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

Showing all Jen's Reviews
Movie Title Rating Release Date
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 3.5 A fangst-filled, faithful adaptation for fans. 11/20/2009 Nov 20, 2009
The Blind Side 4.0 White lady adopts black teenager. Cue heartstrings! 11/20/2009 Nov 20, 2009
Pirate Radio 2.5 Sappy Brits play music on a boat. 11/13/2009 Nov 13, 2009
2012 3.0 Invest in diapers! 11/13/2009 Nov 13, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox 4.5 Pretty cussing fantastic. 11/13/2009 Nov 13, 2009
The Messenger 4.5 It’s hard out here for a Casualty Notification Officer. 11/13/2009 Nov 13, 2009
Disney's A Christmas Carol 2.0 Deck the halls with boring CGI. 11/06/2009 Nov 06, 2009
The Fourth Kind 2.0 M. Night Shyamalan Lite. And not in a good way. 11/06/2009 Nov 06, 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2.5 Clooney's mustache strikes again. 11/06/2009 Nov 06, 2009
Gentlemen Broncos 2.0 A quirky failure-onius of kitschy fantasy fiction 10/30/2009 Oct 30, 2009
The House of the Devil 4.0 Scarier than legwarmers and acid-washed jeans! 10/30/2009 Oct 30, 2009
The White Ribbon 5.0 Village of the Damned by way of Carl Th. Dreyer. 10/30/2009 Oct 30, 2009
Michael Jackson's This Is It 4.0 The King of Pop, human again. 10/28/2009 Oct 28, 2009
Amelia 2.5 Hyperbolic heroine worship. 10/23/2009 Oct 23, 2009
Astro Boy 2.5 “Astro”-nomically scary for kids. 10/23/2009 Oct 23, 2009
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 2.5 These vampires suck, and not in a good way. 10/23/2009 Oct 23, 2009
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning 2.5 Tony Jaa kicks it old school. 10/23/2009 Oct 23, 2009