HeraldNet (Everett, WA)

HeraldNet (Everett, WA) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Robert Horton
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Official Secrets (2019) Robert Horton Does a clean, devastating job of laying out the ways that, as the central character puts it, "we were lied into an illegal war." EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
1.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Robert Horton Somehow the deep thoughts on the immortality of art don't sit well with gunplay that seems to have crept in from a so-so NCIS episode. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Robert Horton There's some kind of lesson there: Be full enough of spit and vinegar, and you might just survive your biggest mistakes. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
2/4 It: Chapter Two (2019) Robert Horton Substituting breakneck editing and migraine-inducing strobe lights for actual ideas, Muschietti wants to convince you that something exciting is happening. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/4 The Nightingale (2018) Robert Horton The testy relationship between Clare and Billy, not vengeance, is at the core of the film. There's nothing conventional about this ad hoc partnership between people traumatized in different ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/4 Don't Let Go (2019) Robert Horton Its cop-movie cliches and shock effects keep dragging it back into standard time. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Robert Horton Bell proves equal to the task of carrying a movie. She's adept at the sort of glazed super-irony that fuels so much TV comedy, but has the ability to suggest the bruised heart beneath the exterior. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/4 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Robert Horton Sticks to the low road, relying on hackneyed dialogue and the belief that the more ammunition, the better. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 Ready or Not (2019) Robert Horton This film does its job, delivering bloody laughs and sending the upper crust to Kingdom Come - good enough for the dog days of August. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 Blinded by the Light (2019) Robert Horton This is not just a movie about an exuberant teenager. This is a movie that feels like it was made by an exuberant teenager. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/4 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Robert Horton This should all be a meal for Blanchett, yet the actress isn't a great fit. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/4 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Robert Horton I kept wishing a talking cat would saunter in to poke fun at all this sentimental gush. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
1.5/4 The Kitchen (2019) Robert Horton A hurried crime spree with too many unanswered questions. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/4 Luz (2018) Robert Horton The images have a wonderfully grainy quality, as well as occasional scratches - the kind of thing we don't get from digital moviemaking these days. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Robert Horton It's ridiculous. And so help me, I dug it. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Robert Horton There's something powerful here about certain kinds of 1960s dreams and realities, and how emotional bonds can survive the decades. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/4 Sword of Trust (2019) Robert Horton Mel is sardonic, pragmatic and just barely tolerating all this. The role fits like a glove for the comedian (and celebrated podcast host) Marc Maron, who brings a splendidly rumpled humanity to his role. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Robert Horton DiCaprio and Pitt own the picture. Their different styles - DiCaprio coiled, Pitt hanging loose - go directly to how they create these two bros who need each other. Neither actor has ever been better. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/4 The Farewell (2019) Robert Horton The handkerchiefs will be out, yet Wang knows how to keep the tears honestly earned. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/4 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Robert Horton The sensei is a gem of controlled acting: Nivola finds all the humor, but he gives the character a weird breeziness, with the hint of anger beneath the surface, all while conveying the guy's complete and utter insanity. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
2.5/4 The Lion King (2019) Robert Horton When Scar's dastardly plottings turn dark and scary, the image lacks the romantic spookiness of animation. Here, things just look bleak. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
2/4 Crawl (2019) Robert Horton Missing that extra dash of style that can boost a monster movie onto the next level. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
3/4 Stuber (2019) Robert Horton You are free - and you are probably exhibiting good sense - to reject this implausible concept. However, if you roll with it just a little, there's an appealingly goofball comedy lurking within the contrived storyline. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Robert Horton The movie's action beats seem more tiresome than usual because they drag us away from the winning interplay between the teens. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
3.5/4 Midsommar (2019) Robert Horton Without the running time, Midsommar wouldn't have its madly epic quality. And make no mistake: This movie is epic. Also completely mad. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2/4 Ophelia (2018) Robert Horton Succeeds neither as potboiler nor as quasi-Shakespeare. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/4 Yesterday (2019) Robert Horton A big part of why the film stays enjoyable is that instead of watching a movie star play an unknown, you're watching an unknown play an unknown. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
2.5/4 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Robert Horton This movie revels in the haunted house conventions of people entering basements and opening forbidden doors. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Robert Horton This movie is all about casting a spell. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Robert Horton The film's themes of moving on and letting go become unexpectedly poignant, with real weight behind them. But then this is the world of Toy Story, so we should have expected it. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Robert Horton Jarmusch is on something like a vacation here, gathering his favorite actors and flipping the bird in the direction of modern society. Despite the bitter aftertaste, the film makes for strangely good company. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 Late Night (2019) Robert Horton This movie's sincere do-gooder attitude takes the edge off its better jokes. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Robert Horton The movie stays low-key in a way that's both agreeable and underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Robert Horton Ambles along in pleasant fashion, blending wry jokes with slapstick, and relying on clever but basic animation style. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
1.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Robert Horton The X-franchise, a generally entertaining series dating back to 2000, hits its lowest point since X-Men: The Last Stand. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/4 The Souvenir (2019) Robert Horton The film feels like a memory exercise, where forgotten moments are left out, and the things that stick in the mind are left over. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 Rocketman (2019) Robert Horton Whatever this movie's blunders, it succeeds because of two big selling points: the songs are just as catchy as they were in 1973, and Elton John is splendidly incarnated by Taron Egerton. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Robert Horton The overall lack of any compelling storyline - or any reason to care about the people onscreen - made me start to squirm around the halfway point of this 131-minute movie. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2.5/4 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Robert Horton For at least the first hour it's wild fun, fueled by Gilliam's exuberance and a terrifically funny performance by Adam Driver. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Robert Horton I've always liked the fact that Reeves doesn't look like he pumps a lot of iron to get into the role; it makes John Wick's skill-set all the more otherworldly. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
1.5/4 The Hustle (2019) Robert Horton Is it too much to ask that a film with glamorous people set on the Riviera might actually look good? EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 Tolkien (2019) Robert Horton The movie doesn't nail its attempts to depict how hobbits and wizards and elves were born from Tolkien's youth, but it does create an appealing portrait of a brainy misfit. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Robert Horton Tedious. But it's enough to sustain a universe until next time, which is all that's required. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
1.5/4 The Intruder (2019) Robert Horton Everything is telegraphed a mile in advance, and the plot depends on various characters doing the dumbest thing possible at the worst time. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 Long Shot (2019) Robert Horton Takes it time to allow mutual attraction to build, and Theron and Rogen play it with just the right amount of uncertainty and fun. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 Stockholm (2018) Robert Horton Hawke never tips completely into cartoon territory - in the end, there's something human about this idiot. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Robert Horton This movie is slow, steeped in nostalgia for the previous chapters, and very serious about itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/4 Peterloo (2018) Robert Horton A complex but amazing movie, one of Leigh's best EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Robert Horton Notable for one good performance and an almost complete lack of distinctiveness. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/4 Teen Spirit (2018) Robert Horton It's not what you tell, but how you tell it. And Teen Spirit has a sideways, moody take on its tale. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019