Johnny Oleksinski

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For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Johnny Oleksinski's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Coco
Lowest review score: 0 Gotti
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 53
  2. Negative: 18 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Johnny Oleksinski
    Carell’s niche right now isn’t awkward anchormen, but parents going through hell. He makes a believable dad to the equally moving Chalamet, who writhes, screams and cries, but never showboats. The perfect pair is better than this movie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Johnny Oleksinski
    Private Life gives us an intrusive and often funny look into a couple’s struggle to conceive. If only director Tamara Jenkins’ dramedy stayed as grounded as its relatable premise.
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    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    This British sci-fi thriller is like the violent offspring of “Black Mirror.”
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Johnny Oleksinski
    “Venom”? More like cyanide. The latest movie off the Marvel assembly line is a disaster on every level, from the hatchet-job writing to the horrid performances. Like so many recent superhero movies, Venom has put its focus on juvenile humor instead of heart or action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    The movie succeeds thanks to director Damien Chazelle’s superb visuals, which land somewhere between the quiet indie look of his previous flick, “La La Land,” and the epic sweep of “Apollo 13.” Space has never looked so sexy, or felt so claustrophobic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    “Old Man” isn’t hilarious or sleek. It’s mellow, like a campfire tale, or your grandpa’s stories set to whiskey. Redford’s voice never becomes louder than your average therapist’s.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Johnny Oleksinski
    Most thrilling are the stage sequences. Cooper often films Ally’s thousands of screaming fans from her point of view — putting us in her lucky shoes for a minute...It’s that feeling of exhilaration that makes A Star Is Born the best film of the year so far.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Johnny Oleksinski
    French director Yann Demange doesn’t clean up the story or make a hurting neighborhood look pretty. The film stays foreboding, gritty and honest. Merritt’s no-frills style is the film’s greatest asset, while McConaughey brings an authentic paternal concern to his usual trailer-park persona.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Johnny Oleksinski
    Racially offensive quips, flagrant sexism and Tourette syndrome gags all contribute to this witless, scare-free junk.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Johnny Oleksinski
    It’s a lot of fun . . . until it becomes a mystery thriller so convoluted and tonally wacky, Angela Lansbury would have quit in a huff.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Johnny Oleksinski
    The upper-crust British characters in The Little Stranger, the new horror film from “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson, are so rigid they make the Crawleys of “Downton Abbey” look like the Osbournes. The effect is occasionally spooky, but more often snoozy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    Support the Girls is one of the sneakiest bait-and-switches at the movies this year. You come for the cheeky title and stay for the relevant, empathetic story about working-class women.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Johnny Oleksinski
    The story is far less gripping than the consistency of the hunky lead actor’s facial hair. For most of the two hours or so, the beard is perfect. Frozen in time.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Johnny Oleksinski
    The son of Muppets creator Jim Henson has delivered a cliché-ridden, laughless bore that wastes lead actress Melissa McCarthy’s prodigious comic talents and beats well-trod territory with a mallet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Johnny Oleksinski
    The tale is so bizarre that it’s sometimes comical, and often disturbing. The unrelentingly intense BlacKkKlansman can be very hard to watch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Johnny Oleksinski
    The rom-com ain’t dead yet. Crazy Rich Asians is a defibrillator for a genre that flatlined ages ago. This heartwarming, well-acted — and decadent — film takes you back to the greatest hits of Nancy Meyers, Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Johnny Oleksinski
    She also doesn’t satisfy. At all. After experiencing Meg, you’ll crack open your Little Shark Book and call up Jaws.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Johnny Oleksinski
    I was surprised to find “Cameron Post” a sweet indie film in the tradition of John Hughes. Calmly directed by Desiree Akhavan, the movie doesn’t get tangled in the weeds of politics, but instead focuses intensely on its lovely characters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    Don’t be fooled by its awful title. The Spy Who Dumped Me is the rare secret-agent spoof that doesn’t double-O-suck.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    In Hot Summer Nights, Chalamet proves he’s learned Hollywood’s most important trick of all: consistency. His performance here is every bit as good as those past credits — more so, in some respects, thanks to his comedic chops — even if the film’s prestige is dampened by, well, tons of pot, cocaine and gnarly murders.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Johnny Oleksinski
    Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie borrows just the right amount of familiar spy tropes in his second “M:I” outing, and his film, while intelligent and witty, never becomes too self-serious or chatty. It’s the best night out at the movies so far this summer.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Johnny Oleksinski
    “The Equalizer” should be locked in a room with “The Terminator.” Then this lousy series would finally be killed off.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    In a nice change from Seyfried’s 2008 turn as the ingénue, we want to befriend James’ Donna, not mute her. She’s as gorgeous as she is committed, as funny as she is emotionally true. A big talent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Johnny Oleksinski
    The first flick had a lot going for it: clever cinematography, a refreshing irreverence and Paul Rudd’s boyish charm. But “Wasp” is scant, man.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Johnny Oleksinski
    I’d rather wake up next to a severed horse head than ever watch Gotti again.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    Tag
    One of the funniest films of the summer so far, it tells the story of five scruffy Peter Pans, who have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years. Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, the tale is (almost) all true.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Johnny Oleksinski
    “Fallen Kingdom” is a more interesting, and less obvious, story than the usual Tyrannosaurus romps, which tend to be death-defying games of hide-and-seek.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Johnny Oleksinski
    Danes and Parsons are a weird pairing, who carry their TV personas with them like tote bags. Their “Homeland” and “Big Bang Theory” shticks don’t quite click. Even so, when Danes’ mother comes to realize that her sweet kid is more than just a talking point, she’ll have you wiping away tears.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Johnny Oleksinski
    That this exercise in vulgarity was made at all is shameful. Dark Crimes is punishing to watch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Johnny Oleksinski
    While the film is best for fans of the cloth, non-Catholics, too, will gain insight into one of the most prominent leaders in the world.

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