Kristen Page-Kirby

Kristen Page-Kirby
Kristen Page-Kirby's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post
Publications: Washington Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 82% Abominable (2019) No, "Abominable" doesn't reinvent the wheel - but it does deliver a lovely ride. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
82% Abominable (2019) Emotional nuance, outstanding voice performances (particularly from Bennet) and artful animation all combine to lift the film. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
1/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Sure, there may be a nugget or two of gold in "Lost City." But it mostly stays lost, in this convoluted drag of a script. "Dora" should have picked a path and stayed on it. Instead, it's a movie that is muy aburrido - boring. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/4 32% Shaft (2019) "Shaft" is also funny, with a sharp, fast-paced humor (though one transphobic joke is a tone-deaf clunker). And it's always enjoyable to watch Jackson walking around while dropping f-bombs (and mother-f-bombs) all over the place. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Despite its humor - and despite some genuinely aww-inspiring moments - "The Secret Life of Pets 2" is kind of forgettable. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
1/4 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) The love we share with our canine companions is one of the simplest emotions there is, and to build an entire film around manipulating that love is lazy storytelling. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/4 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It seems that when you take a little yellow creature with a heart of gold and turn him into a soft-boiled detective, something special is in the cards. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/4 100% Knock Down the House (2019) Luckily, that show isn't a bad one. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
1/4 33% Wonder Park (2019) To put it simply, "Wonder Park" can't keep the wonder and the park on the same page. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) Tones down everything that made its predecessors weak, while adding humor, emotion and a surprising amount of heart. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) "Ralph Breaks the Internet" looks great. But it's the script that gives it its heart. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
82% Instant Family (2018) The laughs are sometimes silly, but often come as moments of relief that the family has made it through something tough. The emotional scenes - both happy and sad - are genuinely emotional. The dark moments are genuinely dark. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 87% Colette (2018) As a tale about a woman whose life was defined by fire, "Colette" lacks much of a spark. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 14% Life Itself (2018) Movies should invite viewers in, taking them on a journey together with the characters on-screen. Unfortunately, "Life Itself" is less journey than lecture. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
1/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" is not a good musical. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/4 49% Superfly (2018) Did the original "Super Fly" need to be remade? Not really. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
1.5/4 51% Rampage (2018) At times, Rampage almost hides its problems. It's just funny enough, just exciting enough and just visually impressive enough. What it never is, though, is anything more than just enough. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Although Lucy is on a journey of self-discovery, she often hurts others in her quest for herself. That makes Hirayanagi's take on the later-in-life coming-of-age story more honest than most. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
1.5/4 87% The Road Movie (2018) The few bursts of excitement and humor found along the way just aren't enough to make "The Road Movie" worth the trip. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/4 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) It's refreshing to see a film about the refugee crisis that doesn't rely on cliche, but the fact remains: The mundane is mundane. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/4 84% Tom of Finland (2017) In the end, the overarching theme of "Tom of Finland" is the power of art, even - or maybe especially - so-called deviant art. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 91% Brimstone & Glory (2017) "Brimstone & Glory's" greatest grace comes from its subjects, whom Jakovleski neither patronizes nor fetishizes. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/4 70% The Paris Opera (L'Opéra) (2017) Although the action of the film is chronological, Bron hops around from place to place - boardroom, dressing room, practice room - and from subject to subject, so quickly that, without guidance, it's nearly impossible to place anything in context. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/4 76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) The film's last shot is a gasp-inducing long look at Hamilton triumphantly skimming across a wave for what seems like minutes. In the end, that ride isn't worth the work it takes to get there. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017