Nathan Bartlebaugh Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nathan Bartlebaugh

Nathan Bartlebaugh
Nathan Bartlebaugh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage, What Culture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 67%

World War Z (2013)

"World War Z>/i> is a breathless roller-coaster that bites down when you want it to and mercifully releases so you can munch more popcorn before the next attack." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Aug 8, 2016
B 70%

Wish You Were Here (2013)

"Edgerton is Wish You Were Here's connective tissue that ties together the disparate emotional compartments of the narrative." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Aug 8, 2016
C- 50%

White House Down (2013)

"Ultimately, I was bored by White House Down, which is pretty much inexcusable given the level of sublime idiocy on display." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Aug 8, 2016
C- 65%

The Heat (2013)

"In the cinematic world of worthwhile cop partnerships, The Heat is just an addled rookie." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Aug 8, 2016
C No Score Yet

Aberya (2012)

"Here, descriptors like 'sloppy,' and 'lacking discipline' come to mind, and Lanaban proves to be a fearless filmmaker that hasn't yet developed into a canny or thoughtful one. " ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jul 11, 2016
C- 31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"Verbinski delivers a delirious final action sequence that transforms the movie from timid to full-bodied and rousing, but it's too little, too late. " ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jul 11, 2016
C- No Score Yet

Pridyider (Fridge) (2012)

"Provided he can calibrate his own style, Ilarde might be able to produce a tasty horror endeavor the next time out." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jul 11, 2016
B 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"The Conjuring is a memorably spooky event; a campfire tale told with a breathless adamancy that stirs the hackles and attacks the imagination." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jul 11, 2016
B 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Wonky closing chapter aside, there's enough in The Wolverine that I find myself preferring it to all of the comic book pictures we've seen so far this year. " ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jul 1, 2016
C+ 42%

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"For the majority of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the titular character spends his time moping over the uncertainty of his heroism. " ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 29, 2016
B- 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"Kick-Ass 2 is a giddy kind of ride, offering up well-designed action scenes and a few perfectly aimed visual gags but it never does much with its own satirical stylings." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 28, 2016
D+ 6%

Paranoia (2013)

"If there's nothing hideously embarrassing about Paranoia, there's nothing really right either." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 28, 2016
C 58%

Riddick (2013)

"What's disappointing about Riddick is that it never seems to figure out why we would want to follow the main character, outside of his propensity for violence and snark." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 27, 2016
C- 8%

Runner Runner (2013)

"There may have been a good movie somewhere in Runner Runner but it's not even in sight as it stands nows." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 22, 2016
C 49%

Escape Plan (2013)

"Escape Plan delivers an acceptable Friday action outing but its running on fumes by the time the heroes are tackling the last phases of its considerable gauntlet." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 22, 2016
C+ 69%

About Time (2013)

" If you have ever entertained the possibility of swimming against the current of your own time stream and remaking key choices therein, then you've likely put more thought into this premise than Curtis did. " ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"Every returning detail of The Hunger Games is expanded and expounded in Catching Fire, and there is an unusual layering of the film's ambitions." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

"Yes, this is evolution in the right direction, but now it's time to take that energy and give us a final chapter that will move and inspire as well as dazzle. " ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"For better or worse, Anchorman 2 is in its full glory when Ferrell goes off the rails and the film follows him into the swirl of blatantly idiotic randomness." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 39%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"The scares are effective and unsettling, and work better because they depend less on the Where's Waldo? compositions of the other sequels and more on character dynamics." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Focal compositions and moody editing in the vein of Hitchcock help establish suspense and emotion without the need for excessive special effects or big-budget set pieces." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 91%

12 O'clock Boys (2014)

" The filmmaking on 12 O'Clock Boys is masterfully even-handed and fastidiously detailed." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
C 30%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"It has its heart in the right place and Clooney does a technically proficient job, but there's no denying that it is a significant disappointment." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
C+ 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"this RoboCop gives a mostly sensible Friday night action outing, laced with modest character development and provoking a little thought here or there." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
C- 28%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"The film itself is a tone-deaf, awkward mess that is miles below the actor's maligned bombs like Waterworld and The Postman." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
A- 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"There's great humanity and great drama spread throughout, but all of it is given the careful, illuminating gleam of a dreamer's gaze." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
D 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"Once you've sat through something as dry and turgid as this film, it's understandable you'd be itching for real thrills." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 79%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"Veronica Mars retains all of the humor and intriguing human dimension it possessed while on the air." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 76%

Noah (2014)

"Noah isn't perfect, but in its flawed, trembling beauty it's more interesting than much of Hollywood's recent tentpole output." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 7, 2016
C- 46%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Not surprisingly, what was a colorful, featherweight lark the first time around sags on re-entry due to sloppy familial baggage." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C+ 67%

The Railway Man (2014)

"It does its best to honor the unique compassion of the account without succumbing to schmaltz or banal arthouse prestige. The success rate here is a little better than half." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C- 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Although it may look like a Nolan film from the distance of the trailers, it doesn't walk or talk like one, regardless of how many gentle speeches Morgan Freeman gives." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B- 63%

13 Sins (2014)

"A balance of ragged social anger and nervous, pulpy thrills." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C+ 27%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"These types of films are going to be less fun without Walker pushing them along." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C- 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"One of those lame comedies that pretends allegiance to the female demographic but spends most of its time toiling around in sub-moronic, playground-level sexual politics." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C 36%

The Quiet Ones (2014)

" This one floats right through the eyes, past the brain, and out the other side with little more than a whiff on the old neurons." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C- 31%

Extraterrestrial (2014)

"The filmmakers want to mix comedy and thrills, but they never really hit the mark with either." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 83%

Whitewash (2014)

"It may be small and compact, but Whitewash has a sure, strong voice that deserves to be heard." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
D 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"If encouraging a youngster's imagination is a form of nurture, taking a tyke to see Legends of Oz may be a form of child neglect." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 63%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"A well-made, enjoyably predictable, by-the-numbers sports drama." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 91%

Locke (2014)

"Knight's picture falls somewhere between experiment and triumph, but it ends up being as engrossing as it is because of the terrific work of Hardy as Ivan Locke." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"There's a goofy boldness to the way they take the current awkward trend of rebooting a popular series and make it the literal goal of the mutants themselves." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C- 50%

Maleficent (2014)

"A muddy experience, both visually and thematically, although Angelina Jolie vibrates with a radiant camp intensity that demands a better, more confident movie." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"If you're looking for a date night option, you might find that spending the time in company of Owen and Binoche is good value, but the pictures here tend to overshadow the quality of the words." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B- 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"An old-fashioned ode to small-town working class values that moonlights as a screwball comedy." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 81%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Green took the familiar and maudlin and transformed them into something knowing, poignant and practically sensitive." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C+ 35%

Anna (2014)

"Instead of a silly throw-away schlocker, Anna turns out to be a modestly entertaining slice of B-movie entertainment." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Jun 6, 2016
C+ 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"Go to this one for Hanks and his outstanding supporting cast, and for cinematography that is legitimately enchanting, but look for anything more and you'll be doing more waiting than Alan." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Apr 25, 2016
B 76%

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"Instead of historical pantomime, we get something closer to impressionistic extrapolation, with the performers burrowing down deep to find the connective tissue that unites these towering enigmas." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Apr 23, 2016
B+ 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"If every installment can capture the same sense of escapism and passionate dedication to its ideas and images, then I'd be delighted to go on more flights of fancy with Hiccup and Toothless." ‐The Film Stage
Posted Apr 12, 2016
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