Lauren Bradshaw

Lauren Bradshaw
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cloture Club

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A 77% The Friend (2019) The Friend, based on a true story, is a tear-jerker that will likely make you cause a scene in the theater. Dakota Johnson gives the performance of her career. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
B+ 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) This sweet, endearing movie is less about Rogers as a man, and more about his positive influence in the lives of so many, despite generational and socio-economic divides. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
A 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is one of the year's most entertaining films. It celebrates friendship, diversity, awesome music, and Lopez gives one of the best performances of her career. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
A- 77% Blackbird (2019) A powerful family drama that despite its bleak subject matter, seemed like a really bonding movie to make. Exceptional cast with an incredible performance from Kate Winslet. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B- 71% I Am Woman (2019) I Am Woman is a timely, yet familiar biopic that will re-introduce younger generations to the legendary Helen Reddy and leave "I Am Woman" stuck in your head for days. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
A 53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King is Disney's best animated adaptation yet, featuring a phenomenal vocal cast, iconic score, and all of the scenes you know and love from the original. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
C- 22% Men in Black International (2019) Men In Black: International put the "meh" in the Men in Black franchise. Not awful, but not entertaining, and missing screen time from Emma Thompson & Rebecca Ferguson. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
A 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is a crowd-pleaser at the highest level, striking the perfect balance of paying homage to its predecessors and giving each character his/her moment to shine. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
A- 91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam may get his power from a wizard, but it is Zachary Levi's performance that really is the magic behind this fun and heartwarming film. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 36% Burlesque (2010) If Burlesque was just an Aguilera stage show, it would be completely satisfying. Unfortunately, movies require actual plot and dialogue and when it comes to both, the film leaves much to be desired. - PopSugar EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
B 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is a retro-tastic origin story worthy of its namesake, capturing the strength and heart of the comics. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
C- 22% Miss Bala (2019) Miss Bala was at times so ridiculous, it was fun... until it wasn't. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
B- 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King is an imaginative adventure, harkening back to the live-action fantasy from my childhood that Hollywood seems to have forgotten. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
C- 55% Tag (2018) After almost two hours, the repetitive Tag overstays its welcome. Despite some funny moments, it also underuses a great cast and has poor character development. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
B 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is one word: delightful - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
A 82% Ben is Back (2018) Julia Roberts gives a career best performance in one of the year's most important films, highlighting how a mother's love can withstand even the most dire of circumstances. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
B+ 53% Maleficent (2014) Maleficent is obviously the best Disney villain. If anyone deserves his/her own movie, it's her. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
A- 89% A Private War (2018) Rosamund Pike gives the performance of her career in this honest, extraordinary tribute to Marie Colvin and war correspondents, which couldn't come at a more prescient time. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
A+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born is entertaining, gut-wrenching, and exceptional; with spectacular performances and a top-notch soundtrack, this rock-musical becomes an instant classic. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
B+ 81% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased could easily devolve into Lifetime sappiness, but an astute script and superb performances from Kidman, Hedges, and Crowe keep it grounded in realism. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
A 79% Halloween (2018) When Michael Myers returns this Halloween, Laurie Strode will no longer be the victim; she is the reckoning. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
A- 73% Teen Spirit (2019) With an incredible lead performance from Elle Fanning, gorgeous cinematography, and a killer soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a smash hit! - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ 63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is an epic-even more brutal-companion piece to Braveheartthat is sure to get the blood pumping and rip at your heartstrings. - Cloture Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018