Angie Han

Angie Han
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Slashfilm, Mashable

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Booksmart (2019) Like the best of its genre, it feels both of the moment and totally classic. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
91% Long Shot (2019) What pushes Long Shot from unexpected to downright unbelievable, however, is the context in which this coupling takes place. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) Paradoxically, it's these quieter moments that make Apollo 11 so breathtaking to behold. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
99% Us (2019) Several hours and many conversations later, I'm still convinced this film has secrets I haven't uncovered yet, and I'm just eager for my next chance to go digging through it again. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
79% Captain Marvel (2019) Just as the Marvel makers wanted, I left the theater pleased to have met Carol at long last, and eager to see her again. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) It's so busy working to remind you of everything it's trying not to be, that it never quite gets around to figuring out what it actually is. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
100% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell stands as proof she's capable of much, much more. Awkwafina shoulders this dramatic leading role with the grace, and a showstopper monologue near the end of the film should win over any final skeptics. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
100% Knock Down the House (2019) What makes Knock Down the House so compelling, though, is that it digs beyond the pretty soundbites and packaged-for-TV narratives to show us not just who and what is happening in American politics right now, but how and why. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
100% Honey Boy (2019) Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) plays the younger Otis, and he is the single best reason to seek out Honey Boy. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
90% Big Time Adolescence (2019) The film is often funny but rarely uproarious, kinda sweet but not terribly touching. The life lessons it ultimately imparts are perfectly reasonable, but they're also ones you've heard from your own nagging parents dozens of times before. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
57% Wounds (2019) What this movie is about, what it's trying to do, I couldn't really tell you. But it is never boring. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) The Knights - the wrestling clan at the center of Fighting With My Family - are at least idiosyncratic and endearing enough to make themselves worth watching, even if their tale feels like one we've seen many times before. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
94% The Report (2019) Though billed as a "political thriller," The Report eschews explosive drama or white-knuckle tension. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
74% Untouchable (2019) And for all Untouchable rails against the systemic injustices that kept Weinstein in power, and the complicity of the people who looked the other way, it doesn't really shed any new light on on the institutions or the industry that let him flourish. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
64% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Extremely Wicked settles for glamorizing, yet again, a murderer who's been glamorized enough already. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It's a solid sequel - sweet and funny, with lots of crowdpleasing moments featuring your favorite characters, and another heartwarming real-world message to boot. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Watching Glass is like going to the movies with that one friend who cannot help leaning over to whisper one banal observation after another into your ear, and then leaning back satisfied that he's just blown your mind. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Now that Mary Poppins has returned... it seems worth asking: Did we really need her to? - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) There's a knowing silliness to Aquaman that helps gloss over its sometimes-shaky CG and over-complicated mythology, and a willingness to go for broke that keeps us guessing about what we'll witness next. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Few recent films have embraced the comic book style and sensibility - its visual quirks and anything-goes openness - as wholeheartedly as Spider-Verse has, or enjoyed as fully the potential in combining the two mediums. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) It's not quite as smart as Creed, or quite as beautiful, and it doesn't have as much depth or nuance or texture. But it's got enough to deliver something satisfying and sweet. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph gets enough of it right to be worth signing on for. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) While it is possible, if you squint very hard, to make out some of the deeper themes at play here...the real driving force behind Crimes of Grindelwald seems to be a burning desire to set up a sequel. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
29% Venom (2018) A movie that initially seemed just-plain-bad becomes so-bad-it's-good. Or maybe it's just plain good. It's been a full day since I've seen it, and honestly, I'm still not sure. Either way, I laughed a lot. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
87% First Man (2018) First Man doesn't just show us what it looks like to go to the moon. It considers how it must have felt to go to the moon. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
89% A Star Is Born (2018) You can see where all of it is headed from two miles away. But that doesn't matter, not when Bradley Cooper is executing the formula so well. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) As evidenced by the title, Life Itself has grand ambitions... What it actually delivers, though, is a big sloppy pile of WTF. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Like most long-running horror franchises, the Halloween series has seen its share of ups and downs over the decades. But those skeptical of the newest incarnation, directed by David Gordon Green, can put their fears to rest. This one's good. Really good. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
62% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is one of those historical dramas that takes the Wikipedia approach to storytelling: This happens, and then that happens, and then that guy dies, and then that battle takes place, and then this other thing happens. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Fahrenheit 11/9 is part exposé, part doomsday warning, and part call to arms, and the switch from one mode to another can be jarring. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
92% Searching (2018) You're actually able to follow and get invested in this family just by following their digital activity -- feels both improbable and inevitable. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians invites us to indulge in the lifestyles of the rich and semi-famous... and director Jon M. Chu does a deft job of making all that wealth look both super enticing and totally exhausting. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) All of their derring-do is choreographed, shot, and acted in a way that looks real, in a way that puts most of this summer's other action-adventure blockbusters to shame. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Isn't the funniest Marvel movie ever made, or the deepest or the coolest or the most creative. But it just might be the nicest, and that counts for something. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) I just know that it throws everything at the wall, and that it's a blessing more of it sticks than doesn't. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
91% Set It Up (2018) Right off the bat, Set It Up nails the most important element of the romcom formula: chemistry. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's like the best of the Avenger-on-Avenger bits from Captain America: Civil War or Avengers: Infinity War - only better, because it's easier to follow the the crisp, colorful action. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's fun enough to serve as an excuse to chill with some friends, or while away an afternoon in movie-theater air-conditioning. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Rather than try to mimic Ford's work beat-for-beat, Ehrenreich has found a way to make the role his own, and in doing so to show us this familiar character from a fresh perspective. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) If you enjoyed the first one, there's every chance you'll like this one as well. Similarly, if you hated the first one, you probably won't find much to love about the follow-up either. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Here, the special-ness comes from the pleasure of seeing all these larger-than-life personalities smashed together into one supersized adventure. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
35% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty fumbles its message so badly that the end result is less inspiring than just plain baffling. At its worst, it does more to reinforce society's punishing beauty standards than dismantle them. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Blockers feels empowering not because it tells a story of girls triumphing in a man's world, but because it shows us girls flourishing in their own world, on their own terms, surrounded by supportive friends and nice boys and well-meaning parents. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) This may not be the deepest or most ambitious horror movie in recent memory -- there's not much here beyond that brilliantly simple core concept. But as a delivery vehicle for sheer, visceral terror, it's one of the most brutally effective. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time is for all the girls - and boys, and non-binary kids, and teens and adults and the elderly - who've ever been a Meg. It's a flawed film that entreats us to love flawed things, up to and including our very own selves. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Fifty Shades is a veritable orgy of ineptitude and unprofessionalism - which might not be a problem, except that the film also insists on showing everyone at work all the time. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther perfects what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has always done so well: build a world so richly rendered, it's almost a letdown to reach the end of the film and realize it's time to return to our own reality. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) While Jumanji isn't interactive in the way of actual video games, it does its best to simulate that feeling by getting you on the same page with the players at every turn. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
92% Thelma (2017) The supernatural Thelma is the coming-of-age experience in a nutshell: It's all about finding out who you are, with all the invigorating uncertainty and ambiguity that entails. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
97% Coco (2017) What makes Coco rare is that it recognizes that the things that give your life meaning might be in opposition to one another, and asks you to consider what really matters most. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017