Alicia Cohn Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alicia Cohn

Alicia Cohn
Alicia Cohn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Christianity Today

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
65% The Karate Kid (2010) Though not as memorable as the original Karate Kid, this version follows the same formula... and models the same message. Mr. Han teaches Dre how to "live" Kung Fu, a lesson that inspires respect and consideration for those around him. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) As a romance, the movie actually works well. The interaction between Gyllenhaal and Arterton flows naturally... Too bad the movie was not more selective about which video game elements to include and which to trim out.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) The emphasis is less on "being yourself" and more on not using other people to seek your own means, which is a nice twist on a movie cliché.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
44% Just Wright (2010) Latifah delivers a terrific everywoman performance... The romance feels grounded, if somewhat dry. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
10% Grown Ups (2010) In theory, the cast of this movie could be a sort of comedic dream team. In reality, the ensemble falls flat.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
81% I Am Love (2010) The camera lingers on quivering flowers, succulent shrimp, and bare skin with equal affection, as if to say, "All of this is natural and should be enjoyed." Fortunately, the movie does not ignore the consequences. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
9% Marmaduke (2010) Wilson does a fine job embodying the title character with an overtly confident yet whiny personality that suits this hapless Great Dane... Unfortunately, the movie brings out the worst in its human actors. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
75% Disneynature Chimpanzee (2012) Chimpanzee is the most simple form of nature documentary: one without any agenda but to craft a compelling narrative.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
32% Girl In Progress (2012) It makes the point that observation and presence are two indispensable qualities of a loving relationship - a good lesson for a 90-minute movie, but not a brilliant one.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
88% Bernie (2012) Linklater, best known for his narrative-based comedies, did not set out to make a mockery of life in Carthage, Texas. Instead, he seeks humor in the real choices and lifestyles these characters represent.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
79% Brave (2012) The movie is funny, memorable, heart warming, and beautifully animated.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Beasts of the Southern Wild portrays a young girl learning to harden herself to survive. But it does a lot of rambling to tell a dead-end story.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
35% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) The Odd Life of Timothy Green has all the moments of laughter and tears that should add up to a winning family movie. But its message is so garbled, the unanswered questions mar the experience even as the credits roll.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Director Bryan Singer is adept at grounding fantastic characters in a believable reality. His PG-13 film includes humor and a shifting point-of-view... Singer's effort is helped by a stellar cast.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
80% The World According to Dick Cheney (2013) Less politically aware audiences might be better served by Cutler's Showtime documentary... Others will conclude nearly two hours unentertained and with no new intimacy with the subject.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
68% Wuthering Heights (2012) Arnold's movie... does not offer character redemption or lessons learned. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) It demonstrates the tireless creativity and ability to reinvigorate familiar tropes that earned Whedon fans in the first place. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
56% Killing Kennedy (2013) A mix of narrative and documentary that works better than it sounds, Killing Kennedy provides a tantalizing, if shallow, taste of history.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
43% Words And Pictures (2014) For a movie mainly about inspiration, Words and Pictures is spectacularly lacking in it.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
50% Earth to Echo (2014) Earth to Echo is meant to be an adventure movie for kids, but only succeeds at being a dull E.T. knock-off with no real suspense or characters to care about.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
50% San Andreas (2015) The world is ending, again, but this time The Rock is so well established as the man who can save it, San Andreas spends more time coasting on his reputation than establishing peril. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
94% An Open Secret (2015) It is possible there is an institutionalized issue of child molestation in Hollywood, but this is not the film to expose it... An Open Secret glosses over the details, presents little evidence, and fails to make a call to action.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) At its best, this is a movie about friendship, and it is refreshing that no central teen romance distracts from that bond. But ultimately Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is about "me," and Greg is easily the least interesting character in the movie.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
9% Fantastic Four (2015) This movie is by no means brilliant... But even in a decade clogged with superhero origin stories that have started to all blend together, it manages a few new twists, mostly by underplaying some of the usual beats in the story. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
65% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) the banter is quick, the men are handsome, the woman beautiful (and smarter than the average Bond girl), and... Ritchie's tongue-in-cheek style reminds the audience not to take it too seriously.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
1% Left Behind (2014) It's a fairly flimsy premise, though no flimsier than plenty of summer blockbusters, and the suspense feels real, as does the terror of being left behind.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
59% The Intern (2015) The chemistry is off and so is the movie's theme.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
91% The Martian (2015) The Martian is appealing not only because it takes place in space but because its hero, while unlike the caped crusaders crowding the box office these days, is superhuman.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
61% Sisters (2015) Women who want to be like Fey or Poehler - and have the kind of bond that can even survive mud wrestling - can watch Sisters without any threat of reality stepping on the laughs.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
95% Her (2013) Once the viewer buys into the relationship, the plot, until then unbelievably believable, starts to drift.‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
42% Divergent (2014) The good news is, the sharply drawn characters and interesting concepts in Divergent offer enough to entertain those unfamiliar with the books. The bad news is, plot-wise it probably won't leave them satisfied. ‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
65% The Maze Runner (2014) Here's the bad news upfront: The Maze Runner doesn't answer any questions. The good news, or worse news, depending on your perspective, is that it's interesting enough you'll wish it did.‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
87% Gone Girl (2014) Gone Girl is a cautionary romance akin to Fatal Attraction... but it goes a step further. Fatal Attraction terrified unfaithful men with the threat of insane consequences, while Gone Girl terrifies with the insane consequences of marriage itself.‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
66% Laggies (2014) watch Laggies for the comedy and if you're a Sam Rockwell fan. But even though this is a small-budget film in limited release without a glossy marketing campaign, don't expect a gritty take or deep dive into the mind of a terrified 20-something...‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
29% Insurgent (2015) Hinges on the question of whether the main character can forgive herself. This is not a small debate - but unfortunately, the movie ultimately treats it like one.‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) It has a feminist lineage and it wants to be about female empowerment. But it cheats. While Minnie tries and fails to empower herself multiple times throughout the movie, she ends up having to rely for power on men...‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
85% Trainwreck (2015) Schumer's career is definitely having a moment, and Trainwreck is perfectly tuned in to its time, showcasing both Schumer and her particular brand of dirty comedy. But aside from these elements, Trainwreck is not particularly revolutionary.‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
56% Paper Towns (2015) Neither horrible nor brilliant; it is just rather pointless. The characters are defined by their quirks, rather than characterized through quirky detail. ‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
94% Room (2015) Although it's not for everybody - the hell depicted in this story will be hard for many to watch - it is hard not to root for a movie with such an optimistic and moral narrative arc, especially one done this well.‐ BreakPoint
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
33% Home Again (2017) This setup for a pretty standard situation comedy ought to lead to heartwarming hilarity. It doesn't.‐ Christianity Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Although the film follows a somewhat traditional script, it also deviates -- because superheroing while female is a radical act.‐ Christianity Today
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
91% La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle, the writer/director behind the Oscar-nominated Whiplash, set out to make a musical romance, but his new film La La Land transcends both genres.‐ Christianity Today
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 71% Miss You Already (2015) Director Catherine Hardwicke, who is known for making movies about women (yes, even Twilight sort of counts), is unsparingly honest when it comes to depicting human behavior in relationships.‐ Christianity Today
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
2/4 24% Dark Places (2015) It's a fairly standard murder mystery with some good acting and an ending that comes out of nowhere.‐ Christianity Today
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
2.5/4 55% Focus (2015) While Focus is fun, with intrigue, twists, and turns that will likely only hold up to one viewing, the romance ends up being the focus. Unfortunately, loyalty between liars doesn't equal a love story.‐ Christianity Today
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015