AllMovie

AllMovie is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Daniel Gelb, Violet LeVoit
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Going in Style (2017) Daniel Gelb Perhaps required a handshake agreement with Warner Bros. that [Braff] would be barred from including a Shins song on the soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 CHIPS (2017) Violet LeVoit [Dax Shepard] needs to take on better characters than the ones he's written for himself. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 Wilson (2017) Violet LeVoit Wilson is a bitter, infuriating, and utterly unsympathetic character in Daniel Clowes' original graphic novel, but at some point [screenwriter Clowes] found a way to turn Wilson's vinegar back into wine. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 The Boss Baby (2017) Violet LeVoit The smug, petulant, manipulative, entitled, and easily enraged boss-from-hell Baby is the best part of this movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2017
1.5/5 Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Daniel Gelb A hollow, two-hour blast of stifling backstory, product placement, and big-budget nonsense. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2017
2.5/5 T2 Trainspotting (2017) Violet LeVoit At 20 [their] behavior is Rimbaud romantic; at 40 it's a nuisance. Why won't filmmakers shrug off their "sequel-itis" and just let their iconic characters live their destinies without us anymore? EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2017
3/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Violet LeVoit This Beauty and the Beast is no Cocteau twin . . . EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
4/5 Raw (2016) Daniel Gelb A nimbly crafted bit of subversive horror. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2017
2.5/5 Rock Dog (2016) Violet LeVoit There's nothing offensive or repellent about this admittedly acceptable film for kids, [but] there's also nothing enthralling in it . . . EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2017
2.5/5 Before I Fall (2017) Daniel Gelb It's refreshing, at least, to see a YA film that doesn't feel the need to hide behind a postapocalyptic conceit. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 The Great Wall (2016) Daniel Gelb It's hard not to be cynical about this film. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Violet LeVoit . . . a Harlequin paperback with NSFW accessories . . . EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2017
4.5/5 La tortue rouge (2016) Violet LeVoit ... a work of poignant and exquisitely understated storytelling. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2017
2/5 Rings (2017) Daniel Gelb Gutiérrez and his team of writers tried to deepen the mythology of the Ring universe, but it's ultimately an exercise in futility. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2017
4.5/5 Toni Erdmann (2016) Violet LeVoit .... a Teutonic Ferris Büeller... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 The Founder (2016) Violet LeVoit At any moment, The Founder can be correctly read as a celebration of American corporate ambition, or as an equally passionate indictment of it. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/5 Live by Night (2016) Daniel Gelb An overstuffed, paint-by-numbers gangster drama that does little to distinguish itself from the crowded mediocrity of its contemporaries. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2017
1.5/5 The Bye Bye Man (2017) Daniel Gelb A sloppy, derivative collage of the worst studio-sanctioned genre trappings. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/5 Monster Trucks (2016) Violet LeVoit "If all of this sounds as stupid as Snakes on a Plane, then the joke's on you, because Monster Trucks is actually great fun . . ." EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2017
4.5/5 A Monster Calls (2016) Violet LeVoit . . . equal parts The Iron Giant and Pan's Labyrinth . . . EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2017
4.5/5 20th Century Women (2016) Violet LeVoit There is not a single misstep in this poignant, true, and ingenious character drama, an extraordinary film that is one of 2016's best. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2017
1/5 Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Violet LeVoit I VANT to VATCH an-AH-ther FEELM. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2017
3/5 Fences (2016) Daniel Gelb It's a testament to the movie's soaring performances that they are able to elicit interest and evoke strong emotions despite Fences' aesthetic deficiencies. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 Paterson (2016) Daniel Gelb A beautiful little paean to the trivialities and triumphs of everyday life. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 Assassin's Creed (2016) Violet LeVoit This is how a geek movie should be done. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2016
1.5/5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Violet LeVoit ...an attempt to squeeze one more movie out of a used MacGuffin. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
