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BuffaloVibe is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jared Mobarak
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Ramen Shop (2018) Jared Mobarak Ramen Shop ends up simultaneously being a pilgrimage and exorcism [whose] heartwarming tale of love overcoming prejudice [becomes] a visual smorgasbord of food porn. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
5/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Jared Mobarak This Pet Sematary uses its characters so that its conceit can scare us when it should be the conceit that lets the Creeds frighten us by turning a mirror onto ourselves. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/10 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Jared Mobarak Hotel Mumbai tries so hard to separate Indian from Lashkar-e-Taiba that it forgets to separate out Islam too [as things] quickly devolve from docudrama to survival thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
7/10 Gloria Bell (2018) Jared Mobarak While the movie might not be necessary, Moore's performance surely is. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
7/10 Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) Jared Mobarak Writer/director Milorad Krstic has combined his love for painting and film into an action thriller as surreal as it is familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Jared Mobarak Rather than watch Danvers take her human intangibles and leverage them to become a hero, we witness as a soldier of war rejects indoctrination [to see] the cost being paid. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Jared Mobarak It's childhood versus adolescence and the chasm created despite having just a couple years of separation colored by the addition of a conditioned gender divide between them. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
8/10 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Jared Mobarak In lesser hands the film would ask us to pity the Shibatas' impoverished plight. The way [Koreeda] presents them, however, has us basking in their independence, love, and joy. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
7/10 Stan & Ollie (2018) Jared Mobarak With two-thirds of the run-time dealing in their joy of being on-stage, you might be surprised to discover just how poignant things will soon get. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
6/10 Glass (2019) Jared Mobarak So while what happens is cool, it comes at the cost of being a better standalone than sequel. [It's] more about the twist than the journey, something his best work [avoids]. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
7/10 Ben Is Back (2018) Jared Mobarak The reason we look beyond the strings is a result of Roberts and Lucas Hedges buying into their characters' flaws and responsibility for what's happened. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
9/10 Brooklyn (2015) Jared Mobarak The look of 1950s Brooklyn and Ireland is beautiful-each glimpse more idyllic than the next to render the film a fairy tale of sorts... EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
6/10 Vice (2018) Jared Mobarak Vice isn't scathing enough to offset its inherent humanizing geniality. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
7/10 Aquaman (2018) Jared Mobarak Aquaman dares to be its own beast. And with a charismatic hero at its center to bridge the divide, DC remembers playfulness can actually be a boon. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
8/10 The Favourite (2018) Jared Mobarak It might be Lanthimos' most straightforward piece since Dogtooth, its dry humor keeping us sharp and ready to expect the unexpected. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Jared Mobarak This is very much an artist lovingly commemorating an artist he holds dear [and in that regard] quite possibly more a film about Schnabel himself than Van Gogh. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/10 The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Jared Mobarak It's factory-line horror as predictable as it is bland. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
9/10 Widows (2018) Jared Mobarak Beneath its basic premise [...] lie complex themes that branch out towards social, economical, cultural, and racial divides. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
6/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jared Mobarak I'm still with it-for now. I'm going to believe Rowling is taking this route of undermining her protagonists with purpose, but she better prove it to me in the next one. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
5/10 Suspiria (2018) Jared Mobarak It's as though Kajganich wanted to shake any style over substance gripes so vehemently that he overcompensated by putting in too much substance. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
8/10 Free Solo (2018) Jared Mobarak By removing any "extreme for extreme sake" motivations from the conversation, Free Solo's climax becomes a breathtaking, vertigo-inducing, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
7/10 The Hate U Give (2018) Jared Mobarak The Hate U Give isn't therefore supplying answers as much as presenting the questions in their true-to-life situations for us to confront. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
6/10 Colette (2018) Jared Mobarak Thankfully Knightley and West are so good that [we enjoy] their characterizations enough to forgive the shortcomings of the rather superficial progressions they follow. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2018
5/10 Unforgettable (2017) Jared Mobarak [Making Julia cheesier] would have ruined the one thing Unforgettable has going for it, but it also would have made [her actions] seem less impossible by comparison. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
