Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Tim Cogshell's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 78% Bustin' Down the Door (2008) "Includes of some of the most extraordinary surf footage seen since Bruce Brown's early Endless Summer films. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2008
4/5 95% Without the King (2007) "Powerful and enlightening. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2008
4/5 100% Indestructible (2008) "The result is something that is, though not necessarily unique in the annals of documentary history, as engaging as any such story can be, particularly when isolated and presented as sincerely as it is here. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 30, 2008
3/5 30% The Children of Huang Shi (2008) "A gripping melodrama with great historical import that also manages to foreshadow the contemporary zeitgeist of our present day. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 23, 2008
2.5/5 29% Kiss the Bride (2008) "Fans of the genre, Ms. Spelling (who are likely the same people) and perhaps TV's Will & Grace (who are likely the same people) will be inclined to walk this bride down the aisle. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2008
3/5 53% A Four Letter Word (2008) "It's always a treat when a movie seems to be exactly the movie that the filmmakers intended to make, and their audience wants to see. It's also a treat when it's a good movie, too. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2008
4/5 89% The Visitor (2008) "Actor/director Tom McCarthy's follow up to his award-winning debut, The Station Agent, avoids any notion of a sophomore curse by being an even more polished effort than his debut. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2008
2.5/5 36% Street Kings (2008) "Street Kings is buoyed by the spirit of Keanu Reeves, who never fails to astound, at least this critic, by being consistently better than he's given credit for and nearly always better than most of the films in which he appears. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2008
51% 30 Days of Night (2007) "Frankly, after you've seen one writhing, orgiastic vampire feeding, you've seen them all. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2008
66% How She Move (2008) "Seriously, it is nuts the way these kids dance. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2008
4/5 65% Stop-Loss (2008) "The film manages to walk a line that is not antiwar in the main, but is distinctly pro-soldier, and thus takes pains to speak to the plight of the American serviceperson. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2008
22% Never Back Down (2008) "Pretty much all of Never Back Down is shot like an episode of Punk'd, with a soundtrack from an MTV2 playlist. Which is all perfectly appropriate and kinda fun. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2008
69% Girls Rock! (2007) "captures a good deal more than the sometimes discordant music produced by these young, would-be chick-monsters of rock. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2008
35% Vantage Point (2008) "It's all too ridiculous for even the make-believe world of movies. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2008
12% The Air I Breathe (2008) "Ignore all of that foolishness and watch the collision of emotions The Air I Breathe provides -- it is enough all by itself to leave you breathless. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2008
73% Under the Same Moon (2008) "Mostly the movie floats on the sincerity of Alonso as Carlitos, who is incapable of doing or saying anything that one does not believe, and del Castillo as his young, hardworking mother. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2008
13% Running With Arnold (2007) "There is simply nothing revelatory about any of it, however salacious. This is all old news and consequently not particularly interesting. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2008
46% The Sasquatch Gang (2007) "Wacky characters doing silly things for nonsensical reasons seem to have become the standard paradigm for youth-oriented comedies of late. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2007
9% Sex and Breakfast (2007) "What's interesting about the movie are its interests, which are the funny, insightful, curious preoccupations of the young, which is to say they're about sex and sexuality. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2007
73% Mr. Untouchable (2007) "What is most intriguing in the film are the words, indeed the presence, of Barnes himself. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2007
3.5/5 93% Antonia (Antônia - O Filme) (2007) "It's amazing what a limited runtime can do to focus a storyline." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/4 66% Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007) "Painfully didactic storytelling. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2007
3/5 80% Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) "The 'characters' in Manda Bala are lucid and deliberate as they tell their stories and relate their points-of-view, but it is the construction of the film that sets it apart and multiplies its impact. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2007
2/5 53% David & Layla (2007) "Rather than a real drama about these things, David & Layla plays like '70s-era sitcom. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2007
89% Beyond Hatred (Au-dela de la haine) (2007) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2007
2/5 40% Dedication (2007) "An ordinary boy-gets-girl movie, and not a particularly interesting one. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2007
