Kiko Martinez

Kiko Martinez
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) It's a fascinating notion, but one that {screenwriters] Brown, DiGuiseppi and first-time feature director Noah Hawley aren't able to sustain in more than a superficial way. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Sanitarium (2013) Sanitarium strains to find the right sinister storytelling devices and allow each theme to make a real statement. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/5 84% Little Monsters (2019) The film might benefit from having Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in the lead role, but aside from her presence and total dedication, Forsythe's script lacks creativity. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 66% The Day Shall Come (2019) [Actors] Denis O'Hare and Anna Kendrick [play] two law enforcement officers who would've made a perfect fit working alongside the CIA agents in the Coen's brother's 2008 black comedy Burn After Reading. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 35% In the Tall Grass (2019) By the time we hack our way out, all the yelling into the abyss feels like a lost cause for everyone involved. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 68% Joker (2019) The most audacious comic-book-inspired film ever made; one that doubles-down on its depravity with no remorse. That said, it's impossible not to become hypnotized by its external beauty and indiscriminate brutality. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 76% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long is a warped Alabama backwoods narrative that is earnest in its depiction of depravity and anguish. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 83% Abominable (2019) Abominable is a colorful, creative and culturally-competent delight. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 87% Depraved (2019) While Fessenden's take on Frankenstein explores a handful of interesting ideas in the first hour about technology, mortality, morality and man's natural ability to cause destruction, Depraved backpedals into cliché storytelling in the third act. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) If there's something specific director Rupert Goold and screenwriter Tom Edge want audiences to understand about actress and screen icon Judy Garland, it's that there was a tremendous amount of pain behind those big, beautiful brown eyes. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
2/5 28% Corporate Animals (2019) Screenwriter Sam Bain's random gags feel like a desperate attempt to be shocking. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 86% Auggie (2019) [The] script isn't groundbreaking, but first-time feature director and co-writer Matt Kane and co-writer Marc Underhill present some compelling enough questions for audiences to ponder about the ethics of AI. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2.5/5 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) It's a good thing Netflix provides an option on your phone to fast forward in 10-second increments. Just keep tapping on the button until you see misspelled celebrity names ... and two ferns on each side of your cell. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
C- No Score Yet Release (2019) How audiences are supposed to root for a character without a single redeeming quality is anyone's guess. Hell, even Hannibal Lecter had good table etiquette. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) [Keira] Knightley is top-notch in the lead role and humanizes Katharine in a way that is natural and enlightening. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 87% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) [Co-directors Rob] Epstein and [Jeffrey] Friedman are good conventional storytellers, but this is the kind of music doc where the music can simply speak for itself. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 100% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Miracle of Miracles feeds the soul and explains in depth why a play like Fiddler on the Roof will always be a theatrical treasure. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) A toothless crime drama that doesn't take advantage of its shady plot. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 70% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) Comedian and TV host John Oliver called attention to the same issue during a 2015 episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight, but in film form, [director Morgan] Spurlock has more free range to fool around and make things fun. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) [Jillian] Bell dominates Brittany Runs a Marathon with an honest performance. Audiences will feel those endorphins kick in just in time to hail [it] an undisputed winner. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
0/5 18% The Fanatic (2019) Someone should start polishing up those Razzies for the Worst Film, Director, Screenplay and Actor of 2019. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Filled with beautiful magic realism throughout the film, [Issa] Lopez's Tigers is a powerful piece of cinematic art that will move audiences and allow them to see the hellish conditions presented through the eyes of the children who are suffering. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) A high-spirited tribute to a consummate professional who could deliver a Texas-sized rattlesnake bite you'd never forget. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/5 50% Itsy Bitsy (2019) Despite [director Micah] Gallo's ability to keep a consistently creepy vibe, the script doesn't bring all the dramatic and horror elements together in a cohesive enough way. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
1.5/5 53% Ladyworld (2019) "This party would be a lot more fun if it were over," a gloomy girl says at one point in the film. We couldn't agree with you more. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The gothic tale of revenge is devastatingly grim and emotionally jarring. [Writer/director] Jennifer Kent isn't interested in genre mechanics. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 44% After the Wedding (2019) Despite earning nine career Oscar nominations and one win between them, actors Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore are bogged down by the film's lethargic storytelling, not to mention a narrative brimming with artificial family melodrama. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Once [Bernadette] goes AWOL, [the film] loses its way. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Dramatically speaking, it's a little lightweight, but the chemistry between [Zack] Gottsagen and [Shia] LaBeouf is pro-level rapport. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/5 92% Luce (2019) Luce is an enlightening experience that pushes its uncomfortable narrative to some of the most thought-provoking places of any movie this year. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Most importantly, the film is not an exercise in hero worshiping. Crosby's warts are visible for all to see. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
2.5/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) The movie flirts with big concepts and then flakes out. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
A- 100% Chulas Fronteras (1976) An urgent reminder to Latinos nationwide that the traditions of our past can never be erased, appropriated or walled off without a fight. It's in our blood. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 81% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) With his nothing-to-lose attitude, [Johnathan] is a perfect subject for this stranger-than-fiction doc that is equal parts fascinating and odd. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 71% Gwen (2019) First-time writer/director William McGregor fashions together some thought-provoking scenarios and grim imagery, but the folktale never finds its way out of the fog. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 79% Good Boys (2019) No movie with this many dick jokes has any business being this funny. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 64% Them That Follow (2019) Directors Britt Poulton and Daniel Savage explore the religious practice of snake handling, but they do so via a less-than-intriguing narrative featuring a backwoods love triangle. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5/5 77% Light of My life (2019) A minimalist take that hangs firmly on the natural connection of its two main characters and its effectively bleak atmosphere. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 46% Ode to Joy (2019) Adorable and very funny. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) [Isabela] Moner embraces the role with such sincerity, it's easy to smile along and enjoy something that isn't hesitant to be this wholesome. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Stories best left told around a campfire in the middle of the woods with a s'more in hand. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
1/5 15% A Score to Settle (2019) The dialogue is atrocious. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 98% Maiden (2019) Maiden is an inspirational voyage everyone should experience. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) As with the other Fast and Furious movies, some of the stunt work is impressive, but it's ultimately a dime-store addition to an already erratic movie franchise. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 59% Astronaut (2019) [Richard] Dreyfus is serviceable in his lead role, but there's only so much he can do when he's the only engaging character on screen below the age of 85. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
1/5 44% Critters Attack! (2019) Critters Attack! might entertain the biggest B-movie horror fans, but with a script this vapid, what's the point? - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Viewers will ... see aspects of their own family throughout the film, which supports the concept that no matter how different we are from one another, we're really all the same in the grand scheme of things and that humanity has no borders. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The elements of this unique buddy comedy and the characters' skill at maneuvering through the industry to survive is what make Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood such an enjoyable watch. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King is something that can be described as both breathtaking and uninspired. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 28% Into the Ashes (2019) Revenge flicks can't get much staler than this. - San Antonio Current EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019