Movie Reviews by Lee Tistaert 1 - 30 of 182 articles
Godzilla (2014) movie poster'Godzilla (2014)' Movie Review (C)
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US release date: May 16, 2014
Box Office: $200,164,000
Lee TistaertMay 16, 2014
I was amazed because this version of Godzilla wasnít any better than the 1998 version, and I was pretty damn sure this was going to be better.
'Chef' Movie Review (C+)Lee TistaertMay 12, 2014
Itís amusing without being laugh-out-loud funny Ė there are a few moments where I chuckled decently but the sense of humor doesnít go far enough.
'The Double' Movie Review (D+)Lee TistaertMay 12, 2014
This film wants to be the best visceral experience of the year and practically nothing in it worked on me.
'Dumb and Dumber To' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertApril 5, 2014
Iím telling you now itís much better than the prequel, but in my books, itís still a huge disappointment.
'Nymphomaniac: Vol. I' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertMarch 22, 2014
If youíre looking for a deep-meaning film, this isnít it, but on the other hand itís also not just porn.
'Need for Speed' Movie Review (D+)Lee TistaertMarch 16, 2014
This is one of the worst movies of the year so far, and the sad part is, it had the potential to be just okay because of Paul.
'Veronica Mars' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertMarch 14, 2014
In execution in every department there are no surprises in the way that itís executed.
'Bad Words' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertMarch 13, 2014
For an R-rated comedy about a cruel rebel, the material is too safe and you just sit there sighing at the attempts.
'The Face of Love' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertMarch 9, 2014
Itís a strange concept that I think couldíve worked in a stronger screenplay and the script is the big problem.
'Budapest Hotel' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertMarch 8, 2014
Budapest Hotel starts out with a great tone and fantastic production value, but then the story had to kick into gear and thatís what lost me.
'Elaine Stritch' Movie Review (C+)Lee TistaertMarch 7, 2014
I ended up relatively happy that I took a chance with this because it was better than most of the films currently playing in theaters.
'Search Party' Movie Review (C-)Lee TistaertMarch 7, 2014
It plays like a bad cable movie or straight-to-DVD comedy and thatís basically going to be its audience.
'Neighbors' Movie Review (B-)Lee TistaertFebruary 8, 2014
Neighbors has a plot that is very thin but it is cleverly written and well performed and manages to get a decent amount of laughs out of its two hour running time.
'At Middleton' Movie Review (C-)Lee TistaertFebruary 1, 2014
It wants to be a mature grown-up film but it fails at delivering anything deep and itís quite a bore to sit through.
'Like Father, Like Son' Movie Review (D+)Lee TistaertFebruary 1, 2014
It couldíve easily been just average or mediocre but its self-importance makes it dreadful to sit through.
'Wolf of Wall Street' Movie Review (C)Lee TistaertJanuary 23, 2014
What I didnít expect was to watch a story about characters that I didnít care one bit for.
'Labor Day' Movie Review (C+)Lee TistaertJanuary 23, 2014
In order for a film to fully work, the story has to be there and needs to be compelling, and this was not.
'Step Brothers' Movie Review (B-)Lee TistaertJuly 25, 2008
It's an entertaining flick with some really funny envelope-pushing, gross-out scenes, but it still doesn't go all the way in shock value, consistently.
Don't Mess with Zohan movie posterMost Popular Article
'Don't Mess with Zohan' Movie Review (B-)
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US release date: June 6, 2008
Box Office: $100,018,837
Lee TistaertMay 16, 2008
Donít Mess with the Zohan is so completely ridiculous and so stupid that itís actually amusingÖand sometimes pretty funny.
'The Ruins' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertApril 5, 2008
This oneís a disturbing one, which is a good thing in my book.
'Shine a Light' Movie Review (C+)Lee TistaertApril 4, 2008
Maybe I'm just not a big fan of rock concerts.
'Leatherheads' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertMarch 31, 2008
It's a well-acted and well-directed entertaining feel-good movie that was better than I expected it to be.
'In Bruges' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertMarch 22, 2008
It's a funny movie and it also works as a compelling drama about the moral dilemma behind being a hitman.
'Funny Games' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertMarch 21, 2008
This is a damn good film that will captivate as many people as it will infuriate.
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertMarch 17, 2008
Rivals the ranks of Something About Mary and Knocked Up as a filthy and foul comedy that balances thoroughly immature material with a good story.
'Rambo' Movie Review (B-)Lee TistaertJanuary 26, 2008
It does what you want it to do for the most part, which is pretty gratifying.
'Cloverfield' Movie Review (B-)Lee TistaertJanuary 19, 2008
Cloverfield is an enjoyable old-fashioned monster movie but it doesnít really do anything new with the genre.
'1408' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertJune 14, 2007
The direction and tone is solid, it manages to be creepy and funny, and John Cusack carries the show beautifully.
'Ocean's 13' Movie Review (C+)Lee TistaertJune 14, 2007
Sequels are supposed to get better in progression, and though few succeed, I was a bit letdown by this one?s shortcomings.
'Knocked Up' Movie Review (B)Lee TistaertJune 3, 2007
Knocked Up is very funny and the dialogue is very sharp and very crude as it takes countless pop-culture jabs.
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