Pete Hammond Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The lack of the usual Hollywood showboating in favor of reality is admirable, if dull in some spots, but the idea is audacious and makes it all worth checking out - a curio from a world-class director who at 87 still knows how to change things up.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/5 29% Nostalgia (2018) A rumination on grief, loss, memories , and the stuff we hang on to, Nostalgia is a movie to be remembered for exceptional performances from a first rate ensemble cast.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Like its predecessors, Fifty Shades Freed almost seems structured like a musical except it stops every few minutes for a steamy sexual encounter rather than a song.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
59% Peter Rabbit (2018) The live-action stars also shine, with an appealing Gleeson overcoming the unlikable aspects of Thomas, while Byrne plays as a lovely woman with a place in her heart for both a rabbit and a man.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) This is a superhero movie for the ages, and especially for this age.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
3.5/5 92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Daniela Vega is striking in this transgender drama that has become an Oscar favorite for Foreign Language Film. It hits on many levels and remains compelling throughout for its themes and emotional resonance.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
2.5/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Third time around for the Maze Runner gang doubles the action quotient and should please fans despite an overlong running time and predictable plot points for this type of YA vehicle.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) What could be overbearing (sorry) kid stuff instead is wonderfully droll and charming throughout, a children's film that really does not talk down to its intended audience and should please every member of the family. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Roger Michell wrote and directs this adaptation with the flair it needs to connect to a new generation who may never have even heard of it. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
18% The House (2017) Cohen just can't seem to make the tonal shifts work, and the film falls prey to some cringe-inducing scenes in its second half. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Let's hope Gore doesn't have to do another sequel. In a summer that features several superheroes on the screen, you can count the former Vice President as a member of that company.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
77% Atomic Blonde (2017) [Theron] is firing on all cylinders here, proving blondes not only have more fun, they have more guns - and know how to use them.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) As a time killer, you could do worse thanks to Reynolds and Jackson and even Hayek, who made me laugh and has a natural affinity for comedy.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
No Score Yet Eating Animals (2017) There have been many docus on this subject, but none so determined to pull back the curtains of this different kind of alleged corporate industrial pollution.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
75% Last Flag Flying (2017) What makes it work so splendidly are some terrific characters you don't mind spending a couple of hours with.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Without giving too much away, this trio's relationship goes on for decades, but it is the act of watching it evolve and usurp puritanical attitudes to triumph in so many ways that makes this fascinating biopic work as well as it does.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Fortunately Daddy's Home 2 not only has Ferrell and Wahlberg doing their thing that worked well the first time, they have real pros in Lithgow and Gibson to come to the rescue.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh has a way with a line that is without compare, and he has put together a cast who knows how to sock it home. Harrelson is excellent with a character who also takes unexpected turns that we aren't prepared for.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Hugh Jackman fronts a lively family musical as PT Barnum, a role he was born to play. Terrific Pasek and Paul songs light up the screen with a holiday treat.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
4/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Scott Cooper does well by the genre and delivers a dark but powerful western that pulls no punches and features a great Christian Bale performance.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
2/5 27% Bright (2017) Netflix's misguided mashup is like Lethal Weapon meets Lord Of The Rings but does star Will Smith no favors.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
51% Downsizing (2017) Payne has cast this film perfectly with Damon an ideal fit as Paul, and Wiig nicely underplaying her comic predicament. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
77% All the Money in the World (2017) It's a Christmas miracle that Scott met this date, but one for which lovers of smart and dynamic filmmaking should be grateful.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo Del Toro's magical masterpiece is simply a fever dream of a romantic movie - and then some.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) James Franco has made a wickedly funny and very good movie from the ruins of one of the worst ever made.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
5/5 88% The Post (2018) As timely and urgent as movies can get, The Post is a high water mark in the careers of Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Tonya Harding's familiar scandal makes for an unexpectedly fine black comedy with sensational performances from every member of its cast.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
2/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) I don't recall asking for another round of Jumanji and the laughs don't come easily in this version despite a game cast.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Jessica Chastain in her best performance to date powers Aaron Sorkin's sensational directorial debut.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson has delivered arguably the best Star Wars ever, or at least certainly the most fun.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) This is a movie combining gorgeous clothes and food for thought that makes it a must feel and smell, a sumptuous cinematic recipe ripe for the decade in which it's set but one that is weirdly engaging in this one as well.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Gorgeous, lyrical story of first love and desire during an Italian summer hits you right in the heart.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig makes a winning directorial debut with a funny and very human comedy that happens to have Oscar-caliber performances from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) A truly charming origin story of how Charles Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol. A better feel good movie for the holidays is not possible. Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer shine.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Pixar proves with its 19th feature film that not only has it not lost its touch, it's getting better.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) A sweet and winning feel good family movie that also happens to have a strong message against bullying and lack of kindness toward our fellow human beings. A must for family viewing.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) Dark, brooding, forgettable mashup of DC comic book superheroes not only displays zero chemistry between any of them in this corporate shotgun wedding of prized characters, it also is just plain forgettable.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The scenery and spectacular production values of director/star Kenneth Branagh's remake of the Agatha Christie classic outshine the all star cast. It helps if you don't know whodunnit.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
3/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Quickly produced sequel is the right tonic for the season providing a double mother lode of laughs - and what is wrong with that?‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
54% LBJ (2017) [Woody] Harrelson, from a different part of Texas than Johnson, just nails this role, even if the makeup job is a bit jarring at first. You get used to it and completely succumb to Harrelson's talents in transforming into the 36th president‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1.5/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Despite a dream teaming of director George Clooney, the Coen Bros, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore this misguided mishmash of noirish black comedy and social commentary fizzles.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Miles Teller leads a superb cast in this gripping and powerful true story of Iraq veterans heading home and fighting the war within themselves.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's hammer time again and Thor Ragnarok rocks with laughter put the emphasis on the "comic" in comic book moviemaking. The cast is up to the challenge.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
88% Only the Brave (2017) An inspiring and remarkable film tribute to these brave (indeed) men in a job that is often taken for granted, albeit one that puts you through the wringer at the same time it makes you feel proud.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) In Curtis' hands, Goodbye Christopher Robin avoids cheap sentimentality and surprisingly explores the underbelly of what instant celebrity can do to you, especially if you are a kid.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
62% The Foreigner (2017) Though all the requisite action scenes are here he navigates the story in an intelligent direction that reminds of some of the more accomplished films in this genre.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 66% Breathe (2017) Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy give two of the best performances of the year in director Andy Serkis' moving true story of polio victim Robin Cavendish.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) A good old fashioned Hollywood romantic adventure, that had the good grace to cast Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, makes for an entertaining adult-appeal movie in the best sense of the word.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Visually stunning and ambitious sequel to the 1982 film has a cool performance from Ryan Gosling but is blissfully helped by its original star Harrison Ford, even if the two hour and 44 minute running time could definitely use some editing.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4.5/5 86% American Made (2017) Tom Cruise delivers his most audacious - and best - performance in years in this amazing and notorious true story that just might blow your mind.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017