Blake Goble

Blake Goble
Blake Goble's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Consequence
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T-Meter Title | Year
C+ 84% Nobody (2021) Nobody offers more than enough gunplay and ass-kicking to satisfy grindhouse nuts. It also has plenty of pent-up rage and white male manslaughter to make others wince. In its purest form? Nobody is the premiere Dad Film of 2021. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
B 49% Coming 2 America (2021) Coming 2 America deserves to be enjoyed as one of Eddie Murphy's better follow-ups. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
D+ 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) Tom & Jerry is far from the worst family film in the world. It's just a familiar, by-the-books, vertically integrated product to ensure continued IP visibility for the film and television arm of a corporate portfolio. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2021
B 99% MLK/FBI (2021) MLK/FBI justifies itself as a compelling addendum to King's legacy, not simply as a heart-rending unveiling of past tragedy and maliciously tarnished greatness. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
A- 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) In a word, Another Round is intoxicating. Vinterberg elevates what could have been a mope-fest with a magnificently defiant tone and a powerhouse performance from Mikkelsen. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
D 9% Songbird (2020) Adam Mason's Songbird is about boring people getting mad that they're stuck inside, and the government is oppressing them, and they'll soon fly free or whatever. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
D 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) The whole of Hillbilly Elegy stinks of a demo reel for a young Republican's bid for Congress. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
D 45% Fatman (2020) Elf with a hard R-rating. Low-budget Lethal Weapon. Another lump of coal in Gibson's rapidly declining filmography. Fatman has no gifts to speak of. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
B 48% The Witches (2020) At the risk of sounding bewitched, Hathaway steals the show. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
C+ 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm works its ass off to lampoon this very minute in the US, but the current mood is just too fraught. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
A- 99% Totally Under Control (2020) Talk about a film made for right goddamn now. This is Medium Cool for 2020. The pandemic is scary enough, and in 20, 50 years, this doc is going to stand as a living document of just how bad COVID-19 got. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
B 48% Unhinged (2020) Not quite a gas, but without crashing and burning entirely, Unhinged gets where it needs to go and fast. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
B- 85% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) Skin: A History of Nudity certainly has its blemishes, but it's occasionally excited and secure in its willingness to build an off-the-cuff alt history for an under-discussed facet of filmmaking. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
B 40% Irresistible (2020) Yes, Irresistible is a farce about political theater, and an often painfully funny one, but it's also a deeply unnerving manifesto on the pundit economy, campaign financing, and the narcissism, ego, and collective amnesia it all fosters. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
A- 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) With Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee returns to war with a project that synthesizes his better instincts in a more coalesced way. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
B+ 100% Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Scream, Queen! is a stirring Hollywood history lesson, and a convincing plea for inclusion as one of fandom's better sides. This is the silver lining along Freddy Krueger's nasty claws. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a plain cheese with a little pepperoni for flavor. The 2014 Ninja Turtles is that awful, excessive-looking Pizza Hut pizza with too many toppings and the "cheese"-filled crust nuggets that nobody really wanted. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
B 83% The Way Back (2020) The Way Back is extremely familiar in some ways, but its best moments are found in the little shake-ups of genre and creative choices found here and there. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
D+ 88% Onward (2020) Onward is so hopelessly focused on the dad narrative that it can't help but ignore its creativity in favor of mawkish afternoon special, the product stinks of a bad Amblin ripoff. It's a weird feeling to leave a Pixar production unmoved. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
B 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is a comic book movie that feels adapted from a bunch of Bazooka Joe strips rubber-banded together. It's a big ball of candy, mushed together and flung at the wall, and we're all invited to happily take a bite out of crime. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
C 14% Dolittle (2020) Consider Dolittle from a minutes-and-movie-magic angle. At 100 minutes, with just enough digital chutzpah to keep everyone reasonably amused and never quite annoyed, Dolittle is tolerably fine. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
B- 77% Richard Jewell (2019) As a political or journalistic statement, Richard Jewell does have the unfortunate tendency to come across like a rant. But that does not greatly detract from the film's rich biography of Jewell. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
