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Cole Haddon

Cole Haddon
Cole Haddon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Orlando Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Iron Man (2008) Diehard fans will salivate, while newbies will find themselves drawn in by Downey's beguiling cool, his character's unexpected pathos, and a suit of armor we'll all want for Christmas. ‐ East Bay Express
Posted Jun 9, 2015
D- 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted May 6, 2011
B+ 81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted May 6, 2011
A 94% Milk (2008) At the moment, it's my favorite movie of the year. ‐
Posted May 6, 2011
C+ 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted May 6, 2011
B 89% Adventureland (2009) Characters like James and Stewart's Em feel out of place for their own reasons, and consequently provide just enough perspective for us to remember the absurdity of the culture around them, but never with disdain. ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2009
D 34% Knowing (2009) Despite the concept, despite the relatively solid and even exciting first half, the last fifteen minutes of Knowing left me squirming in my seat. Seriously. ‐
Posted Mar 20, 2009
C- 61% The Reader (2008) The Reader is a dull slog of a movie gussied up by two Oscar-nominated actors -- Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. If not for them, as well as an impressive performance by virtual newcomer David Kross, there would be nothing positive to say about it at all. ‐
Posted Dec 25, 2008
B 67% Cadillac Records (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted Dec 5, 2008
B 92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Not that the movie from director Danny Boyle isn't satisfying, isn't more than worth seeing. But I had been expecting cinematic fireworks to justify the claim that it's the best movie of the new millennium. ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2008
B+ 69% Synecdoche, New York (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2008
B- 77% Appaloosa (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2008
C+ 10% Hell Ride (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted Aug 8, 2008
94% The Dark Knight (2008) In a medium where CGI has become synonymous with superheroes, the limited presence of it adds a degree of startling reality to The Dark Knight that makes a person believe a billionaire could dress up as a bat and kick ass on a city's streets. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Jul 16, 2008
B- 14% The Love Guru (2008) Quote not available. ‐
Posted Jun 20, 2008
3/5 16% Jumper (2008) Jumper isn't a comic-book movie, but it feels like one. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 21, 2008
4.5/5 83% Atonement (2007) The movie poses a fascinating question: Can one ever atone for a sin that destroyed somebody's life? The exploration of the answer and the execution of the film are equally remarkable, making this adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel a top 2007 film. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 20, 2007
4.5/5 94% Juno (2007) This poignant comedy, which tackles the touchy subject of teen pregnancy with a frankness that startles, owes the bulk of its triumph to the screenplay by Diablo Cody. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Dec 20, 2007
2.5/5 73% The Mist (2007) The dialogue is more often than not artificial, predictable and even comical as it tries to wrestle characters into agreeing with the story line. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2007
4/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) It's been six years and two movies since the Coen brothers directed a feature that didn't embarrass the memory of everything else they've ever made, but, with No Country for Old Men, the writing-directing duo are back to old form. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 15, 2007
1.5/5 21% Fred Claus (2007) Fred Claus is the perfect example of how a great idea can be ruined by the most competent filmmakers. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Nov 8, 2007
.5/5 36% Sleuth (2007) Succeeds only as another example of why Law should never star in a remake of a Caine movie again. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Nov 8, 2007
3.5/5 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) The older Affleck makes a fine turn behind the camera, utilizing Boston as a character much like Gus Van Sant did in his Good Will Hunting. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2007
3.5/5 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) A gore-filled, cheer-inciting B-movie that re-imagines the vampire as something to be feared, not to sleep with. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Oct 18, 2007
2/5 69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) The pacing is gruelingly slow, with too much attention paid to needless cinematic flourishes. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Oct 18, 2007
4/5 81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Director Craig Gillespie deserves praise for making such a silly premise so endearing, but Gosling, as always, is the real champ here. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Oct 11, 2007
3/5 65% The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) Everything the recent faux-biopic Becoming Jane got wrong, The Jane Austen Book Club gets right by successfully marrying frothy romantic comedy, painful drama and a smart knowledge of the writer's literary classics. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2007
1.5/5 37% Sydney White (2007) It is, or claims to be, a revisionist take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, something you'll forget until the movie bluntly hits you with Snow White symbolism every 20 minutes or so. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2007
