Movie reviews of George Wolf

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

Number of movie reviews: 420 / 420

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With its self-conscious quirks and surface-level satisfactions, this is a French Exit more obvious than most. But thanks to Pfeiffer and a sharply drawn ensemble, it’s never less than wicked fun. Review

7.0

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1 april

1 apr

Seligman flashes an insight that disarms you with sex and humor, keeping its hand at a subtle distance. But by the time we’re leaving that buffet, a breakout filmmaker and star have delivered a fresh, funny and intimate take on the indignities of finding yourself. Review

8.0

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1 april

1 apr

Balagueró gives his camera a stylish flow and keeps us supplied with plenty of opportunities to feel like we’re in on the con, and have a stake in the success of the heist. Review

6.0

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25 march

25 mar

Doors is an awkward anthology in search of an anchor, as well as a satisfying reward for opening it. Review

4.0

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23 march

23 mar

Yes it is dark and brooding, and this League may hold the mother lode of daddy issues, but it never becomes tedious. And while you can’t quite call it fun, it is super, and heroic, and sometimes thrilling. Review

7.0

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18 march

18 mar

But believe it or don’t, City of Lies tells that story in a compelling fashion that doesn’t waste your time. Review

7.0

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17 march

17 mar

Mike Disa steers the nicely diverse cast through a surface level drama that’s sanitized for family protection. Review

5.0

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14 march

14 mar

Drake and Large’s script toys with the meaty issues of war, sacrifice, and colonialism, only to abandon them in the name of heroic grandstanding. Review

4.0

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11 march

11 mar

As our Second Chance movers uncover secrets about Vern (and each other), Lauder leans on body horror closeups and weak jump scares on the way to a big reveal that is bigly ridiculous. Review

4.0

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10 march

10 mar

And if you’ve been waiting for Coming 2 America for reminders of what you liked the first time, you’ll get them. Otherwise, a return trip isn’t necessary. Review

5.0

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4 march

4 mar

Huang may yet prove he got game, but it’s going to take some work in the film room. Review

5.0

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4 march

4 mar

Grant and Kermani end up walking an entertaining line between subversive humor and metaphorical slasher. Review

7.0

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3 march

3 mar

And along with the hits, Cutler gives us plenty of real human moments. Review

8.0

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26 february

26 feb

As artistic as it is nuanced, as lyrical as it is devastating, it’s a film with not only something to say, but a welcome new approach to saying it. Review

8.0

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25 february

25 feb

As actors, the three leads are all talented musicians, with just enough easygoing charm to get us rooting for their characters almost immediately. Review

7.0

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24 february

24 feb

Without it, there’s a pretty major question just sitting there unanswered, and Truth to Power – despite its commendable passion – feels incomplete. Review

6.0

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19 february

19 feb

In other words, perfectly fetch for the younger set transitioning from picture books to family films. Review

5.0

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18 february

18 feb

It may not be dynamite, but Barb and Star brings enough laughs to make spending time with them a pleasure. Review

6.0

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12 february

12 feb

Landing at a time when the conscience of the country is literally being voted on, The Mauritanian is a committed if somewhat unwieldy reminder of the stakes. Review

6.0

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11 february

11 feb

Yes, we’ve heard Land‘s lessons before, but Wright’s feature debut behind the camera impresses through her fine instincts for subtle over showy, paring those lessons down to an essence as timeless as the majestic skyline. Review

7.0

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8 february

8 feb

More than a welcome reminder that love is love at any age, Two of Us is a touching testament to how much stronger togetherness can make us. Review

7.0

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5 february

5 feb

Lightening the mood with moments of sly humor (Zellner reading Ebony and Jet) and budding romance, Brown avoids lionizing Zellner while finding an entertaining avenue for making his choices a more universal call to end white silence. Review

6.0

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3 february

3 feb

There is contrivance and familiarity at work in Palmer, no doubt. But there’s also enough heart, and pure hopeful innocence, to earn this film some wings. Review

6.0

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28 january

28 jan

With older characters connected by more than just friendship, Macqueen adds a layer that is made beautifully resonant by the warm chemistry and fully formed characterizations of Tucci and Firth. Review

6.0

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27 january

27 jan

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