The Movie Kit

The Movie Kit is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kit Bowen
Rating Title/Year Author
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Kit Bowen The Crimes of Grindelwaldis definitely for those Harry Potter aficionados who are ready for more. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4.5/5 Ready Player One (2018) Kit Bowen Ready Player One is just one big bowl of spectacular popcorn fun. Another Steven Spielberg classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2018
Me Before You (2016) Kit Bowen As far as weepy summer romantic dramas go, Me Before You may be a tad more predictable and not quite a three-hankie tearjerker, but it still achieves the requisite feels, buoyed by an effervescent performance from Emilia Clarke. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Kit Bowen While it isn't as stellar as the first two - First Class and Days of Future Past - X-Men: Apocalypse still manages to thrill you with its mutant action and impeccable characterizations. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2016
The Nice Guys (2016) Kit Bowen The Nice Guys is just pure wackiness all the way through - a straight-up crime mystery filled with hilarious antics and plenty of violence. A perfect addition to the summer movie roster. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2016
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Kit Bowen Buckle in. The ultimate battle of superhero titans is about to take off in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and hold onto your seats, folks, because this is one helluva ride - and the best Marvel movie to date. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2016
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Kit Bowen For a third installment in a series, Barbershop: The Next Cut feels just as original and relevant as if this were the first one. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Kit Bowen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn't in any way a perfect comic book movie, but it has enough going for it that will make fans happy. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2016
The Red Robin (2013) Kit Bowen Altered Minds moves almost too slowly through a family's dynamics but culminates with a heart-wrenching punch in the gut. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2016
Midnight Special (2016) Kit Bowen Midnight Special shrouds its sci-fi story in marvelous mystery but tackles the narrative's complexities with heart and soul. Another winner from writer/director Jeff Nichols. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Kit Bowen Make sure to bring someone with you who doesn't mind if you unexpectedly grab their arm. 10 Cloverfield Lane is one of the best psychological thrillers to come along in awhile. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Kit Bowen A big-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel took some time to reach theaters, but it was worth the wait. PPZ is rip-roaring, zombie guts-spewin', Jane Austen conventional fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Kit Bowen Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just what the fans have been hoping and dreaming about for a long, long time. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2015
By the Sea (2015) Kit Bowen The intent to show something meaningful, something personal in "By the Sea" is lost in the slow, morose drag of it all. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2015
Trainwreck (2015) Kit Bowen Applaud the hotter-than-hot Amy Schumer... Trainwreck just works, from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2015
Jurassic World (2015) Kit Bowen Jurassic World just proves people still love them some dinos and what's not to love? The dinosaurs are better than ever... EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2015
Teacher of the Year (2014) Kit Bowen This excellent mockumentary highlights the business of teaching high-school kids to hilarious and poignant effect. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2015
The Fourth Noble Truth (2015) Kit Bowen The whole film is much like a meditation session, reflecting on relationships and personal growth... a nice change of pace from the summer movies. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Kit Bowen This incredible cinematic masterpiece takes you on a high-octane acid trip that gloriously assaults your senses... probably one the best action movies you'll ever see. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Kit Bowen Fully embrace this Avengers sequel in all its Marvel-ousness! Despite some minor flaws, Age of Ultron packs an expected and welcomed thrill-ride punch. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2015
The Age of Adaline (2015) Kit Bowen Age of Adaline surprises you with its warmth and sweeping romantic notions, despite its severely flawed logic. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2015
Unfriended (2014) Kit Bowen Listen to the film's message: Don't cyberbully or you could unleash the ghost in the machine. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2015
Furious 7 (2015) Kit Bowen Rev your engines... and grab the tissues. Furious 7 delivers the same outrageous thrill ride you expect , but tears will also flow for the late Paul Walker. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/4 Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) Kit Bowen Mr. Popper's Penguins will certainly delight the kiddies, but their parents might wish for a tad more Jim Carrey irreverence. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2011
