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 20% 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+ 83% Puzzle (2018) Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Kahn are most important pieces in this Puzzle.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
A- 96% 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 48% 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- 100% McQueen (2018) A fascinating portrait of the Edgar Allan Poe of haute couture.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
D 45% 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 70% 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 94% 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
A- 82% Love, Cecil (2018) This portrait of Oscar winning photographer, and costume and set designer Cecil Beaton is a must see for art lovers.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
B+ 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Writer-director Bo Burnham and lead Elsie Fisher give coming of age film fresh twist.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
B+ 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) Denzel Washington and Ashton Sanders of Moonlight bring nice father-son chemistry to violent action film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
C+ 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Deja view, Here We Go Again, indeed. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
C+ 48% Skyscraper (2018) A dumbbell "Die Hard" ripoff held together with duct tape.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
A- 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) A dark and timely Faustian satire with a first-rate cast. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
A- 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A tale out of Edgar Allen Poe, Philip K. Dick or Aldous Huxley, and it's all true. The must-see film of the summer. Institutional abuse of children? Nothing new. But always shocking.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
B- 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Barely fresh. Some fun bits. A half hour too long for what it is. Superhero fatigue setting in.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
A- 88% Whitney (2018) Kevin Macdonald of "Touching the Void" takes a hard look at meteoric rise and stunning fall of super-talented music icon.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
C plus 73% Damsel (2018) Revisionist Western has strong performances from Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasakowska. But Zellner brothers film is deeply flawed.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
A minus 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Debra Granik's first feature since Winter's Bone is another backwoods winner. Foster and Harcourt McKenzie are standouts in drama about a powerful father-daughter bond.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
B 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Well done, but advocates torture and is mostly murderous, paranoid hokum.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
A minus 97% The Endless (2018) UFO death cult movie is yet another, mostly original, genre-film sleeper taking striking advantage of its locations. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
C plus 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Another uninspired ride down dino memory lane.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
C plus 55% Tag (2018) Wedding Crashers meets The Hangover. But in a bad way.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Yes, it's fun for all the same reasons. But it's also a greedy corporate remake of the original film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
A- 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) This is the film that makes Kiersey Clemons a star. A uniquely musical, big-hearted gem about a father-daughter bond. Nick Offerman is also terrific. A perfect antidote to superhero movies.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B 40% Mary Shelley (2018) It has its moments and looks great. But creator of "Frankenstein" deserves a better film than this Romantic soap opera.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
A minus 90% The Gospel According to André (2018) Great portrait of kaftan-clad fashion icon, former Vogue editor-at-large and unsung hero of Civil Rights Movement.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B plus 85% Upgrade (2018) Philip K. Dick-centric sci-fi-action hybrid. Logan Marshal-Green is a lot of fun as gear head turned Terminator.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
A- 95% Filmworker (2018) If you are a Kubrick fan, prepare for bliss.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
B+ 94% First Reformed (2018) Diary of a Country Priest in New York State. A fine Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried. Ending is a bit off the rails.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
B 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's good enough. Like Rogue One, it features scene stealing droid. Train robbery sequence is a highlight. Kessel Run not so much.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
B 53% Book Club (2018) Three Academy Award winners and a multiple Emmy recipient make this worth seeing in spite of familiar content.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Really, just take the plot from Terminator 2? More of the R-rated same, so amusing, but not as novel.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B- 21% Terminal (2018) Not great retro-noir, but nice, old-fashioned glamour showcase for star-producer Margot Robbie.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B 38% Life of the Party (2018) This "Party" has some life after all.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B 76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) Frankly nuts at times, but I think your kids are going to dig it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B+ 74% Little Pink House (2018) Little Pink House benefits tremendously from Keener's charisma, compassion and sense of humor.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
A 97% The Rider (2018) This Bressonian hybrid will launch writer-director Chloe Zhao and leading man and real-life cowboy Brady Jandreau. A not to be missed spiritual journey of man and horse.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
A- 82% Ghost Stories (2018) In the tradition of MR James and HP Lovecraft and British portmanteau horror films of the 1970s, this stylish supernatural shocker will scare the pants off you.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
C+ 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's an infinity all right. The definition of overkill. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
A- 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Fascinating portrait of 1980s disco goddess and pioneer performance artist from filmmaker Sophie Fiennes.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
C minus 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) This is what happens when Amy Schumer makes a film just to fill out her schedule. Everybody does it, but still...Idiotic.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
A- 92% The Peacemaker (2018) The Peacemaker must-see portrait of world-renowned negotiator Padraig O'Malley, who cannot put his own demons to rest.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 84% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Animated film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero tells marvelous tale of real-life canine military hero from WWI. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B- 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Yes, derivative to a fault. But Cannes award winner Phoenix is powerful as shattered combat veteran.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B 52% Rampage (2018) Dumb fun, giant-monster movie with Dwayne Johnson and giant ape buddy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 74% Final Portrait (2018) Geoffrey Rush excels as Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti in Stanley Tucci's Paris-set Portrait of the Artist as procrastinator.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018