Christy Lemire Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% Green Book (2018) It's glossy and zippy, gliding along the surface of deeply emotional, complex issues while dipping down into them just enough to give us a taste of some actual substance.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 43% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) There's indeed magic to be found here, as well as visual wonder, but there's also an unwieldy amount of character and plot.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) [Reitman's] missing both key insight and satirical bite in his depiction of this pivotal point in American history.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
1.5/4 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It's at once familiar and bizarre, overstuffed yet half-baked. And while it boasts impressive individual elements, the overall result remains far from the magic it seeks.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 62% Suspiria (2018) You will stagger out of the theater wondering what exactly you just saw, but you will not easily forget it.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
12% Double Take (2001) Double Take is so convoluted, so unnecessarily mind-boggling, it should be called Quintuple Take.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
42% Vanilla Sky (2001) Vanilla Sky is nearly identical to the 1997 Spanish film it's based on, except it's set in Manhattan instead of Madrid and has a much better soundtrack.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
55% The Mexican (2001) The Mexican is sporadically entertaining. It works when Gandolfini is on screen; when he leaves, he takes the movie with him.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
69% Legally Blonde (2001) The movie is a lot like 1995's Clueless, which was also totally cute, in that it has a brain and a heart. And like its heroine, it's a lot smarter than it looks.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) There might have been more power-and beauty-in a more understated approach all around.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
91% La La Land (2016) It is joyful. It leaps off the screen. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/4 29% Venom (2018) A tonally wonky lark that's actually stronger when it's sillier. It's a mess, but a fun mess-at least for a while.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
9.6/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) I knew form the first shot that I was watching a truly great movie... It's so real, it's so raw. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) If only the dialogue and visuals matched the daring of its ideology.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
8.5/10 99% Selma (2015) David Oyelowo breathes such life into it and makes you feel like you're seeing this person for the first time.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
9.5/10 97% 13th (2016) What [DuVernay] achives in a relatively short amount of time... feels thorough and yet concise and it's calmly powerful.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
1/4 18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018) Judy Greer assembled a monumental cast for her directing debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Then she stranded her fellow actors with material that doesn't even begin to tap into their talents.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/4 64% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) A story that grows frustratingly conventional.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
9.6/10 99% Tower (2016) [The rotoscope technique] gives it urgency and a sense of movement. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/4 27% The Nun (2018) An empty thrill ride.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/4 98% It Happened One Night (1934) It's all about the snappy dialogue and simmering tension between these hugely charismatic stars. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
.5/4 0% Reprisal (2018) A blandly gritty piece of late-August mayhem that's as forgettable as its generic title.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
8.8/10 92% Support the Girls (2018) It's a celebration of sisterhood...This movie is so understated that this theme sneaks up on you in ways that are quietly powerful. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5.8/10 55% The Bookshop (2018) I don't know how anyone thought this was still relevant now, because it's such an obvious idea. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 93% Searching (2018) It aims for and earns genuine emotion rather than cheap thrills.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/10 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) It never is anything more than the absolute simplest of concepts. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/4 98% The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988) It's an elegant, riveting piece of filmmaking.‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
8.8/10 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This movie is totally delightful...It's a wonderful mix of old-fashioned screwball comedy, romantic comedy, it's almost a musical at some points. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
8/10 91% We the Animals (2018) A lot is told wordlessly very efficiently.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/10 23% Mile 22 (2018) You have no idea what's going on. This movie is so overly edited, it's all shaky cam. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
8.6/10 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) I was impressed by the tonal and aesthetic balance that Crystal Moselle finds here. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 84% The Wife (2018) Swedish director Björn Runge's approach is no-nonsense and workmanlike, perhaps to give these esteemed actors room to swagger and shine, but a bit more imagination and artistry wouldn't have hurt.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
85% The Cleanse (2018) I was really impressed with this movie with the way that it navigates a bunch of different kinds of genres in a tricky way, 'cause it is a low-key comedy for a while, but then it becomes a sci-fi film and a legit horror film.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
9/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) This is one of his best films because he marries the anger and intensity with the restraint and poetry that he's so good at visually.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
5/10 45% The Meg (2018) I wanted this movie to be wackier, crazier, and over the top, the problem is that it's PG13.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
5.8/10 59% Dog Days (2018) If you want just like light happy doggy movie but, you also want the deep catharsis the satisfying deep cry this is it.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/10 47% Like Father (2018) There is an element with early onset Alzheimer's, that in the film feels very wedged in like as the emotional underpinning that they are going for which explains certain people's actions.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 87% The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018) A coming-of-age drama that's as beautiful and brutal as the remote, rural landscape of northern Iceland where it takes place.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
7/10 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) These two actresses have really lovely chemistry with each other. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Director and co-writer Susanna Fogel has trouble achieving a tonal balance between the comedy and the action, which only grows increasingly glaring over the course of the film's overlong running time.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
7.3/10 100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) It is hard to watch, but it's a must-see. My one complaint is that maybe it tries to get its arms around too much. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
2/4 67% Razorback (1984) It isn't as nutty as it could have been, and it certainly isn't as nutty as its description suggests.‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
7/10 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) [Scotty Bowers] is sort of a fascinating jumble of contradictions. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 82% Puzzle (2018) A million tiny revelations make up one massive arc, and Kelly Macdonald positively radiates hope and joy throughout that process.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
8.6/10 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This is deeply steeped in pop culture and in comic book references, but there's context. It's not just self referential, it's also commenting on itself in ways that are really subversive and really daring. I was shocked.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
9/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It is jaw-dropping. See it on the biggest screen you can find. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
9/10 100% Strong Island (2017) It's deceptively simple, but it does so much so well. It's heartbreaking by the end...It's just really, really powerful. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
8/10 93% Blindspotting (2018) It's so incredibly tense and everything that did feel messy and scattered all of a sudden comes together in a way that does feel cohesive, and does feel focused, and does feel powerful in a way that perhaps it had not previously. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) For all its frantic energy, it manages to go absolutely nowhere.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
6.5/10 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) [Phoenix's] interactions with Jonah Hill as his sponsor are really true and kind of heartbreaking. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018