Monika Bartyzel Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Monika Bartyzel

Monika Bartyzel
Monika Bartyzel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinematical, Collider

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
51% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) While not a perfect film, one thing's for certain: We can expect a great future for Grant Heslov and George Clooney collaborations.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Yet while I wish I could say that Parnassus' Imaginarium would be the twist where Gilliam's whimsy goes mainstream, this film will most likely remain a visual wonderland for Gilliam enthusiasts.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
67% Daybreakers (2010) Campy laughs, serious storylines, scary creatures, blood, guts, and thrills - "Daybreakers" seems to have it all. And while it might not come together in a perfect package, it's most definitely a fun package.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
67% Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009) Leslie, My Name is Evil is Reginald Harkema's next step in socially conscious filmmaking.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) The value of "Capitalism, A Love Story" is not in the moviemaking, it's in the message, and the release that it gives to those struggling right now.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
85% Get Low (2010) While I'm not one to say "wait it out" often, I now implore you to keep you eye out for "Get Low," see it at your earliest convenience, and be patient.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
79% The Informant! (2009) "The Informant!" plays out like an interesting dance between filmmaker and star, each knowing when to break out and shine, and when to slip into the background. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
84% Whip It (2009) An '80s film for a new millennium, "Whip It" is rough, fun, and hip-checkingly girly.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
63% Harry Brown (2010) If all these aspects could be fleshed out and balanced, "Harry Brown" would be an excellent film. As it stands, it's an interesting look into one man's vigilantism, whose partial success is entirely do to the many talents of Michael Caine.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
30% The Good Heart (2010) The film is a moderately interesting look into matters of the heart, one that would be better served as a sharply edited short, than a meandering and sometimes depth-free feature.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
48% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) What results is a very theatrical world of quirk and weirdness that's too real to thrive in the weird, and too weird to thrive in the real. Just try to imagine Herzog in Lynch's world, and vice versa, and you might begin to envision this awkward world.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
79% Melancholia (2011) But as much as his style and personal experience fuel the story, Melancholia doubly thrives as a vehicle for its actors, especially Kirsten Dunst. ‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
92% Coriolanus (2011) It's genre writing that entertains while tapping into enduring truths.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
20% Repeaters (2010) It's simply an enjoyable indie that offers a nice change of pace for Bessai fans, and a little indie fervor for fans of the stars.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2010
53% Last Night (2011) Last Night is an impressive first feature, knowing when to savor a moment and linger, and knowing when to retreat and tease curiosity.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2010
74% Everything Must Go (2011) A sweet -- and often very honest -- look at life, and another example of how criminally underused Will Ferrell's talents are.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2010
80% Barney's Version (2011) It's the rare feature that can offend and charm at the same time, that can take a man who always plays the acerbic loser and make the same theme seem fresh.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2010
3% Passion Play (2011) A film that adeptly conveys his passion for the material (twenty years in the making), yet fails to hit the audience in that same engaging way.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2010
97% A Film Unfinished (2010) A film that not only oozes a harsh reality never before seen, but also reveals the all-too-easy "cinematic deception" of film, reminding us that image doesn't necessarily equal truth.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% A Serious Man (2009) It's serious about the craft of storytelling, both in form and function, with a dedication to characterization, pitch-perfect performances, and a cinematic backdrop that is both severely nostalgic and completely immersive.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
67% The Brothers Bloom (2009) It's full of charm, grace, and that irresistible gleam of wacky fun.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 5, 2009
84% XXY (2007) The struggles of those around Alex are equally moving.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
35% Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007) The smaller scale also holds some solid indie charm. ‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
94% My Winnipeg (2007) A film that makes what would seem like a mundane documentary into a funny, charming, relatable and interesting exploration of Maddin's home.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
64% Ping Pong Playa (2007) If you go into Ping Pong Playa' expecting a light, predictable comedy, it would be hard to come out unsatisfied.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2008