Movie Reviews by Craig Younkin 1 - 30 of 336 articles
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Blackhat movie poster'Blackhat' Movie Review (C-)
Blackhat profile
US release date: January 16, 2015
MPAA: NR
Box Office: $7,713,000
Craig YounkinJanuary 18, 2015
What should have been the Januaryís most promising thriller is an overlong, messy, and unbelievably boring movie that hardly ever manages to connect on any level.
'Paddington' Movie Review (B-)Craig YounkinJanuary 18, 2015
It might be aimed more toward kids, but it has universal themes, and it earns its lovability too much to judge it too harshly for its flaws.
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'Boyhood' Movie Review (C)
Boyhood profile
US release date: July 11, 2014
MPAA: R
Box Office: $25,144,000
Craig YounkinAugust 10, 2014
Boyhood feels like one of the most impersonal films the filmmaker has ever made.
'Guardians...Galaxy' Movie Review (B+)Craig YounkinAugust 7, 2014
Itís one of Marvelís best.
'The Purge: Anarchy' Movie Review (C+)Craig YounkinJuly 18, 2014
Itís mostly just gun battles and explosions, fun to watch in small bursts but with characters who donít matter all that much.
'Sex Tape' Movie Review (C+)Craig YounkinJuly 18, 2014
Out of all the sex tapes out there, itís pretty depressing that I ultimately ended up paying to see this one.
'Life Itself' Movie Review (A-)Craig YounkinJuly 18, 2014
The behind the scenes tidbits and how they both nurtured smaller films while also making criticism more accessible is film fan gold.
'Tammy' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinJuly 3, 2014
Itís cursing in place of actual jokes, itís bumbling around desperate for a laugh, and itís angry and dull all at the same time.
'Snowpiercer' Movie Review (B)Craig YounkinJune 29, 2014
A fast-hurdle of an action sci-fi flick from South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho.
'The Rover' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinJune 27, 2014
David Michodís follow-up to the gritty and suspenseful Animal Kingdom is sort of a weak tea version of Mad Max.
'Think...Man Too' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinJune 23, 2014
Director Tim Story doesnít seem to know what kind of movie he wants to make.
'Train Your Dragon 2' Movie Review (B)Craig YounkinJune 18, 2014
The film isnít afraid to be dark and tragic, rousing and awe-inspiring, and at times even a bit romantic too.
'22 Jump Street' Movie Review (B-)Craig YounkinJune 15, 2014
Finds everybody from 21 Jump Street doing the same thing all over again.
'Edge of Tomorrow' Movie Review (B+)Craig YounkinJune 8, 2014
Itís the blockbuster of the summer so far.
'Neighbors' Movie Review (C+)Craig YounkinMay 12, 2014
Unfortunately, this movieís jokes make you wish you were somewhere else.
'The Double' Movie Review (A-)Craig YounkinMay 7, 2014
Ayoade lets the paranoia continue to seep into this thriller, but the psychology behind it keeps it identifiable.
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinMay 5, 2014
Didnít they learn anything from Spider-Man 3?
'Captain America 2' Movie Review (B+)Craig YounkinMay 5, 2014
Not as great as Iron Man or Sam Raimiís first two Spider-Mans but still really solid.
'Brick Mansions' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinMay 5, 2014
Might work fine for some late-night-on-cable eye candy but itís not worth going out to see it.
'Draft Day' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinMay 5, 2014
Draft Day is a tepid drama, a nonsensical sports film, and above all, a desperate heart-tugger.
'Bad Words' Movie Review (B-)Craig YounkinApril 2, 2014
Hinges on being offensive and while it sporadically knows how to do that, as a whole it just doesnít seem as sure of itself.
'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II' Movie Review (B)Craig YounkinApril 2, 2014
It works as an art film and I can think of very few scenes in its four hour total that feel unnecessary.
'Noah' Movie Review (B+)Craig YounkinMarch 28, 2014
One of those incredible movie experiences that astonishes as well as offers up a strong biblical story that doesnít forget that capturing its humanity comes first.
'Sabotage' Movie Review (C)Craig YounkinMarch 27, 2014
Tries to be a psychological thriller, tries to be sort of a western, tries to be a drug cartel thriller but hardly gets any of it right.
'Budapest Hotel' Movie Review (B+)Craig YounkinMarch 26, 2014
Anderson gives us chases, murder, prison escapes, and mystery here in what amounts to live-action cartoons doing their goofy best in a sorta-thriller.
'Muppets Most Wanted' Movie Review (B)Craig YounkinMarch 23, 2014
For the most part they hit a pretty close bulls-eye, if not a grand slam.
'Divergent' Movie Review (D+)Craig YounkinMarch 23, 2014
Both painfully dull and perplexing, nothing about this movie works well.
'Nymphomaniac: Vol. I' Movie Review (B+)Craig YounkinMarch 22, 2014
There is some terrific acting work being done here, first from Gainsbourg, and Skarsgard as the comforting therapeutic listener.
'Need for Speed' Movie Review (D+)Craig YounkinMarch 15, 2014
No one in this movie acts in any logical way and creating a plot thatís this slight and foreseeable, and then making it over two hours long as well, is ridiculous.
'Elaine Stritch' Movie Review (B-)Craig YounkinMarch 13, 2014
Shows what an outspoken, funny, and genuine person the actress going back decades really is.
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