- Rotten Tomatoes

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 64%

The Rewrite (2015)

" Simple, unforced and immensely winning. "

Posted Mar 31, 2015

Dustin Putman

2 47%

Home (2015)

" Adorable and intensely creepy all at once. Despite what it may sound like, "Home" is, at its core, a movie about friendship, family and acceptance. It's really rather sweet. And ominous. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Dustin Putman

3 36%

Song One (2015)

" "Song One" is an enjoyable watch, but an even better listen, its songs bringing a thoughtful melodic glow to modestly endearing material. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Dustin Putman

4 31%

Insurgent (2015)

" Compelling in spite of its commonplace premise and themes. Wanting to see where Tris goes from here—and how Shailene Woodley will continue to imbue her with life—is more than enough incentive to keep watching. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Dustin Putman

5 4%

Vice (2015)

" Low-rent and wasteful of some intriguing ideas. "

Posted Mar 16, 2015

Dustin Putman

6 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" Sweeping, intimate and whimsical, "Cinderella" does the Disney brand proud with a faithful yet expansive retelling that never misplaces its heart in exchange for shallow extravagance. This is one happily ever after worth believing. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Dustin Putman

7 75%

TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)

" Never judge a book (or a person, or a NeverBeast) by its cover. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Dustin Putman

8 11%

Unfinished Business (2015)

" The problem with "Unfinished Business" is not that it is outright terrible, but that it is so terminally bland. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Dustin Putman

9 31%

Chappie (2015)

" Technically auspicious and socially conscious as only writer-director Neill Blomkamp can be, "Chappie" is exceedingly easy to admire if a little more difficult to fully embrace. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Dustin Putman

10 55%

Focus (2015)

" Inconsequential but stimulatingly grown-up, "Focus" rides a wave of cool to the finish. "

Posted Feb 25, 2015

Dustin Putman

11 65%

The DUFF (2015)

" Capable, spry, and mostly wise when it isn't spelling out its moralistic intent. The main attraction is Mae Whitman, acting her heart out while making her every last moment look as natural and vulnerable as that of a real life being lived. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Dustin Putman

12 16%

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

" Any way one spins it, this is a bad movie. It's cheap-looking. It's asinine. It's dull. It's thoroughly unsatisfying. And, at 93 minutes, the proceedings earn a whopping two laughs tucked inside a tidal wave of misery. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Dustin Putman

13 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

" In spite of a few questionable tonal shifts and a spare misstep here and there, "Kingsman: The Secret Service" makes a name for itself because of its buoyant, frequently bawdy sense of fun. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Dustin Putman

14 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

" "Fifty Shades of Grey" should be fun and frisky and, most of all, hot. Instead, it is a reserved, sanitized, overinflated downer, as sterile as Christian's sleek luxury penthouse. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Dustin Putman

15 13%

Seventh Son (2015)

" Checks off the boxes of Swords-and-Sorcery Moviemaking 101 without bothering to dig deeper or come up with a new or imaginative angle to explore. "

Posted Feb 5, 2015

Dustin Putman

16 25%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

" From the tedious, exposition-heavy script to the thoroughly bizarre cast trapped in soulless roles, the $175-million "Jupiter Ascending" is an interesting, albeit clunky, mess until it ceases holding any appeal at all. "

Posted Feb 4, 2015

Dustin Putman

17 59%

The Last 5 Years (2015)

" Small in size yet vast in profundity, "The Last Five Years" is a sincere, understated miracle of a musical. "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Dustin Putman

18 13%

The Loft (2015)

" Dissipating with every turn of the screw and ending in an undeservedly too-nice, too-neat denouement, "The Loft" is akin to a hollow shell—attractive on the outside, and empty where it counts. "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Dustin Putman

19 36%

Project Almanac (2015)

" Irksome in too many ways to possibly count. "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Dustin Putman

20 34%

Blackhat (2015)

" A glossy tech-thriller from director Michael Mann that works through its unnecessary tangents and shaggy subplots by sheer force of its filmmaking prowess. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Dustin Putman

21 28%

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

" Ugly, rancid, vile and mean. The level of contempt "The Wedding Ringer" shows its characters and audience is inconceivable. "

Posted Jan 14, 2015

Dustin Putman

22 98%

Paddington (2015)

" A quality family film likely to stand the test of time, "Paddington" is practically impossible to dislike. "

Posted Jan 14, 2015

Dustin Putman

23 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" It is difficult to imagine how Paul Thomas Anderson devised the finished product. His visual connectivity, romantic filmic sensibility, and electric narrative drive have vanished without a trace in a thick, aimless, drug-filled fume of smoke. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Dustin Putman

24 10%

Taken 3 (2015)

" Mildly competent and mostly diverting, but the formula is getting stale, and it feels like everyone involved knows it. These characters deserve a break, and so does this increasingly preposterous, threadbare series. "

Posted Jan 8, 2015

Dustin Putman

25 8%

America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

" A heinously inflammatory propaganda piece that gives the documentary form and even-minded conservatives bad names, "America: Imagine the World Without Her" boils down to 105 minutes of uneducated ignorance. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Dustin Putman

