Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C+ 82% Ad Astra (2019) Feels like two different movies rolled up into a single entity. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 89% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Has some of the very best and most thrilling racecar driving scenes ever put on film. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
B+ 75% Joker (2019) Although "Joker," directed with passionate fury by Todd Phillips, is an entirely gripping movie, one cannot imagine it being as successful without Phoenix's landmark performance. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
A- 100% Western Stars (2019) "Western Stars" is a celebration of this music and its expansive, engrossing storytelling. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
100% Marriage Story (2019) The back-and-forth he-said/she-said is a fascinating aspect of this film and will no doubt lead to conversation about which side Baumbach is actually on. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
C- 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Much like he's done in "Fargo" Hawley wants to aim for the stars, but, this time around, he can't even achieve liftoff. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ 59% Harriet (2019) "Harriet" feels pat and uninvolving. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B 44% The Laundromat (2019) Minor Soderbergh, but it's still Soderbergh - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ 84% Waves (2019) Even if there is something underwhelming about the softer and gentler second half, the overall impact of Shults' film is deeply felt and confirms him as a major talent - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ 98% Knives Out (2019) A deliciously thrilling funhouse of mirth and malice. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
C+ 87% Judy (2019) Zellweger's work here is so towering that it clearly overshadows everything else - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) "Dolemite is my Name" is the funniest movie I have seen all year, a hoot and a holler about a black man living in whitey America yearning to make a name for himself. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C- 75% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Conventional, lazy and incredibly irresponsible filmmaking - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 96% The Two Popes (2019) Despite its over reliance on unnecessary flashbacks, "The Two Popes" is a masterclass in acting delivered by two legendary stalwarts of the craft: Pryce and Hopkins. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C+ 86% Just Mercy (2019) "Just Mercy" gets bogged down by heavy-handedness. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The movie's success relies heavily on the conversations between Hanks and Rhys, moments which will not only make you think about the characters in the movie, but your own life as well. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
A- 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) "The Art of Self-Defense" is a true original that aims to tackle the deepest pits of toxic masculinity, to almost absurd extremes. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C 42% Stuber (2019) Of course, the actors shouldn't be faulted for how flat "Stuber" ends up feeling - they try to rise the mediocrity around them into something watchable. They can't. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
B+ 93% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) Scorsese delivers a document that is part tour diary, part surreal narrative but totally absorbing 142-minute mesmerizer. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C 53% The Lion King (2019) The end result is more of a showcase for VFX/photo-realism than an actually successful remake of a beloved Disney classic - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C 44% After the Wedding (2019) In 'After the Wedding," the crux of the dilemmas being presented feel unimportant and unrewarding because we couldn't care less about these characters. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ 46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Blanchett's nervous, neurotic and irritated-filled performance keeps things watchable and, dare I say it, even mildly transporting. t - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) There's an overwhelming feeling of the now as you watch "Sticks and Stones." It feels immediate, a plea from one of our very best comedians to his own audience to stop the hysteria. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C 79% Good Boys (2019) "Good Boys," is a rather one-note and corny exercise in conventional storytelling. Despite its trailer's promises, there is no edginess whatsoever to be found in this movie. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
89% Give Me Liberty (2019) As the day deteriorates from erratic to near-disastrous, the collective ride shared between this inclusive cast of characters becomes not only a pleasantly-delivered dramatic and comedic experience, but a damn-near, compassionate one as well. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
C- 86% The Nightingale (2019) The film's 136-minute runtime is absolutely unnecessary, especially for a film that keeps looking for any kind of identity throughout its messy narrative. There is no groove or flow sustained by Kent, just the delirious need to deliver artsy shocks. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
B+ 98% Love, Antosha (2019) It turns out that Yelchin would frequently bring a camera with him wherever he went, from childhood on, to the point where director Garret Price actually uses Yelchin's recorded tapes to form the narrative and tell the story of his life. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
C+ 63% Yesterday (2019) Instead of expanding on the ingenious premise, Curtis decides to inject his movie with off-puttingly mawkish sentiment. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
C+ 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Barely entertains. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
C+ 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) If the first three installments felt breezy and effortless, Cooley's movie feels forced and unimportant. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
B 83% Midsommar (2019) A horror movie that, at times, almost feels like a surreal comedy, Aster's sophomore effort hits unlikely bumps along the way, but is powered by his considerable visual framing talents and a very strong performance from Florence Pugh. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
B+ 94% The Lighthouse (2019) It's Dafoe who steals the show. His Efraim is damn-near horrific to behold, a behemoth of a presence with his unkempt beard, ridiculous pirate accent and toxic machoism. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
D 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) 'Dark Phoenix' is the worst X-Men movie ever released - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
B+ 100% Beanpole (Dylda) (2019) So committed to its sometimes challenging choices, the bold and exacting "Beanpole" sometimes feels damn-near radical. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
C+ 88% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2019) Impressive visual poetry might be on display again, but narrative cohesion is sorely lacking. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
10% Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019) "Intermezzo" is the darker, more ambitious companion to "Canto Uno." It can feel overwrought at times, but the urban naturalism Kechiche pushes for is damn-near breathtaking to behold. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
B+ 50% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2019) A bold and bracing statement from the Dardennes that, like their very best work, has the pulse-pounding urgency of a great action movie - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
B+ 95% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A rather distanced affair, albeit sprinkled with these small, beautiful moments of personal filmmaking - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
C- 68% Little Joe (2019) Hausner can't really find the tension in the story. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
D 53% Matthias and Maxime (2019) It feels amateurish, as if Dolan decided to make a home movie instead of a well thought-out cinematic endeavor. The result is something that is never involving. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) There is absolutely nothing subtle about Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite." It feels like Kore-eda on steroids. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C 61% Frankie (2019) Ira Sachs' Rohmer-Inspired Drama Dramatically Falls Flat - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's latest juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines and eventually strings them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. It can best be described as brilliant, draggy, ambitious but very personal filmmaking. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
A- 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) This is an incredibly tense and erotic movie. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B+ 60% Lux Æterna (2019) Noe is no doubt a purposeful provocateur, but an immensely talented one at that. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
C 78% A Hidden Life (2019) Terrence Malick badly needs an editor. If you snip about an hour from "A Hidden Life," there's an actual masterpiece somewhere in there. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
B- 89% Rocketman (2019) Annoyingly hyperactive, familiar but decently entertaining - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
C 92% Atlantics (Atlantique) (2019) Diop struggles to bind together the multiple narratives at hand, not one character is properly brushed upon to make you care about their fate. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B 74% Sorry We Missed You (2019) Loach lays it on a little too thick by the final third, but there are some moments of powerful humanism all around this movie. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
B 88% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) A perplexing mix of magical surrealism and grindhouse. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019