Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison
Margot Harrison'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
5/5 96%

The Look of Silence (2015)

"Unlike many documentaries on unpleasant subjects, Silence isn't an ordeal you undergo for the information value. It's no upbeat experience, but it is always absorbing, and it is sometimes disturbingly beautiful." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/5 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"While the scenes of street violence and prison life are kinetic and harrowing, a strong narrative arc is lacking, and the characters remain underdeveloped." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/5 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"Mockingjay is a lengthy demonstration packed with more grief and soul searching than fun, to some readers' dismay... Yet it's hard not to admire the chutzpah of a heroic epic that debunks everything about heroes and epics." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/10 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"It leaves an unpleasant taste - not unlike that of a campaign commercial that surrounds a candidate with real-world ugliness, then bathes her alone in beatific light." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 7, 2015
9/10 94%

Sicario (2015)

"The perspective is limited by design - to make us feel as if we, too, are creeping through that tunnel toward a reveal for which we may not have the stomach." ‐Seven Days
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/10 27%

Pan (2015)

"The film offers as many random curiosities as a carnival midway, yet it's about as fun as listening to a prerecorded barker's spiel." ‐Seven Days
Posted Oct 8, 2015
7/10 73%

Everest (2015)

"Everest splits the difference between documentary reenactment and hyped-up Hollywood drama." ‐Seven Days
Posted Sep 30, 2015
4/10 15%

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

"For each deliriously silly action sequence, Refueled offers long scenes of tired genre conventions played straight." ‐Seven Days
Posted Sep 12, 2015
9/10 93%

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"The film doesn't glamorize the misadventures of its heroine any more than it condemns them, and the result is fresh in every sense." ‐Seven Days
Posted Sep 4, 2015
6/10 56%

Paper Towns (2015)

"The route to the climax - or anticlimax - needs more roadside attractions." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jul 31, 2015
7/10 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"If Trainwreck never exactly goes off the rails, that could be because there are no rails anymore." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/10 56%

Minions (2015)

"The script barely acknowledges the apparent contradiction between their adorable innocence and their vocation of evil sycophancy, much less milk it for satire." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 86%

Inception (2010)

"Nolan is so eager to make the movie work as an action blockbuster that he sacrifices storytelling to set pieces. Still, what set pieces." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jul 20, 2015
5/10 34%

Max (2015)

"From time to time, hints of a smarter and more complex film peek through." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jul 3, 2015
9/10 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"The filmmakers have found madcap, nonpreachy ways to encourage viewers of all ages to talk more openly about their feelings." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/10 58%

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

"Those images lack emotional impact when they're used to deck out a plot of dinner-theater flimsiness. " ‐Seven Days
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/5 94%

Iron Man (2008)

"Despite the crisis-of-conscience theme, all of this could have been pretty standard fare. But Favreau had the sense to cast Downey, who does for this potential franchise what Johnny Depp did for Pirates of the Caribbean." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jun 9, 2015
3/10 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"It's a snooze enlivened by regular orgies of heavy stuff falling on people." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jun 5, 2015
4/10 48%

The D Train (2015)

"Its greatest flaw is that it sees its characters as superficially as they see themselves." ‐Seven Days
Posted May 13, 2015
6/10 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"For the semi-initiated viewer, it's like experiencing a hurricane of story beats and Spandex." ‐Seven Days
Posted May 13, 2015
8/10 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"While we may tire of Caleb and Nathan's boilerplate debates about AI, the film's ominous undercurrents keep us awake and attentive." ‐Seven Days
Posted Apr 30, 2015
5/10 44%

True Story (2015)

"Finkel comes off as a generic viewer surrogate, which is a problem when the viewer is ahead of him." ‐Seven Days
Posted Apr 22, 2015
5/10 54%

Woman in Gold (2015)

"In their eagerness to make this into a feel-good story, Curtis and Campbell have turned their characters from multifaceted human beings into symbols who utter soundbites. " ‐Seven Days
Posted Apr 22, 2015
8/10 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"This duo knows that comedy comes not just from mocking tropes but from mocking the scruffy human pretensions that give birth to them." ‐Seven Days
Posted Apr 1, 2015
9/10 97%

It Follows (2015)

"The perfect viewer for It Follows is one who wants to see the unsettling things that happen when genres and their expectations collide." ‐Seven Days
Posted Apr 1, 2015
5/10 32%

Chappie (2015)

