Hope Madden Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hope Madden

Hope Madden
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4 88% Madagasikara (2020) Madagascar is also devastatingly beautiful, not unlike Cam Cowan's documentary Madagasikara.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5 71% Yummy (2020) And no, it's not incredibly novel-zombie movies so rarely are. But it's smart, witty and fun.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
2 43% You Should Have Left (2020) I wouldn't call it a thriller, either, assuming those have to thrill at some point. Nope, it's just a boring, predictable waste of talent.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
2 69% 7500 (2020) Vollrath could have imagined absolutely anyone to be hijacking this plane, and the subtlety of the filmmaking feels even more insidious because of his choice.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3 84% Scare Package (2019) Scare Package sports an excellent use of budget for a fun, campy set of horror-loving films-the kind of short movies that lovingly mock the genre.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) As is always the case with Lee's films, even the most overtly political, deeply felt performances give the message meaning. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
4 94% For They Know Not What They Do (2019) FTKNWTD is more interested in how faith does not have to be tainted by this noxious hate.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3.5 85% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Between Hunter's deliberate framing and set composition and Nighy's droll but endearing presence, the film cannot help but charm.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4 93% Yourself and Yours (2020) The film delivers an entirely off-kilter sensation (as, some would say, does love). ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3.5 96% The Deeper You Dig (2019) It explodes clichés, keeps you guessing, and takes advantage of the clear trust among the actors to create an unusual and compelling family dynamic.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
4 87% Shirley (2020) Decker manipulates the pacing, melancholy and sensuality of her tale beautifully, drawing a stirring performance from Young. But my god, what she gets from Moss and Stuhlbarg.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3.5 69% Becky (2020) Becky is a fascinating character, and it is with this character that the writing team and directors score the most points. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3 48% Dreamland (2020) From one flesh-peddling nightclub to the highfalutin debauchery of a palace, McDonald's fever dream offers consistently weird moments.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
3 100% Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Patton's a charming, charismatic vehicle for the doc and the insight he offers into burgeoning stardom, closeted Hollywood and the Eighties is riveting. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
4 94% Faith Based (2020) While Faith Ba$ed uses the setting to great advantage, its knives are never out for the believers themselves.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
3.5 98% Lucky Grandma (2020) But luck is not always what you hoped for and the next thing Nai Nai knows, some homely gangsters are after her.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3.5 98% Fourteen (2020) Matter-of-fact performances eliminate any hint of melodrama as Fourteen wades through a series of the duo's scenarios across about a decade. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3 94% Monstrum (2018) Monstrum is no masterpiece-go in expecting The Host and come out disappointed. But for creature feature fun and just a touch of flatulence humor, Monstrum delivers.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
3.5 40% Capone (2020) My guess is that the reason one of the finest actors working today was drawn to Capone was the opportunity to do something just this unexpected. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
3.5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Feldstein, aside from a few struggles with the accent, commands your attention and very best wishes. You root out loud for her.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3 95% Z (2019) It is an unsettling way to worry about what we pass on to our kids.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
3.5 85% Deerskin (2020) Aside from a couple of utterly priceless Dupieux flourishes, it's Dujardin that sells this film.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3 73% The Wretched (2020) Still, the Pierce brothers and a game (if mainly unknown) cast keep even the familiar pretty fresh.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3.5 90% Blood Quantum (2019) Barnaby takes common horror themes and bends them to serve the film's purpose as an apt allegorical nightmare.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
4 100% Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint (2020) The filmmaker lingers lovingly on the work, devoting every inch of screen to the vivid color and fascinating images. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4 97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) With a spare script, visual wonder and energy to burn, Why Don't You Just Die! promises snatch your attention like a duffle bag of cash.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
4 85% The Hottest August (2019) Is the future controllable, inevitable, or both? Are we preparing for it, or will it eat us whole like the moon ate the sun that August?‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
3 70% We Summon the Darkness (2020) Meyers creates a nearly believable atmosphere for his spare, occasionally comical dive into Ozzy-inspires Satanism.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
3 81% Phoenix, Oregon (2020) It's sweet and charming in a low key, comfortable way, but it is hardly a thrill ride.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
4 73% The Other Lamb (2020) She strings together a dreamlike series of visions that horrify on a primal level, the imagery giving the film the feel of gruesome poetry more than narrative.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 75% Kung Fu Killer (2015) Kung Fu Killer is not a great movie. But it knows what it is, and with one goal in mind it delivers the goods.‐ Screen Relish
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3.5 68% Carriers (2009) Character relationships have a real lived-in quality, which gives the film an emotional heft you may not be ready for. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3.5 56% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt is a darkly comedic, socially savvy, equal opportunity skewering and it is a blast.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3 38% Wendy (2020) It sets up a thrilling first act that unfortunately settles into thematic confusion once we get to Neverland.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3.5 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) Extra Ordinary casts a silly spell that leaves you smiling.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4 88% Swallow (2020) The filmmaker's vision and imagery come full circle with a bold conclusion worthy of Bennett's performance.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3.5 97% Saint Frances (2020) Saint Frances really is its own beast-one that abandons formula in favor of often unpleasant reality and a sometimes delightful mean streak.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3 88% Onward (2020) It is these little flourishes that Onward gets right, but that's just not enough to carry the film.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
4.5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a tenderly romantic film of self-discovery that asks a lot of questions.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3.5 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Pope populates his low rent neighborhoods with an intriguing mix of characters, none of whom are rendered with broad strokes.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3.5 71% Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020) Albert Shin's Disappearance at Clifton Hill is a neo-noir told mainly in nostalgic colors, smoke and mirrors.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3.5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) But the success of The Invisible Man is almost entirely shouldered by Moss, who nails every moment of oppressed Cecilia Kass's arc.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3 36% The Night Clerk (2020) The problem with this film is not the characterization of a young man with Asperger syndrome. The issue is the writing.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
2 9% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) They take him inside and clean him up and keep him because they have never seen a horror movie.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
3.5 54% Jessica Forever (2018) The dystopian cinematic landscape is highly populated, but Jessica Forever manages to carve out a unique space.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
3 74% The Photograph (2020) For a low stakes romance, The Photograph is a very pretty picture.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) There's no denying the raucous, foul mouthed, glitter-bomb fun.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3 65% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Perkins continues to impress with his talent for visual storytelling and Galo Olivares's cinematography heightens the film's folkloric atmosphere.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 96% American Factory (2019) American Factory is a case study in cross-cultural miscommunication and national personality clash.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3.5 94% Klaus (2019) Instead, it's a clever, not-too-sentimental Hatfields v McCoys take on the legend of Santa Claus.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020