Dirk Libbey

Dirk Libbey
Dirk Libbey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CinemaBlend
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee is proof that it is possible to become emotionally invested in a movie where giants robots punch each other in the face. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3.5/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Girl in the Spider's Web doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it is a better than average action adventure with a compelling lead actress. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) There's something about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms that I absolutely enjoyed. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 89% Bodied (2018) Bodied is a movie virtually guaranteed to offend, though you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give tells an, unfortunately, all too familiar story from a point-of-view few of us will ever know, and in doing so creates one of the most powerful movies of the year. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/5 32% The Predator (2018) The Predator still isn't able to quite recapture whatever magic in a bottle the original film created, but it is able to make for an entertaining enough sequel. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/5 79% Alpha (2018) A visually impressive and compelling adventure that many will surely enjoy. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 50% The Miracle Season (2018) As a film, The Miracle Season is more mundane than miracle, but it will probably make you smile, and there's nothing wrong with that. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3.5/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising delivers everything it promises on the poster, an over the top spectacle of robots vs monsters that is as exciting a ride in March as anything ever released during the summer movie season. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) The film focuses on the one thing it does differently... and it can't be denied that it does make the tired formula feel ever so slightly fresh for having done so. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3.5/5 46% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow isn't nearly as smart as it thinks it is, but it's maybe just smart enough to keep an audience entertained. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Between the extended wait, the extended length, and the characters without character, it's unlikely anybody else will have the constitution required to get the end of this maze. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2.5/5 49% Downsizing (2017) Downsizing sets itself up as interesting social satire, and that part of the movie is interesting, but it gets overshadowed by a much more dull story that jettisons the premise almost entirely. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
4/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Without question, one of the most fun movies of the year. The cast is excellent and they overcome any of the film's shortcoming through pure force of charisma. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) An absolute joy to watch. Coco proves that Pixar is still at its best when tacking new ideas, rather than going back to the well. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) While the classic mystery isn't entirely without its enjoyable moments, there's a lot that keeps it from reaching the heights to which it aspires. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
1/5 7% The Snowman (2017) It's as if everybody involved in The Snowman knew from the start that this wasn't going to work and agreed to put forth the minimum effort required to get it over with. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/5 81% Marshall (2017) Marshall never tries to elevate itself beyond being a courtroom drama. It's a good courtroom drama, to be sure, but the focus on the case and not the people prevents the film from elevating itself to something better. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4.5/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) A movie like this lives and dies on the chemistry of its leads and Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote are perfect together. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
1.5/5 16% Friend Request (2017) If Friend Request was really trying to say something about the dangers of social media, there might be some value to the story. But the film either isn't interested in that, or is so bad at doing so that the message gets lost. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 49% The Promise (2017) The Promise deserves credit for doing its part to bring this part of history to life, but it would be so much more powerful if the rest of the film wasn't lifeless. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 63% Before I Fall (2017) The basic premise of Before I Fall feels like it was created by a roomful of cynical studio executives trying to create a successful project. The end result, however, while it isn't without issues, also isn't without charm. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 16% The Space Between Us (2017) It's taken longer than expected for The Space Between Us to make it into theaters. After now having seen it, however, it is understandable why this film has been dumped in mid-February. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) A lovely to look at, but otherwise forgettable film. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deepwater Horizon may be the first full-fledged disaster movie ever based on a true story. However, you can't really argue with their results. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) The second half kicks off with a literal snap, and what follows is an absolutely solid, tension-filled, horror movie. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) An astounding technical achievement and a mesmerizing tale. If you must blink, do it now, because you won't want to miss a second of what you see on screen. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 71% The Infiltrator (2016) The Infiltrator has some great moments of tension and suspense. What's unfortunate is that those great moments are few and far between. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
3.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Pets doesn't really fail at anything it does. The worst criticism that can be levied against it is that it doesn't try hard enough. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/5 74% The BFG (2016) As an enjoyable time at the movies, The BFG succeeds. But as anything more than that, it comes up short. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/5 30% Criminal (2016) While Criminal had a lot going for it, it simply fails to execute anything it tries to do to a competent degree. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 22% The Boss (2016) It's humorous but not hysterical. It's not the comedy you've been waiting for, but that doesn't mean it's not one you'll enjoy. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/5 15% Gods Of Egypt (2016) While Gods of Egypt is a spectacle, and entertaining at times, it's a textbook example of style over substance. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
5/5 97% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia isn't simply another fun Disney animated movie. It's one of the greatest Disney animated movies the company has ever produced. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
2.5/5 22% Zoolander 2 (2016) Zoolander 2 feels less like its own movie and more like a Valentine's Day gift to all of the fans who have kept the character popular for all these years. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
2/5 15% The 5th Wave (2016) If there's anything new under the sun in the YA world, unfortunately, it doesn't appear to exist in The 5th Wave. If you've seen this story once, you've seen it all. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) 13 Hours is a return to Michael Bay doing what he does best. Having people blow stuff up and look cool doing it. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016