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:
144

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 144
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " An optimistic film for an increasingly cynical and pessimistic age. I really loved it. A film like this should be cherished, celebrated, recommended, and (yes) believed in. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 21, 2012
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " With the bar set low, I am legitimately delighted when something like this actually delivers entertainment value beyond what its core fan base has come to pant over. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 16, 2012
25% Fun Size (2012) " It comes off as some kind of odd pretender of a flick. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 26, 2012
24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) " The franchise hasn't been drained of its effectiveness just yet. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 19, 2012
21% Taken 2 (2012) " Pretty much the direct opposite of everything that was right about the first film. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 4, 2012
33% Won't Back Down (2012) " It is made with passion and fire in the gut, and it is ultimately a moving experience the closer these ladies and their supporters get to realizing their dream. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 27, 2012
81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " 'Pitch Perfect' seeks nothing more than to be entertaining, and it is.(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 27, 2012
40% The Possession (2012) " Some good scares, but not enough to pay full admission price. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 2, 2012
26% 2016: Obama's America (2012) " Not the hatchet job I thought it would be, but a fairly serious-minded attempt to get to the heart of some of the decisions President Obama has made (and not made) during his first term in the White House. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 24, 2012
55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " Inevitably, this film will be compared to the Damon trilogy, and I think it's a worthy entry in the series. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 10, 2012
51% Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) " If written just a bit sharper, the film could have been a really affecting father-son tale. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Aug 3, 2012
42% Step Up Revolution (2012) " The dance sequences are thrilling and eye-popping and worth the price of admission if this is your thing. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 27, 2012
17% The Watch (2012) " You can see what all concerned were going for here, and you can lament where they came up short (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 27, 2012
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " This isn't a great afternoon at the movies with your kids, folks. But there is entertainment value here. (Full Content Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 13, 2012
51% Savages (2012) " I do mind being subjected to two-plus hours of general unpleasantness and being deposited back out into the summer heat with nothing to show for it. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 6, 2012
78% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) " Even if you had front row tickets at one of Perry's concerts, you haven't had a visual experience like this with the singer. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jul 5, 2012
21% Madea's Witness Protection (2012) " It might be the worst of the various films in which the writer-producer-director-actor dons the wig, house dress, and fat suit of his titular alter ego. And that's saying a lot! (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 29, 2012
55% People Like Us (2012) " Unlike some Nicholas Sparks weepie, at least this one waited until very late in its running time to go for the tear-duct jugular. (Full Content Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 29, 2012
35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " For my money (of course, I didn't pay to see this), I think the cast and crew found enough balance that the film works as a slick exercise in horror action. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 22, 2012
20% That's My Boy (2012) " God help me. I actually liked an Adam Sandler movie! OK, let me re-phrase that. I didn't hate an Adam Sandler movie, for once. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jun 15, 2012
57% The Dictator (2012) " The film works on its own terms. While crude, there is an intelligence on display here and a method to the madness. (Full Content Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 17, 2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " This is a movie where the key to enjoying it is how much you get into the spirit of it. I did and was rewarded with some fine movie booty. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 26, 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " There's just no economy of words or plotting or pacing here, and that's a shame. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 26, 2012
53% Think Like a Man (2012) " It's a solid date movie, definitely one to watch until something better comes along (Full Content Movie Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 20, 2012
43% American Reunion (2012) " Look, folks. This ain't 'The Big Chill.' But for what it is, it's pretty darn enjoyable even if the beats of the screenplay are way too familiar. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 6, 2012
49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " It's all a mess, and not very fun. This is one movie that didn't cast a spell on me at all. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 30, 2012
85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Eventually, the film does run out of comic steam. But I'd say for 90 percent of its running time, the action and the comedy mix hums along at a terrific pace. This is a real surprise. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 15, 2012
28% Project X (2012) " As much as 'Project X' tries to be an example of extreme cinema, it's a pretty uninspired movie with personalities that you never really root for. (Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 1, 2012
25% Act of Valor (2012) " There's not much of a film here to critique. It's really not as the commercials and trailers promise, a deeply authentic look at what real Navy SEALs go through in the field (Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 24, 2012
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " Cage is the only one here aware that he is making a B-movie comedy. Everyone else plays it straight. (Parental Movie Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 17, 2012
29% The Vow (2012) " People do go to these kinds of flicks for a good cry. And when you don't deliver that and the audience just lumbers out of the theater saying things like "It was nice," you haven't really executed.(Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 10, 2012
42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) " At its heart, 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' aims for fun, old-fashioned thrills and delivers for the most part. It's a fun ride.(Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 10, 2012
73% Big Miracle (2012) " It's a surprisingly layered film that is at its best when it steps out of its black-and-white main narrative and explores the gray areas of what happens when competing interests get involved for a good cause (Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 2, 2012
26% Underworld Awakening (2012) " If you came for RealD 3-D throat ripping and gunshots to the head, you might leave somewhat satisfied. More likely, you'll just want Ibuprofen and a refund. (Full Content Parental Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 20, 2012
12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) " How is 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked?' Abysmal to anyone over the age of 7. (Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 16, 2011
3% Jack and Jill (2011) " This was pretty much a chore to sit through. (Parental Movie Review also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 11, 2011
24% The Three Musketeers (2011) " No doubt about it...it's trash! But I'd be lying if I didn't admit I had fun with this one. (Movie Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 21, 2011
39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) " While I wouldn't recommend paying full admission price, you could do worse flipping past it on a rainy Saturday afternoon at home while looking for family entertainment. (Movie Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 21, 2011
40% The Big Year (2011) " A small movie with small charms.(Movie Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Oct 14, 2011
23% What's Your Number? (2011) " I liked this movie the first time...when it was called 'Bridesmaids.' (Movie Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Sep 30, 2011
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