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Kevin Crust

Kevin Crust
Kevin Crust's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% End of Sentence (2020) In his feature directing debut, Icelandic filmmaker Elfar Adalsteins demonstrates a steady hand with both his actors and the pacing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
89% The Trip to Greece (2020) What began as a fairly lighthearted series of vignettes has developed some gravitas in the end.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
75% Military Wives (2020) No surprises await, but the performances by Scott Thomas, Horgan and company and some pleasant harmonizing make "Military Wives" palatable Memorial Day weekend viewing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
87% Working Man (2020) Once the movie shifts gears, it's less about the working man and more about the human. That sounds like a good thing, but the further "Working Man" creeps into emotionally over-calibrated basic cable territory, the less real it feels.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
91% Blue Story (2020) It's a Shakespearean rhapsody in indigo where love, friendship, betrayal and revenge swirl and blur with life-changing consequences.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) A sleek tour of economic history over the last 400 years or so.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
96% The Half of It (2020) Wu is confident enough to make the bold strokes her characters speak of and craft a movie that's comfortably different.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
80% To the Stars (2020) [I]t is a movie that will reward your patience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
100% The Longest War (2020) "The Longest War's" stark, clear-eyed accounting of folly and chaos is disheartening.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
44% Sergio (2020) Barker and Borten have chosen to retain the documentary's framing device of the rescue attempt... Here, it feels abstract, disjointed from the scenes with him and Carolina, thus weakening and muddying the story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
88% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) There's a sequence about an hour in when "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made" is briefly jolted from its hard-boiled slumber... More such scenes may have elevated it from simply being fodder for a streaming service.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
42% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) The film is too brief to be revelatory and is not the virtual museum experience it appears to aspire to, but does serve as a strong introduction to the artist for the uninitiated and offers a deeper dive into Gauguin's portraiture.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
90% Chinese Portrait (2019) Brimming with humanity, Wang's contemplative, minimalist approach forces us to consider the day-to-day lives of these people, and perhaps our own.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
91% Ernie & Joe (2019) Moving in its humanity and forceful in its pragmatism, the documentary feels like essential viewing, especially for decision makers with the power to enact similar initiatives.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Charming, goofy documentary.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Perfect Kiss (2018) Billed as a romantic comedy but really a farce, "The Perfect Kiss" is the perfect example of a movie that is so bad it's ... no, not good, just terrible.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
73% Chef Flynn (2018) Whether hitting a curveball or creating haute cuisine, there is something fascinating about watching a precocious talent at work.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
62% The New Romantic (2018) The New Romantic follows a very familiar arc, but the path is certainly a pleasant one, thanks to Barden's naturally ebullient performance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
No Score Yet Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story (2018) Ultimately, it's an inspiring account of an elite athlete with the tenacity (and resources) to battle adversity and keep his dream alive.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Bill Coors: The Will to Live (2018) Coors' story is inspiring and the message that mental, physical and spiritual health are inextricably linked is one we cannot hear often enough.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
91% All Square (2018) Kelly gets a well-earned leading man turn in the amiable indie comedy-drama "All Square" playing a surly, but likable bookie in a small Maryland town.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
86% Moynihan (2018) [A] crisp, engaging documentary...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
89% Hillbilly (2018) An effective rebuttal to media stereotyping, especially in its own portrayals of people of color and the LGBTQ community...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
54% At First Light (2018) Pellerin and Scott are such deeply compelling performers that you are likely to forgive the familiarity of the lovers-on-the-run, first-contact narratives.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
88% White Rabbit (2018) As vibrant and delightfully unfocused as its performance artist protagonist, "White Rabbit" is a bright, breezy exploration of a modern artist's life, complete with side gigs and Instagram videos.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
60% The Negotiation (2018) Laden by melodramatic turns and an exposition-heavy last act, the slack programmer never develops into the thriller it aspires to be.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
No Score Yet Armed (2018) Whatever point Van Peebles is trying to make gets lost in all the noise.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Letter from Masanjia (2018) "Letter From Masanjia" is a bracing reminder of our sometimes blindered approach to globalization and the effects of simple actions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
76% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) A brutal but thoughtful film invoking subtle social allegory, "Marseilles" demonstrates both the durability and elasticity of the genre.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
73% Nelly (2018) What may have been profound and poetic on the page feels redundant and banal on screen.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
50% Lost Child (2018) The slow-burning thriller walks a fine line, balancing elements of psychological drama and the supernatural, with a surging undercurrent of social commentary that sneaks up on you.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) The film's initial non-judgmental perspective eventually sounds more like a public service announcement...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
70% Final Score (2018) Working from a script by Jonathan Frank, David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch, Mann proves equally efficient at action and drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
100% Chasing the Win (2018) O'Callaghan and the Sheehys obviously care deeply for the animals they train and the film's ending will leave a lump in the throat of even the most cynical viewer.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Restoring Tomorrow (2018) "Restoring Tomorrow" nevertheless hits its emotional marks in reporting the renaissance of an important community institution, and Wolf's personal connection to the subject elevates what may have simply been a well-made promotional film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
82% Cielo (2017) It should come as no surprise that McAlpine has a background in poetry. The sky is a naturally lyrical subject and the film is full of contemplative shots, displaying a rich visual language.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
20% Mute (2018) Jones reportedly conceived of the film years ago. However, as the story evolved and took on more emotional themes he never found the right balance between the sentimental and the hard-boiled.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
No Score Yet Angels Within (2017) [An] exceedingly earnest hybrid documentary/docudrama ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
40% A Question of Faith (2017) Ty Manns' script ... plays like a first draft, one written from a manual and riddled with two-dimensional characters and on-the-nose dialogue.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) Within this roiling Petri dish, the filmmakers cultivate a dynamic portrait of Egypt, with its dense social, political and religious layers.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
67% Tommy's Honour (2017) It's surprisingly affecting, but there's a tendency to telegraph ... pivotal emotional moments that in a way lessens their effect. It's a tribute to the film's overall craft and, especially, its cast, that it's as much a winner as it is.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
100% Ice Guardians (2016) Harvey delivers an in-depth cultural and sociological view of the sport, while making a compelling case for the necessity of fighting.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
78% A Family Affair (2016) [An] intimate, sometimes painful documentary ... demonstrates what a Sisyphean task seeking the truth can be.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) Though there is undeniable uplift to the performances and Warren builds to a suitably inspiring crescendo, the film's hybrid format may prove frustrating.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
70% Becoming Mike Nichols (2016) By concentrating on the early projects, we get a richer sense of the development of Nichols the artist in his own words and illustrated with photos and extended clips of performances.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
No Score Yet Carl(a) (2015) Director Eli Hershko and co-writer Christopher Theokas do a nice job with the relationship between Carla and Grandpa, but the other roles go underdeveloped. The filmmakers are even less successful with plotting, telegraphing every major turn.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
50% Endgame (2015) The otherwise congenial film plays itself to a draw because of flat characters and a script that overdoes the melodrama in the service of checking off a series of genre tropes borrowed from sports movies.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Mario's Story (2007) As much as the film uplifts, it also anguishes as the difficult appeal process plays out.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2008
2.5/5 36% 21 (2008) When the makers of the blackjack drama 21 stepped up to the table to place their bets, they opted to play it safe.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2008
2/5 26% Drillbit Taylor (2008) Some of the movie's problems stem from the fact that the filmmakers can't seem to decide whose story it is, with a constant narrative tug of war between Wade and Ryan's battle for survival and Drillbit's dreams of escaping to Canada.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2008