Lindsey Bahr

Lindsey Bahr
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/4 74% Malignant (2021) If you must see "Malignant," a theater might honestly be the best bet. That way at least you can laugh along in utter shock with your fellow theater-goers. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
3/4 86% The Night House (2021) Confidently directed by David Bruckner from a clever script written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, "The Night House" excels in tension building -it is both unpredictable and unnervingly restrained. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2021
2.5/4 60% Vacation Friends (2021) There's nothing especially revelatory about "Vacation Friends." There are a few genuinely good laughs to be had involving drugs, golf and a catamaran, both during the vacation and the wedding. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2021
3/4 70% Annette (2021) This thing called "Annette" has a way of taking up residence in your mind, whether you like it or not. If you're even the slightest bit intrigued, you should let Carax and the Maels take you on this bizarre journey. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
2.5/4 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) It is a fine adventure with two genuine movie stars that may very well become a rewatchable staple like the films it references. But on first watch, it mostly comes across as an earnest and safe homage. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
2/4 37% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) The true sin is that Snake Eyes as a character is so deathly dull. He barely has a personality. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2/4 88% Zola (2021) It never seems to decide if we are making fun of the characters or not. Are we being asked to find this world entertaining? Braun's performance seems to suggest yes. Paige's doesn't. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
4/4 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Though the performances are riveting, it's the shots of the all-ages crowd that makes this film come alive, with the vibrant fashions, the incredible faces, the excitement, the boredom and the humanity of it all packed into every frame. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/4 97% I Carry You with Me (2021) Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with I Carry You with Me, a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love, sacrifice, memory and immigration. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
2.5/4 66% Fatherhood (2021) It's all done with a good heart. Even the cliché moments are understandable. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
2/4 53% Queen Bees (2021) It's a film that seems to have been dreamt up by a reverent grandchild who assumed they knew everything there was to know and never thought to ask the grandparent themselves. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
2/4 16% Infinite (2021) It's exactly the kind of big, silly, occasionally exciting spectacle that have come to define summer movie season, for better or worse. There's even an opening for a sequel. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
2.5/4 56% Edge of the World (2021) While it might not knock it out of the park, "Edge of the World" is still a very solid watch if a little slow-going and might also just inspire you to revisit some of the classics its indebted to which is its own small triumph. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
3/4 89% The Dry (2021) It's actually a bit of a wonder that it wasn't stretched out into a television series itself, but Connolly has a command on the pacing and "The Dry" never feels rushed or undercooked. This is an import that's worth seeking out. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3/4 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) It might sound cliché, but it's hard to imagine seeing it anywhere but on the big screen. It's the kind of movie that demands it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
2.5/4 62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) "Those Who Wish Me Dead" doesn't hold up to much scrutiny. There are too many threads left dangling and characters left unexplored, including Hannah herself. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2.5/4 44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) The good news is that "Without Remorse" is pretty great when it comes to the action, and there is a lot of it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
2.5/4 68% Monster (2019) Despite some shortcomings though, "Monster" remains a worthy watch if just for Harrison's performance. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
2/4 90% Together Together (2021) Beckwith's script does have a few moments of grace and humor. Helms gets a particularly beautiful monologue about why he wants a child... But there are far more clichés, contrivances and threads left unnecessarily dangling. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
2/4 26% Voyagers (2021) It's the kind of premise that you can imagine would have been better served by a limited series with time to get to know and like at least some of the characters so that there are some stakes. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/4 63% French Exit (2021) Pfeiffer is flawless in her most delicious performance in years. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
2.5/4 86% The Courier (2020) While it might not be on the same level as "Bridge of Spies," it's solid, well-acted and enjoyable nonetheless. Just don't use it as the text for any history reports. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
2.5/4 35% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) Rarely do you ever wish for something to be longer, but "Six Minutes to Midnight" probably would have benefitted from 30 extra minutes of character development and scene setting. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
