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+ 79% Copshop (2021) Gerard Butler vehicle Copshop has serious John Wick vibe. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
C+ 67% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) I didn't want to watch these people when they were in the their heyday. Chastain's Betty Boop voice and mindless cackle grate. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
B+ 52% Cry Macho (2021) A gently comic road movie with Eastwood's old ranch hand bonding with mixed-up kid and rooster. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
C- 75% Malignant (2021) Malignant is terrible. Wallis' screams become laughable. The acting is appalling. When in doubt, Wan, cocreator of the Saw franchise, ups the ante on the gore. Stay away. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2021
A- 96% Language Lessons (2021) Director-co-writer Morales and co-writer and co-lead Duplass shine as Zoom-ing, bonding duo. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
B 78% Small Engine Repair (2021) A fine cast makes formulaic depiction of childhood friends in trouble as adults work. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
A- 87% The Card Counter (2021) Schrader and Isaac make The Card Counter a Bresson-like portrait of an ex-soldier's tormented soul. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
A- 80% Worth (2021) Real-life drama summons the ghosts of 9/11 as we approach 20th anniversary. Cast is first-rate. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2021
A- 79% On Broadway (2021) There are omissions, but on the whole this love song to New York City's theater district hits the right notes. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
B 43% Cinderella (2021) A not first rate and arguably unnecessary remake, but it's not bad. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
B 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) The film boasts first-rate fight and chase scenes and a terrific cast. It's better than a lot of Marvel superhero films by a longshot. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
B 71% Together (2021) Sufficient marital pandemic dramedy. MvAvoy and Horgan are talented and appealing. But truly pales beside "Scenes from a Marriage," its obvious inspiration. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
B+ 97% The Lost Leonardo (2021) Baffling and absorbing, The Lost Leonardo is a portrait of dark forces in the art world and a painting that met its match in its owner. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
B+ 92% Raging Fire (2021) Donnie Yen, the Ip Man himself and "Star War"'s Chirrut Imwe, fights up a storm in "Raging Fire." Check out the "Heat" like shootout on a real Hong Kong street. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
C+ 15% Demonic (2021) Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame is not getting out of director jail with this familiar, low-budget, horror entry. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
C- 37% Reminiscence (2021) Futuristic film noir Reminiscence from Westworld executive producer fails to come together. Jackman and Ferguson have no chemistry. Some memories better left forgotten. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
B- 44% Flag Day (2021) Sean Penn steals spotlight from his daughter and everyone else in tale of con man "Flag Day." - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
B 61% The Protégé (2021) The plot is thin gruel. But the action is fierce. Director Campbell and stars Maggie Q and Michael Keaton make a strange, but workable team. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
A- 100% Searching for Mr. Rugoff (2021) A must see portrait of a man who introduced a generation of film lovers to the world's great films. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
C+ 67% Respect (2021) The music is wonderful. But the directing and the screenplay are a subtle as a sledgehammer. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
A- 96% CODA (2021) Winning Brit Emilia Jones helps light up feel-good film CODA. Eugenio Derbez is a wizard as the music teacher. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
C+ 70% Annette (2021) Leos Carax has been making the same film his entire career. This one has mediocre Sparks music and a cast of untrained singers. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
B+ 91% The Suicide Squad (2021) As if a James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy film had been cast with characters from Arkham Asylum. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
B- 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) An amusing, if also blander version of Pirates of the Caribbean and Raiders of the Lost Ark with leads lacking chemistry. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
B 88% The Green Knight (2021) Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Lancelot du Lac have had a baby. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
A- 88% Lorelei (2021) Career high work from Malone and Schreiber. Lost souls who reconnect. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
B 86% 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
B- 54% Settlers (2021) Settlers lost interest in its own story even before I did. - Boston Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
B 93% 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+ 58% 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- 78% 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- 91% 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+ 80% 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+ 80% 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- 90% 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- 79% 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+ 52% 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- 34% 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- 49% 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+ 27% 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