Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
indieWIRE , Thompson on Hollywood
Total Reviews:
43

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 43 of 43
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
85% Under the Skin (2014) " From the disorienting opening frames, music video director Glazer's first feature film in a decade is clearly more akin to the provocative Birth than his 2000 paeon to kinetic violence, Sexy Beast." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 26, 2014
3/5 77% Noah (2014) " Even with this misguided quest to prove himself as a would-be Spielberg, Aronofsky remains defiantly true to himself, and upholds his mission to "never bore an audience." " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 24, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) " We will be hearing more from this exciting young filmmaker." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 27, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Lush and gorgeous and colorful and twee and utterly obviously fake." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 17, 2014
34% The Counselor (2013) " Unfortunately, the first screenplay by Cormac McCarthy tries to spice up a torrid fish-out-of-water crime thriller with cryptic existential literary language (read: pretentious) that is better read than spoken. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 26, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Hanks' extraordinary acting in the last few scenes, from when he's bound and trapped at gunpoint in a bobbing claustrophobic lifeboat to the finale, will earn the two-time Oscar-winner his sixth nomination. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 26, 2013
33% Labor Day (2014) " Reitman takes us on a ride that never flags and often surprises with real emotion." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 29, 2013
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " The film builds from an early small-scale Bacchanalia in a gaudy pink New York pied-a-terre to the giant-scale choreographed chaos of the Gatsby party centerpiece, the tour-de-force that makes the movie a must-see." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 6, 2013
55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " While The Bourne Legacy may not soar, it's as solid as the rock at its center: Renner." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 8, 2012
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Yet again, Marion Cotillard is riveting." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 17, 2012
C 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " Lily Collins' Snow White is a doltish drip,..While the often incoherent filmmaker has always favored style over content in the past, he was never this insipid." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Apr 2, 2012
71% Carnage (2011) " ... All is not as it seems and 18-year-old Scotch effectively loosens tongues and emotions. The movie is wickedly funny and Polanski clearly had a blast shooting it on a Paris set dressed to look like Brooklyn." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 2, 2011
A 89% The Descendants (2011) " You care for these people, who are utterly real. They also have great lines, such as 'paradise can go fuck itself.'" — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
B 84% Contagion (2011) " Writer Scott Z. Burns has fashioned a reality-based thriller that could easily come true..casting is superb, from Fishburne, Cotillard and Winslet to biologist Ehle and snaggle-toothed misinformation blogger Law, who gives my profession a very bad name." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
B 55% Albert Nobbs (2012) " The movie is a good, not great period piece bolstered by Close's subtle, contained performance as the heartbreakingly lonely waiter." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
A 95% Weekend (2011) " The movie is exquisitely written, directed and acted in naturalistic, hand-held style on a shoestring. It's heartbreaking." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
A- 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " The creepy film paints a nasty portrait of a dysfunctional mother and son,..It tends to have a polarizing effect,[parents may] feel prickles of discomfort and recognition at its sympathetic portrait of a mother who never bonds with her malevolent son." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
B 67% Friends With Kids (2012) " [Westfeldt a] better filmmaker than she is a movie star; the sharply observed comedy...would have been better served with Westfeldt in a supporting role, with the underutilized Kristen Wiig in the lead." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
A- 94% Moneyball (2011) " The movie isn't about the love of the game as much as adapting to change, sticking to your guns, not letting conventional wisdom get the better of you. [it's] rebellious anti-establishment story arc should make it a populist crowd-pleaser." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) " Diligent, honorable, astute, a carefully executed whodunit that captures the stark drabness of early '70s Cold War Britain and features a razor-sharp turn from Oldman. - Matt Mueller for TOH." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 6, 2011
A 89% Buck (2011) " The guy's a star: the magic charisma that works on horses, no matter how disturbed, shines out of him in person, too." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 16, 2011
A 92% Senna (2011) " You've never seen anything like Senna, partly because the footage is 100% authentic. Not one piece of fakery was added, not even new talking heads." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 16, 2011
