Teddy Durgin

Teddy Durgin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Publications:
Screen It!
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
149

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
38% If I Stay (2014) " I just checked out of this one too many times to muster any great enthusiasm or emotion. (Complete Parental Content Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 21, 2014
20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " The leads have some chemistry & enjoy playing off each other. What's missing? Genuine laughs. The script for this botches numerous opportunities for comic payoffs and the banter is too often crass & inane.(Full Content Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 13, 2014
39% Step Up: All In (2014) " You don't go to a 'Step Up' flick to see Streep or Day-Lewis caliber performances. You go to have your senses blown with some crazy dance moves. On that level, the new entry in the series delivers. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 8, 2014
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " This is a mostly grim, frantic, and quite brutal reimagining of the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' folks, that has little faith in its own legend, characters, or established mythology. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 7, 2014
91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " If you are looking to drown out the real world, this ain't gonna be your flick. But I can't deny its craft and its professionalism. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 31, 2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " While the visuals are solid, the problem is the script. There is very little ambition here other than delivering a full-length animated toy commercial. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 18, 2014
8% America (2014) " D'Souza's main problem here is that he has really made three films in one, and he has failed to flesh out any of the three. (Full Content Listings for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 11, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) " The problem is the film is so vulgar and broadly played in its first half that it's hard to shift gears and take it all seriously in the end. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 2, 2014
25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " The whole thing feels like it was a vacation for the huge cast. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 20, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " This is one of those movies you forgive its plot holes and lazy scripting, because the laughs are so prevalent and the chemistry of the cast remains so spot-on. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 12, 2014
14% Blended (2014) " Audiences need good family comedies. Unfortunately, 'Blended' is a mix that just doesn't quite come together. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 23, 2014
83% Belle (2014) " 'Belle' is a tonic for those a bit bleary-eyed from the exploits of giant lizards, web-slinging super-heroes, and more fantastical silliness on the way. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 15, 2014
16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) " Briskly paced at 88 minutes and full of fun and spectacle. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 9, 2014
24% The Other Woman (2014) " I just wish the film had been funnier and more inviting to all who might be looking for a worthy 'Bridesmaids' follow-up. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 25, 2014
26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Excessively repetitive in its action sequences (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 25, 2014
89% Bears (2014) " You gotta give paying audiences -- especially strapped family audiences -- more than this.(Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 18, 2014
48% Rio 2 (2014) " I'm sorry. I just found the whole thing tedious with a capital "T." This is an overstuffed, deeply padded film that sorely lacks drive and urgency. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 11, 2014
17% God's Not Dead (2014) " Clunky in spots? Yes. Preachy throughout? Lord, yes. Compelling to those who know what they are paying for? Without a doubt. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 23, 2014
79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " At its heart, 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' is indeed a father-son story, and a pretty good one. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 7, 2014
21% Son Of God (2014) " Bottom line? "Son of God" will prove an inevitably powerful experience for Christian audiences. It's a film made for them by people who do seem to have noble intentions. (Full Content Review for Parents also available here)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 28, 2014
29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " The light humor helps to make palatable the more violent scenes in the film. (Also read our Full Content Review for Parents)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 21, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " The film is both overwritten and under-explained. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " The film indeed plays out like it was made by 8-year-olds with Hollywood money. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 24, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " If this project had originated with Cube and Hart, I think it might have actually been something special. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 17, 2014
55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " I definitely liked it enough to recommend it. But I wish the film's third act wasn't so tailored to provide spectacle and stunts for easy-sell trailers and TV commercials. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " The cheesiest, most self-serious sword-and-sandal fight-fest you can imagine.(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 10, 2014
24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " The best target audience for this will probably be deaf paleontologists. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 19, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Oh, it's still crass, coarse, and as wildly uneven as the first film is. But this one is actually strangely intelligent and even pointed in its commentary. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 18, 2013
42% Homefront (2013) " Then 'Homefront' gets to its third act, and it's just a mess, folks. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 26, 2013
68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " It IS very funny in spots. I laughed quite a bit. But, wow, does it turn into a rather ruthless tearjerker in its final half-hour!(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 14, 2013
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Hemsworth is like a gift from the movie gods. He not only totally looks the part, he's also a pretty darn good actor.(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 7, 2013
47% Last Vegas (2013) " It's OK to go to this still-likable film and get your money's worth just watching these actors interact and play off each other. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 1, 2013
18% Free Birds (2013) " At no time in the movie was I on the side of the main bird characters. And at no time did I logically believe this movie. Yup, you guessed it, folks. This one's a turkey! (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 1, 2013
60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " The film's humor is very hit or miss. There aren't many small laughs. But the big laughs are VERY big! (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 25, 2013
9% Runner Runner (2013) " 'Runner Runner' is a thriller that doesn't want to do the leg work to actually be a good thriller. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 3, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) " I wish Gordon-Levitt had done a lot more with this material. There was definitely potential there. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 27, 2013
70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " I think you and yours will find this movie very entertaining and worth the extra outlay of cash for theaters showing it in 3-D. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 27, 2013
14% Baggage Claim (2013) " A few tweaks here and there, and this good movie could have been a very good and even great movie. As it is, 'Baggage Claim' ultimately succeeds chiefly because Patton is so appealing in the lead role. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 27, 2013
29% The Family (2013) " I am giving it a mild recommendation, because I think the good outweighs the not-so-good. But you have to have a fairly strong stomach for violence to be able to fully enjoy it. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 12, 2013
56% Instructions Not Included (2013) " 'Instructions Not Included' is definitely not light on its feet. But despite its flaws, it's effective in the end. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 6, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) " Pegg gives a fantastic, no-holds-barred performance here, arguably the best of his career. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 23, 2013
29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " The movie is undeniably clunky and self-consciously extreme. But it's also very entertaining for those open to the experience. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 16, 2013
26% Planes (2013) " The clich├ęs just pile up and there is little attempt made to deviate from formula. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 8, 2013
14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) " I felt Smurfing robbed by those five screenwriters. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 31, 2013
13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " This was better than I thought it would be. But it's nothing you should pay full price for. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 19, 2013
67% Turbo (2013) " I think 'Turbo' is the most pleasant surprise of the 2013 summer movie season. (Full Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 17, 2013
7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " The film, at its core, is about being bullied & standing up to bullies and claiming one's community. Some nice sentiments, but so much of it is lost amidst the rampant, third-grade level stabs at humor.(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 11, 2013
75% The Kings of Summer (2013) " This just could have been so much more. In fact, it SHOULD have been so much more. (Complete Content Details for Parents are also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 7, 2013
34% The Internship (2013) " This is a good movie that another couple of screenplay drafts might have made a great movie. (Complete Content Details for Parents are also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 7, 2013
11% After Earth (2013) " The problem is that Jaden Smith is a truly, deeply limited actor. When you call on him to do THIS much on screen, it's not good. In fact, it's painful. (Complete Content Details for Parents are also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 31, 2013
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