Katherine Monk Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
31% 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
A 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) Serving as an ethereal signal delay, this cobbled-together rehearsal footage brings the echoing presence of Jackson back into his body, and back on stage, where we came to know and love the man as a gifted performer and a musical genius...It's authentic.‐ Canwest News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2009
A 90% A Serious Man (2009) A Serious Man buckles and cleaves and tugs at the buttons like a badly tailored suit, and really, what better metaphor could there be for the plight of the downtrodden Everyman?‐ Canwest News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2009
A 81% We Live in Public (2009) Ondi Timoner gives us a front row seat to emotional disintegration of dot-com millionaire and disgraced internet pioneer Josh Harris. Watching the social network short-circuit and the entire fabric of civility shred before your eyes can be very compelling‐ Canwest News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2009
71% Bart Got a Room (2009) Hecker's film finds a charm that eludes most movies dependent on misplaced prostitutes, bedroom sex noises and male insecurities.‐ Vancouver Sun
Posted May 15, 2009
4/5 94% Milk (2008) Penn seems to disappear behind the upright shoulders and coquettish grin of his alter ego. He not only launches into each close-up screen kiss with co-star James Franco with palpable zeal, he makes Milk a lovable hero despite all his flaws and unflagging‐ CBC Infoculture
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2008
3/5 21% The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Keanu Reeves was clearly born to play Klaatu, the alien from another planet who visits Earth with a dire warning. The actor's blank facial expressions ensure he's a believable ET, and make this Scott Derrickson remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic a worthy r‐ Canwest News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2008
4/5 No Score Yet Saving Luna: The True Story of a Lone Orca (2007) Whether you loved or hated the idea of an orca seeking human company, the story resonated across generational lines and tugged at something deeper, perhaps even primal, in the human psyche. Because directors Parfit and Chisholm explore this psycho-spiritu‐ Canwest News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2008
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Thanks to Imelda Staunton's wickedly funny performance as the pink-suited fascist Dolores Umbridge, Order of the Phoenix presents a satisfying -- but far from perfect -- chapter in Harry's continuing struggle against evil.‐ Canada.com
Posted Jul 10, 2007
3/4 72% Fido (2007) It's a colourful and clever recreation of genre that comes at just the right moment, as society looks deep into the rancid maw of death and rediscovers the value of life.‐ Edmonton Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2007
76% Mansfield Park (1999) A truly subversive piece of work.‐ CBC Infoculture
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000