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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki
Mae Abdulbaki's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Young Folks

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sociopolitically charged and boasted by fantastic performances, the film is creatively, technically and narratively superb.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
6/10 38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party is enjoyable if you're willing to look past some of the issues that stem from its need to be a happy, overly simplified comedy.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/10 0% Krystal (2018) Krystal is unfortunately a half-assed attempt at a dramedy and lacks the self-awareness to acknowledge its own absurdity.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/10 78% Beirut (2018) If a film is set in another country, it should feature people from that particular country as more than just bad guys or extras milling around in the background. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow is an exploitative film that banks on the use and abuse of the female body for no reason other than for it to be a plot device. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
5/10 58% Half Magic (2018) While Half Magic has some elements that could have made it a great film, the pieces never fall into place.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
5/10 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless is ultimately a test of patience. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
8/10 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The Insult doesn't offer any easy answers ... but it lays out plenty of evidence, provides introspection, and educates.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
7/10 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The expectation is that you'll go along, entranced by the "greatest show." And honestly, it's really hard not to be taken away on this magical ride‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
5/10 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) Despite some strong moments and a great cast, Last Flag Flying is hard to sit through. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
7/10 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) While Goodbye Christopher Robin might take its time getting to its finale, it's the journey that makes for a good film.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
8/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) By releasing itself from this burden of rehashing old stories, Homecoming was able to benefit greatly. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
5/10 44% Rough Night (2017) Rough Night is a bit hard to sit through and a comedy that sadly doesn't conjure up enough laughs to make it worthwhile or memorable‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
5/10 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) There are moments of emotional beauty, of finding a way back after losing everything, but the film never remains focused long enough to provide true depth and the finale in particular leaves much to be desired. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
3/10 19% Dirty Dancing (2017) Dirty Dancing never quite feels like a fully realized film. It's too much of a copy cat and, honestly, it's like getting a torn up hand-me-down in comparison to the original. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
5/10 73% Gifted (2017) ... the subtlety and beauty of these fleeting moments are lost amid the heavy plot and the by-the-book and underwhelming way the film goes about everything.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
90% Their Finest (2017) While the story loses its footing in the final third of the film, Their Finest does boast a fantastic cast that manages to keep you invested in the narrative even after it feels like it's over.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
6/10 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie uses its lead character's flaws in a way that is sometimes to its own detriment, but regardless of the film's underwhelming nature, it's still entertaining enough to enjoy. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
4/10 35% Live By Night (2017) Live by Night doesn't know what it wants to be or what direction to go in and it becomes tiring to watch Affleck's attempts at figuring it out.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
8/10 96% Moana (2016) ... Moana is visually beautiful and narratively engaging.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/10 22% Inferno (2016) The film is so busy trying to weave together a good mystery and philosophical arguments that it ignores everything else like pacing, a tightly-woven plot and some good old-fashioned character development. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016