Justin Craig

Justin Craig

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 93%

Captain Phillips (2013)

""Captain Phillips" features Tom Hanks at the top of his game. It's hands-down one of the year's best films." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
9/10 96%

Gravity (2013)

"As of right now, there's just nothing else like it. And that is a rare treat at the movies." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013
7/10 89%

Rush (2013)

"With an undeniably effective immediacy, "Rush" is a solid, but rather cold, biopic about two equally detached personalities. " ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 26, 2013
10/10 94%

Hugo (2011)

""Hugo" is a magical cinematic experience, and a masterpiece so unlike anything Scorsese has made before. Captivating and original, it is the director's most human film yet. " ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
10/10 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

""Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," with its meticulous Cold War details and labyrinthine plot, is like a smoky 25-year-old single malt scotch whiskey. It hits you hard, but goes down smooth." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
6/10 71%

Carnage (2011)

"Running a mere 80 minutes, "Carnage" still feels longer than it should. " ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
9/10 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"Steve Zaillian's script trims some the novel's fat, keeping the film a lean, mean and frightening beast." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
5/10 60%

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

"The second installment in the series, churns like a lump of moldy dough sitting in the pit of your stomach, trying ever so hard to be digested." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
8/10 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"Visually triumphant and chock-full of classic Spielberg-isms -- both good and bad." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
7/10 76%

War Horse (2011)

"Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is an imperfect film, but certainly is a beautiful one." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
9/10 94%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Boasting an exotic trip around the world, an engaging script, funny dialogue and spectacular stunts, "Ghost Protocol" is an adrenaline-rush adventure on a grand scale. " ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
5/10 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"It's a pity Streep can't be picked up as Thatcher like a chess piece and placed down in a different, better film." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
9/10 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"Eric Roth's nimble screenplay and composer Alexandre Desplat's delicate score also help solidify "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as one of the best movies movies of 2011" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
5/10 31%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"After an interesting guessing game in the first forty minutes, it slips and falls to a terrible and clichéd death." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
7/10 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Soderbergh rocks this genre and Carano gives any male action star a run for his money." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
8/10 78%

The Grey (2012)

""The Grey" is a film that reminds us how fortunate we are to be sitting in a theater or at home on the couch and not suffering frostbite, hypoxia and being in the dastardly predicament of having giant wolf fangs ripping our innards inside out." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
8/10 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

""Big Miracle" is quite the whale of a tale. Miraculous? Maybe. Predictable? Mostly. Delightful? Absolutely." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
7/10 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"Scene after endless scene of Radcliffe roaming the hallways of a spooky gothic house seeking the source of creepy noises and phantasmic movements is not compelling enough for a two-hour film. " ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
10/10 81%

Prisoners (2013)

"A blisteringly intense master-class in suspense and character." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 19, 2013
7/10 29%

The Family (2013)

""The Family" may not be top tier De Niro, but it is excellent Pfeiffer and a welcome return for director Luc Besson. " ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Sep 12, 2013
7/10 34%

Passion (2013)

"Struggling with warts and all, "Passion" is a loopy but fun late-night thriller brimming with style and vitality from one of America's most exciting film makers." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 29, 2013
8/10 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"A delightful and natural exploration of friendship that is at once honest, refreshingly funny and uncomfortably real." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 23, 2013
9/10 89%

The World's End (2013)

"The world doesn't end with a whimper, but with ingenious laughter, making this off-the-chart genre-bending comedy the funniest and most original movie of the summer." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 22, 2013
4/10 6%

Paranoia (2013)

""Paranoia" should be commended for attempting to give younger audiences something more mature to digest at the movies, but unfortunately once the film hits a dead zone, the reception is lost for good." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 16, 2013
9/10 71%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"This superbly crafted and impeccably acted civil rights drama is the first major Oscar contender of the year." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
7/10 47%

We're The Millers (2013)

"A solid effort in the road trip genre and features more laughs than not." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 8, 2013
6/10 67%

Elysium (2013)

