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Clint O'Connor

Clint O'Connor

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Clint O'Connor'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+ 84% While We're Young (2015) "Fedoras, vomit, and laughs. Just when should you have your mid-life crisis? " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2015
B+ 78% Danny Collins (2015) "A completely charming comedy-drama. Al Pacino is mesmerizing as always, and Bobby Cannavale is the standout in an excellent supporting cast. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 8, 2015
C- 43% Effie Gray (2015) "I'm willing to embrace boring British period pieces as much as the next critic. But there are limits. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C- 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) "Calling Wendy and Lucy spare is a monument to understatement. It's a drab, low-budget, unadorned film, often lacking the requisite elements that lend movies their motion: plot, conflict, character development, or even a soundtrack. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 27, 2015
A- 98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "One of the best-made films of 2009. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 25, 2015
A 92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "It's a wildly engrossing movie that takes us from innocence to salvation. For all of its R-rated grit, it dances to a soulful, graceful, rhythmic cadence grounded in love and dedication. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 22, 2015
B+ 88% Still Alice (2015) "Yes, Julianne Moore will win the Oscar. And yes, this in one depressing film. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "While much of Kingsman is an entertaining spy romp, Vaughn overindulges in some lengthy killing sprees that diminish the overall power of his film. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C 44% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) "Spike Lee makes some interesting creative choices, but his film lacks a pulse. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 13, 2015
D 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "It might become a midnight cult favorite a few years down the road, when its inherent awfulness reaches it's-so-bad-it's-good status. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B+ 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Portrait of the artist: He grunts, he groans, he gropes. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B 80% Black Sea (2015) "Not one of the all-time great sub movies, but it's an entertaining ride and a gloom-filled glimpse at the darker side of human nature. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B+ 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "In case you hadn't noticed yet, Oscar Isaac is the real deal. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B 74% Match (2015) "Patrick Stewart chews a little scenery, but that's OK. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Marion Cotillard shines in this exceedingly true-to-life drama. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B- 40% Black or White (2015) "Its heart is in the right place, but the story and characters are all a bit too obvious and cliche. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
C+ 35% Song One (2015) "Anne Hathaway downshifts into sullen-indie-melancholy mode. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 23, 2015
D 34% Blackhat (2015) "The characters are flat. The plot drags. The tension is nonexistent. The action scenes are clunky. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 15, 2015
A- 72% American Sniper (2015) "Bradley Cooper is excellent in Clint Eastwood's gripping drama. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 15, 2015
A 96% Argo (2012) "How do you mix a sweaty thriller with Wag the Dog-like chicanery and one-liners? He pulls it off, in part because the backdrops and costumes are so authentic and the performances so straightforward. It is also his technique. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 13, 2015
A 100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) "Shepard inspired an anti-hate-crime movement, and his legacy lives on. Josue's film helps us discover who the young man was behind all those headlines. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 8, 2015
C- 74% Inherent Vice (2015) "A long, slow journey to nowhere. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 8, 2015
A 99% Selma (2015) "Deeply-felt drama depicting the worst of America and the best of America. David Oyelowo is excellent. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 8, 2015
B+ 86% Top Five (2014) "It has that rom-com formula framework, but Rock turns it on its head for a snappy, contemporary and entertaining ride. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B- 89% The Drop (2014) "Hardy delivers an excellent, slow-simmering performance, and the rest of the cast is first-rate. But "The Drop" is not the most thrilling of dramas. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 72% Big Eyes (2014) "Amy Adams delivers a fabulously layered performance as the mousy spouse who finally sues for justice. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B+ 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Cumberbatch moves effortlessly from master thinker to vulnerable lost soul to socially awkward twit to cagey pragmatist. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B+ 51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie smartly does not overstate the film's more horrific scenes, allowing the absurdity of the brutality to speak for itself. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B 72% Into the Woods (2014) "They do that talkie-singing-singy-talking thing. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
B+ 89% Foxcatcher (2014) "Steve Carell is mesmerizing in Bennett Miller's dark, downer of a drama. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 18, 2014
D- 30% Murder of a Cat (2014) " A forced, grating snore of a contrivance masquerading as a quirky comedy. One of the worst movies of 2014. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 5, 2014
B 82% The Homesman (2014) "Hilary Swank delivers an excellent performance. She brings a soulfulness and longing to pragmatic prairie woman Mary Bee Cuddy. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 5, 2014
B- 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "HB2 is so completely idiotic that at some point, if you're willing to play along, you accept it for the uneven piece of excrement that it is. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 25, 2014
B+ 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Redmayne succeeds because his internal Hawking is as convincing and compelling as his external Hawking. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 25, 2014
C- 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Jennifer Lawrence and a lot of blah blah blah. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 19, 2014
B 78% Rosewater (2014) "Jon Stewart has made an interesting film about Maziar Bahari's struggles, but it lacks emotional and dramatic impact. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 14, 2014
C- 28% Miss Meadows (2014) "Katie Holmes is on target, but this tone-deaf film misses the mark. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 14, 2014
A 94% Whiplash (2014) "Intense musical jolts with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 7, 2014
C+ 67% Laggies (2014) "Love Sam Rockwell, but Laggies falls into rom-com cliches. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 7, 2014
A 91% Birdman (2014) "Michael Keaton flies high in this outstanding comedy-drama. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 31, 2014
B+ 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a terrifically unsettling performance. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 31, 2014
A- 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "Both leads are outstanding. Langella is especially mesmerizing as the calculating grand manipulator. It's not an impression of the former president, but a piece of his essence. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 28, 2014
B+ 77% St. Vincent (2014) "Vincent might have become a cliche grump in the Hey you kids get off my lawn Hollywood mode, if not for Murray's sly wit and unending charisma. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 22, 2014
C+ 63% Rudderless (2014) "The script and characters would have benefited from more depth and dramatic layers, and some of the scenes look like add-on moments, not part of a cohesive whole. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 17, 2014
B 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) "Adam Sandler is better in dramas than the phoned-in version of himself we often see in his comedies. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 17, 2014
A 77% Fury (2014) "Pitt delivers one of his most satisfying, no-nonsense performances as the grizzled tank commander, Sgt. Don "Wardaddy" Collier. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 17, 2014
A- 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gillian Flynn proves you can adapt your own novel for the screen and succeed. Terrific performances by Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Carrie Coon. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B+ 60% The Equalizer (2014) "Denzel does not disappoint. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "Who knew Bill Hader could be so great in a (mostly) drama? " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B- 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "Eggs and Winnie make for an adorable duo and although the film is sluggish at times, particularly in the early going, directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi do their best to inject playful absurdities into this weird little world. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B+ 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Jason Bateman and Tina Fey teach us how to function within family dysfunction. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 19, 2014
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