Steve Katz

Steve Katz
Steve Katz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bullz-Eye.com
Publications: Bullz-Eye.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) [Raya and the Last Dragon] is the sort of awe-inspiring adventure that captures both the imagination and the heart. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 98% The Father (2021) It's impossible to imagine what going through dementia must feel like, but Zeller's approach, paired with Hopkins' masterful performance, is perhaps one of the more convincing and arresting attempts at doing so. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
2/5 37% Cherry (2021) Cherry feels like a movie full of people swinging for the fences and popping the ball straight into the sky for an easy out. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
4.5/5 98% Minari (2020) Minari is the kind of film that sticks with you - not because it's shocking or memorable in the way that it tells its story, but because of the quality and the relatability of the story it tells. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/5 95% Soul (2020) A Pete Docter film is strong enough in its own right to be placed in the higher tier of recent Pixar efforts, and while it may stumble from time to time, there's no denying that its heart is in the right place. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 91% Promising Young Woman (2020) Considering the tonal tightrope that Promising Young Woman has to walk, it would have been a surefire disaster without Mulligan's assured and confident acting. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night in Miami takes some time to get moving, but once it does, it turns into something truly special. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is not only an acting showcase but a profound and powerful look at the lives of black people in a particular time. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
1.5/5 55% The Prom (2020) It asserts itself as a big, glitzy classical Broadway musical with tons of choreography and flashy numbers, but the material just isn't there. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 83% Mank (2020) It's all extremely impressive, but it needs a little more than simple visual wonder to be at the level of some of Fincher's best. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
4.5/5 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Sound of Metal doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does make a pretty darned spectacular wheel. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
2.5/5 69% Ammonite (2020) By the time the credits roll, most of the decisions Lee has made in the previous two hours fall into place, but the whole is very much less than the sum of its parts. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2.5/5 57% Come Play (2020) Come Play is a perfectly adequate horror film ... but it could have been a bit tighter and a bit more forceful in its third act. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2020
4/5 93% Love and Monsters (2020) It would be easy to brand Love and Monsters as derivative ... but the whole is worth far more than the sum of its parts. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 87% On The Rocks (2020) On the Rocks is an easy watch thanks to its engaging performances and simple, straightforward premise. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
2.5/5 67% The Glorias (2020) As a whole, The Glorias doesn't have any glaring flaws, but it often feels lacking in ways that are difficult to articulate. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
2.5/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Nearly everyone pays for their actions in some way by the time the credits roll, but the catharsis you often get from seeing bad men receive their comeuppance is muted and desensitized by the nonstop calamity. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A sentence like 'I'm thinking of ending things' can create an expectation of dread, and that's certainly the approach Kaufman takes as he spins his tale. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man expertly preys on the fears of the modern day, deftly weaving those themes into a story more than a century old. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
3.5/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey allows Robbie to truly let loose, giving her the space to develop an actual character beyond the one-dimensional, sociopathic quip machine that she was in Suicide Squad. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The script is its clearest weak spot ... but the rest of the movie ranges from boring to middling to competent, never recapturing the propulsive feel and promise of an early car chase. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2.5/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is at times nauseatingly overwritten and pleased with itself, which is rather infuriating considering that it's a decent little potboiler when it isn't trying so hard. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is a visual wonder, but it's also a tense piece of effective genre filmmaking that puts its audience right in the trenches without a means to escape. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig's transition from actress to writer/director has been impressive thus far, and the quality of Little Women confirms that there's no sign of it slowing down any time soon. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
1/5 68% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell feels like the sort of movie that takes its inevitable Oscar nomination for hair and makeup as seriously as anything else about its production. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is a massive achievement and [the Safdies'] best movie yet. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) [Hanks] is undeniably magnetic from the first frame, utilizing his reputation as one of the true good guys in Hollywood to step gingerly and quietly into the role of one of the most revered children's television personalities in history. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari seems content to glide by on the charisma of its two leads and the sensation of the race, filling in the background with your average biopic fodder. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep has its ups and downs, but you can't deny its ambition. The way to make a sequel to The Shining is to go whole hog, and that's certainly the approach Flanagan takes. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is all about its performances, and those performances are flawless in every sense of the term. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton has assembled a varied, talented cast that handles the material well, and it's surprisingly easy to watch, even if the Tourette's-ness of it all never really stops distracting. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) It's fascinating how much It: Chapter Two feels like a horror take on the huge superhero team-ups we've become so accustomed to in the last half-decade. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) It has an interesting premise, a good cast and a good director, yet it doesn't coalesce into anything worthwhile. It's just there. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 77% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) When the movie gets out of [Øvredal's] way and lets him focus on the thrills and chills, it's at its most successful. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/5 24% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen purports to show us something new by putting women at the front of a mob story, but it ends up telling the same old mob story in a way that doesn't really do the inversion justice. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is a polished, entertaining spectacle - nothing more, nothing less. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
1/5 52% The Lion King (2019) This new iteration of The Lion King actively invites comparisons to its predecessor, and that's a battle it has no hope of winning. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) Despite its shortcomings, Stuber is surprisingly effective as an easy, breezy buddy cop comedy. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 83% Midsommar (2019) There isn't much to Midsommar beyond the shock value, and that has diminishing returns. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/5 33% Shaft (2019) Shaft feels like a time capsule opened too late - an intermittently funny action movie that ends up being too disposable to be worth much of anything. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die isn't the worst movie of 2019, [but] it just might represent the largest gulf between expectations and quality. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 79% Late Night (2019) It hits the beats you would expect from this sort of story, but that's where it stumbles, happy to skate on a wish fulfillment-tinged final act that lands with a thud rather than a sense of triumph. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is more akin to a stage musical, chockablock with wild, fantastical numbers and intricate choreography. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2.5/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is at its best when it embraces the scale and awe-inspiring splendor of these giant monsters. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4.5/5 96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is the sort of big, crowd-pleasing and delightful comedy that doesn't come around as often as it should these days. It's genuinely and uproariously funny. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu squanders its tempting premise and heightened noir stylings on an ultimately unfulfilling mystery. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
1/5 18% Hellboy (2019) A debacle like this seems destined to kill Hellboy dead as an ongoing cinematic franchise, and if this is the level of achievement to be expected, it's better to let it die. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) [Shazam!] revels in its comedy and post-modern self-reference, undercutting serious moments with humor like we've seen Marvel do for so many years now. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4.5/5 93% Us (2019) What Us makes abundantly clear is that Peele is an undeniable talent, so comfortable in his ability to build tension [and] so assured in his use of music, cinematography and editing. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) While there's nothing particularly wrong with The Hummingbird Project or the story it wants to tell, there's also nothing particularly right with it. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019