Kristy Strouse

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% 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
14% 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
11% 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
87% 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
46% 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
33% 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
79% 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
64% 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
82% 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
88% 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
83% 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
67% 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
95% 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
88% 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
83% 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
92% Revenge (2018) In theory it's nothing you haven't seen, but Revenge will make you feel like it is your first time.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
69% Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh (2018) The comedy flickers between playful and obscene, and the story bounces back and forth between strange and absolutely screwed up. It's a reasonable place for this movie to be, and even with it's faults, it's quite hilarious. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Woman Walks Ahead might have its imperfections, but if you are attentive, you'll find it can be rewarding.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
64% In a Relationship (2018) It's difficult to imagine that a rom-com about twenty somethings in LA could bring anything new to the table, but In a Relationship is just charming and funny enough to avoid problematic narratives or clichés.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
32% Zoe (2018) Zoe's main focal point is love, and unfortunately for me, no matter how hard I yearned for a connection, I didn't fall head over heels.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
No Score Yet Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Perseverance and courage are powerful themes, and this delivers them in a relatable, spirited package, imbued with the passion of a woman who never lets her misfortunes define her.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
67% The Great Pretender (2018) The Great Pretender manages to illustrate the irrefutable truth that life and romance is messy, but also quite entertaining.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
100% Little Woods (2018) These are variations on real stories that are happening, right now, and DaCosta is willing you to pay attention. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
80% Sun Dogs (2017) Morrison made an excellent choice for her debut. You can feel her warmth for the characters in her personal stamp on the story. It adds to this spirited tale of a person overcoming their limitations.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
86% Cargo (2018) There's a tension that's undeniable, and you're rooting for their survival, but you aren't necessarily expecting it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
56% Duck Butter (2018) While some might be expecting shock, the unique Duck Butter ends up being honest and relatable, stripping bare the excess of what we often fear about ourselves and those we are with.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
12% Birthmarked (2018) Neither the children nor the main couple are particularly enthralling, and the talent can't save the weakness of Marc Tulin's and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais's story. For the most part, it seemed Birthmarked couldn't quite figure out its own identity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
21% Midnight Sun (2018) I'm a sucker for romance when the shoe fits, and a lot of disappointment came from this film's heavy-handedness. What positive vibes the movie did create were wiped away by the need to produce dramatic finality with cliché-ridden narratives.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
67% Beyond Skyline (2017) While better than its predecessor, Beyond Skyline is still a sequel to a thinly conceived film, and even the freshest coat doesn't work to hide the issues underneath.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
40% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) A decade later, astonishingly this throwback is preferable to the original. If you're expecting to be blown away, or biting your nails in consistent apprehension, you'll be let down. Compromise, and you'll be entertained.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
46% Allure (2018) It is a sophisticated debut, taut and melancholy, that is effectually distinguished by the powerhouse performance of Evan Rachel Wood. Her character will floor you.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) The final sequence of the film provides a jump start, but it's too late to bring it back to life. Dark Crimes is a dreary sort of movie, that lulls you when it should provoke.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
63% Every Day (2018) While the implementation lacks complete sincerity and passion, Every Day is a modicum ahead of some its predecessors. If only there had been more, perhaps I could have fallen in love.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) As a whole, Oh Lucy! is an inventive story that's remarkably relatable. What makes the sympathetic Setsuko so wonderfully charming is a combination of Atsuko Hirayanagi's story and direction and Shinobu Terajima's endearing performance.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
38% When We First Met (2018) The script by John Whittington doesn't emphasize on the good enough to save the story from feeling limp. It isn't something you haven't seen, but it may entertain enough for a night in.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
55% The Lodgers (2018) It seems that The Lodgers never quite meets its potential. This is the kind of film that has been done before, better, but that I believe keeps us optimistic for the future of those involved.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
66% Permission (2018) Permission creates a compelling case study of adult relationships. With the direction of Crano he gives us a romantic drama that provides us with a heavy dose of romance, but also focuses on its decline.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) In the end, Maze Runner: The Death Cure held up its bargain to entertain, while giving these characters a quality send-off. Not without its flaws, there is enough to appreciate if you're willing to look.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) The Commuter is a mystery with no real intrigue and a drama without enough substance to cement itself as one of Neeson's best. Amid the rubble there is an entertaining enough film to provide respite during the Winter blues, just don't expect too much.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
58% The Strange Ones (2018) As unsettling as it is, The Strange Ones is also provoking. When the credits roll, it resonates. It is uncertain what's going to happen next to Sam, or if he can ever truly leave his past behind, but we are left wondering.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
33% Devil's Gate (2018) What's frustrating is how Devil's Gate just grazes greatness in a couple areas, missing its mark. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
26% Bright (2017) Bright is a film trying too hard, with an execution that leaves something to be desired. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018