Josh Bell

Josh Bell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 100% Twinsters (2015) "A genuinely life-affirming journey that illustrates the essential power of family, in whatever form it takes. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 93% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fans of the movie will probably watch it over and over again, making Netflix executives very happy. Everyone else will remain baffled. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "An entertaining and exciting ride, a strong example of the best in blockbuster filmmaking. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/5 24% Vacation (2015) "A series of belabored, poorly executed jokes that amount to a sad re-creation of a once-beloved comedy franchise. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2.5/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "Annoyingly twee. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 0% Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser "You'd think that after 14 years, they'd have more than stale fart jokes and weak callbacks to bits that weren't funny in the first place. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/5 82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Exudes familial love and forgiveness. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/5 58% Southpaw (2015) "Fuqua and Sutter do little to distinguish Southpaw from other boxing movies going back decades. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/5 18% Pixels (2015) "Calling Pixels one of Sandler's better movies is like calling a particular strain of Ebola somewhat less horrifically painful; either way, it's not pleasant. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/5 59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Like its protagonist, it's mostly a sad relic straining to appear hip. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "A sensitive character study of an aging icon. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "A looser, funnier and lower-stakes story than Marvel's typical world-ending spectacles. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/5 54% Minions (2015) "Given the task of carrying their own 90-minute feature, they quickly wear out their welcome. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 20% Self/less (2015) "It feels like a refugee from a 2005 straight-to-video bin. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/5 79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Far more Everybody Loves Raymond than Louie. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 81% The Overnight (2015) "Brice effectively balances cringe humor with emotional revelations that feel genuine even if they start out as uncomfortable jokes. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "It's every bit the cheesy, brainless exercise in audience pandering that many expected from the first movie. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The movie's chief purpose seems to be reminding audiences of what they enjoyed in the previous movies, but the best way to enjoy those is to just go watch them again. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/5 42% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There was a playfulness to even the worst of the Scream movies that is absent here, and what's left is a mediocre murder mystery. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 48% Zoo: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Zoo could have been silly, over-the-top fun, but instead it's plodding and monotonous. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "What started as a mildly funny if overly self-satisfied comedy ends up as a disingenuous tearjerker, as phony as one of Greg and Earl's home movies. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2.5/5 87% Poldark: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Both the scenery and the star of Poldark look great, but the storytelling isn't quite as effective. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/5 89% Dope (2015) "Mixes winning comedic moments with serious, life-or-death situations, often at the same time. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 88% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's no longer a pastiche of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen; instead it's just another mediocre sci-fi/fantasy TV series. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Offers gentle laughs and a few moments of heartfelt emotion. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/5 52% Saint Laurent (2015) "Heavy on dreamy imagery and light on facts and insights. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Just another overstuffed, CGI-filled blockbuster about people running and yelling. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/5 69% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A dull and ponderous sci-fi drama that lacks even the visual flair and grandeur of the Wachowskis' film failures. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Cusack gives his best and most engaged performance in years. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 95% Spy (2015) "It's a problem when a movie like this practically requires a diagram to follow the plot, although at least that doesn't stop it from being funny. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "A half-baked romance full of dead-end subplots and startling leaps in character development, with a third-act turn into a nearly incomprehensible conspiracy storyline. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/5 55% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Too much about Aquarius is boilerplate cop-drama material. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2.5/5 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Mostly the movie is mild and subdued, provoking more boredom than laughter. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Thousands of people may die, but the most important thing is that Ray is reunited with his family. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 27, 2015
2/5 33% Poltergeist (2015) "Another forgettable horror product. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/5 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "The movie could just be a two-hour lecture, but star Elkabetz and her brother Shlomi, who co-wrote and co-directed, make it into an affecting and even suspenseful human drama. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Instead of an actual adventure story, Tomorrowland is more of a presentation about the concept of adventure stories. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 9% Grace Of Monaco "The lovely costumes and locations give a sense of the luxury of Kelly's life, but nothing in the movie manages to get below that glittering surface. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A marvel of action choreography. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Everything in Pitch Perfect 2 is a little bigger, but none of it is better. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/5 91% Slow West (2015) "A quiet, discursive journey with flashes of dry humor. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 86% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "All the creepy set pieces and engaging performances are no match for the increasingly absurd exposition. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/5 50% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Mostly content to recycle old jokes in a new context. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 70% Welcome to Me (2015) "Alice's oddities are darkly funny but also incredibly sad, and the filmmakers tread a fine line between the two, more effectively than not. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/5 54% Maggie (2015) "At its most maudlin, it's like a terminal-disease tearjerker with zombieism in place of cancer. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Presents two annoying people and has them yell at each other for an hour or so. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "A big part of Cobain's music was about expressing his inner turmoil, and this movie accomplishes that again in ways that are often unexpected and moving. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron can be a little unwieldy, but when it works, it works really well. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/5 30% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's hard not to wonder whether Hoffman would have been able to elevate this sour, condescending comedy into something more than faux-edgy nonsense. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2/5 52% The Casual Vacancy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "With its dour subject matter and shapeless plotting, Vacancy would be unremarkable without Rowling's name behind it. " ‐ Las Vegas Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
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