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Karen Martin

Karen Martin
Karen Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86/100 100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond uses that nearly 20-year-old footage, along with contemporary commentary by a handsomely bearded and gracefully aging Carrey, to tell a story of two men who pretty much become one.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
87/100 97% Mudbound (2017) Pop icon Blige, nearly unrecognizable, is a tower of strength and mercy as her character battles to support her besieged family through one hardship after another -- including one that is mercilessly barbaric.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
88/100 93% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) Playing a close second in making the film (which is about 15 minutes longer than it needs to be) worth watching is the remarkable footage and photographs of Didion at home and at work.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
90/100 98% Phoenix (2015) Bleak and beautiful, it's a moody drama built on subtle performances and a stunningly well-written script. Setting it apart is an enigmatic ending that allows viewers to come to their own conclusions.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
87/100 89% The Lady In The Van (2015) It's guided by a masterful performer with the unwavering support of a spot-on cast that, like those in the best of Bennett's plays, are all on the same page.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
83/100 59% Joy (2015) Alternately frustrating and disappointing, the film touts its true-story roots. But despite Lawrence's doggedly good-natured work, it's hard to fall in love with a woman and her mop.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
88/100 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) The unabashed freedom and high spirits of the film are almost overshadowed by the brutally sobering ending.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
90/100 91% The Imitation Game (2014) It's an exciting, fast-paced, beautifully photographed and often enthralling race against time, as well as a riveting social commentary on sexism and sexuality.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
84/100 74% Trolls (2016) Where does happiness come from? That's the question at the heart of Trolls, a 3-D feature ablaze with neon color and good cheer from DreamWorks Animation.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) Witty and not afraid to be occasionally awkward, Rebecca Miller's film zips along at a charming pace before stumbling past a perfectly acceptable stopping point and dragging the whole affair out beyond its ability to entertain.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
85% The Meddler (2016) At its best, it's handsome and occasionally entertaining; at its worst, it's painful to watch, and not in a poignant, life-lesson, human relationship sort of way.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Testament of Youth is an exquisitely composed portrayal of the despair and futility of World War I as seen from the rarely revealed viewpoint of an idealistic young woman.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) By turns funny, rousing, intriguing, sad and frustrating.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2013
61% Ender's Game (2013) The film's complex story of children's natural compassion clashing with the adult-mandated need for decisive power-plays is worthwhile, but it's almost lost in the dazzling display of video-game prowess that dominates most of the screen time.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
18% I Do (2013) The parade of increasingly traumatic events results in some glum goings-on, so viewers need to hold on to the film's brighter moments.‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013