Nell Minow Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nell Minow

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray ably conveys the curiosity and wonder of the journeys and the passions that impel the adventurers.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 46% The Promise (2017) As devastating as the historic events of the film are, the most powerful moments for today's audiences are the ones that evoke our current conflicts. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's 3/4 chases, crashes, shoot-outs and explosions, 1/8 bro-mance, and 1/8 quippy humor with a dash of fan service. That leaves no room for plot or logic, but who cares?‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
B 50% Speech & Debate (2017) A heartfelt love letter from theater kids to theater kids.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Outcasts (2017) Performed with a lot of brio and filmed with humor and sensitivity to all involved, it is fun to watch and worth discussing afterward.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B+ 78% Colossal (2017) I'm less interested in whether a movie scares me than whether it surprises me, and "Colossal" is a little bit scary but deliciously surprising.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B 45% Going in Style (2017) Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin are such a dream team that we almost forget how weak this remake of the 1979 George Burns "Going in Style" is. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Whimsically imagined and a lot of fun.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B 64% Gifted (2017) Evans' sensitive, deeply affecting performance and genuine chemistry with McKenna Grace as his brilliant niece are so honest that it captivates us.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It loses the story and characters in a barrage of visual effects and shoot-outs.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It would be easy to mistake the gentle tone as not sufficiently harrowing, but Caro presents Antonina's story with as much grace and humanity as Antonina showed her guests.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 53% The Boss Baby (2017) A pleasantly retro look, surprisingly funny and even more surprisingly sweet. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/4 70% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2016) In The Death of Louis XIV writer/director Albert Serra shows us that monumental events can be conveyed through the smallest of details.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
C 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This uncomfortable mixture of teen angst (Sexting! Disappointing parents!) and cartoonish violence only comes alive when Banks is on screen.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
A- 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Every bit as enchanting as we could hope, gently updating and expanding the story to give the characters more depth and appeal and filling it with movie magic.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B+ 20% Table 19 (2017) Traces of mumblecore remain in "Table 19," cross-bred with a more conventional romantic comedy, and it turns out to be a welcome blend of sweet and sour.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C 92% Logan (2017) Slow and depressing, and not in a good way.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B 19% The Shack (2017) Its idea that God loves us enough to reach out to every one of us in our the way we are best able to understand is genuinely touching. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B 66% Before I Fall (2017) Deutch ably handles her most challenging role so far, showing us Sam's thoughtfulness, even in her most self-absorbed moments. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B+ 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) On screen, the delicacy of the performances stands in for the lyricism of Barnes' prose.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
B 39% Rock Dog (2017) Bodi is a likeable hero and it is fun to see his cheery optimism paired with the burned-out, cynical Angus. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
A- 99% Get Out (2017) The scariest thing about the movie is the reminder that it has taken far too long to shine the correct light - literally and figuratively - on stories that should be told.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
B- 35% The Great Wall (2017) Yimou Zhang's gift for visual imagery is always a pleasure to behold...his eye for epic scale, pageantry, and battle is superb.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B- 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The story basically boils down to: creepy scene here, creepy scene there, REALLY creepy scene downstairs, excruciating dentist scene.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C 27% Fist Fight (2017) The movie is filled with funny people. Unfortunately, it is bereft of funny ideas.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B+ 83% A United Kingdom (2017) This is a true love story, not just between Seretse and Ruth, but between the filmmakers telling this story and the people and the country where it is set.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
C 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Lackluster fan service. I'd even call it vanilla.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The stunt settings are imaginative, including ancient Roman catacombs and an art installation that is like a super-sized funhouse mirror display.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) One of the funniest movies of the year and the most astute mash-up of love letter and take down of a popular culture icon since the brilliant "Galaxy Quest."‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
B- 25% The Comedian (2017) The greatest acting challenge in this movie is pretending Jackie is funny.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B- 17% The Space Between Us (2017) An intriguing premise is repeatedly undercut by clunky dialog and corny plot twists.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B+ 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Powerful and vitally timely.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B- 32% A Dog's Purpose (2017) There's nothing subtle, surprising, or sophisticated about this story, which is as chewed over as a dog's favorite bedroom slipper. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B- 42% Gold (2017) Matthew McConaughey has more fun playing a bald, overweight, often obnoxious character than we have watching him. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) The sweet story has no surprises, but the humor and the very capable and appealing cast make it fun to watch, and make it touching as well.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) This ridiculous but ridiculously entertaining film seems written by Mad Libs: Let's have Vin Diesel [action verb] in a [location completely unrelated to action verb].‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 84% The Founder (2017) This is a rare film that looks at what it takes to create a globally dominant business, and what it costs as well.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B 32% Monster Trucks (2017) Think "Pokemon" with wheels, "Fast and Furious" for kids, "Speed Racer" with a plot you can follow, and "Free Willy" for gearheads with a touch of "Scooby-Doo."‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 34% Live By Night (2017) Affleck the director has a good eye for detail, but he was let down by Affleck the screenwriter and Affleck the actor, who gives the weakest performance in the film. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 80% Patriots Day (2017) A gripping, tense drama centered on a man who exemplifies American values of decency and integrity and shows exceptional ability to rise to the occasion.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 85% Silence (2017) This movie about silence is at its best in the verbal jousting on faith, culture, truth, and power.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B+ 87% A Monster Calls (2017) This is a complex, richly imagined film with a deep understanding, clear-eyed but compassionate. The stories it contains help us to be honest about our own.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B+ 95% Paterson (2016) We come away from the film filled with the alertness and engagement Paterson and Laura bring to their days.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
A- 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Heartwarming, inspiring.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
A 93% Fences (2016) August Wilson's towering play has been magnificently put on screen by director/star Denzel Washington, with an incendiary performance by Viola Davis.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
C 31% Passengers (2016) "Passengers" is beautiful to look at, a pretty story about pretty people in a pretty (outer space) setting, but it cannot overcome the ick factor of its premise.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
D 40% Why Him? (2016) Disgusting and outrageous does not equal funny, no matter how much moose urine you pour onto it.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
B- 73% Sing (2016) What's best about the film is simple - seeing a wild assortment of animal characters sing an even wilder assortment of songs. It works every time. The story around it, though, keeps getting derailed.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
A 93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle's deep and spacious romanticism includes the city and its dreamers and music and movies and love itself.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Its heartfelt sincerity and lovely performances beguiled me into its world. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016