Las Vegas Weekly

Las Vegas Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Geoff Carter, Jeffrey M. Anderson, Josh Bell, Michael Wilmington, Tony Macklin
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Too Big to Fail (2011) Josh Bell Although it's handsomely directed and competently acted, Too Big, even with its narrow focus on the events of fall 2008, tackles too much story with too little narrative drive. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018
2.5/5 Hostiles (2017) Josh Bell It's a simplistic emotional arc that Cooper portrays with maximum self-importance. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2018
1.5/5 Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Josh Bell A lot of scenes of characters running from one place to another, things exploding for no reason, and empty dialogue exchanges about saving and/or destroying the world. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/5 12 Strong (2018) Josh Bell The bravery of the real soldiers is buried under a mountain of hokey sentiment and rah-rah bluster. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 Call Me by Your Name (2017) Josh Bell It's a sensual celebration of young love and lust. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/5 The Commuter (2018) Josh Bell Once the breakneck pace of the speeding train stops in the third act, all that's left is the increasingly elaborate and idiotic conspiracy storyline, which Michael has to unravel. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
3.5/5 The Post (2017) Josh Bell Molds real life into a crowd-pleasing story without sacrificing the underlying honesty. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 I, Tonya (2017) Josh Bell The movie's level of confidence and style immediately blows the preconceptions away. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 Molly's Game (2017) Josh Bell Sorkin lets his writing do the talking, and his words (delivered passionately by Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, among others) carry the movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 All the Money in the World (2017) Josh Bell Features a number of taut, suspenseful set pieces and strong performances from Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Josh Bell Beautiful and occasionally moving, if not quite as emotionally rich as it aims to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 Downsizing (2017) Josh Bell Part satire, part domestic drama, part political commentary, and almost all a disjointed mess. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Josh Bell Proves that there's no reason a movie that exists primarily to refresh a studio's intellectual property can't still be fun to watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
2.5/5 The Greatest Showman (2017) Josh Bell The broad performances, simplistic emotions and slick songs might eventually win audiences over, but only because they're too worn out to resist. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 Wonder Wheel (2017) Josh Bell Allen's dialogue is so stilted and artificial that no amount of Serious Acting can make it convincing or meaningful. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2017
2/5 Ferdinand (2017) Josh Bell The jokes are mostly painful, the voice work is perfunctory and the story's themes are muddled. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Josh Bell [Johnson] does his best work in The Last Jedi when he stops trying for narrative complexity and just stages some cool outer-space action. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 Thelma (2017) Josh Bell A mesmerizing story about a teenage girl whose repressed sexuality manifests itself in dangerous telekinetic and telepathic powers. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 The Disaster Artist (2017) Josh Bell It might not be as amusing as discovering the mind-boggling awfulness of The Room for the first time, but it's a decent intro to the madness. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 The Breadwinner (2017) Josh Bell The filmmakers know when to pull back and lighten the mood, and the hand-drawn animation is always lovely and expressive. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2017
2.5/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Josh Bell For every genuine emotion that McDonagh evokes, he can't resist undercutting it by showing off. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 Coco (2017) Josh Bell It's the kind of story Pixar has told before, but there's enough variation to make it feel fresh. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 Lady Bird (2017) Josh Bell Lady Bird is only beginning to mature by the time the movie ends, but as a filmmaker, Gerwig proves that she's already there. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 Justice League (2017) Josh Bell It never does more than fulfill its minimum obligations. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 Tragedy Girls (2017) Josh Bell Tragedy Girls never quite gets below the surface of online narcissism, as much as it strains for relevance. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 Wonderstruck (2017) Josh Bell Haynes and his talented young actors capture the overwhelming joy that can come from discovering the secrets of the world. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 The Florida Project (2017) Josh Bell It's a celebration of the camaraderie and optimism of people whose lives could be seen from the outside as desperate or sad. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Josh Bell It's hard to think of a good reason to bring this familiar character's most familiar adventure to the screen yet again, and Branagh never quite finds one. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Josh Bell Lanthimos knows how to push buttons and antagonize his audience, but here it just serves to make his movie less effective. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Josh Bell Waititi creates a fun, relaxed vibe among Thor and his allies, particularly the now more articulate Hulk and the sullen, perpetually drunk Valkyrie. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/5 All I See Is You (2016) Josh Bell The story is slow and vague, with underdeveloped hints at a '90s-style erotic thriller or a romantic weepie. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/5 Thank You for Your Service (2017) Josh Bell It's an admirable effort that never quite transcends its hokey educational trappings. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 The Snowman (2017) Josh Bell The movie is disjointed and sometimes hard to follow, with scenes that start or end abruptly, narrative threads that go nowhere and poorly inserted flashbacks. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2017
3/5 1922 (2017) Josh Bell It's a solid, straightforward thriller that gets the job done without much fuss, and it lands somewhere in the upper-middle of all King movie adaptations. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/5 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Josh Bell The closing title cards convey just as much information -- and are nearly as entertaining -- as any of the preceding scenes. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 Only the Brave (2017) Josh Bell About as narratively satisfying as reading a memorial plaque. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Josh Bell Even the minor characters get their moments to shine, and the cumulative effect of Stories is akin to a rich collection of literary fiction. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 Happy Death Day (2017) Josh Bell Nobody will bother reliving this movie over and over again, but it's a refreshingly good time while it lasts. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 Marshall (2017) Josh Bell The courtroom drama is pretty entertaining, even if it's completely predictable and often played very broadly. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017) Josh Bell Robinson uses a conventional structure to tell an unconventional story, making her subject both radical and relatable in the process. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 Victoria & Abdul (2017) Josh Bell Dench's fearsome performance isn't worth much in a movie that so cheaply dismisses its own real-life subjects. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/5 The Mountain Between Us (2017) Josh Bell [The romance is] an awkward afterthought to an already sluggish adventure story. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Josh Bell Moody, methodical and meticulous, with stunning visuals, strong performances and a sci-fi story that's more ponderous than thrilling. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Josh Bell Stone and Carell give such charismatic performances that it's hard not to get caught up in the spectacle of it all, even if the outcome was determined 40-plus years ago. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 American Made (2017) Josh Bell What Doug Liman's breezy film lacks in verisimilitude it makes up for in entertainment value, at least for a while. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 Stronger (2017) Josh Bell The final act gives Jeff the conveniently uplifting happy ending that the genre warrants, but his journey there is tougher and more honest than usual. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2017
2.5/5 The LEGO NINJAGO Movie (2017) Josh Bell Three movies into the animated Lego franchise, the once-unexpected has become formulaic, and the pop-culture quips and meta-humor have started to run a bit thin. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Josh Bell A louder, brighter version that's just as empty and even more exhausting. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 American Assassin (2017) Josh Bell A generic, outdated action thriller with clunky dialogue, one-dimensional characters and mediocre action. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 Home Again (2017) Josh Bell Alexander is so hopelessly outclassed by Witherspoon that they might as well be in different movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2017