Marshall Fine

Marshall Fine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Woman in Gold (2015)

"A great movie? Probably not - but a compelling and involving one, dealing with an important moment in recent history? Woman in Gold is absolutely that." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Apr 1, 2015

While We're Young (2015)

"Funny and smart, finding humor in cultural pretension without taking cheap shots. That's a lot harder than it sounds." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 26, 2015

Get Hard (2015)

"Get Hard isn't terrible. It's funny often enough to stave off impatience. That's something, I guess." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 24, 2015

The Gunman (2015)

"The writing is wooden and Penn obviously knows it... If Penn is helpless against exposition-heavy dialogue, what chance do the other actors stand?" ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 17, 2015

Traitors (2013)

"There are not a lot of actual incidents in the film: no chases or shootouts. Yet Gullette creates real tension, through silences, quiet encounters with the drug lord and the extremely expressive face of Ben Acha." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 10, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

"Sequel-itis: Let's take this delightful little surprise hit and try to duplicate its success without doing anything original." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 4, 2015

An Honest Liar (2015)

"a fascinating character: quick-witted, still relatively spry for his age, with an air of mystery, even when he's simply telling the truth. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 3, 2015

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"There's a difference between tart and vinegary and Maps to the Stars is consistently on the wrong side of it." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 26, 2015

Focus (2015)

"Works hard and does manage to generate entertainment. But the strain shows." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 25, 2015

Wild Tales (2015)

"Film-making at its most friskily entertaining and surprising. Even if it doesn't win the Oscar on Sunday, it's a film to be prized for its audacious energy." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 19, 2015

McFarland USA (2015)

"A well-made and unabashed feel-good film that has the advantage of being true. How often do you find that?" ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 18, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"Vaughn finds new ways to deconstruct and reconstruct the spy-thriller... blends Hong Kong action with state-of-the-art digital effects to create breathless set pieces. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 11, 2015

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"Comedy is a very subjective thing and I can imagine people who won't find What We Do in the Shadows funny. But I can't imagine that they have happy lives." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 11, 2015

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"The good news is that Jupiter Ascending is actually not bad. But that's not the same as being great - or even good. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 3, 2015

The Boy Next Door (2015)

"This dreadful film mistakes gross violence for thrills and formula setups for action sequences. J-Lo, usually a controlled screen presence, mostly looks hapless here." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jan 21, 2015

Black Sea (2015)

"The kind of movie that makes you hold your breath when things get tense. How long can you hold yours?" ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jan 20, 2015

Blackhat (2015)

"The script is a mix of talky exposition and gun battles, the lowest form of cinematic action..a cyber-thriller that's distinctly short on thrills, not to mention credibility. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jan 13, 2015

Match (2015)

"A slight but affecting film built around a stirring central performance by Patrick Stewart, who lifts this small indie to another level altogether. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jan 12, 2015

Two Days, One Night (2014)

"Cotillard does a stirring job portraying the repeated triumph of will over fear...A film that places value on the simple human attributes of empathy and sacrifice. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 25, 2014

Into the Woods (2014)

"Busy without being involving, energetic without having much excitement... And the lesson is this: Everyone dies, sooner or later." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 25, 2014

Unbroken (2014)

"Readers will be sorely disappointed by how shrunken Zamperini's experiences seem...feels more like a Hollywood formula than a hero's true story. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 23, 2014

American Sniper (2015)

"Eastwood displays the futility of the Iraq war, but, given more than 10 years of films with the same ideas and images, it's not a startling or even moving message. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 23, 2014

Big Eyes (2014)

"A solidly entertaining film, one that finds the humor in an unfamiliar tale of human art and artifice. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 23, 2014

The Gambler (2014)

"It's a mess, pure and simple, and remaking it turns out to be a sucker's bet. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 23, 2014

Selma (2015)

"A film about courage and strength that should be required viewing in this, a nation whose sense of history extends barely as far as last week. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 21, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"Jackson brings it home with a bang with this final film...exciting and emotional..flies by in a roiling series of climaxes, each carrying a new level of tension and thrill. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 17, 2014

Mr. Turner (2014)

" Leigh and Pope simply let Turner exist in the landscapes he's trying to capture, creating the cinematic equivalent of Turner's panoramic washes." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 16, 2014

Inherent Vice (2015)

"Treats plot like a rental car: something to be abused and abandoned, squandering a strong start in an orgy of wheel-spinning." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 15, 2014

Wild (2014)

"An exceptional visual version of what could have been largely an interior journey...manages to tell a tale as large and daunting as the great outdoors. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 3, 2014

Life Partners (2014)

"Settles for sitcom setups and punchlines.... feels both slight and generic." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 1, 2014

The Imitation Game (2014)

"Shot with a sense of how to make the intellectual seem dynamic...fulfilling and compelling..Intelligence is rarely this exciting. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 24, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"I'd be lying if I said that it could stand on its own. That, of course, is the difference between a good sequel and a good movie. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 20, 2014

Happy Valley (2014)

"It's one of the year's most provocative films, precisely because it undercuts every expectation the viewer might have going into it. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 18, 2014

Rosewater (2014)

"On a regular basis, I see many worse movies out there than Stewart's sometimes affecting, sometimes overly earnest film." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 14, 2014

The Homesman (2014)

"Thought-provoking and studied in its pace..Have patience, however, and you'll be rewarded by a moving, thoughtful experience. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 11, 2014

Beyond the Lights (2014)

"Romantic, at times melodramatic, "Beyond the Lights" is entertaining and emotionally involving." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 10, 2014

A Five Star Life (2014)

"Light but with a real heart...See this film, if only to live vicariously through her job. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 7, 2014

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)

"Martin Sheen is particularly good as late Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 7, 2014

Viva la libertà (2014)

"Haunting, surprising in its humor and beautifully served by the twin performances of Servillo." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 7, 2014

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"Well-crafted but formulaic, a glossier version of the kind of movie the Lifetime network shows every month." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 7, 2014

Big Hero 6 (2014)

"A wildly imaginative action-comedy...its computer animation is both whimsical and eye-popping, creating a fantastic world with startling photorealism." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 4, 2014

Interstellar (2014)

"Overstuffed and sometimes undercooked, it still manages to envelop you in worlds and situations you've never seen before.. with human feelings that can't help but move you. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Nov 3, 2014

Nightcrawler (2014)

"A rousing and visionary piece of work...a kinetic joyride that surfs a giddy wave of dark wit and intelligence..deserves to be mentioned in same sentence as Network. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 31, 2014

Low Down (2014)

"It feels hackneyed, despite being a true story. ..this was this girl's reality for far too long - and this film smothers that reality in cliches." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 28, 2014

Force Majeure (2014)

"Wickedly chilly...The tension isn't in heated exchanges or bracing action; instead, it's in the silence, the brooding, the doubts that creep in." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 23, 2014

Citizenfour (2014)

"See it exactly because so many have so much invested in keeping this quiet. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 20, 2014

Laggies (2014)

"One of the year's delights, a smart comedy that never sacrifices its depth for cheap laughs." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 20, 2014

Birdman (2014)

"This tale of insecurity and reinvention in the backstage world of Broadway wring laughs from cringeworthy moments of frantic desperation. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 16, 2014

Fury (2014)

"Brutal, punishing and exciting - in that order...a searing, gripping tale of the power of that bond that happens between men in war. " ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 14, 2014

The Judge (2014)

"A big piece of entertainment product, glossy and engaging in a way that few movies try to be these days. It's also too often unable to get out of its own way." ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 9, 2014