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Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Luca Guadagnino makes movies you want to live in. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 33% Being Charlie (2016) "Self-serving and self-obsessed, it's like the most clueless 12-step speech ever - "It's not my fault! I'm cool and sensitive and no one understands me. No one! No wonder I take drugs!" " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 3, 2016
2.5/5 92% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Bragging just a bit - see how many franchise characters we've got, DC? - Marvel practically doubles the number of superheroes for this movie. And it's too much. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 3, 2016
1/5 8% Mother's Day (2016) "Following the lazy formula the director laid down in "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve," Marshall and his writers line up a bunch of stars, set up some basic sitcom situations, then hope audiences are in the right holiday spirit. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/5 76% The Family Fang (2016) "Kidman loses the frozen-face iciness that's stalled a lot of her recent roles. And Bateman - who has his own history as a manipulated teen performer - brings a palpable pain to his character. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3/4 64% A Hologram for the King (2016) "This film is surprisingly sweet. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) "Take a chance on it - and take your mom. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 20, 2016
2/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The film borrows plenty, but it brings nothing new. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 20, 2016
1.5/5 3% Nina (2016) "This Simone film hits all the wrong notes early. What is it trying to say about this enraged, iconic singer? Why does it want to say it? " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/4 89% Green Room (2016) "Unlike other genre directors, Saulnier takes his time setting things up, so we get to know the characters first - particularly Alia Shawkat as Sam, and Anton Yelchin as Pat. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 32% Criminal (2016) "It's like the movie was written in crayon, in the margins of a comic book. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Disney's latest take on "The Jungle Book" has the bare necessities, but not much more. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 13, 2016
4/5 97% Sing Street (2016) ""Sing Street" is just like the old singles it idolizes - sharp, slick, snappy. And it leaves you with nothing more than an urge to sit through it all again. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2.5/4 19% The Boss (2016) "McCarthy is great - foul-mouthed, funny and fierce. And for those of us who suffered painfully (yet hopefully) through things like "Identity Thief," the movie feels like a healthy step forward. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 8, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "Paprika Steen makes this particular character her own. And makes us join her adoring on-screen audience as we watch her play out -- gorgeously, horrifyingly -- her own tragic scenes. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 40% Mr. Right (2016) "Full of funny killers and clownish gangsters, ridiculous gunfights and fall-in-first-sight love, it's the kind of movie you write when all you've done is watch other movies. And not particularly good ones, either. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 7, 2016
0/5 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) "You could go see "Hardcore Henry" - or you could gulp down a pint of vodka, load in "Grand Theft Auto," then strap the TV to your face and throw yourself down the stairs. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 68% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "These ordinary people are a bit too ordinary, the film itself a little too quiet. Despite flashes of snarky bad humor, the relationships never build to a satisfying climax. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/5 51% Demolition (2016) ""Demolition" is a wreck. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 71% Miles Ahead (2016) "Nothing was ever easy with Miles Davis. That includes the movie of his life. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 30, 2016
4/5 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Finally, an "Animal House" movie for the generation that can remember seeing "Animal House." Maybe. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1.5/4 5% Get a Job (2016) "Not only is this a movie without any guts, it doesn't have much of a brain either. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "Despite Huddleston's game performance, and Williams' great songs - tunes which both sounded like nothing else you'd heard before, and things you'd known all your life - the film just bogs down in period details and endless questions. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2/4 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "[Plays] less like a prequel for the JLA then a greatest-hits medley of every superhero movie ever made -- a little Dark Knight Rises here, a bit of Batman Begins there, all spiced up with some X-Men topicality. The thing is, none of it convinces. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 22, 2016
2.5/4 81% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) "It's like one of the so-so "Muppets" movies, where you're happy to see the characters back on screen again, yet slightly impatient that they've forgotten to bring enough jokes. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 21, 2016
