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Al Alexander

Al Alexander

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Al Alexander's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Patriot Ledger

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 49% How To Be Single (2016) " The movie strains from being stretched too thin by so many characters and plot lines, all of which are so underdeveloped it leaves you feeling short changed. But at the same time, more of this drivel would be pure torture. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Feb 13, 2016
A- 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Unless you have a solid feel for Hollywood history, the Coens are going to leave you completely in the dark. But if, like me, you're a TCM junky, "Hail, Caesar!" is going to make you grin from ear to ear. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Feb 6, 2016
A 93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "This is the best overall collection I've seen in years, everyone a four-star offering. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 30, 2016
B- 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) "A surprisingly underwhelming collection except for "Bear Story," which has to be the Oscar front-runner. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 30, 2016
B- 30% Mojave (2016) "There's an aura of "True Detective 2" hanging over the assortment of clich├ęs and implausibilities that convince you Monahan thinketh too much. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 30, 2016
B+ 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Her Mary is disagreeable and a slave to dementia, but behind the cantankerousness Smith seldom fails to find a way to let you see inside a woman beset by tragedy and neglect. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 30, 2016
C+ 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "At sea it's pretty terrific. But on land, where too much of this seafaring folly transpires, it's dull as dirt. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 30, 2016
B- 96% Son of Saul (2015) "It's not a bad film, in fact it's often very good, but it's also obsequious in the way Nemes allows technique to continually trump emotion. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 23, 2016
B+ 97% 45 Years (2015) "A movie so quietly devastating you never see its knockout punch coming. And when it lands, it smacks you hard enough to draw tears. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 23, 2016
A- 98% Mustang (2015) " If it was Erguven's intent to anger as much as educate, she fully succeeds. Her film rips you to bits. But it also makes you laugh, as well as think. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 16, 2016
D 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "It wants to make heroes out of these men for their actions. But true heroism comes from within. And it's a place "13 Hours," with all it's patriotic bluster, never allows us to enter. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 16, 2016
B 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Even at more than three hours, the story never feels labored. A lot of that is because Tarantino's dialogue is rapturous to the ear. But mostly it's because the performances are all so strong, " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 26, 2015
A- 94% Carol (2015) "Like an Edward Hopper painting sprung to life, its mood washes over you in an evocative mix of opulence and despair as it dizzyingly dances with the forbidden. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 26, 2015
A- 88% The Big Short (2015) "A bull market of clever, incisive filmmaking that makes it easy to understand a mind-bogglingly complex financial system and its potentially fatal flaws. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 26, 2015
C 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A money grab in which wunderkind J.J. Abrams choses to go where George Lucas has gone before by basically repeating plot points, even lines, from the original trilogy. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 20, 2015
B- 80% Macbeth (2015) "It's all rendered competently, but far from rousingly. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 13, 2015
A- 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "A must for any fan of Hitchcock and Truffaut, even if you think you know all there is to know about both. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 12, 2015
C- 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "If it's indeed true that this cannibal-laced tale of survival was the catalyst for Herman Melville to write "Moby-Dick," you'd think you'd find a bit more meat on the bones. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Dec 12, 2015
B 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The animation is some of the best Pixar has ever produced. Be it land, water or mountain, every scene pops. And the way the film depicts movement, particularly facial expressions, is breathtaking. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 26, 2015
B+ 67% The Night Before (2015) "You won't remember much about it the next day, but while it's there, it's like Santa has left you the best present ever -- laughter. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 22, 2015
B- 74% Trumbo (2015) "Cranston is a pro at mixing comedy and drama, often in the same moment. And it rewards the movie handsomely. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 21, 2015
C- 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) " Hate to say it, but "The Hunger Games" franchise has been relegated to District 13, that dystopian wasteland where all that was good has been striped away. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 21, 2015
C+ 33% My All American (2015) " Everything in the film may be true, but every second feels contrived, and that's a momentum killer that leaves "My All American" wide open to an all-out blitz of rolling eyeballs. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 14, 2015
C+ 65% Spectre (2015) "His name is Bond, but it may as well be Bland considering how lethargic Daniel Craig is in going through the motions of playing a character he's obviously tired of playing. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 7, 2015
B 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Panahi may make his points from inside a cab, but he's no hack. Just a farer of honesty and truth in a country where truth no longer has meaning. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 31, 2015
