Kirsten Acuna

Kirsten Acuna
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 77% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Blunt and the many cameos are excellent in an otherwise fine "Mary Poppins" sequel. But the Mouse House's fifth sequel of the year proves that maybe you don't need a followup to every Disney movie ever made.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B- 74% Aquaman (2018) Jason Momoa is an excellent Aquaman and the world of Atlantis looks like something out of "Avatar." But there are some things that feel too cartoonish, some jokes don't quite land, and the film continues to make some mistakes of past DC entries.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
A 98% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse," feels like a comic book come to life. Sony's vibrant, hilarious holiday movie is gorgeous to look at, is incredibly self-aware, and delivers the big screen debut of a few new Spideys that will become household names.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's not a terrible film and it's definitely not a boring one. There are a few laughs, gorgeous creatures to look at, and if you've been looking for something darker in the wizarding world, this is it.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
A- 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) While it may not make you as emotional as the first film, it's a must-see for the amount of cameos it includes, two fun end-credits scenes, and plenty of well-earned laughs for both kids and adults.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B 57% The Grinch (2018) While it may not be completely necessary, it does give the 1966 Chuck Jones cartoon a much-needed update. And it may just scare away any nightmares you have of Jim Carrey's 2000 movie.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
B 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) As good as "Age of Ultron" is, it just leaves something to be desired. Still, you'll get the action you crave, you'll get some witty one-liners, and you'll have a really good time.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It's difficult to not feel like a lot of "Batman v Superman" is an exhaustive - and expensive- effort from DC and Warner Bros. to catch up to Disney and Marvel's well-oiled cinematic universe. ‐ Business Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ 56% Man of Steel (2013) Being an alien among humans is scary and director Zack Snyder drives this point home showing the world through a young Kent's eyes.‐ Business Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) After 2016's underwhelming duo of "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad," "The LEGO Batman Movie" is the Batman film fans have been desperately longing to see.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 69% Cars 3 (2017) "Cars 3"... is no "Wall-E" or "Up," but it's not "The Good Dinosaur" either. Pixar delivers a pretty straight-forward, predictable, and safe followup that brings the franchise back to its racing roots.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) [Orlando] Bloom is undoubtedly the best part of "Pirates 5," but there's not nearly enough of him in the movie.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The dialogue from the Transformers can be a bit insufferable at times, but you're not here for the dialogue, right? You're here for the explosions and the non-stop action, and Bumblebee. ‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
D 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The biggest misstep of "The Golden Circle" is under-utilizing and wasting its spectacular talent. ‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The final half hour or so of the film makes "Fate" worth it. But even when the gang's all working together, the franchise loses some of its sparkle without the franchise's other lead, Paul Walker.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Tom Holland has been prepping for this role all his life and he absolutely nailed it in his first outing as the new webslinger.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Diehard fans who have watched the classic over and over again growing up will take issue with some of the most classic shots, moments, and even dialogue from the original not making it into the film.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Beyond Groot, "Guardians 2" is a satisfying sequel to 2014's breakout hit full of '80s pop culture references to Pac-Man, Knight Rider, "Cheers," and even David Hasselhoff. ‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A 93% Logan (2017) 17 years after his introduction into the "X-Men" franchise, Fox has finally made a Wolverine movie that will truly satisfy fans of the character.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C+ 40% Justice League (2017) I cannot in good conscience tell you to spend money on this film, which feels inferior to anything Marvel has put out this year and like a step backward from the surprisingly excellent "Wonder Woman."‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It's safe to say "The Last Jedi" is one of the best "Star Wars" movies ever made. It's right up there with "Empire Strikes Back."‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 71% Happy Death Day (2017) What if "Groundhog Day" was a horror thriller? That's the question poised by slasher "Happy Death Day," and for the most part, it's a concept that works quite effectively.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C+ 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) This isn't top-tier horror, but if you're looking for a teen thriller to enjoy on Friday the 13th with friends, you may have a fun time. ‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- 11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) It plays more like a big-budget Lifetime movie than the climax of a huge blockbuster franchise. ‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 72% Ready Player One (2018) It delivers on every level fans have been hoping. It may even be better than its sometimes problematic source material.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) If you're just going to this movie to see Chris Pratt try and save some dinosaurs while other dinosaurs eat the bad guys (what usually happens in these movies), then you'll be satisfied.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The highlight of the entire film may be its final end-credits scene that must have been especially satisfying for Reynolds to make. ‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo may have the look and feel of a Star Wars movie along with some iconic characters, but it's missing the heart of one.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first 10 years will wreck you emotionally.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's not better than or funnier than "Thor: Ragnarok. But it has some great laughs and Lang's relationship with his daughter may be the most meaningful father-daughter relationship in the MCU outside Hank and Hope Van Dyne.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- 79% Halloween (2018) Jamie Lee Curtis owns Halloween as a rightfully paranoid, but prepared badass grandma awaiting the inevitable return of serial killer Michael Myers.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- 28% Venom (2018) Venom may not be a great superhero movie, but it's definitely going to make you laugh.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Young girls will be inspired by seeing so much focus on a female superhero with Mrs. Incredible in the spotlight.‐ Insider
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018