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Stephen Rebello

Stephen Rebello
Stephen Rebello's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 96%

La La Land (2016)

"It isn't merely that Chazelle has made a film with eye-popping color and bold lighting, fantastical sets and characters showing their souls in movement and rhyme. He's made it feel revolutionary and brand new, even when it's as old as the hills." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Dec 7, 2016
4/4 87%

Jackie (2016)

"Although often gut-wrenching, the movie is supremely compassionate toward its subject. Yet Larrain and Oppenheim pull no punches when it comes to Jackie, who emerges as incredibly complex." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/4 60%

Allied (2016)

"As a tribute to old-time Hollywood genre moviess, Allied is the goods -- stylish, suspenseful, utterly artificial." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"With Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan has delivered a quietly devastating sucker punch of a film about the persistence of hope in the face of unfathomable loss." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Through Adams and Renner's performances, we share dread, wonder, frustration, panic and transcendence as they begin to interact with the "Heptapod" aliens that evoke memories of the work of H.G. Wells and John Wyndham." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Nov 10, 2016
72%

Prometheus (2012)

"Prometheus is so visually ravishing with stunning special effects... But the characterizations are thin and one-note, leaving most of its talented cast members without much interesting to say or do before they get [killed]." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3.5/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Doctor Strange is Marvel's most visually splendiferous movie yet." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Hanks can do lots of things beautifully, but even he stumbles over the script's eye-rolling contrivances, expositional dialogue and general dullness." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Oct 27, 2016
1.5/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Look, a Jack Reacher movie doesn't have to be great, but it does have to be better than other vigilante flicks like, say, John Wick or Blood Father. This one isn't. " ‐Playboy Online
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Entertaining and preposterous." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"At least Burton seems more in tune with the material than the director has in years. And when things get dull, there's Eva Green making it all worthwhile. When she's off screen, you're on your own." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 76%

The Lovers And The Despot (2016)

"As a look into the vagaries of the filmmaking process, as a peek behind the veil of a deeply unknowable cultural landscape, as a gripping thriller, The Lovers and the Despot is well worth a shot." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 61%

Snowden (2016)

"[Gordon-Levitt's] meticulously dialed Snowden voice sounds much less rangey and more matter-of-fact than his usual onscreen voice. You feel the painstaking weight of his efforts. It takes some getting used to -- but after a while, it works." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"Sully won't just please crowds and evoke tears but, in an angry, ugly time in our national history, it should also resonate deeply with many." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Even with all the good stuff, The Light Between Oceans too often shines dimly." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"It's a sharp and savvy thriller for an age in which more than half of Americans seem to feel less secure than ever -- a fear that politicians tend to stoke despite violent crime and violence being down significantly since the '90s." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2.5/4 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"The movie's not as lacerating or memorable as it has every right to be. Then again, it's a big studio-financed corporate thing, and it's still got a nice bite." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Although you can pretty much guess how things are going to play out in the finale, the ride is so satisfying, bleakly funny and well-acted, you almost wish the cat-and-mouse games would never end." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 98%

Little Men (2016)

"Little Men needs no explosions, no CGI, no dramatic pyrotechnics. It just sneaks up and wallops you." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Jason Bourne delivers plenty of red meat, no question. Now if Damon and Greengrass can only bring back the heartbeat and complexity." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"You keep pulling for The Infiltrator to break on through to something special, but it's largely an imitation of other, better movies." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"There's nothing new in Star Trek Beyond, the latest installment in the venerable 13-film series, but its least inspired stretches still manage to play like a crowd-pleasing and exceptionally well-acted Star Trek clip show." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Feig spends an awful lot of time on an awfully scant plot, and the digital effects-bloated flick is awkwardly paced and clumsily edited and rarely generates big enough laughs, scares or interest in the characters." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/4 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Wise and funny, it's got glorious photography by Stephane Fontaine and a tone shot-through with melancholy, loss and regret." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/4 35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"All the sped-up and slo-mo footage in the world won't disguise the weird attempt to morph the Lord of the Apes into just another comic book superhero franchise." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Finding Dory is charming, very funny, touching and more than a bit repetitive but never a bore." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 17, 2016
77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"There's way too little danger and too much method in the cushy, tasteful, icy cool A Dangerous Method." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 14, 2016
82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"With little dialogue but a world of emotion in his face, eyes and body, [Andy Serkis] not only keeps us on our toes but also has us rooting for the apes to trounce humanity." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3.5/4 98%

The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)

"The Wailing is a grab-you-by-the-throat stunner, by far the best thrill machine of the year so far." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"The Conjuring 2 is a great showcase for Farmiga and a pretty good excuse for an early-summer scare or two." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Me Before You is calculated and shameless, and it steamrolls its way over some pretty complex issues." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"X-Men: Apocalypse isn't bad enough to kill a huge money machine franchise. But if any band of superheroes could stand a cinematic intervention, stat, it would be these freaks and geeks." ‐Playboy Online
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Even with occasional flashes of edge, there's an unexpected coziness and sweetness about Neighbors 2 that may resonate a lot more strongly with the ladies than with dudes." ‐Playboy Online
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"It's a well-made, well-meaning piece of entertainment, and it's grown up." ‐Playboy Online
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Massive, overstuffed, overlong and yet fleet-footed, witty and terrifically entertaining." ‐Playboy Online
Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/4 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Unlike, say, old comedy movie teams of the past, Key and Peele aren't joined at the hip; both act in and write other projects for other people. But when they do their next movie together (yes please), let's hope it growls rather than just purrs." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Glum, messy, dull and brazenly patched together from a dozen better [films]." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 90%

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"Barbershop: The Next Cut poses serious questions and-quite a feat -- even generates some big laughs while doing it." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 52%

Demolition (2016)

"Despite welcome flashes of dark humor, Demolition is phony and shot through with clichés." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Apr 7, 2016
92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The movie stays clear of jingoistic grandstanding or chest-beating. But the people who've made it have every reason to crow; this is by a mile one of the very best movies of the year." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3.5/4 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"A breezy memory film with period details as dead-on as anyone expect from Linklater and without a mean bone in its body, it's a twangy, loping charmer." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3/4 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Midnight Special is a slow burner -- tense, somber and very sad." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"It's a credit to director Trachtenberg, in a remarkably self-assured feature directing debut, that he lets the actors, including John Gallagher (The Newsroom), make a good script even better." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2/4 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"In the end, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is too watered-down and formulaic to be what the source material suggests it could have been: a pitch-black surreal comedy on the order of Robert Altman's M.A.S.H." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Mar 6, 2016
1/4 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"Triple 9 is all pose, noise, flash and phony grit without a point, let alone a point of view." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/4 91%

The Witch (2016)

"The Witch is so diabolically good that it sends genre expectations -- and appreciative members of the audience -- straight down the booby hatch." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Feb 19, 2016
1/4 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"If Zoolander 2 were a high-ticket fragrance, it would be called Desperation." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.5/4 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"For all its "Hooray for Hollywood" sparkle and highly welcome down-with-Hollywood bile, this dream machine blows its gaskets with too many flat non-scenes, stale jokes and pointless cameos." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/4 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"[Deadpool] is filthy, degenerate and seriously pervy, and Reynolds -- decked out in red and black spandex, sporting two katanas and white canvas where eyes should be -- is every bit as flip, funny, nasty and self-deprecating as you'd want." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Feb 10, 2016
0.5/4 30%

Mojave (2016)

"It's so criminally self-conscious that you might find yourself wondering why it turns out to be such a misery. Make that: an unintentionally funny misery." ‐Playboy Online
Posted Jan 29, 2016
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