Jeffrey Bloomer

Jeffrey Bloomer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Jeffrey Bloomer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Slate, Paste Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Blair Witch (2016)

"Barrett and Wingard slavishly reprise the beats of the original movie and suffer gravely by comparison." ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Swiss Army Man opens as a desert-island fantasy and morphs into a disturbingly intimate buddy movie-hilarious, deranged, and always alive with possibility." ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 24, 2016

Green Room (2016)

"Green Room proves to be an exquisitely crafted love letter to John Carpenter, and the rare horror ensemble that gives as much care to the villains as to the victims." ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 15, 2016
B+ 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"The camera soars through canyons and beyond, and the picture is often split into two screens or more, probably because [Boyle] simply couldn't contain himself. " ‐ Stylus Magazine
Posted Dec 25, 2010

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"The beguiling warmth Carrey and McGregor generate becomes muddled with the carefree irreverence of Steven's crimes. " ‐ Stylus Magazine
Posted Dec 25, 2010
C+ 91%

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

"The movie is at once angry and serious, lurid and glib." ‐ Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2010
A- 61%

Bug (2006)

"Bug has a simpler, more primal, and basically as honorable intention: It wants to drive us out of our heads. " ‐ Stylus Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2010
73/100 43%

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

"Fuqua indulges the rather unfortunate belief that movies with multiple characters need to Come Together and Mean Something." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2010
74/100 74%

I Sell the Dead (2008)

"McQuaid recalls Terry Gilliam with his flights into the absurd and his penchant for choking dry humor." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2009
68/100 38%

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

"A fastidiously old-fashioned love story with sloppy, soppy existential ideas and more than enough droll narrative tricks to see it through to the end." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2009
30/100 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"The movie is finally just too frivolous to elicit any real reaction, bemusement, anger, whatever. It's almost quaint." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2009
50/100 54%

Surveillance (2009)

"Riffs on noir influences with an inquisitive visual style that often drifts from the plot at hand." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 26, 2009
53/100 67%

Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)

"Can't resist the urge to make the mordant comedy implicit in these movies more literal than it should be." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2009
70/100 92%

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

"Even if Drag Me to Hell isn't particularly scary, even if it idly disregards its potential, it's been a long time since a horror movie of such obvious wit and loving theatrics hit American theaters." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2009
40/100 81%

Okuribito (Departures) (2009)

"Though not unpleasant, Departures can't reconcile its bawdy sense of humor with the tiresome sentimentality that always lurks not far behind." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2009
6.5/10 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"A steady camera in action sequences goes a long way." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 22, 2009
30/100 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"The sort of listless movie that fans fear and general audiences endure on idle summer nights year after year, mostly just because it's there." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 4, 2009
50/100 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"Develops into a legitimately unnerving experience." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
20/100 16%

Max Payne (2008)

"The willfully absurd action sequences help the movie slog along, but slog it does, right through to the obligatory after-credits scene to establish the possibility of a franchise." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
75/100 89%

Bolt (2008)

"Unmistakably bears the conflicting influence of Pixar and Disney's old ideals." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
60/100 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"Sincere attempt ... to make a poignant blockbuster that will satisfy an audience used to the very different creative prerogatives that surge through Hollywood today." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
55/100 52%

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

"Same people, different dishes on the dinner table." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
65/100 78%

Doubt (2008)

"The early scenes of Doubt glide past so smoothly that it's easy to miss the seditious currents underneath." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
40/100 57%

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

"This one-trick, entirely derivative exercise in old-school slasher tropes doesn't stretch very far." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
65/100 29%

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009)

"(Has) a fidelity to the style of the originals without the tangled, overstuffed narrative." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
40/100 23%

Push (2009)

"Dashes from genre to genre in search of a reason to exist." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
70/100 59%

The International (2009)

"It's helpful to keep in mind that any movie about the evils of corporate culture that's backed by a Hollywood studio has an inescapable identity crisis." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
10/100 25%

Friday the 13th (2009)

"A key revelation halfway through the movie lumps Jason into a long, tired tradition of deformed backwoods boys whose motivations weather down to a scorned sense of isolation." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
20/100 6%

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

"Singularly witless." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
80/100 90%

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009)

"Benefits from a scrupulous emotional realism even as it jumps ahead several years at a time." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
70/100 42%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"More a thriller about family ties taken to unimaginable extremes than an attempt to engage with any real subtext." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
65/100 65%

Duplicity (2009)

"Adopts old Hollywood mechanics %u2014- showy marquee stars, swift-witted dialogue, character-dominated plot %u2014- and relies on an audience willing to be tricked, surprised and challenged." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
35/100 34%

Knowing (2009)

"Trades occasional moments of inspiration for obvious allegory and second-hand action sequences that shoot for stark seriousness but can barely pass for pop spectacle." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
48/100 16%

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

"To its credit, the movie seems to understand that the primal appeal of these stories lies as much in the appearance of solemn dead people as in the possibility of domestic horrors." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
75/100 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"Light, easy to like and more forthright than one would expect" ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009
40/100 28%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"Plays like an overgrown parody of the first three movies combined." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2009