Ed Whitfield Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ed Whitfield

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85%

Sully (2016)

"Tom Hanks, a Star Trek fan, may appreciate the irony that his movie resembles a remake of the 1989 Next Generation episode, "Booby Trap". " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 6, 2016
75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"An unintentionally hilarious scene in which Redmayne is almost violated by an ovulating magical rhino is scant compensation for how beige the rest of the film is." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 29, 2016
60%

Allied (2016)

"Allied is a solid WW2 thriller thanks to Zemeckis's careful orchestration... but one can only imagine his frustration at getting a lead like Brad Pitt, only to see him tank on camera and sap the story's energy. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 29, 2016
93%

Arrival (2016)

"A movie imagined as life affirming that actually suggests that life may not be worth living at all." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 19, 2016
19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"It's a competent production with an intriguing trajectory and unsettling, poignant conclusion, but American Pastoral the movie is, like poor Meredith, missing that vital, intangible something." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 13, 2016
92%

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

"[It's] good politics but bad drama." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 6, 2016
51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Scores big for daring to be a little different, but is ultimately undermined by being just that little bit too contrived." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 6, 2016
72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"The best greetings are always personalised." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 6, 2016
38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Never Go Back's family dynamic, borrowed from Terminator 2 - a surrogate partner and child for Cruise's protector/killer, enable the vertically challenged star to spend the running time with symbols of his sexual prowess and virility." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 30, 2016
91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"The film feels more programmed than written, more pre-visualised than directed." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 30, 2016
20%

Inferno (2016)

"When Virgil led Dante down into the pit, he taught him that sins of intemperance, violence - against self, against God, were the worst man could do, but it looks as though Ron Howard saw that as a challenge. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 19, 2016
63%

War on Everyone (2016)

"WOE indeed. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 14, 2016
44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"We're left with a movie that could and should have been better structured to tease and develop its core themes, and perhaps rethought in places, to keep a movie audience, with its lesser tolerance for convenience, better satisfied." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 9, 2016
92%

My Scientology Movie (2017)

"It's an illuminating insight into the character, practices and business model of Hubbard's secret society, but one that must settle for walking the perimeter fence, looking in." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 8, 2016
47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Not the story we want, perhaps, but one we need, told straight." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 4, 2016
68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"If movies are vivid and wholly constructed fantasies, then movies about vivid and wholly constructed fantasies have a certain purity. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 4, 2016
36%

Blair Witch (2016)

""Oh, ***k this," says James, belatedly...at the point when it's clearly too late to do anything but die. You're tempted to reply, "no, ***k you". " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 30, 2016
63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"A copy of a copy in all respects." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 30, 2016
84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"The manipulations may be mechanical, the execution predictable and the performances solid, but the horror of the incident just about cuts through. Is "just about" a good enough tribute to those who died? Absolutely not." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 30, 2016
63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Tim Burton's been killing his movies for a long time now...by failing to understand, if he ever knew it, how important the right dramatic register is." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 30, 2016
83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"The South Park movie made the same point nearly 20 years ago, but nothing's changed, so why not say it again?" ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 11, 2016
98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"A contemporary Western, [which] like the best of them, is concerned with the moral character of the frontier, and whether the lawless and the righteous have a foot in each other's territory. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 11, 2016
59%

War Dogs (2016)

"Watching Hill drive guns into Baghdad destroys the last crumbling pillars of the "good war" concept. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 29, 2016
54%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"The purge is nothing but a satirical exaggeration of the US second amendment." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 29, 2016
26%

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

"A rock solid waste of time." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 29, 2016
59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Has a punishing three minute riff on the horror of men who, either unburdened by religious abuse, or unpersuaded by porn, have not been the victims of male genital mutilation." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 29, 2016
77%

Lights Out (2016)

"Lights Out is creepy and just a tad demented, and that, most horror fans would agree, will do very nicely." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 21, 2016
67%

David Brent: Life on the Road (2017)

"Ontologically unsound." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 21, 2016
78%

The Shallows (2016)

"A one dimensional affair that starts with its central tussle and works backwards, equipping its heroine with all the necessary skills and lucky breaks she requires to defeat her foe." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 14, 2016
36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Something happened to this reviewer during Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. One day I hope to understand what it was." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 14, 2016
26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

" It's a curious and perhaps unprecedented one act movie, bookended by an introduction and epilogue." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 6, 2016
56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"What takes the edge off... is a sense of familiarity; the franchise going through the motions, beat for beat." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 31, 2016
75%

The BFG (2016)

"There's an uncanny sweetness to the whole thing, a very synthetic kind of charm." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 25, 2016
84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"Safe plays well enough, but didn't Jean-Luc Picard once remind us that the sky's the limit?" ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 23, 2016
56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Refn goes to places that other filmmakers would reject on grounds of taste, morality and commercial appeal. It's meaty cinema. Sadly, unfashionable in this day and age." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 16, 2016
35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"A film with all the vitality and energy bled out. If only [Yates] had kept it swinging." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 13, 2016
73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"If the 1984 film was the supernatural spectacular, the remake's the movie that spectacularly misunderstands the original's appeal. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 11, 2016
31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

""We're gonna kick some alien ass!" cries a trying Brent Spiner, who once played TV's most measured intellect on a show about tolerance, diplomacy and universal understanding. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 25, 2016
80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Just don't ask too many questions about the source material." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 22, 2016
78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"[Moore's] coined a peach of a soundbite that sums up his approach - "I'm here to pick the flowers not the weeds". If WTIN feels like his most complete film in a while, it's because he's cannily adopted a conceit that makes a virtue of this historic flaw." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 14, 2016
92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Cartoon pulp." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 11, 2016
28%

Warcraft (2016)

"It takes you to another place, immerses you, and creates a compelling, if familiar, mythology." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 10, 2016
8%

Misconduct (2016)

"A disaster of Room-sized proportions." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 9, 2016
58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Tame and redundant." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted May 27, 2016
48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Gifted a terrific cast and layers of psychological intrigue that bested anything in his original series, [Singer's] degenerated Vaughn's original. Not the kind of mutation anyone expected or hoped for. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted May 21, 2016
43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"Ticket buying adults shouldn't just be angry, they should punch the filmmakers." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted May 19, 2016
71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"Enjoyable if slight." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted May 18, 2016
91%

Green Room (2016)

"The epitome of movie rock and roll." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted May 16, 2016
90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"A remarkably coherent and tightly focused affair that by virtue of clarity and concision, manages to keep all its ducks in a row while providing both the movies billed, i.e. the sequel to Winter Soldier and the Avengers' civil war." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted May 1, 2016
95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"Hood's made his movie with great sobriety and care, even if the scenario's mechanics, engineered to explore the movie's political and moral themes, could have been more adroitly handled. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 22, 2016
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