Kristy Strouse Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kristy Strouse

Kristy Strouse
Kristy Strouse's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Wine Country (2019) Wine Country may not be the movie you expect, but it is pleasant enough reminder to not take life too seriously, let your friends support you, and that sometimes... you need some R&R. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
100% The Kill Team (2019) The Kill Team may exist within the confines of a military setting, but duty and honor is just part of it... at its base the humanity is where it will get you.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
No Score Yet A Day in the Life of America (2019) Jared Leto's documentary is one of imagination and heart. There's a troubling, but entirely real lens, of where we were in this country in 2017 (and, still are).‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
No Score Yet Two/One (2019) Two/One's enigmatic angle makes for an uncharacteristic and interesting drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
80% Lost Transmissions (2019) Lost Transmissions really finds its identity in the softer moments between our two leads, as the heartbreak comes to the surface and they acknowledge their own (and each other's) struggles.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% Bliss (2019) Overall, Bliss boasts a very determined performance by Dora Madison, who really shoulders this film with no fear of getting her hands dirty, and an imaginative precipice for Begos to dive off.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% All I Can Say (2019) This film is a unique experience. I would recommend any fan of Blind Melon to check this out, but even if you aren't - do it anyway. This is a movie that deserves to be seen, heard, and experienced.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% Something Else (2019) There's an honesty in Something Else that makes this man against (his) monsters a story that'll give you deep meaning, beautiful cinematography, and just the right amount of wtf.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
83% Standing Up, Falling Down (2019) Some of the absolute best moments of this movie are when the two leads converse, playing off one another's strengths in a completely believable way; it's comedy gold.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
91% Come to Daddy (2019) Even in its most extreme the film gets kudos for being savagely inventive. Wonderfully macabre, and bitingly funny, Come to Daddy is a must-see for those who enjoy genre-mashing entertainment.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Underneath the important sign of Woman and Hero is a worthy, visually appeasing and well-acted addition to the comic book genre.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
38% Untogether (2019) Untogether is a bit shallow at times, as it splashes around in romantic waters, but mostly it is a welcome breath of air.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
47% Relive (2019) Part mystery, part thriller, Relive plays a bit fast and loose with its script at times, but never its performances. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
0% The Sunlit Night (2019) It is as if The Sunlit Night aims to be unconventional merely for the sake of it. It has all of the dressings of a lovable indie, complete with the unusual setting and affable feel, but ultimately, it's structured in a way that fails to do it justice.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Personally, the court room element incurs a stuffy countenance, but watching Efron infer Bundy's unyielding charisma improves the setting.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) It is an impressive feature debut that doesn't ask too much from its audience, and doesn't require an inexplicable premise to inspire a soulful response.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
54% After the Wedding (2019) After The Wedding borders on melodramatic at times, but due to the amount of talent in front of the camera, it doesn't break the potential for feeling.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
91% The Sharks (2019) The Sharks is a film worth the search, with another young female force in Bentancur, and a beautiful debut by Garibaldi; this slow-moving feature leaves an impression.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
86% Top End Wedding (2019) Top End Wedding is sweet, with its two leads creating genuine smiles, surrounded by the beauty of Australia's top end.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
93% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters is exactly the kind of movie you hope to screen at Sundance: fun, bold, and extremely hilarious. This cogent comedy shirks the misconception that you need some big new idea to make an imprint in the zombie genre.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
91% I Am Mother (2019) With homage paid to films like Alien, I Am Mother wrestles with the desire to be original, and ultimately wins. With a breakout performance from Clara Rugaard, this sci-fi thriller is every bit as suspenseful as one would hope.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
60% Then Came You (2019) Then Came You isn't inciting insightful rhetoric you haven't heard before, nor is it enchanting enough to forget about the negatives. However, our two leads have the film bursting with such a youthful energy that it's hard to not at least enjoy the show.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
38% State Like Sleep (2019) As a mystery the movie doesn't work as hard to succeed as it does at looking the part.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli: King of the Jungle doesn't impart the sort of excitement you might hope from the newest entry, but it does have a resonance that many of its predecessors didn't. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2019
