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Connie Ogle

Connie Ogle
Connie Ogle's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Miami Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 No Score Yet SOMM: Into the Bottle (2016) We may never get the chance to taste a 1969 Hermitage, but watching Wise's film may be the next best thing. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 7, 2016
2.5/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Revisiting Edina and Patsy wasn't a bad idea - especially not since there's even more celebrity nonsense to poke fun at these days - but another short TV season might have been a better format. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2.5/4 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Gerwig and Hawke are outstanding reasons to see this movie, but your patience - just like Maggie's - will be tested before it's over. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3/4 58% Me Before You (2016) Me Before You is a juicy, ripe red apple of a romance with a razor blade embedded under its skin. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 31, 2016
3/4 98% Love & Friendship (2016) The love part of Love & Friendship is played for laughs; love in this era among such people is a business arrangement, not a romantic match. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) The beauty of The Meddler is in its insistence that grief passes - even if you can't buy your way to happiness. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 96% Sing Street (2016) Sing Street feels personal, as well as universal, and it captures the warring factions of youthful euphoria and despair. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/4 20% I Saw the Light (2016) The movie falls victim to the usual biopic malaise: It doesn't have anything interesting to say about a life that was far from ordinary. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) The film moves jerkily, in fits and starts, squandering its promising setup and bogging down in explanation. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is entertaining sometimes, but if you're looking for any real insight, you're looking in the wrong place. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) The skirmishes and eventual full-blown battle is garden-variety PG-13 violence - clanking swords and grunting - so the action won't past muster for a generation weaned on The Walking Dead. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) There's plenty to like here, but the movie focuses on the least interesting person on the screen, a curious choice considering we're talking life and death. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 31, 2015
3/4 60% Concussion (2015) The NFL is a moneymaking monster, America's game. What Concussion effectively asks us to consider is this: How many ruined lives will it take to make a change? ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 24, 2015
2.5/4 60% Joy (2015) Russell draws his characters as broadly as those soap opera stick figures he's so eager to mock, and though Joy at least tries to break the standard biopic formula, it's only partially successful at reconstructing an interesting life. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) With compassion, a touch of melancholy and a sense of wonder, Brooklyn reveals the profound truths in a simple, familiar story, ending on a note that's achingly bittersweet, no matter where you're from. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 73% Suffragette (2015) Suffragette occasionally turns hard truths into platitudes. But the story is inspiring, buoyed by a fine cast, a pointed, important examination of the price paid for a shot at equality. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3.5/4 94% Room (2015) Room isn't merely a thriller; like our lives, it winds onward past immediate trauma, because Donoghue knows that freedom is only half the battle. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3.5/4 83% Mistress America (2015) Mistress America isn't a deep psychological examination of women's friendships. First and foremost, it's a comedy, and it's simply hilarious. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) Too much of the breezy humor that made the book a delight is stripped away, replaced with predictable jokes and broad slapstick, sitcom-quality encounters with women and bears and a pushy, grating sentimentality. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Testament of Youth isn't a typical biopic; it's a heartfelt manual on forging ahead. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) When you use "XXL" in the title of a movie about male strippers, certain promises are made. But if Magic Mike XXL is bulging with anything, it's inane conversation. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) A thoughtful literary adaptation that lives up to expectations, Far From the Madding Crowd breathes exciting new life into a classic story. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 8, 2015
