Johnny Donaldson

Johnny Donaldson
Johnny Donaldson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Grindhouse

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) With the world being what it is, maybe we need an act of radically cutesy sweetness such as this, and maybe JOJO RABBIT is a needed film. But there's also no denying this is more sugar than it is nourishment. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
C 49% Saw (2004) Saw manipualtes you in clever and morbid ways, but that still doesn't make it a very good movie. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
A 63% I Heart Huckabees (2004) I Heart Huckabees may be the most looniest, most alienating, most what-were-they-thinking mainstream movie ever made. And I wouldn't have it any other way. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
B 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) What makes the film effective is its acting... - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
C+ 39% The Grudge (2004) The Grudge may have an air of chilly dread, but it's often just a neutered and repetitive slice of tony exploitation horror. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
B- 77% Team America: World Police (2004) It's a puerile, gross, and immature comedy that has moments of genuinely abrasive, subversive and much needed humor in it. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
C+ 32% The Forgotten (2004) The Forgotten is competently made but ultimately lifeless. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
A 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) Weird, silly, smart, moving, funny and scary, Shaun of the Dead is potentially a cult classic that's in a field of its own. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
C- 17% Paparazzi (2004) The time is about right to make a drama about the tawdry ghost of celebrity mania. Paparazzi is not that movie. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
B- 55% Cellular (2004) Cellular never actually comes together as a movie, but it does have enough clever parts to keep you entertained. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
B+ 95% Hero (2004) Hero for all its sword-swinging action is not a fight film exactly; it is a work of visual poetry. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
D 49% Vanity Fair (2004) Vanity Fair is wan and colorless - a romantic painting that has come haltingly to life. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
D 24% Van Helsing (2004) ...you get the sense that you're seeing the first movie to be made from nothing but climax. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2004
C 18% Laws of Attraction (2004) It's wan and pallid, with little of the lightness of touch that a movie of this sort requires. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2004
D 4% Godsend (2003) A mediocre bit of bad seed hokum... - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2004
B+ 84% Mean Girls (2004) It gets all saccharine and righteous on us, but that's okay, seeing as how the bitter medicine helps the spoonful of sugar go down. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2004
C+ 29% The Punisher (2004) ...a thuggish and junky vigilante cartoon... - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2004
A- 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) Kill Bill Vol. 2 has the centered emotional grounding and heartfelt maturity lacking in the first installment - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2004
B 81% Hellboy (2004) Hellboy is a big-budget special FX spectacle, but it's one made with the artful, polished beauty of real moviemaking. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2004
C 26% Walking Tall (2004) Walking Tall clocks in at a lean 82 minutes, which means that [director Kevin] Bray has carved off most of the fat. The problem is, most of the meat is gone too. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2004
D+ 22% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) The movie is a gaudy, hyperventilating eyesore with flashing colors and frenetic action that may keep little ones diverted for an hour and a half. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2004
D 14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) It's an amazing feat, but Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is an even thinner bit of plastic than the first one was. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2004
A 93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Quietly beautiful, it's the first genuinely moving film of the year. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2004
A 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) ...a genuinely jaw-dropping, nerve-frying mercenary thriller. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2004
B 46% Secret Window (2004) ...a consistently watchable lightweight horror yarn..." - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2004
B 81% Monster (2004) Theron doesn't just look like Wuornos, but becomes her and it's a display of acting as bravura as any. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2004
C+ 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) ...a two-hour wallow in torture and sadism that amounts to nothing more than a snuff film with pretensions of both art and religion - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2004
C 29% Club Dread (2004) ...the Lizard's ask us to wade through a lot of the cut-rate slasher horror that should have been retired with the demise of the Urban Legend franchise. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2004
B- 47% Eurotrip (2003) Crude but not gross, affable rather than offensive, this genial, runty little teen smut-com is better than anyone has any reason to expect it to be. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2004
D- 14% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) Perhaps my loathing of Drama Queen wouldn't be so complete, so bilious as it is, if the central character was someone sympathetic we could root for. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2004
C 39% The Singing Detective (2003) This new version of The Singing Detective..., is a tinny and off-key stab at replicating the feverish, mad splash of a genuine movie musical. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
B+ 74% A Beautiful Mind (2001) A Beautiful Mind is [Howard's] most complex, emotionally resonant film to date. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
D+ 42% The Majestic (2001) The Majestic is so sugary that diabetics should avoid it for fear of insulin shock. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
B- 73% The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) ...the swordfights are exciting, the movie is nice to look at and as rousing adventures go, there could be worse. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
C+ 14% Crossroads (2002) Crossroads is hardly a good movie, but it's a harmless, and sometimes even enjoyable lightweight drama. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
B+ 73% Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) Brotherhood of the Wolf is an audacious, sensational and utterly preposterous mélange of horror, romance, martial arts, costume drama and God knows what else. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
C- 29% The Time Machine (2002) ...remarkably ho-hum. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
A- 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) The Devil's Backbone is a spare and elegant supernatural thriller... - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
A- 57% Blade II (2002) Del Toro has an avid love for things that go squish in the night - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
C 29% Clockstoppers (2002) Clockstoppers...is colorful and energetic, but also a little flat. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
A 95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) The characters chatter, goad, argue, celebrate and communicate with the joyful energy of life. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2004
B 83% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) ...it belongs to a smarter, sharper and funnier breed of romantic comedy. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
A- 90% Spider-Man (2002) It offers what every summer movie should be designed to offer: release, not hype. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
F 7% The New Guy (2002) After 20 minutes, the filmmakers stop giving a damn. The audience did that 15 minutes earlier. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
C- 31% Murder by Numbers (2002) ...moviemaking by numbers. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
D 21% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) ...an amped-up, dumbed-down variation on Night of The Living Dead... - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
D 14% The One (2001) This One sadly comes up zero. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
C 47% Life as a House (2001) A dubious attempt to cross American Beauty with a Hallmark card, the film features edgier moments that give way to easy sentimentality and sitcom-cute distractions. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
B- 8% Out Cold (2001) Out Cold, your basic hijinxs-in-the-snow madcap comedy, is everything you expect from the trailer: dumb, crass and unlikely to further the art of cinema. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004
D 81% Waking Life (2001) This isn't profundity - this is intellectual masturbation. - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2004