Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Rob Thomas'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
1.5/4 81% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) "I've never seen a movie so carefully engineered to be an indie hit. It's like it was created in an underground lab by corduroy-wearing scientists listening to Sufjan Stevens playing over the loudspeakers. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jul 3, 2015
4/4 94% Hard to be a God (2015) "It's the sort of masterpiece that's worth suffering through. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jul 3, 2015
3/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "In the morning Brice finds an ending for his film that's rather sweet and wise. Certainly sweeter and wiser than you'd expect from a movie with this many prosthetic penises. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jul 3, 2015
3/4 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "There's a strange, almost perverse lesson here about a well-lived life, how Allan manages to move through life without regret or fear. He's crossed every item off his bucket list - and then blown up the bucket. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The film has a collage-like mix of fly-on-the-wall footage, on-camera interviews and old home movies, past and present swirling together within the same four walls. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "Writer-director Sattler keeps the drama small and intimate, between two people, focusing on the minutiae of daily life inside the prison and letting us draw the moral implications. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.5/4 89% Dope (2015) "Who could have imagined that a movie that so boldly challenges perceptions about race and class in America could also be so much fun? " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/4 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Dealing with mental illness is a matter of managing, day by day, and that knowledge and compassion imbues every frame of the film. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "In a summer full of superheroes and dinosaurs, "Inside Out" shows that living an ordinary life is the greatest adventure of all. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/4 91% Slow West (2015) "Writer-director John Maclean salts his tale with quick violence, memorable characters and a beautiful fatalism that lingers after its rather brief 84-minute running time. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 9, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "I think Dano does the better job of inhabiting the Wilson we know, the baby face and the soft voice. But Cusack's unguarded performance is what really gives the film its emotional power. Both performances are essential. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 81% Dior and I (2015) ""Dior & I" is just good drama, quite moving and suspenseful as it shows talented and creative people pushing themselves to the edge. No matter how nice our clothes are, we're all human underneath. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 22, 2015
2/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "When a film that's supposed to be trying to do something different ends with yet another climax featuring a hero and a villain fighting as a doomsday machine clicks down to zero, it's kind of depressing. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 96% Iris (2015) ""Iris" could be seen as a primer on how to grow old gracefully, how to hold onto what matters and jettison what you have no use for. And to look damn good doing it. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted May 15, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Miller's ferocious, grotesque, beautiful film is every bit the equal of its original trilogy from the '80s, and throws down the gauntlet for every action film made since. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Surface (2015) ""The Surface" has such fine performances in it from Mulkey and Astin that you wish the filmmakers had trusted them more, letting them bring the film back to shore on their own. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Movies have already been made about the science of climate change, from "An Inconvenient Truth" to "Chasing Ice." Robert Kenner ("Food Inc.") has made a movie about the anti-science. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 9, 2015
3/4 48% Ride (2015) ""Ride" gratifyingly follows the currents of the story where they go, leading to something more organic and satisfying than we might expect. I hope it's not another eight years until Hunt's next film. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted May 8, 2015
4/4 70% Welcome to Me (2015) "Every generation gets the "Network" it deserves. For ours, obsessed with self-actualization, fame and personal branding, we get the disturbingly funny satire "Welcome To Me." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 43% The D Train (2015) "This is a much weirder and darker comedy that one might expect, like "The King of Comedy" as played out on the parquet floor of a high school gymnasium. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "The clouds could be seen as writer-director Oliver Assayas' metaphor for time, a relentless present that rolls in and wipes away any trace of what was there before. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Harrison Ford rescues this movie like it was a stranded hiker. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 91% Ex Machina (2015) "Garland's commitment to his weird, edgy material, and his unhurried and thoughtful execution of it, makes "Ex Machina" something special. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) ""GETT" shows that sexism is not an aberration, but baked in by design into some of our deepest institutions, and fighting it is a long journey down a hard road. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/4 97% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "At times, "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" seems like a checklist of all the things women had to fight for. But it's a long list, and one that still faces women today. