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Kevin Crust

Kevin Crust
Kevin Crust's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Chef Flynn (2018) Whether hitting a curveball or creating haute cuisine, there is something fascinating about watching a precocious talent at work.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
61% The New Romantic (2018) "The New Romantic" follows a very familiar arc, but the path is certainly a pleasant one, thanks to Barden's naturally ebullient performance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
No Score Yet Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story (2018) Ultimately, it's an inspiring account of an elite athlete with the tenacity (and resources) to battle adversity and keep his dream alive.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Bill Coors: The Will to Live (2018) Coors' story is inspiring and the message that mental, physical and spiritual health are inextricably linked is one we cannot hear often enough.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
100% All Square (2018) Kelly gets a well-earned leading man turn in the amiable indie comedy-drama "All Square" playing a surly, but likable bookie in a small Maryland town.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
100% Moynihan (2018) [A] crisp, engaging documentary...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
No Score Yet Hillbilly (2018) An effective rebuttal to media stereotyping, especially in its own portrayals of people of color and the LGBTQ community...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
55% At First Light (2018) Pellerin and Scott are such deeply compelling performers that you are likely to forgive the familiarity of the lovers-on-the-run, first-contact narratives.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
86% White Rabbit (2018) As vibrant and delightfully unfocused as its performance artist protagonist, "White Rabbit" is a bright, breezy exploration of a modern artist's life, complete with side gigs and Instagram videos.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
No Score Yet The Negotiation (2018) Laden by melodramatic turns and an exposition-heavy last act, the slack programmer never develops into the thriller it aspires to be.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
No Score Yet Armed (2018) Whatever point Van Peebles is trying to make gets lost in all the noise.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Letter from Masanjia (2018) "Letter From Masanjia" is a bracing reminder of our sometimes blindered approach to globalization and the effects of simple actions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
75% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) A brutal but thoughtful film invoking subtle social allegory, "Marseilles" demonstrates both the durability and elasticity of the genre.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
88% Nelly (2018) What may have been profound and poetic on the page feels redundant and banal on screen.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
44% Lost Child (2018) The slow-burning thriller walks a fine line, balancing elements of psychological drama and the supernatural, with a surging undercurrent of social commentary that sneaks up on you.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) The film's initial non-judgmental perspective eventually sounds more like a public service announcement...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
72% Final Score (2018) Working from a script by Jonathan Frank, David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch, Mann proves equally efficient at action and drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet Chasing the Win (2018) O'Callaghan and the Sheehys obviously care deeply for the animals they train and the film's ending will leave a lump in the throat of even the most cynical viewer.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Restoring Tomorrow (2018) "Restoring Tomorrow" nevertheless hits its emotional marks in reporting the renaissance of an important community institution, and Wolf's personal connection to the subject elevates what may have simply been a well-made promotional film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
79% Cielo (2017) It should come as no surprise that McAlpine has a background in poetry. The sky is a naturally lyrical subject and the film is full of contemplative shots, displaying a rich visual language.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
20% Mute (2018) Jones reportedly conceived of the film years ago. However, as the story evolved and took on more emotional themes he never found the right balance between the sentimental and the hard-boiled.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
No Score Yet Angels Within (2017) [An] exceedingly earnest hybrid documentary/docudrama ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
40% A Question of Faith (2017) Ty Manns' script ... plays like a first draft, one written from a manual and riddled with two-dimensional characters and on-the-nose dialogue.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) Within this roiling Petri dish, the filmmakers cultivate a dynamic portrait of Egypt, with its dense social, political and religious layers.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
66% Tommy's Honour (2017) It's surprisingly affecting, but there's a tendency to telegraph ... pivotal emotional moments that in a way lessens their effect. It's a tribute to the film's overall craft and, especially, its cast, that it's as much a winner as it is.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
No Score Yet Ice Guardians (2016) Harvey delivers an in-depth cultural and sociological view of the sport, while making a compelling case for the necessity of fighting.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
