Linda Cook

Linda Cook
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Have written reviews since 1987 for the Quad-City Times newspaper in Davenport, Iowa. Have appeared regularly since 1994 on KWQC-TV, local NBC affiliate; and STAR 93.5 FM. Teach criminal justice and composition at local university.
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Location: Iowa
Official Websites: kwqc.net/psl/lindacook.html

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 88% Arctic (2019) Mads Mikkelsen turns in a great performance in riveting 'Arctic.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 41% The Upside (2019) 'The Upside' uplifts its audience. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/4 42% The Kid (2019) 'The Kid' is a solid, violent Western. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) 'Happy Death Day 2U' is just as much fun all over again. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A perfect finale for a timeless trilogy. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) You'll fall in love with 'Isn't It Romantic?' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
1/4 55% Greta (2019) A contender for the worst movie of 2019. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) 'Fighting with My Family' is a winner. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) 'Captain Marvel' flies onto the screen with adventure and female empowerment. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5 No Score Yet Hunter (2019) A clever contemporary cut on Bram Stoker's classic. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) It's more than the sum of its parts. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/4 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) It's a hot adventure for Liam Neeson fans. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things (2016) It's all about the important of things ... and there aren't many of them. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
3.5/4 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It builds cleverly on the first one. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
1/4 70% The Mule (2018) Eastwood can and has done far better. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3.5/4 66% Vice (2018) 'Vice' is a dark political satire. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/4 93% The Favourite (2018) This is a grownups-only art-house spin on British history. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
2.5/4 37% Glass (2019) 'Glass' is worth a look but not the best of Shyamalan. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 83% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' provides both dazzling action and character development. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It weaves together a rollicking great time and infinite possibilities of Spidey spins. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Dog lovers will find this fetching. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 48% Escape Room (2019) A capable cast provides thrills, terror in 'Escape Room.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Here's a solid biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 44% Second Act (2018) Give romantic comedies a second chance with 'Second Act.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 65% Aquaman (2018) Action, romance and adventure: It's all here in 'Aquaman.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/4 99% Free Solo (2018) It's a breathtaking documentary about an extraordinary climber. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/4 78% Green Book (2018) It's part road trip, part buddy film, and entirely heartwarming. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
1/4 15% Robin Hood (2018) Bow out. It misses the mark. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
3/4 20% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Release dates always befuddle me. This would have been a huge hit in October. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) "Ralph Breaks the Internet" ... and the box office. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) It may not be winning at the box office, but it's a sure bet for entertainment. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3.5/4 91% Widows (2018) "Widows" is a gritty heist movie and a story of female empowerment. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3.5/4 81% Instant Family (2018) How could any viewers, regardless of whether they are adopted, not embrace the most heartwarming (so far) film of the year? - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3.5/4 81% Overlord (2018) Not for the nervous and not for the kids, Overlord is for action enthusiasts and "creature feature" fans. If you're among them, it's a don't-miss. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/4 58% The Grinch (2018) It's a modernized version of the classic that gives a little more depth to its cranky titular subject. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The movie itself isn't killer, but the music is worthwhile. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3.5/4 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It's an oddball fantasy, not the familiar ballet, in a reimagining reminiscent of "Treasure Planet." - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2.5/4 24% Nobody's Fool (2018) Haddish brings 'Nobody's Fool' to above-average quality. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 79% Halloween (2018) 'Halloween' offers more camp than creepiness. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
4/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) This is a compelling story about race in contemporary America. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
4/4 87% First Man (2018) 'First Man' takes flight as a stellar history of the first man on the moon. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
4/4 78% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill creates a coming-of-age gem. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Robert Redford shouldn't make this his last performance. He's having too much fun .. and so is the audience. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 72% Indivisible (2018) "Indivisible" tells the compelling true story of a military chaplain and PTSD. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
4/4 85% The Wife (2018) A superlative character study. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) For those of us waiting for the next Tarantino outing. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
1.5/4 39% Hell Fest (2018) The coolest things about it are Tony Todd and the environment itself. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
2/4 28% Night School (2018) 'Night School' is serviceable comedy. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) 'Smallfoot' is big on music and positive themes. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018