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Jesse Hassenger

Jesse Hassenger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Jesse Hassenger's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Brooklyn Magazine, Filmcritic.com, PopMatters, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 100% Don't Think Twice (2016) "Amidst its hard truths about the odds of real success in a creative field, it's surprisingly effective at communicating, through Jacobs especially, a kind of clear-eyed improv idealism. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 21, 2016
77% Lights Out (2016) " It's satisfying (the audience I saw it with cheered, several times) and reasonably involving on an emotional level. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2016
B- 33% Equals (2016) "Stewart's twitchiness and utter sincerity both come in handy here, as she and Hoult generate a youthful electricity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2016
75% Café Society (2016) "Even by Allen's high standards, it's a gorgeous movie. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2016
0% Cell (2016) "Cell is somewhat faithful to its source material, just somewhat truncated-and it gets more truncated as it moves along, as if slowly running out of funds. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
B 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "As enjoyable as this movie is, sometimes it feels like it's holding back; no one's id runs wild. But the limitations of Ghostbusters make Wiig, McCarthy, McKinnon, and Jones even more valuable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 11, 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "When it gets to its final stretch -- the one that nothing except books or Wikipedia or other movies can prepare you for -- Mockingjay Part 2 is well-prepared for what might strike non-fans (or even some actual fans) as anticlimax. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2016
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "At its best, this half-Mockingjay details a kind of unhealthy propaganda therapy as Katniss and Peeta head toward their inevitable reunion. But it's not really enough to sustain a satisfying two-hour feature. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2016
B- 39% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Efron and Devine's immature teamwork suggests that they've been watching Step Brothers a lot, while Kendrick and Plaza act like they've been studying Tina Fey. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 7, 2016
73% The BFG (2016) "This is to Spielberg's faster-paced kid movies as Bridge of Spies is to Saving Private Ryan: quieter, more relaxed. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B- 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Director Susanna White, on only her second feature, jazzes up the proceedings to match the skill of actors like McGregor, Harris, and Skarsgård. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 30, 2016
C+ 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "The movie tees up an exciting, likable yarn but never really takes off. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 29, 2016
98% The Babadook (2014) "The Babadook is as accessible as any number of less accomplished ghost stories -- and more genuinely unsettling for its portrait of parent and child locked in mutual but potentially conquerable hell. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2016
33% Me Him Her (2016) "Me Him Her is the work of someone who lives, breathes, and loves Los Angeles to such a noxiously myopic degree that providing an actual sense of place holds little interest for him. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "Though there is some real horror-movie imagery on hand, writer-director Robert Eggers also summons dread with small farmhouse touches: the thwack of an axe on wood, the eyes of a goat called Black Philip, the rustles of branches. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2016
77% The Shallows (2016) "swims right along the line between barely credible and flat-out nuts-a modest, swift, silly thriller " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2016
100% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "Wilderpeople is fully redeemed by its sense of humor, both deadpan and broad, well-delivered through the strong performances. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2016
C 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "Instead of building to a crescendo, the movie trails off. By the end, serious-minded adult moviegoers may find themselves longing for another product from the well-oiled sequel machine. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 81% The Phenom (2016) "Simmons, Hawke, and Giamatti are all compelling enough to ensure that The Phenom doesn't turn into a bunch of empty tricks and fussy lighting. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "If the first movie was about parents learning to face their fears and trust their children, this one is about facing the fears that come with parenting a special-needs child. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2016
D+ 0% No Stranger Than Love (2016) "Wernham shows off a few well-choreographed camera movements throughout the film, but the technical competence is overshadowed by all the straining to grapple with the meanings of love. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 15, 2016
29% Warcraft (2016) "It's probably a minor miracle that only about twenty to thirty minutes of its 120ish are outright boring. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2016
C- 35% Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016) "Often Guzmán finds himself reduced to a sight gag-though to be fair, it is funny to see him outfitted in an airbrushed Bruno Mars T-shirt. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 9, 2016
96% The Fits (2016) "This movie casts a spell. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2016
