Dan Murrell

Dan Murrell
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
5.2/10 49% Coming 2 America (2021) It makes me wonder how much demand there was out there for a cleaner Coming to America sequel. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
7.8/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League is the most successful realization of the vision that Zack Snyder's always had for the DC universe. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
6.5/10 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) A tepid recommendation. Lacks the strength and focus of Disney's better films. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
6.8/10 46% The Little Things (2021) The plot sounds like something you'd read on the back of a paperback outside Hudson News. The real anchor here is the cast. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
8/10 95% Soul (2020) The animation and voice cast are outstanding. It has my favorite score of the year. There's not a lot to criticize. Soul is worthy of the Pixar banner. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
6/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Feels like a standard superhero sequel that throws so much at you, you wish it had the hyper focus of the original. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
5/10 55% The Prom (2020) A bloated movie with a bunch of stars who shove the only interesting storyline off the screen. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
7/10 83% Mank (2020) An unfocused but impressive film from David Fincher. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
7/10 68% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) I can't think of another actor who's put as much commitment into playing a role as Kurt Russell does as Santa Claus. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
6/10 53% Hubie Halloween (2020) 45 minutes in, I came to a very disturbing realization - I don't hate this. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
7.1/10 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Not as ageless as the first movie, but I can't judge it too harshly for not being as good as the incredibly funny movie that preceded it. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
6.3/10 28% Antebellum (2020) It is not subtle about what it is saying and what it is doing, but there are a lot of positives. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2020
5.3/10 72% Mulan (2020) Technically, the movie is incredibly well made. I didn't have much to connect to on a story or character level. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
6.5/10 70% Tenet (2020) Impressively constructed [but] Christopher Nolan's obsession with manipulation of time is starting to become something for an audience of one. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
6/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Feels like a group of friends getting together to make the movie they wanted to make, even if there are some compromises along the way. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
5.2/10 35% The New Mutants (2020) A movie from a bygone era when Fox was its own company that didn't quite know what to do with X-Men movies. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/10 48% Unhinged (2020) This isn't just a turn off your brain movie...You have to assume everyone in the movie has turned off their brains. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
6.5/10 61% Project Power (2020) Kind of scratches that summer movie itch and explores an interesting premise with some solid performances. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
8/10 95% Palm Springs (2020) A great balance of comedy, drama, romance, science fiction - there's a lot of genres at play here. One of 2020's better films. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
6.3/10 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) Judd Apatow's doing a character study merged to the bones of a studio comedy, and I don't know if that synthesis always works. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
8/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) One of the best movies this year...Delroy Lindo is brilliant in this movie. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3.5/10 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Artemis Fowl isn't just a bad movie. It's a gloriously bad movie. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
7/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make a very good comedic team...A comedy that knows exactly how long it needs to be. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
5/10 47% Scoob! (2020) By trying to include everything, they accomplish nothing. - Dan Murrell Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
7.5/10 88% Onward (2020) The story, characters and voice performances are strong...Like Inside Out, it's able to handle emotional issues in a resonant way that kids and adults can relate to. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
8.1/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) It taps into so many primal fears...More akin to a classic psychological thriller than the forgettable horror film that it could have been. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
7.1/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Not quite as meta as Deadpool, but it has the same vibe. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
8.1/10 84% Waves (2019) The first half is about chaos; the second half is about healing...A really impressive movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
7/10 77% Richard Jewell (2019) The performances sell the movie...Eastwood lives or dies by his stories and actors, and he has a compelling story. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
7.3/10 95% Little Women (2019) It feels like the movie was trying to have its cake and eat it too. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
8.6/10 94% Marriage Story (2019) A gut punch of a movie...One of the best of the year. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
6.5/10 68% Bombshell (2019) Although Bombshell does bring a lot of issues to the forefront, I liked the performances better than the movie. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
8.5/10 91% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie Brothers have figured out how to make chaos a genre...An award-worthy performance from Adam Sandler. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
9/10 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is the peak of what's possible right now cinematically. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/10 19% Cats (2019) A spectacular disaster...This movie feels like a prank but I don't know on whom. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) There seems to have been absolutely no road map as to what these movies were going to be and it shows. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
6/10 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) A diminished version of the original, which doesn't make it unwatchable, but I do wish that there had been more risk and innovation. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
7.8/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Find a big screen with a great sound system...James Mangold may be one of the most underrated directors working today. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
7/10 78% Frozen II (2019) There really does seem to be a desire to advance the story and build on the previous film, and that's what the best sequels do. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Captures the spirit of Mr. Rogers - the spirit of kindness, his insight, and underneath it all, a really deep understanding of sorrow. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
8.8/10 94% Honey Boy (2019) The only thing that comes through every pore of this film's being is absolute raw and brutal honesty...One of the best movies of the year. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/10 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas mostly works until it's overwhelmed by a bizarrely handled story and an overdose of forced, saccharine holiday cheer. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
8/10 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) The best of Kubrick and the best of King now exist together as a direct sequel - one leads directly into the other. A great hybrid of both. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
8.5/10 95% The Irishman (2019) This may end up being the quintessential film of late-era Martin Scorsese...One of the best movies of the year. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) I like this as an action movie, there's a lot of fun in it. As a Terminator fan, the franchise still ends at Terminator 2 for me. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4.5/10 26% Countdown (2019) Feels like a Mad Libs for what a horror movie can be...Completely and utterly forgettable. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
8.1/10 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is a must-watch in order to get a full picture of the world cinema scene in 2019. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
8/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi shows a very deft hand, both as a writer and a director...A hilarious movie, one of my favorites of the year so far. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
5.3/10 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Angelina Jolie is great for what little she has to do in the movie. Michelle Pfeiffer has a lot to do, but not much of it is good. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
7.2/10 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) It's not meant to reopen the book on Breaking Bad. It's meant to close it. - Screen Junkies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019