Grace Randolph

Grace Randolph
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Beyond the Trailer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
68% The Call of the Wild (2020) Just like Walt used to make! This might've started as a Fox movie but has come home, as it's classic Disney entertainment at its finest. Harrison Ford also returns to form. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) A genuine crowd pleaser! Jim Carrey & James Marsden are great, but the real star is Sonic voiced wonderfully by Ben Schwartz. Lots of laughs, lots of action! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
5/10 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Total mixed bag, doesn't merit a rotten OR fresh tomato. But representation is important, which JUST tips the scale to fresh. Robbie, McGregor & Smollet-Bell do the best work. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Jackson Pollock of gangster movies! "The Gentlemen" is an out of left field, fun, clever movie with a lot of heart. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Picking up right where the franchise left off, Bad Boys 3 is so good, you'll leave the theater excited for the obvious Bad Boys 4 that it sets up! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) Roger Deakins is the real star of this movie. The "one shot" is such an incredible feat of filmmaking, 1917 instantly becomes one for the Hollywood history books. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
15% Dolittle (2020) Doing a colonoscopy on a dragon?! Downey Jr should be embarrassed. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
20% Like a Boss (2020) Not a must see, and perhaps unnecessarily blue with its humor, but a good time if you're into this kind of movie. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) Totally watchable, with great production values. If you don't see it in theaters, you'll be grateful for it one desperate day on streaming. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
20% Cats (2019) 40% of this movie is quite good - the other 60%...not so much... - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The cast does a very good job, but this trilogy is stuck in a nose dive it can't escape. The movie tries to use fan service to save the day, but it just comes off as desperate... - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Sillier than The Incredibles, but definitely in the same wheelhouse. Very funny movie! Will Smith is as good as Lance Sterling as Tom Hanks is Woody & Tim Allen is Buzz! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
36% 6 Underground (2019) It's a bad movie, and very outdated thanks to Michael Bay. But it's also very watchable thanks to a game cast, thrilling action sequences and beautiful locations. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) Asking audiences to sympathize with Fox News anchors is quite the hurdle, but this film is the best #MeToo film to date and a must see. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It has some genuine thrills and laughs - plus Kevin Hart & Awkwafina are excellent - but it's simply not movie theater quality. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) An edge of your seat nail-biter - a tour de force from The Safdie Bros and Adam Sandler. Julia Fox is a standout as well. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Absolutely brilliant, absolutely devastating. A true update to Kramer vs Kramer, reflecting society today. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Okay, I guess, but not at all what the trailers promised. Audiences sold on an ensemble murder mystery, but instead they get a thriller with aggressive political undertones... - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) Incredibly faithful to the classic book, but also refreshingly modern. Greta Gerwig has leveled up so much as a filmmaker in only her second outing, it's astonishing. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A very disarming film anchored by incredible performances from BOTH Hanks & Rhys. Kudos to director Heller too. But advising adults is more complicated than kids... - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Surprisingly fun! The three leads have great chemistry too. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) A powerhouse movie that will delight fans of the first, and win over new fans too. The third act has to be seen to be believed! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) A charming live action version of the animated classic, with enough nostalgia and modern twists to keep it interesting. Perfect for streaming - with a bowl of spaghetti! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) A classic Hitchcock thriller, but with a shockingly modern twist. And as expected, fabulous and nuanced performances by McKellen & Mirren. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) More King than Kubrick. The acting is quite good, but it's really 2 movies in 1. Only about 20 min at the Overlook Hotel, and the big child murder scene is in poor taste. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Nuanced & moving portrayal not just of Harriet Tubman, but the fight against slavery. If, for some reason, you need convincing Harriet belongs on the $20 bill, watch this movie. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A phenomenal film about art vs business, and a throwback to old school Hollywood movies. A genuine crowd pleaser that also offers up some valuable life lessons. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Like Joker, Parasite brilliantly explores the haves vs the have nots and how it's becoming an explosive situation. A masterful piece of filmmaking by Bong Joon Ho. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Oddly, the opening of the film needlessly & offensively throws the famous Terminator mythology away. BUT the cast is quite good, especially Linda Hamilton & Mackenzie Davis. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) This movie has a lot of problems, but keeps you distracted with stunning visuals and tons of story - in the end, what can I say? It gives good fairy tale. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Visually brilliant, but fundamentally flawed in its logic. Also cheats by setting the film at the end of WW2, and treats Nazis as a "fad". Stephen Merchant has the best scene. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) An odd but mind-blowing combination of a 90s script and futuristic filmmaking. If you see it as intended - in 3D HFR - it is an amazing experience. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
68% Joker (2019) BRILLIANT. Joker goes too far, but intentionally so. For all the talk of "inciting violence", it's shocking that nobody is talking about this film's OTHER important messages. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Classic Scorsese, with obviously fantastic performances from De Niro, Pacino & especially Pesci. But ironically, this Netflix "movie" is really a 4 episode streaming series. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Racist AND misogynistic... If only Stallone would go back to working with talented & exciting new directors like Ryan Coogler on Creed. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Great for the fans! A welcome trip back to Downton Abbey, with some interesting historical commentary to boot. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) A brilliant film that evokes Alien, 2001 and The Shining. Pitt's best work as an actor, and Gray's best work as a filmmaker. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Like with The Kitchen, this wave of female writer/directors still have a ways to go craft-wise, but what they have to say is important, powerful & before unheard in Hollywood. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Not as good as it could've been, but good enough! Bill Hader is MVP, but sadly Pennywise spends too much time on the bench... - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) With a "Ryan Murphy LITE" approach, this is a solid Haunted Mansion movie largely thanks to Samara Weaving's excellent performance. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
79% Good Boys (2019) So so WRONG, but so so FUNNY. Tremblay & Williams have impressive comedic chops! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Truly terrifying and disgusting, but a LOT of fun and VERY well made! Goosebumps for adults, it scratches your itch for a scary story so hard - it draws blood! - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
23% The Kitchen (2019) Today's answer to Thelma & Louise, The Kitchen is an even more aggressive film that might turn some people off - which would be a real shame for this groundbreaking film. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Turns out it's harder to make a Fast & Furious movie than Dwayne Johnson thinks. Plays like a standard, mid-range The Rock or Statham movie, & Hollywood wastes Elba again... - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Really well made, really well acted, bad movie. Tarantino's disrespect for the Manson Murders victims is shocking and unexplainable, as are a number of his choices here. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) A nifty little movie that doesn't hold back on the gator action! The characters are likable too, and it's nice to see a father-daughter team-up. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) While there are some great vocal performances, overall this film is such a blatant copy of the 1994 version it seems that team should be officially credited on this movie. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spectacular next chapter after Endgame! Packed full of fun surprises plus a great turn by Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sony brings some edge & artistic boldness to the Marvel mix. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) This is an elegant horror movie, but it has no real story. With so many spin-offs, The Conjuring Universe is beginning to trade quality for quantity. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Some of the new characters here are excellent! But once again, Pixar delivers more message than story. Also you will cry. Not a bad movie at all, but not a GREAT movie either. - Beyond the Trailer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019