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Duane Dudek

Duane Dudek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"A few adjectives shy of great and powerful." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/4 32%

Emperor (2013)

"There is nothing wrong with "Emperor" that a little more Tommy Lee Jones can't cure." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/4 90%

A Place at the Table (2013)

"It is the food-chain equivalent of the Trail of Tears." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/4 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

""Good Day" is action-packed, but not in a good way." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/4 95%

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013)

"Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3.5/4 100%

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

"Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2.5/4 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"Just because there is nothing new under the sun doesn't mean McCarthy can't make hay while it shines." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2.5/4 37%

Stand Up Guys (2013)

"Just because "Stand Up Guys" is not very good is no reason not to see it." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 31, 2013
4/4 93%

Amour (2012)

"Death, illness and tragedy transcend demographics, and the characters in "Amour" are all of us in the end." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 79%

Quartet (2013)

""Quartet" asks the musical question, "Is there such a thing as too much Maggie Smith?" and answers it with a resounding "No."" ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"Audiard juxtaposes Schoenaerts' physicality with Cotillard's disability and explores their mutual vulnerability in haunting and suggestive fashion." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2.5/4 31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"We've seen the stylized violence and sentimental tropes intended to make us emotionally invested in generic characters many times before." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 10, 2013
3.5/4 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"By not pointing fingers or assigning blame, it allows us to do so ourselves, triggering a cascade of feelings ranging from horror at the morally repellent techniques used to a sense of mission accomplished." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 10, 2013
4/4 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"The filmmakers write history with lightning, and their instrument is Daniel Day-Lewis as the graying, hunched and shuffling Lincoln, bent but not broken and as tall and thin as a stick figure in a Tim Burton cartoon." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 8, 2013
3/4 70%

Not Fade Away (2012)

"Chase, who was the ripe old age of 19 when the Beatles first appeared on Sullivan's show, gives this 1960s period film an autobiographical specificity without the baby boomer navel-gazing." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3/4 51%

Promised Land (2013)

"This is Damon and Krasinski's soapbox. And while there is little doubt about where their sympathies lie, they are rarely preachy while telling us." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3/4 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"While the microcosmic nature of this tale of survival neglects the native people that it affected most, its portrait of humanity is compassionate and inclusive." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3/4 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"These characters dance a tense ballet along a razor's edge in the last third of the film, and their verbal sparring is the sound of gauntlets being thrown before things inevitably reach a bloody conclusion." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 25, 2012
3/4 69%

Les Misérables (2012)

"The period production design is intricate and evocative. And although the screenplay, about characters linked by fate, likely owes a debt to the original production, it is structurally and dramatically sound." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 25, 2012
3.5/4 96%

Chasing Ice (2012)

"While skeptics continue to doubt global warming is a man-made phenomenon - Rush Limbaugh called warnings about it "garbage science" - "Chasing Ice" leaves little doubt it is occurring." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 20, 2012
2.5/4 51%

This is 40 (2012)

""This Is 40" is the equivalent of a vanity license plate." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/4 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Those early scenes in the Shire and the story of the loss of the dwarf kingdom establish character and purpose and give reason to hope and care that, like a talented sports team with a losing record, things can get only better." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 13, 2012
3/4 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Playing Hitchcock, Anthony Hopkins is a mountain of prosthetics. But his portrayal hits all the right, disturbingly quiet notes and the impersonation quickly settles into performance." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"While he may have captured something of outlaw culture in "Killing Them Softly," Dominik's portrait of America seems myopic, cynical and coldblooded." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3.5/4 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

""Life of Pi" is a magical mystery tour." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3/4 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Unlike typical romantic genre fare, its jagged edges will make the characters and film a challenge for some viewers, which is the reason why others embrace it." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3/4 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"[Condon and Rosenberg] deviate from the original story created by Stephenie Meyer in a way that feels like a dance in the end zone." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/4 93%

The Sessions (2012)

"A film, inspired by the life of the late poet-journalist Mark O'Brien, that celebrates the relationship between physical and emotional intimacy." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 15, 2012
2.5/4 84%

Smashed (2012)

"The way that the willowy, brown-haired girl-next-door type Winstead throws herself into the role results in a sobering character study." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 93%

Skyfall (2012)

""Skyfall" may be the most intimate Bond film yet." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2012
2.5/4 78%

Flight (2012)

""Flight" never soars, despite the often persuasive best efforts of Denzel Washington." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/4 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"A sprawling, non-sequential time poem, a vivid dream about the link between history and destiny, in which the past and future are now." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 25, 2012
2.5/4 86%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"Is it a tale of first love, traumatized youths, loss of innocence or . . . all of the above?" ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/4 96%

Argo (2012)

"Its intellectual honesty and lack of agenda are that of a filmmaker who is less auteur than a first-rate craftsman." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/4 94%

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

"A mystery as compelling as any fictional detective story." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/4 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Even though the kid-friendly horror genre has become crowded with offerings such as "ParaNorman," "Monster House" and "Coraline," the new 'Weenie" is distinctive." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/4 93%

Looper (2012)

"[Johnson] uses speculative and film noir elements to defy expectations of both." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 51%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

""Curve" is small ball, a simplistic Lifetime-cable-caliber movie in which every loose end gets resolved on the way to a heartwarming finale." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 86%

The Master (2012)

"[Phoenix's] mercurial performance adds another layer of mystery to a film thick with complexity but whose meaning is up for grabs." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2.5/4 67%

Lawless (2012)

"Feels like an account of an isolated incident of no real significance exaggerated by an outsider." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 29, 2012
3/4 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"It speaks with the sobriety of a reformed romantic who warns that drinking to someone only with one's heart can lead to a regret-filled hangover the next day." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 75%

Premium Rush (2012)

"The nonstop action and physicality is like watching a two-wheel parkour workout video." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"Comically macabre and beautifully intricate ... destined to become a Halloween perennial." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2.5/4 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"It's all played as slapstick with little wit. It's never crazy enough at one extreme, nor smart enough at the other." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/4 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"These franchise films are best when they feature working actors such as Renner." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/4 75%

Hope Springs (2012)

"It turns out that crude behavior and broad stereotypes can be made warmly human and believable when actors of the caliber of Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are the ones getting busy." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 8, 2012
2.5/4 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"In the end, the film is devoid of sense or sensibility." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 2, 2012
2.5/4 77%

Take This Waltz (2012)

""Take This Waltz" is overwrought, overwritten and a little unfair to all the characters portrayed." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 26, 2012
3.5/4 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"A daring, lyrical and challenging piece of folk art that defies easy explanation." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 19, 2012
3.5/4 87%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"It stands alone but is also a bookend to the previous two films, and it expands and supplements the world portrayed in them." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 19, 2012
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