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Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe
Justin Lowe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Sandberg demonstrates a deft affinity for the elaboration of horror conventions, as well as the expansion of the Conjuring universe.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
No Score Yet Cassidy Red (2017) Features a female protagonist and plenty of talented women behind the scenes, but comes up short delivering on the expected character conflicts and action sequences.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Too dimwitted to be disappointing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
90% Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016) The film also relies on a degree of cultural specificity that sets it apart from other examples of regionally produced horror and identifies Do, who grew up in Southern California before relocating to Laos, as a notable emerging talent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
No Score Yet Grey Lady (2017) Shea assembles many of the requisite elements of a contemporary crime drama, but orchestrates them so chaotically that audiences may be put off by the film's unwelcome onslaught of stale genre techniques.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
40% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Another disappointingly derivative imitation of The Blair Witch Project, this time mashed up with The X-Files franchise.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
60% Fabricated City (2017) Although the film's rapid-fire plotting sometimes seems rather ungainly, Park still delivers plenty of creatively conceived high-tech surveillance sequences, intricately staged car chases and unexpectedly visceral fight scenes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) If all of the over-emoting can be ignored, Born in China delivers gorgeous visuals in its close-up perspective on some of the world's rarest wildlife species, as well as the imposing habitats they call home.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
80% Dig Two Graves (2017) As much a coming-of-age tale as it is a cautionary one, Adams' feature does a credible job building suspense, but never really delivers on the horror scares that early scenes telegraph.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Israelite ... orchestrates a vastly more complex array of characters, action set pieces and technical resources for a combined effect that maintains dramatic tension even while teetering on the brink of excess.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
No Score Yet Maineland (2017) Wang's verite approach attempts to strike a tone somewhere between revealing and contemplative, but her principal subjects are too young and inexperienced with the world to have much of import to say.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
No Score Yet Let There Be Light (2017) A futuristic energy source that could indefinitely supply the world's power requirements provides the backdrop for this absorbing documentary.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Good Catholic (2017) A man of the cloth facing a crisis of faith, particularly one provoked by an attractive woman, covers some well-trod dramatic territory and the director doesn't do much to update this borderline biblical scenario.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Kati Kati (2016) Masya, a former advertising art director and conceptual video artist, selects an appropriate scale for his indie drama, concentrating his cast at a single location that has sufficient variety to avoid too much visual repetition.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Once again, Reeves does not disappoint, fully inhabiting Wick by channeling his rage over life's injustices into an intensely focused performance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
No Score Yet Confidential Assignment (2017) Essentially tacking on a drawn-out fourth act after the 90-minute point, the film feels needlessly overblown by the time it hits the two-hour mark.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
No Score Yet Suck It Up (2016) A buddy-comedy wrapped in a British Columbia road trip, Suck It Up figures out how to find the humor in emotionally distressing situations that might elude any less determined characters than the film's two protagonists.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
No Score Yet Half Ticket (2016) The young actors excel at replicating mischievous behavior, marginally sacrificing credibility in more dramatic scenes, but overall carrying the movie remarkably well for their age.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
No Score Yet Kate Can't Swim (2016) It's somewhat difficult to assess Helman's screenwriting expertise, but he demonstrates a fine rapport with the cast as he competently juggles acting and directorial duties.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
83% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) The influence of Native Americans on nearly a century of popular music is eloquently demonstrated in this engaging documentary.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
No Score Yet Dave Made a Maze (2017) A likeably goofy creative achievement.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
No Score Yet Who Is Arthur Chu? (2017) Drucker's eponymous documentary relies primarily on Chu's lower profile, post-Jeopardy! period for material, which comes off as rather uneventful ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
60% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) The Nile Hilton Incident represents the type of penetrating filmmaking that only a writer-director intimately familiar with Egyptian culture but possessing an outsider's perspective could convincingly accomplish.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
No Score Yet Motherland (2017) Motherland not only provides an expressively etched account of specialized medical care, but also a telling perspective on dominant social trends and healthcare policy issues in the Philippines.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
83% Tokyo Idols (2017) A lively inquiry that reveals more contradictions than consensus.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Often involving, although not quite entirely satisfying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
65% Tommy's Honour (2017) An engrossing and accessible celebration of the game's modern origins, enhanced by striking locations and a standout cast, led by Scottish actors Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
100% The Bad Kids (2016) An insightful, affecting film that casts sympathetic light on a neglected educational sector.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
No Score Yet Virtual Revolution (2016) Although the intent is clearly to create a somewhat disorienting visual experience, it's the consistently derivative plotline that's really at issue.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
83% I Am Bolt (2016) Almost as engaging as the man himself.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
36% Live Cargo (2017) Nicely observed, but misses the mark.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) For those who've endured the long gap between Bad Santa movies like kids eagerly anticipating Christmas, this sequel brings it on like Saint Nick's overstuffed bag of goodies, with plenty to entertain (and offend) everyone.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
78% The Monster (2016) A fully realized depiction of elemental fear and desperation, The Monster's modest scale should attract discerning genre fans while establishing a firm basis for potential cult status.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) The filmmakers' enthusiasm for their characters and the vanished period setting is palpable, asserting a certain fatalistic charm of its own.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
67% Brother Nature (2016) Killam, who recently departed SNL after six seasons, shows a great grasp of his character's escalating bewilderment and frustration.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Rather than a conventional inquiry into the circumstances and personalities that contributed to Albert's deception, Feuerzeig allows her to tell her own story, eschewing most other sources involved in her professional debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
64% Antibirth (2016) Often narratively cryptic and stylistically uneven.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016) Draper's thorough research process yields fascinating details on the lives and careers of the athletes, particularly their early histories as amateur competitors.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
45% Angry Indian Goddesses (2015) An emphasis on the women's reactions to a variety of discriminatory situations starts to resemble a checklist approach, ticking off situations that cover career challenges, marriage dilemmas and personal relationships.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
72% Sleight (2017) Magic tricks become shorthand for the power of personal transformation in JD Dillard's modestly scaled thriller that's equally an accessible domestic drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
66% Nerve (2016) With its attractive young cast and a multiplatform media campaign, Nerve won't need to rely on going viral to find its audience, but it's unlikely to be trending for long once viewers digest its simplistically cautionary message.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
75% Brahman Naman (2016) The 1980s in southern India receive affectionate reimagining in Brahman Naman, a coming-of-age-comedy about sex-obsessed college students and their quest to lose their virginity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
75% Buddymoon (2016) Alex Simmons' debut feature is a fleet, consistently amusing 80-minute jaunt through the woods.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) While some fairly unconvincing theories are tossed out in frequent debates concerning the underlying purpose of the Purge, they mostly remain within the limits of the film's fundamental themes of exploitation and disenfranchisement.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) A surprisingly maternal horror movie that relies as much on fraying emotional bonds as supernatural suspense to create tension.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
100% Breaking A Monster (2016) Not many DIY preteen bands can inspire a massive YouTube following, but the trio of young African-American musicians comprising Brooklyn-based heavy metal group Unlocking the Truth is exceptional in many respects.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
100% T-Rex (2016) A scrappy doc profiling boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields' unlikely ascension to Olympic competitor.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
94% Parched (2016) Leena Yadav's third feature is a contemporary morality tale that critiques the often harsh treatment of women in the absence of egalitarian social norms.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
No Score Yet Ratter (2016) The risks inherent in our Internet-connected lives are brought into sharp focus by Ratter, a bracingly effective low-budget suspenser.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
86% Echo Park (2016) An unimaginative drama that never quite gains momentum.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016