Ryan Hamelin

Ryan Hamelin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
The Cinema Source
Total Reviews:
150
Total QuickRatings:
4
Location:
New York, NY

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 150
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C+ 77% Fast Five (2011) " The film consists of a vague or disconnected conversation, followed by a revelation, followed by a one liner, followed by a montage... rinse and repeat." — The Cinema Source
Posted May 28, 2011
C 23% Sucker Punch (2011) " The biggest flaw of Sucker Punch is that in never lets you in, only allowing a brief glimpse at what its real storytelling strengths are by the end." — The Cinema Source
Posted May 28, 2011
B- 71% Paul (2011) " It should've been great. There's really no excuse for it, and that, above anything else, is what leaves me a little disappointed with Paul." — The Cinema Source
Posted May 28, 2011
A 92% Source Code (2011) " Third acts are where potentially great thrillers go to die, and Source Code is the rare anomaly that doesn't back down." — The Cinema Source
Posted May 28, 2011
B+ 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " Damon and Blunt have an undeniable chemistry, and you believe in them to the point that you're willing to suspend your disbelief and move past the rougher edges." — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 28, 2011
B 45% Drive Angry (2011) " The kind of film that's endlessly rewatchable at parties or social gatherings, Drive Angry isn't trying to be anything more, and therefore succeeds at being a great B-movie. " — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 28, 2011
D 34% Hall Pass (2011) " Billed as a Superbad for the middle-aged crowd, the Farrelly Brothers appear to have forgotten the key ingredient... humor." — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 24, 2011
B- 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " Don't take it seriously, but if you've honed the ability to munch popcorn loud enough to obscure occasionally painful dialogue, then this one is potentially worth a look." — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 17, 2011
B- 55% Unknown (2011) " The film hits all the beats you'd expect it to hit, and even when it tries to break the mold, it lands quite heavily in a trench dug by more sophisticated predecessors." — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 17, 2011
B- 10% Season of the Witch (2011) " It remains to be seen if audiences are in the mood for medieval fantasy epics, but I would imagine that those who do shell out the cash for a ticket won't be disappointed." — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 17, 2011
A 87% Black Swan (2010) " This is a deeply disturbing exercise, literally emptying the back of classical twisted tropes, but delivering wholeheartedly on all of them." — The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 17, 2011
A 96% True Grit (2010) " The result is a beautiful and awe inspiring spectacle of a film and a script that was actor proof, even without a series of impeccable supporting performances." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A- 51% Tron Legacy (2010) " From a script standpoint, we never really commit to a single goal or idea, and that holds the film back from achieving the emotional highs that it is clearly shooting for." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B- 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) " The new film is the prettiest and best acted of the three, but when that is not enough to leave the audience fulfilled, you know there are bigger issues at play." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " Having a whole movie to develop the quest prior to the operatic finish seemed like a terrific move, and indeed, this may be my favorite Harry Potter film to date." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
C+ 55% Morning Glory (2010) " It appears the screenwriters believe that unless you're completely and utterly aware of the subtext of everything a character says, you won't be able to follow the film." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A 93% 127 Hours (2010) " The film is great at immersing the viewer in the world of its protagonist, and never leaves his perspective from the opening shot." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B+ 86% Unstoppable (2010) " The finale stretches credibility a bit, though the "Based on a True Story" keeps repeating in the back of your head as the train tips onto one set of wheels." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B 67% The Company Men (2011) " You won't come out of this film with a cheery disposition. If anything, you'll find yourself forced to examine your own life, and the way you've chosen to live it." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B 71% Red (2010) " It's the "Ocean's Eleven" of spy movies, without copious twists or surprises. The flick oozes style, which doesn't completely make up for the lack of substance involved." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A- 88% Let Me In (2010) " I equate Let Me In to a talented band covering a song you love. You enjoy it in many of the same ways, but when the choice is there, you'll still go with your old favorite." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A+ 96% The Social Network (2010) " It's a story of betrayal, heartbreak, and loss of innocence that indirectly involves the lives of millions of people, probably including you." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A- 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " The sequel takes place during a similar moment of upheaval, and is one of the best uses of an established character and franchise to discuss real world issues I've ever seen." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A- 50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) " Not only is it a visual feast, showcasing Snyder's trademark speed ramping and unique lighting motifs, but it's one of the best showcases of the power of 3D since Avatar." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
