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
C 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Foy miscast. A lame villain. Paging Dr. Evil, please.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
A 56% Outlaw King (2018) The best film of the fall, better than Best Picture Braveheart and even more violent. Best Chris Pine performance yet.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 56% The Grinch (2018) This Grinch pales in comparison to predecessors, especially the Chuck Jones 1967 version with the legendary Boris Karloff.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
12% Deception (2008) This atmospheric and sexy neo-noir teams Scotsman Ewan McGregor and Australian Hugh Jackman as a pair of mismatched Americans.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
A- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Michelle McCarthy and Richard E. Grant are the Stan and Ollie of forgery purveyors. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A- 62% Suspiria (2018) Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's 1977 cult fave is so utterly nuts I had to love it. Densely atmospheric. Thom Yorke's music a big plus.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A- 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A gift to Queen fans. Rami Malek is astonishing as Freddie Mercury. Live Aid ending is enormous high.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
D 0% London Fields (2018) Adaptation of great 1989 novel by Martin Amis with Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess and Johnny Depp a complete mess. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
A- 76% Mid90s (2018) Writer-director Jonah Hill's hip-hop "Tom Sawyer" tribute to his rough SoCal childhood may be one the year's best. Great ensemble cast.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
A- 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Rowan Atkinson's Johnny English is back and he is as funny as ever. Atkinson is love child of Peter Sellers and Monty Python. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
B+ 61% The Oath (2018) It's Parenthood directed by George Orwell. Happy Thanksgiving!‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A- 68% The Happy Prince (2018) Rupert Everett delivers tour de force as director-writer-lead playing Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
C+ 79% Halloween (2018) Bland jokey rehash disappoints. Laurie Strode could have been heroine to every woman terrorized by crazed, violent ex, but no...‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
B+ 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Powerful police shooting drama and insightful depiction of preconceptions about race. A genuine star is born in Amandla Stenberg.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B + 88% First Man (2018) Spectacular ride with Gosling's stoic Neil Armstrong although shaky cam domestic scenes detract from impact.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Too talky, too long, characters you don't care about, what could be wrong with this pseudo-Tarantino film? Another faux Charles Manson? That would be it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
A minus 79% 22 July (2018) Paul Greengrass drama recreating horrific lone wolf terrorist attack on unarmed civilians makes Norwegian mass murder personal.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford is an old charmer. He and Spacek are wonderful. Film, not so much.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
A minus 99% Free Solo (2018) You decide if it's an athletic achievement or a suicide attempt. From the people who brought us Meru. Unforgettable.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A big crowd pleaser with genuine thrills, even if second half flags. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
A minus 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A great revisionist Western from acclaimed French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). Phoenix and Reilly make great gunslinging brothers. Gyllenhaal and Ahmed also fine.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B 86% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley, Dominic West and, of course, the costumes make this fin de siecle portrait of French literary giant and pioneering feminist worth seeing.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
B plus 29% Night School (2018) The cast is first-rate, and the laughs keep coming.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
A- 70% The Children Act (2018) Two time Oscar winner Thompson shines in smart, sophisticated Ian McEwan-based drama.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
A- 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) America's favorite political satirist and self-promoting huckster strikes again.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
A- 70% Assassination Nation (2018) The darkest secrets of another Salem get hacked and four teenage girls are blamed in savviest film of the year.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
B 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Cute kiddie entertainment from Eli Roth? The gates of hell have surely opened.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
B+ 58% White Boy Rick (2018) Powerful performances and the corruption and urban blight are palpable. But the film has issues.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C+ 33% The Predator (2018) Alien vs. Predator was a lot better.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
C + 92% Mandy (2018) Cage unhinged, yes. A throwback to the Manson-inspired, death cult grindhouse movies of the '70s, but not a very good one.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
A minus 85% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Who knew Robert Schwentke ("RED "R.I.P.D.") had this movie in him?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
C+ 27% The Nun (2018) Excommunicate "The Nun." Derivative, not scary, jump cuts galore.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
C+ 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The scariest things in the film are the furniture and Ruth Wilson's wardrobe.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
C+ 84% The Wife (2018) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woof? Close is excellent. The film is predictable and histrionic.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B+ 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) Offbeat, music infused comic romance hits the right notes thanks to Chris O'Dowd, Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B 59% Operation Finale (2018) Oscar Isaac and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley perform psychological tango in real-life Nazi cloak and dagger thriller.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B+ 91% We the Animals (2018) A lyrical depiction of the magic, mystery and heartbreak of childhood.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
A- 52% Papillon (2018) A great escape drama and a worthy remake of the 1970s original, Malek and Hunnam have solid buddy chemistry.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
B+ 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) A flaming act of Oedipal revenge from Jim Henson's son Brian Henson, and a puppet guilty pleasure.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
C 23% Mile 22 (2018) Dim, shaky, violent, Wahlberg's super-sniper sounds like Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. The only bright light is Iko Uwais of The Raid: Redemption.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
A- 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Marvelous reinvention of Cinderella. Constance Wu lights up the screen. Michelle Yeoh is great as evil matriarch. Scene-stealer Awkwafina slays it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B+ 82% Puzzle (2018) Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Kahn are most important pieces in this Puzzle.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
A- 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A real life Mod Squad with a grindhouse soundtrack and the most relevant film of the year.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
C 45% The Meg (2018) Welcome to Jurassic Shark. Glub, glub. A Dwayne Johnson film with Jason Statham as idiot's Captain Ahab.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
A- 99% McQueen (2018) A fascinating portrait of the Edgar Allan Poe of haute couture.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
D 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) An unfunny, violent, raunchy mess. If McKinnon can't save your film, relent.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
A minus 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Better than expected. McGregor and Atwell are a delight. Voice cast, especially Brad Garrett as Eeyore, is excellent. Better than director Forster's Finding Neverland.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
B+ 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Xavier Legrand's award winning domestic abuse drama holds the viewer in its powerful grip.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B 93% Blindspotting (2018) Oakland set social satire takes insightful look at race and gentrification.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
A- 100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) Jim McKay's Brooklyn set and shot real life drama shine a light on those on lowest rungs of the economic ladder and finds drama, comedy and empathy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018