Alejandro Turdo

Alejandro Turdo
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
7/1' 100% Marathon (2021) To most people, Marathon may seem like a hit and miss comedy. But hey, that's comedy! Sometimes you hit all your marks and sometimes you don't. But what really matters is to keep on trying... or in this case, just keep on running. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
8/10 95% The Amusement Park (2019) It is nothing short of a miracle having the possibility to take a look a Romero's legendary missing film. It proves to be a captivating one, fleshing out an issue that is unfortunately as relevant today as it was 47 years ago. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
7/10 No Score Yet Agent Revelation (2021) Agent Revelation is a mystery that slowly unravels, and in spite of having too many things going, it becomes a freshly enough approach to the genre, with a captivating story that even leaves us with a cliffhanger, leading to a potential third installment. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
6/10 63% Trust (2021) For a more pleasing cinematic experience, you should think about Trust as a Romantic Comedy, or a Romantic Drama with sporadic screwball hiccups here and there. Because it sure is too clean cut to considered it a seriously Erotic Thriller. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
6/10 100% The Penny Black (2021) The Penny Black's resolution may seem a little bit underwhelming and that can be very frustrating to the audience. But in spite of all its shortcomings, it is still an interesting exercise on how to chronicle a fascinating story. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2021
8/10 67% Black Easter (2021) Jim Carroll's Black Easter is definitively one of the biggest over the top time traveling movies ever. But the cool thing is you can enjoy the ride just for laughs or because of your religious and spiritual beliefs. So everybody wins! - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2021
7/10 60% My True Fairytale (2021) Dmitri Gelfand's My True Fairytale combines Drama and Fantasy elements to shape a story inspired by true events that conveys into an unexpected emotional journey. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
4/10 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead provides zero improvements to the zombie genre. Instead it delivers a half-baked heist plot that keeps challenging our suspension of disbelief, hoping that colorful graphics and slow-mo sequences will keep things afloat. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2021
3/10 16% The Fanatic (2019) John Travolta goes full retard and no one seems to really care in this campy thriller that even betrays its own inner logic, and doesn't even seem to be sure about the message it wants to send out there.... yes, I'm looking at you Mr. Durst! - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
8/10 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Dazzling animation and a heartfelt family story elevates The Mitchells vs. The Machine way above the rest of the animated features out there. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
8/10 65% Here Alone (2017) Here Alone is a movie about loss and guilt, about coping with trauma. There are also some interesting moral dilemmas on display, as well as the unsettling feeling that sometimes human beings are deadlier than any post-apocalyptic threat. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
7/10 83% In Action (2020) In Action is one of the most absurdly creative original comedies out there. A movie about making movies, filled with as many action tropes as humanly possible, in a good way of course. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
8/10 83% Before I'm Dead (2021) Before I'm Dead is a movie that plays with the boundaries of illusion and reality and the limits of time and space, while dealing with all the metaphysical things caught in between. But it is also a Mistery movie that slowly unravels. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
8/10 89% Touch (2020) Touch combines a relationship drama with a psychological thriller to talk about hidden desires and making a statement about Status Quo and the clash of opposing cultures. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2021
7/10 90% Transference: A Love Story (2020) Regardless of its ups and downs, Transference: A Love Story (2020) is a movie that dares to tackle mental health issues in the midst of a romantic relationship the defies the odds. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
8/10 88% Run (2020) Run starts off as a Horror movie, but quite soon it becomes clear that this is an A to Z Thriller flick. Halfway through audiences should probably turn up a notch their suspension of disbelief in order to keep enjoying this one. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
5/10 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Monster Hunter relies to heavily on Jovovich's screen charm but fails to develop a cohesive universe in which to build an engaging story. It takes itself too seriously to even enjoy it campiness and it is too campy to be considered a serious film. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
8/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) The Snyder Cut turns a terrible movie into a decent one, simply by granting a coherent storytelling and proper character development. But this 4 hour long contraption won't magically turn it into a great movie (although hardcore fans may disagree). - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
7/10 No Score Yet The Glint of Darkness: Revolution (2020) Shaarath Vihari stars, writes and directs The Glint of Darkness: Revolution an effective conspiracy thriller with the right kind of tropes. Universal Soldier meets the Bourne Identity meets The Manchurian Candidate in this well crafted medium length film. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
8/10 92% Paint (2020) Paint is a dark and comedic turn on the Art business and the struggles young artsy graduates must endure in order to prove themselves worthy. A sharp portrait of such a particular microverse. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
7/10 78% Hot Water (2021) Hot Water is just as campy as it gets, some characters may feel out of time and some comedic elements may play genre tropes by the book, but its heart seems to be in the right place and it proves to be a fun time even if not in the way it's supposed to. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
8/10 100% 100 Days to Live (2019) 100 Days to Live combines serial killer tropes with a Thriller narrative to deliver a nerve-racking story filled with twists and surprises that keeps the audience guessing right until de very end. Totally engaging. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
9/10 100% This Is Not a War Story (2021) This is Not a War Story approaches the personal experience of a female veteran in a way we rarely see in mainstream media. It dares to tackle some heavy issues such as PTSD, suicide and the way the system treats war veterans in the United States. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2021
8/10 88% News of the World (2020) Being Tom Hanks first Western, News of the World throws some classic genre tropes in the mix to deliver an emotional tale about two strangers forced to stay together against all obstacles in the midst of America's wild West era. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
