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
65% 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
85% 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
75% 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
77% 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
93% 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
73% 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
65% 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
89% 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
49% 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
29% 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
96% 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
81% 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
99% 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
57% 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
78% 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
16% 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
86% 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
90% 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
20% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) "A sequel that, this many years hence, no one was clamoring for. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 26, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Heart-warming and fun and embodies a sportsmanlike message that it doesn't matter whether you finish first or last, but that you do your best. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 26, 2016
98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "A beautiful meditation on memories and dreams, and an excoriating indictment on cultures lost. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 26, 2016
61% Race (2016) "An inspiring, feel-good story with a deferential protagonist perhaps more palatable to those who took issue with BeyoncĂ©'s politically charged Super Bowl performance. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 26, 2016
79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "[Moore's] findings - on workers' rights and women leaders, on education and school lunches, on prison systems and drug policies - are at once enlightening and depressing. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 12, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "An antihero who's sarcastic, profane, self-aware and funny as hell, a cathartic break from the portentous comic-book flicks saturating the release slate these days. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 12, 2016
59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) "A film by a cineaste for cineastes, "Eisenstein" ... reveals less about the filmmaker's style behind the camera than between the sheets. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 4, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "A love letter to a silly, exasperating industry ... that nonetheless produces works of art that are mesmerizing, meaningful and, well, "swell." " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 4, 2016
93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "Of the five, "Everything Will Be Okay" delivers the biggest punch to the gut. ... Young actress Julia Pointner in her first credited role is a stunning discovery. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 4, 2016
No Score Yet 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2016) "A mix of artistic portraits and investigative journalism from the far reaches of the globe. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 4, 2016
100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) "This year's batch of animated Oscar shorts offers an array of stunning styles from simple stick figures to classic hand-drawn animation to the most sophisticated CG. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 4, 2016
63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The picture embraces old-fashioned values and a little schmaltz in its portrait of decent men going above and beyond the call of duty. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Feb 4, 2016
11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "The movie really goes for it - like, to a shocking degree. And, well, I laughed. (Ugh.) " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jan 22, 2016
30% Mojave (2016) "A B movie with A-list talent. " ‐ L.A. Biz
Posted Jan 22, 2016
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