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Jesse Hassenger

Jesse Hassenger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% 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,, PopMatters, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 78% My Blind Brother (2016) "My Blind Brother is slight and a little easy, but it's powered by sincere affection. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2016
C+ 65% Storks (2016) "Like so many big-studio cartoons, Storks doesn't seem to understand that its strengths lie not in the speed or volume of its dialogue, but the energy of its animation. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2016
61% The Magnificent Seven (2016) "The unofficial cowboys and outlaws played by Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy or Denzel in any number of Tony Scott movies have more pizazz than this bunch. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Sep 21, 2016
C+ 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) "This is a third helping of comfort food, lukewarm but edible for anyone in the mood. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 15, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) "There's something flaccid and by-the-numbers about Stone's latest-a button-pusher that doesn't muster the energy to push enough buttons. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2016
D+ 16% Mr. Church (2016) "Mr. Church is certainly another sign that Murphy does what he wants. Maybe this guarded performance in a lousy movie is a sign of him wanting to do something better. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 13, 2016
C+ 81% Kicks (2016) "It's well made, compelling, and no more of a miserablist wallow than any number of film-festival refugees. Yet the movie's persistent grimness keeps compounding in a way that starts to feel like an end unto itself. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 8, 2016
B- 39% Morgan (2016) "It would be a stretch to call the movie any kind of feminist statement, but it does boast an equal-opportunity nastiness alongside its enjoyable stupidities. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 1, 2016
C 68% White Girl (2016) "Its idea of drama is to have all of its characters make a bunch of haphazardly bad decisions as they stumble through New York steaminess. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 1, 2016
92% Southside With You (2016) "This isn't pure hero worship, either; it's the work of a filmmaker enchanted by his subjects as a couple, not as conduits of history. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2016
C 44% The Hollars (2016) "Whenever the movie starts to get genuinely idiosyncratic, it reverts to singing the same old songs: weddings, funerals, births, and tasteful finger-picking. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2016
44% Hands of Stone (2016) "This Durán becomes less charming, in fact, the more time the movie spends with him, accumulating new details of his jerkiness. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2016
89% Morris from America (2016) "gets the range of bottled-up teenage emotions right " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2016
B+ 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) "No American animation studio is better-suited to dreamlike plotting than Laika, and the animation of Kubo is truly dazzling, mixing sophistication and handmade charm with inspired flow. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 18, 2016
86% Pete's Dragon (2016) "sort of a kiddie Malick " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2016
C+ 79% Joshy (2016) "Joshy uses so much architecture from indie-movie blueprints and uses so many comic actors as building blocks that it briefly seems like an elaborate spoof project. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B 82% Sausage Party (2016) "Rogen and Goldberg start with spoofery and work their way into something bolder and stranger; it's as if playing in the Pixar sandbox, or a reasonable approximation thereof, can't help but inspire creativity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 11, 2016
C+ 98% Little Men (2016) "The younger characters are so full of life, and the older ones so full of trenchant but predictable talking-point issues, that it sometimes feels like a middling movie encroaching on a good one. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 4, 2016
C+ 26% Five Nights in Maine (2016) "Curran's film is at once admirable in its avoidance of easy sentiment and kind of predictable once its quiet seriousness makes itself known (which is to say very early on). " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 3, 2016
C+ 60% Bad Moms (2016) "It sells its characters' struggle short by shuffling their kids off screen whenever it's convenient, and not even in the name of comical neglect; there always seems to be time and money to get a sitter. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 28, 2016
81% Equity (2016) "I'm told that Equity is pretty realistic, nailing little details that bigger finance movies lack. I can say that the movie feels more lived than constructed. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2016
B 99% 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
76% 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- 32% 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
71% Café Society (2016) "Even by Allen's high standards, it's a gorgeous movie. " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2016
8% 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- 35% 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
75% 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
98% 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 46% 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- 77% 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
28% 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
97% 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- 58% 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 42% 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
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