Movie Reviews

Where you can find every movie review, new and old, by John Gilpatrick.

Deliverance Review

Deliverance Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Deliverance is part rousing adventure, part cautionary tale, part criminal cover-up, and part…

The Last Picture Show Review

The Last Picture Show Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The Last Picture Show is a very interesting film about, among other things,…

Wall Street Review

Wall Street Review

RATING: (2 STARS) Could there have been a worse time for me to watch Wall Street…

Requiem for a Dream Review

Requiem for a Dream Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky’s sophomore effort and his best film to…

Manhattan Review

Manhattan Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Manhattan is Woody Allen’s love letter to New York. It’s also a complex…

Sherlock Holmes Review

Sherlock Holmes Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) If Sherlock Holmes had a somewhat decent story to go along with its…

Chinatown Review

Chinatown Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Chinatown is an undeniable classic from a true master of cinema, Roman Polanski.…

In the Loop Review

In the Loop Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Fuck! In the Loop is a fucking funny movie! Never has a movie…

Wendy and Lucy Review

Wendy and Lucy Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Featuring an eye-opening performance from Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy is one of…

The Road Review

The Road Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) John Hillcoat’s The Road couldn’t be more different from recent apocalypse films like…

The Hurt Locker Review

The Hurt Locker Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Real suspense is hard to achieve. It’s easy to throw in a shock…

United 93 Review

United 93 Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Perfectly capturing the chaos of the defining moment of my generation, “United 93”…

Star Trek Review

Star Trek Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) I have no connection whatsoever to the “Star Trek” franchise. I haven’t seen…

Youth in Revolt Review

Youth in Revolt Review

RATING: (2 STARS) My love for Michael Cera was seriously waning going into “Youth in Revolt.”…

Gone with the Wind Review

Gone with the Wind Review

RATING: (3 STARS) How do I go about reviewing a film that feels so much like…

It’s Complicated Review

It’s Complicated Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Nancy Meyers is part of a rare breed, directors capable of making a…