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Jon Negroni

Jon Negroni
Jon Negroni's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, The Spool

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 78% Tommaso (2020) [I]n its execution, the film haphazardly makes a brilliant point about the price of reinventing yourself without first learning empathy.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
3/10 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Sadly, the most original thing about Artemis Fowl might just be how quickly it crashes and burns before even managing to take off.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
7/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) The film isn't nearly as elegant in driving these characters toward an enlightening conclusion, but it works out pretty simply: you'll probably like these characters, so you'll probably like this movie.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/10 50% Scoob! (2020) If only they could have imagined a better story to bring all these characters together.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
5/10 57% Valley Girl (2020) If Valley Girl was a roller coaster, it would be the kiddy ride you choose because the line is short and you just want to pass the time before the next big thrill ride. And even then, it's still pretty disappointing.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
7/10 67% Clementine (2019) In a home full of distractions, Clementine might get lost in the noise, if only because it takes so long to present its thesis statement and general hook.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) In the long line of films that approach Ned Kelly as a folk hero worth saving, True History at last presents an alternative tale that truly puts you in this troubled man's blood-soaked boots.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
7/10 85% Sea Fever (2020) [T]he combination of its effective genre storytelling with current real-life events makes for a surprisingly enjoyable experience, especially if you're looking for a little substance underneath the surface.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
6/10 80% Tigertail (2020) It's just a shame Tigertail doesn't offer them a more cohesive symphony.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
9/10 88% Onward (2020) This is Pixar at its finest, when the entire family can enjoy the entire film on almost entirely the same level.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
8/10 100% Sylvie's Love (2020) Sylvie's Love is far too warm and tenderhearted for me to be all that sad about some of its missed opportunities.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
8/10 100% Herself (2020) Herself is a good example of how far personal storytelling can go when the lead is allowed to put herself fully into the work.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
9/10 100% Minari (2020) Minari is probably the most lasting and touching film to come out so far in 2020, and really is a film for everyone.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
8/10 100% Palm Springs (2020) It really is impressive to see a comedy with this much unassuming, laid-back charm also come packaged with a deep affection for both its characters and its audience.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
6/10 37% Downhill (2020) As far as comedies go when it comes to both these leading actors, however, Donwhill is ironically somewhere in the middle.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
92% Kajillionaire (2020) Not everyone will fall in love with the singular spirit of Kajillionaire, but the film still wins because it's not really trying to sell what's been done before.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) It's possible some children will find this rapidly-paced jolt to the senses appealing enough to sit through a few times... For most adults watching the film for whatever reason, this material is do-little, too late.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) The film is at its most beautiful when it accurately portrays the wistful spontaneity of young life, but also its many dangers and realms of uncertainty.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
65% Worth (2020) Worth is a quite a cut above other true story dramas of its kind in the way it actively involves everyone watching it.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
56% Falling (2020) Falling isn't a flashy film trying to do too many different things at once like many other directorial debuts of its kind, but it might as well have been shot in black and white. That way, we would have at least gotten some shades of gray.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
91% The Assistant (2020) It's thrilling to see Green employing such mastery of how setting, lighting, and even something as simple as a stare can tell 15 minutes of story in just a few seconds.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
92% Miss Americana (2020) What could have been a glossy, calculating, and perhaps even image-obsessed victory lap in Miss Americana ends up being mostly the opposite.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
72% Summertime (2020) While these transitions from perspective to perspective are usually natural and believable, Summertime takes far more detours and editing shortcuts than necessary.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
5/10 20% Cats (2019) Cats. They're cats. They're furry and dance well. Cats. They're cats! Welcome to Cats hell.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/10 38% Black Christmas (2019) Black Christmas is certainly a film reveling in these two flavors, but someone must have accidentally added a lump of coal to the mix.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
9/10 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 makes up for its simplistic, familiar message with tremendous execution just about everywhere else.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
8/10 89% The Two Popes (2019) At a time when organized religion is at its most scrutinized, and rightfully so according to many, The Two Popes is its own confession of a kind, available for anyone willing to listen.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/10 77% Frozen II (2019) For a film designating its story to be about a journey into the unknown, Frozen 2 is jarringly predictable, painstakingly toothless, and self-defeating in its mad dash to the end credits.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
9/10 94% Klaus (2019) I can't think of a better recipe for a film becoming an all-time holiday classic.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
9/10 95% Marriage Story (2019) For the performances alone, Marriage Story is a must-watch, because it demonstrates two actors almost fighting each other over who can have the best Oscar reel, and the results literally speak for themselves.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
7/10 70% The Kill Team (2019) A true strength of this film is its willingness to honestly portray the shortcomings of military procedure and how war crimes this brazen can happen under this country's nose.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The main suffering of this film relates to an echo of The Lion King from earlier this year, and that is the lack of emotion or persuasive performance from hardly any actor involved. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
6/10 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) [The Death of Dick Long] strikes a far more authentic balance, even though the film itself never quite lands on a similar balance when it comes to driving its point all the way home.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
7/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) This is probably the best Fast & Furious movie of them all. It's easily the most humorous and consistently entertaining, and it functions as more of a standalone film than anything since Tokyo Drift. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
5/10 53% The Lion King (2019) As an accessory to 1994's The Lion King, the remake is a passable excursion through what's currently possible with modern CGI, but like with all technology, this will age as poorly as the skeletons in Pirates of the Caribbean. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 63% Yesterday (2019) The plot may be nonsensical, but the heart and comedy surely isn't. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/10 55% Ma (2019) The casting in Ma is an elaborate prank on these wonderful actors.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
82% High Life (2019) For film lovers, even the ones who may find High Life to be a bizarre and pretentious slog, this is one Denis film they can't afford to miss.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/10 61% Breakthrough (2019) Anything but true to its own name.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
8/10 94% Honey Boy (2019) Undoubtedly, this is Shia LaBeouf's greatest hour, period, because he controls his story and how it's told. Har'el makes sure the vision stays coherent, of course, always guiding us along a difficult journey that looser hands may have dropped. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/10 42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) The premise itself is a bit tired, but the time travel wizardry at least tries to bend some rules and give audiences a new prototype for films that blend newer technology with established movie magic.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
8/10 95% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) It's worth the effort to go back and research whatever you may have missed, but this is certainly a drawback for what is otherwise a wholly brilliant documentary in both style and function.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
7/10 93% Light from Light (2019) Light from Light is not loud or energetic. It's not frightening. It's simple. It's quiet and patient.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
8/10 81% To the Stars (2020) If not for a few tonal shifts toward the end that halt the progress of these characters, To the Stars could already be one of the best films of the year. For now, it's certainly one of my favorites.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 94% The Mustang (2019) It wants the audience to wonder about the effects of rehabilitation, but also about how angry creatures of different shapes and sizes should be let out into the open, freed from either themselves or society. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The polarizing message is just one piece of a larger, more grating experience considering the subject matter, but also one that demands to be studied and taken seriously. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 42% The Tomorrow Man (2019) There are a few lofty ideas at play in The Tomorrow Man, but they fall short of the film's true selling point: the sweetness between a couple of friends who build a romance from the ground up. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 83% Share (2019) What intrigues about Share is that it focuses on newer territory. The "I" of the assault.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) For all its reliance on sports movie clichés, Fighting with My Family still manages to be fresh and original where it truly counts, and for a lot of viewers, that's going to make this one a real knockout.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
8/10 84% The Brink (2019) The message of The Brink is clear from start to finish, and it couldn't be a more timely presentation.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019