Katherine Monk Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 38% The Purge (2013) It's the morality play beneath it all that makes us care about the Sandins -- and about The Purge -- because in the darkest corners of this survival story, we can see the monster. And it looks like us.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 35% The Internship (2013) These are not the smarmy frat-boys who've dominated the comic marquee for the past two decades with jiggle jokes and genital gags: These are two grown men who are capable of love, commitment and humility.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
3.5/5 91% Beyond The Hills (2013) Like Cristian Mungiu's previous efforts, Beyond the Hills is an impressive piece of dramatic work that bravely addresses the bigger blank spots on the human canvas. And like his previous efforts, Beyond the Hills is practically impossible to recommend.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet The Resurrection Of Tony Gitone (2013) Though this movie seems to ramble like an old lush and has a habit of walking into the corner, Ciccoritti is actually pulling off a subtle -- if purposefully clumsy -- ballet.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3/5 41% The English Teacher (2013) In short, The English Teacher is nothing fancy. It's a compromise made in the interest of good taste, and while that may not stand the test of time, it proves easy in the moment.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3.5/5 73% Pieta (2013) A gangster story with a latent conscience.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
2.5/5 50% The Lesser Blessed (2013) It's an undeniably noble effort from all involved, but the dreary denouement makes viewer feel lesser than blessed.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3/5 26% Erased (2013) Eckhart's cold blue eyes, sturdy, unsuspecting frame and his chiselled, pointy Doberman features stir a sense of murky mystery that fit the role particularly well and add extra juice to some rather overcooked scenes.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 30, 2013
7% All About Steve (2009) A head-scratcher of a comedy starring the increasingly enigmatic Sandra Bullock.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
3/5 74% Love Is All You Need (2013) The movie seems to drift instead of sail. But when you're a grown-up, you realize it's not about the destination, but the journey.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
3.5/5 65% Epic (2013) Thanks to some sweet vocal contributions from Seyfried and Farrell, as well as Chris O'Dowd, who alongside Pitbull brings magic to his slimy-but-noble character, the movie finds great comic touches that will keep the grown-ups amused and the kids rapt.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
2/5 21% The Hangover Part III (2013) Not even the elaborate stunt sequences offer much suspense because it all feels contrived and computer-generated.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
3.5/5 97% Mud (2013) Carefully crafting films that fly just below the political radar, director-writer Jeff Nichols is slowly, but surely, reweaving the fabric of the American dream.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
3.5/5 85% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Star Trek Into Darkness still has the explosive power of high-end entertainment. And it features some crafty allusions to other movies in the genre, but it's as artful as a shotgun blast. It hits the mark, but shreds the entire target.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013
3/5 52% At Any Price (2013) It's an overly thought-out, but often beautiful, attempt to throw a mirror up to the new face of America, where things look familiar, but prove entirely unrecognizable.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
3.5/5 57% Blackbird (2013) This debut feature from Nova Scotia filmmaker Jason Buxton offers a series of subtle revelations that challenge expectation without a hint of soapbox grandstanding or raging primal screams.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
3/5 94% Room 237 (2013) It has the same entertainment value as listening to a late-night radio host indulge his listeners on Roswell, Area 51 and 9/11. Everything sounds completely crackers, until it all makes crazy sense.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
3/5 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) Tony still has all his fleshy angles, but his manly arsenal feels a lot smaller than it did before.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 94% Still Mine (2013) Slow and meticulously crafted, Still Mine wins points for finding the right pace to play out this story of old traditions versus new rules, youth versus decrepitude, and loving denial versus responsible acceptance.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
2.5/5 54% The Company You Keep (2013) No matter how much slack you cut it, The Company You Keep never quite lives up to expectation.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
1/5 8% The Big Wedding (2013) There isn't a single component of this entirely tedious exercise that hasn't been seen before, including the plot itself.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
3/5 67% Revolution (2013) As a piece of timely, well-researched propaganda, it does what it had to do, and forces the viewer to make a latex mould of one's own footprint and take responsibility for our own part in creating an over-trodden planet.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
2.5/5 40% Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams (2013) For all the generic filmmaking device, In Your Dreams is not a generic experience because Stevie Nicks is not your average pop star.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3.5/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) Ernest & Celestine deals with the timeless themes of childhood through a kaleidoscope of inculcated fear.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Becoming Redwood (2012) In every teary exchange and pregnant pause, Becoming Redwood is desperately striving for heart. And in the end, this much arbour ardour is bound to win you over.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) This latest Terrence Malick piece will make you wonder about a lot of things as your mind wanders through the nooks and crannies of his spinning labyrinth of textures and fragmented narrative.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
