Paul Doro

Paul Doro
Paul Doro's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 61%

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

"Full of bodily function humor and slapstick comedy, "Alexander" feels outside of director Miguel Arteta's comfort zone." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2.5/4 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"It talks a good game, but it's unconvincing." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2.5/4 58%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Ultimately, "Dom Hemingway" is a missed opportunity." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"While small children might get a little antsy, everyone else should find "The Lego Movie" amusing and delightful. If one of its goals is to make people want to head straight from the theater to a Lego store, mission accomplished." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/4 19%

Ride Along (2014)

"It doesn't reinvent the wheel and is fairly lightweight, but it features a steady stream of solid laughs and goes down easy." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 16, 2014
2/4 14%

Baggage Claim (2013)

"A recycled and contrived romantic comedy that suggests that no matter what else she might have going for her, a woman cannot have true happiness without a husband." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/4 81%

Prisoners (2013)

"Spectacular performances and a series of frighteningly tense sequences elevate it above your typical Hollywood mystery." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2.5/4 63%

One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

"Exceptionally superficial. There is hardly any mention of the music itself. The members never once discuss how they feel about their music, what it means to them or what messages they are trying to send." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2/4 6%

Paranoia (2013)

"The biggest problem with "Paranoia" is Hemsworth. While he has leading-man looks, he has very little charisma or screen presence." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/4 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"An absurdly profane comedy that spends its entire time serving up filthy jokes and then trying to top them." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/4 67%

Turbo (2013)

"A routine yet charming underdog tale, "Turbo" is affable and amusing from start to finish, suitable for kids of just about any age while not boring the adults who tag along." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 16, 2013
1.5/4 7%

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

"To be fair, the ambition behind Grown Ups 2 is nothing more than to give people a few laughs on a summer afternoon or evening, but still, lazy does not even begin to describe even that half-effort." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/4 48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"What a missed opportunity." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 9, 2013
2/4 56%

Snitch (2013)

"It settles for contrivances, melodrama and absurd action that comes completely out of left field and feels studio-mandated." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 21, 2013
3/4 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"At its best, "Warm Bodies" - a rather conventional romance, outside of the fact that one of the two people falling in love isn't alive - has an easygoing, modest appeal." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 31, 2013
2.5/4 38%

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

""Here Comes the Boom" is predictable from the first second to the last. Thanks to the gung-ho pluckiness of star Kevin James, by the end you will hardly notice." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2.5/4 45%

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

"It's loud and boisterous, and features plenty of slapstick and bodily function humor. And, at shorter than 90 minutes, little ones shouldn't get antsy." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 56%

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"The movie gets a lot of mileage out of the appeal of its two stars. Miller and Graynor work well together and cultivate an authentic, even touching, relationship." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2/4 34%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

""The Odd Life of Timothy Green" never earns the tears it works so hard to generate." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 14, 2012

People Like Us (2012)

""People Like Us" flirts with greatness. The performances are strong and the characters easy to care about. But the themes are muddled by Sam's drawn-out duplicity, and the parts fail to add up to a cohesive whole." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2/4 49%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"Intermittently engaging but disjointed, "Snow White and the Huntsman" puzzlingly fails to present a Snow White worth rooting for." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 31, 2012
2/4 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"The immense success of Nicholas Sparks' novels means he must be doing something right, but it sure seems like he is telling the same story over and over again." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/4 67%

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

""Salmon Fishing" should have remained a comedy. It could have been a really good one." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 29, 2012
1.5/4 21%

October Baby (2012)

"More sermon than movie, "October Baby" has a rigid agenda that it never wavers from." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 22, 2012
2.5/4 60%

Wanderlust (2012)

"A slight but better-than-expected comedy featuring winning performances and an agreeability that's hard to resist." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 23, 2012
2.5/4 31%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"The movie works overtime to be crowd-pleasing, effectively using the tried-and-true tale of an innocent man wrongfully imprisoned thanks to the duplicity of the corrupt and powerful." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/4 75%

