Kourtney Durham's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The series will always have a special place in my heart. This one felt rushed and kinda sloppy but I enjoyed it.

American Ultra

One of the most underrated movies of the year. Never seen anything like it.

They Came Together

Wildly stupid, and it kinda loses its charm toward the end, but I laughed out loud multiple times.


It's original but it's not funny, clever, or well-written enough to work.


Intriguing concept, good execution. Not Nolan's best but it's still Nolan.


Sick and twisted look into the mind of a mentally ill but daring and talented man. Left a weird taste in my mouth.

The Theory of Everything

There couldn't have been a better or more touching film made about the brilliant Stephen Hawking. And no one could have portrayed him like Redmayne.


Awesome film, such intensity and energy. Miles Teller and JK Simmons have outstanding on-screen interactions


Great performances and the story stays in your head long after you watch it.


Love it! Great performances, crazy camera work. A story that is captivating to the end


I really enjoyed this. Lots of good laughs.

Begin Again
Begin Again(2014)

I love it so much. It's just a charming story and the music is great.

The Host
The Host(2007)

I love the monster. The movie is okay.

The One I Love

Romantic. Trippy. Puzzling. Very unique movie.

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine(2013)

Depressingly real story of destruction and change

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

This post apocalyptic film in the series takes an interesting look on the apes' civilization and their comparison to humanity. I didn't prefer it to the first but still enjoyed it.

Under the Skin

Dull, annoying load of awful.


Everything unfolded a little slow, but Hoffman is so fantastic the pace doesn't matter so much. Interesting, enlightening look at the life of Truman Capote.

Red Dragon
Red Dragon(2002)

Ralph Fiennes creates a great character.

The Spectacular Now

The awkwardness of this movie is way too real. It was cute. Some tears may or may not have been shed.

Spring Breakers

Wildly nightmarish, corrupt, and exploitive, but in a very unique and intriguing way.

American Hustle

The movie gets four stars, it has a wild and suspenseful plot, witty dialogue, great music, perfect cast, with the ending being the only thing slightly off for me. Jennifer Lawrence gets 5 stars for one of her best, most original performances to date.

Movie 43
Movie 43(2013)

A friend of a friend suggested we watch this and I reluctantly started to, but just couldn't sit through it. Still in shock that some great actors were a part of it. Should only be used for torture.


Lovelace has a fantastic cast and some powerful moments exposing the cruelty of the porn industry but overall left a lot to be desired.

Evil Dead
Evil Dead(2013)

Shudderworthy. Cringeworthy. Gagworthy. If you're feeling twisted it's a decent movie.

Take This Waltz

I wish I could have seen this movie years ago.


The concept design and visual effects were on point, but the important parts to explain the baffling plot were rushed over and everything else was painfully drawn out. Also the leading lady was terribly unconvincing and looked more like Cruise's daughter than wife.

The Call
The Call(2013)

There is very little believability and zero character attachment because the plot is driven solely by stupid character mistakes. There are suspenseful moments, but overall it left me shaking my head rather than shaking in my boots. It's not a good sign that my boyfriend and I couldn't contain our laughter during what was supposed to be one of the most enthralling scenes because it was so cheesy. Also, I think Abigail Breslin is somehow losing talent with age.

The Lucky One

There was nothing terrible about it, but nothing that could pass as "good". The conflict was basic and lacking, the plot was typical, there was no attachment to any of the characters because it all felt to Lifetime. I thought Zac Efron showed so much potential in Me and Orson Welles but every film I have seen after that flopped.

The Cider House Rules

Heavy, sad stuff but so endearing and heartwarming to watch at the same time. Loved this movie.

As Good as It Gets

Maybe I was expecting something a little more different than other things I've seen, and while this was enjoyable (especially due to Nicholson and Kinnear) it was a bit typical and cliche.

Dante's Inferno

Interesting new take on some classic world lit. The animation choices were awesome. Overflowing with violence. Probably a one time watch, but a good one.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies(2013)

Being a huge fan of the novel, I was upset at how much a good director dumbed down such a great book. That being said, the underlying story was still there and quite good. It was solid and fun. I recommend it but the book is so much better.

Jennifer's Body

I am in the minority here; I really like this movie. The soundtrack is great and its horror-comedy so none of it should be taken too seriously, but it's still a lot of fun and has some good clever dialogue and gory scenes.


If you like Seth MacFarlane's humor you won't be disappointed or surprised.

