John Serba

John Serba
John Serba's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): MLive.com Decider
Publications: MLive.com, Decider

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
44% Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace (2020) Lousy as the movie is, you can't help but admire its entertainment value. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
88% Eye for an Eye (Quien a hierro mata) (2019) Uneven but enjoyable, Eye for an Eye is just preposterous enough to be entertaining, but no so preposterous that it fails to suspend our disbelief. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
43% Live Twice, Love Once (Vivir dos veces) (2020) It's earnest, well-meaning, entirely watchable and utterly forgettable. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet All the Freckles in the World (Todas las pecas del mundo) (2020) Amusing, if not uproarious; familiar but well-written; good, but not life-changing. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
33% Ghost Stories (2020) Kashyap's short is brilliant, as overtly disturbing as it is suggestive. The others are imminently skippable. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
No Score Yet Como caído del cielo (2019) Como Caido Del Cielo is very silly and too long, but its heart is big. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
100% El Pepe: A Supreme Life (El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema) (2018) Any documentary exploring the true character of an internationally famous figure is by its very nature fascinating - and rare. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
No Score Yet The App (2019) Somebody took an M-60 and Rambo'd this plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
No Score Yet Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy (2019) It's two hours long, repetitive, emotionally impenetrable, irritating, written by someone who can't find a synonym for "cute," incomprehensible and edited by Screwy Squirrel with a power chisel. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
No Score Yet After the Raid (2019) After the Raid is a quietly powerful film, a portrait of a community in flux. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes is essentially a flight of fancy, and far more enjoyable than expected. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
71% The Aeronauts (2019) Accept it for its flaws, and you'll be entertained. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Finding the Way Home (2019) Brace yourself for heartbreak, inspiration and tears of melancholy joy. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
37% 6 Underground (2019) Hate-watch it if you must, but have your air freshener holstered and ready, and prepare yourself for a scalding-hot shower after. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet The First Temptation of Christ (Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos: A Primeira Tentação de Cristo) (2019) The First Temptation of Christ is admirable in its gonzo energy and spirited attempts to be heretical - but that's the concept. In execution, it's moderately amusing at best. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas (2019) Pleasant enough. Fans of the series will be pleased. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Let's Dance (2019) The plot is so boilerplate, you'll want to use it to patch a hole in a steamship. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) It's a wrenching two-plus hours, but it's also frequently funny. It's one of the great movies of 2019. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
81% The Report (2019) The Report isn't great, but it's definitely good, taking some well-trod material and rendering it compelling and urgent. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
No Score Yet Dead Kids (2019) Tries to be an "edgy" new-generation crime-thriller, but its ideas are only partially realized. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (2019) Transcends the cliches to become a portrait of a strong woman in transition - and that's considerably more inspiring than yet another glossy, shallow sports doc. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
95% Atlantics (2019) Atlantics is vividly composed both visually and narratively. To watch it is to be engrossed in a thoughtful, gritty fable driven by mysteries that provoke and tantalize, but may never be solved. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
96% I Lost My Body (2019) Weird movie! But also weirdly effective, thoughtful and original. It's not easy to execute such a peculiar idea, but you really have to hand it to Clapin for pulling it off. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) The story leads to a very dramatic, hectic, random, insane, delirious, maniacal, screwball, tumultuous, weird and violent conclusion. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
No Score Yet Very Ralph (2019) Very Ralph is very much a hagiography, more advertisement than profile. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
51% Earthquake Bird (2019) Earthquake Bird is about two-thirds of a good movie, and Vikander clearly outshines the material. Just gauge your expectations accordingly. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
No Score Yet Paradise Beach (2019) It tries to be smart. It tries to be tawdry. But it's just vaguely dissatisfying. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
80% Fire in Paradise (2019) Fire in Paradise is a difficult watch. But it's a must-watch. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
No Score Yet Drive (2019) Whether Drive is so bad it's good, so unwatchable that it's watchable, a crack-a-box-of-wine-and-invite-your-friends-over-for-a-hate-watch is debatable. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
71% The King (2019) The King hews tightly to the tropes of its genre, but is lucky enough to have Chalamet and Pattinson there to elevate it above the mundane. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
50% American Son (2019) Washington's commitment to her role can't overcome all the shouting obviousness of the script. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet It Takes a Lunatic (2019) The film never captures a true sense of the man and his passion. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
29% Rattlesnake (2019) What you've got here is a dead snake. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dolemite is My Name is a rousing crowd-pleaser. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
No Score Yet Dancing with the Birds (2019) Dancing with the Birds is candy for nature-doc lovers. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
82% Seventeen (Diecisiete) (2019) Seventeen is a modest gem, an appealing balance of poignant drama and light comedy. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) More often than not, lesser Soderbergh is still worth watching. This is one of those times. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
48% Eli (2019) The feeling that you're being hornswoggled by a movie is a lousy one. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
No Score Yet The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween (2019) It embraces the type of silliness that the target demographic will likely find enjoyable. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
63% Fractured (2019) Fractured is a real eye-roller from the Preposterous Thriller sub-subgenre (in the main category Thriller, sub-category Psychological Thriller). - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
100% The Forest of Love (2019) It's not perfect, but neither is it forgettable. Be warned, though - The Forest of Love is not for the weak of heart. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
81% Little Monsters (2019) The movie offers nothing new to the zom-com sub-subgenre, but has just enough solid laughs to warrant a watch. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
44% Ready to Mingle (Bachelorettes) (Solteras) (2018) This movie is a mess. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
No Score Yet Nikki Glaser: Bangin' (2019) Glaser is occasionally uproarious, and occasionally admirably progressive in her poly-sci takes on sexual norms. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) It's nice to see Netflix taking chances, so it's too bad In the Shadow of the Moon is sluggish and stiff in all the wrong places, more wheezy dud than engaging pop. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet Birders (2019) A subtle and thoughtful film. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Between Two Ferns: The Movie is ultimately a smidgen more funny than it is uneven. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
No Score Yet Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (2019) A thoughtful documentary with good intentions and astute execution. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
No Score Yet Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea (2019) Pretty damn good. For someone who can be the loudest and most entertaining person in near any room, Handler shows a remarkable knack for shutting up and listening to others. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
No Score Yet Tall Girl (2019) Should I say Tall Girl ultimately falls short? - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019