Carl Kozlowski Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carl Kozlowski

Carl Kozlowski
Carl Kozlowski's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pasadena Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 96% Black Panther (2018) While Black Panther is undeniably exciting overall, its opening sequences are more convoluted than most MCU films. But from there, there's a lot of compelling, exciting, crowd-pleasing action.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
F 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) There's no way to convey why I dislike the film so much without giving out major spoilers later in this review, so be warned if you're really dying to see this 132-minute, morally bankrupt snoozefest.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
D 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Between a score that features incessantly twinkly piano music which makes viewers feel like they're trapped in an elevator, and Day-Lewis' constant preening, Phantom Thread is utterly insufferable‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
B 54% 12 Strong (2018) ... a movie that finds a near-perfect balance between the horrors of war and the humanity of the forces who fight it.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Finding the human stories underneath what could have easily been caricatured characters, the film also serves as an indictment of each and every one of us who tune into train wreck television, enjoying the shame and suffering of others as entertainment. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
A 86% Lion (2016) Give it a chance, for not only is it an emotionally powerful experience, but Lion is the rare movie that can transform your view of the world we live in.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
F 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Two hours of nihilistic, non-stop violence with barely a plot and one of the most annoying music scores of all time. It makes me weep for our future.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The brilliance of Farhadi's work is such that he takes a seemingly simple situation and turns it into a never-ending series of twists and turns that work as both Hitchcockian thrillers, as well as simple human tragedies worthy of Ingmar Bergman.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 81% Patriots Day (2017) [Patriots Day] is gripping and intense, with the entire cast doing an ace job of bringing humanity to a horrific event.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 75% Split (2017) Brilliantly made but morally conflicted, Split has me divided. For pure artistry, I'd give it an A. For its queasy morality, I'd give it a C. Put them together and you've got a solid B. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 36% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is ridiculously silly in the best way, mixing medieval battle movies, Chinese culture and sci-fi into a nonstop, action-packed romp. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 93% Logan (2017) Mangold has crafted a movie that sends its hero off in great feeling and style. Logan has a great emotional depth and Jackman is terrific.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This is one movie that absolutely demands to be seen on the big screen, preferably with the full glasses effect, yet is solid enough entertainment to stand on its own in 2D as well.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Blending highly personal drama with the emotional trauma of the Holocaust, The Zookeeper's Wife excels in reminding that there were plenty of everyday human heroes in the Nazi resistance.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A lack of a compelling villain hurts the effectiveness of this entry in the series, making this reviewer furious about the fact that he'll have to endure the fate of seeing the two remaining proposed sequels.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 Trainspotting tries hard to match the shocking flair of the original but leaves one wishing the gang would grow up.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 50% The Promise (2017) Those interested in an often-overlooked piece of history, and the resilience of the people who acted against it, will find The Promise to be engaging.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Vol. 2 might just be the most fun to be found in a movie theater thus far this year. It's a great sign that there's plenty of inventive life left to be found in the saturated superhero genre.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 36% Snatched (2017) Snatched opens strongly as it details Emily's comically pathetic life, but she soon becomes more annoying than amusing, and director Jonathan Levine's odd pacing causes the scenes to alternate between high comic energy and obvious padding.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Director Scott continues his tradition of brewing slow-building tension and an intense sense of atmosphere...once they start, however, the battles come fast and furious.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The setpieces are often funny and the finale visually spectacular, but Depp is hanging on to this series as a source of treasure more than inspiration.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
F 18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch is so off-base on every level that it nearly made me want to quit my career as a film critic.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 92% Wonder Woman (2017) First and foremost, this is a fun film from start to finish, with gorgeous visuals, an amazing score and perfect pacing.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 88% It Comes At Night (2017) While the film is undeniably well-made, its outlook is so dark it crosses the line into making viewers feel more miserable than enlightened or entertained.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 16% The Mummy (2017) People 13 and older are more likely to be offended by the fact they spent $15 on a ticket. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins is outstanding in depicting the physical impairments that the artist struggled with, as well as the fiercely loving spirit that kept her going through incredible hardships.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) [Beatriz] will likely leave all but the most ardently left-wing audience members more bummed than inspired. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is offering hope that comedy isn't dead at the box office.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [John Watts and his team] have pulled off a Marvel of a movie that has as many laughs as thrills and accomplishes the unlikely task of making the endlessly rehashed Spider-Man feel fresh again.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 84% Detroit (2017) This could just as well be called "Baltimore," "Ferguson" or "St. Paul," making this a film that is often hard to watch but which many may find necessary viewing.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It is the kind of film that's meant to be enjoyed for its visceral thrills more than its logic. If you're seeking great action, it's hard to do better this summer.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Perhaps the biggest surprise comes from the fact that Soderbergh and his cast make the brothers sympathetic, rather than merely treating them with condescension. Tatum and Driver portray Jimmy and Clyde with an underlying sense of dignity.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Bodyguard is annoying nearly from start to finish, completely defying all sense of internal logic as their enemies manage to find them in every corner of Europe within five seconds of their arrival. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 87% Wind River (2017) For those who enjoy some emotional chill amid the overheated blockbusters of summer, Wind River will fit the bill. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Dave McCary works wonders with the film's tone, creating a deliberate and thoughtful pace that makes the film equally dramatic and comedic.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 82% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status focuses too much on Stiller's character's thoughts and internal monologues and not enough on anyone else.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 85% It (2017) The result is a more streamlined tale than the novel.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This is still better than most of the action flicks the major studios have released this year and fun enough for those who are fans of the first film and the spy genre, but unfortunately it's not quite golden.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 86% American Made (2017) "Made" is a hugely entertaining and unpredictable blend of a less offensive Wolf of Wall Street and a Southern-fried Goodfellas.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle is an extremely well-made movie artistically and should be kept in the game as a contender for critics' honors and the Oscars at the end of the year.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 96% The Florida Project (2017) With his first three films filmmaker Sean Baker has managed to present slices of life from the underbelly of society that are often if not completely overlooked.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 38% Same Kind of Different As Me (2017) Same Kind of Different As Me is different than most of the movies at the box office right now, and worth seeing if you're looking for something to make you feel good about humanity in this utterly insane era.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 28% Suburbicon (2017) Overall, this is a movie that Coen Brothers aficionados and fans of quirkiness will enjoy, but the average moviegoer will be left scratching their heads and wondering what it's all about.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 88% The Post (2018) [The Post] is a film that remains valuable as a reminder that a free press is important and the struggle to maintain those freedoms is never-ending. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The result is a dazzling work of art that is alternately fun to watch and hard to shake; the very definition of must-see filmmaking and worth every penny viewers pay at today's excessive prices.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
A 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Some Marvel fans balk at the level of humor brought into play in the Thor trilogy, but the comedic aspects bring a fresh energy to a genre that's been overwhelmed with seemingly dozens of epics‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
A 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The entire cast is winning, but Hahn is a comic force of nature who deserves superstardom at the level of Melissa McCarthy‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
A 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It's hands-down the film to beat this year for quality and classic status.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
C 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Washington's performance is full of nervous tics and mood swings that don't amount to much - just like the movie overall.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
A 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The built-in level of affection and support between the two siblings lends the movie an extra layer of heart that helps keep The Disaster Artist from being the condescending hatchet job it could have become in many other directors' hands.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017