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Sara Vilkomerson

Sara Vilkomerson
Sara Vilkomerson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Observer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 95% Animal Kingdom (2010) It's hard to take your eyes off Mr. Mendelsohn whenever he's onscreen. So creepy, so seductive, so scary-his stillness is more disturbing than when he's forced into action. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 11, 2010
2/4 81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) When you're 45 minutes into a two-hour film and you've only met two exes, you can't help but start calculating how quickly the rest will be apportioned. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 11, 2010
3/4 96% Restrepo (2010) A documentary so real and unflinching (and at times deeply frightening) that it's hard to watch, but it is one of those film experiences that you'll feel glad about getting through. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 24, 2010
3/4 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) It is all very-very-very entertaining. ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 6, 2010
51% Chloe (2010) With a different cast and director, this movie would be just another fuzzily lit made-for-TV movie. But because of the performances and the rather gorgeous cinematography, one is left wishing that it just could have been something more. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 24, 2010
68% The Runaways (2010) This movie hints at a really fascinating story but just barely scratches at its glittery surface. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 17, 2010
75% Greenberg (2010) It's one of my favorite Stiller performances, perhaps precisely because it is such a surprisingly nuanced turn. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 17, 2010
43% Brooklyn's Finest (2010) Antoine Fuqua is a master of this kind of anxiety -- much like his acclaimed Training Day, there are moments so nerve-racking one is actually afraid to look directly at the screen. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 3, 2010
2.5/4 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) Overall feels uneven, sprawling and strangely incomplete. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 17, 2010
83% Avatar (2009) Did everything make sense? Nope. And you know what? Who cares! Avatar is thrilling, exciting and, best of all, something new that your eyeballs didn't even know they very much wanted to see. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 16, 2009
39% 2012 (2009) 2012 is reminiscent of yesteryear '80s shlock-tastic blockbusters -- total popcorn entertainment with ridiculous dialogue and impossible situations and special effects that will boggle the brain for a good two-plus hours. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 7, 2009
81% Broken Embraces (2009) If you somehow weren't already sold on the ridiculous gorgeousness of Penélope Cruz, this should do the trick. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 7, 2009
89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) It's hard to know what we're missing from the extended cut, but this Red Cliff feels awfully complete to me. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 7, 2009
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) I am not ashamed to admit that I will be the first in line for Twilight part three. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 7, 2009
92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Visually, its a true marvel. Perhaps best of all, it feels like something entirely new. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 13, 2009
73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Something doesn't quite jell, and no matter how gorgeous each set piece is, it doesn't always entirely add up to a complete and satisfying narrative. I couldn't help but think, from time to time, how on earth were these guys allowed to make this movie? ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 14, 2009
83% No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) The family has its struggles, certainly, but even more than a statement about the environment, No Impact Man offers a thoughtful narrative on the compromises of marriage and how this particular couple found a way to meet in the middle. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 9, 2009
57% 9 (2009) One wonders, in fact, if 9 should have stuck with its original short format. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 8, 2009
86% Big Fan (2009) Mr. Siegel nails so many quirky details, and finds humor in the smallest of moments, that Big Fan is surprisingly poignant, too. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 26, 2009
90% District 9 (2009) District 9 is the most exciting science fiction movie to come along in ages; definitely the most thrilling film of the summer; and quite possibly the best film I've seen all year. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Aug 12, 2009
80% Humpday (2009) It's interesting that Humpday, a movie as sneakily taboo-nudging and subversive in a lot of the same ways as Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno, opens on the same weekend but with a lot less fuss. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 8, 2009
68% Bruno (2009) Certainly, the film is worth seeing if only for the fascinating range in reactions (give 'em something to talk about indeed!). ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 8, 2009
44% The Proposal (2009) Bullock is one of those actresses that help prove that, when done right, a romantic comedy can be a wonderfully satisfying thing. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 17, 2009
79% The Hangover (2009) You might be embarrassed by laughing at some of the silliness, but don't be: Everyone else will be cracking up, too. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 11, 2009
89% Moon (2009) The whole film feels like a throwback to classic sci-fi films (think 2001, Blade Runner), days that didn't rely so much on CGI but on good old-fashioned and clammy human panic. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 10, 2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) Did the plot points stick in my head five minutes after leaving the theater? Not so much ... but I know I was having fun while watching. ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 6, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) It wasn't that I wasn't engaged in some of the (many) story lines, it's just that there was never enough time spent with any particular one to so as to become emotionally involved ... which seem strange to say about a movie 165 minutes long. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 6, 2009
92% Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) It's kind of amazing that a film about a sports game where the final score is in the title could be so suspenseful, but Mr. Rafferty manages to pull it off. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 19, 2008
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) It's hard to imagine this film succeeding on any level without Mr. Rogen and Ms. Banks as the leads. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 29, 2008
60% All of Us (2008) Ms. Abt brings out the best in her subjects: Tara and Chevelle and their partners are fully realized, not just poster children for the cause. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 23, 2008
100% Man on Wire (2008) As the film traces how he plotted his Word Trade Center walk, it starts to feel almost like a heist movie, as Mr. Petit and his cronies map out each minute detail over the course of month. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2008
100% The Order of Myths (2008) To say each group takes this tradition seriously can in no way convey the absolute nuttiness and frenzy that filmmaker Margaret Brown has captured. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2008
68% CSNY Déjà Vu (2008) It's fun to see these four guys back together, hair a little grayer, paunches a bit more pronounced (though, weirdly, David Crosby looks exactly the same), fighting and harmonizing just like the old times. ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2008
69% American Teen (2008) Ms. Burstein has infused her film with an ever-rare authenticity and manages to see beyond each kid's stereotype to the complicated screwed-up adolescent they are (and we were). ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2008