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Insider is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Candice Frederick, Jason Guerrasio, Kirsten Acuna
Rating Title/Year Author
Sylvie's Love (2020) Candice Frederick Sylvie's humanity is never marginalized. We feel her joy, her pitfalls, and most importantly her love. We see the same for Robert as well. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Jason Guerrasio If you need something uplifting, but set around action, this one is worth watching. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Jason Guerrasio What Chadwick Boseman leaves onscreen here will be celebrated for a long time. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
B Over the Moon (2020) Kirsten Acuna If you've lost someone close to you, or have grown up with a single parent, "Over the Moon" perfectly captures the hesitation one may experience in allowing new love into your life. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Jason Guerrasio The only way "Borat 2" can work is if the bar is higher than the first. This is a hugely daunting task, but Cohen pulls it off leading to moments that you can't believe were possible. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Jason Guerrasio "Pieces of a Woman" is a movie that's best absorbed on your own with zero distractions. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
One Night in Miami (2020) Jason Guerrasio The movie's greatest strength is having Regina King at the helm as director. You need someone with a keen understanding of performances and subtleties to pull off a movie like this. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
A Mulan (2020) Kirsten Acuna While the film pays homage to the original, it stands on its own and feels more like a superhero movie about a young woman embracing her power than a film about a Disney princess. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
Palm Springs (2020) Jason Guerrasio If you are in search of a romantic comedy that is smart, funny, and (dare I say) original, then you definitely have to watch "Palm Springs." EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2020
C Artemis Fowl (2020) Kirsten Acuna By the film's end, Artemis claims he's a criminal mastermind, but you're never truly convinced that's the case... "Artemis Fowl" will likely go the way of Disney's other failed attempts at franchises, including "Tomorrowland." EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Trolls World Tour (2020) Jason Guerrasio The movie is a perfect 90-minute dose of escapism. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
B Onward (2020) Kirsten Acuna Though the premise may sound a bit silly, Pixar delivers a story about loss, growing from it, and moving forward. If you grew up without a father or were raised by a single parent, this film will resonate with you the most and leave you in tears. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
B Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Kirsten Acuna Warner Bros. delivers the first of several big female-centric superhero romps of 2020 and the raunchy and violent "Suicide Squad" spin-off is the perfect Galentine's outing. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
C- Dolittle (2020) Kirsten Acuna Downey Jr. knows how to keep an audience's attention and younger kids may be enchanted with the CGI talking animals. But no one over 7 or 8 years old will care much for this outing. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
B- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Kirsten Acuna People will either leave satisfied or wondering what creator George Lucas originally envisioned for his sequel trilogy. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
A Queen & Slim (2019) Kirsten Acuna "Queen & Slim" delivers gripping performances, nail-biting moments, and a story of police brutality that will have audiences reflecting on society long after their screening. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B+ Knives Out (2019) Kirsten Acuna If you liked "Clue" - the quintessential murder mystery of the '80s - you'll be satisfied with "Knives Out" which is filled with an equally eccentric ensemble played by A-listers. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
C Noelle (2019) Kirsten Acuna So far, the streaming service's lineup of original movies feel like B-films that weren't good enough for theatrical releases. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
A Klaus (2019) Kirsten Acuna One of the year's best animated films for its sweet story of friendship and self-discovery and its push to revitalize 2D animation for a younger generation. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
A Ford v Ferrari (2019) Kirsten Acuna "A likely Oscar contender not only for the performances of Matt Damon and Christian Bale, but also the execution of its heart-stopping races." EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
B- Lady and the Tramp (2019) Kirsten Acuna At its best, "Lady and the Tramp" is reminiscent of Disney classic "Homeward Bound." At its worst, it feels like Disney's eventual direct-to-DVD franchise "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
C Doctor Sleep (2019) Kirsten Acuna Is "Doctor Sleep" as good as or better than "The Shining"? Definitely not. The scariest moments (which aren't that scary) have all been seen before. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
B+ Doctor Strange (2016) Kirsten Acuna If you were puzzled by the dream-building of worlds in Christopher Nolan's "Inception," you'll be spellbound by the cities folding in within themselves in "Doctor Strange." EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
B Finding Dory (2016) Kirsten Acuna Funnier than the original... The movie takes an odd over-the-top turn in its final minutes that feels like it would have been better suited in an animated Disney TV series. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
B Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Kirsten Acuna "It's the hostility and brewing war between Jolie and Pfeiffer's characters and their masterful performances that make the sequel worth a watch." EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
C+ El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Kirsten Acuna If you're a big fan of the series, you'll definitely want to tune in... Though it comes to a satisfying conclusion, temper your expectations if you're hoping for too much from this continuation of the series. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
