Jon Negroni

Jon Negroni
Jon Negroni's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): We Got This Covered The Young Folks Cultured Vultures AwardsWatch The Spool

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T-Meter Title | Year
B 67% Wrath of Man (2021) Ritchie still knows how to stage a free-fire, "anything goes" set piece, and Statham can still sell the hell out of being a tough guy with nothing to prove, even to himself. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
7/10 93% Limbo (2021) It's equal parts sweet, sad, and funny, much like real life itself. Its main shortcoming is the slow burn of Omar's character growth, but this itself is a strength in allowing for his story to feel more universal... - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
9/10 97% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) On top of the brilliant animation is a story with a big, quirky heart to match. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
68% We Broke Up (2021) But it's also fair to say that We Broke Up itself doesn't really have all that much to say that fans of the genre haven't heard plenty of times before. It just goes about its familiar premise with a particularly thoughtful, well-meaning script. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
5/10 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) But if you're looking for an entry point into the admittedly simplistic lore of the brand, you might not be able to "finish" this one. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
2/10 21% Thunder Force (2021) McCarthy is obviously a very talented and funny person, but Thunder Force is a hollow vehicle for her skills. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
B 49% Monday (2021) Monday is as honest and passionate about its characters as it is in love with its setting. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
100% Slalom (2021) Favier clearly spent a profound amount of time and energy giving this character study all the time and care it deserves, highlighting the ways abuse - at its most subtle and overt - can warp every aspect of your life. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2021
C 26% Voyagers (2021) At its worst, Voyagers is a fairly predictable, overly familiar journey that lacks any satisfying destination for all those involved. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
C+ 80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) Concrete Cowboy never goes quite deep enough into any of its branching narratives. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
86% Come True (2021) More enjoyable to think about than it is to actually watch. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
7/10 48% Yes Day (2021) [W]hen enjoyed with the whole family, Yes Day is a harmless and often humorous escape from the metaphorical barriers of real life. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2021
C 49% Coming 2 America (2021) The film flounders, however, when it opts to repeat jokes from the original that are supposedly funny because you'll remember them from last time, particularly with the film's excess of pointless, indulgent cameos. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
B- 67% Long Weekend (2021) Wittrock and Chao are undeniably well-cast here, capable of turning pretentious dialogue and an onslaught of niche pop culture references into relatable, human conversation. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
6/10 67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) It may not be as refreshing a sequel as these characters deserve, but at least Sponge on the Run lets its sponge have some fun. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2021
6/10 43% Boogie (2021) It's a potent direction for a rookie film, but just as Boogie approaches its final destination, it whiffs. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
B- 23% Chaos Walking (2021) Chaos Walking is almost a bit charming in its basic, no-nonsense exercise through a what-if premise that probably worked much better on the page. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
7.5/10 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is a wonderland of visually engaging scenery, with some impressive action and memorable characters to boot. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
6/10 55% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) At the very least, Billie Holiday is far from an unambitious or creatively bankrupt biopic, but it's still a dull, even insufferable one. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
C 32% Tom & Jerry (2020) As a one-off, memory-lane reboot sequel to the franchise (and by extension, the 1992 animated film), cursed to be released unceremoniously late due to a global pandemic, Tom & Jerry could have been far less watchable. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
9/10 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Despite some of these missed opportunities, Judas and the Black Messiah is an unflinching powerful, one of the few must-see favorites coming out of this year's Sundance... - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
6/10 56% The Violent Heart (2020) By the end, The Violent Heart goes down a fittingly dark path, but on a note that wants to be more bittersweet when it's honestly just bitter. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Barb and Star goes full-tilt into being a cult comedy, and maybe even a cult classic in the making, with some of the most genuine and inspired gags to hit the screen in recent memory. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
C+ 52% Silk Road (2021) The film's lack of cinematic flavor is almost understandable, considering the obvious challenge of making laptop keystrokes and online eBay-esque transactions both exciting and suspenseful. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
B- 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Fans of the first two films already know they're going to watch this, at least out of curiosity, and it's wonderful to report that this Ben and Jerry's flavored trilogy ends on about as good a note as we can reasonably expect. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
