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Max Nicholson

Max Nicholson
Max Nicholson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) If you're looking for something a little different but still accessible and sweet, look no further than Long Way North. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 30, 2016
8.5/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) Did Finding Nemo really need a sequel? Probably not. But Finding Dory deftly manages to breathe new life into Pixar's most popular fish, while also introducing a school of lively new newcomers as well. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2016
8.5/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) While the haunted house storyline may feel routine, The Conjuring 2 is bolstered by striking camerawork, strong performances and a gleefully unsettling mood. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2016
6.2/10 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Now You See Me 2 is a "turn your brain off" movie in that giving it a second thought would ruin the magic. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2016
5.5/10 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Ready or not, here comes the sequel, the result of which is a flashier, more vibrant adventure -- albeit with the same muddy storytelling and two-dimensional characters. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 18, 2016
7.6/10 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) A lighthearted and entertaining romp. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 9, 2016
7.8/10 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) While neither the humor nor the drama is particularly hard-hitting, the combination of Hanks in his element and the surprisingly vibrant desert landscape of Morocco is strong enough to at least consider checking out the movie. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 22, 2016
8.6/10 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) Two parts FPS, one part platformer and a pinch of HowToBasic, director Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore Henry is a recipe for non-stop, ludicrous fun. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2016
8/10 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The Wave delivers a unique take on the natural disaster genre. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 4, 2016
6.8/10 25% London Has Fallen (2016) London Has Fallen may not be better than Olympus Has Fallen, but it certainly is bigger, and it will probably satisfy most action junkies, if not in a theater then in the comfort of their own home. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 3, 2016
8.5/10 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Features the same heart, humor and action of the first two films. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4.8/10 16% The 5th Wave (2016) A muddy, sappy and laughless dystopian melodrama that bares more of a resemblance to Twilight than Hunger Games. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
8.5/10 41% Moonwalkers (2016) Has all the makings of a cult classic. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2016
5 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Ride Along 2 lacks emotion, runs long and doesn't precipitate enough laughs. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 14, 2016
5/10 31% Daddy's Home (2015) It just feels like the writers are waiting for Ferrell and Wahlberg to spin straw into gold -- which sometimes they do, but not nearly enough to make the movie good. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/10 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) It's conventional, nonsensical, pandering and crammed with potty humor. If there was ever any charm to this franchise, it's long gone by now. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2015
8.3/10 65% Krampus (2015) Krampus is sure to satisfy horror and comedy fans alike. Consider it another good Christmas movie staple to add to your collection. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 3, 2015
7.6/10 60% Concussion (2015) Despite its sometimes mechanical approach, Concussion is anchored by Will Smith's star performance and the matter at hand. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 2, 2015
6.3/10 29% Burnt (2015) Cooper does a great job in the role of a cocky American chef, and his character's emotional arc is pretty engaging. However, the rest of the story and characters aren't given nearly as much attention. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 29, 2015
6.5/10 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) Our Brand is Crisis may be director David Gordon Green's most sterile picture yet, but it's redeemed somewhat by Sandra Bullock's lead performance, as well as a talented ensemble cast. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 29, 2015
8.5/10 73% Suffragette (2015) Suffragette successfully captures the hardship and bravery of the British women's suffrage movement, while also showcasing a wonderful performance from Carey Mulligan. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 22, 2015
5/10 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) The Last Witch Hunter delivers a lackluster fantasy plot and bland, one-note characters. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 21, 2015
7/10 79% Tales of Halloween (2015) As with most anthology films, some shorts are stronger than others, but there are definitely a few standouts. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2015
8.4/10 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) Beasts of No Nation isn't the type of movie you "enjoy," but it is extremely effective in depicting one boy's harrowing journey into the heart of war. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2015
