Forbes

Forbes is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrew Husband, Christopher Orr, Erik Kain, Kristen Lopez, Linda Maleh, Luke Y. Thompson, Mark Hughes, Merrill Barr, Paul Tassi, Sam Fragoso, Scott Mendelson, Simon Thompson
Rating Title/Year Author
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Erik Kain It's not as good as the first one, but I enjoyed it a lot more than most of the DCEU movies, including Aquaman and Justice League. Perhaps I would have liked it better if the first Wonder Woman wasn't so many leaps and bounds better. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Mark Hughes Wonder Woman 1984 is the right film to end 2020 and to start 2021. It reminds us of what's truly important in this world, and that we must have faith in ourselves and in one another to do what's right... EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
6/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Scott Mendelson It doesn't always work, but Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's superhero sequel attempts to rebuke the last 20 years' worth of masculine-coded blockbuster filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
5/10 Happiest Season (2020) Scott Mendelson A desire to provide underrepresented demographics with their fairy tale rom-com happy ending ignores whether the core couple even belongs together. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4/10 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Scott Mendelson When your big dissection of American poverty is less insightful and less intellectually honest than the Dukes of Hazzard movie and Joker, that's a problem. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
5/10 Freaky (2020) Scott Mendelson Freaky is a genre homage so explicitly faithful to its predecessors that it picks up on some of their flaws as well as their strengths. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
6/10 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Scott Mendelson Another example of a DreamWorks Animation sequel that improves upon its immediate predeccessor. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
7/10 Let Him Go (2020) Scott Mendelson Anchored by terrific star turns from Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, the intense and complex 'Let Him Go' is a very good cinematic thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
The Mole Agent (2020) Christopher Orr What I missed in the trailer-and, honestly, one could almost miss in the film itself-is the detail that elevates it to an entirely different level of fascination: The Mole Agent is a documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
5/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Scott Mendelson Anne Hathaway is great fun, but this re-adaptation plays like a redundant remake of the 1990 version. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
7/10 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Scott Mendelson A surprisingly on-point spoof of the "legacy sequel" that also operates, in its skewed way, as a "darker, grittier" follow-up. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/10 2 Hearts (2020) Scott Mendelson Harmless, but paper-thin. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
6/10 Honest Thief (2020) Scott Mendelson The latest Liam Neeson actioner is smaller-scale and more grounded than his recent thrillers, but it also offers plenty of character and plot amid the genre tropes. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
7/10 The Kid Detective (2020) Scott Mendelson Adam Brody shines in this pleasantly dark dramedy that doesn't play its high concept for cheap laughs. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Enola Holmes (2020) Scott Mendelson Enola Holmes ideal "Saturday night family movie night" entertainment. Save for a few references to the (comparatively) more violent elements of the women's suffrage movement, it's light as a feather but that's entirely fine. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
6/10 Mulan (2020) Scott Mendelson It's well-made and worth seeing, but it's so afraid of offending or being accused of being disrespectful that it never cuts loose and comes off as patronizing. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/10 Tenet (2020) Scott Mendelson Gorgeous visuals and game performances can't compensate for generic action, thin characters and a needlessly convoluted plot. Oh, and it would be nice if we could hear all of that exposition... EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
2/10 The New Mutants (2020) Scott Mendelson It's the worst X-Men movie ever, akin to watching a terrible TV pilot for a series that you already know didn't get picked up. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
7/10 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Scott Mendelson Against all odds, this third (and 29-years-later) installment is a creative and clever time-travel comedy that artistically justifies its existence. It may be my favorite of the trilogy. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
6/10 Unhinged (2020) Scott Mendelson If you loved 'Duel,' 'The Hitcher' and 'Joyride,' you'll at least tolerate 'Unhinged'. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
7/10 An American Pickle (2020) Scott Mendelson A thoughtful, nuanced and character-specific comedy about human loneliness and taking the incredible for granted, anchored by another superb understated comic turn from Seth Rogen EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
6/10 The High Note (2020) Scott Mendelson A small movie with modest goals, boosted by strong performances and an attention to detail. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
2/10 Artemis Fowl (2020) Scott Mendelson Lacking in vivid characters, compelling stakes or memorable set pieces, Walt Disney Artemis Fowl brings to mind the very worst of the post-Harry Potter attempts at young adult fantasy franchises. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
7/10 The King of Staten Island (2020) Scott Mendelson It's Judd Apatow on autopilot, but he's still in his element and the core ingredients still make for a satisfying stew. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
