Allison Rose

Allison Rose
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Mrs. Skornick-Rose attended Hofstra University where she earned her bachelor's degree in communications and is Vice Chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She can be found in print, online, and on talk radio, WENG 107.5 FM.
Publications: FlickDirect

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not combines humor and murder to create a deliciously wonderful film and brought a surprise hit with critical acclaim to movie theaters this summer. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4.5/5 74% The Aeronauts (2019) Redmayne and Jones are individually strong in their performances, but together they are unstoppable. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Blanchette brings Bernadette to life with a quirky, snarky ambivalence that adds texture to the character. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4.5/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) While Queen & Slim is a raw and shocking commentary on our society these days, I am not sure it will click with general audiences. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Nick Nolte is perfectly cast as Mike's "off the grid - antigovernment" father. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/5 97% Knives Out (2019) With a star-studded cast and written and directed by filmmaker, Rian Johnson, Knives Out should have been a no brainer hit. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Kalra is terrific in his role as the introverted, misunderstood son who blossoms under his newfound voice in the form of Springsteen's lyrics. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 78% Frozen II (2019) The animation is incredible. Probably some of the best I have ever seen. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/5 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford vs. Ferrari is one of this year's best films and Bale and Damon's performances help make it a winner. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 80% Good Boys (2019) The cast, for being so young, is excellent. Trembly is already a seasoned professional with a number of terrific performances under his belt. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5/5 22% Playing with Fire (2019) Hildebrand is great and Convery and Slater are adorable in this film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Ventimiglia is solid and Seyfried, a personal favorite of mine, does a wonderful job as a loving, supportive wife. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 29% Universal Soldier (1992) What Emmerich does do is present some very good action sequences which is probably why he was offered the opportunity to direct Independence Day. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) McGregor always gives a wonderful performance whether he is a song and dance man or if, in this case, he is a tortured and broken man trying to outrun his past. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/5 67% Red Heat (1988) It is fairly obvious why Schwarzenegger was chosen to play the role of Danko in Red Heat. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.5/5 68% Charlie's Angels (2000) Barrymore is the best of the three here but the group has great chemistry and they work well as a cohesive unit. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4.5/5 81% Scarface (1983) Pacino is a brilliant actor and his portrayal of a Cuban immigrant in Scarface is a perfect example of his work. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
3/5 51% Black and Blue (2019) Black and Blue is a story that should be told... - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
4.5/5 89% Galaxy Quest (1999) While Galaxy Quest starts off like any other parody, it morphs into a truly human story about people, their humanity, their fragility, and their insecurities. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) This film is the poor man's equivalent to Deadpool and Dopinder with not nearly as hilarious results. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4.5/5 83% Crawl (2019) What Jaws did for sharks in 1975, Crawl has now done for alligators... - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4.5/5 73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) In a summer of sequels and lackluster movies, this film is a stand out in the crowd and once again reminds us why Illumination Entertainment is a force to be reckoned with in the world of animation. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 21% The Adderall Diaries (2016) With terrific source material, The Adderall Diaries should have been a deeply moving introspective look at various views of the same memories, but, sadly, falls short. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The cinematography (in The Legend of Tarzan) is spectacular and makes you want to hop on a plane and fly to Africa. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) The fantasy world of the "dream tree" is magical though and gives The BFG a sense of whimsy and playfulness it desperately needs. Unfortunately, those moments are too few to make a significant difference to the overall story. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4.5/5 88% Shrek (2001) With the perfect blend of storytelling, animation, and music this is one movie (Shrek) the whole family can enjoy! - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) Phoenix delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in The Joker. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4.5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) In an era of remakes and sequels, Midnight Special offers something a little fresh and different. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 35% The Other Side of the Door (2016) If you want to be scared out of your mind, I suggest you choose a different film - Paranormal Activity perhaps. The other side of the door was an idea that had some potential, but it definitely doesn't live up to it. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4.5/5 84% Mean Girls (2004) This is an all-star cast at the beginnings of their careers and their talent is evident even at this early stage. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4.5/5 95% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) The Innocents (Les Innocentes) is a masterful look at how our experiences shape and change us. The messages of perseverance and hope in a time of despair are powerful. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) After the Bourne Legacy, the franchise needed a boost and it certainly got one with this latest film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) McCarthy isn't funny and her voice is annoyingly nasal. Wiig is slightly better but mostly uninspired. Jones adds a few moments of hilarity and a streetwise toughness that works most of the time, but the real star is McKinnon. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 72% The Infiltrator (2016) Well told, nicely paced, and beautifully acted, The Infiltrator, left me craving more at the end. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 91% Green Room (2016) I would be remiss if I didn't mention the tragic, unexpected passing of Anton Yelchin. If Green Room is any indication of what is to come, he was a huge talent with a bright future ahead of him. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 82% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Despite its flaws, Eddie the Eagle boasts a strong cast, good script and, like Eddie himself, a lot of heart. Watch it at least once. You won't regret it. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 73% Wiener-Dog (2016) Todd Solondz Once Again Shows His Panache for The Hilariously Morbid With Wiener-Dog. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 37% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) It isn't surprising that Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien as it encompasses the same humor that they have given us in the past with Neighbors. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Del Toro is a magnificent story teller and this labor of love is one of his many masterpieces. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4.5/5 84% Gremlins (1984) If you grew up in the '80's and remember a simpler time without cell phones or you want to introduce your kids to the "magic" of 1980's films then Gremlins is a great place to start. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4.5/5 96% Little Men (2016) While only an hour and a half long, Little Men is packed full of meaning and emotions. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 61% War Dogs (2016) Director Todd Phillips graduates from schtick comedy to more serious subject matter with this film but still manages to interject moments of "slapstick" that remind you of his previous success. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4.5/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) I dub Sausage Party "The soft porn of the animated food industry". - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/5 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon itself is dark, depressing and not suitable for its intended audience -families with young children. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) I'm not sure Jeff Bridges makes a bad film anymore, but if he does, he is usually the bright spot. True to form, he plays his character well. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4.5/5 88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Simon Helberg is masterful at displaying emotion without saying a word and stands toe to toe with these screen giants in every scene. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Does Suicide Squad live up to the hype? No, no it doesn't. Is it absolutely horrible? No, no it isn't. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 83% Confirmation (2016) With a movie like Confirmation, you need a solid script to hold audience attention and HBO got one with writer Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich). - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 78% Keanu (2016) As a recent comedy goes, Keanu is above average and works on many levels. The story was cute and the cat(s) even cuter - not to mention pretty good at acting. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/5 46% Free State of Jones (2016) McConaughey's charm is one of the positive aspects of the film and it is easy to see how he could command a group of disheartened people and get them to band together to fight back. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019