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Joshua Starnes

Joshua Starnes
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
7.5/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) With higher highs and lower lows than Deadpool, the sequel has a lot of the problems all sequels do.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
6.5/10 33% Super Troopers 2 (2018) The Police Academy 2 to the first film's Police Academy, Super Troopers 2 takes what worked the first time and tries to build on it, with mixed success.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/10 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Despite some decent ideas and chances at interesting characters, Truth or Dare opts for lazy storytelling and unconvincing scares.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7.5/10 75% The Price (2017) Pointed without ever falling into stereotypes, it's a bold statement about modern immigrant life in America and not to be missed. ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6/10 77% Gemini (2018) A slow - and I mean ssslllooowww - murder mystery... ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7/10 64% Us and Them (2018) Not as sharp as it thinks it is but funnier and better handled than it sounds from its description, Us and Them benefits from a solid sense of humor and a sure hand keeping the tone steady even as it changes direction regularly. ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/10 82% Mayhem (2017) [Mayhem] lacks the sharpness of fair like Tragedy Girls, but for fans of [Steven] Yuen or business-focused semi-satire like Horrible Bosses, it's got enough adrenaline to carry an audience along. ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6.5/10 80% Tragedy Girls (2017) Very much in the Scream vein but with a sharper sense of humor, slasher fans will enjoy. ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6.5/10 71% M.F.A. (2017) Bravely tackling the dark side of empowerment, it has a very sure sense of what it wants to say, refuses to reduce its topic to easy tropes. ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7.5/10 77% Small Town Crime (2018) Small Town Crime [is] a showcase for the skills of John Hawkes. ‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7/10 83% Blockers (2018) Blockers is a hilarious take on the teen sex comedy thanks to its game cast and surprisingly deep focus (for the genre) on its characters.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
8.5/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Lyrical, whimsical and strange, Isle of Dogs is a Wes Anderson movie through and through. That's a good thing.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
7/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow fills a much-needed gap for adult-oriented, thinking thrills even if it loses its nerve at the end.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
7.5/10 81% Early Man (2018) Clever, engaging and warm, Early Man makes up in charm what it lacks in originality.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/10 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The best that can be said of the whole thing is that there won't be any more.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7.5/10 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Even when its frayed edges are showing, the film exhibits a sheer joie de vivre so encompassing it's impossible to resist.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
9/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) A difficult film, coming close to the abyss and always backing off, keeping catharsis out of reach. But in those difficulties it is sublime.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
6.5/10 82% Molly's Game (2018) Even non-fans should admit Sorkin is a skilled craftsman; an architect of beautiful cathedrals.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
8/10 97% Coco (2017) An imaginative, fun, charming trip filled with so much heart it (mostly) makes up for the fact that it's taking us someplace we've been before.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
6/10 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is in such a rush to prove itself, it trips over its own feet... but keeps getting back up and continuing the race.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
6.5/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) There's a lot to love about The Shape of Water; if only it came together better.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
5/10 29% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon is an epic mess, trying to achieve too much and settling for too little.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
5/10 8% The Snowman (2017) It's easy to see the The Snowman's appeal, but the reality is a hidden hole in the ice, sending talented actors and filmmakers to an icy grave.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
7/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Really pretty and intermittently poses interesting questions about where exactly the nature of humanity lies but at the expense of a compelling plot.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
5/10 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin is a bland, thoughtless, harmless bit of action fluff despite strong work from Michael Keaton.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
5/10 69% mother! (2017) Exquisitely crafted and boundlessly ambitious, mother!'s reach exceeds its grasp, a failure that impacts both itself and all of its potential progeny.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/10 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Despite a strong cast and picturesque visuals, the film can't escape the gravity of its own navel.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
7.5/10 92% Good Time (2017) Good Time is a rousing but shallow bit of grime crime buoyed by Pattinson's performance even as it wallows in cliches.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/10 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) No one seems to know why The Nut Job 2 exists, including the people who made it.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
5/10 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) "It has everything needed to scare an audience, but is incapable of actually doing so."‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
5/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) It's not good, it's not bad, it's just terribly, terribly rote.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5.5/10 90% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip wants to be shocking but is so pedestrian it has no surprise.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/10 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) If you can find a screening which will cut or fast forward any moment when characters are required to speak to one another, it's a fun movie to watch.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/10 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Michael Bay's Transformers films have been many things, but until now they've never been boring.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
6.5/10 68% Cars 3 (2017) Competing subplots and a lack of clarity on who the focus is leaves Cars 3 driving in circles, yet somehow still the best Cars film.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
6.5/10 84% Megan Leavey (2017) It wants to treat war with the seriousness it deserves while sparing the audience of anything that might be disconcerting.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
7/10 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Weisz shines in the title role, but it's trying to do two diametrically opposed things which keep it spinning its wheels.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
5/10 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Won't do more than recast elements from the first film without bothering to figure out why they worked the first time through or if they should be repeated.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
7/10 80% Chuck (2017) Chuck, the film, is a lot like Chuck, the man, decently charming and mostly harmless.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
6/10 66% The Wall (2017) The Wall has moments of intensity which achieve what Liman seems to want, but it never does enough to make something out of its set up.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
6/10 30% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Despite creativity and a willingness to experiment on display, in the rush to change things, no one has figured out how to fit the new pieces together.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
7.5/10 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Revealing the preoccupations of its maker, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a petri dish for Gunn to experiment with the idea of family as a construct.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
6/10 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Despite the best of intentions from all involved The Zookeeper's Wife is bloodless and cool, turning it's story into an anecdote rather than a triumph.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
4.5/10 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers is emotional and resonant until it becomes a Power Rangers movie; then it becomes stupid.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
7/10 68% Free Fire (2017) As much fun as you can have watching six people crawl on a floor for 90 minutes.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
6.5/10 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Like its characters, T2 Trainspotting doesn't know why it exists, only that it does.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
7/10 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde offers up a heady mix of modern action and '80s throwback, which doesn't amount to much but is awfully nice to look at.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
5.5/10 43% Song to Song (2017) Malick's now familiar themes and experimentations are beginning to suggest that, like all of us humans, he is stuck in a rut he can't see or escape.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
8/10 93% Baby Driver (2017) Like a juggler balancing spinning plates, Baby Driver would fall apart if it ever stopped moving. As long as the plates are spinning, though, it's magic.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
5/10 26% Table 19 (2017) Table 19 starts out strong before gradually running out of steam.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017