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Burl Burlingame

Burl Burlingame

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Burl Burlingame's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 31% The Monuments Men (2014) "In order to sell the film to disinterested modern audiences, Clooney adopts a wisecracking, ironic tone that is surface-level entertaining. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Feb 10, 2014
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) "Are we being played? Oh, yeah. Just because the time and place of a film takes place within personal experience doesn't mean it's not a historical epic. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Jan 3, 2014
2/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "Corporatist propaganda of the highest order, as the Disney juggernaut congratulates itself on the half-century anniversary of "Mary Poppins." " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 22, 2013
4/4 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "Yes, there was a time when folk music was cool - the artists considered themselves direct conduits to the roiling, engaging psychology of the nation. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 22, 2013
3/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "There are a dozen dwarves, and they all have names that sound like power tools, and their motivation ... well, let's just call them the Ferengi of Middle Earth. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 14, 2013
1/4 38% Delivery Man (2013) "A high-concept situation, and potentially a complex, fascinating study of how family and children shape a life for both good and ill. His life has become a Benetton ad. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Nov 23, 2013
3.5/4 93% This Is Martin Bonner (2013) "A lovely film makes use of fundamental Christian belief, and of lonely men in their autumn years, and of second chances forced upon us, subjects not generally celebrated in Hollywood. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 13, 2013
3/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Of course, it's a true story, at least the kind of true story that Hollywood wishes it could have made up. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 12, 2013
1/4 No Score Yet Pig Death Machine "Everything here is undercut by deliberate anti-gloss, as if the laws of coherence are too plebeian for the self-imagined lofty artiness of the filmmakers. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 12, 2013
3.5/4 89% Rush (2013) "Howard pulls off a dramatic switcheroo in "Rush." He presents characters in competition, one a golden god, the other a repellent Ratso - and by the end, we root for Ratso. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Sep 27, 2013
2.5/4 72% Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (2008) "Miley might not become another Britney, if she keeps away from those way-cute Jonas boys. They look like trouble. I think they've actually experienced hormones. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/4 98% Blackfish (2013) "In many ways, "Blackfish" is a horror film in which we discover that we have met the monster, and the monster is us. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3 26% Planes (2013) "Visually, "Planes" aircraft characters owe a huge debt to cartoonist Hank Caruso, who's been doing this stuff for decades ... As a movie, "Planes" is pretty meh. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Aug 22, 2013
1/4 25% Pearl Harbor (2001) "There's a certain symbolic symmetry here. The Navy and Walt Disney have teamed up on the production, and both view history as something to be managed and exploited. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/4 57% Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) "Prior to "Tora!" movies showing the attack were jingoistic propaganda; afterwards, the attack was an excuse to indulge in Hollywood's fascination with American self-loathing. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Land Of Eb "A rare, extraordinary film that celebrates the dignity of hard work, as well as the tenuous connections of cultural legacy in a fragmented community. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 19, 2012
3/4 67% The Road (2012) "... Enough rattling thrills for the date-night crowd, and enough story and character for older film buffs to chew on. The ride home afterwards might require your high beams. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted May 11, 2012
2/4 95% Marley (2012) "The film never shows us Marley in a complete performance. It's hard to understand the magic of a man whose most awesome moments are reduced to edited snippets. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Apr 20, 2012
4/4 88% Titanic (1997) "It is, simply, a great film, a throwback to classic filmmaking, and more than that, an experience with unusual resonance to the world of today. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/4 No Score Yet Dancing Queen (2012) "Rom-com fantasy that dips precariously into real feeling late in the reels, and because leads Hwang Jung-Min and Um Jung-Hwa have real talent for empathy, we're carried along. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Mar 30, 2012
1/4 21% October Baby (2012) "Heavily vested in its peculiarly glossy agitprop that, like Saint Sebastian, it invites the arrows of kneejerk derision. Too bad, as the film has really lovely performances. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Mar 22, 2012
3.5/4 51% John Carter (2012) "Great fun as we endure scrape after scrape in this wild, near-hallucinatory landscape, and director Stanton finds the right balance of cheerful solemnity and cheeky humor. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Mar 12, 2012
1.5/4 64% Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012) ""Tomorrow" is less realistic than "Red Dawn," if you can wrap your head around that without making it pop off. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Feb 23, 2012
2/4 42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) "Hey, it moves right along. It rockets on a certain goofy bliss. Never mind the filmmakers have clearly never read the original Verne/Stevenson/Swift books beyond cover blurbs " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Feb 9, 2012
