Christy Lemire Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 17% Show Dogs (2018) Even by the low standards of this type of live-action, family friendly comedy, Show Dogs is especially lame.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/4 91% Revenge (2018) The film we need right now, from a filmmaker we need right now.‐
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/4 63% Cradle Will Rock (1999) The let's-put-on-a-show energy can be intoxicating. But man, does it take a long time to achieve that high.‐
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
3/4 92% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Like a series of Monet paintings come to life, the historical drama The Guardians luxuriates in lush, widescreen images of the French countryside.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.5/4 87% Tully (2018) [Tully] features Cody's hyper-verbal brand of snark, cynicism and subtle poignancy, but it's tinged with the wistful perspective that comes from hard-earned maturity and experience.‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2.5/4 48% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) Maybe it's only fitting that a Jekyll-and-Hyde tale would be of two minds. Unfortunately, neither of them is completely satisfying.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/4 100% Local Hero (1983) Writer-director Bill Forsyth's 1983 film sneaks up on you. It takes its time. It reveals its characters through snippets of conversation and casual interactions.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
2.5/4 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) It's an unbridled display of enthusiasm. We're laughing with her, not at her. If only the rest of the film had such complete confidence.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/4 92% Suspiria (1977) Argento accomplishes so much simply through lighting and music - which goes a long way to compensate for the stilted dialogue and awkward character interactions.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
2/4 84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Danish documentarian Janus Metz-making his first feature, and working from a script by Ronnie Sandahl-feels the need to hold our hands and oversimplify these two titans of tennis.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 88% After Hours (1985) It might not make any sense. It might not even matter. But it's a blast while it lasts, and it brings the most perfect of endings along with the sunrise.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
3.5/4 80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Where Is Kyra? finally allows [Pfeiffer] to explore the darker, unvarnished side of her talent and gives her the opportunity to do perhaps the best work of her lengthy, eclectic career.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2.5/4 45% Zardoz (1974) Such a wildly ambitious misfire that you can't help but root for it, or at least feel some twisted sense of affection for it.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
2.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) The action is breathless and non-stop, both in the virtual reality and the reality reality, but wallowing in '80s nostalgia is only so much fun for so long.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2.5/4 17% Midnight Sun (2018) Midnight Sun does what it means to do for the people it means to do it for-and that might just be enough.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/4 41% Newsies (1992) It's extremely earnest and more than a little corny, but there's an innocence about it that makes it kinda irresistible.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/4 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) It doesn't quite hit its target in providing an emotional resonance or political relevance for today.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/4 62% A Bridge Too Far (1977) It would seem impossible to go wrong with such an incredible, all-star cast - which makes A Bridge Too Far such a frustrating misfire (no pun intended).‐
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
3.5/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Finley remains true to his vision, and it's a thrilling spectacle to behold.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
1/4 15% Graffiti Bridge (1990) Graffiti Bridge is essentially a series of music videos strung together uncomfortably with awkward dialogue and stiff acting. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
2/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Shocking and violent sequences become repetitive and gratuitous, making Red Sparrow feel more like a cheap exercise in exploitation than a visceral tale of survival.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/4 98% Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) (1949) Decades later, you can see the influence of Bicycle Thieves everywhere, in a variety of genres and languages.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
2/4 63% Every Day (2018) A nice idea within nutty packaging.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
1.5/4 35% Nostalgia (2018) Rarely as profound as it aims to be.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
2/4 27% The Female Brain (2018) Cummings meanders between all of these couples and their troubles without much pacing, momentum or insight.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) The intentions are honorable, for sure, but the execution is awkward, not just visually but tonally.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
2.5/4 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) For better and for worse, it's an overwhelming experience. And just when you think it's over, there's another coda, and then another.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) It's all solid from a technical perspective. Where the film could have used more power is in its narrative momentum.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
3/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 may not be the novel revelation that its predecessor was, but it has its heart-and its stomach-in the right place.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
1.5/4 No Score Yet Dark Meridian (2017) A generically violent gang drama full of bad guys standing around grungy warehouses, explaining themselves before shooting each other in the head.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) Nothing and no one seems to be holding [Sorkin] back, for better and for worse.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
2/4 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Aca-nough already.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Even having tremendous actors like Sutherland and Mirren in the front seat can't enliven this vacation.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) A vivid slice of pop culture history-an irresistible, soapy mix of jealousy, competition and class warfare, fortified by powerful performances and unexpected emotional resonance.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 79% Voyeur (2017) The documentary is fascinating in an admittedly prurient way for the first half or so, then shifts and becomes compelling in an even larger, more relevant context.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A lush and vibrant masterpiece about first love set amid the warm, sunny skies, gentle breezes and charming, tree-lined roads of northern Italy.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/4 85% Wonder (2017) You'll shed a tear or two-especially if you're a parent-and they'll be totally earned.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
1.5/4 68% Bitch (2017) [Palka's] come up with an intriguing premise, but doesn't quite have the nuance or the storytelling chops to offer an insightful satire.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/4 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Has the shoddy look and frantic feel of a slapped-together, cash-grab sequel, because that's exactly what it is.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/4 88% Novitiate (2017) Novitiate finds room for all these viewpoints; appreciating the dedication it takes to live such a life while also questioning its suppression of individuality, emotion. This willingness to embrace such complexity is a bit of a miracle in itself.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Despite what the title suggests, Wonderstruck represents a rare disappointment from master filmmaker Todd Haynes.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women aims to shake you up, make you think and maybe even squirm a little.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
1.5/4 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Imagine eating a giant bag of Skittles, then throwing it all up in a fit of sugar-induced nausea and you'll have some idea of what it feels like to sit through My Little Pony: The Movie.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
1/4 22% Woodshock (2017) It's all pseudo-significant, film-school twaddle, totally lacking in momentum and character development.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
1.5/4 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The pieces are all there, but they never really snap into place.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) In the vein of his previous screenplays for Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl and Beatriz at Dinner, White depicts the darker side of human nature with deadpan humor and daring honesty.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) Despite the many terrifying moments they endure in their quest -- scenes that will leave you trembling and giggling at once -- It is even more powerful in the warm, easy camaraderie between its young stars.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1/4 36% Jackals (2017) The film's ultimate nihilism makes the whole exercise seem like an annoyingly pointless waste of time-even for a movie that's barely 80 minutes long.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 94% All Saints (2017) All Saints feels like a bit of a miracle. It's a faith-based movie inspired by a true story that lets its dramatic moments unfold without relying on melodrama.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2/4 50% The Glass Castle (2017) A film that never quite clicks tonally and doesn't do justice to its harrowing central story.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017