4/5 73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) In the Valley of Elah is the first great movie about the stateside aftermath of the Iraq War and should be considered a companion piece to Hal Ashby's post-Vietnam opus Coming Home. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2007
4/5 89% Eastern Promises (2007) Eastern Promises proves two things: First, director David Cronenberg knows how to end a movie better than just about anybody else in the business and, second, Viggo Mortensen is the greatest American actor that nobody in America cares about. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2007
3/5 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) Never once does it take itself seriously, nor does it attempt to convince you that this cartoon world populated by unstoppable gunmen, FBI-profilers-turned-hitmen and lactating hookers should be taken seriously, either. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Sep 6, 2007
1.5/5 89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) A preposterous piece of soulless thievery that the understandably ignorant will enjoy. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Sep 6, 2007
2/5 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) The Nanny Diaries is ultimately undone by an undeveloped lead character played by an equally underwhelming Scarlett Johansson. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Aug 23, 2007
1.5/5 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) Whatever magic between Chan and Tucker that [Ratner] was able to inadvertently capture the first two times around is finally swallowed up in the black hole that is his non-talent. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2007
2.5/5 25% El Cantante (2007) Unfortunately, the movie suffers from what all musical biopics tend to: clichés. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2007
4/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) The propulsive strength of Paul Greengrass' direction and the intensity of the non-stop chases usher you past any questions into a new reason to cheer. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2007
3.5/5 76% Sunshine (2007) Director Danny Boyle avoids the clichés and instead embraces the sort of psychological drama and suspense that would've pleased Stanley Kubrick. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Jul 26, 2007
7% License to Wed (2007) Williams, who seems to have shown up for a payday, lacks any of his typical spontaneity and might actually be sleep-joking through some scenes. An utterly uninspired movie that will leave you not wanting to get married, ever. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 5, 2007
4/5 87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) Nothing about Paris, Je T'aime feels stiff or hindered by its haphazard, sometimes truncated, but always sincere love letter to and tour of the City of Lights. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 16, 2007
2.5/5 50% Nancy Drew (2007) While [it] embraces the camp of transporting a '50s-style goody-two-shoes to modern-day Los Angeles, there's no attempt to comment on the clash of cultures or even pop culture in general - which would have elevated the material and broadened its audience. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 14, 2007
3.5/5 78% Surf's Up (2007) Don't worry, the laughs make up for the lame premise. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2007
4/5 65% Jindabyne (2006) Thanks to Beatrix Christian's beautiful screenplay, what was once a story about the way men and women communicate has grown into a haunting study of Australian race relations and gender dynamics. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2007
3.5/5 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) The action starts with the opening scene so there's never a chance for it to slow down. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2007
1/5 55% Mr. Brooks (2007) Ever wondered why movies made in Hollywood seem to appeal to increasingly dumber audiences? Buy a ticket to Mr. Brooks to become part of the intellectually diminished population that studio execs lower their standards to appease. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 31, 2007
2.5/5 61% Bug (2006) Consider how low Friedkin has fallen when 'doesn't entirely suck' is a reason to celebrate. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 24, 2007
3/5 41% Shrek the Third (2007) The most boring Shrek yet. That doesn't mean it's not entertaining; it's just disappointing when compared to its predecessors. Maybe in the next sequel, Shrek'll buy a minivan. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted May 17, 2007
2.5/5 70% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) The sequel is divorced from its source material and instead focuses on bigger scares, louder music and two kids (who are almost as annoying as the Jurassic Park duo). ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted May 10, 2007
3/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) When compared to just about every other Marvel comic-book movie released in the past couple of years, it's a goddamn cinematic masterpiece. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted May 3, 2007
4/5 83% Grindhouse (2007) Once you get past the absurdity of it all, what you get is a one-two punch of fun the likes of which rarely come out of Hollywood. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Apr 5, 2007
3.5/5 64% Reign Over Me (2007) Binder delivers a quiet, pensive drama that embraces its nuances while giving the two leading men plenty of chances to embrace their characters' dysfunction. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2007