Karina Longworth Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Karina Longworth

Karina Longworth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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

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Showing 51 - 100 of 342
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2012) "It's both chamber drama and experimental found-footage film, relying heavily on appropriated media to provide context and subtext to its disaster fiction. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 20, 2012
96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) "The Kid With a Bike seems to unfold in a different world than that of previous Dardenne joints, one with a wider range of spiritual and practical possibilities. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 13, 2012
90% Footnote (2012) "Something between a comedy of everyday absurdity and a family tragedy pushed into the realm of the hyper-real, Footnote uses its characters' differing relationships to authenticity as the basis for an enigmatic riff on representation. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 6, 2012
81% Attenberg (2012) "A cracked coming-of-age tale set in a fading Greek seaside town. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 6, 2012
67% The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012) "Ballad functions as a dreamlike portrait of her subjects. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 6, 2012
98% This Is Not a Film (2012) "It's a political statement, an act of defiance, a master class in one auteur's body of work and process, and a document of a life unseen. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 28, 2012
51% Being Flynn (2012) "What the actors are unable to get across emotionally (which is a lot-Dano and De Niro, both of them all big actorly tics, often seem like they were filmed in different rooms), Weitz hammers home via near-constant music. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 28, 2012
83% The Snowtown Murders (2012) "A dull thriller of ultra-bleak withholding. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 28, 2012
81% Hipsters (2011) "[A] punch-drunk, decadently designed slice of eye candy... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 21, 2012
53% Safe House (2012) "[A] scattered but not totally disagreeable CIA conspiracy thriller... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 8, 2012
13% W.E. (2012) "Certainly, W.E. is the work of a woman who apparently hasn't spent time with normal human beings in a while. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 31, 2012
86% Declaration of War (2012) "Declaration of War turns autobiography into thrilling expressionist art. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 24, 2012
86% Miss Bala (2012) "Miss Bala is a work of impressionistic reportage, built out of artfully crammed widescreen compositions and bravura long tracking shots." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 17, 2012
51% The Iron Lady (2012) "Despite the story's conceit of placing the viewer inside Thatcher's head, she never feels like a real person -- but this is more the fault of Morgan's script than Streep's typically studied performance... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 27, 2011
55% In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) "[Jolie] has produced a sanctimonious vanity commercial for her own good intentions. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 20, 2011
71% Carnage (2011) "Even as it successfully evokes the single location as a pressure cooker for heightened behavior, its take on the psychological and emotional side effects of such an airless situation never transcends the obvious. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 13, 2011
76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "By treating Kevin's evil as a mystery to be solved, Ramsay only succeeds in making what was once allusive banal. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 6, 2011
83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) "Shimmying stiffly in too-tight dresses, exaggerated belly padding protruding awkwardly off her modern waif frame, Williams's voice and movements reflect study but not feeling. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 22, 2011
74% Rampart (2012) "Much like Ellroy's noir classics The Black Dahlia and American Tabloid, Rampart is an imaginative work of historical crime fiction using invented characters to reanimate a specific time and place. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 22, 2011
94% Hugo (2011) "A personal statement disguised as a sellout. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 22, 2011
1/5 58% Paper Heart (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 20% Ghosts of the Heartland (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 77% Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
85% Garbo: The Spy (2011) "Some of this footage feels like filler, but Roch's concept is strong: He's creating a dialogue between the fictions Pujol created to help win the war and the fictions Hollywood created to memorialize that victory. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 15, 2011
89% Dragonslayer (2011) "Patterson's one-of-a-kind hybrid captures a socio-historical moment with the kind of charged authenticity that only comes from a willingness to embrace contradictions: It's discursive and hypnotic, laconic and urgent. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2011
81% Hipsters (2011) "In a postwar Moscow where consuming Western products is considered a form of treason, their insouciant fetishization -- and charming lost-in-translation misinterpretation -- of American jazz culture are legitimate forms of political rebellion. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 27, 2011
77% The Swell Season (2011) "To viewers without a preexisting emotional relationship to the couple and their saga, that everyday angst is just banal. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2011
88% You All Are Captains (2011) "[A] brilliantly constructed deconstruction of "truth" versus "fiction." " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2011
80% The Skin I Live In (2011) "[An] ever-unfurling, ultimately infuriating web of a film. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2011
69% Footloose (2011) "While hewing closely to Footloose's original story and themes, Brewer's film throws the standard high school movie notion of a teenage caste system out the window. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2011
30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) "Once Six's conceptual project becomes clear, his escalating audience-mocking torture is increasingly pointless. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2011
84% The Ides of March (2011) "For all of the timely questions rumbling through Clooney's film -- Is change even possible? Does a "good" man stand a chance once incorporated into a hopelessly "bad" system? -- The Ides of March cushions the end of idealism within noir fantasy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2011
23% What's Your Number? (2011) "What's Your Number unavoidably plays like a mash-up of the recent romantic comedies that it should have beat to market. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 30, 2011
74% Margaret (2011) "A distanced but often car-crash compelling portrait of a teen as an unfinished being. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 27, 2011
32% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) "For all the legitimate reasons to jeer Palin, should her rightful wariness of Broomfield's camera be one of them? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 27, 2011
38% Shit Year (2011) "Gorgeous and epically elliptical. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 20, 2011
84% Contagion (2011) "If Contagion truly is the first leg of Soderbergh's retirement victory lap, this harrowing film is a potent reminder of what we stand to lose. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 6, 2011
51% Brighton Rock (2011) "As Brighton Rock attempts to zero in on Rose and Pinkie's dangerous relationship, it loses momentum. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 23, 2011
68% Our Idiot Brother (2011) "The film gives permission for a genre already prone to solipsism to finally close in on itself entirely. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 23, 2011
36% One Day (2011) ""Sense of humor is overrated," Emma says at one point, and while she means it ironically, the true irony is that One Day's sense of humor is sorely lacking. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 16, 2011
75% The Help (2011) "We get a fairly typical Hollywood flattening of history, with powerful villains and disenfranchised heroes. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2011
80% Littlerock (2011) "Atsuko the character doesn't speak English; Atsuko the actress, speaking mostly un-subtitled Japanese when she speaks at all, gives a performance that's a marvel of nonverbal reaction. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2011
73% Bellflower (2011) "Bellflower is a mess, but one that's unquestionably the product of incredible ambition and potential." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2011
25% The Change-Up (2011) "Pivots on the discrepancy in life experience and hipness between an adult and an adolescent, and, uh, distinguishes itself by maintaining an extreme, puerile worldview while finding a way to wedge "adult language" into virtually every sentence " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2011
60% El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011) ""What matters is that it's magical, that it opens up a new path," Adria reminds. Cooking in Progress is, in fact, all magic and no path " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 26, 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) "Carell and Gosling, each willing to take his character to the point of caricature in order to find the truth in him, have a nicely barbed chemistry together. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 26, 2011
81% The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011) "Sloma is always interesting to watch: She's even almost credible when tasked with delivering the film's thesis in the form of a lesson learned. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2011
64% Another Earth (2011) "Unable to organically incorporate their Big Ideas into the narrative, the filmmakers lazily lay them on top, leaving the exposition of Another Earth's structuring fantasy to a blanket of background voiceover. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2011
80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "[A] hokey, hacky, two-hour-plus exercise in franchise transition/price gouging, complete with utterly unnecessary post-converted 3-D. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2011
21% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011) "As the parallel friendships evolve over time, both push and pull between platonic and erotic; it's to the film's credit that it never definitively suggests that love can only be one or the other. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 12, 2011
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