Killer Movie Reviews

Killer Movie Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrea Chase
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Andrea Chase This very black comedy plays on the fine line between horror and farce juggles horror tropes and family dynamics with aplomb. And a whole lot of gore. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Andrea Chase [S]putters along to a catawampus of a resolution that is as improbable as it is irritating. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Andrea Chase [Blanchett] possesses that most devastating and dynamic element in the actor's repertoire: the ability to surprise, even jolt, an audience with every choice. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 Luce (2019) Andrea Chase [L]ess a film than a political dialectic on race and class in these United States, and a brilliant, exquisitely performed one at that. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3/5 Brian Banks (2018) Andrea Chase It's [Hodge's] performance that makes BRIAN BANKS the film its makers intended it to be: a feel-good film about a broken system. And this is also its failing. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Andrea Chase Fueled by a cocksure attitude, a healthy dose of ironic self-awareness, and the undeniable star power of its three eye-candy leads, this spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise is a pleasant enough diversion. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Andrea Chase and a land of fragile dreams, transactional relationships, and the manifestation of the dark side of it all in the form of Charles Manson EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
5/5 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Andrea Chase Enlightening, disquieting, and compelling in its absolute fearlessness, it's a quirky J'accuse worthy of Zola, and just as scathing. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Andrea Chase takes the coming-of-age story into complex territory with an imperfect hero whose vulnerabilities serve as his imperative to prevail. Plus, a cracking good story that races across the screen the way Peter's heart does when he sees MJ. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 The Best of Enemies (2019) Andrea Chase By acutely observing the process, by letting each compromise sink in for the character, and for us, it becomes a kind of catharsis for the characters as they find their way, and for us to hope for the better angels of everyone's nature. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Andrea Chase a tale of bucolic splendor, ecological harmony, and psychic terror, it's a wholly discomfiting, deliciously macabre experience EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
2/5 Anna (2019) Andrea Chase No. Just no. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 Plus One (2019) Andrea Chase A gangly teddy bear with a Jimmy Stewart vibe, and a slight reserve to his beatific smile, and a barely contained Valkyrie of snarky impropriety. You can't help but root for these two crazy kids. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Andrea Chase Sluggish in pace, uninspired in execution, itsL has sucked the life out of the franchise rather than breathed new life into it. Where's that neuralizer when we need it? EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Andrea Chase Jarmusch uses the awkward pauses and flat affect of the genre's acting style and transmutes it into a rarified, ahem, deadpan perfection of comic timing. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
1/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Andrea Chase Suffers from direction that is both obvious and flat, visual effects that are uninspired and lifeless, and writing that is all of the above and worse EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Andrea Chase This a film where the restraining field is activated after a monster is revived, and the emotional arc of any given human is less fully realized than the irritation these monsters obviously feel about having to interact with any of the scurrying humans. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
2/5 Brightburn (2019) Andrea Chase a 20-minute story stretched to feature-length with tedious swaths that may have been intended as suspense, but instead feel like so much padding to increase the running time. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
3/5 Aladdin (2019) Andrea Chase One ponders why a film that has committed so much money to creating effects then skimped on everything else. One further ponders why Disney tasked Guy Ritchie, known for the gritty action flick, with directing a musical aimed squarely at the kiddies. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Andrea Chase PARABELLUM works beyond being short on story with its stylish, sumptuous visuals and Reeves himself. He is a minimalist in front of the camera, making for a pointed contrast to the other elements in which he works EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 Red Joan (2018) Andrea Chase More concerned with the dialectic than the drama as Trevor Nunn employs a deliberate, but finely observed pacing, it is still an intriguing film about a woman constantly underestimated by everyone but herself. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Andrea Chase The characters, and the actors playing them, make this an exercise in pure popcorn fantasy doused in just enough sentiment to keep us engaged between wisecracks and yet another eye-popping effect. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
1/5 Hellboy (2019) Andrea Chase Monty Python without the humor as it scampers across the British landscape questing in vain for a film worth watching. Keep questing HELLBOY. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Shazam! (2019) Andrea Chase There is a wondrously cheesy sincerity to SHAZAM! that makes its weak spots irrelevant. It is, in many ways, as pure of heart as its champion, and just as giddy about discovering that magic is real. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
