Todd Gilchrist Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% The Last American Virgin (1982) One of the things the movie gets especially right is the way in which teenagers are so desperate for grown-up experiences, but their emotions are too volatile to process them.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
48% Skyscraper (2018) Johnson's sheer force of will makes it a goofy, briskly entertaining experience that combines precipitous heights, claustrophobic environments and lots of fire at the expense of physics, logic or good old fashioned common sense.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
1.5/5 52% The First Purge (2018) The fourth installment, a prequel designed to explain the series' origins, feels like a culmination of its consistently undercooked social commentary, somehow serving as an equal-opportunity offender without managing to entertain anyone.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Scruffy, understated and fun, the sequel sidesteps just about all of the gravitas left hanging after the events of April's highly-anticipated superhero crossover.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) A film that somehow pushes past its predecessor's deliberate sense of pointlessness and futility to highlight the imperceptible but essential differences between good and evil in a political landscape increasingly obfuscated by shades of grey.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) A sequel that works much better when it's exploring the filmmaker's ideas dramatically than when it's serving as a soapbox for cranky opinions about technology, parenting, and gender roles.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom clears the extraordinarily low bar of being better made than its predecessor, but screenwriter and executive producer Colin Trevorrow crafts a follow-up to his own capital-b bad film with a story that's even broader and dumber.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A film comprised entirely of information whose significance was determined decades ago, "Solo" explores events that shaped Han Solo, but seems actively at war with itself over how much to humanize the most irresistible rogue in the galaxy.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
90% The Gospel According to André (2018) Chronicles singular creativity and skill gravitating to its perfect field, and one extraordinary man's evolution into an institution unto himself.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 utilizes the character's popularity as a MacGuffin for more rapid-fire jokes, but errs too far on the side of that clownishness to stick the landing once director David Leitch pivots to a payoff that's (slightly) more serious.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
26% Overboard (2018) To be filed under "not great but more charming than anyone might expect."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2.5/5 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Longer than a bonus feature for the already exhaustively-presented Exorcist, but not quite long or complex enough to be the feature-length exploration of real exorcisms it aspires to be - effectively, an infomercial for his earlier work.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
26% Traffik (2018) Every scene takes about twice as long as it feels like it should, and the characters far too often make an escalating series of implausible and/or stupid decisions.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Between top-notch visual effects and the only man charismatic enough to dwarf three giant mutated animals, Rampage provides enough destruction to give audiences their money's worth even if afterward they'll feel as leveled as the cities on screen.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Jeff Wadlow concocts a horror movie around the concept of truth or dare that is precisely what you expect, with one exception: there isn't one scary moment in it.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
49% The Miracle Season (2018) Mistakes an inspiring true story for one that needs or deserves to be told cinematically; it isn't awful, but it's not a film, it's a tribute.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Steven S. DeKnight mostly ignores all of the tangible details that made the first film such a preposterous charmer, crafting a sequel fixated more on corporate intrigue than the reason anyone watches Pacific Rim: TO SEE ROBOTS FIGHTING MONSTERS.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) A nerve-wracking, remarkably timely movie about the unwanted attention women receive from men, and the often-unpleasant consequences of trying to speak up about it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
49% Flower (2018) A collection of great performances, led by a truly exceptional one, in search of a script that's worthy of them.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
1/5 18% Death Wish (2018) A tepid remake of an already dubiously executed movie that inexplicably doesn't even double-down on those elements that would best antagonize its critics to make for something, well, if not gleefully irresponsible, at the very least memorable.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation asks some big, essential questions, and the biggest thrill comes from watching a film astute enough to know it doesn't have all the answers, leaving its audience to emerge changed by the experience, but not yet knowing quite how.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Keep Watching (2017) At barely 90 minutes, Keep Watching is thankfully brief, hustling through its expository introduction towards some empty suspense and poorly-photographed violence.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
63% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) A Futile And Stupid Gesture is, ultimately, anything but pointless, exploring an important moment in pop culture through the life of a man who captured its essence as well as the people who made him an institution.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
63% Peter Rabbit (2018) Suffering under a tirelessly "hip" script by Gluck and Rob Lieber, not to mention James Corden's typical desperation to please in the title role, poor Peter is only slightly less appealing than The Simpsons' focus-grouped pup Poochie.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
