Gwinnett Daily Post (GA)

Gwinnett Daily Post (GA) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Khari J. Sampson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Khari J. Sampson Foy does well in the role (following Rooney Mara in the 2011 version and Noomi Rapace in an earlier Swedish-language adaptation), and the overall product isn't bad. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 Boy Erased (2018) Khari J. Sampson The performances in Boy Erased are excellent and layered. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 Venom (2018) Khari J. Sampson After taking their not-so-sweet time getting to the action, director Ruben Fletcher and his screenwriters rush from scene to scene in implausible fashion. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/4 The Predator (2018) Khari J. Sampson There's fun to be had viewing this movie, I can't deny that. But this predator is nowhere near apex. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/4 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Khari J. Sampson It has become cliche to call Trumpism a new brand of fascism. Still, Fahrenheit 11/9 is a potentially instructive piece of filmmaking... And because he's good at his craft, Moore's argument is persuasive. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/4 Black Panther (2018) Khari J. Sampson "Black Panther" absolutely meets muster. Royally so. It's one of the very best of the genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Peter Rabbit (2018) Khari J. Sampson Parents who accompany their children would probably agree: "Peter Rabbit" is a film easy to endure. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Khari J. Sampson The actors shine across the board. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Last Flag Flying (2017) Khari J. Sampson Although definitely acting as a critique of America's war efforts of the past 50 years, the film never feels at all preachy, doing well not to make even a single character into a mouthpiece for any anti-war screed. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Justice League (2017) Khari J. Sampson A film that's even more fun than "Wonder Woman," if not quite as good. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Happy Death Day (2017) Khari J. Sampson "Happy Death Day" winds up being a happiness indeed. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/4 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Khari J. Sampson If you see "Battle," you'll be the winner - whether you love Stone or not. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/4 Patti Cake$ (2017) Khari J. Sampson "Patti Cake$" is a great film that defies convention at every turn, like its heroine. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Good Time (2017) Khari J. Sampson "Good Time" really isn't a good time at the movies. But it's worth watching to see a cold-eyed, street-level deconstruction of a night - and life - of crime. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/4 Detroit (2017) Khari J. Sampson Bigelow may have an Oscar contender here. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/4 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Khari J. Sampson You could do a lot worse than this film for a couple hours of escapism. But with a story almost as slight as its title is long and a star outshined (just barely) by his cohort, this city may not warrant a special visit. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Cars 3 (2017) Khari J. Sampson Like McQueen, "Cars 3" surprises with some race maneuvers it hasn't needed to use before and shows that there's plenty of heart left under the hood at Pixar, sequel or no. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Khari J. Sampson Perhaps a future outing may deliver on my boyhood wish. For now, I'll take the Camelot I've got - one that's part Robin Hood, part Lord of the Rings and all Guy Ritchie. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Khari J. Sampson Like the first film, "Vol. 2" is colorful and full of wit and action. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Their Finest (2016) Khari J. Sampson Although it can't quite live up to the title, it winds up working anyway. Like its protagonist, it's a small triumph of female empowerment. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Khari J. Sampson In the end, "Smurfs: The Lost Village," while not a great movie, isn't nearly as mediocre as it could easily have been. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/4 The Boss Baby (2017) Khari J. Sampson I have a little brother in real life, so this film should have grabbed my heartstrings and given them a good wring. But it didn't. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Life (2017) Khari J. Sampson A surprisingly rote, by-the-numbers, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of thriller. By that standard, it more than gets the job done. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/4 La tortue rouge (2016) Khari J. Sampson Though the tone of "Turtle" is very adult - the younger set may squirm despite its very lean 80-minute run time - it is perfectly family friendly. It's a thing of quiet beauty that is exceptionally rare in the world of animation. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Toni Erdmann (2016) Khari J. Sampson The film refuses to give easy answers, and this, as much as anything, is the story's strength. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 A Dog's Purpose (2017) Khari J. Sampson This is the sort of movie I'd have loved as a boy. It's cute and fine for kids and adults alike. Except for that dying dog motif. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Monster Trucks (2016) Khari J. Sampson Despite all the silliness, I began to get used to the ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/4 Patriots Day (2016) Khari J. Sampson The audience's knowledge is a challenge for a film like this one, but "Patriots Day" passes the test swimmingly. It's mostly a credit to the movie that despite the fact that we know what's coming, we're still shocked when it happens. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
1.5/4 Assassin's Creed (2016) Khari J. Sampson To make this sort of thing work, a film needs an element of joy, and there's simply none to be had. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Why Him? (2016) Khari J. Sampson Viewers in the mood for a holiday-related film with a little more raunch than sentimentality could do a lot worse than "Why Him?" EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/4 Bleed for This (2016) Khari J. Sampson It's the quiet moments that hoist "Bleed for This" like a title belt. Simple but not that simple. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/4 Almost Christmas (2016) Khari J. Sampson I'm a bit of a sucker for ensemble romantic comedies, and "Almost Christmas" had enough rom-com going on to win me over. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Khari J. Sampson Hart effortlessly flows from the banal to the profane and weird. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Pete's Dragon (2016) Khari J. Sampson Cynicism aside, Disney might have another classic for its vaults, one that outstrips the original. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 Star Trek Beyond (2016) Khari J. Sampson While it goes a few places the series has gone before, it does so boldly, making "Beyond" a crowd-pleasing addition to the Trek mythos. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/4 Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Khari J. Sampson Its big failure for me is that despite my being an animation fan, I'm not inspired to catch up on the other four feature films. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 The Shallows (2016) Khari J. Sampson The bulk of the film stays focused on its classic "Guy/Girl In A Jam" premise, and oh, does Lively deliver. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018