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Dan Lybarger

Dan Lybarger
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88/100 97%

Moana (2016)

"Maui isn't the only visual delight in Moana, but he's easily the standout. The lush 3-D depictions of the South Pacific actually make wearing the glasses and shelling out a few extra bucks worthwhile." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 29, 2016
86/100 70%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Paz's return to the ring is inherently inspiring, so writer-director Ben Younger is already off to a good start, but Younger adds some intriguing touches that give the film a feeling of authenticity that makes the Cinderella story seem less sappy." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 18, 2016
86/100 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Rowling demonstrates that her eye for character is as sharp as her imagination." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 18, 2016
86/100 82%

Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)

"Thanks to Field's ability to give data entry clerk Doris Miller a consistent sense of dignity, it's easy to cheer for a character who'd be an eccentric or even annoying supporting character in other films." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
85/100 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"Thankfully, Saunders can still write acidic barbs, and she and director Mandie Fletcher, who has helmed the most recent versions of the series, come up with a seemingly endless series of entertaining cameos featuring real-life fashion titans." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
76/100 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"Despite its frosty setting, the first Ice Age warmed viewers' hearts back in 2002. Now the animated critters from the first movie succeed in making the audience's eyelids feel heavy in Ice Age: Collision Course." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
78/100 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Wiig and McCarthy, for the most part, serve as decent straight women to McKinnon and Jones, but it seems as if Feig is underutilizing his formidable leading ladies." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
74/100 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates proves that raunchy, booze-soaked comedies work only when the audience has more fun than the people on screen." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
77/100 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"The crews of the Pendleton and of the CG-36500, which rescued them, demonstrated formidable courage and ingenuity in coming out of the devastating nor'easter alive. These folks deserve more than a middling January release." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
71/100 13%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"At least Allegiant takes its team of rebels outside of the gloomy, forbidding walls of a rotting futuristic Chicago. Unfortunately, it treats the audience to a dour landscape and a cold, hi-tech palace." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
85/100 90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"For all the skin and sunshine in A Bigger Splash, Guadagnino and screenwriter David Kajganich manage to make charming places and beautiful people seem pretty unsettling." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
72/100 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"While I'm happy that Anna and her family are doing well, it's too bad that the movie that's based on their lives seems less than miraculous." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
82/100 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Keeping all of the strong personalities corralled while keeping sequel-itis to a minimum is a formidable achievement." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
88/100 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"While it has its share of gunplay and property damage... The Infiltrator earns its chills not by pummeling the audience with violence but by gently reminding viewers that some businesses only offer permanent severance packages." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
81/100 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"How much time do we want to spend with people who would love to have keggers when they're on the verge of buying a second home?" ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
70/100 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Nicolas-Troyan can handle special effects but his fantasy world looks less enchanting than a sanitary landfill. Everything is gray, flat and blurry." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
72/100 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"If you really love your parents, as I do, don't let them spend their hard-earned cash on Marshall's half-hearted effort." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
83/100 63%

Storks (2016)

"Despite a good deal of chaotic action and visual overkill (nothing is small in this movie), the story feels oddly thin and the running time feels padded." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
70/100 15%

The Wild Life (2016)

"The Wild Life starts with a shaky idea and goes downhill from there." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
73/100 16%

The 5th Wave (2016)

"Although it's based on Rick Yancey's young adult novels (two so far, and counting), The 5th Wave feels more as if it were cobbled together from a host of other, better science fiction stories." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
76/100 14%

Ride Along 2 (2016)

"Ride Along 2 follows in the indifferent footsteps of its predecessor." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
72/100 8%

Norm of the North (2016)

"If you spent 86 minutes crawling through a snowbank while clad only in a bathing suit, it would probably be a more rewarding experience than sitting through Norm of the North." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2016
85/100 90%

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"For the most part, Lee and company still manage to coax solid laughs and to give the grim facts the gravity they deserve." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
87/100 85%

Sully (2016)

