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Carla Meyer

Carla Meyer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Carla Meyer's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "Drab in look and overly talky, X-Men: Days of Future Past lacks the life force and lilt of its 2011 predecessor, X-Men: First Class. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 74% Godzilla (2014) "We came to see things get smashed. Godzilla delivers. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 14, 2014
3.5/4 85% Under the Skin (2014) "Skin always is moving, but slowly, thoughtfully, positioning both Glazer's camera and the alien as observers. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 9, 2014
2/4 73% Neighbors (2014) "Neighbors contains some hilarious sight gags. But other moments get lost in director Nicholas Stoller's inundation of retaliatory scenes punctuated by shaky camera work and frat-house strobe lights. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Well-acted and executed, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does little wrong besides exist. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 1, 2014
2/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) "There's self-awareness all around in Other Woman until it flies out the window in favor of high jinks. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 86% Joe (2014) "If only we knew the movie's title character a little better. But maybe being left wondering is another victory for Cage. When was the last time you were intrigued by a Cage character? " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 72% Oculus (2014) "Holy heck, Oculus is scary. It's also well-crafted and highly confident. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Among comic-book films, it's up there with Batman Begins and Spider-Man 2 (the first). " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/4 41% Cesar Chavez (2014) "In its enumeration of victories and setbacks within that time frame, Chavez fails to create a full or even full-ish picture of the man whose bold but nonviolent tactics led to better working conditions in the fields. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/4 76% Noah (2014) "The performances in Noah are uniformly fine, meaning Aronofsky must be credited as well. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Budapest Hotel, a vibrant, cheeky throwback to 1930s caper comedies, contains the same high degree of craftsmanship as [Anderson's] other films. There's just more of it. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 40% Divergent (2014) "Lots of stories are derivative yet still exciting to watch. Divergent, though, contains a middle stretch, during which Tris undergoes her training and falls for Four, that does not generate enough audience interest. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 79% Veronica Mars (2014) "There should be a sequel to further explore this intriguing concept. Gather your pennies, Marshmallows. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) "Were it not for the Sept. 11 allusion, Non-Stop could be a guilty pleasure. But that allusion -- so destructive to the film's quality, so unnecessary to its plot -- squashes much of the pleasure. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.5/4 69% About Last Night (2014) "The makers of the raucous remake clearly recognized those sidekicks' value. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1.5/4 34% Labor Day (2014) "Building a plausible love story between an escaped convict and a lonely, depressed single mother at whose house he hides would seem to require delicate, nuanced storytelling. Labor Day hits us with a rolling pin. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "Fiennes, who also directed, crafts a vividly human and likable character impossible to dismiss as an old, whiskered perv. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) "Is it awards-worthy? No. But it's often exciting, the kind of strenuously acted movie that blows the cobwebs off the viewing experience after all those more carefully modulated awards-season dramas. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) "Overlong by an hour and overindulgent by infinity, Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street entertains at times but mostly numbs. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/4 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "Imbued with a surly magnetism by Isaac, Llewyn is quick witted and shows a way with a song. The film surrounding him ably mixes dark humor, period authenticity and polished yet heartfelt musical performances. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) "Lie emerges as less an indictment of our celebrity-obsessed culture (Armstrong's case is too specific) than a portrait of an incredibly demanding sport. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/4 93% American Hustle (2013) "Bursting with humor, great acting and David O. Russell's abundant filmmaking talent, American Hustle is a joy to watch. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "Also impressive is all the beauty on display in Smaug, from the stunning New Zealand landscapes to the actors. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/4 91% Nebraska (2013) "Payne delivers a portrait of small-town America as observant as Picture Show, and a poignant/fun road movie that serves as a companion to the similarly toned Sideways. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "Fire maintains such a consistent dystopian vision by other means -- from fine performances to its accomplished production design -- that the stakes of Katniss' increasingly complex journey are evident even when its violence is obscured. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3.5/4 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) "Blue is a coming-of-age story that's only partly a coming-out story. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "The extraordinary 12 Years a Slave thrusts its lead character (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and the audience into slavery's moral and psychological morass more fully and directly than any movie before it. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2/4 35% The Counselor (2013) "The Counselor shows that some authors should write directly for the screen and others are better off adapted. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Oct 25, 2013
