Kofi Outlaw

Kofi Outlaw
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Biography:
Kofi Outlaw earned his Masters Degree in Creative Writing from The New School in NYC, where he stumbled upon Screenrant.com when it was just a hobby blog. He quickly rose to the position of E-i-C, and transformed Screen Rant from a hobby into one of the leading fan sites on the Internet. He now works as the Sr. Editor of Original Content for Comicbook.com. @KofiOutlaw For chat & inquiries. (From ComicBook.com)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bad Boys for Life is a more of a solid continuation than a prime jumping-on point for new viewers, but longtime fans will likely appreciate seeing these Bad Boys do some growing up. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
3/5 53% 21 Bridges (2019) While the story may be weak, and the action just suitable, what ultimately pushes 21 Bridges over the line into "worth seeing" territory is the strength of the cast. Chadwick Boseman is a commanding and charismatic leading man. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The lure of Will Smith and the visual spectacle may be worth a matinee price to action fans, but other than that, Gemini Man will soon be lost in the same limbo it was stuck in for decades, before it was pulled out for this failed attempt. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) If El Camino had aired as episodes of Breaking Bad instead of a feature film, no one would know the difference. Whether that's a bad or good thing will depend on the viewer. Its a reminder that the world of Breaking Bad is still unfolding. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
1/5 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Last Blood offers no room for humor, intentional or not, and is drab, depressing, and wholly disappointing. Do yourself a favor: just rewatch Rambo and tell yourself the franchise ended there to spare yourself the PTSD. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
2/5 63% Child's Play (2019) Child's Play would've been better off as an original sci-fi/horror creation, and probably would've earned more acclaim on its own merits. Still, its not the complete disaster that many predicted - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home falls square in the middle of the franchise trilogy. It's much better than the muddled and schlocky first installment, but never comes close to matching the intensity and polish of the sequel, Annabelle: Creation. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 33% Shaft (2019) Shaft (2019) is one of the more fun "passing of the torch" sequels/reboots that are so in vogue right now. It's definitely the kind of fun matinee screenings were made for. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 93% Us (2019) Us is Jordan Peele's proud and confident declaration that his talent and success is far from being a one-time fluke. There are few filmmakers who can so effectively create entire worlds in their own unique signature. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 58% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn is a fine matinee viewing for hardcore fans of superheroes, horror, or both. It's good spectacle, and just that -- especially if you haven't seen the spoiler-filled trailers. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4.5/5 75% Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) It's worth taking the dark, twisted ride. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
74% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) For a holiday movie family outing, you could do much worse than The Adventures of Tintin. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3.5/5 78% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is an ambitious directorial and performance experiment that yields interesting, if not flawed, results. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens is a welcome comeback for the franchise, and fan love will be enough to propel most viewers past its flaws. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 95% Creed (2015) The name on the title card may have changed, but the Rocky legacy is alive and thriving in Creed. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/5 69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is a thrilling and powerful ending to the Hunger Games movie saga. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/5 63% Spectre (2015) Unfortunately, Spectre is to Skyfall what Quantum of Solace was to Casino Royale; that is to say: less inspired in just about every way. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
2.5/5 72% Crimson Peak (2015) Crimson Peak is a classic case of style over substance resulting in a hollow movie experience that never fully reaches its potential. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/5 90% Bridge of Spies (2015) Bridge of Spies is a bit of dull historical theater propped up by the talents of Spielberg, Tom Hanks and the Coen Bros. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
4.5/5 92% Sicario (2015) Sicario is a solid piece of crime genre fiction elevated into a haunting and powerful cinematic experience by impeccable filmmakers and a talented cast. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
2.5/5 68% The Visit (2015) The Visit is a fun and kitschy horror parable - though the trademark Shyamalan twist will be a big disappoint for many viewers. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 39% We Are Your Friends (2015) We Are Your Friends is a beautifully absurd millennial angst fantasy, as shallow yet infectiously catchy as an EDM song. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
