John Urbancich

John Urbancich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Simply think "Rain Man" mixed up (and that's certainly the correct term) with a lot of guns and no time to watch Judge Wapner. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 16, 2016
3/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"Kids just wanna have (all kinds of) fun, and director Andrea Arnold proves it in this long (2:38) road trip for a wild and raunchy bunch of so-called magazine sellers." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 16, 2016
2.5/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

" Can anyone genuinely relate to any of the three pivotally wacky women or trio of squirrelly men in this alleged "thriller"? The best-selling novel on which it's based just has to be more compelling, doesn't it?" ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 15, 2016
4/5 76%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"It remains a spiritual, violent and significant telling of preacher Nat Turner's Virginia-based slave rebellion. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 15, 2016
3.5/5 82%

Sully (2016)

"'Sully' is a nice little film about a hugely remarkable achievement." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/5 43%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"Much about this shaky sports bio seems a little off, including laughable minor caricatures for promoter Don King and legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"'Don't Breathe' might be the creepiest movie of the year, and that's saying something after the very good "Green Room" and "The Conjuring 2" both spooked us out earlier." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

""The (new) Jungle Book" it's certainly not, but anyone with a heart should enjoy "Pete's" easy-going resolution." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/5 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"History buffs obviously will appreciate the heft and thought behind "Anthropoid," which is the code name of the murder plot, but the startling gunfight during its climax becomes the stuff of unyielding action movies, too. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Despite a few pokes at the folks from Pixar, nobody will lose any sleep over it. Obviously, these R-rated cinematic tricks from Rogen, et al. are not for kids." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 86%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"This true story, as directed by the usually reliable Stephen Frears ("The Queen," "Philomena") with period flair showing up once again throughout, simply uh, well . . . never quite hits the proper notes." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"In a movie summer of disappointments, 'Suicide Squad' might be the major downer of them all." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4.5/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"Who knew that Tarzan and Jane once again could become the screen duo of the year?" ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.5/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"It's a very cute film that little ones especially will adore." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Creepy, skin-crawling "The Conjuring 2" proves a worthy, if little less chilling successor to the original, which this corner deemed its favorite film of 2013." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Director and co-writer Shane Black (the grand "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") offers up '70s-era laughs by the guffaw-full, including one great bit in which Gosling borrows heavily from the very late and ever-great Lou Costello. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Absurdity probably makes "Money Monster" a more entertaining film than it should be . . ." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted May 13, 2016
3.5/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"There remains a lot to like about it, such as an opening battle offering some sparkling 3-D effects, the thrilling final showdown, and its showcase cast. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/5 73%

Miles Ahead (2016)

"The gifted Cheadle and music of the legendary Davis do most of the heavy lifting here, but there's a mesmerizing tempo to it all that takes us through the strange and free-wheeling tale as well. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Apr 24, 2016
4/5 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"It's the likable cast that will bring constant smiles to the faces of anyone who remembers the freedoms of being young and enjoying them unabashedly." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3.5/5 76%

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"Their 1970 meeting supposes some funny conversation, with Spacey doing a grand impersonation of our 37th President, and Shannon nicely personifying the many eccentricities of "The King."" ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Apr 24, 2016
4.5/5 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Director Jon Favreau fills it with so many memorable moments that Bill Murray/Baloo's terrific warbling of "The Bare Necessities" almost becomes a footnote in a movie simply swarming with pitch-perfect and major celebrity voices." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 22%

The Boss (2016)

"Off-and-on Melissa McCarthy goes rude, crude and very lewd as an infinitely unlikable ex-orphan whose huge corporate success turns to failure and back again. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Apr 10, 2016
4 out of 5 95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"Maybe best of all, Hood manages to tell his suspenseful tale in a quick-moving 102 minutes. Other, more long-winded filmmakers should take notice." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"Despite the curlicues of plot, Australian Director John Hillcoat, who always manages to keep us darkly entertained (think about his "Lawless." "The Road," and "The Proposition"), really never loses control. Even his pile-it-on ending somehow seems tidy. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 61%

Race (2016)

". . . one could argue that the portayal of Snyder by Jason Sudeikis, the longtime "Saturday Night Live" comedian, simply stops the movie dead in its tracks." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 68%

Touched With Fire (2016)

