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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 64% August: Osage County (2013) August: Osage County is easier to watch on screen, and maybe for that we should be grateful. But there's also something to be said for sitting shell-shocked afterward, shaken and relieved to be free from witnessing more of this family's downfall. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/4 92% Philomena (2013) Much of the beauty of Philomena, which was directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen), lies in its odd-couple characters and the superb actors portraying them. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 75% Kill Your Darlings (2013) Dramatizing a passion for the written word on film can be tricky, but in his feverish Kill Your Darlings, first-time director John Krokidas brings creative desire to life with vigor and emotion. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2.5/4 69% About Time (2013) About Time does not waste time having its characters try to significantly alter the future by killing Hitler or evil cyborgs. It prefers to blindside you with sentimentality and see how that goes. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1.5/4 35% The Counselor (2013) The Counselor is more Wild Things than No Country for Old Men, with which it shares a border town setting. But at least Wild Things knew what it was. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 24, 2013
2/4 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) The Fifth Estate takes on the important 21st century question of information flow vs. privacy rights and fumbles it into a middling mishmash of techno thriller and future-of-journalism lecture. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/4 21% Romeo and Juliet (2013) [Director Carlo] Carlei's film is not particularly imaginative in terms of context, but it offers proof that this material never tarnishes, that with the right sort of movie magic, even a traditional telling can be thrilling. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1/4 14% Baggage Claim (2013) A shrill, embarrassing comedy that insults the female audience for which it is intended. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3.5/4 96% Enough Said (2013) What makes this material work so well is the chemistry between Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini; the terrific scene in which they embark on their first date is delightfully awkward and amusing. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/4 30% Austenland (2013) There are a few flashes of wit in the romantic comedy Austenland, but for the most part, the humor lands not with Dear Jane's grace and style but with all the subtlety of a cholera outbreak. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2.5/4 43% Closed Circuit (2013) Closed Circuit is the sort of movie that makes you wonder: Why was this made? ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 27, 2013
2.5/4 92% In a World... (2013) Lake Bell's In A World... desperately wants to be clever, and sometimes it is. But not as often as you hope it will be. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2/4 6% Paranoia (2013) There's too much here that doesn't ring true or make any sense beyond script convenience. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2013
1.5/4 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, choosing the dumbest character is a colossal task. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2013
3/4 52% The To Do List (2013) The To Do List is cheerfully unconcerned with realism; the cast is so obviously over high school age it almost becomes part of the joke. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2/4 22% Girl Most Likely (2013) Girl Most Likely is a case of good actors in serious need of worthwhile material. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2013
1/4 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) Nobody escapes untainted by the foul stench of Grown Ups 2. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/4 50% White House Down (2013) It's Independence Day without the aliens and a president partial to Air Jordans. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2.5/4 65% Unfinished Song (2013) Unfinished Song is full of predictably poignant moments; you'd be lucky to survive the film dry-eyed. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 4, 2013
3.5/4 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Much Ado About Nothing couldn't look more different than Branagh's traditional version, and yet its big-hearted spirit is equal to the task of celebrating a classic while highlighting the reasons to remake it. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/4 74% Love Is All You Need (2013) We've seen enough romantic comedy to know these two are destined to fall for each other, but Bier is that rare filmmaker who can make you wonder if there will actually be a happy ending. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 30, 2013
3/4 85% Kon Tiki (2013) A thrilling introduction to one of the more remarkable adventures of the post-World War II world. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2013
2.5/4 37% Peeples (2013) A meet-the-parents-and-their-rigid-disapproval comedy, with a bit of fish-out-of-water humor tossed in. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 10, 2013
2/4 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) A failure that should have at least been a magnificent mistake. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 10, 2013
3/4 68% Disconnect (2013) In the sobering drama Disconnect, technology is one of the culprits that separate people from each other - but not the only one. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2.5/4 79% 42 (2013) The beauty of the Jackie Robinson story is that it's so naturally inspiring that not even lethal amounts of bombast, sentimental writing, soaring strings, hammy acting or desperate hyperbole can tarnish it beyond repair. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2013
1/4 8% The Host (2013) An invasion of the body snatchers is preferable to realizing that the true horror perpetrated here is not on the characters but on the audience. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/4 69% Stoker (2013) Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/4 12% Safe Haven (2013) Lasse Hallstrom's new film does exactly what an adaptation should: It turns the original material's greatest flaws into assets. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2013
2/4 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) A clear bid to ignite a franchise capable of filling the hole left in teenage hearts by the end of the Twilight saga. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2013
2.5/4 80% Warm Bodies (2013) The likable if not remarkable Warm Bodies is the world's first romantic zombie comedy, told from the point of view of a dead guy. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 41% Parker (2013) It's made with such skill and smarts that it stands above such eye-rolling blow-'em-up fare as Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/4 79% Quartet (2013) In his first attempt at directing since Straight Time, Hoffman makes this bauble shine by buffing out some of its sentimentality. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 24, 2013
3/4 89% A Royal Affair (2012) The film ends not on a happy note, naturally, but on a moment of hope. Love may not conquer all, but it has a power all its own. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/4 28% Broken City (2013) Broken City is one of those movies in which characters keep reminding you that nothing is what it seems, and sure enough, there's more going on here than mere infidelity. But the audience is hard-pressed to follow exactly what it is. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/4 60% The Last Stand (2013) Director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) handles the action sequences effectively if not spectacularly, though The Last Stand could have dispensed with the occasional attempts at sobriety and cut straight to the chase (or chases). ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2.5/4 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) The movie wanders off course in the final act, as if none of its three screenwriters could quite figure out how to end it. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 11, 2013
2/4 31% Gangster Squad (2013) Gangster Squad is The Untouchables moved west and cheesed up. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2013
1.5/4 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) A languid, tedious effort that never bothers to get to the heart of its characters, the film is a shallow reading of a significant time told mostly from the viewpoint of a lifeless character. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 4, 2013
2.5/4 81% The Impossible (2012) While it may have been changed for the screen, this story of a family's ordeal is one from which any parent - any person, really - can't turn away. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/4 51% Promised Land (2013) Damon and McDormand are terrific as co-workers seeking the same goal, though they see their work from different points of view. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/4 38% The Guilt Trip (2012) The Guilt Trip is clearly targeted at older audiences less than receptive to the crude jokes that made Seth Rogen famous. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2012
1.5/4 51% This is 40 (2012) This is 40 is crude and dull, with a supporting cast that reminds you how utterly uninteresting the main characters are. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/4 64% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) These Fitzgeralds are loud, selfish and often maddening, but they're a loving group, and you wouldn't mind spending more time with them. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 14, 2012
3.5/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) Don't wait for Netflix. Life of Pi demands to be seen on the biggest screen you can find. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 21, 2012
2/4 78% A Late Quartet (2012) For a film that relies so heavily on the lasting power of a classical master, A Late Quartet never really converts any viewers to his church. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 9, 2012
2.5/4 78% Flight (2012) But while a movie as grim as Flight could use a moment or two of levity, does it have to be in service to the antithetical idea that drug dealers are awesome? ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 1, 2012
1.5/4 34% The Oranges (2012) You know the movie has an insurmountable problem when the two adulterers, who profess to be madly in love, don't even seem like they want to be in the same room. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 5, 2012
3.5/4 87% Frankenweenie (2012) The best thing about an animated monster movie with this much heart is: It's alive. In the best possible way. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2/4 67% 17 Girls (2012) 17 Girls is allegedly inspired by true events, but this diffident, dreamy film is so insubstantial it's hard to believe there's a speck of reality to be found in it. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 28, 2012