Alonso Duralde Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 95% We the Animals (2018) The movie doesn't tell you things, it just sort of leaves it to you to infer them from what the kids see. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/10 21% Mile 22 (2018) This [movie] is dull and erratic. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
48% The Meg (2018) There's very little to care about between appearances of the title creature.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
7.3/10 71% Never Goin' Back (2018) I was quite charmed by them. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
70% Christopher Robin (2018) If you missed Disney's last dip into Milne - the 2011 animated feature Winnie the Pooh - it's sweet and moving and beautiful and an all-ages delight. It's everything that Christopher Robin isn't.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
7.7/10 100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) [Kirby Dick is] an amazing filmmaker, and lately I think he's really on a roll about these very kind of specific activist docs about things that are happening that we don't know about that we should know. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
7/10 89% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) It's really interesting storytelling, and it's a story that is important [to be] told. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
8.7/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) There's a bit of an excess happening here, but it's excess of all good stuff. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
9.5/10 100% Strong Island (2017) Ford is so gifted at taking old photographs and interviews and making a movie that is always beautiful to look at.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Never wears out its welcome, from the hilarious skewering of some of DC's most sacred cows to a range of musical numbers that include an 80s-style you-can-do-it anthem (compete with sax solo) and hip-hop-flavored self-aggrandizement. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
94% Blindspotting (2018) Co-stars and co-writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal have a lot to say, much of it funny and/or provocative, but neither they nor first-time feature director Carlos López Estrada can figure out a way to shape all this material into a cohesive film.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
9/10 98% Eighth Grade (2018) This movie feels genuine. It loves the characters, but it doesn't let them off the hook necessarily. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
48% Skyscraper (2018) You'll recognize the DNA of other movies here, but that familiarity won't interfere with the vertiginous thrills, the breathtaking stunts (and CG), and the near-constant state of adrenaline-fueled action.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Genndy Tartakovsky keeps the slapstick coming at enough of a relentless pace to make this animated sequel a midsummer delight.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
9/10 100% Leave No Trace (2018) This movie filled my heart, and it broke my heart. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
6.5/10 65% Uncle Drew (2018) This movie is periodically funny.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
7.6/10 52% The First Purge (2018) It's really direct, and it's really damning. I like this movie a lot. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) An outrageous satire that swings for the fences - in about 26 different directions - and even if every hit doesn't clear, audiences will know they've seen something provocative, funny, impolite, meaningful and aimed squarely at the 2018 zeitgeist.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
8.5/10 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) It was this amazing human interest story...but there's another story behind that that is darker and more disturbing and this documentary lets us see both sides of its and its fascinating. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) After a rough start in the previous entry, director Peyton Reed seems much more comfortable balancing wacky antics, familial bonds and over-the-top superhero set pieces this time around.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
1.2/10 0% Gotti (2018) It's more run-of-the-mill than it is colossally misguided. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
4.8/10 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The effects are top-notch, but there's not enough scare moments, there's not enough thought to it, there's not enough wit, there's not enough engagement in the story that's unfolding. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
7.5/10 55% Tag (2018) This is probably the best non-Mad Men Jon Hamm performance to date. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
8/10 51% Superfly (2018) The outfits, the outfits, the outfits are amazing...This movie is crazily entertaining. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8.5/10 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) This is the kind of movie that is why we like Pixar. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
9.5/10 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) We don't have celebrities like [Fred Rogers] anymore. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
6/10 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) As written, I didn't believe these characters. And if Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons and Ted Danson...cannot convince me that these are actual human beings, then no one can. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
7/10 86% Alex Strangelove (2018) [Alex Strangelove] is about this kind of personal journey, and I enjoyed following him on that. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) With nary a jump scare in sight, Aster has created a moody piece with a delicate but devastating sense of dread.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
6.5/10 86% Lion (2016) I don't think I've ever seen a movie that's this much about the experience of adoption and the relation between adoptive parents and adopted children...it's a rich subject that we don't see much in film. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Between the sheen and the talented performers, "Ocean's 8" does eventually coast on froth and good will.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
20% Action Point (2018) If you were a Jackass fan back in their prime, you'll probably still chuckle alongside them as they continue to risk life and limb for the sake of slapstick.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) As an intergalactic adventure, it's mostly adequate, with some very successful elements, but if you stripped the Star Wars names and places, it's doubtful that it would spawn much excitement, let alone sequels.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Doesn't build on the first film, choosing instead to replay the greatest hits. If you're a fan of those hits, then you'll enjoy this encore, but anyone who wasn't amused by the first go-round isn't going to hop on board for this do-over.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
86% Tully (2018) The act of tending an infant is handled with some of the grimmest humor this side of Eraserhead.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If you've been solidly along for the Marvel ride up to this point, you'll enjoy this leg of the journey even if it hasn't yet reached the terminal.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
21% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) This isn't the deepest plot, but compared to the usual saints-vs.-sinners tales that Perry has offered up over the course of 19 feature films he's written, Acrimony takes us to whole new levels of complexity.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) Might mark the beginning of a new era in filmmaking or the end of an old one, but either way it feels like a failed experiment in building a new story on the carcasses of old movies, TV shows and video games.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
19% Midnight Sun (2018) Adolescent girls (and boys, too) are entitled to teen-tragedy tear-jerkers, those Kleenex-soaking tales of the fragility of life and love in an uncaring universe. But that audience deserves better than Midnight Sun.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) Such a uniquely interesting character deserves more than a run-of-the-mill action franchise, but nearly 40 years after Raiders of the Lost Ark, we're still getting pits and spikes, spiders and snakes.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
44% The Hurricane Heist (2018) A laughable caper wherein the good guys continually manage to thwart the bad guys through skillful manipulation of a Category 5 hurricane.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Awash in bold colors, bright patterns and ebullient kids, director Ava DuVernay's new take on "A Wrinkle in Time" dazzles its way across time and space even if it doesn't quite stick the landing. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) There's a place in the culture for adolescent gay kids to enjoy the shiny, shallow coming-of-age stories that their straight peers consume on a daily basis. The first one out of the gate always plays it safe; the trick now is to keep the gate open.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) Fast and funny, filled with memorable characters, and able to balance slapstick and violence without spilling too far in either direction, this frenetic R-rated farce is that rare comic gem that lands on all the spaces without ever going to jail.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Neither intelligent enough to be involving nor fun enough to be trashy, this is a movie that would only work if it were a little worse or a lot better.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) This is the sort of thriller that constantly sideswipes you with dream sequences and hallucinations, but if you're willing to go on Ozon's ride, it's an unpredictable journey.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) When "Black Panther" works, it's thrillingly alive.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
42% Ophelia (2018) Gives the character new depth, even letting her experience some of the play's big moments, whether it's encountering a ghost on the battlements or eavesdropping on important conversations from behind a tapestry.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
90% Skate Kitchen (2018) Celebrates the liberation and the sisterhood that comes with skateboarding, with a mostly refreshing take on how teen girls deal with parents, boys and each other.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) An audio-visual supplement to the actress' fascinating 2005 memoir, a frank examination of Fonda's personal evolution, and a celebration of her role in popular culture.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018