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, Erik Kain, Kristen Lopez, Luke Y. Thompson, Mark Hughes, Merrill Barr, Sam Fragoso, Scott Mendelson, Simon Thompson
Rating Title/Year Author
10/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Scott Mendelson A terrific adventure comedy and an appropriate franchise extension that works as a parable for Pixar's own evolution. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Mark Hughes While it's far from stellar, it's also far from failure, making it both a letdown and a bullet dodged, depending on where you're standing. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Scott Mendelson It's not a disaster, but fans of this groundbreaking series deserve a better send-off than this mediocre 'X-Men: Remakes Of Movies Past" sequel. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
6/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Scott Mendelson It's not as majestic as 'Godzilla' nor as rough-and-tumble successful as 'Skull Island,' but my son exclaimed that it was the greatest movie he'd ever seen. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
6/10 Ma (2019) Scott Mendelson It's a terrific slow-burn drama for an hour before it becomes a somewhat rushed grindhouse horror flick. Still, it works. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Andrew Husband There's something remarkably rarer, and rawer, about the way Sykes talks about aging in Not Normal. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 Aladdin (2019) Scott Mendelson The screenplay is a mess, but 'Aladdin' gets by on its production values and dynamite star turns. I knew Noami Scott was the real deal, but Mena Massoud is a revelation. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
7/10 Booksmart (2019) Scott Mendelson 'Booksmart' offers a delightful fantasy set in a world where everyone is pretty smart, awfully nice and very funny. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
6/10 Brightburn (2019) Scott Mendelson By reimagining the Superman story as a horror movie, 'Brightburn' ends up returning the myth to its origins as a Moses parable. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Aniara (2018) Mark Hughes [A] spectacular debut of great emotional and intellectual depth, of immense narrative scope and scale, and of gorgeous visual artistry. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
7/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Scott Mendelson A rip-roaring (and visually beautiful) action movie that plays like a terrific video game come to life while also dealing with the whole "Why should we care if John survives?" question. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
5/10 UglyDolls (2019) Scott Mendelson Harmless for kids, painless for adults, but just good enough for you to wish it was "good." EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
7/10 Long Shot (2019) Scott Mendelson It works better as a romantic comedy than as a political satire. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
6/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Scott Mendelson It's arguably, by default, the best video game movie ever made. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mark Hughes The scale, emotional weight, visual spectacle, complexity, and power of Avengers: Endgame exceeds everything fans could hope for. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
6/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Scott Mendelson Surprisingly smaller-scale and lighter than INFINITY WAR, with disappointing action to boot, but it ends on a high note and the key characters get pushed in interesting directions. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/10 Hellboy (2019) Scott Mendelson It is a loose remake of 'Hellboy' while borrowing thematic elements from 'The Golden Army.' That's no crime, but it's a vastly inferior version of a story we've already seen onscreen. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Luke Y. Thompson The final product understands that the journey is the story, and the impossible dream its eternal motivator. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Unplanned (2019) Luke Y. Thompson Perhaps the most bipartisan thing I can say is that if you like Trump rallies, especially the ones featuring Mike Pence, this is probably the movie for you. I don't say it as a compliment, but I suspect all involved may take it as one. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Mark Hughes The film's major stumbles arise from two glaring miscalculations -- turning Dumbo into a supporting character, & removing other main animal characters from the story in favor of a human cast whom the story is primarily about. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
6/10 Triple Threat (2019) Scott Mendelson If you're someone intrigued by the very idea of 'Triple Threat' and its "VOD action all-stars to the rescue" appeal, then you're going to have a good time with this one. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Mark Hughes Shazam! has endless heart & soul, with a pitch-perfect cast who earn our love & support early on, & a childlike sense of awe & wonder that feel like 1980s-era Steven Spielberg filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
7/10 Us (2019) Scott Mendelson It is a bit of a "What you see is what you get" genre exercise, but what you get is superbly-crafted and generally entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Mark Hughes [B]lockbuster spectacle, eye-popping visuals, thrilling action, & heroes we care about & root for... with overt & subtle points about equality, diversity, & the power of family & belief... EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
