Geoff Berkshire

Geoff Berkshire
Geoff Berkshire'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

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"The rare horror sequel made with considerably more wit, craft, and imagination than its predecessor, "Ouija: Origin of Evil" feels less like the continuation of a budding franchise than an apology for what went wrong the first time." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 17, 2016

Milton's Secret (2016)

"Alas, even a prickly pro like Sutherland can't do anything to elevate a hokey self-help lecture disguised as family entertainment." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2016
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Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

"Whether he's playfully interacting with his wife and daughter, or delivering a madman's rant to thin air, Malek has the range to be utterly charming, utterly creepy, or both at once." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 11, 2016

Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

"Even if first-time writer-director Wayne Roberts is sympathetic to the plight he's chosen for the protagonist, his film never burrows deep enough under her skin to make the string of miserable scenarios connect in a meaningful way." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 11, 2016

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Quietly radical in enough ways to make you cheer despite the cliches." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2016

The Land (2016)

"There's enough on screen, beyond Lendeborg's confident star turn, to label Caple as a filmmaker to watch." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 27, 2016

Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)

"It's a bold choice to devote a solid minute of the running time to the famed "Macbeth" monologue including the line, "a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing." Bold, and like the rest of the movie, a little too self-aware." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 20, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"Every bit as noisy, brain-numbing and lowbrow as its predecessor, the Michael Bay production never strays from basic blockbuster formula." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 1, 2016

Warcraft (2016)

"The final product brings to mind those animated advertisements for iPhone app games." ‐Variety
Posted May 24, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Disappointingly [succumbs] to an exhausting case of been-there-done-that-itis." ‐Variety
Posted May 9, 2016
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Little Boxes (2016)

"Even as some of the supporting players and subplots veer toward caricature, the family dynamics at the film's center remain entirely relatable." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"This 14-years-later sequel is every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2016

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"If there are miracles everywhere we look, who wants to waste time on a movie this middling?" ‐Variety
Posted Mar 15, 2016

Hush (2016)

"Silence is golden in "Hush," one of the more inspired concoctions to emerge from the busy Blumhouse horror-thriller assembly line in recent years." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2016

The Other Side of the Door (2016)

"The type of sporadically silly and patently predictable horror pic that would look like filler on Syfy's weekend lineup, "The Other Side of the Door" brings virtually nothing new to the supernatural genre." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2016

Cabin Fever (2016)

"This dud sets a new standard for the term 'pointless remake.'" ‐Variety
Posted Feb 11, 2016

Under the Gun (2016)

""Gun" acknowledges the solutions to this ongoing problem are neither easy nor obvious, while persuasively arguing that more, surely, can be done." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2016

Gleason (2016)

"Clay Tweel's emotionally wrenching documentary chronicles NFL star Steve Gleason's battle with ALS." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2016
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As You Are (2016)

"A promising and impressively self-assured debut for 23-year-old filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, "As You Are" is crafted with the confidence and skill of a veteran, but also the youthful eye of someone not far removed from his protagonists." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Joshy (2016)

"One of the saddest comedies ever made about boys behaving badly at a bachelor party, "Joshy" offers a strange mix of elements that never quite add up." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Weiner (2016)

"A rollicking and never-dull insider's view of a political campaign that leaves fascinating questions unanswered." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Trash Fire (2016)

"An aggressively unpleasant black comedy with modest horror flourishes." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2016

Tallulah (2016)

"Heder's script likely won't please those who prefer their indie dramas naturalistic and event-free. But the freewheeling storytelling enacted here has an excellent anchor in the grounded work of the ensemble cast." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2016

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

"With material this familiar, casting is crucial. And Burnett has a pair of aces up his sleeve in Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts ..." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2016

Naz & Maalik (2016)

"Taken as a whole, "Naz & Maalik" is more of a curiosity piece than a magnet for any sort of discourse, let alone controversy." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2016

Norm of the North (2016)

