Spectrum Culture

Spectrum Culture is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): David Harris, Dominic Griffin, Josh Goller, Kristen Lopez, Pat Padua
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Central Park Five (2012) David Harris If The Central Park Five didn't use most of its runtime on historians, reporters and people peripheral to the case, it could have gone from run-of-the-mill procedural to gut-punch of injustice. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.2/5 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) David Harris It feels more scattershot than Jackson's prior films, a pastiche of set pieces that don't add up to a unified story. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 Les Misérables (2012) David Harris It's a spectacle without the aspects that make it a spectacle. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 Seven Psychopaths (2012) David Harris A highly entertaining movie filled with laughs, violence and some wonderful performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.6/5 Flight (2012) David Harris Zemeckis crash lands his movie with a shoddy romantic subplot and an ending shoehorned in so American audiences won't walk away bitching about the film being a downer. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 Lincoln (2012) David Harris Lincoln returns dignity to politics. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.2/5 Sinister (2012) David Harris A scary story that could have been quite terrifying if done right. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.2/5 Argo (2012) David Harris A detailed, true story that has some trouble finding its footing between political thriller and suspense movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.2/5 Cosmopolis (2012) David Harris A provocative and ultimately frustrating odyssey...Cosmopolis never pulls itself together, sputtering out in a final conversation between Pattinson and Giamatti. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.2/5 Rec 3: Genesis (2012) David Harris A head scratching entry, marred by bad decisions by the people behind its, um, genesis. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.4/5 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) David Harris This conceit feels somewhat stale this time around, but a fearsome turn by Hardy keeps the action taut and the film exciting. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.8/5 The Bourne Legacy (2012) David Harris All we get is two hours of talk, interrupted by the occasional violence and a painfully truncated ending that leaves the door open for The Bourne Whatever They Name The Fifth Part. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.4/5 Compliance (2012) David Harris Writer-director Craig Zobel puts both his characters and his audience through 90 minutes of squirmy hell. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.8/5 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) David Harris Some sh*tty slo-mo action scenes. Some toothless scares. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) David Harris The Amazing Spider-Man, despite telling the same story again is not only successful, but a lot of fun to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.2/5 Savages (2012) David Harris It's gory, it's horribly flawed and it features some pretty bad acting, yet Savages is fun and exciting if you don't take any of it seriously. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.9/5 The Big Uneasy (2009) David Harris The citizens of New Orleans deserve a defense that is more fired up, angrier and more gripping than this somewhat flaccid documentary. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/5 Headhunters (2011) David Harris A grisly, darkly comic ride that will appeal to those who loved Larsson's garish, tawdry books. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
1.7/5 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) David Harris I think the problem is inherent in the format. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
1.8/5 God Bless America (2011) David Harris God Bless America has its crooked heart in the right place; too bad it's so inept it can't do anything about it. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Hunter (2011) David Harris It gets bogged down in a saccharine subplot that ultimately derails the entire affair. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.7/5 Bully (2011) David Harris Unfortunately, the film's thesis is somewhat thin (bullying sucks!) and Hirsch doesn't present us with any recourse to prevent it besides awareness. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.7/5 The Cabin in the Woods (2011) David Harris Let yourself go and you're in for a thrilling treat that will induce numerous, genuine laughs. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.6/5 Marley (2012) David Harris A masterful job weaving together the web of Marley's short and complicated life. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 The Snowtown Murders (2011) David Harris Dark, claustrophobic and depressing, but it's too destructive for its own good. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.2/5 Let the Bullets Fly (2010) David Harris 132 minutes of pure entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.8/5 Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) David Harris An artful look at the preparation of one of Japan's most famous exports. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 The Kid with a Bike (2011) David Harris For a film that is as heartbreaking and real as The Kid with a Bike, the Dardennes do not strike one false note. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 The Hunger Games (2012) David Harris At its best The Hunger Games is a taut thriller, an edge-of-your-seat ride once the actual games begin. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 Goon (2011) David Harris Scott tries his best with the material but he has been abandoned by his team on this one. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
1.5/5 The Divide (2011) David Harris It will take someone without much humanity at all to enjoy this film. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.2/5 Rampart (2011) David Harris Compelling, yes, but not for the faint of heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 Into the Abyss (2011) David Harris A steely look at the darkness that plagues much of rural America. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973) Pat Padua Cements Milligan's growing reputation for coaxing rich, emotional performances out of actors trapped in exploitation films EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.2/5 A Dangerous Method (2011) David Harris A subtle and refined look at two pillars of psychology who helped define a modern medical field. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.2/5 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) David Harris Inherently a tale of intrigue, Alfredson may have created one of the most introverted spy thrillers ever filmed. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Carnage (2011) David Harris A deep meditation on the human condition and the fine line that separates social convention from simple tribalism. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.2/5 War Horse (2011) David Harris For all his impact, Spielberg doesn't know when to apply the brakes and undermines his own efforts with ham-fisted and often cloying flourishes. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.7/5 Elevate (2011) David Harris Elevate goes with the charm, leaving intricacy and profundity for another movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/5 Anonymous (2011) David Harris Anonymous is little more than a typical Emmerich production wrapped up in Elizabethan clothing. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.2/5 Inni (2011) David Harris A timeless document from another world. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Light From Light (2019) Pat Padua It's as if Harrill took the very concept of horror and stripped that fear down to its essence: the dread and longing for meaning, for some sign of life after death. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.9/5 X-Men: First Class (2011) David Harris Worst of all, the movie doesn't even look that great for all the money that went into it. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 Super 8 (2011) David Harris Abrams seems more concerned with emulating the Spielbergian way than mining the true emotion that can be felt. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.7/5 13 Assassins (2010) David Harris Takashi Miike has created a reverential and vital film in a genre that many may have thought as moribund and passé as its subject. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
1.9/5 Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) David Harris I'm happy to see Hauer is still blowing folks away but I really do hope that the rest of the actors in this film never, ever work in front of the camera again. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
1.5/5 The Hangover Part II (2011) David Harris A reprehensible film that is completely devoid of laughs. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
4.3/5 Source Code (2011) David Harris One of the most exhilarating and satisfying films I've seen. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
2.9/5 Hanna (2011) David Harris It's one hell of a letdown. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010) David Harris A serviceable, rather surface-deep look at the man many considered one of the best comedians of the 20th century. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019