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Rick Groen
Rick Groen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 65%

All In Good Time (2012)

"In short, All in Good Time is a failed performance about a performance failure." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 8, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet

Italy: Love It, Or Leave It (2013)

"Frustrating and unstructured, yet charming and convivial too." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet

Krivina (2012)

"A tiny gem of a film that resonates far beyond its 70 minutes." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 25, 2013
1/4 10%

A Haunted House (2013)

"Along comes Marlon Wayans to do in A Haunted House what he once did in Scary Movie. And do it much, much worse." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/4 94%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

Quote not available. ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/4 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"Dig just a shade beneath the surface, trade in the text for the subtext, and a more interesting picture emerges - a little richer, sadder, almost poignant." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/4 43%

On the Road (2012)

"Sorry, On the Road just doesn't travel well." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 18, 2013
1.5/4 8%

The Truth (A Dark Truth) (2013)

"A lightweight flick about a heavy-duty subject, A Dark Truth plays like a TV movie back in the days when TV wasn't worth watching." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 11, 2013
4/4 93%

Amour (2012)

"The film is a graphic portrayal of the unfunny end game we're all fated to play; the title is just a simple declaration of how best to play it." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 11, 2013
2/4 31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Gangster Squad is to the great tradition of the Scarface genre what plastic is to cutlery - tiny, imitative, disposable." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 11, 2013
2.5/4 70%

Not Fade Away (2012)

"Ultimately a disappointment - this is a movie easy to watch and even easier to forget." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 28, 2012
3/4 93%

Barbara (2012)

"Sometimes, the sun shines and the wind blows fresh and the very elements that make for intense hardship also open a window on intense joy." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 28, 2012
3/4 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"Urgent yet measured, like the onrushing tide, The Impossible is a real-life disaster flick with a compelling twist." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 21, 2012
3/4 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"By turns brutal and tender, Rust and Bone is a bullet train of heightened melodrama that refuses to derail." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 21, 2012
2.5/4 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Mixing topicality and improv, Apatow rescued big-screen comedy from its lengthy wallow in the trough of dumb-and-dumber -- we have good reason to thank the guy. Until now." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3/4 94%

Ouwehoeren (Meet the Fokkens) (2012)

"Despite the occasional stumble, the doc never falls, thanks to the sheer strength of its subjects' undaunted and indomitable character." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 14, 2012
3/4 37%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"Essentially, Hyde Park on Hudson is a Shakespearean revel." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 14, 2012
2.5/4 83%

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

"The story that remains is intriguing without being transporting - the facts are all there but the emotion is largely lost in translation." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 7, 2012
1/4 No Score Yet

Lloyd The Conqueror (2011)

"Lloyd the Conqueror is nothing if not brave. Then again, since Lloyd the Conqueror is also not funny, not even remotely, brave will have to do." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2012
3/4 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"In this adaptation, director Joe Wright, plus screenwriter Tom Stoppard, are determined to tame the untameable. And they do." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2012
4/4 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"Every once in a long while, the right director comes across the right project at just the right moment, and things so often discordant fall into perfect harmony." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 21, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet

I Am Not a Rock Star (2012)

"What becomes a documentary most? Time, perhaps, the luxury to study and shoot the subject over a period long enough to transform your film from a snapshot to a moving picture. " ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 16, 2012
2/4 55%

Citadel (2012)

"It's all rather nausea-inducing and a bit frightening - not the film (I can only wish) but its subtextual message." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 16, 2012
2.5/4 96%

Chasing Ice (2012)

"The last words, four and simple, rightly belong to Balog: "You can't deny it." No doubt - the iceman cometh." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 9, 2012
3.5/4 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Yes, this is a movie about people talking in rooms. And the talk, at its best, fascinates." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 9, 2012
3/4 99%

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

"A raw history, often cluttered and sometimes repetitive but, when strategies fail along with immune systems, deeply affecting." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 2, 2012
2.5/4 78%

Flight (2012)

"This movie is captivating until it gets uplifting - Flight soars when it crashes and crashes when it soars." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 2, 2012
2/4 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

"The Paperboy is southern Gothic wallowing in the swamp of low camp. And if the wallowing were deliberate, this might have been hugely funny." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 19, 2012
2.5/4 94%

Stories We Tell (2013)

"The film is oscillating from intriguing to dull, revealing to repetitious, frank to disingenuous, and moving to manipulative." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 12, 2012
3/4 95%

The Imposter (2012)

"In the annals of forged identity flicks, this is a towering Everest, dwarfing the deceivers in the likes of Catch Me If You Can and F for Fake." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 12, 2012
3/4 82%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"This flick never pretends to be anything but a bright hall of fun-house mirrors. And there, so gloriously distorted, gargoyles look right at home." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 12, 2012
2/4 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"Just a mediocre action franchise with a solid actor at the head and a travelogue in its heart." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2/4 14%

Winnie Mandela (2013)

"Winnie begins as hagiography and ends in hellish confusion." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 5, 2012
3/4 93%

Looper (2012)

"The dialogue is as clever as the conceit." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 28, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet

Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011)

"For those with an innate interest in Weinstein, the doc will likely seem redundant, just a scattershot compendium of already familiar information." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 24, 2012
1.5/4 51%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"One of those schematic by-the-number jobs that telegraphs its every pitch." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 21, 2012
2.5/4 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"End of Watch suffers from no end of sanctimony." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 21, 2012
2/4 11%

House at the End of the Street (2012)

"Lawrence is perfectly in character yet somehow outside it too, floating above Elissa and the weak movie alike." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 21, 2012
2/4 19%

Inescapable (2013)

"This soft fiction pales before the hard facts." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 14, 2012
2/4 75%

Premium Rush (2012)

"Undeniably, the word "action" does apply, but only as it falls between "class" and "suit."" ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 24, 2012
2.5/4 50%

Hit & Run (2012)

"Hit & Run is awfully hit & miss." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 24, 2012

The Expendables 2 (2012)

"At least it's efficiently and breezily forgettable. What's more, there are laughs too and here's the best part - one or two of them are actually intentional." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 17, 2012

ParaNorman (2012)

"If the story lacks the consistent psychological depth of Coraline, another tale of an outcast finding solace in a parallel world, amends are made during the lovely climax." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 17, 2012
1/4 65%

2 Days in New York (2012)

"2 Days in New York plays like 2 years in Attica." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 10, 2012
3/4 75%

Hope Springs (2012)

"Yes, this is the fascinating stuff, a rare (in pop culture) look at the complex nature of the love-sex equation -- when it's too direct, when it's too vague, when it breaks down completely." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 9, 2012
2/4 20%

360 (2012)

"One thing is remarkable here: the amount of high-powered talent assembled to document the obvious." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 3, 2012
3.5/4 94%

The Queen of Versailles (2012)

"More than a social morality tale, this is a character study, with the title well chosen." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 3, 2012
2.5/4 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"Today's Total Recall does nothing to tarnish the image of yesterday's - 22 years from now, I expect it to be hailed as a classic." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 3, 2012
2.5/4 50%

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)

"Always informative yet never remotely original. The story gets told, we learn something, class dismissed." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 26, 2012
1/4 17%

The Watch (2012)

"Improvisation is definitely The Watch-word, with Vaughn and Hill in particular winging just about every line they speak - most of them filthy, few of them funny." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 26, 2012
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