"[Wall's] visually unimaginative style ... may work, barely, in increments of fifteen minutes or less, but fails to engage over 90 minutes on the big screen." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 14, 2016

Daddy's Home (2015)

"The first PG-13 comedy from R-rated laffer auteur Sean Anders ("Horrible Bosses 2," "That's My Boy") winds up an unpalatable mix with little to satisfy families or anyone who likes to laugh." ‐Variety
Posted Dec 22, 2015

Condemned (2015)

"It's hard to be charitable about Gesner's intentions while his contemptible characters are successively obliterated for cheap laughs." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 15, 2015

Jem and the Holograms (2015)

"The film seems inexplicably embarrassed by its roots, instead serving up half-baked and self-consciously contemporary drama that no one in the sure-to-be minimal theatrical audience will remember quite so fondly some 30 years on." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2015

Goosebumps (2015)

"Turns an endearing collection of silly spooky stories into a busy, noisy, soulless eyesore." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 5, 2015

The Green Inferno (2015)

"A project that boasts all the appeal (and aroma) of a carcass rotting in the rainforest." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2015

Captive (2015)

"True crime and Christian filmmaking collide with more subtlety than either genre is typically known for in "Captive."" ‐Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2015

Hyena Road (2016)

"Alternately detailed and derivative, thesp-filmmaker Paul Gross' third feature has a relatively offbeat point of view that only partially masks its formulaic characters and narrative twists." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Being Evel (2015)

"Even if Daniel Junge's documentary falls a bit short of its goal, it deserves points for trying." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 20, 2015

Two Step (2015)

"A slow-burn thriller with rich Texas flavor, Two Step reps a promising feature debut for writer-director Alex R. Johnson." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 29, 2015

The Gallows (2015)

"The Gallows isn't without a certain amount of atmosphere, it simply feels borrowed wholesale. That would matter less with a better script, but the four main characters are paper-thin even by genre norms." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 9, 2015

Max (2015)

""Max" isn't going to be a career high for any of its human participants, but the six canines playing Max ... aren't likely to find a better cinematic showcase any time soon." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 25, 2015

Butterfly Girl (2015)

""Butterfly Girl" opts for a celebration of life over a fear of death to ultimately devastating effect." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2015

Cut Bank (2015)

"It's difficult to discern if the missteps here were inherent in Roberto Patino's script (which made the 2009 Black List) or arise from less-than-ideal execution of the material." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

"This is the sort of savvy, socially conscious crowdpleaser that occupies a rare middle ground between genteel and intellectual world cinema." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

"Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde struggle to breathe life into a recycled thriller about the horrors of reanimation." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2015

The Visit (2015)

"Even if there's less chance the audience will burst out in fits of inappropriate chuckles, as was often the case in, say, "The Happening" or "Lady in the Water," Shyamalan still can't quite pull off the delicate tonal balance he's after." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015

Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

"An intimate and ultimately harrowing peek inside the world of amateur porn, "Hot Girls Wanted" will shock and outrage audiences in equal measure." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015

Humpback Whales (2015)

"Some animals were simply made for the bigscreen, as the subjects of "Humpback Whales" prove all too swimmingly." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 12, 2015
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In Football We Trust (2015)

"The pic becomes a reflection on the common experience of readjusting one's youthful dreams, rather than a triumphant charting of rarefied paths afforded to a chosen few." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2015

Fresh Dressed (2015)

"A snazzy docu portrait of hip-hop's influence on the fashion world." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2015

The Hallow (The Woods) (2015)

"It takes time for "The Hallow" to get rolling, but once it reaches a bang-up final act, genre fans could walk out clamoring for a sequel." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015

Zipper (2015)

"Tawdry but cripplingly self-serious ..." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015

Unexpected (2015)

"Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean are sublime as expectant mothers in Kris Swanberg's breakout work." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

""Sleeping With Other People" winds up both looking - with its adequate but unremarkable tech package - and often feeling like a run-of-the-mill studio comedy." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
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