Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Frederica Mathewes-Green's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Christianity Today

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 36%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"Tasty around the edges but disappointing in the center, Larry Crowne will meet the summer rom-com needs of many, but will not serve as a memorable addition to Hanks' legacy." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3/4 81%

Higher Ground (2011)

"Some reviewers have compared Higher Ground to Robert Duvall's The Apostle (1997), and it is a similarly positive portrayal of Southern evangelical faith. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
2.5/4 11%

There Be Dragons (2011)

"A movie doesn't need CGI dragons to be exciting. But it does need real characters and conflict -- it needs to be a real story. Here, that story always is just beyond our grasp." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 6, 2011
2/4 28%

Life as We Know It (2010)

"Life As We Know It could be one of Holly's bakery confections; a festival of quirk around the edges and a hole in the middle." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 15, 2010
2/4 55%

Flipped (2010)

"Rob Reiner seems to be aiming for a boomer audience, but it's a relentless exercise in nostalgia -- clothes, hair styles, cars, and doo-wop soundtrack -- that feels manipulative." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 24, 2010
2/4 No Score Yet

Expecting Mary (2010)

"Despite the calculated setup and quirky characters, the film, like Juno and Bella, brings another pro-birth story to the big screen. May there be many more. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 24, 2010
4/4 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Toy Story 3 is as good as any movie Pixar Studios has made, and better than a few of them. I'd be tempted to say it's Pixar's best film, but it's a close call. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 17, 2010
2/4 52%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"This Alice is a dud. If you want to experience a strange, unworldly story%u2014something like Tim Burton films used to provide%u2014stay home and read the book." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2/4 58%

The Invention of Lying (2009)

"It feels, in spirit, like a fable, in the mold of films like It's a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. I just wish it were better." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/4 75%

$9.99 (2008)

"I was intrigued to learn what the filmmakers think the meaning of life is, but the movie merely dances and alludes without coming right down to anything." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 24, 2009
4/4 87%

Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009)

"Earth is 85 minutes of graceful animals, scary animals, funny animals, and excruciatingly cute baby animals. A better family-friendly nature film can't be found." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 22, 2009
2.5/4 39%

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

"A film that Christians will embrace, if only from sheer gratitude; here, at last, is a depiction of Christian faith as something other than the domain of cranks and loonies." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 15, 2008
2/4 35%

Diminished Capacity (2008)

"I wonder if all this worked better as a book. It begins modestly interesting, but becomes merely agitated." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 10, 2008
2/4 64%

Baby Mama (2008)

"I've sat through enough laugh-less comedies to be grateful when a movie entertains me, even temporarily%u2014but no one's going to call this film a classic." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 24, 2008
2/4 77%

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

"Adams can be a better actress than this, and the result is something like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?--Miss Pettigrew is a real person, and Delysia is a toon." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 7, 2008
1/4 40%

Bonneville (2006)

"The '66 Bonneville was a great car, but these talented ladies deserved a better vehicle." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Feb 29, 2008
3/4 74%

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

"If only for the music numbers, this movie deserves a standing ovation. Much of the credit goes to John C. Reilly, an actor with a rubbery face and the voice of an angel." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 20, 2007
1.5/4 62%

Grace Is Gone (2007)

"Cusack deserves high praise for his terrific work as an emotionally cold man suddenly devastated by grief, but this effort is expended on a vehicle that has little going for it in the first place." ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 7, 2007