Linda Barnard Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Linda Barnard

Linda Barnard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Linda Barnard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Toronto Star

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Acting is of the overdone variety and the dialogue is lousy, making Yen's restrained and quietly powerful performance stand out. Speak softly and pack a one-inch punch. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) "The 5th Wave makes no secret of its lust to pick up from The Hunger Games and horn in on some of that dystopian Divergent teen love. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 8% Norm of the North (2016) "Norm of the North seeks to blend a little Happy Feet with a side of The Penguins of Madagascar and a slice of Minions, but this cheap-looking animation studded with unfunny jokes deserves an ice-floe send-off. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1.5/4 10% The Forest (2016) "At least Dormer can now tick "scream queen" off her list of thankless jobs aspiring young actresses often have to do to establish themselves. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/4 61% Concussion (2015) "Writer-director Peter Landesman often gets stuck in the soft stuff in between hitting the NFL hard ... " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 24, 2015
1.5/4 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "This road trip is not worth leaving home for. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2.5/4 60% Sisters (2015) "Fey and Poehler are the only reason to go to this party. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2.5/4 69% The Danish Girl (2015) "Redmayne's transformation to a female self requires some bravery on the part of the actor. That makes up for the shortcomings in Lucinda Coxon's script and the movie's nagging sense of disconnection from its audience. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/4 52% I Smile Back (2015) "I Smile Back pummels with nastiness, then moves from one shocking event to the next without a backward glance. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Anniversary "Writer-director Valerie Buhagiar takes her time letting the story unfold, pulling fantasy and emotion into the mix. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 94% Creed (2015) "All eyes are on Jordan and rightly so, but Stallone also earns his place, reprising the downbeat, lovable lug from Rocky Balboa who struggled to get past emotional and physical blocks for one last shot at a title. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/4 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "The paintings, sculpture (and those marvellous Edward Melcarth batwing sunglasses) on display will thrill art lovers even if the documentary occasionally veers toward the plodding in execution. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 81% Man Up (2015) "Aside from the silly title and disappointingly pat ending, even the rom-com-averse will find something to love about Man Up. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 66% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before strives to remind us what matters most isn't how you spend the holidays but who you're with. Or, if you prefer, what you're on. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Big, fat, fluffy flakes of snow fall relentlessly in Love the Coopers, but little seems to accumulate. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 100% Kilo Two Bravo (2015) "An intimate, unforgettable examination of war. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 100% Mavis! (2016) "Whether in church or on the concert stage, Staples remains indomitable, as scenes of her recent performances demonstrate. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 69% Miss You Already (2015) "Milly's not always likeable and her narcissistic streak helps Miss You Already get to interesting places. Regrettably, that's derailed by frequent clichĂ©s. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/4 88% Difret (2015) "Mehari's drama about the landmark court case that ended child bride kidnapping in Ethiopia is hardly a sophisticated film. But that can't diminish the importance of its message. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3.5/4 97% Theeb (2015) "The film's delights ... include nods to classic Westerns and David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/4 60% Fat (2015) "Documentary-like in execution, Fat doesn't hold back as Ken reveals both his body and the most intimate details of his life. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 29% Burnt (2015) "There's a lot of talk of passion in Burnt, yet it doesn't make the leap into the pure love of food explored in films like Chef, The Big Night and Babette's Feast. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/4 71% Remember (2016) "Flashback-free narrative scripted by Benjamin August is the most linear storytelling Egoyan has done in ages, and also the most satisfying. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2.5/4 79% Northern Soul (2015) "The movie is carried by the two hard-dancing leads, whose sweat-soaked strutting demands attention. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 23, 2015
1.5/4 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "Jem has lost her outrageousness and gained a robotic sidekick in an overlong, low-budget big-screen reboot of the 1980s toy-selling cartoon series. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 94% Room (2015) "Almost everything seen in the first half of Room will set an audience to wondering: "What would I do? How would I cope?" " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Jillian Bell's brief scenes as Zach's Bedazzling-obsessed singleton aunt are fun. So is Darren Lemke's solid script, which leans heavily on groaners and bad jokes to balance scares. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "It's impossible not to feel affection for and protective of this young woman. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "[A] powerful, truth-based drama. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 62% This Changes Everything (2015) "It distinguishes itself among similar planet-loving docs by showing evidence there is hope in what can often seem an overwhelming bleak task to begin repairs to an industrial-damaged world. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Writer-directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz keep the tension building throughout and there is a general air of disturbing creepiness, although there are diversionary slips in the script that are a slightly too obvious. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 73% Unbranded (2015) "The scenery is gorgeous, especially in the Grand Canyon, while echoes of Western mythology and cowboy lore forged by John Ford and Zane Grey are often present. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/4 35% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) "A confusing action-drama that, despite being a box office titan in China, lands here with a dull thud. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/4 22% Before We Go (2015) "A lightweight, aimless romance where Evans makes his directing debut and also stars. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 89% Meru (2015) "Chin and Ozturk capture both the astonishing views from the top of the world and soul-searching moments inside a cramped tent dangling from the side of the mountain like a used tea bag. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 88% Backcountry (2015) "MacDonald does quite well in his dramatic feature debut with solid performances from the cast. Backcountry is satisfyingly intense, although quite gory in patches. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/4 89% Turbo Kid (2015) "With nods to Mad Max and a fun synth soundtrack, Turbo Kid packs plenty of retro affection and loopy fun, but its over-the-top violence gets tiresome; think Monty Python's Black Knight on endless repeat. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 100% Court (2015) "Untrained actor Vira Sathidar is wonderful as Kamble, a proud man who remains stoic even as an antiquated and often-absurd legal system chips away at his freedom. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 79% Z For Zachariah (2015) "It's the three actors that make the film work, particularly Australian actress Robbie who follows a small-yet-effective role in The Wolf of Wall Street with more nuanced and ultimately powerful work. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/4 4% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015) "The sentimental side of the back half of the film doesn't fit with the bedroom farce sensibilities going before. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton makes that same thudding power echo in the thrill of a fresh track and the first rhymes from five young men who changed the music landscape nearly 30 years ago. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2.5/4 88% Guidance (2015) "Entertaining, often darkly comic and certainly more amusing than similarly themed rotten role model comedies. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "Clever bits, sight gags and situational slapstick will appeal to both kids and adults, especially the flock's problems carrying out smart sheep Shaun's elaborate schemes. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2.5/4 52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "There's a huge world beyond store shelves as Brickumentary explores master builders, artists and creative minds that ensure you'll never look at these little pieces of plastic the same way. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/4 81% A Hard Day (2015) "Director Kim turns the screw relentlessly, working old-school devices like ringing phones to excellent effect while tossing in some inspired fight and chase scenes. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 14% American Heist (2015) "Adrien Brody and Hayden Christensen work hard in crime drama American Heist but can't muscle beyond average material as yin-and-yang brothers coerced into one last bank job. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 66% Unexpected (2015) "Unexpected features fine performances from both women and I'd love to see more from newcomer Bean, showing grace and maturity onscreen. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Mr. Holmes adds another version of the beloved character to the Sherlock canon; less a mystery solved than a character explored, fascinating in many small ways thanks to superb work from McKellen. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2.5/4 81% Ant-Man (2015) "Rudd is ideal for Ant-Man's aw-shucks, I'm not into this hero business playfulness. He gleefully riffs on it. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 88% The Tribe (2015) "Overlong and not always successful in its storytelling, Slaboshpitsky consistently returns to sex and violence to shore up a weak plot about a guy who falls for the wrong girl. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 75% All The Time In The World "What's missing is the logistical back story about how working people managed nine months off. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 16, 2015
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