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Bruce Kirkland

Bruce Kirkland

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "While The Legend of Tarzan is hardly going to become legendary, it is strong entertainment with an interesting socio-political background. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "Free State of Jones is a great opportunity lost. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "I like Central Intelligence, even when it is being stupid. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 95% Finding Dory (2016) "Finding Dory is delightful throughout, dazzling during its many highlight scenes and just a tad disorienting on rare occasions. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 59% Me Before You (2016) "Me Before You will jerks some tears, maybe even from cynics. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Alice, of Alice in Wonderland fame, is dead to me now. Alice Through the Looking Glass has killed her off as a viable character for a movie. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "It creates great on-screen chemistry between Gosling and Crowe - as brute adversaries who partner up as private eyes to solve a criminal conspiracy. And it blows your mind with its sense of absurdity - even while making the crime caper count. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Piece by piece, Singer fits this ninth film in the franchise (which includes Deadpool) into the X-Men universe like a master puzzle maker. He does it so well, at least in terms of storytelling, that the X-Men franchise still has a vigorous future. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 57% Money Monster (2016) "The film could be better -- and it should be better, considering the depth of the talent involved. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 12, 2016
4.5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "If you do not count Guardians of the Galaxy -- because it remains an eccentric outlier -- Civil War now easily ranks as the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 3, 2016
1/5 0% Precious Cargo (2016) "The stupid plot, dismal dialogue, moral turpitude and dispiriting torpor of this movie makes watching it utterly pointless. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The Huntsman: Winter's War is as beautiful as its macho lead actor Chris Hemsworth is handsome. The movie is also as vacuous, silly and boring as Hemsworth is awkward and awful in the title role. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4.5/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Walt Disney Studios' splendid new version of The Jungle Book is utterly charming, absolutely gorgeous and perhaps too terrifying for the youngest and most impressionable children. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "As politically savvy as it is raucous and funny, Barbershop: The Next Cut is a stylish cut above its predecessors. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 31% Criminal (2016) "Criminal is a screwed-up mess as a story and as an action movie with a so-called moral lesson in it. In fact, the more I think about it, the less I like it. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/5 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "The relentless action flick Hardcore Henry is totally nuts and a lot of fun for freaks. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Half of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is brilliant. Unfortunately, the other half of Zack Snyder's epic-length superhero movie is so bloated that it blunts the effect of the good stuff. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/5 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "Never subtle, always strident and absolutely necessary. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 17, 2016
4.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "The result is a slam-dunk candidate for best animated feature in next year's Oscars. But the pleasure now comes in appreciating the sumptuous artistry. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "An incoherent and idiotic mess. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "Turning the usual boy-meets-girl conventions topsy-turvy -- and letting women decide whether it is better to be with, or move on from the men in their lives -- is refreshing and interesting. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Stacked with an all-star cast led by George Clooney, Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson, and packed with 1950s details about how the Hollywood studio system operated in all its self-indulgent glory in that era, Hail, Caesar! is a sly satire. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1.5/5 16% The 5th Wave (2016) "This American movie is wretchedly written and badly directed and edited. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "There is so much to like and admire and study closely, including DiCaprio's mature, committed, ruthless and yet empathetic performance. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is a crackling yarn with a deep well of meaning and socio-political commentary. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 61% Joy (2015) "David O. Russell brings his Joy to the world with a wonky sense of humour and the genius of young actress Jennifer Lawrence. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 60% Sisters (2015) "You feel that there is a good and maybe even a meaningful comedy here. But it never gets its act together. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "We get to spend a lot of fun and/or dramatic time with Ford's Solo, while Ridley's Rey and Boyega's Finn give us a pair of dynamic new heroes to follow in future Star Wars Episodes. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "It is mounted as a handsome period piece in period style, except for the modern special effects to make the close-ups of the whale look real. But it is also a bridge to modern thinking and a desperately thrilling adventure story. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "Creed is not just a knockout boxing movie, it coaxes Rocky Balboa off the mat and revives an iconic American hero. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3.5/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The Good Dinosaur is a good movie for young audiences -- and for parents who want to share a prehistoric moral fable with their children. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The Hunger Games, which kicked off in a blaze of guts 'n' glory in 2012, ends now with a sad whimper, along with a lot of big bangs signifying nothing. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/5 67% The Night Before (2015) "The new movie is profane, insane, politically incorrect, religiously irreverent and ridiculously funny. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 19, 2015
19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Some of the members of the Cooper clan are interesting enough, and the movie's tearjerking heart is in the right place, but Love the Coopers is a horrible mess. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4.5/5 65% Spectre (2015) "An adrenaline rush of action, insight, drama, pathos, brutality, humility, humanity and even the occasional whisper of mischievous comedy. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3/5 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "[Bullock] has the knack of playing someone who is seriously flawed, yet still appealing for her smarts, her broken heart and her sharp wit. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "It is not even bad enough to be good camp comedy. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/5 71% Remember (2016) "Remember is not a true story, yet could felt real if the plot had been as convincing as Plummer's performance. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4.5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Steve Jobs the man was complicated - and often infuriating to family, friends and colleagues at Apple Inc., the computer company he co-founded. Steve Jobs the film is also complicated -- and consistently thrilling. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "This Goosebumps ride may be bumpy, but it works and it is worthwhile. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "This intriguing story of a high-level swap of spies is virtually unknown today -- but the film is inspirational enough that viewers might do their own out-of-theatre research and learn a lot more. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 15, 2015
1/5 35% Knock Knock (2015) "By the end, Knock Knock turns into a punch-line for a very bad joke. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 27% Pan (2015) "Sometimes murky and yet often magical. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 7, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Like Alfonso Cuaron's wonderful close-space thriller Gravity, Scott's The Martian is all the more interesting because it is linked with possibilities and even probabilities. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Propelled by a raw and primal performance by Johnny Depp, Scott Cooper's Black Mass will have you barricading your doors and hiding under the bed after seeing this corrosive gangster film. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 17, 2015
22% Before We Go (2015) "Before We Go is a nice enough effort, a little movie with a big heart. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "As stylish as it is witty, Guy Ritchie's retro spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is a lovable lark and full of mischief. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "F. Gary Gray's excellent film is as sympathetic as it is bombastic, even when it depicts some of the rough stuff, a lot of the stupid excesses that come with fame, and even some quasi-criminal activities. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Fantastic Four, yet another live-action, big-screen reboot of the Marvel comic book, starts with a sloooooooow burn that lasts for more than an hour. But, unlike the Human Torch himself, the movie never ignites into anything exciting. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 16% Pixels (2015) "Pixels requires a lot of disbelief, but it is a blast to behold and a good way to see Sandler do something at a higher level. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 22, 2015
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