ullmann has written 5 reviews for films rated during 2013.

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Vilely loud, and visually unattractive retelling of an all too familiar tale, this adaptation of A Christmas Carol does absolutely nothing to lift my (Christmas) spirits.

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Loathsome is the word I'd use to describe this offensively manipulative film, and its main protagonist. And despite Max von Sydow's relatively strong performance, I'm just hoping to be able to forget all about this exploitative train wreck as soon as possible.

  • Eat Pray Love

    Eat Pray Love

    Watching the director's cut of Eat Pray Love felt like an exercise in masochism. A long ass one.

  • What to Expect When You're Expecting

    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    The one star is for Joe Manganiello (and his perfect abs). Because Joe's presence is the one good thing about the trainwreck that is What to expect when you're expecting.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    I've arrived at a point in life where I'm more than ready to make a blanket statement about movies that one would be inclined to describe using the words 'swashbuckling adventures'.

    Those movies? Are not for me.

    The Count of Monte Cristo adds a surprisingly poor Guy Pearce and the perpetually mediocre Jim Caviezel to one of those swashbuckling messes. I want to say that neither performance did anything to enhance my viewing pleasure but that would imply that there was any pleasure involved to begin with.