Mario Alegre

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

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 24% 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 78% 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 93% 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 83% 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 52% 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 51% 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 94% 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 84% 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 46% 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 19% 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 63% 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 24% 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
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Spielberg responds to the whole mess that was 2017 in the most powerful way within his reach: from the director's chair, demanding "action!". [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) There's so much cinema squeezed into every single frame of Phantom Thread you don't feel the need to watch any other film for a long time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Sorkin's characters not so much enunciate words but rather shoot them like bullets out a machine gun. Here, Chastain is armed to the teeth. [Full Review in Spanishi] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Like watching a remake of Papillon directed by Wes Anderson, Paddington 2 is charming beyond belief. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The film wonderfully captures the intensity of that first love -carnal, fleeting and unforgettable - that leaves an indelible mark on everyone lucky enough to experience it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) A marvelous bittersweet film about the endearing naivety of childhood and the reality that gravitates around it threatening to end it all at once. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman has always possessed the ability to disappear behind the roles he plays, with and without latex, and his work here is further proof of his talent. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The cast does their very best to keep it fun, but the lack of imagination weights the film down. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) As with La La Land, the songwriting duo of Benji Pasek and Justin Paul have produced a catchy soundtrack that will get more plays than the actual film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson has made the best directed episode in the saga, one that will have deep emotional resonances for fans of this space opera. [Full review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A fun romp that takes us to distant worlds, inhabited by stone monsters, valkyries, gods, giants and Jeff Goldblum, who as everyone knows, is a god himself. - [Full Review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh dives into this pressure cooker of a film and kicks the lid open, letting all the suppressed feelings explode onto the screen. [Full review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
84% Wonder (2017) It takes a director with a very fine touch to keep a film like Wonder from turning into the weepy it appears to be. [Full review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) A beautiful love letter to México, its people and its culture, from Cantinflas to El Santo . One of Pixar's best of the decade. [Full review in Spanish] - Próxima Tanda EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017