Movie Reviews

Here you’ll find direct links to the review posts I’ve written. Grades are not relative to one another. They’re a subjective representation of my feelings on each movie on its’ own merits.

Last updated 6/25/17

10 Cloverfield Lane | B+

10,000 B.C. | C-

300 | A-

3:10 to Yuma | B

16 Blocks | B-

The 6th Day | D

Alien | A

Aliens | A+

Alien 3 | B-

Alien: Covenant | C+

Alien: Resurrection | C-

Alien vs. Predator | C+

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem | D+

The Amazing Spider-Man | B+

American Ganster | C+

American Psycho | C+

Anchorman | A

Anchorman 2 | B+

Angels & Demons | B

Apocalypto | A-

The Aristocrats | C+

Arrival | A

Avatar | A

The Avengers | A-

The Avengers: Age of Ultron | A

The Aviator | B+

A Walk Among the Tombstones | B-

Babel | A-

Batman Begins | A+ || extended review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | B; Ultimate Edition | B+

Battleship | C+

Beer League | C+

Be Kind Rewind | C+

Black Mass | B

Blade Trinity | F

Blades of Glory | B

The Book of Eli | B+

Borat | A

The Bourne Identity | A

The Bourne Supremacy | A-

The Bourne Ultimatum | A

The Bourne Legacy | B+

Jason Bourne | B-

Breach | B+

Bridesmaids | A

Bridge of Spies | B+

Burn After Reading | C-

The Cabin in the Woods | A-

Captain America: The First Avenger | B+

Captain America: The Winter Soldier | A-

Captain America: Civil War | A

Casino Royale | B+ A-

Child 44 | B-

Children of Men | A+

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | C+

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian | C+

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader | C+

A Civil Action | C+

Clerks II | B

Cloverfield | A

Cold Creek Manor | D-

Collateral | A

Collateral Beauty | B-

Commando | AA+++

The Constant Gardener | A

Constantine | B-

Contagion | A

The Core | F (in a good way)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | A

The Dark Knight | A+

The Dark Knight Rises | C+
The Dark Knight Rises: IMAX | A-

The da Vinci Code | B-

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | A

Deadpool | A

The Debt | A

The Departed | A

The Descendants | B+

Die Another Day | C-

District 9 | A-

Divergent | B

Django Unchained | A

Doctor Strange | B+

Doom | C

Dredd | B

Drive | A-

Eastern Promises | A

Edge of Tomorrow | B+

Elysium | B+

Ender’s Game | B

End of Watch | A

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room | A-

Entourage | B-

Escape Plan | B+

The Expendables | B+

The Expendables 2 | B+

The Expendables 3 | C

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | B+

Fantastic Four | C+

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer | B-

Fargo | A

Fast Five | B

Fast and Furious 6 | B

Furious 7 | B+

Flags of our Fathers | C+

For Your Consideration | C

The Founder | A

Get Hard | B+

Ghostbusters (2016) | C+

Ghost Rider | C-

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance | D+

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra | C-

G.I. Joe: Retaliation | F

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | A

Godzilla (2014) | B+

A Good Day to Die Hard | F

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | A+

The Grand Budapest Hotel | A+

Gravity | A

Green Lantern | B-

The Grey | A

Grindhouse | A-

Guardians of the Galaxy | B+ A-

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | A

Hail, Caesar! | B

Hancock | C+

The Hangover | A

The Hangover Part II | A

The Hangover Part III | B

Hannibal Rising | C+

The Happening | C

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire | A

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix | A

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince | B+

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 | A

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 | A

The Hateful Eight | A+

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse | A-

Hellboy | B

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy | A-

A History of Violence | B-

Hitman | C-

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | B+

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | A-

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies | B

Hostage | B-

Hot Tub Time Machine | A-

The Hunger Games | B+

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | B+

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 | B+

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 | B+

The Hurt Locker | A

I Am Legend | B-

The Illusionist | B

I’m not there. | B

In Bruges | B+

Inception | A+

The Incredible Hulk | A-

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | ?

