James Verniere Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

James Verniere

James Verniere
James Verniere's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B plus 82%

Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

"Worthwhile look at screen icon and movie god Toshiro Mifune, especially his historic collaboration with Akira Kurosawa." Boston Herald
Posted Dec 2, 2016
C plus 9%

Man Down (2016)

"Movie down despite efforts of Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Clifton Collins, Jr . War movie-apocalyptic thriller mash-up fail." Boston Herald
Posted Dec 2, 2016
A minus 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"Affleck is riveting as a broken man, a resonant metaphor for our times." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 25, 2016
A 56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Lily Collins best ever. She is the new Audrey Hepburn. Beatty's best since Bugsy." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 23, 2016
B plus 60%

Allied (2016)

"Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets Inglourious Basterds. Pitt and Cotillard are worth watching, even if you don't quite buy the film." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 23, 2016
B plus 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"Naughty, not nice, often hilarious. Thornton and Bates make a great mother-son team." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 23, 2016
A minus 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Take a walk with Billy and Academy Award winning director Ang Lee and see the horrors of war and the emptiness of canned spectacle." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 18, 2016
A minus 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Miles Teller is riveting. The cast is strange, but also superb. " Boston Herald
Posted Nov 18, 2016
C plus 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Newt Scamander is a rather charmless wizard boy-man. A lot of gratuitous CGI to make up for derivative story." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B plus 94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"Empowering, if not very authentic." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 11, 2016
C plus 93%

Arrival (2016)

"If The Day the Earth Stood still (the original) were silly and derivative, this would be it. Bodes unwell for Blade Runner sequel." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 11, 2016
A minus 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"A unique, brilliantly acted twist on an indie coming-of-age film. " Boston Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2016
C plus 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Dull, talky, derivative, full of the usual CGI cheez whiz. Cumberbatch is the epitome of vanilla." Boston Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2016
A minus 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Twisted tale from Chan-wook Park is Korean hybrid Gothic pleasure." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 28, 2016
B plus 70%

Coming Through The Rye (2016)

"Not great, but Rye grows on you. Cooper is terrific as Salinger." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 28, 2016
C plus 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Inferno not exactly scintillating. James bond-movie locations are nice, however." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 28, 2016
A minus 90%

Certain Women (2016)

"If you liked Robert Altman's Short Cuts, you'll want to see this award-winning Kelly Reichhardt film." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2016
A minus 95%

Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016)

"An important and mature film about 19th century Japanese artist Hokusai and his brilliant, perhaps equally talented daughter." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2016
B 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Yet another lone samurai movie. Cruise doing strong and silent is a bit dull. Plot not exactly surprising." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2016
A minus 92%

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"It's a Wonderful Life to the tenth power." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2016
B plus 76%

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"Not as great as Feel My Pain or Let Me Explain, but still great fun." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2016
B 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"A lot more fun than Batman v Superman. Affleck and Kendrick have nice chemistry. " Boston Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2016
C minus 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"TGOTT goes nowhere slowly. At least Gone Girl was trashy fun." Boston Herald
Posted Oct 7, 2016
B plus 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Completely derivative but Green has wistful majesty; young cast is excellent, and Burton's visuals dazzle." Boston Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
B plus 31%

Masterminds (2016)

"A funny, fact-based heist movie about a bunch of nitwits? Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Owen Wilson, Leslie Jones and Jason Sudeikis? Do they know this is better than "Ghostbusters?"" Boston Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
A minus 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"A first class, corporation-shaming disaster movie for our hard-pressed times. " Boston Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
A minus 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"A real-life transformative fable from filmmaker Mira Nair with a unique and vibrant setting. All that and Lupita Nyong'o." Boston Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2016
B plus 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"Kate Winslet as sexy femme fatale with a wicked pair of shears is a lot of fun. As her mum "Mad" Molly, Judy David triumphs." Boston Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2016
B 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"A far cry from the 1960 Sturges film, never mind the Kurosawa classic. But better than expected. Washington and Pratt make a fun, if unlikely duo. " Boston Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2016
A 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"Do not miss this film gift from Ron Howard. A year's ten best to be sure." Boston Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2016
A minus 62%

Snowden (2016)

"Provocateur Oliver Stone makes comeback with "Snowden." Gordon-Levitt and Woodley make fine pair. Lightning rod figure is fascinating centerpiece of important film." Boston Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B plus 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Welcome back, Bridget Jones. " Boston Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 43%

The Hollars (2016)

"If you liked TV's Parenthood, you'll like John Krasinski's well-played, enjoyable if also predictable, frequently familiar family dramedy The Hollars." Boston Herald
Posted Sep 6, 2016
B+ 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"These Dogs make you want to howl." Boston Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2016
A m inus 65%

Anthropoid (2016)

"Gripping, real-life war story ends with unforgettable shootout in Prague Cathedral. Cast is first rate." Boston Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2016
A minus 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"One of the best American films of the year. Bridges is Oscar bait, again." Boston Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2016
C minus 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Spiritually dead film-making with canned classic-rock accompaniment. Can't wait for more avocado-men to meet their end. Enchantress is terrible villain. Robbie is only source of fun." Boston Herald
Posted Aug 4, 2016
A minus 86%

Phantom Boy (2016)

"Like their previous entry A Cat in Paris, film soars on wings of directors' film noir fancy with a villain worthy of Fritz Lang. Music by Serge Besset is gigantic asset." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
B plus 82%

Les Cowboys (2016)

"A hybridized, John Ford-infused, French Western from writer of Jacques Audiard films. " Boston Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
A 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"Sublime, another rapturous family story from Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
B plus 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Familiar, a retread possibly, but a fun ride, even if that jerk Greengrass is hellbent on whiplash cam." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
A minus 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"Break out the Bolly and caviar, darlings. Welcome back, Eddie and Patsy." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2016
A minus 70%

Café Society (2016)

"A sweet retro-romance set mostly in old-time Hollywood. Cast is marvelous." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2016
C plus 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"Generic plot, meaningless action, overdone CGI, forgettable villain. The camaraderie of the first of the three in short supply. Only Karl Urban scores." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2016
A 94%

Life, Animated (2016)

"Remarkable doc account of functioning autistic man, whose childhood passion for Disney animated films was his and his family's salvation." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 15, 2016
B plus 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Scorsese-like, but not quite there. Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Amy Ryan and the rest of the cast are terrific. The direction flags too frequently." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 15, 2016
B plus 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Mortensen is the reason to see this, Langella, too. Dig the contemporary "Swiss Family Robinson" vibe." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 15, 2016
C plus 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Not terrible, but utterly uninspired. " Boston Herald
Posted Jul 15, 2016
A minus 89%

Zero Days (2016)

"Another piece of investigative-journalism cinema from Alex Gibney. Talky and too long, but also terrifying and gripping." Boston Herald
Posted Jul 8, 2016
B plus 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"Toy Story with pets. Improves dramatically when Kevin Hart, Albert Brooks and Steve Coogan show up. " Boston Herald
Posted Jul 8, 2016
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