1.5/4 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "How about we push back from the table and go home? This may be Vardalos' all-you-can-eat Greek buffet, but you know what? This really is all I can eat. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 21, 2016
3/4 32% The Bronze (2016) "I wouldn't want to live next to Hope, but it is fascinating to watch her. And every so often it's refreshing to have a movie that dares to say - you know, no matter what all the screenwriting gurus tell you, some characters never change. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "One of the great pleasures in moviegoing is when you can confidently add a director's name to your "Can't wait to see what they do next" list. With "Midnight Special," Jeff Nichols definitely qualifies. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 54% The Program (2016) "For a story about incredibly focused determination - and if nothing else, Lance Armstrong had that - the film remains strangely uninvolved. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "Woodley remains grimly committed, and Naomi Watts turns in a serious performance as our new, slightly more complicated villain, but the rest of the characters barely exist. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 17, 2016
0/4 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) ""Grimsby" punches down - at the sick, at the poor, at anyone who's not quick enough to get out of its sloppy roundhouse rights. Boy, chronically unemployed drunks sure are funny, aren't they? " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "I sure hope there's an "11 Cloverfield Lane." " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 70% Remember (2016) "You'll never forget "Remember." " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 9, 2016
4/5 94% Eye In The Sky (2016) "In war, everything has consequences, the movie declares, and if you think you can predict all of them, you're either a fool or running for office (or both!). No answer is perfect. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 9, 2016
2.5/4 45% Knight of Cups (2016) "The mood isn't particularly new, and Malick's deliberately elliptical style doesn't feel quite as fresh as it did a few years ago, before younger, less talented filmmakers began imitating him. Yet there's still something hypnotic here ... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) ""Zootopia" does have some important things to say about not judging people by what they look like, or what part of the world they come from. Kids will probably nod and embrace that as sensible advice. Now if we could only get some adults to listen, too. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2.5/4 65% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Fey has her moments, and so does "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." But for a performer who still deserves some big-screen respect, her war-movie comedy still feels a little small-screen, a little timid, a little safe. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 4, 2016
1.5/4 24% London Has Fallen (2016) "For this even crasser sequel [Fuqua has] been replaced by director Babak Najafi, who thinks that if four people with assault weapons are good, than 40 are even better. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Mar 2, 2016
1/5 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Director Alex Proyas' movie feels like a bad video game. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) "It's got everything except a real script. Or director. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2016
1/5 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Hugh Jackman doesn't play Wolverine in "Eddie the Eagle," which is too bad. The film deserves to be slashed to bits. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2/5 22% Backtrack (2016) "Brody does his best, and that initial idea - of a shrink seeing spooks - is fun, even if it's awfully familiar. But the movie really doesn't stand up to further analysis. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2.5/4 43% Forsaken (2016) "Solid and dependable, "Forsaken" shouldn't be forgotten. But I wish so much of it didn't feel half-remembered. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 61% Race (2016) "As a Hollywood biography of the great Jesse Owens, it's meant to be epic. But its characters feel flat and unreal. Apart from a few big moments, it's as cheap and false as a 1970s TV flick. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 90% The Witch (2016) "As a horror movie ... the film's only flaw may be that that's how it reductively sees itself - as just a horror movie. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 53% Risen (2016) "Reynolds' gets many things right: the blasted look of the desert, the dusty provincial look of a far-flung Roman outpost. And the story he tells is both serious and modest. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "While all comedies get refined in the editing room, this one feels like it was slapped together there, as Stiller - who also directed - searched for laughs. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "Full of frank, just-us-girls talk about men and wicked gags about drunken sex and intimate "landscaping," it's probably a poor choice for date night. But it's a great pick for girl's night out. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 83% Deadpool (2016) "It's fun, but it's not for everyone, and definitely not for families. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Feb 7, 2016
0/4 11% Misconduct (2016) "Why on earth is Anthony Hopkins involved in this? Or Al Pacino? " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Feb 5, 2016
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