C+ 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "Out Of The Shadows is every bit as mercenary, nonsensical, and loud as a typical Michael Bay production (the pop soundtrack cues may be even louder, and make even less sense). " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 2, 2016
C- 59% Me Before You (2016) "Clarke is endearing, but verges on mugging. Claflin is at his best when Will gives in to his competitive urges, which happens exactly once. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 2, 2016
C- 5% The Do-Over (2016) "The '90s version of The Do-Over would have paired a snarky, cowardly Spade with a goofball weirdo Sandler. Now they're just two more bros-before-hos. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 29, 2016
C+ 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "It's briskly paced and sometimes neat to watch in reality-bending 3-D, but none of it is quite as head-spinning as it should be. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 25, 2016
D 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "Again and again, Angry Birds returns to the well, assuming that imitating the way other cartoons look, or making a goofy noise, will cause something funny to just kind of happen. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
B 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "If this story isn't as conceptually immediate or clearly executed as its predecessor, it makes a lot of sharp points about male-female double standards, aging, and the acceleration of intergenerational conflicts. It's also very funny. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
D+ 57% Money Monster (2016) "Money Monster should turn into some kind of a nail-biter, but Foster, a novice at suspenseful filmmaking, doesn't seem to know which screws to tighten or if screws even need tightening at all. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 12, 2016
C+ 72% Last Days In The Desert (2016) "As encouraging as it is to see a religious movie that doesn't turn on an alternately cloying and fiery insistence that miracles, heaven, and/or God do factually exist, it's hard not to wonder how much there really is to Last Days In The Desert. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 12, 2016
23% Being Charlie (2016) "It's alarming that such an ace comic director has so little feel for comedy these days. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted May 5, 2016
B- 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "The cast is uniformly strong, and willing to go wherever Guadagnino takes them, in however little clothing he deems necessary; the ensemble-wide equal-opportunity nudity is almost frequent enough to qualify as confrontational. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 5, 2016
D- 7% Mother's Day (2016) "It's worth asking whether Marshall and his cronies constitute some kind of hostage-taking Hollywood mafia, forever calling in favors to get another vanity project running. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 29, 2016
C 79% The Family Fang (2016) "Bateman has made the kind of adaptation that unintentionally advertises its source material, as in: All of this must have worked so much better on the page. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 28, 2016
69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "It's largely a Hanks solo show, and the beloved icon is in fine, unfussy form. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2016
B- 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Really, Winter's War is superior to its predecessor in almost every way, with better pacing, funnier dwarves, a less overcast tone, and vastly more goblins. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 21, 2016
B 84% The Meddler (2016) "The Meddler does successfully untether itself from formula, and gives Sarandon a surprisingly great role in the process. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 21, 2016
C+ 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "As much as the movie sidesteps biographical conventions with its narrow frame and playful tone, it can't avoid a separate cliché that plagues this sort of material: Elvis & Nixon is basically a diverting TV movie given a theatrical release. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 21, 2016
92% Always Shine "The passive-aggressive balance in the dialogue is perfectly modulated between encouragement and undermining. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2016
100% Folk Hero & Funny Guy "starts so confidently that its unobtrusive competence is something of a let-down " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2016
57% Dean "The emotional component of Dean is a little remote. For that matter, so is some of the comedy. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2016
53% Demolition (2016) "For an hour or so, at least, Vallée makes it sing. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "It is too much, and it is not enough. In short: Nobody wins. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Despite the hollowness, it's easy to roll with the beauty " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2016
91% Green Room (2016) "an extended knife-twist at a screw-turning pace " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2016
C- 9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) "Rio offers the uncomfortable spectacle of 10 different filmmakers mostly failing to produce a sense of place that can be sustained over 10 minutes, much less multiple senses of place that can be stitched into an interesting patchwork. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 14, 2016
B- 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "A movie theater, like a barbershop, is a communal space, and the clamorous conversation plays especially well to a crowd eager to spend time with a bunch of likable stars. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 14, 2016
B- 22% The Boss (2016) "A lot of The Boss works because Michelle Darnell is a funny character, and McCarthy is funny playing her. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 7, 2016
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