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Joshua Starnes

Joshua Starnes

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Joshua Starnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ComingSoon.net

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "When it stops trying to remind us of its past, Ghostbusters can be pretty fun. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 14, 2016
7/10 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "A talent for sight gags aren't enough to keep Pets from being quickly forgotten. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/10 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "Pretty but shallow, it comes across like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls directed by Dario Argento. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/10 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "Dwayne Johnson is completely committed and some jokes really land, but most of it is sadly uninspired. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4.5/10 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Alice Through The Looking Glass reeks of perfunctory professionalism. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 27, 2016
8/10 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The Nice Guys makes up for weak characters by consistently subverting the cliches of action movie filmmaking. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 19, 2016
7/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "It repeats a lot of what has come before, but solid thrills make it more fun than old, for now. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 9, 2016
8.5/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "A joyous tour-de-force of superhero action with real ideas and strong emotions at heart. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 5, 2016
4/10 7% Mother's Day (2016) "This idea was a shallow well when it first started; three trips to it has basically emptied all the water out. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/10 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Hemsworth remains an excellent Huntsman, but Winter's War is a confused, directionless mess. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/10 31% Criminal (2016) "Criminal recalls the kinds of action movies made in the '90s, and not in a good way. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Apr 15, 2016
6.5/10 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Strong performances and timely subject matter largely cover up TV movie production quality. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 25, 2016
6.5/10 100% Sausage Party (2016) "Sausage Party is quintessential Rogen, offering no more and no less than we have come to expect. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 15, 2016
7/10 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "A paean to video games and what they do well, and a grand experiment in what action films can do but haven't been. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 14, 2016
6.5/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) "For whatever weaknesses Midnight Special has, what attention it does pay to character and mood raises it above much of its kindred. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 13, 2016
5.5/10 78% Keanu (2016) "The fact that the minds behind it have shown themselves repeatedly to be capable of so much more, the response to Keanu can't be any more than disappointment. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 13, 2016
8/10 83% Don't Breathe (2016) "The first two-thirds are as solid a piece of thriller filmmaking as Hollywood has produced in a while. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 12, 2016
6/10 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Beautiful and dreamlike but sometimes feels like a parody of Malick's other, better work. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 11, 2016
7.5/10 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "It's not up to the level of a M.A.S.H. or Catch-22 but has several moments of sustained brilliance. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 2, 2016
7/10 55% Triple 9 (2016) "A taut, character-fueled crime film undone by its own ambitions. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 24, 2016
5/10 61% Race (2016) "James and Sudeikis are strong and it has its heart in the right place, but Race is too easily distracted to stick the landing. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 18, 2016
7/10 51% Risen (2016) "Joseph Fiennes leads a strong cast in a surprisingly thoughtful retelling of the Passion of the Christ. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 18, 2016
7.5/10 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "When it embraces its absurdity it is fantastic; when it tries for more it falls apart. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 3, 2016
4/10 10% The Forest (2016) "The Forest aims for ambiguity and suspense but just gets lost in the woods. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jan 9, 2016
8.5/10 88% The Big Short (2015) "Adam McKay's funny, intelligent and depressing examination of the financial crisis is must-see entertainment. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 16, 2015
7/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A fun if uneven return to a galaxy far, far away. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 16, 2015
9/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino's typical solid hand with actors is on full view. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 15, 2015
7/10 61% Concussion (2015) "Will Smith is excellent as Omalu, portraying him as a man who has studied life more than lived it. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 13, 2015
6/10 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Left without a heart of its own, this Sea flounders. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/10 61% Joy (2015) "Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are still fun to watch, but the film does little to live up to its title or aspirations. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 7, 2015
5/10 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "When it goes wrong you get something like... well, you get something like Victor Frankenstein,/i>. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Nov 25, 2015
5/10 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "[T]he basic skeleton of the story is at obvious odds with itself and not all of the charismatic actors in the world will keep the outcome from feeling like it lasts forever. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 23, 2015
6/10 27% Pan (2015) "Though the film's story technically meets the definition of 'new,' little in it will offer up the feeling that word evokes. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 6, 2015
6.5/10 85% The Walk (2015) "For all its visual brilliance, The Walk never manages to explain exactly what its goal is - or more specifically why anyone should care - because it's not a film about Philippe at all but only about what he walked on. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Oct 1, 2015
6.5/10 64% The Visit (2015) "There's too much good in it to call it a failure, but in many ways The Visit is less than the sum of its parts. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 11, 2015
4.5/10 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "An endless NASCAR race trapped in a neverending circle, going round and round and round for eternity with no beginning and no end. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 3, 2015
5/10 42% American Ultra (2015) "Less genre mash up and more head on collision. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Aug 22, 2015
8.5/10 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton does not reinvent the musical biopic as a genre; merely hone it to a razor's edge, transcending a rote repetition of NWA's history to make a statement about the world that made them possible and how it must change. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Aug 13, 2015
7.5/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation continues the series resurgence with moody suspense tied neatly to exciting set pieces centered on a stable of IMF agents that has finally gelled after several films worth of experimenting. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/10 16% Pixels (2015) "Sandler's own films, if they continue their pattern, seem destined for a similar fate as Brenner's old video games - buried in the past with those who accidentally come across them in the future wondering how anyone enjoyed them in the first place. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 23, 2015
7/10 94% Spy (2015) "McCarthy has honed her particular brand of comedy to a fine edge and proven she has a considerable arsenal to draw from; but she's also reached the point where she's drawing from what she feels comfortable doing as opposed to reaching for new levels. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jun 5, 2015
8/10 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "A rare sequel where audience investment is not entirely predicated on familiar faces going through familiar motions, and a rare series that seems intent on going out on a high note. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted May 15, 2015
6.5/10 32% Chappie (2015) "Featuring a lot of what we have come to expect from Blomkamp in both style and substance, the District 9 director's latest epic is high on heart but low on brains, forgetting that we actually need both to make life happen. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Mar 5, 2015
6.5/10 80% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland, USA is a refreshingly optimistic look at how Latino-American and classic WASP culture can come to a rapprochement ... it is also hamstrung by the great curse of the inspirational sports film, prioritizing its message above its story " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/10 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Bland and dull, except for the rare moments when it is unintentionally hilarious, all Fifty Shades has to teach the curious is that it doesn't matter how many shades of grey you use, you will just end up with a drab, colorless blob. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/10 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "The Boy Next Door doesn't exactly aspire to a 'so bad it's good' level but it's so ridiculous that if you insist on suffering through it, while you won't get any of the promised thrills, you might get a good laugh. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 10, 2015
5/10 34% Blackhat (2015) "It's as if Mann has simply run out of things to say about the crime story, but doesn't know what else to talk about anymore. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 10, 2015
6.5/10 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The Wachowskis have seldom disappointed but frequently bewildered with their varied choices and willingness to experiment within the Hollywood big budget formula, which makes Jupiter their strangest concoction yet - a purely conventional one. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Feb 10, 2015
7/10 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Battle of the Five Armies can be summed up with a phrase we can apply to the entire trilogy: good enough. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 6, 2014
6/10 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Exodus: Gods and Kings - for all its pedigree and bravery - remains firmly in the shadow of its famous ancestors. " ‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Dec 6, 2014
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