Rich Juzwiak

Rich Juzwiak
Rich Juzwiak's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Muse/Jezebel
Publications: The Muse/Jezebel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
47% Last Christmas (2019) It's almost like... no one has any idea what they're doing at all and just praying that the association with a classic Christmas pop song will pull them through. It doesn't. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Of course, horror movies have a long history of playing fast and loose with coherence, and expecting excellence from It Chapter Two is a more foolish idea than anything contained in this extremely dumb movie. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
74% Adam (2019) Adam is too tonally uneven for me to really admire it-it has the broad concept of a major studio movie in which you're supposed to buy every character's stupidity, but then it's framed and scripted like an intimate, mumbling indie. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 47 Meters Down Uncaged is both laughable and thrilling, a movie that often doesn't make much sense but at least knows well enough to make like a shark and keep moving. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is one long ramble about the good old days that reveals its pointlessness and malice the longer it goes on. Times are changing and Tarantino seems awfully cranky about that. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The threat of violence is the violence in Annabelle Comes Home, which makes the 100-minute experience as low stakes as it gets. The ghosts in question are mere nuisances. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) Both well-intentioned but not afraid of nihilism, the fun of Child's Play resides in how unpredictable its sequence of events is. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
54% Ma (2019) Its overarching sensibilities mostly complement each other and, in the process, yield an addictively watchable movie that is roughly as delicious as it is nutritious. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
19% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) The movie becomes something close to suffocating. Taking it in as just another horror flick, though, requires suspending whatever you feel (and, for that matter, know) about the Mason Family and Tate's murders. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) I don't think Destroyer is a good movie, but it is never boring and often hilarious. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
61% Vox Lux (2018) The last 12 or so minutes of Vox Lux undermine what preceded it like a cruel punchline. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
63% Bird Box (2018) None of Bird Box makes a lick of sense. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
99% Amazing Grace (2019) This film was ahead of its time, and arriving today, some 46 years later, feels right on time. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
80% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased wants to be important, but more than that liked. It is dictionary-definition Oscar bait. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) This Halloween wants to rewrite the canon and be the definitive sequel, but it is merely just another sequel. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) What kept me from appreciating this movie as a whole beyond some very good parts was its inability to practice what it preached and actually say something. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
87% First Man (2018) The movie, with its apathetic whimper of a final scene reunion between Neil and Janet, is both grandiose and underwhelming. I left First Man less certain than ever about the actual practical worth of the U.S.'s moon landing. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
83% Her Smell (2019) Her Smell is so obsessed with the decline of Becky Something that it glosses over what makes her tick... or what even made her great in the first place. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
24% The Happytime Murders (2018) The only truly shocking thing is just how inept the movie is. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) If only it fully leaned into its ridiculousness, then maybe The Meg would be worthwhile. It has its moments, but The Meg is overall a limp movie -- it has a big monster and absolutely no idea what to do with it. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
89% Whitney (2018) As a nearly lifelong fan of Houston, I've never had a less enjoyable time thinking about her than I did for the two hours I spent screening this film. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom is a bad movie, but it is mostly a good bad movie in that it is fun and often stupid enough to be hilarious. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
91% La La Land (2016) The whole thing felt like such a waste of time. I squinted at the screen, trying in vain to find a point. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
85% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool manages to orchestrate outrageous and oversized riffs on genre hallmarks into something that works better and functions more enjoyably than that which it skewers. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
92% It (1927) It's a throwback, for sure, but this throw has a bit of a curve. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
38% Kidnap (2017) It's a lot of fun. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
88% Don't Breathe (2016) Dumb horror is its own specific flavor, and... it's rare these days for a particularly effective example to come along. This is one of those. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
89% Doctor Strange (2016) Performances are strong, with Cumberbatch at peak charm-he seems to channel Harrison Ford as Han Solo here and Doctor Strange is genuinely funny. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I related to this movie, as a man several years older than its central character. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
81% T2 Trainspotting (2017) I loved T2, which is to say that I succumbed consciously but entirely to its charms. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson leaves questions unanswered, and relaying just what that lack of closure feels like to those who have known a trans person whose death has remained unsolved is precisely the point. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) I'm now a baby step closer to understanding how the alien of Alien came to be, and at this point, I'm really starting not to care. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) It is the transmission of halcyon and the ensuing tragedy of its evaporation that Guadagnino nails in his adaptation. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Room is wondrously mindless, whereas The Disaster Artist is just kind of dumb. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
45% Red Sparrow (2018) I wonder how many more times Lawrence will get away with using her appeal to sell something that's so utterly unappealing. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
70% Adrift (2018) This movie played me like a tuba in a Jaws flick. I almost feel dumb for being so manipulated by it. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) The constant wondering, the yearning for a connection, the endless comparing of your own experience to what you're observing, the quest to find someone, anyone who understands what you're going through-Love, Simon nails all of this. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
57% Duck Butter (2018) This movie boldly sticks its nose where others don't. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
80% Alex Strangelove (2018) The main thing about this movie, more than any endearingly Hughes-like traits or trailblazing representations, is that it's a bit of a mess. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018