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Robert Horton

Robert Horton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 54% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The biggest problem, beyond the nonsensical storyline, is Besson's ear for English dialogue. The movie collapses in a heap whenever DeHaan and Delevingne engage in their allegedly flirtatious banter.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) It's possible you're more impressed with the filmmaker's bravado than with anything the characters are doing onscreen.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/4 83% Hermia & Helena (2017) Things are never quite what they seem in this film's mischievous scheme, and although this idea feels breezy as it's playing out, there's something essential and very human about that observation.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
1.5/4 21% Wish Upon (2017) The usual idiotic decision-making is on display.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/4 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is a combat-mission film and a jailbreak movie, and if you can take the sight of digitally rendered chimpanzees and orangutans enacting Braveheart-style heroics, it succeeds on both counts.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) The material may be at the sitcom level, but watching these performers play off each other is pure pleasure.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Funny without being tongue-in-cheek and epic without being ponderous, Spider-Man: Homecoming is what a summer movie should be.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1.5/4 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Feels like three different ideas patched together and played out in disconnected skits.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola in signature mode, creating voluptuous sights and sounds that disguise a serious deficiency of ideas.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) Fast, violent, and absurd - and the driving is a blast, performed by stunt drivers, not digital effects.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Hero (2017) For diehard Sam Elliott fans, think of this as a bookend to his 1976 cult picture, Lifeguard, in which he played a beach hunk contemplating the meaning of it all.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/4 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Kore-eda has gotten to the point where even when his work isn't top-drawer, it's exceptionally nice to be around.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Bay has now made five of these things. Even at their best (Part 3 was wild fun), they are ludicrous and insane.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1.5/4 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) The dialogue is terrible. Moore and Holt are likable enough actresses, but they sound like Romy and Michelle on a deep-diving expedition.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) The movie prepares us for catharsis, but this proves to be a fake-out. Instead, a less satisfying and more haunting finale awaits.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2.5/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) A Hallmark card of a film, but competently done.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/4 15% The Mummy (2017) This one is going in a lot of different directions at once.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A chewy exercise in melodrama, but it's also up to something interesting. The viewer is being set up for a test: Can we accurately read and interpret the clues of a movie, or will we be influenced by rumor, first impressions, and our own prejudices?‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/4 48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Blissfully unaware of it own comfy worldview.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot is hugely appealing in the role. She and Jenkins have leaned toward Christopher Reeve's first Superman as a model for how to play the role: strong but innocent, a fish out of water.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/4 19% Baywatch (2017) The raunchiness includes male nudity involving a corpse, which is really a phrase that sums up a certain kind of Hollywood comedy in recent years.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The plot is a tired rehash. Still, there's something to be said for big, buoyant spectacle in a summer movie. (I mentioned the ghost sharks, right?)‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 86% The Lovers (2017) It's grown-up and surprising, and there's pleasure to be had in watching two accomplished performers play against each other.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant is the first one that truly feels like an attempt to dumb it down to formula.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/4 35% Snatched (2017) The anything-goes approach that gets a big laugh from a guy getting fatally spiked by a spear gun doesn't sit all that well next to the attempts at mother-daughter reconciliation.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1.5/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) For all the alleged comradeship meant to convey fun-at times Ritchie seems to be nodding at Robin Hood more than King Arthur-the film is joyless.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 50% The Dinner (2017) Intriguing stuff, but the tangled storytelling works against itself.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) What if the cinematic approach to the poet's life could approximate her eccentric punctuation-full of dashes where commas usually roam-her abrupt shifts in focus, and her piercing gaze at eternity? If you could do that you'd have A Quiet Passion‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The fun of the movie is in the characters and their wisecracks ... Five years ago I would not have predicted that the former pro wrestler Bautista would become one of my favorite comic actors, but we live in strange times.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
1.5/4 28% Voice from the Stone (2017) Something like 20 minutes of action is spread out across the 90-minute running time, and the thing feels sluggish even when something is going on.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2.5/4 50% The Promise (2017) The characters are all thinly-sketched stereotypes, but with Isaac and Bale around to provide ballast, at least there's some decent acting going on. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray is better known for intimate, self-serious dramas, and working on a bigger scale loosens him up. There are suspenseful scenes and pretentious touches, but the thing does cast a spell.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Wheatley sees the world as a cesspool where greedy humans get what they deserve and Murphy's Law prevails. Even with a few undeniably outstanding set pieces, that shtick gets repetitious when delivered with a continual smirk.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 69% Gifted (2017) Apparently there's something about seeing a first-grader stride to a blackboard and solve an Einstein-level math equation that is irresistibly appealing.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Other characters return not only from the past but also from the dead, as is the custom in this series. This thing is like a daytime soap opera with car chases.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 80% Colossal (2017) Once Colossal sets its conceptual hook, it pushes its zany premise into authentically uncomfortable territory. It's actually about something.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/4 46% Going in Style (2017) Including a long sequence involving a nonsensical practice robbery at the grocery store, this movie has a huge amount of padding stuffed inside a modest pillowcase. It only runs 96 minutes, but feels much longer.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 30% The Assignment (2017) From its bad-taste premise to its chintzy production values, the film is deranged.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Chastain does something admirable here: She doesn't play Antonina as some kind of ahead-of-her-time superhero, but as an unassuming woman whose steady moral center allows her to persevere in the face of danger.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/4 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The Boss Baby doesn't summon up the magic of Disney or Pixar at their best, but then it doesn't aim for that. This movie wants to be breezy and silly, and it succeeds on both counts.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/4 91% Raw (2017) If anything, Raw is almost too self-conscious about its metaphors; Ducournau is practically writing her own academic paper on Raw while she's unspooling the movie.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2/4 46% Wilson (2017) No matter how outrageous the movie pretends to be, or how often it means to shock us, there's always something conventional about Wilson's arc.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2.5/4 67% Life (2017) It's all about getting from A to B. And on that score, it must be said that director Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) knows what he's doing.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2.5/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) In one scene Mark revisits his celebrated "Choose Life" monologue and revs up a new one-but he comes across like a scold now, taking jabs at cellphones and social media. Suddenly T2 sounds like somebody's parent.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) While I was watching Personal Shopper, I wasn't always sure about its apparent randomness. Then, in a final sequence set in a completely different location, the entire thing snaps into focus.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) There's digital fatigue, too. It's too easy to point out that this movie is almost as much a work of animation as the '91 picture, but all those CGI backdrops do blur together after a while. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Hiddleston is a bust as a dashing adventurer ("Stand on a hillside with one leg cocked" seems to be his acting note), and Larson has the shocked look of someone who wins an Oscar and finds out this is her reward.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) The mood is closer to the gentle melancholy of Peanuts, with which Zucchini shares a wistful air and pumpkin-sized craniums‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The movie's main issue is a warped concept of masculinity, an issue Farhadi explores not by appointing a single villain but by depicting the problem in context.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 67% Before I Fall (2017) This movie carries unexpected weight, and qualifies as a pleasant surprise.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017