Kurt Loder

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

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Fighting with My Family (2019) The movie numbers among its producers Mr. Dwayne Johnson, himself a wrestler of some renown before falling on hard times and being forced to take a day job (which includes a recurring cameo role here). - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) If you're going to make a movie called The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot - which, as you're about to see, someone has-you'd be well-advised to make it as much unlike this movie as possible. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
67% Lords of Chaos (2019) It's like a teen-delinquent b-movie from the 1950s, only with more death, more blood, and more church-burnings. Also crazed black-metal concert-goers chewing on a raw pig's head that's been tossed into their midst. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A blend of familiar (but still funny) mockery of the art scene with a really creepy supernatural horror story. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
21% Serenity (2019) Serenity is actually two different movies, pressed together like a grilled roach and cheese sandwich. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
37% Glass (2019) The real plot twist in Glass comes not at the end of the movie but about halfway through, when you realize it won't be getting any better. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
40% The Upside (2019) Tells a feel-good story with no real surprises, but that's okay. The movie's pleasures lie in its details and its top-drawer performances. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) In recounting the story of Laurel and Hardy, whose Hollywood career spanned 24 years and more than a hundred films, a good place to begin turns out to be the end. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) The underwater world is CGI at its most smothering-your eyes cry out for air, for tangibility. Everything is weightless and yet oppressive, like a sheet tangled around a drowning human body. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
27% Mortal Engines (2018) The movie has some energy and some memorable images. If only it had more of those things, and less of all the clutter and noise that otherwise distinguish it. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
59% The House That Jack Built (2018) Blithely vile... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
94% The Favourite (2018) Gorgeous in its production design and filled to the brim with heartless people spouting wonderfully wounding dialogue. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Dark by design, and grim and miserable-looking from end to end. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
80% Overlord (2018) Russell so strongly recalls his badass dad, Kurt Russell, that you hope he'll start making many more genre movies right away. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Everybody in this movie seems to live in some sort of grim, gray warehouse. It's like a lifestyle disease. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Embrace the vintage silliness. It's worth it. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
64% Suspiria (2018) The picture ends in a really demented blood orgy that's almost worth waiting for. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) When McCarthy is onscreen with costar Richard E. Grant, who plays moth-eaten boulevardier Jack Hock, the movie becomes a study in big-screen comic chemistry. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Effective beyond the call of tribute. It's scary, but in a fun, retro way. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
87% First Man (2018) Gosling is a virtuoso of the empty gaze - the ability to become lost in the middle distance as the camera settles in for an extended closeup of his sighing eyes. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Whatever you might have expected this movie to be-not all that bad...not very good...frickin' awful-chances are you'd never have guessed it would be a comedy. But it is! - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Lady Gaga is a radiant, natural actor, and she knocks her first lead movie performance way-far out of the park. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Production designer JonHutman should come out and take a bow after the end credits. Everybody else should stay seated. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) Available on demand, but you definitely want to see it on a big screen, and loud. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) The machine-gun muzzle flashes might have been imported from 1987, Year Zero in the Predator universe. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) Blake Lively gives a classic Old Hollywood performance, swanning through her scenes in bow ties, faux tuxedos, and slouchy men's fedoras, exuding an air of ambiguous sexuality throughout. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
12% Peppermint (2018) I can't think what kind of movie would merit the dumb-bunny title of this one, but it's not this one. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Autopilot horror... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
32% Kin (2018) The picture is trying to do something a little different -- a rare thing, as you've probably noticed. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The movie is not without amusing moments, but there are unconquerable problems. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Topher Grace plays David Duke as an upwardly mobile nincompoop in a cheap three-piece suit, pathetic in his lunatic convictions but -- as we saw in Charlottesville last year -- still a force for social chaos. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Melissa McCarthy's 2015 movie Spy raised the spy-comedy bar way high, but apparently not everyone got the memo. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) There's nothing to think about. You just set your mouth to AGAPE and lean back. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Does this movie signal the onset of Too Much ABBA? Of course not. There's no such thing as too much ABBA. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Beyond Jonah Hill and Jack Black (who has one terrific scene toward the end), the movie is mostly about Joaquin Phoenix, who carries the bulk of it while maintaining an illusion of effortlessness. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A welcome respite from the endless gush of showier Marvel super-product. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) "No rules this time," says Brolin's character. Just the words we want to hear. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The dinosaurs are still clomping and snarling and hurling each other around, desperately attempting to distract us from the fact that digital dinos haven't actually been that big a deal for many years. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Yes, it's a story with social resonance-the shifting roles of men and women, our growing technological overload-but it doesn't beat us over the head with "messages." - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Could the filmmakers be hoping that Ocean's 8 will be the beginning of their own trilogy-with 9 and 10 hooking up with Soderbergh's Eleven and possibly spawning some sort of giant boys-meet-girls crossover? - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) We're invited to contemplate the torments of mental instability and the awful intimacies of family life, as well as whatever malignant forces may lurk behind the veil of everyday existence. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) The answers to these questions require the bashing of many miscreants, which is, as I say, very gratifying to watch. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) I doubt many people were hankering for this to be made, but it's a pretty good b-movie. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 could easily have been a letdown. The fact that it's not is a happy surprise. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) Breaking bad... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
85% Tully (2018) Filled with raw truths about the maternal condition, with a plot twist that suddenly rears up out of the story and transforms everything that came before it. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There's just too much of this thing. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
35% I Feel Pretty (2018) There's a long barroom bikini contest, complete with wet t-shirt, that goes on too long when it shouldn't be going on at all. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A movie that can be forgotten in advance... - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
81% Chappaquiddick (2018) There's no need for partisan exaggeration in this story; the undisputed facts are awful enough. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018