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Lenika Cruz

Lenika Cruz
Lenika Cruz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) Winfrey's humane and riveting performance may make this adaptation worth a watch.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
79% Beware the Slenderman (2016) While Beware the Slenderman isn't an easy watch-and will undoubtedly inspire anxiety and panic in some viewers, particularly parents-it's a worthy one that helps make sense of a senseless crime.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
6% Rings (2017) The story of Samara Morgan, once potent nightmare fuel, has become less scary with each new iteration, culminating in this new, ridiculous installment directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures doesn't try to push many artistic boundaries, but it tells its story so well that it doesn't really have to.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) In some ways, the film's streaks of realism-not fantasy-are what make it such a genuine pleasure to watch.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The young peculiars have names, but they don't get much by way of backstory or personality. Despite the movie's insistence that they are special, Miss Peregrine ultimately reduces them to the very thing the world rejected them for: their peculiarities. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo offers visceral thrills and visual splendor, but it also champions the importance of kindness, forgiveness, and embracing humanity's many imperfections.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) But very little about this hollow sequel to 2013's heist thriller Now You See Me feels mysterious; its biggest set-pieces will make viewers ask not "Whoa, how'd they do that?" but "Wait, huh?" ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Scrape off the scum, and you'll find Green Room full of visual artistry, dark humor, smart writing, and glints of humanity. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
98% The Babadook (2014) The film has a solid grasp on the mutable, but ever-present pain of loss. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
51% Unbroken (2014) Unbroken falls short of the epic war drama and sweeping testament-to-the-human-spirit it strives to be.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
36% Project Almanac (2015) The genre dramatizes the identity formation that goes on during the digital technology-glutted adolescent years, which are filled with screens and captured images, whether from smartphones, cameras, vlogging, or pictures on social media.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) Given the low-budget film's bottle-episode feel, horror fans could've gotten extra mileage out of a disorienting and original psychological treatment.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
97% It Follows (2015) It Follows represents a compelling evolution in how studios and audiences can (and should) conceive of its monsters.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
29% Insurgent (2015) In all, Insurgent may work as a deafening, frivolous diversion for viewers who can ignore the flimsiness of its universe, plot, and characters. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
19% Aloha (2015) The whole story is a tangled mess. Aloha sees itself as a quirky, funny, and sad, but loudly announces when it's trying to be those things.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) As middling, somewhat serviceable horror fare, it delivers its own share of jump scares, but whatever visceral effect it might have had wears off the instant the credits begin to roll.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
16% The Gallows (2015) The lazy way The Gallows bundles its tropes together suggests that its creators' ambitions went no higher than simply getting a horror film made.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) Beneath it all is the nagging and heartbreaking feeling that these boys have lost their protector. That vulnerability-combined with their isolation, their confusion-can be harder to stomach than some of the more graphic scenes.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
96% The Look of Silence (2015) Every scene weighs on the audience. But Oppenheimer and Adi manage to locate a lightness as well that lessens the burden.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
76% Goosebumps (2015) The film doesn't try hard to make the case that Hannah's as "real" as anyone else despite being from a book, though it easily could have. That's Goosebumps's implicit premise when it comes to the monsters, after all.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
10% The Forest (2016) With no compelling characters, scares, or plot points to redeem The Forest, the best option for those ​curious about Aokigahara is probably to watch a 20-minute 2005 VICE documentary about it. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
98% Mustang (2015) Ergüven isn't peddling blind optimism so much as a realism animated by the belief that freedom-far from being inevitable-must be fought for. That it will be fought for.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016