Kate Taylor Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Kate Taylor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail, Slate

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 169
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "An amusing animated adventure full of talking animals that should please both children and their parents. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "There seems little reason to resurrect Tarzan in 2016; his character, or at least his creator, the turn-of-the-century American schlockmeister Edgar Rice Burroughs, is racist and sexist by any contemporary standard. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 1, 2016
1.5/4 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "Things go downhill rapidly as the movie descends into horror material that is laughably grotesque yet so visually cool it remains fatally unfunny. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/4 95% Finding Dory (2016) "A sequel that betters the boffo 2003 animated feature Finding Nemo and provides more evidence, after last year's highly original Inside Out, that Pixar has finally emerged from the uninspiring years of the Cars franchise. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 29% Warcraft (2016) "The characters are one-dimensional, but this is fantasy fiction not domestic drama. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 93% Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016) "[A] solid intellectual biography ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/4 76% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) "In the end, the power of Minervini's pseudo-fiction gives way to a much blander version of pseudo-reality. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 10, 2016
4/4 No Score Yet KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful "A subtle and remarkably even-handed evocation of what it means to live near the site of the Red Chris gold-and-copper mine among the sweeping landscapes of northwestern B.C. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 71% Into The Forest (2016) "Page gently matures the girlish Nell, creating a figure of increasing psychological strength, while the more high-strung Eva, who cannot cope without music to dance to, falls into a despair that Wood makes desperately real. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 3, 2016
1.5/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "This sprawling tale trades yet again on cultural affection for Alice, the Hatter and the Red Queen without incorporating them into a story or a design that can stand on its own feet. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "Both children and adults will delight in the way the destruction of the pigs' island amplifies the joys of the original game. The effect is an amusing reversal of cultural recognition as the role of the icons expands through reproduction ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 57% Money Monster (2016) "In a different year, Money Monster might just be another solidly entertaining thriller with an admirable script; in 2016, it feels like the movie of the moment. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 13, 2016
2/4 79% Sunset Song (2016) "To judge from Davies's uneven and melodramatic film, there is very little to lament about the disappearance of premodern Scotland. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Stratford Festival: The Adventures Of Pericles (2016) "It's estimated only half this awkward, episodic play was actually written by Shakespeare, but Stratford's smart production turns a sow's ear into a silk purse. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 100% Natasha "A deceptive and delicate coming-of-age piece - deceptive because it exposes a troubling underside, delicate because it does so with a measured and quiet intelligence. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/4 80% The First Monday in May (2016) "There are many deliciously revealing moments, including discussions about who will sit where at the gala - there has to be a celebrity at every table - and whether Vogue can afford to pay Rihanna twice the usual fee to entertain the guests. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/4 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Freya is given the barest veil of a backstory while Ravenna just oozes ribbons of black bile (literally) for her own evil reasons. These women may be strong but they are never deep. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/4 69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "You have to wonder what this film would feel like if a darker figure, a Robert Downey Jr. or Edward Norton, for example, had been cast in the lead role. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 33% No Men Beyond This Point (2016) "The joke is belaboured and the larger point a bit unclear. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "A visually stunning and highly dramatic movie that pays only brief homage to the music of its predecessor and whose threatening characters and scary moments would surely have given Walt the heebie-jeebies. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/4 32% Criminal (2016) "Neither scriptwriters Douglas Cook and David Weisberg nor Vromen in the director's chair are subtle enough to figure out how to do both action and character. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 53% Demolition (2016) "Gyllenhaal's performance is so engaging, so successfully constructed to make us sympathize with the man's anti-social reactions to convention, even while we may understand everyone else's bemusement. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/4 92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "This haunting Chilean documentary is more poetry than journalism as filmmaker Patricio Guzman compares the fate of the indigenous people of Patagonia with that of the disappeared of the Pinochet regime. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "What started with a gripping premise slackens and goes limp. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 82% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) "Directed by Foley's childhood friend Brian Oakes, the doc does raise some difficult issues - albeit very tactfully. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/4 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Pass the baklava. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster is a brilliant piece of satire, but largely fails in an attempt to build its wicked wit into a more conventional romance. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 33% The Bronze (2016) "The Bronze often feels like an extended skit, but Hope is so refreshingly unladylike and the movie is so refreshingly cynical about gymnastics that the results are surprisingly amusing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 57% The Program (2016) "It never goes deep on what it was that produced the awfulness that is Lance Armstrong. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "Leaving aside amusing jokes about the wolves trying desperately to contain a group howl or sloths working as bureaucrats, animal behaviour is a troubling metaphor for cultural diversity. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/4 59% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) (2016) "Robert Carlyle is excellent as the lugubrious and downtrodden Barney, but as he makes his directorial debut here his rhythm on this deadpan comedy is erratic. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/4 71% A Perfect Day (2016) "A taut, darkly comic drama about the dilemmas of international intervention in civil war, all of it neatly symbolized by one elusive length of rope. It is also, sadly, a film much marred by its sexism. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "It is a rare biopic of any kind, let alone a sports bio, that merely celebrates participation. It's that novelty that makes this simple comedy shine. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2.5/4 61% Race (2016) "Hopkins films all the races with suitable élan - since Owens was a sprinter, accomplishing his feats in a matter of seconds, they are relatively easy to dramatize - but you don't leave the theatre with much understanding of how he did it. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
1/4 51% Risen (2016) "The film features a lush historical setting and some satisfying action scenes, but the dialogue is often laughable, a mix of the pseudo-archaic with oddly contemporary lingo. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.5/4 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Guerra's reimagining of the lives of lost peoples is compelling, but, despite many languorous images of river and jungle, this remains a bookish examination of the themes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "There's lots of wisdom here, but in the Icelandic barrens, good cheer has sometimes gone missing. Yes, there's a price to pay for being stubborn. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "There are an awful lot of subplots and comic characters but none of the actors in this star-studded cast is allowed to build his laughs and the Coens just abandon several of these vivid personalities along the way. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "The animation is still strong - there are some interesting and refreshingly uncuddly depictions of the spirit world from whence Kai springs - but, mainly, KFP3 is too much of a good thing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "There's nothing subtle about The Finest Hours, but much that is satisfying. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/4 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "There's little chemistry between a sadly unfunny Efron and a sleepwalking De Niro, and both Jason's awakening and Dick's plotting feel forced. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/4 97% 45 Years (2015) "45 Years exposes the paradoxical balance of the successful marriage, one that requires a sentimental suspension of disbelief on the one hand and a hard-headed ability to deal with the everyday on the other. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/4 94% Palio (2015) "[A] fascinating documentary ... " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 15, 2016
2/4 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "If they are suffering the fog of war, you are suffering the fog-of-action movie, a phenomenon that Bay is all too well equipped to create, having previously worked on the Transformers franchise. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "DiCaprio is called on to depict the man's desperation, grief and searing anger almost entirely through his eyes and he does it with remarkable depth, turning Glass's endurance into a steadfastness both physical and emotional. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is devilishly good. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 25, 2015
0.5/4 61% Joy (2015) "Perhaps people who make gazillions selling housewares on The Shopping Channel deserve to be honoured; if they do, Joy is not a fitting tribute to Mangano - nor to the mop. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 25, 2015
2.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Some may thrill with delighted recognition at the spectacle of yet another primal duel fought over a great void. Others, though, may know that the real test of myth-making lies in an ability not to repeat but to reinvent. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/4 94% Carol (2015) "This is a lesbian romance told exclusively in the vocabulary of heterosexual Hollywood. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.5/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "This screen adaptation of the famous Scottish play is very Scottish, very bloody and very clever, if inconsistently so. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 11, 2015
Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 169