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Ladue News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Debbie Baldwin
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Debbie Baldwin I wouldn't describe it as a film that will have a profound impact on your psyche. It is however a visually delightful, beautifully acted tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/10 22 Jump Street (2014) Debbie Baldwin Yes, there are other characters involved; but the nicest thing I can say about them is that they were forgettable. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
8/10 Wish I Was Here (2014) Debbie Baldwin This is just a simple, endearing slice-of-life dramedy. The acting is outstanding and the script is beautifully written. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
8/10 The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Debbie Baldwin As you might imagine, visually, it's a stunning film, and the story is endearing. Dayal and Le Bon are charming, and Helen Mirren, well, is Helen Mirren. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/10 The Last of Robin Hood (2013) Debbie Baldwin It has to be one of the more nauseating tales from the Golden Age of Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/10 Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Debbie Baldwin In the absolutely most bare minimum, barely adequate way, this movie delivers. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
7/10 Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Debbie Baldwin The main reason to see the sequel is the same reason you saw and loved the first movie: the songs. The music is inventive, inspiring and just really, really fun. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/10 Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) Debbie Baldwin It seems this half-baked film only uses explosions to use shield us from the plot holes. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
6/10 A Walk in the Woods (2015) Debbie Baldwin As beautiful, witty and serene as this story of self-discovery is, and as effortlessly as the veteran stars pull it off, I can't help but hope that Redford will take on a project with a bit more meat on the bone. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
6/10 Fright Night (2011) Debbie Baldwin This movie is a fairly wellwritten and well-acted remake. On the other hand it is pretty standard horror fare. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
7/10 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Debbie Baldwin All in all, it's a sweet animated adventure with heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
7/10 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Debbie Baldwin In any event, this is a refreshing and extremely well-acted film. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
8/10 Listen to Me Marlon (2015) Debbie Baldwin The film tells Brando's story with compassion, and, with Brando's own voice, the audience gets a rare glimpse into the mind of a modern artistic genius. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
2/10 Grown Ups 2 (2013) Debbie Baldwin I still don't understand why they made the first one, much less a sequel. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
6/10 The Ugly Truth (2009) Debbie Baldwin Every point I am giving this film is because of Gerard Butler. He's not only extremely easy on the eyes, but he is a wonderful actor. He gives great edge and intense vulnerability to a role he could have easily phoned in. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/10 Funny People (2009) Debbie Baldwin I wouldn't even describe this movie as a comedy. I would describe it as pointless. I know where they were trying to go, they just didn't get there. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
9/10 Inglourious Basterds (2009) Debbie Baldwin It's funny. It's violent. It's funny and violent. The acting is unbelievable. Pitt is charming as the icy killer, and it's clear Tarantino has found his new muse in Laurent. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
7/10 The September Issue (2009) Debbie Baldwin If you are interested in fashion, it's a fascinating look behind the scenes. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/10 Amelia (2009) Debbie Baldwin Seasoned director Mira Nair goes way off the rails in almost every way-from the lack of chemistry in Earhart and Putnam's seeming relationship of convenience to the final heart-wrenching mystery of Amelia's disappearance. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/10 Avatar (2009) Debbie Baldwin The plot, sadly, is so predictable I found myself saying lines of dialogue before they happened. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
6/10 The Lovely Bones (2009) Debbie Baldwin Director Peter Jackson's brilliant ability to bring fantasy to film may have been his Achilles heel here, as he dwells with signature fondness on Susie's journey to heaven. I will say, however, that the acting is spectacular. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
7/10 Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Debbie Baldwin The cast is outstanding. The story is compelling-at times, even touching, and the aliens are cool. Sure there are some plot-holes, but they do more right than wrong. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
8/10 Moneyball (2011) Debbie Baldwin The movie is engaging and interesting and touching, as Beane struggles to bond with his daughter and right some wrongs in his past. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
6/10 J. Edgar (2011) Debbie Baldwin The acting is wonderful, as one would expect, but the story lacks punch. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
