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Neil Rosen

Neil Rosen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 79% Patriots Day (2017) Ultimately, Patriots Day looks at how the city and its law enforcement officials came together in the face of this horrible tragedy. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Ultimately, it is a very satisfying movie, with historical significance, and it is great to see these women finally get their due. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) From a visual standpoint it's stunning, as the production values are a real knockout. Plus the battle scenes are really well executed. That said the plot is not always that engaging. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 93% La La Land (2016) Writer/director Damien Chazelle, whose last film was Whiplash, has made a movie that's visually amazing, awash in vibrant colors, while the camera magnificently swirls around the stars as they sing and dance. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3.5/4 87% Lion (2016) Director Garth Davis has taken this incredible, real life tale and made an emotionally involving film that pulls on your heartstrings every step of the way. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 61% Allied (2016) The film is lensed beautifully, while attention to period detail is superb in all areas, from the costumes to the production design, expertly evoking the era. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) If it wasn't based on a true story you could easily dismiss this film. But the fact that this really did happen sort of changes everything, and watching Vinny's remarkable comeback, along with sensational acting, gives audiences a lot to root for here. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/4 89% Loving (2016) Sadly, the historical significance of the event gets somewhat shortchanged in the low-key approach that this filmmaker has taken, making Loving, for the most part. a missed opportunity. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Nov 11, 2016
1/4 43% The Paperboy (2012) The Paperboy doesn't deliver. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/4 79% By Sidney Lumet (2016) Filled with an abundance of film clips from Lumet's vast body of work and interesting behind the scenes stories from Lumet, the movie will mainly be of interest to film buffs and fans of the heralded directors movies. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3.5/4 98% Moonlight (2016) It's a touching film that sensitively explores one person's search to find out who he is. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 51% The Accountant (2016) The supporting cast, which includes JK Simmons, Jeffery Tambor and John Bernthal are fine, and it's intriguing and fun for a time. But the ludicrous ending kind of ruined the whole experience for me. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The movie should be seen. It manages to involve you, makes a powerful statement and it's a story that needs to be told. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Oct 7, 2016
1.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Judged strictly as a big-budget action film, we've seen it all before in dozens of other movies, and it's boring and uninvolving. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The emotion and heart of the movie gets lost in an all the action. But the stars make it kind of entertaining at times, and if all you're looking for is a violent shoot em' up Western with a high body count, it fits the bill. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/4 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) For Beatles fans and as a history lesson for kids, should you take this ticket to ride? I say 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 85% Sully (2016) As Sully, Hanks is perfectly cast. It's a well-crafted, understated performance as a man who's haunted by the incident, cool and calm under pressure and uncomfortable in the role of hero. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/4 35% Max Rose (2016) Lewis does some nice work here, but the film itself, written and directed by Daniel Noah, is maudlin and a downer. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Mature, sharp, insightful and funny. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Despite some clichéd moments, it is enjoyable, and I would recommend it for the acting and the historical significance. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Streep is fun to watch, singing badly and being oblivious to her headache inducing sounds. Hugh Grant is also quite good, making sure Florence lives a sheltered life and never finds out the truth that her voice stinks. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 80% Get On Up (2014) The narrative is unsatisfying as it leaves lots of unanswered questions. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 17, 2016
1.5/4 44% About Alex (2014) Most of the characters are superficial and underdeveloped, while the film itself is filled with predictable scenarios. Strong performances by the cast elevate the material, but it's simply not enough. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/4 85% The Trip To Italy (2014) It's very smart and entertaining, and if Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom want to do a third film, I'd be more than happy to take another ride with them. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/4 80% The One I Love (2014) Ultimately the surreal concept is half-baked and poorly executed, which will take audiences out of the movie all leading to an unsatisfying conclusion. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) The stellar cast is first rate, elevating whatever weaknesses there are in the material, and the overall result is an endearing, dysfunctional family that you'll enjoying spending a few hours with. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/4 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) The entire cast all turn in first-rate performances, as Reitman has given us a finely executed and fascinating cautionary tale that leaves lots of food for thought. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) Novelist Flynn nicely adapts her book to the screen, remaining predominately faithful to her source material. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 16, 2016
2/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) The production values are quite good, and so is the fun, pop music score. But there's a lot of action scenes, and that shortchanges the storyline. It could have also used more doses of humor. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Fans of the series will enjoy the chase scenes, but story-wise it's nowhere near as satisfying as some of its predecessors. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) If that's what you're looking for -- basically a shoot 'em up set amongst the stars -- then it's fun and fits the bill. But true Star Trek fans will not really be satisfied, as the higher, thought provoking ideas are missing. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Pets is basically a by the numbers, pretty predictable, perfunctory movie that will appeal to kids aged eight to twelve. However, adults will be pretty much left out in the cold. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The fault lies not with the new cast; it's the lackluster script and the mediocre movie that they're saddled with. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jul 15, 2016
1.5/4 75% The BFG (2016) The two-hour running time drags as this Spielberg misfire winds up being uninspiring and tedious. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/4 55% Man of Steel (2013) It's bland and boring. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3/4 28% Warcraft (2016) It is not in the same league as Toy Story 3, Up or Ratatouille, but it is still a worthwhile effort, worthy of bearing the Pixar name, and an admirable sequel to its predecessor. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jun 17, 2016
1.5/4 62% Frozen (2010) Overall, it's a one note premise, where the characters, stuck up on a lift, have nowhere to go and quite fittingly the movie in turn, goes nowhere. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jun 14, 2016
2.5/4 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) What Abrams has given us is the gravy without the meat and potatoes. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/4 90% The Witness (2016) It's a fascinating documentary that debunks the myth as it tries to separate fact from fiction and in the process offers up an eye opening history lesson. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) It is a smart idea and it is ambitious. It is just too bad that it wasn't funnier. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Fassbender, Lawrence and McAvoy class up the proceedings, and along with a cast of younger mutants and a surprise cameo, make it a lot of fun. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Overall, Neighbors 2 is not as good as the original, but fans of the first film will still find enough humor here to make it worth a look. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 78% Elstree 1976 (2016) It wears out its welcome after about an hour. It also raises a few questions that are left unanswered. But there's still enough here to make it worth a look for fans. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/4 80% The Family Fang (2016) Kidman gives one of her best performances in years. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) What director Jon Favreau has done here is dazzling and spectacular. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3.5/4 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) If you look past the laughs, partying and hijinks, you will see that Linklater is going for something more; a philosophy of being in the present and not trying too hard to figure out your entire life when you are only 18. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The movie does have a few brief, bright spots, and the actual 20-minute battle between Batman and Superman offers some enjoyment. But overall, this film should have been way more satisfying. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) It can be uplifting for kids and teens, telling them to follow their dreams and never give up. The fact that it is based on a true story makes that message stronger, even though the movie Rudy did it much better and with more heart. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 91% Birdman (2014) The entire cast is first rate, but Keaton's performance is one to relish and might just put him back on top. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 16, 2016
3/4 84% Deadpool (2016) There are dozens of entertaining pop culture references, and even the opening credits have a self-mocking tone. It starts off flat, but then, about 20 minutes in, takes off. The end result is surprising and a lot of fun. ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 12, 2016