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Barry Hertz

Barry Hertz
Barry Hertz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post, Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) A work of soulless indifference.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 60% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Baruchel's sequel is everything Dowse's original film was, amped up a degree or three ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 83% The Lure (C√≥rki dancingu) (2017) The result is hallucinatory and puzzling, but never anything less than captivating.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.5/4 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) A layered and melancholy drama about one man's attempt to rebuild his life, before it moves on without him.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It is the platonic ideal of big, smart-dumb B-movie filmmaking - and, like Kong himself, it must be seen to be believed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Saigon Bodyguards (2016) For most audiences around the world, Saigon Bodyguards will come across as more a curiosity than anything else.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 92% Logan (2017) Jackman twists the pain at the centre of the hero's struggle into remarkably uncomfortable places for a blockbuster.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) A wicked, gory and even occasionally funny take on George A. Romero.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A Man Called Ove hits all of the genre's sweet spots, without ever tipping into the saccharine.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Basically, it's a standard-issue Batman narrative - arguably better than 50 per cent of history's other Batman films - that just happens to take place in a Lego-fied world.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) You would not expect a sequel to a Keanu Reeves shoot-em-up to be one of the more engrossing and beautiful films of the year, but hey, it's 2017 - there have been a lot of surprises.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2.5/4 42% Gold (2017) Not even all of McConaughey's substantial powers can overcome director Stephen Gaghan's lacklustre vision or the screenwriters' muddy narrative.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4 97% The Love Witch (2016) This is not a potion fit for everyone, but for a select few, The Love Witch offers powerful magic.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) If palling around with a group of wastrel criminal types whose idea of fun is burning their possessions while running around shirtless chasing rabbits, then Trespass Against Us is the film for you.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 83% The Founder (2017) As limp and cold as The Founder is as a movie, it contains one of the finest Keaton performances of his entire career, maybe the one he's been working his whole life toward.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) An efficient and intense thriller that mines the best tropes of the chase genre.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Too mature to lure in the younger set and too one-dimensional to make much of an impression on adult audiences.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
1.5/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange, intended to be a mind-bending, rule-breaking rebuke to the squares of superhero cinema, turns out to be a rebel in name only -- the textbook definition of a bad trip.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 93% Fences (2016) Although Fences can be charitably viewed as a star vehicle for the actor-director - and he does reach for the rafters in certain parts, so loud and proud is his performance - it is Davis who walks away with the production.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/4 93% La La Land (2016) Almost anyone who happens to see it will be converted by minute three. Guaranteed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
1.5/4 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) [A] wan video-game adaptation revolving around some Knights Templar nonsense.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
0/4 31% Passengers (2016) What's worse than the actual movie itself, though, is how indicative it is of modern group-think studio production.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) It is a stark, dreadful vision - but one that is fascinatingly executed, with a compelling central performance from Kika Magalhaes as a matter-of-fact monster.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Hockey Night (1984) It's all fairly hokey and dated, but at least a young Megan Follows makes the most of her starring role.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/4 89% Jackie (2016) To watch Portman's every move is to not only watch history being recreated, but to also witness history being made. No one will ever be able to touch this role again. Or, at least, no one should.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
2/4 50% Lovesick (2016) This material might make for a sly, subversive take on the genre, but writer-director Tyson Caron positions Dash as the hero of his story, a fatal flaw.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Steinfeld attacks the role with a sly ferocity and a fearless streak of self-deprecation - you either know a Nadine, or you are Nadine.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
1.5/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) A ridiculous, high-camp mess that could easily be mistaken for substance, if it weren't so irredeemably silly.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/4 77% London Road (2016) Once Rufus Norris's film gets going, it quickly reveals itself as a vibrant, almost revolutionary work.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/4 89% Do Not Resist (2016) While Atkinson's intentions are good, his methods are shaky, resulting in a surface-skimming film that raises issues without ever approaching a solution.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) A twisty, cerebral drama that just happens to involve aliens, Denis Villeneuve's film is a truly beguiling take on both the sci-fi canon and what, exactly, a grown-up Hollywood film is supposed to be.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/4 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) War is hell, but Hacksaw Ridge sacrifices that truth in favour of something far more insincere.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet The Hotel Dieu (2015) The final product is an uneven one, mired by stiff acting, predictable plot turns and some truly stilted dialogue.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 100% Driving With Selvi (2016) Paloschi's tight direction and crisp pace further elevate the film, turning what most would assume to be a sob story into a triumphant chronicle that never slips into sentimentality.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) It would be a refreshing departure from the more bombastic set pieces of modern Hollywood if it weren't all so lazily executed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/4 92% Howards End (1992) A can't-miss opportunity to experience some of the finest filmmaking of the 20th century.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/4 47% Complete Unknown (2016) Complete Unknown is the perfect case study of what happens when bad movies rope in good actors.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/4 79% American Honey (2016) It's bold, captivating cinema, with a soundtrack that threatens to never leave your head.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
1.5/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) While The Birth of a Nation certainly has a powerful and important story to tell, it is, ultimately, a story told with little depth or artistry or skill.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/4 70% Operation Avalanche (2016) Part mockumentary, party black comedy, part action-adventure and part cinematic dare, the movie is a bizarre, engrossing creation that will leave audiences either delighted or baffled, though never bored.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Berg was the perfect man to unravel the tale of the doomed oil rig, a feat he accomplishes with remarkable intensity, ratcheting up the tension carefully and steadily to create a gripping tick-tock thriller.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 84% Kicks (2016) Tipping, who also co-wrote the polished script, captures this unique mix of adolescent anxiety, urban decay and societal friction in a remarkably confident fashion ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/4 35% Blair Witch (2016) A thrill ride that's as terrifying as it is no-nonsense.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 65% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Portman ... paints a portrait of the Jewish state's fraught history, all with the confident authority of a filmmaker who is years beyond her debut.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 91% Southside With You (2016) It's breezy and cute and will do absolutely nothing to sway anyone's politics. Which is exactly the point.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 80% Unlocking the Cage (2016) The powerful filmmaking duo of Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker somehow turn Wise's quest into a compelling and noble tale, no matter what your thoughts are on the views presented.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) It's a terrifying, towering performance, and one that would normally lend Hill toward Oscar consideration, if only the rest of the film matched his talents.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) It is all refashioned in just the right way with just the right level of sincerity to make the project seem like less of a cash grab and more an honest effort to entertain and enthrall.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 75% How Heavy This Hammer (2015) Radwanski creates a visceral, impossible-to-ignore document of one man's fraught reality. It is creative, bold and even dangerous filmmaking.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) It is, without a doubt, the most delirious movie to come out of a major studio in decades, perhaps ever.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016