Kevin McFarland

Kevin McFarland
Kevin McFarland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club
Publications: AV Club

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2014
C 48% Rio 2 (2014) Despite the attempts at broadening the secondary ideological themes, this is another familiar father-in-crisis tale, dotted with musical interludes for Chenoweth and Clement, and dressed in brighter plumage. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2014
C 81% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) Part sumptuous IMAX documentary, part fervent but dull conservationist pitch, Island Of Lemurs seems destined instead for an obscurity all too familiar to nature films not released by Disneynature. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2014
B- 42% Divergent (2014) The significance of certain deaths hangs entirely on Woodley's performance. She's mostly up to the task ... - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2014
C+ 81% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Unlike the whimsical, slapstick-driven shorts on which it's based, this feature-length adaptation adds an obligatory emotional arc that feels at odds with the zany spirit of historical time-travel tales. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
B+ 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) Miller and Lord have gone far beyond the call of duty. Their Lego Movie is effervescent in style, conveying a substantive message without ever devolving into saccharine preachiness. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
C+ 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) Tom Gormican's debut yearns to stand out as a benchmark for what dating is like at this moment in time, all the while working with the same basic toolkit as every other film in the genre. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2014
F 12% The Nut Job (2014) Every beat of the story is a watered-down, jokeless version of previous children's films ... The Nut Job seems designed to trick misinformed parents into plopping down money to occupy their children for just over an hour. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
D+ 53% Justin Bieber's Believe (2013) When it strays from the glitzy pyrotechnics of a Miami concert, it descends into another manipulative PR stunt. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2013
B 90% Frozen (2013) Most importantly, this is a long-needed step in the right direction to a more varied depiction of female characters in Disney's canon. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2013
C- 18% Free Birds (2013) A film that was probably close to completion before anyone involved realized they were portraying a fight between turkeys and English settlers as the largest conflict in the European colonization of North America. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2013
A No Score Yet This is a definitive visual portrait of Richard II, the single best widely available instance of a severely underrated history play with dramatic thematic ramifications for English identity. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
C- 56% Treasure Island (2012) Settles into boredom quickly, meandering at a glacial pace through mutinous developments and character shifts that could have used a punch-up at the script level. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
D+ 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) Smurfs 2 is at least slightly superior to the absolutely dire first film, but it remains a series for kids whose parents can't just pop in a DVD of something better. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2013