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BlackFilm.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Julian Roman, Kam Williams, Wilson Morales
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Wilson Morales It's a fantasy film laced with comedy where the kids are the big attraction and fun to watch EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 Us (2019) Wilson Morales Peele has given audiences a terrifying, scary thriller filled with skilled acting, complexity, social comment, and a killer soundtrack EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 Nobody's Fool (2018) Wilson Morales While there are the usual messages or lessons we get in his films, this one has plenty of laughs mixed in to have you leaving the theater joyfully pleased. Haddish is funny from the get-go, never missing a beat EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 Night School (2018) Wilson Morales The script does a disservice to the audience that comes out hoping to laugh out loud. With six credited screenwriters, including Hart, director Malcolm D. Lee may have been asking himself, "Who's on first?" EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Wilson Morales Lee has delivered his best commercial film since Inside Man. Not only is it powerful, character-driven with social commentary and politics, but it also has romance and comedy that makes it a pleasurable experience to watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
3.5/5 Ready Player One (2018) Wilson Morales Ready Player One is a pleasurable, fun ride filled with nostalgic references that will bring back the kid in you and make you wish you can stay young like Peter Pan. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
3.5/5 Fast Color (2018) Wilson Morales A story about identity and responsibilities that illuminates on screen through the commanding performances of its female led cast. What's extra special is that the women are Black, which is rare in the sci-fi genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2018
4.5/5 Black Panther (2018) Wilson Morales Black Panther is a hit! It's emotional, powerful and action packed to satisfy comic book fans as well as newcomers who probably haven't seen a Marvel film, but want to experience seeing Black excellence on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2018
2.5/5 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Wilson Morales While Washington delivers another breathtaking solid performance, the film itself is stuck with an incohesive plot and meandering scenes. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 Girls Trip (2017) Wilson Morales This not-so-original but well executed and hilarious comedy is sparked by breakout actress Tiffany Haddish. This is the funniest and raunchiest film featuring a group of actors to come out since Bridesmaids! EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2017
3.5/5 The Wedding Party (2016) Wilson Morales Audiences will be pleasantly entertained with Nigerian director Kemi Adetiba's The Wedding Party, a charming, romantic comedy with a unique international flavor. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2017
3.5/5 Kong: Skull Island (2017) Wilson Morales Kong: Skull Island is an exciting and visually stunning film filled with amazing special effects that should leave audiences ready to see more of this revitalized monster genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 Sleepless (2017) Wilson Morales Sleepless is a mindless, non-stop action film that's contrived, illogical and disappointing. Not only does it feel as if Foxx took on the role for a quick check, but it seems like everyone did the same. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Fences (2016) Wilson Morales Fences is a family melodrama that's well executed from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2016
Creed (2015) Wilson Morales Stallone is not only giving his best performance to since Rocky, but Michael B. Jordan has fully established himself as a leading man to be reckoned with. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Wilson Morales Madea is still the same ole gun-toting big woman that hasn't lost her fanbase, but the while there are plenty of scenes that work, the longer the film plays, the barrel of laughs become empty. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2016
1/4 Nina (2016) Wilson Morales While Saldana gives her very best in trying to embody the essence of Miss Simone with equal support from co-star David Oyelowo, both are confined to a weak script and for Saldana, probably the worst makeup job she's had on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/5 Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Wilson Morales With Barbershop: The Next Cut, not only is this the best of the three, but it packs in plenty of drama and comedy to entertain and educate audiences across the board. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2016
2.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Wilson Morales One cannot walk away without noticing the plot holes that stops the film from being consistent. There are too many "Whats, Whys, and Hows'" being asked in one's mind that leaves them baffled. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2016
2/4 Dirty Grandpa (2016) Julian Roman Dirty Grandpa is a barrel of laughs, just the bottom of the barrel. It is spectacularly perverse, sophomoric, and sexist; with no redeeming social qualities whatsoever. But it's funny, outrageously funny, basking in unrepentantly low brow humor. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 Straight Outta Compton (2015) Wilson Morales F. Gary Gary returns to the big screen with an invigorating, dynamic, no-holds-barred film led by five newcomers who embody the characters they are portraying with perfection. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2015
2/5 Fantastic Four (2015) Wilson Morales If it weren't for its connection to Marvel through the comics, there wouldn't be an interest to keep this franchise from rising from the dead. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Wilson Morales Rogue Nation delivers first rate entertainment from beginning to end. Certainly a non-stop joyride that will continue the franchise should audiences choose to accept whimsical disbelief. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 Trainwreck (2015) Wilson Morales The middle of the film tends to drag a bit, but with Schumer's winning personality along with the supporting cast's dry humor, this film leaves one bursting with laughs and entertained. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2015
