Devin Faraci

Devin Faraci

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Devin Faraci's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Stoker (2013)

"A movie that feels elegantly transgressive and viscerally exciting. A wonderful, menacing and sexy thriller." ‐ CHUD
Posted Feb 27, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"This is what it looks like when no one cares about a movie. This is a movie as pure product, cinema rendered utterly soulless, with no aspirations beyond getting your money opening weekend." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 27, 2013

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"There's nothing unifying A Good Day To Die Hard on a cinematic level besides the fact that every single scene, taken individually, sucks." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 14, 2013

V/H/S/2 (2013)

"S-VHS is a next generation improvement on the first film." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 21, 2013

The Last Stand (2013)

"The Last Stand's action scenes range from shoot outs to crazy car stunts to a daring escape in Las Vegas to a great fist fight, and every sequence is fun and engaging." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 15, 2013

Gangster Squad (2013)

"A pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews. It's the grim n' gritty version of DICK TRACY. And if you approach it like that, you'll enjoy the movie just fine." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 9, 2013

John Dies at the End (2013)

"Walking out of John Dies At The End I was seized with an enormous certainty that the film I just watched will become an enormous, long-lived cult film." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 4, 2013

Texas Chainsaw (2013)

"A giant turd of a movie that was made because someone had the rights to a brand name and needed to exercise them in a timely manner. The 3D sucks too." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 3, 2013

This is 40 (2012)

"A tedious, unpleasant experience that meanders on its way to a trite, pat conclusion. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 17, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"This is a movie created completely on its own terms, forged by the belief that audiences can pay attention, that audiences don't need everything spoonfed, that truth is just as exciting as fiction when presented well." ‐ CHUD
Posted Dec 7, 2012

The Impossible (2012)

"A film that takes the horrors visited upon millions as an excuse to tell the sad tale of a family who lost all their luggage. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 5, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"It's not as bad as you feared, but not as good as you hoped. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 3, 2012

The Central Park Five (2012)

"A powerful, moving, infuriating experience. Everyone should see this movie." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 20, 2012

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"It's not a movie that feels designed to sell toys, it's a movie that feels designed to spark imaginations. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 20, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Bill Condon cannot, for all his skill and effort, overcome the essentially s**t nature of the source material." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 15, 2012

Lincoln (2012)

"Spielberg has made a movie about thinkers and debaters for thinkers and debaters. He has made a movie where eloquence and conviction are the action elements, not chases and explosions." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 8, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Silver Linings Playbook is the sort of feel-good claptrap that normally irritates me, but Russell plays it with the pitch and verve of a classic screwball comedy. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 5, 2012

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"Yeah, I said it. Wreck-It Ralph compares with the Toy Story movies. It's the equal to those films in terms of joy, character, sweetness and, most of all, heart." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 4, 2012

Flight (2012)

"FLIGHT stumbles along for a punishing two hours and twenty minutes, barely ever making any nods in the general direction of drama beyond the intense opening plane crash." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 2, 2012

Skyfall (2012)

"Every time a Bond fan extols the virtues of the Bond films I wish I could see what they saw. I finally have, and I saw it in SKYFALL." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 23, 2012

Sinister (2012)

"[Villain] Mr. Boogie shows up too often to be effective, but is kept too mysterious to be interesting. Also, he looks like a heavy metal band's attempt to create their own Eddie-like mascot. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 10, 2012

The Master (2012)

"Paul Thomas Anderson is obviously at the height of his powers right now, and he has crafted a character piece that is enthralling and engulfing." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Sep 16, 2012

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"CLOUD ATLAS left me with an incredible sense of hope for the future of cinema. And the future of humanity. How many movies give you that?" ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Sep 10, 2012

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"A totally forgettable piece of substandard sitcom fluff that will one day be a blip on Ari Graynor's resume." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 31, 2012

The Possession (2012)

"THE POSSESSION gave me the willies. It's a well-made, smart horror movie." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 30, 2012

The Expendables 2 (2012)

"In some ways it's an action star minstrel show; they're all doing their famous lines and shuffling across the screen hoping for some tiny bit of love from the audience." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 16, 2012

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"The film, while echoing The Bourne Identity, is adequate enough (not the highest praise, I know) and creates enough space for itself to warrant further adventures." ‐ CHUD
Posted Aug 7, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The whole movie feels so like a series of contradictions - bloated and long yet rushed, deeply serious yet utterly silly, politically minded yet ultimately vapid - that being both wildly entertaining and a bad movie would be exactly right for it." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 16, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"The only thing amazing about this movie is how badly it goes off the rails." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 1, 2012

Brave (2012)

"BRAVE would be a pretty good Dreamworks movie, but with the Pixar history we hope for so much more." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 14, 2012

Prometheus (2012)

"In space no one can hear PROMETHEUS disappoint you." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 4, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"Moonrise Kingdom feels like a culmination, like Anderson has been working towards this one movie." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 31, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"There's lots of talent on display in the film (and I think the film will make a good display movie for your home theater one day), but none of it matters when the script is so saggy and the lead so wrong." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 31, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

"The struggles these guys face getting their games done are monumental, and makes for some really tense, anxious stuff." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 29, 2012

Battleship (2012)

"Director Peter Berg engages in Michael Bay fetishism the way one might say Ed Gein engaged in female festishism." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 15, 2012

The Dictator (2012)

"The Dictator feels almost exactly like a Saturday Night Live movie from the 90s." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 11, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"The Avengers proves these guys truly are Earth's Mightiest Heroes." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 29, 2012

Sound of My Voice (2012)

"You may find yourself a dedicated follower of Maggie in the end. I know I am." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 26, 2012

The Three Stooges (2012)

"If you're a Stooges fan, go see the movie. If you like crude, silly slapstick, go see the movie. If you have a stick up your ass, go see Titanic." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 14, 2012

American Reunion (2012)

"I would accuse American Reunion of being misogynistic, but the movie seems to hold all of humanity in contempt, not just women." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The Hunger Games is largely a triumph of smart, brave, timely, heady science fiction that recalls the 60s and 70s era of big idea scifi." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 20, 2012

21 Jump Street (2012)

"It would have been impressive if the 21 Jump Street movie was any good. The fact that it's flat-out great feels like showboating by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 12, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"You'll feel like horror is revitalized, like its importance is more obvious than ever. That might be Cabin's greatest achievement, reminding us why we love and need this genre. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 10, 2012

Wanderlust (2012)

"Hilarious." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 2, 2012

John Carter (2012)

"Often spectacular, with stunning action and thrilling moments, it's a film that captures the pulpy, swashbuckling sensibilities of Burroughs while updating much of the whiz bang for an audience a century older than the original novels." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 1, 2012

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

"This is a movie of shattering ineptitude, starting at the script and reaching into every aspect of the cheap, rushed, sh***y-looking production." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 17, 2012

Safe House (2012)

"Safe House will have you on the edge of your seat - so you can spring out of it the second the credits roll." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 9, 2012

Chronicle (2012)

"A strong, well-told science fiction movie that uses its fantastical ideas to explore grounded human emotions. It's got vivid action and it has cool concepts, but most of it all it has great characters." ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 2, 2012

Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012)

"Fascinating and beautiful and brutal" ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 2, 2012

The Grey (2012)

"If we had one like this a month - lean, smart, muscular, thematically coherent and filled with good character actors - the cinema would be in remarkably good shape. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 27, 2012