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Yahoo! Movies is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alex Moreland, Hanna Flint, Staci Layne Wilson, Thelma Adams
Rating Title/Year Author
Climax (2018) Hanna Flint As the film progresses and their characters' inhibitions became increasingly lost and chaotic Noe has, purposefully or not, perpetuated a barbaric stereotype of black people. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Venom (2018) Hanna Flint t seems too many variables have led to a shallow antihero that doesn't hold up to Fox or Marvel Studio's offerings. Venom deserved better than that. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977) Gwynne Watkins More cinematic and ambitious than any of the Muppets' previous television projects - with full sets, animatronics, and puppets custom-built for the story - the special paved the way for Henson-produced feature films. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
The Week Of (2018) Ken Tucker If you're willing to take The Week Of on its own terms, it's a goodhearted, sentimental comedy that wants to be The Father of the Bride with more vulgarity. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.4 August: Osage County (2013) Thelma Adams Nothing makes you feel better about your dysfunctional family at the holidays than watching a messed-up clan unravel on screen, only armed with better zingers and prettier faces. That describes this adaptation of Tracy Letts's star-studded drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/4 At Middleton (2013) Thelma Adams The college visit is a day trip fraught with tension and expectations played out by parents and children across America. In Adam Rodgers' comedy "At Middleton," unexpected love blossoms between the parental units in a single day on a verdant campus. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/4 Whiplash (2014) Thelma Adams When an ambitious young musician (Miles Teller) strives to be a Buddy Rich class drummer, he nearly dies trying in a charged battle of wills with his thorny professor (J. K. Simmons). The buzzy Sundance hit vibrates with life lived at fever pitch. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/4 Nightcrawler (2014) Thelma Adams In director Dan Gilroy's sleek crime-thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal has found a role in which he can act against his good looks and buff bod. He throws himself out there and falls - until something darker and deeper kicks in. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/4 Mr. Turner (2014) Thelma Adams Timothy Spall grunts, gurgles and sputters playing J. M. W. Turner in Mike Leigh's visually stunning biopic. The round-faced British character actor took Best Actor at Cannes for his crass-yet-compelling portrait of an artist as a wheezy old lout. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/4 Tusk (2014) Thelma Adams A revolting, creepy, and enthralling metamorphosis movie that toys with the audience's ideas of horror and retribution, while presenting a stream of verbal and visual jokes with a great turn by Michael Parks. Kevin Smith is back! EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/4 Two Days, One Night (2014) Thelma Adams Naturalistic and probing, in Two Days, One Night, Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne tell an apparently simple, linear story with astonishing depth bolstered by another Oscar-worthy turn from Marion Cotillard. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/4 The Imitation Game (2014) Thelma Adams Cumberbatch bristles with brilliance in this handsome biopics the British do so well about the fascinating, tragic story of mathematician Alan Turing. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
The Equalizer (2014) Thelma Adams For sheer balletic violence -- and a rousing, climactic High Noon-like face-off finale -- The Equalizer delivers on what Washington and Fuqua promise. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2014
U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013) Frank Ochieng Gripping, hypnotic and unassuming, Uwantme2KILLhim? takes its teen angst-ridden tendencies to a whole new deceptive level. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2014
Philomena (2013) Thelma Adams Dench and Coogan could easily do an odd couple comedy. That's one of the peculiar revelations of Stephen Frears' dry, amusing and deeply moving ripped-from-the-headlines road movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2013
Homefront (2013) Staci Layne Wilson Homefront reminded me a lot of an old fashioned, really rated R, 1970s Jan Michael Vincent or Charles Bronson vehicle. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2013
The Invisible Woman (2013) Staci Layne Wilson As straight-laced as its Victorian-era setting, the film lacks gusto. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2013
The Book Thief (2013) Thelma Adams Just when I thought I could never, would never weep at another Holocaust film, along comes the screen adaptation of "The Book Thief." Kleenex, stat! EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2013
The Bling Ring (2013) Thelma Adams To criticize that the script doesn't go deep enough is to get the point: with all that swag out there for repeat-offenders like Lohan, why shouldn't a girl walk up to an empty house and liberate its contents for the sheer joy of material possession? EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Thelma Adams More familiar than fresh, but no less amusing. Whedon uses Shakespeare to remind audiences that the problems that existed in the seventeenth century remain relevant and embedded in the human heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2013
Before Midnight (2013) Thelma Adams Hawke and Delpy emerge multi-dimensional and riddled with flaws. In a long-term relationship, you may think you know what the other is thinking, but do you ever really know? EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2013
Frances Ha (2012) Thelma Adams Bolstered by a shrewd script and meticulous director, Gerwig shines. By turn screwball heroine and ungainly in character, she emerges as her generation's finest comic actress. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2013
