Linda Cook

Linda Cook
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Have written reviews since 1987 for the Quad-City Times newspaper in Davenport, Iowa. Have appeared regularly since 1994 on KWQC-TV, local NBC affiliate; and STAR 93.5 FM. Teach criminal justice and composition at local university.
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Location: Iowa
Official Websites: kwqc.net/psl/lindacook.html

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 85% Downton Abbey (2019) Newbies and aficionados alike will feel welcome at 'Downton Abbey.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
2.5/4 50% Bennett's War (2019) 'Bennett's War' hits home with story of recovery, motocross - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/4 79% Good Boys (2019) 'Good Boys' is hilarious, raunchy movie for grownups. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 50% Overcomer (2019) 'Overcome' will win over audiences of faith. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) 'Peanut Butter Falcon' is sweet-natured tale of friendship, freedom - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 'Hobbs & Shaw' is enjoyable 'Fast & Furious' spinoff. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/4 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) 'Scary Stories' is a celebration of writing and storytelling. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/4 89% Ready or Not (2019) 'Ready or Not,' here comes a darkly comic horror hit. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's Tarantino's ode to Hollywood. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) Say hello to one of 2019's best movies. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/4 67% Haunt (2019) A treat for cinephiles and haunted-house aficionados. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/4 53% The Lion King (2019) Roaring with gorgeous visuals, beautiful songs and timeless themes. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/4 50% Rockaway (2019) This solid indie film is more than just another coming-of-age story: It's based on the real-life boyhood of a child who survived a violent father with a protective brother and supportive friends. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3/4 42% Stuber (2019) 'Stuber' is worth the drive. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The perfect finale to a beloved franchise about friendship and growing up. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
2/4 82% Crawl (2019) It's serviceable entertainment with solid acting. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/4 62% Yesterday (2019) All you need is love, The Beatles and 'Yesterday.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/4 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) 'Annabelle Comes Home' with jump scares and themes about grief. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4/4 83% Midsommar (2019) 'Midsommar' is superlative film making with disturbing horror. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/4 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) It's cute enough to earn your money and your time. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
1.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) It's far from stellar. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/4 64% Child's Play (2019) The reboot is worthwhile, with its disturbing subtext about technology. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's a rollicking adventure with characters you'll love. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4/4 No Score Yet Escape From Firebase Kate (2015) Learn about a real-life story of courage and grit - and a man who is a true hero. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/4 81% Long Shot (2019) 'Long Shot' is a comedy front runner about politics, journalism and love. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) 'A Dog's Journey' has more bite than you might think. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2.5/4 32% The Intruder (2019) Dennis Quaid goes enjoyably psycho in 'The Intruder' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2.5/4 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) 'La Llorona' is above-average offering in 'Conjuring' franchise. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) It's a charming way to learn about these lovable birds. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) 'Avengers: Endgame' is a fitting finale for the end of a Marvel era. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2.5/4 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It's not a classic, but 'Detective Pikachu' is worth catching. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The third installment is violently entertaining. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' will go over big with fans. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) It's a raunchy, smart look at growing up. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 57% Aladdin (2019) 'Aladdin' sings with female empowerment. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 57% Brightburn (2019) It's a gory, dark spin on the Superman legend. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/4 54% Ma (2019) It's an average thriller with a grim subtext. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is when Elton John's music, and this movie, are in the world. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 90% Shazam! (2019) It's like 'Big,' only with a cape and without Tom Hanks. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) A thought-provoking, creepy rendition of the King tale. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/4 47% Dumbo (2019) It doesn't focus on the charming pachyderm, but rather the people around him. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/4 93% Us (2019) 'Us' is part horror movie, part social commentary. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/4 94% The Mustang (2019) It's one of the best films you've never heard of ... and one of the best films of the year. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/4 33% Wonder Park (2019) It may not be Disney Land, but it's worth a visit. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/4 89% Missing Link (2019) 'Missing Link' is just what families seek in entertainment. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
.5/4 17% Hellboy (2019) Boy, is this hellish. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/4 61% Breakthrough (2019) It's faith-affirming and life-affirming. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/4 89% Arctic (2019) Mads Mikkelsen turns in a great performance in riveting 'Arctic.' - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/4 41% The Upside (2019) 'The Upside' uplifts its audience. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/4 45% The Kid (2019) 'The Kid' is a solid, violent Western. - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019