26 89%

Still Alice (2015)

" Julianne Moore's lead turn is towering and momentous, the work of an actor whose awe-inspiring natural talent knows no limits. Watching her in this role provides a thrill that not even some of the best action films could hope to attain. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Dustin Putman

27 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

" Dark and heavenly, sardonic and touching, the film melodically navigates its every narrative turn and tonal shift with the same grace afforded to its gloriously shrewd music and lyrics. "

Posted Dec 22, 2014

Dustin Putman

28 50%

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

" With the exception of a winsomely sentimental denouement, this is exceedingly humdrum stuff. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Dustin Putman

29 28%

Annie (2014)

" A splendid entertainment, full of heart and toe-tapping bliss without becoming goopy and cloying. The soul of who Annie is and what "Annie" has always been is still very much in abundance. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Dustin Putman

30 60%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

" It is better to start middling and finish strong than the inverse, and this is where "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" has arrived in the nick of time to turn things around. "

Posted Dec 15, 2014

Dustin Putman

31 28%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

" Has undeniable technical merits and two fine central turns from Bale and Edgerton, but how successful can a sprawling live-action spectacle really be when it makes one wish he or she was revisiting 1998's animated, "The Prince of Egypt," instead? "

Posted Dec 12, 2014

Dustin Putman

32 90%

Wild (2014)

" Honest, aching and finally uplifting, "Wild" is a human story worth telling. "

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Dustin Putman

33 21%

The Hero of Color City (2014)

" "The Hero of Color City" was made for five-year-olds and is unashamedly derivative of "Toy Story." "

Posted Dec 1, 2014

Dustin Putman

34 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

" Depsite the by-the-numbers trajectory of its narrative, the film is renewed by Redmayne and Jones' impassioned turns. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Dustin Putman

35 95%

Whiplash (2014)

" "Whiplash" is intense, brutal and really bloody. Oh, and it's a music drama. An engrossing, piercing force with which to be reckoned, barreling over reality into operatic theatrics so deliciously over-the-top they border on the surreal. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Dustin Putman

36 35%

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

" The kind of plodding sequel that gets made because the first one was a financial success, not because there was necessarily another story worth telling. "

Posted Nov 25, 2014

Dustin Putman

37 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

" Captivating as both drama and allegory, and may even one-up the previous two entries in terms of its force of will and emotional complexity. "

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Dustin Putman

38 55%

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

" "White Bird in a Blizzard" lingers in the mind long past its conclusion, a coming-of-age mystery with a dynamic lead heroine and an oddness that never loses sight of its resonance. "

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Dustin Putman

39 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

" Tantalizing and disturbing in equal measure, "Foxcatcher" is a firecracker of a thriller about a perfect storm of events that led to an inexplicable tragedy. "

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Dustin Putman

40 75%

Ragnarok (2014)

" "Ragnarok" plays like Norway's answer to "Jurassic Park." If the film is derivative of Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, the skillfulness with which the similarities are deposited is also what makes it memorable. "

Posted Nov 17, 2014

Dustin Putman

41 93%

Force Majeure (2014)

" "Force Majeure" is a blistering, ultimately empathetic tour de force. "

Posted Nov 13, 2014

Dustin Putman

42 94%

The Dog (2014)

" "The Dog" is insanely, endlessly watchable, a compelling human-interest documentary and a riveting true-crime exploration all in one. "

Posted Nov 6, 2014

Dustin Putman

43 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

" Aesthetically, a vision of pure, impeccable imagination. If "Big Hero 6" concludes on a dishonest note, there is still no denying its successes as an entertainment of tender, witty accord. And it's pretty. Really, really pretty. "

Posted Nov 6, 2014

Dustin Putman

44 72%

Interstellar (2014)

" Illustrious of vision but even grander of ideas, "Interstellar" is majestic science-fiction done right. Mostly. "

Posted Nov 5, 2014

Dustin Putman

45 98%

The Babadook (2014)

" An instant classic. Urgent yet compassionate, unyielding as well as frostily whimsical, the film transforms again and again as it cackles in the face of expectations. "

Posted Oct 29, 2014

Dustin Putman

46 36%

V/H/S: Viral (2014)

" Were it not for an ingenious segment popping up right in the middle—Nacho Vigalondo's nightmarishly gutsy "Parallel Monsters"—this gravely inferior sequel would be all but entirely worthless. "

Posted Oct 24, 2014

Dustin Putman

47 7%

Ouija (2014)

" Wading into cheese, corn and sap by the grand finale, "Ouija" is a spineless chiller in desperate need of a sturdier, more confident brand of chills. "

Posted Oct 23, 2014

Dustin Putman

48 73%

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

" Regardless of the identical title, "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" isn't some pointless Xerox copy of its '76 predecessor, but a dynamic, atmospherically shot thriller with a perceptive knack for time, place and methodically mounting unease. "

Posted Oct 23, 2014

Dustin Putman

49 93%

Birdman (2014)

" Destined to be voraciously talked about and studied for years to come. Perhaps it is imperfect, but it is also unmistakably great. "

Posted Oct 23, 2014

Dustin Putman