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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 94% Nomadland (2021) Wander with beautiful, mournful 'Nomadland.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
4/4 98% The Father (2021) 'The Father' is realistic, compelling look at dementia. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
4/4 100% Hunger Ward (2021) 'Hunger Ward' is a compelling, disturbing documentary. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 43% Boogie (2021) 'Boogie' is a dramatic sports movie. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 87% The Courier (2020) A true espionage story all the better for the presence of Benedict Cumberbatch. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 79% I Care a Lot (2021) 'I Care a Lot' is solid, scary thriller about aging and greed. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) You'll want to take on 'Godzilla vs. Kong.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 83% Nobody (2021) Bob Odenkirk shines in this bloody actioner. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 63% French Exit (2021) 'French Exit' is a quirky dramedy with Michelle Pfeiffer in a role she was born to play. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3.5/4 92% Tina (2021) 'Tina' is an iconic look at a strong, one-of-a-kind superstar. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
4/4 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) There's not a baaad moment in 'Farmageddon.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 97% Pick of the Litter (2018) 'Pick of the Litter' is doggone cute. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
2/4 26% Voyagers (2021) It's a less-than-stellar 'Lord of the Flies' in outer space with YA tropes. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) Saddle up for a solid ride with 'Concrete Cowboy.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
2.5/4 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Not for the little ones, the reboot is far stronger than the 1990s version. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 97% Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (2021) You don't have to be an anime fan to enjoy 'Demon Slayer.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/5 75% The Mauritanian (2021) t wouldn't be fair to give away the last five minutes of the movie, but they're among the most compelling in a film that will give new meaning to the word "justice" to many viewers. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
3.5/4 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Snyder brought it. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2021
3.5/4 67% Long Weekend (2021) It's a smart, endearing romantic comedy ... with a twist. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
2.5/4 64% Crisis (2021) It puts a face on the opioid crisis. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2021
4/4 86% Ruby in Paradise (1994) This film is well worth seeing. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
3/4 92% Relic (2020) This is an unsettling, intimate approach to the horror of aging ... and of dying. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
2/4 36% The Marksman (2021) Liam Neeson stars in a Clint Eastwood movie. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/4 85% Our Friend (2020) 'Our Friend' is a compelling true story of friendship and loss. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) What a terrific 1970s-era crime drama. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/4 88% News of the World (2020) 'News of the World' is Hanks' finest. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2/4 46% Monster Hunter (2020) 'Monster Hunter' is serviceable actioner. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Davis, Boseman are super in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/4 95% Soul (2020) 'Soul' has magic, music and meaning. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2/4 39% Honest Thief (2020) If ever there were such a thing as 'your average Liam Neeson movie,' this is it. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 83% Mank (2020) It even *looks* like 'Citizen Kane.' - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2/4 No Score Yet The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2020) Sometimes, less is less. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 70% Land (2021) 'Land' is a vacation for your soul. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 73% Lost Girls (2020) 'Lost Girls' is a grim true-life tale. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/4 45% The Little Things (2021) I love the old-school charm of this detective/cop-buddy film. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/4 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) 'Promising Young Woman' is dark tale of vengeance. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
3.5/4 89% The Nest (2020) 'The Nest' examines disintegration of a marriage. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
3/4 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) 'WW84' flies into theaters, phones, tablets. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
3.5/4 No Score Yet Lost Girls (2005) 'Lost Girls' is a grim, true-life tale worth seeing. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
4/4 97% Sound of Metal (2020) 'Sound of Metal' doesn't miss a beat. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
4/4 89% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2019) hat have we done to ourselves? The documentary 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' answers that in a disturbing way. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3.5/4 81% Over the Moon (2020) The latest animated musical has endearing characters, eye-popping colors and action galore. "Over the Moon" is about loss, legends, and growing up, with something for every age group. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
2/4 29% Vanguard (2020) 'Vanguard' features Jackie Chan ... and not much else. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3.5/4 63% The Empty Man (2020) 'The Empty Man' will fill you with dread. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
4/4 93% Working Man (2020) 'Working Man' is the finest film of 2020. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
4/4 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The verdict should be unanimous: This is a great film. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/4 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Although it has its flaws, this compelling memoir is worth seeing. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/4 77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) It's a good-natured look at what makes us human - a good time for human families to spend some time together. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2020
4/4 95% Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) If you're a Bruce Springsteen fan -- or even if you have an affection for his music -- Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You is a don't-miss documentary. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/4 83% Freaky (2020) I know this is impossible, because these kinds of films never earn Oscar nominations. But darned if Vaughn doesn't deserve one for his performance here... He's hysterically funny and endearing. The whole movie, in fact, is a real scream. - OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020