Tri-City Herald

Tri-City Herald is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Gary Wolcott
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Gary Wolcott Video game-based movies pretty much suck. So does the predicable plot of this one. However, there are a couple of threads that are flat out hilarious and that save the movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Gary Wolcott Forget the Chucky and Annabelle crap that passes itself off as horror. Ari Aster's sophomore effort is the real deal & so disturbing. Want to see real horror? This is it. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 Late Night (2019) Gary Wolcott Those loving sitcom-like flicks and Mindy Kaling will eat this one up. Emma Thompson has the most fun as the narcissistic late night TV show host. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Gary Wolcott I lost count of the body count very quickly. Just know it's over 100. Bloody, brutal and this year's top guilty pleasure movie. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 The Highwaymen (2019) Gary Wolcott This is the fourth review from the top and is a decent but very slow telling of how ex-Texas Ranger Frank Hamer did in Bonnie & Clyde. Best part of the film is not seeing B&C. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 Us (2019) Gary Wolcott Barely recommending this one. Peele's second W/D effort is mostly so-so. It's like fast food. Looks good, tastes good but is so many empty calories. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 Wonder Park (2019) Gary Wolcott Kind of dark for a so-called "kids" flick. Outside of being too much of a downer in critical places, there isn't a lot of wonder in Wonder Park. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Gary Wolcott When a cat, a Stan Lee-filled opening Marvel logo, a fun cameo and making fun of 1990s computer technology steal a movie you know that movie is in deep trouble. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Gary Wolcott It is hard to watch a great movie concept sputter, stall and then drop from the sky faster and harder than one of the animated dragons in free fall. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/5 Glass (2019) Gary Wolcott Split decision on this one. It's not an unbreakable split decision, however. Loved James McAvoy's work but not much else. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
4/5 The Upside (2018) Gary Wolcott The movie is pure Hollywood schmaltz but I - who normally don't like Kevin Hart at all - was so impressed with his dramatic chops that I am going to recommend The Upside. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3.5/5 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Gary Wolcott It's a Western. We're starved for a good one. This isn't it but - hey - it's a Western. BTW, John C. Reilly is REALLY good in this. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2018
4.5/5 Venom (2018) Gary Wolcott I'm not a big Marvel movie nor a super hero movie fan but this one cracked me up. Tom Hardy has a blast with this material. The most fun you'll have in a movie this weekend. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/5 The Predator (2018) Gary Wolcott Set up as a new series. This is the usual, predators predictably predatiting or whatever you call it. Dull characters, too, but the flick is fun if it's your thing. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
1/5 Peppermint (2018) Gary Wolcott Peppermint as a flavor doesn't work for me. Peppermint as a movie doesn't work either. A soccer mom turning hard core killer is laughably unbelievable. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 Operation Finale (2018) Gary Wolcott The fascinating and true capture of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann ends up as a so-so thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 The Happytime Murders (2018) Gary Wolcott Muppets like you've never seen them - and probably never wanted to see them. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 Uncle Drew (2018) Gary Wolcott Recommending this is a slam dunk! EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
1.5/5 Adrift (2018) Gary Wolcott Lots goes wrong at sea for this couple. More goes wrong for the movie which ultimately - and sadly - gets as lost at sea as its two characters. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Gary Wolcott This pope is very interesting. He's truly a pope of the people and takes on social and ecological issues with ease. Almost had me wanting to become Catholic. Almost. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2018
2/5 Book Club (2018) Gary Wolcott The year's biggest disappointment. Such a waste of four great actresses & six superb supporting actors. They admittedly had fun on the set but it doesn't show on the screen. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2018
5/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Gary Wolcott Fast lines, shameless asides, no holds barred. Best outtakes in movie history & the last is the funniest of all. Lots of other actors but it is Reynolds who owns the movie. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2018
4/5 Tully (2018) Gary Wolcott A definite must-see. Loved the movie, the premise, the dialogue, the relationship of the two main characters. Love it all until it goes suicidal & implodes at the climax. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 Blockers (2018) Gary Wolcott The acting chemistry is exceptional but the movie misses a chance at a mature adult to teen connection. Instead we get John Cena's beer butt scene and two awkward sex scenes. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2018
