Lindsey Bahr


Lindsey Bahr
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) It's an enjoyable surface-level experience that hones in on all the generic rom-com tropes you love to hate. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
88% Arctic (2019) Yet with barely any dialogue, traditional storytelling methods or even a cute pet or inanimate object to help, director Joe Penna and star Mads Mikkelsen have made a riveting and precisely plotted film worthy of other greats in the genre. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is pretty darn good, but also you can't help shake the feeling that it's just never going to live up to the exciting newness of the first. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) [It's] a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as "old" Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags, and it really couldn't have come at a better time. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) It's just images and the voices of those who were there, telling their own stories.And the result is riveting - an immersive, haunting and often transcendent experience that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
37% Glass (2019) For all the hype behind these three characters meeting, and the years it took to get it off the ground, "Glass" is one big anti-climax. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
58% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Although it might be a stretch to categorize this as a movie, "A Dog's Way Home" is harmless enough and a nice little adventure that's fit for the whole family. But you might want to have the tissues ready. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
48% Escape Room (2019) The thing is, "Escape Room" isn't actually all that bad, just kind of silly, but it takes a moment to readjust your expectations after that condescending beginning, and a very phoned-in introduction to the unlucky six Chicago strangers. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3.5/4 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) It is simply terrific - an understated but smartly told crowd-pleaser about the legendary comedy duo in their last act, with wonderful production value, a sharp and surprisingly poignant script and brilliant performances. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) This is a complex man and artist worthy of a complex story, not a would-be-feel-good farce. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The film, for all its prestige and edginess, its lofty goals and contemporary messages, is not a particularly engrossing experience. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Just put the phone away, and allow yourself to submit to the serene, transcendent experience that is Roma. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters, overall is a slow but captivating burn that may leave you questioning your own hard-set ideas of right, wrong and family. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
80% Green Book (2018) In fact, this film allows everyone to play against their Hollywood-prescribed "type," from the actors to the director, who is perhaps the most surprising revelation of them all. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
91% Widows (2018) The ensemble is a blast. Everyone gets their moment and you come away feeling like you really got to know most of them, but it is Davis and her unforgettably searing intensity (and killer wardrobe) who owns "Widows" from start to finish. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 81% Boy Erased (2018) It's done with such evident love and sensitivity that it's hard to imagine a human being not connecting in some way, and perhaps even learning something along the way. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
37% Hunter Killer (2018) It is bombastic and garish, ridden with clichés, preposterous politics and diplomacy, and frenetic, video game energy. And it so often so unintentionally silly that it's actually kind of a fun watch. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/4 94% Wildlife (2018) It's one worth making the trip to the theater for. Wildlife isn't just a great first film, it's a great film. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) For as naturalistic and real as The Hate U Give is, it goes off the rails just a little bit at the climax to make its grand point... , but there is too much heart here to really nitpick at a little hyperbole. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) [It's] beautifully shot, and acted, with compelling and affecting music cues from Neil Young to Radiohead. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born, is simply terrific -- a big-scale cinematic delight that will have the masses singing, swooning and sobbing along with it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The Sisters Brothers takes a bit of getting used to at the start, but the rewards are worth it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
71% Hold the Dark (2018) Hold the Dark might have made a compelling book, but the film is one grim and pitiless journey. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) McConaughey is so good and emotionally affecting as Richard Sr., in both vulnerable and tough moments, that it might even catch you off guard. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 12% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint is not some model of equality, it's just violent escapism that happens to have a woman in the lead role. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2.5/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) It's just a little underdeveloped. Perhaps in novel form its polite pace and subtle revelations made a certain amount of sense, but the movie is lacking. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) [It's] a sumptuous-looking but slow-moving prison drama that at times will have you dreaming about an escape of your own. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) For a movie so excited to tell a story about the CIA's most highly-prized and least understood unit, it sure doesn't do much to ensure you leave any more informed than you were when you sat down. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Juliet, Naked has a plot that not only builds but that keeps getting more interesting and more rewarding. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years, from composer Terence Blanchard... It's a Spike Lee joint that is not to be missed. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
1.5/4 18% The Darkest Minds (2018) About five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It's the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) While it doesn't always work, Riley has clearly held nothing back and after 25+ years of using his voice and unique point of view in the world of hip-hop, this is as audacious an entry into the world of feature filmmaking as one could possibly make. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3.5/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Their journey from here may not be all that surprising, but it's a testament to the actors and director that it remains riveting throughout. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/4 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's still fun to watch smart storytellers like [Brad] Bird working within the system and using his platform to self-evaluate or comment on what's going on, even if the conclusion is a little flimsy. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2.5/4 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) While Blanchett and Bullock are predictably solid in their roles and get at least a few memorable moments of worthy banter, it's Hathaway who really steals the film with a wickedly on-point satiric turn a spoiled star. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" gets away with its unoriginality for the most part, but this franchise's desperation is starting to show. It's time to evolve or go extinct. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/4 53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) "A Kid Like Jake" might not be especially cinematic, but it is profound in its simplicity and truthfulness about what real fights sound like and what real lives look like. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo" is a straightforward piece of pulpy entertainment with some very agreeable performances from [Alden] Ehrenreich and [Donald] Glover, who seems to be having the most fun of all the actors... - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/4 93% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed" is the kind of film that will stay with you long after the credits. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/4 27% Breaking In (2018) Basically Panic Room in reverse, but less clever and thrilling than that Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart yarn. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 25% Overboard (2018) Suffice it to say, you'd be safer to leave this one floating without a life jacket and just renting the '87 one again. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/4 84% Disobedience (2018) It's a film that seems at first to be about one thing, but it transforms into something quite different and the journey is a compelling one. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2.5/4 71% Kodachrome (2018) The talented actors elevate the thin premise and make it worth watching - especially the end. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/4 97% The Rider (2018) [Chloe] Zhao and "The Rider" are the real deal. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/4 71% Gemini (2018) Kirke is always watchable and a good presence on screen, but so much about "Gemini" is so contrived that here she looks a little lost in the story at times. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" is positively littered with his signature banter, and it as quick and wry as ever, without a single hair out of place. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) "Tomb Raider" is an often fun and visually compelling action pic, that is also sometimes unintentionally silly, with a great actress leading the whole thing. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
38% Gringo (2018) If only the movie was a better showcase. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/4 95% Foxtrot (2018) Watching the Israeli film "Foxtrot " is like watching a dream play out. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018