1.5/4 29% The Longest Ride (2015) Merely adding an older generation of lovers to a love story does not make your romance one for the ages. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/4 43% Effie Gray (2015) This period piece, directed by Richard Laxton, is shot in such a grim and grainy fashion you long to turn on the lights - which is fitting, because you also wish the filmmakers had illuminated the characters a bit more clearly. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/4 28% Insurgent (2015) Even if you're curious about it, the movie is often plodding and frequently nonsensical, with action that never feels novel or exciting. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 83% Cinderella (2015) The story of the abused but honest poor girl who wins the heart of a prince couldn't have landed in better hands. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2.5/4 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is exactly that - second best. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2.5/4 56% Focus (2015) Focus is a shiny, stylish shell game of a film that, much like its protagonists, relies on breezy chatter, a good sense of humor and a lot of misdirection to succeed. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.5/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Despite what you might fear, the movie is not torture. And even if it doesn't inspire lust, you will breathe a warm sigh of relief, thinking: This could have been so much worse. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/4 48% Cake (2015) Claire is the sort of role fortysomething actresses dream of: utterly unglamorous; biting; wounded. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2.5/4 51% Unbroken (2014) The bigger problem is that neither Jolie nor the script bothers to flesh Louis out as a fully formed person with faults and fears and regrets, which keeps the film from ever capturing you emotionally. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) Wild may sound like a film about redemption, but it's more about learning to live with what you can't control - and accepting what you can control, which is sometimes just as difficult. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2.5/4 80% Get On Up (2014) Get On Up delivers the funk, which Brown himself would tell you never dies. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/4 19% And So It Goes (2014) A movie as generic as its title, And So It Goes is about a cranky old man who gets to know and help a child in need and becomes a happier, better person. Yes, I know. I gagged a little when I wrote that, too. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1.5/4 44% Wish I Was Here (2014) If I were one of the generous and optimistic contributors to Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign to fund Wish I Was Here, I'd ask for my money back. All of it. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1.5/4 17% Sex Tape (2014) The cinematic equivalent of herpes. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) Freed from its ties to the source material - the first film was inspired by a Steve Harvey self-help book - Think Like a Man Too borrows liberally but in a definite PG-13 fashion from The Hangover, hitting on every required Vegas touchstone. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) The Fault in Our Stars is a heart-breaker for sure, but it's also a sweet, romantic film full of sudden warmth and humor. It gets everything right about being young and in love for the first time. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 27% The Love Punch (2014) The movie, which feels like something made back in the late 1960s or early '70s, is so relentlessly silly it's hard to watch without a lot of eye-rolling. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 22, 2014
2.5/4 14% Blended (2014) Blended isn't Sandler's funniest movie or his best, but it is a big step up from the dregs he's been churning out. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 86% Chef (2014) Jon Favreau's charming comedy about a chef trying to carve out a living accomplishes exactly what it needs to: It makes your stomach growl, your mouth water and your brain vow to track down the nearest medianoche. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 83% Belle (2014) Belle presents an interesting history lesson, one that had significant repercussions, but some of the developments in this storyline turn out to be woefully convenient. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 63% Million Dollar Arm (2014) The movie is warm and sweet and surprisingly short of speeches extolling the magic of baseball while still reminding us why our national pastime always looks so appealing in the movies. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) Goofy, ridiculous, with more gross-out humor than is strictly necessary but still funny. It falls into the category of Girlfriend Films - as in, go with your girlfriends and leave your date/partner/spouse at home with the PlayStation or the NBA playoffs. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) Short fiction can be a marvelous blueprint for film and revisiting Nobel Prize-winner Munro's story in this era of "catfishing" makes a lot of sense: People are no less desperate for connection than they ever have been. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 34% Labor Day (2014) Labor Day is the sort of movie where the characters are all extremely watchful: They shoot worried glances at each other but don't demonstrate much good sense. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 31, 2014
2/4 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) A predictable story of redemption that happens awfully fast, to a girl who only seems to be in peril briefly - and has a rich dad to bail her out. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) Fiennes, who's getting awfully good at directing himself and everybody around him, envisions Dickens as something of a rock star in 19th century London, a popular, glad-handing figure who can't step out in public without an adoring audience swarming. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 20, 2014
2/4 19% Ride Along (2014) Kevin Hart's mouth is the sole reason for the existence of the by-the-numbers buddy comedy Ride Along, which rises and falls on the strength of his chattery comic delivery. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 20, 2014
2.5/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Director Kenneth Branagh knows how to invest the ridiculous with a sort of grandeur - Exhibit A: the surprisingly fun Thor - but Shadow Recruit is more straightforward in nature, so he can't get too fancy. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 20, 2014