Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Charles Ealy's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "What happened to Sherlock Holmes in his old age? What did he do after retiring from being a detective? [Mr. Holmes] seeks to answer those questions -- with a big dash of humanism amid Sherlockian deductions. And it's far from elementary. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 85% The Tribe (2015) "It's a whole other world. And it can be quite frightening and disturbing. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jul 9, 2015
A- 80% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "All three leading actors in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl are relatively new to the movie business. But you should be seeing a lot more of them in the coming years. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B 81% Results (2015) "The chemistry between Smulders and Pearce is undeniable. And the wry humor offered by Corrigan adds just enough of a twist to make the whole affair more interesting than the usual romantic comedy. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 28, 2015
89% The Assassin "Some of the unspoiled landscapes are beautiful to behold. But Hou holds them and holds them and holds them. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 28, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "Like the best Pixar movies, Inside Out speaks to adults and their memories of growing up. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 28, 2015
56% Love "The dialogue is lame. The sex scenes aren't that hot. And this kind of "Love" is a rather big bore. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 28, 2015
B+ 97% Amy (2015) "All in all, this is one documentary that no jazz fan will want to miss. Like many such tales, however, it's awfully tragic and sad. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 22, 2015
95% Carol (2015) "The most obvious achievement is Cate Blanchett's performance, which is absolutely flooring in its brilliance. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 22, 2015
87% Sicario (2015) "Villeneuve is raising interesting questions about the war on drugs -- and through Kate's character, he's questioning American tactics. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 22, 2015
100% Son of Saul "The emotions are so complicated, the scenes so horrifying, that it's hard to watch at points. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 15, 2015
78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "The result is a visually stunning movie, melding three separate stories into one. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 15, 2015
96% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "The Salt of the Earth is many things: beautiful, horrifying, moving, stunning. But at its heart, it's deeply humanistic. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 20, 2015
C- 73% Roar (1981) "Roar has to be one of the most unusual movies ever made. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 16, 2015
B+ 96% Wild Tales (2015) "[Wild Tales] plays like a series of short stories as it delves into characters who finally give in to their rage. As you might expect, it doesn't always end well. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "In the spirit of This Is Spinal Tap, writer/directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi take us inside the lives of modern-day Wellington vampires and show us that the undead have problems, too. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 27, 2015
A- 99% Leviathan (2014) "Leviathan director Andrey Zvyagintsev has a grim view of the Russian state -- and the idea that its power knows no limits. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 27, 2015
B+ 89% Still Alice (2015) "The focus on Alzheimer's might be off-putting, but don't let that stop you from seeing Julianne Moore in Still Alice. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 12, 2015
A- 90% Mommy (2015) "Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément give scary-good performances. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B 82% Black Sea (2015) "Scottish director Kevin Macdonald, who's best known for the Oscar-winning The Last King of Scotland, knows how to build tension, and his talents are on full display in Black Sea. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 29, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) "Amira & Sam is a sweet little movie that seeks to subvert our expectations of romantic comedies in various ways. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 29, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "Selma shines a painful light on the events of 1965, from the tragic bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church to the police brutality during the first effort to begin a march from Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 8, 2015
B- 38% Open Windows (2014) "[Open Windows] ranks as one of the most inventive films of the year, even if it is a bit head-scratching at times. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Nov 6, 2014
B 91% Dear White People (2014) "Here's a race-based/race-baiting comedy that tackles issues of identity and sensitivity head on. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Oct 23, 2014
B 70% Take Me to the River (2014) "A moving tribute to a grand piece of Americana. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Sep 25, 2014
C+ 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) "The Caine impressions are still good, as they were in the first film, but some of the others are hard to figure out. And much of the material seems stale. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 28, 2014
B- 18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) "The football action scenes are expertly choreographed, with inventive camera angles, an on-the-field feel and a lot of visceral action. For most people, that'll be enough. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 21, 2014
C- 7% Septic Man (2014) "Some horror freaks are bound to enjoy the show, geeking out over [the film's] grotesqueness. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 14, 2014
B- 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Love makes the magic in Woody Allen's latest movie, and it helps to have such likable stars as Colin Firth and Emma Stone in the leading roles. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Aug 7, 2014
C- 70% Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014) "If you choose to go see it, you can make up your own mind. By the third act, however, you might wish that you had stayed home. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A- 85% Korengal (2014) "Korengal lets us see how young men in the U.S. Army came together, formed friendships and shared troubles that we may never fully understand. We should, at least, try. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 26, 2014
B+ 65% The Rover (2014) "Guy Pearce gives a riveting performance in "The Rover," full of quiet rage, ruthlessness and single-minded determination. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B+ 92% The Retrieval (2014) "With a relatively small budget, [director Chris Eska] vividly re-creates the rural South during the Civil War and tells a compelling story of honor and betrayal involving three African-American men. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 87% Alan Partridge (2014) "[Coogan's] eponymous feature debut here is very British and very funny. But after making a crackling good impression, Alan Partridge overstays its welcome. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) "It's an inspired metaphor for the fragility of life, even for those who are immortal. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 24, 2014
C 51% Cuban Fury (2014) "Overall, this movie is out-of-step. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 17, 2014
B- 91% The Final Member (2014) "The cinematography of the Icelandic countryside is gorgeous, and Hjartarson turns out to be surprisingly likable. But this movie clearly isn't suitable for everyone. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 17, 2014
B+ 79% The Raid 2 (2014) "The fight scenes are meticulously choreographed by Evans and his star, Uwais. And the cinematography by Matt Flannery and Dimas Imam Subhono shines especially bright in the car chase and in a brutal scene in an alley covered with snow. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 10, 2014
B 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) "Let's just say that von Trier earns his reputation of being a first-class, talented misanthrope. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 3, 2014
A- 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) "Animated in soft watercolor pastels, it's a lovingly crafted tale that tracks the unlikely friendship between a mouse and a bear. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Apr 3, 2014
B 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "A von Trier movie always has high drama, cinematic flourishes, imaginative scores and brave acting. They're not boring. And they're often deliberately provocative. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 27, 2014
A- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson's best movie yet, full of whimsy and attention to detail but told in the context of a great fall -- the disappearance of grace and manners in Europe amid the rise of the Nazis. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 13, 2014
B 77% Grand Piano (2014) "As the director, Mira strikes many of the right touches visually. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 6, 2014
C- 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) "Too much is going on. Too many characters bog down the action and the narrative thrust. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Mar 6, 2014
B 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) "The performances and subtle directing in the latter part of the film make Like Father, Like Son a thoughtful, graceful meditation on fatherhood. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 20, 2014
A- 91% The Great Beauty (2013) "The Great Beauty will become one of those movies that will be discussed over and over again in future college courses. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 13, 2014
B- 67% Love & Air Sex (2014) "Whatever your views on air sex, Poyser's latest tries to be sweet amid the raunch, and it features good performances from the four main characters. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 13, 2014
B 87% A Field in England (2014) "Your enjoyment of the movie will be directly dependent upon your willingness to surrender to the strange. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4.5/5 93% The Past (2013) "All of the acting is first-rate, with Bejo winning the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where The Past made its world premiere. But Mosaffa's role as Ahmad proves to be the biggest revelation. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 30, 2014
A 97% The Artist (2011) "Hazanavicius has reminded us of why we love the movies. He is sure to bring a smile to anyone who gambles on seeing this glorious throwback. " ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Posted Jan 13, 2014
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