78% A Family Affair (2016) [An] intimate, sometimes painful documentary ... demonstrates what a Sisyphean task seeking the truth can be.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) Though there is undeniable uplift to the performances and Warren builds to a suitably inspiring crescendo, the film's hybrid format may prove frustrating.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
70% Becoming Mike Nichols (2016) By concentrating on the early projects, we get a richer sense of the development of Nichols the artist in his own words and illustrated with photos and extended clips of performances.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
No Score Yet Carl(a) (2015) Director Eli Hershko and co-writer Christopher Theokas do a nice job with the relationship between Carla and Grandpa, but the other roles go underdeveloped. The filmmakers are even less successful with plotting, telegraphing every major turn.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
50% Endgame (2015) The otherwise congenial film plays itself to a draw because of flat characters and a script that overdoes the melodrama in the service of checking off a series of genre tropes borrowed from sports movies.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Mario's Story (2007) As much as the film uplifts, it also anguishes as the difficult appeal process plays out.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2008
2.5/5 35% 21 (2008) When the makers of the blackjack drama 21 stepped up to the table to place their bets, they opted to play it safe.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2008
2/5 26% Drillbit Taylor (2008) Some of the movie's problems stem from the fact that the filmmakers can't seem to decide whose story it is, with a constant narrative tug of war between Wade and Ryan's battle for survival and Drillbit's dreams of escaping to Canada.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2008
2.5/5 17% Sleepwalking (2008) Terrific performances and a bleak, riveting look at life on the economic fringes eventually gives way to an overly familiar tale of abuse, denial and catharsis that feels like warmed over Sam Shepard minus the poetry.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2008
50% CJ7 (2008) Its occasionally endearing schmaltz is eclipsed by bizarre shifts in tone and a lackluster story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2008
4/5 79% The Bank Job (2008) Longtime screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have woven a masterful narrative full of odd twists and dark humor from which Australian director Roger Donaldson and a prime cast mine plum characters and a tight plot to satisfying effect.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2008
3/5 76% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) Our investment in their plight is ultimately enough to withstand the contrivance of the plot thread that tightens and tests the young men's relationship.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2008
2/5 22% Semi-Pro (2008) An orgy of disco-era excess, it's also an interminable exercise in beating a dead horse.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2008
2/5 16% Jumper (2008) Jumper seems half-done -- a long prologue building to a classic hero's journey or the launch of an antihero -- but comes to a screeching halt before it can begin either.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2008
3.5/5 59% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) Its full title may be unwieldy and its humor a tad colorful for a family audience, but Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show is surprisingly endearing and chock-full of a genuine appreciation of the moment.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
2.5/5 23% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee sets out to prove that you can go home again, but the lesson apparently is that it's going to be painful for everyone involved (audiences included).‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
1/5 2% Strange Wilderness (2008) Despite the presence of funny guys such as Zahn, Garlin, Justin Long and Jonah Hill, along with veteran character actors Ernest Borgnine, Joe Don Baker and Robert Patrick, the movie fails to be even passably funny.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2008
2/5 15% Over Her Dead Body (2008) For what is essentially a screwball comedy, Over Her Dead Body is surprisingly uninspired, a frothy concept that offers little satisfaction in the way of execution.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3/5 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) Rambo hits his stride in the film's second half, meting out justice in an unjust world and ultimately the movie works best when warbling its out-of-tune greatest hits.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2008
3/5 16% Untraceable (2008) A diverting police procedural.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2008
2/5 46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) Perched uncomfortably between thriller and melodrama, it's a film that hints at possibilities that are left unfulfilled.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2008
2.5/5 77% Cloverfield (2008) While it [the "camcorder ploy"] injects the film with a run-and-gun urgency, the device grows tiresome and ultimately leaves the film shortchanged.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2008
2.5/5 13% Running With Arnold (2007) Perfectly in tone with election season, Dan Cox's documentary plays like a 30-second political attack ad (at 144 times the length), rehashing the accusations that have been bouncing off the Austrian-born movie star for years.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2008
3/5 39% The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008) A gentle adventure-comedy that sails a heroes' journey so straight and true that Joseph Campbell would smile.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2008