Ann Lewinson

Ann Lewinson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Ann Lewinson's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 87%

Tabu (2012)

"If in the first half Gomes dares the audience to be bored, the second half is a cinephile's payoff." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/4 31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Gangster Squad is an enjoyable throwback, distinguishing itself from film noir with its deliriously colorful theme-park recreation of 1949 LA and Dion Beebe's burnished lighting, which makes Brolin and Penn look like they've been cast in bronze." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 10, 2013
2/4 51%

Promised Land (2013)

"Lacking confidence that these didactic speeches will drive its message home, the film throws in a paranoid plot twist from which it never recovers." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 3, 2013
2.5/4 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"If it's only a play, why should we care?" ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 29, 2012
0.5/4 13%

Red Dawn (2012)

"In trading Milius's jingoist conviction for brotherly friction the remake has little reason for being." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 22, 2012
2/4 31%

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

"For the real Mavericks, stick with Stacy Peralta's documentary Riding Giants." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
1.5/4 77%

The Bay (2012)

"At least Levinson hammers it home that his beloved Chesapeake - like this movie - is 40 percent dead." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
3.5/4 71%

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones have captured an otherworldly landscape with a paradoxical claustrophobia ..." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
2.5/4 90%

Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

"It's ... indulgent, not admitting that White's new gimmick wears out its welcome, and never making the case that White deserves his own documentary." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/4 82%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"The tug-of-war of a writer wrestling with his own worst instincts." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2.5/4 57%

Kumaré (2012)

"KumarĂ© might be a Sacha Baron Cohen stunt, but Gandhi drowns his padded documentary with a voiceover that is all Morgan Spurlock, deaf to its self-aggrandizement." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 28, 2012
2/4 34%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

""The Odd Life" is not just odd, it's morbid and morose." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 14, 2012
2.5/4 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"Renner projects too much complexity to be an action hero, and he and Weisz have no chemistry ..." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 9, 2012
4/4 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"As neo-realism dissolves into magic, "Beasts" becomes a work very much of our time, a cry for the handmade in our chilly digital era." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/4 44%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"Allen undermines these slight stories by cutting between them, even though the timelines don't match up. As Baldwin says: "With age comes exhaustion."" ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2/4 51%

Savages (2012)

"Merely continues Stone's tepid streak." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 5, 2012

Ted (2012)

"Ted, which was conceived as an animated series, suffers the flaws of Family Guy without sharing its strangeness." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"The sisters are merely agents in Jack's maturation in what is ultimately a Judd Apatow film on a microbudget." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 21, 2012
2.5/4 78%

Brave (2012)

""Brave" is less a feminist parable than a child's wish-fulfillment: Why can't Mommy be more like me?" ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/4 90%

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"With its well-constructed screenplay, sharp dialogue and unapologetic sincerity, this first feature from former SNL interns Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly is its own act of nostalgia..." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/4 57%

Hysteria (2012)

"Begins as a smug comedy about repressed Victorians but turns into something more provocative..." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/4 28%

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012)

"It's Fonda's show, riffing on her Hanoi Jane past and aided by first-time screenwriters Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski's ear for how both smart people and New-Agers talk." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3.5/4 74%

The Intouchables (2012)

"It manages to be feel-good (thanks to music from Earth, Wind and Fire) and clear-eyed." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 31, 2012
2/4 68%

Men in Black III (2012)

"It may sound good as a screenwriter's pitch, but it's not much fun to watch." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 24, 2012
1.5/4 34%

Battleship (2012)

"You can't help but wonder what Hasbro will do with Candy Land." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012
2/4 22%

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"Expect that two hours will feel like nine months, and that before it's over you'll be screaming for an epidural to your brain." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 17, 2012
3/4 89%

Bernie (2012)

"Richard Linklater (writing with Skip Hollandsworth, author of a Texas Monthly article on the case) has called Bernie his Fargo, but his eye is less jaundiced than the Coens', his ear more sweetly bemused." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 16, 2012
2/4 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"A movie that heads in so many directions it's a wonder Depp didn't get whiplash." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 10, 2012
2.5/4 63%

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

"[It] seems to have no reason for being at all." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 26, 2012
2/4 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"A drama with little conflict aside from an easily swept-aside threat for sole custody and little energy expended by the participants." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 19, 2012

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)

"Perhaps director Neema Barnette was hired to insulate the movie from charges of misogyny; in the end, On the 7th Day is not about women being "loosed" from the past, but tying those bonds a whole lot tighter." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 12, 2012
3/4 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"You may think you've seen this before, but you haven't seen it quite like this." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 12, 2012
1/4 26%

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"When a terrible movie like 2010's "Clash of the Titans" grosses $493 million worldwide, why bother making a good sequel?" ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 29, 2012
2.5/4 90%

Footnote (2012)

"Footnote finally gets back on track as Eliezer puts his philological skills to use, but it's too little, too late." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 21, 2012
2.5/4 60%

Wanderlust (2012)

"David Wain's skittish but amusing recessionary comedy." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 23, 2012
1.5/4 26%

This Means War (2012)

"Seems to have been made by men who have never met a woman, much less asked her what she wants." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 16, 2012
4/4 95%

Pina (2011)

"A milestone in dance and 3D filmmaking." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 20, 2012
1.5/4 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Wrong-headed in every way, it fails both as a spy thriller and as a throwback to '70s exploitation flicks." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 19, 2012
2.5/4 51%

Contraband (2012)

"It's pedestrian filmmaking, and this cast deserves better." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 12, 2012
3/4 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"A satisfying thriller and welcome counter-programming for the Christmas season." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 20, 2011
3.5/4 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"The Descendants finds Payne, now 50, having arrived in midlife with a new maturity, eschewing solipsism and snickers for a deeper engagement with the world." ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 22, 2011
2.5/4 94%

Hugo (2011)

"A plea for film preservation made in the medium that's killing it, Hugo unwittingly proves that old movies really were better." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 21, 2011
3/4 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"Mostly, The Muppets is a cry for decency from a couple of guys who have done their part to coarsen the culture - which may be the greatest irony of all." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 21, 2011
1/4 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"A wolf council with dubbed growls may be the most ludicrous scene of the year, but a rumble with chic vampires punching CGI werewolves comes close." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 21, 2011
2.5/4 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"Funnier than Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, but for all the offensiveness, it's family-values to the core." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/4 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"[A] genially absurd, gently cathartic, and slightly stale Brett Ratner caper..." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/4 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"Writer-director Bruce Robinson has rewritten Thompson's autobiographical novel in the inebriated-buddy image of his Withnail and I; his dialogue is wickedly quotable, his moral outrage unabashed." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2011
2/4 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"Aside from the fan-cam, 3 has little to offer: the camera is shakier and 2's ludicrous backstory is continued." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2011
2.5/4 39%

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"Improves on its unwatchable predecessor." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 18, 2011
2/4 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"A 24-hour meltdown of meetings and dark-night-of-the-soul speeches that would have been better suited to the stage." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 18, 2011
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