7/10 86% Donna (2021) Jaret Martino's Donna may have the look and feel of a Hallmark movie, but once the plot sets in motion it's impossible to deny its powerful depiction of toxic family patterns and physical violence condensed throughout the real story of Donna Martino. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
8/10 67% Parallel Minds (2020) Benjamin Ross Hayden's Parallel Minds combines Sci-Fi tropes with Thriller and Mistery elements, resulting in a captivating story enhanced by its non-linear narrative and evoking aesthetics. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
8/10 78% I Care a Lot (2021) J Blakeson's I Care a Lot is the perfect vehicle for Rosamund Pike's top notch performance in this dark and cynical story that unapologetically takes a jab at the Healhtcare and Judicial system. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
7/10 61% Willy's Wonderland (2021) A silent Nicolas Cage pulling an all nighter battling possessed animatronics in a shoddy kiddies restaurant? Hell yeah! An 80s spirited schlock of a movie, funny and absurd enough to fall on the right side of the Cageverse. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
5/10 78% Greenland (2020) Unhappy with the results of GeoStorm (2017), Gerard Butler comes marching again with a brand new by-the-numbers apocalyptic venture. Light in special effects and heavy on drama, just move along folks please... - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
7/20 86% Clay's Redemption (2020) Carlos Boellinger's feature debut Clay's Redemption is a dystopian noir filled with powerful gods, insidious demons, crafted aesthetics and quite some action. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
6/10 36% Outside the Wire (2021) Robocop meets Terminator meets Training Day in Mikael Håfström's Outside the Wire. It works fine as your basic Action movie, but the runtime and the multiple plot twists on the third act turn it a bit tiresome. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
7/10 69% Tulsa (2020) Religious undertones are all over the place, but deep in its core this is story about two broken people trying to heal together. Something that the movie builds quite beautifully in its first half, and gets a little bit to dramatic near the end. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
8/10 95% The Ringmaster (2020) In theory, The Ringmaster is a documentary that shouldn't work. But the combination of an elusive main character and a stubborn producer determined to go big or go home, turns it into a compelling little story. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
7/10 46% Wander (2020) Wander lays the basics of a film noir but in a completely different landscape. There's a rare beauty in the way the movie becomes crazier scene after scene, even though it might not be everybody's cup of tea. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
8/10 100% Blood from Stone (2020) Leaving Las Vegas meets Interview With The Vampire in Geoff Ryan's Bloof From Stone. A gory Horror drama that is a perfect fit for Sin City's atmosphere. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
7/10 No Score Yet Silhouette (2020) Thanks to a non-linear narrative that keeps things mysterious enough and a shocking twist during the 3rd act, Silhouette moves away from the conventional tropes of the genre, blending paranormal horror with a relationship drama. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
4/10 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) WW84 takes no advantage from its 80s set up or the double villain scheme, delivering a mindless story that steers too far from the tone set in the previous installment in the worst way possible. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
7/10 95% Soul (2020) Definitively not one of Pixar's all time greatest, but still colorful and spirited enough to take audiences into an enjoyable and heartfelt trip. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
9 82% Mank (2020) David Fincher's Mank might prove to be not everybody's cup of tea, but it's a wonderful journey into 1930's Hollywood masterfully crafted. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
7/10 71% The Sounding (2020) Catherine Eaton's directorial debut is a well crafted and intimate drama that shines a light on mental illness issues, combined with a naturalistic approach and dreamlike imagery. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
9/10 100% The Other (L'Autre) (2020) Charlotte Dauphin's directorial debut tackles harsh topics suchs as loss, pain and grief in an intimate story that beautifully plays with the boundaries of time and fantasy. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2020
7/10 85% The Racer (2020) The Racer does an interesting job placing a fictional storie within the boundaries of the real events that took place in Ireland during the early stages of 1998's Tour de France. A character study that prevails over the sport movie tropes. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
8/10 90% Effigy, Poison and The City (2020) Effigy, Poison and the City tells the true story of Gesche Gottfried A.K.A. Bremen's Poisoner. A period piece that provides a glimpse into the first steps of serial killer profiling and criminology. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
8/10 43% Blind (2020) Marcel Walz's Blind (2019) is a movie that plays like a SLASHER movie, but it's actually a STALKER movie filled with eerie subtleties. In spite of a slow start, it picks up the pace on the 2nd act and the end result is far more interesting than expected. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/10 35% The New Mutants (2020) A scattered plot and the lack of a clear villain turns The New Mutants into a futile effort, with nothing new to add to the superhero genre. This one may have been better off shelved in Disney's half-baked acquisitions backroom. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
7/10 80% Cut and Chop (2020) Drew Hale stars, directs, writes and produces his feature debut. Cut and Chop is kind of an indie suburban American Psycho with a twist of dark humor and plenty of gory moments. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
7/10 100% Chasing Einstein (2019) Chasing Einstein is smart enough to turn what some people may see as a boring subject into an intriguing fable about never giving up and never stop trying, specially when the mysteries of the Universe are on the line. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
7/10 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat's second entry may have lost the surprise element, but the current American social and political landscape provides just what it needs to still make it an entertaining exercise, with a third act that ultimately saves the day. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
7/10 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Aaron Sorkin doing what he does best: a trial movie that stands on the shoulders of a historic event, supported by a massive and talented cast. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
7/10 61% Nocturne (2020) Nocturne is definitively the most accomplished flick from Blumhouse TV's four movie partnership with Amazon Prime. A small story with haunting aesthetics, a promissing feature debut for Zu Quirke and a strong performance by Sidney Sweeney. - Hoy Sale Cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020