Dan Murrell

Dan Murrell
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Screen Junkies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5.1/10 54% The Lion King (2019) On a technical level, Jon Favreau's doing some groundbreaking stuff. I don't think it adds anything to The Lion King...Even on its own, it drags. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Not just a fun movie, but a great summer movie. Big action, a great cast, some laughs, some thrills, and you can go see it again. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
7/10 82% Midsommar (2019) Messy, intense, and singular. There is no other movie out there like Midsommar...Cements Ari Aster as a director who I will go see, no matter what he does next. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
8.5/10 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) Stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the other films in the Toy Story franchise. It's a great movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
5/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) Almost like you asked a computer to make a summer blockbuster and Men in Black International came out on the other end...It's cinematic beige. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4.2/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) A complete mess. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
8/10 90% Rocketman (2019) Combines the best parts of Bohemian Rhapsody, the best and worst parts of Elton John's life and a great directorial vision to create a really entertaining whole. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
5/10 55% Ma (2019) A great concept that needed more form and follow-through. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
5.2/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Lost some of its pop and luster as the film went on...I wish it had worked better for me. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
6.6/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn doesn't offer any surprises but it does deliver on its premise in an effective way. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
8.1/10 97% Booksmart (2019) One of those rare films that comes along every five years or so that genuinely has a chance at becoming the defining coming-of-age comedy for its generation. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
6.4/10 56% Aladdin (2019) Riffs enough on the original to not be a complete replica, but relies on it enough to not be a reinvention. It splits the difference in a way that largely works. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4.5/10 48% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) It's a very progressively intentioned film but I found a lot of its ideas about love and romance regressive. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
6.9/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The action is as spectacular as ever, but I do think that John Wick is showing signs of fatigue, both as a character and as a franchise. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5.3 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Underwritten, has some appealing characters, a lot of empty spectacle - in other words, the first summer blockbuster of 2019 is here. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 81% Long Shot (2019) Funny, relevant, and touching...It is all of these things in equal measure, which means it's a really solid script. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
52% Rampage (2018) It's not one of the worst video game movies. By default, it's probably in the top five. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A Final Destination knock-off. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
95% A Quiet Place (2018) I was worried throughout that we were going to get to a third act over-explanation, and we don't. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Politics can sometimes be farcical, but they are serious business. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) A dark, dark movie - but one that I really liked. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) As far as the visuals go, it's brilliantly done...Cute and quirky. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
72% Ready Player One (2018) A return of [Spielberg's] ability to...paint a picture cinematically that he knows is going to impress an audience. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Doesn't have that something special that the first movie had. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
52% Tomb Raider (2018) To say that this movie borrows from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade would be kind...nothing fresh or original. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
18% Death Wish (2018) Too many issues with this movie on almost every level for me to recommend. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
92% Love, Simon (2018) Simply a film that says that everyone, no matter who they love, deserves a love story. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
46% Red Sparrow (2018) A perfectly functional spy thriller with some arguably unnecessary flourishes added. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
84% Game Night (2018) One of the better studio comedies I've seen in a while. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
88% Annihilation (2018) There is a sequence that is as creepy and terrifying as any sequence I've seen in the last four or five years. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The first Fifty Shades of Grey movie was campily bad. The second was incompetently bad. This one felt like it was bad just to spite us, the audience. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
20% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The marketing gets an A+; the movie, not so much. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
14% Winchester (2018) The same standard jump-scare haunted house movie that you've seen so many times before, - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
41% Den of Thieves (2018) As the movie unfolds in the second half, it continues to surprise you at every turn. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Like a relic of a lost genre that doesn't get made anymore. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's so rare to find a kids' movie that treats kids like kids, but not like idiots. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The movie did not work for me, almost at all. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
30% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) In a way, I kind of enjoyed it more than the other two. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Rian Johnson] succeeded on a lot of levels; I feel like there were a lot of other levels that didn't work as much. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Some very lightweight entertainment: you get in, you get some action, you get some laughs, you get out. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
81% Molly's Game (2018) Felt a little glossed over...but I'd still recommend it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
84% Darkest Hour (2017) A very compelling story about...two weeks in the life of Winston Churchill. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The storyline wound in a few places that were a little wonky for me but the performances are so strong that I kind of fell in love with the actors and the characters. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A beautiful film. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
99% Lady Bird (2017) This is just a delightful movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
89% I, Tonya (2018) Exposed me to a side of the story that I didn't really know about. Is that the real side of the story? Is it not? That's part of the fun of the movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
92% The Shape of Water (2017) No no one else can make (our would make) a movie like this, except for [Guillermo del Toro]...One of the most unique films I've seen this year. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
97% Coco (2017) [Coco] has a huge emotional punch to it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
40% Justice League (2017) This movie is kind of a big nothing to me...It's fine. Whatever. Leave me out of it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) It's a complete portrait of the pitfalls and the rewards of being obsessively committed to want you want. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019