Jeff Otto

Jeff Otto
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 79% The Grey (2012) A solid piece of escapist fare, pure and simple. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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! - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2012
D 25% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
C+ 45% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2011
F 12% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2011
4/10 19% The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) (2005) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
2/10 No Score Yet Big Heart City (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
4/10 No Score Yet Your Name Here (2008) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
6/10 77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
10/10 No Score Yet - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
8/10 61% Bug (2006) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
6/10 67% Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
8/10 83% Into the Wild (2007) It's a bit heavy-handed, but ultimately a rewarding watch. - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
7/10 19% Dark Streets (2008) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
2/10 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
7/10 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
9/10 68% Hollywoodland (2006) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
5/10 52% For Your Consideration (2006) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 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. - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
1/10 5% Good Luck Chuck (2007) If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, right? - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
9/10 90% Rescue Dawn (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
4/10 58% The International (2009) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
6/10 57% Feast (2006) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
7/10 No Score Yet Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
8/10 94% My Kid Could Paint That (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2011
6/10 77% I'm Not There (2007) - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 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. - ReelzChannel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2011
5/10 50% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2010
83% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
5/10 49% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2010
6.5/10 51% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2010
7/10 90% House (Hausu) (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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2010
2.5/10 35% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2010
9/10 90% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2010
2/5 14% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2009
3/5 15% Year One (2009) You heard it here first: Year One is the best prehistoric comedy of 2009. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 50% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2009
4.5/5 78% 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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." - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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? - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2009
4/5 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Tarantino tries his hand at an international ensemble with some rather 'Inglourious' results. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | 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. - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2009
4/5 83% 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.' - cinemaobsession.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2009