Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
23% Vacation (2015) "While the emphasis is still on slapstick buffoonery, the original film had some wit and charm, while the updated version just strings along a series of gross-out gags that lead only to narrative dead-ends. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 29, 2015
17% The Vatican Tapes (2015) "... emphasizes cheap thrills over consistent suspense, and it can't squeeze anything new from a tired genre. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
70% Unexpected (2015) "Both performances are terrific and the film has a solid handle on the socioeconomic and domestic consequences for its characters. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
80% Five Star (2015) "It's consistently compelling, and develops a tension that doesn't feel forced, despite being rough around the edges. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
44% Dark Was The Night (2015) "The narrative momentum stalls and formulaic cheap thrills take over in the final act. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
58% Southpaw (2015) "Amid the exaggerations and contrivances, there's an intriguing character study that packs an emotional punch. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
55% Paper Towns (2015) "While it might be dressed up with precocious pearls of wisdom and a working knowledge of contemporary suburban high-school social circles, it revisits some pretty familiar coming-of-age territory. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
18% Pixels (2015) "... an ill-conceived action comedy that swallows your change without advancing past the first level. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
54% Minions (2015) "It proves that its pill-shaped protagonists who served as little yellow sidekicks in their two previous appearances aren't deserving of the spotlight. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
21% Self/less (2015) "... jettisons most of its provocative scientific concepts about brain power in favor of generic action-thriller fight scenes, shootouts and car chases. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
76% The Suicide Theory (2015) "Some provocative ideas swirl around this low-budget Australian thriller but never jell into a suspenseful finished product. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
14% The Gallows (2015) "The handful of intense second-half jolts don't lead to consistent suspense because the contrived script is so riddled with logical gaps, and because the airheaded characters lack basic common sense. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
80% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "... mixes some humor with a broader examination of how our voices change subconsciously and shape perception, confidence and social acceptance. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) "There's a familiar tune to this modest low-budget romance about musicians who fall in love, yet it's given a fresh spin by a set of charming performances and a screenplay that generally sidesteps cliches. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
25% In Stereo (2015) "... strains to offer insight into contemporary relationships, yet the leads are self-absorbed and obnoxious, leaving moviegoers with little rooting interest in whether they wind up together or apart. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
94% Cartel Land (2015) "The overall impact is harrowing and, considering the subject matter, appropriately hopeless. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
97% Amy (2015) "Fans will appreciate this immersive documentary. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Although the screenplay lacks insight into his creative process, the film playfully dissects stuffy postwar academic ostentation. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
42% Madame Bovary (2015) "It's a handsomely mounted but deliberately paced adaptation that keeps an emotional distance as it examines gender roles and high-society refinement in rather familiar fashion. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "... manages some tense moments before it loses focus in the second half amid some contrived action-hero nonsense. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "... spends more time paying tribute to previous installments than taking the series in any meaningful new directions. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
38% Max (2015) "... suggests a worthwhile opportunity to salute military dogs who assist their soldiers both on the battlefield and the home front. Yet unfortunately it bogs down in sentimentality and melodramatic contrivances. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
40% A Little Chaos (2015) "It might generate interest from horticulture aficionados who won't mind that the film needs a lighter touch, not to mention a lot more chaos. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
89% Fresh Dressed (2015) "Although primarily a nostalgia trip for fans of the subject, the film offers outsiders a unique perspective into the intersection of art and commerce. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
61% Felt (2015) "Despite Everson's audacious performance, the overall impact is more muddled than insightful. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
74% Big Game (2015) "... strains to replicate mainstream Hollywood action flicks instead of emphasizing the differences that make it unique. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
81% Batkid Begins (2015) "... too often feels shallow and superficial, missing a chance to provide depth and context beyond the basics. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "The wonderful latest Pixar animated feature wraps a lesson in behavioral science into an ambitious and visually dazzling head trip that's both hilarious and heartwarming. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
89% Dope (2015) "This dope coming-of-age comedy is about dopes and dope dealers, but it's also a heartfelt and perceptive examination of cultural trends with style and energy to spare. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
46% Manglehorn (2015) "... rich in quirky detail, yet ultimately too slight and episodic to generate much emotional investment. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
8% Phantom Halo (2015) "All of the disparate ideas and visual conceits never adds up to much in terms of emotional payoff. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
81% The Overnight (2015) "There's not a lot of depth or relationship insight, but the lead actors effectively keep the proceedings both amusing and unsettling. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "The heartfelt effort to convey the volatility of bipolar disorder surpasses the greater narrative impact. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "... drains most of the suspense by downplaying the whodunit aspect of the case in favor of a heavy-handed procedural about media ethics. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
24% Burying the Ex (2015) "Despite some endearing performances and an amusing throwback vibe, the film runs predictably through a threadbare concept that isn't consistently funny or scary. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) "... shows that perhaps the material works better in 30-minute intervals than at feature length. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "It's clear from the get-go that the filmmakers have more commercial than creative motives here, and their plot has the cracks to prove it. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
37% Beyond The Reach (2015) "Douglas brings a sense of reckless abandon to a cat-and-mouse thriller that nevertheless is most often unpleasant, and not in a way that's provocative or surprising. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "The third big-screen go-around for the duo of activist pranksters has some moments of inspired rabble-rousing, but overall feels sort of tame and repetitive compared to its predecessors. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
84% The Wolfpack (2015) "... raises more questions than it answers, yet the remarkable access to its subjects makes the result both heartbreaking and hopeful. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "The character-driven script offers both a lighthearted examination of teenage angst and awkwardness, and a tender probe of friendship that sidesteps clichés. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "... yields its share of excitement, although rather than take the concept in a new direction, this sequel seems to be living in the past. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
90% Love & Mercy (2015) "... a stylish effort that smartly avoids a straightforward approach in portraying Wilson as a troubled genius. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "The bleak but captivating film uses music and visuals to create a mood that's consistently gritty and evocative. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
54% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Even if you're able to suspend your disbelief, eventually the narrative coincidences start to drive the story more than the characters. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
74% The Connection (2015) "While the script bogs down in procedural elements and suffers from an abundance of clichés, the two charismatic stars make compelling adversaries. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
16% Barely Lethal (2015) "The film misses the satirical target by indulging in many of the same stereotypes at which it could have poked fun. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "Between the lush tropical scenery and the beautiful faces in the cast, there's plenty for the eyes, but not much for the brain. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
8% Survivor (2015) "... might be provocative if the globetrotting film wasn't so aggressively ridiculous, especially in its contrived climax. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
33% Poltergeist (2015) "It might thrill those who haven't seen Hooper's original version, but there's no reason not to go back and find that one instead. It's simply better than this inferior attempt to cash in. " ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted May 29, 2015
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