Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder
Tomatometer-approved critic
Official Websites: mtv.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
50% Underwater (2020) The movie is an unabashed embrace of a much better film, but it's not too bad itself. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig, nominated for Oscars as both writer and director for her breakthrough movie, the incomparable Lady Bird, here settles fully into her status as an exceptional American filmmaker. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
20% Cats (2019) I so wanted to slam this movie, but then... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
69% Bombshell (2019) Might have been a better movie if it were a full-on Megyn Kelly biopic-with her ambiguous relationship to Ailes, she's a richly complex character. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
91% Uncut Gems (2019) A vivid simulation of what it might be like to live inside a pinball machine, giving Adam Sandler his showiest role, which he embraces obvious appreciation. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Driver and Johansson have likely never been better and are sometimes electrifying. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Despite the story's many incidental pleasures, it never really takes off. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) He knew that children grapple with some of the same issues adults do-death, sorrow, insecurity-but are less prepared to deal with them. That was where Mister Rogers came in. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) It's not a terrible movie, just not a terribly good one. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
98% One Child Nation (2019) By the end I felt that my heart was ready to burst from my chest and leap to its death down on the floor. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The new Terminator movie is much better than the last three Terminator movies, if you remember them. Which you may not. It doesn't matter. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) It used to be that the scariest things in Martin Scorsese's gangland dystopias were the bullet storms and the barroom stompings. Now there's a more formidable menace: time. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
91% The Lighthouse (2019) A movie designed to shiver your timbers and fog your mind. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Fans of bloody horror comedy could do a lot worse than this picture. And no doubt soon enough will. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A very wild ride, and maybe Bong's best... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
69% Joker (2019) The movie gets off to a strangely muted start, and even fans of the DC comics in which the demented clown has been giving Batman so much guff for the past 80 years may grow restless. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) This being a Miike film, the young canoodlers at the heart of the story are a boxer with a brain tumor and a drug-addicted call girl. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) Kind of brilliant. Well, it's very clever. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Can't compensate for its basically recycled nature with endless po-faced pondering of tedious daddy issues. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) The movie's moral nuance is refreshing: None of these characters have God entirely on their side. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Inevitably, monotony sets in, and by the end you're gasping for fresh invention. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
17% The Fanatic (2019) I'm sorry to bring this movie to your attention, but... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) As the movie winds on, we hear talk of a mysterious character called Georgie, and a deadly conspiracy, and pretty soon the picture devolves into an exercise in racing and chasing and predictable blam-blam-kapow. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
18% Hot Air (2019) Simpleminded political gesturing... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) A deeply wack piece of work-the kind of doc Errol Morris might make if he were recovering from a serious head injury. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
15% A Score to Settle (2019) Starts out stupid, gets even stupider, and then it ends, which is one of the most satisfying things to be said about it. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
60% Them That Follow (2019) Admirably free of the smug mockery so often aimed at these sorts of people... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's filled with wonderful stuff-mesmerizing stretches of narrative invention and a raft of memorable performances, most notably by its stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who've rarely if ever been more magnetic. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) A portrait of a man running out of road... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) An ambitious but not entirely successful movie... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Resistance seems pointless... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) The latest unnecessary extension of this weary franchise. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Nothing in Jim Jarmusch's new zombie-com is as undead as the movie itself. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) Some aliens still pose existential threats to the planet. But as we see in this fourth MiB film, the franchise also faces an existential threat of its own: irrelevance. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) There are several things wrong with Dark Phoenix. I'm tempted to say everything is wrong with it, except that the picture is largely in focus and the credits appear to be correctly spelled. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
55% Ma (2019) An almost-horror movie that almost works... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is the kind of music-biz biopic in which the star of the show, Elton John, sings a duet with his nine-year-old self... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) It's fun. Bring a kid. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Wick 3 is a half hour longer than Wick 1, and the stuffing sticks out. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
72% All Is True (2019) A moving, minor-key account of the last three years of Shakespeare's life. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Rounding the bend into hour three, I heard a snurfling sound to my right. A discreet peek revealed that the guy next to me was semi-weeping, blotting away the odd tear with his shirt sleeve. Jeez, I thought. And then I realized...never mind. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) We've always known God had a sense of humor-how else explain pineapple pizza, Jean-Claude Juncker, or the needle-nosed narwhal? Satan, however, is not often thought to be much of a joker. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
82% High Life (2019) The picture is hobbled by its shuffling pace, and by the ship's dim soundstage corridors and hazy colors (brick reds, teals and tans, a cold mortuary blue). - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
93% Us (2019) Very scary. And Peele's uber-nerd cinephilia is non-stop fun ("Isn't that the Lost Boys boardwalk?"). But as a writer, he has more ideas than he can fit into one picture, and even his great gifts as a director can't stanch the conceptual overflow. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) She had a presence so alien that you expected to see a lizardy tongue flick out from between her lips at any moment. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This is a terrific little picture, one that checks all the traditional rom-com boxes. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Although they appear separately for most of the movie, Rona and Robbie are both compelling on their own. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
31% Mapplethorpe (2019) The movie has the virtue of not fudging anything. Gay sex and affection are casually presented, and Mapplethorpe's hardest-core photographs receive unflinching screen time. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The world would be a less-stressful place, or at least a less silly one, if clueless people would stop checking into creaky old houses on the edge of dark forbidding forests. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Acres of action, quite a bit of it brilliant. How f ans will feel about the movie's rather weak pulse (did it really need to be made?) and its overall willingness to be a little bit boring remains to be seen. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019