Stephen Silver

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"The new film isn't bad-it's just that every major element is about 15 percent worse than that of the first movie. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 50%

The Accountant (2016)

"Has a really great idea at its center, but surrounds it with enough plot for three movies (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"It's a highly audacious and admirable project, but not a very skillfully made movie (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Plagued by a plot full of ridiculous contrivances, uneven performances, and a third-act twist that's not very shocking. (Splice Today)" ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 32%

Masterminds (2016)

"White trash caricature is the film's default mode, which comes across more as cruel and mean-spirited than anything else (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"As true story-based, blue collar heroes vs. sniveling bureaucrats stories go, one of the better ones. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"Not a whole lot new or illuminating, but on the other hand it's nearly two hours of Beatles music and concert footage (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

" It's a sordid tale, and Albert is not an especially sympathetic or reliable narrator. But the film is hugely entertaining (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3.5/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"It's got the same smart character work and commitment to slapstick as the previous films, while believably adapting the characters to older ages and the passage of time. (Splice Today)" ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
2.5/5 63%

Snowden (2016)

"While it's reasonably entertaining, Snowden adds just about nothing to the conventional understanding of its subject (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 83%

Sully (2016)

"It's really two movies, in which one is much better than the other. But that landing sequence is truly amazing (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/5 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Above-average Oscar bait that doesn't have anything particularly wrong with it, but nothing so special either (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3.5/5 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"A charming, cute, partially fictionalized dramatization of the Obamas' first date- but the film's centerpiece scene fails (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"As blatant Martin Scorsese imitation goes, War Dogs is one of the better ones (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 21, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Fantastic. It's planted in various durable genres, as well as American myth itself, while it's also very much of the moment. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"When Sausage Party is funny, it's very funny. Just leave the kids at home (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 14, 2016
1.5/5 55%

Can We Take a Joke? (2016)

"Overstates its case to a nearly comical degree, as a group of comedians claim censorship that doesn't exist (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4.5/5 99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"Even if you don't care much for improv-and I really don't-you're going to fall for this movie. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 7, 2016
1/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Embraces virtually all of the clichés of the modern-day superhero genre, and all the pitfalls specific to DC's movies- wasn't it supposed to look cool, at least? (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Has some significant blind spots and goes wildly over the top in numerous places, but it's good for a lot of laughs and its heart is in the right place. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 7, 2016
2.5/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Features most of the virtues, and vices, of the earlier entries in the series. Damon's an outstanding hero. There's a superlative supporting cast. The plot is full of intrigue and challenging ideas. But damn, that shaky cam. (Splice Today)" ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4.5/5 69%

Café Society (2016)

"This is far from another Annie Hall rehash, for one reason: it's the best-looking movie Allen has made in many years (Splice Today)" ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/5 81%

Equity (2016)

"Equity has a fantastic idea for a film, and puts the exact right actress at the center of it. It's a shame that it soon devolves into a totally pedestrian financial crisis thriller. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"It doesn't ultimately hold together and the third act is a mess, but there's some wonderful stuff here (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"As with most culture war skirmishes of the past several years, the little boys of all ages are wrong about the new Ghostbusters. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"A well-directed, well-acted effort that's based on a true story, even if it does bend the truth a bit from how things actually happened. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3.5/5 89%

Zero Days (2016)

"Very illuminating, and has most of the strengths and weaknesses present throughout Gibney's work (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"It's structured like a Pixar film, and almost reaches that level of creativity (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2.5/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"It's every bit the stupid, raunchy high-concept comedy that appears in all of its marketing- but very funny stuff is going on at the margins.(Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"Wiener-Dog is no triumph, but if you like Todd Solondz-or dogs-you'll probably enjoy it. " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
0/5 67%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"I don't remember when I've hated a movie's protagonists more. When they were attacked by a bear, I rooted for the bear (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"It's no E.T., I'm afraid. The BFG has its moments, and some pretty great world-building and visual delights, but it's firmly Minor Spielberg. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4.5/5 96%

De Palma (2016)

"Unlike some interviews with directors, he's not sharing stories and anecdotes we've heard dozens of times before. Even more fascinating, the stories of his flops are, in most cases, way better than the hits. (Broad Street Review) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"It pairs two very funny men, who should be hilarious together, but they're not. Among many other failures, the chemistry isn't there (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4.5/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"An improvement over the original, with a perfect payoff as well as a lesson that isn't as belabored as in the first film. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
2/5 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"Incompetent but relatively harmless. But unlike most projects bearing the name of producer Michael Bay, it never descends into pure nihilism. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3.5/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"James Wan is so much better at this than every other director working in the horror genre. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

" It has a convoluted and silly plot and wastes several of the greatest actors working today. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 31, 2016
4.5/5 96%

Weiner (2016)

"Takes its place as one of the greatest behind-the-scenes political documentaries (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 31, 2016
4/5 90%

The Lobster (2016)

" It's a satire that's actually biting, and satirical of something not typically satirized. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 31, 2016
1/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Takes all of the bad things about the original and makes them even worse... of the most excruciating movies in recent memory (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 31, 2016
4.5/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"The Nice Guys is on another level altogether-wildly entertaining and frequently hilarious. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 31, 2016
3.5/5 43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"For a cartoon movie based on a Finnish mobile phone game whose cultural heyday was about four years ago, The Angry Birds Movie is much, much better than it has any right to be. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 31, 2016
4/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Not the best Marvel movie, but does do the best job balancing its obligations, while also boasting the series' best action sequence (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2016
1/5 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Full of bad scenes, glaring plot holes and mediocre performances from normally dependable actors, this is just a stinking failure all around. (Splice Today)" ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2016
2/5 91%

Green Room (2016)

""Just an ugly, ugly film, in more ways than one" (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

""A thoroughly mediocre comedy that not only isn't up to the standard of the stars' TV work, but doesn't let them do most of what they're good at." (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/5 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"Sing Street is no Once, but it's a huge improvement over Begin Again, and a must for anyone who cares about the pop music of the mid-80s. (Splice Today)" ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
4/5 76%

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"It won't go down as any kind of classic. But it's still hugely entertaining, and often hilarious. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
2/5 73%

Miles Ahead (2016)

"Biopics aren't easy; I understand the temptation to go totally unconventional. But Miles Ahead just does everything wrong. (Splice Today) " ‐EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
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