Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester Telegram & Gazette is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Daniel M. Kimmel
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel Solo shows that Rogue One was not a fluke. There are stories to be told in the Star Wars universe that don't have to advance the main saga. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 Wild in the Streets (1968) Daniel M. Kimmel Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/4 The Brothers Bloom (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel ...it will baffle and infuriate some, and enchant and entertain others. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2009
3/4 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel Best of all are Azaria, a brilliant comic character actor... and Adams as the feisty Earhart, thrilled to be off on a new adventure. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2009
3/4 Paris 36 (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel It is a musical comedy/drama set in another time and place that asks you to give yourself over... If you're willing to play along the result is magnifique. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2009
4/4 Up (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel It works not because the animation is impressive -- and it is -- but because they have a well-thought-out script and compelling characters... EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2009
3/4 Drag Me to Hell (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel This is a movie that will have you scream, laugh and squirm... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2009
2.5/4 Terminator Salvation (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel The result... is, ironically, a mostly mechanical film and not very lifelike at all. Maybe the machines have already won. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2009
3/4 Sin nombre (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel While this Mexican import is treading familiar territory, first time writer/director Cary Fukunaga comes at it with fresh eyes. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2009
2.5/4 Earth (2007) Daniel M. Kimmel What this is, in fact, is the live-action version of the opening of The Lion King, celebrating the 'circle of life.' EDIT
Posted May 17, 2009
2/4 Angels & Demons (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel While slickly done, it is so patently absurd that a more appropriate reaction ought to be not disgust but a shaking of the head and a muttering of, 'Are you kidding?' EDIT
Posted May 17, 2009
2/4 Is Anybody There? (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel There doesn't seem to be any real purpose to telling this story. It doesn't enlighten us on the tasks of growing up or of growing old. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2009
1.5/4 Next Day Air (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel This is one package that should be returned to sender. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2009
4/4 Star Trek (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...captures the spirit of the original series and makes watching these characters fun again. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2009
3.5/4 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel While there's plenty of great action set pieces, including the climactic showdown at a nuclear power plant, this is a movie in which we actually care about the characters. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2009
1.5/4 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel McConaughey has never really found his niche as a movie star, occasionally scoring in an adventure film, but lumbering through a series of romantic comedies to no good effect. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2009
2.5/4 Battle for Terra (2007) Daniel M. Kimmel In spite of the good intentions and colorful visuals, there's a flatness to the proceedings. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2009
2.5/4 The Soloist (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an interesting, if somewhat confused, look at mental illness. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2009
1/4 Fighting (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel They should have thrown in the towel before it even began. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2009
3/4 State of Play (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel It won't change your life, but you won't feel you wasted your time %u2013 or your money %u2014 either. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2009
3/4 The Class (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel ...this doesn't fall into the easy cliches of the teacher at the bad school miraculously winning over the kids. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2009
2/4 Observe and Report (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel [It] has its laughs, but also has its moments where you're can't help but shake your head, saddened or appalled that someone thought this was funny. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2009
3/4 Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ..family entertainment in the best sense, in that it's not something adults would watch on their own, but it's not something they have to endure in pain, either. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2009
1/4 The Last House on the Left (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a dispiriting exercise in ultra-violence that even the gorehounds will find disappointing... EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
3.5/4 Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...the first really memorable film of 2009, and clearly the most fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
3/4 Knowing (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel If... you want your 'sense of wonder' piqued, and are willing to contemplate some big and possibly alien concepts, this takes you to some unexpected places. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
2/4 I Love You, Man (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel The problem is that its premise is absurd and its execution is ridiculous. However, if you've just come from a fraternity kegger you will no doubt find it hilarious. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
1.5/4 The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a disposable horror film, made in hopes that some reputable actors might breathe life into the material. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
2/4 Fast & Furious (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel If you've enjoyed this ride before, you'll enjoy it again. If you think the actors don't have quite the emotional range of the vehicles they're driving, you probably won't. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
3/4 Adventureland (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel Eisenberg and Stewart end up making the most heartbreakingly honest couple we may see on screen all year. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
1.5/4 The International (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...all the excitement of a corporate report combined with the liveliness of a stuffed animal. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2009
2.5/4 Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a much better film than might be expected, even if it turns out to be as superficial as this season's scarf or handbag. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2009
3/4 Watchmen (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a fascinating film likely to reward repeated viewings, but just as likely to be discovered on DVD than in the theaters. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2009
3/4 I've Loved You So Long (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel In the hands of Kristin Scott Thomas it becomes the story of one woman's struggle with the events of her life... EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2009
3/4 Fired Up (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel Fired Up! is the teen sex comedy done right. It's fresh, it's funny, and you won't feel like you need a shower after watching it. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2009
1/4 The Pink Panther 2 (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel Perhaps it's finally time to let Clouseau retire. If the movies can't generate laughs, there's really no point to them at all. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2009
2.5/4 Coraline (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel Coraline proves dazzling on the surface, but in the end that's all it is. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2009
2.5/4 Taken (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel ...the sort of action film that you watch with glee and then hate yourself for doing so. Call it the year's first guilty pleasure. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2009
2/4 The Uninvited (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel a less than exciting Hollywood debut for co-directors... "The Guard Brothers." The Coens and the Wachowskis do not have to start worrying yet. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2009
3.5/4 The Wrestler (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel Rourke's performance is worth the price of admission... It's a portrait of a man's life, and one you won't soon forget. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2009
4/4 Frost/Nixon (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel Langella's Nixon is a tragic figure... Langella doesn't so much make him sympathetic as show us the flawed personality trying to avoid blaming himself for his failure. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2009
2.5/4 Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a silly film that exists primarily as a vehicle for James... this marks the emergence of a comedy star who may get to fulfill the promise he shows here in films to come. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2009
3/4 Defiance (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel {T]here was nothing that would have led anyone to predict the Bielskis could accomplish what they did. That they did so may be the true miracle... EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2009
1/4 Chandni Chowk to China (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel So, here's the deal. Don't send us any more Chandni Chowk movies, and we won't send you anything with Adam Sandler. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2009
3.5/4 Gran Torino (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel It's interesting to note that [Eastwood's] still going strong at 78. What's even more interesting is that the last two decades includes some of the finest work of his career. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2009
1/4 Bride Wars (2009) Daniel M. Kimmel The resolution of the film's dilemma is not only absurd and unbelievable, but is further humiliating to the two actresses. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2009
3/4 The Spirit (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel ...it's a visual feast, with every image lovingly framed and lit (and mixed with special effects) so that there's always something interesting to look at. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2008
4/4 Doubt (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel Doubt lets you make up your mind [about the plot] if you insist on certainty, but the point of the story is that there really isn't any. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2008
1/4 Marley & Me (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel As someone who has actually gone through the procedure depicted with a beloved pet, this reviewer didn't shed a single tear at the end. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2008
2/4 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Daniel M. Kimmel It has a lot going for it, but it never quite comes together into a satisfying whole. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2008