5/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Gary Wolcott Best horror movie in a couple of decades. Some scenes are so terrifying and intense that you'll find yourself unable to breath. In the end you'll need your own quiet place. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 Ready Player One (2018) Gary Wolcott Those who haven't read the book will love this fantasy trip down 1980s memory lane. Fans of the novel will be horrified. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/5 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Gary Wolcott Barely fresh but kinda fun even though the monsters look like the cheesy 1960s Japanese horror flick creatures and the good guy robots are Transformer light. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 Unsane (2018) Gary Wolcott I accidentally put the title of this on my calendar as Unseen. Turns out to be prophetic. Love Soderbergh but wish I could follow my mistaken title and unsee this one. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 Midnight Sun (2018) Gary Wolcott Someone does one of these a year. A teen girl, or guy, or both a girl and a guy aren't immune to a disease and are dying. Unlike the target audience, I am immune. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Gary Wolcott Fresh. Barely. Some Christian movies are very good. Others have more in common with Hallmark TV channel movies. This one lies somewhere in between. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Gary Wolcott One of history's greatest hostage rescues deserves better than this. The nicest thing I can say about 7 Days is that it's terrible. The adjectives go downhill from there. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 Love, Simon (2018) Gary Wolcott A little bit sanitized for such a serious subject. Coulda been deeper. Wonderful performances - especially from Nick Robinson - make this one a winner. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 Tomb Raider (2018) Gary Wolcott Vikander brings an extra dimension of vulnerability missing from Angelina Jolie's two Lara Croft films. This one is slam-bang action from the opening scenes to the credits. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 Gringo (2018) Gary Wolcott This one worked for me but it won't work for everyone. For an R-rating it's pretty sanitized. Call it Quentin Tarantino light. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2018
1/5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Gary Wolcott Too much time. Not enough wrinkles. Director Ava DuVernay wants me to imagine being 12 again. The 12-year old in me didn't like it and 12-year olds today won't either. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/5 The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Gary Wolcott Eastwood's experiment casting the 3 guys as themselves just works in places. The climax, however, is worth the price of the ticket & makes you want to stand & salute. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Gary Wolcott My NYE resolution is to be more positive. I found something positive to say about Fifty Shades Freed. We're finally done with this crap and that is a positive. Right? EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2018
4/5 Den of Thieves (2018) Gary Wolcott No surprises here, just guilty pleasure entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 Father Figures (2017) Gary Wolcott Whatever you call it, first time director Lawrence Sher's film is sometimes funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Gary Wolcott The Last Jedi should be the last Jedi. My interest died along with Hans Solo who took with him that cowboys in space humor that made the franchise so special. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2017
2/5 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Gary Wolcott A movie that is as rambling and shambling and that has just about as much focus as its main character. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2017
5/5 Coco (2017) Gary Wolcott Another creative Pixar/Disney character and critter movie. Never had the Land of the Dead had more life. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2017
5/5 Wonder (2017) Gary Wolcott Wonder is a wonder and a wonderful movie about an ugly duckling turned swan. Beautifully done. Take a hanky. Or two. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 Justice League (2017) Gary Wolcott Finally. A D.C. comics movie with a sense of humor. Not even Affleck's boring Batman or Cavill's less than super Superman are able to ruin this one. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Gary Wolcott A-list actors have a blast with this material It is a bit slow to be of the express variety but this train is definitely worth catching. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 Swades (2004) Gary Wolcott To his credit, director Ashutosh Gowariker's movie is beautiful and you'll fall in love with the characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2017
2.5/5 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Gary Wolcott A Watergate burglary story and its aftermath deserves a better telling than this. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/5 Breathe (2017) Gary Wolcott Barely recommend this one. Inspiring story. A terrific performance from Claire Foy but this one falls flat when wrapping up the man's life. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
2.5/5 The Snowman (2017) Gary Wolcott Several great actors wasted. A boring villain. Too many characters in an equally boring plot. This one melts as quickly as a snowman in a heatwave. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 The Foreigner (2017) Gary Wolcott Chan's acting and that of Brosnan is a great change of pace in a film that's a nice change of pace from the average action-thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2017