C- 54% Noelle (2019) In holiday gift terms, Noelle ain't coal, and it ain't a new car. It's holiday socks, with a big ugly candy cane and some wavy text on it. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels feels like a course correction on the whole concept, written, directed, by, for, and about women. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
C+ 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas is content to be a Hallmark card with "get well soon" written inside of it, and the senders seem to really mean it. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
D+ 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is like Face/Off without the gonzo energy. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
C+ 66% Mister America (2019) Mister America aims for the acerbic pitch of a '70s alternative political farce like The Candidate, but the parting feeling is that it's just an overdeveloped ramble. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
B 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) For a victory lap, the joke lasts just long enough. Galifianakis delivers a reminder of just what makes his brand of comedy so unique, special, and even a little daring. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
D+ 16% The Fanatic (2019) It's a credit to Travolta's gamesmanship and goodwill that Moose is a sad character. But a good actor can't make up for a lot of empty-headed ideas and lukewarm intrigue. Like the Hollywood it tries to lampoon, The Fanatic comes across as shallow. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
B- 24% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen plants a fine heel firmly in the annals of pulp and crime flicks, and comes out packing heat. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
A- 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's madness, inspired, thorny, and ultimately bittersweet. A remembrance by way of magical thinking. Tarantino's done it before, and thank heavens Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood offers something new with a lot of old props. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
C+ 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's a sequel full of more that still feels like less. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
D 44% Murder Mystery (2019) Is Murder Mystery amusing? Not often. Is it intriguing? Not particularly. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
B+ 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) While the novelty will never be the same as it was the first time 24 years ago, curiosity and invention continue to be displayed in full force in the Toy Story movies. How's this for praise: I left smiling. And that really counts, sometimes. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
B 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman should be considered less as a dramatic re-enactment than as a feat of creative license. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
C+ 76% Skin (2019) Skin joins a long line of dangerous youth films, and is stronger (and more internal) than most. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 63% Yesterday (2019) This is a Beatles commercial, plain and simple. And look, we're not arguing with the product. We're just saying the advertising is a little tacky. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
C 13% The Hustle (2019) While the movie's a letdown in the remake and modernization departments, it's at least a modest success in terms of ebullient talent and frothy farce. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C 66% Peterloo (2019) It's not a tragedy of form in any way, but Peterloo is a miscalculation of narrative and intent. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
C 18% Hellboy (2019) [Harbour's] candor, frumpiness, and big-boy gait still manage to leave an impression through the pounds of latex. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
B+ 84% The Brink (2019) The Brink isn't interested in a full tome, but rather in expressing a character and a mindset in short order. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
B 78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley offers tidy, compelling, and continued proof of Gibney's skills in the art of delineation. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
C 86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) The cultural insights and Kamkwamba's hard-luck ingenuity are both absolutely worth a movie, so it's a shame that The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind isn't a better one. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
B+ 94% Transit (2019) Transit is fascinated with identity and the experiences of wartime, and it's a humanistic take with shades of Hammett, Huston, and yes, Kafka. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) What starts as a fairly stock sword-and-slither adventure emerges into a tale of putting-money-on-the-table magic with gob-smacking sights. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
B 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Joe Cornish, the genre geek behind Attack the Block, ably relishes in the film's goofy ideas and good-natured quirk. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
D+ 31% Io (2019) IO is just not very riveting, character or plot-wise. And that's saying something when the fate of the planet, the greatest human drama of all, hangs in the balance. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
C 34% Welcome to Marwen (2018) The one immutable bit of praise that Welcome to Marwen deserves is in the CGI department. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
C+ 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule is a ruminative effort. Eastwood, 60 years on, can still carry a star vehicle. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
C 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) It's the kind of film where its successes are hard-fought, and it struggles to bring something new under the sun, trees, and other assorted nature. - Consequence EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018