6/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Scott Mendelson Like THOR and IRON MAN, this oddly Phase One-ish MCU movie is entirely dependant on its charismatic cast. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Life After Flash (2017) Kristen Lopez Life After Flash is as entertaining as the film that birthed it. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Luke Y. Thompson Fighting With My Family is both an inspirational tale of following one's dreams, and a conveniently timed piece of WWE PR to hype the women's division as something they take seriously now. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
The Changeover (2017) Kristen Lopez Erana James is a star in the making while Timothy Spall is delightful as a throwback baddie. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Pájaros de verano (2018) Mark Hughes [A] haunting masterpiece destined to be among the year's finest films... EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Mark Hughes [A] crowd-pleasing popcorn action spectacle with some of the best visual effects and eye-popping 3D put to film. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
7/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Scott Mendelson It works thanks to its entertaining title character, gorgeous visuals and inventive action sequences. It deserves the biggest screen you can find. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
5/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Scott Mendelson It gets by on its production value and the strength of another superb star turn from Jessica Rothe, but it's a disappointment compared to its unexpectedly winning predecessor. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 The Wandering Earth (2019) Scott Mendelson It's worth a look if you're curious about the future of tentpole cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Mark Hughes [It's] not the sequel you expected, and we should all be eternally grateful for that. It is something much more, and something much braver and more risk-taking. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
St. Agatha (2018) Luke Y. Thompson Bousman has presented us with horror and hope, through a feminist lens that might just add some enlightenment on the side. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
7/10 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Scott Mendelson It's not as good as the first two, but it works as a visual wonder and a sturdy fantasy drama in its own right. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
8/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Scott Mendelson Whether or not it's as good as 'THE LEGO MOVIE,' this dynamite sequel is a clear example of a creative team looking at the success of the first movie and still daring themselves to do better. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
8/10 Cold Pursuit (2019) Scott Mendelson It's a ghoulishly funny, vividly-sketched, character-driven crime comedy that doubles as a grim Liam Neeson revenge movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
6/10 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Scott Mendelson It is a solid kids movie from a time when we actually had movies just for kids alongside movies just for adults. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
The Upside (2018) Kristen Lopez Perpetuating the idea that people with disabilities are entitled fat cats isn't a good look. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Badhaai Ho (2018) Bedatri D. Choudhury It brings with itself an assurance that a good film with a good story told convincingly will always find its takers. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
3/10 Glass (2019) Scott Mendelson Maybe 'The Visit' was a fluke, and the M. Night Shyamalan who made 'Sixth Sense,' 'Unbreakable' and 'Signs' is really gone for good... EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mark Hughes ...Mary Poppins Returns is good and likely to be successful, but not as great as you might think it is... EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Mark Hughes Among the most important and iconic pictures ever produced... [it] continues to amaze and inspire. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Cult of Chucky (2017) Scott Mendelson Cult of Chucky is either the Final Chapter or a New Beginning. Either way, this most tenacious of horror franchises can walk on with its head held high. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/10 Vice (2018) Scott Mendelson One of the worst movies of the year, one that so plays up the idea of Cheney as a chess master that it lets an entire nation off the moral hook. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
6/10 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Scott Mendelson If the Disney 'The Jungle Book' was a loose remake of 'The Lion King,' this version feels like their animated 'Tarzan.' EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
7/10 Aquaman (2018) Scott Mendelson It's 20,0000 leagues over the top! EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Mark Hughes [A] nonstop rollercoaster ride of heart-pounding action, eye-popping visual spectacle, and all-around crowd-pleasing blockbuster entertainment that is insanely enjoyable to watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Mark Hughes [O]ne of the finest Spider-Man movies ever made... it's laugh-out-loud, clap-out-loud, cheer-out-loud thrilling entertainment from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018