Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Alonso Duralde's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"As featureless and generic as its title, but between Cruise's star quality and the ability of director Edward Zwick to stage coherent action sequences, the results are a palatable enough popcorn movie." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"This black hole of a film is a waste of this talented crew's time, yes, but it's also a waste of the audience's, offering no laughs, no ideas, no fresh perspectives, nothing." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 18, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"Even if Hart has become enough of a big shot to get Halle Berry and Don Cheadle to play along with the 007 spoof that opens the movie, he's still frank and funny enough to relate to the folks in the cheap seats." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 12, 2016

The Accountant (2016)

"A convoluted potboiler that dares you either to engage or to laugh at it. Engagement turns out to be easier than you might imagine." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 12, 2016

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016)

"Takes a more realistic, nuts-and-bolts approach to the eternal question: How do you solve a problem like Godzilla?" ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 11, 2016

Trolls (2016)

"The troll scenes offer a mix of neon pastels that suggest someone ate a Lisa Frank store and promptly regurgitated it, while Bergentown features the vast spectrum of tones you might find in a baby's full diaper." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 8, 2016

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

"Throw in some tacked-on anti-standardized-tests speeches and a late-in-the-game reveal about a death in the family, and you've got a movie that's constantly zigging and zagging emotionally without a skilled hand at the wheel." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 7, 2016

Blue Jay (2016)

"It's to the credit of both the movie and its stars that the easy sense of naturalism isn't undone by the eventual revelations. These people are believable, and so are their conversations, and so is their shared past." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 6, 2016

13th (2016)

"DuVernay isn't interested in the impossible, and often absurd, goal of "balance," despite the squirrely presence of Grover Norquist and a lobbyist-apologist; she wants to make you feel something. And she succeeds." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Offers far too many scenes of characters explaining the plot -- or worse, very deliberately not explaining it, simply to set up some unsurprising late-in-the-game reveals." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 25, 2016

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Mira Nair is an emotional button-pusher of Spielbergian ability." ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 25, 2016

Storks (2016)

"Jabs at your funny bone and at your gooey sentimental center with equal agility, both by following the screenwriting rules and knowing when to throw them out the window." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 20, 2016

Blair Witch (2016)

"Barrett and Wingard guide us on a slightly different path, but it's clear early on that the destination will be all too familiar." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 14, 2016
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Who Took Johnny (2013)

"Very intense...examines the impact that the boy's disappearance had on his mother but also raises questions about the possibility of child molesters in positions of power who use their clout to discourage investigations or cover up their crimes entirely." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 14, 2016

Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

"The fact that the lead character is so utterly guileless and innocent and kindhearted -- she's essentially a smiley face with a "KICK ME" sign taped to her back -- makes Katie less a victim of the world and more a victim of writer-director Wayne Roberts." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 11, 2016

Snowden (2016)

"For viewers who never saw Citizenfour, and perhaps have only a vague idea of who he is, what he revealed, and why he did it, then it's quite likely that Snowden will provide an eye-opening experience." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 9, 2016

London Road (2016)

"The film overstates its point about the suffering of the prostitutes versus the residents who treat them like a threat to property values. It's a salient argument, but the movie delivers it so stridently that it undoes the musical's better moments." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 9, 2016

Other People (2016)

"Just when you thought you never wanted to see another Sundance movie about an uptight white guy whose mom has cancer, along comes this funny, honest film, featuring a game-changing performance by Molly Shannon." ‐ What the Flick?!
Posted Sep 9, 2016

Frantz (2016)

"A mostly dreary and heavy-handed affair that examines the damaging cost of nationalism and the toll that war takes on winners and losers, survivors and casualties alike." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 4, 2016

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"In celebrating this legendary pacifist, Gibson and company ennoble the hell out of violence." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 3, 2016

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"All the more impressive for being two movies in one: the kind of "sad people in nice houses" tale you might expect from the couturier-turned-filmmaker, and a down-and-dirty West Texas revenge thriller that calls to mind Sam Peckinpah." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Arrival (2016)

"A fairly chilly, cerebral bit of business, from its beautifully tamped-down cinematography (by modern master Bradford Young) to Jóhann Jóhannsson's ethereal score." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 31, 2016

La La Land (2016)

"The musical is as malleable and eclectic a genre as any other, and Chazelle reminds us how effectively it can be applied to intimate moments as well as huge ones." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 30, 2016

