Jim Lane Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jim Lane

Jim Lane

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "One of the best movies of the year so far -- a riveting, white-knuckle thriller to rank with the best of Hitchcock, and an examination of the morality of drone warfare to rank with the polemical plays of George Bernard Shaw." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
1/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "The result is ugly in every sense of the word -- grimy, incoherent and a stupefying bore; everybody looks like they need a bath and the movie is as drained of fun as it is of light and color. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/5 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Under Kirk Jones' laissez faire direction, the reunited cast shows such gusto that as before, resistance is futile." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 27% The Perfect Match (2016) "The script is trite and stilted." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/5 47% The Young Messiah (2016) "Mostly the movie is simply dull, emotionally flat and so solemnly reverent that it's dramatically inert. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "The inevitable sequel to 2013's guilty pleasure Olympus has Fallen doubles down on the guilt while losing the pleasure in sadistic monotony and narrative confusion. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "This is a horror movie with a difference: It's genuinely horrifying, not just "scary." In fact, cheap scares are few, replaced by a mounting sense of dread and foreboding that gnaws at the pit of the stomach." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Fey's resourceful, wry and witty performance-pulls us through time and again. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Some hilarious facets of the true story are left out while much is invented, but the movie is an irresistible sports tearjerker. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "It remains a puny little amateur-night rip-off of Sex and the City, without the saucy wit or sharply-drawn personalities. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "Some of the jokes in Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's script (from the Marvel comics by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza) are pretty funny, which helps compensate for the dreary familiarity of the CGI fight scenes. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "The story is beside the point in this pointless movie; it's less tasteless and offensive than the original, but just as god-awful. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) "Dormer gives a nicely layered double performance as both twins-at least for the first hour or so, before the cheap scares and nonsense take over." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Everybody plays straight man to Hart, who here is more grating and less funny than he was two years ago in the first Ride Along-and not nearly as good or as funny as he can be. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1/5 8% Norm of the North (2016) "The movie is a shapeless mess that lands with a pathetic thud. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 16% The 5th Wave (2016) "It's just another Hunger Games/Divergent/Maze Runner clone, with the heroine torn between two lovers." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "It never rises to the level of garbage. Already we have the worst movie of the year-and maybe next year as well." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 27% The Boy (2016) "The movie violates its own internal logic and dissolves into worn-out slasher-flick tropes. Too bad; Menear and Bell had a bizarrely good thing going, but they couldn't come up with an ending. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "In the full movie, laughs are virtually nonexistent." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "It's a story tailor-made for Hollywood-it's remarkable that it hasn't been filmed before-but virtually everything goes wrong except the CGI and sound effects. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Tense and riveting, here's the movie some of us never knew Michael Bay had in him-the action, when it starts, is paradoxically both chaotic and clear. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Like the first two, it's stylishly pretty to look at, and the over-the-top fight scenes and visual humor (courtesy of directors Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh) are amusing. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Like its predecessor, it's just as awful as it sounds." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jan 8, 2016
1/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "It's harmless enough, but harmless garbage is still garbage. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "There are a few good laughs scattered about, but with these stars it should have been a lot funnier. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 73% Youth (2015) "It's a movie where very little really happens, and sometimes it feels as placidly shallow as the pools where the spa's guests soak themselves, but there's always something fascinating going on. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 60% Sisters (2015) "Paula Pell's script is like a distended Saturday Night Live skit, overworking one lame joke: what if a bunch of forty-somethings threw the kind of party you only see in movies about hormonal teenagers?" ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) "Measured and reverent as the movie is, it's also rather dreary, the kind of embalmed, oversolemn opus where the actors whisper their lines slowly, one word at a time. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 61% Legend (2015) "As Reggie's emotionally fragile wife, Emily Browning is an oasis of sympathy amid the squalor, the only person in the movie we really give a damn about. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 11, 2015
1/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "An unrelieved disaster. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 3, 2015
5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Expertly directed by John Crowley and adapted (equally well) by Nick Hornby from Colm Toibin's novel, this is one of the smallest, most intimate and best movies of the year, with an aching suspense that bigger, brasher movies can only dream of. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Ray builds an effective aura of menace and frustrated justice, with fine acting all around. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 1, 2015
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "A taut story well-told, suspenseful despite the fact that the world knows how it all turned out, and energized by an authentic sense of the dogged research and footwork at the heart of serious investigative journalism." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2/5 26% Heist (2015) "Echoes of better movies abound in Stephen Cyrus Sepher and Max Adams' screenplay, mixed with an illogic entirely their own." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 33% My All American (2015) "Michael Reilly Burke and Robin Tunney are good as Steinmark's parents, while as Steinmark's devoted high-school sweetheart, Sarah Bolger makes a mark for herself as someone to watch." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "The movie is a near-total dud, endless at 93 minutes, useful only as an intro to the strip for the benefit of those who have been in a coma since 1950. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/5 29% Burnt (2015) "Cooper delivers the goods right enough, with help from Daniel Bruhl as his business partner and Sienna Miller as his sous-chef-cum-love-interest. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Grudges get massaged, secrets revealed, resentments flaunted, all punctuated with lame comedy and ending in the inevitable group hug. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/5 69% Miss You Already (2015) "[The] script has the excruciating familiarity and predictability of a gal-pal tearjerker we've seen a hundred times already; all that's missing is to have Barrymore burst into a chorus of "Wind Beneath My Wings."" ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "Under Sarah Gavron's firm direction, Edward Grau's gritty cinematography and the sometimes murky accents (to American ears) add an aura of documentary realism. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/5 65% Spectre (2015) "Saving the day (well, more or less) are the assets: Craig and Fiennes (naturally), Lea Seydoux as a particularly appealing Bond girl, and Christoph Waltz, who was born to play a Bond villain. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Dancin' It's On (2015) "The script by David A. Prior and director David Winters limply recycles bits of Dirty Dancing, Flashdance and other supposed classics of the 1980s." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "Hanks and Leckart tap into a latent nostalgia for Tower's free-and-easy heyday, and the movie is an intensely bittersweet experience for anyone who grew up with Tower Records as a home away from home." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 30, 2015
1/5 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "The movie is trite, cheap and shoddy, designed to be watched on an iPhone instead of in a theater-plus, there's no way this assortment of bland nice-girls would ever become superstars. Not even on YouTube." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 30, 2015
1/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine and Diesel are all wasted -- and so is our time." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Director Barry Levinson gives the movie a gritty veneer of realism and sun-baked menace, but Mitch Glazer's script is limp, unconvincing and vaguely distasteful, even despicable-a facile fantasy of stardom among honor-killing savages. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/5 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Despite flashes of wit, it's dull." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) "Director Guillermo del Toro (who co-wrote with Matthew Robbins) serves up an amusing, sometimes hilarious parody of a Victorian Gothic horror story... Alas, the parody seems to be mostly unintentional, though it's not easy to tell. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Rob Letterman's surprisingly sprightly direction deftly walks the tightrope between comedy and genuine scares -- just the way Stine's books do. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Spielberg nicely captures the aura of frosty suspicion at the heart of the Cold War." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 48% Freeheld (2015) "The story is righteous and Moore and Page are strong (as is Michael Shannon as Moore's police partner), all to the movie's credit." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Oct 15, 2015
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