Ryan Oliver

Ryan Oliver
Ryan Oliver's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D 22% Men in Black International (2019) "MIB International" commits an even greater sin than being mind-numbingly dull: it squanders the chemistry between Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
B- 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is a fun, occasionally-funny, and often beautiful to look at kids film that doesn't insult the intelligence of its audience and offers them positive lessons that are earned. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
B- 57% Pet Sematary (2019) The sleek, well-crafted, if somewhat muted "Pet Sematary" update nails the tone of one of Stephen King's most sinister tales. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
B- 95% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A darkly comic look at toxic masculinity. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
C- 57% The Highwaymen (2019) The dull, normcore version of the Bonnie and Clyde story. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
B 80% The Day Shall Come (2019) Morris' movie ultimately says, not all lives matter, many are disposable, and while lacerating in all the right ways, this tragic prank of ruinous consequences is ultimately no laughing matter. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
C 57% Stuber (2019) Really quite hyper-violent, a little nasty in tone, and never as funny as it should be. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
C 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) It's technically impressive and faulty in equal measure, expunging most of the substance in favor of occasionally effective, but mostly cheap, scares. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
B+ 100% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) By keeping the humor rooted in the performances and only letting sentimentality creep in when necessary, Nelson and Schwartz have crafted a film that feels refreshing, unique, and emotional. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
B+ 100% Everybody's Everything (2019) Everybody's Everything is truly sad, due to the tragic circumstances at the center of the story, but also poignant and made with the utmost of love. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
B- 78% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys wins you over with the undeniable rapport between these talented young actors and a sweet message that life will always be in flux, and that it's okay to accept the change. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B 55% The Beach Bum (2019) A hilarious, wild, sometimes problematic and gorgeous-to-look-at comedic cosmic odyssey about finding your spiritual bliss. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
B 94% Us (2019) An eerie and terrifying thriller, a thought-provoking, but muddled look at a fractured America. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
C 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Like taking a spoonful of sugar, Mary Poppins Returns creates a strong high, but the comedown leaves you exhausted and yearning for something much more substantial. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
D 54% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge- for all that it could have said about race and class in America- is perfectly content to provide the bare minimum and deliver some cheap thrills. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B 67% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) The rare horror remake that manages to be superior to the original. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
A- 100% Shirkers (2018) Shirkers is a film that should be experienced more than explained. That sounds like a cop out, but it's an inspiring documentary about the process of filmmaking, the love of outsider art, but also a cautionary tale about trust and shadiness... - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B No Score Yet My Name is Myeisha (2018) My Name is Myeisha doesn't pull any punches, and isn't afraid to remind members of the audience that the issues depicted in this film are not universal. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
D 26% The Nun (2018) There are nuggets of potential in The Nun, but they're ultimately buried in a loud, monotonous experience that plays out like a bad haunted corn maze you just want to leave. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
D- 22% Mile 22 (2018) Many will talk about Peter Berg's problematic jingoism but not enough will be written about how Mile 22 - on its own merits - is a laughably bad film. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
C 30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) It goes on the hunt for something of sustenance but comes home mostly empty-handed, and a good Josh Brolin performance is at least some kind of consolation prize. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
C 18% Death Wish (2018) Surprisingly, Roth's film has more in common with "RoboCop" than Winner's original, but in chasing after that level of prestigious trash, this version of "Death Wish" sets itself up for lofty goals that it can't quite achieve. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
B- 84% Detroit (2017) While "Detroit" may try and cover too much ground and occasionally stumble on its ambition, the sheer visceral power of Kathryn Bigelow's direction is worth championing. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017