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Odie Henderson

Odie Henderson
Odie Henderson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice, Slant Magazine, RogerEbert.com, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 95% Fences (2016) The masterful thing about Denzel Washington's direction here is that he doesn't exactly open up the play. Instead, he opens up the visual frame around the players. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Theodore Melfi has a light touch not often found in dramas like this, which makes the material all the more effective. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 20, 2016
1/4 0% Contract to Kill (2016) It's clear Seagal is no longer limber enough to whip all the ass that's flung at him. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
96% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro travels a straight, well-researched path from the darkest tragedies of American history to the ones that plague the country today. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 6, 2016
3.5/4 100% Two Trains Runnin' (2016) A powerful meditation on the origins of an African-American musical genre and the painful reasons for its existence. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/4 93% Notes on Blindness (2016) Quite often, the filmmakers go for blurry scenery, surreal events and odd camera shots that feel more like gimmicks than an accurate representation of its subject's affliction. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 48% Almost Christmas (2016) The committed performances by the cast of talented actors are what elevates Almost Christmas above complaints about its familiarity and melodrama. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 11, 2016
1.5/4 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) At 103 minutes, this film has way too much dead weight. Scenes are repeated over and over, and some of the acting would not cut it in a school play. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) This is what you came to see, and the numerous gruesome horrors are rendered in enjoyable fashion. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) Sure to satisfy theater wonks, Sondheim fans, curious moviegoers and lovers of Broadway. All others need not apply. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/4 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Kevin Hart: What Now? is Kevin Hart at the top of his game. I just wish I had skipped the opening act the way I normally skip the previews. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/4 97% 13th (2016) An unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3.5/4 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Holm tweaks expectations with the way he presents the material, and his grip on the film's tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 86% Closet Monster (2016) Closet Monster is most successful when it uses fable-like qualities to allow us to feel Oscar's emotions viscerally rather than narratively. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
1/4 15% Mr. Church (2016) After helming this, an episode of Roots and Best Picture-winner Driving Miss Daisy, Beresford should be forced to join 'Subservient Cinematic Negroes Anonymous.' ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/4 38% Come What May (2016) If you ever wanted to see a wartime movie that feels directed by a kinder, gentler Michael Bay, Come What May is right up your alley. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 100% For the Love of Spock (2016) A lively, often hilarious collection of talking heads that includes fans and actors from the original and current incarnations of Star Trek. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
83% Dead Again (1991) Logic is dull and all that jazz. What isn't dull, though, is the way Branagh as a director attacks this material. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/4 91% Southside With You (2016) An irresistibly romantic and rousing success. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1/4 13% Ghost Team (2016) If you have seen "Scooby-Doo" in any of its animated incarnations, you don't need to see Ghost Team. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016) The fearlessly blunt Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is freed from the crowd-pleasing constraints often imposed on the biopic genre. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 66% Nerve (2016) Part of me screamed for this film to get off my lawn, but an even bigger part of me succumbed to playing by its rules. Nerve is too much fun to stay mad at for long. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 27, 2016
1.5/4 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) You might say that Collision Course puts the scatology in eschatology. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2016
2.5/4 9% Cell (2016) The concept of humankind turning into one enormous mobile hotspot for use by an evil mastermind has legs. It's too bad Cell cuts the idea off at the knees. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2016
81% Jungle Fever (1991) The ingrained self-hatred of its characters reflect outward toward those who remind them of themselves. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) This is a smartly made movie that might win you over. I was pleasantly surprised, because there's something truly Spielbergian about it. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 71% The Final Master (2016) This is a juicy, beach read of a movie, the kind of overstuffed story you'd devour in book form while slumming on the sand under an umbrella. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 97% Weiner (2016) "Weiner" is not afraid to take its subject behind the woodshed, and more often than not, he goes willingly. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) To the filmmakers, Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko is a bit of a superhero. I found myself leaning that way too. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 78% Elstree 1976 (2016) You're hearing some good stories told from the viewpoints of minor characters. This will hold your attention best if you are a "Star Wars" completist or a super-fan. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 6, 2016
0/4 3% Nina (2016) You'll see some durable makeup in "Nina." What you won't see is any justification why this film should exist. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Sometimes we need a good sermon, and like the best of sermons, "Barbershop: The Next Cut" dispenses its message with enough humor and wisdom to inspire and linger after it's done. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 14, 2016
0/4 0% Backgammon (2016) Something is off from the first scene. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 18, 2016
1.5/4 62% Creative Control (2016) If nothing else, I would have been happier with a film that did something unexpected with its technology. Gorgeous cinematography aside, this was a tough slog. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/4 61% Race (2016) The predictability of its storytelling beats isn't really the problem, for there is comfort to be found in the dance of the familiar. The issue here is the tone of the material. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Horror ultimately gives way to irritation as the film veers into violent shock tactics and misplaced blame. What begins as a righteous indictment devolves into an unnecessary vendetta. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 79% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Ip Man 3" is pretty much what you'd expect, but there's something extra special about an action movie that ends not on a moment of triumph but one of introspection. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/4 24% The Benefactor (2016) I drove myself crazy trying to find purpose in this story. It plays like a thriller whose thrills have been edited out. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 15, 2016
1/4 21% Diablo (2016) An early candidate for the 2016 worst movies list. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 82% Almost There (2015) "Almost There" has some extraordinarily fine elements, but its big reveal destroyed all the goodwill it expected I would feel by film's end. Your mileage may vary. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.5/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Hitchcock/Truffaut" offers a lot of ideas to contemplate and discuss, especially if you're a lover of Hitchcock's works. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/4 95% Creed (2015) This is one of the best films of 2015. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
1.5/4 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) I wasn't a fan of the original film, but at least it made some semblance of sense and was decently acted. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/4 94% Carol (2015) ...Carol comes off as a hollow exercise in style. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet 70 Acres In Chicago: Cabrini Green (2014) "70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green" continues Bezalel's 20-year look at Cabrini Green, and one of the film's strengths is its casual depiction of the passage of time. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 88% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Director Jeffrey Schwarz has made an entertaining, fast-paced and informative film. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) Any movie that begins and ends with the sound of a phonograph needle hitting vinyl knows the audience sweet spot it's aiming for, and for those folks, "All Things Must Pass" is a rousing success. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Folks will go to Bridge of Spies for [Tom] Hanks, but will stumble out stunned by [Mark] Rylance. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 12, 2015
2/4 64% Trash (2015) While the caper plot has its moments, I kept hoping "Trash" would do more than treat its setting as some curiously unexplainable foreign planet. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3.5/4 96% De Palma (2016) As a fan of De Palma's work-which doesn't mean I've liked all his movies-I found De Palma riveting. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 7, 2015