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Kevin Courrier

Kevin Courrier
Kevin Courrier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine, Globe and Mail, Metro

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Crazy Heart (2009) Looking as bleary as a sleep-deprived Kris Kristofferson, Bridges gives a soulful, yet dry and witty performance... ‐ Critics at Large
Posted Jun 3, 2011
2/5 66% Brick Lane (2008) A blandly earnest coming-of-age story. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/5 96% Antz (1998) A Engaging and awe-inspiring animation once again elevates Shrek's world to fantastic heights, and the laughs are just as freewheeling as we have come to expect. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4.5/5 87% The Orphanage (2007) The Orphanage is an effectively scary picture about guilt, retribution, and acceptance, and it shares some of the spectral potency of Alejandro Amenabar's The Others. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2008
58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show is a sweet and affecting tribute to the shrewd charms of the American road show. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2008
83% Atonement (2007) Atonement is so good it redeems our faith in intelligent drama. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2007
67% Chronicle of an Escape (2008) Chronicle of an Escape pretty much lives up to its title and little else. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2007
45% Redacted (2007) Redacted is a provocative, multi-layered anti-war film whose power sneaks up on you. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2007
2/5 90% Michael Clayton (2007) So bogged down in plot that it has little in the way of suspense. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2007
3/5 79% Sharkwater (2007) Sharkwater is a rare advocacy film that arouses both awe and wonder. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2.5/5 72% Lust, Caution (2007) As it is, Lust, Caution is only part, movie. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2/5 47% Rendition (2007) Hood, who knows what kind of movies win awards, crafts his tale so that every little detail falls neatly into place. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2007
34% Rails & Ties (2007) Rails & Ties is definitely a heart-tugger, but it earns its tears modestly. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2007
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Although not in the same league as his Serpico or Dog Day Afternoon, it's still a dark little noir about a botched heist with some crackerjack moments. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2007
3/5 82% Into the Wild (2007) Although Into the Wild carries with it a tragic undercurrent, Penn illuminates the graceful aspects of Christopher's ultimate search for self to overall illuminating effect. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/5 73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) Although more seamless and less contrived than writer/director/producer Paul Haggis' Academy Award winning Crash, the picture offers little more than an earnest civics lesson. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2007
2/5 89% Eastern Promises (2007) Offers mostly empty promises. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2007
2.5/5 53% Across the Universe (2007) Across the Universe would make for a much stronger picture if Taymor had worked from a better dramatic script, one that fleshed out the characters and made them a distinguishing force out to make history, like the Beatles themselves. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2007
1/5 78% Summercamp! (2007) Summercamp is so haphazard it might as well be someone's digitally enhanced home movie. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2007
3/5 87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) If you've ever been to Paris, the picture's varied takes on the City of Lights is seeped in reverie. If you haven't, Paris je t'aime serves as a enticing invitation. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 4, 2007
2/5 68% Everything's Gone Green (2007) In trying to mock the yuppie subculture by poking fun at people who become obsessed with grass grow-ops and pyramid schemes, Fox shoehorns Coupland's generalizations into a lame character comedy. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2007
3.5/5 84% Beyond the Gates (2005) Director Michael Caton-Jones doesn't go for obvious pathos or simple outrage. He approaches the picture's theme with a documentary realism that, scene by scene, heightens the drama. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2007
1/5 43% The Brave One (2007) Director Neil Jordan, usually a master at creating atmosphere, keeps us at a remote distance throughout.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 89% Venus (2006) Watching the bittersweet exchanges between O'Toole and Vanessa Redgrave, as his former wife, call up memories of a generation of British actors whose graceful style is quickly becoming a distant memory. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2006
3.5/4 93% The Host (2007) The Host evolves into that rare horror film that becomes inconsolably poignant. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2006
54% Seraphim Falls (2007) Seraphim Falls is a sanctimoniously violent western about retribution and forgiveness with obvious Biblical overtones, references and names. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2006
4/5 91% The Italian (2007) The picture captures with a piercing sympathy the ambiguous state of post-Glasnost Russia. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2006
4/5 95% Offside (2006) Offside is rewarding because rather than telling us what to think about contemporary Iranian society, Panahi invites us to consider its many paradoxes and possibilities. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2006
2/5 70% Amazing Grace (2007) A terrific subject becomes a tepid morality play. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2006
1/5 49% Candy (2006) Candy is a terribly obvious road-to-ruin movie that's bound to produce cavities. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2006
2/5 33% A Little Trip to Heaven (2007) The pacing makes you feel like you're trudging through the snow. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
4/5 88% Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing (2006) While watching the Chicks balance career and family life, Kopple and Peck paint an intimate portrait of a group breaking free of being a brand. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2006
2/5 37% Death of a President (2006) Rather than opening up his subject and illustrating how Bush's death might affect a broad range of opinion, the world's as well as the country's, Range narrows everything down because it plays more comfortably to the pieties of a partisan audience. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2006
5/5 93% The Lives of Others (2006) A fascinating look into the political and psychological underpinnings of communist control in the former German Democratic Republic. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2006
4/5 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Borat is an equal opportunity offender that doesn't insult your intelligence. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2006
3.5/5 100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006) Former CBS and CNN producer Amy Berg delves with piercing intelligence into one of most shocking scandals that has rocked the Catholic Church in recent years. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2/5 13% Haven (2006) A simple and straightforward crime drama that's turned into a needlessly complicated film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2006
2/5 34% Breaking and Entering (2007) Like last year's Academy Award-winning Crash, Breaking and Entering is about random collisions between classes and cultures. It's also just as contrived. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2/5 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Stranger Than Fiction makes for pretty tepid prose. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2006
1/5 53% Wah-Wah (2006) Theatrical in the worst possible way. People are so busy shouting out abuse, or delivering it, that you wonder if the entire cast is somehow hard of hearing. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 12, 2006
3/5 86% Slither (2006) Slither is as much fun as EC Comics on nitrous oxide. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2006
1/5 9% Stay Alive (2006) Since the director and co-writer William Brent Bell does little to contrast the contrived and mechanical horror of the game with the mounting horror of the story, we can't invest much sympathy in the plight of the characters. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
1/5 37% Sorry, Haters (2005) Besides its hollow assertions, Sorry, Haters barely makes any sense. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2006
2/5 78% House of Sand (2006) In describing The House of Sand, one can't help but use obvious metaphors like 'dry' and 'arid,' as they're all too apt. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2006
2/5 62% Zizek! (2005) To some, he may suggest the 'Elvis of cultural theory'; to others, though, he might be closer to Peter Finch of Network. In short: a cerebral blowhard. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2005
2.5/4 82% Walk the Line (2005) Mangold cleverly frames the story with Cash's historic 1968 concert in Folsom Prison, but he does little to illuminate its significance to the Man in Black. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2005
1.5/4 20% Derailed (2005) Derailed ends up so frantic that every dramatic curve ball it fires at the audience turns into a cliché heading straight down the heart of the plate. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2005
4/5 94% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2005) A loving and beautifully rendered portrait of one of America's largely unheralded artists. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2005
1/5 75% Gabrielle (2006) Gabrielle reeks of the same snobbery it denounces in others. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2005
1/5 72% Bubble (2006) It's clear that Soderbergh is attempting to depict the banality in blue-collar work, but he does it by making the people themselves banal. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2005