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Doddle is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kimberly Gadette
Rating Title/Year Author
9.5/10 I, Tonya (2017) Kimberly Gadette With its black comedy/raw drama blend, Robbie's gritty, stellar performance plus Janney's Medea of a mom, I, TONYA proves to be one hellava holiday on ice. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
7.5/10 Gifted (2017) Kimberly Gadette It's these particular characters, with their specific emotional make-up and personality - not to mention Fred, the fat monocular tabby -- that make Gifted all the more rewarding. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2017
8/10 Cameraperson (2016) Kimberly Gadette presents a searing, cinematic globetrot that looks at the vestiges of war, poverty and abuse-yet offsets the despair with sparks of beauty, humor, kindness. It's the human condition both at its worst...and at its best. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2017
9/10 Paterson (2016) Kimberly Gadette Driver's Paterson doesn't blast his presence. Rather, he drifts into view, an unassuming shadow that only grows larger over the length of the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2016
8/10 Hidden Figures (2016) Kimberly Gadette Strong female characters spitting in Jim Crow's eye. Hearkens back to the feel-good, morally-upright films of an earlier day. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
7/10 A Monster Calls (2016) Kimberly Gadette As solid as this particular Monster Tree is, some broken branches cry out for pruning. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/10 Collateral Beauty (2016) Kimberly Gadette If 'Collateral Beauty' is in the eye of the beholder ... perhaps it's best to look away. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
8/10 Jackie (2016) Kimberly Gadette Unlike previous projects, this unique film zeroes in on a particular timeframe, in which the indelible legacies of both Jack and Jackie Kennedy first came to pass. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2016
5.5/10 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Kimberly Gadette Even with the Potter pedigree, creator Rowling, director Yates and talented Redmayne ... Fantastic Beasts isn't all that fantastic after all. Harry would be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4.5/10 Almost Christmas (2016) Kimberly Gadette The fact that this Xmas family film released on Veterans Day makes it unique. Sadly, that's about it. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2016
6/10 The Accountant (2016) Kimberly Gadette The cluttered plot aside, factoring in an uncommon protagonist (well-played by Affleck) and 2 surprise twists in the 3rd act, the film still lands in the black. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2016
8/10 Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Kimberly Gadette So screamingly funny, your own raucous laughter just may drown out some of Hart's lines. Rewind needed here. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2016
6.5/10 The Birth of a Nation (2016) Kimberly Gadette While the depiction of monstrous cruelty and the battle scenes are highly effective, the film suffers from a lack of nuance. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2016
6/10 Storks (2016) Kimberly Gadette This baby buddy comedy offers a flock of high-flying fun. But filmmakers may want to issue a blanket apology to parents ... how are they going to explain where babies come from now? EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2016
8/10 The Royal Road (2015) Kimberly Gadette It is at once a static, yet highly moving film. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2016
8/10 In Order of Disappearance (2016) Kimberly Gadette Martin McDonagh meets Quentin Tarantino ... yet bristles with its own brand of quirk EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4.5/10 Suicide Squad (2016) Kimberly Gadette Don't think of "Suicide Squad" as the villainous flipside to "X-Men" ... instead, think Zzzzz-Men. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2016
8.5/10 Iris (2014) Kimberly Gadette So much more than meets Iris's bespectacled eyes: looking at self-determination, relentless individuality, devil-may-care creativity, romance, fame and mortality...all peppered throughout with delicious humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2016
6/10 Nerve (2016) Kimberly Gadette Succeeds as a suspenseful, yet cautionary tale that speaks to the screen-centric Generation Z. Hopefully, movies like Nerve ... may actually touch one. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2016
4.5/10 The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Kimberly Gadette Me Tarzan. You Jane. Movie dumb. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
9/10 The Look of Silence (2014) Kimberly Gadette The anemic excuses for participating in mass murder are sickeningly familiar, e.g., "I was just carrying out orders." Name a genocide, and these kinds of justifications bloom like wildflowers in an Indonesian jungle. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2016
7/10 Central Intelligence (2016) Kimberly Gadette Wild unorthodox teaming of a frenetic Kevin Hart running headlong into one substantial Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2016
6.5/10 The Conjuring 2 (2016) Kimberly Gadette Wan's developed into a clever horror-meister, tinkering with the classic pacing of the anticipated bump in the night. Solid performances from Farmiga and young Madison Wolfe strengthen the sequel. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2016
8/10 Keanu (2016) Kimberly Gadette For moviegoers who haven't seen this brilliant duo before, this cinematic experience may be akin to catnip. And you thought cat videos were fun ... EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/10 London Has Fallen (2016) Kimberly Gadette First, 'Olympus Has Fallen;' now 'London Has Fallen' ... maybe things will look up with the final chapter. Let's call it 'Face Has Fallen.' EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2016
