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Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 52% Unbroken (2014) "A difficult drama to endure. ... But those who choose to take this trip with Jolie will be rewarded by a handsome, harrowing Hollywood tribute. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/5 72% American Sniper (2015) "Clint Eastwood's best film in years - though it should be noted that we can claim this because recent films like Jersey Boys, J. Edgar, Hereafter, Invictus and Gran Torino have been mediocre disappointments. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "There's nothing small about Scott's effort (including its mistakes), but if you bought a ticket searching for eye-popping Old Testament spectacle written on the largest piece of digital parchment, then Scott delivers you to your Promised Land. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3.5/5 86% Top Five (2014) "A relentlessly filthy and unbearably entertaining crowd-pleaser that actually needs to be seen in a theater with a lathered-up group. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Dec 10, 2014
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "An emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual tour de force for leading actress Reese Witherspoon. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Dec 9, 2014
3/5 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "Belongs to that rare collection of comedy sequels that are as good, if not slightly better, than their successful predecessors. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/5 82% Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014) "What Hell has in spades, though, is a manic energy that's becoming the calling card of Sono's filmography. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3.5/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "An intelligent love story that touches the heart by exploring the sacrifices both parties made to cope with Stephen Hawking's debilitating disease. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Nov 5, 2014
3/5 67% Laggies (2014) "The latest contemporary comedy to tap into the lighter side of Keira Knightley. For that reason alone, it's worth seeing. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3.5/5 85% John Wick (2014) " A badass, stylish piece of genre filmmaking. But it's also a kick-ass 65-minute story banging around in a 96-minute package. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 22, 2014
1/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "Predictability is The Best of Me's greatest sin. The screenplay might has well have been a game of Mad Libs, where plot devices are lifted straight out of previous Sparks books and shoehorned into this bland narrative. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/5 77% Fury (2014) "I can't say that I like Fury. But I begrudgingly admire the director's intense commitment to the misery of combat, and the atrocities of war. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 22% Dracula Untold (2014) "I don't want what Dracula Untold is selling. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "A spellbinding make-or-break movie aimed at those who have ever wanted to be good at something. At anything. It's one of the year's best films. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3.5/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "A heartwarming, culturally significant, though possibly ill-timed drama about survival, community and the strong bonds of family. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4.5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl features Fincher working near the top of his game, crafting exquisite, chilly, below-the-line production work as he solicits career-best performances from his handsomely put-upon leads. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3.5/5 65% The Maze Runner (2014) "I'm on board with finding out what happens next. Can there be a bigger compliment? " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2/5 41% Tusk (2014) "The problem with Tusk, ultimately, is that it doesn't hold up to scrutiny as a movie, despite its assemblage of commendably unusual scenes. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 16, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "I could dig, analyze and appreciate Foxcatcher for years. All of that being said, Foxcatcher is remarkable. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 15, 2014
90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Morten Tydlum's The Imitation Game is a first-rate biopic, a thrilling espionage game that's beautifully crafted and acted. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "It holds a mirror up to a major city in a modern time, but introduces a psychotic, sociopathic tour guide who instantly becomes one for the ages. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
60% The Equalizer (2014) "The Equalizer remakes a 1980s TV drama. But it reclaims some of Hollywood's '80s attitude, in the process. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) "With all due respect to the male actors, I walked out of Jason Reitman's new Men, Women & Children in awe of the ladies... and its their stories that stick with me days later. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Sep 8, 2014
1/5 25% As Above, So Below (2014) "This is a terrible film. Just an ugly, disappointing exercise that actually had potential, if it somehow could have landed in the hands of a director who understood the function of a camera. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1.5/5 34% The November Man (2014) "The cinematic equivalent of a Golden Parachute, a paycheck role in a burgeoning franchise that may pad Brosnan's retirement fund but asks very little - in terms of performance - from its rugged, disinterested lead. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2/5 35% If I Stay (2014) "Like the car riding along that snowy road, the movie starts to swerve into uncomfortably melodramatic territories, and it isn't long before any forward progress established by director R.J. Cutler smashes into an embankment, as well. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 71% What If (2014) "'What If' is 'When Harry Met Sally...' for the current generation. I guess you could call it 'When Harry Potter Met Zoe Kazan....' Has anyone used that yet? No? Good, then I'm stealing it. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3.5/5 35% The Giver (2014) "Jeff Bridges is so amusingly philosophic in the spectacular role of mentor and sage - the overly experienced veteran who has so much to share with his younger cast mates but needs to pick and choose his moments. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Aug 17, 2014
