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Dale Roe

Dale Roe
Dale Roe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin American-Statesman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) It is better than it needs to be, and families could do worse than booking a couple of hours to watch it. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Sep 24, 2015
B 98% Inside Out (2015) A triumphant return to form for the animation studio. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 18, 2015
D+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) The park is bigger. The genetically modified dinosaurs are bigger. And the inevitable blockbuster's problems and disappointments are bigger, too. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 11, 2015
C+ 83% Cinderella (2015) Why does Cinderella seem extra-ordinary instead of extraordinary? Perhaps it's because we're so familiar with the story that this by-the-book, new version comes off as solid but not spectacular. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 12, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) A delight from start to finish. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 15, 2015
90% The Imitation Game (2014) A rousing, only slightly qualified success. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Dec 24, 2014
C+ 61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) It's not awful, but it's hardly the "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad" that we were promised. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Oct 9, 2014
A- 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) The story, with its lessons of tolerance and truth to one's self, is not deep, but it is wonderfully told -- an obvious labor of love. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/5 65% The Maze Runner (2014) The maze is intriguing, the creatures are terrifying and the action scenes are of the "stuff whipping around and moving so fast it's hard to tell what's going on" variety. But, when the maze's mysteries are unlocked... it feels like a cheat. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Sep 18, 2014
B 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) The visuals are often astounding. Believe me, I take no joy in recommending a 3-D viewing, but I can only see it adding to this experience. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B- 50% Maleficent (2014) Jolie is fantastic, menacing at one moment and adding prankster-ish levity in the next, and Elle Fanning is fine as Aurora. The film has its share of logistical problems but, hey -- it's a fairy tale, right? ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 29, 2014
B 79% Veronica Mars (2014) Scenes with wise-cracking, whip-smart Veronica and her loving father, investigator Keith Mars (a wonderful and thoroughly genuine Enrico Colantoni) are among the film's best. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 13, 2014
B 80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Mr. Peabody would make some awful pun here about how the film is "doggone good." ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 6, 2014
A- 89% Frozen (2013) The voice work is uniformly excellent. Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel are great as Anna and Elsa, and Jonathan Groff is charming as, surprise -- not a prince, but a mountain man. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Nov 26, 2013
C+ 78% Brave (2012) You kinda wish Pixar would have taken some inspiration from the title of Brave, its newest animated feature, and pushed the envelope a bit. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Nov 18, 2013
B- 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) It's a truncated history lesson, to be sure, but one that Lee Daniels' The Butler serves up fairly well. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 16, 2013
C 25% Planes (2013) It often looks cheap and dull, lacking the reflectivity and realism of the vehicles in the Cars series. As always, the 3-D doesn't help. It makes those often bright, sunny skies seem dull and dingy. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 8, 2013
B 64% 2 Guns (2013) If you're looking for some mindless escapism and can get past head-in-a-duffel-bag level violence, go ahead and pull the trigger on 2 Guns. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 1, 2013
C- 67% Turbo (2013) The film looks great (which is barely even worth mentioning in reviews of CGI movies anymore), but it has problems under the hood. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jul 18, 2013
B 73% Despicable Me 2 (2013) The animation is great, especially among the minions, whose every action seems to instigate a ripple effect that creates a chain of slapstick laughs. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B- 78% Monsters University (2013) Monsters University is not a bad movie; your kids will love it. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 20, 2013
B- 64% Epic (2013) It's funny, exciting, beautiful to look at and, unfortunately, so very familiar and unsurprising. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 23, 2013
C+ 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) It almost seems as if the director is priming the pump for the inevitable Broadway musical. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 9, 2013
B 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Oz weaves compelling and believable back stories for many familiar characters and satisfyingly explains the origins of the fiery Oz head and the man behind the curtain. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/5 70% Not Fade Away (2012) It's not a great film, but perhaps Chase is the victim of impossibly high expectations. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 4, 2013