Kristi Turnquist


Kristi Turnquist
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Oregonian

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
29% 70th Emmy Awards (2018) Some surprise winners, overdue recognition for one of TV's best series and an impromptu marriage proposal helped add a little zip to an otherwise low-energy 2018 Emmy Awards show. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
74% The Wizard of Lies (2017) The Wizard of Lies spends much of its overlong two hours and 15 minutes running time repeating how Madoff's crimes victimized members of his family. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
67% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) It's a shame The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks wasn't adapted as a miniseries. The amazing true story deserves an adaptation that does justice both to Henrietta Lacks, and to Skloot's achievement. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
63% Killing Reagan (2016) Killing Reagan, which airs on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, Oct. 16, feels rushed and incomplete, compressing this historic episode into a flat pancake of pointlessness. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
82% Confirmation (2016) What keeps Confirmation watchable are vivid performances by a terrific cast. Washington - freed from the overacting mandate that seems part of the Scandal cast playbook - is subtle and moving as Hill. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
No Score Yet Robinson lived a historic life. But the achievement of Jackie Robinson is that it shows us the man in full dimension, placing him in rich context. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) From the sets and digital effects to Kenny Leon's direction and Fatima Robinson's choreography, the show looked pretty close to ready for Broadway - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) By this stage, the joke is beyond played-out. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015
80% 7 Days in Hell (2015) With its nutty playfulness, 7 Days in Hell is 45 minutes of fast-moving, goofy fun. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Montage of Heck" doesn't shock us with any new revelations, but it goes deep - sometimes, uncomfortably so - inside Cobain's messy, restlessly creative, emotionally complex soul. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
95% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) While "Going Clear" is unapologetically one-sided in its dim view of Scientology, the issues it raises ... will make you think about the film long after it's over. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
56% Peter Pan Live! (2014) Except for the occasional Christopher Walken as Captain Hook oddity, Peter Pan Live! became a dutiful, perfectly fine, surprisingly dull evening of television. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014