Movie Nation

Movie Nation is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Roger Moore
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations (2020) Roger Moore A brisk primer on the modern faces of hatred for "the Jews," the "viral" way it spreads at the speed of the Internet, and the consequences of this renewed outbreak. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
1/4 Fronteras (2019) Roger Moore A stunningly stupid, talky and meandering Border Patrol thriller EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
3/4 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Roger Moore A lovely character study in a lovely setting, even if the romance rarely achieves the urgency or heat to truly animate this "portrait." EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
2/4 Fantasy Island (2020) Roger Moore Will there be a sequel? Don't bet against it. Me? I'm just waiting on Blumhouse's "The Love Boat." EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 Young Ahmed (2019) Roger Moore Start to finish, it forces one despairing question on us, one it cannot answer. Can "Young Ahmed" be saved? EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
1/4 Love Jacked (2018) Roger Moore We can buy a romance warming up between these two, but not based on what this fiasco delivers. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
2.5/4 Top End Wedding (2019) Roger Moore There aren't many surprises, but the amusing bit players, throw-away lines and general "feels" that "Top End Wedding" leaves you with put it over. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
2.5/4 The Photograph (2020) Roger Moore Slow...but it develops into something rare in the movies this and most Valentine's Days - a romance that feels romantic. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/4 Whisky (2004) Roger Moore An understated character study in loneliness that is one of the most celebrated films to ever come out of Uruguay. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
1.5/4 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Roger Moore Eventually Jim Carrey shows up as the villain, all mustache and ego and wild-eyes and gadgets and insults, and things turn funnier. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
1.5/4 All You Ever Wished For (2019) Roger Moore The romantic fantasy movie isn't much. But I'd love to visit the (Italian) locations. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
2.5/4 Downhill (2020) Roger Moore If you want to see "Force Majeure," rent it and stream it. If you want to see two terrific comic talents circling around it in something lighter and funnier, then "Downhill" it is. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
2.5/4 Pandora (2016) Roger Moore The earthquake and nuclear meltdown effects are solid, the performances properly fraught. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
2.5/4 Come as You Are (2019) Roger Moore "Sex Trip" with wheelchairs...a road comedy that works. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
2/4 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Roger Moore In rom-coms, you only get to surprise us once. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
2.5/4 The Kindness of Strangers (2019) Roger Moore This isn't on a par with Scherfig's best films, but the milieu and situations are immersive and the characters just colorful enough to hold our interest. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/4 Goldie (2020) Roger Moore Woods makes our heroine someone we warm to -- if not right away -- and more importantly, someone we won't forget. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
2/4 The Coldest Game (2019) Roger Moore There are third act twists that atone for some of what's lacking in the first two. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2020
2/4 Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019) Roger Moore A breezy, kid-friendly if quick-and-dirty and not that funny "Sober History" riff through the lives of Great African Americans EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/4 Horse Girl (2020) Roger Moore Brie has put her all into a character that keeps us at arm's length and a movie that's not serious enough for its subject -- mental illness. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
1/4 () Roger Moore As a "faith-based" film spoof, this one is basically a 90 minute swing-and-a-miss. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/4 The Times of Bill Cunningham (2018) Roger Moore This is "street fashion" photographer Bill Cunningham at his lightly-guarded, offhand, charming and modest best EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Roger Moore It's a little too close to "Suicide Squad" in one all-important regard. Take away Harley Quinn, and you've got no movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
2.5/4 Come to Daddy (2019) Roger Moore The best "midnight movie" option for fans looking to stay out late and howl at the screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/4 Faith, Hope & Love (2019) Roger Moore Gets the "faith" in, and the "hope" and even a hint of "love." It's the comedy that lets this "romantic comedy" down. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/4 The Whistlers (2019) Roger Moore That rare cops-and-criminals picture that gives us a little to chew on and a new skill to practice -Canary Islands whistling. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
1/4 The Car: Road to Revenge (2018) Roger Moore Dreadful as it sounds...See it if you're contemplating a cyberpunk tour of Bulgaria. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3.5/4 The Lodge (2019) Roger Moore Is this the most disturbing thriller of the year? Judas Priest, I hope so. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/4 The Silent War (2018) Roger Moore Too grim to be for every taste, but its "deaf man hunted" hook, the novel setting and the Western archetypes parked on the edge of the 1944 Pyrenees make this a winner EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/4 () Roger Moore An indie thriller with promise, if not quite the pace and polish it needs to deliver the drama, excitement and heartbreak EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/4 Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) Roger Moore A muddled mystery-thriller that's something of a wash, one that director-turned-actor David Cronenberg all but steals with his podcasting conspiracy buff performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
3/4 37 Seconds (2019) Roger Moore A remarkably frank and surprisingly warm depiction of disability, care-giving and sexuality. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
3/4 Standing Up, Falling Down (0000) Roger Moore Ff you want to know what a comedy that really "sticks the landing" looks and plays like, here you go. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
1.5/4 Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) Roger Moore Filmmaker Pack is a partisan hack and this is artless political agitprop. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
1/4 Before the Dawn (2019) Roger Moore Another student-teacher love affair, more sordid titillation dressed up with weak attempts to "doing the right thing," strictly pro-forma, all the way. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
2.5/4 Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Roger Moore Whatever we get to "know" about Swift and her evolution in the documentary, she's never out of makeup and never remotely as vulnerable as Katy Perry came off in the more raw and revealing "Part of Me" EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
1.5/4 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Roger Moore All that's missing from this sinister exercise in creepy cuisine is, well, frights. "Gretel & Hansel" are wrapped in a chiller with no thrills, a thriller with few chills. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
1.5/4 VFW (2019) Roger Moore They made a promise, with their cool trailer, that their dull, bloody movie couldn't keep. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
1.5/4 Die Ontwaking (2015) Roger Moore Grisly. Perfunctory. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
2.5/4 Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis) (2018) Roger Moore Schoenaerts is as riveting as ever. He has to be, as the picture sinks every moment he's not in it. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/4 Cane River (1982) Roger Moore "Dated," quaint and tentative it may be. But Jenkins' themes and big ideas make "Cane River" a debut film with promise, ambition and social currency. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/4 The Rhythm Section (2020) Roger Moore The lyrics aren't all that. But in an action film, it's tempo that matters. "The Rhythm Section" never loses the beat. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/4 The Last Full Measure (2020) Roger Moore Acting grace notes almost rescue a generally graceless and lumbering combat/post-combat drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2.5/4 Premature (2019) Roger Moore A lively, lovely and lived-in slice of Harlem life that looks, sounds and feels "right," even when what we're seeing is over-familiar to the point of cliche. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/4 L'ascension (2017) Roger Moore Cutesie...but not every movie about Everest has to end with Josh Brolin's frozen corpse stuck on the North Face. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3.5/4 Incitement (2020) Roger Moore Fraught and damning throughout. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
1.5/4 El que se Enamora Pierde (2018) Roger Moore A tedious and tiresome traipse through romance - Colombian style EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
3/4 Olympic Dreams (2019) Roger Moore A loose, delightfully-improvised romance, grabbed on the fly by a minimal crew during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
1.5/4 The Turning (2020) Roger Moore There's no terror here. None. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
1.5/4 NiNoKuni (2019) Roger Moore All anime is not created equal, and this derivative cosplay-oriented eye-candy is a "meh" of a movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020