Nine Lives (2005)

"In the end, all of the pieces in Nine Lives fit together perfectly. If one story doesn't quite resonate for you, the next one likely will in this small but beautiful film." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 1, 2007
3/4 66%

Black Snake Moan (2007)

"Lazarus and Rae may be looking for something as basic as redemption, but the road to get there is an unconventional one that drips with authenticity. They are full-blooded, fully realized characters the likes of which we do not see much these days." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 2, 2007
3/4 87%

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

"A wonderfully acted, wickedly funny and provocative film that contains an intriguing and perceptive glimpse at loneliness." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 12, 2007
3/4 58%

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

"Perfume is not gratuitously violent, nor does it focus on the act of murder itself. There are numerous suspenseful and creepy scenes showing Jean-Baptiste at work, but, primarily, the movie is the study of a troubled human being." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3/4 49%

We Are Marshall (2006)

"We Are Marshall is manipulative and hokey and formulaic, and, often, overly sentimental. But it is also nearly impossible to dislike." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2/4 55%

Déjà Vu (2006)

"Déjá Vu is an exceptionally average action thriller that has too little of both." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 22, 2006
2/4 13%

Facing the Giants (2006)

"A sermon much more than it is a movie." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3/4 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"Borat is easily the funniest movie of the year." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 3, 2006
3/4 92%

La demoiselle d'honneur (The Bridesmaid) (2004)

"Well-made and containing a healthy sense of humor, The Bridesmaid is a reminder that most of the time less is more." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 27, 2006
2.5/4 76%

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

"By splitting up the story, Montiel does not spend enough time on either one. Both versions of Dito remain too much of a mystery." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 20, 2006
3/4 76%

The Prestige (2006)

"Although the new film comes with a superior pedigree, it's just about equal in terms of quality with its earlier-in-theaters rival." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2006
1.5/4 25%

School for Scoundrels (2006)

"The screenplay, co-written by director Todd Phillips (Old School) is obvious and uninspired and prevents the comically adept Thornton from letting loose." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 71%

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

"Never less than enjoyable. All credit must go to Plowright and Friend, who give completely charming performances." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 22, 2006
2.5/4 76%

Factotum (2006)

"The acting is excellent, and Factotum does not pull any punches as it wallows in the darker side of life." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2/4 27%

Trust the Man (2006)

"It has nothing new or remotely interesting to say about modern relationships." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 74%

The Illusionist (2006)

"It is a treat watching Norton and Giamatti play off each other." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 31, 2006
2.5/4 71%

Invincible (2006)

"If you are at all a sucker for an underdog story, it will suffice." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 25, 2006
3/4 40%

The Night Listener (2006)

"The Night Listener, based on a real event in the life of novelist-turned-screenwriter Armistead Maupin, is a tranquil and alluring little thriller that makes up in earnestness what it lacks in surprises." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 4, 2006
2.5/4 52%

Strangers with Candy (2005)

"That the filmmakers struggle dragging the idea out to feature length is hardly surprising." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 14, 2006
2/4 32%

Click (2006)

"Click follows the Sandler formula to a T. This is too bad, because for a while it is a genial diversion that uses its high-concept premise for solid laughs." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 23, 2006
2/4 53%

Wah-Wah (2006)

"Ralph's life, at least as it's presented here, isn't all that interesting, and Grant fails to elevate the ordinary into anything more than that." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 16, 2006
3/4 83%

Somersault (2004)

"An incisive and emotive account of a girl masquerading as a woman, and the danger that entails." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 9, 2006
2/4 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"Although it's never boring, X-Men: The Last Stand is routine and unimaginative in a way the first two are not." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 26, 2006
3/4 60%

Lonesome Jim (2006)

"Helped by the precise details of small-town life and laughs generated by circumstances almost everyone can relate to, Lonesome Jim is gratifying because of its nearly cheerful depiction of sorrow, not in spite of it." ‐Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 19, 2006
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