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Steven D. Greydanus

Steven D. Greydanus

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "Trek lite. Perhaps in the next film Abrams and company may set their sights on something more ambitious: finding consequential new stories to tell in their rebooted universe. " ‐ National Catholic Register
Posted May 15, 2013
C+ 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Pepper has always been what grounded Tony, what connected him to reality. Iron Man 3 ultimately disconnects Pepper from reality...Whether or not Tony deserves better, Pepper certainly does. " ‐ National Catholic Register
Posted May 1, 2013
B- 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) "Almost all highlights and bombast, with little if any room for subtlety or poetry. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Dec 13, 2012
A 90% Lincoln (2012) "[Day-Lewis] convincingly comprehends Lincoln's melancholy and his humor; his self-deprecation and brandishing of authority; his backwoods simplicity and his highly literate verbal dexterity… " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Nov 16, 2012
A 96% Argo (2012) "It is startling how recent events have lent Argo an almost uncanny currency-in the process highlighting sobering current realities downplayed by the media. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Oct 12, 2012
B+ 80% Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) "If you see only one James Cameron-directed movie about theTitanic -and you should - see the one that doesn't star Kate and Leo. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Sep 28, 2012
C+ 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "Too much of the film is mired in the bleak, gritty world of Hollywood Medieval Grunge...Have filmmakers never looked at medieval art? They had pretty colors back then, I'm almost certain. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Sep 13, 2012
B- 87% ParaNorman (2012) "Not as daringly, disturbingly original as Coraline, but the dialogue and visuals are peppered with wit...most of the characters are one-dimensional stereotypes drawn without much affection. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Aug 16, 2012
B+ 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "An overwhelming, enthralling climax...Yet something crucial is missing, a question raised ever more insistently in all three films, and at best left unanswered: Is Gotham City worth saving? " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 19, 2012
C 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) "More like a Happy Meal than a movie...another serving of exactly the same product that millions of families have been served before and will come back to again and again. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 12, 2012
C+ 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "Bungles who Spider-Man is, where he's coming from. This isn't the only problem … but, for me, it's the most intractable, because it undermines the hero's moral center. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 2, 2012
A- 78% Brave (2012) "Ironically, some critics are complaining about the very thing that makes Brave so refreshing: that it's not another tale of teen rebellion and parents learning the error of their ways. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jun 19, 2012
D 73% Prometheus (2012) "I don't mind that Prometheus raises big questions without ultimately answering them...I do mind that [it] has virtually nothing interesting, insightful or thoughtful to say about them. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jun 8, 2012
18% For Greater Glory (2012) "A sweeping, handsome epic with strong performances, solid production values and magnificent locations across Mexico. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted May 30, 2012
C+ 69% Men in Black III (2012) "It's all acceptably diverting, not actively unpleasant like the 2002 sequel. There are no grand twists or revelations comparable to the truth about the "galaxy" in the original. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 25, 2012
D+ 37% Dark Shadows (2012) "Feels less like a fond and knowing tribute than a work of indifferent, uninspired hackery. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted May 11, 2012
B 74% Chimpanzee (2012) "Has the makings of a great nature documentary … If only Allen didn't keep elbowing us in the ribs to make sure that we get it. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted May 3, 2012
B+ 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) "Gadzooks, is this movie bonkers. I mean, really. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted May 3, 2012
A 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "If The Avengers isn't necessarily the BEST superhero movie ever made, it is unquestionably the MOST superhero movie ever made. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted May 3, 2012
2/4 62% We Have a Pope (2012) "A premise in search of a thesis, a handful of scenes in search of a story. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 7, 2012
B 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) "What's the last movie you saw that created an imaginary world bursting with color and beauty and inspiration? A world that reminded you of the feeling you had as a child the first time you saw Dorothy open that door on the Technicolor world of Oz? " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Mar 30, 2012
D 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) "Next to Perseus and his world, John Carter is as colorful as Tony Stark and Barsoom is as colorful as Pandora. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 30, 2012
B- 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "[Katniss is] perhaps the most engaging action-movie protagonist in recent years … Am I glad I saw The Hunger Games? Yes. But I'm not eager to see it again. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Mar 23, 2012
B- 21% October Baby (2012) "Avoids the outright preachiness of the Sherwood Productions films … certainly a good-looking film … too much tell and not enough show. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Mar 23, 2012
B- 51% John Carter (2012) "Doesn't do anything we haven't seen before ... yet somehow it feels credibly ripped from a larger mythology rather than being cobbled together from spare parts. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Mar 8, 2012
