Neil Rosen

Neil Rosen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 76%

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 29, 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 82%

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 33%

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 43%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"Despite some clich├ęd 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 86%

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 75%

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 72%

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 77%

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 79%

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 87%

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

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Hail, Caesar! is a bit disjointed and the story fall apart by the end, but who cares? It is an often-hilarious valentine to movie making in another era, and a good one at that." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"By focusing on a small story, the sarcastically titled A Perfect Day becomes more relatable and in the process tells us more about the big picture, in this case the Bosnian conflict." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 41%

Moonwalkers (2016)

"The whole thing has a retro swinging 60s vibe that I enjoyed. The actors all commit to both the lunacy on screen and its premise, and the result is a good natured and entertaining film." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1.5/4 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"Is it realistic? Sure. But does that make it something you want to see? I say no." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1.5/4 30%

Mojave (2016)

"Isaac elevates the proceedings and I did enjoy his performance in a movie where there is little else to recommend." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 60%

Joy (2015)

"This is not David O. Russell's finest work. It's no American Hustle or The Fighter. But it's still a solid effort worth seeing." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

"Filled with incisive interviews... director Douglas Tirola does an admirable job of telling the Lampoon's story and offering up an inside look at how it launched huge careers and went on to change the face of contemporary comedy." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/4 46%

Boychoir (2015)

"Director Francois Girard, who has made several other musically themed films, including "The Red Violin," has made a predictable movie here, with a by-the-numbers storyline." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 22, 2015
1.5/4 17%

The Gunman (2015)

"They [the actors] are all defeated by a movie that ultimately has little to say, offers up no thrills and, at a bit under two hours, seemed a lot longer." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/4 60%

Run All Night (2015)

"The movie is predictable and obvious, and it also feels a bit long, but who cares? It is a fun action flick with Neeson, doing what he does best these days - yielding satisfying results." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/4 56%

Focus (2015)

"The first half of the film... is somewhat entertaining, and some of the comedic dialogue in that section also periodically hits. It is the second half of the film, set three years later in Buenos Aires, where things fall very flat." ‐ NY1-TV
Posted Dec 22, 2015
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