4.5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Every facet of this impressive piece reaffirms the same thematic gristle as it forces the viewer to chew on the notion of personal responsibility.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/5 62% Love, Marilyn (2012) By the end of the film, we learn just about everything about Monroe was self-created, which somehow makes the eventual self-destruction a little more understandable, and her life story a cautionary meditation on the booby-traps of celebrity.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2013
3.5/5 61% Evil Dead (2013) The minute you see the electric knife slicing into some bloody roast beef, you know The Evil Dead is piercing the right vein of genre horror.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2013
3/5 9% The Host (2013) Yes. It all feels weird and just a little awkward, but thanks to Ronan and the endless layers of well-intentioned meaning, The Host finds enough schmaltzy charm to bid its guests adieu without embarrassment.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 81% Ginger & Rosa (2013) It's not an easy voyage, but it is memorable thanks to the careful work of the outstanding ensemble cast and the nuanced presence of Fanning as the confused, but creatively gifted Ginger.‐ Canada.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Mad Ship (2013) At times, Mad Ship is mesmerizing. And at other times, it's maddening because Mortin creates so much allure through texture and character, we begin to expect a better payoff.‐ Canada.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/5 67% New World (2013) Living up to the core of the noir tradition, New World takes a long view of the human species and dissects us with the cold, surgical blade of a laboratory scientist.‐ Canada.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2.5/5 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) As disjointed and frenetic as a Saturday morning cartoon from Japan, GI Joe: Retaliation could very well bring out your inner child, in addition to your inner child's attention deficit disorder.‐ Canada.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
4/5 85% Detropia (2012) Detropia is everything you think it's going to be: educational, emotional and highly depressing. Yet, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing's documentary portrait of Detroit, America's noted city of industry, is not a static picture of decay.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2013
3.5/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) Beautiful Creatures understood what it had to do, and what it had to be, to cast the right spell on its target audience of hormone-besieged teens.‐ Canada.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
2.5/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) Yippee-ki ... whatever.‐ Canada.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
96% West of Memphis (2012) Amy Berg's West of Memphis does bring new information to light, which is why this somewhat procedural feature is so important.‐ Canada.com
Posted Feb 5, 2013
4/5 89% A Royal Affair (2012) It's all high-drama and in the hands of director Arcel, every little knot in this detailed needlepoint is handled to period perfection.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
2/5 40% Parker (2013) Statham delivers everything he is supposed to, and everything we want him to, but the rest of the movie doesn't deliver much of anything -- except the awkward sensation of watching a big movie with high-profile stars sputter.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2013
74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) Lost in a dizzying sea of images that will no doubt dazzle the senses, the viewer will cling to the handful of scenes where we're treated to dramatic dialogue and character development -- because they're surprisingly solid.‐ Vancouver Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2012
30% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Easily the worst outing in an already mediocre movie series.‐ Vancouver Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 75% Collaborator (2012) A solid, character-based drama that speaks to the disappointments of middle age and mortality in general, Collaborator doesn't let anyone off the hook -- not even the viewer.‐ Vancouver Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2012
3/5 65% Cosmopolis (2012) The symbols are all functional and Cronenberg's allegory for a civilization divorcing itself from its own humanity is entirely realized, but without a potent emotional angle, it's little more than an intellectual exercise.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2012
57% The Dictator (2012) Not all comedy can be redeemed with gooey sentiment or a man hug in the final frames, but The Dictator makes good on its promise of a raunchy comedy with a worthy message, and delivers lowbrow yuks with high-minded intellect.‐ Vancouver Sun
Read More | Posted May 11, 2012
4/5 95% The Muppets (2011) An altogether charming, smart and strangely moving little movie.‐ Vancouver Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2012
72% Like Crazy (2011) This movie creates an emotional collage of those moments that eventually decide the fate of every couple. Sweet, subtle and perfectly acted, Like Crazy is easy to fall for.‐ Vancouver Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2011
3/4 49% The Bang Bang Club (2011) Silver's execution lacks elegance or great dramatic structure, but it works well enough to tell an urgent story that defined an era, and continues to define our times.‐ National Post
Posted May 11, 2011
3/5 48% The A-Team (2010) If you walk into this movie expecting anything more than a chunk of deep-fried cheese poured over steaming links of sausage, you'll suffer a bad case of cinematic indigestion. ‐ Canwest News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2010
3.5/5 75% Kick-Ass (2010) Lurking beneath the flat panels of this adaptation lies a contemporary and sophisticated message about everything from free will to the ambient morality of popular culture.‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 15, 2010