NYC Movie Guru
Under the Eightball (2009)
Mystery Team (2009)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
"Well-acted, visually stunning and initially intriguing, but it quickly falls apart into an uneven, convoluted and unfocused mess that's neither gripping nor emotionally stirring. Its fatal flaw is excessive style over substance."
"Despite a captivating-as-always performance by Morgan Freeman, [it] ends up rather dull and underwhelming while lacking enough sharp attention on the dynamics of Mandela's friendship with Francois Pienaar off of the rugby field."
Until the Light Takes Us (2009)
The Strip (2009)
Up in the Air (2009)
FILM IST. a girl & a gun (2009)
Me and Orson Welles (2009)
Old Dogs (2009)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Road (2009)
Broken Embraces (2009)
The Blind Side (2009)
Planet 51 (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
"Despite superb cinematography and special effects, [it] overstays its welcome and lacks palpable excitement, thrills and suspense. Its mediocre performances and dumbed-down screenplay add insult to injury."
Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009)
Solntse (The Sun) (2005)
The End Of Poverty (2008)
Oh My God (2009)
Women in Trouble (2009)
Turning Green (2005)
The Good Soldier (2009)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008)
"An inspirational, emotionally devastating drama that occasionally veers toward contrived melodrama , but remains captivating thanks to the raw, heartfelt performances by Mo'Nique and Gabourey 'Gabby" Sidibe."
The Box (2009)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
"An outrageously funny, tongue-in-cheek satire filled with lively, amusing performances, but its comedic momentum gradually loses steam and leaves you wishing that it had more consistent cleverness and bite."
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
"Boasts dazzling CGI effects and important moral lessons, but it suffers from excessive style over substance while lacking the genuine, unadulturated warmth, emotional resonance and soul of the Dickens classic."
Eulogy for a Vampire (2009)
Act of God (2009)
"A mildly engaging documentary that feels somewhat incomplete without enough insight, revelations and thorough analysis. Ultimately, it doesn't quite find the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them intellectually."
Looking for Palladin (2008)
Storm (Sturm) (2009)