7/10 Albert Nobbs (2011) Debbie Baldwin I found the film to be a touching and unique look at human sexuality and interaction. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
8/10 Friends With Kids (2011) Debbie Baldwin All in all, this is a smart, charming and endearing film. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
6/10 The Three Stooges (2012) Debbie Baldwin The casting of the trio is spot on and the supporting cast is strong, as well. I laughed out loud on several occasions. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
9/10 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Debbie Baldwin This is an incredible action movie. From special effects to fights to explosions, it hits every marker. But the movie is so much more. It's hysterically funny, charming and smart. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
8/10 Darling Companion (2012) Debbie Baldwin This film is intelligent and beautifully acted. It's a movie about a group of people searching for a lost dog for days, and I never once looked at my watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
7/10 Hope Springs (2012) Debbie Baldwin I have to say most people, including myself, prefer to watch a romance take place with a younger couple, but with these two seasoned and compelling actors, the awkward sexual tension is charming and very funny. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
9/10 Hitchcock (2012) Debbie Baldwin Even if you've never seen a Hitchcock film in your life, it's worth seeing for the performances alone. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/10 After Earth (2013) Debbie Baldwin After Earth, a witless, banal, tedious, melodramatic special-effects fest that is disappointing from the opening sequence until the credits role. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
7/10 Man of Steel (2013) Debbie Baldwin The movie is stylish, entertaining, suspenseful and spectacular...oh and it's also two hours and 28 minutes long. It would be nice to save the world and get the girl in less than two hours. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
6/10 Austenland (2013) Debbie Baldwin The film is light and fun and amusing. In fact, my biggest criticism is that the movie doesn't take the story seriously enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
6/10 Closed Circuit (2013) Debbie Baldwin As it is, despite being extremely well-acted, it's just another OK spy thriller to add to the pile. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
5/10 Her (2013) Debbie Baldwin I found the movie tedious and un-engaging. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
6/10 The Monuments Men (2014) Debbie Baldwin The movie is fine, but it should have been a powerful, moving and heroic film. It could have been a classic, instead it was a romp. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/10 Non-Stop (2014) Debbie Baldwin This movie is a complete and utter waste of time. Not even the talents of Neeson and Julianne Moore can redeem it. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
8/10 Gone Girl (2014) Debbie Baldwin The acting here is spot-on...All in all, it's an exceptional thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
6/10 Focus (2015) Debbie Baldwin The movie makes a valiant effort, the twists are clever and surprising, but the palpable lack of heat between Smith and Robbie hurts the story. It's an OK con film. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
8/10 Spy (2015) Debbie Baldwin The movie is 15 minutes too long; but as far as laughs go, it's a winner. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
8/10 Love & Mercy (2014) Debbie Baldwin My only beef would be the casting of Elizabeth Banks, who lacks a certain depth the role requires. Other than that, it's two hours of great music and great acting. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
7/10 Self/less (2015) Debbie Baldwin Reynolds is fantastic as the morally conflicted hero, a fascinating combination of Hamlet and Hulk; and the supporting cast, including Goode, Kingsley and the always engaging Victor Garber, is spot on. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
6/10 Trainwreck (2015) Debbie Baldwin The best thing about this movie is the comedy. It is absolutely one of the funniest films I have seen in a while. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
6/10 Aliens in the Attic (2009) Debbie Baldwin OK, it is a little derivative, but the young actors are all very convincing and Robert Hoffman does some terrific physical comedy after his body is commandeered by the alien leader. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
6/10 Bandslam (2009) Debbie Baldwin Surprisingly, it's Vanessa Hudgens who brings the film to life, creating an original and believable brooding teen. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
7/10 District 9 (2009) Debbie Baldwin I won't tell you to rush out and see it, but in these days of sequels and remakes, this was an interesting original. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
The Informant! (2009) Debbie Baldwin Soderbergh knows how to entertain, and The Informant is no exception. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Pirate Radio (2009) Debbie Baldwin The film is a tad cluttered but wildly entertaining, and if you don't go see it, definitely buy the soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
9/10 Sherlock Holmes (2009) Debbie Baldwin No doubt Downey's own struggles have informed his character choices. The plot is intelligent and the acting is brilliant. I didn't want it to end. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018