Movie reviews of George Wolf

These are all the movies and series that George has reviewed. Read more at: Maddwolf.

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Number of movie reviews: 176 / 176


Poster for Glass



Would Glass have worked better if we hadn’t been standing around staring all this time? Probably. but Shyamalan got us here with skill, and he gets us out with a film that’s easy to respect, but hard to cheer for.

17 january

17 jan

Poster for A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home


Everything is painted with the broadest brush available.

11 january

11 jan

Poster for On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex


Rests as a film always competent and sincere, but seldom revealing.

10 january

10 jan

Poster for Shoplifters



Disturbed only momentarily, the spell cast by the memorable family in Shoplifters is still sturdy, and one not that easily broken.

8 january

8 jan

Poster for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


The story bursts to vibrant life. The dazzling animation gives a big soul kiss to comic books and pushes nearly every frame to its action-following limit.

11 december

11 dec

Poster for Tyrel



Amid heavy dialog that’s fast and free-flowing with an improvisational feel, the crowded mountain home becomes a nerve-wracking metaphor for the state of race relations.

5 december

5 dec

Poster for Creed II

Creed II


But beyond all the button pushing, sentiment and nostalgia are characters, and this all falls like a tomato can in the fist round if we don’t have reason to care about them. We still do.

20 november

20 nov

Poster for The Front Runner

The Front Runner


The dialogue is fast and smart, often evoking a more easily digestible Aaron Sorkin. Salient points are made and then rebutted through the precise timing and intricate blocking of an outstanding ensemble...

20 november

20 nov

Poster for Instant Family

Instant Family


Always more fuzzy than consistently funny, Instant Family offers plenty of good feels backed up with some lived-in comfortability.

15 november

15 nov

Poster for Boy Erased

Boy Erased


It is precisely this intimacy that fuels the film’s resonance, as one family’s story becomes a vessel for greater understanding. That’s no small achievement, and Boy Erased is no small triumph.

14 november

14 nov

Poster for The Girl in the Spider's Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web


Always watchable, and engaging enough to keep you invested. But Lisbeth became memorable by being uniquely compelling, not merely satisfactory.

9 november

9 nov

Poster for The Grinch

The Grinch


The Grinch is nearly as empty as Cindy Lou’s living room on Christmas morn.

8 november

8 nov

Poster for Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody


Factual liberties are taken, timelines are sometimes carelessly misrepresented, and there’s a totally needless gag from Mike Myers, but whenever Bohemian Rhapsody is most unsteady, Queen’s music is there for a bailout.

2 november

2 nov

Poster for Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy


Through first-hand insight and two towering performances, it finds a thread of hope in the ashes of a family’s nightmare.

1 november

1 nov

Poster for Suspiria



It cements a vision of Suspiria that’s as ambitious and it is uncompromising, one that explores different definitions of horror while ultimately delivering more outright shocks and shivers than Argento ever attempted.

30 october

30 oct

Poster for Mid90s



An often funny, sometimes startling and endlessly human film, Mid90s is a blast from the past that points to a bright filmmaking future for Jonah Hill.

25 october

25 oct

Poster for Free Solo

Free Solo


But in contrasting glorious human achievement with acceptable sacrifice, Free Solo becomes nearly unforgettable.

24 october

24 oct

Poster for The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give


In trusting that YA audience with some bitter pills, The Hate U Give becomes a required dose for the rest of us.

19 october

19 oct

Poster for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween


Has style, a winning cast, and winking nods to horror classics such as IT and Frankenstein.

12 october

12 oct

Poster for Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale


Can’t completely deliver on its promise, it offers a gorgeous blast of color, sound and plot twists that are pretty fun to watch unravel.

11 october

11 oct

Poster for All About Nina

All About Nina


The few moments where the film’s uncertainty breeds heavy-handedness can’t diminish her exciting potential as a writer and director.

10 october

10 oct

Poster for The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun


The story is light and whimsical, but thanks to the veteran actors and the slyly understated direction, it’s got a frisky heart that won’t quit.

10 october

10 oct

Poster for A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born


This film has talent everywhere, but it also has stirring things to say about love and sacrifice, about art and commerce, ambition and fame.

3 october

3 oct

Poster for Smallfoot



Settles into a pleasantly entertaining mix of messages, music, and Looney Tunes-worthy pratfalls.

27 september

27 sep

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