Reel Honest Reviews

Reel Honest Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Pamela Powell
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Ready or Not (2019) Pamela Powell Ready or Not is pure horrific fun and while we have seen the premise in many other movies, how they get to the final scene is filled with unexpected and mind-blowing situations. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Pamela Powell Hobbs & Shaw is an unexpected blockbuster gem capitalizing on the strength, skills, and personalities of its stars. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Pamela Powell It creates a haunting yet vibrant revisionist history, filled with nostalgia, humor, and of course, [Quentin Tarantino] signature "Spaghetti Western" graphic violence. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/4 The Lion King (2019) Pamela Powell [Jon] Favreau masterfully creates an amalgam of worlds, real and animated, to retell a beautiful and familiar story which will mesmerize children and adults alike. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Pamela Powell Spider-Man: Far From Home, even with its charming subplot of teen love and angst, is just another super hero movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 Olympia (2018) Pamela Powell With [McKenzie] Chinn's succinct, humorous, and touching screenwriting paired [Greg] Dixon's deft direction, it's a match made in heaven as the two create a well-balanced and meaningful story. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
1.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Pamela Powell Men in Black: International is a disappointment particularly if you are a fan of that 1997 version starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/4 Late Night (2019) Pamela Powell We're seeing more and more stories where women are the focal point which allows for new perspectives and ideas to be shared. Late Night is a film for everyone to see the world through a different and very entertaining lens. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/4 Katie Says Goodbye (2016) Pamela Powell It's a powerfully evocative story with outstanding performances, beautiful dialogue, and most importantly, a lasting effect of optimism. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Pamela Powell It's a fun film with extraordinary special effects and designs as well as an updated vibe, but my heart holds Robin Williams in the role of the Genie and the classic animated version. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
1/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Pamela Powell In the decade-long career of reviewing films, I cannot recall a more disturbingly grotesque display of violence. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
3.5/4 () Pamela Powell It's a high-paced, quick-witted film that capitalizes on the charisma of its lead actress and a story that is as engaging as it is informative and entertaining. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
4/4 Bel Canto (2018) Pamela Powell Avengers: Endgame was a wonderful surprise, filling almost each and every minute with excitement, drama, humor and visually interesting and entertaining intrigue. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3.5/4 The Public (2018) Pamela Powell The film has so many stars, many of whom take their smaller, supporting roles and make them shine, helping to create a meaningful and thoughtful story. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/4 Find Me (2018) Pamela Powell A funny, uniquely charming, and gorgeous film that will inspire you to "be a traveler, not a tourist" in life. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 The View From Tall (2016) Pamela Powell Drinkall and Thornton are extraordinary in these very complicated and deeply layered roles. Their genuine performances bring authenticity to not only their characters, but to the story itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/4 Dumbo (2019) Pamela Powell While the story isn't uplifting until the very end and is mediocre in telling the story, the performances from Keaton and DeVito help to elevate the entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/4 Woman at War (2018) Pamela Powell Woman at War is a gorgeously thoughtful, intense thriller filled with just the right touch of comedy throughout to give us an entertaining film that has social relevance to our world today EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/4 Shazam! (2019) Pamela Powell Shazam! is exactly what a super hero movie is supposed to be -- fun and complete entertaining escapism. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/4 Us (2019) Pamela Powell "Us" showcases Peele's seemingly innate ability to perfectly blend comedy and horror with the timing of a Swiss watch. Unfortunately, after the initial set up of the premise, the film becomes an exercise in typical horror gore. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 Juanita (2019) Pamela Powell It's a funny, sweet love story that has subtle undertones about life, social issues, and race without being heavy-handed. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/4 Saint Judy (2018) Pamela Powell Monaghan's performance as Wood is clear, strong, and real as she creates a younger yet experienced, but imperfect attorney fighting for what she knows is right. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 () Pamela Powell Beautifully filmed and with sublime performances, it's a lush oasis of love and reality perfectly balanced with an ending that mirrors your own reaction. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
3.5/4 We Are Boats (2018) Pamela Powell Developing a complicated and layered story could be overwhelming, but Bird's vision carefully and thoughtfully delves deeply into life with magnetic characters all of whom we can relate on some level EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Rendezvous in Chicago (2018) Pamela Powell Smith blurs the lines of traditional thoughts and storytelling techniques to create a throught-provoking and intriguing montage of love. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/4 Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018) Pamela Powell Masterfully detailed, captivating you visually with a subtle yet haunting musical layer to tell a difficult yet necessary story. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Words from a Bear (2019) Pamela Powell This is a film to connect us all and give us a greater understanding of who we are and who we can be. And it is with sincere gratitude that I give to Jeffrey Palmer for bringing this man and his story to everyone. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Rodents of Unusual Size (2017) Pamela Powell As an animal lover and environmentalist, this film created an insightful and very unique story that is at once engaging, entertaining and informative. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
3/4 Odd Brodsky (2013) Pamela Powell [Cindy] Baer's off-beat and engaging writing is swept up by cinematographer [Matthew] Irving's highly stylized eye as each character is allowed to shine in their roles. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Social Animals (2018) Pamela Powell Social Animals expertly weaves together a compelling narrative, but more importantly, it allows everyone, no matter their age, to better comprehend the social pressures of today's youth in a digital era. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
3.5/4 Funny Tweets (2018) Pamela Powell While social media platforms can seem overwhelming and unnecessary, "Funny Tweets" gives Twitter a different spin; one of positivity and acceptance of this digital world. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/4 Jake Squared (2013) Pamela Powell A fast-paced, comedically intense film which capitalizes on the energy and talent of not only the cast, but also the succinctly written script. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
3.5/4 Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Pamela Powell Bathtubs Over Broadway is nothing that you expect and will be everything that you love. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Widows (2018) Pamela Powell An intense, complex, and exhilarating thriller that takes a chance with women as the lead. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/4 Instant Family (2018) Pamela Powell This superb balance between drama and humor in the film is present from start to finish. Just as a situation pulls on your heartstrings and you're about to cry, Anders finds a way to put a safety net beneath you and you find yourself laughing. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/4 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Pamela Powell The story unfolds as if peeling away layers, one supporting another, complicated with subtle tones to bring you into the Israel's life and emotions. The dialogue, richly textured and eloquent, accentuates the delicate artistry of the actors' skills. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
In Search of Greatness (2018) Pamela Powell A vividly entertaining exploration of developing the best athletes. Ironically, you don't have to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy and glean life-changing information from the film. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
June Falling Down (2016) Pamela Powell Weaver is also responsible for editing this film which stood out artistically, allowing you inside her character's heart and mind, and creating a more complete and multidimensional character. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 White Boy Rick (2018) Pamela Powell As talented as McConaughey is, new-comer Merritt steals the show as the boy who can make no right decisions. His speech, affect and body language are what gives this character authentication as we believe his every word. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
3100: Run and Become (2018) Pamela Powell 3100: Run and Become beautifully captures the heart and inspiration of all who close their eyes, take a breath, and open their hearts to life. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/4 Life Itself (2018) Pamela Powell The film actually feels much better suited to a television series which would have allowed it time to delve more deeply into the subsequent lives and characters. This superficial grazing makes it feel more like a soap opera sped up. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Pamela Powell Cooper's directorial debut [proves] that he has what it takes to write, act, direct, and even sing, but even more important, he knows how to assemble the right cast of characters to create a beautiful story worth re-telling for the 4th (or 5th) time. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/4 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Pamela Powell When you pair Redford with the equally delightful and talented Spacek, you have a match made in heaven. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018