Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"Two words: LASER FINGERS!" ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2010
3.5/5 70%

Ramona and Beezus (2010)

"Newcomer Joey King is a blue-eyed dynamo who brings Ramona Quimby vividly to life and steals the show from her veteran co-stars." ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2010
1/5 62%

Salt (2010)

"Beware the deadly shoe-knife." ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2010
4.5/5 86%

Inception (2010)

"A singular film that seeps into your brain so much so that you might leave the theater looking at the world differently. " ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2010
3/5 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"The film, mirroring its anti-hero, settles on not being despicable by being just good enough." ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2010
4/5 64%

Predators (2010)

"A spine-ripping good time that evokes the spirit of the original films." ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2010
1.5/5 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"The good news for those eagerly anticipating this live-action, big budget adaptation is that the 3D isn't horrible. The bad news? Just about everything else is. " ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2010
3/5 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"The new, more assertive Bella Swan is the most welcome addition to the Twilight Saga -- that, and the sly humor Rosenberg's snuck into Eclipse." ‐
Posted Jun 29, 2010
1.5/5 10%

Grown Ups (2010)

"An hour and 40 minute long, five-way, PG-13 roast with more lame jokes than actual laughs." ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2010
3/5 52%

Knight & Day (2010)

"Stays afloat on the strength of its leads even as the plot gets sillier and the 110 minute runtime has you fidgeting in your seat." ‐
Posted Jun 22, 2010
4.5/5 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Delivers the goods as an engaging animated adventure and also gives the characters we've come to love the farewell they deserve. " ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2/5 11%

Killers (2010)

"Kutcher and Heigl have such forced chemistry that it's hard to believe they'd ever fall in love, much less stay married in blissful blah-dom. " ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2/5 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"Pity the intelligent moviegoer." ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2010
2.5/5 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"Cyrus begins to feel exactly like all those indie movies we desperately hoped it wouldn't turn out to be like -- quirky, talky, and yawn-inducingly familiar." ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2010
1/5 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"The most chopped up, stitched together Frankenstein job in recent memory. " ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/5 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"I'm pretty sure these 12-year-olds could leave the entire cast of The Expendables in body bags." ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2010
2.5/5 74%

Splice (2010)

"A must-see for sci-fi and horror nuts, even if Natali throws away a perfectly compelling first two acts in favor of the big 'Oh no they didn't' ending." ‐
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2.5/5 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"It's a Shrek-derful Midlife Crisis" ‐
Posted May 28, 2010
4/5 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"A rollicking, epic-scale franchise-starter that's equal parts intrigue, action and Gyllenhaal, with a dash of feisty romantic banter thrown in for good measure. " ‐
Posted May 28, 2010
2/5 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"If only it were two and a half hours of Liza doing Beyonce numbers. Now that would be a truly fabulous two and a half hours well spent." ‐
Posted May 28, 2010
3.5/5 68%

Babies (2010)

"Who needs heavy analysis when all you want is a cute fix?" ‐
Posted May 7, 2010
3/5 72%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"If you're just going to see men in robot suits blow each other up while classic rock blares on the soundtrack, Iron Man 2 will do just fine..." ‐
Posted May 7, 2010
0.5/5 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"The end credits cast sing-along to a cover of 'Insane in the Brain' completes the litany of idiotic filmmaking choices that made the whole thing so unwatchable to begin with." ‐
Posted Apr 30, 2010
1.5/5 49%

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)

