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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
No Score Yet The Gangster's Daughter (Shaowu the Bad) (2017) Veteran Taiwanese documentarian Chen Mei-juin effortlessly pivots 180 degrees to deliver a nuanced narrative of growing up on the other side of the law in The Gangster's Daughter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
80% L'embarras du choix (2017) Lavine clearly has a deft touch with comedy, particularly in his rapport with actors so it's not inconceivable that an upcoming film could cross over with American audiences, but it will need to be better attuned to stateside sensibilities than You Choose‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
No Score Yet Dear Dictator (2018) Clearly what's needed is a pointed satire highlighting the inherent absurdity governing global politics today, and Coup d'Etat may just fit the bill.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
100% Mary and the Witch's Flower (Meari to majo no hana) (2018) A stirring adventure most suitable for tweens and teens.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
40% Amanda and Jack Go Glamping (2017) Dickerson, who also scripted, figures out how to overlay Jack's mild midlife crisis arc with the camping comedy fairly smoothly, but the problem is that neither of these plot strands is particularly fresh or interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet The Truth About Lies (2017) Ineptly conceived and indifferently produced, The Truth About Lies aptly demonstrates why VOD is really the best platform for a certain category of indie features.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
50% The Fortress (2017) Hwang competently orchestrates the film's disparate political and strategic developments, but there's little sense of stylistic inspiration or narrative innovation - it's all pretty conventional.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
82% The Bachelors (2017) Voelker excels at guiding the cast through some complicated emotional territory and maintains strong arcs for each of the principal characters. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) Although concentrating on delivering easily digestible situations and scene progressions, Landon does demonstrate some enticing visual flair that gets rather diminished by the repetitiveness of the plot.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
40% A Question of Faith (2017) While Otto demonstrates a good deal of passion for his project, it isn't matched by a similar level of creativity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
25% The Sound (2017) A vaguely conceived suspenser that's unlikely to find much support among horror audiences with justifiably higher expectations.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet 'Til Death Do Us Part (2017) The fact that it ... succeeds as a domestic drama is a credit to both the filmmakers and cast, who appear totally committed to the cause.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
86% Blood Stripe (2017) [Kate] Nowlin's performance, however, is a marvel of inner turmoil and physical exertion, as Sarge struggles to contain her destructive impulses or channel them into more productive pursuits.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
100% Happy Hunting (2017) A nasty little piece of work that surprises with both its topicality and incisiveness, Happy Hunting unfailingly reminds us about the social problems we try to ignore that just won't go away.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
43% The Lodgers (2017) Finely attuned filmmaking.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
75% Kodachrome (2017) Simultaneously a tribute to a seemingly bygone era and an affirmation of the sometimes unexpected resilience of father-son bonds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
33% 1% (2017) Nable's overly dense script spends too much time exploring the bikers' clashing motivations rather than provoking escalation among rival factions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
13% Temple (2017) Temple comes off as more of a half-hearted attempt at exploiting typical J-horror themes than an actual homage to the Japanese genre.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
29% Ghost House (2017) A discordantly derivative attempt at amalgamating divergent horror cliches and unrelated cultural traditions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
40% Death Note (2017) Rather than relying on amplifying typical genre conventions, Wingard methodically lays the foundation to set up this particular Death Note adaptation for a potential sequel, but the outcome is more deliberate than inspired.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
89% The Last Dalai Lama? (2017) A poignant tribute to an extraordinary figure.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
55% The Battleship Island (2017) Technically accomplished, narratively impoverished.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
63% Savage Dog (2017) Consistently delivers the goods.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
38% Kidnap (2017) Berry delivers in an entertaining actioner.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
89% Man Underground (2017) Scrupulously avoiding scenes that would require expensive special effects or elaborate sets, the filmmakers employ a straightforward dramatic style, concentrating their efforts on creating believable characters instead.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
18% Austin Found (2017) Will Raee's feature wrings a few laughs from a strained premise, but remains far better suited to short-attention span formats than theatrical play.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2017
No Score Yet Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2017) [A] dizzying mashup of frenetic visual styles and clashing narrative techniques.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
No Score Yet Story of a Girl (2017) To the degree that Story of a Girl challenges conventional expectations rather than reinforcing them, this restraint admirably serves the purpose of foregrounding the characters rather than sensationalizing the central premise.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
67% Footnotes (Sur quel pied danser) (2017) Relatably whimsical coming-of-age tale about a young woman's search for her place in the world.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
No Score Yet And Then I Go (2017) A disturbing drama of teen disaffection, Vincent Grashaw's feature provides an essential and insightful perspective that will resonate with audiences attuned to the challenges of adolescence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
69% 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
35% 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
44% 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
83% 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
81% 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
44% 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
100% 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
45% 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
67% Suck It Up (2017) 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
88% 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