James Verniere

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 84% The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 (2021) Certainly a unique underwater tale, especially for all the lonely pandemic people. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
C+ 56% Settlers (2021) Hiding information from viewers is not the same as suspense. Mostly lame sci-fi from newcomer Wyatt Rockefeller. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
B 91% Val (2021) Look into the mirror that is Val. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
B 38% Joe Bell (2021) Was Mark Wahlberg the right person to play Joe Bell? - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
B 50% Old (2021) Up to his Old tricks alright. But the cast makes it work, sort of. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
C+ 62% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Jane Wick and not a very good copy. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
B 87% The Simpsons Movie (2007) The film is no Truffle Hunters. But Cage keeps it watchable. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
A- 79% Summertime (2021) A spoken word In the Heights, a more diversified La La Land a la La Ronde. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
A- 92% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) He was the peripatetic high priest of followers who reveled in his journeys and his love of food and drink. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
B+ No Score Yet Last Night in Rozzie (2021) Gannet, who also helmed a short version of Last Night in Rozzie, makes some odd choices. But he is great with the cast, and they repay him with fine work. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
B+ 79% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2021) Francois Ozon portrait of obsessive love affair has moments of unexpected power and transcendence. Felix Lefebvre shines as one of the young men in love. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
A- 89% Rock, Paper and Scissors (Piedra, papel y tijera) (2019) A mad, dark "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane" like family noir. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
A- 81% Black Widow (2021) A great feminist James Bond film. Johansson, Pugh, Weisz, Harbour and Winstone are great. Aussie director Cate Shortland is a find. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
C+ 53% The Tomorrow War (2021) Chris Pratt's dad saves the world in derivative sci-fi effort that is 2 hours and 20 minutes long. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
A- 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Remember Woodstock? How about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969? No, you don't. With the aid of tapes sitting in a basement ofr 50 years, Questlove has remedied that. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
C- 33% America: The Motion Picture (2021) Oh, say, can you see how unfunny this dumb, animated film is? Our founding fathers as ass-hat frat boys, complete with gay jokes. hilarious. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
C+ 86% Werewolves Within (2021) Based on a video game. When the werewolf finally shows up it looks like a sick collie. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
C+ 42% The Ice Road (2021) Jonathan Hensleigh thriller has so many nick of time escapes it becomes comical. Looks like a tough shoot, though. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
B- 50% Lansky (2021) Keitel is good. But this is like The Irishman's little underachieving brother. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
B 59% F9 (2021) Cast has chemistry and charisma. Stunts are fun. But 2 hours and 25 minutes just too long. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
A- 95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) Before Talking Heads there was the Sparks Brothers. See Edgar Wright's amusing, heartfelt portrait of cult band. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
A- 96% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) A fitting tribute to a true American icon and EGOT winner. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
C+ 25% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Cast is fun at times. But a meaningless sequel that amounts to a big nothing. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
C+ 53% Queen Bees (2021) A TV movie. How did Loretta Divine not kill these writers? - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
A- 92% Holler (2021) "Holler" transforms hard luck story set in Rust Belt Ohio into tale of transcendence. Jessica Barden soars as young heroine, who dreams of college. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
B+ 84% Akilla's Escape (2021) Superfly is back in the form of Saul Williams' Akilla Brown. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
A- 95% In the Heights (2021) West Side Story without the Jets. Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics have a Walt Whitman vibe. Cast is full of breakout turns. Dance skills are crazy. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
B 88% Undine (2020) A flawed, but worthy effort from Christian Petzold. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
C 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) The devil made them do it, all right. Ugh. My eyes. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
C+ 48% Spirit Untamed (2021) Why does this film have such an idiotic plot? A real nag. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
C 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Okay, I will say it: These "A Quiet Place" films are idiotic, M. Night Shyamalan movies made by John Krasinski, starring his wife as a post-apocalyptic Mary Poppins. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
A- 74% Cruella (2021) A Dickensian fantasia and near musical with a soundtrack of '60s and '70s classics and a signature role for Emma Stone. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
A- 96% Plan B (2021) A foul-mouthed gem from director Natalie Morales of a female-bonding film about young women in search of a day after pill. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
B+ 74% When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl) (2019) A truly unusual Holocaust era tale of a family trying to survive the rise of the Nazis. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
B+ 88% Dream Horse (2021) Dream horse is like every underdog race horse movie you have ever seen. But this one has Toni Collette and fine supporting cast. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
A- 90% The Dry (2021) A Faulknerian climate-change film noir with a smoldering Eric Bana, what is not to like? - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
A- 98% Drunk Bus (2021) The funniest film in America at this moment. Charlie Tahan and Pineapple Tangaroa are a great comedy team. Do not miss this. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
B 75% The Boy from Medellín (2021) An engrossing portrait of elusive, global, music superstar. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
B 62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) A few credibility issues, Maleficent is one of them. But a fine ensemble cast and great visuals and action. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
C- 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) A talented cast. But a big bowl of zombie leftovers. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
B- 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) Hitchcock knockoff not very good. Adams runs around in unflattering schmattes explaining plot to us. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
B- 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Michael B. Jordan lends his intensity and credibility to a film that does not entirely deserve them. Action scenes are very well-directed. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2021
A- 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Impressive work from the co-directors...fine and inventive mix of comedy, sci-fi drama and family road movie. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2021
B+ 75% Percy vs Goliath (2020) Christopher Walken plays Canadian farmer, who takes on multinational corporation. Yes, not much suspense. But it's a nice film. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2021
B+ 78% In The Earth (2021) In the Earth evokes our fear of what lurks behind the next tree. Blackwood, Hawthorne and the Blair Witch Project folk would approve. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2021
B- 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) The Mortal Kombat film bar is low. But this gory entry clears it thanks in large part to fine cast. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
B+ 91% Together Together (2021) Ed Helms and Patti Harrison's awkward chemistry and comic chops make this a charming pregnancy comedy work. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
A- 95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) A terrific look back at the birth of a TV show that changed the world. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
B+ 83% Boys from County Hell (2020) Packed full of Irish rock, Boys from County Hell tells Evil Dead-like dark comic tale of hard-living young people fighting vampire named Abhartach. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
C 5% Vanquish (2021) From the writer of Midnight Run and creator of Bad Boys comes Vanquish, a low-rent crime-action film that does not add up to much. Freeman and Rose have no chemistry. Action badly staged. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021