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Video-Reviewmaster.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Steve Crum
Rating Title/Year Author
A Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Steve Crum A doozy of a story packed with visual surrealism and clever plot surprises. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
C A Dog's Journey (2019) Steve Crum A scattershot story line, covering many years and leaving plot holes and unanswered questions. Coincidences abound to the point of ridiculousness. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
A- Gloria Bell (2018) Steve Crum Julianne Moore's extraordinary performance convinces us that Gloria will not only survive, but conquer. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
B+ Us (2019) Steve Crum You know a movie is really scary when audience members at the preview keep yelling at the screen, "Don't open that door!" and "Look out!" (I didn't say such, but I sure thought it.) EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
C+ Captain Marvel (2019) Steve Crum The fun of 'Captain Marvel' is not so much Danvers/Marvel, but her pal Nick Fury, portrayed by the ubiquitous Samuel L. Jackson. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
A Stan & Ollie (2018) Steve Crum To play upon Mr. Hardy's catchphrase, 'Stan & Ollie' is quite the opposite of a mess The Boys have gotten us into. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
B+ On the Basis of Sex (2018) Steve Crum A fascinating, well crafted, accurate bio-drama about the early life-personal and professional-of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
B+ Vice (2018) Steve Crum Bale's transformation is incredibly uncanny and stunning. This is far from an Alec Baldwin burlesque of Donald Trump-funny as that is. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
B+ Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Steve Crum Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are practically and perfectly cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
A A Star Is Born (2018) Steve Crum I will go out on a short limb to predict Academy Award nods to Cooper, Gaga and Elliott. Lady Gaga's days of wearing a meat dress are history. A born movie star is she. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
B- The Little Stranger (2018) Steve Crum Low on the creepazoid meter, but it tingled a couple of nerves along my spine. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
A- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Steve Crum This sequel to 2008's 'Mama Mia!' is a delightfully winning romantic-musical-comedy. In a couple of ways, it outshines the extremely popular original. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
B+ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Steve Crum Prepare for typical 'Jurassic Park' action, tinged with the dark humor of men and women at risk of losing their limbs and lives. Bring the family. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
B Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Steve Crum ...A fun and exciting, though imperfect, addition to the Star Wars array. 'Solo' is well worth seeing, particularly for fans. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
A Tully (2018) Steve Crum Charlize Theron's portrayal...is nothing short of brilliant, and certainly Oscar worthy. Adding Diablo Cody's screenplay and Jason Reitman's direction equals a trifecta supreme. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B- Rampage (2018) Steve Crum Essentially turning to formula plotting, we get a hero (or three) versus some mad scientists who have unleashed monsters. We have seen this before, but it works very comfortably here. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2018
B Ready Player One (2018) Steve Crum Gamers will get a kick out of this nearly non-stop racing movie loaded with familiar pop culture images. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
C+ Black Panther (2018) Steve Crum I had hoped for so much more than what was delivered. The loyal fan base will no doubt think otherwise. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
A- The Post (2017) Steve Crum The cinematic takeaway here is a combination of the factual story, the superb supporting cast (Sarah Paulsen, Bob Odenkirk, Carrie Coon, and Tracy Letts among them), and the film's powerhouse leads, Streep and Hanks. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2018
A- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Steve Crum Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has truly delivered the galaxy goods on this event-the second installment of the sequel trilogy. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
B- Wonder Wheel (2017) Steve Crum Though contrived, 'Wonder Wheel' has stunning color and Kate Winslet as pluses. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2017
B- The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Steve Crum Compelling? Well, so-so. A unique take on the familiar Charles Dickens tale, 'A Christmas Carol'? Definitely. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2017
B Only the Brave (2017) Steve Crum Two factors elevating 'Only the Brave' above the norm are the film's location photography and realistic forest fire sequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
A- Dunkirk (2017) Steve Crum Important to the film's success is Hans Zimmer's unique score, which becomes a living entity unto itself due to pulsating sounds. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2017
A Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Steve Crum This one is the best Spider-Man movie ever, and among the best of any in the history of superhero films. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2017
