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Britt Hayes

Britt Hayes
Britt Hayes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenCrush

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014) Nothing Bad Can Happen is one of the smartest, most heartbreaking films of the year. Gebbe has meticulously crafted a film that knows exactly what it is, what it needs to say, and what it wants from its audience.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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92% In a World... (2013) In a World... is far from perfect and doesn't quite have the laser-focus of a more seasoned writer and director, but even the most awkward and fumbling moments of the film are a joy to watch and experience.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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60% The Equalizer (2014) Unfortunately, Fuqua's film is tonally discordant, vacillating between gloriously ridiculous and mind-numbing; sometimes it's just plain dull.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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35% The Internship (2013) Absurd stretches in logic aside, for a film about salesmanship, The Internship does a horrible job of selling itself as a funny (or real) movie.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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85% The Way Way Back (2013) While it doesn't always stick the landing and the plot threads feel a little clumsily tied, The Way, Way Back succeeds where it counts with its big, sloppy heart.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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No Score Yet Horsehead (2014) A film that thinks it's way smarter than it is, and in doing so, sets itself up for failure by creating an expectation it can't possibly satisfy, insulting your intelligence in the process.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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48% Carrie (2013) Optimistically speaking, Carrie could have been worse. But the depressing truth is that it could have been so much better.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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91% Blue Jasmine (2013) While Blue Jasmine is first and foremost a character study and a showcase for Blanchett's impeccable acting skills, it's also a meditation on the idea of what we deserve versus what we think we deserve, and the intersection of standards and entitlement.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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5/10 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Miss Peregrine's could have been a thoughtful and bold metatextual thesis on Burton's entire career. Instead, like its partially-formed villainous apparitions, it comes frustratingly close to achieving substance.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 61% High-Rise (2016) It may be Wheatley's least accessible film to date - and also his best.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 62% The Sacrament (2014) West also proves that horror can draw from real-world scenarios and give us surprisingly profound moments.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 79% Veronica Mars (2014) Veronica Mars will inevitably delight fans of the series to no end, but newbies shouldn't be shy -- it's actually quite the perfect introduction to the series.‐ ScreenCrush
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5/10 41% Open Windows (2014) Vigalondo is a talented filmmaker, but this thriller is perhaps a little too ambitious with an execution that doesn't convey all of his big ideas in a way that's cohesive and consistent.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 89% The Lobster (2016) A movie that explores the full spectrum of relationships with impeccable wit, delightfully dark humor and insights so sharp they verge on deadly.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 87% A Field in England (2014) A brilliant, uncompromising and deliberate experiment set in a very specific time, in a very specific place, and under incredibly specific conditions, A Field in England is a wonderfully bizarre microcosm of abstraction.‐ ScreenCrush
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7/10 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Jarmusch brings his arthouse sensibilities to the vampire genre, removing the focus from needless stereotypes and finding the humanity in the inhuman.‐ ScreenCrush
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3/10 18% Devil's Due (2014) Devil's Due is the latest entry in the found footage horror genre, and while it does have its fair amount of creative visual effects, the thrills are hardly thrilling in this paint by numbers occult chiller.‐ ScreenCrush
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6/10 85% Witching and Bitching (2014) There's definitely a line between decadence and over-indulgence, and where The Last Circus was certainly the former, Witching and Bitching is unfortunately the latter.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 93% The Spectacular Now (2013) The Spectacular Now works because it insists on allowing these actors and characters to pull you in with their alarming emotional candor.‐ ScreenCrush
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6/10 100% Sound City (2013) While there's an abundance of information and stories to be told, Sound City at times becomes almost as idle as its aging idols.‐ ScreenCrush
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85% Trainwreck (2015) If there is a lesson to be learned from Trainwreck, it's that you can't succeed if you never try. It's one of those platitudes often touted in sports, charmingly and appropriately repurposed here.‐ ScreenCrush
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7/10 33% The Green Inferno (2015) The Green Inferno is a movie that you'll likely never feel the need to revisit, though it must be seen to be experienced -- and that experience will linger with you.‐ ScreenCrush
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5/10 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) For a film about connections, Gilliam makes it too hard for his audience to connect.‐ ScreenCrush
