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 Top End Wedding (2019) Pamela Powell Co-writers [Miranda] Tapsell and Joshua Tyler develop a heart-felt and stunning story of true love while remembering the humor that is an integral part of life. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/4 Human Capital (2019) Pamela Powell This engaging film, filled with social issues and consequences, is at once thought-provoking as we are challenged intellectually and emotionally. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/4 The Gentlemen (2020) Pamela Powell Great action, smart dialogue and story development give way to a suspenseful, oftentimes humorous, old-fashioned thriller that will keep you engaged and entertained. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Three Christs (2017) Pamela Powell "Three Christs" delicately balances humor and the dramatic need for human connection as it expertly explores the disorder of paranoid schizophrenia. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Corpus Christi (2019) Pamela Powell It's a hauntingly and impactful experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
1/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Pamela Powell With a couple nostalgic twists and turns, this newest and very long final installment will be as memorable as The Phantom Menace. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Pamela Powell Overall, the film is an exceptional insight into women in media and why things are finally changing. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Pamela Powell [Clint] Eastwood is a master of finding a personal story and telling it well. No fancy bells and whistles are needed when you have a good story and "Richard Jewell" is a great one. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/4 The Aeronauts (2019) Pamela Powell Pairing [Eddie] Redmayne and [Felicity] Jones together gives us the perfect storm as their relationship is an unexpected and welcomed one. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Pamela Powell With exceptional performances, deft direction, and exquisite writing, this is a film that will find its place in its own history. It's a masterpiece of filmmaking made possible only by the actors who have the experience and wisdom to do so. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/4 Knives Out (2019) Pamela Powell This incredibly smart and funny film with standout performances from actors who are having as much fun as the viewer is sure to be tops on not just critics' lists, but yours as well. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Pamela Powell Director Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a brilliant work of art as [Tom] Hanks captures the heart, soul, and essence of Fred Rogers. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
3.5/4 Harriet (2019) Pamela Powell Harriet is filled with memorable situations and performances, but more importantly, it gives us a more complete understanding of American history. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
3/4 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Pamela Powell Overall, it's a complicated story that unfolds beautifully, but it's too bad that this very smart story had to mock an actual disorder to try to make us laugh. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/4 Fantastic Fungi (2019) Pamela Powell Using time-lapse macro cinematography, Fantastic Fungi is simply mesmerizing, captivating you, as you find yourself forgetting to breathe. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
1/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Pamela Powell Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a disappointing live-action sequel that lacks content, but more importantly, it is a distressing and disturbing film not intended for youngsters. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/4 Joker (2019) Pamela Powell As a piece of art, and film is an art form, Joker masterfully finds a voice for the brutal and believable backstory for The Joker. In the end, however, this is a film for super hero fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/4 Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Pamela Powell [Morgan] Spurlock has a penchant for topics that matter and have a lasting impact and Holy Chicken is no exception as he creates humor and entertainment, building upon the layers to educate and enlighten the viewer... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/4 1982 (2019) Pamela Powell With extraordinary performances, we are not only given the opportunity to walk back in time, but to also walk in another's shoes in a world where the future of tomorrow is truly unknown. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/4 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Pamela Powell This is one of [Shia] LaBeouf's most authentic roles, creating a realistic yet flawed character with a heart and a troubled past. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
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 Buffaloed (2019) 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