Rich Cline

Rich Cline
"Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." - Leia Organa "Into the mud, scum queen!" - Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Those bright sparks at Pixar have done it again, taking a fiercely original approach to animated filmmaking that connects with both adults and children. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 86% Eden (2015) "Loose and impressionistic, this beautifully shot film traces the career of a DJ who pioneered garage music in France. It's not an easy film to engage with, since the characters and situations remain stubbornly undefined by the atmospheric filmmaking. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2.5/5 58% Southpaw (2015) "Slick direction and meaty performances may be enough for some viewers, but this boxing drama's complete lack of originality keeps it from being something memorable. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1.5/5 14% The Gallows (2015) "Without a single moment of originality, this found-footage horror movie really deserves to be the last one ever made. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2.5/5 21% Self/less (2015) "An intriguing premise keeps the audience gripped for about 20 minutes before the movie runs out of steam. Which is far too early. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure movie, which combines a steady stream of character-based comedy with action sequences that are integrated seamlessly into the plot. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4.5/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "An unusually inventive approach brings this story to life, as the filmmakers get into the mind of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson to reveal how he created those unforgettable songs. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3.5/5 53% Minions (2015) "Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them on a series of adventures that are gently anarchic and refreshingly low-key for an animated blockbuster. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Fans of the surprise 2012 hit Ted will find plenty to love in this sequel, in which Seth Macfarlane takes the same approach: throwing every kind of gag at the screen in the hopes that some of them stick. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Resisting the temptation to capitalise on the camp value of these characters, Channing Tatum and his producing-writing partner Reid Carolin create a startlingly loose and thoughtful follow-up to their 2012 hit. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 3, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "As with his Formula One documentary Senna, filmmaker Asaf Kapadia cleverly uses archival footage to explore the wrenching story of Amy Winehouse. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 3, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "This declining franchise really needed a jolt to the head, but the producers disappointingly opt to play it safe with an unambitious script and child-friendly action. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jul 3, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Lord Montagu "This documentary's rather earnest tone is livened up by a haughty attitude and witty observations as it recounts the remarkably twisty story of Edward, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. " ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "First-time feature filmmaker John Maclean takes a strikingly original approach to the Western, creating a realistic road trip for two very different men. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3.5/5 29% Everly (2015) "A relentless onslaught of violent action, this movie is notable mainly because there's a woman at the centre of it, which means that it's entertaining even if it's rather pointless. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 36% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Wacky enough to make us smile but never laugh out loud, this screwball comedy harks back to those nutty 1970s farces Woody Allen used to make about a group of neurotic urbanites. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
4/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Despite this being a film about Sherlock Holmes, the fact that it's not much of a mystery may disappoint die-hard fans, but as an astute drama it's more than worth a look because Ian McKellen is simply terrific in the title role. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3.5/5 32% Entourage (2015) "Both shameless and shamelessly entertaining, this relentlessly boyish movie carries on exactly as the TV show left off after its eight-season run. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
4.5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "After his award-winning 2013 documentary The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer is back with a companion piece that takes a strikingly personal approach to the same event. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Unhallowed Ground "To make up for their low budget, this team of young British filmmakers throw everything they can think of at the screen, including an enjoyably fresh-faced young cast. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "With studios afraid of anything new or original, it's not surprising that the dinosaurs are back on-screen nearly 15 years after the rather disappointing Jurassic Park III. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2.5/5 81% Results (2015) "There's a loose charm to this comedy that disarms the audience, raising smiles instead of laughter as three nutty characters swirl around each other. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this earthquake action adventure is preposterous enough to just about work as a guilty pleasure. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/5 81% Man Up "Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to celebrate this smart, likeable romp. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 8% Survivor (2015) "Unusually gritty and grounded, this terrorism thriller avoids the pitfalls of most overwrought action movies by creating characters and action situations that are unusually believable, even if the plot itself feels badly undercooked. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3.5/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Instead of wrapping up a trilogy, writer-turned-director Leigh Whannell launches a new horror franchise with a movie that's scary even if it's not particularly original. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/5 95% Spy (2015) "The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2.5/5 10% Return to Sender (2015) "This intriguing drama takes on some darkly resonant themes with such an oddly bright and cheerful tone that it forces the audience to pay attention... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/5 33% Poltergeist (2015) "Ignoring everything that made the 1982 ghost-horror classic so iconic, this remake merely feels like yet another Insidious movie... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Big summer blockbusters are so rarely optimistic that it's tricky to know how to take this movie... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "There's a cool 1960s beat to this documentary, which explores the creation of The Who through the eyes of the two men who made them stars, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "An intriguing Chinese box of a movie, this slightly too-clever drama unpicks the layers of identity that are concealed behind the image of a celebrity... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/5 81% A Royal Night Out "Although it takes a breezy, sometimes silly approach to a fragment of a true story, this British period film has enough charm to keep audiences entertained... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 85% The Tribe (2015) "Boldly full-on about sex and violence, as well as its underlying themes, this Ukrainian drama refuses to let the audience off lightly... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies in recent memory, and the good news is that this sequel matches it... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 14, 2015
4.5/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A blockbuster that dares to have meaningful themes and complex characters... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 14, 2015
4.5/5 95% Girlhood (2015) "A bracingly fresh approach to the coming-of-age genre, this French drama gives remarkable insight into its central character through detailed observation... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "With an approach that emphasises internal feelings and character journeys, over more obvious things like narrative structure and story arcs... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 74% Big Game (2015) "A missed opportunity, this European action romp begins with a terrific premise but never quite makes anything of it.. " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Chris Rock has essentially written and directed a film based on one of his own standup routines, and the result is as hilarious as we'd expect... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Like Benjamin Button, this drama plays around with the human lifespan, is slickly produced and feels far too serious for its own good... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) (2015) "This European Noah's Ark adventure pales in comparison even with more lacklustre Hollywood animation, mainly due to a script that simply doesn't hold water... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 61% Samba (2015) "Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific central performances... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4.5/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing-directing debut for TV news comic Jon Stewart... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 30% Elsa & Fred (2014) "While this geriatric romance is too simplistic and sentimental to be anything remarkable... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "The main achievement of this gimmicky horror is that it manages to hit all of the essential scary movie beats as the story unfolds in real time on a computer screen... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "This new take on the Thomas Hardy classic vividly captures the story's modern themes through complex performances from a sharp cast... " ‐ Contactmusic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 68% All The Wilderness (2015) "More like a visual poem than a fully formed exploration of grief, guilt, teen angst or feeling like an outsider " ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 63% Hinterland "Fans of loose, ambiguous filmmaking will love it, but it'll drive most audiences round the bend " ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 79% Life of Riley (2014) "While it may be too mannered for mainstream audiences, the film is also a knowing exploration of human interaction " ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Posted Apr 17, 2015
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