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+ 91% Maudie (2017) In "Maudie," the infinitely gifted Sally Hawkins gives an incandescent performance as the woman whose indomitable spirit shines through her art.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B 74% The Beguiled (2017) Kidman and Dunst are outstanding, with two very different reactions to the intruder. It is precisely presented, even beguiling, but Coppola needs to move on or go deeper.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B+ 97% The Big Sick (2017) Smart, funny, touching, heartfelt.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) This big, loud, dumb, dull, nonsensical dud of a movie is two and a half excruciating hours long.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B+ 65% The Journey (2017) Touching, inspiring, beautifully performed and very timely.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 66% Cars 3 (2017) If we feel disappointed, it is only because they have set the bar so high.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Crosses the line from syrupy to smarmy, and where it wanted to be endearing, it was annoying, and then infuriating.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Hits the superhero sweet spot between new and familiar, funny and exciting, romantic and heroic.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
B- 15% The Mummy (2017) A plane crash scene is viscerally exciting, and sets up the movie's funniest line later on. But it cannot make its mind up whether it wants to be adventure, horror, or camp.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Cowperthwaite is a documentarian and brings a low-key naturalism to the storytelling, and Mara is excellent in revealing Leavey's growing sense of confidence and purpose.‐ Movie Mom
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1.5/4 41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Like a Luc Besson film put through a deflavorizing machine to remove any element that could be distinctive, energetic, or fun.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 94% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Immensely charming in its depiction of the quiet, gentle humanity of the community and the way their commitment to Judaism is reflected in every aspect of their lives.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B- 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) The kids in the audience, mostly fans of the book series, enjoyed it very much, but adults are likely to find it a very long haul indeed.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 49% Everything, Everything (2017) Anyone over 15 may be distracted by impracticalities that go from improbable to preposterous, but might just enjoy the pleasures of watching Maddy wake up to the world.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 36% Snatched (2017) Too bad Hawn is relegated to the dreary role of the risk-averse mother. And Schumer continues to relegate herself to the almost-as-dreary role of the immature millennial.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B+ 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Still delightfully off-kilter, still deliciously irreverent, and still delectably scored with 70's pop songs. ‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
C 15% The Circle (2017) In the last forty minutes it becomes clear that the people behind it have not thought very deeply about those questions, much less the answers.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D 40% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) I like everyone connected with this movie so much that I am especially sorry to give it a bad review.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B 88% 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 50% 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 55% Speech & Debate (2017) A heartfelt love letter from theater kids to theater kids.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B+ 50% 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+ 80% 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 46% 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 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Whimsically imagined and a lot of fun.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B 70% 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 45% 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+ 60% 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+ 51% 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 74% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) 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 46% 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+ 23% 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 93% Logan (2017) Slow and depressing, and not in a good way.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B 20% 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 67% 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 45% 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- 42% 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 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Lackluster fan service. I'd even call it vanilla.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B 89% 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+ 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Powerful and vitally timely.‐ Beliefnet
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017