FlickDirect

FlickDirect is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Allison Rose
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Tom & Jerry (2021) Allison Rose As a family-friendly movie, it gets high marks for making the plot fun for younger audiences while throwing in some private jokes for their parents. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
4.5/5 Cherry (2021) Allison Rose Holland sheds his boyish Peter Parker charm for Cherry and it pays off... EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
4.5/5 Do the Right Thing (1989) Allison Rose Spike Lee, as a writer and director, speaks to and for a segment of the population. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2021
4.5/5 Flora and Ulysses (2020) Allison Rose Once your children watch Flora & Ulysses, they will be begging you for a poetry writing superhero squirrel! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
3/5 2012 (2009) Allison Rose Harrelson has one of the better characters in the film and Peet does a good job. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Allison Rose The star of this movie and the one who is a stand-out amongst these fine actors is Rahim. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Land (2021) Allison Rose Through Wright's performance we experience Edee's suffering, grief and hopelessness, while not knowing the full story of what brought her to the decision to live as a hermit in the mountains. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
5/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Allison Rose Relative newcomer director Shaka King (Newlyweeds) taps some of today's hot, young talent for this film which helps take the screenplay from very good to great. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
4.5/5 Love Story (1970) Allison Rose Love Story certainly isn't the first or the last romantic drama that will grace the big screen but it has that intangible 'it' quality that makes it one of the best. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2.5/5 Bliss (2021) Allison Rose If you want a "thinking movie", Bliss might be right up your alley but for the majority of people I suspect it will just simply seem weird. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
4.5/5 Let Him Go (2020) Allison Rose Let's face it, this is 100% the Diane Lane show. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
4.5/5 Palmer (2021) Allison Rose Palmer can be somewhat predictable, but this cast gives it something more that makes it worth watching and makes the viewer wish it was longer. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/5 The Little Things (2021) Allison Rose While Hancock's script ends with a few plot twists, it simply is choppy and laden with subplots that are left unformed. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
4/5 Saint Maud (2019) Allison Rose While Saint Maud is categorized as a horror/thriller, I found it to be more a drama about a delusional and mentally ill woman who turns to religion as a way to cope. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Allison Rose King offers an intimate view of this fictional, fated evening while also offering the audience a broader view of the country at that time. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3.5/5 Locked Down (2021) Allison Rose HBO Max brings a little bit of humor and a "look on the bright side" of quarantine life to Locked Down. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2.5/5 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Allison Rose Zoe Lister-Jones pays homage to the 1996 movie with Easter eggs sprinkled throughout however, the story never gets fully fleshed out leaving the audience a little unsatisfied and somewhat confused. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2021
3.5/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Allison Rose As a director, Clooney has some strong moments followed by some less than stellar ones (pun intended). EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4.5/5 Soul (2020) Allison Rose The vocal talents of this cast are that of seasoned professionals and they all bring their unique styles to the characters they portray. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
3.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Allison Rose In this second installment [Gadot] once again combines intelligence, humor, and athleticism which draws the viewer into her world. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3.5/5 Greenland (2020) Allison Rose The plot and Ric Roman Waugh's direction are what seemingly make the movie better than it might be otherwise. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
5/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Allison Rose Davis is simply wonderful in her portrayal of the talented and hard as nails Rainey. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
4/5 Tenet (2020) Allison Rose Washington is decent as the Protagonist but not as good as he was as Ron Stallworth in BlacKkKlansman. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
2.5/5 Songbird (2020) Allison Rose Mason's direction offers an intimate view of Nico and Sara while, at the same time, inviting the viewer into a larger space, depicted through overhead shots (sometimes from a drone). EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
5/5 Wolfwalkers (2020) Allison Rose Wolfwalkers brings together an old tale, an age-old debate, and a skillset that fewer and fewer people possess. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
4.5/5 Trading Places (1983) Allison Rose Since 48 hrs. had yet to be released, Landis and the studio took a big risk casting Murphy, fortunately, the gamble (pun intended) paid off. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
4.5/5 Collateral (2004) Allison Rose While Cruise was obviously the box office draw for Collateral, it was Foxx who was on a career-high in 2004. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
2.5/5 The Golden Child (1986) Allison Rose Murphy, once again, plays "the coolest guy in the room", an act we have come to almost expect from him. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3/5 Half Brothers (2020) Allison Rose Tapping in on of Mexico's biggest stars, Mendez, was a smart move on Director Luke Greenberg's (The Girl Next Door) part. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 Godmothered (2020) Allison Rose Godmothered is cutesy, cheesy, predictable, and uninspired but it has a few good moments and a pretty good soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
4.5/5 Mank (2020) Allison Rose One of the best things about Mank is the cast, especially Oldman and Seyfried. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
4.5/5 Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Allison Rose Murphy is a one-man show backed up by his supporting cast - especially Reinhold and Ashton - who allow Murphy the freedom to do what he does best. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
4.5/5 Coming to America (1988) Allison Rose Coming to America showcased Murphy at the height of his fame and success and it was the perfect vehicle for both him and Hall. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Allison Rose In a time when things are so unstable, it is nice that a movie like this one can come along to remind us all of what is most important in life. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
5/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Allison Rose Sound of Metal is a poignant study of trying to accept the life one has been given and not dwelling on the loss. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
4.5/5 The Last Vermeer (2019) Allison Rose It is Pearce's performance that makes The Last Vermeer as interesting and entertaining as it ends up being. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3.5/5 The New Mutants (2020) Allison Rose While the cast is made up of mostly younger actors, they are a rather accomplished group, and their expertise helps them to fully flesh out their characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
4/5 LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Allison Rose If you enjoy the Star Wars franchise, you definitely need to watch this special, even if you only watch it once. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Mallrats (1995) Allison Rose London and Lee expertly lead this cast of "misfit toys" in an appropriate follow up to Smith's debut, Clerks. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3.5/5 Dreamland (2019) Allison Rose Dreamland has all the elements of an interesting story but, sadly, doesn't fully develop any of the plot points that are introduced over the 98-minute movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
3.5/5 Freaky (2020) Allison Rose If you were hoping for another Happy Death Day type film, you will be slightly disappointed as Freaky isn't as smart or as funny as the former movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
3/5 Come Away (2020) Allison Rose With Jolie and Oyelowo heading up this cast, one would expect great things from Come Away. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
3.5/5 Antebellum (2020) Allison Rose Monae has had a wonderful career as a singer/songwriter and is beginning to come into her own as an actress. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
4.5/5 V for Vendetta (2006) Allison Rose Portman was an excellent choice to portray the vulnerable Evey who possesses an inner strength she never knew existed before she met V. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
2.5/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Allison Rose Written and directed by the legendary Rob Zemeckis, based on Dahl's work and with the talent listed above, one would think that this movie would be a slam dunk. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 The Haunting (1999) Allison Rose With director Jan de Bont (Twister) at the helm of this terror-filled tale, there were no doubts it was going to be a wild and interesting ride. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Allison Rose For those who loved the story and the characters of Breaking Bad, El Camino is not only an epilogue of the series but also a prequel to the last episode of the show. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
5/5 Back to the Future (1985) Allison Rose Fox, who was doing double duty while making the first film (he was still working on his sitcom, Family Ties at the same time) was the perfect Marty. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/5 2 Hearts (2020) Allison Rose 2 Hearts mourns the life that never will be while celebrating the lives saved and the unlikely miracles that occurred in March of 2008. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
3.5/5 Honest Thief (2020) Allison Rose Writers Steve Allrich (Bad Karma) and Mark Williams (Ozark) offer a semi-unique concept as Neeson plays a bank robber looking to turn himself in. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020