Marie Claire

Marie Claire is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Caryn James, Esther Zuckerman, Yolanda Machado
Rating Title/Year Author
Us (2019) Ineye Komonibo From the moment the movie opened to the moment that the very last credit rolled, I felt chills down my spine. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) Yolanda Machado Hollywood has been churning out remakes and reboots at breakneck speed, but A Star Is Born is in a class of its own. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018) Esther Zuckerman Brilliantly elicits gulps of horrified recognition as it recreates the experience of that first teenage year... Eighth Grade is also a genuinely lovely story about a young woman not quite finding herself. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Yolanda Machado A Wrinkle in Time has given children the gift of inclusivity, where nothing-not their gender, not their family history, not their hometown, and not their skin color-is a limitation to who they can become. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Mehera Bonner There's nothing quite like watching your favorite food group be ruined with a bunch of strangers at a screening. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018) Esther Zuckerman In some ways, Red Sparrow feels like it was ripped from another era and not just because of its bend towards exploitation. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
The Greatest Showman (2017) Esther Zuckerman [This] kind of insanity is really fun to watch. The Greatest Showman is a lot of things, but it's not boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2018
Lymelife (2008) Caryn James As a girl just beginning to recognize her sexual power, [Emma] Roberts moves one step closer to adult stardom. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2017
17 Again (2009) Caryn James Endearingly funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2017
Shall We Kiss? (2007) Caryn James No need to resist this enchanting, airy trifle with a surprisingly sober twist. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Esther Zuckerman It's a constantly churning engine of wonder and excitement that grapples with elemental questions of good and evil that have always been the driving force of this universe. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Justice League (2017) Esther Zuckerman Honestly, Justice League's main problem is that it's boring, and fails to convince me why I should care... beyond the fact that they are all famous cultural properties. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Esther Zuckerman I left Ragnarok completely happy. But I also wanted more from Hela and especially from Valkyrie. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2017
Bright Star (2009) Caryn James Director Jane Campion's most enthralling film since The Piano. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2017
The Informant! (2009) Caryn James With [Matt] Damon, they share something more exciting than looks: a slow-burning intelligence that leaves us feeling both unsettled and seduced. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2017
Youth in Revolt (2009) Caryn James But all the silliness reminds us that there is no age limit on expressing your confident inner vixen - especially in these uneasy times. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2017
Black Swan (2010) Caryn James By the end, Nina's quest for perfection-and Portman's blazing performance-will leave you breathless. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Casting JonBenét (2017) Kayleigh Roberts Casting JonBenét doesn't deal much in facts, which makes it an odd documentary to say the least. It does deal in truth though, which is what makes it engaging. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Jen Ortiz Daisy Ridley/Rey is the badass hero we've been waiting for. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010) Ashley Ross With witty, well-written dialogue, un-ironed clothes and perfectly imperfect hair and makeup, the movie makes you not only fall in love with the characters but also sparks a thought that their stories and personal struggles could very well be the real. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Jen Ortiz As the credits rolled, someone in the theater yelled "What?!" amid groans and laughs-but no one moved from their seats right away, because we were all kind of waiting for more. And that pretty much says it all. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Jen Ortiz Rogue One is an explosive, nail-biting, thrilling, heartbreaking war movie that'll make you forget about the bucket of popcorn on your lap-and it features a strong cast that's as refreshingly diverse as it is talented. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
The Witch (2015) Diane Cohen The Witch may present like a highbrow horror film, but it delivers a powerful feminist message: She's now a woman, with the awesome power to determine her own life. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Dunkirk (2017) Mehera Bonner But this war movie isn't special. At the end of the day, it's like all the rest of them. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
To the Bone (2017) Emilly Prado The problem isn't that stories of white girls with eating disorders are being told, it's that their struggles are the only ones deemed worthy of sharing. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Mehera Bonner The film is your typical adventure-boy meets girl, girl dislikes boy, boy eventually wins girl over, good triumphs over evil, etc, but it's also so much more. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
La La Land (2016) Mehera Bonner Audiences love themselves a Stone + Gosling movie, and their built-in chemistry allows the film to take bigger creative risks. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
The Beguiled (2017) Kendra James Slavery, the very cause of the war at their doorsteps, is out-of-sight and out-of-mind for everyone in involved. It's been erased from this stylized version of history. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Passengers (2016) Mehera Bonner If you walked into Passengers expecting to watch The Notebook of space films, think again. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
mother! (2017) Esther Zuckerman If this is Aronofsky's acknowledgement of those he's hurt in his life, then it is grossly remorseless. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Dana Schwartz But Marvel is a big studio investing lots of money; and so the film is safe, as palatable for as many people as possible, and gives us two women of color love interests that we can celebrate as small steps forward. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Dana Schwartz Transformers: The Last Knight is pretty much crap, but not even good, fun, entertaining crap. It commits the cardinal sin of a popcorn action movie: it's boring. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017) Dana Schwartz The brilliance of Wonder Woman isn't just getting to see a female superhero in action: It's getting to see that female superhero be "feminine." EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Dana Schwartz I mean, it isn't good. But I can imagine it becoming something of a cult-classic, celebrated for its expansive world, campy acting, and spectacular CGI. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
It (2017) Mehera Bonner Cool the movie is over, as is my ability to sleep. But I loved it. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Battle of the Sexes (2017) Esther Zuckerman despite being aware of the outcome-I caught myself quite literally cheering when Emma Stone's King got a point off Steve Carell's Riggs during the big showdown. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
I, Tonya (2017) Esther Zuckerman This is The Tonya Harding Show, and Robbie portrays her with an appropriately DGAF attitude. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Allied (2016) Mehera Bonner Part of what makes Allied good is Pitt and Cotillard's on-screen chemistry. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017