9/10 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Scott Mendelson Spike Lee's dynamite adventure drama is one of Netflix's very best original feature films. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
5/10 You Should Have Left (2020) Scott Mendelson Doesn't quite justify itself despite some strong performances. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
2/10 Irresistible (2020) Scott Mendelson Jon Stewart's misguided and unfunny political comedy is everything we don't need right now. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
7/10 My Spy (2020) Scott Mendelson Three terrific lead performances and sharp dialogue elevate a well-worn premise. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
9/10 Hamilton (2020) Scott Mendelson A successful replication of a towering artistic triumph. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
6/10 Greyhound (2020) Scott Mendelson An immersive and enjoyable U-boat thriller with a fine lead turn (and 100% fat-free screenplay) courtesy of its top-billed star. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
Sometimes Always Never (2018) Christopher Orr For those attuned to its delicate balance of whimsy and melancholy--not to mention anyone eager to see Bill Nighy at the very top of his game--it is, by design, a magnificent trifle. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020) Christopher Orr While eminently enjoyable, the film has a slightly loose and lazy quality. Storylines appear and then are forgotten for long stretches. Though the elements are individually solid, the fit between them is awkward. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The Vast of Night (2019) Christopher Orr This awful moment in America, beset by sicknesses both cultural and epidemiological, is precisely the moment for The Vast of Night, the rookie feature by director Andrew Patterson. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
You Don't Nomi (2019) Christopher Orr Is Showgirls a masterpiece because it contains hidden depths and meanings that were unappreciated upon its release? Or is it a masterpiece because its awfulness is so unremitting that it transcends any conception of taste or quality? How about neither? EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
4/10 SCOOB! (2020) Scott Mendelson 'Scoob!'s fate as a VOD title is ironic considering it is no better or worse than many of the 33 previous direct-to-DVD/VOD 'Scooby-Doo' animated movies. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
Extraction (2020) Paul Tassi Netflix's new blockbuster Extraction is a stellar action film that channels the best aspects of properties from John Wick to Call of Duty. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2020
7/10 Extraction (2020) Scott Mendelson 'Extraction' features truly superb action sequences, and it's one of the few attempts by Netflix to mimic an old-school Hollywood blockbuster that feels like the genuine article. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
6/10 Trolls World Tour (2020) Scott Mendelson DreamWorks' latest superior sequel is a psychedelic (and politically topical) musical fantasy that probably would have played great on a big screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020) Paul Tassi Perhaps the weirdest part about Altered Carbon Resleeved is its non-traditional, three-dimensional animation style that make it look like a video game you cannot interact with. Its action soars, but its story and writing fall flat. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
The Platform (2019) Paul Tassi As here in the US congress debates about how much money should be given to multibillion dollar corporations during the pandemic as opposed to how much goes to average citizens, The Platform is especially relevant for this exact moment in history. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
4/10 Bloodshot (2020) Scott Mendelson A relic of an era, from around 1995 to 2005, when we expected comic book superhero movies to be relatively lousy but watched them anyway because they were somewhat unique. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
6/10 The Hunt (2020) Scott Mendelson It's a gruesome action comedy with terrific performances from Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank. All the huffing-and-puffing aside, 'The Hunt' is just a movie, and that's okay. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
7/10 The Banker (2020) Scott Mendelson 'The Banker' structures an important historical story like a crime/heist caper while offering an acting showcase for Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
7/10 The Way Back (2020) Scott Mendelson Ben Affleck is terrific in Gavin O'Connor's buttoned-down, openly empathetic old-school character study. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
Midway (2019) Mark Hughes Emmerich's greatest work to date... is a spectacular combination of true historical story, eye-popping visual effects and massively scaled action sequences, and gripping human drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
9/10 The Invisible Man (2020) Scott Mendelson 'The Invisible Man' wins big by just letting its title monster be a monster through-and-through. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2020
6/10 Onward (2020) Scott Mendelson A thoughtful and nuanced look at grief and mourning that reminds us that Pixar hasn't lost much of its magic despite its recent reliance on (often very good) sequels. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Linda Maleh Condor and Centineo manage to coast on their oodles of charm and chemistry, and they carry a film that isn't quite worthy of them. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
6/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Scott Mendelson 'Sonic the Hedgehog' is more concerned with being a good kid flick that parents will enjoy than it is with being an epic, a blockbuster or a painfully faithful adaptation of its video game source material. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Erik Kain The humor and zany action throughout the film were on point, and Robbie is clearly having a great time as Harley Quinn, a role she was born to play. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020