Examiner.com

Examiner.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adam Lippe, Austin O'Connor, Jeff Beck, Matthew Razak, Phil Hall, Travis Hopson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 On Chesil Beach (2017) Anita Katz The movie's focus and storytelling methods prove problematic. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
3/5 Gigi (1958) Phil Hall Lovely to behold, but the story has dated very badly. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 When Bette Met Mae (2014) Phil Hall Entertaining documentary on the unlikely meeting of two silver screen icons. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) Phil Hall Opulent and well-acted, although fidelity to history is occasionally frayed. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 In Cold Blood (1967) Phil Hall Visually striking, with two astonishing lead performances, but it never quite plumbs the emotional depths of the Truman Capote source material. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 True Grit (1969) Phil Hall Maybe it is not great cinema, but it is great entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 Art Bastard (2016) Phil Hall An invigorating celebration to a one-of-a-kind genius. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Travis Hopson The film seems stuck between the pull of tradition and the need to resemble a super-powered comic book character. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 Fathers and Daughters (2015) Travis Hopson Despite a starry cast it's just another cloying sap fest. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 The BFG (2016) Travis Hopson The film is built almost entirely on the wonderfully expressive performances by recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (of Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies") and newcomer Ruby Barnhill. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 The Purge: Election Year (2016) Travis Hopson Call it a dystopian vision of Trump's America if you want, but "The Purge: Election Year" is terrifying because it's not as far-fetched as we may want to believe. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Travis Hopson May sound like a National Geographic special but is actually a genuine, offbeat road trip comedy/coming-of-age film. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Travis Hopson "Independence Day: Resurgence" is every bit as fun, every bit as silly, and every bit as destructive as the original. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 The Phenom (2016) Travis Hopson Buschel is interested in the character study of an athlete, pure and simple, and he takes his time making the examination. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 The Neon Demon (2016) Travis Hopson "The Neon Demon" is exactly where Refn needs to be, embracing his gruesome, shallow side with unabashed glee and a gallon of blood. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 The Shallows (2016) Travis Hopson The setup is lean, the star is Blake Lively, and for 60 of its 80+ minute runtime the film has some serious teeth, until the final stretch bites off more than it can chew. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/5 Free State of Jones (2016) Travis Hopson The ponderous 140-minute runtime begins to feel like a week-long miniseries on The History Channel. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 Central Intelligence (2016) Travis Hopson "Central Intelligence" puts this unlikely pair together and the result is comedy gold that totally flips the typical Hart formula. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/5 Genius (2016) Travis Hopson There's probably a great story about Wolfe's genius in relation to his apparent madness, but "Genius" has edited it all out. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2016
4/5 Finding Dory (2016) Travis Hopson One of the great joys of "Finding Dory" is that every character you loved will be just as dear to your heart as before. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2016
2/5 Careful What You Wish For (2015) Travis Hopson You'd be forgiven for thinking it was one of those awful "Wild Things" or "Poison Ivy" sequels. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2016
4/5 Destination Planet Negro (2013) Travis Hopson One of the funniest movies of the year that you've probably never heard about. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 The Conjuring 2 (2016) Travis Hopson Will surely shock the faint-hearted and leave them sleeping with a night light, even if at times it appears Wan has bitten off a little more than he chew. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 Warcraft (2016) Travis Hopson Every bit of its stunning special effects is a nod to Blizzard's meticulously designed fantasy environments. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 Approaching the Unknown (2016) Travis Hopson There's value in watching a man come face-to-face with the triviality of his own existence, and see it as an opportunity for greater exploration. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2016
3.5/5 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Travis Hopson Funny and witty enough to be a comic chart-topper this summer season. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 The Idol (2015) Travis Hopson "The Idol" rides this wave of emotion to crowd-pleasing effect, just as millions of fellow Palestinians rode along on Mohammed's journey to stardom. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Travis Hopson 'Out of the Shadows' brings every bizarre facet of their comic book origins into the spotlight for an exercise in fan service that should leave them satisfied. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 The Do Over (2016) Travis Hopson "The Do-Over" is Sandler doing literally anything he wants whether it makes sense or not. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2016
1/5 Countdown (2016) Travis Hopson There's less physicality than the opening 20-minutes of Monday Night Raw, and what there is can only be described as mediocre. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2016
1/5 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Travis Hopson Are we quite sure the Mad Hatter isn't responsible for the screenplay rather than the returning Linda Woolverton? EDIT
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/5 Dheepan (2015) Travis Hopson Audiard humanizes his characters in such a way that it's easy to forget you're watching a film and not a documentary subject. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 Weiner (2016) Travis Hopson "Weiner" is a fascinating look at one man's absolute addiction to the media spotlight, and how that addiction led to his downfall. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Travis Hopson It's the rare case of a comedy sequel that is even better than the original. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 The Nice Guys (2016) Travis Hopson The sheer chaos of it all is exactly what makes "The Nice Guys" such a fun ride. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/5 Last Days in the Desert (2015) Travis Hopson The film is so slow and distant it's more likely to test one's patience than their faith. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2016
2/5 High-Rise (2015) Travis Hopson The level of disorder prevents the film from gaining any perceptible momentum, and the result is one of Wheatley's most tedious efforts. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 A Bigger Splash (2015) Travis Hopson A big soapy exploration of sexual desire, romantic longing, and lies set against an idyllic, sun-kissed Italian paradise. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 Money Monster (2016) Travis Hopson The cast and Foster's direction make it a film worth investing a little time in. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Travis Hopson Considering the amount of time spent watching Apocalypse round up his forces, you'd think he'd be a marginally interesting villain but that isn't the case. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2016
2/5 Mothers and Daughters (2016) Travis Hopson It's like somebody has some kind of personal vendetta against Moms with all the crappy movies being made about them. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/5 The Family Fang (2015) Travis Hopson A nuanced and funny look at art, creative genius, and mental instability, "The Family Fang" doesn't swing for the fences with big, overdone antics. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2016
4.5/5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) Travis Hopson Marvel has no peer in this arena, and the utter perfect and sheer awesomeness of "Captain America: Civil War" is the best example of their superiority. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2016
4.5/5 Keanu (2016) Travis Hopson "Keanu" is a treat for die-hard film fans and those who just love the comedy of Key & Peele. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2016
0/5 Mother's Day (2016) Travis Hopson Taking your mom to see "Mother's Day" might sound like a great idea, but by the time it's over she may be ready to disown you. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/5 The Meddler (2015) Travis Hopson If there's a film to take mom to for Mother's Day, this is the one. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 Jane Got a Gun (2016) Travis Hopson That the film even got made and is reasonably competent should be seen as a victory in itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2016
3/5 Elvis & Nixon (2016) Travis Hopson The chance to watch Spacey and Shannon square off in a contest for scene-chewing dominance, is well worth the hour long slog to get there. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/5 Nina (2016) Travis Hopson But the biggest issue is Saldana's shoe polish appearance, which is sure to inflame those already dubious of her casting. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Travis Hopson If "Frozen" and "Lord of the Rings" spawned it would look something like this. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2016