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Stephen Rebello

Stephen Rebello

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Creed (2015) "What a welcome surprise to find that Creed is so good, so satisfying that it gives Rocky -- and up-by-the-bootstraps sagas, in general -- a good name again. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 61% Legend (2015) "Legend also boasts a top-flight supporting cast doing standout work -- including David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, and Taron Egerton -- but it's Hardy's show. And what a show he gives. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 95% Carol (2015) "In the hands of Cate Blanchett, who is wondrous and magnetic as always, and Rooney Mara, who has never been better or more touching, the movie becomes unforgettable. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 64% The Night Before (2015) "Sure, things get warm and mushy at the finale as the guys do their growing-up-and-moving-on thing, but at least The Night Before is merry and bright enough to keep you from being sorry the morning after. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.5/4 93% James White (2015) "James White is a deeply moving debut for Mond, a gorgeously made, beautifully acted stunner that is especially painful because it's so obvious that it comes from a deep personal place. But the movie's worth every moment you give it. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 27% By The Sea (2015) "As much as we admire Jolie Pitt's ambition and fortitude in getting an offbeat, grown-up and character-centric movie off the ground, her screenplay and gifts aren't up to the task. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 64% Spectre (2015) "Sure, the action sequences are thrilling. But the emotional intensity and gravitas of Skyfall are missing, and that makes the movie feel more like a string of highlights than a satisfying whole. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3.5/4 99% Brooklyn (2015) "Ronan's big talent, the sweetness and resilience of the characters, and the film's big heart, are almost irresistible. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3/4 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "If by the wholly unconvincing finale, the movie's brand is mediocrity, the constantly undervalued Bullock's brand is insane likability and knowhow. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 29, 2015
0.5/4 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "The best thing to do is to leave the theater, look the other way, and pretend it never happened. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 72% Suffragette (2015) "The fancy period costumes and bleak, lived-in settings may be strictly Britain in 1912, but the rage and passion feel strictly contemporary in the history-based Suffragette. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Bridge of Spies isn't a great movie but it's an awfully good and meticulously made one that sends the audience out feeling proud, reassured, and satisfied. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "The good news is that this one, a ghostly gothic romance, is at least a step up from Del Toro's killjoy kaiju would-be epic Pacific Rim. The less good news is that... this one is strictly forgettable. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 84% Steve Jobs (2015) "Boyle has serviced Sorkin's material well enough and he's got an ace in the hole with the shark-eyed Fassbender, who is miraculous, all hustle, energy, and scary grace. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "The jazzy Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is filled with talking heads you actually want to listen to. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Martian (2015) "If one thing's certain about director Ridley Scott's lightest, fleetest, least labored movie in years, it's that it's funny, hopeful, can-do, and aims strictly to entertain. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/4 85% The Walk (2015) "Visual and emotional dazzlers finally pop and crackle in the last 20 minutes of The Walk, the new Robert Zemeckis-directed movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as daredevil French aerialist Phillippe Petit. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 30, 2015
0.5/4 9% Stonewall (2015) "Almost everything that could go wrong does. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 27, 2015
3.5/4 73% Everest (2015) "Everest drags you close to the world's highest mountain, slams you down into an unworldly environment, and rams you through the wringer for a couple of hours while relatable, all too human members of a climbing expedition run into terrible luck. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3.5/4 93% Sicario (2015) "The movie's knowhow is impressive and its politics are spot on. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 63% The Visit (2015) "The Visit's a spooky, so-so little fairy tale based on the premise that older people are inherently bizarre. Sounds legit -- so long as you're making movies for super young, slow, and gullible audiences. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 15, 2015
3/4 61% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "The funny, cutting, sexy -- and, yeah, even touching -- movie manages to make their relationship a blast to watch and a regretful look at the messed-up state of modern romance. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/4 98% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight, even with its shortcomings, is high quality stuff. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/4 75% Black Mass (2015) "A gritty, beautifully detailed, get-under-your skin slow burn. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/4 45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "This one is strictly a walk, don't run proposition. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 8, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "Wise, funny, sexy, The Second Mother has so much to offer, not the least of which is an ending that has to be one of the most satisfying, if neatest and all-wrapped-up, of any movie so far this year. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Sep 4, 2015
