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Film Reviews by Jen Yamato

A movie fiend on a mission

Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato is a walking, popcorn-eating contradiction: she loves all kinds of cinema, from art films to schlocky B-movies, French New Wave to the paperboy musical Newsies. From week to week, she watches all the new releases so she can tell you which films are excellent, which will be your new guilty pleasures, and which you should avoid watching at all costs.

Jen grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied among the hippies of UC Berkeley before moving to Hollywood as senior editor at the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes. She has covered all the major film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes; her work has appeared on websites including Rotten Tomatoes, AOL/Cinematical, and FEARnet. Jen is a member of The Alliance of Women Film Journalists and currently resides in Los Angeles. Tweet her your movie-related thoughts at Twitter.com/jenyamato.

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Showing all Jen's Reviews
Movie Title Rating Release Date
The Dilemma 1.5 A tiresome pickle. 01/14/2011 Jan 14, 2011
The Green Hornet 3.0 Goofy crime-fighting fun. 01/14/2011 Jan 14, 2011
Season of the Witch 1.5 A moronic medieval mash-up. 01/07/2011 Jan 07, 2011
Blue Valentine 4.5 A bittersweet elegy to love. 12/29/2010 Dec 29, 2010
Gulliver's Travels 1.0 Crass and careless. 12/25/2010 Dec 25, 2010
The Illusionist 4.0 Sad and sublime. 12/25/2010 Dec 25, 2010
Little Fockers 1.5 See it with in-laws you hate. 12/22/2010 Dec 22, 2010
Country Strong 3.0 Bring Kleenex, y’all! 12/22/2010 Dec 22, 2010
Somewhere 4.0 Sad Dad Redemption 12/22/2010 Dec 22, 2010
True Grit 5.0 The best film of the year. 12/22/2010 Dec 22, 2010
Yogi Bear 1.5 Yogi Blah 12/17/2010 Dec 17, 2010
Tron: Legacy 2.5 Digital dazzle over substance. 12/17/2010 Dec 17, 2010
How Do You Know 3.5 Let's talk about love. 12/17/2010 Dec 17, 2010
Rabbit Hole 4.0 A deeply affecting domestic drama. 12/17/2010 Dec 17, 2010
The Fighter 4.5 Packs an emotional punch. 12/17/2010 Dec 17, 2010
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3.0 Back on course, in Aslan they trust. 12/10/2010 Dec 10, 2010
The Tourist 3.0 Tourism with a twist. 12/10/2010 Dec 10, 2010
The Warrior's Way 3.0 Cowboys and samurai and carnies, oh my! 12/03/2010 Dec 03, 2010
I Love You Phillip Morris 3.5 Liar Liar in Love 12/03/2010 Dec 03, 2010
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 4.0 Badder Santa 12/03/2010 Dec 03, 2010
Black Swan 4.5 Cronenberg meets Swan Lake. 12/03/2010 Dec 03, 2010
Faster 1.5 The Good, the Bad and the Beefy 11/24/2010 Nov 24, 2010
Tangled 1.5 A dainty step backward. 11/24/2010 Nov 24, 2010
Love and Other Drugs 3.0 Sexy stars save schizo story. 11/24/2010 Nov 24, 2010
Burlesque 3.5 Cabaret + Coyote Ugly + Xtina = Burlesque! 11/24/2010 Nov 24, 2010