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Clint O'Connor

Clint O'Connor
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) I spent much of the film marveling at the amount of meticulous work that went into every set, every background, every costume. I wanted to hit pause so I could linger a bit on some of the more astonishing visual offerings.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2.5/4 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) For all of its winning ways, Kong: Skull Island features some of the most empty, underwritten characters in memory. But you probably weren't expecting that anyway from this latest attempt to cash in on the legend of the giant gorilla.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) What happens this time around? You know exactly what happens: Bond shoots people, has sex and saves the world. The beauty is, as with most Bond movies, it doesn't matter.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 2, 2015
A 94% Sicario (2015) Sicario grabs you in the opening frame, then refuses to let go. Director Denis Villeneuve and his sterling cast have created an unrelentingly intense crime thriller. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
B 61% The Intern (2015) Robert De Niro is adorable. Really.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
C+ 10% Stonewall (2015) Despite the volatile subject matter, Stonewall is a rather bland rendering. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
B+ 73% Everest (2015) It serves in part as a memorial, a testament to the survivors, to those who tried desperately to rescue their teammates at enormous personal risk, and to the lives lost. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
B 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The second Maze Runner is an entertaining action-adventure that not only stands on its own, but surpasses the more limited rewards of the first film. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
B 92% Grandma (2015) It does not have the most deeply drawn characters or invigorating plot. But what it does have is pretty special: Lily Tomlin. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
B+ 64% The Visit (2015) Shyamalan creates good scares, and laughs, in this comedy-horror hybrid.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
B- 73% Slow Learners (2015) Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) and Sarah Burns (Enlightened) are good company and well-versed in dual deadpan delivery. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Eadweard (2015) First-time director Kyle Rideout, who co-wrote the screenplay with Josh Epstein, has a marvelous touch when it comes to embracing Muybridge's photographic passions.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
B- 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) Much of the film is devoted to debunking Apple's image. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
C+ 83% Mistress America (2015) A game effort, but the script is just not sharp and witty enough, and the characters are not compelling enough, to drive it home. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
C 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Like its slick trailer, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is handsome and inviting, but its rewards are brief and unsatisfying. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
A- 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) Jason Segel delivers a wonderfully moving, memorable performance as David Foster Wallace.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
A 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Smart, insightful, thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
B 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) While the first half is a compelling, satisfying ride, the characters kind of meander through the second half. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
C- 44% Irrational Man (2015) Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix cannot save Woody Allen's clunky and contrived Irrational Man.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) As spy franchises go, this one has been pretty electric. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
B+ 52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) Jason Bateman explains Lego-mania in this fun, breezy little documentary.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
A- 26% Vacation (2015) Unlike its summer brothers-in-raunch, Ted 2 and Trainwreck, which feel the need to dip into sentiment and speechifying, Vacation is a straight up comedy.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015
C 88% The Tribe (2015) The lack-of-language barrier is the least of its problems. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
B 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) The storyline may not thrill you, but Ian McKellen's performance will.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
B 81% Ant-Man (2015) Rudd's charm and easygoing sense of humor keeps us engaged, even though 'Ant-Man' is the least clever and ambitious of the recent spate of Marvel movies.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
B+ 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Alicia Vikander is sublime. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
B 85% Trainwreck (2015) Turning the whole 'slut' thing upside down. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
B+ 19% Self/less (2015) Ben Kingsley comes back to life as Ryan Reynolds (sort of) in this intriguing sci-fi thriller.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
B- 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) [Kick-Ass 2] wisely banks on the charisma of Moretz and Taylor-Johnson. But the filmmakers run out of script long before the climax.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
A 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) It's a lot to take in. But in the end, Tarantino leaves you wanting more.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
B+ 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) It provides enough scare-jolts to have you squirming in your seat, plus enough laughs to leave you doubled over.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 30, 2015
A 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) This double-venti thriller is the best movie I've seen this summer.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 23, 2015
B+ 76% A Murder In The Park (2015) A Murder in the Park provides insights into the inherent flaws of journalism, the justice system and police work, and raises a multitude of questions.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
A- 89% Dope (2015) "Dope" is dope thanks to Famuyiwa's deft touch and his blast of a cast.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out" is a fun-filled ride with plenty of jokes for kids and adults.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
A 94% Iron Man (2008) Injecting the brilliantly bright, quick, and clever life force that is Robert Downey Jr. into the comic-book superhero realm is a masterstroke, a kick in the head to the tired franchises of the genre.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
C+ 94% Spy (2015) There's actually a pretty fun 90-minute comedy buried somewhere inside Spy's lumbering two hours. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
B- 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Bylthe Danner plays Carol with endearing grace, and a lot of chardonnay.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
B+ 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Paul Dano steals the show. Elizabeth Banks is terrific. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
A 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Rocks the screen with a fluid intensity of masterful visual storytelling. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
B- 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) A bit stale and stilted, but it offers girl-power appeal.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
A- 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) A rollicking good time of backstage dishing about swinging '60s London and the origins of The Who.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
C- 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Flimsy and forgettable. The script is a lazy, paint-by-numbers concoction of clichés and contrivances. The action is tedious. The jokes flat. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
B- 73% Welcome to Me (2015) Kristen Wiig out-weirds herself as a self-obsessed talk show host.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
C 48% The D Train (2015) Jack Black and James Marsden make a game effort, but The D Train does not arrive anywhere especially satisfying.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
B- 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Enough fight scenes and action sequences for three Marvel movies, but they are rather nondescript. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2015
A 93% Ex Machina (2015) A smart, entertaining sci-fi thriller with dazzling performances and clever psychological sparring, human and otherwise.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
B+ 63% The Water Diviner (2015) Russell Crowe delivers -- as actor and director -- in sweeping WWI-era drama.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
B 62% Unfriended (2015) This isn't great cinema, folks. It's more of a novelty. But it's a cleverly constructed novelty. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
C 44% True Story (2015) A dry, flat production. Neither convincing nor dramatic.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015