Kirk Honeycutt

Kirk Honeycutt
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
78% The Green Mile (1999) The simple fable can't stand such scrutiny. More pivotally, the weight given to each moment lends The Green Mile a ponderousness that works against the emotions the story seems to want to plug into. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
94% Three Kings (1999) [Russell] not only has designed an action-adventure laced with incendiary humor but a movie that wants to explore race, politics, war, the media and U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. In large measure, he pulls it off with breathtaking aplomb. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
96% GoodFellas (1990) Complex, volatile, ironic and disquieting, Scorsese's Goodfellas is a masterly achievement in intense observation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
61% American Pie (1999) American Pie has a likable cast, but the actors appear throttled back by a pedestrian script and direction. Consequently, one winds up liking the film more than it deserves because of the gameness of its attractive cast. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
95% Position Among the Stars (2011) Rentel Helmrich has intimately captured a family in transition as they adjust to bewildering gaps in education, outlook, religion and even class among three generations jammed into cramped quarters. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
59% Face (2002) [Pan's] actors are exceptional. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
98% Say Anything... (1989) Say Anything is an easy film to like. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
7/10 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) Jason Connery's 'Tommy's Honour' unpacks early history of golf to satisfying dramatic results. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/10 36% The Great Wall (2017) The vision here is that of producers with eyes on box office and little concern for creativity. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
7/10 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Mike Mills gets just the right bittersweet tone here. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/10 80% Patriots Day (2017) Too many compromises undermine the latest Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaboration. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
4/10 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The story itself is unwieldy, padded and almost entirely reliant upon CGI for forward momentum. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
9/10 94% Arrival (2016) "Arrival" embarrasses the current mode of contemporary cinema to explore ideas, moods and a vision that belongs uniquely to this film. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
6/10 23% Inferno (2016) Ron Howard is good at detailing exactly how people escape a remorseless fate and pulp fiction such as "Inferno" is no exception. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
4/10 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Thanks to Tom Cruise and Ed Zwick, 'Jack Reacher' does transcend the limitations of its genre and a by-the-numbers screenplay. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
5/10 62% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Pictorial beauty in a David Lean sort of way and a mesmerizing quality might convince a viewer 'The Light Between Oceans,' a contrived and emotionally manipulative tale, has real credibility. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/10 38% Morgan (2016) The utter failure of 'Morgan' underscores what happens when a filmmaker enters strip-mined territory with nary an original idea. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
5/10 66% Anthropoid (2016) The shame is that for all the years of research and planning that went into making this film, Sean Ellis didn't allow himself the luxury of invention. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
9/10 97% Hell or High Water (2016) "Hell or High Water" may be the best picture released so far in 2016. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
6/10 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) With 'Pete's Dragon' you sense a rare opportunity for a Disney classic slipped through the filmmakers' fingers. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
8/10 88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Stephen Frears' film achieves that remarkable and nearly unobtainable artistic plateau of sad-funny. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/10 27% Suicide Squad (2016) David Ayer is of the realist school of action filmmaking and this doesn't jibe well with fantastical fights and outrageous cartoon characters. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
6/10 85% Tallulah (2016) "Tallulah" is one of those films on a filmmaker's resume that denotes promise more than accomplishment. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
7/10 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) "Don't Think Twice" is one of the better movies you'll see about what it takes to establish a viable career in show business. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
5/10 71% Café Society (2016) The movie's final grace note is deeply felt, so much so you wish Woody Allen had chosen another route to get there. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
6/10 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Well worth catching if only for a lively debate afterwards about the advantages/disadvantages of unplugged rearing and education programs for children. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2016
6/10 73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Illumination Entertainment has concocted an easy-to-like and easy-to-laugh animated feature for mostly smaller viewers. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/10 37% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) What Mike and Dave really need are a few jokes, a coherent screenplay and some direction - any direction at all might have helped. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
6/10 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Given the challenges, which the filmmakers tiptoe through with surprising agility, the new 'Tarzan' is quite adequate in delivering old-fashioned adventures. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/10 75% The BFG (2016) "The BFG" gets caught between old-fashioned Dickensian fairy stories and the new, exciting worlds imagined by the Pixar crew. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/10 73% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind of Traitor" does many things well but the feeling afterwards is, unfortunately, one of disappointment. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
8/10 46% Free State of Jones (2016) This may be one of the most honest American films about slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction ever made. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
4/10 79% The Shallows (2016) The key missing ingredient in "The Shallows" is any motivation to make this movie other than a summer-time diversion. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
7/10 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Thorsten Schüette's 'Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words' will, one hopes, restore Zappa to his rightful place in music history. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
8/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) A world-wide aquatic playground filled with rambunctious slapstick, Dickensian sea creatures, astonishing visual beauty and relentless albeit implausible jeopardy. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
7/10 95% De Palma (2016) Brian De Palma has been the most neglected of the '70s Movie Brats in recent critical discourse - and unfairly so. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
4/10 53% Genius (2016) "Genius" represents a failed opportunity to get at the heart of the creative process. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
5 59% Money Monster (2016) It's 'Dog Day Afternoon' meets 'Network' meets 'Inside Man' meets 'The King of Comedy' and that's far too many 'meets' to strike an original cord. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) The end - of the movie, not the world -can't come soon enough. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
6 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The movie fumbles the question at the very heart of the Avengers but not before giving its fan base plenty of reasons to cheer. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
3 6% Mother's Day (2016) It's a hopeless task to point out incessant clichés, formulaic story structure and sappy nonsense that cheerfully take up residence in the Garry Marshall Experience - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
7 62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Matthew Brown does a fine job of cutting through the math chat to give you the living, breathing men who collaborated and clashed a century ago. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
7 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) 'Elvis & Nixon' catches both men at a nexus of absurdist comedy and overwhelming personality disorders. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
8 72% A Hologram for the King (2016) 'A Hologram for a King' is that fine and rare thing, a comedy that makes profound observations with the lightest of touches. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
8 95% The Jungle Book (2016) 'The Jungle Book' transports you back to childhood games surrounded by a photo-reality that commands awe with every frame. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
2 21% The Boss (2016) Melissa McCarthy meet Michelle Darnell . You really should get to know each other better. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
4 53% Demolition (2016) When everything in a movie is reduced to a metaphor then nothing is the least bit real. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
5 36% The Bronze (2016) 'The Bronze' is a sports movie that gets many things right although not enough to represent a game changer. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
4 70% Remember (2016) Atom Egoyan chooses a risky approach to a Holocaust theme that many will find highly unsatisfying if not risible. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
7 86% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Perhaps what disturbs a viewer the most is director Pablo Trapero is making none of this up. - honeycuttshollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016