Chatham News + Record (North Carolina)

Chatham News + Record (North Carolina) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Neil Morris
Rating Title/Year Author
C - Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Neil Morris The bickering bromance between Johnson and Statham is the only reason to endure this illogical, temporally-challenged, cartoonish CGI fest. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
C + The Lion King (2019) Neil Morris It's Disney's version of the circle of life, but here it feels more like cannibalization. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Neil Morris But as the film's title portends, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is also a fairy tale where the party never ends, the pretend heroes become actual ones, and everyone lives happily ever after. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
C + Them That Follow (2019) Neil Morris "Them That Follow" needed more bite, but instead its screenplay feels defanged. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B - Angel Has Fallen (2019) Neil Morris Over the final half of the film ... I spent more time trying to decide whether Nolte or Freeman is now showing his age more. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B + The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Neil Morris [The] pitch-perfect casting and rustic setting lend its familiar tale an edginess that somehow both offsets and enhances its inherent sweetness. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B + The Nightingale (2018) Neil Morris There's no easy or honest way to sugar-coat the savagery of this feral setting, and Kent deserves plaudits for not shirking from a stark, earnest examination. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B + Hustlers (2019) Neil Morris Whereas Scafaria's script is sometimes slipshod, her pacing, framing, and visual aplomb are spectacular. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B + Judy (2019) Neil Morris Like Garland's career, "Judy" is blessed with a talented star and starts out with much promise, only to become more uneven and unfulfilling towards its end. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
C - Abominable (2019) Neil Morris "Abominable" doesn't live down to its title, but it doesn't scale any summits, either. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B Joker (2019) Neil Morris Fleck is a literal amalgam of both Thalia and Melpomene, an intriguing interpretation that positions his internal tension as the source of Joker's madness. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
C + Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Neil Morris Jolie is the macabre somnolent beauty, practically sleepwalking through a fable with excessively hard-hitting aims and regrettably banal execution. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Neil Morris It's darn difficult to steal scenes from Eddie Murphy, but Wesley Snipes does just that ... EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B - Midway (2019) Neil Morris Roland Emmerich's "Midway" exceeds any reasonable expectations. It doesn't break any molds, but it's an earnest attempt at memorializing this historically significant event and its key contributors. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B The Good Liar (2019) Neil Morris Mirren and McKellen may be the only reasons to watch this adaptation of a Nicholas Searle novel, which doesn't effectively make the transition from page to screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
B - Frozen II (2019) Neil Morris It gives us more of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and the rest of the "Frozen" favs. But beyond nostalgia, it's ultimately a series of pretty portraits hung around a rather rudderless story. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019