Witney Seibold

Witney Seibold

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
CraveOnline , Nerdist
Total Reviews:
181

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 91% Bound By Flesh (2014) " If you've ever had any interest in early American entertainment, the world of freak shows, or in the Hilton Sisters in particular, this is exactly the film you need." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 29, 2014
3/5 82% Begin Again (2014) " Born Again's most glaring weakness, however, comes from the mere fact that this has already been done, better, by the same filmmaker. It's nice to see him exploring similar material, but if you've seen Once, you've already seen the superior film." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 29, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Michael Bay's latest exercise in excess is the biggest, longest, loudest, explodiest film ever made." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 29, 2014
2.5/5 25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " As it stands, the flick is too good-natured and too clean to offer audiences anything more than a mild afternoon distraction." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3.5/5 75% The Last Sentence (2014) " Ultimately, The Last Sentence, despite the great performances and awesome visuals, gets too preoccupied with its own interpersonal drama and soap opera dynamics, eventually forgetting to address some of the bigger moral implications it hints at. " — Nerdist
Posted Jun 21, 2014
3/5 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Jersey Boys brushes off the glitter of the typical musical and gives us a calming and languid experience that never soars, but gently entertains nonetheless. " — Nerdist
Posted Jun 20, 2014
85% Borgman (2014) " Borgman is one of the oddest, most unsettling, most boldly and strikingly bizarre films I have seen in a long while." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 50% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " Within the first hour All Cheerleaders Die cycles from indie romance, to feminist polemic, to genuine horror, to horror satire, to titillating B-picture. But somehow, this film coheres." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " It's lightweight instead of high-concept. Silly instead of crass. It's the funniest spoof movie I've seen in a while." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the most solid, light, and enjoyable fantasy film of the summer. " — Nerdist
Posted Jun 19, 2014
55% The Signal (2014) " Ambitious enough to be interesting, The Signal is an original genre exercise that doesn't always work, but is certainly worth a look." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2.5/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " It's not that The Fault in Our Stars does anything particularly grievous, it just does too much of what it has." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 7, 2014
3.5/5 63% Filth (2014) " Based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, Jon S. Baird's Filth is delightfully anarchic, forthright in its crassness, and, despite a general lack of thrust, exhilarating to watch. " — Nerdist
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/5 50% Trust Me (2014) " If Trust Me is any indicator, Gregg is a talented budget director of surprisingly downbeat, tonally staid, wholly effective tragedies." — Nerdist
Posted Jun 4, 2014
5/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " Warm, joyous, and excellent, Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best! is an honest and refreshing celebration of young girls' friendship, with a few playful punk punches thrown in." — Nerdist
Posted May 30, 2014
2/5 48% Maleficent (2014) " For all its ambitions and striking visuals, Maleficent is a dreamlike miasma of bad ideas." — Nerdist
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Seth MacFarlane scales back on some of the crassness and plays up the charm in his latest feature film. The result is fitfully funny, a bit trifling, and paradoxically inoffensive." — Nerdist
Posted May 28, 2014
5/5 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " It is playful and expansive. This film is awesome in the old sense of the word. It is one of the best films of the year." — Nerdist
Posted May 26, 2014
1/5 52% Lucky Bastard (2014) " The NC-17-rated Lucky Bastard uses the found footage gimmick to surprisingly strong effect, and it give a refreshingly frank view of the porn industry, but eventually steeps into moralizing and tut-tutting that left a very sour taste in my mouth." — Nerdist
Posted May 23, 2014
3.5/5 11% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) " Phil Alden Robinson's film starts as a caustic comedy, and becomes a teary, life-affirming, and sentimental journey of a dying dad." — Nerdist
Posted May 23, 2014
1.5/5 8% Don Peyote (2014) " Unfortunately, Don Peyote - for all its freakout ambitions, bizarre visuals, and copious, relentless WTF moments - doesn't quite stick. " — Nerdist
Posted May 18, 2014
2/5 48% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " Its grindhouse appeal will be enough for some audiences, but I sometimes require more of a statement to be made other than "It hurts when outback psychopaths stab you a bunch."" — Nerdist
Posted May 18, 2014
2.5/5 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " It's not offensive or bad, it's just plain." — Nerdist
Posted May 15, 2014
4/5 88% Chef (2014) " I hate to use such a tired critic's phrase, but it's appropriate here: Jon Favreau's Chef is the feel-good movie of the Summer." — Nerdist
Posted May 9, 2014
3.5/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " Neighbors is funny, dangit. And it has something to say as well. Bully on it." — Nerdist
Posted May 9, 2014