9/10 Graduation (2016) Jared Mobarak Graduation quickly becomes a commencement not for the student heading to college, but the father who's devoted his life to ensuring it happens. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
9/10 A Quiet Passion (2016) Jared Mobarak Terence Davies delivers a portrait of tone, emotion, and personality. He provides the artist above the art. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Jared Mobarak While this re-envisioning of Camelot should be applauded for trying something new, its desire to crib off so many other iconic aesthetics [makes it more] generic than unique. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/10 Everything, Everything (2017) Jared Mobarak Not only does it not earn the additional drama [its] reveal hopes to conjure, it renders the love story-the literal emotional backbone of the work-into afterthought. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 The Bleeder (2016) Jared Mobarak There are lessons to be learned and we do so with [Chuck] while enjoying the chaos for laughs. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 Wonder Woman (2017) Jared Mobarak It merges the best parts of Thor and Captain America into an origin story possessed with increased character complexities despite its generic plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/10 The Mummy (2017) Jared Mobarak Who doesn't want to watch another redundantly bland, would-be hero made from an irredeemable man who inexplicably is redeemed? EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/10 In the Deep (2017) Jared Mobarak The plot unfolds so matter-of-factly that we have nothing to do but poke holes. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Jared Mobarak Fact: Transformers: The Last Knight is its franchise's most entertaining entry. Unfortunately there's still a lot to dislike. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 Despicable Me 3 (2017) Jared Mobarak It [message] complements [its] absurdity perfectly within this consistently charming, welcomingly spare, and infectiously funny franchise. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Jared Mobarak The MCU's most family-friendly installment. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Jared Mobarak The end result isn't quite as effective as Dawn before it, but War delivers the emotional heft to bring the trilogy full circle. Can we give Serkis an Oscar nomination yet? EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
10/10 Dunkirk (2017) Jared Mobarak He's crafted a film that embraces its indifference to convention to express an abstract with resonate power and understanding. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 Atomic Blonde (2017) Jared Mobarak Leitch uses every tool at his disposal (actors included) to conjure a spectacle with just enough substance to succeed beyond its stellar surface. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 The Dark Tower (2017) Jared Mobarak I'll say flat-out that The Dark Tower is not the film fans of King's magnum opus deserve-it's merely the one this Hollywood can supply. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 Annabelle: Creation (2017) Jared Mobarak Director David F. Sandberg's ability to hew closer to Wan's quieter psychological terror for a consistency of tone puts this franchise back on-track. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 Logan Lucky (2017) Jared Mobarak The formula succeeds because the final product is an entertaining ride as similar to [the Ocean's trilogy's] concept as it is dissimilar in environment. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/10 Ingrid Goes West (2017) Jared Mobarak A run-of-the-mill stalker narrative too timid to say anything at all. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 Patti Cake$ (2017) Jared Mobarak The result is a charming coming-of-age tale with an authenticity its premise may not appear to hold at first. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 It (2017) Jared Mobarak It's rare these days for a cast of unknowns to deliver as an authentic, natural ensemble, but these kids do. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 Columbus (2017) Jared Mobarak Both Cho and Richardson are unforgettable with an easy chemistry that starts in guarded awkwardness before thawing to reveal warmth only an empathetic stranger could provide. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/10 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Jared Mobarak Instead of saving the world, Kingsman 2 is about the personal happiness of characters we barely recognize anymore let alone like enough to see happy. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Jared Mobarak We watch [King's] evolution from hero on the court to international icon breaking barriers off it. [And] on those terms Battle of the Sexes is a resounding success. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/10 The Mountain Between Us (2017) Jared Mobarak A paperback love story wherein hunger and frostbite prove no match for horny pretty people using heightened psychological attachment to justify physically amorous relations. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 The Foreigner (2017) Jared Mobarak One [man is] perpetually on offense, the other defense, and both are beholden to a tale just smart enough to be worth our time. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 Only the Brave (2017) Jared Mobarak Moments when those personality shortcomings rise to the surface are the most powerful because they expose the psychological challenges of living inside and outside this job. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018