Charles Barfield

Charles Barfield
Charles Barfield's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist
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T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 70% Becky (2020) Besides its emotional texture, which will take you by surprise, more importantly, at the end of the day, Becky is a lot of enjoyably perverse fun. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
B 71% Butt Boy (2020) Believe it or not, Butt Boy isn't just a silly, ridiculous thriller about a man and his love of shoving things into his rear, it is, for lack of a better term, much deeper than that. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
B- 69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) "We Summon the Darkness" is just a passable, if not fully enjoyable, slasher film with far too much-untapped potential. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
D- 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) "Coffee & Kareem" is an unfunny, insensitive, exploitative mess that is awful from even the very first sip. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
B 89% Banana Split (2020) Much like the dessert that inspired its name, Banana Split is a mixture of familiar tastes but combined in a way that sets it apart from your boring coming-of-age scoop of vanilla ice cream. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
D 30% Bloodshot (2020) Even on that most basic level of competence, "Bloodshot" doesn't succeed. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
C+ 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section places such a high premium on character and suffering, in addition to tense, realistic action, but fundamental missteps prevent it from being great. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
D 26% Countdown (2019) As the film not-so-eloquently points out, we're all going to die at some point, and even if its 87 years from now, you still shouldn't waste one-minute watching Countdown. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
C- 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Ultimately, Zombieland 2 fails to follow rule #1 of sequels - Don't wait ten years and give audiences the exact same thing as before. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
D- 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Jingoism is expected, but 'Last Blood' takes extreme patriotism and adds a vulgar 2019 MAGA design flair to it - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
B+ 92% Sound of Metal (2019) There's an a-ha moment upon learning that Marder's a close collaborator of Derek Cianfrance; this feels at times like "Blue Valentine" painted black. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
C+ 33% Shaft (2019) Despite the tired plot, and potentially problematic jokes, Shaft is a decent action comedy anchored by a hilarious performance by Samuel L. Jackson. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
C- 43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is filled with epic battles, but does little else to prove that this franchise deserves the chance to fight another day. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B+ 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is the triumphant crescendo to the biggest film journey that has ever graced cinemas. But casual fans need not apply. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
C 91% We Believe In Dinosaurs (2019) Though entertaining and far from being a Biblical disaster, Dinosaurs spreads itself so thin that the doc loses its grip on the basics of storytelling. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
A- 96% Hail Satan? (2019) Director Penny Lane's hilarious Hail Satan? provides plenty of evidence that trolling people, without too much malice, can be a hell of a good time. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
F 19% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Sharon Tate is a terribly foolish movie featuring wooden acting, a disgusting premise, and none of the redeeming qualities that even the most repellant exploitation schlock film might offer. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
F 19% Polar (2019) Polar is a juvenile, pedestrian, and boring film that tries to mix the Crank laughs with John Wick and ends up as a terrible imitation that everyone involved should be embarrassed about. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B+ 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) This is almost entirely an affecting, respectful and important historical document though one that, sadly, won't be seen by many in its ideal big-screen, 3D form. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C- 78% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) Henry Dunham attempts to out-clever the audience at every turn in Sparrow Creek, and in the process distorts his vision so much that you leave the film confused and frustrated. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
C 59% Slice (2018) Though equipped with a ton of bravado and ambition, Austin Vesely falls short of crafting a great horror comedy, B-movie classic and Slice just doesn't make the cut. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018