Movie reviews of George Wolf

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

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Poster for Searching

Searching

7

A mystery with as much to say about parenting as posting, and a remarkably in-the-moment statement.

30 august

30 aug

Poster for Papillon

Papillon

6

The parts are all here and competently assembled, but the punch of the bigger themes Noer and Guzikowski are aiming for never land flush.

23 august

23 aug

Poster for The Meg

The Meg

4

The film has moments of promise that are quickly snuffed out by exposition that’s neither needed, wanted or interesting.

9 august

9 aug

Poster for The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me

6

A goofy, enjoyable time-waster.

3 august

3 aug

Poster for Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

6

Settles awkwardly between a child’s fable and wistful remembrances from grandparents.

2 august

2 aug

Poster for Blindspotting

Blindspotting

7

Reaches a memorable height, becoming both an urgent social comment and an exciting filmmaking debut.

27 july

27 jul

Poster for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

8

Say what you what about the summer movie season so far, Fallout is here to make you remember how breathlessly fun it can be.

26 july

26 jul

Poster for The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker

8

You may know where The Cakemaker is going, but getting there is a sweet and satisfying trip.

20 july

20 jul

Poster for Unfriended: Dark Web

Unfriended: Dark Web

7

Does a great job upholding the integrity of the “real time computer screen” gimmick. But from the opening setup, this one carries more eerie authenticity.

20 july

20 jul

Poster for The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2

6

Does offer plenty to like but little of it can match the style or the vibe of the original.

19 july

19 jul

Poster for Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

8

Broaching a variety of relevant social concerns without ever raising its voice, yet cutting so deeply you may not get out of the theater with dry eyes.

12 july

12 jul

Poster for Skyscraper

Skyscraper

6

Wins you over with pure “are you not entertained?” tenacity.

11 july

11 jul

Poster for Whitney

Whitney

8

An emotional ride, a thorough and respectful take on a mysterious, superstar life.

5 july

5 jul

Poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp

7

Has an unassuming vibe that is infectious fun, and the perfect palate cleanser before another bite of Thanos.

4 july

4 jul

Poster for Mountain

Mountain

8

For those enthralled by such things (my hand is up) it might as well be mountain porn, questioning our fascination even as it’s feeding it.

28 june

28 jun

Poster for Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew

5

Basketball fans will appreciate a few self-aware inside gags, but with the novelty of the superstar-in-disguise long gone, Uncle Drew feels like little more than the corporate branding love child of Pepsi and Nike.

27 june

27 jun

Poster for The Catcher Was a Spy

The Catcher Was a Spy

7

Its power comes from its intimacy, getting just close enough to a mysterious, fascinating figure without disrespecting that figure’s commitment to mystery.

21 june

21 jun

Poster for Tag

Tag

7

Stays funny and hip throughout, pausing just long enough to reflect on friendship and adulthood without getting sappy.

15 june

15 jun

Poster for Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

7

Ranks as one of the best Pixar sequels, even with all it leaves on the table.

14 june

14 jun

Poster for The Seagull

The Seagull

5

Getting the competing themes to work in unison is no easy feat, and this latest film version is a well-intentioned testament to that very challenge.

14 june

14 jun

Poster for Adrift

Adrift

6

The film’s tale is truly compelling, and it does deliver satisfying stretches while staying cautious of any narrative risks that might seem disrespectful.

1 june

1 jun

Poster for Disobedience

Disobedience

8

Weisz, McAdams are Nivola are all wonderful, crafting resonant characters as Lelio slowly builds the drama of a conflicting, scandalous triangle.

18 may

18 may

Poster for Book Club

Book Club

5

Book Club can’t dig any more than surface deep, and even with all this talent, it never shows the confidence in character that elevates Meyers’s best.

17 may

17 may

Poster for Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy!

8

Sneaky in the ways it touches you. Light and breezy on the outside, it’s a film with a joyful heart that can’t be denied.

10 may

10 may

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