C 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) "It could have been worse. How much worse it could be! / But is that enough? Not for my kids and me. / It's no Despicable Me, sad to say. / Perhaps someone should lift this Lorax away. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Mar 2, 2012
C+ 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "Tintin's fantastic, charmingly naive little world is not well served by the epic quasi-realism of high-tech computer animation. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Feb 22, 2012
B+ 77% War Horse (2011) "[Not] entirely satisfying … Somehow, though, the sum of the parts are more than the whole … It is a film of a kind we don't see any more, that it would be good to see more of. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Feb 22, 2012
A- 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) "A wide-eyed sense of discovery and revelation permeates the film, and what it reveals is … the mystery and wonder of an ordinary home. One imaginative inspiration after another. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2012
C+ 79% The Grey (2012) "A thoughtful, tough-minded little tale of survival and attrition that sets its sights a bit further than its firepower takes it. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Feb 10, 2012
2.5/4 66% The Woman in Black (2012) "The best ghost stories, from The Uninvited to The Sixth Sense, play to the heart, if not always to the head. The Woman in Black is at its best when playing to the nerves. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Feb 3, 2012
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "So preposterously entertaining that it makes watching other recent Hollywood action spectacles feel like work. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Dec 16, 2011
A- 96% The Muppets (2011) "The Muppets don't rap or bust hip-hop moves. That in itself is almost revolutionary nowadays, when adorable family-franchise characters spitting bars seems practically de rigueur. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Nov 22, 2011
2/4 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) "Overshadowed by more darkness, menace, heartache and anxiety than any talking-animal picture I can think of since Miller's last family-film sequel, the execrable Babe: Pig in the City. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Nov 22, 2011
2/4 43% J. Edgar (2011) "The sort of staidly respectable, competently directed biopic that gives a bad name to competently directed biopics, and possibly to respectability. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 22, 2011
B+ 84% Puss in Boots (2011) "Unlike Mater, Puss is ready for his closeup. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Oct 28, 2011
4/4 78% The Mill and the Cross (2011) "André Bazin wrote about the mission of art to rescue the world from transience and corruption … I don't know if I've ever seen this idea more resoundingly affirmed. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 21, 2011
B- 46% The Mighty Macs (2011) "Sweetly old-fashioned … nice and well-intentioned, but on the other hand the Macs deserve better than a nice, well-intentioned movie. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2/4 70% Footloose (2011) "A dumbed-down, sexed-up take on a story that was already risqué and not too bright … softens the '84 film's critique of the church, but is also further from its lingering Christian worldview. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 14, 2011
C- 60% Real Steel (2011) "Just plain unpleasant to sit through. So much of the movie is spent amid screaming crowds and abrasive music, often in dark, trashy dives. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Oct 7, 2011
B+ 82% The Way (2011) "I have no doubt that many viewers will resolve to walk the Camino at some point in their lives after watching the film. Count me among them. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2.5/4 30% Courageous (2011) "While the film's church-based roots and the tendency toward didactic, schematic storytelling are still in evidence, Courageous is [Sherwood's] most ambitious and watchable film to date. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 30, 2011
B- 82% Warrior (2011) "For some viewers [it] will be a knockout, a movie that comes on strong, like Tommy … For me, it came on more like Brendan … in the end wrangling me to the ground. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2011
C+ 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "Suggests an incipient posthumanism in more senses than one … both compelling and troubling in a way that reminds me of the History Channel series "Life After People." " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Aug 5, 2011
A- 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "After a rash of immature, bad-boy cinematic superheroes … a hero for whom decency, humility and self-sacrifice come naturally is a breath of fresh air. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 22, 2011
B+ 90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) "An unexpected gift, an unlikely return to a magical and gentle world that belongs so firmly to the past that I would have thought the journey all but impossible. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 15, 2011
B+ 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "Here at last, in the final chapter, the Harry Potter franchise rouses itself toward something approaching greatness … After eight installments, this last Harry Potter film finally left me wanting just a bit more. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 15, 2011
F 14% Zookeeper (2011) "Offensive to women, men, children, parents, WASPs, Asians, African-Americans, animals and zookeepers … a movie with no conceivable audience. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 8, 2011
C- 35% Larry Crowne (2011) "Both Hanks and Vardalos tend toward slack, low-conflict storytelling, and the convergence of their sensibilities is an almost somnolent series of anecdotes in search of a story. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jul 1, 2011
F 35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) "At some point merely extending an experience, whatever the attraction of the experience may be, doesn't add to it. It just makes you later getting home. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jun 29, 2011
C+ 39% Cars 2 (2011) "A work of disheartening anonymity … not only is Cars 2 mediocre, it doesn't even feel like mediocre Pixar. " ‐ Decent Films Guide
Posted Jun 24, 2011
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