Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 64% Relaxer (2019) I can't honestly recommend Relaxer to most readers, but if you like this kind of thing, you'll probably love it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 53% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Nemes' suggestive, impressionistic approach takes some getting used to, but Sunset is worth the extra effort. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 79% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) A satisfying, unsentimental psychodrama. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet We Die Young (2019) Van Damme may be famous enough that he can afford to continue noodling around with different roles and performance styles. But his fellow cast members deserve a lot better than We Die Young. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/4 75% The Wandering Earth (2019) I can't think of another recent computer-graphics-driven blockbuster that left me feeling this giddy because of its creators' consummate attention to detail and infectious can-do spirit. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
1.5/4 71% Lords of Chaos (2019) Akerlund's shock tactics-brain matter, blood spatter, and realistic-sounding howls of pain-are neither shocking nor thoughtful. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
1.5/4 44% The Prodigy (2019) McCarthy's direction is so sleepy that a number of key scenes fizzle out before they can pay off with the next big jump scare. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
75% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Killed Bigfoot and Then Hitler is a real movie - one more emotionally resonant and character-driven than that deceptively goony title suggests. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
1.5/4 71% Piercing (2019) Piercing is an unsuccessful provocation, and I didn't get anything out of it beyond a few wispy ideas about how we may never really understand what we want from each other. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/4 79% Buffalo Boys (2019) While Buffalo Boys may not be everything it could have been, it is sometimes good enough. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/4 48% Escape Room (2019) A sometimes diverting, but overly familiar series of set pieces in search of a good melodrama. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
1/4 77% Genesis 2.0 (2019) This film's biggest problem is its emphasis on media-friendly personalities instead of useful information. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
2/4 6% American Renegades (2018) It's B-movie neophytes trying to sell a slick, but hollow scenario for a high-concept genre hybrid. American Renegades might look good on paper, but it's pretty tiresome on the screen. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
.5/4 32% Between Worlds (2018) If you saw Mandy and wished more Nicolas Cage movies were dark, weird, and personal: watch Between Worlds and be careful what you wish for. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
1.5/4 93% Bumblebee (2018) 113 minutes (and feels longer) of a lukewarm, John Hughes-ified clone of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/4 100% Dead Souls (2018) Like a monolith, this thing just is. It also just happens to be great, sometimes despite and sometimes because of its mega-sized breadth and scope. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/4 92% Mirai (2018) Mirai doesn't really speak for young viewers, just down to them. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.5/4 67% 2.0 (2018) Against all reason-against all common sense-'2.0' works, and in a big, big way. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2/4 88% The Great Buddha+ (2018) Which may sound good, but 'The Great Buddha+' is one of those movies that's much more rewarding to think about than it is to watch. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
.5/4 No Score Yet Speed Kills (2018) I can't recommend Speed Kills to anyone because it's not even good enough to gawk at. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 81% Overlord (2018) A simple mechanism to deliver squib packs and swear words. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/4 67% Welcome to Mercy (2018) A rare horror movie whose creators seriously represent both sides of a dilemma, and is therefore more mature than it seems at first glance. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/4 96% Border (Gräns) (2018) Even the most open-minded viewers may have difficulty relating to the two lead protagonists in Border, a cynical Swedish romantic-fantasy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) There's nothing else in 22 July that you can't find in a good book or newspaper article about Hanssen and his fellow survivors. - Miami New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
55% Martyrs (2008) Martyrs has an intelligence and a dogged determination to do and to say what its predecessors could or would not. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) This Irwin-Allen-sized B-movie mostly works thanks to Goddard's knack for nesting-doll-style narrative compartmentalization and his talent for bringing out the best in his uniformly strong ensemble cast... - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
1/4 47% MFKZ (2018) MFKZ is the kind of barely-there fantasy that disappears from your memory even while you're watching it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1.5/4 18% I Still See You (2018) The main reason 'I Still See You' doesn't come together is that Speer and Fuchs are so focused on complicating their already over-convoluted plot. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) Reduces the terrorist attacks that rocked Norway in 2011 to a crass movie parable: Here's the everyman who overcomes considerable pain and helps put a deadly extremist in jail. - Denver Westword EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
1.5/4 80% Await Further Instructions (2018) An important subject doesn't necessarily make for a thrilling satire/social critique and Kevorkian and Williams simply aren't outlandish enough to land their half-baked ideas about television's dominating influence. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 92% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) A cult hit waiting in the wings. Come for the brutal music, stay for the charming DIY optimism. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/4 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Black, more than anyone else, should have been the one to wind up The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Too bad he doesn't give as much as he takes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/4 59% The Public Image is Rotten (2018) Diehard fans may enjoy The Public Image is Rotten, but there's not a lot here that they-or even adventurous newbies-can't get more of elsewhere. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B+ 32% The Predator (2018) Thirty-one years after the original eviscerated its way through a Central American jungle, fans finally have a worthy successor with The Predator. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Big Brother (Taai si hing) (2018) Big Brother may not stand up to much scrutiny, but it gets the job done. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/4 75% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) While I often enjoy loud, meaningless displays of stylistic excess, this one quickly wore me down. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/4 40% Arizona (2018) Arizona might have worked better as a smart-ass social commentary if its tsk-tsking of consumerist myopia wasn't so consistently on the nose and its plot didn't swiftly devolve into slasher movie cliches. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
1.5/4 66% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Sadly more boring than offensive despite its superficially controversial high-concept premise. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
1.5/4 79% BuyBust (2018) So often bogged down by pseudo-naturalistic long takes and generic cop/robber power dynamics that it makes one wonder what the point of watching such a film is. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
100% The Island (2018) There are no good or bad people in The Island, just a group of hapless schmucks who become more sympathetic as they get more desperate. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
64% Dolemite (1975) Moore's swagger...He's not much of an actor, but he is charming as heck, and comfortable in his character's oily skin. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Most of the gags in this pandering spoof are about their own schematic nature - they're jokes about how you're smarter than the jokes. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
13% 14 Cameras (2018) Unfortunately, Archambault's churlishly over-the-top performance makes it impossible to take 14 Cameras seriously, no matter how you interpret Gerald's actions. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
60% Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang) (2018) You will never have to wait long before ninjas strike, a gigantic eyeball demon attacks, or a monster's blood rains from the sky and transforms into flower petals in midair. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
1/4 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Each new plot development is so slapdash and uninspired that it's impossible to suspend one's disbelief. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
41% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) Cassel's Gauguin [is] both menacing and pitiable enough to make Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti riveting on a moment-to-moment basis. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
83% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) If you don't get too hung up on the film's many contrivances - particularly its uninspired finale and any scene where Lie speaks - you might find The Night Eats the World to be sufficiently moody. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
1.5/4 22% Bleeding Steel (2018) The plot-light nature of Bleeding Steel wouldn't be so vexing if the film's tone and story didn't seemingly shift at random. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
93% A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) (2018) Unfortunately, viewers unacquainted with weight lifting probably won't learn much about Côté's musclemen or their sport just by watching them fuss over their appearances ... - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp may not be the best anything, but, like its perpetually challenged hero, it is plenty good enough. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018