Lindy West

Lindy West
Lindy West's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
48% The Holiday (2006) Each scene in The Holiday is more annoying than the last. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
39% Hot Rod (2007) The silly kills the funny. Every time things get rolling, some guy starts doing a ridiculous dance for no reason. Or Rod and his brother incessantly repeat the words "cool beans." - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
55% Step Brothers (2008) Dull, ineptly paced, and lazy. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
27% Clash of the Titans (2010) Nothing personal, kraken. You did your best. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) It's baffling that Gervais can have so much reverence for physical evolution and so little for intellectual evolution. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
53% Flicka (2006) This movie is full of hot, grimy, lonesome cowpokes, and nobody pokes anyone. LAME! - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
7% Conversations With God (2006) God speaks with Walsch's own voice, the point being, of course, that God is you. God is me. God is a hobo and a douchebag and a blowhard named Neale Donald Walsch. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
100% The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard) (1930) Basically as amazing to me as that time Leonardo da Vinci invented the helicopter. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
52% Knight & Day (2010) Knight and Day is fun enough-something like a toothless Bourne Identity, in which a federal superagent (Cruise) is pursued through the streets of fancy olde Europe for a crime he only sort of committed. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
52% Holy Rollers (2010) Holy Rollers' innocence-lost, you-can't-go-home-again arc is something of a cliché, but the film remains refreshingly nonjudgmental about its hero's burgeoning criminal career. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
5% The Last Airbender (2010) Airbender's editing is clunky, its pace glacial. It feels like watching someone's homemade tai chi highlight reel, if tai chi could be somehow racist. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Twilight: Eclipse is meticulously, strenuously boring. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
98% Toy Story 3 (2010) Hilarity, terrors, the melancholy of love and loss and growing up, and millions of adult-baby tears ensue. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
68% [Rec] 2 (2010) REC 2 is adequately claustrophobic and frightening and freaky, but the formula wears thin after a while-especially once they defang the first movie's mystery by explaining it. But if you're a sucker for utter panic, it'll do. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
63% Salt (2010) Salt is blissfully terrible. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
41% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) It's clear that Dinner for Schmucks is going for a Meet the Parents-style typhoon of misery, but the series of misfortunes that befall Tim are more mean than funny and too contrived to be outrageous. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
38% Middle Men (2010) But the glib, gimmicky narration (i.e., the aforementioned "a better way for guys to jack off"-yawn), delivered in Wilson's vegetative monotone, leaves the film lumpy and uneven and often dull. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
70% Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) Waking Sleeping Beauty was clearly a cathartic project for its creators, but the level of anecdotal detail ("Then we went out for margaritas!") comes off as self-indulgent at first and eventually just dull. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
77% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010) The film's swooping shots of Everest's jagged shoulders and unforgiving flanks are appropriately breathtaking, but it's in the small human moments where Wildest Dream gets interesting. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
46% Step Up 3 (2010) Step Up 3D doesn't have to be anything more than a series of completely magnificent dance sequences (all that tasty, candied melodrama is just a binding agent). And the dancing does not disappoint. It's virtuosic and exciting and borderline magical. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
42% The Extra Man (2010) But there's a level of humanity lacking at the center of all that forced quirkiness. These characters don't feel like people so much as harsh, animated bundles of affectations. It's lonely in there. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
36% Eat Pray Love (2010) The unexamined privilege, the idealization/exotification of all places east, the canned spirituality, the sensual goddamn spaghetti-it's all so focus-group-tested and Oprah approved and self-perpetuating and embarrassing. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Often, the film feels more like a lecture than a narrative-minus the one thing that makes a lecture useful: actual information. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
92% The Town (2010) In between terrific action set pieces, The Town lightens the anxiety with some chewy, funny moments. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) First of all, the animation is nuts. The owls look like actual owls, only with emotions and jokes and magical warrior helmets. Secondly, all the cutest types of owl are included. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
97% Cell 211 (Celda 211) (2009) A Spanish prison thriller so terrifically stressful it just might compress your brain into a diamond. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
69% Never Let Me Go (2010) It is gorgeous and sad. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
48% Jolene (2008) It's a mediocre movie with a very nice central performance. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
77% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) Overall, director David Yates does an adequate if imperfect job. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
91% The Fighter (2010) The Fighter feels like it's barreling toward full-on Greek tragedy, and it has its painful patches, but ultimately-forgive me-the film pulls a lot of punches. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
79% Tiny Furniture (2010) Tiny Furniture is an observant portrait of those frustrating, entitled, complicated, unflattering moments when you suspect you could be everything but feel like nothing. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
70% Somewhere (2010) Somewhere, regrettably but unsurprisingly, is that same old yarn all over again-artfully crafted, intermittently amusing, relentlessly self-indulgent, and structurally identical to Lost in Translation. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
44% The Green Hornet (2011) There are enough genuinely funny, self-aware gags and throwaway lines to keep you entertained. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
24% The Dilemma (2011) To its credit, The Dilemma treats the complicated tensions and sadnesses and joys of relationships with far more nuance than most modern comedies. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
76% Secretary (2002) [Secretary] manages the impossible trifecta of being simultaneously funny, sympathetic, and really, really hot. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
98% The African Queen (1951) This movie is in the DNA of rom-coms and buddy-cop comedies and fish-out-of-water tales and Indiana Jones (he bickers and fights Germans too! Plus, dirt beard!). - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
85% Nenette (2010) The most interesting parts of the movie come when the zookeepers chime in, facing ethical conflicts with surprising candor. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
40% The Eagle (2011) Basically, this is a buddy-cop comedy about imperialism and mud. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
96% Nuremberg (2010) Nuremberg is a dry and narrow but fascinating account of the Nuremberg trials. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
25% Elektra Luxx (2011) The sum total is a black hole of blinding pain. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
92% Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010) Dogtooth is a freaky, fascinating, elegantly off-kilter little film. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
86% A Somewhat Gentle Man (2011) A Somewhat Gentle Man is a slow, dark, somewhat gentle comedy-just when you think you're bored, you notice it's under your skin. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
92% Source Code (2011) Source Code is Quantum Leap meets Groundhog Day meets a train. Silly but fun. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
28% Your Highness (2011) Your Highness is not that bad. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
75% Winter in Wartime (2011) Winter in Wartime is a sad, surprising film. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
83% The Elephant In The Living Room (2011) A documentary about America's thriving exotic-pet subculture, The Elephant in the Living Room keeps its feet firmly and patiently planted in the OH-MY-GOD-PEOPLE-GET-A-GRIP camp, without losing sight of its subjects' humanity. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
90% Bridesmaids (2011) Bridesmaids has all the humanity that [Judd] Apatow projects usually lack. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
33% The Hangover Part II (2011) I don't believe that these characters would ever be friends, I don't like spending time with them, and I do not care what happens to them or their weddings or their adoptive babies or their relationship with Mike Tyson. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
61% The First Grader (2011) What sounds like a festival-movie parody-it's Billy Madison meets Hotel Rwanda!-turns out to be a politically complex, emotionally charged history lesson. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
No Score Yet High Road (2012) Both giddily funny and painfully human. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017