Karen D'Souza

Karen D'Souza
Karen D'Souza's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Jose Mercury News

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 86%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Despite lively performances, handsome costumes and a lavish sense of 1940s high society, "Florence Foster Jenkins" just doesn't hit all the right notes." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 10, 2016
2.5/4 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Once the wonder of this world has sunk in, there's nowhere to go in this film, which can lull you straight into torpor." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 28, 2016
2.5/4 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"An intelligent actress too often wasted in butt-numbing action movies, Beckinsale is endlessly captivating as a formidable woman low on funds but high on manipulative genius." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 17, 2016
2.5/4 8%

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016)

"Yari's earnest but plodding biopic lacks a sense of sweep and truth, trading tropical landscapes for narrative depth in a way that diminishes the power of the Hemingway mystique." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 27, 2016
2/4 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the film is the nagging feeling that the Coens do indeed have something fascinating to say about the inner workings of Hollywood, but the flailing "Hail, Caesar!" isn't it." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3/4 60%

Sisters (2015)

"Admittedly, the groaner gags and physical shtick are piled on thicker than '80s mascara, and the movie goes overboard here and there (mud wrestling? really?), but hanging with Amy and Tina always makes for an excellent adventure." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/4 73%

Suffragette (2015)

""Suffragette" urges us to look at the dynamics of gender, class and power then and now with fresh eyes." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 27, 2015
2/4 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"This haunted house flick has all the discipline and restraint of a Spirit Halloween store. Once the suspense is gone, all that's left is the blood spatter." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 93%

The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015)

"The documentary connects the past and the present so forcefully that we see our own reflection in the struggle to bring power to the people." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3.5/4 76%

Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015)

"After "The Man in the Machine," you may never look at that iPhone in your hand the same way again. You truly will think different." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 1, 2015
3.5/4 91%

Sunshine Superman (2015)

"Strauch makes a compelling case for the exhilaration of living, and dying, on your own terms, a freedom so few of us ever truly experience." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 26, 2015
1.5/4 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"About an hour in, it finally dawned on me that perhaps the movie was giving me insights into masochism after all. As the minutes slowly, painfully ticked by I came to accept my punishment." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2.5/4 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

"This movie always seems to distance itself from that existential truth that was at the core of Sondheim's original." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2.5/4 48%

Carrie (2013)

"For all its cheesy '70s vibe, De Palma's movie far better captured the primal, almost "Lord of the Flies" nature of the high school experience, the sheer terror of being a social outcast. That's what really gave the "Carrie" myth such staying power ..." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/4 89%

The World's End (2013)

"The movie never makes fun of geek tropes, but it does indulge in rapid-fire pop culture allusions that go so bloody fast you need to see it twice to catch them all." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 21, 2013
1.5/4 67%

World War Z (2013)

"Other than the CGI eye candy, which is intense, there is little in the way of layers and complexity to this portrait of pandemonium." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3.5/4 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"A slick, postmodern "Much Ado" that delights so much it's very nearly as you like it." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 5, 2013
3/4 69%

Les Misérables (2012)

"It's hard to resist the movie's wrenching sense of intimacy." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 11, 2012
1/4 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"Choppy editing, tepid pacing and generic vocals are bad enough to rival "Grease 2."" ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/4 56%

Seducing Charlie Barker (2011)

"By the final frame, Charlie isn't the only one who gets his pants charmed off." ‐Contra Costa Times
Posted Dec 8, 2011
3/4 75%

The Help (2011)

"This is one shameless tear-jerker that earns its sniffles." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 9, 2011
3.5/4 84%

Jane Eyre (2011)

"True aficionados will doubtless wish the film etched every aspect of the Brontë experience but that's a quibble in light of the movie's intoxicating charms. It's impossible not to fall in love with this Jane." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Mar 24, 2011
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