Tom Charity

Tom Charity

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Tom Charity's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CNN.com, L.A. Weekly, Times [UK], Total Film, Uncut Magazine [UK], Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Inception (2010) "A spectacular fantasy thriller based on Nolan's own original screenplay, Inception is the smartest CGI head-trip since The Matrix. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 87% Treeless Mountain (2009) "This very personal, naturalistic Korean film is all about emotional damage, and it's a real heartbreaker. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 1, 2015
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen in a while. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 22, 2015
90% Tangled (2010) "This snappy role reversal may or may not appeal to young men, but it inspires some classic knockabout screwball comedy and an exciting, vertiginous escape sequence. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
90% Coraline (2009) "Coraline never stops taking artistic risks. I hope there's a brave enough audience out there willing to take the plunge. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Nov 17, 2014
92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "In its glib and reductionist way, it works like a charm. Or better yet, like television. Which, finally, is a compliment. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Oct 28, 2014
90% District 9 (2009) "It's a brashly confident debut, full of sharp, inventive detail (the prawns are crazy for cat food) and rooted in a couple of Big Ideas. Well worth the time, if not all of it. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Aug 25, 2014
50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted May 12, 2014
95% Star Trek (2009) "Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit? " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Aug 4, 2013
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) "I seriously doubt there will be a more hilarious and heartfelt blockbuster all summer. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Aug 4, 2013
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "Waltz will be unknown to most American audiences -- he was certainly unknown to me -- but he's nothing less than sensational as the silky, polyglot SS officer charged by the Fuhrer to root out the remaining Jews in France. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Aug 4, 2013
93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) "Bourne -- or whatever his name really is -- is such a resourceful and reckless agent of chaos, we thrill to him despite the fact that he's officially a non-entity. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Aug 4, 2013
19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "If only what happened in Vegas had stayed in Vegas. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted May 24, 2013
69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate, this is really all you could ask of a car crash movie, and more. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted May 24, 2013
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "There are no two ways about it: The Great Gatsby is misconceived and misjudged, a crude burlesque on what's probably American literature's most precious jewel. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted May 15, 2013
79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "It's a confidently tongue-in-cheek piece of blockbuster engineering, sweetly calibrated to Downey's cavalier appeal and to Kingsley's oddball interjections. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted May 2, 2013
53% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) "It's a dogged, thoughtful and well-acted movie that might have been more effective if it kept a narrower focus. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 26, 2013
49% Pain & Gain (2013) "This crude and ugly entertainment is as crass as everything this depressingly successful filmmaker has done. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 26, 2013
54% Oblivion (2013) "Glossy, derivative, ambitious and fatally underpowered. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 19, 2013
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Let's hope Universal stays the course and gives us that opportunity. People as creative as del Toro and his gang need all the support we can give them. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 15, 2013
72% Iron Man 2 (2010) "The whiz-bang stuff here -- while never less than slick -- doesn't produce anything we haven't seen before. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 15, 2013
67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) "The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 14, 2013
65% Watchmen (2009) "Watchmen the movie provides ample evidence that more is more, but less might have been closer to Moore in spirit (that is, anarchic, witty and compelling). " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 14, 2013
77% Thor (2011) "Thor is on much safer ground here on Earth. The tone is immediately different: more relaxed; comic, not cosmic. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 12, 2013
75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 12, 2013
82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) "Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 12, 2013
94% The Dark Knight (2008) "An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Apr 10, 2013
8% The Host (2013) "This is pretty silly stuff, Twi-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Mar 29, 2013
66% Spring Breakers (2013) "An authentically cracked expression of the crazy, conflicting signals bombarding today's teenagers. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Mar 22, 2013
59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "The new Oz falls short of the 1939 Oz in charm and innocence, and certainly in songs. But as family entertainment, it's hard to fault such a rapturous spectacle and astute, suspenseful piece of storytelling. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) "Jack the Giant Slayer is slight, but consistently amusing. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Mar 1, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) "If there's something crassly opportunistic about exploiting a real life disaster on the scale of Chernobyl for cheap thrills, that's part and parcel of the film's cynicism. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
19% Identity Thief (2013) "Even with all its shortcomings and sentimental fudges, there is something about McCarthy's refusal to lie down and play the victim that gives it a comic edge. A blunt edge, to be sure, but an edge all the same. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 8, 2013
60% The Last Stand (2013) "The movie's tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He's indestructible. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 5, 2013
93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "What's striking is the absence of triumphalism -- Bigelow doesn't shy away from showing the victims shot down in cold blood in the compound -- and we come away with the overwhelming sense that this has been a grim, dark episode in our history. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 5, 2013
31% Gangster Squad (2013) "Gangster Squad looks the part, but it's so superficial it practically evaporates before our eyes. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 5, 2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "If this long-delayed and blatantly pandering CGI malarkey is anything to go by, Hollywood's current craze for fairy tales isn't going to have a happy ending. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Feb 5, 2013
75% Premium Rush (2012) "An unpretentious throwback to the kind of action movie that had no need of superheroes, Premium Rush is hardly a classic but fun up to a point. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 8, 2013
79% The Grey (2012) "The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 8, 2013
74% Hope Springs (2012) "Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 8, 2013
85% The Master (2012) "In the end it may not have the emotional uplift the Academy or a popular mainstream audience craves, but make no mistake, this is an enthralling drama about a peculiarly American restlessness, and the striving for insight and grace. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 8, 2013
87% Frankenweenie (2012) "Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 7, 2013
97% The Kid with a Bike (2012) "There is not a wasted shot in this stripped down, pared back fable. Yet, it accrues a deep and lasting power. You won't see many better this year. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 7, 2013
98% This Is Not a Film (2012) "Not a conventional film, certainly, but a powerful and important statement. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 7, 2013
93% The Sessions (2012) "A very different kind of love story, breaking taboos lightly, with sensitivity and humor. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "One of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
92% Skyfall (2012) "It's been a long time since I enjoyed a Bond movie so much. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
93% Looper (2012) "Yes, it's a B movie sci-fi thriller, but not many prestige pictures have this much going on underneath the surface. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
96% Argo (2012) "Affleck himself turns in a quietly impressive movie star performance. Tony Mendez is a kind of anti-Bourne, comfortable with his anonymity, living off his wits, not his fists. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
88% Django Unchained (2012) "Quentin Tarantino has made a spaghetti western and cross-pollinated it with a blaxploitation picture, but it's fully formed, unapologetic and easily one of the best popcorn flicks of the year. " ‐ CNN.com
Posted Dec 24, 2012
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