Graham Killeen Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Graham Killeen

Graham Killeen
Graham Killeen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 35%

The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

"A Hollywood California-roll gone bad, with super-sized stereotypes, underdone pratfalls and tasteless one-liners." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 10, 2009
2/4 19%

The Fourth Kind (2009)

"Osunsanmi's action sequences resemble episodes of Unsolved Mysteries without the budget, where a spooktastic owl stands in for belligerent ETs. Honestly." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 5, 2009
2/4 85%

Lorna's Silence (2008)

"By scorning accessibility, the filmmakers unwittingly throw out the baby with the bathwater. After all, what's authentically human, if not high drama?" ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 15, 2009
1.5/4 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"A particularly cynical brand of celluloid nihilism, in which über-wealthy movie producers finance their Hollywood mansions by marketing films to an audience feeling disenfranchised by the status quo." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 15, 2009
3/4 80%

It Might Get Loud (2009)

"A celebration of philosophical and artistic conflict in which passion leads to inspiration instead of prejudice or judgment, and principles are ingrained." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 8, 2009
79%

The Informant! (2009)

"The Informant! is a martini neither shaken nor stirred. It's neat, dry and straight-up hilarious." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 17, 2009
3/4 57%

9 (2009)

"Earnest, inspiring and far from perfect, 9 is the kind of animated experience that defies traditional sensory logic." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 9, 2009
2/4 8%

Post Grad (2009)

"In Post Grad, although screwiness abounds, I was wishing there were a bit more rule-breaking." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 21, 2009
2/4 58%

Paper Heart (2009)

"The pretend moments call into question the legitimacy of the genuine ones, until it becomes impossible for Paper Heart to make its own point." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 13, 2009
1.5/4 27%

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

"If cash for clunkers applied to films, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard would be eligible. Its rusty comedy comes factory-installed with faulty gags, badly in need of a tune-up." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 13, 2009
3.5/4 96%

Food, Inc. (2009)

"A brutally disturbing, fundamentally important new documentary." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 16, 2009
2/4 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"Countless escapades through logs, massive dino-rib-cages, and cracks in the frozen tundra never quite justify the movie's use of 3-D, however. The children sitting next to me in the theater jettisoned their cumbersome glasses right away." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 1, 2009
3.5/4 67%

Away We Go (2009)

"It would be difficult to overpraise Rudolph's subtle, unexpectedly genuine performance, Alexi Murdoch's gorgeous acoustic-folk soundtrack or Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida's observationally savvy screenplay." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 25, 2009
2/4 51%

Easy Virtue (2009)

"Sporadically engaging, Easy Virtue would do better swapping amusement for a more elusive quarry: truth." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 18, 2009
2.5/4 77%

Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)

"Garavani's remembrances, and those of lifelong friend and manager Giancarlo Giammetti, evoke the smoky opulence of mid-20th-century class." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 5, 2009
3/4 13%

The Informers (2009)

"Ellis, director Gregor Jordan and a cast that's hollow but only occasionally empty, manage to anticipate excess' hangover, a headache we've become intimately familiar with -- all over again." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3.5/4 88%

Sin Nombre (2009)

"Sayra and her family are the poor, huddled masses our founders were talking about, and it's painfully bracing to watch them crushed beneath the promise of a stocked cupboard and living wage." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 88%

The Black Balloon (2008)

"The Black Balloon is marked by the fiercest bravery you're likely to encounter on screen this year." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 16, 2009
1/4 0%

Super Capers (2009)

"Nothing here works." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 19, 2009
2/4 23%

Push (2009)

"Eventually buckling beneath the girth of its own mythology, Push ends with less a cliffhanger than really just a cliff." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 5, 2009
2.5/4 32%

The Uninvited (2009)

"The Uninvited rattles doorknobs and creaks floorboards but can't quite drown out the louder rattling of its shaky script." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 2, 2009
2/4 51%

Notorious (2009)

"The film's Achilles' heel proves to be this sense of survivor's guilt that's too often M.I.A." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 15, 2009
1.5/4 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"I'll take the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future any night over this year's spooktacularly puerile, woefully bad holiday action film The Spirit." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 29, 2008
1.5/4 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"The new Earth is both too dumb and not quite dumb enough to be any fun at all." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 11, 2008
2/4 61%

The Express (2008)

"When it should be scrambling for inches, The Express keeps lobbing emotional Hail Mary passes." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 10, 2008
3/4 54%

