Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 71%

Patrik 1,5, (Patrik Age 1.5) (2010)

"Pretty funny and the humor ran alongside many pleasant and fulfilling arcs. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2010
3/5 69%

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010)

"If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, it would take the entire written history of Sweden to reveal as much about the Scandinavian psyche as these two movies have managed in just under 4 hours." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2010
2.5/5 43%

Surviving Crooked Lake (Portage) (2009)

"These girls are cute, they all have a willowy presence and purposefully youthful sensuality, but they are novice actors and it shows." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/5 86%

After The Cup: Sons Of Sakhnin United (2010)

"Thus the central notion in After the Cup is not the obvious; we can all live and work together to our greater achievement no matter where we are from or who we are. Rather, the question here is-will we-even when we lose the football game?" ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 26, 2010
3/5 94%

Whiz Kids (2010)

"There is true drama in this, which is different from the kind of false drama found in, say, America's Next Top Model. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
3/5 80%

Kites (2010)

"Often terrible, yet completely engrossing film from Indian director Anurag Basu." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
2.5/5 60%

Phish 3d (2010)

Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2/5 83%

See What I'm Saying (2010)

"At once heartbreaking and irritating, enlightening and boring, but frankly not aesthetically well made in any particular way." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2010
2.5/5 75%

Tales From the Script (2010)

"Tales from the Script, which is an awful title that no decent screenwriter would ever choose, is a documentary that features nearly 50 of the film industry's most notable screenwriters talking about their craft and the business it serves." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2010
3/4 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"A dark and brooding story that only gets more disturbing over the course its 152 minute runtime." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2010
4/5 33%

To Die for Tano (2010)

"The film is a low budget masterpiece of scathing satire and pointed allegory." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3.5/5 34%

Formosa Betrayed (2010)

"While it is captivating stylistically, and the primer on the China/Taiwan relationship is great fodder for political geeks, even in its deepest moments of intrigue and pathos this is a cable TV movie at best." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2010
2/5 50%

Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

"This is a damn good TV movie, but it's Black History Month, so it may do a little business." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2010
2.5/5 41%

44 Inch Chest (2010)

"While not wholly unrealistic, it is so untenable as to put off all but the slightly sympathetic." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 60%

Loot (2009)

"The loot here is much more valuable that the items buried, and their recovery once again-priceless." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2010
2.5/5 19%

The Strip (2009)

"This is a fine little movie in every since of the word little." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/5 36%

New York, I Love You (2009)

"Collectively they sum of the parts is not better than any given part, but axioms are a bore, and these parts hold their own just fine -- mostly." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2009
3/5 49%

Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

"If all of this sounds a bit heavy, even dark and scary, indeed some of it is. But it's also very funny, action packed and pithy." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2009
3/5 27%

Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha (2008)

"Strikes one as the amateurish ramblings of an old nihilistic filmmaker engaged in a detailed self-reflection-which it is-but closer inspection reveals not only a coherent narrative but some very clever filmmaking involving elements." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2009
2.5/5 74%

I Sell the Dead (2008)

"For fans of the gory, and those who like vampires in any context (absolutely any context), I Sell the Dead may be a bloody delight...For everyone else, it's just funny." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3.5/5 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Intense, graphically novelistic (though it's an original story) and just funny enough to keep you thoroughly entertained, even while the subtext is of a very serious nature." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2009
2/5 14%

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

"Though one understands the desire to return to one's roots, root rot is always a consideration." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/5 50%

Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

"One part Crash and one part Menace II Society." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2/5 81%

Sex Positive (2009)

"A well-documented look back at this history and these people that most audiences will see when it once it reaches PBS...which it will." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2009
2.5/5 57%

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

"It's a gimmick, but so are horror films and people pay for those, so one supposes some will pay for them in 3D." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2009
2.5/5 52%

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

"About family and forgiveness and coming together as can only happen during the holiday season. And itâ(TM)s Latino/a to boot!" ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2008
2.5/5 64%

