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
2.5/5 80% Safety (2020) [C]onsidering that Disney+ is full of these sorts of movies, there are numerous other, far stronger, options available to spend your time watching. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
2.5/5 48% Black Beauty (2020) F]or anybody who has seen the story of Black Beauty before, or is simply too old for it, the new version will likely be little more than a Thanksgiving Weekend distraction. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 76% Clouds (2020) [W]hile it may look like a simple, Disney-fied version of reality, there's a maturity to be found in Clouds that is more than a bit surprising, but also quite welcome. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3.5/5 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) While there a couple of odd quirks to The One And Only Ivan, in the end the emotional moments still hit you like a ton of bricks. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
2.5/5 68% Stargirl (2020) Stargirl isn't bad; it's just lacking in any feeling of creativity due to its strict adherence to a tired formula. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) There's never a moment in which you might mistake Buck for a real dog, as he always looks slightly off - although, for the most part the CGI is good enough to function. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
3.5/5 84% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) While Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, as the title suggests, makes a couple mistakes, on the whole the film defies its title by being a hilarious and pleasant success. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2.5/5 14% Dolittle (2020) It clearly wanted to be something bigger, and it's simply disappointing that it isn't. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 92% Togo (2019) While the sleddog race against the clock is exciting, Togo is ultimately a story about connections between characters, both people and animals, and that plays at home. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
2/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) In the end, Richard Jewell the movie has nothing to say beyond the fact that Richard Jewell the man deserved better. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It still has "fun and entertaining" going for it, but in a way that feels much more familiar and safe, rather than surprising. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 82% The Report (2019) The Report struggles to turn an important story into a good movie. In the end, it succeeds more than it fails, thanks to strong performances and the fact that the story in question is one that needs to told. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/5 66% Lady and the Tramp (2019) As with most Disney remakes, Lady and the Tramp provides the story that fans know, but this remake also offers a bit of additional charm to the familiar formula that both old and new Disney fans are likely to appreciate. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
2.5/5 40% The Laundromat (2019) The Laundromat is stylishly and smartly put together, but ultimately isn't sure what story it should be telling. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/5 26% Countdown (2019) For the briefest of moments you might think Countdown is going to go in a more surprising direction, but that's just a tease. Eventually it comes right back to where you expect. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) [Samara Weaving] is going to jump to the top of every casting director's wish list after this, and if Ready or Not doesn't make her a star outright, it's going to land her the role that will. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) It will have kids laughing and will still elicit enough chuckles from the more adult members of the audience that nobody will feel like they wasted their time. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/5 40% Point Blank (2019) Point Blank is death by a thousand cuts. There's no single great flaw in the story or the characters, just a bunch of little things that add up to frustration. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber tries to celebrate the buddy action-comedy while also recognizing the flaws that the genre traditionally has. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
1.5/5 44% Murder Mystery (2019) If you've seen an Adam Sandler movie anytime this century, you know what you're getting, and it's not interesting or funny. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 79% Late Night (2019) I never would have predicted that Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson would make for one of the better comedy duos in recent memory, but there you go. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/5 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) As a romantic comedy, Always Be My Maybe doesn't do anything to reinvent the genre, but it gives you exactly what you want from it and it does it well. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
9.5/10 96% Booksmart (2019) It goes without saying that Booksmart is one of the best comedies of the year. I'd go a step further and call it one of the best comedies of the last several years. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 90% 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 39% 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 32% 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 33% 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 80% Alpha (2018) A visually impressive and compelling adventure that many will surely enjoy. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 51% 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 42% 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 91% 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 45% 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 47% 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 60% 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 80% 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 87% 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 17% 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 51% 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 64% 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 38% 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