Body of Lies (2008)

"An apocalyptic vision of cloak-and-dagger intelligence, Lies is like a suicide note written by Tom Clancy, but the movie's gloomy inaccessibility actually makes it all the more intriguing." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 10, 2008
3.5/4 86%

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

"The rare documentary that puts you in a headlock to pin you to your seat, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a bracing masterpiece." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 25, 2008
3.5/4 81%

I Served the King of England (2008)

"I Served the King of England might not suit Charlie Chaplin, were he alive today. But Chaplin's visual gusto complements this precisely timed and profoundly reverent ode to silent cinema." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2/4 64%

Traitor (2008)

"Traitor blusters and whines like innumerable Steve Martin personas, too focused on making noise to think up much to say." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 27, 2008
3/4 39%

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

"An easy film to surrender to." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 15, 2008
36%

Street Kings (2008)

"Ellroy, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and Ayer share an interest in L.A. after dark, and they explore the city's neon-bathed streets with the glee of children in a funhouse, watching the distortions of everyday people in bent mirrors." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 19, 2008
2/4 27%

Anamorph (2008)

"Anamorph dances around ponderous issues and grotesque scenery but fails to really engage, startle or disturb." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 19, 2008
2/4 45%

The Strangers (2008)

"For a film too goofy to be scary and too clumsy to be fun, even the least discerning splatter fan will find it hard to depend on the violence of The Strangers." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 30, 2008
2.5/4 74%

Son of Rambow (2007)

"You know the Sundance drill: Eventually, the whole school is caught up in their good-natured artistic high jinks, and all involved learn the heartwarming lesson that there's a place in the world for a group of loners." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 16, 2008
2.5/4 71%

Notes on Marie Menken (2007)

"Menken's flickering opuses about nothing more or less than walking through a garden seem to suggest that there's art all around us in the mundane -- something Kudlácek should have taken to heart." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 25, 2008
3/4 55%

Flawless (2008)

"It's a work of brilliant cut, color and clarity that delivers on almost all of its ambitious promises." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 25, 2008
2.5/4 17%

Sleepwalking (2008)

"Sleepwalking seems especially cruel to dwell on the bleak and cold at this time of year, when icy drizzle saturates the bones." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 11, 2008
2/4 35%

Vantage Point (2008)

"Vantage Point is the highlights reel of an action movie too average to watch in any other form." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 22, 2008
3/4 58%

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008)

"Rarely since Easy Rider has a road-trip movie so successfully taken us there." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2008
74%

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

"Its comic riffs are simple jingles that always seem to outstay their welcome." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2007
35%

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

"A film that's less about academic research than it is about breaking and entering." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2007
2/4 35%

P2 (2007)

"A mostly threadbare Christmas stocking with too many plot holes to patch." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2007
2/4 67%

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007)

"Almost 40 years ago Easy Rider established that road trips can make great independent films. Or at least cheap ones. But when booking a room inside the pearly gates, cheap may not be exactly what you're looking for." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 1, 2007
1.5/4 56%

We Own the Night (2007)

"It somehow manages to squander an impressive roster of A-list actors on material so uninteresting and formulaic that you've seen the whole story in the trailers." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 11, 2007
3.5/4 40%

Ye yan (Legend of the Black Scorpion) (The Banquet) (2006)

"This may be one of the year's better films, and some of the rawest Shakespeare you'll ever see." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 4, 2007
3/4 53%

Across the Universe (2007)

"I never realized what a lush cast of characters populate Fab Four records. Or how giddy it would be to see Max, Jude, Jo-Jo, Prudence and Sadie come to life." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 27, 2007
2.5/4 54%

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

"Though the result is desperately trendy, it's also seriously short on innovation, coasting mostly on the fumes of previous, and better, indie-fare." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 19, 2007
2/4 79%

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2007)

"[Director] Ray interjects observations about his own travels like a backup musician who thinks he's the frontman. A little less cowbell, please." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 19, 2007
3/4 91%

Hot Fuzz (2007)

"Like a creaky roller coaster rattling to its precarious summit, Hot Fuzz is often thrilling because it doesn't feel quite safe. Beneath the surface of this British action-comedy lurks the beating heart of a slasher film that might have been." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 20, 2007
2/4 48%

Shooter (2007)

"It's not that the movie's terribly bad; it's more that nothing in it is really that good." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 23, 2007
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