Betty Jo Tucker

Betty Jo Tucker
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
"All I know is what I see in the movies," Betty Jo insists. She's the editor/lead film critic for ReelTalk Movie Reviews and writes film commentary for the C0LORADO SENIOR BEACON. She is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and helped found the San Diego Film Critics Society. CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT, Betty Jo's humorous life-at-the-movies memoir, is available now at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and borders.com. Her latest book, SUSAN SARANDON: A TRUE MAVERICK, which received Honorable Mention at the 2007 New York Book Festival, can also be ordered online from amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Betty Jo recently began hosting "Movie Addict Headquarters" on BlogTalkRadio.
Favorites:
SINGIN'IN THE RAIN VERTIGO FARGO WAITING FOR GUFFMAN MOULIN ROUGE KOLYA WIZARD OF OZ SHALL WE DANCE? TORTILLA SOUP BLAZING SADDLES THE MYSTIC MASSEUR DON JUAN DEMARCO WITNESS NOT ONE LESS NIGHT OF THE HUNTER LITTLE VOICE GILDA BREAKDOWN HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
Publications: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Location: Colorado
Official Websites: reeltalkreviews.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Good Sam (2019) Because actress Tiya Sircar projects such an appealing personality in the lead role, and the plot offers some fascinating twists and turns, this movie delighted me. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
69% Wine Country (2019) If you think watching a group of middle-aged women rolling down a hill is funny, 'Wine Country' is for you. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) What in the world has casting done? Ted Bundy played by Zak Efron! A decision like that seems bold. And yet it proves to be true gold. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
83% Someone Great (2019) Much of the dialogue seems sketchy and peppered with too many crude comments, but I admire this rom-com's emphasis on diversity and friendship. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) A special experience for move fans! Fantasy, memories, dreams, time-jumping, filmmaking, action, literature, comedy, drama, romance -- all parade across the screen for our viewing pleasure. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
71% The Perfect Date (2019) The cute push-pull chemistry between Noah Centineo and Laura Marano sealed the deal for me. Full disclosure: I'm an incurable romantic. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Although not a classic like the original Mary Poppins movie, this charming sequel is entertaining and heart-tugging. I especially enjoyed the colorful musical numbers. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
63% Unicorn Store (2019) This whimsical movie starring Brie Larson and featuring Samuel L. Jackson in a key role surprised me with its unusual casting and heartwarming essence. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) Too bad 'The Highwaymen' plods along with so many similar scenes. Amusing banter between the co-stars helps but not enough to prevent the urge to nod off a bit. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
36% Out of Blue (2019) This haunting detective story fascinated me because of its dreamlike, neo-noir feeling and the added layer of cosmology as a backdrop to the crime. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
71% Triple Frontier (2019) 'Triple Frontier' should be prime fodder for heist movie fans. There's hardly a dull moment in director J. C. Chandor's film about the unexpected consequences of a jungle robbery. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
85% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) An inspiring true story about a courageous young boy who persisted with his inventive idea that saved many lives in Malawi, Africa. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
43% Paris Is Us (2019) 'Paris Is Us' ranks as the Number One most intense movie about the grieving process I have ever seen. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) This New Zealand film had me in stitches most of the time, thanks to its hilarious co-stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beck. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
13% Berlin, I Love You (2019) Some stories here are purest gold while others pale yet seem so bold. A mixed bag , for sure. But cheers for that beautiful fantasy dancing in the park and the delightful puppeteer segment! - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) 'Velvet Buzzsaw' offers subtle humor along with exciting thrills and chills, especially when paintings start coming to life. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
80% Elephants (2018) Romantic scenes ring true in 'Elephants,' and the lovers' fiery arguments remind me of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's ferocious interactions in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
39% Close (2019) An intriguing female-driven thriller with fascinating performances by Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse and Indira Varma. Plus, there's plenty of mystery to pique our interest. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
53% The Last Laugh (2019) Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss know the way to entertain us! Watching these two is lots of fun -- with a tear or two when it's done. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) A tale like this is tough to tell. And with two Queens it's hard to gel. Saoirse and Margot act with heart. They will survive to do more art. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
89% Love, Gilda (2018) Who doesn't love Gilda? Tied together with Radner's own words, sometimes read by current comedians and comediennes, this documentary is a well-deserved homage to a terrific entertainer. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
