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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 School of Life (L'école buissonnière) (2017) Gorgeous woodland scenery and spectacular wildlife photography cast a magical spell under Vanier's skillful direction, capably supported by Belle & Sebastian cinematographer Eric Guichard and an ace team of animal wranglers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
No Score Yet The Ashram (2018) Often dominated by a familiar form of Asian-influenced religious eclecticism, Rekhi's feature plays out as a low-key spiritual thriller that should appeal primarily to like-minded viewers and the inevitably curious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) Although their spectacular clashes provide most of the movie's visual thrills, the escalating conflict between George and Davis remains the principal narrative dynamic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
No Score Yet Seven Years of Night (2018) Ryu and Jang play the film essentially as a two-hander, but neither invests their characters with enough distinction to inspire much concern for their welfare, even if the fate of their kids evokes a degree of sympathy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
63% The New Romantic (2018) Setting the bar for the film impossibly high with repetitious references to Nora Ephron classics like Sleepless in Seattle, Stone shows she's got spirit, but maybe not the best judgment, much like her protagonist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
62% Take Your Pills (2018) The steady stream of talking-head experts doesn't do much to raise the movie's pulse. Archival footage and animated sequences that augment the interview content don't move the needle appreciably, either.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
71% Wildling (2018) Move over, Bigfoot.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
100% People's Republic of Desire (2018) A revealing examination of contemporary Chinese Internet culture.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
43% First Light (2018) Lacking the flash of big-budget blockbusters or the originality of a uniquely imagined world instead leaves First Light trying to make the best of overly familiar sci-fi themes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet The Push (2018) A satisfying adrenaline high.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
100% Lords of Chaos (2018) Lords of Chaos provokes both awe and repulsion, but not necessarily admiration for a musical form and subculture unwaveringly devoted to literalism, no matter how extreme.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
No Score Yet The Last Race (2018) The film will likely endure as a testament to the resilience of a community dedicated to long-established racing traditions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Science Fair (2018) Meet the future of science.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Nachman and Hardy have produced another winning and relatable doc combining emotive storytelling with concisely focused filmmaking that's sure to charm viewers well beyond a sizable audience of dog lovers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
71% This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) Even with this remarkable degree of access ... the film still lacks a distinct sense of drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
100% Dead Pigs (2018) Delightfully quirky.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
No Score Yet Fish Bones (2018) By limiting her characters to terse and often oblique exchanges, [Joanne Mony] Park conceals motivational intent, relying more on the sparse emotional content of individual scenes to convey meaning.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
70% Clara's Ghost (2018) Infrequent actress Paula Niedert Elliott delights in the titular role with a quirky, sympathetic performance that gradually reveals the extent of Clara's psychological wounds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Train of Salt and Sugar (Comboio de Sal e Açucar) (2016) With a cast largely unknown beyond Portuguese-speaking audiences, Azevedo relies on universal themes of survival, dignity and honor to convey a powerful narrative of hope and regeneration.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
No Score Yet Constructing Albert (2017) It will satisfy the appetites of both the curious and food-focused alike.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
29% Modern Life Is Rubbish (2018) Mavor and Whitehouse, both of whom appear poised to break out after a series of smaller roles in TV and indie features, demonstrate a believable chemistry, but more importantly perhaps, a convincing hostility after their breakup.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet A Special Lady (Mi-ok) (2017) Lee An-kyu's thriller delivers on all of the typical genre expectations without devolving into demeaning exploitation or worn parody.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
No Score Yet What a Wonderful Family! 2 (2017) It's not Ozu, but it'll do.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
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
67% 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
14% 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
86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (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
83% 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
53% The Lodgers (2018) Finely attuned filmmaking.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
71% Kodachrome (2018) 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
25% Ghost House (2017) A discordantly derivative attempt at amalgamating divergent horror cliches and unrelated cultural traditions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
41% 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
90% 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
37% 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
23% 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 (2018) [A] dizzying mashup of frenetic visual styles and clashing narrative techniques.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017