1.5/5 33% Stage Fright (2014) " The final kills are pretty spectacular, but they come so fast, and make so little dramatic sense, that it's hard to enjoy them." — Nerdist
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 71% Palo Alto (2014) " Gia Coppola's film is an interesting, downbeat mood piece that may not climax conventionally, but is still a hypnotic and ambitious meditation on teen life." — Nerdist
Posted May 8, 2014
2/5 83% The Double (2014) " The Double's visuals are its only appeal. As it grinds bleakly forward, taking us from one great-looking set piece to the next, you begin to get the sinking sensation that the film isn't really about much." — Nerdist
Posted May 7, 2014
4.5/5 83% Belle (2014) " Belle is a wonderfully moving and impeccably crafted costume drama that lives somewhere in between deep-minded Enlightenment literature and the pleasantest parts of an Afterschool Special." — Nerdist
Posted May 7, 2014
3/5 21% The Protector 2 (2014) " The Tony Jaa vehicle The Protector 2 has some awesome fighting and feels - in a good way - that it has escaped from 1987. It's still not that great, but it sure is entertaining." — Nerdist
Posted May 2, 2014
4.5/5 89% Locke (2014) " Tom Hardy gives a brilliant performance in this utterly wrenching, low-fi, high-concept indie drama." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 27, 2014
3.5/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Despite some dumb dialogue and a reused conceits, Brick Mansions is good, silly fun." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/5 63% In Your Eyes " It's a bit padded, and the ending is trite, but In Your Eyes is a sweetly realized and moving fantasy romance." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/5 43% Make Your Move (2014) " Here is the central reason why dance movies work so well: They cannot be faked. " — Nerdist
Posted Apr 21, 2014
2.5/5 —— Poseidon Rex (2014) " At the end of the day, Poseidon Rex is not a good film. Its cheapness and corny clich├ęs are too powerful to ignore. But Poseidon Rex is a sincere film, and that can go a long, long way. " — Nerdist
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " Had Fading Gigolo been nothing but its romance scenes, it still would not be entirely successful, because it's strangely muted. There is a quietude to the romance that subtlety plays up the emotional stakes, but keeps us from being fully invested. " — Nerdist
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " Transcendence is full of enough intriguing ideas about the future and humanity's relationship with technology to overlook some of the film's tonal and narrative hiccups." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2/5 33% Antboy (2014) " Antboy is a Danish superhero film, dubbed in English, that plays like a limp, low-budget retread of Spider-Man on its surface, but has a slight off-kilter edge within some of the details, leaving one a little pleasantly baffled." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " This movie is 130 minutes of awesome, cool-as-a-bloodsicle eye candy. If you like music, this film has the esoteric expertise of a proper rock historian. In short, Only Lovers Left Alive is damn cool." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4/5 52% Cuban Fury (2014) " For a film that seems to stem from a single joke - i.e. "a fat guy dances salsa??" - Cuban Fury proves to be bright, brisk, and golden. " — Nerdist
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4.5/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " The miracle of Ivan Reitman's Draft Day is that it takes something completely esoteric about the universe of organized football... and turns it into one of the more compelling, funny films I have seen in a long while." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 74% Oculus (2014) " Oculus is one of the damn scariest movies in years." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 11, 2014
1.5/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " The animation is fine, but Rio 2 is bland, not very funny, and even poorly plotted." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 27% Alien Abduction (2014) " Although the found-footage genre is growing increasingly stale, it can still provide some genuine - if cheap - thrills. Also, Alien Abduction hits this critic right in the nostalgia gland." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 5, 2014
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Lars Von Trier made one of the best films of the year, and perhaps one of the best films of his career... and then betrayed us all with a cheap, gimmicky ending." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 5, 2014
2/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Seeing Jude Law spread his actorly wings to create a lovable antihero is fun and endlessly watchable. The film around him, however, never coheres. " — Nerdist
Posted Apr 5, 2014
4.5/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Under the Skin, even through its more uneventful segments, is still a ripping and compelling intellectual provocation. " — Nerdist
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The ninth film in the ever-growing Avengers series has a slightly problematic plot, and it provides more comfort than true thrills, but is most certainly a serviceable entertainment." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 4, 2014
1.5/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " This is a film that is more defined by its mayhem tally than by its story." — Nerdist
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2.5/5 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " This historical biography about the important 1960s labor organizer so actively skews away from Hollywood theatrics that it begins to feel downright quaint." — Nerdist
Posted Mar 30, 2014
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