Ethan Sacks Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ethan Sacks

Ethan Sacks
Ethan Sacks's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News, RealClearLife

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The movie's real hero...is Howard. He managed to bring a fun, if slightly scuffed up, joyride into theaters - against the odds.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) DeKnight shows he can pilot a CGI fight sequence as well as his predecessor, Guillermo Del Toro ("The Shape of Water"). These movies can be fun once the colossal foes start grappling.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2.5/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Eastwood faced similar issues with his last film, "Sully," and he still hasn't figured out how to take a relatively short dramatic event and build a movie around it.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/5 53% 12 Strong (2018) Thor has been promoted to Captain America.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Unfortunately, The Post feels very much like the period drama it is - a throwback to the days of sideburns and lead type slugs - and not the exclamation point director Steven Spielberg intended.‐ RealClearLife
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 50% Downsizing (2017) In a multiplex full of sequels and retreads "Downsizing" does stand out. Much of Payne's political satire does hit the mark and hit it well.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Plummer's scenes with co-star Michelle Williams -- delivering another strong, understated performance -- are worth the price of admission. But the rest of the film is not as worthy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The drama also shows that Wonder Woman has come a long way, baby. Gone is her whole weakness to submission, being rendered harmless every time a man tied her up.‐ RealClearLife
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) What The Last Jedi does so well over its two-hour, 32-minute thrill-ride is start to escape the gravitational pull of orbiting the same Skywalker family squabbles on the big screen for 40 years.‐ RealClearLife
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
2.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) With its video game upgrade, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" manages to match the silly fun of its predecessor - even without Williams - and that's no small achievement unlocked.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) That's not to say Star Wars: The Last Jedi will go down in history as a better movie than the franchise's gold standard, The Empire Strikes Back, but director Rian Johnson has pulled off a complete rejuvenation of the saga.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Under all that rubber and slime, 6-foot-4 actor Jones continues to impress as the go-to monster for Del Toro and the rest of Hollywood. He's as synonymous with practical effects as Andy Serkis is with performance capture.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
3/5 41% Justice League (2017) It's up to Wonder Woman again to save the day. And Gadot's Amazon warrior does just that in every scene she steals as the conscience and muscle of the group.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 64% The Foreigner (2017) Campbell has never had as physically talented a lead as he has with Chan, who's peerless at performing choreographed fight sequences.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) For a bleak dystopian future, it sure is a beautiful place to visit.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
1.5/5 53% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Overkill is the order of the day - and it takes a toll.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) They've finally stopped clowning around with a Stephen King adaptation.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It stands alone as the best Star Wars entry since 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Yes, it's that good.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 80% The Monster (2016) There's little originality scared up by "The Monster," but that doesn't make director Bryan Bertino's horror flick easier to watch through the gaps in your fingers.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/5 81% By Sidney Lumet (2016) Over its one hour and 43-minute running time, the doc rewards true film nerds plenty of nuggets.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 100% For the Love of Spock (2016) Gives fans an unprecedented glimpse of the thinking that went between the iconic prosthetic ears.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Phillips leans heavily into the absurdist humor of how the Pentagon could have been conned - especially by a pair of bros whose previous claim to fame was getting busted buying pot as Yeshiva middle schoolers.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
4/5 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) "Breaking a Monster" is as much about adolescents having to leave behind childhood friendships to embrace life on the road as it is footage of performances at Coachella and South by Southwest.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/5 79% The Phenom (2016) If there's an MVP, it's Simmons. The Perks of Being a Wallflower alum tosses off another subdued performance, a good counterpart to Hawke's more over-the-top coiled rage.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) There will be enough tears to fill a small inflatable pool, if not an ocean.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
1.5/5 27% Warcraft (2016) This is not "Lord of the Rings." It's barely "Dungeons & Dragons."‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
2.5/5 45% Approaching the Unknown (2016) It falls on the velvety-voiced Strong himself, much like his character, to salvage the mission and plow through the overly philosophical dialogue.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 73% A Hologram for the King (2016) After a first act that seems to promise a biting comedy, the film gets lost in the desert - literally and figuratively.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
4/5 89% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) The best reveal of "10 Cloverfield Lane" is that the script from Josh Campbell, Matthew Steucken and Damien Chazelle ("Whiplash") is strong enough to have made a compelling stageplay instead of a creature feature.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/5 91% The Witch (2016) There's not much of a coherent plot that's been summoned up to go along with those impressive visuals.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) The politically incorrect material suits Ryan Reynolds as snugly as Marvel's tight red costume, giving the Canadian actor a chance to work out his mutant power for hurling snarky one-liners.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) This film fits into the franchise's much-debated canon, and is the best installment since The Empire Strikes Back, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015