Ron Yamauchi Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ron Yamauchi

Ron Yamauchi
Ron Yamauchi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Georgia Straight

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"[Blends] playful spectacle with a sense of bonding among a chosen family." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 29, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Only Holtzmann thrives as a character, as the group's intensely, almost malevolently creative armourer. McKinnon is riveting, in every sense." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 12, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"At worst, it is a respectful attempt to update a golden-oldie character with pop psychology, a moderate, Netflixish level of sex and violence, and current (if not exceptional) special effects." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 1, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"A movie that plays like a series of trailers for expensive disaster movies." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 29, 2016

Inception (2010)

"The main tension of the story is a constant vuvuzela-like interruption in the suspension of disbelief." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 27, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Gunn has certainly given Marvel another successful product, with likable actors, comprehensible motivations, and clear fight staging, set at a pace that could fairly be described as rollicking." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 14, 2016

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"A well-made, somewhat serious-minded adventure flick is a rare thing, even one that does not seem quite as deliciously new as J.J. Abrams's 2009 reinvention -- which is merely to say that it is not my new favourite popcorn flick of all time." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 14, 2016

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"It's an absolutely lavish bouquet to series fans, who get to see the entire X-saga summarized and effectively reconceived through Wolverine's desperate and time-addled perceptions." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 13, 2016

Warcraft (2016)

"The best thing about Warcraft is that it is character driven and feels personal, which is an amazing quality to have in an expensive effects picture." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 10, 2016

Money Monster (2016)

"The problem is presenting the follies of Wall Street as an ordinary crime, the fault of one specific villain who just acted incorrectly. Catch that one guy, and I guess everything is just fine." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted May 19, 2016

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"It also feels alive and true. Despite its grim plot hooks, the jokes mostly land." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 20, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"The movie aspires to be real, groundbreaking, and important in a way that can only recall Will Arnett's Batman in The Lego Movie, a film with more wit, fewer "it was only a dream" montages of gloom, and, truth be told, more believable special effects." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 29, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Like a real family reunion, it is a somewhat exhausting experience, but good enough to make me watch Big Fat Greek Funeral or something." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 23, 2016

Ride Along 2 (2016)

"It's a buddy-cop action comedy of the sort that you have seen approximately infinity times before. It is also, of course, a good Ice Cube movie." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 18, 2016

The Finest Hours (2016)

"This is corny, old-fashioned adventure stuff, down to the hero being so diffident that he seems overwhelmed by his future bride. Then again, it's January. And corn is delicious." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 18, 2016

Deadpool (2016)

"The shock and glory is seeing this loopy sensibility transferred to the screen with little softening and no apology." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 10, 2016

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"It is a story rich with action and tragedy. As a movie, unfortunately, it is leaden and dispiriting to the point where I was wondering what went wrong." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 21, 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"It's a well-acted, fun, and zippy time at the movies." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 21, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"If you don't already love costumed adventurers, this outing won't give you any fresh incentive, but fans will learn more about their heroes." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 11, 2015

Creed (2015)

"Along with Sicario, this has to be one of the most impressively shot movies of the year." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 4, 2015

The Night Before (2015)

"[This] generally cheerful, silly, and recklessly gross movie also feels paradoxically sobering." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Nov 18, 2015

Spectre (2015)

"In terms of mere spectacle, Spectre has some wonderful driving stunts, a tremendous introduction for the character played by Christophe Waltz, and a production lavish in glass architecture and supercars." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Nov 12, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

"On paper, this sounds like ridiculous and fun. Perhaps it should have remained on paper." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 28, 2015

The Martian (2015)

"For putting the science back into science fiction, the movie deserves to be seen. As a great popcorn experience, it will be." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 1, 2015

The Walk (2015)

"In its attention to minute detail of the towers, The Walk also serves as a tribute to something lost, a new fairytale: how these buildings got their soul." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Sep 30, 2015

Black Mass (2015)

"It gives us a Bulger impression by Johnny Depp that is notable mainly for the uglifying hair-thinning makeup. The man is utterly impassive unless strangling people." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Sep 23, 2015

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"Alternately exhilarating, funny, and eye-rollingly corny." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 25, 2015

Babylon A.D. (2008)

"Ultimately, Babylon A.D. is more of an advertisement for an extended and fixed cut, than an outright failure." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 10, 2013

Vampires Suck (2010)

"It is as monotonous and predictable as rain in November." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 3, 2013

Casino Royale (2006)

"It left me stirred, if not shaken." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 7, 2010

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"The result is fairly impressive but ultimately busy and wearying." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

"[Features] some of the least watchable animation since Warner Brothers reinvented Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as kung-fu swordsmen with laser eyes." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 6, 2010

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"This high-intensity rage and the resultant property damage are not just interesting metaphors: they're boffo entertainment." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

"It's a profound movie, and a fine one. I've not even mentioned the visual aspect, which is miles above similar effects pictures, but we would expect that, not the excellence of filmmaking that contains it." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 24, 2006

Supercross (2005)

"My suggestion is to wait for the DVD, so that you can just skip over all the parts that don't make sense, filling in the gaps with dramatic readings from Dirt Bike." ‐Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 21, 2005
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