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 Our Friend (2019) Pamela Powell This heartfelt and original yet universal story with superb performances thanks not only to the talented actors but to a credible script and an intuitive director makes Our Friend a film you need to see. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pamela Powell This is a film that will hit home with anyone who has lost a child during birth, but unfortunately, the storytelling element of the film and pieces of it were perhaps lost in the editing of the film or in the screenplay itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
4/4 Soul (2020) Pamela Powell Soul is the perfect escape to find yourself and while it may appeal more to adults than children, the animation will certainly capture the heart and soul, pun intended, of everyone who watches it. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
3/4 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Pamela Powell [W]hile the story suffers from becoming the same as almost every other super hero movie, the performances, humor, and ultimately the love story keep you engaged. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
Grand Unified Theory (2016) Pamela Powell Don't miss this brilliant comedy full of heart... EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/4 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Pamela Powell Boseman is sensational, perhaps his best role. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3.5/4 Promising Young Woman (2020) Pamela Powell Each character is obviously aptly cast, but of course, the weight of the film rests on Mulligan's shoulders who carries it with ease. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3.5/4 Another Round (2020) Pamela Powell With equal parts humor and drama, Another Round is robustly satisfying as it quenches your thirst for life. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/4 Safety (2020) Pamela Powell The story, more than a decade ago, reminds us of the importance of community and family as we reach out to one another. You can't ask for a better message in our world today, especially as we approach the holiday season. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3.5/4 Black Bear (2020) Pamela Powell You're going to love the surprises that reveal themselves. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/4 Dear Santa (2020) Pamela Powell These are scenes that would make even the grumpiest of Scrooges smile and shed a tear of happiness. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/4 Sound of Metal (2019) Pamela Powell As the pacing of the film revs up, it readies us for the finale -- one that will leave you speechless and contemplative. It's not often a film can provide these elements along with a natural sense of empathy. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/4 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Pamela Powell With eloquent performances, particularly from Close, it's a story that will resonate with many. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
3.5/4 LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Pamela Powell The action and vivid animation is there to hold younger fans' attentions, even if they don't quite understand all the Star Wars references, but it's those references and attention to visual detail that we adults will appreciate. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
2.5/4 Freaky (2020) Pamela Powell It's just another horror flick that is way too graphically violent. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/4 Let Him Go (2020) Pamela Powell Not even Costner and Lane's heartfelt performances can make this a memorable film. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
3.5/4 Bad Hair (2020) Pamela Powell While it's quite gruesome, it may not be for everyone, but there are plenty of comedic and dramatic elements to counterbalance that horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/4 On the Rocks (2020) Pamela Powell While it's a slow-moving film with a feeling of tying things up too neatly and quickly at the end, Jones and Murray create an intricate story of how our past influences our future. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/4 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Pamela Powell The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the best films of the year and may be one of Sorkin's best of all time. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Where We're Meant to Be (2016) Pamela Powell Where We're Meant To Be is a thoughtful, beautiful film full of love and emotion. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 She's in Portland (2020) Pamela Powell Beautifully shot and written, this homage to the coastal byway and our changing friendships is a love story like no other. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
3.5/4 The Artist's Wife (2019) Pamela Powell The Artist's Wife is a complicated story that weaves together issues of father-daughter relationships, the role of a step-mother, and the need to be wanted as Claire's artistic talents are reawakened. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3.5/4 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Pamela Powell The Forty-Year-Old Version finds and implements the right rhythm and pace to tell a familiar and relatable story of a woman trying to find her own voice as she recalls her youthful goals. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/4 The Lie (2018) Pamela Powell The questions this film brings to light are compelling ones that both Enos and Sarsgaard eloquently approach. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/4 Save Yourselves! (2020) Pamela Powell Fischer and Wilson seem to have the Midas touch when it comes to finding humor in any and every situation, but the panache for making us gasp and scream out loud while laughing just as hard is brilliant. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3.5/4 Seniors: A Dogumentary (2020) Pamela Powell Yes, you'll need a tissue or two, but be prepared for many more involuntary smiles that go from ear to ear. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
