Austin O'Connor

Austin O'Connor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Austin O'Connor's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 69%

About Last Night (2014)

"thanks mostly to Hart and Hall's fiery comic chemistry, it's frequently hilarious" ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Feb 13, 2014

The Challenger Disaster (2013)

"The solemn inquiry into the cause of a tragic accident is turned into a nifty, shifty whodunit. Or, more precisely, a whatdunit." ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Nov 17, 2013

The Counselor (2013)

"As a screenwriter, the 80-year-old [McCarthy] turns out to be a great novelist." ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Oct 28, 2013
4/5 55%

Clear History (2013)

"True to its improv style, the story meanders, but the jokes swirl and land more often than they miss" ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3.5/5 88%

Springsteen And I (2013)

"It's a quirky little film, at turns charming and creepy but ultimately redeeming, about people who are extremely devoted to the 63-year-old rock star." ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 70%

Magic Trip (2011)

"Considering the quality of the source material, what Ellwood and Gibney have come up with is kind of amazing." ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/5 65%

The Music Never Stopped (2011)

"Simmons has never been better than he is here, as he transforms Henry from a guy burdened with regret to one bursting with hope." ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Posted Apr 5, 2011
5/5 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Make no mistake: this Toy Story trilogy, and Toy Story 3 in particular, is a great work of art - one of the cleverest pieces of story-telling magic that Hollywood has ever conjured." ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/4 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"I'm shocked. It's good. It's pretty close to being really, really good (at 132 minutes, it's about a half hour too long)." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2010
2/5 63%

Extract (2009)

"Exists squarely on that most comfortable rung of the American corporate ladder: the mediocre middle." ‐
Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"Adventureland stays strictly on the games side of the amusement park, happily ambling along with no real dips or climbs." ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4.5/5 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"It's really, really funny" ‐
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3/5 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"for its core audience and for those who have been counting down the days and hours to its release, 'Watchmen' will probably be enthralling. For the rest of us: Watch Out." ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2009
3/5 70%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"Elevated considerably by fine lead performances from Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2009
1/5 10%

Bride Wars (2009)

"excruciating, pointless, spectacularly unfunny, sometimes offensive, hapless stab at a chick flick" ‐
Posted Jan 8, 2009
3.5/5 89%

Bolt (2008)

"With its vibrant look, frisky attitude and sweet lesson about loyalty and friendship, Bolt is solid, fresh family-friendly entertainment." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 21, 2008
1.5/5 48%

Twilight (2008)

"Twilight is a self-selecting movie if there ever was one. Those who want to see it, will see it and love it. Others are warned away." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 19, 2008
5/5 92%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"It's a masterpiece, and that's my final answer." ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2008
2/5 65%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"As an action movie, Quantum of Solace is passable ... As a Bond movie, it's a mess." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 14, 2008
2/4 41%

Kicking & Screaming (2005)

"As the coffee-fueled Phil lurches further and further over the edge of soccer coach impropriety, you can sense Ferrell struggling to break through the lame script" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 12, 2005
3/4 69%

Hitch (2005)

"James comes crashing nervously into the movie like a fat guy who went through the wrong door and ended up on the fashion show catwalk. He's perfect." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
1/4 46%

Constantine (2005)

"It just so happens that I always had a theory on how to visit hell, too: Sit in a chair and watch a Keanu Reeves movie." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
2/4 30%

Be Cool (2005)

"There's some fun to be had here, but measured against Get Shorty, the movie doesn't fare so well." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3/4 74%

The Upside of Anger (2005)

"though it's easy to poke fun at Costner, here is a movie that, for the first time in a long time, allows him to display his goofy affability." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3/4 43%

Guess Who (2005)

"the movie is little more than an interracial riff on Meet the Parents, but it's consistently funny, and it's enough of a riff to make it feel fresh." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
4/4 90%

Kung Fu Hustle (2005)

"an overload of giddy action and physical comedy" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
1.5/4 16%

xXx: State of the Union (2005)