2/4 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Kit Bowen No need to tread lightly. The third installment to the Chronicles of Narnia definitely fairs better than the last one, Prince Caspian, but it still can't hold a candle to the first Narnia movie EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2010
2/4 Love & Other Drugs (2010) Kit Bowen Remember the game of reading fortune cookie proclamations out loud and ending them with the phrase 'in bed'? That's sort of how I feel Love and Other Drugs ended many scenes--in bed. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2010
2/4 Conviction (2010) Kit Bowen The only thing distinguishing Conviction from a Lifetime TV movie is the star power. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2010
3.5/4 Fair Game (2010) Kit Bowen Fair Game may make your jaw hurt from clenching your teeth... EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2010
3.5/4 Let Me In (2010) Kit Bowen Let Me In is simply riveting, dark and ominous, cruel and unrelenting, sprinkled with bittersweet moments and sentiment. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2010
3.5/4 Easy A (2010) Kit Bowen Easy A gets an A+ for keeping the teen high school comedy clever and quirky. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2010
3.5/4 The Town (2010) Kit Bowen Ben Affleck crafts a compelling, tight-knit bank heist drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2010
2/4 Eat Pray Love (2010) Kit Bowen While Eat Pray Love has some enlightening, touching, visually breathtaking moments, you still end up praying it would end. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2010
3.5/4 The Other Guys (2010) Kit Bowen The Other Guys takes this summer's crown for best and most quotable comedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2010
3.5/4 Inception (2010) Kit Bowen The ending will leave you debating in that glass half-full, half-empty kind of way. Let's just say, it's a movie that needs to be seen more than once. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2010
3/4 Despicable Me (2010) Kit Bowen Despicable Me follows a tried and true formula of good story decent animation = entertaining family film. But it isn't quite up to Pixar quality. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2010
3/4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Kit Bowen For the Twihard fans, Eclipse should thrill and excite to no end; for the rest of the world, it stands as the best of the three in the saga. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2010
3/4 The Karate Kid (2010) Kit Bowen The film does a nice job re-envisioning the '80s cult classic, thanks in large part to the new Kid, Jaden Smith. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2010
3.5/4 Cyrus (2010) Kit Bowen The Duplass Brothers demand your undivided attention. Thanks to their sincere way with words and experience with examining distressed relationships, you will gladly give it to them. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2010
4/4 Toy Story 3 (2010) Kit Bowen It doesn't try to surpass its predecessors but simply continues the story in such a wonderful, natural progression that it melds with ease into the brilliance that is the Toy Story lore. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2010
3/4 Get Him to the Greek (2010) Kit Bowen Get yourself to see the Greek. It's raunchy, tasteless, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant (at times). EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2/4 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Kit Bowen Prince of Persia is the sort of popcorn-eating, mindless actioner you'd expect for the summer, made only slightly more appealing by Jake Gyllenhaal's performance. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2010
2/4 MacGruber (2010) Kit Bowen You're in good shape if you don't demand much from your comedies. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2010
3/4 Iron Man 2 (2010) Kit Bowen It'd be difficult for any additional Iron Man incarnation to surpass the original, but Iron Man 2 is a worthy follow-up. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2010
1.5/4 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Kit Bowen Nice try, but they probably should have just left the original Nightmare on Elm Street as is. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2010
3/4 The Losers (2010) Kit Bowen After watching this stylized comic-book action flick and admitting you thoroughly enjoyed yourself, you won't feel like a Loser at all. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2010
3/4 Kick-Ass (2010) Kit Bowen Kick-Ass lives up to its name ... EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2010
3.5/4 Date Night (2010) Kit Bowen Definitely go on this Date. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2010
4/4 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Kit Bowen Training dragons never looked more fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2010
2/4 The Runaways (2010) Kit Bowen The Runaways does nothing to distinguish itself from previous depictions of the lives and excesses of our most beloved and most tragic rock and pop icons. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2010
3.5/4 Green Zone (2010) Kit Bowen Think of this as the fourth Bourne adventure. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2010