"A movie was inevitable. Maybe we're lucky Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks were there to direct and star in the film." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
86/100 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"Washington is still the star of the film, but he stands out by underplaying while his peers go over the top. He provides a calm center as Fuqua stages some expert gunplay and equine action." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
81/100 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"It's fun to watch Burton max out the capabilities of computer generated-imagery. But it would be even more enjoyable if the characters were equally imaginative." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
77/100 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Just once it would be refreshing if a movie about a genius treated the audience as if they had half of the protagonist's brainpower." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
83/100 76%

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"Hart's formidable gifts as a storyteller are supplemented by his compact but agile physique that enables him to contort himself into positions that a kinesthesiologist would be hard pressed to explain." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
88/100 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Streep walks a careful line between Jenkins' silliness and her worthy heart. Florence Foster Jenkins would lose its appeal quickly if she were merely a woman with a fat purse and a lousy voice." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
83/100 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Zellweger can still make viewers sympathetic toward Bridget's misfortunes in part because Bridget has some traces of wisdom to go with the passing years." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
78/100 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Without the proper comic nutrients, Sausage Party leaves viewers with a feeling of indigestion." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
79/100 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Watching Fisher losing her composure is funny, but the material does no favors for Galifianakis." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
72/100 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The Girl on the Train is less a whodunit than a whocareswhodunit." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
80/100 82%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"Ouija: Origin of Evil is the rare sequel to eclipse the original. Then again, the first film was so tedious and clumsy there was nowhere to go but up." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
86/100 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"The [DMV} sequence is so funny that it's oddly forgivable that the rest of Zootopia rarely matches up to that comic plateau." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
87/100 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"Starting with a sarcastic run of opening credits and consistently infused with the title character's vitriolic outbursts, the first solo outing for Marvel's "Merc with a Mouth" gets by strictly on attitude." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
87/100 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"With Sherlock and The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch has made a specialty out of playing men who are often too intelligent for their own good. Thankfully, he hasn't gotten tired of these roles yet. " ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
80/100 50%

Almost Christmas (2016)

"The effort of decorating and cooking doesn't guarantee that Christmas will ever be as rewarding as it should be. We're related to people whether we like them or not. That may be why even something as programmed as Almost Christmas seems likably authentic." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Nov 14, 2016
83%

Cinderella (2015)

"It might be easy to deride Disney for once again playing the Cinderella card, especially so soon after the meta-musical Into the Woods. But let's be thankful the people commissioned to retell the fairy tale didn't treat it as a moldy relic." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Mar 13, 2015
89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

"Big Hero 6 manages to be so much fun that it's easy to forget that it's yet another superhero origins story." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jan 5, 2015
89%

The Drop (2014)

"At times, the setting seems ready to swallow Bob whole. Roskam's leisurely pace only seems to make the inevitable seem more ominous." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jan 5, 2015
96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"It's oddly refreshing when a movie intended to sell toys winds up being thoroughly delightful on its own." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jan 3, 2015
88%

The Discoverers (2014)

"The setup sounds gloomy, but the film is clever and often quite funny." Pitch.com
Posted Sep 9, 2014
2/5 21%

Into The Storm (2014)

"While 'Into the Storm' deals with tornadoes that flatten whole towns in seconds, it generates all the excitement of a mild breeze." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 8%

America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

"D'Souza has a gift for stating his opponent's position without actually addressing it. " ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jul 4, 2014
4/5 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"In fact, much of the bawdy humor in 22 Jump Street comes from its makers' staunch refusal to take anything about the venture seriously. " ‐KC Active
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4/5 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"DeBlois thankfully remembers everything the two of them did right in the previous film." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 15, 2014
4/5 81%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"For a movie involving cancer, youthful fatalities and other heartbreaking developments, The Fault in Our Stars is remarkably entertaining and achieves a balance most tightrope walkers would envy." ‐Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/5 50%

Maleficent (2014)

"With only her voice and her sense of bearing, Jolie effortlessly makes the notoriously wicked fairy seem real. Hardly anyone else involved in Maleficent seems to have that magic." ‐KC Active
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/5 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Haiku MacFarlane should have Watched Blazing Saddles instead of remaking it. " ‐KC Active
Posted Jun 4, 2014
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