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

"The film is about coming out the other side and using your newfound strength to change." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3/5 81%

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

"Though Nothing But The Truth is fundamentally an independent undertaking, it boasts a star cast including Kate Beckinsale, Angela Basset, Matt Dillon and Alan Alda among others who provide the kind of performances for which the majors pay big bucks." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3/5 71%

Were the World Mine (2008)

"So sincere, so earnest in it's desire that everything work out for the best for everyone, that one cannot help but give in to its earnestness and decide to like it, if not love it, despite its few failings." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2008
2/5 16%

I Can't Think Straight (2008)

"This is a tasteful, romantic lesbian flick, and neither romance nor taste is a substitute for hot naked lesbians getting it on." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Bohica (2008)

"BOHICA slips into both didacticism and stage acting on a few occasions, but it never really grates." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2008
3/5 50%

Antarctica (2008)

"It's smart and funny and stylish in a not too obvious way. In other words, it's a good movie, just because it's a good movie." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2008
3/5 60%

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)

"An old-school horror movie with nary a digital effect, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is about exactly what its title implies -- a dude named Jack, who slays monsters." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/5 49%

Before the Rains (2008)

"Here is a movie that the late Ismail Merchant would have been happy to have under the Merchant-Ivory banner. James Ivory is very much alive and working, and one assumes he approves as well." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/5 35%

Tru Loved (2008)

"Every word of dialogue is both written and delivered with the most precious deliberateness and instructive tone." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2.5/5 0%

Talento de Barrio (2008)

"Violence in cinema has become so prevalent that all of its shock value is lost (at least on this critic), but the underlying story here is pithy still." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2008
3/5 52%

Breakfast with Scot (2007)

"A sharp little Canadian drama that draws one in rather wryly." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2008
4/5 59%

W. (2008)

"What's most interesting about W. is that the bits cut from whole cloth are those that offer the film's titular "protagonist" the benefit of the doubt." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2008
2/5 52%

Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert (2008)

"The title of this well-intentioned movie ought to have been, Allah Made Me "Occasionally" Funny: Live in Concert." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2/5 24%

The World Unseen (2008)

"One supposes that a muted drama about the trials of forbidden love set against the backdrop of one of the darker moments in human history isn't to be joyous, but a moment or two of levity wouldn't have killed anybody." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/5 44%

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)

"It's funny, wry, edgy and occasionally insightful -- but it's not a documentary." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/5 0%

Surfer, Dude (2008)

"The movie is about a surfer dude (sans comma), who is an analog dude trying to fit into a digital world, which is like trying to get a square peg into a Calabi-Yau Manifold, which is to say it probably won't work, and neither does this movie." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2008
4/5 91%

August Evening (2007)

"A mature move for a debuting filmmaker." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2008
3/5 50%

The Flyboys (Sky Kids) (2008)

"One of the best action movies you and your kids could see this summer. At least look for it on video." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2008
3/5 23%

Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)

"Crass and vulgar and insanely gay, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild could not be more aptly named." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2008
3/5 91%

Momma's Man (2008)

"It's a lovely movie." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet

Gods and Gays: Bridging the Gap (2008)

"Insubstantially explores one major issue: Why an individual or group might seek the recognition or acceptance of organizations (mainly, but not only, Christian faiths) that not only do not want them, or by doctrine/creed specifically reject them." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/5 62%

Cthulhu (2008)

"As the creepy gives way to the criminal, and ultimately to the genuinely supernatural, Cthulhu maintains its grounding in the sort of real-world interests that holds one's attention without shocking demonstrations like dismemberment or decapitation." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2008
4.5/5 96%

Trouble the Water (2008)

"Trouble the Water is most worthy of all praise, accolade and recognition...If such celebration translated into box office receipts, this extraordinary little movie would be The Dark Knight of documentaries." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2008
2/5 41%

The Longshots (2008)

"Pithy in its real-life origins, even if trite in its formulaic construction." ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2008