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Russell Hainline

Russell Hainline
Russell Hainline's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 98% Selma (2015) A joyful, angry, and sad film - occasionally all three in the same scene.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2014
F 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) Marlon Wayans is killing his own potential, screaming his way into comedic oblivion.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2014
B 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) Cheap Thrills doesn't present us necessarily with the most original satire or complex characters, but it's terrifically crafted, anchored by strong performances and a keen build in tension.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2014
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) To those who enjoy the Action Movie Fantasy, Olympus Has Fallen is one of the best examples in years.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
A 93% Captain Phillips (2013) Storytelling in its purest form: it works as a no-fat thriller, yet it achieves nuanced character dimension and thematic complexity‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
6% Battle of the Year (2013) Josh Holloway tries his hardest, God bless him, but Battle of the Year 3D can't even be enjoyed as a blissfully dumb entry in its genre. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
2% Getaway (2013) CRASH. "Slow down!" CRASH. "Pull over!" "Do it. Now!" CRASH.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
B- 43% Closed Circuit (2013) The real star of the film is the camera, forever peering at the actors from across streets, around corners, behind windows, and through gates.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
43% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters doesn't present a world with depth or originality... but as far as cinematic adaptations of young adult novels go, it thankfully strikes the right tone."‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
B+ 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) This is the type of film that should be shown to any teenager aspiring to endeavor a career in the arts.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
D 67% Turbo (2013) Boasts one of the most one-note protagonist in animated film history, some troubling racial elements, and a paint-by-numbers execution that makes this film about the dream to go fast feel painfully slow.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
99% Short Term 12 (2013) It's hilarious, it's sad, it's anger-inducing, it's warm.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) I struggled at times with the stars of the film... the role seems to call for something more brooding and charismatic, and that's sadly just not Affleck's forte.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) As a first feature for writer/director Ryan Coogler, it's pretty remarkable. As a star-making vehicle for Michael B. Jordan, it's a slam dunk.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
92% The Spectacular Now (2013) Its straight-forward execution allows for lovely emotional complications.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
40% Only God Forgives (2013) It's a fragmented affair, relying on its visuals, sound design, and mythological villain to carry the day. It kept me riveted, though by the end I did feel the overall experience was a bit empty.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
B 37% Peeples (2013) Boasts a great cast, plenty of sharp dialogue, and perhaps most importantly, a sincerity and warmth absent from the majority of studio comedies nowadays. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
B+ 52% Oblivion (2013) In a film whose first frame is a memory, it uses its familiarity to us to its advantage. It's like making a sandwich the way your mom used to make them, achieving sense memory of past pleasures.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
C 38% Dead Man Down (2013) It gives us no real themes to marinate upon, yet it gives us very little memorable action in which to revel. It's simply a mish-mosh and a shame.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
C+ 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Underwhelming, as you might expect, but it's quite possibly the best Jack and the Beanstalk film you could imagine the studio system producing. Whatever that means.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
D+ 83% Side Effects (2013) This movie isn't nearly as smart as it wants to be. It's the dunce wearing a valedictorian robe.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
D+ 19% Identity Thief (2013) It's like Midnight Run while at the same time completely missing what makes Midnight Run work. Melissa McCarthy deserves better.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
C 40% Parker (2013) Randomly in the future you'll come upon it late one night on Starz, watch twenty minutes or so, then change the channel.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
B+ 60% The Last Stand (2013) Christmas morning. Tiny puppies licking my face. A plate of crispy bacon. The embrace of a loved one. The last forty-five minutes of The Last Stand.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
F 10% A Haunted House (2013) Neither worthy of my laughter nor capable of inducing sleep. No, this is one of those rare films where its badness turns the cogs of your brain.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
C- 69% Les Misérables (2012) Everybody curse Tom Hooper! Everybody feel the gloom! Everybody give thumbs down to the Master of the Zoom!‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
C+ 68% Love & Air Sex (2014) Thanks to a few charming performances and its offbeat Austin setting, the film is bound to find a home on VOD, where fans of the indie rom-com will likely find it to be a pleasant diversion.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2014