" If only our hero were likable or emotionally compelling, viewers might be able to overlook Blomkamp's frenzied, overreaching plot." ‐Seven Days
Posted Mar 13, 2015
5/10 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"Perhaps it's time for all of us to recognize that fantasies come in a great many more than 50 shades - and that they're not real." ‐Seven Days
Posted Feb 20, 2015
6/10 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"The movie features so many royal machinations, it could be the pilot for an SF rival to "Game of Thrones." Along with all that plot, the Wachowskis offer exactly one idea." ‐Seven Days
Posted Feb 11, 2015
8/10 57%

Proxy (2014)

"The movie has the kind of psychological plausibility that a fever dream does, the kind Blue Velvet does." ‐Seven Days
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/10 35%

Project Almanac (2015)

"The film asks us to wallow in the characters' wish fulfillment, then get genuinely concerned when the consequences of their reckless rewriting of history catch up with them." ‐Seven Days
Posted Feb 4, 2015
6/10 51%

The Interview (2014)

"It's dumb humor, all right. But it also follows a long cultural precedent of using schoolyard scatological jeers to bring down the mighty." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jan 10, 2015
4/5 99%

Gloria (2014)

"The film is a showcase for García's rich and varied performance. When it comes to finding meaning in Gloria's story, though, Lelio leaves that up to us." ‐Seven Days
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/5 84%

In Bruges (2008)

"McDonagh has an expert hand when it comes to depicting cases of arrested development like this, or characters whose conviction that they are "nice people" is baldly contradicted by the way they act." ‐Seven Days
Posted Dec 14, 2014
5/10 34%

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

"Mishaps and pratfalls ensue, along with many tired jokes about everyone's lack of badassness." ‐Seven Days
Posted Dec 11, 2014
8/10 93%

Force Majeure (2014)

"Östlund uses deft editing and musical cues to place an ironic frame around the couple's decidedly first-world problems." ‐Seven Days
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3.5/5 89%

Tangled (2010)

"A heroine who finds love and freedom after she loses acres of blond Barbie hair -- these days, that's a radical fable." ‐Seven Days
Posted Dec 8, 2014
7/10 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"Mockingjay is at its most powerful when it introduces a possibility that's daring in a YA franchise and would be almost unimaginable in a superhero one." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 26, 2014
6/10 77%

Rosewater (2014)

"It sometimes feels like Stewart is afraid to immerse us in the true horror of Bahari's isolation." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 21, 2014
8/10 79%

The Dirties (2013)

"It is to ripped-from-the-headlines movies what The Blair Witch Project was to horror movies." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 12, 2014
8/10 100%

Of Horses and Men (2015)

"Think of this as a western of the far north - one with no bad guys, a few stunts and showdowns, and horses who share top billing with their riders." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/10 32%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Technology is such an indispensable part of so many people's lives that any attempt to encompass the phenomenon in an Oscar-friendly package is merely insulting. " ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 12, 2014
7/10 91%

Dear White People (2014)

"Simien's caustic message resonates at many levels: If you want to change the world, be sure to bring good snacks." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 12, 2014
7/10 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"There's something weirdly touching about the movie's corny proclamations, because they contrast so sharply with the hell scapes Nolan keeps showing us." ‐Seven Days
Posted Nov 12, 2014
6/10 78%

Kill the Messenger (2014)

"Rather than exploring the voracious media culture that built Webb up and then tore him down, the film keeps the focus on the man himself. " ‐Seven Days
Posted Oct 15, 2014
8/10 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Whatever its limitations, Gone Girl is the rare character-focused drama that can make audiences gasp audibly - and laugh, and cringe." ‐Seven Days
Posted Oct 8, 2014
5/10 41%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

"Bateman's strength as a comic actor is the hostile edge under his waffly likability, but here he's all waffle - a teary, befuddled teddy bear." ‐Seven Days
Posted Oct 1, 2014
8/10 75%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"The Boxtrolls combines heart with a streak of Roald Dahl's perversity. It will have special appeal for viewers who get British humor." ‐Seven Days
Posted Oct 1, 2014
4/10 25%

As Above, So Below (2014)

"Some genre bendings are inspired; others aren't meant to happen, and "found-footage pulp" appears to be one of the latter." ‐Seven Days
Posted Sep 22, 2014
6/10 89%

The Drop (2014)

"The setting's gloom seeps into the whole movie, making it feel longer and draggier than it is." ‐Seven Days
Posted Sep 22, 2014
7/10 88%

Coherence (2014)

"While Coherence takes the superficial form of a horror movie, it's ultimately too talky to be scary." ‐Seven Days
Posted Sep 22, 2014
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