Boo Allen

Boo Allen
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Film critic for Denton Record Chornicle as well as various other suburban papers in the Dall-Ft. Worth area. Former president of the Dallas-Ft. Worth film critics assoc. BBA and MFA in film from SMU, Dallas, and Doctorate in English Literature from T.A.M.U.-Commerce, Texas Wrote the press notes for the upcoming film SLAP HER, SHE'S FRENCH, filmed in the D-FW area.
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Location: Dallas, Tx.
Official Websites: dentonrc.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Spielberg turns Cold War drama into popular entertainment. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2015
3.5/4 92% Skyfall (2012) During it all, Bond and M indulge in enough soul-searching conversations to create a real personal drama, and that alone might make this a different and, in some ways, better Bond film. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
62% Son of a Gun (2015) Julius Avery wrote and directed with an eye toward a fast pace and grim atmospherics. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
2/5 64% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Crass, strident and over-done, second-rate second best. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2015
3.5/5 98% Timbuktu (2015) Well made, well told story, complete with humor - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Such silliness. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2015
2/5 68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Dark and too often tedious. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2014
3.5/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Entertaining enough bio-pic that, for the most part, avoids the over-treacly elements. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
3/5 87% John Wick (2014) Smart action film. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 77% Fury (2014) Familiar and overly grim but overall decent war flick. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2014
4/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) Fincher cleverly twists and turns throughout this mysterious maze. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2014
3/5 35% The Giver (2014) Provides some food for thought. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2014
3.5/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Not too funny, not too romantic, but this engaging romantic-comedy shows Allen finally broaching the futility of belief in baseless belief systems. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) Insufferably self-indulgent. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
3.5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Dark and gloomy but riveting in a good, scary way. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) Eastwood has managed to make the 1950s and 1960s dull and hazy. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2014
3/5 60% The Signal (2014) Ultimately, the seemingly low-budget The Signal, with its not-yet-recognizable young cast, delivers some goofy but deadly serious fun. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 84% Belle (2014) Engaging take on an obscure subject. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2014
1/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Dull, dreary, and dreadful. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2014
3/5 85% Joe (2014) Green shows a comfort with the people and the land in this rough-edged drama. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2014
88% Le Week-End (2014) Funny, original and compelling. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) Let the art experts argue about the validity of the main premise, the movie from Penn and Teller is engaging and entertaining. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2014
2/5 30% The Monuments Men (2014) Little driving narrative with a lack of building tension. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/5 75% The Invisible Woman (2013) Thoughtful, intelligent, well rendered version of Charles Dickens' last days. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2014
2.5/5 78% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) A fun, wild ride that eventually runs out of steam. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2013
4/5 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Another soulful, perfectly observed jewel from the Ooens. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2013
3/5 92% American Hustle (2013) Fun ride from Russell. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2013
2.5/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) Little exceptional in this re-hash of genre clichés. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2013
4/5 90% Nebraska (2013) Another brilliantly conceived examination of the human condition by the modern master of such fare. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2013
4/5 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Provocative yet well made drama. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) Taut, terrific filmmaking. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/5 51% Thanks For Sharing (2013) Amazingly unfunny "comedy" using peoples' weaknesses for targets. And a good cast wasted. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 36% Salinger (2013) Director Salerno struggles to provide the full picture of a man who didn't want his picture taken. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
2.5/5 89% The World's End (2013) The comedy trio returns in a lesser effort, funny, but not up to their previous successes. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2013
2.5/5 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Uninvolving bio-pic about a man who just happened to be around when things happened. Latter day Zelig fails to grip. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) Entertaining enough silliness. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2013
1.5/5 59% The Bling Ring (2013) Repetitive, self-referential nonsense about a group of spoiled brats no one cares about. Supposed insights to celebrity-obsession are non-existent. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2013
4/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) It's a movie, not a novel and a well executed, original and highly creative work in its own right. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
2/5 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) Same old tired effects to go along with more Downey smugness. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) Malick succeeds in creating his a separate reality, one drenched with longing and fear. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2013
3/5 39% Admission (2013) A comedy, but a serious comedy. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2013
3/5 25% Phantom (2013) Slow start, fast finish. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2013
2.5/5 15% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) Action packed but expectedly ridiculous. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2013
3/5 69% Les Misérables (2012) Bloated and overdone but entertaing if not enthralling. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2012
3/5 52% Promised Land (2013) A resonant cautionary tale. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2012
2/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) A man's bi-polar disorder is supposed to give license to implausible and contrived histrionics. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2012
1.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) Perfectly ridiculous adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. Shaky-cam nausea combines with wooden amateur acting and sloppy editing to render an unpleasant experience. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012
1.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) Perfectly ridiculous adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. Shaky-cam nausea combines with amateur acting and sloppy editing to render an unpleasant experience. - Cedar Hill Sentinel (TX) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012
3/5 74% Premium Rush (2012) Pure cinema. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2012
3/5 96% The Imposter (2012) Perversely entertaining. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2012