1.5/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) Hitman: Agent 47 is a second missed opportunity to translate one of the more adaptable video games into a satisfying movie experience. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/5 43% American Ultra (2015) American Ultra is not quite the sum of its eclectic parts, but is strangely entertaining, nonetheless. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
3.5/5 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton hurtles toward greatness, only to fall short in execution. Yet, aiming high and falling short still results in a very good film. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
2.5/5 28% Vacation (2015) The new Vacation means well but tries too hard, and is ultimately just another pale imitation reboot. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/5 83% Ant-Man (2015) A formulaic Marvel superhero origin tale but Ant-Man gets a boost from a good ensemble cast and an overall tone of fun and creativity from director Peyton Reed. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 44% Ted 2 (2015) Though crafted with a more mature hand, Ted 2 feels episodic rather than reinventive, and in the end is just more of the same. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
4/5 88% Dope (2015) Dope is a smart urban homage to the legacy of John Hughes films, but still manages to distinguish itself as something uniquely special. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
2.5/5 33% Entourage (2015) Entourage: The Movie arrives in theaters offering too little, way too late, for anyone but the die-hard fans to enjoy it. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) Tomorrowland is a fun adventure with big ideas and a lot of heart, but somehow winds up lacking in both - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
4.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road is a beautifully strange, violent and thrilling cinematic composition that proves George Miller is a more brilliant maestro than ever. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 62% Unfriended (2015) Unfriended is a spooky ghost story parable that will (only) be fun for those who grew up in the era of the online social jungle. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
3.5/5 28% Get Hard (2015) The combined power of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is enough to make Get Hard's raunchy and juvenile look at prison life a whole lot of depraved fun. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/5 16% The Gunman (2015) Those hoping for the next Taken will be disappointed by the slow-burn character piece that is The Gunman. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/5 59% Run All Night (2015) Run All Night marks a slight uptick in the stock of 'Liam Neeson With a Gun' action movies. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
1.5/5 10% Unfinished Business (2015) Unfinished Business is a perfect storm of unfocused - mostly unfunny - mundane comedic filmmaking. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/5 16% The Lazarus Effect (2015) The Lazarus Effect is one of those horror films where lack of character logic makes it hard to root for the bodies that are inevitably going to pile the floor. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/5 13% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is basically a sillier version of an already silly concept - but that doesn't mean it isn't fun. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Unfortunately for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, a solid cast, good director and unique premise only help to expose the inherent weaknesses of the source novel. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
2.5/5 27% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Jupiter Ascending is a baffling mix of material that is both impressively innovative, and utterly ridiculous. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/5 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) A Most Violent Year is not the next great mob movie it's been advertised as; it's a thoughtful character drama with a solid cast - no more, no less. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
2/5 18% Strange Magic (2015) Strange Magic may be a pretty picture that the kids can sing along to, but within the larger spectrum of animated features it is pretty forgettable. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) American Sniper may not be the strongest biopic in the genre, but it is on par with other acclaimed military action-thrillers like Black Hawk Down or The Hurt Locker. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
4.5/5 99% Selma (2014) Selma manages to beautifully articulate a pivotal moment in history - one that is hauntingly ironic in how it echoes our current times and society. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
1/5 32% Blackhat (2015) Blackhat is a boring and visually-disappointing entry from Michael Mann, and a film perfectly suited for the January dumping ground. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
2/5 44% The Gambler (2014) The Gambler is pretty much a misfire of concept - even if it makes the admirable move of going for a different thematic angle on the original material. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2014
4/5 51% Unbroken (2014) Unbroken is every bit the Oscar-bait movie one would expect, but is elevated by offering viewers several different types of great drama in one tightly woven narrative. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2014
3/5 47% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a fun enough trilogy-capper for every family or fan that has followed the series. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
2.5/5 51% The Interview (2014) For all the controversy, in the end, the funniest thing about The Interview may be people's "Is that what the fuss was about?" response to the finished product. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014