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
1/5 The Grudge (2020) Andrea Chase Verges on the edge of becoming a parody of itself, and not a good one EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
5/5 Joker (2019) Andrea Chase an original thought-piece that builds on the dissonance of the past as a way to conjecture about the future. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
5/5 1917 (2019) Andrea Chase It is a stunning and savage existential exercise, and a thing of overwhelming poetic beauty. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Andrea Chase Rather than a thoughtful piece about the necessity of our society first to praise and then to tear down its celebrities, or the perils of profiling, Mr. Eastwood has dumbed-down the issues by finding the lowest common denominator EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Andrea Chase [C]inematic legerdemain as its cast expertly calibrate their performances so that arch never strays into the certain disaster of becoming artificial. The result is a giddily entertaining, emotionally engaging film that sets a new standard for its genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
2/5 Last Christmas (2019) Andrea Chase [A] lugubrious exercise in muddled storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Andrea Chase Flanagan has devised a seamless reconciliation that is true to both the previous film and novel on which it was loosely based. In fact, he's turned several of the problems into virtues, while making a film that has true horror. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 The Current War (2017) Andrea Chase [S]n elegantly realized intellectual thriller which considers not only the eternal struggle between art and commerce, but also the effect of personalities on inventing the future. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
1/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Andrea Chase A dull and incoherent effort with soupy flashbacks, Interludes of pretentious metaphysics, and astonishingly inert action EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 Harriet (2019) Andrea Chase The brutality is ritualized, the ending no surprise, with only an inspired and counterintuitively quiet performance by Cynthia Erivo in the title role to elevate the proceedings. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Andrea Chase A dark and twisted fever dream of a film that confronts the anguish of the human condition with suitable horror and an equally suitable dash of absurdity EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
3/5 The Addams Family (2019) Andrea Chase [A]s crisp as it is arch EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 Gemini Man (2019) Andrea Chase [J]ust because we >can< so something, does that automatically mean that we should? In the case of pitting an older Will Smith against a younger Will Smith courtesy of slick visual effects, the answer is a resounding no. Make that NO EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 Abominable (2019) Andrea Chase As bland as its eponymous character. Worse, it's one long déjà vu experience of pre-fab whimsy and schmaltz whose greatest virtue is its very forgetablity. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Andrea Chase The script written by director Lorene Scafaria is rife with references to just who got hurt when the bottom fell out of the market thanks to Wall Street elites. It makes what follows, as those strippers fleece them, a spectacle that is deeply satisfying. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
1/4 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Andrea Chase Little more than a soft-core snuff film EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
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