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Kevin Lally

Kevin Lally
Kevin Lally's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
73% Despicable Me 2 (2013) Riotously funny sequel to the 2010 animated hit has reformed villain Gru embracing fatherhood and his romantic yearnings. All that, and Minions too!‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2013
99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) Highly entertaining and revealing look at backup singers and their essential contributions to pop music.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2013
86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) The post-conversion 3D is disappointing, but the newest Star Trek adventure remains exciting summer entertainment with a most appealing ensemble cast.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
52% At Any Price (2013) Tale of conflict between an Iowa farmer and his rebellious racecar-driver son goes to darker places than the usual heartland drama.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) The opening chapter with a compelling Ryan Gosling as a motorcycle-daredevil bank robber is the strongest element of this three-part drama about fathers, sons and fate.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2013
70% The Croods (2013) Fast-paced, inventive animated comic adventure of a Stone Age family gets an extra boost from the lively vocal performances of stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
70% Not Fade Away (2012) "Sopranos" creator David Chase's feature debut is an engaging time capsule of an era when rock music profoundly impacted American culture.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2012
62% Hitchcock (2012) A diverting movie nostalgia trip full of Hollywood period atmosphere.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) A delightful romantic comedy with unusually dark underpinnings.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2012
96% Argo (2012) Suspenseful, astounding true story of an improbable rescue mission during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Ben Affleck has directed one of the year's best films.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2012
82% Seven Psychopaths (2012) Seven Psychopaths is an alternately hilarious and horrifying comedy from the poison pen of Martin McDonagh.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2012
87% Frankenweenie (2012) Tim Burton's black-and-white, stop-motion expansion of his 1984 short about another young Frankenstein and his reanimated canine has initial charm but suffers from overkill in the final act.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2012
93% Looper (2012) An outlandish vision of the near-future which may defy credibility but is bracingly entertaining.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2012
24% The Words (2012) Multi-layered drama about a literary masterpiece and its dubious authorship is well-crafted but hardly as deep as it pretends to be.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2012
87% ParaNorman (2012) New supernatural tale from the stop-motion studio behind Coraline is a rollicking good time until its jarringly somber and earnest final act.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2012
89% Compliance (2012) Gripping indie drama unsettles the audience with its study of human behavior manipulated by a bogus authority figure.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2012
64% The Campaign (2012) Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis milk some laughs at the expense of our political process as madcap election rivals, but The Campaign is more low comedy than brainy satire.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2012
44% To Rome with Love (2012) Thinly conceived segments set in Rome represent a comedown for Woody Allen after the huge success of last year's Midnight in Paris.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2012
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) A feel-good/feel-bad sensibility may limit its audience appeal, but moviegoers who don't mind a little astringency in their romantic comedies will be glad they made the journey.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2012
72% Prometheus (2012) Dazzling sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1979 sci-fi chiller Alien delivers both remarkable visuals and truly horrific set-pieces.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2012
94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Wes Anderson's fanciful, heartfelt tale of two 12-year-old runaways will delight his fans and may even win some converts among those who've resisted his hermetic style.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 23, 2012
92% Headhunters (2012) Darkly comic thriller from Norway in which a corporate headhunter who moonlights as an art thief gets a terrifying comeuppance.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2012
43% American Reunion (2012) A generally morose comedy that recruits the original cast but fails to capture the cheeky high spirits of their 1999 debut.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2012
41% Casa de mi padre (2012) If the idea of Will Ferrell speaking Spanish seems like enough to sustain an entire feature, this eccentric but flat comedy is for you.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2012
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor make an appealing duo in this offbeat romantic comedy which unfortunately changes midstream into something darker and far less engaging.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
73% Big Miracle (2012) Fictional treatment of the 1988 effort to rescue three whales trapped under Alaskan ice features a wide-ranging cast of characters and offers solid family entertainment.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2012
76% War Horse (2011) Impeccably crafted, epic tale of a boy and his horse, and the terrible war that separates them. Animal lovers and younger viewers should be entranced.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2011
80% Young Adult (2011) Charlize Theron proves her comic chops as a narcissistic writer out to break up her old boyfriend's marriage in this entertaining new collaboration between Juno writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2011
96% The Artist (2011) This immensely entertaining black-and-white silent feature from France is one of the best and most original films of the year.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2011
94% Hugo (2011) Visually dazzling fantasy is both a 3D landmark and a warm personal tribute by Martin Scorsese to early movie pioneer Georges Méliès.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2011
89% The Descendants (2011) A family tragedy brings a high-powered lawyer closer to his two young daughters in this affecting and often funny comedy-drama featuring a deft star performance by George Clooney.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2011
43% J. Edgar (2011) Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance is the main reason to see this wordy, speculative account of the life of imperious, obsessive FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2011
92% Take Shelter (2011) Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain give compelling performances in this eerie drama about an Ohio father beset by premonitions of doom.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2011
68% Our Idiot Brother (2011) Paul Rudd and a strong ensemble enliven this comic tale of a homeless hippie who disrupts the more conventional lives of his three New York City sisters.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore all shine in this multi-generational comedy full of romantic complications. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2011
56% The Devil's Double (2011) Dominic Cooper is sensational as the psychotic Uday Hussein and his reluctant double in this factually murky but riveting tale of a power-crazed Iraq regime.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2011
94% The Guard (2011) John Michael McDonagh's droll debut feature makes an ideal vehicle for Brendan Gleeson as an eccentric cop battling drug dealers in the west of Ireland.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2011
70% Friends With Benefits (2011) Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis make an attractive couple, but that's the best that can be said for this rom-com that's just as superficial as the clichés it ridicules.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2011
36% Larry Crowne (2011) "Uneven, conventional comedy about a suddenly unemployed store manager who turns his life around will find its strongest support from diehard fans of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts."‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2011
39% Cars 2 (2011) Globe-spanning sequel to Pixar's 2006 automative adventure is a visual treat, but has less to offer mature viewers than the studio's recent top-of-the-line models.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2011
33% The Hangover Part II (2011) Less a sequel than a remake, The Hangover Part II brings the wedding smashers to Bangkok with more outrageousness but diminishing returns. Still, initial grosses will be explosive.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kristen Wiig makes a successful bid for big-screen stardom in this bawdy, hilarious comedy about the downward spiral of an insecure maid of honor.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 10, 2011
26% Arthur (2011) Russell Brand fails to capture the appeal of Dudley Moore's mischievous drunken billionaire in this unnecessary remake of the 1981 comedy classic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
94% Win Win (2011) Low-key but disarming comedy-drama stars Paul Giamatti as a beleaguered small-town lawyer and wrestling coach.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2011
95% The King's Speech (2010) Altogether satisfying, compelling true story of King George VI's speech impediment and the unconventional therapist who treated him. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush give two of 2010's outstanding performances.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2010
40% Due Date (2010) Disappointing follow-up to Todd Phillips' blockbuster comedy The Hangover is an often unpleasant road trip with Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2010
93% 127 Hours (2010) Gripping and surprisingly lively account of rock-climber Aron Ralston's ordeal while trapped in a Utah canyon. James Franco excels in this virtual one-man show.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2010
67% Conviction (2010) The movie itself is less remarkable than the story behind it, but it benefits from Tony Goldwyn's low-key direction and a very solid supporting cast.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2010
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) A depressed teenage boy checks himself into a psych ward in this modest but good-hearted comedy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2010
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) A lively and funny ensemble comedy with yet another intriguing mix of stars and lesser-known talents playing deeply flawed human beings in search of love and fulfillment.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2010