Inglourious Basterds | A

Inside Man | B-

Interstellar | A

Into the Wild | A+

Iron Man | A

Iron Man 2 | B

Iron Man 3 | A-

The Island | C

Jackass Number Two | A-

Jesus Camp | A-

John Adams | A-

John Carter | B+

John Rambo | B-

John Wick | B+

John Wick Chapter 2 | B-

Joy | B+

Jurassic World | B+

Kingdom of Heaven (theatrical) | C-

Kingdom of Heaven (director’s cut) | B+

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters | A

King Kong | B-

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang | B

Knocked Up | A

Kong: Skull Island | A

Lady in the Water | B+

L4yer Cake | B+

The Lego Movie | A

The Lego Batman Movie | B-

Letters from Iwo Jima | B+

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou | A-

Little Miss Sunshine | A+

Live Free or Die Hard | C+

Logan | A-

Lone Star | B

The Longest Yard | F

Looper | A-

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | A+

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers | A

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King | A+

Lord of War | B

Love Actually | B+

The Lovely Bones | C

Lucky Number Slevin | A-

MacGruber | B+

Mad Max: Fury Road | A-

Man of Steel | B+

March of the Penguins | A (DVD)

The Men Who Stare at Goats | A-

Miami Vice | B+

Michael Clayton | A

Midnight Special | A-

Mission: Impossible III | B+

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol | B+

Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation | B+

Miss Sloane | A-

The Monuments Men | B+

Mr. & Mrs. Smith | C+

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor | C-

Munich | A+

Nacho Libre | B+

National Treasure | D+

National Treasure: Book of Secrets | C-

The Nice Guys | B

No Country For Old Men | A+

Now You See Me | B-

Now You See Me 2 | C+

Ocean’s 13 | B+

Once Upon a Time in the West | A

The Other Guys | B-

Pacific Rim | B-

Pearl Jam Twenty | A-

Pineapple Express | B+

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl | B+

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest | B+

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End | B

The Place Beyond the Pines | A-

Poseidon | C

Predator | A

Predator 2 | B-

Predators | B+

The Prestige | A-

Primer | B+

Prometheus | A-

Quantum of Solace | B+

Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) | A+

RED | B+

Resident Evil | C

Resident Evil: Apocalypse | C

Resident Evil: Extinction | C-

Resident Evil: Afterlife | C-

Resident Evil: Retribution | F

The Ring Two | C-

Rise of the Planet of the Apes | A-

RoboCop (2014) | B+

Rocky Balboa | B+

Rogue One | A-

Room | A-

Salt | B

Savages | B

School of Rock | A-

The Sentinel | C

Shine a Light | A

Shutter Island | B+

Sideways | B+

Sin City | A

Skyfall | A-

Slumdog Millionaire | A+

The Social Network | A

Spectre | B

Speed 2: Cruise Control | D

Spider-Man | A

Spider-Man 2 | A+

Spider-Man 3 | B-

Split | B+

Star Trek | A-

Star Trek Into Darkness | B

Star Trek Beyond | B+

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace | 1st Viewing: A; Final Viewing: C-

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones | 1st Viewing: A; Final Viewing: C-

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith | 1st Viewing: A-; Final Viewing: B-

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope | A-

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back | A+

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi | A

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens | A-

Step Brothers | A-

Suicide Squad | C+

Sunshine | B-

Super 8 | B+

Superbad | A

Superman Returns | A

Syriana | A

Taken | B-

Taken 2 | C+

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | B+

Taxi Driver | A

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny | B+

Terminator Genisys | B+

Terminator Salvation | C+

Thank You For Smoking | B+

There Will Be Blood | A

This is 40 | A

Thor | B+

Thor: The Dark World | A-

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy | B+

Total Recall (1990) | B+

Total Recall (2012) | B-

The Town | A-

Transcendence | B-

Transformers | B

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | B-

Transformers: Dark of the Moon | F+

Transformers: Age of Extinction | B

Transformers: The Last Knight | F

Tron: Legacy | A-

Tropic Thunder | A

Troy | C+

Unbreakable | A

Up | A+

V for Vendetta | A-

Vantage Point | C+

W. | B

WALL-E | A+

Wanted | C+

Watchmen | B+

We Are Marshall | B-

We’re the Millers | B-

The Wolf of Wall Street | B+

The Wolverine | A-

Wonder Woman | B+

Word Wars | B

World War Z | B

The X-Files: I Want to Believe | B

X-Men | B+

X2: X-Men United | A-

X-Men: The Last Stand | B-

X-Men Origins: Wolverine | B-

X-Men: Days of Future Past | B+

X-Men: Apocalypse | B+

Zero Dark Thirty | A

Zodiac | A

Zombieland | B+

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