Nell Minow

Nell Minow

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 58% Southpaw (2015) "Heartfelt performances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and Forest Whitaker give the story more weight than it deserves. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 23, 2015
B+ 56% Paper Towns (2015) "Each of the characters is real and interesting and appealing. Each has some self-awareness and each approaches the lessons along with road with grace. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C- 18% Pixels (2015) "The arcade characters are far more vivid and have more personality than the humans in the story. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 23, 2015
B+ 79% Ant-Man (2015) "There's nothing snarky or air quote-ish about the story, but there is a recognition that this is a superhero the size of a grain of rice. In this case, that's super enough. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer is very funny and an exceptionally appealing comic actress who can make "thank you" into five different hilarious punchlines. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 81% Batkid Begins (2015) "Everybody got a bit of childhood back, not because of what they got but because of what they gave. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 9, 2015
B 21% Self/less (2015) "Singh is big on visuals but not much on storylines ...But there are some provocative concepts about life, death, memory, identity, and, well, karma. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 9, 2015
B 54% Minions (2015) "A reasonably diverting entertainment with some great visuals, a few classic songs, some good ideas, and some missed opportunities " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 9, 2015
B 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Gorgeous men dance and bro-out enough that boyfriends will enjoy it, too. No one takes anything too seriously except for having fun and that is exactly what they deliver. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 1, 2015
B- 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "But hey, this is summer, and we don't need think-y movies, right? So let's drive right through those plot holes and keep going, without looking back. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jul 1, 2015
B 74% Big Game (2015) "The storyline is far from fresh. But the location is, and it is excitingly filmed and engagingly performed. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B+ 38% Max (2015) ""Max" is a good, old-fashioned story of a boy and a dog who mend each other's broken hearts. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 25, 2015
C 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Gross-out, juvenile, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, marijuana-philic, oh-no-they-didn't jokes, pretending to be comedy. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 25, 2015
A- 98% Inside Out (2015) "It is exciting, hilarious, and deeply profound, making the most complex concepts accessible so we can all learn more about who we are and how we got that way. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) "A lot of people get chased by a lot of dinosaurs, and it is exciting and cool and a lot of fun. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 11, 2015
B+ 95% Spy (2015) "It is time to celebrate. Melissa McCarthy finally has the movie role she deserves. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B- 32% Entourage (2015) "There is some good, silly fun, and seeing Piven go nuts is so delightful it is disappointing this film has him working on his anger management. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Jun 3, 2015
B 19% Aloha (2015) "But like its hero and its writer/director, it won me back with the crackle of its dialog and charm of its poetry. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 28, 2015
C- 50% San Andreas (2015) "Schlock disaster porn...disaster as family therapy. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 28, 2015
B+ 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Superbly staged action sequences and gorgeously imagined settings underlie ideas about creativity, optimism, and the power of ideas and imagination " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 22, 2015
B+ 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Acca-heaven! " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 14, 2015
B+ 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "That master of apocalyptic junkyard anarchy is back, bigger, wilder, madder than ever. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 14, 2015
C 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "A high-concept, low-octane road movie filled with chases and shrieking that cannot disguise the soul-numbing vacuousness of its screenplay. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 9, 2015
B+ 48% Ride (2015) "Clever and warm-hearted. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 7, 2015
C 43% The D Train (2015) "No matter how crazy the storyline gets, the way the characters respond to it has to make sense, and that is where "The D Train" goes, well, off the rails. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 7, 2015
C- 20% Bravetown (2015) "If only salutary intentions and one good performance could save a film so fundamentally wrongly conceived. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 7, 2015
B 86% Noble (2015) "Her indomitable spirit and merry heart make this remarkable story vivid, true, and touching. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted May 7, 2015
C 70% Welcome to Me (2015) "The most recent in a series of Wiig's depressed/repressed roles. No one's asking for a perky rom-com, but please, something different. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B+ 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "There is romance and drama in the story, tragedy and betrayal, but it engages in a bracing fashion with issues of class, honor, and values. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B+ 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "If at least nine lead characters get their due in dramatic arcs, quippy zingers, and superhero showmanship, it is inevitable that it will be cluttered. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B- 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "Before it detours into not one, not two, but at least three preposterous Hollywood twists, "The Water Diviner" is an absorbing drama. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Lively gives a thoughtful, complex performance, with undertones of melancholy and a yearning for connection. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B 44% True Story (2015) "Uneven but Franco's creepy charm is compelling. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B+ 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "Adorable as expected but also surprisingly absorbing, with marvelous narration from Tina Fey. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 17, 2015
A- 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Visually stunning, intellectually provocative, emotionally powerful. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 17, 2015
C 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Unrelenting generic blandness " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B 81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's flying cars and explosions. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bang Bang. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 5, 2015
B+ 83% While We're Young (2015) "Both young and old will find a lot to laugh at in this film, which has Baumbach's frothiest dialog and shrewdest characterizations. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B+ 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "And now this movie is a part of its story, putting Adele back into the picture and giving us a portrait of the niece who insisted that her story be told. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Apr 1, 2015
B+ 45% Home (2015) "Cute and colorful movie with an important safety tip concerning one of the most destructive forces in the universe, hitting the dreaded "send to all." " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B+ 78% Danny Collins (2015) "That's what movies are for - to let us see Danny overcome his son's efforts not to give in, all to the tune of some of Lennon's most moving songs. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 19, 2015
C 17% The Gunman (2015) "Stars too often produce the kind of movie they want to star in, instead of the kind of movie anyone wants to watch. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B- 30% Insurgent (2015) "At times it's just a weaponized vision of the highly cliquish tables at the high school cafeteria. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 19, 2015
C- 60% Run All Night (2015) "A dumb bang bang crash bang of a movie that only takes time away from its various dumb shootout scenes for its various dumb talking scenes. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B+ 85% Cinderella (2015) "True to the spirit of the classic story but fresh and filled with heart and magic. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B+ 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "No matter what you think about tobacco, climate change, or fire retardants, this is an essential film because it addresses the key issue of trust. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B 31% Chappie (2015) "The fact that the robot is more human than the humans is, to put it in computing terms, a bug, not a feature " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B+ 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Gently disrupts all of the happy endings of the first film just enough to allow for some minor misunderstandings, pointed commentary, and even happier endings. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 5, 2015
C 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "A weird and sadly sour mash-up of wild, raunchy comedy, underdog triumph, and treacly family story " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B 72% The DUFF (2015) "Whitman makes Bianca so thoroughly herself throughout that anyone would be glad to have her for a BFF. " ‐ Beliefnet
Posted Feb 19, 2015
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