Tom Horgen Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Horgen

Tom Horgen
Tom Horgen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) In the small pool of big-budget hip-hop biopics, "Straight Outta Compton" is near the top.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) What we have here is an exhilarating epic that mixes comedic and touching moments with some of the best action sequences ever created with CGI animation.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/4 73% Chicken with Plums (2012) For the most part it's a savory treat, much like the titular dish.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2012
1/4 20% For Greater Glory (2012) If Michael Bay woke up one day and said to himself, "I need to make a movie about religious persecution in 1920s Mexico," I imagine it would look something like this.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 31, 2012
2.5/4 66% The Woman in Black (2012) A skillful haunted-house film that will soon evaporate from your memory like the ghostly specter of its title.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2012
3.5/4 83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) In "My Week With Marilyn," Michelle Williams disappears so effortlessly into Monroe's translucent skin that the camera lens seems to fog up with desire. She's that good.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2011
2/4 72% The Dead (2011) Beyond its auspicious premise -- survivors fighting a zombie outbreak against the continent's scorching vistas -- there's little else to chew on here.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/4 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Here's what's missing: tension, drama, and most of all, a sense of wonder. This is a superhero movie, isn't it?‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2011
2.5/4 36% Prom (2011) "Prom" is pure bubble gum, from its shiny wrapping to its mushy insides to its fleeting aftertaste. And sometimes, there's nothing wrong with chewing bubble gum.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2011
2/4 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) "Mars Needs Moms" doesn't crash-land into "Yogi Bear" territory, but it definitely doesn't soar to "Toy Story 3" heights of animated grandeur.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2011
1.5/4 21% The Rite (2011) A horror film that goes nowhere very, very slowly.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2011
2.5/4 43% Faster (2010) Johnson's movies work best when he's playing his funny opposite. Comedy is hard. Badass is not.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2010
3/4 90% Ahead of Time (2010) The film packs a staggering amount of Gruber's life into 75 minutes.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2010
2.5/4 No Score Yet Four Boxes (2009) "Four Boxes" has its funny spots, and when the plot finally revs up, it delivers some freaky moments. But did we really need a triple-twist ending?‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2010
3/4 80% Catfish (2010) And you thought MySpace was scary.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2010
1.5/4 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Eventually, Stone allows the squishy love story between Jacob and Winnie to take center stage. It's a mistake.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2010
3.5/4 93% The Town (2010) As an action movie, The Town is good. But as a moody character study, it can be mesmerizing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2010
4/4 90% Lebanon (Levanon) (2010) It is a grisly experience, and one of the greatest war films I have ever seen.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2010
3.5/4 72% Machete (2010) It's absurd, absolutely insane and a lot of fun.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2010
1.5/4 53% Going the Distance (2010) A foul-mouthed rom-com carved from Apatowian intent, but it feels more like a sketch of a movie than the real thing.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2010
2/4 51% The Switch (2010) Aniston and Bateman find a funny chemistry together, and the film's bemusing setup unfolds with wit and charm. As 6-year-old Sebastian, Thomas Robinson steals every scene he's in.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010
2.5/4 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) What's the point of being clever if you're just going to follow it up with enough flaming-sword action and exploding bad guys to make our pupils hurt?‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2010
2.5/4 78% The Other Guys (2010) McKay has surrounded his lead with a wealth of guest stars and a funny script that borders on being manic.‐ Charlotte Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2010
3/4 78% The Other Guys (2010) Do we really need another buddy-cop comedy? While stupefying, the answer is, surprisingly, "yes."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2010
1.5/4 29% Dear John (2010) If the teenage girls sitting in the preview screening were giggling at this film's awkward sentimentality and its nosedive of an ending, maybe a rewrite was in order.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2010
1.5/4 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) Is this a drama about a father's loss? No. Is this a political thriller? Maybe, but a good thriller should consistently surprise the viewer. The movie's revelations are met with a resounding "duh."‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2010
2/4 15% Year One (2009) On paper, Ramis and producer Apatow set themselves up for success: The cast is a who's who of funnymen. Unfortunately, the script doesn't give them a whole lot to work with.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2009
2.5/4 51% Notorious (2009) It's as if the filmmakers didn't trust Woolard to carry the emotional weight of Wallace's story. They should have.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2009
3/4 88% Young@Heart (2007) In many ways, this serious side of Young@Heart is what ultimately makes the film memorable.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2008
3.5/4 100% Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007) Wow -- now this is how you make a jazz documentary‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2007
3/4 No Score Yet Yellow (1998) Captures the uneasiness of dating like few other movies.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2007
3/4 60% Electroma (2006) Worth a look if you enjoy pretty images and a simple message wrapped in layers of artifice.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2007
1.5/4 29% Perfect Strangers (2003) It's a movie that fails so miserably in its weirdo aspirations that you'll wish you were watching that bad '80s sitcom of the same name (with Balkie, remember?).‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2004
1.5/4 26% A Slipping-Down Life (1999) Offers some egalitarian posturing, but squanders its message by placing capable actresses like Taylor and Hall into age-old, subservient roles.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted May 27, 2004