2.5/4 49% Carrie (2013) "Peirce's Carrie is not as accomplished but still feels more substantial than most contemporary teen horror films. It's well-acted, insidiously creepy and sufficiently bloody, if you're into that. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Greengrass has used his hand-held cameras to lend Phillips great senses of immediacy and place, making us privy to the thought processes and interpersonal conflicts among the pirates and the ship's captain and crew. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3.5/4 96% Gravity (2013) "The year's great cinematic visual achievement. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/4 81% Don Jon (2013) "Never before has Gordon-Levitt disappeared into character as he does here. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Sep 27, 2013
1.5/4 30% Austenland (2013) "Austenland needs lessons on how a proper spoof should behave. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Sep 12, 2013
2.5/4 63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) "For parents who must accompany them to the film, there's good news as well: It's far from the worst movie ever, and it lasts only 95 minutes. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/4 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) "Oprah Winfrey is great at everything. This is no news flash, but it's as apparent as ever when watching Lee Daniels' The Butler. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Aug 23, 2013
4/4 93% The Spectacular Now (2013) "Teller and director Ponsoldt have crafted a character who only grows more sympathetic as the complications below his sunny exterior are revealed. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/4 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) "Jasmine is unlikable, but Blanchett makes you feel her pain, anyway, because she's so subtly yet devastatingly good at showing that pain. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3/4 67% Elysium (2013) "The violence in Elysium is stark and cruel, befitting a film about a divided society. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3/4 47% We're The Millers (2013) "A triumph of bad taste and good casting, the very funny road comedy We're the Millers benefits from Jason Sudeikis' sleaze and Jennifer Aniston's lack thereof. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3.5/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "Fruitvale Station's arrival in theaters corresponds with the outcry over the Trayvon Martin case. But Fruitvale did not need added relevancy to be remarkable. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2.5/4 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "You ride along with inconsistencies because Ranger is building toward a final showdown. When that showdown disappoints, you feel every minute of the film's 2 1/2-hour length. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jul 1, 2013
3/4 68% World War Z (2013) "Pitt has hidden his inner John Wayne-Bruce Willis for too long. In the highly engaging World War Z, he proves to be a capable, winning and -- in the great American film tradition -- exceptionally hard-to-kill action hero. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jun 21, 2013
2.5/4 56% Man of Steel (2013) "Man of Steel contains little fun apart from the visceral thrill of seeing objects smashed in one of its endless action sequences. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jun 13, 2013
4/4 94% Stories We Tell (2013) "The great conceit of Polley's theories of perspective and truth is that she, as director, ultimately controlled everyone's memories because she arranged them on film. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3.5/4 93% Frances Ha (2013) "A celebration of cinema, New York City and the distinctive charms of actress Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha was co-written by Gerwig and its director, Noah Baumbach, and it's the best film either has made. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2.5/4 38% Admission (2013) "The tone and story lack such solidity. Opportunities for moments between Portia and Jeremiah go wasted. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 31, 2013
2/4 66% Spring Breakers (2013) ""Spring Breakers" might engender multiple viewings and a cult status à la "Scarface." Korine, unfortunately, jumps the gun by frequently repeating lines of Franco's dialogue in voiceover, as if "Spring Breakers" already is on repeat. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 28, 2013
47% Phil Spector (2013) "The movie broadens from Spector's legal case into larger explorations of prejudices people can harbor about celebrities and eccentrics. The result is a thoughtful, sometimes fascinating, purposefully inconclusive character study. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 28, 2013
3/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "The funny, warm-hearted "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful" veers far enough from the Yellow Brick Road paved by the original film to avoid dangerous direct comparisons. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 28, 2013
4/4 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) ""Zero Dark Thirty" shows guts in taking on loaded subject matter and filmmaking confidence and skill in not telling us how we should feel about it. " ‐ Sacramento Bee
Posted May 28, 2013
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