Kevin A. Ranson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kevin A. Ranson

Kevin A. Ranson
"They're coming to get you Barbara...!" (Although my alter ego is fond of saying "I'M coming to get you, Barbara!")

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Kevin A. Ranson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.0/4.0 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "...Groot easily steals the show...equal parts 'Farscape,' 'Firefly,' and the few family-friendly parts of 'Pitch Black' while putting an original spin on it. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4.0 95% Her (2013) "While intimacy and exclusivity are the core ideas being explored, very little is taboo...'Eliza,' you've come a long way, baby. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4.0 50% Maleficent (2014) "...remains surprisingly faithful to the original while recreating the title character... You only think you know the story (but this one - in many ways - is so much better). " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 22, 2014
3.0/4.0 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "If you just think of each franchise X-Men film installment as a stand-alone alternative history, it will go easier for your brain. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 22, 2014
2.0/4.0 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "It's like they took one good and one bad script and mashed them together... proof that the box office has become all about the franchise... " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 25, 2014
3.0/4.0 74% Godzilla (2014) "It's a running theme, looking awesome over what-the-hell-were-the-writers-thinking... this is the creature comfort you've been looking for. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 25, 2014
3.0/4.0 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "While The Muppets felt like an event, Muppets Most Wanted feels like exactly what it is: a follow-up. Maybe that's not the worst thing... " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 18, 2014
3.0/4.0 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "... would have been better suited as a Disney special or an extra on a Blu-ray release of Mary Poppins rather than a vehicle for awards season. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 18, 2014
3.0/4.0 76% Noah (2014) "Pro-vegan and anti-industrial messages aside... as (a) non-Biblical, alternative history version of the Great Flood, there's some interesting stuff going on here. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4.0/4.0 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Black Widow is the scene stealer this time out... There's just very little than can be said against a film this well-rounded and complete... Trust no one - except Marvel. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.0/4.0 58% Knights of Badassdom (2014) "... the story lends itself to low-cost dragonslaying... Don't look for award-winning performances here, just actors having fun with a brilliant premise. Huzzah! " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Apr 9, 2014
0.5/4.0 13% Vampire Academy (2014) "When the dream sequence killing off the cast is better than everything afterward, you MIGHT have a script problem... This is why we can't have good vampire movies. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3.0/4.0 53% Haunter (2013) "A tightly wound slow-burn ghost story that blends the best elements of the genre... could have certainly held its own in theaters with a little positive word of mouth. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Feb 8, 2014
3.0/4.0 60% Ender's Game (2013) "Although people who loved the book will find much to love here - it really is a good movie - the potential impact is too soft for the epic it aspires to be. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Nov 3, 2013
4.0/4.0 48% Carrie (2013) "... hones its dramatic elements to emotional effect rather than fall back on a slasher film template... Moretz brings her A-game... " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Oct 19, 2013
3.0/4.0 93% Carrie (1976) "... a cautionary tale that suggests that fear of the unusual justifies any action to displace the potential danger... My, how times have changed. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3.5/4.0 81% Prisoners (2013) "The film's pace is an endurance test... (but) everyone gets to share in the dread of the final revelations. Does the end justify the means? " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Oct 6, 2013
4.0/4.0 96% Gravity (2013) "... the most spectacular and most accurate portrayal of how and why things work and fail in space... on IMAX and in 3D is finally and absolutely worth the price of admission. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Oct 6, 2013
3.0/4.0 14% Dracula 3D (2013) "... perfect for a living room full of inebriated hecklers to have their way with it... you'll never look at a praying mantis the same way ever again. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Oct 6, 2013
2.0/4.0 67% World War Z (2013) "... the definitive zombie film for people who don't like zombie films yet want to say they liked one. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 4, 2013
2.5/4.0 69% The Wolverine (2013) "... a holdover to distract us from what we've been craving all along... it's still better than the last Wolverine sorta-solo outing, so there's that. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 4, 2013
3.0/4.0 73% Despicable Me 2 (2013) "The only thing that really holds this sequel back... it just doesn't seem epic enough to be a "summer blockbuster"... then again, maybe that's a good thing... " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3.0/4.0 86% The Conjuring (2013) "Full of atmosphere and ghostly goodness, the only thing that doesn't seem to make any sense is the title. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jul 27, 2013
3.5/4.0 71% Pacific Rim (2013) "... follows the ID4 formula to the letter; swap fighters vs. flying saucer action for mechs vs. monsters and enjoy. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jul 14, 2013
