Rachel Wagner

Rachel Wagner
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 72% The Land Before Time (1988) A really sweet little... hero's journey for little children. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) It's competently executive as a movie, but as an adaptation... it's badly done. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
B+ 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It's actually somewhat subtle... even though it's really, really tense. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
B 48% The Watcher in the Woods (1981) It doesn't settle for cheap boring scares and or cheap gory scares. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
86% Dragonslayer (1981) A really solid fun fantasy story that I think holds up quite well. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
55% Return to Oz (1985) The visual effects are worth seeing so overall i would recommend it. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
A 91% Hairspray (2007) Nikki Blonsky is a complete delight. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
86% Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000) It's perfect for Broadway buffs like me. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
88% Christmas in Connecticut (1945) It's nothing that's going to change your life or anything but if you want a pleasant and romantic comedy that has some good laughs and some good chemistry it's a... really entertaining little Christmas movie. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
37% The Nativity Story (2006) [It] was all really moving and beautiful. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
81% While You Were Sleeping (1995) The script is actually really solid and the performances are so likable. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
85% Pollyanna (1960) Hayley Mills is tremendous in the role. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
B- 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) It's very hipster-cute. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
A- 95% The Artist (2011) A really good way to introduce your kids to silent movies. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
98% King Kong (1933) It's a really iconic amazing movie. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) It also has... layers of political dynamics going on which I actually thought was pretty interesting. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
A+ 93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) For 2004 [the special effects] look great. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
B+ 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) Tilda Swinton as the ice queen... is so good and so scary. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
A 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) One my favorite Marvel movies for sure. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
95% Apollo 13 (1995) James Horner's score is so good. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
72% Pacific Rim (2013) It's very creative and very fun. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
C+ 100% Descendants 2 (2017) I didn't really like it that much but I can see for its target demographic, that they will probably like it. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
B+ No Score Yet Descendants (2015) They did a really good job with the casting of the villain parents and.... you can tell they're having the time of their lives. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
95% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) There are weaknesses to the film but overall I just find it very engrossing. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
10/10 94% Juno (2007) One of my all time favorite films. Diablo Cody's writing is brilliant along with all the performances - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
8/10 84% Mean Girls (2004) A very funny teen comedy - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
8/10 80% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Starts as a silly teen comedy but then has a surprising amount of emotional heft to it - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
7/10 70% Prodigy (2018) A clever scifi thriller with 2 good performances - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/10 71% All Is True (2019) Honestly there were times when it seemed a half step away from a Monty Python or Blackadder sketch - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
8.5/10 81% American Woman (2019) This is the kind of script and lead performance that will be ignored come awards season and that's a real shame because it's great. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/10 89% The Souvenir (2019) I can see how it would be appealing for others but for me it was a piece of indie slog. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
9/10 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) I thought it was delightful - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) The previous 2 Men in Black installments were awful, but to my surprise this reboot was charming - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 50% Gidget (1959) I thoroughly enjoyed Gidget, and I look forward to catching up with the sequels - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
6/10 90% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) They were positive and sweet. I liked the animation sequences in between. It's nothing to write home about but it was cute - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
8.5/10 92% Always Be My Maybe (2019) It started out uneven but then they got to Keanu's sections and he was hilarious. Once the leads are a couple I thought they had amazing chemistry and it totally won me over - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's not a disaster. It just feels like a weird way to end the franchise and a missed opportunity. I liked it better than the other 'bad' X-Men movies, but I certainly can't recommend it. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
7.5/10 97% Booksmart (2019) While very raunchy I found Booksmart to be a funny comedy but also a treatise on the importance of friendship. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
9/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Mostly I loved the creative vision of Rocketman. It was new and vibrant and had me grinning from ear to ear - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2/10 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It looks like the response is quite divisive on the film but I thought it was awful. You may love it but it was not for me - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/10 80% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) I found it kind of boring and I wasn't laughing... - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
7/10 57% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) I still wish Illumination would challenge themselves artistically more but there's value in a simple comedy where characters learn simple lessons. I walked out having had a pretty good time - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
2/10 67% Wine Country (2019) In the latest from Netflix, Wine Country, a lot of funny women are brought together for little to no laughs - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/10 53% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die was an unfunny, self-indulgent, frustrating experience - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/10 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) It makes Old Yeller look like a laugh-fest. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
5/10 57% Aladdin (2019) It felt like glitzy cruise ship renditions of the iconic sequences, more concerned with checking off boxes instead of digging into a deep manic energy to make us laugh and smile. - rachelsreviews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
6.5/10 78% The Dark Crystal (1982) The puppetry is incredible. Unbelievable how fluid it is with such great attention to detail - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B+ 90% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) A treat. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
6/10 100% Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009) Overall it's just an entertaining sweet little movie even if it's not my favorite of the Tinker Bell films. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
B+ 75% Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010) A strong entry in the series. - Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019