Annlee Ellingson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Queen of Katwe (2016) "Makes painfully plain the tug of war between getting an education and putting food on the table, dreams and survival, the future and right now. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Sep 23, 2016
62% The Magnificent Seven (2016) "Westerns may be a nostalgic genre, few and far between these days, but it doesn't have to be outdated when filmed, as Fuqua does, through a 21st-century lens. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Sep 23, 2016
62% Snowden (2016) "The movie's strength lies in its painstaking explication of how extensively the government is spying on us and why we should be as horrified as Snowden is. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Sep 16, 2016
82% Sully (2016) "A mishmash of genres -- a would-be disaster flick, a legal thriller, a heroic biopic -- jarringly cut together with the thinnest of threads linking them together. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Sep 9, 2016
92% Southside With You (2016) "A socially charged and robustly intellectual love story, but a love story nonetheless. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 26, 2016
88% Don't Breathe (2016) "A thoughtfully crafted addition to the genre. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 26, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) "The process threatens to overwhelm the result, which is exquisitely artful and a little dark for family audiences. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 19, 2016
26% Ben-Hur (2016) "The resolution comes a little quickly and tidily, but otherwise Ben-Hur is an efficient, action-packed remake for a contemporary audience. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 19, 2016
86% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "It takes a special talent to sing so badly so well, and Streep captures Florence's sincere, yet somehow blissfully ignorant, love for music. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 12, 2016
86% Pete's Dragon (2016) "[Director David] Lowery may be retreading familiar territory here, but he does it well. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 11, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) "Just lovely and poignant and all the other adjectives that make one's heart swell. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 5, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) "A giant dumpster fire of perplexing plotting, erratic pacing, racial stereotypes and a problematic male gaze. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Aug 4, 2016
81% Equity (2016) "Equity has injected women protagonists into a genre traditionally dominated by men, charging the Wall Street thriller with a buzz of female energy. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 29, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) "Delivers what fans of the franchise like about it--electrifying action, an international itinerary and a dogged hero with superhuman abilities yet very human vulnerabilities. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 29, 2016
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Behind the bad behavior, rampant inebriation and morning facial injections is a poignant observation about women and aging in an industry built on beauty. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 22, 2016
83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "[Director Justin Lin's] sweeping vision emblematizes the galactic scope of the setting and the dramatic stakes of the story. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 22, 2016
71% CafĂ© Society (2016) "The central love triangle strains credulity[, and] Stewart reads too contemporary for the role. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 14, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) "Sends a clear shot across the bow to those who would object to its very concept and delivers an unexpectedly moving rallying cry for girl empowerment. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 14, 2016
81% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Finds the humor in tossing this feral pack into the real world, and raises difficult questions about just how much we're compromising to get by in a hard world. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 9, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "There's no there there - no political or social analogy ... and, with its reliance on the familiar villainous animal control as a plot device, no creative world-building. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 9, 2016
94% Life, Animated (2016) "[Speaks] to the power of cinema, and art in general, as a tool of communication and expression and connection, in this case directly saving a boy's life. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 1, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) "There's much to admire about The BFG: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg's magical production design and John Williams' whimsical score. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jul 1, 2016
67% Swiss Army Man (2016) "Every bit as weird and wonderful as you want a feature-length fart joke to be. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 24, 2016
32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "Unoriginal, lazy and messy, pandering to both fans of the original and the Chinese market -- a disaster flick in not only content but form. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 24, 2016
92% The Witness (2016) "Solomon progressively peels back the layers on not only the case but on Kitty herself, dropping bombshells that hit on a bunch of buzzy themes without forcing topicality. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 17, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "The franchise from the outset has confronted notions of disability and challenged parental responses to it, and Finding Dory is no different. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 17, 2016
48% Genius (2016) "Their story is rich with themes about creative work and concerns about legacy, and how they can interfere with friendships and marriages and being a decent human being. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 10, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) "[Director Duncan Jones] draws sensitive performances ... amid vigorous action setpieces playing out on a massive canvas. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 10, 2016
97% The Fits (2016) "An exquisite metaphor of adolescent rites of passage, with dance as the language of expression for an otherwise reserved character who speaks little. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 3, 2016
38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "A super fun, funny summer action flick that taps into adolescent insecurities and touts the importance of teamwork and family. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jun 3, 2016
85% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "A charming, touching coming-of-ager, even before Mohammed grows up to be an idol. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 27, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Fox's latest Marvel movie is no fantastic failure like Fantastic Four, but it doesn't inspire any enthusiasm for future installments. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 27, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "I'd pay to watch Gerwig recite the digits of pi until she got tired. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 20, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "The ultimate frat party gets a feminist spin. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 20, 2016
98% Love & Friendship (2016) "The costumes are gorgeous, fitted constructions in bold colors and beautiful patterns, the formidable uniform of a fierce, independent woman taking control of her own destiny. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 13, 2016
58% Money Monster (2016) "Awkwardly miscast and tonally disconnected, the film is a thriller with little suspense, a message movie with no credibility. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 13, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) "Perhaps even more urgent upon its U.S. release than when it won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival a year ago. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 3, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Their respective motivations are convincing, and the 16-minute "splash panel" showdown at the Leipzeig airport is fun. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted May 3, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) "Funnier and cleverer in concept than in execution, with all the best cat gags spoiled in the previews. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 30, 2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The tale is lazily and uncompellingly told -- sparkling eye candy with a bitter taste. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 30, 2016
53% Demolition (2016) "[The] emotional journey, complicated by a couple of unexpected developments in the third act, is universal and profound. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 8, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) "A well-meaning, often very funny call for female empowerment in dire need of a script revision and a judicious edit. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Apr 8, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "A sympathetic and, dare I say it, jazzy ode to the white West Coast cat with a soulful sound [and an] addiction to heroin. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 26, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Their first big-screen pairing is a hot mess, with too many storylines to get through to enjoy the elaborate production design or even figure out how we're supposed to feel. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 26, 2016
33% The Bronze (2016) "It'd be even more fun if there were a point to all the obscenity. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "Woodley and her peers are just going through the motions at this point, surviving the franchise so they can move on to the next stages of their careers. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "With a horrifying scenario, a resilient heroine and an insistent score by composer Bear McCreary, the super-secret J.J. Abrams production drops a new nightmare. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
91% City Of Gold (2016) "Gold's decades of writing on LA's food scene are as much a story of immigration and the American dream as they are tacos and curry - and they'll make you very, very hungry. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "As beautifully (though in my case nauseatingly) photographed as ever, putting a rich, moving (literally moving) sheen on a hollow story. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 4, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Aside from a couple of tone-deaf casting choices, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a funny and illuminating story of female empowerment in the malest of environments. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Mar 4, 2016
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