Tom Glasson

Tom Glasson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 90% of the time.

Biography:
Tom is currently the host of Australia's daily satirical TV news show 'THE ROAST', as well as a film critic for the online cultural weather vane 'Concrete Playground'. A former lawyer, Tom was headhunted while still in law school to write for shows including 'Comedy Inc,' 'The Ronnie Johns Half Hour' and 'David Tench Tonight,' which he continued to work on whilst practising IP law with the global firm Allens Linklaters. Winner of the prestigious 'Golden Gavel' competition, Tom is also a national public speaking champion and lifesaver on Australia's iconic Bondi Beach.
Publications:
Concrete Playground
Total Reviews:
113

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 75% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Dull villainy almost defeats a rather lovely romantic comedy. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 20, 2014
4.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Eloquent, offbeat and charming, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson's most accomplished film to date." — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 13, 2014
2.5/5 40% Divergent (2014) " It's all very Hunger Games Lite. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " It's no Godfather Part II, but as far as sequels go, it's not bad either." — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 6, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Trust, betrayal and good ole-fashioned right and wrong lie at the heart of Marvel's latest offering. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 6, 2014
4/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " A wry, playful and intelligent piece of filmmaking that, like Toy Story before it, rises far above its station. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 6, 2014
4/5 77% Noah (2014) " A powerful story of belief, devotion and ruinous obsession." — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 2, 2014
1.5/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " An animated corpse of a film about a reanimated one." — Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 17, 2014
2.5/5 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Flat and expressionless, like a punctured tyre that gets you to your destination yet denies you the pleasant diversion along the way." — Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 16, 2014
2.5/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " A mostly-forgettable pantomime of blood, gore and sculpted abs. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 8, 2014
2.5/5 59% Non-Stop (2014) " An entertaining thriller let down by a stupefyingly illogical ending. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 2, 2014
3.5/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " The most harrowing combat film since Saving Private Ryan. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3.5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " This much-anticipated chronicle of depravity at once amuses and nauseates. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/5 13% 47 Ronin (2013) " 47 Ronin's emphasis on authenticity leaves it an altogether dour affair." — Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4.5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " An unflinching, uncomfortable and entirely necessary modern classic. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4.5/5 94% Her (2014) " A beautiful film about love and loneliness in the technological age. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 7, 2014
3.5/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " An appealing tale of one young girl's attempts to make sense of the senseless. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " An unexpectedly tender film about Walt Disney's 20-year effort to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Enough action to entertain and enough Tolkien to satisfy. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 22, 2013
4/5 66% The Railway Man (2014) " A powerful true story of wartime horror, honour and forgiveness." — Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 22, 2013
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Absurd, bewildering and yes...still funny. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " An acting masterclass delivered by some of Hollywood's best. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3.5/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " A compelling origin story for some of America's great storytellers." — Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 2, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " A Wikileaks story that fails to match the drama of its real-life inspiration. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 11, 2013
2.5/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " To use an old cricketing quip: The Counselor has all the gear but no idea." — Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3.5/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " A slick, action-packed sequel for Marvel's God of Thunder. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 2, 2013
3.5/5 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " A confronting and at times deeply moving (if also sanctimonious) take on the US Civil Rights Movement." — Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " A remarkable and harrowing story about modern-day piracy and understated heroism on the high seas." — Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 27, 2013
4/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " A gritty and intensely unsettling story of child abduction and obsession. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 14, 2013
4.5/5 93% The Gatekeepers (2013) " A candid, revelatory and at times disturbing documentary that represents one of the 'must-sees' of 2013." — Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 4, 2013
2.5/5 27% Jobs (2013) " Jobs feels more like a movie about Apple than the man who founded it." — Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2.5/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " Ocean's Eleven for Gen-Y; it's a 'pop heist movie' that's more concerned with looking cool than being it." — Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 4, 2013
3/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " An interesting but underwhelming spin on the Wolverine character, where intimacy outshines action. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 28, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " There's one reason to see this movie, and it's name is Sandrissa McBullock." — Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 24, 2013
3.5/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " It's a giant Hollywood in-joke, but one that invites you to share in the laughter. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3.5/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " A massive-scale battle royale between robots and monsters that doesn't fail to entertain. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 14, 2013
2.5/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Too long, too weird and too darn tootin' unfunny. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 7, 2013
4/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) " A fascinating insight into Wikileaks and the two men behind the world's largest ever whistleblowing scandal." — Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/5 34% The Internship (2013) " It might be an ultra-conventional comedy, but at least it makes you laugh." — Concrete Playground
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2.5/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Baz Luhrmann's Gatsby is a tale of two halves: unremarkable in the first and unexpected in the second." — Concrete Playground
Posted May 27, 2013
3.5/5 54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) " A confronting and compelling look at post-9/11 racism in America." — Concrete Playground
Posted May 27, 2013
2/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " Better than the sequel but far short of the first, Part III is...an adequate finale. " — Concrete Playground
Posted May 23, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Massive in scale yet also capable of intimacy, JJ Abrams' latest movie is another blockbuster hit. " — Concrete Playground
Posted May 13, 2013
3.5/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " An ambitious and twisting crime drama about fathers, sons and responsibility. " — Concrete Playground
Posted May 8, 2013
2.5/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " What the studio's calling 'an action movie' - the Secret Service will call 'a comedy'." — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 21, 2013
3.5/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " Like a 'Best Of' album for sci-fi movies, Oblivion's gorgeous production value brings new life to old classics. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 14, 2013
2/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " Don't let Identity Thief steal two hours of your life. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " It's your classic tale of 'boy meets girl, boy tries not to eat girl'. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 7, 2013
2.5/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Between the magic beans or a ticket to this film... maybe take the beans. " — Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 27, 2013
2/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " Yippee-ki-NAY" — Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 18, 2013
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