27% Bliss (2021) [A] strange purgatory of insipid ideas constantly conflicting with one another until the film's slow walk to a predictable, albeit emotionally cloying conclusion. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
5/10 70% Land (2021) It's a massively difficult line to straddle for a first-time director, and Wright misses the mark despite her best efforts. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
8/10 85% On the Count of Three (2021) As a film about men's mental health and the validity of healing through friendships, On the Count of Three comes across like a balm to a problem no one wants to solve right now. It also helps that the film is wickedly funny. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
7/10 68% Searchers (2021) The film forces us to dwell on the reaction, which is what other documentaries and think pieces about the rise of online dating have mostly missed until now. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
8/10 100% Flee (2020) Flee will perhaps remind many of how hand-drawn animation can be a true resource in painting the desperation and cold-blooded nature of human beings. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
7/10 88% Censor (2021) The elements of Censor never fully converge to become a cohesive picture. Despite this, Bailey-Bond's love for the genre clearly shines through. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
8/10 95% CODA (2021) My hope is that Coda will connect a lot of able-bodied people to many in the Deaf community who might feel like the world rejects and pities them.] - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
9/10 95% Soul (2020) Ultimately, the message of Soul is what sticks out the most about it, as it's uniquely refreshing to see questions like these aimed toward children, while still leaving enough room for productive conversation and, fittingly, introspection. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
5/10 69% Ammonite (2020) Compared to the films that came before it, Ammonite will likely stay buried for the foreseeable future. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
8/10 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Considering what could have been a tiring retread desperate to relive the past, it's, ahem, very nice to see something far more earnest, creative, and comedically well-timed. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
92% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Bertino's new crisis horror about the traumas of suicide makes its case by forcing you to dwell in its silence, at least for a spell. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
7/10 44% Holidate (2020) ... Holidate is an often thrifty dose of pure, adulterated entertainment, even if the marketing would have you groan at its seemingly bored premise. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Not a single performance is unremarkable; Holland... has to stand out as the heart of the film while far more unconventional performances flap around him at a consistent beat. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
6/10 58% Tesla (2020) Tesla is at its brightest when it explores the man behind the lesser-known myth, making much out of his relationship with Anne Morgan, whose rich father might hold the key to his future success. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
9/10 83% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Whether or not you agree with such dark, nihilistic notions is besides the point. Because the film takes aim at how odd it is for human beings to assign larger meaning to the blip that is our lives in the grand scheme of the universe. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
9/10 76% Tommaso (2020) [I]n its execution, the film haphazardly makes a brilliant point about the price of reinventing yourself without first learning empathy. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
3/10 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Sadly, the most original thing about Artemis Fowl might just be how quickly it crashes and burns before even managing to take off. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
7/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) The film isn't nearly as elegant in driving these characters toward an enlightening conclusion, but it works out pretty simply: you'll probably like these characters, so you'll probably like this movie. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/10 47% Scoob! (2020) If only they could have imagined a better story to bring all these characters together. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
5/10 58% Valley Girl (2020) If Valley Girl was a roller coaster, it would be the kiddy ride you choose because the line is short and you just want to pass the time before the next big thrill ride. And even then, it's still pretty disappointing. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
7/10 64% Clementine (2019) In a home full of distractions, Clementine might get lost in the noise, if only because it takes so long to present its thesis statement and general hook. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) In the long line of films that approach Ned Kelly as a folk hero worth saving, True History at last presents an alternative tale that truly puts you in this troubled man's blood-soaked boots. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
7/10 87% Sea Fever (2020) [T]he combination of its effective genre storytelling with current real-life events makes for a surprisingly enjoyable experience, especially if you're looking for a little substance underneath the surface. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
6/10 81% Tigertail (2020) It's just a shame Tigertail doesn't offer them a more cohesive symphony. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
9/10 88% Onward (2020) This is Pixar at its finest, when the entire family can enjoy the entire film on almost entirely the same level. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020