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Baltimore Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Max Weiss
Rating Title/Year Author
The Assistant (2019) Max Weiss What the film does make clear, however, is that everyone is in survival mode at this studio... EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Max Weiss Miss Americana is about her breaking free of that 16-year-old "good girl" she was and becoming the multi-dimensional 30-year-old woman she is today. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Max Weiss There's no doubt that Ritchie has talent-he may be too show-offy for my taste, but he tells his stories with an enormous amount of invention and verve. I'm just not interested in what he's selling. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/4 1917 (2019) Max Weiss The action is swift and heart-pounding. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
1.5/4 Cats (2019) Max Weiss I can't say for sure that all productions of Cats are bad (although I have a hunch) but I can certainly say that this one is. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 Dark Waters (2019) Max Weiss It's the rare American film that trusts in both the intelligence and patience of its audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Max Weiss For a film that I occasionally resisted, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood sure made me cry a lot. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Max Weiss This film is just flat out fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Max Weiss There's still lots to enjoy about the film, which provides us with two wonderful lead performances, exciting speed races, and car executives wearing some of the most beautifully tailored suits this side of Mad Men. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Max Weiss Scorsese knows how to wield humor, humanizing details, and digressions to keep the film lively....Of course, it helps to have three of the greatest actors of our time anchoring the proceedings. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
1.5/4 Last Christmas (2019) Max Weiss Last Christmas feels ill-conceived from the start. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/4 Harriet (2019) Max Weiss This kind of American history deserves a film like this EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Max Weiss It has ended up being one of the funniest, slyest, and most unexpectedly humane films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/4 Parasite (2019) Max Weiss Parasite is stuffed with everything-gorgeous architecture, beautiful people, shocking violence, ingenious twists, wicked humor, and clear-eyed social commentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Max Weiss As I admired Banderas' performance, and both the film's striking beauty and its soul-baring honesty, I almost that ennui too oppressive. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 Judy (2019) Max Weiss Much of Judy feels a little inert. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 Joker (2019) Max Weiss I find the whole enterprise wearying and a little ridiculous. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 Hustlers (2019) Max Weiss Hustlers is the mashup of Showgirls, Goodfellas, and The Big Short that we never knew we needed. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Max Weiss It's handsomely mounted, respectful to a fault, well-acted-and totally bloodless. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/4 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Max Weiss By the end, I was laughing and in tears, fully invested in Brittany's journey-as both a runner and a person. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 Ready or Not (2019) Max Weiss It's so good I wish it were better. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/4 () Max Weiss Jezebel feels authentic, because it is: a different kind of coming-of-age film and a non-judgmental look at an industry that is often shrouded in secrecy. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/4 Blinded by the Light (2019) Max Weiss Much of the film plays out in a predictable, if charming, way. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/4 Luce (2019) Max Weiss There's lots of interesting stuff to chew on...it's never less than compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/4 Good Boys (2019) Max Weiss For all its stupid fun, Good Boys is pretty darn smart. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
2.5/4 The Kitchen (2019) Max Weiss Ultimately, The Kitchen is shallow and, okay, a little ridiculous, but it entertained me. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Max Weiss It has a confident, leisurely pace. If this represents the beginning of a new, more mature era for the aging phenom-his Cliff Booth phase, if you will-I couldn't be more excited for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/4 The Farewell (2019) Max Weiss An extraordinarily confident debut from Wang. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/4 The Lion King (2019) Max Weiss As directed by Jon Favreau, it's an achievement of technology not artistry. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
3.5/5 Midsommar (2019) Max Weiss This setup is positively brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/4 Yesterday (2019) Max Weiss British fantasy is perfectly diverting, but barely scratches the surface of its intriguing premise. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Max Weiss Yet another funny, heartwarming, and uncommonly wise chapter in Pixar's enduring film series. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/4 Late Night (2019) Max Weiss Late Night is at its best when it focuses on the inner workings of late night TV. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Max Weiss The pop icon is vividly brought to life in this kaleidoscopic biopic. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 Booksmart (2019) Max Weiss The film is peppered with jokes-some highly clever, some merely raunchy, as the genre demands-but it also has a beating heart. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 Knives and Skin (2019) Max Weiss This is a feminist and refreshing take on a high school drama. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Ray & Liz (2018) Max Weiss For fans of slow cinema, still photography, and social realism, Ray & Liz is as depressing as it is ultimately rewarding. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Max Weiss What emerges is a compelling portrait of a game-changing journalist... EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3.5/4 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Max Weiss The film delivers a gut punch that I never saw coming. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
2.5/4 The Mountain (2018) Max Weiss By the time Lavant goes on a semi-nonsensical monologue in French about hermaphrodites (another persistent, if mystifying, recurring image in the film), I had pretty much checked out. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Pahokee (2019) Max Weiss All in all, the film is an excellent portrait of a town fueled by collective dreams of living elsewhere. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
4/4 Well Groomed (2019) Max Weiss Well Groomed makes you care deeply about a pastime you've probably never heard of and people you've never met. And that, folks, is what great film is all about. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Max Weiss None of this would work if Rogen and Theron weren't so winning and if Fred and Charlotte didn't seem to genuinely like each other so much. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2/4 Little (2019) Max Weiss It's enough to make me guardedly recommend the film. But, nonetheless, Little is no Big. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/4 The Brink (2019) Max Weiss The moral of the film might very well be this: Beware of affable nationalists in rumpled shirts. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Max Weiss Hotel Mumbai has moments of grace. But it's still brutal, unforgiving-and the viciousness of the violence can't help but to feel exploitative. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Max Weiss Us is much scarier than Get Out, but less funny. Peele occasionally disrupts the tension with a few jokes but he wants to keep you freaked out, not laughing. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
1.5/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Max Weiss The woman getting her groove on on the screen in front of me might as well have been a complete stranger. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/4 Woman at War (2018) Max Weiss There are wonderful twists and surprises along the way, none of which I will spoil here. Suffice it to say, Woman at War had me gripped and delighted all the way through. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Max Weiss Captain Marvel didn't markedly improve the experience for me. I enjoyed it well enough. It felt...familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019