Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Science fiction blasphemy: Not even explosive set pieces or endless Terminator-on-Terminator fistfights can distract from the nonsense. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Jun 29, 2015
No Score Yet Chocolate City (2015) "Not only uses Ginuwine's 1996 thirst anthem "Pony" to great effect-it also casts Ginuwine as one of Chocolate City's shining stars, grinding for dollars to his own song. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Jun 2, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "Amy Pascal was right in those leaked Sony emails when she bemoaned a story that made no damn sense. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted May 28, 2015
18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "The winking Tom Six, who cameos as himself, knows exactly what kind of movie he's made. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted May 20, 2015
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "The post-apocalypse hath no fury like a one-armed woman... George Miller pulls off a rarity in Hollywood blockbusters these days: A muscular action masterpiece built on practical effects, weighty and awe-inspiring. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted May 11, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It's hard to muster the attention span to care about Earth's Mightiest Heroes when we know they'll just be back to do it all again in a few years. " ‐ The Daily Beast
Posted Apr 21, 2015
4/5 86% The House of the Devil (2009) "In this era of torture porn and slasher pics, House of the Devil is a shining example of how to build atmosphere and tension the old-fashioned way. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4.5/10 51% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) "Adkins, Van Damme, and Lundgren turn in far more compelling work than they did in their last film together, Expendables 2, though maybe that's not saying much. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 25, 2012
91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "Whedon and Goddard aren't just having a fun little go at tired horror movie conventions -- they're trying to nuke the entire genre. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 10, 2012
7.5/10 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "Action purists should be entertained enough by the slick spectacles Ritchie chains together, set against as handsome a historical London as you're bound to get from the movies. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Dec 15, 2011
7/10 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "If the hoodied Cruise evokes a touch of Eminem-level moodiness in the posters, it's with good reason: Stopping a maniacal supervillain may be on the docket yet again, but this time around Ethan Hunt has gone emo. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Dec 15, 2011
5/10 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "Paranormal Activity 3 undercuts the unsettling groundwork laid by the first two films and takes the series in a disappointing, less-satisfying direction. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 30, 2011
4/10 30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) "By the time my seatmate was filling up her second Human Centipede II barf bag, we had to call an ambulance to the theater. Thank goodness for practical swag? " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 24, 2011
9/10 83% Warrior (2011) "Yes, this is a mixed martial arts movie. It's also one of the most heart-wrenching and deeply felt films of the year. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Sep 8, 2011
5.5/10 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) "The potential to bring Harry Shum Jr.'s sweet dance moves into the third dimension is wasted, and unlike Jon M. Chu's dynamically-lensed Justin Bieber: Never Say Never concert doc, Glee 3D feels disappointingly flat. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 11, 2011
65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) "It may sound silly, but watch Hauer go from shuffling, hesitant outsider on the fringe to vigilante hero raining down justice in the streets with his 12-gauge and you see one of the year's best, most heartbreaking and unhinged performances thus far. " ‐ Movieline
Posted May 5, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Bridesmaids proves that modern comedies about women don't have to be insipid, boring or downright loathsome. Who knew? " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 25, 2011
1.5/5 9% Season of the Witch (2011) "It's The Seventh Seal meets Get Him to the Greek meets Lord of the Rings as if filtered through Uwe Boll's hack-tastic brain. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 7, 2011
4/5 71% Somewhere (2010) "An intimate foray inside the emotional life of an adult who realizes they've been focusing for far too long on the wrong priorities in life. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4.5/5 88% Blue Valentine (2010) "At once sad and celebratory for anyone who's ever fallen in and then out of love. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "A darkly comic throwback to the kiddie horror pics of the '80s, cheeky and just a bit grotesque. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 23, 2010
4.5/5 91% The Fighter (2010) "Ward's story may unfold in the manner of many sports biopics but The Fighter's more about the complex familial ties that bind than it is about the sweet science itself. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 23, 2010
3.5/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) "Kudos to Brooks for crafting Lisa as the kind of smart, level-headed, capable, red-blooded, confident female protagonist we almost never get to see in the movies. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 23, 2010
