Shawn Edwards

Shawn Edwards
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Shawn Edwards is a journalist and film critic. As a nationally recognized film critic for Fox 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri he has won numerous national awards including Best TV Film Critic twice by the LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards. Edwards is the co-founder of AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association) created in 2003. He also created I Love Black Movies the popular website, online web series and movie community in 2008. Edwards got his start writing for national hip-hop magazines. He wrote for The Source, XXL and Vibe magazines during the late '90s. He is a life-long lover of movies who began making his own films in the 7th grade. He won several national student filmmaking awards. He is currently writing an illustrative book on the history of black film and is the executive producer of Movie Trip TV.
Publications: Fox 4 Kansas City

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 63% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) It sort of manages to connect and work, barely, but kudos for letting the women be at the center of all this mayhem without them shying from the action. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
5/5 97% Pig (2021) A moody, touching movie. No, I'm not suffering from pandemic fatigue. The movie really is that good. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 38% Joe Bell (2021) A huge missed opportunity... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 38% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Hollywood's push to turn everything it churns out into a cinematic universe is infuriating. Jumbled, confusing and stupid. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 49% Old (2021) The premise is money but the execution is completely broke. It wants to be a classic episode of Twilight Zone but plays like a bad episode of Fantasy Island. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 88% Zola (2021) The execution is a mess. There's a lot here, just wish it was coherent and fleshed out. A definite missed opportunity. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
1/5 47% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) Same as it ever was. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
5/5 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Inspiring and informative. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
3/5 53% The Tomorrow War (2021) A post-pandemic blockbuster easily digestible for comfort viewing. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
2/5 81% Black Widow (2021) Loud, clumsy and cinematically desolate. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
2/5 42% The Ice Road (2021) Predictable? Yes. Cool action? Yes. The fact that it's on Netflix makes it a more tolerable watch. Just go with it. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3/5 59% F9 (2021) Arguably the most successful franchise in cinematic history...like wrestling, unbelievable but highly entertaining...just go with it and enjoy. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
4/5 90% Luca (2021) Playful and beautifully-animated, this may be the most easily-digestible Pixar movie ever. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
4/5 66% Fatherhood (2021) Not a comedy, but a moving and sophisticated drama. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
3/5 70% Blue Miracle (2021) Never bored, briefly in my feels... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
4/5 74% Cruella (2021) Both lead actresses are fantastic, and Cruella is energetic and spunky... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
2/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Not nearly as enthralling as the original, the director lazily copies and pastes... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
4/5 98% The Father (2021) An absolutely stunning performance in an absolutely heartbreaking movie. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
2/5 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Flat as western Kansas. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
3/5 38% The Marksman (2021) Yes, Liam Neeson phones it in once again, but at least it's a decent conversation. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
1/5 63% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) I never believed for a second that Angelina Jolie was a fire jumper. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
4/5 88% Oxygen (2021) Mélanie Laurent is phenomenal. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
2/5 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) [Chris Rock] drops dialogue throughout the movie like he's in full stand-up mode. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
4/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) Adams is the best actress working today and she proves it in The Woman in the Window. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
2/5 75% The Mauritanian (2021) There are moments of brilliance and stretches of nothingness... This highly controversial and important story deserves a much better movie. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
3/5 40% Things Heard & Seen (2021) The examination of the couple's dysfunctional marriage is more effective and scarier than anything else in the movie... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
3/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) It succeeds with its own vibe, funny, family-friendly and loaded with positive messages. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
4/5 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) The action is first-rate and the entertainment factor is sky-high. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
4/5 68% Monster (2019) A gut-wrenching drama, though not an easy watch...it has a blistering power that strikes a nerve. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
3/5 47% Here Today (2021) Slightly dated and predictable. But there's something nice about the mush factor and it's just funny enough. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
3/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) So much profanity, even I blushed...the first 20 minutes are beyond brilliant, but the rest is slacker silly and hammy light... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
1/5 5% Vanquish (2021) It proves that even legends have bills that have to be paid...what else explains Morgan Freeman's participation? - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
0/5 25% The Unholy (2021) It commits the sin of not being very scary but utterly boring as well. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
2/5 62% French Exit (2021) A seriously dreadful experience... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
3/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) It more than unleashes the camp, in a movie unafraid to admit exactly what it is...grand-scale silliness, about the titans of the big screen... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
0/5 77% Bad Trip (2020) No one should be subjected to this. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
2/5 84% Nobody (2021) A festival of violence...it sounds and feels so familiar. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
2/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Pointless best describes everything about this movie. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Dutch (2021) The Iceberg Slim-inspired storytelling is inspired... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
2/5 37% Cherry (2021) Casting is key, and this movie's biggest flaw. He's out of his element in the bigness of this role...the film is too showy with too many tricks, none of which work... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) It proves to be a joyful fantasy adventure. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
3/5 72% Coming to America (1988) Eddie Murphy is a genius, the original is arguably the funniest movie ever made...not a bad movie, but more nostalgic than funny, a cinematic greatest hits package...surprisingly heart-felt, and the fans won't mind the films flaws... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 98% Minari (2020) Powerful, moving and deeply introspective...passionately written and skillfully directed. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
3/5 56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Perfectly captures every nuance, musically and otherwise...a performance so exceptional it covers up the disjointed flaws clumsily directed... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
2/5 69% The Last Vermeer (2020) A bit too twisty for its own good. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2/5 73% Flora & Ulysses (2021) Some times you can dumb things down too far. Disappointing but not completely damaging. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2/5 29% Blithe Spirit (2021) Dated and unfunny. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2/5 94% Nomadland (2021) The pacing was excruciating...the performance left me underwhelmed and impossible bored - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2/5 67% Falling (2020) Some successful, but mostly not... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
5/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Brilliant, intoxicating...man, do these two have chemistry... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021