"This is a movie that belongs to the two leads, not to mention the more than five million Americans whose manic moods are embraced here instead of ignored. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"An assortment of nasty images -- both real and imagined -- dance through the minds of these tortured family members, albeit slowly and, honestly, more menacingly than downright frightening." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4.5/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Relative unknowns Daisy Ridley, a legitimate star in the making, and John Boyega sort of pick up where the likes of Leia and Han left off." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4.5/5 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"Ronan certainly does drive it into solid holiday material for the big screen, but there's also much to cherish about its look, feel and meaningful contributions from just about everyone else involved." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Nov 27, 2015
5/5 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"The Catholic Church and its infamous pedophile clerics go under the microscope of a crack reporting team in a detail-oriented gem that's right up there with the brilliant newspaper-movie likes of "All the President's Men" and "Absence of Malice."" ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Nov 19, 2015
5/5 94%

Room (2015)

"It's pretty special stuff as offered up by Donoghue and director Lenny Abrahamson." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"If a brief but stirring appearance by Meryl Streep doesn't wake up the masses, then Brendan Gleeson's bullying brilliance (as a hired-gun police inspector) certainly will." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4.5/5 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Expect Academy Award nominations all-around, including a big one for Mark Rylance, whose extremely human performance will continue to clog the season's strongest Oscar category, Best Supporting Actor. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 20, 2015
3.5/5 76%

Goosebumps (2015)

""Goosebumps" really comes to life when the monsters come out to play." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 84%

The Walk (2015)

"On top of the world's then-tallest buildings likely will be the only time most of us have been scared to look down while actually looking up at a screen. (Queasy is probably not exactly the first word that will come to mind.)" ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Sep 30, 2015
2.5/5 61%

Southpaw (2015)

" 'Southpaw' could have been a contender to become a memorable summer movie if it weren't so darn melodramatic in just about all the wrong places." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Jul 25, 2015
4.5/5 95%

Amy (2015)

"Most appealing is that those of us who somehow chose to ignore Winehouse's profound musical style when she was alive can now in her death learn to cherish what her fans have loved all along the way." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Jul 12, 2015
4.5/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"For one thing, its top-billed teen-age characters look, feel and sound about as genuine as it gets when it comes to Hollywood fiction these days. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 75%

Good Kill (2015)

""Good Kill" does not offer any easy moral answers or, for that matter, less-than-intense air-strike sequences that would make it a more painless picture to watch. Of course, the most meaningful ones rarely do." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 44%

True Story (2015)

"One of the creepiest disclosures in this rather weird movie comes at the very end, when we discover how a couple of the featured players are getting along now." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 29%

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

"For some reason we expected much more from this Farrelly Brothers sequel, whose less-than-energetic screenplay and sparse number of gut-busting laughs makes it one of the year's most disappointing and surprisingly dull films." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Nov 13, 2014
5/5 94%

Whiplash (2014)

"Following a few compelling turns and sly plot twists, the final confrontation between gifted student and tyrannical teacher comes quickly, then ends on an equally sudden if just about perfect note." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"The good-to-see Rene Russo plays the ratings-happy producer showing off Bloom's wares on a nightly basis, but this is strictly the often chilling Gyllenhaal's one-man show. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4.5/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

"Equally remarkable is co-writer and director Innaritu's ability to keep it all whole, constantly coming at us, and innovatively funny." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/5 91%

Dear White People (2014)

"Tessa Thompson steals the picture with the mostly radical rants of a character described as 'a Lisa Bonet wannabe'." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3.5/5 78%

St. Vincent (2014)

"There are enough light moments -- and even a few surprisingly touching ones -- to recommend it, if only to marvel at how easily the ex-"SNL" star can carry a movie." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"I hated watching these people but couldn't take my eyes off the screen. They're so crazy bad that the movie becomes crazy good. Just not so luridly great. " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 75%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"There's little syrupy, mindless junk to be found here, just plenty of invention from the 3-D, stop-motion gang that also gave us the step-above "Coraline" and "ParaNorman." " ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4.5/5 89%

Calvary (2014)

"It's not exactly a walk on the wild side, but it will take a stout heart to deal with the hostility and venom dished out by an assortment of troubled parishioners, all introduced taking Holy Communion, of all things." ‐ Your Movies (
Posted Aug 21, 2014
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