A- 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " The degree of difficulty was high on studio comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, which could easily have gone south in less skillful hands. The cast led by Steve Carell delivers." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
A 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " Rise of the Planet of the Apes, made smarter by Avatar's DNA, knocks all other versions out of the water. You've never seen anything like these sentient apes. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
A- 93% Coriolanus (2011) " Powerful hand-held Shakespeare from rookie Ralph Fiennes, directing himself and Vanessa Redgrave. Engrossing, timely war tragedy will play to smart demo and Academy voters. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
B- 76% The Help (2011) " Mainstream crowd pleaser The Help is a well-cast tearjerker set in a fake 60s Mississippi. Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer give Oscar-worthy performances." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
C- 24% The Dilemma (2011) " How are the mighty fallen...unavoidably second-rate...a likable guy goes completely bonkers, and it isn't funny...Tatum charmingly steals his scenes with Vaughn, revealing how limited the actor is...Definitely aimed at males, the movie is quite misogynistic." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jan 13, 2011
C- 32% How Do You Know (2010) " we don't care about the things they are worrying about...we are lost in the intricacies of Rudd's relationship with his corrupt p---- of a father (Nicholson)...a career disaster for Reese Witherspoon, who needs a flop like a hole in the head." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B- 80% Barney's Version (2011) " The movie meanders from one decade to another, but Giamatti commands the screen as brainy, womanizing, boozing, out-of-control, charming TV producer Barney Panofsky. Paul Mazursky would have known how to direct this movie" — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 14, 2010
A- 91% The Fighter (2010) " The buzz on the street about David O. Russell's The Fighter-the boxing movie is a rousing crowd-pleaser, stolen by Christian Bale-was correct." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 14, 2010
B- 30% The Tempest (2010) " [Mirren] is powerfully vibrant as a female Prospero: she commands the screen whenever she is on, which unfortunately is not all the time..interweaving of three disparate groups becomes disjointed and tiring, never comes together in a meaningful way." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 13, 2010
C 20% The Tourist (2010) " one of the oddest star vehicles to come out of the Hollywood dream factory in some time...Depp and Jolie know exactly what they are doing. Jolie has never been more ludicrously Barbie-Doll/Sophia Loren glamorous" — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 13, 2010
B- 51% Tron Legacy (2010) " The story is silly. But like the first TRON, this sequel also pushes the frontiers of what's possible. The movie delivers enough of a wow factor to pull in viewers." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 6, 2010
96% True Grit (2010) " The Coens are at the top of their game, honoring the great John Ford with a tip of the hat to Anthony Mann." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 1, 2010
98% Inside Job (2010) " It makes the Great Recession intelligible with sass and graphic verve." — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 4, 2010
C 63% Howl (2010) " An ambitious and admirable film from documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Howl is inspiring, frustrating, and compelling. But finally, it doesn't come together. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 24, 2010
B- 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is not like anything you've ever seen before. Wright mixes the structure of musicals and action films to break up what starts out as a fairly naturalistic relationship comedy with wildly fantastical action fights. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 11, 2010
B- 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestseller about the divorced New Yorker's lone odyssey to Italy, India and Bali to find meaning in her life is a shallow guilty pleasure: an escapist Julia Roberts romance and exotic travelogue. " — Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 11, 2010
A 83% Avatar (2009) " Avatar is a joyous celebration of story craft and the visual possibilities of cinema. Cameron had set his sights on taking the technology of film where no one had gone before. And he delivers. Avatar is stunning. Cameron and Peter Jackson's Weta Digital h" — indieWIRE
Posted Jul 7, 2010
B- 43% Robin Hood (2010) " Its $200-million budget is on the screen. This is a big-scale ambitious period epic in the 60s grand tradition. It seeks to retell a well-worn tale, to put old wine in a shiny new bottle." — indieWIRE
Posted Jul 7, 2010
B+ 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " All three actors are comfortable with their characters, and Slade finds the right balance of action and romance; the story feels organic. Some of the dialogue is earnest and silly, but the core strength of the Stephenie Meyer novels is here: the battle be" — indieWIRE
Posted Jul 7, 2010
B+ 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " Like the 1987 film, this Wall Street installment is Oliver Stone in mainstream studio mode. Sure, his political slant on the financial crisis comes through loud and clear%u2014the son of a Wall Street broker is preaching to the choir at this point%u2014an" — indieWIRE
Posted Jul 7, 2010
A 86% Inception (2010) " Beyond a taut suspense thriller, Inception is also a moving love story. " — indieWIRE
Posted Jul 7, 2010
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