Alonso Duralde Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 52% 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 94% 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
90% 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
82% 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
87% 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
23% 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
17% 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
48% 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
45% 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
39% 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
71% 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
100% 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
70% Lizzie (2018) The stylish and haunting Lizzie paints a provocative portrait of a woman driven by passions and left with few options in a society that gave her little agency.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
21% Forever My Girl (2018) A Hallmark movie would have at least given the female lead something of a personality and plot arc; this movie's all about the celebrity and his emotional journey, while the woman stands around like a prize waiting to be won, the Blessed Hometown Honey.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The stunts, the explosions and the chases are all exciting and elaborately mounted; there's just not much of a movie to go with them.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) Overall the movie collapses in a heap of familiarity and lackadaisicalness. Park is an animation legend, but even the greats occasionally whiff it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Everything that a kids' movie should be: sweet and adorable and kind, and adults can enjoy it too.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Director Adam Robitel and editor Timothy Alverson have fun with the mechanics of the PG-13 jump-scare; in one show-stopping scene in particular, they make you wait for it, and wait for it, and it's all the more satisfying when it finally comes.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Delaying the exposition means that the movie comes to a halt in the third act so that conspiracies can be explained and double-crosses can be crossed. For much of its running time, however, this is a solid story.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Falls right behind Empire Strikes Back and maybe the original film in providing the thrills and the heartbreak, the heroism and villainy, and the romance and betrayal that makes these films such a treat.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
71% Ferdinand (2017) If you can get through the excess of characters, and the requisite butt jokes, car chase and tween pop songs, the film does keep both the physical and the verbal comedy coming at a steady pace.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
87% The Post (2018) Offers suspense and rich characterizations to an all too timely examination of the importance of a free press and of the constant obligation to speak truth to power.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) First love is as much about hesitancy as it is about exuberance, and Ivory and Guadagnino perfectly capture that sweet turmoil. This isn't just an instant LGBT classic; this is one of the great movie love stories, for audiences of all stripes.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
45% The Star (2017) One senses director Timothy Reckart and screenwriter Carlos Kotkin trying to split the difference between Sunday school and the Cartoon Network, but the results meet the standards of neither.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) There's a little more levity, and a touch more interest in character, but much too much of this team-up adventure is given over to ridiculous posing and posturing as our heroes battle a not-very-interesting villain.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) It's never mawkish or manipulative, and its characters are so well-established both in the writing and in the performances that the movie ultimately does the hard work of earning those damp Kleenexes. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) I laughed a total of three times during this witless trudge as it went through its predetermined part-two paces and found myself wishing I was re-watching A Bad Moms Christmas.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig the actress skillfully pivots between the wacky and the poignant, so it's no surprise that Gerwig the auteur so delicately balances hilarity and heartbreak.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The seasoned cast sells the one-liners, and while there's probably at least one slo-mo montage too many, the promise of a sequel involving the trio of grandmas seems like a movie worth anticipating.‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) As a portrait of an author on the verge of a breakthrough, this is a run-of-the-mill, occasionally clumsy biopic; as for contextualizing Christmas, it never explains how it functioned before Dickens and only briefly mentions how it changed after him.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
6% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) It's already a general rule that Madea movies are never all that funny whenever Madea isn't on screen, but even when she and Joe are at the center of the action, they're batting about .250 when it comes to punchlines.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Both the banter and the fighting, it should be noted, are excellent, so whether you go to superhero movies for the glossy escapism or the pulse-pounding action, you'll get your large soda's worth.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) It might call to mind Woody Allen or J.D. Salinger along the way, but in the end, this is pure Baumbach, from its compassionate analysis of broken families to its empathetic insistence that even the most broken can still find redemption.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
87% Only the Brave (2017) In an era where the words "based on a true story" can give seasoned filmgoers a sinking feeling, this is a film where the complications and messiness of reality add genuine heft to the drama. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
86% Better Watch Out (2017) Both the screenplay and the editing maintain the intricate plate-spinning required to go back and forth between laughs and screams, all the while imperceptibly boosting the tension as the night progresses.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017