B Wonder Woman (2017) Steve Crum When 'Wonder Woman' is good, it is compellingly fun. But when the Amazonian warrior is shown for the 37th time in mid-air, slo-mo battle pose, it is a yawner. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
B+ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Steve Crum This second volume is pretty terrific, a must-see. It suffers a bit from being a sequel in that characters are already firmly defined. (The revelation of their personas was a plus in the previous film.) EDIT
Posted May 5, 2017
B The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Steve Crum Emotionally wrenching in many ways, 'The Zookeeper's Wife' succeeds as a fact-based a story of love and perseverance. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2017
B+ Kong: Skull Island (2017) Steve Crum Stereotypical in many ways, 'Kong: Skull Island' is great fun to watch, thanks to a literate, savvy script, fine acting, and visuals that should please the most discriminating monster movie fan. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2017
B Logan (2017) Steve Crum Combining these two blade runners, working side by side, is a recipe for stunts, special effects, and big box office. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
A- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Steve Crum Stylistic touches and new characters make 'Rogue One' seem fresh, which also invigorates the ongoing franchise. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
B Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Steve Crum The joyful absurdities and frightful images peppering the self-described 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' are reason enough to see this fun flick. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Steve Crum Besides being overlong and having a slapdash ending, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is a sensory treat. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2016
A Sully (2016) Steve Crum It is the totally engrossing in-flight sequence that dominates 'Sully.' Prepare your adrenaline. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2016
D- Ben-Hur (2016) Steve Crum 'Ben-Hur' looks less like a true movie spectacle, and more like the lackluster 'Christian produced' message movies released over the past decade. Like them, the acting, dialogue, cinematography and score are pedestrian at best. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2016
A Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Steve Crum 'Florence Foster Jenkins' is undoubtedly the best movie of 2016 so far, and seems out of place in-as usual-a summer of comic book superheroes. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2016
B+ Ghostbusters (2016) Steve Crum There are enough plot variations and new inclusions to satisfy diehard fans of the original franchise. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2016
C The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Steve Crum In this 49th official Tarzan feature, Alexander Skarsgård ranks a tad above average....which is better than the overall film. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
B+ The BFG (2016) Steve Crum As director Steven Spielberg's second fantasy-adventure film, the other being 1991's mediocre 'Hook,' 'The BFG' turns out to be more satisfying but no classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
B- X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Steve Crum It all makes for a fantasy-fun, if not deafening, two hours and 24 minutes. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2016
A The Jungle Book (2016) Steve Crum The story has never been more captivating. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
C- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Steve Crum After 2-1/2 hours of sitting through relentless CGI violent visuals and deafening sound effects, I was exhausted. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2016
A- Hail, Caesar! (2016) Steve Crum The Coens have laced 'Hail, Caesar!' with enough visuals and double entendres that beg for multiple viewings to appreciate them all. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2016
A- Anomalisa (2015) Steve Crum Its bizarreness will grab from the get-go. Ready yourself for filmed eccentricity, ladies and gentlemen. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2016
A The Revenant (2015) Steve Crum Don't expect a passionate love story or even Leonardo batting a passing eye at some lady of the trail. This is a man's man movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2016
B- Youth (2015) Steve Crum 'Youth' is a handsomely photographed, well acted movie. It is also distant and uninvolving. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2015
A Brooklyn (2015) Steve Crum Central to the story's theme are love, family and homesickness, ingredients perfectly blended and served by director John Crowley. What a truly lovely film. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2015
A Bridge of Spies (2015) Steve Crum What superb, must-see storytelling 'Bridge of Spies' certainly is. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2015
A- Black Mass (2015) Steve Crum Depp's superb work here is a major turnaround in a career fallen to hats and Halloween costumes. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C- The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Steve Crum Calling this (lackluster) movie 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' is misleading. Naming it 'The Future Men from U.N.C.L.E.' is probably too cumbersome, but truthful. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2015