1.5/5 54% Closing Escrow (2007) "Closing Escrow is one of those self-aware mockumentaries of the sort Christopher Guest likes to make -- only it's not that funny. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2.5/5 88% Superbad (2007) "The point is that while Superbad is just as dumb as it looks in every way, there's also something fairly sophisticated going on, which is always a pleasant, and genuine, surprise. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2007
3/5 57% Transformers (2007) "Director Michael Bay and his ILM team have, in fact, achieved something pretty impressive in the world of CGI and modeling. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2007
2/5 2% Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) "The funniest thing about Kickin' It Old Skool, yet another in a long line of not particularly funny Kennedy movies, is how little we actually have advanced since the '80s. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 9, 2007
3/5 69% Year of the Dog (2007) "A charming film that is neither saccharin nor sanctimonious as it treads the well-worn romantic comedy genre, not so much dismantling it as rearranging it just enough to make it interesting -- and perhaps just a little scary. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2007
2/5 90% Knocked Up (2007) "Though some, including the filmmakers, might find this sort of material smart and real, others might consider it middlebrow and not particularly representative of the complex and interesting people they know, some of whom are even men. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2007
1/5 0% Redline (2007) "Redline mostly feels like one long stunt intercut with the boring parts of a porn movie. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2007
1.5/5 8% Premonition (2007) "Devolve into a film that only feigns the pretensions of popular entertainment but instead wants to delve into all sorts of family issues. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2007
3.5/5 69% Adam's Apples (2007) "The path that Jensen plots is one full of the improbable and unlikely, but never the impossible. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2007
3/5 87% Into Great Silence (2007) "A challenging but worth-it experience for more reasons than one can actually speak (or write) in words. It's a documentary to be watched over time, with a Carthusian level of contemplation. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2007
2/5 14% Wild Hogs (2007) "The cast of Wild Hogs could only have been interesting in a movie about over-the-hill movie stars making a movie about over-the-hill regular guys slipping into the mind-numbing pointlessness of middle age -- but that would have been an ironic. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2007
2/5 26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) "The movie reaches the heights of melodrama with narrative cliches that border on the surreal. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2007
3/5 98% Grbavica (2007) "A striking treatise on life in post-war Bosina every bit as stark and weighty as the Italian master's [Vittorio De Sica] meditations on life in the heart and the aftermath of the madness of war. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2007
3/5 9% Norbit (2007) "This is all pretty ordinary Murphy movie stuff, which is to say it's kinda funny most of the time and very funny some of the time. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2007
2/5 12% The Messengers (2007) "The plethora of horror movie cliches -- even those still residually effective -- weigh so heavily in The Messengers that whatever moments of terror that might have been had are left positively weightless. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2007
2/5 36% The Situation (2006) "The gravitas that director Philip Haas and writer Wendell Steavenson would like to bring to bear in this smallish war thriller is simply not an achievable goal. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2007
2/5 0% Constellation (2005) "Loosely edited scenes juxtaposed in the most vexing ways and completely disparate motifs blurs Constellation into an image that the Hubble Space Telescope could not sharpen. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2007
1.5/5 5% Because I Said So (2007) "The line between hysterical and hysterics is a thin one, and, although it has its funny moments, for the most part the tone and timbre of Because I Said So falls soundly on the wrong side. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2007
3/4 86% Sacco and Vanzetti (2007) "Let's just say the story of Sacco and Vanzetti is a timely reminder of how things can go when politics obscure reasonable minds, and vigilance gives way vigilantism. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2007
2.5/4 21% The Hitcher (2007) "[Director Dave Meyers] leans a bit more on character and narrative than one might expect, particularly in these get-em'-naked-and-kill-em' days of gratuitously violent horror movies. Not that this isn't plenty violent and gratuitous its own way. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2007
1.5/5 4% Happily N'ever After (2006) "When played with stale jokey-jokes and lame one-liners, as it is here, it's not funny at all." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2007
1.5/5 4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) "Even as a comedy all of this begs credulity. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2007
63% Excellent Cadavers (1999) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2.5/5 16% Eragon (2006) "If one happens to be a boy between the ages of 10 and 15 or so, all of this will be quite exciting and engaging. If one is much older -- say, 16 -- and has seen any epic adventure produced in the last two decades, Eragon will be trying. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
No Score Yet Cruel World (2006) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
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