie of the year and sweep the Oscars, but its supreme promise fades once the lights go down in the theater. It's good, not great." — Patheos
Posted Dec 20, 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Memo to schoolchildren planning on watching Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy in lieu of reading the novel for your book report: Don't. You could read the book in less time than watching the movies." — Patheos
Posted Dec 13, 2013
80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Created by Disney, lauding Walt Disney, about the creation of a Disney classic, it has much the same effect as a trip to Disneyland: It's a heartwarming, sweet, kind, and fantastical ride that works best if you never wonder what's behind the curtain." — Patheos
Posted Dec 13, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " Like the road trip that fills the bulk of the story, it's a ride that feels awkward and even pointless at first, but one you're sure glad you took by the end." — Patheos
Posted Nov 22, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " This movie makes you believe in revolution." — Patheos
Posted Nov 20, 2013
89% Rush (2013) " It's nice to see a film for the guys that doesn't feature anorexic chicks in leather hoisting huge guns or fighting robots destroying metropolises. Good on you, Ron Howard. " — Patheos
Posted Sep 27, 2013
73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " I was moved by this film. I laughed, I teared up. I - dare I say? - related. And that is more powerful than any message movie could ever be. You should see it even if (like me) you're white and conservative. Especially if you're white and conservative." — Patheos
Posted Aug 16, 2013
26% Planes (2013) " Planes would be a fine DVD to have in your arsenal to keep your toddler boy occupied while you take a shower, if they'd grown tired of Thomas the Tank Engine or Cars itself. It's that level. Nothing more." — Patheos
Posted Aug 9, 2013
68% Elysium (2013) " Calm down. This movie fits fine with conservatism. It's pretty much a warning about what will happen to Earth if socialism wins. Future Socialist Earth is in bad shape. It's dusty. It's dirty. It's unkept. Basically, it's Detroit. " — Patheos
Posted Aug 9, 2013
68% World War Z (2013) " Zombies bad. Brad Pitt good." — Patheos
Posted Jun 21, 2013
60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Is it a sin to covet the life of someone who exists purely for the purpose of being coveted?" — Patheos
Posted Jun 21, 2013
78% Monsters University (2013) " If it were released from any other studio, it would be their best film. From Pixar, it's not even in the top bunch. Not everything can be "Up" or "Toy Story 3," I suppose. Oh well." — Patheos
Posted Jun 21, 2013
56% Man of Steel (2013) " Engaging, entertaining, and refreshingly sincere." — Patheos
Posted Jun 14, 2013
34% The Internship (2013) " Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson deliver a pep talk to Millennials with nice, easy chemistry, but the sweetness of the message deserves a better overall vehicle. " — Patheos
Posted Jun 7, 2013
68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " If you see it, I highly recommend that you do what I did and sit in front of your local chapter of The Rock Fan Club. It, um, enhances the experience. One might even say it pumps it up. Puts the fun on steroids. (Too far?)" — Patheos
Posted May 24, 2013
64% Epic (2013) " Good despite the poster-blurb title. I hear the sequels are "Best Family Movie Yet" and "Amazing Thrill Ride!"" — Patheos
Posted May 24, 2013
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " I'm not sure I understood the book until I saw this movie. Yeah. I said that." — Patheos
Posted May 10, 2013
78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " It has the flash and quips to be a good time, if not the heart to be great. " — Patheos
Posted May 10, 2013
45% To The Wonder (2013) " A profound and mystical exploration of love that juxtaposes marriage between humans with a priest's marriage to God but gives few answers. " — Patheos
Posted Apr 15, 2013
79% 42 (2013) " Perhaps not a great movie, but definitely a good adaptation of a great American story." — Patheos
Posted Apr 15, 2013
70% The Croods (2013) " What's happening in America? Are there really scores of concerned but overprotective parents locking their daughters in padded rooms and not letting them experience any adventures? Actually, maybe Hollywood has a point." — Patheos
Posted Mar 21, 2013
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " If I had a pickle for every time a person went to meet his Maker in this film, I'd have a bulging full barrel." — Patheos
Posted Mar 21, 2013
59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " After years of Shrek-like cynicism and fart jokes dominating children's media, a refreshing tornado of sincerity blows into theaters with the new spectacular Oz the Great and Powerful. " — Patheos
Posted Mar 8, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " Don't be dismayed, Die Hard fans. The problem is with the movie, not yourselves." — Patheos
Posted Feb 15, 2013
32% Gangster Squad (2013) " There's nothing particularly wrong with Gangster Squad, except perhaps its timing, but there's nothing particularly right either." — Patheos
Posted Jan 11, 2013
93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " The controversy comes from insistence by Bigalow that audiences think for themselves. She neither condones nor condemns, but rather asks questions without giving easy answers. Plus, she does it while thoroughly entertaining the audience." — Patheos
Posted Jan 11, 2013
51% This is 40 (2012) " Once again, the insightful Judd Apatow has put his finger on Generation X. Sadly, the result is not encouraging." — Patheos
Posted Dec 21, 2012
70% Les Misérables (2012) " Beneath the moving acting, soaring music, and powerful images is a story. And what a story. " — Patheos
Posted Dec 21, 2012
4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " A star-studded cast and a good concept add up to less than nothing in Playing for Keeps, an attempt at a warm, family romantic comedy that, like the main character, succumbs to its vices." — Patheos
Posted Dec 10, 2012
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