Wesley Lovell

Wesley Lovell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 96% Enough Said (2013) "A slate of great performances cap off a compelling look at the way we build up and destroy the very relationships we want to engage in. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 27, 2014
2.5/4 47% We're The Millers (2013) "A great movie it isn't, but it's one hell of a funny excursion. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3.5/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) "The richness of animated detail is more compelling than any substantive narrative insight. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) "A commanding performance by Robert Redford with nary a word spoken. It makes up for the somewhat tedious running time. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 24, 2014
0.5/4 0% The Starving Games (2013) "Even a spoof fan has his limits and this one very closely approaches it. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 24, 2014
2/4 46% Last Vegas (2013) "Five Oscar-winning actors working for a paycheck on a film that lacks a genuinely funny backbone. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 24, 2014
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "An uncompromising look at slavery in the Antebellum South. Anchored by career-defining performances by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o, director Steve McQueen brings his assured directorial mind to a harrowing, but necessary picture. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 15, 2014
3/4 77% After the Dark (2014) "A heavy-handed and manipulative work of philosophical fiction featuring strong performances, but a troubled narrative. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 15, 2014
2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "A simplistic, vainglorious attempt to reboot a popular literary character featuring two extremes of acting: leaden and scenery-chewing. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 15, 2014
3/4 70% The Croods (2013) "A fun glimpse into father-daughter relationships and the power of family to persevere even when the fear of change threatens its very existence. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 15, 2014
4/4 91% Nebraska (2013) "A surprisingly talented Will Forte plays the son of a cantankerous old drunk, the fascinating Bruce Dern, as he takes a road trip to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize that no one thinks he's won. This is Alexander Payne at the top of his game. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 15, 2014
4/4 99% Short Term 12 (2013) "Brie Larson is superb in this brilliant exploration of life in a short term care facility where troubled teens try to find a way to survive in the care of compassionate men and women. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 15, 2014
4/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "A terrific middle chapter with plenty of action, excitement and fun. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) "Anchored by two strong performances from Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 89% Frozen (2013) "It's not the best of the modern Disney set, but it's a sweet, charming, musically diverse film that makes you feel bad for not liking it as much as it wants you to. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3/4 82% G.B.F. (2014) "Employing cliches in fresh and unexpected ways, "G.B.F." is endearing, energetic and thoughtful. Parents shouldn't be afraid of the unnecessary R-Rating. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "A fascinating, if dated look at the AIDS crisis of the 1980's with a central moral that still applies today. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) "A fun, energetic caper that tries hard to make you love its characters, but mostly fails to succeed.. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "A fascinating look at depression, artistry and the struggle of everyone to find a place. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4/4 90% Lincoln (2012) "Spielberg brings a level of tension to what could have been an overly stuff historical period piece. He's supported by a superb cast highlighted by the work of Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 56% Man of Steel (2013) "A definite step-up from the last attempt to revive this character, but there's something still missing from this origin story. Other franchise builders have done more with less, but here that isn't for lack of trying. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 78% Monsters University (2013) "Pixar continues its unabated string of hits with this fascinating prequel to their celebrated "Monsters, Inc." In many ways, this film is better than its predecessor. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
1.5/4 55% Would You Rather (2013) "An ungainly horror film that tries to twist the genre in a new direction, but fails utterly. There are some truly horrific scenes, but nothing worth remembering afterwards. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) "Gru's villainy is replaced by a cloying fish-out-of-water mentality that is tortured by overuse of the minions characters. Still, the film is entertaining and has several wonderful scenes that almost make up the difference. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "From a pure fan-boy perspective, this film packs in a great deal of energy without feeling like a stale Michael Bay film. Guillermo del Toro mixes playful energy with outstanding effects. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 62% Hitchcock (2012) "Without Helen Mirren, James D'Arcy and a few interesting scenes, this flat, lifeless exploration of Alfred Hitchcock's making of "Psycho" lacks depth or a suitable anchor. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 43% Red 2 (2013) "Much of the originality has faded and Morgan Freeman's absence is keenly felt, but the end result is still a fun, exciting adventure. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 67% World War Z (2013) "There are two distinct films here and both are successful on their own terms, but more gritty survivalist story over world-spanning question resolution would have been preferable. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
4/4 75% Since You Went Away (1944) "In a vital period of film history, war films ran the gamut of topics, none more fascinating or heart-wrenching as those of the lives of the people left behind at home. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 70% The Wolverine (2013) "After this Origins film, the Wolverine character had the potentially of crashing and burning. Thankfully, it did not. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 68% Elysium (2013) "While not the slam-dunk that his first film was, Neill Blomkamp has created a compelling vision of a wealth-dominated future. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2/4 26% Planes (2013) "A direct-to-video-quality spin-off that only exists to sell toys. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
4/4 94% Blancanieves (2013) "The best Snow White re-imagining produced in the last few years. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) "A fine follow-up to the first film in the franchise. The series doesn't regress, but it doesn't improve much either. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
4/4 89% Compliance (2012) "A frightening look at the power of authority and the human desire to avoid conflict. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 51% This is 40 (2012) "If this is what 40 is like, someone needs a reality check. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
4/4 97% Gravity (2013) "A modern science-fiction classic that follows a fractured mother struggling to find herself in the vastness of space. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
4/4 75% Out in the Dark (2013) "A brilliant exploration of the challenges facing homosexuals in other parts of the developed world. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) "Two films wrangling for dominance and neither finding the purchase necessary to succeed. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 89% Rush (2013) "Ron Howard understands how to frame intense action sequences, but frequently lacks the emotional leverage to avoid cliché. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 33% Best Man Down (2013) "Finding much of value in this film is tough, but there's enough to keep it afloat. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "A slight improvement over its predecessor, but not much better. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2/4 35% The ABCs of Death (2013) "Far too many bad chapters to be an effective whole. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "An engaging film that sugarcoats Disney history as only Disney itself can. Once you get past the historical fallacies, you can enjoy the artisanship on display. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Dec 13, 2013
B 77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) "This documentary explores the profiteering made by major American corporations as the Drug War continues unabated in spite of data that suggests a different approach might work better. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3.5/4 51% Promised Land (2013) "An engaging film about the dangers of fracking and the crass manipulation employed by its proponents. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 18, 2013
3/4 88% Django Unchained (2012) "Low-level Tarantino inspires exploration, but delivers little more than a blood bath. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 18, 2013
3.5/4 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) "A startlingly good exploration of good, evil and the perseverance of love. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 18, 2013
1.5/4 7% Tomorrow You're Gone (2013) "Stephen Dorff struggles to rise above the plainness of the film's premise. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 18, 2013
3/4 87% Middle of Nowhere (2012) "An imperfect film about devotion and crumbling self-respect. Emayatzy Corinealdi is fantastic. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 18, 2013
1.5/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "A poorly written film with a vibrant palette that cannot hide the wickedness in its soul. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 18, 2013
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