Karen Krizanovich

Karen Krizanovich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 26%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"It's Ben-Hur for sure, but no real improvement on what's gone before; save Morgan Freeman's amazing dreadlocks." ‐ The List
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"Spinal Tap and Zoolander come together in a comedy take on the pop industry that's hot for the first half before it cools into submission." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 27, 2016
3/5 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"It's a stellar role for Lively, who ... is amassing a respectable body of work across genres." ‐ The List
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Absolutely stonking action like you haven't seen in years." ‐ The List
Posted Jul 26, 2016
4/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"If you like to be scared, The Conjuring 2 is your upside-down crucifix." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Even hardened horror fans will find themselves covered in gooseflesh, as this spooky sequel ratchets up the tension like thumbscrews." ‐ The List
Posted Jun 13, 2016
3/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Pivoting on a loving couple growing older, not having finances in place, needing to rely on others to get by, Love Is Strange has universal poignancy." ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted May 23, 2016
4/5 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Pacey and completely entertaining, this comedy rocks." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2016

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

"If Jane Got a Gun is not the rousing feminist western we've been waiting for, it is a pony trek in the right direction." ‐ The List
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/5 40%

The Sweeney - Paris (Antigang) (2015)

"A solid if lacklustre police caper with some sparkling moments." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"A sequel that ticks off all the right topics but only superficially. It simply doesn't have time to do more." ‐ The List
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/5 62%

Truth (2015)

"The movie is wordy, worthy and often bombastic in dialogue, with Blanchett the backbone of the story while Redford's careful, nuanced portrayal of the nation's most trusted news anchor is a study in understatement." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 95%

Rams (Hrútar) (2016)

"Credible, hilarious and poignant by turns, Rams is a keenly detailed, well-paced and entertaining tale of family dynamics ..." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 94%

Creed (2015)

"A fresh-faced crowd-pleaser as smart and informed in the story's lore as it is rousing for Rocky fans and the uninitiated alike." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"In the Heart of the Sea is watchable enough. It just doesn't harpoon us the way its maker intended." ‐ The List
Posted Dec 20, 2015
4/5 92%

Grandma (2015)

"A story about intergenerational bonding in a non-icky way, it's not for the whole family, but it is one hell of a ride for anyone with a lot of miles on the biological clock." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 12, 2015
3/5 93%

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

"Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland rams this otherwise fairly conventional documentary with glamour and sadness meaning, content-wise, there is never a dull moment." ‐ The List
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/5 54%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"Despite its levity and wild shifts in tone, The Dressmaker is a heartbreaking tragicomedy. It's also imaginative, funny, colourful, poignant and unforgettable." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 93%

The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015)

"Both educational and entertaining, the rise and fall of the most alluring and controversial black organisation of America's late 60s comes to life via facts, vivid images and unique statements." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 80%

McFarland USA (2015)

"Although it doesn't strictly adhere to the facts, McFarland is a treasure trove of sporting goodness, while also being a warm, human tale about love, family and learning that a high pain threshold is part of the ticket to success." ‐ The List
Posted Sep 20, 2015
4/5 45%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"Despite plodding interchanges and lack of cinematic bravura for some of America's most spectacular scenery, Redford and Nolte are genuinely hilarious together." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"Kline and ex-rock star Rick Springfield fit in well while Streep convinces as the failed rock star with a heart of gold-plate - tight leather, dumb hair and all." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"If Wes Anderson met John Hughes and they made a weepy, this would be it." ‐ The List
Posted Aug 30, 2015
3/5 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"A pristine Cold War lookbook of 1960s spy fashion." ‐ The List
Posted Aug 11, 2015
3/5 83%

Eden (2015)

"A soundtrack of 40 chosen tunes and sideline looks at Daft Punk's genesis makes Hansen-Lve's assured fourth feature a heady trip for all ex-ravers." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 91%

Dear White People (2014)

