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MovieWeb is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Cabin, Christopher Null, Devin Faraci, Eric Meyerson, Fred Topel, Jeremiah Kipp, Julian Roman, Matt McKillop, Nick Schager, Rick Kisonak, Sean O'Connell
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Julian Roman Guy Ritchie's return to British gangsters lacks the sizzle of previous efforts, but succeeds with standout performances from an all-star cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Julian Roman Will Smith and Martin Lawrence continue to be likeable in Bad Boys for Life. The film treads much more seriously than previous installments. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 Dolittle (2020) Julian Roman Dolittle is a delightful adventure that will have adults and children roaring with laughter. Every celebrity actor is matched perfectly to their animal counterpart. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3/5 Underwater (2020) Julian Roman Kristen Stewart does her Sigourney Weaver impersonation in the better than expected Underwater. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2.5/5 Like a Boss (2020) Julian Roman Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne are knockdown hilarious in Like a Boss. The actresses play off each other to great effect. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/5 Cats (2019) Julian Roman Cats has unfairly received withering criticism. If you liked the Broadway musical, you will like the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Julian Roman Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a filet mignon of fan service, a film that checks every box. A few cheers will erupt. A tear or two may be shed. You will certainly be glued to the screen for every second. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Julian Roman Bombshell is spectacularly acted, riveting at times, but pulls punches when it could have landed knockout blows. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
2/5 Hell on the Border (2019) Julian Roman Legendary frontier marshal Bass Reeves gets a shoddy western. Hell on the Border shines a spotlight on the lawman, but fails in almost every other regard. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Julian Roman Avatar hijinks abound in this hilarious sequel. Audiences will howl as the characters return to the video game, but unexpectedly switch bodies. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Julian Roman The Aeronauts has a decent production value, but is not engaging. The film aims for high-flying adventure, but ends up grounded by a rather dull and predictable narrative. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Julian Roman 1917 is an astonishing cinematic achievement. Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins elevate filmmaking artistry through technical brilliance and old fashioned, gritty storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Julian Roman Rian Johnson takes a stellar ensemble cast, then plunges them headfirst into a mystery that would make Agatha Christie swoon. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
3.5/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Julian Roman Queen & Slim is an unabashed love story, a cultural awakening, and an arrow to the heart of a divisive societal issue. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
2/5 21 Bridges (2019) Julian Roman 21 Bridges has a high and bloody body count. The gruesome action scenes can't cover up the brainless plot. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Julian Roman Frozen 2 is a darker journey, but illuminated with breathtaking animation and stunning action scenes. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Julian Roman A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is about facing the darkest parts of your soul and becoming cleansed in the process. It is an achingly poignant film. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
2.5/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Julian Roman Charlie's Angels is not as fun as the earlier versions. The new cast struggles to be charismatic in a recycled, girl power on steroids plot. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/5 Noelle (2019) Julian Roman Anna Kendrick is an endearing lady Santa in a ho hum flick. Noelle never lives up to the potential of its premise or star. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3.5/5 Lady and the Tramp (2019) Julian Roman Disney's live action version of Lady and the Tramp is a wonderful remake of the classic cartoon. Children and parents will surely by delighted. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Julian Roman Ford v Ferrari will have you shifting gears in your seat, laughing more than expected, and possibly shedding a few tears. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
2.5/5 Midway (2019) Julian Roman Blockbuster visual effects, particularly the aerial dogfights, save Midway from being a total clunker. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Julian Roman Doctor Sleep is a compelling film worthy of classic Stephen King. Excellent lead performances coupled with director Mike Flanagan's visual style sucks you in utterly. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Julian Roman Motherless Brooklyn is well-acted, but an absolute chore to sit through. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Julian Roman Terminator: Dark Fate is pretty much a retread of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. While the plot lacks creativity, slick visual effects coupled with monster action scenes deliver the eye-popping wow factor. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/5 The Kill Team (2019) Julian Roman The Kill Team paints a harrowing picture of humanity's worst instincts. Its lean runtime and pragmatic approach reinforcing how easily civilization slips away. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/5 The Current War (2017) Julian Roman A fantastic ensemble barrels through the plot like a steam engine of old. The result is a CliffsNotes/Wikipedia portrayal of seminal historical events. