Reelrave

Reelrave is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Prairie Miller, Sean O'Connell
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Warrior (2011) Sean O'Connell "Soul of a lion." I jotted that down. For with "Warrior," it seems to apply. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2011
2/4 Midnight in Paris (2011) Sean O'Connell Minor ... a one-sided infatuation that always looks fancy, thanks to Darius Khondji's exquisite Parisian cinematography, but isn't as fanciful as its dreamy foundation suggests. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2011
1.5/4 Arthur (2011) Sean O'Connell "Arthur" is paced too slowly for a comedy. It's too flat to serve as a romantic diversion. And it's too light on relevant lessons for a redemption fable. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2011
2.5/4 Source Code (2011) Sean O'Connell The irony of the situation is that it's the last eight minutes of "Code" - a movie that hinges on eight-minute intervals - that falter. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2011
1/4 Hop (2011) Sean O'Connell Leap to another theater, and wait for something that's worth your family's time. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2011
3.5/4 Insidious (2010) Sean O'Connell Save for "Two Girls and One Cup," I'm able to sit through anything. Very little bothers me the way "Insidious" bothered me. Disturbed me. Ran its ice-cold finger down the length of my spine, chilling me to the core. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2011
1/4 Red Riding Hood (2011) Sean O'Connell Gary Oldman, bless his heart, chews scenery faster than a wolf chomping on a villager, but even his fangs aren't sharp enough to puncture the layer of cheese Hardwicke coats atop her dreadful film. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2011
1.5/4 Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Sean O'Connell Should have been titled "Call of Duty: Martian Warfare 2." EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2011
4/4 The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Sean O'Connell The actors convincingly sell that passion, and their union smoothes any wrinkles an otherwise critical eye might spy as "The Adjustment Bureau" ... races along. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2011
2/4 Cedar Rapids (2011) Sean O'Connell Doesn't ask its cast to detour too far from personalities they've played in past projects. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2011
2.5/4 The Eagle (2011) Sean O'Connell It's good, but medium-scale when it had a slim chance of being epic. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2011
1.5/4 The Tourist (2010) Sean O'Connell A frothy bit of cloak-and-dagger intrigue where the cloak isn't billowy enough to cover the script's multiple plot inconsistencies, and the dagger's about as dull as a butter knife. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2010
3/4 Tangled (2010) Sean O'Connell I actually believe in Walt Disney Animation once again. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2010
2.5/4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Sean O'Connell There's nothing inherently wrong with his initial adaptation of J.K. Rowling's seventh and final novel except for the fact that it ends with the best parts of the story yet to be told. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2010
1.5/4 For Colored Girls (2010) Sean O'Connell Any time [an actress] excels in a scene, its in spite of Perry's uninspired contributions behind the camera and not because of them. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2010
2.5/4 Megamind (2010) Sean O'Connell Not exactly ingenious, but certainly an entertaining way to spend an afternoon at the theater with the family. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2010
2.5/4 Hereafter (2010) Sean O'Connell Feels like the beginning of a discussion, one Eastwood likely has with his peers as they age. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2010
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008) Prairie Miller Taking time off from vampire infatuation but still into Native male magnets, Kristen Stewart does a snobby sexpot, while the bayou weepie conjures a relentless alien place where crocodiles, snakes and eccentric when not unhinged redneck humans roam free EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2010
The Dry Land (2010) Prairie Miller This typical covert censorship in war movies is so conventional and prevalent by now, that there's an actual office in existence called the US Army Entertainment Industry Liaison. Indeed, authenticity when it comes to locations and props, has its price. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2010
2/4 Secretariat (2010) Sean O'Connell Too often bludgeons us over the head with its inspirational quotables, burying the story’s organic goodwill under a pile of Hollywood horse manure. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2010
1.5/4 It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Sean O'Connell It’s kind of a phony story, as well. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3.5/4 The Social Network (2010) Sean O'Connell Has a rhythm, or a pulse. ... You almost interact with the production as you would a stage play, as if the players can feed off your energy (and vice versa). EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2010
3/4 The American (2010) Sean O'Connell Much like the town that hides Jack, "The American" is a beautiful relic, an honorable homage to films of the past. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2010