Wade Major

Wade Major
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Film Critic, Boxoffice Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
33% America: The Motion Picture (2021) This is a hot bucket of vomit and one of the worst films I've ever seen in my entire life. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
100% The Ladykillers (1955) It takes all these wonderful twists and turns. It's very funny and clever. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
91% No Sudden Move (2020) This is the Soderbergh film I've been waiting for him to get back to... You may need to see it multiple times to put it all together, but it's a wonderful film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
100% The One and Only Dick Gregory (2021) It's amazing to see all of these lives compressed into one film, and you get this magnificent tapestry of this incredibly complicated but incredibly gifted man. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
53% The Tomorrow War (2021) It mashes up too many movies in a clumsy way, and it ruins a promising premise. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
50% Long Story Short (2021) It's a wonderful trick, and I think [writer-director] Josh Lawson is super clever. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
47% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) It's very impressive to look at, but there's just no story there... It is a lot of effort for something that is ultimately very charmless. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
49% The Forever Purge (2021) It took forever, and I wanted to purge. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
50% Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet (2021) The problem is that it spends an hour telling you why we're doomed and then very quickly tries to wrap up in 13 minutes what we can do about it, much of it not sounding realistic. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
No Score Yet Grace and Grit (2021) It's very ambitious, but it doesn't feel like there's a narrative direction to it. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
88% Undine (2020) Minor Petzold... Entertaining, but not amazing. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
27% Gully (2019) It's very stylish -- it's very impressive in that respect -- but it doesn't seem to go anywhere conclusive or say anything meaningful. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
59% Edge of the World (2021) At long last, Sir James Brooke finally gets his due on film. And it really is a terrific film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
49% Spirit Untamed (2021) A very peculiar and belated sequel to a film that I didn't think was that inspired in the first place... A very misbegotten movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson have wonderful chemistry, especially after three films now. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
100% The Penny Black (2021) Even though it never really pays off all the intrigue that it sets up, it's still really a fun ride. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
93% Spring Blossom (Seize printemps) (2021) It just feels so authentic and the lives feel so lived-in. It's a really impressive effort. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
92% The Last Days (1999) Still very much one of the most powerful Oscar-winning documentaries of the last quarter century. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
92% Final Account (2021) A superb documentary... It is an amazing collection of voices who sometimes contradict each other. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
74% When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl) (2019) It doesn't go to any great dramatic heights... But it's so beautifully made, and Caroline Link is such an exquisite director. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
61% Into the Darkness (De Forbandede År) (2020) It doesn't end -- it stops... It's as though the two-and-a-half hours you've invested were a complete waste. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
90% The Dry (2021) Eric Bana hasn't been this good in years. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
88% Dream Horse (2021) It's that predictable dish that we've eaten so many times before, but we love it. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
3/4 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) ...the fact that it's so expertly put together makes it a seriously refreshing way to emerge from the pandemic. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2021
19% The Virtuoso (2021) I'm sorry that it didn't wrap up in a more inventive way, but I really did enjoy it until it got there. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
66% Eat Wheaties! (2021) As dark and icky as this movie seems from the outset, it does win you over. That's entirely to do with Tony Hale. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
75% Percy vs Goliath (2020) We know all the beats of this story, but the reason we're watching is because Christopher Walken hasn't been this good in ages. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
40% Things Heard & Seen (2021) It's a haunted house story that we've seen before... The scares and chills are not really that scary or chilling. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
92% Limbo (2021) Eventually, what you find is not really an absurd world, but a really charming world. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. It feels like a movie salvaged from the early 1990s. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
52% Four Good Days (2021) For whatever its familiarity, I'm willing to forgive it because the performances are so good. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Yeah it's silly, but it's a lot of fun. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
100% Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020) It's a beautiful score by Evan Call. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
No Score Yet Lamb of God: The Concert Film (2021) It has wonderful vocal performances. A splendid piece of music, but it is really just a concert film.... so just know that going in. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
47% The Good Traitor (2020) It felt underdeveloped and low-grade in production value. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
35% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) Oh dear. I hate it when people I love make movies that just aren't very good. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
44% Shoplifters of the World (2021) There's a lot to enjoy here -- the performances are good and it's nicely made -- but I can't get with the central concept. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
54% The Vault (2021) It's off-the-charts ridiculous and contrived, but if you can forgive that while enjoying the performances and the craft of the filmmaking, you'll have a good time. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
84% Nobody (2021) Fresh, enjoyable, and interesting. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
50% The Marijuana Conspiracy (2020) It gets a little mawkish at times and wears its themes extremely on its sleeve, but the period recreation is beautiful, the performances are absolutely perfect -- the actresses are just wonderful -- and I can forgive it for its flaws. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
92% Tina (2021) It's a beautiful film about an amazing, beautiful woman. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
3.5/4 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) while it's indisputable thatAvengers: Endgame is the better overall movie... it is not an exaggeration to say that Zack Snyder's Justice League is the more ambitious and emotionally resonant one. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
78% Son (2021) It really doesn't do anything we haven't seen before and the script is fairly routine, but as a director, Ivan Kavanagh does have some flair. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
95% Stray (2021) A really interesting tapestry of what is actually going on in Istanbul today, and a lot of it is quite incendiary. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
42% Boogie (2021) I think [Eddie Huang] represents a unique perspective on American culture... I found his point-of-view interesting. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
90% Keep an Eye Out (Au Poste!) (2018) It's a hoot. Not a really meaningful hoot, but it's a fun sit. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
83% F.T.A. (1972) This is an amazing time capsule... It captures the era in really remarkable fashion. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
97% The Truffle Hunters (2020) I'm glad these guys are doing what they're doing to fuel my appetite, but the movie itself is a little too fringe-y for my taste. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
74% Boss Level (2021) [Frank Grillo] is so much fun in this. Mel Gibson makes for a really terrific baddie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
76% Pixie (2021) I haven't laughed this hard at some much senseless violence and murder since Fargo. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021