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Josh Spiegel

Josh Spiegel
Josh Spiegel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Slashfilm, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The strength of this movie is also its biggest weakness: A Simple Favor boasts a heaping helping of self-awareness.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/10 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) When you make a film with Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks, and there's maybe one mild chuckle spread out amongst the four of them, something is wrong.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/10 23% Mile 22 (2018) It's an aggressive, arrogant, slapdash action film that believes it's profound.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
5/10 46% Skyscraper (2018) Johnson is charming as always, even if the film around him can't measure up.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
7.5/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The good news is, Ant-Man and the Wasp is better than the first film.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) ...It's a poor choice to keep making Jurassic Park movies that feel as soulless as this.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
8/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) While Incredibles 2 doesn't reach the same heights as the 2004 original, it's more intelligent than other recent sequels.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
6/10 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Though Ocean's 8 can't hope to meet the quality of those other films, Gary Ross has at least made a decent spin-off.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Much like its predecessor, Deadpool 2 is less a movie than a smirky, feature-length meme generator.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
5/10 37% Life of the Party (2018) It's nice to see McCarthy leading another comedy, but Life of the Party continues the trend that she's far better in ensemble pieces.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
9/10 86% Tully (2018) Tully is the work of older, wiser artists, anchored by a lead performance that's among the very finest of Charlize Theron's career. It's one of the best films of the year.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
6/10 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War, by design, feels like one half of a completed puzzle, with the other pieces strewn about waiting to be put together. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/10 80% Unsane (2018) Steven Soderbergh likes to try a lot of new things as a filmmaker, and working with the iPhone is another innovative step. But his stylistic choices don't pay off when the script is utterly nonsensical tripe.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
7.5/10 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The film is undeniably flawed and messy, but there is a strong, passionate sense of heartbreak at its core, and the underlying message of hope and love manages to be both corny and aspirational‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) The end result is flaccid, more convinced of its intelligence than it should be, and painfully overlong.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
7/10 84% Game Night (2018) Game Night manages to be both surprising and well-executed in its comic and suspenseful moments.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/10 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Clint Eastwood, with his new film The 15:17 to Paris, has gone out of his way to recreate the foiling of a would-be terrorist attack carefully. Unfortunately, he's done so in aggressively dull fashion.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
9/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is perhaps [Paul Thomas Anderson's] most compelling, maddening, entrancing story to date.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
4/10 52% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong suggests a fascinating true story, but one that did not have the potential for feature-film power.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
9/10 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2, like its hero, manages to surprise in its winning tone, its fierce cleverness, its heart, and its humor. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
9/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back, and is awful close to being its equal.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
7.5/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Though it stutters in its action-heavy climax, Thor: Ragnarok is perhaps the funniest Marvel movie yet, and suggests that the studio is beginning to understand the value of letting its stars cut loose.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
8/10 97% Coco (2017) At various moments, Coco is simply the most beautiful film Pixar has ever made, each shot a striking work of art.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
95% Moana (2016) Moana is proof of one of the slightly less-repeated axioms of storytelling: It's OK to use familiar tropes as long as you use them well.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
100% Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio is the greatest, most terrifying film in the Walt Disney Animation Studios canon.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
78% The Revenant (2015) Every scene in The Revenant may be remarkably staged, but feels rigorously planned. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
97% Zootopia (2016) ...a genuinely charming and funny film.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) [The Jungle Book] stumbles because the people involved aren't willing to fully commit to either making a near-shot-for-shot remake or going in a completely different direction.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) A perfectly fine brand deposit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A 3D nightmare.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is a good movie, meaning that Pixar has a batting average of four for five when it comes to sequels. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) The BFG is the latest example of Spielberg using the long take to experiment with digital technology, pushing himself as a filmmaker as much he pushes his characters or the audience through emotional experience.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
77% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) It is, perhaps, a bit telling and awkward that the best parts of What Now? are less about Kevin Hart being funny and more about people reacting to Kevin Hart. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight takes the concept of the bildungsroman to its natural end point in ways that many coming-of-age stories don't.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) ...Laika's most impressive, miraculous work yet.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) This may not be Pixar's greatest creative success, but simply as a piece of animation, it is their most gorgeous to date.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
1.5/4 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) ...no matter how hard he's tried, Vin Diesel continues to struggle in movies where he's required to do more than drive a car as fast as he can.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/4 73% Everest (2015) ...the film loses its way as quickly as the climbers lose their footing.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 66% The Visit (2015) ... it's just nice to see a good M. Night Shyamalan movie again.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/4 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) As no-frills as Shaun the Sheep Movie is, it's a winning and clever way to close out the summer family-movie season.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/4 82% Ant-Man (2015) Although Ant-Man is superficially shackled to the necessities of the MCU, it's snappier, lighter, and sharper than Marvel's more overblown films of late.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 18% Self/less (2015) Self/Less is just tired; it's a direct-to-DVD knockoff that inexplicably got a few big names attached.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) From top to bottom, Inside Out is Pixar's best film since Ratatouille.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) ...this film plays like a talented cover band's version of your favorite song.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/4 49% Tomorrowland (2015) So many of the disparate elements of Tomorrowland work that it's kind of heartbreaking to see it saddled with an inconsistent script. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
2/4 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) ...there's a sense of desperation to the proceedings, whereas the first film felt so light and surprising.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/4 92% Disneynature Monkey Kingdom (2015) Disneynature's documentaries have proven to be exquisite to watch, but time and again, they falter, if not fail outright, at telling stories without getting in their own way.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 86% Cheatin' (2015) ...Cheatin' at least proves that though hand-drawn animation may be one of the oldest forms of the medium, it's plenty lively and colorful when its practitioners care.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
2/4 89% Backcountry (2015) Backcountry may zig instead of zag from its facile setup, but even the payoff doesn't stand out.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 88% Spring (2015) A profound and unshakable sense of unease pervades the entirety of Spring, from the opening scene all the way to the unexpected finish.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015