Rich Cline

Rich Cline
"Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." - Leia Organa "Into the mud, scum queen!" - Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Rich Cline's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 86%

Trolls (2016)

"Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to dislike." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 99%

Moonlight (2016)

"It's a compelling and resonant drama that gets way under the skin and stays there." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 39%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"It's unusually tight and gritty, the kind of movie that doesn't really need a massive Imax screen to convey its urgency." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 23%

Inferno (2016)

"Gone are the clever, fake-academic revelations and rather wacky action antics, and in their place are clues that feel utterly irrelevant, accompanied by fights and chases that are incoherent." ‐
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/5 64%

Storks (2016)

"It has the standard fast-paced snarky tone and too-frantic imagery, but the script is smarter than average, dropping deranged lines of hilarious dialogue into every scene." ‐
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"There's no real plot to speak of, and as the film unfolds over nearly three hours, it becomes naggingly clear that there isn't much of a point." ‐
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"It's rare to find a movie that so adeptly frightens us while also giving us something to think about." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 89%

Blood Father (2016)

"It's also so relentlessly grisly that it borders on cartoonish. But with such riveting actors at the centre and in side roles, it's easy to sit back and go with it." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Taylor manages to bring out plenty of insinuating textures in the characters to keep the audience intrigued, but he never quite gets a grip on the Hitchcockian elements of this story about identity and life expectations." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 98%

The Babadook (2014)

"For her first feature, Australian actress-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Kent creates a startlingly effective horror movie by combining serious scariness with some darkly evocative emotion." ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 64%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"The film isn't as involving as it could be, but it's still a lot of fun." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Since its true story is still so timely after some 150 years, we can forgive this film for being somewhat dull in the way the events are recounted." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"So most of the action is genuinely thrilling. But it's sometimes impossible to work out what's happening to whom in the usual shaky-cam aesthetic." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"There may not be any surprises, and only a whiff of thematic interest in the corporate greed element, but the film is still rip-roaringly entertaining." ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 82%

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"It's engaging and sometimes exciting, but it never resonates in a meaningful way." ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/5 82%

Imperium (2016)

"Tthe film relies on underlying tension, strong thematic resonance and another committed performance from Daniel Radcliffe." ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"The cast and crew could have easily just recycled the same old jokes, but they've skilfully pushed Bridget into a new stage of her life while keeping her as clumsily likeable as ever." ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"It's better than most shaky-cam films, including the original." ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"With its never-seen footage and lots of great music, it can't help but be hugely entertaining." ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
5/5 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Not only does every moment of the movie look exquisite, but the story is smart, original and hugely entertaining." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"Hugely enjoyable." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"There also isn't a single dull moment, and it leaves us feeling like we've survived a nail-biting brush with one of nature's most deadly predators." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 67%

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

"The film is far too dry and awkward to say anything terribly meaningful about all of this, but fans of The Office will love catching up with their hero." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"Bold and intelligent, this dark drama is a challenging portrait of the making of an authoritarian dictator." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"The story is told with a heavy dose of macho swagger by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, which makes it entertaining even as it dodges the heavier themes the plot is raising." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 92%

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

"As is, this is still a lovely tale of a child's first flush of independence. But anyone over about 7 years old will find the clumsy filmmaking hard to take." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4.5/5 77%

Julieta (2016)

"Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is back with another powerfully complex female-centred drama, along the lines of Volver or All About My Mother." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from start to finish." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/5 41%

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

"It's good for a laugh, but not much else." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"An offbeat comedy-drama with a timely kick, this charming family road trip takes on some very deep topics without flinching." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Every scene bristles with comedy and suspense, and the atmosphere is further enhanced by a moody score and wonderfully evocative songs by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"[Director Sean Ellis] has a sharp attention to detail, so the film is bracingly realistic, carrying a strong emotional kick in the final act." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Writer-director Robert Budreau takes a stylised approach to this biopic of the legendary jazz artist Chet Baker, combining the achingly soulful music with an equally resonant performance from Ethan Hawke." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 68%

The Carer (2015)

"This is Cox's show, and he dives fully into the role of a cantankerous, hammy old thespian who isn't remotely ready to go gentle into that good night." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"The longer the film goes on, the more the audience will wonder why they don't feel in on the joke." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 64%

Nerve (2016)

"The energetic cast and crew keep the story moving at a brisk pace, generating moments of comedy, emotion, romance and some genuinely breathless suspense along the way." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"It's rare to find a spy thriller that gets the heart pounding like this." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 80%

The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015)

"The layers of resonance keep it involving even when it drifts into melodrama from time to time." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Because it centres on a personal quest, it's a very different style of movie, which makes some of the action feel rather contrived. But the characters are still vivid and likeable, and it's packed with meaningful themes." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Hugely involving, with a terrific cast and of course a delightful story with a wry sense of humour." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"As before, it's the zippy writing, lively vocal work and colourful animation that hold the interest." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"This is where the Star Trek franchise officially shifts from thoughtful drama into thunderous action." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The screenplay is smart and funny, and the cast is flat-out hilarious." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Even if this movie is basically just engaging nonsense with a lot of heart, its darker edges tell another story." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"Along with a first-rate cast, this movie has a surprisingly beefy script that hints at a much more high-brow adventure epic." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"The actors bounce off each other with plenty of energy." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 86%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"Moore packs the performance with so much insight that Georgette becomes the real star of the story, the centre of the triangle with Maggie and John revolving around her." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/5 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"If the movie feels at times like it's drifting to a halt, or if there seems to be a long wait for a laugh-inducing gag, at least the characters still have some bite." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 25%

Colonia (2016)

"This is an involving, important depiction of a grim, underreported period in Chile's history." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
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