Jeff Otto

Jeff Otto
Jeff Otto's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 78%

The Grey (2012)

"A solid piece of escapist fare, pure and simple."
Posted Jan 28, 2012
F 2%

One for the Money (2012)

"We're meant to laugh at the fact that cute little Stephanie bumbles her way to getting one informant killed and another savagely beaten and thrown from a moving vehicle. Oh Stephanie, you're a riot!"
Posted Jan 28, 2012
D 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"Easily the weakest entry in the series, it's the fault not just of a director who seems to find difficulty connecting to the material, but of a cast that seems to be looking forward to the close of the franchise a whole lot more than fans are."
Posted Nov 17, 2011
C+ 43%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"Craig channels Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name, adding a dose of modern edginess and a dab of Steve McQueen cool."
Posted Jul 25, 2011
F 10%

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

"The shame of "Atlas Shrugged: Part I," irrespective of politics and prose, is that a work so long-discussed has been so blatantly bastardized in the name of a quick buck. "
Posted Apr 13, 2011
4/10 15%

The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) (2005)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
2/10 No Score Yet

Big Heart City (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
4/10 No Score Yet

Your Name Here (2008)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
6/10 76%

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
10/10 No Score Yet


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Posted Feb 8, 2011
8/10 61%

Bug (2006)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
6/10 67%

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
8/10 82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"It's a bit heavy-handed, but ultimately a rewarding watch."
Posted Feb 8, 2011
7/10 19%

Dark Streets (2008)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
2/10 29%

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
7/10 67%

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
9/10 68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
5/10 51%

For Your Consideration (2006)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
8/10 80%

Little Children (2006)

"It's not necessarily a cautionary tale, but more a look within a surface utopia that doesn't really exist."
Posted Feb 8, 2011
1/10 5%

Good Luck Chuck (2007)

"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, right?"
Posted Feb 8, 2011
9/10 91%

Rescue Dawn (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
4/10 59%

The International (2009)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
6/10 56%

Feast (2006)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
7/10 No Score Yet

Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
8/10 94%

My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
6/10 76%

I'm Not There (2007)

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Posted Feb 8, 2011
8/10 16%

Alexander (2004)

"For the lucky few that see this without ever having viewed the first cut, they may wonder what all the criticism was about in the first place."
Posted Feb 8, 2011
1.5/5 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"'The Mechanic' is the prototypical early year action movie-nothing more and nothing less. Statham, who again plays an infallible, lethal bad-ass, seems to have carved his niche as the current go-to guy for B-movie action flicks."
Posted Jan 26, 2011
5/10 52%

The Winning Season (2010)

""The Winning Season" teeters hither and thither on its tonal seesaw, never quite sure where its going and often forgetful of where it's been. "
Posted Sep 3, 2010

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

"If you go into this one with reasonable expectations, you should have a very, very good time at the theater." ‐Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
5/10 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"It's too bad that after all these years of revisions and revamps they never really got it. This plan might come together to please the execs at Fox, but Hannibal would be ashamed."
Posted Jun 10, 2010
1/10 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"2010's Nightmare isn't just flawed, but without any merit whatsoever, amongst the worst of Platinum Dunes' cinematic abortions and as bad, if not worse, than Freddy's Revenge and Freddy's Dead."
Posted Apr 29, 2010
8/10 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Like the comedies of the decade it returns to, Hot Tub is a balls-to-the-wall Hard-R comedy complete with tasteless humor, nudity and foul language. And thank God. It's about time we put those p***ified, lame PG-13 teen comedies to bed once and for all."
Posted Mar 22, 2010
6.5/10 52%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Did Burton get bored in Wonderland? The end result is a movie that is decently enjoyable escapism, but entirely forgettable in the long run."
Posted Mar 4, 2010
7.5/10 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"It's escapism without being stupid, capable of taking the audience on a ride while still giving them something to talk about on the drive home."
Posted Feb 26, 2010
7/10 89%

Hausu (House) (1977)

"Plenty of films throughout the years have been called "nightmarish" but never has the statement been more true than in the case of Hausu."
Posted Feb 16, 2010
2.5/10 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Wolfman is more a slasher flick than a monster movie. He moves like a locomotive and kills like Jason Voorhees, slashing throats, de-limbing, beheading and gutting with repulsive efficiency."
Posted Feb 11, 2010
9/10 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"For my money, anything short of an Oscar for Bridges would be a sin. I'd also call it the best movie of 2009."
Posted Feb 9, 2010
8/10 89%

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

"It's the kind of flick that makes you laugh and feel like maybe you shouldn't be chuckling quite so hard. Well you shouldn't, you sick bastard."
Posted Jan 29, 2010
2/5 13%

The Ugly Truth (2009)

"As usual, characters end up in an escalating series of preposterous events and zany hijinks that, while being occasionally amusing, aren't much different from watching your average humdrum situational TV comedy."
Posted Jul 21, 2009
3/5 15%

Year One (2009)

"You heard it here first: Year One is the best prehistoric comedy of 2009."
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 49%

Whatever Works (2009)

"I prefer my Woody and my Larry in separate doses. Perhaps it's sometimes best to choose just the peanut butter or the chocolate."
Posted Jun 18, 2009
C 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"Why remake a property when the demographic you're aiming at would have almost no familiarity with the original? Wouldn't it be enough to just hire someone to write a movie with Will Ferrell and dinosaurs and be done with it?" LRM
Posted Jun 4, 2009
4.5/5 79%

The Hangover (2009)

"Big laughs, tigers, Heather Graham breast-feeding, naked Asian man beating the boys with a tire iron, Mike Tyson singing Phil Collins%u2026 I'm trying, but I'm not finding much to dislike here."
Posted Jun 4, 2009
3.5/5 67%

Away We Go (2009)

"Away We Go feels like Sam Mendes saying, "Hey, look, I can just make an entertaining, smart movie. No awards consideration necessary.""
Posted Jun 4, 2009
2/5 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"Often considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, Bale's performance is shockingly lifeless."
Posted May 21, 2009
5/5 92%

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

"Does Raimi really have to go back and do another frickin' Spider-Man movie after this?"
Posted May 21, 2009
4/5 89%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Tarantino tries his hand at an international ensemble with some rather 'Inglourious' results."
Posted May 21, 2009
2.5/5 65%

Duplicity (2009)

"The term 'thriller' might be overstating things a bit, although the slow motion battle between Wilkinson and Giamatti will live on in my memory for years to come."
Posted Mar 19, 2009
4/5 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"I never thought I'd see the movie that made me laugh consistently with references to Lou Ferrigno, Rush and 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.'"
Posted Mar 17, 2009
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