"People expecting another "District 9" or who expect a little more substance from their science fiction films will most likely be disappointed by "Elysium," but those who like their videogame-style sci-fi shoot-em-ups will have no problem here." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 7, 2013
7/10 64%

2 Guns (2013)

"Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's buddy action-comedy "2 Guns" is an unexpected dog-days-of-summer surprise." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Aug 1, 2013
7/10 43%

Red 2 (2013)

"While "Red 2" is a fairly traditional espionage film with a comedic twist and brilliant cast, the film is ultimately as Hopkins' character frequently quips: "Jolly good."" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Jul 19, 2013
7/10 67%

Turbo (2013)

"The silly characters are the heart and center of the film and kids will most likely be racing out for their very own "Turbo" action figures" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Jul 17, 2013
7/10 71%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Certainly one of the most eccentric and imaginative films of the summer." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
5/10 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have managed to become Superman's very own Kryptonite, stripping the iconic character of his greatest assets: wit, charm, and most importantly, hope." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Jun 12, 2013
7/10 35%

The Internship (2013)

"If you are able to look past the giant commercial elephant in the room, "The Internship" is actually a sweet throwback to the formulaic comedies of the late 1970s and 1980s" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Jun 6, 2013
5/10 11%

After Earth (2013)

"With "After Earth," Smith can't even save himself, his film, or his director" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted May 31, 2013
3/10 20%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"The weakest of the three films and should really only appeal to diehard fans of the franchise. The film is billed as "the end," and it's a relief that this hangover has finally subsided." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted May 23, 2013
9/10 86%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

""Into Darkness" is a warp-speed ride of intense suspense, lens flares, mystery and thrills, dipping in and out of "Star Trek" lore and ultimately creating a fresh new direction." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted May 14, 2013
8/10 48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Certainly people will have their opinions when it comes to Luhrmann's bohemian style, but Fitzgerald's book lends itself very well to this adaptation." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted May 10, 2013
8/10 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Not only is "Iron Man 3" the best of the trilogy, it's the best Marvel film yet. Yes, even better than last summer's uber-blockbuster "The Avengers."" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Apr 30, 2013
4/10 49%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"For his first post-"Transformers" production, Bay goes a little too far at making stupidity and violence appear alluring and sexy." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Apr 26, 2013
7/10 53%

Oblivion (2013)

"From the get-go it's easy to assume this film will become a sci-fi classic. But as "Oblivion" crosses the threshold from the unknown to the all-too-obvious, the Tom Cruise alien adventure falls into familiar territory." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Apr 18, 2013
7/10 79%

42 (2013)

"A fine drama which throws no curves, allowing for an easy hit. You'll be hard-pressed to not feel inspired by film's end." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Apr 11, 2013
8/10 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"With a dash of gritty crime drama, truly compelling characters and top-notch acting from Cooper and Gosling, Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" is a must-see." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Mar 29, 2013
5/10 29%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"The sequel erases the absurd campiness of Stephen Sommers' original and attempts a reboot at becoming the next bad-ass action franchise, but in the end is nothing more than your average "Joe."" ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
7/10 39%

Admission (2013)

"Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are a dream team in this light-hearted drama." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Mar 21, 2013
6/10 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' isn't breaking comedic ground, nor is it 'incredible,' but there is something magical about seeing Carell, Carrey, Buscemi and Arkin together." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
7/10 32%

Emperor (2013)

"Though "Emperor" is a mystery of which we already know the ending, director Peter Webber ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") keeps the story moving and interesting." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
5/10 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

""Oz" suffers from a gluttonous use of CGI and an incredibly weak story, but the biggest problem is James Franco as the titular character." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
7/10 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer" is a gentle giant, a short and sweet climb that's fun all the way up the bean stalk." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Feb 28, 2013
7/10 69%

Stoker (2013)

"An American gothic soap opera and dark coming-of-age film that benefits greatly from its chilling atmosphere and stellar performances by Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Feb 28, 2013
5/10 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"Forget what you know about the earlier "Die Hard" films. This 'Good Day' is not the "Die Hard," nor the John McClane that we've come to know." ‐ FoxNews.com
Posted Feb 13, 2013