Celebuzz

Celebuzz is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jordan Riefe, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
Jobs (2013) Jordan Riefe So impressed with its subject that it leaves precious little time to explore the imperfect man behind the icon. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
End of Watch (2012) Jordan Riefe While Ayer and his cast demonstrate a thorough understanding of their subject, and their movie features realistic violence and casual callousness, End Of Watch doesn't really go anywhere. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Mama (2013) Jordan Riefe While Mama is occasionally hamstrung by cliches, it is a stylish and effective ghost story that lives up to its promise, delivering spine-tingling scares. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Promised Land (2012) Jordan Riefe Promised Land is a smart, character driven drama that takes an insightful look at a compelling environmental issue... But as the second act progresses, the movie begins to lose momentum. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Parental Guidance (2012) Jordan Riefe A series of contrivances born of some unholy union between America's Funniest Home Videos and Leave it to Beaver. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
On the Road (2012) Jordan Riefe With On The Road, Salles creates a vivid portrait of youth and spirited abandon that probably won't resonate with everyone. But then again, the best movies seldom do. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Guilt Trip (2012) Jordan Riefe Rogen and Streisand share adequate chemistry but seldom seem like the real deal in Anne Fletcher's fourth movie... Under her direction, Streisand and Rogen look like a pair of actors saying jokes written for them by a comedy think tank. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Hitchcock (2012) Jordan Riefe An occasionally enjoyable, though uneven look, at the making of Psycho... Hitchcock is most engaging when Hopkins and Mirren share the screen as a durable old couple straining under 33 years of marriage. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Lincoln (2012) Jordan Riefe With a lavish and distinctive look, superb acting and artfully rendered material, it's difficult to call Lincoln anything but a grand success. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Flight (2012) Jordan Riefe Performance and plane crash aside, in a climate of fewer and fewer quality mainstream movies, Flight looks like a winner simply by not being terrible. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Seven Psychopaths (2012) Jordan Riefe Seven Psychopaths unspools with clever ease and buffoonish charm. It is effortlessly brilliant and always accessible but more important, it slavishly satisfies the first rule of comedy - make 'em laugh. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Argo (2012) Jordan Riefe Tonal issues aside, however, Affleck's third feature is assured, smart and very entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Playing for Keeps (2012) Todd Gilchrist Playing For Keeps unfolds like a metaphorical deconstruction of his charms: a meandering, formulaic look at a former sports star confronted by an uncertain future as he continues to exploit the superficial things the world still seems to want from him. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2012
Les Misérables (2012) Todd Gilchrist a maudlin act of white-noise desperation, underscored by director Tom Hooper's inability to discern the difference between quiet and loud - not just musically, but as a storyteller and dramatist. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Todd Gilchrist A briskly engaging adventure shrouded in superfluous detail, though also, yes, admittedly, technical virtuosity, it's an accomplished if unexciting first chapter in the preamble to his Oscar-winning film series. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
Alex Cross (2012) Todd Gilchrist Perry fails to breathe new life into the character, even as co-star Matthew Fox's scenery chewing eviscerates whatever traces of a script existed for this ham-fisted and mindless thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2012
Red Dawn (2012) Todd Gilchrist at best the cinematic equivalent of a voting-day robocall to people who are susceptible to nailbiting, apocalyptic paranoia - even as a fantasy-actioner, it's too cartoonish to embrace and too dangerous to indulge. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2012
House at the End of the Street (2012) Todd Gilchrist A soulless, uncreative, cliché-laden anger generator disguised as a horror thriller, Mark Tonderai's film undermines itself at every turn and infuriates its audience. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2012
The Master (2012) Todd Gilchrist a perfect circle of visceral and philosophical energies which makes The Master a remarkable, ferocious experience, not just one of the best films of the year, but a singular achievement that doesn't just earn its divisiveness but outright demands it. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2012
Cloud Atlas (2012) Todd Gilchrist A stunner of an opus that isn't just admirable but thought-provoking and moving, Cloud Atlas is the Wachowskis' most personal film to date. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2012
Looper (2012) Todd Gilchrist Thoughtful, intimate, and deeply moving, writer-director Rian Johnson's assured and perfectly-measured third feature is one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2012