Louisa Moore

Louisa Moore
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 36% Glass (2019) A long-winded, thinly-premised, half-baked mess of a movie. It appears Shyamalan has both given up and run out of steam.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
4/5 94% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The love story between a woman and an older man is one that you've seen many times onscreen before, but there's something about the stark black and white visuals and the sparse narrative that deliver a bittersweet emotional punch.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 71% Destroyer (2018) In a year of tenacious onscreen female leads, it's even more disappointing that Kidman is wasted in a predictable film like this. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 94% Private Life (2018) The story is far from universal, and the characters will fail to elicit much sympathy from those who haven't experienced similar issues, but this is a well written film that's worth watching.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4.5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The theme of living your best life despite the hand you're dealt, especially when the two young lovers represent the shattered hopes and dreams of us all, is one that's as hopeful as it is depressing. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/5 64% Vice (2018) The film isn't satirical or edgy enough to examine the political narrative in a fresh or meaningful way.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
3.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) A family-friendly, energetic surprise that injects fresh new life into the abysmal franchise.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) A joyless test of endurance where you will absolutely feel every single second that ticks away in the theater.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) In this Western anthology film, the shorts that are the strongest more than make up for the flaws in the others.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 93% First Reformed (2018) The parallels of the destructive natures of polluters are likened to organized religion, as the poison is nearly one and the same. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 96% Roma (2018) The detailed artistry is outstanding, but visionary flair coupled with poignant authenticity doesn't necessarily make an entertaining movie. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) A film that could be a good contender for both an Oscar as well as a Razzie.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) A bawdy, twisted, and unsettling film that is guaranteed to be discussed in creative circles for years to come. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A melodramatic, overstuffed, cornball of a movie.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) A film geek achievement in offbeat originality that delivers a fresh and fun twist on the zombie genre. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
1.5/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A too long, too weak, too confusing jumble of characters and ideas that most outside of the hardcore Harry Potter fan base will struggle to find any enjoyment. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
1.5/5 8% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) This is bargain basement stuff that deserves to be treated as such.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2.5/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased seems to be little more than slightly insincere Oscar bait. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) This charming sequel is a creative, sweet adventure tale of loyalty and friendship that will delight adults and kids alike. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3/5 82% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family has a positive message and admirable ambition, and its heart is in the right place.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4.5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy isn't often given roles that showcase her serious acting chops but when she is, she always hits a home run.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) This edgy tale of female empowerment may be just what we need right now in this age of the 'Me, Too' movement. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3/5 91% Widows (2018) After all the pointless plot twists, gross overacting, and irritating visuals, all that's left is a jumbled, disappointing mess of bloody brutality.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) This one is an all-around crowd pleaser made for fans that, much like Mercury himself, succeeds despite its flaws.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 81% Overlord (2018) Midnight B-movie fans are the few people likely to enjoy this blood-soaked, zombie-filled version of Saving Private Ryan, as long as they don't go in expecting too much. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 24% Nobody's Fool (2018) Tyler Perry's bawdy comedy is an all-over-the-place mess, but at least it's a charming one. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) The straightforward, solid storytelling makes this mainstream military submarine thriller one that's worth watching. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
1.5/5 29% Venom (2018) Hardcore fans of the comics may enjoy Venom more than an average moviegoer, but the film is ultimately too weird and confusing with an ending that's just stupid. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 77% Mid90s (2018) A realistic and raw tale of coming-of-age insecurities with a hearty dose of skate culture nostalgia. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) The film has a surprising low-budget feel that's well-suited to Chazelle's style and doesn't stray far from his indie film roots. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) While this may not go down in history as one of Redford's greatest films, it's filled with iconic shots, a great soundtrack, and bittersweet, award-worthy performances. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 28% Night School (2018) The film's messages of never giving up and working hard to triumph over adversity are good life lessons but are buried under a bland, unfunny, generic shell.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) This tedious, arrogant film is precisely the type of pretentious, style-over-substance, arty crap that makes audiences hate movies like this. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) The progressive message elevates this kid-friendly entertainment into something far more meaningful. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) This isn't really Moore's typical rip-roaring anti-Trump tirade. It's more of an anti-politician, anti-political party call to action that leaves an overwhelming sense of hopelessness.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Far-fetched and hokey, this forgettable film delivers a tangled suburban web of secrets, betrayals, and murder. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Here is a strong, far-reaching tale of black female empowerment and dignity, a reminder that love is bigger than hate. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) One of the more interesting films of the year with a pro-feminist message that's as timely as it is important. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) Lacking the emotional punch that would've made it great, the film nearly nosedives into a forgettably weak entry into the crowded crime drama genre. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 12% Peppermint (2018) This bloody vigilante revenge film may be formulaic, but it has its moments. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 52% Papillon (2018) Arguably an unnecessary remake of the 1973 film, but with a gritty, violent streak. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 100% The Island (2018) This Chinese disaster movie is polished with snazzy special effects and an eclectic soundtrack, but may puzzle American audiences with its cultural differences.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) If you are curious about raunchy and graphic puppet sex, then this might be just the movie for you.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
1.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Ever wondered what it would look like if you strapped a camera on the back of a wild hyena and set him loose? Look no further than Mile 22.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 75% Never Goin' Back (2018) Ultimately no life lessons are learned, but you can't help but root for these misfits to realize their goal of eating donuts by the ocean. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
1.5/5 0% Father of the Year (2018) I suffered through this movie so you don't have to - unless you really, truly feel like wasting ninety minutes of your life. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
1.5/5 48% Like Father (2018) A huge misstep for co-writer and director Lauren Miller Rogen, who probably made this lazy vanity project so the cast and crew could get a free Caribbean vacation.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4.5/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) When it comes to standard issue rom-com territory, Crazy Rich Asians nears perfection. It's impossible not to fall victim to the film's abundant charms.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 45% The Meg (2018) A giant killer shark picking off scientists as bite-sized snacks should make for some off the charts B-movie fun. Instead, it's so lame that nobody really cares. ‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 47% The Package (2018) The Package may very well be the Citizen Kane of penis movies.‐ Screen Zealots
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018