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Darren Franich

Darren Franich
Darren Franich's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Assassin's Creed mistakenly assumes that the plot is the most important element of its source material. Actually, it's the least. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2016
C 40% Why Him? (2016) It all works in theory. But the execution's off. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2016
B+ 79% Hairspray Live! (2016) Credit the show for its timeliness -- and for getting more clever, or maybe just less abashedly decadent, as it went along. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 8, 2016
D+ 11% Man Down (2016) A uniquely unpleasant mash-up of moody post-apocalyptic adventure and moodier wartime melodrama. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2016
B 88% Lion (2016) Where Saroo goes and what he finds there left me in tears, but you feel that a complicated true story has been airbrushed into a postmodern legend. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2016
B+ 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) God help me, I laughed. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 10, 2016
A 91% Grease: Live! (2016) Grease: Live reconfirms all the possibilities of the live musical event as a genuine transcendent pop experience: Clever, funny, rapturously huge in a way showbiz used to only want to be. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 1, 2016
B 65% Krampus (2015) If you love Gremlins but don't feel like rewatching Gremlins, consider Krampus a worthwhile diet caffeine-free alternative. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
95% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) Gatiss has written several Doctor Who scripts, and it's striking to see how he adapts the story behind the story into a vintage Who tale: A tale of misfits triumphing over long odds. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 7, 2014
D 4% Scary Movie 5 (2013) A film composed almost entirely of jokes that were much funnier when you read them on Twitter years ago. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2013
C- 3% Playing for Keeps (2012) Playing for Keeps takes place in a tonally incoherent universe, constantly shifting between rom-com farce and mawkish family drama. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 7, 2012
B+ 78% Dredd (2012) Urban manages to give a credibly wry performance using little more than his gravelly, imitation-Eastwood voice - and his chin. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2012