The Impossible

Because of the subject matter, I expected this to be a tragic and inspirational movie but did not imagine it would be so raw and devastating. It ended up being difficult to watch due to the graphic nature. It wasn't a bad thing though, it simply didn't sugarcoat this natural disaster. Visual effects were strong and so was the acting. As far as the plot goes, it was rather predictable but still a fascinating story to witness and a strong reminder of how important family and humility are.


Loved it, the airport scene (in context) is one of my favorite movie scenes of all time because it literally had me on the edge of my seat, gripping my armrest, trying not to scream or have a heart attack in the theater. I was so emerged in this movie; I wanted for everything to work so badly, and when your heart becomes so invested in a representation on a screen it's an amazing feeling which makes what you're watching an amazing film. Ben Affleck thank you for one of the best movies of the year.


I must say I was impressed by this movie. The story was nothing new: the age-old tale of the ghost mother who was deprived of parenting and thus wreaks havoc on the living and fortunate. However, the camera-work and lighting consistently provided an eerie, chilling effect throughout the picture. Jessica Chastain gave a strong performance as she always does. The ending might not have been completely justified in my opinion, but it was if nothing else an intriguing way to wrap things up. As far as horror goes, which fails so often in today's film industry; this movie did its job and then some. It was daunting, whimsical, and visually on point.

Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks(2012)

Not as great as Little Miss Sunshine and the ending was far from impressive, but overall it was a charming and unique love story.


As far as entertainment goes, Dredd really did its job. It was action packed, creative, gritty, and had its humorous moments as well.

Zero Dark Thirty

I guess it was a directors choice to make the film about the search for Bin Laden as drawn out as the real thing. There were some great moments in the movie and I love the realism and subtlety of the dialogue and cinematography. Jessica Chastain showcased the character Maya's determination well. However, much like The Hurt Locker, the subject matter could not peak my interest for the run time.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

I loved getting such powerful insight to the polar opposite lifestyle the people of the "bathtub" adopt to be happy. Hushpuppy was a strong main character and a fabulous narrator, the music throughout was enchanting, and the performances were strong. I do wish the movie hadn't tried so hard to be artsy and abstract because it took away from the raw emotion and true nature of the story for me.. overall though, great film.


Having seen the original short film, the first fifty minutes seemed like a predictable, drawn out version of just that. Don't get me wrong; I love Tim Burton's animation. However, the second half of the movie really picked up and an exciting tun of events made for a fun, spooky little film.


One of Pixar's best!

The Truman Show

This movie illustrates an amazing concept and story. Creative, funny, dramatic, and interesting from start to finish.

Raising Arizona

Absurdly funny and even touching.

Silver Linings Playbook

So much talent, and such a beautiful story. Possibly my favorite movie of the year.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The whimsical elements of adventure and fantasy are here, but The Hobbit doesn't capture half of the epic weight of the LotR movies. Thank God for Gollum's appearance and Martin Freeman's performance.

God Bless America

"Why have a civilization if we are no longer interested in being civilized?" A part of me would have loved to accompany these two in their killing spree.


Tobey Maguire though.

Django Unchained

Nearly three hours full of grit, vengeance, humor, and suspense. And whoa, Christoph Waltz delivered!

Les MisÚrables

Beautiful. Devastating. Inspiring. Revolutionary. Perfection.

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher(2012)

Not a bad holiday movie. Good crime thriller.


Love how this was told, taking testimonies from several townspeople, minor and major characters, to help narrate the story. Jack Black was perfect for the role and this amusing and thought-provoking film is definitely worth a watch.

Safety Not Guaranteed

One of my favorite love stories ever, also one of favorite films of the year. I put off seeing this movie for way too long! Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass are great.

Martha Marcy May Marlene

It was just okay for me.. for a "thriller" it really dragged on and the alternating plot-lines seemed unorganized and awkward. It had potential to be a lot better than it was, because the story was ultimately a good one.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Best part about this movie was hands down his weapon. It was just crazy enough to work. And yet it didn't.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

Life of Pi is an incredible visual journey and a compelling tale of survival. It utilizes the art of story-telling, creating an end you won't see coming.


Steven Spielberg came back in 2012 even better than his work on last year's War Horse. Daniel Day Lewis gave a wonderful performance and created a driven character with lots of heart that was easy to fall in love with. With great supporting performances and a witty, informative plot I don't see how this movie could be overlooked at next year's Academy Awards.

Mulholland Drive

There's so much ambiguity to this movie that it's painful that I will never be able to fully grasp what it means. It absolutely raped my brain with no mercy, but I liked it. It was sexy, clever, and thrilling and I definitely want to watch it again.

