Screen Zealots

Screen Zealots is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Louisa Moore
Rating Title/Year Author
1/5 Good Boys (2019) Louisa Moore Sloppy, indifferent, unfunny, and charmless. Having kids spew profanity isn't an acceptable substitute for humor. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Louisa Moore It's short attention span theater, but also one of the rare animated sequels where the entire family can buy a ticket and leave satisfied that they didn't just completely waste a couple of hours of their summer. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Louisa Moore The main problem is that both Hobbs and Shaw aren't very good characters, and they certainly aren't interesting enough to carry their own film. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Louisa Moore Here is Tarantino, a master at the top of his craft, showcasing his talent in the pure art of making movies. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Louisa Moore Like sitting around a recording studio and shooting the breeze with undeniably cool old dudes. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
2/5 Crawl (2019) Louisa Moore This movie is stuck in a cinematic purgatory between pure camp and too-sincere creature feature. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 Stuber (2019) Louisa Moore The film may not be destined for cult classic status, but it's a fun enough ride that's worth taking. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/5 The Lion King (2019) Louisa Moore A show-off of technical prowess rather than a solid example of good storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Louisa Moore Here is a film that's so pretentious, so manipulative, and so full of itself that its powerful message is lost among the chaos. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2/5 Yesterday (2019) Louisa Moore The fantasy elements are intriguing, but the high concept premise is left with the majority of its greatness buried underneath the surface. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/5 Late Night (2019) Louisa Moore This misstep of a movie is more of a disservice to unique voices because it's burdened with insincerity. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Louisa Moore Think of this as Spidey's superhero coming-of-age-film, an undemanding summer blockbuster that should satisfy those looking for a way to beat the heat for a couple of hours. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Louisa Moore A hipster style zom-com that's politically relevant, quirky and spirited, filled with social commentary, and packed with an arthouse cool that will delight brainy cinephiles. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 Shaft (2019) Louisa Moore There's plenty in Shaft that will leave a bad taste in your mouth, and rightfully so, but it's also a funny, enjoyable romp -- if you don't take it too seriously. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 Murder Mystery (2019) Louisa Moore A mildly amusing whodunit that's just as irrelevant as Netflix's throwaway Adam Sandler comedies that have come before. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Louisa Moore Toy Story 4 explodes with the very thing on which Pixar built its foundation: a goldmine of creativity. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Louisa Moore The film delights in the familiar, and is the perfect outing for those seeking a not-too-challenging family-friendly adventure. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Louisa Moore A cinematic anomaly in that it's wildly entertaining, yet it's not a good movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Louisa Moore A delightful, easy-to-like, crowd-pleasing rom-com that is perfectly fine to watch on a Saturday night on the couch. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Louisa Moore When at its best, this feels like a project better suited for a direct to video release. When it's at its worst, it's no better than a second rate mockbuster knockoff in your local Redbox kiosk. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Louisa Moore When put up against other movies, Godzilla: King of the Monsters isn't going to land anywhere near the top of the list. But when compared to similar films in the kaiju genre, it's a grade A effort. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/5 Missing Link (2019) Louisa Moore A cut above typical family-friendly entertainment because it's brainy in a way that will please both adults as well as kids. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
2.5/5 Rocketman (2019) Louisa Moore The film's fantasy elements help elevate the by-the-numbers rock star trajectory, but the disappointing execution lacks the flamboyance that would better suit Elton's life story. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Louisa Moore Aladdin truly is animation brought to life, and Disney fans should especially be pleased with the end result. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Louisa Moore There's something about the unexpectedly shrewd beauty and the beast story line that proves as charming as it is thoughtful. This is a smart romantic comedy for smart audiences. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Louisa Moore We don't need to see the kinder, gentler side of a deranged, savage serial killer. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 Booksmart (2019) Louisa Moore While it's not quite the high school cinematic epiphany you've been led to believe, Booksmart puts a fresh new spin on the coming-of-age comedy. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/5 Poms (2019) Louisa Moore Cinema catnip for senior citizens and a foolproof chick flick for grandma and her pals. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
1/5 UglyDolls (2019) Louisa Moore How ironic that a film intended to celebrate our differences is so bland and poorly animated that it, too, becomes a forgettable face in the crowd. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
3.5/5 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Louisa Moore Because of the irresistibly charismatic leads, this cliché-riddled love story works despite how superficial (and at times, unbelievable) it may be. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Louisa Moore Perhaps my lowered expectations make this movie seem better than it actually is, but the mere fact that it's not thoroughly unwatchable is a feat in itself. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Louisa Moore Finally, an American action movie that deserves to be mentioned in the same conversation as The Raid and The Raid 2. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
1/5 Wine Country (2019) Louisa Moore The movie is so bad that the lack of laughs, especially from a talent-packed cast like this, is shocking. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
1/5 Assassin's Creed (2016) Louisa Moore Everything about this noisy, shallow mess of a movie is so convoluted and so dreadful that I doubt even die-hard fans of the video game on which its based would find much to enjoy in this cinematic voyage of sloppiness. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
2/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Louisa Moore Fan theories that have peppered the internet in the last year prove to be more exciting and interesting than the actual movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 The Dirt (2019) Louisa Moore Bolstered by a killer soundtrack and a tornado of craziness, this Netflix original movie still feels sloppy and rushed. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Louisa Moore When's the last time a DC movie ended and you left the theater actually excited to see the story continue? That happens here. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Louisa Moore It's a film that tries your patience to the limit, yet is enthusiastically affable. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Louisa Moore Why praise a movie that panders (with a symbolic pat on the head) to the audience it is supposed to empower? EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Louisa Moore A bittersweet goodbye with sweeping visuals and a heartfelt ending to one of the best modern animated movie franchises. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
1/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Louisa Moore Those seeking horror will be frustrated with its wacky, nerdy slant, ensuring this film will irritate both those in search of scares and those bookish enough to appreciate a smarter sci-fi thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Louisa Moore A wacky, strange opus of vengeful violence that'll please fans wanting to watch Liam Neeson do some good old fashioned killin'. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Louisa Moore The lazy referencing of many other films in the genre doesn't make for a very original experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
1.5/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Louisa Moore An unfunny, unsuccessful, elitist spoof about what happens when art and commerce collide. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
2.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Louisa Moore Those unfamiliar with the source material may find enough to enjoy about this ambitious, futuristic tale of a strong, half-human heroine - until they become overloaded with pointless action sequences and a sprawling story. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 What Men Want (2019) Louisa Moore Accurately portrays what it's like to be a hardworking woman in a man's world, and does so with a goofy grace and playfulness that's contagious. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Louisa Moore The timeless legend of King Arthur is repurposed for a new generation in this rapid-paced, old-fashioned, throwback quest story that's great for kids as well as adults. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Louisa Moore As off-kilter as anything you'll ever see, this film is awful, but it's also wonderful in its own absurd, nonsensical, coo-coo bananas way. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 The Sunlit Night (2019) Louisa Moore Don't bother trying to connect the dots because this movie is all over the place. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3.5/5 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Louisa Moore Proves that you're never too old to laugh at silly rude humor, a bumbling principal, or your mom's doofus boyfriend. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019