Rebecca Murray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Member of the San Diego Film Critics Society, writer/editor for About.com Hollywood Movies.
Publications:
About.com , Showbiz Junkies
Critics' Group:
San Diego Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1288
Total QuickRatings:
551

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 76% The Machine (2014) " The Machine asks all the right questions yet does so without any heavy-handiness. " — Showbiz Junkies
Posted Apr 24, 2014
B 62% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is loaded with terrific performances" — Showbiz Junkies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B 50% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) " There's a too-quick and convenient wrap-up to the film, but that's the only real sour note Lizzie Borden Took an Ax hits." — Showbiz Junkies
Posted Apr 8, 2014
C 25% Goodbye World (2014) " Goodbye World takes a promising premise and dilutes it by centering the action on a group of friends who just aren't all that interesting or engaging." — Showbiz Junkies
Posted Apr 3, 2014
B 44% In the Blood (2014) " In the Blood is a mix of Stockwell's Turistas and Liam Neeson's Taken, but with more brutal, in-your-face, gut-wrenching action." — Showbiz Junkies
Posted Apr 3, 2014
B 40% Divergent (2014) " From the major Ferris Wheel scene to the zip line strung from high rise rooftops, Divergent the movie is a close match to the book." — About.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
C- 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " By 20 minutes in, I'd renamed this film 300: Fall of the Dust Particles as director Noam Murro seemed to be fascinated by the effect of having dust float in the air." — About.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
D 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Winter's Tale is gorgeously shot and the scenery's absolutely stunning, but the physical beauty on screen is lost in a mushy love story that simply doesn't work." — About.com
Posted Feb 14, 2014
B- 49% RoboCop (2014) " Yes it's unnecessary, but at least for the most part it's entertaining." — About.com
Posted Feb 12, 2014
D+ 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " The Monuments Men puts off a smug vibe, if you get what I mean, and holds the audience at a distance, not allowing us into this cool club." — About.com
Posted Feb 6, 2014
B- 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " The guys have terrific chemistry, the acting is above average for the genre, and the women are surprisingly fleshed out and not just stereotypical girlfriend material." — About.com
Posted Jan 30, 2014
A 93% American Hustle (2013) " David O. Russell's American Hustle is slick, surprisingly funny, and actually makes the horrendous styles of the 1970s look kind of appealing." — About.com
Posted Jan 14, 2014
A- 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " It doesn't matter whether you are for or against military involvement in Afghanistan; this is a film that captures the bond between those who serve." — About.com
Posted Jan 13, 2014
A- 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Unlike An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leaves audiences excited about the next chapter of the saga." — About.com
Posted Dec 12, 2013
B- 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Solid performances from Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, and Willem Dafoe do save this gritty drama from being completely unworthy of viewing." — About.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
A- 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is not only a solid entry in the franchise but stylistically a much better movie than the film that launched the series." — About.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
B- 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Thor: The Dark World is a case of so many characters, so little for them to do." — About.com
Posted Nov 7, 2013
D 34% The Counselor (2013) " It's all style, no substance, and a prime example of how a bad script can shackle a first-rate cast." — About.com
Posted Oct 24, 2013
B 49% Carrie (2013) " For the most part, this is a solid adaptation of [Stephen] King's work that honors the source material." — About.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
A 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Two-time Oscar winner Hanks will most likely find himself busy come the 2014 Oscar season as he gives a brilliant tour-de-force performance in this gripping thriller." — About.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
A- 97% Gravity (2013) " A breathtaking film that's visually stunning, emotionally heart-wrenching, and has heart, soul, and even a bit of humor." — About.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013
B 89% Rush (2013) " Easily [Ron] Howard's most visually impressive film, Rush is a turbo-charged action drama that's highly entertaining." — About.com
Posted Sep 26, 2013
B 82% Prisoners (2013) " If you choose this one, know that it'll leave you feeling like you've been through the wringer." — About.com
