Louis Black

Louis Black
Louis Black's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 2%

Getaway (2013)

"The film is more than a bit of a mess, with the crashes, explosions, and gunfire all dominating the action, if never quite coalescing into anything coherent." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1.5/5 12%

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

"Not only have we seen this all before, but we were probably hoping to not see it again." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 23, 2013
No Score Yet

Far Marfa (2013)

"The landscape, texture, sensibility, and atmosphere of Marfa is what really makes this film so captivating and unique." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 24, 2013
3/5 64%

Pandora's Promise (2013)

"Pandora's Promise is a fascinating documentary about nuclear power that argues it is the true green energy. It would be hard to imagine a film more controversial than this one." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 21, 2013
2/5 11%

After Earth (2013)

"Given the talent involved, one hoped for so much more." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted May 30, 2013
3/5 64%

Epic (2013)

"Fast-moving, involving, and entertaining, the tale sweeps you deep into its current and carries you swiftly along." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted May 24, 2013
2/5 66%

The Iceman (2013)

"There is an enormous amount of effort put into this film which at its end just seems like noise, wind, and dust." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted May 17, 2013
2/5 20%

Arthur Newman (2013)

"Arthur Newman is overwhelmed with arty ambitions and a heavy-handed acting style. Ultimately, all the weight prevents the film from taking off and soaring." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted May 10, 2013
2.5/5 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"The film provides more of the same and nothing startlingly innovative, but what's here is good." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 45%

Filly Brown (2013)

"Sure, we've all seen this story before, but that doesn't hamper this film from being enormously entertaining, with riveting performances, great beats, and poetic rhymes." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2/5 45%

Home Run (2013)

"This slightly better-than-average family film is all paint-by-numbers." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/5 49%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"Yes, the canon invoked for this film is that of the Three Stooges, but it's still not as magnificently berserk as they can be. Set your expectations carefully for this one." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet

The New Juarez (2012)

"Ultimately, The New Juarez is too passionately partisan regarding a very important and hard-to-fully-comprehend human tragedy." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 19, 2013
2.5/5 53%

Oblivion (2013)

"Admirable in its look and style, the film is not unique or exceptional. Nevertheless, given the state of current science-fiction fare, the film does hold its own." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/5 79%

42 (2013)

"Yes, it is an overly sincere history lesson even more than a paint-by-numbers biography, but it's a history lesson of which we regularly need to be reminded. Entertainingly, comprehensively, and in very human ways, that is what this film does." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 11, 2013
1.5/5 29%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"As to be expected, Johnson actually imbues his character with some humanity, but in the cacophony that is this movie, this doesn't really amount to much." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 5, 2013
3/5 32%

Emperor (2013)

"Emperor, however, is so sophisticated in its ambitions, mature in its narrative, and expert in its execution that the film's failures are more honorable than fatal." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 8, 2013
2.5/5 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"A terrific cast, intelligent direction, state-of-the-art special effects, a strong story, and skilled narrative construction all end up being much ado about not very much." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 28, 2013
0/5 33%

Escape From Planet Earth (2013)

"The best thing I can say about Escape From Planet Earth is that I didn't end up hating it as much as I thought I was going to during the first half." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 22, 2013
2.5/5 56%

Snitch (2013)

"Unfortunately, Snitch is torn between being an ideological drama and a more traditional action film -- and Johnson's presence only contributes to the confusion." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"The plot -- which takes a while to get going, not in terms of action but in creating interest -- is a series of long, violent set-pieces." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2013
2/5 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"Ultimately unsatisfying, not as laugh-out-loud funny as it promises to be in the opening." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 6, 2013
2/5 47%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"A soap-opera-predictable cavalcade of violence." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 79%

Quartet (2013)

"Charming, funny, and sentimental, the film is exactly what you expect it to be, but very satisfying in achieving that goal." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/5 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"After serving as governor of California and being the key figure in a major scandal, Arnold Schwarzenegger shows a mature return to his peak action form after an absence of 10 years." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2.5/5 31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"A virtual catalog of uneven filmmaking, which includes the plot and many of the performances." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 10, 2013
2/5 29%

Allegiance (2012)

"What begins as a drama devolves by the halfway point into an overly long chase film, which only grows more and more boring." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/5 62%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"Ultimately, the film rises and falls on Cruise's aggressively magnetic performance." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2013
2.5/5 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"This film completely surrenders to its premise, with everything else following in a predictable way." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/5 80%

The Other Son (2012)

"The actors are all excellent, the storytelling compassionate, and the overall sense one takes from the film is more humane than political." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 14, 2012
2/5 3%

Playing for Keeps (2012)

"It is perplexing as to how such an unambitious, paint-by-numbers work got made." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/5 53%

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

"As with all the films in the Universal Soldier series, this is mostly a catalog of increasingly brutal fights, which are the main attraction in and of themselves." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 30, 2012

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

"A profound existential adventure, twistedly comic and openly bitter, brought to life by those two maniacs: Peckinpah and Oates." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 10, 2003
5/5 100%

The Searchers (1956)

"Damn, this is Wayne's movie." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 10, 2003
2/5 75%

Under Siege (1992)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 2, 2002
2/5 44%

Delirious (1991)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 26, 2002
3.5/5 95%

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

"Four Weddings is more a romantic screwball comedy, one is as intoxicated by words, dialogue and characters as by love." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
2/5 64%

The Public Eye (1992)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/5 96%

Groundhog Day (1993)

"Ramis wisely unravels his plot, using both variation and repetition to terrific effect, as you know what is coming but not exactly how it is going to happen. It's all believable, in a way." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/5 43%

Who's the Man? (1993)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
4.5/5 88%

The Paper (1994)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3.5/5 64%

Demolition Man (1993)

"If you don't really think about it, [it] isn't a bad ride." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3.5/5 20%

Boiling Point (1993)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
2.5/5 26%

Gordy (1995)

"A lot happens, it moves quickly, and the film is filled with minor characters who nicely round things out; my young companion watched the film from beginning to end, loving it." ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/5 No Score Yet


Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3.5/5 81%

Grand Canyon (1991)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
0/5 No Score Yet

Street Knight (1993)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
2/5 57%

Far From Home - The Adventures Of Yellow Dog (1995)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
2/5 40%

Straight Talk (1992)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3.5/5 56%

The Night We Never Met (1993)

Quote not available. ‐Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 1999
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