Dan Murrell

Dan Murrell
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Screen Junkies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5.1/10 46% Little (2019) The pacing issues, the length of the film and the scattershot laughs are just enough to keep me from recommending it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/10 15% Hellboy (2019) One of the most incomprehensible theatrical experiences I've had in my lifetime. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
5.4/10 47% Dumbo (2019) A little too stitched together...The less you know about the original Dumbo, the more you might like this movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
8/10 91% Shazam! (2019) The most complete beginning-to-end film in the DCEU so far. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
8.2/10 94% Us (2019) This cements Jordan Peele as one of the most exciting and talented filmmakers working today. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
5.3/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) "A bit of a misstep at a very crucial time." - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
7/10 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) If you loved the first two movies, I think you're really going to love this one. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
7.2/10 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It is a bit of an overload, but at its core, it's a very strong story. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
7/10 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) A little bit of a diminishing return, but that happens with most sequels. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4.5/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) I am so tired of a movie coming out that is about the seven other movies that they're going to make after this movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
7.3/10 37% Glass (2019) Glass is the absolute natural progression to the trilogy that M. Night Shyamalan set up with Unbreakable and with Split. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
5/10 48% Escape Room (2019) I was 100% on board...and then [Escape Room] just collapsed in on itself. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
4.2/10 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Welcome to Marwen is definitely a big swing, but it's an even bigger miss. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
4.8/10 27% Mortal Engines (2018) While Mortal Engines offers a lot in the way of action and adventure, it doesn't really offer much in the way of character or plot, or really anything else. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
7.5/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sometimes a movie can just capture joy and happiness and this was able to do it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
6/10 53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) It's a novelty act, but if you want a few extra laughs and to throw a little support behind a good cause, why not? - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5.3/10 65% Aquaman (2018) [Aquaman] wasn't for me, but I admire a lot about this movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
7.3/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee is the Transformers movie that should have been made in the first place. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
8.5/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) This is hands-down my favorite animated film of the year so far - and might be my favorite comic book movie of the year. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
7/10 84% Creed II (2018) Creed II is a really enjoyable film and takes its characters to such great places that I have no desire to see more. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/10 15% Robin Hood (2018) This movie steals so much from Batman Begins that Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer should sue for copyright infringement. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
6.8/10 91% Widows (2018) While I ultimately enjoyed Widows, there are more creative misses along the way than I expected from the creators who made it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
7/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's not just a kids' movie - it's an animated film that can be enjoyed by a lot of different people. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
7/10 80% Overlord (2018) If you want to just go have a good time with a lot of blood and guts, this is the movie for you. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4.8/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Ironically, for a film series that's about magic, this lost all sense of magic and whimsy. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
5/10 58% The Grinch (2018) I think you can make kids' entertainment that is entertaining ... to more than just the six and under crowd. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) I really can't say enough about Rami Malek ... He's why this movie works as well as it does. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
5.3/10 80% Halloween (2018) This felt ... like a fan film that managed to get everybody back that was in the original, but wasn't able to really recapture anything of what made it special to begin with. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
5.5/10 46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) If you liked the first movie, go into this one expecting more of the same ... It's going to be what you saw before, but not as good. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 87% First Man (2018) This is a stunning technical achievement, inside of which exists a really compelling and profoundly impactful personal story. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
6.5/10 29% Venom (2018) Without Tom Hardy, this movie would not work in any way, shape or form. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
7.5/10 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) I suspect that this is a movie that is substantially different on its second viewing ... because it is presenting itself as one thing and it's not that thing. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
5/10 27% Night School (2018) This is a movie that feels like it was written by six people, probably at a lot of different times in the film's development. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) [Roth] does bring the sensibility as far as atmosphere, as far as craft. He brings that darkness to it, but it doesn't become so dark that you can't get into it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) Watching this movie is as close to what I imagine going insane is like. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Every cheap scare in the book is in this movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
81% Chappaquiddick (2018) The movie didn't pick a side or pick a lens through which to view it other than as a character study and I like that. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It's an incredibly well put-together movie just from every aspect. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) [Deadpool 2] is just as funny as the first one and I love that this franchise has embraced its role as the smart aleck in the front row. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) None of what the movie did made up for the fact that I still just didn't come out of this movie understanding the character of Han Solo any differently. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
92% Searching (2018) I really liked this movie and I think that one of the reasons I liked it is because they took the format and applied to a mystery. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Despite the fact that this is a movie that has a lot of action...this movie somehow paradoxically is very slow. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) I loved that this movie scared me without resorting to [jump scares]. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) In additional to his verbal performance, which is great, [Marshall-Green's] physical performance in this movie is so impressive in the sense that, depending on his posture, his stance, his motion, you can tell who is in control. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) There are lots of moments of levity and humor...these are interesting characters. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
70% Adrift (2018) There were some very strong moments, particularly in the direct aftermath, I think Shaliene Woodley did some very strong work. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) [Incredibles 2] is maybe not quite as deep as the original, but it certainly lived up to the original--I laughed a lot, it had a lot of really great action. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) This movie is more moments, performances, characters, and specific jokes than it is looking at the [film in] total...but it's entertaining. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) So much of what you've seen of Ethan Hunt--the way that he's developed in the last 20 plus years since the first Mission Impossible--is visible in this performance from Tom Cruise. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
47% Skyscraper (2018) It's Die Hard but stupider. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018