Teddy Durgin

Teddy Durgin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 60% of the time.

Publications:
Screen It!
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
134

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
47% 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
13% 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
78% 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
22% 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
33% 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
56% 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
25% 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
76% 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
98% Mud (2013) " It's totally worth it to pay good money to see a good, little film nestled between theaters showing 'Iron Man 3' and 'The Great Gatsby.' (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 16, 2013
35% Peeples (2013) " I liked this movie. The characters in it were so likable. And I have liked thinking about the movie ever since. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 10, 2013
55% The Company You Keep (2013) " At the very least, this generation proves that they still have compelling stories to tell. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 2, 2013
4% Scary Movie 5 (2013) " I have been to funerals a LOT less sad than this laughless 85 minutes. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 12, 2013
62% Evil Dead (2013) " On its own terms, it is sensationally effective, basically structured as a three-act play whose Acts II and III are almost unrelentingly intense. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 5, 2013
28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Needs some decent dialogue, some good acting, and at least a plot twist or two to qualify something like this as worth seeing. 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' has none of that. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 28, 2013
65% Spring Breakers (2013) " 'Spring Breakers' is so unrelentingly base, vulgar and titillating that it's ultimately exhausting. And no matter how artful your intentions are, I still think you need characters to draw you in. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 22, 2013
38% Dead Man Down (2013) " Oh, to be Colin Farrell and look simply smashing in a pouring rainstorm, a raging wind tunnel or bleeding profusely from the head. Too bad he can't look good while acting out a bad screenplay. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 8, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " It's not so much a great film as it is a great spectacle, with epic action sequences, intense special effects, and some really eye-popping 3-D. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 1, 2013
39% Dark Skies (2013) " It is by no means a great movie. But it's well made, well acted, and reasonably tense and involving. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 22, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " There is no denying that this is one Hollywood property that has run out of steam. It's not so much a good day to die hard, as it is a good day to retire this franchise. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 13, 2013
46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " If you line up at the box office and pay cash money to see a movie called 'Bullet to the Head,' don't walk out of it complaining that there was no intricate plotting or subtle, nuanced, character work. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 1, 2013
28% Broken City (2013) " 'Broken City' isn't a bad movie. Just an unremarkable one. It plays like imitation Sidney Lumet. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 18, 2013
19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) " If you don't care for the characters - and, sweet Caviezel, the people in this flick are morons - it's hard to feel any fear for them. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 4, 2013
18% Parental Guidance (2012) " I just wish it was funnier and smarter. I wish it had better production values, more interesting locations, and quirkier personalities. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 25, 2012
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