Gregory Wakeman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gregory Wakeman

Gregory Wakeman
Gregory Wakeman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CinemaBlend, Metro

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage is borderline out of control, but it constantly throws up a gag or a set-piece to get lost in. Something that's easy to do with Dwayne Johnson leading the way in a softer but still just as captivating fashion.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) In 100 years, when film scholars are looking back at the career of Steven Spielberg... Ready Player One will be used as the primary piece of evidence to showcase the best and worst of the director.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Thanks to a scene-stealing Charlie Day, and a gung-ho John Boyega, Pacific Rim: Uprising is a fun dose of entertaining escapism, nothing more.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4.5/5 91% Love, Simon (2018) It is immediately apparent that "Love, Simon" is long overdue.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) ... "Tomb Raider" is splendid popcorn fodder that stays true to its source material. Which is much more than practically every other video game adaptation can say.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Not too much happens for most of The Leisure Seeker. But it is one of those films where you don't mind its tranquility and leisurely pace. Watching Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren being so smitten and in love with each other is just so delightful.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4.5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Isaacs create a formidable and selfless comedic quintet, while Iannucci's unyielding script and direction constantly stirs, twists and builds without ever overwhelming.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Condensing all of L'Engle's novel into the film proves to be much, too, as the need to establish the various planets, worlds and rules with an abundance of exposition dilutes any of the nuance or impact desired.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Both Lawrences confront Red Sparrow's content in such a forthright, challenging but still cinematic fashion that they deserve kudos. It's just a shame then that they, ultimately, don't do more with it.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/5 63% Every Day (2018) I'm not the intended audience or even generation for "Every Day." But if it still managed to make a bitter, jaded adult like me weep, then just imagine the impact that it could have on younger viewers.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4.5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation won't be for everyone. But those of you that get caught up its majesty and are left haunted, challenged, moved and beguiled by its sumptuous concoction of horror and sci-fi will quickly return to it again and again.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 83% Game Night (2018) A lively and exciting enough romp to watch unfold, even if it is completely frivolous.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 82% Early Man (2018) ... there's just something innately charming about its stop-motion that stops you from ever feeling too disappointed.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
1.5/5 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It's a movie experiment that fails badly...‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) It is nothing more than a good time for all the family. Which, considering that's all it clearly wants to be, means it pleasantly delivers.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It feels rich, expansive, and is clearly teeming with umpteen further stories, while it is also distinctive, authentic, and has a vitality that you can't help but become invested in.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3.5/5 91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Ultimately, On Body And Soul is too aloof and tentative with its message to really resonate, but it is still nevertheless an increasingly compelling and idiosyncratic love story that gets better with each passing minute.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) It's the ultimate proof of why we need to see more transgender actresses telling transgender stories, as Vega adds a beauty, poetry, and brutal realism that immediately forges a bond between the character, her story, and the audience. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3.5/5 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) While The Maze Runner franchise has never threatened to go down in cinematic history, it will at least be remembered for giving the increasingly impressive director Wes Ball and compelling star Dylan O'Brien the opportunity to show off their skills.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) It's not that it's hard to follow, or overly complicated, it's just that it's structure and plotting are so repetitive that you never feel the build or the stakes as the film progresses.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) ... is ultimately an eye-opening, hugely enjoyable, and worthy addition to the crime heist genre.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Literally, everything about "Paddington 2" is pitch perfect.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) ... [an] enjoyable enough, action film, which, because of the presence of Liam Neeson doing Liam Neeson things, still works.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
19% Father Figures (2017) "Father Figures" completely wastes its comedic cast, especially since it doesn't produce even one hearty laugh.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2.5/5 51% Downsizing (2017) Ultimately, it all feels like a wasted opportunity, as we've seen much better from Payne, Damon, Wiig, Waltz, and Sudeikis.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) ... still provides more than enough moments of pomp, joy, and poignancy...‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) While familiar, this is a Star Wars film that isn't overly beholden to its past, playing with the tropes, themes, and characters of its predecessors in a way that is both unsettling but necessary.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It is all just a little too safe. Nevertheless Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle still delivers the requisite fun and laughs to be deemed worthwhile.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) "Phantom Thread" won't go down as Day-Lewis' crowning acting achievement, but it showcases just one of numerous other sides to his extraordinary talent...‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) There's a surprising depth to "I, Tonya," too, as the sheer resilience of Harding stirs.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
5/5 87% The Post (2018) There's a discipline to Streep and Hanks' performances and Spielberg's direction that allows Liz Hannah and Josh Singer's script to really land and sing.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) It builds rather than stagnates, and the sadness of its characters and the film's visuals mesh wonderfully with the heroism and uplifting spirit of the plot.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Behind the camera is really where Franco flourishes, as there's a pace to "The Disaster Artist" that makes up it for its occasionally uneven and clunky structure. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) "Wonder Wheel" doesn't quite reach those heights, but it is always exceptionally watchable.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) ... "The Man Who Invented Christmas" deserves a hearty pat on the back for somehow managing to bring the tale to life in an original way.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) .. it isn't just one of the best films of 2017, but it is also what cinema is really all about, too. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3.5/5 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" is the perfect reminder of why Pixar needs to continue to make original films, too, as it creates a vivid, colorful, and truly imaginative world based off the Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos, otherwise known as the Day Of The Dead.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4.5/5 96% Mudbound (2017) Unlike many other adaptations, Mudbound uses the detail, mood, and even the predictability of the novel to its advantage. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/5 85% Wonder (2017) All the while, though, Wonder's heart, sentiment, and uncynicism makes it hopeful, upbeat, and impossible not to love. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League doesn't break the formula, but it has the cast, spectacle, and characters to be elevated abiding by it.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) ... "Daddy's Home 2" still includes plenty of laughs, most of which come from ridiculous and downright stupid incidents. But that doesn't stop them being enjoyable. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/5 97% The Light of the Moon (2017) ... the film takes an intimate, brutal, but captivating look at the impact that sexual assault can have on a human being.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4.5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) ... "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" really sings because of Frances McDormand, who is so utterly majestic, hilarious, heartfelt, dominant, and effective that not even those superlatives really do her justice.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) While you're intrigued and at times a little perplexed by the plot you're never hooked.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird isn't just the sort of film that makes any day better, but it suggests that Gerwig has a cinematic voice unlike any other, and that, even at 23, Ronan really has what it takes to blossom into one of the finest actresses of her generation.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Come the end of Thor: Ragnarok, you'll be shocked by just how little you actually cared throughout what just transpired. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2.5/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It helps that Baranski, Hines, and, especially, Sarandon are perfectly cast as the mothers to the mothers, while the original trio again inject a palpable enthusiasm through their camaraderie and innate comedic timing.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) There's just enough to stop it from being a complete bore. But, come the end, you'll still think it wasn't worth your time. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4.5/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country is one of most surprising, touching, and finest of the year.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Not even Michael Fassbender can save this tedious excuse for a thriller.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017