4/5 Maze (2017) Andrea Chase Mixes the suspense of plotting an escape dependent on split-second timing with the psychological games the prisoners play with the guards and with each other. The result is a film that is gripping for reasons not usually associated with suspense films. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Andrea Chase Korine might be trying to say something about the self-indulgent decadent excesses of the 1% and of those burn-outs, but what he has created in THE BEACH BUM is a film that is a paean to his own self-indulgent excess EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 Giant Little Ones (2018) Andrea Chase Reveals the narrowness, and ultimately, the futility of something as finite labels, and asks us why we would ever need to impose them on ourselves. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Andrea Chase The idea of twinned bodies with share souls, the one at the mercy of the unwitting other, is a proposition into which much can, and should, be read. The overlay of a stunning tale of horror is the opposite of a distraction. It is the point. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Andrea Chase Full of unexpected compassion and humanity, HOTEL MUMBAI is also a harrowing retelling of the 2008 takeover of the fabled Taj Hotel in Mumbai by terrorists whose zeal for religion had been twisted into something horrifying. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
5/5 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Andrea Chase Using the tropes of a suspense thriller, [Gibney] drops subtle clues about Holmes' personality that are at once troubling and tantalizing. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Andrea Chase The final part of the trilogy is the equal of the first two without being a repeat of either installment. Bringing the story of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless, the Night Fury he befriended, to a close takes on the bittersweet reality of growing up EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
3/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Andrea Chase Fueled by Rebel Wilson's deadpan irony, the thorny path to true love takes just enough unexpected twists (and jabs) to keep the proceedings fresh by keeping us all in on the joke. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/5 Patrick (2018) Andrea Chase The film and the eponymous pug who plays him, are sly charmers who take a fairly predictable plot and make it a cozy experience well worth the investment of your time. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Andrea Chase The virtues of those who are legally criminals contrasted with the obtuseness of those enforcing the status quo poses a conundrum for the viewer, as well as a bit of cinematic poetry. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
3/5 The Upside (2018) Andrea Chase ...the unmatchable chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart saves this film. I would even go so far as to say that they elevate it. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) Andrea Chase To see McAvoy fully realize each persona with such fluidity, sometimes with nothing more than an expression and a brief sentence, is a thing of wonder to behold. The film in which he shows off this feat of thespian derring-do is anything but. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
0/5 Holmes & Watson (2018) Andrea Chase The stunning lack of entertainment value in a film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is almost a body blow, such is its unremitting ineptitude. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Andrea Chase Through it all Momoa's muscle ripple as the camera objectifies his beauty in a way that is usually restricted to women. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Andrea Chase It's a thing of beauty, intelligence, and social consciousness that evokes not just a sense of wonder, but also of infinite the possibilities that changing a point of view can provide. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Andrea Chase Just when you thought the Spiderman franchise might have finally run its course of endless reboots comes the film that that reinvigorates both animation and the super-hero origin story. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
1/5 Robin Hood (2018) Andrea Chase It's all very silly in a spectacularly unengaging way. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
4/5 The Front Runner (2018) Andrea Chase A thoughtful, anarchically lively, film about the obligations of the candidate and the responsibilities of the press that force us to question both. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Andrea Chase Not just an intriguing character study of a talented but difficult writer of one New York Time bestseller now on the skids, but also a perceptive consideration of writing as both an art and as a business EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
3/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Andrea Chase Fortunately, Malek, working with a script that is more a series of standard tropes than compelling story, presents the right mix of outrageous ego, savage wit, languid ennui, & vulnerable insecurity that makes him empathetic even Mercury is being a jerk. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/4 Hunter Killer (2018) Andrea Chase A curiously inert attempt at an action film played out in a form reminiscent of a barely competent industrial film rather than a taut suspense flick. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Andrea Chase . . . passionately acted and masterfully told BEAUTIFUL BOY, is a film that is savagely tender in mood and execution EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Andrea Chase an engrossing thriller punctuated with gunshot blasts and tidy conundrums about both right and wrong and about innocence and guilt. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
2/5 Venom (2018) Andrea Chase The most interesting thing about VENOM is Eddie's phone. It survives punishing battle and a prolonged dip in San Francisco Bay without ill effect. A film about its exploits, now that's a superhero flick that I could have gotten behind. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2018
2/5 The Predator (2018) Andrea Chase it's all a muddle of a script that seems to have been constructed from the cinematic equivalent of baling wire and chewing gum. The cut-rate, generic chewing gum. The kind that doesn't really hold its snap. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 A Simple Favor (2018) Andrea Chase The humor, courtesy of Kendrick's skittish vulnerability resonates as more than mere frippery, while the twists, turns, and screeching switchbacks with which the story abounds makes for a meticulously plotted mystery that engrosses and confounds. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018