"As for female characters, in the xXx franchise, there are only two types of women: the ones with big breasts, and the ones with even bigger breasts." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3.5/4 39%

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

"The Crusades may seem like a strange source for such an entertaining summer blockbuster, but it's refreshing to see Scott going for something a bit more meaningful." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted May 6, 2005
3/4 56%

The Interpreter (2005)

"No doubt there have been more intriguing tales played out in its halls than the passable whodunit the movie provides, but this one does have its moments" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2005
3/4 65%

Fever Pitch (2005)

"at its best when it offers brief, boisterous glimpses into the strange relationship between fan and team" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Apr 7, 2005
4/4 78%

Sin City (2005)

"Strange, surreal, dazzling" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Mar 31, 2005
2/4 8%

White Noise (2005)

"For [Keaton], a forgettable flick like this one is like a rehab stint in A ball for a big league pitcher" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jan 7, 2005
3.5/4 87%

The Aviator (2004)

"[A]n empathetic, supremely entertaining portrait of a tortured man; DiCaprio's is one of the best screen performances in many a moon." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2004
2.5/4 56%

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

"[C]inematic flotsam that drifts quickly out of mind." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2004
2/4 39%

Meet the Fockers (2004)

"Stiller - by starring in Meet the Fockers, one of the year's final releases - pulls into a buzzer-beating tie with Jude Law as the most-overexposed actor of the movie year." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2004
4/4 83%

Finding Neverland (2004)

"There's a simple word to describe Finding Neverland, but it's one that too few movies can qualify for these caustic days: lovely." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Nov 17, 2004
2/4 35%

Shark Tale (2004)

"Not even the eye candy animation is all that great. The film has a flat look that matches it comedic tone." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 30, 2004
3/4 72%

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

"[A]mazing to look at but not as much fun as it should be to watch." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 16, 2004
2.5/4 54%

Mr. 3000 (2004)

"Bernie Mac is effortlessly funny and constantly likable, even when he's acting like a jerk, and that's what saves Mr. 3000 from the scrap heap of broken baseball movie dreams." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 16, 2004
2/4 55%

Cellular (2004)

"It isn't terrible, even if there are too many moments that rely on the central characters being either extremely stupid or unforgivably forgetful." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Sep 10, 2004
1.5/4 14%

Without a Paddle (2004)

"wholly undignified." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Aug 26, 2004
2.5/4 86%

Collateral (2004)

"[Mann] has unimpeachable visual flair ... spinning through camera angles to aptly demonstrate the disconnected, disjointed feel of L.A." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Aug 6, 2004
.5/4 9%

Catwoman (2004)

"You gotta be kidding me." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 23, 2004
3.5/4 81%

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

"[F]antastic, a whiz-bang follow-up that far surpasses the original as it breathlessly zigs and zags all over the globe." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 22, 2004
3/4 58%

I, Robot (2004)

"[E]nough breathtaking visuals to make you forgive the movie its plot holes and its tendency to lapse into product placement parody. " ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 16, 2004
1.5/4 11%

A Cinderella Story (2004)

"just about the same exact movie as all those other trifles aimed at the tween girl demographic that have been unleashed upon the unsuspecting moviegoing masses this year" ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 16, 2004
2.5/4 66%

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"it seems like Ferrell can take just about any idea, however threadbare, and make it funny." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 8, 2004
1/4 15%

Sleepover (2004)

"Unless you're an extremely undiscriminating 14-year-old girl, sleeping through Sleepover is the only way to escape unscathed." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jul 8, 2004
4/4 95%

Before Sunset (2004)

"Emotionally, it's a high-wire act as dazzling as any of the CGI effects that pack all those big budget blockbusters. " ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3/4 48%

De-Lovely (2004)

"Director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Jay Cocks know that Porter's songs are his story, and so they take care to weave his tunes seamlessly into their movie's structure." ‐ Lowell Sun
Posted Jun 30, 2004
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