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7/10 62% The Trust (2016) Cage returns to the Las Vegas he once famously left, joined by Elijah Wood for a simple but mostly effective heist flick.‐ ScreenCrush
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10/10 95% Her (2013) Her, at its heart, is a story about being human, and to be human is to be so many beautiful, wonderful things.‐ ScreenCrush
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6/10 71% Man of Tai Chi (2013) As a martial arts action film, Man of Tai Chi is fun enough -- the fights are engaging, Chen's moves are breathtaking, and Keanu Reeves goes full Keanu Reeves.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) What We Do in the Shadows totally nails it from beginning to end with not a single tedious or wasted moment.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) A beautiful, moving, highly emotional piece of drama featuring unquestionably exhausting work from its two female leads.‐ ScreenCrush
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88% The Tribe (2015) Slaboshpitsky... has definitely delivered something rare and singular -- the sort of experience we hope to find in cinema, not just because it's new and we haven't seen it, but because it's truly stimulating work.‐ ScreenCrush
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4/10 62% Hours (2013) Hours goes from a passable, decent, (but hardly thrilling) thriller to a film that gives your eye-rolling muscles a total workout.‐ ScreenCrush
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6/10 78% Grand Piano (2014) Excessive in its simplicity, yet simplistic in its excess, 'Grand Piano' is a sharp thriller that knows exactly what it is and what it wants to do -- like any good concert, the goal is to entertain, and it succeeds fairly well.‐ ScreenCrush
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7/10 54% I Give It a Year (2013) It's a bit of a mainstream comedy, sure, and for that it sometimes feels slight or conventionally paced, but it's packed with more heart and perception than most, and it treats its characters as fully realized people.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 89% The Invitation (2016) The Invitation is an exceptionally unnerving thriller, a sharp study in the horrors of platonic indulgence and the over-extension of courtesy.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is as deceptive as shattered glass, with a brilliant beauty so mesmerizing that you don't notice its murderously sharp edges until you're bleeding all over the floor.‐ ScreenCrush
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6/10 95% Moana (2016) Where Frozen was a defiantly chilly breath of fresh air, Moana feels somewhat stagnant. Despite a few fantastic deviations (including the lack of a love interest to hinder our hero's development), Moana is still very much a paint-by-numbers narrative.‐ ScreenCrush
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10/10 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A gloriously sensual and impressively layered thriller that's every bit as Hitchcockian and gothic as its predecessor.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 76% Split (2017) Split is [Shyamalan's] most thoughtful film in years, and one that contains ideas and feelings that resonate on a deep, visceral level.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) A gloriously real story that feels as timeless as the great teen comedies of John Hughes, and as painful as My So-Called Life. It's the kind of movie that only comes around once every decade or so, but it's well worth the wait.‐ ScreenCrush
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98% The Babadook (2014) It's become increasingly rare for horror films to make an effort to truly scare us these days, but Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' gets under the skin in ways that are both visceral and highly emotional.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 79% American Honey (2016) Though it may come off as Malick for hip-hop-loving millennials, Arnold's film is a surprisingly poignant experience, a sprawling yet intimate odyssey through Middle America, and a bracingly honest portrait of emerging adulthood.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 89% Raw (2017) Blending the irreverent humor and gory coming-of-age allegory... Raw is a unique and refreshing addition to cinema - and yet another example of France's remarkably artful and existential approach to horror.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A righteous follow-up that's bigger and maybe not better, but just as good as its predecessor.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 90% Elle (2016) Featuring a razor sharp performance from the incomparable Isabelle Huppert, Verhoeven's latest effort is an expertly layered drama in which a successful woman experiences a rather unconventional midlife awakening.‐ ScreenCrush
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9/10 100% Baby Driver (2017) With Baby Driver, Edgar Wright is officially five-for-five, a rare accomplishment in filmmaking and one that basically guarantees his elevation to all-timer status.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 67% Small Crimes (2017) Small Crimes is a solid follow-up that's more dramatic than its predecessor with the same mean streak.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 100% Gemini (2017) Simple in both concept and execution, Gemini rewards viewers who aren't anxious to outsmart it, and are more interested in seeing a movie that's, you know, good.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Bill Condon's live-action update of Beauty and the Beast is more reimagining than remake, a lavish and lovely take on a familiar tale (as old as time, no doubt) that enriches its source material without betraying it.‐ ScreenCrush
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4/10 71% Porto (2016) Anton Yelchin's remarkable talent was (and remains) undeniable, but not even he could save Porto.‐ ScreenCrush
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8/10 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron is the hero we need right now: As devilishly self-serving and smooth as Bond, as physically dynamic and stoic as Wick, Lorraine is confidently equipped to join the legacy of great movie action heroes and she doesn't need your permission.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017