Allison Rose

Allison Rose
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Mrs. Skornick-Rose attended Hofstra University where she earned her bachelor's degree in communications and is Vice Chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She can be found in print, online, and on talk radio, WENG 107.5 FM.
Publications: FlickDirect

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander had been on an upward trajectory career-wise for the last few years and playing this well-known action heroine is just another feather in her cap. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Even though it runs over two hours long, You become so engrossed in the story and the visuals that you don't notice the length - which says a lot about Ready Player One. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 83% Blockers (2018) Some good performances, a decent script, and a mildly different plot makes Blockers a film worth seeing. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 70% Adrift (2018) Compelling and life-affirming, Adrift is a real-life survival story...Emotional and draining it will make you wonder what you have been doing with your life. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) As a standalone film, it has a good plot, interesting characters, and well-done action scenes. As part of the classic franchise, it comes across a little disjointed and disconnected. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 52% Measure of a Man (2018) While occasionally difficult to watch Measure of a Man is overall entertaining and reminds the audience to never settle and always be their best selves. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage is a true popcorn, action movie that offers the audience some great scenes and some emotional moments. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) If one is looking for a fun night out at the movies and wanting a good superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp is worth the price of admission. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 89% American Animals (2018) American Animals is entertaining while answering the question most people have thought about at one time or another...If I tried to commit a crime, could I get away with it? - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Pratt and Howard were terrific choices for the original reboot and they once again prove why they deserve to be in this blockbuster. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) While the mostly female cast might make it seem like a girls night out movie, this is a film both men and women alike can enjoy. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 88% Love, Gilda (2018) Love, Gilda showcases her talent and reminds us all why we fell in love with her in the first place. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 12% Peppermint (2018) For the average moviegoer or for fans of Jennifer Garner Peppermint doesn't go far enough to offer a worthwhile experience. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 33% Kin (2018) James Franco is excellent as the stereotypical sleazy dirtbag. As an actor, he is a chameleon who always delivers on screen. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 92% Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) Even though it's forty-five years old is it as poignant and relevant today as it was back in the 1970s. It's worth watching for any young person, especially those involved in sports. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 22% Mile 22 (2018) While a little graphic it is sure to entertain those that love the action genre while it keeps the rest of us amused and engaged to the very end! - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
5/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians - Hilarious, Heartwarming, and Historic! - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 46% The Meg (2018) The Meg Is a fun, end of summer ride. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 87% First Man (2018) First Manis an interesting take on The United States Space program in the 1960s and the man that would become revered as an American Hero. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
5/5 100% The Farewell (2019) Wang masterfully navigates this story and all the complicated nuances that go along with it. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Though the cast is young; being made up of mostly teenagers; they are well versed and trained and Burnham elicits terrific performances from then all. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) You should see A Star is Born... no questions asked. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 27% Night School (2018) The supporting cast had funnier moments than the leads. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Small Foot will also provoke controversy, especially from religious groups. Depending on one's viewpoint, Small Foot can make the argument either for or against organized religion. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 23% Nobody's Fool (2018) Perry knows his audience and plays to them throughout. He is 'Nobody's Fool' and he knows what packs them into theaters. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Mackenzie Foy does a very good job as the smart and beautiful Clara and offers a believable performance as this iconic character in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is a worthwhile film with something to say and I'm sure it is being dissected and digested by film students in classrooms across the country. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) The film manages to accentuate the devastation addiction brings on the whole family while also highlighting the big problem this country faces. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/5 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) No, Johnny English Strikes Again won't win any awards but it will resonate with fans of the character and Atkinson's shtick. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family is a feel-good film during the holiday season and one that should be seen by everyone as it might just start a much-needed dialogue. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The magical aspects and visuals are appealing, but the film is clunky and awkward. Fans of the Potter Universe will no doubt go to see it but shouldn't expect it to be as inviting as the first film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4.5/5 88% A Private War (2018) It couldn't have been easy but Marie Colvin was an important life and the film pays homage to the brilliant woman behind the faces of wars and conflicts all over the world. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4.5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is a well-told story and I would be surprised if it didn't garner some Oscar nominations this year. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 59% The Grinch (2018) As this is the season for family moviegoing, The Grinch throws its hat in the ring as a solid offering to spend one's hard earned money on. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) As sequels go this one hits the mark. It is enjoyable and entertaining and offers TONS of Easter eggs for the audience to dissect. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4.5/5 94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting is enjoyable and entertaining while offering a sober look at some of the things facing our young, black male population, especially in urban settings. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 56% The Lion King (2019) Jones is wonderful returning as the voice of the king, Mustafa. Oliver is also great as Zazu, the bird, bringing some levity to the film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Yes, being a Queen in the Sixteenth century couldn't have been easy and Mary, Queen of Scots, give the audience a mere glimpse into their lives. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4.5/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Freddie Mercury was a brilliant musician who left an everlasting mark on the world. Bohemian Rhapsody offers a small insight into Freddie's world and that of the band Queen. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic does offer a terrific message about loving oneself before anyone or anything else and finding one's self-worth and Wilson delivers it in the nicest possible way. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) Davis is masterful as the strong leader of this resilient group of women and Rodriguez and Debicki match her in every scene. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4.5/5 80% Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (2018) If you like a good fairytale story, baseball or are Jewish (or more than one of these things) you will identify with Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4.5/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford picked a strong project to be his swan song and Lowery made sure he rode off into the sunset with dignity and flair. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4.5/5 83% High Life (2019) Pattinson tackles a difficult role with aplomb. This is a side of the actor we have not seen before - more mature and thoughtful. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) While difficult to watch, They Shall Not Grow Old is a loving tribute to a grandfather from his grandson and to a generation of young men who fought bravely and survived. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 38% Glass (2019) Shyamalan does what we expect him to do with Glass and it wraps up these storylines though I don't know if it was worth the 19-year wait. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Felicity Jones is excellent as the small-statured spitfire that took on numerous males all the way up to the Supreme Court. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) If you are a fan of Tarantino-esque type films then this is one you...it is an entertaining movie that requires viewing more than once to catch all the little nuances and details. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 59% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick is a solid effort that introduces Merritt and reminds us why we love McConaughey and the fact that it is based on a true story makes it all the more interesting. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet We, the Marines (2017) We, the Marines made me feel a little of the pride these soldiers experience upon joining the Corps and offered a different perspective of what it means to be a Marine. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019