2/4 No Score Yet All's Well Ends Well 2012 (2012) "Nothing subtle about the production, which operates as a Cantonese Three Stooges on a neon-colored bender. Which means you often laugh out loud, and then wonder why you did. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Feb 6, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet Big in Bollywood "A funny, insightful meditation on the trappings of fame, and the key word there is "trap." Also helps explain the foreign excitement of Bollywood to American audiences. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/4 40% Red Tails (2012) "A canny homage to a certain genre of film, the aerial adventure story, a type that was popular when airplanes were considered marvelous machines and not merely flying buses. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Jan 25, 2012
2/4 56% The Viral Factor (2012) "A monster rush of muscular action sequences, tepidly glued together with rapidly evaporating logic. Secret agent Man's brain turns to mush, and it spreads to the audience. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Jan 24, 2012
2.5/4 42% The Flowers of War (2011) "What we have here is a movie that believes it is a massive and glorious heroic epic, when it's really a backlot melodrama. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3/4 100% Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) "This is defiantly old-fashioned, high-value entertainment with a glamorous, talented cast. You used to see this sort of thing all the time from Hollywood. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Jan 12, 2012
3/4 76% War Horse (2011) "A tearjerker finale suggests that Joey has the power of restoring sight to the blind. Oh, the noble creatures that make us see ourselves as we really are! " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 28, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet Living In Seduced Circumstances "OK, it's a low-budget Misery. It's made with technical panache and an interesting palette, however, and the actors are up to the challenge. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 21, 2011
1/4 33% Arirang " Arirang is insufferable, and it's approaching torture to sit through it. Although we do wish Ki-Duk would climb out of his hole and get on with his life. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 21, 2011
3/4 84% The Forgiveness of Blood (2012) "We start out hoping that new freedoms will start to cancel out age-old blood feuds, and wind up simply wishing that a cease-fire can be maintained. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 21, 2011
2/4 50% The Journals Of Musan (2011) "A journey through a world of moral and ethical conundrums makes a sobering couple of hours, and also a lively discussion afterwards for amateur Christian theologians. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Dec 21, 2011
2.5/4 92% Senna (2011) "While this documentary is unreeling, we're definitely along for the ride. But there's no aftertaste, except for that of burnt metal. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Nov 25, 2011
3/4 100% Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2012) "Semper Fi: Always Faithful carefully follows the conduct of this case, which is largely unknown by the general public. It is superbly constructed without being preachy. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Nov 25, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2012) "A hagiographic valentine constructed by overly excited fanboys. Lee's imprint on popular culture deserves better and deeper than this. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Nov 25, 2011
3.5/4 89% The Descendants (2011) "A large patch of the movie's social contract are the Hawaiian notions of 'aina, malama and pono. It joins the short list we aren't embarrassed to screen for malahini. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Nov 25, 2011
3/4 80% Littlerock (2011) "A neatly plotted, observational film about being on the outside looking in, and on the inside looking out. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3.5/4 81% Red Dog (2012) "Miners are telling Red Dog stories, and so it's essentially a series of personal flashbacks that grow larger with the retelling, exactly the way mythology gets kickstarted. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/4 75% Leave it on the Floor (2013) "Clearly not aimed at a mass audience, who, even if they're open to gay issues, may be turned off by on-the-cheap production values and self-conscious "acting" by principals. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet Sector 7 IMAX (2011) "She rides motorcycles, handles gigantic drills, punches out monsters and gets just the right amount of grime and sweat rubbed into her tightly stretched tanktop. Yeah, baby. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet Sector 7 (2011) "Eventually the creature is vanquished by the last person standing. If this sounds like every monster movie cliche ever invented, "Sector 7" manages to drag in them all. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 28, 2011
3/4 84% Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011) "Beginning psychologists take note - hillbillies and college kids may kill each other, but the greatest assets in maintaining the peace, on both sides, are hot coeds. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 27, 2011
2/4 8% 1911 (2011) "Students of revolutionary Chinese history can have fun checking them off. Look, there's Li Yuanhong! And over there, Feng Guozhang! " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 7, 2011
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (Yip Man chinchyun) (2010) "There is nothing in this bubbling soap opera of a plot that can't be solved with drawn-out fight scenes. And so they jump and kick, poke, slap and twirl for half the film. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Oct 6, 2011
1/4 No Score Yet Quick (2011) "It's heartening to discover that the Koreans can make stunt movies as dim-witted and as attention-deficited as Hollywood. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/4 99% The Interrupters (2011) "If this were a fiction movie out of Hollywood, we'd be hooting at the preposterousness of it all. I mean, really. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Sep 13, 2011
3/4 84% Contagion (2011) "It proves the creepiest movies are also the quietest. Although "Contagion" is a horror movie, it's also a response about a viral apocalypse. The end arrives with tiny coughs ... " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Sep 9, 2011
2.5/4 74% Shaolin (2011) "This is not a subtle film, and certainly not a great one, but it's made with bubbling brio and it's spectacular to look at. It's action filmmaking of the highest order. " ‐ Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Posted Sep 8, 2011
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