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R. Kurt Osenlund

R. Kurt Osenlund
R. Kurt Osenlund's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 60%

10 Years (2012)

"If nothing else, 10 Years is hip to the fleeting, fundamental joys of revisiting one's youth." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2012
2.5/4 84%

Sleepwalk With Me (2012)

"The funny thing about the movie isn't its failure-to-launch humor, but the weird mess of life that rushes in despite it. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2012
2.5/4 75%

Hope Springs (2012)

"A decidedly adult drama about love and sex, wherein the comedy is largely incidental." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2012
1.5/4 20%

360 (2012)

"Directed by Fernando Meirelles from a dusty script by Peter Morgan, 360 is all superficial stimulation, hollow and stiff as it beats the dead horse of we're-all-connected narratives." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2012
3/4 78%

Ruby Sparks (2012)

"Succeeds as a satirical fantasy about writerly self-involvement, but it's worth celebrating as a testament to self-made greatness, particularly in regard to the efforts of writer/star Zoe Kazan." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2012
2.5/4 85%

Snabba cash (Easy Money) (2012)

"The humanization of these antiheroic outlaws doesn't feel forced, but it does feel engineered, and there's never a viewer investment to match the story's wide expanse." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2012
2/4 76%

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

"This frothy 3D concert doc often plays like a Perry ad campaign, assuring viewers that their "Teenage Dream" diva is a good, fun-loving person, and that, by God, she's doing fine." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 4, 2012
2/4 30%

The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

"This gooey reteaming of Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman is crammed tight with baldly manipulative elements, its tearjerker quota busting at the seams." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2012
1.5/4 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"Its dolly- and crane-operated polish points toward an acquiescence to Tinseltown mores, which until now Baron Cohen hovered cheekily above." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 12, 2012
.5/4 5%

Hick (2012)

"It doesn't take long to gather the influences trickling through Derick Martini's Hick, an aimless tumbleweed of a road movie if ever there was one." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 8, 2012
2.5/4 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

"The film is home to some unique redeeming factors, but it panders to viewers by diluting its lesson, which teaches that some comfort zones can only be truly abandoned on the other side of the world." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 2, 2012
2/4 75%

Sound of My Voice (2012)

"No great psychological depths are being plumbed here, which unfortunately, seems to render nil the raison d'ĂȘtre." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2012
2.5/4 57%

Hysteria (2012)

"Needless to say, Hysteria's happy ending isn't the type that calls for a cigarette, and it certainly isn't the one the film deserves. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2012
3/4 73%

The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

"For a first-time filmmaker, Lee Kirk sure knows how to pick his establishing shots." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2012
2/4 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"At this point, Sparksian romances unfold via their own preordained formula, and measures of their merits largely hinge on how well each can bend the cookie-cutter." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2012
2.5/4 38%

Blue Like Jazz (2012)

" Blue Like Jazz charts a typical existential coming-of-age tale, yet remains atypical by being hip while also treating religion fairly. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2012
3.5/4 88%

Titanic (1997)

"The re-release is keenly timed with the 100th anniversary of the actual sinking of the RMS Titanic, yet another factor to validate the 3D film's existence." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2012
2/4 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"Like Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella with just a dash of Lars von Trier's Dogville, Tarsem Singh's rendering of this revisionist fairy tale is less cinematic than it is purposefully theatrical." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2012
3.5/4 99%

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

"How to Survive a Plague presents a cast of characters who must continue fighting, for what's at stake is the very real, very imminent threat of their own deaths. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Omar Killed Me (2011)

"The adherence to a Grisham-like structure all but kills the film's chances of leaving a lasting impression." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2012
84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The Hunger Games is more notable for the holes it doesn't fall into than the great heights it reaches." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2012
3/4 90%

Historias que so existem quando lembradas (Found Memories) (2012)

"Julia Murat shows a fine grasp of form, letting her technique reflect the elements and moods of her story." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2012
2.5/4 66%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"With the foul-mouthed, largely feminine dramedy Friends with Kids, writer/producer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt is juggling so much, it's a wonder there aren't more jokes about balls." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2012
1/4 51%

