Donald Munro Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Donald Munro

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

Movie Reviews Only

Showing 51 - 100 of 465
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 94%

Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009)

"The film in many ways is the bleakest indictment of contemporary Japanese culture I've seen. Yet it also functions as dark comedy, fierce character study and uplifting tale of redemption." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 19, 2009
B 44%

The Proposal (2009)

"When White and Bullock are on screen together, they click in a way that makes this predictable film shine." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 19, 2009
D 18%

Dance Flick (2009)

"Limps along like it has a bunion the size of a cantaloupe." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted May 27, 2009
C- 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"Makes a better book than a movie" ‐Fresno Bee
Posted May 18, 2009
D- 50%

Observe and Report (2009)

"Even for those who relish no-holds-barred humor, there's a point when the most outrageous, caustic comedy can slide from cutting and absurd to just plain mean." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 10, 2009
D 28%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"Paul Walker, with his two-day bristle of beard and touch-too-tan complexion, has the incipient, leathery look of a man who will look about two decades older when he turns 45." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 6, 2009
5/5 80%

Cross of Iron (1977)

Quote not available. ‐Eye for Film
Posted Mar 16, 2009
B+ 58%

Taken (2009)

"A crackle-smart immersion in righteous retribution." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 30, 2009
B 70%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"The chemistry between Hoffman and Thompson is wry, warm and just prickly enough to keep the whole endeavor from sinking in on itself in a soppy souffle of sentimentality." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 16, 2009
C 57%

Defiance (2009)

"Earnest yet stubbornly static." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 16, 2009
B- 51%

Notorious (2009)

"A mostly laudatory account of a young musician's life and career that is calculated to put Wallace in a positive light." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 16, 2009
B+ 86%

Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008)

"Consider it a post-holiday gift to yourself." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 9, 2009
A 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"There's a taut, tight, punchy equilibrium to the film." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 9, 2009
A 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"Swirls with a textured and tangled complexity that results in a series of intimate, emotional and jaw-dropping moments in cinema." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 9, 2009
1/5 10%

The Unborn (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Eye for Film
Posted Jan 9, 2009
B+ 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"Benjamin Button is strong because it connects with the human desire to transcend the inevitable constraints of time." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 29, 2008
B 78%

Doubt (2008)

"This Doubt is big, glossy and dramatic. And pretty fulfilling, I guess." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 29, 2008
A 92%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"It's the kind of movie that tugs so politely but insistently at your heart strings that in the end it seems the most natural thing in the world to succumb to its joyous charms." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 24, 2008
A 94%

Milk (2008)

"Marches forward with insistency and purpose. This immensely heart-felt biographical movie ranks as one of the year's best films." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 24, 2008
C 25%

Four Christmases (2008)

"There are worse holiday-related ways to spend your time than Four Christmases, I suppose. Making a three-hour drive to grandmother's house in pea-soup fog, for one." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 3, 2008
B+ 35%

Pride and Glory (2008)

"A well-crafted and sharply plotted version of the genre." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 31, 2008
C 62%

Changeling (2008)

"As relentless as a steam iron searing a crease into a dress shirt." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 31, 2008
B- 41%

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

"Even after a slow start, this silly kiddie flick has a little more pep than you might expect. It's no doggie classic, but neither does it deserve a pooper scooper." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 6, 2008
B 78%

Burn After Reading (2008)

"While it doesn't rank up there in the first tier of Coen classics -- and that's a pretty difficult club to break into these days -- the film is a fairly diverting 90-minute romp." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 15, 2008
B- 43%

Death Race (2008)

"It's just sly enough to transform a predictable experience into something close to gripping." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Aug 22, 2008
B+ 81%

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

"A well-crafted and prickly platform for Allen to muse on the vagaries and complications of love." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Aug 15, 2008
C 39%

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

"It's like a pushy neighbor who keeps inviting you to church and won't take no for an answer." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Aug 15, 2008
C+ 54%

Mamma Mia! (2008)

"Mamma Mia! wants to be a dancing queen. Try as she might, the highest rank I'd bestow upon her is duchess. And in a few critically wobbly ways, she can't do much better than lady-in-waiting." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 18, 2008
C+ 41%

Hancock (2008)

"even with Smith's considerable charm and his proven track record as Independence Day weekend movie god, Hancock doesn't succeed as a truly satisfying holiday-movie blockbuster." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 1, 2008
B+ 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"Steve Carell is square-jawed-deadpan perfect as the title character." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 20, 2008
F 14%

The Love Guru (2008)

"Myers -- who used to be funny -- sticks his head in a toilet and then tries to give the audience a big, sloppy kiss." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 20, 2008
D 38%

You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)

"As one character says: "Can we do this another time? I think I have a real chance of keeping my food down tonight."" ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 6, 2008
B- 49%

Sex and the City (2008)

"The big screen isn't the ideal environment for the show." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted May 30, 2008
C 27%

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

"Middling and forgettable." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted May 12, 2008
B- 68%

Honeydripper (2007)

"Never reaches its full tempo" ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 14, 2008
C 52%

Funny Games (2008)

"It's a pesky example of the American penchant for taking a fairly contemporary film and getting rid of the nasty subtitles." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 14, 2008
B 77%

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

"The wonderful Frances McDormand, who imbues this role with a frazzled charm and endearing insecurity, creates a memorably less-than-super hero." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 14, 2008
2.5/4 22%

Never Back Down (2008)

"Director Jeff Wadlow finds a sort of nobility in the subject matter than you might not expect for a film that consists in large part of bloodthirsty mobs clamoring for violence." ‐Miami Herald
Posted Mar 14, 2008
B 66%

How She Move (2008)

"A dance movie that tries to push beyond the formula. In that sense, it's certainly a step up." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 25, 2008
B- 91%

There Will Be Blood (2007)

"I hate the way the film forces us into its epic structure and purposefully fractured narrative as if the audience is a puppy having its little nose shoved in a puddle of its own making." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 25, 2008
B 94%

Juno (2007)

"Bright, brazen and often very funny" ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 26, 2007
C 79%

The Great Debaters (2007)

"It's yet one more of those average biographically based films that comes across as glossy, feel-good moviemaking rather than capturing the texture and fabric of a slice of history." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 26, 2007
B+ 75%

Four Minutes (2007)

"Through the despair and stormy interactions of the two main characters, we scrape beneath their crusty exterior surfaces and get a glimpse at the hurt and hopefulness within." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 21, 2007
B+ 83%

Atonement (2007)

"It grapples with some of the most bruising aspects of the human condition" ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 21, 2007
A 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"The result is a musical that I dare say works even better on screen than on stage." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 21, 2007
A- 66%

The Kite Runner (2007)

"Both tender and brutal, the sweeping story touches upon such lofty themes as religious fundamentalism, the ravages of war and the overwhelmingly desolate nature of regret." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 21, 2007
B 27%

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

"Yes, the movie is juvenile and occasionally stupid. What do you expect in a story about singing chipmunks?" ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 14, 2007
B- 42%

The Golden Compass (2007)

"If you haven't read the books, it can be like wandering into a stuffy church service in a cathedral for the first time." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 12, 2007
C 37%

August Rush (2007)

"If sentimentality were a cymbal, it'd be like having a percussionist standing right behind you and crashing every other beat." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 21, 2007
C- 51%

Bee Movie (2007)

"This well-meaning but comically limp offering from DreamWorks Animation inspires boredom more than anything." ‐Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 2, 2007
Showing 51 - 100 of 465