Kristen Lopez

Kristen Lopez
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
73% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts is a thrilling, at times terrifying, story of one woman's strength and endurance in one of the most dangerous climes possible. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
95% Rocks (2019) Sarah Gavron's Rocks is a film that hopes to hearken back to director Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, but can't seem to make us care for its leading lady and the questionable decisions she makes. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
88% Richard Jewell (2019) We will be talking about Paul Walter Hauser come Oscar time, because he is the bright, shining beacon which everyone and everything in Richard Jewell revolves around. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
83% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim is a masterclass. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
87% Deerskin (2020) Once it falls into murder and mayhem, it becomes as accessible as the best horror movies out there. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
77% The Friend (2019) The Friend is a misfire all the way around. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) This new take on Charlie's Angels seems confused about what exactly it wants to say and thus intrigues audiences with items that aren't explicitly the Angels themselves. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
78% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 never rises above mediocre, answering questions that never needed to be asked and creating a burdensome narrative to tie everything together. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) Emma Thompson, last year's breakout star Henry Golding, and Emilia Clarke all flounder in this sedate, uninteresting, unfunny, and downright unromantic Christmas tragedy. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) [Doctor Sleep] is one of the year's best features. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) There is plenty to enjoy within The Irishman, unsurprising considering the movie clocks in at a prodigious 3 hours and 30 minutes. The problem is how spaced out the enjoyable moments are. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A welcome return to form, remembering what made the franchise so indelible: Linda Hamilton. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) The Current War is an actors showcase and everything is in service to the performances. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
78% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) The story of the National Enquirer comes to life in Scandalous, a vibrant true Hollywood story that pulls numerous twists and turns - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Mistress of Evil certainly rests comfortably on leading lady Angelina Jolie, but the script takes several gambles in its storytelling to create a rich and lush backstory for Jolie that ends up saving the rest of its fairy-tale narrative. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dolemite Is My Name is a loving tribute to Rudy Ray Moore and the blaxpolitation era. Murphy deserves an Oscar, plain and simple. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) The animated feature is a swirling mix of humor, balanced between the overtly adult and the childishly broad, whose quirkiness ends up offering an enchanting new take on the material. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Joker is a self-serious movie that, in spite of its lead, posits itself as revolutionary when it never hovers above bland and tasteless. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
83% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger [gives] a breathtaking, transformative performance as the title star, infusing the pathos and humanity into her performance that the script can't seem to find. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is technologically breathtaking, but its narrative is a sleepy tale of daddy issues with Brad Pitt emerging from his most engaging role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, left to make sad eyes for two hours. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) Lopez is captivating with all the right moves, and there's not a bad performance in the house, albeit most feel smaller. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) In a film all about "life, eh," there isn't a whole lot in it. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) Equal parts bloated and plodding, IT: Chapter Two ends up a disappointing misfire. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
89% Ready or Not (2019) You best be ready to see this multiple times. It's the horror highlight of the year. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) If you're seeking a cutesy movie with some recognizable songs, this will do. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The story is fairly standard but is compensated by the monster effects. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) Andrea Berloff creates a film that's fun, affecting, and intense. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
96% Love, Antosha (2019) Love, Antosha isn't a sad film...but instead is meant to inspire, uplift, and ultimately prove that Yelchin was better than anybody could have dreamed of. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) This near-three-hour opus is a wandering mess of half-though ideas and interests. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) With hype so high the only way is down and Midsommar (that's mid-so-MAR) hits the wall with a fizzle, not a bang. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is one of the more disappointing movies in a year that's actually been pretty decent for music-based features. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
60% Ophelia (2019) [Claire] McCarthey and screenwriter Semi Chellas go above and beyond, crafting a true feminist interpretation of Ophelia that provokes your thoughts. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) This goes up there with the reboot of Poltergeist and Pet Sematary as features you won't remember were remade in a few years. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 lacks the heart and originality of the original trilogy but it remains a fun distraction with Woody and the gang. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The latest installment in the long-running Godzilla franchise is more of the same with an insipid blend of characters and monsters you can't appreciate. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
54% Ma (2019) An audacious entry into camp, Ma gives Octavia Spencer a chance to go completely over-the-top and off-the-rails to deliciously fun effect. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
88% Ladies in Black (2018) It's a film whose cast is utterly sweet and lovely to look at even if the movie feels incredibly thin. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) This is easily the hyperkinetic director's most sedate feature. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Echo in the Canyon truly sings! - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The Sun is Also a Story is a compassionate and old-fashioned romance with a progressive story relevant to today. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
60% Ask for Jane (2019) The story demands to be told and seen by the widest audiences possible. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is just plain dumb. Wilson's shtick is so overdone, it's growing mold, and though Hathaway is the scene stealer she's doing all the work for zero reward. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
60% Charlie Says (2019) Charlie Says is a difficult movie that strips away the Hollywood veneer to a well-worn true crime story. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
34% Poms (2019) Poms isn't going for any awards, but its rah-rah spirit is in the right place. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is a love letter to the character, as well as a shameless marketing tool to get kids to buy him in abundance. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) Someone Great takes the romantic comedy down new paths. - Zimbio EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) Someone Great certainly lives up to its title. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame certainly showed there was one and it was just what we needed. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
82% Fast Color (2019) Lorraine Toussaint is the film's MVP, giving a bravura performance. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
47% Little (2019) Little has its fair share of issues, particularly with Gordon's script which is trite and ill-defined, but its consistently peppy humor and engaging leads make this a solid investment. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019