8/10 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) Kimberly Gadette "Benghazi" is far more than a political buzzword. If it takes a superb film like 13 Hours to remind us of that fact, then job well done. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2016
9/10 45 Years (2015) Kimberly Gadette A masterpiece of a drama that examines a couple's fraying relationship after decades of marriage. Add to that, a delicate hint of a ghost story. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2015
9/10 The Big Short (2015) Kimberly Gadette With punch and pop, the film looks at 4 disparate outsiders who are far enough removed from the center of the action to see it for what it's worth ... and for what it's not. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2015
6/10 Legend (2015) Kimberly Gadette Tom Hardy impresses mightily as he"splits up with himself." Yet even with his skills, Legend often misses the mark. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2015
8/10 Youth (2015) Kimberly Gadette Glorious Sorrentino film acknowledges that even at the end of the ever-diminishing day, 'youth' might still be considered a fountain within reach. Even at the age of 80. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2015
7/10 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015) Kimberly Gadette Though the courtroom scenes resonate, the film frustrates due to sidestepping explorations of Dunn, his fiancee and Florida's Stand Your Ground law. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2015
8/10 Brooklyn (2015) Kimberly Gadette Saorsie Ronan's immigrant girl undertakes an arduous sea voyage from her Irish homeland to America. Just like Ronan's own odyssey, it's the journey from teen to woman that fascinates. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2015
7.5/10 Spotlight (2015) Kimberly Gadette Though worth seeing, the film's energy suffers from brownout ... sometimes a surge, sometimes a flicker.And nowhere near the neighborhood of McCarthy's earlier, marvelous work. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
8/10 Beasts of No Nation (2015) Kimberly Gadette A story about just one of the 300,000 child solders currently exploited in combat worldwide. Non-actor Abraham Attah is an absolute wonder to behold. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4.5/10 The Intern (2015) Kimberly Gadette Unlike Nancy Meyers' earlier film, "It's Complicated" ... this one isn't. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/10 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) Kimberly Gadette The one bright spot is French bulldog Arrow (Schwartzman's own dog), who snorts and sighs and all but rolls his eyes in annoyance at the lifeless goings-on. We are Arrow; Arrow is us. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2015
6.5/10 Straight Outta Compton (2015) Kimberly Gadette The film antagonizes. It instigates. Just like gangsta rap itself. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2015
6/10 Welcome to Me (2014) Kimberly Gadette It's a crying shame (not a hysterical, mentally unwell crying shame), but a crying shame nevertheless that the movie falls short. Especially given Wiig's stellar performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2015
8.5/10 Danny Collins (2015) Kimberly Gadette While the plot sounds like an old familiar tune (dissipated artist changes his wicked ways when he realizes that love of family/friends is worth more than fame/fortune), it's Danny's dazzle that intoxicates. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2015
9/10 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Kimberly Gadette The irreverent title suggests that this movie may smash our preconceptions about the current formulaic tale of budding teen love tragically interrupted. And so it does, beautifully. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2015
5/10 The Age of Adaline (2015) Kimberly Gadette Adaline is an 107-year-old mash-up of Hawking, Holmes and Mario Andretti, all dressed up in Gucci with nowhere to go. What a fascinating character the screenwriters never bothered to develop. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/10 The Harvest (2013) Kimberly Gadette The primary horror in 'The Harvest' comes from watching the superlative talents of Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton wasted on such secondary swill. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2015
10/10 Citizenfour (2014) Kimberly Gadette Did the NSA have foreknowledge that Citizenfour was going to win the Oscar? Um, probably ... EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2015
9/10 Nightcrawler (2014) Kimberly Gadette The fascinating, disturbing Nightcrawler questions the line between crime reportage, and reportage that's a crime in and of itself. That is, if that line still exists at all... EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2015
10/10 Groundhog Day (1993) Kimberly Gadette The day is not a redo; it's a "one more." EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2015
9/10 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Kimberly Gadette Many Wes Anderson films have been intricately laced together, the ingredients blending just so. But nothing matches this perfectly layered concoction, wrapped up in an impeccable confectioner's bow. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2015
7/10 The Wedding Ringer (2015) Kimberly Gadette Unbridled fun ... EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2015
9/10 Boyhood (2014) Kimberly Gadette We can't help feeling inexorably attuned to these people ... as if the idea of sitting down to dinner with them is not only possible, but de facto. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2015
8.5/10 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Kimberly Gadette Cleverly titled, this Girl who Walks Home Alone At Night has nothing to fear ... but everyone else does. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2014
4.5/10 Unbroken (2014) Kimberly Gadette Just in time for the holidays, UNBROKEN is akin to 'The 12 Days of Christmas" ... unbearably repetitive. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2014