Tim Stevens

Tim Stevens
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Widows (2018) On issues of race, politics, gentrification, gender roles, and relationships, it seems to have plenty to say. More often than not, it says it smartly and without bashing you over the head with its ideas.‐ Comicsverse
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16% Robin Hood (2018) The combined charismas of Taron Egerton and Jaime Foxx are not enough to ignite the heart of this movie. If you know either or both of those actors, you know how deadly that means the script was.‐ Comicsverse
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82% Overlord (2018) OVERLORD is a goopy, oozy delight.‐ Comicsverse
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57% The Grinch (2018) The whole deal with the Grinch is he is supposed to be, if you'll forgive me, a seemingly irredeemable bastard. He literally lacks the capacity for any kind of love. If he's just kind of a crabby neighbor everything is less impressive in juxtaposition.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It is odd how out of date Lisbeth Salander already feels. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER's WEB seems so much older and stodgier than Fincher's 2011 effort or the Swedish adaptation of the entire original trilogy.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
58% The Front Runner (2018) The women of the movie fare better. In smaller parts, Vera Farmiga as Hart's wife Lee, Molly Ephraim as campaign worker (and composite character) Irene Kelly, and Ari Graynor as Washington Post reporter Ann Devroy do so much more with less.‐ Comicsverse
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38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) CRIMES is the kind of film where good performances end up getting swept up and away by the swirling maelstrom of the plot.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
81% Instant Family (2018) I don't know how this happened, but...INSTANT FAMILY is good. It's honest, it's funny, and it resists the temptation to drown the proceedings in sentimentality. Look, I'm as stunned as you.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
83% Creed II (2018) There are a lot of great things about CREED II. It's a meditation on the fathers that never showed up, those too lost in their own success to truly be present, those too deep in their own shame to provide comfort. It is not exactly new but still well done‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
84% Game Night (2018) GAME NIGHT invests fully in the chemistry and charisma of its actors. The players (no pun intended) do not let them down.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) A pleasantly sweet story about a teen coming out that feels for all the world like many other pleasantly sweet stories about teens.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) Overall, TOMB RAIDER is mediocre effort, but it does show that Vikander can deliver the goods if the direction and script can give her enough support.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Brighter, funnier, and more action-oriented than its predecessor, PACIFIC RIM UPRISING is a marked improvement over the first installment.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) READY PLAYER ONE proves a canny surprise. It is rare that movies triumph over their source material, but this is one such case.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) BLOCKERS is deft, quick witted, and funny. There are good to great performances from stem to stern. This is one to see in theatres with a big audience and let yourself get swept up in the energy.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) TRUTH OR DARE fails to capture neither the cheese nor the mounting anxiety of its party game namesake.‐ Comicsverse
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52% Rampage (2018) It should have been a dumb delight; instead it is a bit of a dumb drag.‐ Comicsverse
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34% I Feel Pretty (2018) It isn't bad and certainly not as anti-woman or body shaming as people feared, but it just can't get out of its own way a lot of the time.‐ Comicsverse
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24% Traffik (2018) Holy Hell Did I Ever Hate TRAFFIK ‐ Comicsverse
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89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The film casts a disturbing, hypnotic spell viewers will find hard to shake.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
85% Love After Love (2018) In the end, however, LOVE AFTER LOVE is the kind of movie I respect but don't really enjoy. Grief can be numbing and LOVE AFTER is after a time as well.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
53% Bad Samaritan (2018) A machine built for screaming speed and excitement that only ever just cruises through the suburbs at half speed.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
83% Disobedience (2018) DISOBEDIENCE is a quiet tale rife with emotions that are screaming from every hard smile and each upturned gaze. Sad, lonely, claustrophobic and yet ultimately hopeful‐ Comicsverse
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21% Terminal (2018) It's all noise, complicating without complexity. It is all setting, little heart. Without Robbie's live wire act, I doubt the film would have a pulse at all.‐ Comicsverse
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93% Beast (2018) The kind of cinematic experience that burrows into you.‐ Comicsverse
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44% In Darkness (2018) I found a lot to love with IN DARKNESS.‐ Comicsverse
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70% Adrift (2018) ADRIFT ended up just feeling small.‐ Comicsverse
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86% Upgrade (2018) Quick-witted, well-paced, and every dollar spent is on the screen.‐ Comicsverse
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68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It is a feel-good hangout where you can just sit back and let the vibes wash over you.‐ Comicsverse
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57% Hotel Artemis (2018) It is a pulpy action drama with charismatic actors taking the affair seriously.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
56% Tag (2018) I only wish the movie had better utilized the talented women and better realized the serious moments. Nonetheless, because I can't resist this pun, TAG is certainly a game I'd recommend joining.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
0% Gotti (2018) Deciding what GOTTI's biggest misdeed, though? Easy. Being deadly dull.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
48% Superfly (2018) SUPERFLY turns out to not be very good. Despite boasting a director whose name screams, "TOO MUCH STYLE," the film looks generic as can be.‐ Comicsverse
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48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) FALLEN KINGDOM Brings Action, Forgets Characters, Awe‐ Comicsverse
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33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) The movie makes a mess of what could have been a truly excellent tale.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
54% The First Purge (2018) THE FIRST PURGE's invocation of white supremacists, a government that isn't just pro-rich but virulently anti-poor, and a too easily complicit news media still makes the skin crawl.‐ Comicsverse
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92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Challenges, Unnerves, and Delivers‐ Comicsverse
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46% Skyscraper (2018) It delivers a thrill or two, perhaps a chuckle, but you'll have forgotten three minutes after you leave the multiplex.‐ Comicsverse
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96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Even though the ending means I cannot call it perfect, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the kind of documentary that stays on the brain - and in the heart - long after the credits roll‐ Comicsverse
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93% Blindspotting (2018) Funnier than I expected. More ambitious than I expected. A lot deeper than I expected. BLINDSPOTTING refuses to narrow its scope and is messier and stronger for it.‐ Comicsverse
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57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Once lives start ending, the movie kind of falls apart.‐ Comicsverse
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73% Gemini (2018) I like slow contemplative movies. I love neo-noir films. These two great tastes together should yield dividends. Instead, GEMINI just disappointed.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) There might be three or four laugh lines in the whole 117 minutes.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
59% Dog Days (2018) In other words, if not for the dogs, this would be a gentle boring profile of the mostly young, fit, and pretty living upper middle-class existences in Los Angeles.‐ Comicsverse
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46% The Meg (2018) Big Ancient Shark Equals Big Silly Fun‐ Comicsverse
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23% Mile 22 (2018) It just kind of ends with the vague promise of a sequel. There is no satisfaction or anguish in the choice.‐ Comicsverse
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75% Never Goin' Back (2018) Never gets enough above its genre conventions to find a way into heart or head.‐ Comicsverse
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7% Slender Man (2018) Slender Man could inspire a truly interesting scary horror film. This one is nowhere near it.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) An intriguing story of one fashion designer is for anyone, for sure.‐ Comicsverse
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100% Leave No Trace (2018) Headlined by twin incredible performance from Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, this movie just makes you ache.‐ Comicsverse
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018