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3.5/4 84% While We're Young (2015) ""While We're Young" is clever and sharp, but it's also uncommonly generous for a Baumbach film towards all its characters. That kindness must be a byproduct of getting older. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2.5/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "Listless and airless, and we yearn for Effie's emancipation largely so we can escape ourselves. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "What it is is a lot of fun, pulling a steady stream of I-can't-believe-I'm-laughing-at-that laughs out of the viewer. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 98% Song Of The Sea (2014) "While the story and animation are a bit more straightforward this time, the movie still contains an ocean of enchantment. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 96% It Follows (2015) "Remember, kids, when you have sex, you're having sex with every person they've ever had sex with. And also with a demon stalking all of you. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "Apparently, if you're a veteran Hollywood actor, you get your AARP card at 50 and your action movie franchise at 55. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "Zvyagintsev's purpose here is to indict not just Vadim (who is really a stand-in for Putin himself), but the entire Russian bureaucracy, as rotten, as ugly and as immovable as those bleached whale bones on the beach. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "At this point, the question is not whether Liam Neeson will kick ass, but what sort of ass he will kick. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 84% Wild Canaries (2015) "It's like "Scooby-Doo" for the artisanal cupcake set. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 88% Winter Sleep (2014) ""The length allows Ceylan to really sink into the characters and their complicated motives; at times, watching "Winter Sleep" is like reading a novel." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Unlike a conventional biopic like "The Imitation Game" that attempts to draw clear cause-and-effect between one event and the next, Leigh refuses to explain or judge his subject. The "Mr." in title suggests the respectful distance he keeps. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 56% Focus (2015) ""Focus" is like the beginner con artist that Margot Robbie plays in the film - not nearly as smart as it thinks it is, but smart enough to steal the price of a ticket from your pocket without you minding too much. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 88% Home (2013) "The affecting and low-key drama skips past the usual dramatic scenes of someone who has suffered a psychotic breakdown, instead showing us the quieter but more convincing struggle of someone trying to piece his life back together afterwards. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) ""Still Alice" provides a valuable lesson in empathy and understanding, with a message for all of us in accepting what we've lost, and celebrating what hasn't yet gone. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/4 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "The freshest take on the vampire genre since "Let the Right One In," "Night" is an intoxicating mix of genres all deftly and lovingly mashed together. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) "If nothing else, watching the documentary "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" makes a Wisconsin February go down a little easier " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
1/4 No Score Yet Coffee Town (2013) ""Coffee Town" is kind of a disaster, just gaspingly unfunny for long stretches. You can see the comic actors flex their muscles, delivering zingers and bad-taste gags that probably looked great on paper. And . . . crickets. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) ""Still Alice" provides a valuable lesson in empathy and understanding, with a message for all of us in accepting what we've lost, and celebrating what hasn't yet gone. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
1.5/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "I loved the first film, but if I could, I would travel back in time and tell my 2010 self to dial that review down a couple of notches. Just in case it somehow encouraged the making of this sequel. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "I'm not saying I'm proud to have enjoyed a movie in which a dapper Colin Firth kills about a hundred people while the guitar solo from "Freebird" plays on the soundtrack. I'm just saying I did. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/4 95% Girlhood (2015) "These new friends may be a bad influence on Marieme, but Sciamma's understated screenplay suggests they may be a necessary influence; she needs to step sideways, before she can step forward. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/4 36% Hits (2015) ""Mr. Show" mixed inspired silliness and vicious satire in equal measure, and "Hits" sustains that formula for 90 gloriously acerbic minutes. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes brothers are masters of taking the seemingly smallest possible story and finding drama, suspense and big overarching themes within it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 95% The End Of The Tour (2015) "it's a fascinating and poignant film about friendship and envy, and the ways we can tie ourselves into knots trying to meet our own expectations or the ones we imagine others have of us. Better to just take Wallace's advice: "Be a good guy." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Chorus "It's a long, dark road to that catharsis, but it's worth the journey to get there. I won't easily forget "Chorus" - its currents run too deep. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
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