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 33% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Perhaps with a different director at the helm, Dear Evan Hansen wouldn't come across as lackluster as it does. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2021
4/5 82% Breakdown (1997) Despite a few hiccups, Breakdown is a solid movie and Paramount Pictures made a very good choice adding to their Paramount Presents collection. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2021
3/5 41% Hardball (2001) Stereotypical at its best, copycat at its worst, Hardball is okay but nothing special. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2021
4/5 75% Blue Bayou (2021) Blue Bayou has a significant story to tell and the injustice of it all is a sad commentary on where we are today as a society. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2021
3.5/5 65% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) Chastain is the saving grace for this film with her performance of the over-the-top Tammy Faye. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
4/5 80% Copshop (2021) Copshop offers a little something for almost everyone. It has mystery, action (including plenty of blood splatter), and a bit of drama thrown in as well. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2021
4.5/5 91% The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The entire cast of this movie is terrific with Robbins and Freeman leading the way. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2021
3/5 50% Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021) Besides excellent visual and audio quality and a great group of actors portraying these characters, the movie isn't very good. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
3/5 42% Cinderella (2021) Taking a beloved classic and switching it up is always a risky move and...overall Amazon didn't get this one quite right. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
3/5 56% We Need to Do Something (2021) Depending on your point of view, We Need To Do Something, is either a horrible, incomplete shell or a brilliant, symbolic, intellectual study of the human psyche and family dynamics. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
4.5/5 85% Superhost (2021) The cast is well chosen and play their parts beautifully. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2021
3.5/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) The third installment in The Conjuring series, offers much of the same look and feel as the first two films while not necessarily being quite as scary. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
4.5/5 84% Candyman (2021) As a horror movie, Candyman is ok... As a thriller / drama it is outstanding. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
4.5/5 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Much better than I anticipated, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings gives us the flavor of the MCU while changing up the dish some with new and exotic spices. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
4/5 73% Labyrinth (1986) It was very evident that, even as a teenager, Connelly was a talented actor. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
3/5 86% The Night House (2021) The Night House barely scratches the surface of so much more that is festering underneath. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 50% Mommie Dearest (1981) Over the years, Mommie Dearest has created a cult like following the likes of which would make Joan Crawford proud. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2021
4.5/5 66% Respect (2021) There will never be another Queen of Soul, but Jennifer Hudson certainly is a close second. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
4.5/5 100% Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (2021) Ackles has a deep resonance to his voice which is perfect for the caped crusader. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
4.5/5 80% Free Guy (2021) I believe Free Guy could be the surprise sleeper hit of Summer 2021. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
1.5/5 90% The Suicide Squad (2021) The Suicide Squad misses the mark almost from the very beginning as it makes its descent into the bowels of film making. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
2.5/5 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) While The Rise of Cobra was directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), Retaliation was helmed by Jon M. Chu (In the Heights) and the difference in styles is apparent. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2021
2.5/5 75% Stillwater (2021) Damon is decent as Bill and Cottin does a good job making Virginie interesting, but the two actors have zero chemistry making their "relationship" completely unbelievable. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
3/5 33% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Tatum fits the bill as a soldier well, physically and mentally, but his acting skills are rough. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
4.5/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise could have been hit or miss but thankfully, Disney did it right and the result is and fun, summer film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 38% Joe Bell (2021) Wahlberg has had some strong characters in the past but, unfortunately, this isn't one of them. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
3/5 50% Old (2021) After watching his films, one has to wonder what warped ideas live inside Shyamalan's brain. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 74% Snatch (2001) As Ritchie's second feature film, Snatch is well done and shows inklings of the master craftsman he will eventually become. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
4.5/5 89% Almost Famous (2000) It is Hudson who steals every scene she is in drawing attention away from the other actors. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
4.5/5 81% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) What can I say about Broderick...Ferris is one of his most iconic roles and he shines... - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
2.5/5 44% Space Jam (1996) You would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't love Bugs Bunny and Warner Bros. cashed in on his popularity. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
3.5/5 21% Another 48 Hrs. (1990) Once again Nolte and Murphy have excellent chemistry as their characters despise and insult each other throughout the movie. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
4.5/5 93% 48 HRS (1982) Murphy's performance as Hammond, displays an actor on the verge of blooming into the most fruitful years of his career. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
3.5/5 48% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) The vocal talent makes this movie better than it should be. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
2.5/5 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) has some great dialogue as Dan's estranged father, and he delivers his lines expertly. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
4/5 79% Black Widow (2021) Ultimately the strength of the movie is not in the plot or the script but the actors. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
4.5/5 91% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Wilder brought a kindness and gentleness to the main character while infusing Wonka with a whimsical, childlike innocence. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
4.5/5 100% Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021) The new look of this film is a refreshing change, and it works for this story. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
3/5 59% F9 (2021) If the television show Happy Days "jumped the shark" and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull "nuked the fridge", then The Fast and Furious Franchise has definitely "launched the Fiero". - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
4.5/5 91% Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) Last Train from Gun Hill is a good, old-fashioned, classic Western with an excellent cast and an interesting story. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
4.5/5 96% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Moreno has had a long and distinguished career and, in many ways, has been a trailblazer for all who have come after her. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
4.5/5 91% Luca (2021) Pixar typically creates full and robust animation with fleshed-out characters and bright and bold hues. Luca is no different in this regard. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
4/5 80% Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2021) Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog sheds some light on how the Nuremberg Laws impacted a large part of the world and not just human lives. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
2.5/5 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) once again helms this sequel and, while he tries to recapture the magic of the first film, there just isn't enough plot to sustain the sophomore effort. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
3.5/5 16% Infinite (2021) While the film had an interesting premise, a strong cast and a seasoned director, the plot was difficult to follow which confused me quite a bit. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
4.5/5 94% In the Heights (2021) What makes this movie truly great is the combination of strong source material, a dynamic director, and an incredible cast. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
2.5/5 49% Spirit Untamed (2021) The animation is sharp and clean, but I would expect nothing less from DreamWorks and the technological advances that make computer generated animation possible. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
2.5/5 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) Jolie once again does an impressive job as the iconic video game heroine and her banter with a very young-looking Butler is convincing. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
2.5/5 20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) Jolie was in tip top shape for this role, and she did a very good job bringing this video game icon to life. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
5/5 95% My Fair Lady (1964) My Fair Lady is a classic tale of "boy meets girl" set to an iconic soundtrack. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2021