Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Kurt Loder's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Cruise wanders through "Never Go Back" like a man in search of a better movie. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Christine (2016)

"This might have been an even grimmer exercise than it is-and be advised, it really is grim-were it not for Rebecca Hall's powerful, self-effacing performance." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 13, 2016

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

"A hipster calculation that attempts to sell moronic incoherence as ironic artistry..." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 6, 2016

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"...Parker has extended his story into areas of melodrama that recall the sentimental historical epics of Hollywood's golden age." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 6, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"It's too bad the movie never quite sweeps us up - it's slow in spots, and there's an awful lot of exposition." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Chicken People (2016)

"If Errol Morris had ever wandered into the world of "competitive poultry," he might have been moved to make a documentary like Chicken People." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 25, 2016

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"There's even a woman this time. She's a match for any of the men, and might have been included among their number had it not been necessary for her to shed tears at one point, and to serve the guys dinner at another." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 25, 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Funny beyond the call of chick-flickery..." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 15, 2016

Snowden (2016)

"A bit like Stone's 1991 fever dream "JFK," but not, you know, completely nuts." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 15, 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"Uses miles of rare and previously unseen footage to depict Beatlemania, in all of its mad passion, in a really electrifying way. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Sully (2016)

"Sully's exploit lasted about three minutes. So even at 95 minutes the movie feels stretched and padded." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 8, 2016

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Has the hallmarks of a shameless tear-jerker. All that's missing is a dab of cancer and maybe an incinerated kitten." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Morgan (2016)

"So strongly resembles Ex Machina that you wonder if at any point the filmmakers felt even a twinge of misgiving about what they were up to." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 1, 2016

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

"A tidy genre mash-up - part teen flick, part gruesome crime tale, and part...well, something else, which I won't go into." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Don't Breathe (2016)

"A relentlessly violent game of hide-and-seek, much of it joltingly effective, much of it - in the grand horror tradition - amusingly implausible" ‐ Reason Online
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Suicide Squad (2016)

"It's like looking forward to Christmas all year and then waking up on the big day to find Santa Claus sprawled out dead under your tree." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Aug 4, 2016

Jason Bourne (2016)

"The director's intricately edited shaky-cam style is no longer quite the revelation it once was, but it still kicks." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"The relentless overload of CGI, dazzling at first, grows tedious after awhile, and sometimes exhaustingly incoherent. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 21, 2016

Café Society (2016)

"The story is simple, but it has the tug of enduring heartbreak." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 14, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

"I'd see this movie again just for Kate McKinnon's unhinged grin and her ga-ga delivery." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 14, 2016

Zero Days (2016)

"A techno-horror story of the sort the late Michael Crichton might have come up with -- but here the horror is real, not speculative, and it's still out there, lurking." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 7, 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Aubrey Plaza is the movie's dark heart -- in what might otherwise be a run-of-the-mill bro-com, she's a breath of foul air. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 7, 2016

The BFG (2016)

"Almost suffocated by niceness..." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 1, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"It's hard to say what's worse about this movie: its shoddiness, which is abundant, or its cynicism -- no surprise in a "sequel" slapped together 20 years after the picture whose enduring popularity it seeks to exploit" ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 24, 2016

The Shallows (2016)

"The movie does its job, if not a lot more, and it does it in a slick, quick 87 minutes. Thank you." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 23, 2016

The Neon Demon (2016)

"You'd think that any movie featuring lesbian cannibalism and lesbian necrophilia would at least be fun. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 23, 2016

Tickled (2016)

"Head-spinning - and a mini-master class in investigative journalism, in an era that no longer prizes that costly undertaking." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 16, 2016

Genius (2016)

"While Law overacts wildly, Firth is unwaveringly dull and glum and plodding, much like the movie itself." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Still breezy and clever (maybe a little too much so this time), and still fun." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"A grab bag of often brilliant skits and zingers and wild mock music videos. There's also a story. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 2, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Not bad!" ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 26, 2016

Weiner (2016)

"Any normal person-which is to say, anyone who was not Anthony Weiner-would have told the filmmakers to pack up their cameras and go. But Weiner didn't. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 19, 2016

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Of all the year's movies that are not "Deadpool," The Nice Guys might be the funniest. Well, it's one of them. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 19, 2016

The Lobster (2016)

"This is not a movie like too many others. Or any, in fact." ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 12, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Scads of characters, oodles of travel, acres of eye-punishing shakey-cam action - the movie's excess of just about everything overwhelms its virtues. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 5, 2016

High-Rise (2016)

"An ambitious anti-capitalist cartoon..." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 28, 2016

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"I don't know the writer-director, but now I worry about him." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 21, 2016

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"Shannon gazes deep into the enigmatic legend and creates a character walled off by his worldwide fame, but still glumly amused by its effect on everyone he encounters. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 21, 2016

Green Room (2016)

"Bloody good..." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 14, 2016

Mr. Right (2016)

"Rockwell and Kendrick are a match made in Cuteville. But the movie has so much built-in cuteness of its own that it nearly swallows them whole." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Demolition (2016)

"By the time the movie arrives at its demented feel-good ending, we're lost in a fog of bafflement." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Even looser than its predecessor. Its non-story is sometimes talky and bland, and your tolerance for guy stuff may well be tested. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Mar 31, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"Not a total fiasco. When Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman finally leaps into the fray, deep into the picture's second half, she more than passes the audition." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Mar 24, 2016

Midnight Special (2016)

"Director Nichols dipped a toe into science fiction with his 2011 Take Shelter. Now he is forthrightly saluting some of his favorite sci-fi films - chiefly Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and John Carpenter's Starman" ‐ Reason Online
Posted Mar 18, 2016

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"A high-tech terror-war story with a covert mission..." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Mar 10, 2016

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"The movie attempts what may be the impossible: grafting a romantic comedy onto a war story, with go-girl uplift and some awkward cultural observations lashed on for bad measure." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Mar 3, 2016

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Surely director Malick knows what this movie is all about. If only he would let us in on it. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Mar 3, 2016

The Witch (2016)

"Not especially horrifying, but a masterful exercise in godforsaken atmosphere. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Feb 18, 2016

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Asks the question, "Why was this movie made?" The answer is not forthcoming." ‐ Reason Online
Posted Feb 11, 2016

Deadpool (2016)

"Dizzyingly scabrous, borderline offensive (alright!) and wonderfully refreshing. " ‐ Reason Online
Posted Feb 11, 2016
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