Roxana Hadadi Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Buck never really looks like a real dog, in particular because of the overly expressionistic facial design, and the various levels of CGI sometimes seem incredibly awkward together. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
90% Weathering with You (2020) Weathering With You also explores the myriad effects of climate change on our industrialized society, but I think its message is one of simultaneous resignedness and hope.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
85% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Filmmaker Ken Loach takes aim at the gig economy and healthcare system with Sorry We Missed You, a humanist take on the crushing weight of capitalism on the working class.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
97% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) The very adorable, very cute A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is charming top to bottom, with sly sight gags and a rapturously colorful stop-motion animation style. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
86% Just 6.5 (6.5 Toman Per Meter) (Metri shish-o-nim) (2019) In a nearly universally excellent film, Navid Mohammadzadeh is a standout, communicating how Nasser is simultaneously a champion of the people and one of their greatest traitors.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
75% The Photograph (2020) While I appreciate the gorgeous production design of The Photograph, because we don't know anything about these people, their wonderfully moneyed lives are more puzzling than comforting. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The key to Sonic the Hedgehog is Jim Carrey, with ridiculously tiny glasses and an aggressive mustache, plus a crazed glare and omnipresent smirk.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
C+ 70% Horse Girl (2020) Horse Girl's big weakness is that it can't decide how much ambiguity to provide its central character, or how seriously it wants to present Sarah's breakdown.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) Guy Ritchie goes full reactionary in the outdated and uninteresting The Gentlemen, a boring slog of racist caricatures masquerading as style. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
89% The Assistant (2020) With our knowledge of Harvey Weinstein's monstrosity, The Assistant becomes something more than a horror film: a portrait of conflicted complicity, and a challenge to our empathy.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
1.5/5 12% The Turning (2020) The Turning is trying to make a statement about mental illness, but the movie so superficially handles the concept that it's more disrespectful than insightful. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/5 67% Troop Zero (2020) Although Troop Zero has moments of whimsy and charm, its characters are sketched so thinly that it might be difficult for audiences to connect. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Martin Lawrence is the heart and soul of Bad Boys For Life, and the character's broadened sensitivity and emotional bandwidth add real maturity to this latest franchise entry. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
2/5 14% Dolittle (2020) Dolittle getting vomited on, Dolittle getting a face full of a fart. Where is the humor in any of this?‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
3.5/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Spies in Disguise has a lightness in its humor and a thoughtfulness in its discussion of how to solve problems, with a great voice acting turn from Will Smith. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is full of surprises more fulfilling than the movie's main narrative, from its production design and cinematography to supporting turns from Idina Menzel and Eric Bogosian.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
36% 6 Underground (2019) Military idolatry and craven female objectification and a belief that the rich will save us? 6 Underground has it all!‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
88% Hala (2019) How Hala allows its characters to navigate that messiness-how the film refuses to align itself with black and white presentations of "good" and "bad"-is intentional and commendable.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
27% A Million Little Pieces (2019) The Taylor-Johnsons have made a well-meaning version of a story about addiction, but given what we know about James Frey, A Million Little Pieces doesn't feel like enough.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
94% In Fabric (2019) For giallo fans in particular, the surreally voyeuristic experience of In Fabric is visually engrossing and unshakably uncomfortable.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
83% Just Mercy (2020) Thanks to Destin Daniel Cretton's effective direction and this ensemble's sensitive performances, Just Mercy quite nearly shakes the formulaic nature of this genre.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell was an American hero, but the film named after him is more concerned with making reporter Kathy Scruggs an ambition-chasing villain in a too-tight skirt.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts gives priority to production design over engaging storytelling, and the film never recovers from its exceptionally bland script.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) "From whence does fulfillment come?" Sumney wonders, and Queen & Slim is at its best when it paints portraits of black love and black resistance as answers to that question.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
2.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A sizable amount of the narrative of The Rise of Skywalker is spent specifically undoing what happened in The Last Jedi, and the result is a film that lacks forward momentum.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) With thoughtful questions about the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and adulthood to retirement, Jumanji: The Next Level is an enjoyable return to this world.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3/5 17% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) There is a gentleness and simplicity to the adventure-seeking vibe of Playmobil: The Movie that will work particularly well for very young audiences.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
B+ 91% Clemency (2019) The strong performances of the ensemble support Chukwu's unsettling examination into the many ways the criminal justice system implicates, shames, and corrupts those ensnared by it, regardless of whether they're inside or outside the bars.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
81% The Report (2019) The Report should piss you off. It should embarrass you. Maybe this time, we won't forget.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
50% Earthquake Bird (2019) Earthquake Bird is somewhat laborious in making its points, but it's a film whose unsettling qualities will grow on you with time.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
42% Midway (2019) Midway asks very little of its audience aside from mindless military worship and purposeless nostalgia.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) The Good Liar shifts our character sympathies so fully that you'll relish the comeuppance on display, but the script telegraphs the emotional impact of this twist.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
0.5/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) Playing with Fire makes increasingly strange choices that feel feel like the film itself is mocking the people who the smokejumpers have to save.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Girl-power franchise Charlie's Angels gets a fun but slightly forgettable update. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 is visually gorgeous but mostly a narrative retread of the original.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's an uneasy balance between Jojo Rabbit's "Look at these idiots" mentality and the film's more conventional "Learn to love each other" arc.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
71% The King (2019) Separate from Shakespeare's influence, The King doesn't quite work. Its greatest strength is its visual language, which focuses on the tedium of war.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Antonio Banderas is riveting in Pedro Almodóvar's pensive, nostalgic, and contemplative Pain and Glory.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) The Kill Team's depiction of toxic masculinity and bloodthirstiness within the U.S. Army is blunted by an overly passive lead performance and a lack of specificity in its storytelling.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B- 73% Harriet (2019) Cynthia Erivo makes a compelling Harriet Tubman in Harriet, a slightly shallow biopic of the American hero.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) Lacking a visually pleasing animation style and or a unique story, The Addams Family is less kooky and ooky than eh, okay.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
1.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The technology of Gemini Man may be amazing, but the narrative is anything but. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2.5/5 26% Countdown (2019) The constant loud noises and jump scares of Countdown are only enjoyable for truly novice horror watchers.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Lucy in the Sky wastes Natalie Portman in a film that fails to grasp that not every story about women is one of empowerment.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
100% Saudi Women's Driving School (2019) Documentary Saudi Women's Driving School goes hard on girl power moments, but its attempt at objectivity sometimes feels artificial.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Tigers Are Not Afraid is unrelenting in the darkness of its material, but Issa López merges the genre conventions of fairy tales and ghost stories with the genuinely dizzying emotions of childhood.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
92% Monos (2019) Narrative details of Monos are opaque; instead, the film focuses on the shifting power dynamics of this adolescent group, playing out like a fusion of Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon Ho's Cannes winner Parasite is a fantastically dark, horrendously bleak portrait of classist indoctrination.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) In the Shadow of the Moon is inconsistently fascinating, often muddled, and totally ignorant of why time travel rules.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
95% Rocks (2019) Rocks shows us British communities we don't normally see in narratives about young women, giving the film's empowering underpinnings urgency and presentness.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019