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 63% The Journey (2017) Great actors Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney overcome flawed screenplay and put on quite a show as Irish enemies.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
A minus 82% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) Courtney and James shine as Romeo and Juliet style lover in WWII espionage romance.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D minus 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) A big mound of steaming 3D CGI garbage. Really Anthony Hopkins?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
A minus 79% The Hero (2017) Veteran Elliott delivers career high performance. Prepon is captivating. Ritter seethes as estranged daughter.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B plus 48% Rough Night (2017) Derivative, yes, but still pretty darn funny. Johansson is a gifted comic performer . McKinnon is inspired as usual.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B plus 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) This new My Cousin Rachel brings the character into a more ambivalent space...Weisz is spellbinding. Claflin a bit two-note‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
A minus 87% It Comes At Night (2017) Texas prodigy Trey Edward Shults creates a Night of the Living Dead for these paranoid us-against them times.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
A minus 93% Obit (2017) A must-see for newspaper junkies and a eulogy for newspapers of yore.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C plus 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) These films have run out of ideas. Two Michael Fassbenders are not twice as good.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
A minus 79% Chuck (2017) Schreiber heads a great cast and gives this real-life Rocky-type punching bag heart and soul.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
C minus 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) More He-Man VS Skeletor than Morte d'Arthur. Where is Alan Rickman when yiou need him?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
A minus 91% In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017) Foodies alert. Wonderful, exotic and complex history of an emerging food culture.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
A 67% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Glorious portrait of American musical genius.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
A minus 81% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Fascinating occasionally unpleasant portrait of America's first celebrity chef.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
B 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Cheeky fun, if not inspired.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B minus 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere is brilliant; the role is unappealing. You decide.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B plus 50% The Promise (2017) Flawed, but Doctor Zhivago-like depiction of Armenian Genocide from director of Hotel Rwanda with excellent Oscar Isaac, Charlotte le Bon and Christian Bale. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B plus 67% Free Fire (2017) Gritty Scorsese-like, ensemble, underworld shoot-out romp. Not Wheatley's longed for breakout film, but fun.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
A minus 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) This is why I fell in love with movies to begin with. Gray does Herzog, but where is Kinski?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B minus 80% Colossal (2017) I love Timecrimes but Colossal is Pacific Rim directed by Charlie Kaufman‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
A minus 87% Their Finest (2017) Arterton is charming. Nighy is wonderful, first Oscar worthy turn of 2017.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
A minus 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Nixon is splendid. Davies makes connection between the art and the life clear as light.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B minus 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A mediocre mash-up of James Bond and Mission Impossible tropes with street car racing, a very talented cast and great location visuals. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B plus 70% Gifted (2017) A great cast - Evans, Grace, Spencer, Slate and Duncan - elevates middling material.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B plus 30% The Assignment (2017) Rodriguez and Weaver are riveting. This lurid B-movie has cult following written all over it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
C plus 46% Going in Style (2017) When this cast can't save your movie you are in deep trouble.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
A 90% Frantz (2017) Ozon's best effort. Spellbinding and deliriously romantic and also frankly morbid. A rare blend perfectly suited to post WWI era. Ninney and Beer are superb. Enchanting visuals.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
B 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Not terrible. Boss Baby sounds like Donald Trump. Why is that?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C minus 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ugly 3D, cheese whiz CG, derivative visuals and plot and white-washed. What's to like?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C plus 45% Song to Song (2017) Another empty, heavily voice-overed perfume commercial.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
C plus 67% Life (2017) Terribly titled, unoriginal and brutal "Alien" knockoff. Cast hamstrung by screenplay.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
C 90% Raw (2017) Marillier is a great find. But French-Belgian body horror or more correctly food disorder horror film leaves a bad taste.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
A minus 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart provides heart and soul of mysterious Paris-set existential ghost tale.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
B 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Watson is adorable. Mostly beat by beat remake; new additions add only length. 3D murk is annoying for more than two hours. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
B 35% The Last Word (2017) MacLaine and Seyfried a fun match in female mismatched buddy comedy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
B minus 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Mostly dumb, but also fun. Apocalypse KONG.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
A minus 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Captivating and wonderfully dark Oscar-nominated take on childhood fears and romance. In French from Switzerland.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
A minus 93% Logan (2017) Dark, darkly funny farewell to the Wolverine. Stewart steals scenes left and right. Caliban and the kid are terrific. Come back, Wolvie.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
A minus 97% Kedi (2017) A visual feast. Cat and cinematography lovers will purr in delight. A celebration of Catstantinople.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B plus 99% Get Out (2017) A horror film for the Age of Trump. Trenchant and subversively funny if not very original.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B plus 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Another, more obscure and yet equally stirring interracial romance. Pike and Oyelowo excel.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C minus 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The Shining meets Grand Budapest Hotel, but not in a good way. Good looking pastiche.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C plus 35% The Great Wall (2017) The great Zhang Yimou provides spectacular pageantry. But the screenplay is the dregs. Re-watch The Black Rose instead. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
D 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) If Jane Austen wrote mommy porn it would be so much better than this.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B plus 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Was I the only critic to praise John Wick? JW2 is more of the same, different dog.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
A minus 25% The Comedian (2017) The Comedian is De Niro's The Entertainer. Watch the great actor rage, Don Rickles-style, amazing supporting cast.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
A 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The fire is back. Spellbinding and ridiculously relevant.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C minus 17% The Space Between Us (2017) From the title and ripped off plot to Brit Robertson's Rebel Without a Cause routine, awful.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C plus 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Boycott not necessary. Inferior doggie It's a Wonderful Life will vanish. Dennis Quaid worth weight in gold, however.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C plus 43% Gold (2017) More like pyrite. McConaughey all in performance impressive but wasted. Like a faux David O. Russell film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017