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
4/5 80% Worth (2021) One of the best movies about that tragic day because it examines the aftermath and deals with the important question: How much is a person's life worth? - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
4/5 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi works because it plays more like a classical martial arts movie than a typical Marvel film. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
3/5 49% Spirit Untamed (2021) An easy and fun watch for kids. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
2/5 95% In the Heights (2021) Lin-Manuel Miranda is gifted, but I have to sort of admit the white elephant in the room on this one, [he] just didn't nail it. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
1/5 19% Sweet Girl (2021) It takes itself super seriously, but it's so clumsy and absurd that it completely botches the easy layup plot... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
0/5 86% The Night House (2021) What does watching paint dry and watching grass grow have in common? They're more interesting than this movie. There's really nothing worse than a dull horror movie. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
3/5 62% The Protégé (2021) The script tries really hard to dodge cliches, but it does ultimately end up cliche. Still, a very watchable movie. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
4/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) One of the best of the conjuring movies, which is saying a lot because there are eight in this franchise. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
1/5 59% Vacation Friends (2021) I've never seen a movie with so many recycled gags and cliches. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
2/5 80% No Man of God (2021) The directing is adequate, but it's really not fresh. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
4/5 84% Candyman (2021) Overly-ambitious, almost to a fault. It's overloaded with ideas...but these beautiful transitions help further explain the origin of this urban legend... - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
2/5 75% Stillwater (2021) Matt Damon keeps things watchable as the filmmakers try their best to... derail the film with poor execution. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) It gets zero points for originality, but it's fun. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 89% Ailey (2021) It's poignant, powerful and balanced... A really great documentary. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 87% Vivo (2021) The animation's stellar, the storytelling though is more kid-like. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 88% Nine Days (2021) Winston does his best to keep the movie afloat. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
2/5 91% The Suicide Squad (2021) I've never been so annoyed by a movie in my entire life... way to gimmicky for its own good. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
2/4 46% Beckett (2021) [A] less than thrilling thriller. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 96% CODA (2021) The Hallmark Channel called and they want their movie back... but anyone with a pulse will find this moving. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
2/5 80% Free Guy (2021) The premise is clever... [but] quickly wears thin. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 67% Respect (2021) Respect is respectable, but it will not leave you shouting "Amen!" - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
1/5 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) I know it's meant to be fun, but it ends up just being tragically painful to watch. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 58% 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 96% 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 37% 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 50% 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 48% 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 52% 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 79% 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 91% 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 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Flat as western Kansas. - Fox 4 Kansas City EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
3/5 37% 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 61% 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 39% 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 44% 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