VoiceBoxOffice

VoiceBoxOffice is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Luke Parker
Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) Luke Parker If there was ever a film that demonstrated the persistence of art, it's this one. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2021
1.5/5 Spirit Untamed (2021) Luke Parker This is the kind of movie I hope my kid never finds on DVD, and the DVD that may have to go "missing" after one too many viewings. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2021
3/5 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Luke Parker The third time is not the charm for The Conjuring franchise, though to be honest, I don't know what a charm superseding those first two movies would even look like. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2021
3.5/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Luke Parker Going from world building to world exploring, Part II experiments less with genre to bring about a noticeably different experience - one with a lot more sound and a lot less story...[but] there's a good apocalypse story here. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2021
4/5 Cruella (2021) Luke Parker As someone who generally gets too angry about resurrected characters and origin stories, I found Cruella surprisingly energetic and happily twisted. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2021
2/5 Army Of The Dead (2021) Luke Parker A penniless heist film and a brainless zombie flick. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
5/5 Riders of Justice (2020) Luke Parker An artistic gift for the eye, the heart, and the mind. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
2.5/5 The Woman in the Window (2021) Luke Parker Amy Adams is fighting an uphill battle in this one, a movie so shameless it shoves its inspirations - all much better movies, by the way - right in the viewer's face, as if to say, "wouldn't you rather be watching something else instead?" EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
1.5/5 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Luke Parker There's too much "could have been" and "should have been" surrounding Spiral to dismiss it as just franchise fodder. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
3.5/5 Wrath of Man (2021) Luke Parker Ritchie's time-warping powers are on display once again, though this time...they're used to inflate the movie, to make it seem like there's more happening than there actually is. [But] there's more than enough to enjoy with this movie. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2021
3/5 The Water Man (2020) Luke Parker A story about humanity that isn't afraid to challenge its younger audiences' hearts and minds. However, the way the film opens the curtain on imagination prevents Oyelowo from fully producing the same kind of '80s Hollywood adventure he set out to make. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2021
4.5/5 The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Luke Parker A high-spirited shot of energetic eye candy, the movie is also fondly intimate and crude to a T. I loved it. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2021
2/5 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Luke Parker Michael B. Jordan goes for Olympic gold in tactical swimming in this unpleasantly convoluted and politically uninspired revenge thriller. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2021
5/5 The Father (2020) Luke Parker Emotionally, rationally, and chronologically, The Father whips its viewers around like rag dolls. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2021
4.5/5 Mank (2020) Luke Parker Mank works best as an exhibit of broken talent. It's a film whose journey asks the viewer to find worth in a character who sees none in himself, and withstand his self-sabotage as it grapples against his genius. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2021
2.5/5 Mortal Kombat (2021) Luke Parker Mortal Kombat puts the "brutal" in brutality and the "kom" in kome on... EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2021
5/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Luke Parker This is a film that fuses the farthest limits of its form to tell its story and remind viewers of both the fragility and adaptability of life. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Luke Parker A candy-coated contemporary nightmare...I don't think any other movie out there belongs better to this cultural moment. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
3/5 Crisis (2021) Luke Parker A solid cookie-cutter thriller that does its darnedest to touch on as many different sides of the opioid epidemic as possible. The result is far from perfect, but it is, at the very least, commendable. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
4.5/5 Minari (2020) Luke Parker And while it may not preserve the American Dream, per se, it projects one American dream for decency in all people. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
5/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Luke Parker The film reminds audiences of the "yet to be" excitement behind its two leads, while also extending that excitement to the man behind the camera. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
3.5/5 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Luke Parker This is a time of great pride swallowing. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
3.5/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Luke Parker A lot of this film feels manufactured to me. And while the story is presented in a very comfortable way, I didn't necessarily feel like the film was as revolutionary as it thought it was. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
3/5 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Luke Parker I'll almost always respect the movie that knows what it's about over the movie that pretends to be something it's not. In that way, this film is sincere. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
4/5 Nomadland (2020) Luke Parker This is beautifully shot and told story - one that is distinctly American for fortunate and unfortunate reasons. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
3.5/5 Zombie for Sale (2019) Luke Parker Audiences will be so connected with the characters that by the time it becomes a horror movie, Zombie for Sale will be all the more effective. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4.5/5 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Luke Parker As controlled as an experiment but as endearing as a classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
1/5 Game of Death (2017) Luke Parker At least the game's countdown feature told me when the movie would be over. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4/5 Decade of Fire (2019) Luke Parker A restorative history lesson and a necessary counterpoint to years of cover-ups and unjust finger pointing. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2.5/5 Irresistible (2020) Luke Parker If competition is the reason our politics are messed up, they are, without a doubt, the reason why this film's comedy is messed up. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
4/5 The Truth (2019) Luke Parker A crescendo of events and an intimate portrayal of a worn family. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
3/5 Tommaso (2019) Luke Parker Willem Dafoe's performance breathes life into this semi-autobiographical film. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
3.5/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Luke Parker Judd Apatow saw something in Pete Davidson I've never seen...I'm very impressed. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
3.5/5 The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018) Luke Parker This is a story that is very quickly fading away...it introduced a whole new potential side to documentary filmmaking for me. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
4.5/5 Primary (1960) Luke Parker [Primary proves] there is nothing more inherently correlated with the ideals of [documentary] storytelling than elections. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2020
3.5/5 End of Sentence (2019) Luke Parker There's a lot of new stuff around [the characters], but a very old wound between them...and a lot of the stuff that is used to mend their relationship is glossed over. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2020
4/5 This Teacher (2018) Luke Parker The setting is as important a character as Hafsia...never threatening or violent enough to be behind enemy lines, but definitely [different enough] to feel isolating. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2020
4.5/5 The Wolf House (2018) Luke Parker In a cinematic world where animated films are designed to hide any semblance of human touch, this is a surprising and exciting achievement. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2020
2.5/5 SCOOB! (2020) Luke Parker An overly complicated film based on an otherwise simple cartoon. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2020
5/5 Do the Right Thing (1989) Luke Parker You can't ignore the conversations that this movie is starting. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
3/5 How to Build a Girl (2019) Luke Parker It isn't until a "look back" montage that you realize just how far Feldstein has carried us and the character. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
4/5 South Mountain (2019) Luke Parker South Mountain deals with a lot of big picture issues - deception, depression, and vengeance - but navigates through them with the insight of a wiser perspective. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2020
4.5/5 My Darling Vivian (2020) Luke Parker It plays out like a passionate unveiling of a life deemed unworthy for legacy, and a fresh counterpoint or amendment to the Johnny Cash mantra. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2020
4/5 The Willoughbys (2020) Luke Parker The movie has a very dark sense of humor and thrives when it unleashes that. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
1/5 Battlefield Earth (2000) Luke Parker Everything is preposterous. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
3/5 She's Allergic to Cats (2016) Luke Parker You just don't know how to react...but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
2/5 The Main Event (2020) Luke Parker If you have roots in the WWE from any time during your life, you'll be able to watch this movie...but it's propaganda. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
3.5/5 The Other Lamb (2019) Luke Parker It was more about establishing than it was about doing. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2020
2/5 Resistance (2020) Luke Parker What these missteps actually do is compromise the validity of the emotions and the suffering that has made the Holocaust one of the most memorable periods of human existence. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2020
4/5 The Wild Goose Lake (2019) Luke Parker While watching it, I admit I was in between this place of utter confusion and visual awe. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020