1.5/4 46% No Escape (2015) "Despite a good opening section and some strong suspense sequences, No Escape is an ugly hearted and shamefully xenophobic B-movie directed with remorseless efficiency by brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 30, 2015
3/4 78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "Worth seeing for the opportunity to watch Robbie become a full-fledged film star, for the strong performances of Ejiofor and Pine, and for the fascinating stuff the movie has to say about race, religion, and the mixed blessings of scientific progress. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 30, 2015
2.5/4 44% American Ultra (2015) "As for all the stoner jokes, they were done better in other movies. But American Ultra may still turn up in future rotation as an amiable, fun, zero-pretensions living-room favorite. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2/4 38% She's Funny That Way (2015) "It's not that anyone in the movie is terrible but it's not like anybody sparkles or charms, either. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3.5/4 91% Grandma (2015) "The movie's ace in the hole is Tomlin, for whom Weitz wrote the movie, and she is quietly, authoritatively and award-worthy astonishing. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/4 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "A brash, enjoyable nostalgic rush that also happens to be as timely as tomorrow. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 17, 2015
3/4 82% Mistress America (2015) "That generosity of spirit lightens and elevates Mistress America and accents the movie's nice sour-ball tang. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 17, 2015
3/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "You want a killer, cutting edge, thoroughly modern The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? This isn't it. But that doesn't mean it isn't bloody good fun. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1.5/4 10% Fantastic Four (2015) "The only thing fantastic about it is the miscalculation. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 10, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Gift (2015) "For heat-ravaged late summer moviegoers, The Gift ought to do just fine. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 6, 2015
94% Win Win (2011) "In a still young movie year, Win Win is already on the mat as one of the best. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
26% Arthur (2011) "Although his gear-loose, party guy style fits the role, Brand's stamp on Arthur is good for some mild laughs but not much else. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
89% The Trip (2011) "Line for line, insult for insult, The Trip is the year's most addictively quotable movie. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
68% Our Idiot Brother (2011) "If plot-wise there isn't all that much new being cooked up here, the invaluable, endlessly creative Rudd's interactions with a gallery of terrific actors carry the day. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
59% Wanderlust (2012) "Wanderlust doesn't have much new to say but it's fast, vulgar, forgettable fun. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
56% Albert Nobbs (2012) "As the pinched, ever-wary, heartbreaking Nobbs, Close gives a tricky, high wire, award-worthy performance yet she commendably resists any temptation to be showy, campy or spectacular in the least. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
31% Gangster Squad (2013) "Okay, so maybe nobody expected Gangster Squad to be in the league of, say, Chinatown or L.A. Confidential, but even on the level of pure, bullet-spattered fun, this thing is so vaporous that it slides out of memory even while you're watching it. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
42% Casa de mi padre (2012) "Casa de Mi Padre is an amiable but eventually tiresome Spanish-language goof of telenovelas and floridly melodramatic, moustache-twirling westerns. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
95% Marley (2012) "Although Marley's immense talent, drive, charisma, marketing savvy, and complexity are too big for any film or book to capture, here, at least, they emerge in vibrant glory. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Aug 5, 2015
2.5/4 59% Southpaw (2015) "We don't even want to know how hard Jake Gyllenhaal trained and bulked up to play a down and out fighter in Southpaw. It's too bad all that obsessive Christian Bale-worthy physical transformation just wasn't worth it for Southpaw. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 92% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It's as rousing, crowd-pleasing, and grandly old-fashioned an accompaniment to popcorn-munching as we've seen all summer. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/4 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The End of the Tour may be a niche movie but for those willing to tunnel in, it's a thing of beauty. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/4 86% Inception (2010) "Inception is as wildly visionary as it is smart. If only all "big" movies could be this haunting. We can dream, can't we? " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "If you're up for something slow, steady, muted, and nicely acted, Mr. Holmes might be up your alley. " ‐ Playboy Online
Posted Jul 17, 2015
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