John Wirt

John Wirt
John Wirt'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
2/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Never Go Back never met a cliché it didn't like." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Peter Berg directs the calamitous spectacle in mesmerizing style. The movie delivers a spellbinding, heart-rending story about the human cost of the catastrophe." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/4 89%

My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016)

"A devastating romance that lingers feverishly in the mind. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 6, 2016
2.5/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Finding Dory has its moments, but it's not one of Pixar's home runs. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"In the bloody muddle "Triple 9," Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet manage to make a few scenes count." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 80%

Macbeth (2015)

"A worthy 'Macbeth' refresher course, highlighted by Michael Fassbender's feverish Macbeth and Marion Cotillard's simmering Lady Macbeth. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 71%

Una Vida: A Fable Of Music And The Mind (2016)

""Of Mind and Music," an intimately told story with few characters, surprises with unexpected impact, thanks to the talented cast and the powerful dual forces of music and human kindness." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/4 90%

Coming Home (2015)

"The performances, appearing as they do in an intimate, elegant drama of love, separation and loyalty, are so affecting and so devoted to the characters in the most unselfish ways. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/4 97%

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

"Director Colin Hanks lets his affection for his subject run over. The film probably is for record aficionados only." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/4 74%

Trumbo (2015)

"Trumbo leaves a door open for someone, sometime to make a better movie about the blacklisted screenwriter who lived long enough to be vindicated and honored." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/4 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"A beautifully staged and acted immigrant drama. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 26, 2015
2.5/4 77%

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"Beautiful sights, stale storytelling." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 26, 2015
2.5/4 88%

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

"A documentary that's at its best when it's dealing with the irony of Hunter as a heartthrob to millions of young woman and a closeted gay man. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2/4 33%

My All American (2015)

"Other than a moving conclusion, this is a mediocre sports drama." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
3/4 66%

The Night Before (2015)

"Seth Rogen climbs to gonzo comedy heights in this Christmas Eve buddy-picture" ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2.5/4 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"It's too long and padded, but on balance "Mockingjay - Part 2" wins. That's a tribute to Jennifer Lawrence's commitment to Katniss and to some of the strongest action scenes in the series." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2.5/4 65%

Spectre (2015)

"Heavy on homage, short on originality. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 6, 2015

Truth (2015)

"Despite Cate Blanchett's and Robert Redford's earnest work, the truth about "Truth" is that it fails to engage on the emotional and intellectual levels that would have made it commanding drama. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/4 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"A daring, unconventional biopic that succeeds through the power of words and vastly talented group of actor and filmmakers. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3.5/4 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Steven Spielberg's cinematic fanfare for a common man who's uncommonly good." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 17, 2015
3/4 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"Uneven though this horror film from Guillermo del Toro is, this haunted mansion is worth a visit. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 17, 2015
1.5/4 76%

Goosebumps (2015)

"Movie junk food. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Oct 17, 2015
2/4 54%

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

"The movie finally rises from its dullsville crypt - just before it ends. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 26, 2015
3/4 92%

Grandma (2015)

"Lily Tomlin's performance as the rascally old Elle belongs on short lists for 2015 acting awards." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/4 65%

Learning To Drive (2015)

"Despite Patricia Clarkson's performance and screenwriter Sarah Kernochan's expansion of Katha Pollitt's 2002 New Yorker essay, the film still feels undercooked." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 64%

The Visit (2015)

"Madcap horror, coiled and ready to spring." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/4 77%

Jimmy's Hall (2015)

"A dark period of Irish history revealed as unvarnished drama with a little romance. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3.5/4 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"Moviegoers who sampled Baumbach's movies in the past and left with a bad taste in their mouths may do well to give "Mistress America" a chance. It's funny and poignant." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2/4 45%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"Amiable, if shallow, entertainment, until it falls off a cliff." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Sep 4, 2015
4/4 98%

Phoenix (2015)

"A deftly executed, suspenseful drama from Germany." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 29, 2015
3/4 43%

American Ultra (2015)

"A bloody valentine wrapped in sharply orchestrated madness." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 21, 2015
1.5/4 25%

Dark Places (2015)

"More dull than dark. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/4 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"More for Woody Allen completists than general audiences. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1.5/4 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"Not fantastic." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/4 79%

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)

"Surface-bobbing childhood memories may not deserve movie treatment" ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 88%

The Tribe (2015)

"A bleak, daring drama from Ukraine." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"'Southpaw' punches new life into a familiar scenario." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2.5/4 85%

The Wolfpack (2015)

"A harrowing, liberating documentary. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 18, 2015
2.5/4 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"A story about an old man striving to make the best of the remains of the day, 'Mr. Holmes' succeeds most of all through forceful performances by Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada and spunky junior cast member Milo Parker." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 18, 2015
2/4 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"Flying in the face of the Schumer character's initial independence, 'Trainwreck' slips into romantic-comedy formula. In the end, it's just an old-fashioned love story." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 18, 2015
3/4 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"A rapid-fire superhero adventure, 'Ant-Man' earns a place alongside Marvel Studios' other superhero movies." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 18, 2015
3.5/4 95%

Amy (2015)

"Heavy with grief and the knowledge that a daughter, friend and musical genius has been lost, "Amy" is a tough watch." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2.5/4 56%

Minions (2015)

"Less inventive and entertaining than the "Despicable Me" movies but still engaging." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
1.5/4 21%

In Stereo (2015)

"The characters and their problems are not worth their 90 minutes on screen." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 3, 2015
3/4 82%

The Overnight (2015)

"An unexpected comedy about motive and manipulation." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jul 3, 2015
2.5/4 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"This largely casual coming of age story doesn't adequately prepare the way for big drama and emotion, which consequently comes off falsely. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/4 49%

Manglehorn (2015)

"The movie finds some melancholy poetry in principal character Manglehorn's obsession with a long-lost love. But his decades-in-the-making redemption is too little, too late, for himself and the audience. " ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"In this especially poignant entry in the Pixar catalog, humor, while not entirely absent, takes a backseat to a escalating crisis." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"Jurassic World fills the 3D screen with summer-movie thrills and fun." ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/4 91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

"An unconventional biopic that ranks with Oscar winners "Ray" and "Capote."" ‐Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Posted Jun 7, 2015
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