1.5/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) "Yogi Bear is aggressively average, but it isn't the kind of children's movie you need to fear. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 23, 2010
1.5/5 10% Little Fockers (2010) "...and then Ben Stiller sticks a needle into Academy Award winner Robert De Niro's drug-induced boner. No cineaste should have to watch the mighty fall so low. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 23, 2010
1/5 20% Gulliver's Travels (2010) "Crass and careless, irresponsible and inappropriate, Gulliver's Travels also features the worst on-screen death of the year. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 23, 2010
5/5 96% True Grit (2010) "Seemingly simple and straightforward upon first glance, the handsome period Western blossoms considerably into a profound nostalgic experience. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 22, 2010
2.5/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) "All digital dazzle and little substance. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4.5/5 87% Black Swan (2010) "Portman gives a meticulously controlled performance that culminates in the most haunting and grandiose cinematic coup de grace of the year. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 3, 2010
1.5/5 90% Tangled (2010) "For all the girl power messaging in Tangled's marketing campaign, this updated Rapunzel is a fairly terrible role model for little girls. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 24, 2010
1.5/5 43% Faster (2010) "Empty, fleeting stuff that resonates only long enough for the next car chase/fight scene/shoot-out to come along. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 24, 2010
3.5/5 36% Burlesque (2010) "Burlesque razzle-dazzles its way through a litany of familiar showbiz clichés and comes out, for the most part, with sequins and false eyelashes intact. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 24, 2010
1.5/5 52% The Next Three Days (2010) "The Next Three Days is a popcorn thriller through and through. Unfortunately, it's also painfully boring. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 19, 2010
4/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "Get ready for a long eight months, Potterites. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 19, 2010
1.5/5 15% Skyline (2010) "A mess of a movie that reaches a completely ridiculous and unexpected (but not in a good way) conclusion. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 12, 2010
2/5 56% Morning Glory (2010) "Blows a noisy raspberry in the face of old media while the mocking warble of a Natasha Bedingfield song plays over the end credits. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 11, 2010
1/5 86% Unstoppable (2010) "Every shred of true story credence becomes lost in a flurry of facepalm-worthy character decisions, headache-inducing edits and stupid, preposterous action. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 11, 2010
1.5/5 40% Due Date (2010) "Basically Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, minus the earned sentiment and John Hughes cred. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 5, 2010
4/5 72% Megamind (2010) "A smart send-up of the Superman myth and the age-old precept of good vs. evil. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 5, 2010
0.5/5 9% Saw 3D (2010) "Incomprehensible story, cheesy dialogue, poor execution, cheap production value - Saw 3D hits for the cycle of bad filmmaking. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Oct 28, 2010
2/5 46% Hereafter (2010) "Wastes its earnest poignancy with a script reliant on corny storytelling clichés. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) "Builds gradual tension on repetitious scenes of domestic tranquility before shattering the calm with an escalating series of events. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3/5 65% Jackass 3 (2010) "The only truly new element here is the use of 3-D, which occasionally brings various stunts leaping off the screen and into your lap, whether you like it or not. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Oct 14, 2010
3.5/5 93% The Town (2010) "Affleck's overall directorial instincts are sound; breathtaking car chases and ear-rattling shoot-outs are thrillingly executed. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3/5 85% Easy A (2010) "Stone's charisma sells her preternaturally mature character and makes the script's snarky, pop culture-referencing dialogue snap. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3/5 52% Devil (2010) "Taut and slickly directed, Devil is actually one of the more solid genre movies we've seen all year. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3.5/5 29% The Virginity Hit (2010) "It feels real, even if in the back of your brain you know it's about as authentic as the girl who quit her job via dry-erase board. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Sep 10, 2010
2.5/5 72% The Last Exorcism (2010) "Resorts to a clichéd and over-the-top ending that negates all of the effective ambiguity that made the middle third of the film so nail-bitingly tense. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 27, 2010
2/5 28% Takers (2010) "A slick thriller comprised of equal parts pretty actors, urban crime drama clichés, and cheesy lines... The Italian Heat Job for Dummies. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 27, 2010
4/5 75% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) "Whimsical, heartwarming, and a tad bittersweet. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 20, 2010
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