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Rob Lowman

Rob Lowman
Rob Lowman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Daily News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Psych: The Movie (2017) If you liked the series - you had eight years to find out - you'll like the movie.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) The documentary doesn't overplay the JFK material - there is a whole documentary or two there. It's an important point‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) The film is a breezy, undemanding romp, a nice respite from what's in theaters now.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The real attractions are Bresson's dizzying special effects, hosts of bizarre alien creatures and colorful worlds. Too bad the visuals weren't tethered to something more solid.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The film aims pretty low and hits there.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) The movie seems confused by the mash-up of genres and the rather thick mythology King has laid on. Since it lists four screenwriters, it's now clear nobody got a handle on it.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) Too Funny To Fail amusingly looks at how a series with so much talent crashed and burned almost immediately - even with a lead-in of one of the top-rated Home Improvement.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is another lesson that we need to keep being reminded of about climate change. ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart is magnetic. The film's premise rests on the audience falling under her sway. It almost seems voyeuristic, but even when the film edges occasionally to silliness, the young actress never loses your attention.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) While War pivots around the test of wills of the colonel and Caesar, the movie demonstrates a sense of humor, particularly with Steve Zahn's Bad Ape, who got his name by being admonished so often by humans.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
62% George Michael: Freedom (2017) While the pop singer, as you would expect, doesn't dig too deeply into the more scandalous aspects of his life, the documentary isn't simply self-serving, either.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) The story of female oppression from William Oldroyd ... walks a careful line as the beauty who had been kept cooped up by her husband begins to show her strength.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
90% Girls Trip (2017) It's served well by a likable cast.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The action is plentiful, though not particularly memorable, and, sigh, a sequel has already been announced.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game uses Hitchcockian suspense to create tensions in an age of few restraints.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) Like Apatow's best, it is filled with quirkiness, pathos, drama - there are stakes involved. And the story like real life - and in this case, it was real life - has its ups and downs.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) While I'm not a big fan of superhero movies, Petty Jenkins' Wonder Woman proved to be entertainingly in its own unique way.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
17% All Eyez on Me (2017) The decision to tell Shakur's story from the artist's point of view may have been honorable in its way, but it's not the best artistic choice. Despite the soundtrack, the film feels flat.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) By the end ... you won't feel you know anything new about Houston's life. "Can I Be Me" just raises questions.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) The real reason to watch Bright Lights is for the scenes between Fisher and Reynolds; some are priceless.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 81% Barry (2016) To its credit, "Barry" never aims for profound statements about Obama. Instead, it presents an interesting portrait of someone navigating between cultures in a country that continues to insist on labeling.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/4 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) What the film captures so well -- if imperfectly -- is the tumult inside Billy.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
80% The Ivory Game (2016) While it is wonderful to see rangers, conservationists and activists in the documentary trying to fight and expose this terrible crime, you fear it's a losing battle.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) While not a definitive exploration of Baker's life, "Born to be Blue" does offer a lively portrayal of the man's elusiveness.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!! is delightful fun, a 1980s college romp complete with sex and offbeat hijinks.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Despite how much you know or think you know about O.J. and the case, some moments in Made in America are absolutely jaw-dropping.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
67% Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016) There is a nostalgic wistfulness to it.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) [It serves] up many interesting personal moments. The artist was never dull.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) Nelson's documentary shows that the story wasn't as simple as most people remember today.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
100% Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (2016) Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma provocatively examines the question of what makes a homegrown jihadist. There is no easy answer, of course.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
No Score Yet Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) While Schumer slyly plays off of her own girly persona, she also is willing to take just enough time to make a joke real - use the "cold hard facts," as a sports channel says.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Hollywood and Scientology have often collided, but never quite as explosively as they do in Going Clear, the revealing documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) While Catching Fire could easily stand on its own, it also should make audiences hungry for the next installment.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) The running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes allows plenty of time for lots of explosions and inane dialogue.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
2/4 50% The Zero Theorem (2014) Qohen and Bainsley are quirkily interesting though being little more than cyphers. And as in any Gilliam picture, there are some crazy flights of fancy, but this one is never grounded enough to come alive.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
3.5/4 71% Interstellar (2014) Interstellar is chockablock with philosophical ideas, visual effects and theoretical physics from Nolan and his brother, Jonathan, who co-wrote the script.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
2/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Considering some of the sci-fi dreck from Hollywood in the last couple of decades, Jupiter Ascending isn't that bad of a film, just one we have seen before in more interesting ways.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
2.5/4 89% Séraphine (2009) Rather painterly and a bit distant. It never digs into the messiest of either the artist's or her patron's lives.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2009
3/4 47% La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009) The film doesn't add up to much in the end, but if you like leggy, flirty blondes, dark, brooding tough-guy bodyguards and fussy middle-aged lawyers, it's entertaining.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2009
3/4 83% Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2009) When the music starts playing, it's easy to forgive the film's flaws.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2009
2/4 55% Surveillance (2009) Its dark weirdness turns it into a surreal blur.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2009
3/4 93% Etz Limon (Lemon Tree) (2009) The film, though, belongs to the two women. Lipaz-Michael gives Mira a degree of empathy that's important to the film, while Abbass -- is a striking and formidable presence as Salma.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted May 1, 2009
3/4 12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009) Michael Barrett's cinematography gives the film and the city of Pittsburgh just enough of a picturesque dream-like quality that, like its protagonist, you'll remember.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
50% Donkey Punch (2008) Had they invested more into the characters, Donkey Punch might have been worth noting.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2009
37% The Lucky Ones (2008) As entertainment, the film works sporadically, though Burger never finds a rhythm.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2008
94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) Even when Tell No One's story gets a bit too convoluted for its own good, the cinematography, the acting and especially the action will keep you glued to the screen.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2008
7% Red Roses and Petrol (2008) With her static camera, director and co-writer Tamar Simon Hoffs has done little to move it out of its staginess.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2008
2.5/4 38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) Zohan skirts any real issues, but maybe crass and messy is more reflective of the times and situation.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2008
2.5/4 33% Boarding Gate (2008) [Assayas] has concocted a plot that is dizzying and annoying at times, and it's hard to care about the characters in the shifting story. But B-movie veteran Argento's portrayal of Sandra is like watching a car careening down an incline.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2008
3.5/4 58% First Snow (2007) A small film with Hitchcock-ian overtones, but it's got a strong pulse and keeps you wondering beyond its end.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007