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Projection Booth

Projection Booth is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rob Humanick
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Lawless (2012)
Appropriately solemn and violent, yet strangely lifeless. I imagine a better film was lost in the editing room, and will hopefully be found on Blu-ray.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
2
3.5/4
Haywire (2012)
"Don't think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake," says an s.o.b. late in this sexy, jazzy exercise, and he couldn't be more wrong. The action film as a love letter to a lethal goddess.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
3
3/4
There's enough that works in The Dark Knight Rises that I can overlook most of the more glaring flaws, but it remains to date the most disappointing film I've seen from 2012.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
4
3/4
Cloud Atlas (2012)
But for an unnecessary insistence on reinforcing its own themes and motifs, this might have been a great film. I'm still pleased it exists at all.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
5
1/4
Battleship (2012)
This cheap-looking dung heap doesn't even bother hiding its contempt for paying audiences, and the lack of pretension almost justifies the cynicism on display.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
6
3/4
Argo (2012)
Better to watch it as a meta cinema commentary than a historical thriller. Either way, Argo is both smart and fun but ultimately lightweight. Star Wars fans may well cry before the credits roll.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
7
2.5/4
Intermittently captures the sense of human desperation it strives for, as if to say the best we can hope for is to crawl past the finish line.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
8
4/4
So precise it could be alien, so raw and aching it has to be human. Competes with the best of Anderson. A film to be celebrated.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
9
0.5/4
The Bad Boys II of ****ty propaganda films, morally and aesthetically corrupt yet compulsively watchable in the broad strokes. Somewhere, in heaven, Eisenstein is laughing. Hard.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
10
4/4
As rumbling and tremendous a meditation on self and suicide as there's ever been onscreen. Director Terence Davies has now made masterpieces across four decades.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
11
2/4
Arbitrage (2012)
Inadvertently pandering on just about every level, except for the end credits, which are quite likely intended to rapidly vacate the theater for the next screening.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
12
3/4
Samsara (2012)
Fantasia, with dead chickens.
Posted Nov 5, 2012
13
B-
14
C-
Ted (2012)
15
B-
16
B
17
The Muppets (2011)
As a died-in-the-wool Muppets fan, this overripe nostalgia trip only almost captures that Henson magic. There are moments of exhuberance, but they're scattered and isolated.
Posted May 2, 2012
18
The strongest work yet in the Apatow pantheon; formula is largely shunned for something more raw and true to life.
Posted May 2, 2012
19
C+
20
While the script occasionally flirts with weightlessness, Bird's ecstatic camera and some brilliant casting - to say nothing of Cruise's selflessness as a stuntman - make this a tentpole sequel worth getting behind.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
21
A spot-on love letter to (and recreation of) comedy's greatest trio; Larry David as a buzzkilling nun is but the first of many strokes of genius.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
22
For the extraordinarily gifted Tarsem, Mirror Mirror is a mere lark, but it's still everything Shrek wanted to be, and more.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
23
The Lorax wants so much to be adorable that it loses sight of its stated messages; the film feels synthetic and lacks the conviction of the source material.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
24
John Carter (2012)
Ambitious and often unwieldy, but savory in its construction and earnestness. John Carter is sadly undeserving of its flop status.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
25
More than sufficiently delivers on muscular spectacle, and features one of the most acute visions of mortal terror I can recall in the movies.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
26
A high-water mark for recent mainstream comedies. Consistently amusing and frequently uproarious.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
27
For those unacquainted with the novel, it's a narratively unsatisfying - not to mention visually static - affair, regardless of how much Jennifer Lawrence holds her own.
Posted Apr 13, 2012
28
C-
Safe House (2012)
29
C-
30
D+
31
B
The Artist (2011)
32
C-
33
D
34
B-
35
C-
Awakenings (1990)
36
C
Bugsy (1991)
37
B
Young Adult (2011)
38
C-
39
D+
Clueless (1995)
40
B+
41
B+
Silent Souls (2011)
42
B-
43
B-
One Day (2011)
44
B+
Fright Night (2011)
45
D
46
C
The Help (2011)
47
B-
The Smurfs (2011)
48
B
49
B+
50
B-