"Stylish, sleek, sharp and almost glib, this terrific debut by writer/director Justin Simien is a streamlined satire that swaps subtlety for jaw-dropping honesty." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"Prediction: more tweets, Snapchats and texts will be sent during this film than during the original." ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 93%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

"This is one documentary that's a must-see for anyone interested in film history, or seeing hope and enthusiasm triumph critical and financial success." ‐ The List
Posted May 31, 2015
4/5 81%

Man Up (2015)

"Man Up is heaped with wit and insight, and its smart script, sharp direction and crisp performances, all set against buzzing London streets that denizens will recognise, give it the feel of a frisky romantic version of After Hours." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 80%

The New Girlfriend (2015)

"Ozon unashamedly sails straight into the incredible, with fantasies and twists to at least keep the audience guessing." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 58%

Still (2015)

"Strong performances and vivid production design buoy up this evocative, troubling film that shows flashes of brilliance from writer/director Simon Blake, making his feature debut." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"Free of violence, death or graphic sex, this romantic fantasy is an easy-going throwback to women's films of yore, complete with a smooth narration filling in the gaps." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"An unusual, thoughtful drama that takes a novel look at the fountain of youth, and that afterwards will have those seeking nothing more than a little light entertainment commenting, 'Well, that was quite nice, wasn't it?'" ‐ The List
Posted May 4, 2015
4/5 97%

Dark Horse (2016)

"More stirring than National Velvet, less sentimental than Champions, Dark Horse never contrives to make us cry. And, like a well-told tale at the pub, it grips from start to finish." ‐ The List
Posted Apr 12, 2015
4/5 85%

John Wick (2014)

"This is a sleek, wet, near noir, with neon and shadows aplenty. Essentially, it's really rather good." ‐ The List
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 29%

Get Hard (2015)

"In this occasionally brilliant, if somewhat uneven, showcase of speedy plotting and even speedier improvisation, Hart and Ferrell's chemistry is such that it seems certain to pair them up in the future." ‐ The List
Posted Mar 25, 2015
3/5 11%

Unfinished Business (2015)

"Packed with montages and non-sequiturs, this is a weird-ass business comedy that still manages to pack a tiny emotional sucker punch in the end." ‐ The List
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2/5 10%

The Boy Next Door (2015)

"At points it feels like a competent thriller built on deeply sketchy bones." ‐ The List
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 75%

Crash (2004)

"As events (both kind and cruel) unfold, even the most seasoned movie-goer will find something here to surprise -- and shock." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 22, 2015
3/5 84%

Predestination (2015)

"Predestination twists and turns so often you won't be sure which way to look." ‐ The List
Posted Feb 16, 2015
3/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Heartening, heart-warming and heartbreaking, Love Is Strange is a road trip through a durable, fascinating romance." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
4/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"This is real love: there is old age, there is debt, there is misunderstanding. There are also terrific performances that will make this romance a modern classic." ‐ The List
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 51%

The Interview (2014)

"As a spoof on popular culture and politics, it's naughty, dumb and patchily funny. And while Franco chews the scenery, Rogen and Park display excellent comic timing." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015

Argo (2012)

"Argo is one of this year's must-see films which, unlike most, is tremendous entertainment." ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 13, 2015
4/5 86%

Chef (2014)

"Whatever you do, don't go to see Chef on an empty stomach -- it's a feel-good foodie film that will have you salivating within minutes." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 95%

National Gallery (2014)

"The more you know, the more you want to stampede to the museum to see these works in person." ‐ The List
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

"Michael Keaton's performance as ex-leading man Riggan Thomson sees this former star reborn." ‐ The List
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"A huge contender for film of the year - certainly it is one of the must-sees of 2014 ..." ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"This beautifully designed and photographed period drama, adapted from Andrew Hodges' book The Enigma by debut screenwriter Graham Moore, centres on three important points of Turing's life." ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 4, 2015

Starred Up (2014)

"This is a film that edifies and also gives hope -- even if that glimmer is currently beyond the realms of reality." ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 2, 2015
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