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Katherine Pushkar

Katherine Pushkar
Katherine Pushkar's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 80% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) It floats along, offering goofy gags and relentlessly silly jokes that will have you LOLing - sometimes in spite of yourself.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Right there with the likes of "Up" and "Inside Out," "Zootopia" is so well done I forgot it was animated.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Unfortunately, looks aren't everything. The plot is plodding and predictable.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) Let's just get it out of the way right now: Reader, I liked it.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Theirs is a world where kids can't wait to go outside and play on a snow day, and there aren't any parents policing the park for hurt feelings and peanut butter. And it's a lo-fi delight.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
2/5 43% Cooties (2015) Despite the funny premise, "Cooties" doesn't live up to its potential.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) Yes, these "Trials" go on too long. But they're never dull, and the kids are always good company.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
1/5 0% Chloe & Theo (2015) This tale of an Inuit coming to New York City to warn about the perils of climate change is like a 1970s PSA, complete with stock, one-note characters and message-y dialogue.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 28% Dirty Weekend (2015) The only thing more boring than this comedy about two colleagues on a layover in Albuquerque might be an actual layover in Albuquerque.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 17% Zipper (2015) On all counts, "Zipper" comes up short.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
1/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) Baghuul ... looks like the lead singer in a Norwegian forest metal band.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/5 92% Grandma (2015) The light-handed pacing belies all that writer-director Paul Weitz packs in: abortion, politics, aging, health care, sexuality, economics and the radical notion that a woman can be the subject of her own life.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
1/5 13% Return to Sender (2015) Pike phones in a reprise of her Oscar-nominated "Gone Girl" performance, complete with brittle perfection and a loose screw.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
2/5 55% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) The cast all do well with banal material that's beneath them, especially Emily Watson, as Eliza's mom, and Hawke, who's everyone's dope-smoking, curfew-less fantasy friend-Dad.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 77% People Places Things (2015) This is boilerplate rom-com fare with few plot surprises. But thanks to witty dialogue, strong performances and sure-handed direction, the movie's also smart, hilarious and an absolute delight.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/5 92% The Gift (2015) Edgerton seems to have pulled "The Gift" right out of a time capsule from 1992.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 85% Call Me Lucky (2015) Angry, quixotic, tragic, heroic - Crimmins' life is stunning. Catch this portrait and you can definitely call yourself lucky.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
1/5 14% Jenny's Wedding (2015) It all feels outdated, simplistic and insulting to both the characters and the audience.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/5 75% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) Slightly mesmerizing performances from Larry and young Shnaidman just manage to sustain interest in this quiet story. Even if it's going nowhere.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/5 25% Extinction (2015) The film's core problems: too little zombie and too much plot.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/5 11% Frank The Bastard (2015) Why doesn't Wendy Vanden Heuvel do more film? As Clair's cranky cousin Alice, she does more acting with a smirk and a turtleneck than the rest of the cast combined.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
4/5 61% Samba (2015) There are just a few too many scenes, and they go on a tick too long. But, well, you could just as easily call that breathing room and fine direction.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
2/5 36% Ardor (2015) Writer-director Pablo Fendrik may well have been shooting here for "Pale Rider." But "Ardor" is more like pale imitation.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 40% Lila & Eve (2015) What is vital is Davis' wrenching performance as a mother who's done everything right, but remains powerless to keep her children safe. Then there's Lopez, dialing up slow-burning weariness into a crackling heat, and reminding you why you like her.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
0/5 0% Mad Women (2015) It's a good thing writer-director Jeff Lipsky is a film distributor in real life. He's his own best hope for getting this dreck out there.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 86% Tap World (2015) Director Dean Hargrove's claim to fame was inventing "Matlock." After sitting through "Tap World," I can assure you it still is.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
3/5 62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) For a Katherine Heigl vehicle, "Jackie & Ryan" stars a whole lot of Ben Barnes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/5 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) [An] engaging history of hip-hop fashion ...‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 19% 7 Minutes (2015) Well, that was the longest seven minutes of my life.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 75% Rubble Kings (2015) "Rubble Kings" is the rare movie I actually wished were longer.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
2/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) Al Pacino's pathetic is really, really pathetic. Even with a halfhearted drawl and in an uneventful story.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
1/5 7% The 11th Hour (2015) Overwrought, underwritten and pure cynicism.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) There is a train-wreck quality to this film. The story is so astounding, you can't look away.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
4/5 64% Hungry Hearts (2015) You can't take your eyes off Rohrwacher as she weaves back and forth between passionate and loving and obsessive and nuts.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "I was scared at least 10 times," I heard someone say upon leaving the theater. Not bad.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
1/5 94% I Believe in Unicorns (2015) It's a teen-girl fantasy, Penthouse Forum for the Sassy set - a 1990s nostalgia trip complete with smoking, pay phones and developing pictures from film.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 69% Sunset Edge (2015) The one thing that's lacking? A payoff. [But] director Daniel Peddle gets great performances from his non-professional cast and expertly builds a taut and disturbing atmosphere.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
2/5 16% Aloft (2015) Deep - deep! - in this impenetrable block of ice is an actual, OK story. But the patience it takes to get to it? The return on investment just isn't there.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) An informative, if not engrossing, history of a sport.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 20, 2015
1/5 31% Every Secret Thing (2015) "Every Secret Thing" is far less than the sum of its parts.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
4/5 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) The movie is by turns a romance, a chick flick, a coming-of-age film and even a stoner movie. There's something for everyone, with the possible exception of cretins who don't appreciate great writing, casting, directing and especially acting.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
1/5 60% Saint Laurent (2015) A shallow, confusing, 2-1/2-hour slog through the life of legendary French designer Yves Saint Laurent.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
1/5 50% The D Train (2015) Black's narcissistic, obsessive, stunted Dan is so careless about all his relationships - with his wife, son, boss - that you wonder how he ever had them in the first place.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 48% Ride (2015) Here's the thing about playing someone who's tiresome and unpleasant: You run the risk of creating a movie that's tiresome and unpleasant.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 46% Gerontophilia (2015) Katie Boland is ... a force of nature as Lake's feminist ex - who gets off on reciting the names of her favorite female revolutionaries. But neither she nor Borden can mitigate this film's ultimately creepy premise.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/5 48% Adult Beginners (2015) The not-funny-enough dialogue can't mask writer Kroll's unoriginal plot. Still, he can smirk with the best of them.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 56% The Age of Adaline (2015) Plausibility, shmausibility. This is pretty schmaltz done right.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 73% Alex of Venice (2015) The film is so uneven, the characters and relationships so undeveloped, it's hard to work up much sympathy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 69% 5 to 7 (2015) There must have been pretty slim pickings at the Neil Simon store by the time "5 to 7" writer-director Victor Levin got there.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015