2.5/4 86% Come True (2021) For as frustrating as it sometimes is, "Come True" is hard to resist, not unlike a dream itself. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
3/4 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) It's also the best kind of feminist film in that it's one that doesn't clobber you with the message. Raya is allowed to be awesome without the script shouting about it all the time and it's better for it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
2.5/4 96% Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) This does not come across as a vanity project that's been intensely controlled by the star or the machinery around her, either. It's refreshing. It's also probably one of the last times we'll all be invited into her life in this way. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
4/4 94% Nomadland (2021) McDormand disappears into Fern, which is no small accomplishment for an actor as recognizable as she is. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/4 98% Minari (2020) One of the great triumphs of "Minari" is its presentation of authentic childhood. These kids are not saints or stand-ins or mouthpieces. They are their own persons. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
3.5/4 95% Palm Springs (2020) This breezy, irreverent, oddly violent and charming entry into this increasingly robust genre stands solidly on its own. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
2.5/4 93% Saint Maud (2020) With "Saint Maud," Glass firmly establishes herself as a filmmaker to watch. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
2.5/4 72% Palmer (2021) It'd be an insult to real Oscar-bait to even call this Oscar-bait. And yet, compelling performances make "Palmer" watchable and fairly affecting despite the fact that we've seen this kind of thing so many times before. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
2/4 38% No Man's Land (2021) Conor Allyn is clearly a talented director and has a lot of reverence for the Western genre, but for as good and lofty as it's intentions are, "No Man's Land" comes up short. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
3.5/4 88% The Dig (2021) It's very easy to get swept away by it all. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
2.5/4 93% Sylvie's Love (2020) Thompson and Asomugha have undeniable chemistry and are best when in each other's company on screen, but there's a bit too much going on around them. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
3/4 83% Pinocchio (2020) It has the makings of a stealth classic. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/4 98% Assassins (2020) It will shock, enrage and enlighten. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/4 89% Black Bear (2020) It's cringey and enthralling as the three dig themselves into deeper and deeper holes and you begin to wish for any kind of release. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
2.5/4 25% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) "Wild Mountain Thyme" might be just the understated blend you need for a cold December night. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
2.5/4 77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) It might not be as novel as the first, but it's essentially harmless, if a little chaotic, fun for kids and doesn't need to be anything more than that. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
3/4 82% Happiest Season (2020) "Happiest Season" is a little all over the place in its tone, whiplashing between over-the-top comedy and sincere emotional moments, but it's not hard to look past some of the clunkiness. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
1/4 66% Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) "Christmas on the Square" is pure, studio-lot fantasy and not really trying to be anything else. There is some fun choreography and a few toe-tapping tunes. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2.5/4 69% Ammonite (2020) A film like this should give life to its characters and reveal essential truths beyond the book-report versions of their existence. But "Ammonite" keeps you at a distance on a rather vacant, but beautiful, journey. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/4 83% Mank (2020) It's simply telling a story about a man behind so many of our movie memories and making a new one in the process. And it is, without a doubt, one of the year's very best. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2.5/4 87% Get Duked! (2020) This is a raucous, non-stop ride that is a little rough around the edges but also unexpectedly endearing, not unlike the four teens at the center. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/4 30% Antebellum (2020) In the end, "Antebellum" will inspire conversation, just probably not the one the filmmakers anticipated. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2.5/4 91% Enola Holmes (2020) "Enola Homes" is the kind of movie that the preteen set will surely delight in and watch over and over. I know I would have. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/4 86% On The Rocks (2020) "On the Rocks" is perhaps more conventional and modest than Coppola's other films, but it's no less entertaining or profound. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/4 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) "The Forty-Year-Old Version" makes a compelling case for another set of lists: The 40-Over-40. They deserve it just as much, if not more. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/4 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) If anyone was born to make a film about the infamous federal trial surrounding the protests outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, it's Aaron Sorkin. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
1.5/4 44% Holidate (2020) The best thing that "Holidate" has going for it is that Roberts and Bracey do have great chemistry, but they just don't have a story or a script that can do it justice. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020