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Randy Myers's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"While it's true that none of the "Hobbit" films were as good as any in the "Rings" trilogy, "The Five Armies" at least comes closest to capturing Tolkein's essence. And in this instance that is good enough." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 14, 2014
2.5/4 27%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"What this 3-D extravaganza gets spectacularly right is in putting the epic back into the biblical epic." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3.5/4 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"Pretty-boy Tatum impresses in every way. While it might not be a stretch for the strapping actor to play an athlete, it is a revelation to see how much he physically transforms into the hulking wrestler ..." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 19, 2014
2.5/4 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"The least satisfying "Hunger Games" entry yet." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 19, 2014
A- 90%

Coraline (2009)

"All involved in this production deserve praise for turning Coraline into a triumph of storytelling and cinematic technology. Whether you're young, middle-age or older, you'll adore it." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3.5/4 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

""The Theory of Everything" is not afraid to reveal honest, intimate and emotionally painful moments in this couple's relationship. We witness two characters who are heroic but human as they struggle to get to heart in the center of their own universes." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/4 91%

The Way He Looks (2014)

"Ribeiro poignantly reminds us of unexpected first loves and the triumphs of being attracted to someone who truly cares about and understands you. " ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3.5/4 100%

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)

"With no bombast whatsoever, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya manages to stir the soul." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/4 91%

Birdman (2014)

"A spellbindingly unique experience that will leave you dazed and exhilarated." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 20, 2014
3/4 82%

The Book of Life (2014)

"Without a doubt, it is one of 2014's best animated films; a holiday delight that exuberantly bursts at the seams with irresistible cultural pride." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/4 94%

Whiplash (2014)

"Even with its flaws, "Whiplash" is very much worth seeing. With its shotgun acting, fierce direction and galvanizing music, it nails the most important notes." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 77%

Fury (2014)

"While Ayer's "Fury" does mine a well-worn genre, it is texturally different in how vigorously and viscerally it laces us into tired, brave soldiers' muck-stained boots." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 15, 2014
4/4 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Pike is a revelation. The actress ... demonstrates versatility with compelling eyes that can instantly switch from innocent to detached. Oscar consideration is certainly a possibility for her." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3.5/4 92%

Pride (2014)

"What's admirable about "Pride" is that it avoids melodrama and leaves you walking out of the theater with a lump in your throat and a smile on your face." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/4 41%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

"An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours at the theater." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 16, 2014
2.5/4 43%

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Anyone offended by graphic violence, kinky sex and eyefuls of nudity should stay away. But for those who like their fiction hard-boiled like a rock and naughty to the bone, expect to be pleased, if not thoroughly satisfied." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/4 68%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"This feel-good tale about an Indian family setting up a restaurant across the road from one with a Michelin star celebrates things all cultures can get behind: family, food and transformation." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3/4 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"A summer comic-book movie that effortlessly makes you feel like a wide-eyed, happy kid again." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 30, 2014
2.5/4 52%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"In the overall Allen pantheon, "Magic in the Moonlight" falls somewhere in the middle. There is enough to recommend it." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/4 98%

Boyhood (2014)

""Boyhood" is a cinematic gift, a compassionate and sometimes amusing drama about growing up that extracts truths out of what appear to be life's most random moments." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 23%

Tammy (2014)

""Tammy" is all over the map. But mostly in a good way." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 1, 2014
3.5/4 97%

Life Itself (2014)

""Life Itself," filmmaker Steve James' moving tribute to America's most popular film critic, serves as a poignant reminder of what a distinguished journalist and courageous man he was." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/4 24%

Third Person (2014)

"Haggis has written and directed better films than "Third Person," and I bet he'll make even better ones in the future." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3/4 84%

Violette (2014)

"Few films have conveyed with such understanding about how a creative soul taps into all that interior turmoil and then somehow shape these thoughts into artful prose that can scald and heal." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3/4 66%

The Rover (2014)

"The scarcity of expository background took me a few minutes to adjust to. But part of "The Rover's" mission is to keep us off-kilter; making us question and seek out answers about what's happened before." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3/4 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

