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 58% Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020) Lee is decent as the princess suddenly discovering her powers and capably leads the Disney film and the cast, which is quite an undertaking for a teenager. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
4.5/5 92% Full Metal Jacket (1987) Kubrick had a way of making the audience become invested in the characters of his films and created some truly memorable ones. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
4.5/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) What a terrific cast! Brown is perfect as the teenage, younger sister of the famed detective and Cavill does a nice job portraying Sherlock. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/5 88% Kajillionaire (2020) As Kajillionaire begins it shows signs of promise but in the end falls flat and doesn't deliver a satisfying conclusion. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 78% Murder in the Woods (2020) The cast is made up of relatively unknowns with Trejo being the most seasoned amongst the group. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
5/5 97% Roman Holiday (1953) The marrying of a classic movie with the most up to date technology makes this release a must-have. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
4/5 75% Mulan (2020) Those hoping to see a new version of the animated movie will be disappointed. This Mulan has its own feel and texture. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) It is quite rare in the film industry for a sequel to be just as good, if not better than the original film but that seems to be the case here. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
4/5 76% The Goonies (1985) The Goonies may have been released three and a half decades ago but it stands the test of time. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
4.5/5 84% Beetlejuice (1988) Keaton shines in this role, breathing life (pun intended) into an immature and manipulative ghost. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
4/5 69% Sherlock Holmes (2009) Downey, Jr. is the perfect casting choice who manages to bring a somewhat lackluster script to life. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
4.5/5 93% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Iannucci offers an interesting interpretation of this classic story, beginning with the casting. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Winters has barely aged in the twenty-nine years since Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey was released but Reeves no longer fits the role of Ted very well. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 20% One Night In Bangkok (2020) Dacascos does a terrific job portraying Kai; a peaceful, gentle man who calculates and plans his vigilante justice against those whom he feels have wronged him and his family. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
3.5/5 62% Chemical Hearts (2020) Reinhart and Abrams were great casting choices and they bring depth and maturity to their roles. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
4.5/5 88% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Freudenthal takes a hard to understand mental illness and offers us a visual representation of it in an attempt to demystify the mystery of schizophrenia. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) As with so many movies Disney releases, The One and Only Ivan has a lot of heart. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
5/5 94% Boys State (2020) Boys State takes a little time to get started but once it does it is engrossing, dynamic and well done. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 59% Project Power (2020) Netflix is known for quality productions and Project Power is no exception. The high definition video quality is impressive. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3.5/5 16% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001) Shalhoub is well suited to portray Arthur, a lost widower trying to deal with his pain while taking care of his children. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4.5/5 97% Airplane! (1980) Hays and Hagerty had great chemistry that made their story believable. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
4.5/5 82% Clueless (1995) There are a number of reasons Clueless has become a "cult classic" and still has a large following, one of which is the terrific cast. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 74% Ghost (1990) The Paramount Presents series has offered wonderful classic films restored and upgraded and Ghost makes an excellent addition to this collection. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 79% Greyhound (2020) Director Aaron Schneider sets the scene beautifully with grey skies and violent seas in Greyhound. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) The visuals help to set the scenes well and director Gina Prince-Bythewood has decent pacing. The beginning is somewhat slow, but it picks up by the second act. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
5/5 98% Hamilton (2020) Besides Miranda, the cast is made up of an incredibly talented artists who took Miranda's brilliant score and breathed life into it despite being some of the most challenging songs to perform live. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4.5/5 88% David Foster: Off the Record (2019) It's obvious from how Foster and others speak about him that he is his harshest critic and doesn't necessarily think of himself as all that successful. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
4/5 78% Braveheart (1995) Braveheart is beautifully shot, well-acted, and offers an interesting, but an untruthful, story about what many believe to be a great Scotsman. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
3.5/5 40% Irresistible (2020) Irresistible is a cute, little film not without flaws but the overall feeling you get while watching it helps you to forgive and forget those flaws. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3.5/5 70% 7500 (2020) Gordon-Levitt was an excellent casting choice as he is certainly one of the best parts of 7500. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
4/5 75% Pretty in Pink (1986) Ringwald has an inner strength about her that makes Andie so resilient even when she is crying her eyes out. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4.5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods is one of Lee's best films to date and one I'm sure that will be studied in intro to film/cinema classes at colleges all across the country. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
4/5 73% Urban Cowboy (1980) Winger... shines, stealing every scene she is in. She overshadows Travolta, which is usually extremely difficult to do. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
4.5/5 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) Davidson had to play Scott as so much of the story parallels his own life. He obviously drew on his experiences to bring out the emotions he faces in the film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 100% Zombies 2 (2020) While Z-O-M-B-I-E-S and its sequel are obviously this decade's High School Musical, it does have its own distinctive flavor. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
4.5/5 98% Jaws (1975) Jaws was just the beginning of an ever-amazing career for Spielberg and has left audiences with a number of quotable lines including the very popular, "You're going to need a bigger boat". - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
4.5/5 89% Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020) With lots of exhaustive violence Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is certain to please fans while impressing those of us who have never played the game. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3.5/5 56% The Hunt (2020) Gilpin is great and Swank is downright deplorable herself as the evil mastermind behind The Hunt. It helps that they are surrounded by a whole bunch of actors that play their parts well. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
4/5 70% The High Note (2020) The biggest gem of The High Note is the music. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
3.5/5 44% Body Cam (2020) At 93 minutes long and a VOD release, you might think Body Cam is going to be terrible and while you aren't completely wrong, you aren't completely right either. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
3/5 36% Flashdance (1983) With Flashdance, Beals gives a memorable performance that jump-started her career. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3/5 38% Days of Thunder (1990) For race car enthusiasts, Days of Thunder is a treat with great action scenes. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
4.5/5 75% War of the Worlds (2005) Spielberg always delivers a quality product and teaming him with Cruise results in a well done, modern rendition of this classic story. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4.5/5 49% Scoob! (2020) Scoob!'s animation is very well done with vibrant colors and sharp details. The soundtrack is also eclectic helping adult viewers take a stroll down memory lane. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4.5/5 54% Top Gun (1986) Tony Scott brought some incredible shots to the film, mounting cameras everywhere on the fighter jets to achieve amazing footage while giving the audience the feeling they were flying right alongside Maverick. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) What makes Matt Wolf's documentary so interesting is the background and the origin stories of the group that he uses to lay the foundation leading up to the Biosphere 2 experiment. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
3.5/5 74% The Photograph (2020) The Photograph is a study of opposites in so much as the movie itself moves at a slow pace while Michael and Mae's relationship goes from zero to sixty in about ten seconds. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3.5/5 26% The Legend of Zorro (2005) Antonio Banderas was an excellent casting choice and his chemistry with co-star Zeta-Jones is palpable. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
4.5/5 82% The Mask of Zorro (1998) There are several reasons why The Mask of Zorro was so successful, beginning with the cast. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4.5/5 98% Alien (1979) Alien helped redefine the Sci-Fi genre for a generation of moviegoers and became the bar that all other movies had to live up to or surpass. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020