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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 90% 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 60% 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 90% 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
85% 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
84% 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
60% 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