C 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "There's actually a point to it. But it's so buried beneath the nonsense, it never has a chance to resonate. In other words, it's politics per usual. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 31, 2015
B 84% Victoria (2015) " The excitement is intense, even as the implausibilities mount and the improvised dialogue strains. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 24, 2015
A 94% Room (2015) "There are no cheap Hollywood thrills, no manipulations, no special effects. Just nail-biting suspense. And that probing question: What would we do if this were us? " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 24, 2015
D 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Like most lazily made kids pictures, the filmmakers operate on the assumption that children will sit through anything as long as the screen is filled with multicolored busyness. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 17, 2015
A- 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) " It's a great story, brimming with Cold War intrigue and historical context. In other words, a fastball right down the middle for Steven Spielberg, the Ken Burns of theatrical history lessons. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 17, 2015
B- 78% Time Out Of Mind (2015) " It's mildly affecting, but nowhere near where it should be. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 3, 2015
B 94% Sicario (2015) "Even with all its impurities, "Sicario" remains pretty kick-ass dope. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 3, 2015
C- 62% The Intern (2015) "Meyers' jokes are more flaccid than a 90-year-old who's misplaced his Viagra. Her storytelling is even worse. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 26, 2015
B+ 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "Muylaert's writing is strong and incisive, her shooting style inventive, but the strength of her film rests with Regina Case, the Brazilian superstar who makes her own individual play for Oscar with an unforgettable performance. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 19, 2015
B 73% Everest (2015) "The most immersive film I've seen since "Gravity." If the theaters cranked the AC down to 10 degrees, you'd feel like you're on the mountain with them, especially when the skin-rippling winds thunder through the Dolby speakers. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 19, 2015
B- 75% Black Mass (2015) "Depp finally breaks out of his years-long slump to remind us what a fine actor he truly is -- when he puts his mind to it. And, here, his mind is working 100 percent. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B+ 93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "In addition to being an important film, "Vanguard of the Revolution" is also a terrific nostalgia trip, taking us on a vivid voyage back to the Swingin' Sixties. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 13, 2015
B 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "If you're expecting solid answers, you'll be severely disappointed. Ditto, if you come expecting a hagiography. In fact, I'm betting worshipers at the church of Jobs will be livid. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 5, 2015
C 66% Digging For Fire (2015) "It's a killer when 90 percent of your film consists of dozens of actors spouting reams of improvised dialogue that quickly fades into a din. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 29, 2015
A- 94% Rosenwald (2015) "If her film borders on hagiography, Kempner can be forgiven, for this was a remarkable man. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 29, 2015
D 42% American Ultra (2015) "A crude act of movie terrorism designed to declare jihad on good taste. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 22, 2015
B 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "It's an offer you can't refuse: Nearly two hours of Marlon Brando talking about Marlon Brando. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 15, 2015
B- 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Between the hyperbole and fudged history, the directors deliver a rather insightful, evenhanded profile of two know-it-alls who never knew when to shut up. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 15, 2015
B- 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) " There's a stylish charm eagerly at work. Whether that's enough to sustain the equivalent of a James Bond tribute band is debatable, given how wan the rest of the well-meaning enterprise is when it comes to storytelling and starpower. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 15, 2015
B+ 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Despite its occasional whitewash of facts, "Compton" thrives both as a reminiscence for longtime fans and an introduction to those who aren't yet privy. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 15, 2015
A- 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "As veterans of numerous romcoms, Segel and Eisenberg know exactly how to let their simmering bromance play out organically, from kindred spirits found to passive-aggressive adversaries unleashed. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 8, 2015
B+ 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ""Rogue Nation" delivers thrill after thrill to the point where your nerves can't take it anymore. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 2, 2015
A- 96% The Look of Silence (2015) " "The Look of Silence" is likely to be the most important film of the year. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Aug 1, 2015
D- 26% Vacation (2015) "The new "Vacation" is a true getaway, as in you'll want to get as far away as possible -- like, say, Pluto. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jul 30, 2015
B- 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "There's nothing here that makes it a must-see. And gay or straight, you can't like the sound of that. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jul 26, 2015
B- 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "The acting is just too good to dismiss, as well as the fine camera work by Jas Shelton, who turns an innocuous hallway into a fittingly claustrophobic house of horrors. " ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jul 26, 2015
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