"It's a BYOBB film: Bring your own barf bag." ‐
Posted Apr 30, 2010
2.5/5 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"Thanks to the film's re-imagining of Freddy as accused child molester, an uncomfortable veneer of ickiness looms that makes it hard to truly enjoy..." ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/5 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"Poor Tracy Morgan with chunks of fecal matter stuck to his face. I laughed, and then I wanted to barf. Then I LOLed some more." ‐
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/5 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Best supporting character whose nudity is also a plot point: Mark Wahlberg..." ‐
Posted Apr 9, 2010
2/5 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"Not enough Bubo!" ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2010
3/5 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"In addition to a knack for corny plot lines and montages of young people making out along the Southeastern coastline, Sparks has a sixth sense for making audiences cry." ‐
Posted Mar 30, 2010
4.5/5 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"A film that makes family night at the movies worth the price of admission again." ‐
Posted Mar 30, 2010
3/5 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"I laughed -- but after next week, I might not remember why." ‐
Posted Mar 26, 2010
3.5/5 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Matthew Vaughn lovingly brings the comic book series to the big screen with an unabashed geekiness that will delight anyone who has a favorite superhero." ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2010
3.5/5 43%

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

"Despite the script's too-neat constructions, this pulpy potboiler is a solid think piece and companion film to Fuqua's 2001 Oscar-winning Training Day." ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"If the subtext's too heavy for you, you can choose to ignore it and instead read The Crazies as a survival guide to what to do when the zombie outbreak hits." ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/5 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"If you don't normally find Tracy Morgan hilarious, you may not experience the same level of blissful enjoyment from the jokes about his poop as I did." ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4.5/5 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"One of the first truly Oscar-worthy films of 2010." ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3.5/5 68%

Shutter Island (2010)

"Shutter Island feels disappointingly like a minor work. But hey, who says every film has to be a masterpiece?" ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2010
2.5/5 49%

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

"Director Columbus never quite gets comfortable juggling the film's myriad characters, grandiose-but-stale CGI effects, and PG-friendly battle scenes, speeding headlong through endless plot points rather than taking the time to make any of them matter." ‐
Posted Feb 13, 2010
2/5 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"In place of legitimate tension and suspense, The Wolfman features more cheap jump scares and loud scary noises than every J-horror film ever made put together." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/5 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"Director Garry Marshall bounces so quickly from story to story that by the time you see so-and-so shtupping so-and-so again, you've forgotten which dramarama belongs to whom." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2010
3.5/5 19%

Legion (2010)

"Anne Rice was right; angels are just as hot and just as deadly as those bloodsuckers from Twilight and True Blood." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2010
1/5 17%

When in Rome (2010)

"One step forward for Kristen Bell, one giant leap backward for womankind." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2010
2/5 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Slow and silly plot notwithstanding, if you like your Mel Gibson out of control and a little bit crazy, this movie is for you." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2010
3/5 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"Despite its patronizing theme, and however much you're tired of Amy Adams's wide-eyed, neurotic shtick, Leap Year has a winning charm that sneaks up on you and makes you fall in love with Matthew Goode %u2013 I mean, with it." ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2010
2/5 65%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"If pretentious hipster kids annoy you in real life, they'll bug the hell out of you in Youth in Revolt." ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2010
2.5/5 67%

Daybreakers (2010)

"Makes little sense, but earns points for the operatic, slow-motion vampire equivalent of the Barf-a-Rama scene from Stand By Me." ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2010

The Damned United (2009)

"Thanks to Michael Sheen's innate charms, Brian Clough is redeemable even at his meanest and most self-destructive." ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 16, 2009

Bright Star (2009)

"In presenting Keats as much in Brawne's eyes as she in his, we watch Fanny's growing interest in John, we wait with her for his letters, we share in her anguish when all seems lost -- Campion suggests that he was her "bright star" as well" ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 16, 2009
6/10 34%

Breaking and Entering (2007)

"Despite some admirably committed performances, the film is marred by a few plot contrivances that cast unbelievability into a story that strives to be about real relationships, real politics, and real economics." ‐ Rotten Tomatoes
Posted Sep 25, 2006
4/10 75%

Black Book (2007)

"It's Nazis, melodrama and intrigue galore as Paul Verhoeven adds his patented Verhoeven touch to this sordid tale of a Jewish girl in hiding during World War II." ‐ Rotten Tomatoes
Posted Sep 25, 2006