""22 Jump Street" realizes its main goal is to be ridiculously fun and that to do so it must be utterly ridiculous, as well as in on the joke." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3.5/4 81%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Wise and sometimes funny, delicately reminding us to live and love honestly and fully, while we all still have that gift." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3.5/4 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"These unique characters and performances breathe life into the moody world Mickle creates in this vivid, shocking thriller that sticks with you long afterward." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 28, 2014
3.5/4 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Days of Future Past toys with history, but stays true to its outsider roots, expressing them with conviction and a sense of narrative sure-footedness. Even better, it's timeless fun, a summer movie that engages and entertains us in equal measures." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 21, 2014
3/4 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"While "Palo Alto" might not point the teen genre into revolutionary new directions, it does achieve a major goal: Putting its talented filmmaker and cast on the cinematic map." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 14, 2014
2.5/4 52%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"You sense a struggle playing out on the screen, as the movie tries too hard to please comic book fans, to one-up the action of the first film and to advance the story." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"While its discussions about supercomputers, transcendence and god complexes send red flags flying about the near future, the story's mainframe is faultily wired and in need of repair." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/4 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"It advances the story and respects mythos of its comic book creations, yet isn't averse to taking risks and moving it into bolder directions." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Mar 31, 2014
2.5/4 41%

Divergent (2014)

"For a film about a defiant young heroine discovering she's a renegade nonconformist at heart, "Divergent" sure colors within the lines of the young-adult dystopian literature's playbook." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/4 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"A sobering message movie that still know hows to tickle us with a goofy ski chase that is joyously and purely Wes Anderson through and through." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Mar 11, 2014
75%

Teenage (2014)

"[Director Matt Wolf] has transformed Jon Savage's book into a visionary cinematic statement." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2.5/4 21%

Son Of God (2014)

"What this well-intentioned film lacks in poise and polish, it makes up for in what faith-based audiences so hungrily seek: a passionate and compassionate interpretation for family viewing that portrays the Christ story with reverence." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/4 69%

About Last Night (2014)

"In a genre that avoids risk-taking, "About Last Night" is a breath of fresh air, a fun "date" movie that is as satisfying -- at least temporarily -- as a rebound boyfriend. Sometimes that's all you need in a movie." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/4 30%

The Monuments Men (2014)

""The Monuments Men" has many good intentions. It's just unfortunate that it didn't have more spirit and a steady sense of what it should be." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Feb 5, 2014
1/4 23%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Even though "Awkward" has its moments, it winds up lagging behind more daring endeavors on TV right now. The film industry had better keep up." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/4 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"Cluttering this adaptation with so many identifiable actors and zooming in on them for Nora Desmond-like close-ups detracts from Letts' wounding blitz of sentences." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Whether he's on the phone luring someone to send him a check for a dicey investment, or flopping around the floor after ingesting too many quaaludes, DiCaprio hits the jackpot." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/4 95%

Her (2013)

"Jonze is an adventurous filmmaker who's never afraid of falling flat on his face and whose risks often pay off. In "Her" he is a wise observer for a modern conundrum." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/4 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"There's not much of a plot to speak of, just a piercing, evocative sense of a time and place and the characters contained within it." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/4 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"Even with a freewheeling style, "Hustle" is never aimless. All that flash, sass and canny sense for detail hit the jackpot ..." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/4 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

"Even though "Smaug" clocks in at a seat-squirming length -- more than 2 1/2 hours -- it rarely feels padded." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3/4 49%

Black Nativity (2013)

"It's a sweet-natured tale that goes down smoothly, and Lemmons ("Eve's Bayou") has done an admirable job of putting a contemporary spin on the beloved Hughes seasonal favorite from the '60s." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3.5/4 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"One of this year's best and most thought-provoking blockbusters." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3.5/4 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"The screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack doesn't yield to pat pronouncements or solutions, refusing to turn Woodroof into a huggable savior, even when his views about gays shift." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 5, 2013
4/4 96%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"This is not medicine for America to swallow; it's filmmaking of the highest caliber." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 29, 2013
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