Being Flynn (2012)

"If Robert De Niro knew what was good for him, he'd certainly distance himself from this director and find a new path. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 27, 2012
1.5/4 11%

Gone (2012)

"Nearly a year has passed since the release of Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, and Amanda Seyfried is still crying wolf. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2012
2/4 26%

This Means War (2012)

"This Means War seems so concerned with being the best product, it doesn't even know how to be good trash." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2012
2/4 29%

The Vow (2012)

"This is a movie whose true romance has virtually nothing to do with the movie itself." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2012
.5/4 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

"Any goodwill it boasts is terminally suppressed, buried beneath a layer of bulls--- as thick as blubber. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2012
1/4 2%

One for the Money (2012)

"You could go nuts with the double entendres associated with One for the Money, beginning, of course, with the film's title." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2012
2/4 80%

Haywire (2012)

"If anything, Haywire is most closely linked to last year's Contagion, a kindred effort in style, theme, and value-marring detachment. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2012
3/4 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

"Its kicker is that despite the standard-issue sap of its garden-variety plot, it's not out to change your life or desperately steal your tears. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2012
1.5/4 6%

The Devil Inside (2012)

"Never are you really invested in any of this, as the movie is pervaded by lead-footed artificiality and the growing stink of crass marketing. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2012
1/4 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"Stephen Daldry abandons every lick of restraint in his efforts to play the audience like a syrup-greased harp." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2011
1.5/4 57%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"Close never provides an entry point into the soul of this complex (and otherwise nameless) person, making it harder and harder to view the character as sympathetic." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 20, 2011
2.5/4 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"Surely no one expected this movie to be masterful, as Streep has made it rather clear that she's not much interested in working with filmmakers whose talents might outshine her own. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2011
1.5/4 21%

The Sitter (2011)

"Of today's working directors, is there a bigger genre-swapping sellout than David Gordon Green?" ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2011
80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman prove a canny team when it comes to capturing frank yet polished modernity." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2011
.5/4 9%

Answers to Nothing (2011)

"Tasteless and out of touch right down to its foundation, embarrassingly unaware that Crash-like, hyperlink narratives went out with bird-flu paranoia." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2011
1/4 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"Bella shifts from her intended stance of antiheroine to something close to antimatter in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3.5/4 35%

Immortals (2011)

"However indulgent, Tarsem brings art museums to the movies, thrillingly injecting popular fantasy with acute senses of the classic and the avant garde. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2011
2/4 13%

The Greening Of Whitney Brown (2011)

"This saddles-and-sass mash-ups' most telling image is an equine hoof painted electric pink." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2011
1/4 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"A bland, schematic contrivance of a class comedy that never elicits any responses beyond the primitive and the childish." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2011
2.5/4 16%

The Son of No One (2011)

"If you've got genuine New York gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe, chances are Dito Montiel wants to shoot it. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2011
2/4 72%

Like Crazy (2011)

"Like Crazy is an art-house romance about the pain and challenges of a long-distance relationship, and watching the film is itself a grueling exercise in yearning." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2011
.5/4 46%

The Mighty Macs (2011)

"Across the board, Tim Chambers seems ignorant of what he's delivering, from the arc of his story to his choice of shot." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2011
2.5/4 69%

Footloose (2011)

"What results is something stylish, modern, nostalgic, cheesy, and more than a little Frankensteinian." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2011
1/4 10%

Trespass (2011)

"Some are labeling Trespass a B movie, but that's hardly the tone that comes across." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2011
1.5/4 27%

Dirty Girl (2011)

"For a movie hellbent on marketing itself as the seedy tale of a small-town tramp, Dirty Girl sure has an odd way of making good on its promise." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2011
2.5/4 94%

50/50 (2011)

"This film could use a lot more affliction and a lot less cure. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2011
2/4 4%

Abduction (2011)

"Taylor Lautner can't carry a movie any more than Abigail Breslin can carry a refrigerator. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
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