1/5 Collateral Beauty (2016) Daniel Gelb Director David Frankel and his dishonorable scribe Allan Loeb have crafted this interminable, manipulative weepie under the guise of doling out some greater truth or beauty. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 Office Christmas Party (2016) Daniel Gelb The directors get so wrapped up in their underwritten characters and slipshod finale that you'll almost forget this is supposed to be a Christmas movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/5 The Love Witch (2016) Violet LeVoit . . . unabashedly satisf[ies] female cravings for self-validity, glamour, and, yes, love. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 Rules Don't Apply (2016) Violet LeVoit . . . a screwball romance whirling around [Howard Hughes'] decline . . . veers toward the jaw-droppingly tasteless territory of Jerry Lewis' Holocaust comedy The Day the Clown Cried. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4.5/5 Jackie (2016) Daniel Gelb Larraín pieces together the fabric of Jackie's character with striking command and unmistakable purpose. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2016
1.5/5 Bad Santa 2 (2016) Daniel Gelb Plays out like a seventh-grader's mimicking of the original: chock-full of sex, booze, and four-letter insults, but stripped of any originality or subversive pluck. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 Manchester by the Sea (2016) Violet LeVoit . . . a rare melodrama set in the world of men. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/5 The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Daniel Gelb By not belittling the melancholies of adolescence, and staying away from the twee trappings of the genre, Kelly Fremon Craig's debut rings true with authenticity. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4.5/5 Arrival (2016) Daniel Gelb A strikingly human film, one that's concerned much more with the feebleness of language and the fragility of time than with its mysterious extraterrestrial visitors. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/5 Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Daniel Gelb While [Gibson's] portrayal of Doss' heroism on the battlefield is moving and honorable, neither the tedious setup nor the ham-fisted delivery should get a free pass. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/5 Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Violet LeVoit . . . some viewers will be more disturbed by the ghosts of Mantan Moreland . . . and so many others who shuffled through an entire grotesque cinematic "tradition" of black characters going bug-eyed and frantic after encountering ghosts. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2016
3.5/5 Moonlight (2016) Daniel Gelb Jenkins' emotionally resonant and ambitious approach to filmmaking allows the picture to outshine its shortcomings. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016) Daniel Gelb Harmlessly funny, albeit immediately forgettable. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Daniel Gelb The gregarious Hart's presence is more than enough to fill the cavernous football stadium. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 The Accountant (2016) Violet LeVoit It's fashionable to pile on Ben Affleck, an activity that has been film criticism's favorite all-season sport for more than two decades, but [here] he reminds us once again that he is a genuine talent. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Violet LeVoit . . . a nectarous confection of anarchic wish fulfillment clothed in the trickster skin of an afterschool special. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 American Honey (2016) Daniel Gelb Alive with the splendor of youth and the wandering sense of freedom that so many other road movies have tried and failed to harness. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3.5/5 Hands of Stone (2016) Violet LeVoit Writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz threads a second, personal battle beneath Durán's flurry of punches . . This personal touch raises the lively athletic melodrama out of maudlin telenovela territory. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2016
1.5/5 The Disappointments Room (2016) Daniel Gelb Caruso's completely unremarkable attempt at a psychological-horror flick is a mixed bag of clichés and loose ends. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/5 The Light Between Oceans (2016) Daniel Gelb Its depictions of searing guilt amount to little more than tight close-ups of teary-eyed actors. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Violet LeVoit " . . . the triumph of director Stephen Frears' portrait of the performer, who sadly hit the wall of her own talent long before her passion ran dry, is that it never chooses . . . one pat answer to sum up the ultimate meaning of her career." EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2016
3.5/5 Sausage Party (2016) Daniel Gelb Unquestionably dumb and distasteful, but stakes its claim as the funniest film of the season. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2016
1/5 Nine Lives (2016) Daniel Gelb Sadistic cinematic punishment. The folks at the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have just been handed a masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/5 Nerve (2016) Daniel Gelb Eventually sunk by its cobbled-together premise and the filmmakers' inability to deliver an appropriate payoff. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2016