C 68% Jack Goes Boating (2010) " Can you muscle past your suspension of disbelief even when the world is rendered as reality and the characters are not? That, unfortunately, is the question." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B 94% The Town (2010) " There are a bunch of half formed thoughts fighting for supremacy and the movie ends up being a best-of crime drama montage instead of the powerful piece of cinema it could be." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A- 81% Catfish (2010) " What makes the film compelling is the big picture, not the moment of revelation, and the commentary it renders on our increasingly technological world." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A+ 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) " It's impossible to know exactly what it is about the film that makes it resonate the way it does, but everything about it seems flawless." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
D 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) " What is most painfully obvious about the film in question is that it's just as easy to use revolutionary camera equipment poorly as it is to use a classic 35mm camera poorly." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A- 66% The American (2010) " Clooney is an incredibly subtle protagonist, and this is probably his finest work to date. If he wasn't on his game, there would be little else to help you pass the time." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B 85% Easy A (2010) " In brief, the script is on a different level than what most will anticipate for the genre, yet the film itself doesn't really live up to the words on the page." — The Cinema Source
Posted Dec 16, 2010
A+ 86% Inception (2010) " There are few films in existence which can trump Inception from an intellectual and visceral standpoint along with the impressive orchestration of its singular experience." — The Cinema Source
Posted Aug 10, 2010
B 62% Salt (2010) " Salt marks the first post-Inception action movie, and while it functions surprisingly well under 90's action flick terms, the whole exercise remains rather shallow." — The Cinema Source
Posted Aug 10, 2010
A+ 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Scott Pilgrim is a sugarcoated yet timelessly fulfilling pop culture dish best served with a healthy bag of popcorn and an open mind." — The Cinema Source
Posted Aug 10, 2010
A- 56% Fix (2009) " The sharp editing, lightning pans, stark contrast, and often incredibly vivid color correction makes the film look like something out of a dream." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 10, 2010
A+ 98% Let the Right One In (2008) " LTROI takes a great story, builds a world in which such a narrative could believably take place, and never sacrifices its goals for the sake of style or frivolity." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 6, 2010
A 84% State of Play (2009) " Its been a long time since audiences were greeted with a truly exceptional political thriller that was intelligent, fast-paced, and thoroughly engrossing from start to finish." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A- 39% Fighting (2009) " The truly astounding part is that all of the cliches are there and yet the movie still manages to be fresh, original, and keep you guessing." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
C 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " Better source material, better movie right? This is what I get for assuming I suppose." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
B- 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) " The sight gags are grander, the CGI is more commonplace but also better utilized, and the fish-out-of-water narrative has been transplanted onto the larger canvas of the Smithsonian national archives." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A 98% Up (2009) " The movie takes its time, something of a lost art in Hollywood today, and it makes the experience feel even more inspired." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
C+ 14% Year One (2009) " The appeasing-all-viewers attitude means that the funny is spread thin depending on your preference, and it's rare that all the people in the theater are laughing at once." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
C+ 68% Public Enemies (2009) " For a movie with thematic ties to such greats as The Untouchables or The Godfather, the look leaves much to be desired." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A 88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) " Tarantino makes pure cinema. Raw, powerful, and emotionally draining films that favor unique and wonderfully complex characters over a strong overarching plot. " — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
C+ 29% Gamer (2009) " Convincing this many talented actors to take part in a completely off the wall action movie is no mean feat, and the film does boast its version of an all-star cast." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A- 42% Jennifer's Body (2009) " The enjoyment to be found in this film is how wholly 2009 it is, and should it gain a cult followingover the next few years, I guarantee revisiting it will slam you right back into the same seat where you saw it for the first time." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
B- 58% The Invention of Lying (2009) " It shoots for the stars, and ends up wallowing in orbit. It's not that the story is bad, per say, it just never lives up to the premise." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A 90% Zombieland (2009) " Have I done enough to make you aware of how funny this movie is? I hope didn't set the bar too high, though I'm confident that it would exceed any and all expectations. " — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A- 85% Black Dynamite (2009) " One of the single most successful parody films I've ever seen, partly because its hilarious, and partly because it manages to be a fun blacksploitation flick in its own right." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
B- 25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) " About halfway through the film the dialogue takes a turn for the cheesy and otherwise incredibly well orchestrated and tension building scenes start to lose their impact." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
A 72% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) " Your childhood may be gone, but you will live vicariously through this boy for 2 hours, and it is a feeling you won't soon forget." — The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 24, 2010
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