Kristy Strouse


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

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
36% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
44% Relive (2019) Part mystery, part thriller, Relive plays a bit fast and loose with its script at times, but never its performances. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
No Score Yet 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 due it justice. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
62% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
58% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
86% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
90% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
84% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2019
64% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
18% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
48% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
76% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
65% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
68% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
74% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
60% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
100% Little Woods (2019) These are variations on real stories that are happening, right now, and DaCosta is willing you to pay attention. - Film Inquiry EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
87% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018