6.5/10 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) While Hotel Transylvania 2 is a visual marvel, it doesn't come anywhere close to the originality of the first movie. The story is weaker, the laughs are infrequent, and you can feel the movie's desperate attempts to seem hip. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4.5/10 10% Stonewall (2015) I'm sure Roland Emmerich had the best intentions creating his own version of the Stonewall riots, but the movie itself is a total slog and doesn't give proper due to the actual riots. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 24, 2015
7.8/10 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The world is bigger, the stakes are higher and there's a lot more to sink your teeth into. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2015
6/10 33% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) The whole plot is incoherent, and it's depicted almost entirely through montages and crossfades. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 3, 2015
7.7/10 79% Z For Zachariah (2015) While the film isn't without a few tonal flaws, the performances -- particularly Robbie's -- keep the story grounded in a sublime, post-apocalyptic reality. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 27, 2015
7.6/10 45% No Escape (2015) The film delivers constant tension, emotional highs and plenty of good, white-knuckle moments. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 25, 2015
7.8/10 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Ricki and the Flash offers a breezy, heartwarming, if somewhat manufactured tale about an aging rocker reconnecting with her family. Streep nails the lead role, and she's supported by a solid ensemble cast. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 6, 2015
8/10 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) The film may be self-indulgent at times, but stars Segel and Eisenberg anchor the proceedings with just the right amount of emotion and complexity. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 30, 2015
7.5/10 61% Southpaw (2015) Billy Hope's inevitable redemption is worth the wait thanks to investing performances and a potent second half. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4.5/10 16% Pixels (2015) Pixels is the button-masher of movies: brainless, obvious and only fun in short, five-minute bursts. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 22, 2015
7.2/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) Trainwreck is a very funny, very smart movie, though it ultimately falls back on the romantic comedy formula, sappy ending and all. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4.9/10 16% The Gallows (2015) While the initial premise and high school setting show promise, the film quickly devolves into a series of obnoxious jump scares and routine storytelling. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4.9/10 19% Aloha (2015) Despite a bevy of A-listers, director Cameron Crowe's Aloha fails to tell a compelling story or generate laughs. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 28, 2015
7.5/10 48% San Andreas (2015) It's not the best summer blockbuster you'll see this year, but San Andreas offers solid entertainment thanks to big set pieces, simple storytelling and, of course, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 28, 2015
8.8/10 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Pitch Perfect 2 hits all the same high notes the original did, and arguably goes a half step higher. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 13, 2015
5.7/10 48% The D Train (2015) Ultimately, the movie doesn't know what it is, and the actors' performances suffer for it. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2015
3/10 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Gratingly vapid and wholly unoriginal. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2015
7.5/10 69% The Dead Lands (2015) The Dead Lands may not feature the most original story, but its dedication to the Māori culture and handful of bloody action scenes make it worth a watch. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
6.5/10 26% Child 44 (2015) Child 44 is not a bad crime-thriller, but it could have been way better, especially given the talent involved. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5.8/10 14% Last Knights (2015) The movie's handful of action scenes are decent, but it's so overstuffed with exposition and dull plot points that it's hard to really care about the story or characters. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
6.8 29% Get Hard (2015) Get Hard is stupid, raunchy and offensive -- but that's what it's going for. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
6.8/10 17% The Gunman (2015) While it has its fair share of white-knuckle moments, The Gunman gets bogged down by uneven storytelling and a mostly wasted cast. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2015
6.3/10 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) While the performances are strong and the mood is right, the film lacks the energy and excitement of other, better kidnapping movies. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2015
5/10 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) Despite a good cast and a short running time, Blumhouse Productions' latest micro-budget pic doesn't have the alluring franchise pull of some of its other films. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/10 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Sam Taylor-Johnson's movie adaptation gets so caught up in the intrigue and melodrama that it never really finds its groove. Even the film's raw sex appeal is lacking, which just leaves a poorly plotted story and laughable dialogue. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 18, 2015
5.5/10 32% Wild Card (2015) As for the actual plot, it's a tedious and wonky affair, packed with typical crime-thriller elements. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 18, 2015