Mario Alegre

Mario Alegre
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Primera Hora, Próxima Tanda

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 76% Doctor Sleep (2019) It's hard to pinpoint where the homage ends and the blatant imitation begins, but it's hard to blame the director for being so fixated on Kubrick's classic, and he comes up with some memorable images of his own. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Prótesis (2019) Puerto Rican director Ariel Annexy's first feature film is a twisted and charmingly fun romance about finding that one thing that makes us whole. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) Phoenix's performance is monumental, a black hole of agony and despair that attracts everything else in the film towards him, consuming it in its deep and inescapable darkness. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Gray's solemn space odyssey wrestles constantly with conflicting ideas: faith and science, optimism and despair, and yes, even indie vs blockbuster cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino writes a heartfelt love letter (some might call it an eulogy) with so many recipients -from 60's cinema icons to movie houses long gone- it's impossible to keep count, but it's easy to let yourself revel in it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Samara Weaving was born to be a scream queen, and even when the film can't quite match her energy, her performance effortlessly carriers it through. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Disney's latest remake of one of its most beloved classics is a technical marvel that fails to capture the emotions and artistry of the original. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) This Spider-man adventure is fun enough, but it's more preoccupied with serving as an Endgame epilogue than a sequel to the character's own franchise. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The fourth entry in Pixar's first and best franchise returns to some familiar places while finding a couple of new themes to explore. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) There are two types of Godzilla movies: the ones that use the radioactive giant as an allegory and the ones that are just plain, dumb fun. This one is one is all about the "Giant Monster Action". - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Take "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", remove everything that was fun about it, replace the cartoons with Pokémons, add a PG rated "Deadpool", and this kiddie film noir is what you'd get. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Fan service is the main course in the latest MCU extravaganza. Endgame revels in Marvel knowledge, and after 11 years and 22 films, most fans will be more than happy to indulge in it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/5 93% Us (2019) Jordan Peele's highly entertaining -albeit, a bit muddled- follow-up to Get Out, gives us, not one, but two of Lupita Nyong'o's best performances in (incredibly) her first leading role. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) You would think that after 21 feature films, Marvel would have perfected the superhero origin story formula, but to Brie Larson's detriment, this time they forgot to add "character" and "personality" into the mix. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everything is not awesome. It never was, and that's exactly the point this fun and tender sequel is trying to make. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
2.5/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) The superb 2011 Mexican thriller has been turned into a bland Hollywood action fantasy with sequel aspirations that couldn't be more far removed from the original film's intent. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2.5/5 37% Glass (2019) Shyamalan swings for the fences with his trilogy capper, but for all it's ambition, it ultimately disappoints. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Emily Blunt is an absolute delight, and she finds her ideal counterpart in Lin-Manuel Miranda. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) We are all passengers on this beautiful trip down memory lane at the invitation of Cuarón. Oh, how lucky are we who can accompany him. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) The DC Comics aesthetic has never been more accurately portrayed on screen, so it has that going for it. Narratively, though, it's still kind of a mess. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) An astonishing visual feat. Into the Spider-Verse raises de bar on what 3D animation can accomplish. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
2.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) More than "Act 2" of the proposed five, the film feels like an extended intermission, lacking focus, narrative impulse and any sense of urgency. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows marks Steve McQueen's first commercial effort, and if we're very, very lucky, it won't be his last. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Bayona tries his best to make this movie feel different from all its predecessors, but he comes up short. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Holly Hunter gets to shine even more this time around. She's the heart and soul of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 56% Tag (2018) The fact that the entire cast is so invested in this ridiculous premise is what makes it fun. Or at least, fun enough. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2/5 49% Superfly (2018) Like watching a two-hour trap video, this Superfly is all foreplay and zero climax. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's fun enough, but this excellent cast shouldn't have to settle for a watered down version of what the guys had on their first outing. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool is more than happy with being the class clown of the superhero movie landscape, and Reynolds is here to please. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) An annual Star Wars film might have been the childhood dream of many of us, but Solo suggests otherwise. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) You're gonna want to watch the next one the second this one ends. The final minutes proves just how good Marvel has been at building this universe over the past decade. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) An absolute blast that you can only experience to its fullest inside a packed theater with a QUIET audience, of course. - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) The most remarkable thing about Love, Simon is how comfortable it feels with just being what it is: an ordinary teen romantic comedy. And yet, it feels so very special. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2.5/5 51% Rampage (2018) A big, dumb, giant monster royal rumble that old school Godzilla fans should be able to enjoy. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) The amount of fun you'll have while watching this is mostly dependent on your skills at playing "Spot the pop culture reference". [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2.5/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) The bar has been set so low for video game movies that it doesn't requiere much effort to make something mildly entertaining. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Lelio achieves a film with laudable intentions, visually captivating and fully conscious of his moral standing. {Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 85% Game Night (2018) Is it a thriller? A comedy? A little bit of both, actually, and it mixes both genres in entertaining ways. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2.5/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) For a cosmic time-traveling story, the action takes place in the most boring terrestrial scenarios imaginable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Margot Robbie gets into the skin of Tonya Harding in a performance forced to transcend the physical. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Far from being another Atomic Blonde or Jason Bourne flick, Red Sparrow aspires to be a spy film with its feet on the ground. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
1.5/5 20% Mute (2018) Duncan Jones' latest film is an crushingly disappointing disaster. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) There's a lot of Tarkovsky in Annihilation, too much to be screened on the local multiplex. And that's just one of the virtues of Garland's fascinating sci-fi/horror hybrid. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Beatrix Potter's classic characters arrive on the big screen like a modern version of Tom & Jerry. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Fortunately, people will remember these men for their heroic feat, and not for it's tedious cinematic adaptation. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) I don't know -nor care- if this is Marvel's best, but it certainly is the most thoughtful and conscientious look that the studio has given to true life injustices. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Laurie Metcalf steals the film from Saoirse Ronan, in a subtle piece of acting so raw and genuine it hurts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) In The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro plays the hits. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2.5/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Regardless of the simplicity of the plot and the genre cliches that abound in it, Ball's work behind the camera has always been on point. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 51% 12 Strong (2018) If you can ignore history, 12 Strong will reward you with a solid dose of action. Just don't expect much more than that. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018