3/5 44% Wish I Was Here (2014) "There's whimsy that could have landed on the cutting room floor. Braff would realize that, if he were cranking out reflective melodramas like this once every other year, instead of once every other decade. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jul 20, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "It's a wonder, on every level, that a movie like Boyhood can exist. It's even more amazing that it can be as good as it is, while coming together under impossible odds. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "This groundbreaking, challenging and immensely rewarding sequel offers audiences a veritable feast consisting of mature science-fiction themes, complex emotional performances (both human and digital), and riveting combat set pieces. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 28, 2014
2/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) "A dull film, and that betrays the doo-wop energies and disgruntled behind-the-scenes dramas that helped make Jersey Boys such a beloved story for countless theater audiences. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 86% Borgman (2014) "Borgman burrows under our skins by being different. Ironically, the fact that it's so different might scare the bulk of its potential audience away. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 14% Blended (2014) "Blended... will appeal to a proven audience who appreciate what Sandler and Barrymore do together, and might even surprise a few skeptics who dismissed the 47-year-old comedian as a viable leading man. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 22, 2014
4.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "The best, most complete and most entertaining X-Men movie we've ever seen. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 12, 2014
3.5/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "Do you know who is really funny in Nicholas Stoller's Neighbors? Like, "steal the show" funny? Zac Efron. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "The Spider-Man movie fans have been waiting for, and the best Spidey movie we have seen to date. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 24% The Other Woman (2014) "Add The Other Woman to [Mann's] lengthy highlight reel, and imagine how much better the industry would be if execs could figure out how best to use her talents. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
1/5 47% Heaven Is for Real (2014) "No matter your religious preferences, you'll find it tedious and pandering - unless you worship at the altar of boredom. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/5 73% Oculus (2014) "The power of Oculus lies in its female leads - three generations of red-headed ladies who each bring fiery passion to this slow-burning, demonic-possession story. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/5 76% Noah (2014) "Exactly the type of large-scale, ambitious, challenging, flawed, provocative and button-pushing type of cinematic experience we should hope to get when a strong-willed auteur like Aronofsky is given an exceedingly large budget. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/5 41% Divergent (2014) "A worthy introduction to a familiar yet still extraordinary universe that hedges its risks to reach a teenage demographic but still teases more than enough potential. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/5 66% Bad Words (2014) "This is Bateman at his "Batemaniest." " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3.5/5 79% Veronica Mars (2014) "A triumph for the show's rabid fan base, a fun excursion for relative newcomers, and tangible proof that, sometimes, deceased shows deserve new life. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3.5/5 80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) "I can't think of the last time I've had as much fun with a kinetic, confident time-travel comedy. Probably the original Bill & Ted. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/5 21% Son Of God (2014) "The movie is the textbook definition of "preaching to the choir," [going] through the holy motions and playing it incredibly safe. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 15% Endless Love (2014) "Every generation deserves its own Say Anything, it's own Some Kind of Wonderful. Every generation, however, isn't lucky enough to have its own John Hughes, or its own Cameron Crowe. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4.5/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) "Hysterical, inventive, emotional, imaginative and eye-poppingly busy ... an absolute home run. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3/5 34% Labor Day (2014) "To nitpick the details means that you'll overlook (and miss out on) some poetic observations about family, the father figure, small-town dynamics and the natural force of the human touch. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "A solid-enough foundation has been laid, and pieces exist to keep Paramount and Pine in the Jack Ryan business for the immediate future. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) "A hard-hitting, bloody account of a failed combat mission, giving enough time to the man who survived, as well as to the men we lost. " ‐ CinemaBlend.com
Posted Jan 8, 2014
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