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Dana Barbuto

Dana Barbuto
Dana Barbuto's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Patriot Ledger

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
C+ 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) "Sicario" translates to hit man, but this half-hearted sequel mostly misses the mark.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
C+ 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The real scene stealer, though, is the Stygimoloch, a head-banging dinosaur with an unusually large noggin who comes through in the clutch. Unlike the movie, the Stygimoloch at least is boneheaded for a reason.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
B 55% Tag (2018) Hold on for a finale that compensates for some temporary eye-rolling. Then stick around for the credits to see clips of the real guys. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B- 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's this cast of seasoned vets who make the movie better than what's on the page -- co-written by the movie's director Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit"). ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
B 59% Hotel Artemis (2018) Still, this isn't a hotel where you'd want to book a long stay, but it's worth checking out.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
B- 72% Adrift (2018) You might want to pop a few Dramamine before boarding the shipwreck-at-sea drama "Adrift." ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
A- 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool - in all his jabbering glory - is the salve we need to heal the emotional damage caused by "Avengers: Infinity Wars."‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
B 38% Life of the Party (2018) Just as you're about to write it one off as another of McCarthy's woefully unfunny collaborations ("Tammy," "The Boss") with her husband-director, Ben Falcone, something shocking happens: You're actually laughing.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 87% Tully (2018) Like a baby taking a morning and afternoon nap - "Tully" turns out to be too good to be true.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
B 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) #MINDBLOWN‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
B+ 52% Rampage (2018) Johnson and George are hands down the year's best screen couple ... Call it an interspecies bromance.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
C 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Let's hope the next script can match Lara's strength and newfound badassery. Otherwise, let's lock the crypt and throw away the key.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
B+ 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Thoroughbreds is dark, violent, twisty, sometimes funny and filled with scathing subtext on wealth, class and privilege. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B- 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's terrific eye candy, filled with dazzling shots of faraway lands saturated in hues of red, orange, green and hot pink, with levitating flowers, and scenes of witches shapeshifting into flying creatures. What's missing is any emotional engagement.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A- 97% Black Panther (2018) Yes, this "Black Panther" is red-hot. Wakanda forever!‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
C+ 54% 12 Strong (2018) It might have 12 in its title, but make no mistake, the low-rent military drama "12 Strong" is a one-man show for Chris Hemsworth. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
C 57% The Commuter (2018) In "The Commuter," another late-career actioner, Liam Neeson takes his save-the-day shenanigans aboard the 6:25 train to Cold Spring, a bumpy ride on which he must root out bad guys or it's the end of the line for his family.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's not a ghost story, but the movie will haunt you long after the lights come up. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
B- 51% Downsizing (2017) Inventiveness only goes so far. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
C+ 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The third and final installment in the "Pitch Perfect" franchise is aca-blah.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B+ 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Michael Gracey taps into his visual effects background to create a feast of style, spectacle, song and sexiness, the latter brought to us by a pair of dashing leading men in Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The last act overcomes a sluggish middle and is as thrilling as this franchise ever gets.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
C 40% Justice League (2017) "Justice League" is pure formula. And without a sense of doom and danger, there's nothing but beefcake and banter. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
B 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Like Poirot, Branagh - the director - is immensely attentive to fact and detail, including drawing a robust performance out of Branagh - the actor - playing the quirky detective with a mix of cheeky humor, vim and vigor. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
B- 66% Breathe (2017) Although "Breathe" springs a few maudlin leaks, especially in the end, Serkis' direction is mostly solid, especially for a first-timer.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B- 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The movie devolves into a manipulative weepie with sappy dialogue.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 83% Marshall (2017) In playing Marshall, his third historical African-American figure after Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Boseman is all swagger, delivering an elegant and eloquent performance.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B- 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) When the script - FINALLY - gets around to Deckard, Ford props up the proceedings with some signs of life - but that energy is fleeting.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B+ 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Long live the queen - Judi Dench.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
B 92% Stronger (2017) What pulls you along is Gyllenhaal's performance. You will follow him anywhere. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
B- 34% American Assassin (2017) "American Assassin" is nothing you haven't seen before. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
C+ 69% mother! (2017) The plot is inconsequential because in the end it all results in a hodge-podge of provocative images (some sickening) that add up to little more than a big WTF yawn.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
C+ 85% It (2017) "IT'S" bark is worse than its bite.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
B- 77% Crown Heights (2017) Ruskin eschews character development, context and depth in favor of brevity. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B- 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) If you like vicious no-holds-barred hockey fights, then this one is for you. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
C 37% Kidnap (2017) Never mess with a mother on a mission to save her child.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
A 83% Detroit (2017) Director Kathryn Bigelow's film about the 1967 riots in Detroit is a brilliantly mounted recount of an American tragedy. As you'd expect, it goes down like a pound of nails.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
B 90% Girls Trip (2017) Hot on the high-heels of "Rough Night" is "Girls Trip," another female-driven raunch fest. Where they defer in their twin celebrations of sisterhood is that this one is all-caps FUNNY.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
C 16% Wish Upon (2017) It's as if the filmmakers were brainstorming ideas for the Dumb Ways to Die app and came up with a dumb movie instead.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
A- 98% The Big Sick (2017) It helps that the story is a true original - one that you have to really see to believe. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
C 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The third entry arrives in no better shape than either the second movie or its spinoff, "Minions." ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
B 93% Baby Driver (2017) Wright builds his script on the back of a killer soundtrack.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
C 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) "Transformers: The Last Knight" is another huge pyrotechnic porno that leaves a metallic taste in your mouth. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
B 68% Cars 3 (2017) "Cars 3" never fires on all cylinders, but it has considerably more horsepower than the franchise's last chapter‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
C 44% Rough Night (2017) Nothing murders the buzz at a bachelorette party faster than having a stripper turn up dead.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
C+ 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) Starlet vs. Shark. It's a sure sign of summer.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
C 15% The Mummy (2017) This reboot, which Universal Studios is using to launch its cinematic monster franchise, is as stupid as it gets. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Fuel up the Invisible Jet. You're in for a ride.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
C 18% Baywatch (2017) The bikinis and biceps raunch-com "Baywatch" is - as you'd expect - preposterous. But much to our amusement, the major players are in on the joke, except the joke never evolves.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017