Amanda Greever

Amanda Greever
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) As much as I hate to say it, if you love Maleficent and her story, stop at the 2014 film or even rewatch the classic Sleeping Beauty. This sequel doesn't do the character or the Disney legacy justice. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
27% Countdown (2019) Countdown has jump scares galore, but that doesn't mean it's good. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) As a feature-length movie, the film falters on a few levels, but, as the end of an era and a final goodbye, it hits all the right notes. It's extravagant, rich and exactly what you'd expect on a trip to Downton Abbey. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
69% Joker (2019) It's an incredibly heavy film. It's well done, but it's heavy and leaves the viewer feeling like they've just gone 10 rounds in a heavyweight boxing match. It's mentally exhausting and desperately dark. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Twice the Will Smith equals one 'meh' movie with Gemini Man. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
83% Judy (2019) We are given a window into the final months of one of Hollywood's greatest stars and one of its greatest victims, as well. Hollywood has always preyed on the weak, children and women, especially. Judy was both. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) At some point, In the Shadow of the Moon just goes down a wormhole of politics and elaborate theories. It's not fun to watch, and when we finally get the big reveal of why the killer did what she did we don't care. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) This isn't a film only for children or old-school fans. There's something here for everyone. It's a clever, funny movie with a message about family, even the quirky ones who we want to belittle or make fun of. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) Unfortunately, the story itself is too busy, jumbled and more than a bit dry. I found myself watching the clock and even pausing a time or two, shocked by how little of the film I'd actually sat through. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Harriet sheds light on a real-life abolitionist superhero - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate features such strong female characters. Seriously, Schwarzenegger does make an appearance and while he's incredibly funny, he's not the hero of this film. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) The Good Liar is a forgettable film featuring an otherwise stellar pairing. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
53% Noelle (2019) Noelle isn't the kind of cinematic present that is wrapped in the finest paper bearing colorful bows and ribbons. It's the gift your aunt and uncle wrapped in old newspaper. However, you'll be happy with what you find inside. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
21% Playing with Fire (2019) Playing With Fire isn't a deep film, and it's not an Oscar winner. But, it's a film that makes you feel better for having seen it. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
31% Secret Obsession (2019) Amnesia might not be so bad after viewing Secret Obsession - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
44% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery is neither a comedy nor a mystery. It's just bad behavior masquerading as mass entertainment. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far from Home builds upon what's come before and improves those elements that needed some help. The finished product is something that is fun, funny and heartfelt. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King makes slight alterations to its source material, which results in a slightly more adult version. If you loved the original, chances are fairly good you'll love this one, too. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is about Tarantino's fascination with revisionism and the idea that cinema has the power to right past wrongs. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) It's not a great film, and it's not even what I would consider to be a 'good' one. But, it's not meant to be. It's a fun romp through the galaxy, and Hemsworth and Thompson play off of each other beautifully. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
73% The Perfection (2019) For those who like their films a little darker than mainstream studios are willing to bankroll, The Perfection might be right for you. It's dirty, messy moviemaking with a message. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Crawl isn't a film off which to base any logical deductions. It's also not a film you should see sober. Or at all. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's ridiculous fun, which is exactly why you go see one of these films. It won't win any Oscars, but it's a diverting way to spend a couple of hours. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
26% Otherhood (2019) Otherhood is a sad showcase for once mighty actresses - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
38% Point Blank (2019) A remake can be a dangerous thing. A remake of a film that is critically acclaimed and heavily appreciated must be done well. In the case of Netflix originalPoint Blank, the film proved to be a dangerous thing, and it wasn't done well. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) All in all, Ready or Not is a diverting, fun romp through the worst wedding ever. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) It's a story of self-discovery set to the most honest backdrop there is: music. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
63% Falling Inn Love (2019) While you might be willing to give it a chance, Falling Inn Love will have you questioning whether Netflix's romance offerings are going to take you out on a second date, or you've got better things to do like wash your hair. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon takes viewers on an adventure. It makes us think, and it makes us feel. If you're like me, you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll be glad you took a chance on a Shia LaBeouf movie. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Brittany Runs a Marathon is a film about struggle and strife. Yes, it's also about a woman going from clinically obese to running the New York City marathon, but that's not the real struggle here. It's a film about learning to love yourself. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Forget what you think it's about, because Hustlers will surprise you - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Kid Who Would Be King entertains but comes up short - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw just tries so hard. It wants to be artsy and on point. Unfortunately, it's all sizzle and no steak, a literal snooze-fest. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
43% What Men Want (2019) Despite message, What Men Want misses the comedy boat - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Stan & Ollie is a film about creativity and relationships, how those two are inextricably linked, sometimes to the puzzlement and surprise of creative partners. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The film is bloody, brutally violent and rather dull. The romance is awkward, the relationships stilted and the film's heroine rather uninteresting. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
96% Thunder Road (2018) Thunder Road is only 90 minutes, and if your heart can handle a bit of emotional wreckage, it needs to go on your watch list. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel satisfying but takes a minute to hit its stride - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier goes beyond the heist adventure - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
54% Five Feet Apart (2019) Sure, it's sappy and maybe the storyline is overplayed, but this film hits you in that squishy place where your emotions live. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us succeeds, but it's almost as if Peele is trying too hard - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) While Crazy Rich Asians might be mired in melodrama and unoriginal story lines, it's not a bad movie. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
46% The Meg (2018) Man, I can't wait to see this one again on a lazy weekend. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
97% Coco (2017) Coco is an amazing cinematic experience, and I have little doubt that it will be revered ultimately as one of the greatest achievements in film history, not just animated film history. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
99% Lady Bird (2017) The relationship between mothers and daughters is what's at the heart of Lady Bird, and while cringe-worthy at times, it's a beautiful, poignant story that resonated with me. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
80% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Children and adults will undoubtedly enjoy the film. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
42% Divergent (2014) Divergent doesn't have the same mass appeal, but it doesn't make it any less impactful than the best that this genre - the science fiction genre, not the young adult subgenre - has to offer. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
67% Lucy (2014) Lucy might leave you scratching your head, but it's a wild ride. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Bottom line, this isn't a good movie. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
87% Gone Girl (2014) Pike seems to relish each delicious twist and turn the character takes. She is extremely entertaining to watch. - The Daily Times (Tennessee) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019