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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 74% The Whistleblower (2011) Even as a message movie ... it's undercooked.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) There's nothing groundbreaking in the movie's performance, but as silly summer comedy goes, Horrible Bosses gets the job done.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 62% Jack Reacher (2012) Whether Mr. Cruise is a particularly good actor doesn't matter much here. He's an effective presence, which is what the role requires. ‐ Washington Times
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77% Fury (2014) Mr. Ayer's editing expertly captures the steady pulse and rhythm of tank battles, and the thunderous sound-design sometimes makes the theater feel as if it is about to be overrun. ‐ Washington Times
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4/4 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Mr. Fincher's direction may be flawless, but he had the good sense to ensure that his entrancing lead character isn't.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 75% Damsels in Distress (2012) It is consistently funny, utterly charming, and literate in a way that's rare for Hollywood. ‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) The great victory in the story is not that Harry, Hermione, and Ron defeated Voldemort, but that they grew up. Lucky us. We all got to grow up with them.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) The director is where the attention - and the credit - belongs.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 84% Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011) The problem is that Tucker & Dale doesn't do enough with the unconventional characters it has created. ‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) [The] romance is cute, but cute isn't enough to carry a movie. ‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 87% Django Unchained (2012) There's no question that Django Unchained is exciting, engaging, entertaining and, yes, pretty cool. But the question Mr. Tarantino never seems to have grappled with is whether being cool is really enough.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 60% The Equalizer (2014) In the end, aside from always reliable Mr. Washington, there's not much about the movie that stands out.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 78% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) What Mr. Scorsese adds in genius and energy, he loses in empathy.‐ Washington Times
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2/4 65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Mr. Jackson, who co-wrote the script, has given the movie the subtitle: "An Unexpected Journey." Sadly, it's also an unnecessary one.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 84% Contagion (2011) What Mr. Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns have done is lay out a gripping extended hypothetical - a chilling, frighteningly plausible "what if?" Let's hope Contagion is as close as we'll ever get to finding out.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 70% Stoker (2013) Stoker is worth seeing for Mr. Park's visual panache, which effectively covers many of the story's flaws and cracks.‐ Washington Times
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2/4 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) For all its splendor, the movie lacks all but the barest human warmth or feeling. ‐ Washington Times
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1.5/4 29% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Exodus is a desperate epic with no reason to exist.‐ Washington Times
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0/4 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) It's not just bad. It's boring and no fun.‐ Washington Times
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1.5/4 12% Alex Cross (2012) Alex Cross is ... shameless about inflicting pain on its viewers. But at least it's honest about it.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 80% Magic Mike (2012) It's a revealing performance that gives viewers the opportunity to see an awful lot of Mr. Tatum. Here's hoping that in the future we get to see an awful lot more.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 86% Chronicle (2012) Unlike Cloverfield and other similarly YouTube-inspired genre riffs, Chronicle pulls it off by making the camera an integral part of the story.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 37% Lockout (2012) As bad movies go, Lockout is one of the better examples Hollywood has released in years.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 95% Her (2013) It's a smart, charming movie about technology, intimacy and connection, about falling out of love and into it. I fell in love with it along the way.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) From these former four-color fictions, Mr. Whedon has assembled an unexpectedly great piece of pop entertainment - an amazing, astounding, uncanny blockbuster success.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 82% Prisoners (2013) Prisoners is not a perfect movie, but it's a very good one - an unnerving thriller that kept me captivated through every minute.‐ Washington Times
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1/4 34% Battleship (2012) You might be tempted to conclude that this tidal wave of big-screen stupidity is not a satire at all, but a movie that's exactly as dumb and grotesque as it appears to be. It won't sink your battleship, but it might sink your hope in the world.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) It did make me laugh quite a bit - rather like Ron Burgundy himself.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 33% Blackhat (2015) The movie's a mess, but the vision behind it remains as potent and seductive as ever.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 59% Real Steel (2011) It is the rare genre film that gives you exactly what you want, exactly how you want it.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 73% Norwegian Wood (2012) Like Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, Mr. Tran is an expert mood maker with a gift for capturing the romance of melancholy.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Sadly, the filmmakers seem to have forgotten that with great box office potential comes great filmmaking responsibility.‐ Washington Times
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1/4 59% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) Not only does Don't Be Afraid of the Dark give viewers nothing to fear, it offers no one to root for. It's a shame they can't all lose.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 55% In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) In the Land of Blood and Honey is the rare political movie that puts its characters first. ‐ Washington Times
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3/4 83% The Ides of March (2011) A competent, well-acted and generally entertaining thriller, it is also a movie that's not nearly as smart about its subject - politics - as it thinks it is.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 71% The Hunter (2012) The Hunter is deeply attuned to the music of the planet, and lush with environmental metaphor.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 96% Argo (2012) It's clever ... but mostly it's watchable and entertaining. Mr. Affleck's movie may be about a silly, fake film, but the work he does behind the camera is real - and very good.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 67% Turbo (2013) Yes, it's mostly engaging, and frequently kind of clever. But I kept wanting to tell the filmmakers the same thing all Turbo's sulky snail friends told him: Maybe we'd all be better off if you just slowed down.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 61% Amigo (2011) It's a point that may bear repeating. There are few winners in war. But it does sometimes make for good movies - and Amigo is one of them.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 54% Out of the Furnace (2013) Out of the Furnace is too beholden to the conventions of its familiar crime narrative to say much about that era, or the economy, or anything. Instead, it sticks to saying that its characters' lives are sad. That's a start, but it's not enough.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 50% Pain & Gain (2013) I'll admit to laughing throughout the film. Yet I can't quite say I entirely enjoyed it, particularly by the end.‐ Washington Times
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1/4 34% Deadfall (2012) What's it all about? Who knows? All of the characters have deep-seated daddy issues of some sort, none of which are ever developed or resolved.‐ Washington Times
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2/4 32% Gangster Squad (2013) It has its moments, but you've seen it all before.‐ Washington Times
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3.5/4 86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) There's not much to think about here, no message or worldview, just one fantastic display of action movie choreography after another.‐ Washington Times
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3/4 67% Men in Black III (2012) Mr. Brolin has mastered the grim stare and grouchy deadpan employed to such great effect by Mr. Jones, whom he channels with spooky precision.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 78% Flight (2012) The movie belongs to Mr. Washington, who remains one of the most powerfully watchable stars in Hollywood. ‐ Washington Times
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3/4 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) A Game of Shadows is best enjoyed in discrete bits and pieces -- the pulpy Victorian milieu, the subtle pleasure Mr. Harris' sadly underutilized Moriarty takes in outsmarting his do-gooding rival.‐ Washington Times
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4/4 76% Lone Survivor (2014) Close-in and chaotic, the movie's mountainside siege has to rank among the most intense and realistic war fights ever seen on screen.‐ Washington Times
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2.5/4 57% The Dictator (2012) The Dictator is a step down for Mr. Cohen. Yes, it's intermittently funny, but unlike the transgressive offenses of Borat, it's hardly revolutionary.‐ Washington Times
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2/4 26% Green Lantern (2011) For a movie about the power to create anything with one's mind, Green Lantern is depressingly unimaginative - a big-budget blah of a film that appears to be driven less by superpowered will than by old-fashioned formula and fear.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018