Posted Sep 19, 2013
B 51% A Single Shot (2013) " I'd go as far as to rank A Single Shot among Sam Rockwell's Top 10 performances." — About.com
Posted Sep 19, 2013
B- 58% Riddick (2013) " What it all comes down to is that Riddick is the film you expect it to be and not much more. " — About.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
F- 2% Getaway (2013) " If a friend gives you a free ticket, turn it down." — About.com
Posted Aug 29, 2013
A 89% The World's End (2013) " The only way to make The World's End any better would be to actually see it in a theater that serves beer. " — About.com
Posted Aug 23, 2013
C+ 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " The film version isn't likely to win over many who haven't read the novels." — About.com
Posted Aug 20, 2013
F 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Kick-Ass 2 is a complete and utter nasty disappointment" — About.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
B- 47% We're The Millers (2013) " We're the Millers too often settles for the tried and true, taking the easy way out when being bold would have better satisfied the audience." — About.com
Posted Aug 11, 2013
C 68% Elysium (2013) " There are occasional clever moments in Elysium, but overall it's a film on a mission and subtly be damned. " — About.com
Posted Aug 8, 2013
C 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Ultimately a waste of unexpected chemistry between [Mark] Wahlberg and [Denzel] Washington." — About.com
Posted Aug 2, 2013
B+ 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Who cares about silly things like logic and sharp dialogue when you've got Charlie Day mind-melding with Kaiju and Jaegers using ships as clubs to swat down the nasty beasts." — About.com
Posted Jul 11, 2013
D- 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Violent to the point that to recommend this film to any Disney-loving kid would perhaps taint said child's opinion of the Mouse House for life." — About.com
Posted Jul 2, 2013
C 51% White House Down (2013) " If you have to chose just one White House under attack movie, the wise choice would be to spend your money on Olympus Has Fallen." — About.com
Posted Jun 27, 2013
B- 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Man of Steel suffers from too much Lois Lane just as Iron Man 3 suffered from too much Pepper Potts." — About.com
Posted Jun 13, 2013
A- 83% This Is the End (2013) " This Is The End is surprisingly smart, poking fun at the rich and famous while providing biting social commentary." — About.com
Posted Jun 11, 2013
F 38% The Purge (2013) " All the duct tape in the world couldn't pull this poorly put together snorefest into something resembling an entertaining film." — About.com
Posted Jun 6, 2013
D- 11% After Earth (2013) " Whatever budget was spent on After Earth did not go into the effects." — About.com
Posted May 30, 2013
B- 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " In Fast and Furious 6, the gang - or 'family' - is now capable of pulling off superhuman feats that defy logic (and gravity)." — About.com
Posted May 24, 2013
B- 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " Well, it's not as bad as The Hangover Part 2 so The Hangover Part 3 does have that going for it." — About.com
Posted May 22, 2013
A 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Entertaining, smartly written, and well-paced, Star Trek Into Darkness is actually a better film overall than 2009's Star Trek." — About.com
Posted May 17, 2013
C+ 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " The Great Gatsby is flashy and energetic but never emotionally engaging. " — About.com
Posted May 9, 2013
B- 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " My best advice when it comes to heading out to a screening of Iron Man 3: lower your expectations." — About.com
Posted May 2, 2013
D- 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " In the hands of the Coen Brothers or filmmakers of that ilk, the story may have worked." — About.com
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B 78% 42 (2013) " 42's a compelling, uplifting story about two men who deserve to be remembered." — About.com
Posted Apr 12, 2013
D 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " To put it bluntly: move along, there's nothing to see here." — About.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
B 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Because it doesn't take the easy way out, Olympus Has Fallen actually delivers more thrills than expected." — About.com
Posted Mar 21, 2013
C 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has one major problem: the main character isn't nearly as interesting as everyone who surrounds him." — About.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
C+ 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Characters and a fun story take backseat to the overpowering effects that hardly ever allow the audience to forget they're looking at something computer created." — About.com
Posted Mar 1, 2013
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