Justin Berton

Justin Berton
Justin Berton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 96%

BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi (2008)

"Momentarily, it feels as if the Guarani could win this fight and maybe give it to globalization on the shins." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 15, 2009
1/4 20%

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)

"I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is the perfect cautionary tale for any frat boy who considers making a film based on the phrase, "Dude, remember that one time?"" ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2009
3/4 81%

Under Our Skin (2008)

"We may not get to argue both sides of the debate, but Under Our Skin stirs the deepest emotions and reveals the most unsettling truth: We're all vulnerable to a tick bite, sure, but it's the health care system that really gets us in the end." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2009
2.5/4 75%

Cold Souls (2009)

"Giamatti stammers and futzes and self-loathes with the best of 'em, and his endearing persona and droopy-dog face can move the film along even when the narrative can't." ‐Houston Chronicle
Posted Sep 4, 2009
2/4 75%

Cold Souls (2009)

"It's a simple query, and a fun one to explore, yet only a temporarily compelling conflict for a feature-length film." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 14, 2009
3/4 84%

Earth Days (2009)

Quote not available. ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 13, 2009
3/4 85%

Tony Manero (2009)

Quote not available. ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2009
4/4 48%

Battle For Terra (2009)

"The creators of the 3-D animation film Battle for Terra have developed such an entirely new world inside the movie theater, it's hard not to think they just pushed the film-viewing experience forward 10 years." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2009
2/4 87%

Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009)

"For adults, Earth misses the mark of riveting storytelling. Earth crams in the dramatic adventures of several species (including penguins) -- with the result that it comes up short on telling one really good story." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 24, 2009
1/4 43%

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

"Wow, when Disney misses the 'reimagining' mark, it really misses." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2009
3/4 92%

Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium) (2008)

"Few films tackle the question of whether a man with a history of domestic violence can learn to love again -- and fewer still do it in a subtly comedic and charming way." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 27, 2009
2/4 51%

Notorious (2009)

"It must have been an act of great restraint for Sean Combs to resist titling this film, about Chris Wallace, his close friend turned rapper and cultural icon, The Notorious B.I.G. -- The Sean Combs Story." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 16, 2009
2.5/4 33%

Not Easily Broken (2009)

"Like some marriages, it has its flaws, but perhaps it's the good stuff that's worth focusing on." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 9, 2009
2/4 50%

Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)

"It's tempting to slight the effort as My Big Fat Gay Wedding, since the screenwriters follow a familiar template." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 5, 2008
2/4 61%

Arctic Tale (2007)

"Despite the storytelling faults, Ravetch and Robertson offer remarkable footage from the evaporating Arctic." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/4 83%

Ciudad de Acero (2007)

"In writer and director Brian Jun's film, the story isn't set up so neatly, and, at first, the ambiguity builds tension." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2007
3/4 85%

Air Guitar Nation (2006)

"In this pitch-perfect documentary about the very real rise of air guitar competition in the United States, and two of its top performers, stony thoughts will arise as to whether one is suddenly trapped inside a satire that got wrapped in a reality." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 11, 2007
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