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 36% Anna (2019) Anna is worth watching and if you are a Besson fan, you won't be disappointed. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2.5/5 21% American Pastoral (2016) As a first effort, McGregor's directorial debut is lacking, but perhaps he chose to bite off a huge chunk by taking on a literary masterpiece. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4.5/5 71% Café Society (2016) Woody Allen has a way of capturing the tone and essence of whatever setting and time period he is highlighting and transports the viewer seamlessly into that world. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4.5/5 81% Joshy (2016) Joshy is a little underwhelming when you first watch it, but the more you think about it and let it marinate, it tends to grow on you. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4.5/5 88% Blood Father (2016) Blood Father reminds us why Mel Gibson has had longevity in a career that chews people up and spits them out more often than not. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/5 26% The Goldfinch (2019) Elgort is well suited for this role. He has the classic, chiseled good looks that suits the character of the adult Theo. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) While Booksmart may seem like the typical teenager, high school, coming of age story, there is so much underneath the surface that anyone who watches it can take something away from the film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) With so many superhero action-packed movies erupting from Hollywood in the last few years, this is certainly a welcomed change. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Director Denis Villeneuve does a very good job keeping the pace going throughout Arrival. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 76% Trolls (2016) Trolls' animation is fantastic with color hues that are vibrant and full and run the entire spectrum. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4.5/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) There is humor strewn throughout Doctor Strange, although it sometimes felt like (at times) it was too much. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) Kunis, Hahn, and Bell are terrific together and Hahn shines as the epitome of a bad mom. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 23% Inferno (2016) So often the film adaptation of a beloved novel leaves a lot to be desired, but Howard did a nice job of making sure the movie followed the book for the most part. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party had some funny moments without being incredibly raunchy which is a nice change from the Sausage Party mentality. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4.5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo is a masterful, artistic view of Japanese folklore, which is so rich in storytelling and tradition. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4.5/5 75% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) When it comes to wizards, J.K. Rowling can do no wrong. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) With minimal cast members, the main actors had to be chosen wisely...Lawrence and Pratt were excellent options as they truly meet both criteria. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) If you take it for what it is worth, Rogue One isn't a terrible film and it did fill in some of the holes in the plots of Episodes IV, V and VI nicely. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) The story makes you think and reassess your goals and values while taking you on an emotional journey with Will Smith. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Morgan Freeman as Ilderim commands respect and plays his role with an almost regal stature. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
5/5 91% La La Land (2016) While the movie is "tongue in cheek" and may not completely live up to the movie musical grandeur of olden days, it is, nonetheless, an uplifting, fun film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The visual effects are incredible and Muschietti's vision is masterful and truly inspired. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3.5/5 38% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) For fans of John Rambo, there is something appealing about the movie and you may want to brush up on the character before he returns to the big screen but it isn't the best film of the franchise. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) With a video game feel, Overload takes a World War II theme and mixes it with a science fiction element to create something unique and unexpected. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3.5/5 87% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman is good as Mrs. Kennedy but she seems to get in her own way. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 39% Why Him? (2016) There is nothing new or earth-shattering about Why Him? The story has been told a thousand times before and I'm sure this isn't the last time we will see it. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) This is certainly not your typical biopic but rather an entertaining mix of real-life and fantasy - much like Elton John is himself. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
4.5/5 88% Batman: Hush (2019) O'Mara once again offers his deep, resonating voice to that of the Caped Crusader and does it well will terrific tonal inflection. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Disappointments Room (2016) Beckinsale is a good actress and does her best with the material. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures flows nicely and tells a heartwarming story about perseverance and triumph in the face of adversity. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4.5/5 77% Split (2017) McAvoy is masterful in his role as he takes on nine different characters all rolled into one heaping mess of a human being. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 19% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Foester brings a different feel to the film than we have seen in its predecessors. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
5/5 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) There is a reason Farhadi is an award-winning filmmaker and The Salesman is a shining example of his excellent work. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
2.5/5 16% The Space Between Us (2017) If you are a hormonal, romantic, teenage girl with a crush on Butterfield, you will want to buy a ticket to this film. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Hoult does a fine job portraying the troubled young man who would later become an incredible author. He comes across as intelligent, passionate and compassionate. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 40% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The overall feel is a throwback to those days back in the 1980s when I could grab some cereal and watch tv while the rest of the house was still sleeping. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
5/5 99% North by Northwest (1959) With North By Northwest truly being one of Alfred Hitchcock's best films, it was a pleasure to finally see it the way Hitchcock intended, on the big screen. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3.5/5 50% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) People who were kids of the 90s will rush to the theater for the nostalgia of one of their favorite television shows...for many others who didn't grow up with it, it has no sense of connection to them. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3.5/5 18% CHIPS (2017) While this CHiPs in nothing like the television show it is a fun, good time. The stars, action and even the plot keep the audience interested and entertained. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) I suspect we will have two factions - the 2005 version of King Kong fans and the Skull Island King Kong version fans. Regardless, the movie is entertaining and has a lot going for it. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4.5/5 98% Get Out (2017) Peele has a solid script and a knack for storytelling in an appealing way which makes Get Out is more enjoyable than many of the other suspense/thriller/horror movies being made today. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
2.5/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall had all the elements to be a terrific film - good cast, great pictures, and a hefty budget. Sadly... it isn't so great. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3.5/5 47% Sand Castle (2017) While the material isn't necessarily anything new - I thought the movie presented a slightly more interesting view of what when on there. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) With movies nine and ten already announced, it looks like we will be seeing a lot more of Dom and company in the future. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 60% War on Everyone (2017) Skarsgard and Pena have great timing and an easy rapport that make the plot just a little more interesting. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Overall, Guardians Vol. 2 still had elements of the original and even though it started off slow, it picked up steam to a supercharged, somewhat hokey ending. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) McCarthy once again takes on a serious role and does well with it. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 49% Churchill (2017) Cox is well suited to playing this character (Churchill ) and though he is not the first, nor maybe the best, he does well to portray the iconic and beloved man. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2.5/5 44% Rough Night (2017) In terms of a female-centered comedy, Rough Night gives it a good shot but just falls a little short. It has a great cast, but a lackluster script. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 69% Cars 3 (2017) Better than the second film but not as good as the first, Cars 3 is still an uplifting story that will probably resonate with little kids. - FlickDirect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019