A Hijacking (2013) Thelma Adams While the drama functions with a thriller's intensity, a cat-and-mouse game played with dollars and automatic weapons, it's really a study in contrasts. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2013
I'm So Excited! (2013) Thelma Adams "I'm so Excited" shows Pedro Almodovar at his frothiest: shaking sex and death into a humorous cocktail aboard a plane in peril. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2013
The Way, Way Back (2013) Thelma Adams If you're first act was writing the Oscar winning screenplay for "The Descendants," looking for an encore can be tough. But Nat Faxon and Jim Rash leveraged that win and made the leap to directing their own small-budget, bighearted coming of age comedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2013
The Hunt (2012) Thelma Adams Vinterberg uses a sharp cinematic knife to cut to the core of the matter: that the human heart can never be entirely civilized and, ultimately, each man is alone with his fate. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Only God Forgives (2013) Thelma Adams Those who are less judgmental, or less enamored of the sentimentality of "Drive" -- and "Bronson" die-hards -- will know to lower their expectations and see what strange, stylized crime drama the Danish director is serving up this time. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Short Term 12 (2013) Thelma Adams The film succeeds by its simple storytelling technique - no explosions, no sweeping music signaling emotional peaks, no big reveals. It's just unsuperhumans...hoping to scratch out some joy and ward off the shadow of loneliness. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) Thelma Adams Like a bastard love child of Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, David Lowery's crime drama shuffles to its own drummer. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Lovelace (2013) Thelma Adams Co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman corralled a stellar cast that piles on great performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) Thelma Adams Maybe it's me, but after all the bloated, clanging, FX-driven summer tent poles, I'm partial to a gentle genre horror comedy that has gooey guts - but doesn't throw the heart out with the steaming entrails. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Blackfish (2013) Thelma Adams Gabriela Cowperthwaite's eye-opening, edge-of-your-seat feature "Blackfish" has it all: an oversized villain, chilling attack footage, corporate malfeasance, and girls in bikinis. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
All Is Lost (2013) Thelma Adams As a solo sailor on a hostile sea, Robert Redford doesn't so much play to the camera, as tolerate it, showing that, even at 77, he's so much more than a pretty face, a buttery voice and an athletic physique. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2013
Don Jon (2013) Staci Layne Wilson One of the best of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2013
Prisoners (2013) Staci Layne Wilson Highly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2013
Rush (2013) Staci Layne Wilson Yes, it's formulaic; but thrillingly so. Yes, it's more accessible than arty; but it's still a handcrafted film. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2013
Lovelace (2013) Staci Layne Wilson Add the swinging '70s vibe to some cool costuming and an even groovier soundtrack, and you've got an entertaining (if sobering) night at the movies. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2013
The Frozen Ground (2013) Staci Layne Wilson In spite of the uneasy straddle between crime-thriller and true-story, the movie's got its moments. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2013
The Wolverine (2013) Staci Layne Wilson Clad throughout most of the film donning nothing but his retractable knuckle-claws, muttonchops, and a body cut enough to put Ginsu out of business, Jackman actually does a great job of portraying the human, emotional side of the eponymous mutant. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2013
The Purge (2013) Staci Layne Wilson ...a big, dumb home invasion horror movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2013
London: The Modern Babylon (2012) Staci Layne Wilson London: The Modern Babylon is, as a whole, a highly educational and extremely entertaining overview of 'The Smoke'. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2013
Man of Steel (2013) Staci Layne Wilson As a science fiction action extravaganza, I can't fault the latest from director Zack Snyder. But as a fun Superman comic book popcorn flick, I certainly can. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2013
The Wall (2012) Staci Layne Wilson The Wall is certainly [an] absorbing and intensely thought-provoking film. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2013
The East (2013) Thelma Adams What makes The East a necessary destination is that it explores the personal why's behind these homegrown terrorists, and discovers each individual's mixed motives for taking the law into their own hands. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2013
Lucky Bastard (2013) Staci Layne Wilson "Lucky Bastard" is [a] very rare cinematic and suspenseful found footage film. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2013
My Amityville Horror (2012) Staci Layne Wilson A rudderless exercise in examination, ultimately the doc has no point of view, no upshot, and no reason for being. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2013
Shadow People (2012) Staci Layne Wilson Nothing much ever happens in this ho-hum horror. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2013
A Dark Truth (2012) Staci Layne Wilson ...never moves beyond a slow jog, even in what should be the most exciting moments. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2013
The Monk (2011) Staci Layne Wilson I confess: I fast-forwarded through most of it. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2013
Vanishing Waves (2012) Staci Layne Wilson ...once the conceit is revealed, the attention-span vanishes. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2013