Karen M. Peterson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Karen M. Peterson

Karen M. Peterson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 89% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a magnificent performance as Lisa. She is fully committed to the part, portraying a woman searching for beauty in a dreary existence.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/4 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Paul Feig is one of the few men who know how to direct women. The trio of Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding is a great one. Each is entertaining on their own, but putting any combination of the three in a scene together is electric. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/4 26% The Nun (2018) "The Nun" is sometimes bad, but mostly disappointing. Potential and a good jumping off point proved too high a bar to meet.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3.5/4 54% Burden (2018) Garrett Hedlund, Andrea Riseborough, and Forrest Whittaker give good to great performances. In a world that is becoming increasingly divided over arbitrary things, it's good to see an example of love overcoming hate.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
4/4 97% Blaze (2018) Ben Dickey is phenomenal in his first film. He is quite a find and embraces the role of care and compassion. It is a film that proves Ethan Hawke is as good off screen as he is on.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/4 41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) "A Wrinkle in Time" is necessary. We need this now... we need this version of this film, by this director, with these stars right now. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke prove they are going to stick around awhile. And, hopefully, this will be only the first of many interesting films from Cory Finley.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/4 38% Gringo (2018) "Gringo" calls itself a dark comedy. And it is so out of touch, it probably believes it is. If this movie was a person, it would be a dudebro and call itself woke.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/4 80% Unsane (2018) This is a film with a lot to offer, and a lot to distract. It is intentionally uncomfortable, but could have channeled that discomfort into a more focused way. The end result is that nothing feels finished, even when it is.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) "Finding Your Feet" won't be for everyone. But if you are looking for comfort food on a rainy afternoon, this is sure to charm you in all the best ways.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/4 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Ramsay parcels out little pieces of the story, then pulls back and reveals something else. It is one that is almost impossible to predict, which is refreshing in an age of cookie cutter mysteries and by-the-numbers blockbusters.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 50% The Miracle Season (2018) The world needs more of these stories, and there are a lot of them out there waiting to be told.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/4 92% Lean on Pete (2018) "Lean on Pete" is a film that takes its time, and asks you to do the same. It is one that requires thought and some patience. And that patience is rewarded with an ending sequence that feels like the peace that comes at the end of a very long day.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) "Life of the Party" isn't groundbreaking. But it isn't trying to be. It is a sweet, charming, and funny story about carrying on when things don't work out the way they're supposed to.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/4 40% Mary Shelley (2018) It's unfortunate that such a fascinating life should be confined to a film of such limited scope. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) "On Chesil Beach" is both a lovely story and a heartbreaking one. Ronan and Howle bring such strength and depth to their performances that you can't help rooting for them.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) "Ocean's 8" doesn't solve Hollywood's gender issues, nor does it try to. This isn't a movie that seeks to change the world or make a statement. It exists simply because it can. And for that reason, yes it should.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 70% Damsel (2018) Nothing about "Damsel" is offensive or bad. Frequently, it is quite good, and its endeavor to offer something new is the biggest reason to celebrate.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) As the 20th film in the MCU, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" finds itself somewhere in the middle. But in a series with very few misses, that's a pretty good place to land.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) "The Little Stranger" is a film that has so many good things going for it. And yet, it tiptoes toward a conclusion that is unsettling in the wrong way.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) This film gives glimpses into the promising director we used to know. Unfortunately, between those glimpses are a whole lot of problems that never really come together.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn't a perfect movie. But much like Paul Feig's similarly themed "Spy," this manages to find the heart in the middle of the laughs, action, and intrigue.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/4 93% Nico, 1988 (2018) Many biopics seem either intent on celebrating or condemning the life of the subject. What Niccharielli does with Nico's story, though, is to simply and succinctly give us the portrait of someone who lived on her own terms.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 60% Dog Days (2018) A sweet, easy-to-enjoy movie with romance, humor, and some of the cutest pups around.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The Tom Cruisiest action film ever made manages to lift a franchise that, at this point, seems unstoppable.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 92% Support the Girls (2018) A slightly shallow but charming and funny look at the girls who work at a Hooters-ish sports bar under the loving and watchful eye of their tireless manager.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Constance Wu and Henry Golding are perfectly charming in this sweet romantic comedy, while Michelle Yeoh is here to remind us how amazing she has always been.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018