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
Publications: New York Daily News

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 97% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Unfortunately, looks aren't everything. The plot is plodding and predictable. - New York Daily News EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
2/5 45% Cooties (2015) Despite the funny premise, "Cooties" doesn't live up to its potential. - New York Daily News EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 27% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 20% Zipper (2015) On all counts, "Zipper" comes up short. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
1/5 15% Sinister 2 (2015) Baghuul ... looks like the lead singer in a Norwegian forest metal band. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/5 91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
1/5 14% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
2/5 58% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 76% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
1/5 25% Jenny's Wedding (2015) It all feels outdated, simplistic and insulting to both the characters and the audience. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/5 76% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/5 20% Extinction (2015) The film's core problems: too little zombie and too much plot. - New York Daily News EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
4/5 62% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
0/5 No Score Yet 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/5 90% Fresh Dressed (2015) [An] engaging history of hip-hop fashion ... - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 24% 7 Minutes (2015) Well, that was the longest seven minutes of my life. - New York Daily News EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
2/5 50% Manglehorn (2015) Al Pacino's pathetic is really, really pathetic. Even with a halfhearted drawl and in an uneventful story. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
1/5 13% The 11th Hour (2015) Overwrought, underwritten and pure cynicism. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 86% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
4/5 63% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 59% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
1/5 89% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 92% Sunshine Superman (2015) An informative, if not engrossing, history of a sport. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2015
1/5 32% Every Secret Thing (2015) "Every Secret Thing" is far less than the sum of its parts. - New York Daily News EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
1/5 53% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 50% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 74% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015