Lauren Chval Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lauren Chval

Lauren Chval
Lauren Chval's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RedEye

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) A funny, complicated burst of joy, confusion and melancholy.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 81% Patriots Day (2017) Though Patriots Day is plagued by the requisite cheese, it remains remarkably apolitical, preferring to present a black and white battle of good vs. evil rather than muddle in the complicated shades of gray.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 93% Fences (2016) Unsurprisingly, the cast is magnificent.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures does a remarkable job demonstrating that women may all want different things but all desire opportunity.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2.5/4 30% Passengers (2016) As expected, Lawrence and Pratt are fantastic together -- funny and believable and warm. It's easy to root for them despite the problematic nature of their meeting.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A fun ride that repeats the Star Wars legacy without really adding to it.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 76% Miss Sloane (2016) An engrossing and beautifully acted meditation on how broken our political system is, Miss Sloane forgoes intelligence for intrigue.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
2/4 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) The cast is great, but the laughs are inconsistent and the plot is as flimsy as a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/4 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Rules Don't Apply is not without its merits -- namely, Collins and Ehrenreich -- but it turns its attention away from things that matter toward things that don't.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) Hits all the marks you expect, but with few surprises and a protagonist that doesn't inspire empathy, Bleed for This doesn't go very far.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) A sexy thriller that is neither sexy nor thrilling.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Let The Edge of Seventeen remind you in a very real way that adolescence is painful and awkward but also universal in the sense that we all go through it. No one comes out unscathed.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It's not Hogwarts, but Rowling still has some magic in her.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) The real triumph of Arrival, though, is its commitment to the complexity of time and language.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/4 90% Loving (2016) Loving has a big, powerful story at its fingertips but only scratches the surface of telling it.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) There are a lot of war films, but Hacksaw Ridge feels unique in its dogged pacifism.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is incredible -- poetic, haunting, gorgeous, ambitious.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2.5/4 21% American Pastoral (2016) Gorgeously dark with heartbreaking moments, American Pastoral isn't smart enough to have the prestige factor it's clearly going for.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 52% The Accountant (2016) Much better than you expect it to be, The Accountant is a fun time despite its weaknesses.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) This movie is just a faux-prestigious, underwhelming murder mystery. I've seen less obvious episodes of Law and Order: SVU.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation is a moving, angry film that directly ties history to the current atmosphere of the country. With a little more focus, it could have harnessed its blind burst of rage.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/4 33% Masterminds (2016) McKinnon is wasted, Wilson is unconvincing as a hick and the whole film takes a very condescending view of people with low incomes.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Even if you're willing to forgive the film's tendency to retread well-known paths, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children falls apart in its final act.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 77% Goat (2016) Effective and jarring, Goat is a tough pill to swallow, but that's the point.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) All the efforts to modernize the Western feel half-baked at best, like slapping one coat of paint on a crumbling house.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) A sweet film that sticks to a tried-and-true formula and still manages to inspire.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 61% Snowden (2016) A gripping story that preaches telling the whole truth but feels like it's leaving some darker secrets out.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Uneven at times, Bridget Jones's Baby will please fans and gives the old girl a warm wrap-up.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
1.5/4 86% Sully (2016) Sully is a meaningless, toothless waste of 96 minutes.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
3.5/4 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) After it's finished making you cry, The Light Between Oceans provides a rich story that demands discussion.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
0.5/4 37% Morgan (2016) Performances are wooden, the dialogue is grating and silly, and the plot holes can't be filled by your standard "artificial intelligence is complicated" explanation.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 69% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Although A Tale of Love and Darkness is beautifully depressing and offers moments that linger, it plays on the surface rather than digging more deeply into the heart of its story.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
2.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) A good and outrageous story that never has the courage to go there and become something great.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2.5/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) Those who enjoy the Rogen/Goldberg humor will undoubtedly be laughing for much of it, and even those with more sophisticated senses of humor will find a few things to chuckle about.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
1/4 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad is the biggest superhero disappointment in recent memory (even more than Batman v Superman). Not only does it fail to shake things up, but it's not even competent enough to be a serviceable superhero flick.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
2.5/4 58% Bad Moms (2016) "Bad Moms" isn't interested in the darker trials of motherhood. It would rather give moms what they want-like a spa day in movie form.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/4 67% Nerve (2016) "Nerve" is quick and suspenseful throughout, never lagging for even a second. But a moral gray area turns into a sermon, and the movie doesn't give you enough to think about to keep you from pulling out your phone afterward.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/4 36% Equals (2016) A pretty picture aided by Kristen Stewart isn't nothing, but it's not enough to make a quality film.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) The film is a very specific representation of the comedy scene in New York, but ultimately, the performances, script and direction elevate it to a universal portrait of figuring out who you are.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
1.5/4 54% Jason Bourne (2016) If you're desperate to feel like it's 2007, fine, but otherwise this movie is waste of everyone's time.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 70% Café Society (2016) Lovely and amusing with an undercurrent of Allen's trademark melancholy, Café Society is entertaining but fails to be memorable.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/4 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Bloated scenes and a lagging plot keep Ghostbusters from being as funny as it thinks it is, but the film is powered instead by a fondness for its original and bursts of comedy in unexpected places.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) The whole thing is undeniably sloppy and never quite as funny as it could be. But Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates refuses to be jammed into the mold, and that's worth something.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets is sweet, but it's not covering any new ground or really that interesting beyond the first half-hour.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
1.5/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) You'd be better off watching the cartoon.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
1.5/4 35% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Somehow, even when the literal curtain is pulled back, the plot still doesn't make any sense.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/4 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Even the cameos (which are countless and inspire constant giggles of recognition) are used with cleverness.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 57% Me Before You (2016) Flaws aside, Me Before You is quietly funny and sexy and, above all else, feels real. It's the rare movie where your tears are actually earned.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
2/4 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) It's also a shame that Neighbors 2 invests so much in stupid gags like people being launched into walls or through windshields when its best moments are in clever dialogue about grappling with adulthood. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Strong physical comedy, great timing, winning dialogue and off-the-charts chemistry all make The Nice Guys a hilarious ride.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016