Mara Reinstein

Mara Reinstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Mara Reinstein's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Hold the audit: The thriller ever-so-slightly succeeds because it has the smarts to bask in its own ridiculousness. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2016

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The real mystery: How did a spine-tingling bestseller turn into a plodding Lifetime-esque melodrama that's devoid of suspense? " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2016

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Peter Berg directs the action onboard the fiery rig with a tense urgency. After all, these workers can't just run out of a building into fresh air or pull over on the side of the road. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2016

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The remake of the 1960 classic Western moseys along at the pace of a long-in-the-tooth horse." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Who's the daddy? Who cares! What's really important is that after a 12-year absence from the big screen, the lovably flawed singleton remains true to herself." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Goat (2016)

"The film's one fresh angle - the relationship between Brad and Brett - is relegated to the B-side during the debauchery." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/4 83%

Sully (2016)

"Watching that airplane land on the Hudson River is a heart-stopping wonder. But the entire ordeal lasted just 208 seconds. The movie is 96 minutes. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Sep 6, 2016
2.5/4 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"Even if you're not aware of this real-life story, you'll recognize the well-worn narrative of dudes who hustle their way to the top - only to see it all fall apart in spectacular fashion." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 17, 2016

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"The most biting comedy of the summer has nothing to do with talking pets." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"He bears the nickname of a comic book hero, the brains of a scholar, the soul of a rebel. And his story is a richly rewarding film experience. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Gleason (2016)

"You don't need to know Steve Gleason's name to be enraptured by his extraordinary story." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Guess who's headed for another Oscar nomination. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Hell or High Water (2016)

"The tension and anger in this neo-Western practically radiate off the screen." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Suicide Squad (2016)

"David Ayer's flash-and-dash directing style makes it a challenge to follow the story, not to mention a chore to process the onslaught of violence. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Bad Moms (2016)

"The raunchy comedy is the equivalent of drinking a poolside margarita while the kids are at camp. It's a load of empty calories -- but, boy, does it go down easy. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"It's freewheeling enough to entertain a casual moviegoer - and faithful enough to satisfy a Comic-Con nerd. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/4 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The talented stars are not to blame for a pointless, harmless and mildly funny remake that will leave most moviegoers shrugging their shoulders and musing, "well, at least it's better than Ghostbusters 2." " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jul 11, 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Zac Efron's goofy comedic chops have become even more defined than his abs." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jul 6, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The drama is so dreadful that you will root for the apes to eat the evil humans just so it will end faster." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2016

Finding Dory (2016)

"Sometimes it takes a plucky animated fish to illustrate the benefits of thinking on your fins (er, feet). Now that's a lesson worth retaining. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jun 15, 2016

Me Before You (2016)

"The fault is not in our stars. In breakout performances, Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin are magnetic as soulmates doomed by a Dire Medical Prognosis." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Don't bother unless you have a deep emotional investment in the history of Professor X's hair loss and Jean Grey's skills set. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted May 24, 2016

The Nice Guys (2016)

"You won't see Captain America and Iron Man squaring off at an airport, but you do get Russell Crowe breaking Ryan Gosling's arm and then cheerfully downing a Yoo-hoo." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"No matter how many times Jack O'Connell waves his gun in the air and threatens to detonate the place with a bomb, you never truly believe anyone's life is in danger." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted May 19, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"It's a rollicking and action-packed extravaganza in which every superhero has a moment to shine. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted May 3, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Charlize Theron is offscreen for a full hour, presumably reading better scripts. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Apr 20, 2016

The Jungle Book (2016)

"A dazzling, charming and utterly immersive 3-D experience, it's sure to capture the imagination of moviegoers of all ages. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2016

The Boss (2016)

"The gifted Melissa McCarthy has spent the bulk of her post-Bridesmaids career elevating so-so material. Add this raunchy comedy to the pile of mediocrity. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/4 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"A popcorn film - and this is a popcorn film - should never feel like Sunday night homework." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Mar 23, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"All the plots are blah sitcom material, at best - and there's a reason why Vardalos' CBS spinoff, My Big Fat Greek Life, lasted all of seven episodes back in 2003. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"Let's be Candor: This franchise is tumbling downhill at an alarming speed." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Mar 17, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"For the love of Google, don't scour the web for third-act spoilers. Just know that an old-fashioned scary movie can still make you squirm, laugh and gasp for air. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2016
2.5/4 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"In her most impressive role to date, Tina Fey plays a journalist in the throes of an identity crisis. Alas, her movie has one too. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Mar 2, 2016

How To Be Single (2016)

"It's OK to go and enjoy this sugar-coated Girls Night Out flick. But don't be surprised if you're just not that into it. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2016

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Ben Stiller's follow-up to his 2001 mini-classic is ridiculously funny. Stupid and unnecessary ... but funny. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Feb 10, 2016

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes and Channing Tatum must really, really, really, really, really, really love working with writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Feb 3, 2016

Joy (2015)

"Two years after Jennifer Lawrence appeared in David O. Russell's American Hustle, she gets to show some. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Dec 28, 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Thrilling and knowing in all the right places, it's sure to satisfy fans that have breathlessly awaited its arrival for years. Unfamiliar with Jedi lore? You too will give in to the force of cinematic greatness. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2015

Sisters (2015)

"Sorry for the buzzkill. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have effortless chemistry, but their raucous comedy is . . . just OK. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015

The Big Short (2015)

"Don't worry if you're coming in to this film still fuzzy on the details of the 2008 financial collapse. That's actually preferable." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Dec 9, 2015

The Danish Girl (2015)

"In an emotionally stunted script, Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander deliver heart and soul." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Brooklyn (2015)

"It's a witty, dreamy love letter to independence and self-discovery - no matter where you call home." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"Small tots will be too taken with all the adorableness to care about this Pixar film's shortcomings. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Room (2015)

"For all the suffocating claustrophobia at the outset, it contrasts beautifully with the cathartic deep breaths in the second half. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Carol (2015)

"Director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) stages the characters' fraught journey with an elegant touch. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Spotlight (2015)

"Don't miss this crackling - and deeply important - film about the power of the press." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Creed (2015)

"The incredible Sylvester Stallone, now 69, carries himself like a man who has been physically bruised and emotionally battered yet deep down remains a fighter. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"With its cynical political bent and relentless downbeat tone, consider this film the feel-bad blockbuster of the year." ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 16, 2015

By The Sea (2015)

"Angelina Jolie is determined to film herself looking as glamorous and bored as possible. If there's a narrative treasure in her drama, it's buried deep in the Maltese sand. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2015

Spectre (2015)

"Though the rote installment is poised to rake at the box office, it won't leave you shaken or stirred. " ‐ Us Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2015
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