Cody Barrow's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews


Probably would've been more accessible in HD film but retaining other stylization. Loved the campaign development and lead acting


It sticks with you like Blade Runner, or maybe The Fifth Element. That's high praise.

Seven Psychopaths

A little bit of solid but forgettable amusement when my power was out during Sandy.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

Like some kind of Eastern homage to Doestoevsky but also with mass appeal for those who haven't spent half their time whining about existentialism like me. I didn't like the implication that you're entitled to your own perception of reality, but I like the message of tolerance and happiness. Visually awesome and probably going to give Lincoln a run for its money for Best Actor and Best Picture, though I'm betting one or both still go to Lincoln. This one is going to stick with me for a long time, though.

Silver Linings Playbook

It'll surprise you. Most of my 4.5 stars is subjective (of course), as it's not really probably that good, but it was effective enough with me to warrant it. I like Bradley Cooper a lot more now.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas(2012)

Some cornball dialogue and a cookie cutter "the future has a holocaust" stamp, but nonetheless really amazing to watch. I liked the Tom Tykwer bits best. It's going to stick with me.


The Canadians apparently had a much bigger role with logistics and the requisite suspense at the end was tacked on, but it was great. Ben Affleck has a long future ahead. Also:


Surprisingly better than the great Michael Clayton.

The Master
The Master(2012)

It wasn't There Will Be Blood, but it will win Joaquin Phoenix the Oscar; it's pretty tough to outperform Philip Seymour Hoffman. I'm still processing the plot. It wasn't "about Scientology"; that was just a stand-in cult for the broader purpose.

Robot & Frank

Better than I'd expected. Reminded me of this:

I'm sure we'll be addressing these issues some time in the next few decades.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Was indisputably good, but I couldn't tell whether they were demonizing receiving health care and services or making it into an allegory about the lack thereof (or residents' refusal to evacuate and the dire consequences of that), or--most likely-- just an image of the world through a little girl. The discussion here covers most of my thoughts:


I wanted to forgive the horrifying cringeworthy dialogue, retarded characters, and cliche sex scenes in favor of the truly awesome visuals and the only interesting character (David), but this movie blew ass