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Josh Spiegel

Josh Spiegel
Josh Spiegel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Slashfilm, ScreenCrush, Movie Mezzanine, Consequence of Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 79% Greyhound (2020) This new war drama aspires to be peak Dad Movie, yet winds up like a History Channel movie with a big-name lead.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
3/10 40% Irresistible (2020) Irresistible is one of the dullest, most toothless comedies in recent memory.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
D- 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Unlike the April and May releases of Trolls World Tour and Scoob!, you don't have to pay a single dime for Artemis Fowl. That may be the best news of this entire film. You'll only lose 90 minutes of your life to this misbegotten mess.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/10 48% Scoob! (2020) ...a weird, baffling animated feature that's all too willing to avoid being a Scooby-Doo movie, in favor of a superhero adventure no one asked for.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
4/10 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) To call this a good movie in the midst of a pandemic is to dub a drop of water in a desert an oasis.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3/10 77% The Banker (2020) The Banker is like a shell of a movie, with a desperate lack of personality. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
5/10 88% Onward (2020) Onward is...OK. The problem with Onward is that Pixar's original films are incredible. OK is, simply, just not good enough.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/10 62% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog references Olive Garden twice, and does so with nary a wink at the camera. I could start and end the review with that sentence. What more do you need to know?‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
6/10 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) It's a good thing this movie exists, even if it's not quite up to snuff.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
5/10 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) If there's a third sequel, they should figure out the story to start.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
6/10 91% Togo (2019) Willem Dafoe isn't delivering one of his all-time performances, but he's also not phoning it in. And these are, truly, good dogs.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/10 72% The Aeronauts (2019) As often as the film takes to the air, its earthbound scenes are dry and dull, giving off the vague whiff of dramatic leftovers.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
5/10 77% Richard Jewell (2019) A filmic depiction of [the] public record surrounding Richard Jewell only serves to emphasize that not every written story is inherently cinematic.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/10 53% Noelle (2019) There are some truly wonderful holiday movies, but this is not one of them.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
6/10 62% The Good Liar (2019) It's not without its flaws, but The Good Liar has enough charm and is fresh enough by dint of being so different from what the rest of the multiplex has to offer.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
6.5/10 77% Frozen II (2019) With its eye-popping animation, world-building, and character exploration, Frozen II is nominally a slight improvement on its predecessor.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/10 66% Lady and the Tramp (2019) This Lady and the Tramp could've been worse, true; it should've been better.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
6/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate is technically the best film of the franchise since T2: Judgment Day. But that comment is both true and a way to damn with faint praise.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap, like its 2009 predecessor, is a triumph of casting and style over substance.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
6/10 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) ...even with an unsurprisingly emotionally complex lead performance from Aaron Paul, El Camino can't help but feel unnecessary and overlong.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/10 44% The Addams Family (2019) No matter what the inspiration, this new Addams Family has the unmistakable, unavoidable whiff of cinematic leftovers.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
7.5/10 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) This movie won't land on everyone's wavelength, but for those who fit its style, it's a delight.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
9/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is an absorbing character study masquerading as a sci-fi adventure. It's one of the best films of 2019.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
5/10 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) It's a few steps above its more obnoxious predecessor, and the jokes feel more indebted to the work of Chuck Jones than you can find in most modern animated films.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
5/10 61% Brian Banks (2019) As a true story, it's remarkable. But the translation from truth to cinema leaves something wanting.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/10 23% The Kitchen (2019) This film has a killer cast, and wastes them in a baffling, atonal mess.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
6/10 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Dora and the Lost City of Gold has no right being as charming and fun as it is, but there's nothing wrong with a pleasant surprise in the dog days of summer.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/10 52% The Lion King (2019) Sure, it's all photo-real. That doesn't make this story livelier or more exciting. It simply serves as a reminder of how much trickery went into every shot of something that winds up so hollow.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The improbability of the Toy Story franchise, which inexplicably has not soured with age, comes to a sweet, emotionally apt conclusion with [this] fine capper on a generally perfect series.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) Men in Black International is a particularly rough film to watch, genuinely unable to tell a good, even moderately entertaining story.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/10 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Yes, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a sequel to the 2016 hit, but this new picture is three mostly separate stories that could easily function as episodes of a TV show as they do as pieces of an aggressively inconsequential feature film.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/10 55% Ma (2019) Ma isn't ever able to fully develop its characters, leaving them all a bit stranded.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/10 57% Aladdin (2019) This film is desperate to please, and trying very hard to do so. And it comes up short almost every chance it gets.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Educational value of its title aside, The Sun Is Also a Star is a fairly limp romantic drama that attempts (and fails) to tie its core relationship to The Way We Live Now.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
1/10 18% Hellboy (2019) In a word, Hellboy is unpleasant. Other appropriate adjectives to describe this reboot include dreadful, obnoxious, unnecessary, and interminable.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
8/10 89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link is the studio's most visually accomplished and ambitious film to date.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/10 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) If nothing else, The Best of Enemies is hampered by the distinct sense that it arrived about 25 years too late. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/10 46% Dumbo (2019) Though not remotely as noxious and garish as his 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland, Burton has not solved the puzzle of figuring out a halfway decent creative reason for this film to exist. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
5/10 53% Five Feet Apart (2019) Five Feet Apart is not a great film, but it has greatness within its grasp thanks to Haley Lu Richardson. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) ...the film's ebullience and the sheer charm offensive courtesy of lead actress Rebel Wilson makes it a perfectly pleasant, and appropriate, Valentine's Day affair.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
6/10 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) An old-fashioned streak of adventure runs throughout The Kid Who Would Be King, a riff on the King Arthur legend gussied up for modern times.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
2/10 11% Replicas (2019) Replicas is, like the creations being made by its hero, a weird, ungainly, and wildly unsuccessful hodgepodge of faintly recognizable ingredients.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/10 42% The Upside (2019) The Upside is a shamelessly calculated affair meant to wring laughter and tears in equal order. For a film about the power of the human spirit, it's awfully robotic.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/10 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) The cinematic reunion of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, a decade removed from Step Brothers, should be triumphant and hilarious, as opposed to a desperate, sweaty mess.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
5/10 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule is notable for featuring the Man with No Name as the lead of this new project. But it's a passable effort at best.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) The issue is less the cast, which is largely quite good, and more the slavish devotion Marshall and the co-writers have to the original film's structure without improving upon it.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/10 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Mortal Engines owes a debt it can't possibly repay to other films that it quotes without sufficient citation; even its best subplot has the distinct sense of being a melange of other stories. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
7/10 83% Creed II (2018) ...as a boxing movie, this is pretty solid, the equivalent of a song you've heard 100 times being covered by a new artist. But Creed felt like a new song; Creed II feels like a decent cover of that new song.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
6/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet [is] a perfectly decent animated film that, to its credit, critiques its title character, despite being unable to transcend a profound sense that we've seen this all before.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
5/10 84% A Simple Favor (2018) The strength of this movie is also its biggest weakness: A Simple Favor boasts a heaping helping of self-awareness.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018