Rise of the Guardians

The story was nothing new to holiday/children's movies and slightly flawed, but the gorgeous animation and some of the new innovative ideas for age-old characters really made the movie fun to watch.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

After a painfully soapy first half, the series conclusion ended up being decent. Not as epic as such a huge blockbuster should be, but loads better than part one. I like that so many individual vampires' talents were incorporated into the action sequences; it made it entertaining. Still not big on Edward and Bella's relationship seeing as its solely attraction-driven but even their montage of memories via Bella's gift and the flashback of all the characters/cast at the end were a nice touch to the final chapter.

Trouble with the Curve

Nothing momentous, but an enjoyable feel-good film that showcases Amy Adams and produces a predictable yet satisfying finish.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Really opened up my mind to a new work ethic and how seriously this man takes sushi and the art of perfecting it. Inspiring and refreshing.

Wreck-it Ralph

Really cool, imaginative concepts pulled from arcade games and a heartwarming story as well.

The Man With the Iron Fists

After deciding in the first ten minutes that I couldn't take this movie seriously, I at least hoped it would be entertaining. But it ended up being a dreadfully boring story on top of the bad acting, cheesy dialogue, and sub-par fighting sequences. Crowe is the only thing that benefited the film, and even he couldn't save it. The problem was failure to commit to the themes, characters, and raciness. It was just a hodgepodge of martial arts and blood with a few interesting fights and concepts that didn't match the laughably bad ones.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lovers of the book will most likely become lovers of the movie. As in any adaptation, there are definitely parts that were neglected or overlooked that I would have loved to see on screen. However, the casting was very brilliant, particularly on Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman's parts. There were so many shining moments that highlight the overlooked truths about growing up and how certain memories haunt and stay with you all the while. Charlie is one of the most enjoyable main characters I have yet to see or read about, and I truly adored this story of friendship, struggle, and love.

Pitch Perfect

Hit its share of flat notes, but still I had a toner for Rebel Wilson. :D


Beautiful cinematography, Guillermo del Toro's visions meshed well with the comic book world. Also features some of the sickest most underrated villains. Comedic moments are there as well. Regardless, the finished product isn't as epic or memorable as it should be, even seeming tacky at times.

In Bruges
In Bruges(2008)

Great humor, several clever & dark moments. A quirky, enjoyable film.


One of the best recent horror movies I've seen, keeps you on the edge of your seat so long it hurts. Very disturbing and terrifying. While it has its lame moments, they could have been far worse (as seen in Insidious and Don't be Afraid of the Dark). Ethan Hawke did well, although his character was unrealistically brave. If you're looking for good scares and a decent plot look no further.


There was so much going right for this movie. Tom Hardy and all of the cast were excellent, the plot was well-built, the gritty violence was endearing and the characters were well-developed. What I failed to see was an epic, justified ending.

End of Watch
End of Watch(2012)

It's a nail-biter filled with dedicated performances. Everything felt real about this movie.


One of the smartest movies I've seen this year, and with such great character development.

Taken 2
Taken 2(2012)

This movie showed that the ability to succeed in car chases in foreign countries is indeed genetic, and was passed onto Neeson's daughter.


Funny, orginal, good voice-acting. One of the best animated movies of 2010.


It's cute and the acting is obv on point (Winslet, omg) but not something I'd recommend unless you're feeling on the safe side and in the mood for a few laughs. Definitely think Carnage is better suited for the stage.

The Change-Up

Eh. Jason Bateman is awesome but this story is painfully overdone and the excessive raunchy humor seemed try-hard.


Incredible stop-animation; overall visually impressive. The storyline holds its own, while being a little typical, but there are some good laughs.

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)

Entertaining action movie, substituting car chases with bicycle chases. JGL handled the leading role very well.


If you have the patience, this is a very captivating movie.


Not as much of a thrill as Gaiman's book provided, but visually very innovative and entertaining.

The Dark Knight Rises

Nolan's trilogy was an amazing take one Gotham's hero and The Dark Knight Rises featured great performances and a perfect ending.

This Means War

A good bit of laughs but illogical and sloppy in every sense of the word.

Moonrise Kingdom

Adorably, charming, and quirky from start to finish. Unmistakably and beautifully Wes Anderson.

