Ricardo Baca

Ricardo Baca
Ricardo Baca's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Denver Post
Publications: Denver Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 62% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) Money For Nothing lacks the rush of Rush, but you still might find your pulse racing and your blood boiling by the film's end. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/4 32% Gangster Squad (2013) It might sound like a stretch, imagining Penn playing that intense, indiosyncratic a villain. But the lauded, veteran actor pulls a left hook, then a right, and after a wild bodyshot at the tail end of the film, you see the true mania behind his eyes. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2013
1.5/4 71% Not Fade Away (2012) This film could have been -- should have been, even -- something special. But it's not. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2013
2.5/4 52% This Is 40 (2012) Apparently Apatow's penchant for if-it's-not-broke filmmaking isn't changing anytime soon. And it's a shame, because while This is 40 has plenty of laughs, it lacks decency and heart. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2012
4/4 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) This meaningful film keeps the laughs, giddy anxiousness and warm butterflies from the trailer and sustains it all through two full hours of a love story. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
3/4 49% Hit & Run (2012) The rom-com/car chase back-and-forth doesn't always work, but a fun story and affable cast keep things moving fluidly. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2012
4/4 46% To Rome with Love (2012) Allen's story moves along quite wonderfully, primarily because of his nuanced casting. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2012
2/4 34% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) The disconnect between intention and final product is a head scratcher. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2012
2.5/4 45% American Reunion (2012) Yes, American Reunion is a juvenile outing. They steal jet skis and defecate in beer coolers. They cheat on their girlfriends and lie to their best friends. But what did you expect? - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2012
2/4 80% It Might Get Loud (2009) While that sounds like a fantasy for rock aficionados, the scenes lack dramatic tension or cinematic enlightenment. It just kind of happens, and then the all-star jam fades to black, leaving few remnants of the filmmakers' initial intentions. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
24% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) In a struggling music economy, the big screen can be big money -- for the right acts. And the Jonas Brothers are exactly that. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
2.5/4 66% Cadillac Records (2008) Etta's story will be better told in another film, surely. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2008
3.5/4 89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) It's great emotional fodder for old-school Metallica fans and smart, tugging drama for people unfamiliar with the band. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2004
2.5/4 62% Identity (2003) A film that is thiiiis close to nailing the whole suspense/thriller/ serial-killer genre. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
3.5/4 60% Old School (2003) This School is cool. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2003
2.5/4 44% Daredevil (2003) A well-crafted introductory course. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
2/4 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Lackluster. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 43% The Recruit (2003) The foreshadowing is a bit heavy-handed, but the writers and director largely manage the tension and mystery tactfully. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2003
1.5/4 8% Kangaroo Jack (2003) Little more than an exercise in pockmarked dialogue, lame stereotype riding and even worse pacing. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2003
3/4 20% Just Married (2003) Ditches the expected route and comes out surprisingly original and endearing. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2003