Mara Reinstein Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mara Reinstein

Mara Reinstein
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) The comedy rarely addresses 2018 image issues in an intelligent or self-knowing way. Instead, it sticks to the basics, such as the revelation that beautiful women have boyfriend problems too. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) As a scary movie, Truth or Dare is about as frightening as a slip on a banana peel.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/4 50% Rampage (2018) No animals were harmed during the making of this film. Humans that sit through it, however, may suffer from destruction-porn fatigue, bouts of confusion and frustration, and a mild case of the giggles. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2.5/4 78% Beirut (2018) Beirut is not a deft character study. It's not a heart-pumping, thrill-a-second action flick either. It languishes somewhere in the middle, making it a mildly frustrating viewing experience. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) See enough scary movies and you start to anticipate when to cover your eyes. What makes A Quiet Place such a terrifying entry in the genre is that you need to know when to cover your ears. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
82% Blockers (2018) Teen sex is a complicated issue, darn it, and the movie's whiplash-like uncertainty in tone proves the point. At least it has well-meaning fun along the way.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Despite some sensory overload, there's no denying Steven Spielberg is a master at crafting mind-blowing action sequences. Might as well jump to it. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2/4 16% Midnight Sun (2018) Save your money and your tissues.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Part II needs to switch gears and hone in all the crowd-pleasing thrills that come with an A-level adventure franchise. Think Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Marvel movies. Jumanji. Otherwise, the film should stay buried.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) How refreshing to see a teen boy on a big screen that's not a sleepy-eyed, monosyllabic jerk just hoping to get laid.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Director Ava DuVernay takes a classic story and, in a terribly misguided decision, spins it in 2018 wash cycle. The intentions are good; the results are disappointing. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2.5/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton's chemistry is colder than Moscow in January.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Several months from now, you'll still be thinking about that unsettling closing image. Wow. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 82% Game Night (2018) Snappily paced and cleverly plotted, Game Night is the rare farce that exceeds low-ish expectations. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 96% Black Panther (2018) Ryan Coogler has eschewed the familiar Marvel glut of smug in-jokes and mind-numbing CGI explosions to create a visually dazzling work of art. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Just turn off your brain and submit. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Though set in a post-apocalyptic universe, this uneven and unwieldy Maze Runner finale reeks of 2012. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 87% The Post (2018) The roll-up-the-sleeves-and-dig-in attitude is a joy to watch; the multitude of self-righteous monologues are anything but.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
51% Downsizing (2017) Co-writer and director Alexander Payne takes an intriguing premise and inexplicably flushes it down the toilet. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman's performances are of the blustery jazz hands variety. Not the musical type? Out of luck. The narrative is peanuts.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The Bellas' musical journey has been stretched into a thin whimper. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A big-budget follow-up that doesn't unreel like a lazy money grab is a victory in of itself. Everybody wins this game.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi at its heart is a love letter to a childhood. From Luke's sly wink to an old friend to General Leia's leadership, the familiar heroes dominate the screen, earn the biggest applause and serve as a compass to the next generation.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2018) The film's pitch-black humor is sharper than that of a skating blade. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) There's enough dreamy beauty here to smooth out the rough edges. (Fish sex, anyone?)‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The result is a hysterical and loving tribute sure to generate just as much raucous cheering as one of The Room's urban midnight screenings.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name is like a treasured artifact from your youth, back when withering looks from a first love felt like daggers to the heart. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Once again, Pixar delivers the most delightfuland insightful family movie of the season. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is just fine. But considering that the would-be blockbuster features a collection of A-list superheroes, the word "fine" is like kryptonite. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Denzel Washington, a movie star for a reason, fails to sell himself as a socially awkward introvert and self-proclaimed "man behind the curtain." ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
2.5/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) In a lavish, star-studded murder mystery, the big takeaway shouldn't be Kenneth Branagh's facial hair.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The narrative builds in admirably inventive and surprising ways. You'll have to see it twice just to appreciate it.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is an angsty coming-of-age tale set in 2002 that feels remarkably and delightfully fresh. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor 1.0 grumbled as he saved the world; new Thor 2.0 makes small talk with a skeleton to pass the time. The latter works better. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
84% The Square (2017) The sharply observed, wryly funny work for addresses difficult questions about race and class that most people usually just whisper about. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) Director Sean Baker's sun-drenched, pastel-colored drama has a vibrant energy even amid the most heartbreaking moments‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
67% Wonderstruck (2017) It's a beautifully crafted story about love and acceptance and the powers of child-like curiosity.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The off-kilter thriller was such an excruciating slow burn that I kept checking my watch, counting down the moments until the credits so the tension would subside. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis eschews sleek motion-capture technology to focus on an old-fashioned (albeit safe) love story.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) This comedy of neurotic manners is so achingly, universally relatable that is feels like a documentary. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) Walk away from the straightforward legal drama and you will learn this towering, influential titular figure . . . was a smooth lawyer in 1940. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It works as diverting entertainment. In fact, is it wrong to conclude it's the ideal movie to watch on an airplane? ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In terms of a sequel besting the original, Blade Runner 2049 is not a unicorn. But it is a breathtaking, non-comformist achievement. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
86% American Made (2017) The ever-in-control Tom Cruise veers wildly off course in a lively, brash and ridiculously entertaining biopic. I hope I had you at "wildly."‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) You know an action movie doesn't work when the visual highlight is Elton John sitting at a piano dressed like an overstuffed turkey.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
69% mother! (2017) It's a true mind-melting wowza that rivets from the first seemingly innocent moment to the last dagger into the bleeding heart. (That's a metaphor. Maybe.) ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) Jessica Chastain tears into the rich material with the ferociousness of a starving wolf.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) Just because a period movie screams "still so socially and politically relevant!" doesn't make it a riveting must-see. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
85% It (2017) It's a riveting coming-of-age yarn that centers on the horrors of being an adolescent. Irrational fears are shining bright. But loyal friends that stand by you can make all that the misery more tolerable.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
32% Home Again (2017) Thinly drawn characters drift through a preposterous story in a Nancy Meyers production. Plus, the kitchen isn't even all that! ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017