63% Bird Box (2018) Too many questions go unanswered in 'Bird Box.' Perhaps the novel explains things, but the movie leaves us being unsure of why the horrific events are happening. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
67% Vice (2018) Christian Bale managed to project a Dick Cheney aura, but Sam Rockwell really convinced me he was George W. Bush! - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Filmed in glorious black and white, 'Roma' is another Alfonso Cuarón cinematic masterpiece. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
85% Dumplin' (2018) 'DUMPLIN' delivers an important message and also ends up being a must-see for Dolly Parton fans and for people who love films about beauty pageants. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Because of Willem Dafoe's revelatory performance and Benoit Delhomme's excellent cinematography, we seem to see things through Vincent Van Gogh's eyes. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
59% The Front Runner (2018) Everything about this riveting drama feels real to me. However, it opens old wounds regarding a political mess that's not something I like to remember. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) While 'Outlaw King" includes impressive cinematography and excellent performances, it seems difficult to follow. Also, it's less than exciting, despite all the action and bloodshed on screen. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
70% Dead Man (1995) Dead Man ranks as an unusual creative effort from writer/director Jarmusch (Mystery Train). But it's certainly not for everyone. I recommend it only for avid fans of Jarmusch and Depp. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) Fans of the great Orson Welles who are curious about why he never finished his last film should not miss director Morgan Neville's revealing documentary. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
36% Viper Club (2018) Sarandon's impressive performance as a dedicated ER nurse whose son is missing ends up being another notch on her way to becoming the 'mother of all film moms.'" - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
100% Restoring Tomorrow (2018) Powerful and inspiring, this remarkable documentary about restoration of a beautiful temple is truly something special. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
60% The Storyteller (2018) This irresistible movie simply enchanted me from beginning to end! - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal and Parker Sevak's interactions come across seamlessly here. It's fascinating to watch them together, regardless of how questionable the situations become. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) Fine actors Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti draw us into their characters' world of infertility suffering and hold us hostage throughout the film's entire running time. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' is not just a movie. It's a profound spiritual experience. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
29% Little Women (2018) Filmmaker Clare Niederpruem brings the March sisters to the 21st Century, and they are just as fascinating as ever. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
72% The Children Act (2018) As the judge, Emma Thompson soars. However, several things about this drama annoyed me enough to take me out of the film, and I always hate it when that happens. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
68% Prodigy (2018) Filled with exquisite suspense, 'Prodigy' earns a place on my list of favorite contemporary thrillers. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
20% A Wizard's Tale (Here Comes the Grump) (2018) This colorful animated film might not work for many adults, but most youngsters should be entertained by all the action, whimsical creatures, and fantasy/reality jumps. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
50% Cold Skin (2018) 'Cold Skin' is not for faint of heart. But it's pure cinematic art. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Incurable romantics of all ages should enjoy this heartwarming teenage rom-com. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) History, mystery and romance come together like a fine dance in this superb period drama. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
75% Songwriter (2018) This documentary does a great job showing creativity in motion. The home video format actually works ! It turns the viewer into a fly on the wall during songwriting sessions. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
48% Like Father (2018) It's fun watching this estranged daughter and father begin to know each other again through crazy cruise activities, especially karaoke. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Full of love and life and song, 'Mamma Mia 2' is a great movie musical -- one that emphasizes friendship, family and fun. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018) Refreshing to see a show like this. It's one I'm glad I did not miss. So thankful for the laughs galore. But now I'm left wanting lots more! - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Based on true facts, the film seems real. Many folks never heard this tale. So it is new - not a bit stale. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
100% Lust Stories (2018) Four women shine in four short flicks. Each one reveals desires and picks. Acting and directing? First rate. You might enjoy it with your mate. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
94% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) 'Sunday's Illness' takes us through pain and love and loss. What do we gain? A masterpiece up on the screen that's mesmerizing in each scene. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018