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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
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
25% 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
93% The Town (2010) Well-acted, atmospheric crime drama is a solid sophomore directing effort from Ben Affleck.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2010
80% Catfish (2010) A Facebook connection evolves into a surprising real-life movie mystery in this highly original documentary by a team of New York videographers.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2010
55% Mao's Last Dancer (2010) Conventionally made but involving true story of what happens when a sheltered Chinese ballet student gets his first exposure to the West.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010
73% Soul Kitchen (2010) Disarming tale of the wild struggles of a Hamburg restaurant owner is a buoyant change of pace from director Fatih Akin.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2010
62% Salt (2010) Angelina Jolie again proves her action bona fides in this fast-paced but ultimately silly thriller about Russian sleeper agents targeting America.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2010
93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo give award-caliber performances in this funny and poignant comedy about a lesbian couple whose teenage children seek out their biological father.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
79% The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2010) What makes Ecstasy essential viewing for any pop-music fan and any student of celebrity pathology is the interview itself.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 30, 2010
52% Knight & Day (2010) Slick and energetic action-comedy showcase for Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz has nothing on its mind but pure escapism.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2010
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) Enormously entertaining third chapter in the computer-animated series that started it all. Delighted audiences will ensure a long shelf life for Pixar's iconic toy collection.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2010
80% Solitary Man (2010) Sparkling showcase for Michael Douglas as a disgraced businessman attempting a comeback but brought down by his libido. A strong supporting cast and a witty script almost compensate for a facile finale.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 24, 2010
96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) The mysterious Banksy makes his film debut with this provocative and entertaining look at the world of street artists and one very eccentric disciple.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2010
68% Shutter Island (2010) Frantic psychological thriller is beautifully crafted but suffers from a surfeit of plot ingredients.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2010
31% The Lovely Bones (2009) Peter Jackson's elaborate visualization of the Alice Sebold best-seller fails to capture the poignant power of the original.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2009
46% Everybody's Fine (2009) Low-key family drama showcases a different side of star Robert De Niro.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2009
85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) Disney's return to 2D animation, starring its first African-American lead, offers a flavorful gumbo of entertainment for holiday family audiences.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2009
54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) Robert Zemeckis turns the classic Dickens tale into a 3D performance-capture spectacle, abetted by the versatility of Jim Carrey as skinflint Scrooge and his ghostly visitors.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2009
77% The Horse Boy (2009) The strength of the doc is that is does not propagandize with a heavy hand.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 1, 2009
77% The Horse Boy (2009) Provocative and moving documentary focuses on parents of an autistic boy who take a radical course of action.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2009
83% Paranormal Activity (2009) The banality of the couple's day-to-day existence when they're not hearing unwelcome guests enhances the sense of realism, but it can be awfully trying for viewers who just want to get to the good stuff already.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2009
79% The Informant! (2009) Matt Damon's amusing performance in this wild true story of an unstable corporate whistleblower is compromised by Steven Soderbergh's heavy-handed direction.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2009
91% Ponyo (2009) A goldfish falls for a human boy in this imaginative kids' tale from visionary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2009
69% Funny People (2009) Uneven but provocative study of a comedy star diagnosed with a grave disease elicits surprising depth from Adam Sandler.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
94% In the Loop (2009) Riotous satire about British politicians ensnared in a U.S. campaign to promote a war in the Middle East. Word-of-mouth potential is high.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2009
68% Public Enemies (2009) Impressive filmmaking and a disarming lead performance by Johnny Depp bring luster to this stylish re-creation of Melvin Purvis' pursuit of brazen '30s bank robber John Dillinger.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2009
44% The Proposal (2009) Diverting romantic antic about a sham engagement is sparked by the bright chemistry and comic timing of Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2009
98% Up (2009) Pixar's high-flying 3D adventure of an aged widower and his eight-year-old accidental stowaway is a constant delight. Word of mouth should soar.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 28, 2009
33% Terminator Salvation (2009) McG's revival of the Terminator franchise is a solid actioner, but lacks the entertainment value of James Cameron's landmark originals.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 20, 2009
86% Disneynature Earth (2009) Spectacular footage and a low-key ecological message make this first release from the Disneynature label a valuable family offering.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Fond 3D salute to old-fashioned monster and alien movies, with a little girl power adding to the demographic, should be a solid hit for DreamWorks Animation.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
88% Sin Nombre (2009) Fukunaga maintains a deft balance of justifiably melodramatic plot elements and low-key realism; the horrific moments here never feel false or overemphatic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2009
68% Revolutionary Road (2008) Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio rise to the acting challenges of this downbeat exploration of 1950s suburban ennui and marital discord, adapted from the acclaimed novel by Richard Yates.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2008
89% Bolt (2008) Funny and engaging 3D adventures of a canine TV star lost in the real world. Disney marketing might ensures a major holiday family hit.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2008
92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Their odyssey is downright Dickensian...‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2008
61% The Duchess (2008) Husbands and boyfriends, be especially diplomatic when accompanying your dates to The Duchess. This lavish look back at a royal pain and his beleaguered bride is a chick flick with anger issues.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2008
79% Burn After Reading (2008) Big stars act like darn fools in this broad black comedy, a lesser effort from the Coen Brothers.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2008
3/5 69% Religulous (2008) Maher may see demented dogma all around him, but what's the basis of his own moral compass? We're not religulous, just curious.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2008
82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Audiences who don't mind "Mad TV"-style humor stretched out to nearly two hours should be sufficiently entertained.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
96% WALL-E (2008) A tale that's equally satisfying as science fiction, cautionary satire, gentle love story and purely visual comedy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2008
50% Get Smart (2008) The erstwhile 40-year-old virgin proves he's a major comedy star, with a true gift for silly slapstick that remains grounded in a recognizably vulnerable way.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2008
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Spielberg proves he still knows how to generate high-style thrills, and Ford affirms that he can yet deliver both a punch and a wry punchline.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 21, 2008