A- Joker (2019) Kirsten Acuna You're probably going to leave the film feeling uncomfortable, but you'll also be wowed by Phoenix's performance. He's gunning for an Oscar nod as the Clown Prince of Crime and he may certainly get it. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
B Judy (2019) Kirsten Acuna Zellweger rips your heart out as you watch the star's tragic downfall play out on screen in two hours. Bring some tissues along for this one. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
B Ad Astra (2019) Kirsten Acuna "Ad Astra" isn't for everyone. But it is beautiful, thought-provoking, and may make you want to reach out to loved ones you haven't spoken to in a while. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
B Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Kirsten Acuna For as ludicrous as some of the film's plot becomes, family is always at the heart of the spin-off. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
A- The Lion King (2019) Kirsten Acuna If you grew up loving the animated movie, the remake will transport you back to the '90s and make you feel like a kid again. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
A Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Kirsten Acuna 'Rogue One' kicks it into hyperdrive a little over halfway through and it never really slows down after that. In fact, it continuously manages to get better as the movie progresses. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
A Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Kirsten Acuna Part rom-com, part "Avengers: Endgame" sequel, and completely action-packed, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will make you laugh, tear up, and cheer all the way through. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B Toy Story 4 (2019) Kirsten Acuna "Toy Story 4" isn't better than the original trilogy, but it is undeniably funny, sweet, and it will probably make you reach for a tissue or two by the film's very end. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
C Dark Phoenix (2019) Kirsten Acuna "'Dark Phoenix' delivers underdeveloped villains and a reshot ending that will leave you wondering what the original one could've been... Fassbender steals every scene he's in as a young Magneto." EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
A- Brightburn (2019) Kirsten Acuna An R-rated supervillain movie that doesn't hold back, this is it. Original. Grisly. Unrelenting. "Brightburn" is an excellent flip on the superhero genre. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
C+ Aladdin (2019) Kirsten Acuna Despite stellar casting for its two lead roles, the remake of the 1992 Oscar-winning animated movie suffers from the lack of a superb villain who can equally carry the film. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
B- John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Kirsten Acuna "'Parabellum' is an immensely enjoyable watch with a small lull in the middle that should keep fans excited and ready to come back for a fourth film." EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
A- Avengers: Endgame (2019) Kirsten Acuna If you think you know where this movie is going based off of the over-abundance of teasers and trailers, I assure you, you don't. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
B- Pet Sematary (2019) Kirsten Acuna The movie, while definitely creepier than the book, somehow managed to be both better and worse than the novel. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
A+ Us (2019) Kirsten Acuna "'Us' is going to keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. By the film's very end, you're going to have one thought on your mind: I need to watch this again. Immediately." EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
B+ Captain Marvel (2019) Kirsten Acuna A delightful entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe filled with action-packed fight sequences and chases, as well as a reminder to never let anyone hold you back from your full potential. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
C+ Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Kirsten Acuna Albeit a slightly underwhelming answer to the first movie's biggest mystery, you have to give credit to director Christopher B. Landon for making an original sequel to a horror slasher that flips the movie's genre a bit. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
A- The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Kirsten Acuna Miller and Lord return to help write a clever movie that captures the essence of what it's like growing up with - and having to share your toys with - a younger sibling. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
B Glass (2019) Kirsten Acuna As much as I enjoyed "Glass," I don't think it's better than "Unbreakable" or "Split." EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
A Bumblebee (2018) Kirsten Acuna Six movies into this franchise, I expected to write "Bumblebee" off as another "Transformers" cash grab. But it's one of the most unexpectedly heartwarming and fun movies you'll watch this holiday. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
B- Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Kirsten Acuna Blunt and the many cameos are excellent in an otherwise fine "Mary Poppins" sequel. But the Mouse House's fifth sequel of the year proves that maybe you don't need a followup to every Disney movie ever made. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
B- Aquaman (2018) Kirsten Acuna Jason Momoa is an excellent Aquaman and the world of Atlantis looks like something out of "Avatar." But there are some things that feel too cartoonish, some jokes don't quite land, and the film continues to make some mistakes of past DC entries. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
A Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Kirsten Acuna "Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse," feels like a comic book come to life. Sony's vibrant, hilarious holiday movie is gorgeous to look at, is incredibly self-aware, and delivers the big screen debut of a few new Spideys that will become household names. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Kirsten Acuna It's not a terrible film and it's definitely not a boring one. There are a few laughs, gorgeous creatures to look at, and if you've been looking for something darker in the wizarding world, this is it. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018