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Jason McKiernan

Jason McKiernan
Jason McKiernan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 84% It (2017) this version of It, under a thick layer of polish and bearing the burden of long-standing expectation, ably navigates its obstacles to deliver an absorbing exploration of childhood fears, writ large‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 48% The Glass Castle (2017) struggles to reconcile the precious good with the tremendous bad, and does so by itself flipping the switch between brutal drama and almost sitcom-ish whimsy‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) a slam-bang shot of transgressive verve with an icy cool chaser.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/5 46% Rough Night (2017) the first actually-funny comedy of the summer, but that's not even its defining achievement‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 89% It Comes At Night (2017) an evocative slow-burn that is just oblique enough to suggest untold dread‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) easily the most rollicking and entertaining superhero film of the year -- and it's hard to imagine anything topping it‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2.5/5 83% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers is what happens when interesting filmmakers have interesting ideas that actually make no sense in reality‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
1.5/5 18% Baywatch (2017) more insufferable than a sunburn‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3.5/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) functions as a funky new riff‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
1/5 67% Life (2017) so entirely wretched that it's hard to piece together how it all went so wrong‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Never before has a movie remake so simultaneously affirmed its inspiration's brilliance and also invalidated its own existence‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is a ferocious outcry for social justice. It just so happens that it's also endlessly entertaining horror to boot.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) marred by a very basic disconnect - it's a movie with funny people that isn't itself funny at all‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) a transparent audience swindle that hides behind a thin veil of so-called empowerment but further diminishes the continuing struggle for true equality‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) As meta-mashup spin-offs go, The Lego Batman Movie is about as gleeful and bombastic as they come‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Affleck's most square-jawed and least successful filmmaking foray, a period saga of such ungainly narrative earnestness that even its most exciting sequences are blunted by the cumbersome drag of their connective tissue‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4.5/5 96% Paterson (2016) Driver is remarkable, finding a low-key space where his very specific eccentricities can at once thrive and be kept in check‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) a film of magnificent contradictions‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
1.5/5 30% Passengers (2016) a disaster of both tone and content‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) a masterful meditation on identity within a besieged minority culture.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It's very quaint to refer to Hacksaw Ridge as a film of warring sensibilities, but no truer assessment exists. ‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) a next-level enterprise on multiple levels.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 52% The Accountant (2016) a film whose ambitious intricacy is also its undoing‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) fiercely blunt and endlessly provocative‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) powerful true story, painted in vibrant strokes, about very specific people that the world needs to see, daring to reach for goals everyone should and can so intimately identify with‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3.5/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) As if I could ever forget why I long ago swore off filling my car up at a BP station, along comes this movie to provide an IMAX-sized reminder‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/5 85% Sully (2016) a manufactured big-screen tribute, well-intentioned though it is, wasn't necessary‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) the next step in the evolution of a filmmaker who follows stories to their breaking point‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) a classic howler, a full-throttle white knuckler that is precisely designed to become a cult classic‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) a film of wonder...and, yes, of magic.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
1.5/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) a spectacularly incoherent disaster that is terminally lost in its own warring tonal identity‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 65% Nerve (2016) something of a rarity - a movie that both observes and immerses in modern mind-numbery, and a cautionary tale both in its narrative and its creation.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.5/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Cheers to a master class in comedic performance, sweetie darlings.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) a fun and subversive summer blockbuster‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 74% The BFG (2016) something of a wondrous anomaly‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) surpasses the original‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/5 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) If it doesn't work for you, I can't necessarily blame you. But give it some time - the rest of us will welcome you into the cult in a few years.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
1.5/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Squeezed into the painful comic confines of Jon Vitti's screenplay is a message about reckless overconsumption, but it's hard for something like that to take hold amid repeated jokes about pig farts and bird urination.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) it dares the audience not to indulge in its lunacy and wins‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) a boldly efficient house of cards‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) a vivid, colorful, action-packed contradiction.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
1/5 23% The Boss (2016) a crazy mess.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
1/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) regresses into aimless kitsch, yet still expects us to take it seriously‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) fascinating to witness, a film unafraid to venture into polarizing thematic terrain and uncharacteristically blend genres in order to reach that destination‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
1/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) the kind of terrible movie that can only be made by a bunch of really talented people‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/5 48% How To Be Single (2016) bright and energetic and funny and kinda refreshingly smart about itself‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) harmless and amiable‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
1.5/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) largely terrible and nearly laugh-less‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/5 59% Joy (2015) Joy tells a story worth celebrating but delivers it straight-faced, with a sigh. ‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/5 60% Concussion (2015) Concussion is important, but that doesn't make it great polemical cinema.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2015