2.5/4.0 78% Monsters University (2013) "... seems content to coast on exactly what's expected of it until the very end... Pixar (seems to be) phoning in every other movie to work on the ones they really want to do. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3.5/4.0 55% Man of Steel (2013) "Forget all of the Supermen of the past. Like it or not, purists, Man of Steel is the kind of theatrical reboot Superman has needed for a while. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 16, 2013
2.5/4.0 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "... a summer film that dimly reminds viewers of what it used to be - and could be again - while still being little more than a rollercoaster ride. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 15, 2013
3.5/4.0 83% This Is the End (2013) "... honesty, loyalty, and comedy will be tested as the world comes to a horrifying and dangling end... and you'll never look at Michael Cera the same way again. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 15, 2013
3.0/4.0 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "If this film franchise isn't one of your guilty pleasures, why not? Hot guys, cool gals, fast cars, fights, guns, explosions, and none of it taken too seriously. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3.5/4.0 61% Evil Dead (2013) "Enjoy but be warned: you might need a tetanus shot and stitches just watching it. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Apr 7, 2013
3.0/4.0 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) "Folks, we'd all love to see a hard-line G.I. Joe film where everything is realistic, but when was the show ever realistic? " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Mar 31, 2013
3.5/4.0 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "Sam Raimi has managed to recapture the feel and charm of the original 'Wizard of Oz'... and that may be the greatest compliment of all. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Mar 31, 2013
2.0/4.0 44% The Call (2013) "... the only thing worse than pulling the final punch... would have been showing the script cover to 'The Call 2: Aftercall' after the credits. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Mar 27, 2013
1.5/4.0 87% Frankenweenie (2012) "... a padded short story that didn't require embellishment... looks very weak directly compared to the sheer brilliance of the similarly themed ParaNorman. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Mar 23, 2013
2.0/4.0 90% Lincoln (2012) "Pushing this film as merely 'Lincoln' is something of an injustice to the man himself, as if audiences wouldn't have any interest in the actual story of the film. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Mar 23, 2013
2.5/4.0 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "... a guilty pleasure film... pokes (fun) at pop culture and other similar fantasy action films. Purists and "flim buffs" will want to steer clear... to avoid its taint... " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Feb 3, 2013
0.5/4.0 78% Flight (2012) "Denzel Washington's one-note character is a prisoner of a one-thought plot. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3.5/4.0 88% Django Unchained (2012) "... it's a Tarantino Western... people will be screaming, the blood will flow freely and be splattered about, and the explosions are unnecessarily bigger than they have to be. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Dec 30, 2012
3.5/4.0 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) "... there's nothing to hate or fear here (unless you buy the super-chubby size soda). Welcome back, Middle Earth. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Dec 16, 2012
3.0/4.0 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) "... feels more like a good Cartoon Network series pilot than a great feature film... no one thought to do a parody of The Eagle's 'Hotel California' for this? " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Sep 30, 2012
4.0/4.0 93% Looper (2012) "... re-establishes the (time travel) genre in a new and fresh way. And seriously, how cool is it to have an actual blunderbus for an assassin's weapon? " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Sep 29, 2012
3.0/4.0 78% Dredd (2012) "A straight-forward dystopian police actioneer with violent tendencies (but without Sylvester Stallone). In two words, it's good. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Sep 23, 2012
3.0/4.0 67% Ted (2012) "If you've ever put a Twisted Sister cassette into a Teddy Ruxpin or wished you could have, this movie is for you. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 18, 2012
3.5/4.0 87% ParaNorman (2012) "A smart, contemporary monster movie that doesn't talk down to its young or adult audience. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 18, 2012
2.0/4.0 30% Total Recall (2012) "... the machines from I, Robot hitch a ride on the magma train from The Core to invade the world of Blade Runner for the benefit of the citizens living in The Fifth Element? " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Aug 5, 2012
3.5/4.0 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "... Nolan thinks small in a big way... providing an imperfect yet satisfying conclusion, and that in itself is quite an accomplishment. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jul 29, 2012
3.0/4.0 73% Prometheus (2012) "(The) parent/child and creator/creation themes (are) pretty deep for a film this pretty. What else did you expect from Ridley Scott? " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 10, 2012
3.0/4.0 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "An effective retelling of Snow White that puts the Grimm all back in. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted Jun 2, 2012
3.0/4.0 68% Men in Black III (2012) "Third time's the charm; director Barry Sonnenfeld finally nails a story cool enough for the Men in Black. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 29, 2012
2.0/4.0 34% Battleship (2012) "... finally exercises its self-awareness bone and has a little fun before the credits roll... worth sneaking into the ending after you see The Avengers again. " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 22, 2012
1.5/4.0 57% The Dictator (2012) "Where most of Cohen's films exploit non-actors falling for his ruse, this dictator has been banished to one of those (regrettable and forgettable) SNL movies... " ‐ MovieCrypt.com
Posted May 21, 2012
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