41% Den of Thieves (2018) Christian Gudegast lacks Mann's peerless technique and moral complexity, but for a movie so conspicuously wearing its chief influence on its sleeve, the first-timer employs an appealing, restless energy that gives his homage its own life on screen.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
26% Bright (2017) Bright takes a bunch of gobbledygook from The Lord of the Rings, liquefies it in a blender and pours it liberally over the same "corrupt cop comes to a moral crossroads" blueprint that Ayer has been copying since Training Day.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
87% The Post (2018) Steven Spielberg celebrates shoe-leather newspaper reporting with a bone-dry chronicle of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers that unexpectedly doubles as a tale of female empowerment.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) PT Anderson returns with a seductive, deeply dysfunctional love story about a domineering artist and the woman who refuses to come second to his genius.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The biggest crime Branagh commits is wasting one of the most impressive ensemble casts in recent history, reducing Poirot's 12 suspects to one-dimensional background characters.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Petra Biondina Volpe skillfully balances the personal and political in a spirited, rousing chronicle of Switzerland's women's suffrage movement, filtered through the experiences of a handful of locals.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
30% Leatherface (2017) Directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo lay on visual style as thick as the corn syrup used for their buckets of fake blood while Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff try in vain to lend dignity to the film's lousy, anemic premise.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) It's hard to tell if Happy Death Day is a smart movie masquerading as a dumb one or vice versa.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
75% 11/8/16 (2017) If nothing else, 11/8/16 showcases the sad fact that there is no such thing as "too soon" any longer, because it captures not just a moment, but uniquely, a single event that changed the past, present and future all at the same time.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
92% Barracuda (2017) Cortlund and Halperin breathe new life into a well-worn premise by creating two women whose points of view are equally valid, and then letting their conflict unfold without resorting to manipulative payoffs or simplistic resolutions.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
90% Wheelman (2017) Wheelman probably works better as a technical exercise than the white-knuckle thriller it aspires to be, but those eager to watch another The Driver (or, surprisingly, Locke) will find much to admire in Jeremy Rush's debut as a writer-director.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) More than a featurette or biography, it's a companion piece that shows precisely how real people can be heroes right alongside the fictional ones they create, just by learning how to be themselves and living that truth.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
89% Bodied (2017) A remarkable tribute to an underrepresented art form and a to-the-minute conversation-starter about intersectionality, political correctness and cultural appropriation dropped like a bomb into the midst of America's fractious political climate.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Wrongheaded, mean, oblivious and over the top, Brawl In Cell Block 99 is a mess of an action movie, while managing to be a complete disaster as a social drama.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
95% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
87% Thoroughbreds (2018) Thoroughbreds is handsome, occasionally intriguing, but mostly empty -- the kind of movie where people are too busy falling over themselves applauding its polish and performances to notice that their prize winner never gets out of the starting gate.‐ Wizard
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
86% 1922 (2017) Too often actors playing rural roles mistake "slow" for "stupid," but Jane pinpoints Wilfred's mental acuity without rushing through reactions that feel anachronistic or phony.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Jolie the woke celebrity and Jolie the artist seem caught at a crossroads with this film, juggling instincts that put her inner Terrence Malick and Ken Burns at odds with one another.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) Works best when it's trying to replicate the rhythms of a pulpy page-turner and least when pausing to consider the deeper implications of politics and personal responsibility in a post-9/11 world.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Bell's sophomore effort as a director pushes the multitalented actress' promising filmmaking career in the wrong direction with a regressive, uneven effort that can't decide whether to be cynical or sentimental.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
7.5/10 96% Ratatouille (2007) Ratatouille is a triumph that not only pays tribute to the spirit of discovery, but revels in the fun of making a few of its own.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015
93% Enchanted (2007) Enchanted is as conventional as the films it tries to satirize.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2014
74% Kelly & Cal (2014) It's a film that takes its characters and their crises seriously, allowing them to fully explore their situation before providing them (and the audience) a genuine roadmap for finding their way through.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2014
60% The Signal (2014) Even as its reach ambitiously exceeds its grasp, The Signal is a calling card heralding the arrival of a promising new talent who offers a welcome rejoinder to small-scale formula.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) While an improvement over its 2012 predecessor, director Marc Webb's follow-up is ... camp without conviction; a Batman & Robin-style scenery chewer in a Batman Begins era.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
45% The Art of the Steal (2014) "The Art of the Steal" won't trick audiences into thinking they've seen anything new, but it's just clever enough to keep them distracted from realizing that they haven't.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2014