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Julian Roman The Lighthouse immerses you in its disturbing environment and enthralling performances of its two-man cast. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe push the acting craft to the brink. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Julian Roman Maleficent: Mistress of Evil can best be described as Disney's Game of Thrones. It's the infamous "Red Wedding", but with fairy tale characters. Angelina Jolie returns to theaters in a much darker and violent sequel. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Julian Roman Zombieland Double Tap returns with the same infectious humor and fantastic characters that made the original a hit. The cast continues to be a laugh riot. Their wonderful chemistry amplified by a slew of hysterical new characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) Julian Roman Gemini Man has jaw-dropping moments despite an obvious and predictable narrative. The cutting edge special effects, superb action scenes, and engaging lead performances make up for the inane plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
2.5/5 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) Julian Roman Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is an origin story with relationship overload. There's action a plenty and fair amount of entertainment value, but takes a melodramatic step back from the greatness of DC's last two years of animated films. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 Joker (2019) Julian Roman Mental illness, gun control, society's apathetic decay, the chasm between rich and poor; Joker takes a fatalistic dive into heady issues. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/5 Low Tide (2019) Julian Roman Director/writer Kevin McMullin keeps your attention rapt while building slow burn tension. His feature debut thoughtfully explores the characters, but veers into contrivance with a predictable third act. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
1.5/5 10 Minutes Gone (2019) Julian Roman 10 Minutes Gone wastes the talent of two Hollywood greats. Bruce Willis and Michael Chiklis are just collecting a paycheck here. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
1/5 Corporate Animals (2019) Julian Roman Corporate Animals is an absolute chore to sit through. The film's attempt to satirize corporate culture is painfully unfunny. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
3/5 Abominable (2019) Julian Roman Stunning animation and a beautiful score rescue Abominable from being a drag. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
2.5/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Julian Roman The fifth installment in the franchise takes the Taken storyline and ramps up the savagery. Rambo: Last Blood is pure carnage, a bleak and brutal film. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/5 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Julian Roman A blistering account of the infamous lawyer's rise to power and his toxic imprint on American politics. Where's My Roy Cohn? is a fascinating journey that leads directly to the poisoned discourse today. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 Ad Astra (2019) Julian Roman Ad Astra's equivalent to two hours of interstellar therapy accompanied by mind-blowing visual effects. Thankfully the superb action scenes rescue the narrative from introspection overload. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
3.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Julian Roman Equal parts sultry, humorous, and heartbreaking, Hustlers brings a needed female perspective to an industry poorly portrayed by Hollywood. Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez are a lock for Oscar nominations. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 Aquarela (2018) Julian Roman Aquarela can be hypnotic and terrifying at times, but also noisy and overly abstract in long stretches. It is certainly a unique cinema experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
2.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Julian Roman IT Chapter Two has flickers of fright, but is ultimately undone by an arduous runtime. The scares that work are overpowered by big-budget CGI theatrics. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Julian Roman Stanley Nelson teaches a historical lesson on the greatness of Miles Davis. His musical legacy, style, and image is explored. Nelson unfortunately glosses over the domestic violence issues. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/5 Don't Let Go (2019) Julian Roman Don't Let Go has good lead performances, but the overall film is lacking. Multiple plot holes and a conspicuous antagonist defangs the murder mystery. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
3.5/5 Official Secrets (2019) Julian Roman Official Secrets is brilliantly acted by a top tier cast. The characters are thoughtfully explored as they tangle with the political bombshell and real world consequences of the leaked memo. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Julian Roman Angel Has Fallen is predictable and nonsensical, but loaded with explosive action scenes. The third installment of the franchise overcomes a weak plot by delivering the action goods. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 Ready or Not (2019) Julian Roman Ready or Not swings from devilishly funny to stomach churning violence in a breathlessly paced runtime. It falls prey to contrivances in the final act, but is highly entertaining until then. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
3.5/5 ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas (2019) Julian Roman A must see for ZZ Top fans, and anyone who appreciates blues-driven rock and roll. We get real insights into the band's dynamics. The soundtrack is also packed with blues classics and their greatest hits. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5/5 Good Boys (2019) Julian Roman Good Boys is absolutely hysterical; ninety glorious minutes of nonstop laughter. It pushes the envelope with adolescent hijinks, but has a sweetness that tempers the raw vulgarity. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019