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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 Next Three Days 1.5 Prison Break for Dummies 11/19/2010 Nov 19, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 4.0 Wizarding ain't easy. 11/19/2010 Nov 19, 2010
Unstoppable 1.0 Runs... right off the rails. 11/12/2010 Nov 12, 2010
Skyline 1.5 Brains not included. 11/12/2010 Nov 12, 2010
Morning Glory 2.0 The infotainment terrorists have won. 11/10/2010 Nov 10, 2010
Due Date 1.5 Road-tripping bromantic comedy. 11/05/2010 Nov 05, 2010
For Colored Girls 2.0 Points for trying. 11/05/2010 Nov 05, 2010
127 Hours 3.5 Jigsaw’s new apprentice: Mother Nature. 11/05/2010 Nov 05, 2010
Fair Game 4.0 Be outraged. Be very outraged. 11/05/2010 Nov 05, 2010
Megamind 4.0 Evil goes soul-searching. 11/05/2010 Nov 05, 2010
Saw: The Final Chapter 0.5 Pure torture. 10/29/2010 Oct 29, 2010
Welcome to the Rileys 3.0 Skip therapy--adopt a hooker. 10/29/2010 Oct 29, 2010
Paranormal Activity 2 4.0 Hide your kids, hide your wife. 10/21/2010 Oct 21, 2010
Hereafter 2.0 Sincere, silly spiritualism. 10/15/2010 Oct 15, 2010
Conviction 2.5 Compelling but misguided Oscar bait. 10/15/2010 Oct 15, 2010
Jackass 3 3.0 The most poop-tastic film of the year. 10/15/2010 Oct 15, 2010
RED 3.0 Satisfactory senior spy games. 10/15/2010 Oct 15, 2010
My Soul to Take 1.5 Messier than a murder scene. 10/08/2010 Oct 08, 2010
Secretariat 2.0 Horses for Jesus! 10/08/2010 Oct 08, 2010
Life as We Know It 3.0 Charming despite the clichés. 10/08/2010 Oct 08, 2010
Nowhere Boy 3.5 All About His Mother 10/08/2010 Oct 08, 2010
Let Me In 3.0 Let the Original One In Instead 10/01/2010 Oct 01, 2010
The Social Network 3.5 The Citizen Kane of social networking. 10/01/2010 Oct 01, 2010
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2.0 What have they done to Gordon Gekko?? 09/24/2010 Sep 24, 2010
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole 3.0 Cute, cuddly... and terrifying! 09/24/2010 Sep 24, 2010