Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brian Orndorf, Daniel M. Kimmel, James O'Ehley, Mark Dujsik, Rob Vaux
Cheesy and ridiculous, but also a surprising amount of fun.
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
It's perhaps most impressive for its apparent effortlessness: laboring mightily to float on air and revealing none of its Herculean efforts in the meantime.
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Mortal Engines (2018)
There's something supremely cool going on here, and at times you can catch sight of it. But not often enough to make up for what it squanders.
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
An expansion on the character that might not have been necessary, but certainly feels worthwhile.
Posted Nov 20, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwald is far from a perfect adventure, but its pleasures are no less potent than those of its fellows.
Posted Nov 17, 2018
The Grinch (2018)
The bauble is shiny, but hollow inside.
Posted Nov 10, 2018
The results justify the hype... provided you never presume to compare it to the original.
Posted Oct 18, 2018
The Predator (2018)
Somewhere along the line, its copious shortcomings end up overwhelming its better elements.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
There's only so many times a puppet can say "fuck" or engage in a lewd act before the novelty wears off.
Posted Aug 23, 2018
The film commits the rookie horror movie mistake of equating suffering with fear. We the audience pay the price.
Posted Jun 21, 2018
A strong script, a good sense of timing, and the kind of anarchic glee than more prestige projects can't manage.
Posted Dec 26, 2017
...a science-fiction comedy that goes off in so many directions that it ends up being pointless.
Posted Dec 24, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Good news everyone! That Hulk dick joke we ordered has arrived!
Posted Nov 1, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Having scored an unexpected success with the sheer audacity of the first film, director Matthew Vaughn delivers more of the same, with diminished (if still interesting) results.
Posted Sep 22, 2017
The Limehouse Golem (2017)
If you accept that it won't break any new boundaries, the confidence with which it goes about its task is impressive.
Posted Sep 11, 2017
The film works more as a bittersweet coming-of-age story than the terrors for which we presumably paid to see.
Posted Sep 9, 2017
Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)
You can see the tone they're going for and when it hits, it's a riot. But it misses more than it should, and with risqué material, it becomes too crude for comfort.
Posted Aug 30, 2017
The most powerful of an already strong trilogy, with a message that has never felt more timely and a gorgeous curtain call for a character who has quietly climbed into the realm of greatness.
Posted Jul 14, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
The fifth-best superhero film so far this year... is still pretty darn good.
Posted Jul 5, 2017
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
The Despicable Me franchise always thrived on lowered expectations, and they serve Gru and his brood well enough here to make this last outing a pleasant one.
Posted Jun 30, 2017
Cars 3 (2017)
While you still need to get around those uncomfortable questions like "where do the car children come from?" and "how do they handle tools without thumbs?" this go 'round at least ensures a few tangible rewards if you do.
Posted Jun 16, 2017
The Mummy (2017)
The lurching undead may be necessary for this property, but the movie itself resembles them in all the wrong ways.
Posted Jun 9, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman gives this long-ignored heroine the coming-out party she truly deserves.
Posted Jun 2, 2017
It's not the best movie of the summer, but I guarantee we're going to see worse.
Posted May 26, 2017
Alien: Covenant (2017)
It never offends, but with the words "Ridley Scott" and "Alien movie" in close proximity, you expect a lot better.
Posted May 19, 2017
The movie does what the previous five have done with no apologies and no regrets.
Posted May 16, 2017
Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)
Too trashy to be good, but as trash it's not too bad.
Posted Apr 25, 2017
This Guardians finally hits the gloriously ridiculous extremes that the first adventure never quite reached
Posted Apr 24, 2017
Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Its real value lies in shaking up a moribund genre... if not to revitalize then at least to remind us how often it settled for less than it could have been.
Posted Apr 21, 2017
There's a method to the madness, and Colossal takes great joy in showing it to us with elegance and smarts.
Posted Apr 10, 2017
Quiet and creepy, devoid of histrionics, and with a payoff that feels earned instead of crammed down our throats.
Posted Apr 1, 2017
Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017)
[It's] undone less by a lack of ambition than an inability to make its core concept compelling enough.
Posted Mar 25, 2017
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Honestly, if your kids are clamoring to go, the experience won't kill you. This time next year, though, I know which version I'll still be watching.
Posted Mar 17, 2017
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
It does more by doing less: enhancing the pulp origins of Kong's world and focusing on having a good time instead of reminding us how much better its immortal predecessor was.
Posted Mar 10, 2017
I never thought I'd say this about a superhero movie, but bring a hankie.
Posted Mar 1, 2017
A Cure For Wellness (2017)
For those interested in a more meditative experience than most horror movies can provide, A Cure for Wellness proves surprisingly effective.
Posted Feb 20, 2017
The Great Wall (2017)
Be ready for a disappointment... though it's hard to come down too hard on any monster mash as pretty as this one.
Posted Feb 20, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
A lightweight delight that adroitly capitalizes on the absurdities of our superhero-saturated era.
Posted Feb 10, 2017
You can find your share of entertainment here, but the price it exacts is brutal indeed. Fairly warned thee be, says I.
Posted Jan 20, 2017
Don't expect it to eclipse the original - assuming the original is your cup of tea to begin with, of course - but there's still a surprising amount of gas left in this particular tank.
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Fassbender's great, but even the biggest star needs better material to work with.
Posted Dec 21, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
A solid film with its own vision and tone, yet undeniably still a part of that wonderful galaxy far, far away.
Posted Dec 13, 2016
If you need a few reliably R-rated scares presented in a relatively creative way, look no further.
Posted Dec 11, 2016
The Monster (2016)
It doesn't take a lot of money to make a great horror movie. All it takes is the kind of understanding that The Monster possesses in spades.
Posted Nov 28, 2016
A sunny, gorgeous emotionally heartfelt treat for a world desperately in need of a little comfort
Posted Nov 22, 2016
It can't quite rank with the best of the Harry Potter films, but it's certainly in keeping with the traditions that made them so special.
Posted Nov 21, 2016
A superb exercise in the things that make the genre great, and a sign that "smart sci-fi" isn't going anywhere.
Posted Nov 12, 2016
Doctor Strange (2016)
When you add the unique visuals that a character like this can facilitate, it makes Doctor Strange one of the more interesting entries in Hollywood's 600-lb. gorilla of a franchise.
Posted Oct 24, 2016
We forget sometimes what kind of wonders Burton can still produce: wonders that come from no other director and which are no less amazing for the flawed material that sometimes accompanies them.
Posted Oct 3, 2016
Pete's Dragon (2016)