The Time Traveler's Wife

This movie starts, and somewhat ends, so incredibly generic and cheesy. The acting is sub-par for Bana, but it's mostly due to the script. However, I cannot lie about the immense amount of tissues I needed after watching. It really makes you put your own life and values into perspective. Overall it's a very sad and unique story, but a poorly adapted movie.

The Weather Man

This movie is so quirky and original. It was a bit slow for me, and the plot and characters lacked memorability and conviction. But there are several director's choices that present themselves flawlessly, and the humor is not hilarious but still dark, dry, and creative.

Wrath of the Titans

Interesting enough plot, a few really good fights. A few really bad ones. An okay movie.

21 Jump Street

Verging on perfection, this movie is painfully hilarious.

Safe House
Safe House(2012)

Safe House featured wonderful, dedicated performances by Reynolds and Washington and had a strong finish, but it's a very typical, forgettable action film with too slow of a start, bland drawn out action sequences and lots of gunshots.


What a classic. This movie has such quotable dialogue, such quirky, funny moments, such a clever, suspenseful plot. Definitely a childhood favorite and a good adaptation of the book.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

If this were to have been the first Star Wars movie, I don't think they could have funded the other films, because the plot wouldn't have been enough to capture such a vast fanbase. However, it sets up the worlds of Star Wars beautifully, providing lots of eye candy, and the Darth Maul/Qui-Gon fight scene is the definition of epic.

The Vow
The Vow(2012)

The story is typical, the ending is typical, and I'm pretty sure the actors have played these exact roles before. There's nothing exciting about this movie, and it wasn't even a tearjerker for me. However, it was an enjoyable enough love story with a positive message of falling in love, moving on, and discovering yourself.

No Country for Old Men

One of the most suspenseful movies I have ever seen with hints of dark humor. Great acting and directing, unique storyline, I never thought I would enjoy a modern western so much.


I'm impressed by Josh Radnor's writing and directing debut, but this movie didn't contain any defining moments to make it a standout film. It is humorous, charming, pleasant, and at times touching. It focuses on three very different stories of the meaning of love and what it is to be loved. However, I felt disconnect and at times it fell flat. It just barely missed the mark for me.

Midnight in Paris

This movie provides charm, romance, and grandeur adventures.

The Tree of Life

Wow. Towards the beginning, I had to stop the DVD and make sure what I was watching was actually the right film. It was. Watch this movie when you're feeling particularly patient. When you're ready to be enlightened. It is a visual poem for you to analyze, and stays open for interpretation. Although it's not for everyone, there is no denying that this is a wonderful portrayal of life and everything that comes with it: innocence, loss, love, hatred, the search for answers, sinister thoughts, regret. Beautifully directed, shot, and acted. Left me thinking, no doubt.

Midnight Cowboy

Great performances by Hoffman and Voight. Raw, real movie.


I have seen this movie 20 times because it's always on in the break room at work. And although it's extremely cliche and predictable, it's funny and cute. I guess I'm saying I'm happy it's this movie that's stuck on repeat and I'm even more happy it's Jennifer Lopez who stars in it. ;)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A brilliantly acted, harsh thriller with a gripping storyline. Rooney Mara is perfect.

One for the Money

Typical Katherine Heigl movie, nothing special, but somewhat enjoyable nonetheless.

War Horse
War Horse(2011)

Modern classic. Some scenes were perfect while some slightly missed the mark, but overall a very beautiful story.


An amazing start that took such a tragic turn in all the right ways.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

It had a bit too much narration for my taste and got off to a questionable start, but by the end it was a heart-wrenching, emotional story with unforgettable characters.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

The movie had its funny moments; I even laughed out loud a couple times. But the plot as a whole wasn't interesting and I found myself bored.

A History of Violence

The story is nothing particularly original, and I feel a few of the lines come off as cliched. Worth the watch but not something I would want to see again.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)

Orson Welles did an amazing job on this movie.

Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch(1991)

What did I just watch?

The Grey
The Grey(2012)

The characterization is beautifully molded throughout the length of the movie. The reality of survival and struggle is brutal and accurate, The Grey left me fascinated and slightly morose.

Final Destination 5

This movie brought absolutely nothing new to the franchise aside from a decent twist at the last minute, which was still not enough to save it. The acting was cringe-worthy and the deaths were childish. If they can't come up with better material, I'm glad it's over.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

It was perfect. Emotional, epic, well-organized, and beautifully designed.

The Last Airbender

Easily one of the most laughable films of the year; while the effects are up to par, the storyline is merely decent and, the script and acting fell flat. It left me feeling like I wasted nearly two hours of my life.