Larry Carroll

Larry Carroll
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Larry Carroll is a Film Critic for Looper.
Favorites:
Pulp Fiction Citizen Kane The Wild Bunch Airplane! Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Official Websites: looper.com/

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6% Vanquish (2021) Tired cliches, heavy-handed directing and wooden dialogue - Vanquish is rife with them. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) The smoke clears, Hong Kong is in shambles, and the only clear loser is the audience. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
82% Nobody (2021) A tug of war between how much you love Bob Odenkirk, and whether that's enough to disregard the movie's inferiority to Wick and Taken and the Equalizer films and all the rest. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
59% Crisis (2021) Paints with the broadest of strokes and the most clichéd of characters. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
87% The Courier (2020) Cumberbatch gives body and soul itself to the role of Wynne, in a performance that ranks among the actor's best work. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Twice as long, and twice as good. But is it anywhere close to even the worst Avengers movie for pure entertainment? Not in the same universe. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
98% The Father (2021) Bring the tissues, and be prepared to give some long hugs to family members after the end credits roll. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
67% Long Weekend (2021) Feels like a generic indie romance film, one that seemed to be released every week in the '90s and go straight to Blockbuster - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
73% Boss Level (2021) Likely to develop its own devoted cult of fans, eager to put another quarter in the machine and play this shoot-'em-up game again and again. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2021
49% Coming 2 America (2021) For some viewers, it will be like reuniting with a beloved family member. Others will be left shaking their heads and muttering: 'Damn shame what they did to that dog.' - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
22% Chaos Walking (2021) In space, everyone can hear you scream - and no one has anything particularly interesting to say. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) A triumph; overwhelmingly delightful and imaginative - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
31% Tom & Jerry (2020) From the moment my son sat down with me, the laughs came steadily. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
37% Cherry (2021) Aggressively unpleasant. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
98% Minari (2020) As a viewer, you're thankful it takes its time to stretch out; the film feels very lived-in and authentic. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
53% Silk Road (2021) A riveting depiction of slippery moral choices and two men consumed by their repercussions - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
62% Willy's Wonderland (2021) There is a depraved, occasionally infectious sense of humor here. - Looper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
A- 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) A triumph for Twilighters. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2009
83% Trick 'r Treat (2007) Trick 'r Treat sequals - E! Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2009
71% The Killing Room (2009) Brutal, daring and utterly unpedictable - three qualities quite rare in movies these days. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
86% Big Fan (2009) Siegel's shots are dirty, his dialogue sharp, and his knack for avoiding cliches is rare; Oswalt's performance is a selfless, measured descent into madness that deserves some sort of award - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
50% Spring Breakdown (2009) Is "Spring Breakdown" as good as "Mean Girls"? Or even as good as "Baby Mama"? No, not quite. But it's funny enough to be in the same neighborhood, and that makes it well worth a recommendation. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
79% Humpday (2009) The script feels about ten re-writes short of being filmable. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
44% Helen (2010) "Helen" is a very heavy film. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
40% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) The most impressive thing about Krasinski's direction is his self-assured ability to know when it's time to mix in visual elements, and when it's best to simply point a camera at a good storyteller and let the actor speak. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
B- 66% The Yellow Handkerchief (2010) The film plays like "The Notebook," if James Garner's character had been a convicted murderer. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2008
B- 10% Hell Ride (2008) It's got more gunplay than your local post office, enough close-ups of the female posterior to make Sir Mix-a-Lot blush, and so many dirty words it'll likely be banned before you finish reading this sentence. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2008
A- 50% Assassination of a High School President (2008) The flick plays like "Rushmore" meets "The Usual Suspects," alongside shout-outs to everything from "Sixteen Candles" to "Chinatown" to "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2008
83% Fear Strikes Out (1957) Mulligan does his best to get around Perkins' lack of baseball credibility, even laughably avoiding any shots of him fielding a groundball during the shortstop experiment. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) Day-Lewis IS Jack, but no matter how large a font you could use on that capitalized two-letter word, it still wouldn't do his performance justice. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2005
90% Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004) Some kind of special Oscar needs to be created for Bruno Ganz, who transformation into Adolf Hitler shatters clichés. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2005
6% Son of the Mask (2005) If your idea of a good time is watching your favorite cartoon classics butchered by a CGI dog and a creepy baby resembling a deleted scene from The Polar Express, then... - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2005
46% Constantine (2005) Here's hoping that Keanu Reeves begins to get a bit of respect with Constantine, and that Francis Lawrence doesn't get sold short for doing a tentpole film. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2005
58% Fear X (2003) Imagine an hour of birds flying backwards and rooms with red curtains, and there's the rest of your movie. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2005
4/5 64% Coach Carter (2005) Inspirational, entertaining and gripping. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2005
C 35% Racing Stripes (2005) Old McDonald had a farm, EEIEEIO. And on that farm there was no clear sense of direction, EEIEEIO. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
A+ 91% Hotel Rwanda (2004) A small, honest, emotionally complex film, Hotel Rwanda simultaneously destroys and reaffirms your belief in the intrinsic goodness of man. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
D- 7% White Noise (2005) Michael Keaton stares at a fuzzy TV image, waiting for something to happen; we stare at Michael Keaton, waiting for the same. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2005
B- 42% Beyond the Sea (2004) The artist formerly known as Keyser Soze reminds us with every classic high note in the titular song that we're listening to a facsimile with a weaker range. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2004
B 38% Meet the Fockers (2004) Streisand and Hoffman are a hoot, the most entertaining Haight-Ashbury movie refugees since Lily Tomlin and Alan Alda similarly tormented Stiller in Flirting With Disaster. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2004
B 53% Spanglish (2004) This commingling of Down and Out in Beverly Hills and El Norte is best described by the following Spanglish phrase: Una less than caliente James L. Brooks. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
C- 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Let's hope Paramount's deal with AFLAC includes cinematic disaster insurance. Because this one's about as memorable as Carrey's old sitcom The Duck Factory. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2004
B+ 69% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) The best biopic you're likely to see this year won't be coming to a theater near you. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2004
B+ 68% The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) We're all goofy goobers deep down inside, and it's great news that there's finally a movie that invites us to embrace it. - Countingdown.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2004
B- 54% P.S. (2004) With Roger Dodger, Kidd knew that his strength was in creating two compelling characters, so he left everyone else in the background. This time he's stretching, and it shows. - Valley Scene Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2004
3/5 38% Birth (2004) Flashes of brilliance which are ultimately squandered. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2004
B+ 97% The Incredibles (2004) As a die-hard Red Sox fan, the highest praise I can give Pixar's latest is that it held my full attention after a madcap and largely sleepless Victory Parade weekend. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2004
C 79% Ray (2004) Foxx, like Will Smith in Ali, has perfected a party trick rather than a performance. Give him some sunglasses, let him rock back and forth, and he does a great Ray Charles. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2004
B- 38% Birth (2004) In the context of the film, the scene where Anna and Sean make the rubber ducky blush is perfectly appropriate. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2004
B+ 64% Stage Beauty (2004) Crudup is astounding as a man playing a woman who is forced to become a man once again, but insists he can only play a man when he's portraying a woman portraying that man. - FilmStew.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2004