CNET

CNET is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jennifer Bisset, Mike Sorrentino, Richard Trenholm
Rating Title/Year Author
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jennifer Bisset There's something to love about this unruly creature. Thanks to a script from Rowling herself, there's a creativity and wit you won't see in the average fantasy movie. With plenty of character reveals, cameos and references, it's a must for fans. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jennifer Bisset Continuing a series-long focus on family and love, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World narrows on what those values mean for Toothless. He experiences romance. He grows up. And with heavy, satisfied hearts, we let him, and Hiccup, go. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
The Unicorn Store (2017) Jennifer Bisset Unicorn Store is about unleashing the weirdness of Larson and Jackson and assuring young people, like they didn't already know, that it's OK to be who you are. Yet ultimately, for a sweet film about dreamers and unicorns, it's curiously black-and-white. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Richard Trenholm Lord of the Rings allusions are just the hook. Fans will enjoy spotting the references, but the real story is about a generation scythed down by war. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Richard Trenholm Spoiler-filled review: Endgame begins and ends with quiet, intimate moments. And it's that sense of intimacy that makes this galaxy-spanning blockbuster such a triumph. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mike Sorrentino Every single action sequence here deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Richard Trenholm With lashings of sly wit and gobsmackingly gleeful carnage this sharp-suited superspy is on a mission to thrill. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Richard Trenholm Groundhog Day meets Aliens, and it's great. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Richard Trenholm With its vast cast, ever-accelerating action and cameos from the wider Marvel world, it has to keep doubling down on spectacle as it races to its epic conclusion. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Richard Trenholm My review could consist of me pointing at the screen for 2 hours and going, "AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHTHISISAMAAAAAAZZZIIINNNG!" EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Ant-Man (2015) Richard Trenholm Marvel ups the ant-e with easily one of the funniest superhero movies yet. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Terminator Genisys (2015) Richard Trenholm Terminator: Genisys absolutely will not stop, even when it probably should. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Richard Trenholm The story, such as it is, is entirely secondary to the parade of stylish outfits and equally stylish action set-pieces. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Richard Trenholm A little bit Bond, a little bit Bourne, but always comfortably cruising in its own high gear, Rogue Nation is full of old-fashioned fun and thoroughly modern thrills. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Tangerine (2015) Richard Trenholm It's amazing what you can do with a smartphone these days... You could shoot one of the year's best movies, for example. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Steve Jobs (2015) Richard Trenholm If you want the facts, read the book; if you want a witty and dramatic interpretation of the themes and drives of this fascinating figure's life, this movie approaches from its own unique angle. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Richard Trenholm The Millennium Falcon goes upside down and the screen goes upside down! BB-8 is the cutest! New Star Wars is the best! Pew pew! EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Spectre (2015) Richard Trenholm Venturing into overwrought psychological waters, the film stretches out a thin story to breaking point. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Man of Steel (2013) Richard Trenholm The scenes between Russell Crowe's Jor-El and Michael Shannon's glassy-eyed Zod crackle with tension and drama that the scenes with Henry Cavill's Superman just can't match. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Richard Trenholm Wondering how to teach your offspring that the world is a horrifying, random, awful place? Let director Zack Snyder take care of that for you. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Jason Bourne (2016) Richard Trenholm Jason Bourne shamelessly re-uses scenes, action beats and supposed shock twists from previous films in the series. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Ghostbusters (2016) Richard Trenholm Some fans have already made their decision, but if you go into the movie with an open mind, this is one of the better remakes Hollywood has produced in recent years. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) Richard Trenholm 28 Days Later meets Matilda in a spine-tinglingly eerie premise. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Doctor Strange (2016) Richard Trenholm I was dubious as to how well a weirdly bearded wizard would fit into the universe of buff superheroes and high-tech punch-ups, but this is Marvel through and through. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Arrival (2016) Richard Trenholm In its combination of big themes, globe-spanning sci-fi and intimate character moments, Arrival feels like it's what Interstellar wanted to be. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Richard Trenholm Familiar thrills, but still a Star Wars footnote. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Richard Trenholm The combination of brutal violence and Italian elegance is intoxicating: John Woo meets Michelangelo Antonioni. Fellini with a gun fetish. "8 1/2mm". "La Dolce Beretta". EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Richard Trenholm Lego Batman doesn't worry about canon, continuity, logic. The only thing that matters is fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Great Wall (2016) Richard Trenholm Where are the dragons? EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Founder (2016) Richard Trenholm It's a classic American story. It's the American dream. And it's a lie. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Richard Trenholm Polish your spacesuit headphones, crank the volume and press play on the world's first ever mixtape movie review... EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
War Machine (2017) Richard Trenholm Pitt's General spends most of the flick growing increasingly frustrated that nothing is happening -- and I know the feeling. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Alien: Covenant (2017) Richard Trenholm The familiarity of the setup works against the movie, because we know what's lurking in that suspicious-looking egg and it takes forever to pass each franchise touchstone. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Mummy (2017) Richard Trenholm As always, Cruise is right in the thick of the stunt action, throwing himself round all manner of exploding buildings and crashing vehicles. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Dunkirk (2017) Richard Trenholm Christopher Nolan's precision-engineered war epic has a stopwatch where a heart should be EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Richard Trenholm The artist side of Besson absolutely nails it with the superlative spectacle. But the writer side of Besson undermines the movie with a bunch of poor decisions. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Richard Trenholm James Cameron's update of his sci-fi action classic is a great night at the movies. Just don't expect it to change your mind about 3D. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Shin Godzilla (2016) Richard Trenholm Shin Godzilla is the Dunkirk of Godzilla movies. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Ingrid Goes West (2017) Richard Trenholm Instagram influencers provide the #laughs in this sly comedy, but the ending is seriously ill-judged. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Richard Trenholm Seems to believe its own hype, doubling down on the first film's excesses without a tight narrative to tie it together. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Richard Trenholm Everybody involved is firing on all cylinders and clearly having the time of their life. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Cured (2017) Richard Trenholm You'd think the zombie movie might have run out of ideas by now. But in compelling and ambitious stories like The Cured, the genre only seems to get smarter. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
A Beautiful Day (2017) Richard Trenholm Many critics hailed You Were Never Really Here as a masterpiece, but I couldn't shake the feeling it was trying too hard. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Downsizing (2017) Richard Trenholm Honey, they shrunk Matt Damon in a hilariously surreal sci-fi comedy -- although they should have downsized the second half . EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Richard Trenholm Probably deserves better than to be hailed as "the good Adam Sandler film on Netflix". EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Richard Trenholm I want to live inside Blade Runner 2049. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Justice League (2017) Richard Trenholm Together, they combine their powers to make a movie that's objectively terrible, and yet also kinda fun. Yay teamwork! EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) Richard Trenholm A fascinating true story of baseball and atomic spies is reduced to a lifeless, unsubtle biopic. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Richard Trenholm If that doesn't tinklage your Dinklage, you can always have fun playing the spin-off game to "last man" films like this where you ponder "What would I do...?" EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Early Man (2018) Richard Trenholm Aardman takes us to the plasticine Pleistocene age with this joyous stop-motion animation. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019