Rich Heldenfels

Rich Heldenfels

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Akron Beacon Journal
Total Reviews:
82

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
43% Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " A blend of the Jason Bourne films, 24, Taken and a smidge of Alias, as told from the perspective of a very serious mama grizzly. " — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 15, 2012
2.5/4 77% War Horse (2011) " In spite of a few moving scenes, it's labored, too long and too gorgeously shot." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 26, 2012
2/4 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " The repressed passion of the main character is all too representative of this repressed movie." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3.5/4 89% The Descendants (2011) " Clooney is remarkable in Alexander Payne's film about loss, confusion and getting by." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/4 80% Haywire (2012) " Fun, low-tech action with a starmaking turn by Gina Carano." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 19, 2012
2.5/4 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) " Terribly uneven, moving in places but very frustrating in others." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 19, 2012
2.5/4 51% The Iron Lady (2012) " Great Streep, iffy movie." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3/4 51% Contraband (2012) " Entertainingly gritty until an ending that seems to go against all that has preceded it." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3.5/4 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " A visually impressive, well acted adaptation of the book, with significant differences in tone from the Swedish film." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Dec 20, 2011
3/4 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " Downey is in good form, Jared Harris an able adversary and the film overall a sequel that improves on the original." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Dec 15, 2011
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) " In IMAX form, at least, it's thrilling, with a strong cast fighting a silly plot." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Dec 15, 2011
27% Stephen King's Bag of Bones: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Brosnan is often good but he is overshadowed by an increasingly ridiculous story. " — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Dec 11, 2011
3/4 82% The Way (2011) " Earnest and thoughtful, with a fine performance by Martin Sheen at its center." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Oct 13, 2011
3.5/4 85% The Ides of March (2011) " Another excellent turn by Ryan Goslin in George Clooney's savvy, cynical political tale." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Oct 6, 2011
3.5/4 100% Thunder Soul (2011) " A touching tribute to a teacher who managed to inspire his students not only to do good work but to live good lives." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3.5/4 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) " I thought I was over "Glee" and 3D. I was wrong on both counts." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Aug 12, 2011
3.5/4 76% The Help (2011) " Well-told and touching, with Oscar-worthy performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Aug 10, 2011
3.5/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " A satisfying wrap-up of the series, with an especially effective performance by Alan Rickman." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jul 13, 2011
3/4 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Although it taxes patience in the way Malick films often do, it has excellent acting and passages of brilliance." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jun 9, 2011
3/4 82% Super 8 (2011) " Often exciting and entertaining." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jun 9, 2011
3/4 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " Good effects and themes overcome a glaring plot hole. " — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jun 7, 2011
3/4 67% The Company Men (2011) " Excellent performances and a fine use of detail counterbalance a somewhat weak storyline." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted Jun 1, 2011
2/4 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Sluggish, erratic attempt to duplicate the first, better movie." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 26, 2011
2.5/4 85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " Cedar Rapids is at its best when it pushes Helms into uncomfortable situations and makes him figure them out. But the movie remains less than completely satisfying" — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 24, 2011
2.5/4 64% Biutiful (2010) " Excellent performance by Javier Bardem lifts a movie that often drags." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 24, 2011
2.5/4 33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " A rebound from the third film, with Depp in good form, but a disjointed story." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 19, 2011
2.5/4 87% Black Swan (2010) " Black Swan aspires to be little more than a showy, twisty thriller with no attempt at plausibility. But I still found it less and less appealing as it lurched toward the end. " — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 18, 2011
3.5/4 96% True Grit (2010) " A marvelous film. The highlight is the performance of Hailee Steinfeld as the young heroine, Mattie Ross, but also boasting strong turns by Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 18, 2011
3/4 90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Not only is it funny, it has enough regard for its characters to acknowledge some real emotion without overdoing the pathos." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 13, 2011
2/4 75% Everything Must Go (2011) " Wastes a good Will Ferrell performance by elaborating on Raymond Carver's short story in ways that go very wrong." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 12, 2011
2/4 63% Kill the Irishman (2011) " It's not just that the movie appears to find Greene far more charming than he was in Porrello's book. It's that Kill the Irishman never brings either freshness or energy to its tale. In the end, even the many explosions seem tired." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 5, 2011
2.5/4 38% Casino Jack (2010) " Excellent performances by Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper in a movie that does measure up to its real-life story. And Jon Lovitz nearly steals the movie." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 5, 2011
2.5/4 77% Thor (2011) " A middle-ground Marvel adaptation, but one with a good sense of humor." — Akron Beacon Journal
Posted May 5, 2011
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