65% Home Alone (1990) The charisma of Macaulay Culkin matched with the intelligent script by John Hughes makes this the definitive holiday story that it is, appealing to all ages. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
65% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation isn't the finest Xmas movie you'll ever see, but it's disarmingly heartfelt at times, and the over-the-top extravaganzas (like the house lights you could probably see from space) epitomize Christmas. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
83% Elf (2003) There are few cinematic ventures that capture the Christmas spirit in such abundance and hit the Holiday target so directly on the nose.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
39% Don't Go (2018) At times challenging, at times heartbreaking, this film isn't always gripping, but when gutted there's a viable heart.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
44% Write When You Get Work (2018) The beginning of Write When You Get Work, while inviting, levies the movie with a novel approach, but doesn't keep it together.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
13% Welcome Home (2018) Good looking people, earnest emotions, not enough suspense. A potential discomforting kernel, bogged down by just...not enough.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
65% Jonathan (2018) This film is listed as a sci-fi, but it's more of a drama, resting on the back of a striking performance by Ansel Elgort. Jonathan is a rare and affecting fair.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
No Score Yet We Are Not Done Yet (2018) It's a meaningful portrait of vulnerability and redemption, and it's also a wakeup call for those watching.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
88% What They Had (2018) What They Had is an honest snapshot of a family during crisis, in all its inevitably chaotic shades. There's a necessary and well-written comedic undertone that sneaks its way into scenes with a deft hand by Elizabeth Chomko.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
17% I Still See You (2018) If you're looking to be swept away in a sci-fi- thriller, you'll probably be disappointed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
88% All About Nina (2018) There are three main reasons you should seek out Nina: The phenomenal Winstead, a refreshing female character that manages to be truly hilarious, and a script that keeps a wonderful balance of humor and pain.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
52% Destination Wedding (2018) When the occasion calls for it, Destination Wedding has the capacity to be entertaining, but it is too smart and too sardonic for its own good.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
30% The ToyBox (2018) The Toybox rises above being completely predictable with some interesting cinematic choices, and the decision to be unapologetically gruesome.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
74% Anchor and Hope (2018) It's a poignant tale encompassing love, parenthood, and the quest for harmony in an offbeat but naturalistic way. The cast shines, as do the gorgeous canal shots, making the film an emotional and visual feast.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie works by slowly sharpening its knife, giving us a solid appraisal of how one woman could be driven to such deeds.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) With enough witty scenes to invoke emotion and laughter, this story will especially make a music fan's heart flutter. The ideal casting makes this rom-com hard to dislike.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
89% Hope Springs Eternal (2018) There's enough sweetness between the blurry lines to make the slight running time of 78 minutes feel like a breeze. Maybe when you're dealing with subject matter as depressing as this, the best route is to put some sheen over it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) Puzzle takes us along the creation, through each piece, discarding those that don't belong, and finding a colorful compromise. It is a mindful construction, weaving together a meaningful character study, with some much-needed moments of mirth.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
85% Path of Blood (2018) Terrorists exist, now, and we're still trying to understand their motives. Path of Blood peels back the black masks and gives us a visceral and frightful look.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
66% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) When the film finally finds its rhythm, there's too many missed opportunities for it to be a hit.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
93% The Endless (2018) It's a genre-bending jaunt that can truly shock and hypnotize if given the chance‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
100% It Will Be Chaos (2018) It's important to see, because while you might think you're aware and informed, if you're like me, you'll realize you aren't. It Will Be Chaos works to change that. Watch, and pay attention.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
83% Doubtful (2018) The concept of a teacher guiding delinquent teenagers isn't a premise unknown to film, and yet Doubtful, the feature debut by Eliran Elya, makes it feel as if it is.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
87% The Lookout (2007) It uses its strengths to keep you guessing, but it also ensures emotive heft. The movie could have easily been unbalanced, but instead it's uniquely engaging.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience shows the importance of personal truth, even when the world attempts to disparage it, and it does so with a gentle, moving beauty.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
75% Back Roads (2018) With everything involved in this movie, it could have been too much, but Pettyfer strikes a clean cut, making this drama ooze with honesty and intensity. It's a compelling debut, with the entire cast emotionally invested.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018