Kevin P. Sullivan Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kevin P. Sullivan

Kevin P. Sullivan
Kevin P. Sullivan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The film's main conflict is with its source material, twisting and wringing Milne's life for everything it's worth and hoping enough is squeezed out to qualify as a film.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B+ 93% Spielberg (2017) A totally effective guided tour of his life and works, playing all of the greatest hits along the way, but it's also a relatively safe one, choosing to speed past some notable disappointments.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
A- 91% Good Time (2017) Plays out like a drug cocktail of Martin Scorsese's After Hours and a Michael Mann-directed acid trip.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C+ 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur could have been a rollicking blast. Instead it's just another wannabe blockbuster with too much flash and not enough soul.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
B+ 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant indulges in a spectacle that's been missing from summer movies for the past decade or so. It grosses you out and then laughs at you while you puke (not literally).‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
B 86% Burning Sands (2017) There's something powerful even in its predictability-will things go too far? Does the Pope wear a pointy hat?-and in Jackson's fierce, quietly forceful performance.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B 81% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) The film's overall effect lets the person - not the condition - be the real story, one that's worth sharing.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
A- 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Director Park Chan-wook has always had a stunningly cinematic eye, but he's better known for gouging someone else's out. In The Handmaiden, he demonstrates a lightness and humor unseen in his previous work.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
A- 100% Tower (2016) Tower allies itself with the heroes on the ground and the immeasurable courage they displayed, risking everything for the sake of strangers. That's a story worth telling, one worth remembering, and what makes Tower a must-see.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
C+ 89% Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) Voyage of Time is a beautiful diversion, but almost entirely empty, even in its inquisitive big swings for profundity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
B+ 85% Amanda Knox (2016) What you end up with are portraits of individuals - people who are scared or angry or ambitious - all a part of a story that, from the start, ignored their humanity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
C- 82% My Blind Brother (2016) Though My Blind Brother clearly isn't aiming for the feel-good realm, the emotions never ring true enough to make any of the purposely flawed leads relatable, never mind likable.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 35% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch manages to strike a balance between pleasing the fans of the 1999 found-footage film and working as a Friday night at the multiplex, mainly by sticking to the principle that what you don't see will always be scarier.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
B+ 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The proceedings may be typical for Bridget and the series, but it's all played so earnestly that it's difficult to hold a grudge.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
D- 19% Yoga Hosers (2016) Smith seems to have soured to the idea of making films for anyone outside his circle of fans, podcast co-hosts, and family members. Yoga Hosers, the latest feature-length podcast digression from Smith, proves how small that circle really is.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
B 82% The Intervention (2016) The script wobbles between heavy-handed and touching, but the result is a pleasantly nostalgic throwback that's saved from its copy-cat tendencies by charismatic actors.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
B+ 96% Little Men (2016) The restrained script from Sachs and co-writer Mauricio Zacharias takes these boys seriously, without one whiff of condescension, and places value in life's mundane miracles, like forgiveness and the love of a true friend.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
B- 67% Nerve (2016) The perils of social media may be ripe for the after-school-special treatment, but less expectedly, they make for a half-decent Hunger Games riff.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
D+ 58% The Neon Demon (2016) The ending will shock just about everyone, but to what end? Neon Demon is as beautiful and empty as the industry it sends up.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
C- 16% Special Correspondents (2016) What Gervais may have previously turned into a pointed satire of the news media instead becomes a flimsy farce that's surprisingly low on laughs.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
C- 45% Knight of Cups (2016) At every turn, the film shakes off each attempt a viewer makes to cling to it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B+ 97% Theeb (2015) The effectiveness of the story hinges largely on Al-Hwietat, whose performance is both convincing wide-eyed and complex.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Harrowing and heartbreaking, making for a difficult watch that will reward those with saintly patience.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
C+ 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Bay works best with chaos. There's no shortage of that here. It's getting from fire fight to fire fight that's the problem, lending the film a video game-like structure that grows repetitive in the back half.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
C 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) Shouldn't Ice Cube know better?‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
B- 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Pixar's latest film has the misfortune of following what's perhaps Pixar's greatest.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
B 61% Legend (2015) The film's saving grace is Hardy, who is as ferocious and watchable as ever, acting smooth and brooding as Reggie and unhinged as Ronnie.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
B 76% Goosebumps (2015) It's a never-boring trip to a world, where stories and imagination are powerful tools, that just might inspire kids to do the scariest thing of all: pick up a book.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
C 46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The Scorch Trials wanders between YA cliches - there's a Resistance, but it's unclear what they're resisting - and zombie movie tropes, with the obligatory a zombie bit our friend scene.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
B- 86% Meet The Patels (2015) A charming and moderately enlightening examination of what happens when an American-raised man recovering from a bad breakup attempts to find a wife through the kind of arranged marriage that has kept his parents blissful for decades.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
D 45% No Escape (2015) Even ignoring the racism-which is pretty much impossible-No Escape is a cliché-ridden, artless relic.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
A- 92% The Gift (2015) More than anything, Edgerton's script and direction demonstrate a keen understanding of tension and what puts an audience on edge.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
B 56% Paper Towns (2015) Unlike in its predecessor, The Fault in Our Stars, the path to pubescent enlightenment in Paper Towns is more literal than existential, giving your tear ducts the night off at the cost of something a little deeper.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
C 82% Advantageous (2015) Unfortunately, the stilted script and portentous direction make Advantageous, a film written and directed by Asian-American women, a missed opportunity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
B- 78% Big Game (2015) As a throwback, Big Game understands the thrills of retro action but never earns its big moments.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
B 94% The Farewell Party (2015) The drama falls somewhere on the spectrum between Michael Haneke's devastating Amour and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies, but the result is a film that's frank about death without leaving you cold.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
D 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Far from the worst movie that you'll ever see, but you might leave wondering why you, the people on the screen, or anyone else in the theater even bothered.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
B 29% Insurgent (2015) Taken for what it is, Insurgent is a vast improvement over the franchise's first installment, mostly thanks to expansion in two arenas: budget and scope.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
A- 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) There are times when it feels as if the film's selected anecdotes are only scratching the surface of a greater evil, but what does make it to screen is intelligent, vital, and enraging.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2015
B- 72% The DUFF (2015) The DUFF won't stay with you far past its runtime. But as a vehicle, it's ample proof that we should be seeing more of Mae Whitman.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2015
B+ 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Proves that some tropes, like the undead and roommate problems, are eternally funny.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2015
C+ 31% Loitering With Intent (2015) A snappy start gives way to an unfocused second half, which devolves into a walking tour of indie-film clichés that make the 80-minute run time feel overlong.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2015