Pittsburgh Magazine

Pittsburgh 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): Sean Collier
Rating Title/Year Author
6/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Sean Collier The performances are lovely, and there's plenty of pleasant moments ... if that's enough for you to overlook a swamp full of other flaws, have at it. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 American Factory (2019) Sean Collier It is the best, purest type of documentary filmmaking, making its argument not through talking heads and proselytizing but rather through the evidence of one's eyes and ears. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 Ready or Not (2019) Sean Collier It's a rare beast: A satire that works both as commentary on a style and an exemplar of the style itself. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
8/10 Good Boys (2019) Sean Collier It's a filthy movie that kids should probably see. Try to square that, MPAA. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Sean Collier It's mostly harmless, and there are occasional moments of humor ... But for anyone old enough to be critical, Dora is decidedly dull and unimpressive. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
1/10 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Sean Collier This movie is a waste of a perfectly good dog. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
6/10 Luz (2018) Sean Collier For horror fans looking for something raw and defiant, it's worth a look. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2019
10/10 The Farewell (2019) Sean Collier Wang is a magician, wringing implacable, momentous emotion out of her shots in a truly remarkable way. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
7/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Sean Collier The film contains some of Tarantino's best sequences. It's also his worst film. Fortunately, he's good at this, so his worst is certainly still worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
9/10 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Sean Collier This can't be overstated: Having a documentary which allows Toni Morrison to tell her own narrative is a golden document. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
5/10 The Lion King (2019) Sean Collier No matter how impressive the assembled voice cast is, this did not need to exist. And yet: Here it is. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
2/10 Secret Obsession (2019) Sean Collier They don't make movies like this anymore. And it's good that they don't. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
6/10 () Sean Collier It's designed to kill time after you run out of Stranger Things episodes ... Ultimately, though, Point Blank is a mostly enjoyable throwback. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/10 Stuber (2019) Sean Collier For every moment that provokes laughter or interest, there's another that will elicit groans or boredom ... For every good decision, there's a bad one. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sean Collier Far From Home sways too often from light comedy to ponderous drama. Yet ... the world is as intriguing as ever. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
7/10 Incredibles 2 (2018) Sean Collier For a summer hit, though, there's plenty to like. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/10 Ophelia (2018) Sean Collier Ophelia would've done well to expand its heroine's arc beyond what Shakespeare gave her, but the course is pretty much the same: worried, sad, mad, dead. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/10 Yesterday (2019) Sean Collier [It's] an interesting question ... It is not, however, a premise resembling a full movie plot. And so Yesterday very quickly runs out of anything to say. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
7/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Sean Collier Is it shoehorned into an already-spiraling series? Oh yeah. Yet Annabelle Comes Home manages to be one of the most effective films in the franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
10/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Sean Collier The Last Black Man in San Francisco is lyrical, beautiful and wistful. It is almost impressionistic at moments ... It is an understatement to call it essential. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
7/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Sean Collier It's a fine and entertaining movie. Just lower your expectations before you sit down. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
6/10 Murder Mystery (2019) Sean Collier Murder Mystery is a breezy and occasionally funny slice of light entertainment. That's not a bad look for Sandler. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Sean Collier Men in Black International is less a tentpole blockbuster and more a sad, feeble Guardians of the Galaxy knockoff. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 Late Night (2019) Sean Collier It may be little more than a watchable yarn, but there's nothing wrong with that. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
8/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sean Collier The Dead Don't Die is phenomenally self-aware and willing to have a good time at the expense of a certain seriousness. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
5/10 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sean Collier The highlight of the film, though, is an aggressive turkey - and no movie that peaks with funny gobbling noises can be called a winner. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
6/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Sean Collier It's a tale of sorrow, fear and failure. In that, it is fitting. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
6/10 Rocketman (2019) Sean Collier The quest for a great musician biopic continues, but Rocketman is a half-step up the keyboard. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
7/10 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Sean Collier It's the kind of movie that reminds you why these movies exist - to be smart, funny, pleasant and charming. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
8/10 The Perfection (2018) Sean Collier The Perfection is a nasty little movie, and I mean that in the best way possible. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 Aladdin (2019) Sean Collier With eager charm and tenacity, Aladdin stumbles into pleasant territory. It's more style than substance, though. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sean Collier The scope and breadth of the choreography and the inventiveness of the set pieces are remarkable. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
7/10 Hail Satan? (2019) Sean Collier The members of the Temple are remarkably eager to tell you who they are and what they believe ... By the time the credits roll, you'll be siding with the Satanists. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
7/10 Wine Country (2019) Sean Collier The lineup of comedy talent in Wine Country is impeccable. You're gonna laugh. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
6/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sean Collier It's inessential, but you won't be sorry you saw it. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
4/10 Poms (2019) Sean Collier Keaton ... lends real pathos, giving Poms an emotional final act I wasn't expecting. It's just not funny. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
6/10 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Sean Collier It does seem more like an attempt to cash in on the resurgence of interest in Bundy than a film that demanded to be made, but it'll do for a lazy afternoon stream. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Sean Collier The film ... is perhaps a bit too long, but careful, thoughtful and remarkably detailed. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
9/10 Her Smell (2018) Sean Collier It's a testament both to the character and Moss's uppercut of a performance that I desperately wanted more of this story, even as it reached a fine conclusion. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/10 UglyDolls (2019) Sean Collier The problem ... is everything in the movie that isn't a song. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 Long Shot (2019) Sean Collier Shelve your skepticism at another beauty-and-the-geek tale: These two will sell you on themselves. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
8/10 This Magnificent Cake! (2018) Sean Collier Don't mistake it for a bleak history lesson, though; this is grounded madness, like Eraserhead rendered in felt. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
9/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sean Collier The sheer force of the film ... is enough to make traditional complaints moot. Against significant odds, it's a fitting culmination to the biggest movie series in history. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
7/10 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) Sean Collier This is old-fashioned, silver-screen entertainment, and it's refreshing to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Sean Collier La Llorana is a chain of jump scares and nothing more. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
4/10 Hellboy (2019) Sean Collier Unfortunately, those images (and a strong lead performance) are all the new Hellboy has to offer. Beyond the surface, it's a mess. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
6/10 The Silence (2019) Sean Collier Because The Silence sticks to the creature-feature plot structure established by The X-Files, I enjoyed it well enough. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
7/10 To Dust (2018) Sean Collier Shawn Snyder exhibits a restraint that matches Broderick's ... he shows immense promise with his debut feature. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Sean Collier The latest version of Pet Semetary, a movie with strong muscles but weak bones, looks best when not compared to its precursors. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 The Best of Enemies (2019) Sean Collier You could make the argument that The Best of Enemies is a good film. But ... in dramatizing the story of Atwater and Ellis, the tale inevitably becomes a tired one. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019