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Bruce Diones

Bruce Diones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Bruce Diones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Yorker

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Hellboy (2004) "When the movie's story line concentrates on the character of Hellboy and his relationships with those important to him, the film becomes a unique romp, with an exciting yet vulnerable superhero at the center who just happens to be the spawn of Satan. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 14, 2013
75% Over the Hedge (2006) "The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 14, 2013
64% Antiviral (2013) "Cronenberg's directing style is elegant, all shiny surfaces and sleek camera moves, until the horror begins; then the film turns as dark and as bloody as the physical decay of its star-obsessed characters. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 8, 2013
83% The Rookie (2002) "It's Quaid and his fellow actors, Rachel Griffiths and Brian Cox, who lift the film out of its intermittent doldrums, and together they deliver that rare thing: a nuanced sports movie. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 12, 2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "Eighty-eight minutes of trash. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 4, 2013
41% Parker (2013) "A cool, violent, efficient adaptation of the taciturn anti-hero (the creation of Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark), who's out to restore order in a bloody world in his own bloody way. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 4, 2013
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) "A feast of ripe dialogue and bloodsucking action. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 3, 2012
90% Gayby (2012) "Lisecki gives this story a modest, quip-filled heartbeat; nothing is painted too broadly, and the complications and awkwardness of the situation play out with great warmth. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 8, 2012
80% Pitch Perfect (2012) "Warblers win the day in this sweet-natured film (based on a swell behind-the-scenes book by Mickey Rapkin) about the life and loves of collegians from competing a-cappella groups. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 8, 2012
99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) "Moving and essential. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 1, 2012
55% V/H/S (2012) "All of the short films are genuinely unnerving, and the point-of-view camerawork is, at times, startling. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 1, 2012
68% Step Up To The Plate (2012) "It's an intimate and immaculate film, modest in its goals and greatly affecting. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 24, 2012
75% Premium Rush (2012) "The whole film sizzles with urban aggression. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 3, 2012
87% ParaNorman (2012) "The film avoids the pandering of many animated features, bringing an acerbic edge and a thrilling intelligence to its story. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 27, 2012
57% Sparkle (2012) "Noteworthy only for featuring Whitney Houston's last screen appearance. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 27, 2012
64% The Campaign (2012) "Despite the obviousness of its political points, the film has a scattershot, breezy appeal. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 20, 2012
35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) "The violence quickly becomes numbing, and Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln without the sense of irony needed to keep the historical and supernatural sides of the story consistently entertaining. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 2, 2012
78% Brave (2012) "The story, with its patchwork of plots (involving feuding clans and disastrous spells), holds together enough to thrill intermittently. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 2, 2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) "The action is beautifully staged, delightful, and exciting. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 7, 2012
85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) "The movie is a gory free-for-all, a horror film dressed up as an action film, and it's as pure a shot of adrenaline as any Tarantino fan could wish for. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 9, 2012
53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) "May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 19, 2012
66% The Woman in Black (2012) "The moody, beautifully composed production raises it above the norm. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 26, 2012
53% Safe House (2012) "The film's super-saturated look and quick cutting are mere substitutes for any real sense of intrigue. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 26, 2012
79% The Innkeepers (2012) "West freshens up the horror genre with a distinctive, careful camera style and an ability to write with empathy and humor. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 6, 2012
60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "It's complete trash and makes a mockery of Holmes's vaunted deductive reasoning. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 16, 2012
96% The Muppets (2011) "The purity of the nostalgia turns this franchise film into a love letter to childhood. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 5, 2011
24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) "This penultimate "Twilight" film is the best in the series so far. It's languorous, romantic, moody, and, in the end, horrifying. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 5, 2011
92% Arthur Christmas (2011) "It's busy but buoyant, and it honors the tradition of giving with wit and style. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 5, 2011
36% In Time (2011) "Niccol's zippy direction, joined to a sleek, rich production design, keeps the movie spinning like a shiny toy. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 31, 2011
69% Footloose (2011) "An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 24, 2011
59% Real Steel (2011) "Its remote-controlled emotional responses leave little room for genuine uplift. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 17, 2011
100% We Were Here (2011) "Its vivid, no-nonsense style (in which interviews, period photographs, and news footage merge seamlessly) makes the past present. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 19, 2011
82% Warrior (2011) "The movie is so skillfully made, and the performances are so convincingly real (Hardy is sensational), that, as it reaches its cathartic, winning finish, it achieves a surprising compassion and honesty. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 19, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "The action scenes (particularly a battle between humans and apes on the Golden Gate Bridge) are inventively spectacular, and the story at the movie's core is evocative and engaging. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 22, 2011
62% Final Destination 5 (2011) "A surprising infusion of energy and macabre humor reanimates this horror franchise. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 22, 2011
90% Attack the Block (2011) "It's a doozy, offering tight and imaginative camerawork, electric thrills, and a sharp, twisty script that plays like a social satire. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 8, 2011
80% Life in a Day (2011) "This pointillistic view of everyday people never quite gels as a movie, but it has its point-and-click moments. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 8, 2011
56% The Devil's Double (2011) "The movie is too busy seeming audacious to add up to anything affecting, but its excesses are fascinating to watch. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 8, 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) "The director, Mark Waters, moves things briskly along and lets the charming absurdity of penguin behavior rise to its inherently good-natured heights. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 27, 2011
88% If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) "An informative, if troubling, narrative about the future of the environmental movement. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 27, 2011
77% Fast Five (2011) "[Johnson's] skin looks as though it's been slathered in butter; his enjoyment is infectious and keeps the movie speeding along. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 9, 2011
75% Stake Land (2011) "Fans of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" will find much to enjoy in this sombre and nerve-wracking postapocalyptic horror film, directed and co-written by Jim Mickle. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 18, 2011
66% Insidious (2011) "Wan and Whannell have, in effect, ripped pages from the "Poltergeist" playbook and stripped the formulas down to old-style gothic scares. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 11, 2011
23% Sucker Punch (2011) "The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 11, 2011
76% 3 Backyards (2011) "Mendelsohn's dialogue is, for the most part, as spare as poetry, and the three stories are woven together masterfully and acquire a gleaming aura that's almost pastoral. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 14, 2011
87% Rango (2011) "Though young children may enjoy it, the film is built for viewers of any age with a taste for joyful anarchy. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 14, 2011
64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) "It has come to this: parents who have recorded their children's lives since infancy can see their home films edited into their child's very own 3-D concert documentary. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 22, 2011
59% Kaboom (2011) "The film is so disjointed and chaotic that the usual pleasures of Araki's films-which arise from the freedom that his lost boys enjoy-never take hold. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 7, 2011
53% The Mechanic (2011) "Statham is a model of control; he's steely and graceful in his action scenes, and his interplay with the wiry Foster delivers the goods. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 7, 2011
51% Tron Legacy (2010) "Disney may be looking for a merchandising bonanza with this long-gestating sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film, but someone in the corporate offices forgot to add any human interest to its action-heavy script. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 10, 2011
36% Burlesque (2010) "Has the glitz and allure of a Victoria's Secret ad. What it doesn't have is an imaginative reinvention of the show-biz clich├ęs that have so adamantly inspired it. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 6, 2010
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