3/4 The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Pamela Powell The Broken Hearts Gallery, like all rom-coms, isn't meant to be real. It's what fairy tales are made of and it's pure escapism. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/4 The Dark Divide (2020) Pamela Powell The Dark Divide provides a healing adventure filled with humor but more importantly, a poignant resiliency which nature provides for all mankind. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/4 First One In (2020) Pamela Powell I loved every minute of the chaos and turmoil which doesn't take itself seriously, yet finds a way to pull at your heartstrings and remind us to lift one another. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/4 American Street Kid (2016) Pamela Powell Leoni highlights the inadequacies of agencies and interventions, but also shines a light on how much of a difference just one person can make. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/4 Enola Holmes (2020) Pamela Powell Enola Holmes is a smart and fun film which keeps us on the edge of our seats as we watch Enola solve puzzles, crimes, become smitten, outsmart her brothers and the proverbial "bad guys" as she challenges the world to see women differently. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/4 Gather (2020) Pamela Powell The stunning cinematography accentuates every aspect of the story, the beauty of our land, and the need to understand the gifts we have all been given to live a life of truth about our pasts and create a new path for the future. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/4 The Argument (2020) Pamela Powell It's a masterpiece in storytelling utilizing small casts, skillful editing, dexterous direction, and of course the actors' polished performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/4 The Social Dilemma (2020) Pamela Powell The Social Dilemma expertly tells a complicated story while using an entertaining fictional narrative to exemplify their findings. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/4 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Pamela Powell The symbolism within the film is myriad and requires multiple viewings as this is an incredibly cerebral film which recognizes mortality and that we have only one chance to make the most of our lives. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/4 Measure for Measure (2019) Pamela Powell With extraordinary performances, never overstated, and a complicated yet realistic story, the film version of Measure for Measure would have made Shakespeare proud. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3.5/4 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Pamela Powell An inventive and bold depiction of a classic tale well worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/4 Centigrade (2020) Pamela Powell Its bitter rawness is terrifying but the connection with the characters makes this a film from which you just can't look away. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/4 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Pamela Powell This heartfelt story hooked me from the beginning thanks to the CGI/animation of all the animals and a cast with voices to give the non-human characters such grand personalities. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
Chemical Hearts (2020) Pamela Powell Chemical Hearts is a one-note wonder, making me wonder why I sat through it. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
3.5/4 Spinster (2019) Pamela Powell Spinster has an obvious message, but the journey we take with Gaby makes the overtness of the film an absolute pleasure. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
4/4 I Used to Go Here (2020) Pamela Powell Rey's succinct story telling creates an innovative and entertaining film, but with Jacobs in the lead role this movie becomes an even more memorable one. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
Palm Springs (2020) Pamela Powell The supporting cast of characters enhances every aspect of the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/4 Greyhound (2020) Pamela Powell Hanks, not surprisingly, is extraordinary in this role as he deftly develops a character with integrity, strength, compassion, and intellect. The finely tuned and nuanced performance gives his character layers, depth, and a sense of reality. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
4/4 No Small Matter (2018) Pamela Powell Jacobs methodically explains and explores the importance of great beginnings for every baby and child. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
My Spy (2020) Pamela Powell The premise and everything that happens is totally ridiculous, but that's ok. Bautista and Coleman are great together and as Bautista's hardened shell begins to melt, even though we knew it would, it's still sweet. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Judy & Punch (2019) Pamela Powell Judy and Punch" is a fairytale of a film with a succinct and riveting script and paired with great performances resulting in total entertainment throughout the entire film, laughing even amidst the darkness. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
4/4 Working Man (2019) Pamela Powell Working Man is a topical film with evocative performances reminding us of the importance of having a purpose in life, and compassion for others. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
4/4 Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy (2019) Pamela Powell [Elizabeth] Carroll beautifully weaves this nine decade-long story into a humorous and engaging one that will make you cherish the contributions of Kennedy. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
SCOOB! (2020) Pamela Powell SCOOB! captures all the emotional resonance from the original series while stepping up the story line to embrace the current times. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020