3/4 Charlie's Country (2013) Wilson Morales Gulpilil's magnificent performance showcases the struggles that has existed between two cultures on the same land in Australia. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/5 Entourage (2015) Wilson Morales There are plenty of inside jokes that's amusing and the film moves at a good beat, so fans will enjoy it but others may wonder why they came if they hadn't seen the series. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/5 Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Wilson Morales Overall, the pitch isn't perfect, but through the dance numbers and some clever mash-ups, there's enough harmony and charm to leave one satisfied. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 Brotherly Love (2015) Wilson Morales This ensemble film brings in enough elements from comedy to drama that it becomes a moving, enjoyable treat highlighted by surprising performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2015
The Girl Is in Trouble (2012) Wilson Morales Columbus Short and Alicja Bachleda are actually fun to watch in this lighthearted femme fatale wannabe film noir. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 Furious 7 (2015) Wilson Morales While the story ran out of steam long ago, there's plenty of action and excitement that kept the engine going. Another fun ride and first rate entertainment. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2015
3.5/5 Run All Night (2015) Wilson Morales This thriller may be paint-by-numbers with clichés all around, but no one is better at giving you pure enjoyment in this action genre at this time than Neeson. It's "Taken meets The Warriors." EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2015
1/5 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Wilson Morales While the original was clever and funny from start to finish, this painfully written sequel offers the exact opposite and takes away any charm audience were expecting. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2015
1/4 The Interview (2014) Wilson Morales The film feels like a Saturday Night Live sketch that went longer than it should with the writers having no where to go after the laugh meter reached it peak early. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2014
5/5 Top Five (2014) Wilson Morales Top Five is easily the "Avengers" of comedians where the laugh meter never drops from its highest point. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 Camp X-Ray (2014) Wilson Morales Despite the film being slowly paced with some flaws, its subject is worth telling and heightened by standout performances from Stewart and Payman Moaadi. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2014
2/5 The Best of Me (2014) Wilson Morales The film is a huge letdown due to the script. The third act is so much a nonsensical head scratcher that it takes away the alluring romance fans wanted to walk away with. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2014
2/5 Addicted (2014) Wilson Morales While the leads are certainly attractive enough to bring the book to life, the film fails to live up to the melodrama and seductiveness that made the book popular. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/4 The Equalizer (2014) Wilson Morales Washington is the sell, no matter if this film is a retread from the fast-paced, high-octane action thriller genre . EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2014
1/5 No Good Deed (2014) Wilson Morales This slow burn violent thriller is too short (84 min) and predictable enough that the "twist" isn't anything worth talking about or mentioning it by the water cooler. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2014
4/5 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Wilson Morales Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a riveting, well-layered, intelligent and emotional film that will please fans and audiences looking for an evening's entertainment. Easily it's one of the best of the year, and not just a summer year. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2014
2/5 Think Like a Man Too (2014) Wilson Morales What attracted audiences to seeing a film about couples and their relationships with the first film may want to avoid a sequel that has less humor, romance and any substance. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2014
3/4 22 Jump Street (2014) Wilson Morales With a new title, some new faces and an insane amount of action, the story never runs out of steam; which is good enough for an evening's entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/4 The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Wilson Morales Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are so captivating and genuine in their performances, they manage to make this intensely poignant film very moving, romantic and highly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2014
4/5 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Wilson Morales With a reference to several films of the past, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt successfully make everything old, new again in the 'Edge of Tomorrow.' Throughout the film, the story never runs out of steam, which should please and entertain audiences. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 Maleficent (2014) Wilson Morales With Angelina Jolie as a force of nature in this magnificent fantasy, Disney has another entertaining family friendly adventure on their hands. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4/5 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Wilson Morales Singer not only elevates the action to delight the fans and newcomers but he delivers a fast-paced emotional storyline that blends in all of the previous films without confusing anyone. Certainly a first rate entertainment among the Marvel films to date. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2014
2.5/4 Blended (2014) Wilson Morales The jokes are not as funny as their previous films, but as the years go on, it's nice to see that these two can still provide a spark of romance that's appealing in a family film. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 Godzilla (2014) Wilson Morales Nothing beats the 1954 version, but this film is good enough to side-by-side with it. It will make fans of the franchise proud. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2014
3/5 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Wilson Morales Where the first '300' was visually stunning, hypnotic, bloody, and yet enjoyable, this new take is only half of that; mainly brought on by the bravado performance of Eva Green. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/4 The Best Man Holiday (2013) Wilson Morales Here's a film that delivers what the fans have been waiting for. You will laugh, you will cry, but you will be totally pleased by the end result. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2013