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Just when the audience is gearing up for a powerfully tragic resolution of the kind that Thomas Hardy might have written, the movie veers off into Nicholas Sparks territory instead." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 30, 2016

Morgan (2016)

"Whatever its flaws, this is a rare genre movie that allows two women - both Mara and Taylor-Joy are coolly riveting, particularly when they're playing off each other - to take center stage in both the drama and the action." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 30, 2016

The Hollars (2016)

"Feels more like Hollywood Game Night than a family dramedy." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 25, 2016

War Dogs (2016)

"This airless, laugh-less true story about 20-something wheeler-dealers turned arms salesmen during the Bush-Cheney invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan has no point of view, nor anything to say about war or commerce or even 20-somethings who wheel and deal." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 16, 2016

Sausage Party (2016)

"Almost never pushes the boundaries far enough, seemingly patting itself on the back for peppering the f-word into a cartoon with such frequency." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Can barely get all of these characters onto a billboard, much less a movie." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Bad Moms (2016)

"The plot kicks into high gear -- and into mature-audiences-only levels of bawdy brazenness rarely seen in Hollywood movies centered on women's lives -- when Kunis hits that legendary last nerve about which mothers everywhere have always warned us." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Nerve (2016)

"While the film's vertiginous set pieces are appropriately heart-clenching, it's not nearly as successful at little details like plot and character." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 26, 2016
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El placer es mio (2015)

"Neither actor fits the narrow definition of what Hollywood casting agents generally consider "sexy," but their earthy sensuality and unfettered passion makes them an electrifying screen couple. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 3, 2016

Blood Father (2016)

"Director Jean-François Richet keeps the action set pieces and shootouts coming with bracing regularity, but Blood Father doesn't grind to a halt while it's catching a breath, thanks to the spot-on screenplay." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 2, 2016

Anthropoid (2016)

"Loses its footing, never quite regaining it until an extended sequence in which the seven parachutists hide out in a church, keeping wave after wave of Nazi soldiers at bay. But by the time it arrives in the film, it's almost too little, too late." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 1, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"Like John Carter and The Lone Ranger before it, this movie packs in so much generic derring-do that there's little time to focus on what made the character so memorable in the first place." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 29, 2016

The Shallows (2016)

"It's not going to make anyone forget Jaws, but it delivers the kind of breathless tension that justifies its existence." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 22, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"Takes huge strides in the hotly-contested race to be 2016's Most Irrelevant Sequel." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 18, 2016

Finding Dory (2016)

"Stanton and co-director Angus MacLane augment the hilarious characters with visual grandeur (who knew there were this many shades of blue?) and comedy, particularly from Hank the octopus' chameleonic and contortionist skills." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 10, 2016

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Frightening rarely strikes twice in the same place, despite the efforts of so many horror sequels, but even if The Conjuring 2 doesn't deliver the delightful jolts of its predecessor, it maintains a consistent chill throughout." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 2, 2016

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"This new movie feels more like a series of sketches that all happen to revolve around the same handful of characters. That said, those sketches are fairly funny." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 1, 2016

Warcraft (2016)

"Imagine Battlefield Earth without the verve, or the unintentional comedy." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 24, 2016

Me Before You (2016)

"Forget art, or even craft: This is the kind of movie that can't even get its shameless audience-pandering in order." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 24, 2016

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Gosling and Crowe's breezy give-and-take goes a long way in elevating "The Nice Guys" above the moments where cynicism overwhelms the comedy." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 15, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"The visuals seem less muddled, and the plot isn't just an excuse to stick another sword into the hand of another fairytale character, but it's still a bright and shiny jumble of effects attempting to cover up the utter lack of interesting characters." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 10, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Marks a shocking letdown from Singer's earlier contributions; what once soared now slogs." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 9, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"Let's be clear, then: The Angry Birds Movie isn't pointless because it's based on an app. It's pointless because it's pointless." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 7, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Never lags, and the laughs keep coming, even though they're coming from a fairly familiar place." ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 4, 2016

Keanu (2016)

"Doesn't consistently deliver, but the highs make the lows worth enduring." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 29, 2016

Mother's Day (2016)

"Too innocuous to inspire actual rage yet too utterly tepid and bland to elicit a single laugh." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 28, 2016

The Meddler (2016)

"Everyone's so damn happy and grateful to have been meddled with that it undercuts both the comedy and the drama." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 22, 2016
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