James Verniere

James Verniere

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Herald
Critics' Group:
Boston Society of Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:
1514
Total QuickRatings:
7

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
A minus 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " A penetrating exploration of the link between art and obsession and a major discovery of a 20th-century master." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2014
A minus 65% The Railway Man (2014) " Not very well structured, but gripping and beautifully acted, especially by Academy Award winners Firth and Kidman." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2014
A minus 76% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " Fascinating, if laboriously-titled true story with exotic locale, heated rivalries, a sexually rapacious Baroness and voice-overs by Blanchett, Kruger and Nielsen." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2014
C minus 20% Transcendence (2014) " Dr. Frankenstein, I presume. Move over, Max Headroom." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 17, 2014
C plus 71% Oculus (2014) " Mirror, mirror on the wall, who the dumbest mirror movie of all? Should have remained a short. " — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A minus 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " Inspired mayhem. Iko Uwais is a phenomenon. We love you Hammer Girl." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B 84% Joe (2014) " Cage is marvelous as reluctant father figure; the late homeless man-turned-actor Poulter is riveting as bad father. " — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A minus 85% Under the Skin (2014) " Sexy beast, indeed. Johansson lures men to gruesome death in moody art film, sci-fi/horror hybrid. Entrancing." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B 62% Draft Day (2014) " Sports-movie icon Costner carries it across the finish line." — Boston Herald
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A minus 97% Ernest & CĂ©lestine (2014) " If you have children who study French or may want to study French, take them tout de suite to see the French-language version of this delightful tale based on the stories of Belgian writer and painter Gabriella Vincent." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 28, 2014
D 22% Sabotage (2014) " A grade-Z mix of sadomasochism, macho blather, extreme violence, misogyny and shaky-cams, it's 'all Jethro,' all the time." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 28, 2014
A minus 91% Le Week-End (2014) " Imagine George and Martha of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' in Paris." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B plus 77% Noah (2014) " A trippy mix of 'Game of Thrones' and 'LOR' with Crowe in Noah-Maximus mode." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 28, 2014
C minus 41% Divergent (2014) " By the time it reached the 2-hour mark, I faced my own worst fear: the endless bad movie." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 20, 2014
B plus 68% Visitors (2014) " Amazing visuals, as you would expect from QATSI auteur Reggio." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 14, 2014
A minus 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The most sophisticated and cosmopolitan comic cinema of our time." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 14, 2014
C 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Stictly for those who don't mind paying to watch a 2 hour Mustang commercial in 3D." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B minus 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " Not great, but it reminds us why we liked her so much in the first place." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 14, 2014
A- 88% In Darkness (2012) " Unique among Holocaust films, Agnieszka Holland's Academy Award-nominated In Darkness is set during World War II in a small town in Poland named Lvov (now a part of the Ukraine)." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 11, 2014
B 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Elevates intelligence to superhero status. In this dumbed-down era that's a breath of fresh air from the good old 1950s." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 8, 2014
B minus 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " If you must see this dark and murky 3D effort, see it in 2D and see it for Eva Green. Here is the next Wonder Woman if the film industry had any sense." — Boston Herald
Posted Mar 8, 2014
C plus 22% Son Of God (2014) " How much of this is new and how much has already aired on the History Channel? The film is so mediocre it hardly matters. Diogo Morgado is appealing, if a bit too full of himself." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 28, 2014
C plus 34% Odd Thomas (2014) " He sees dead people. She works in an ice cream shop. Limited release without MPAA rating? What gives?" — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B 48% Stalingrad (2014) " IMAX 3D effort is war as death metal concert with HD visuals. Pretty spectacular, even if everything else is mediocre." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Do not underestimate the Irishman with a particular set of skills. Flimsy plot, but substantial cast make this work." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B 45% In Secret (2014) " The cast is excellent, but the film is often off-putting, like a window onto a staged version of the novel." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 21, 2014
A minus 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " A fascinating art lesson." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 21, 2014
A 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " Miyazaki's art is now indivisible from magic." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 21, 2014
C minus 24% Pompeii (2014) " Please erupt, Vesuvius." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 21, 2014
D 70% About Last Night (2014) " Kevin Hart's hot streak is officially over." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2014
D 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Nobody sets out to make a terrible movie." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2014
B 48% RoboCop (2014) " Unoriginal, of course, and PG-13, but not half bad, thanks to Kinnaman and the rest of the cast." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2014
B plus 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " If you like WWII movies, you are going to enjoy this fascinating, fact-based story. " — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
A minus 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " A glorified advertisement, also subversive, surreal and tremendous fun." — Boston Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
A 100% Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014) " Brilliant, quirky, delightfully different." — Boston Herald
Posted Jan 31, 2014
A minus 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Streep is a scream and so is the movie." — Boston Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
A minus 94% The Past (2013) " As the dark-haired, hot-headed beauty at the center of the action, Bejo is a radiant, riveting mystery." — Boston Herald
Posted Jan 10, 2014
A minus 92% A Touch of Sin (2013) " A filmmaker captures soul of a nation in distress." — Boston Herald
Posted Jan 3, 2014
A minus 78% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) " A genuine, and riveting, star turn." — Boston Herald
Posted Jan 2, 2014
C plus 94% Her (2014) " I was almost as bored by him (the self-indulgent protagonist) as Her.'" — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 28, 2013
A 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " The real 'Great Gatsby' and the best performance DiCaprio has given in a Scorsese movie." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 26, 2013
A minus 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " As tasty as Welsh Rarebit." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2013
A minus 93% American Hustle (2013) " The best Scorsese film directed by David O. Russell." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2013
C 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " I don't know anyone who has been clamoring for this film, except perhaps Will Ferrell's accountants." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2013
A minus 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Fangs, wings and claws, oh my. Burn, Smaug, burn. " — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 12, 2013
A minus 90% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) " Chomsky and Gondry get animated." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 6, 2013
A 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) " A revelatory restoration." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 6, 2013
C plus 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Bale hunts deer, Affleck joins 'Fight Club,' Harrelson devours scenery." — Boston Herald
Posted Dec 6, 2013
A minus 42% Oldboy (2013) " Spike Lee unleashes tolchocking ultra-violence. A rush." — Boston Herald
Posted Nov 27, 2013
B minus 89% Frozen (2013) " A canned 'feisty-pants' Disney product and 'Wicked' knockoff from start to finish. The short, however, is brilliant." — Boston Herald
Posted Nov 27, 2013
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