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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 80% Halloween (2018) Lock up the baby sitters. Hide the cutlery ... Despite succumbing to the tropes of the horror genre, the movie is a cut above most slasher flicks‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B 64% Beautiful Boy (2018) Without a doubt, the addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" - not the slasher-flick "Halloween" - is the most terrifying movie opening at the multiplex this weekend. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B+ 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) With all this talk of gold propelling the action, it's Reilly who has the Midas touch.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
C+ 30% Venom (2018) "Venom" is a hot train wreck ... and by hot I mean Tom Hardy in the lead role. You just cannot look away even though the movie is a disaster ... ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B+ 86% Colette (2018) By the time actress Keira Knightley is done with Colette, you'll be empowered and fascinated.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
B- 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Roth creates vivid visuals that shock and scare and in some scenes, delight. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
C 11% Life Itself (2018) Give me a minute ... I feel nauseated.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
B- 59% White Boy Rick (2018) The movie might be about how the junior Wershe breaks bad, but it's the senior Rick who holds your interest. And McConaughey -- with a paunch and mullet -- plays the dad with his de rigueur all-in gusto. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B+ 100% McQueen (2018) An entirely watchable and engrossing take on the duality of McQueen's life, even if the filmmakers are a bit adulatory.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
B- 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) If you're able to surrender to the carefree charms of Lily James ("Churchill," "Cinderella"), and let her lead the way to the big finish, then you might want to, as the song goes, take the chance.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
B 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) McCall is tailor-made for Washington, who plays AARP cool, yet deadly, better than anyone. ‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
B 88% 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+ 63% 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+ 48% 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- 68% 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 57% 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- 71% 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- 86% 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+ 53% 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 51% 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- 41% 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+ 53% 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- 50% 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 41% 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- 63% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The movie devolves into a manipulative weepie with sappy dialogue.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 82% 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+ 65% 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- 35% 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- 76% 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 38% Kidnap (2017) Never mess with a mother on a mission to save her child.‐ The Patriot Ledger
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
A 84% 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