Tom Grealis

Tom Grealis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Tom Grealis'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
33% The Butterfly Effect (2004) "If you want plot twists and mind-bending, just stick to 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Memento' " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted May 10, 2004
34% Wonderland (2003) "looks good, sounds great, and essentially it's just one long party until the debauchery inevitably comes to collect its tax " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted May 10, 2004
99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) "reminds audiences that simple techniques are sometimes the most effective means of telling a dramatic story " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted May 10, 2004
42% The Fighting Temptations (2003) "hopelessly sub-standard feel-good fare " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Dec 12, 2003
64% The Shape Of Things (2002) "should have been left on the stage. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Dec 2, 2003
65% My Life Without Me (2003) "a warm, melting analysis of life through the cold eye of death. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Dec 2, 2003
65% Bright Young Things (2003) "...a decent effort. But far too clinical and soulless to be a memorable one. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Oct 8, 2003
40% The Hard Word (2003) "You always get the feeling here that Roberts never actually knows where he's going with it. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Sep 16, 2003
88% Roger Dodger (2002) "Scott completely owns the film, and leaves you wondering why on earth we don't see an awful lot more of him. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Sep 16, 2003
53% Veronica Guerin (2003) "Well-made, superbly acted and, for the most part, tightly written and structured, this is a worthy legacy to a remarkable chapter in Irish life. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jul 25, 2003
62% The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002) "with material as rich as this, film fans will be forgiven for expecting more. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jun 21, 2003
0/5 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) "No matter what other aberration comes our way in 2003, there's no way it'll stink as much as 'Dumb and Dumberer'. You've been warned... " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jun 13, 2003
1/5 43% Anger Management (2003) "The amount of laughs [here] is about the same as the number of Oscars Nicholson has. Maybe one less. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jun 13, 2003
2/5 11% A Man Apart (2003) "...predictable and routine in the extreme. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Apr 4, 2003
4/5 87% Far From Heaven (2003) "Moore, who, with her striking eyes and smile, is the perfect physical reminder of the wholesome 1950s American housewife, should run Kidman close for the Oscar. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Mar 6, 2003
1/5 10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) "The most pathetic attempt at comedy in a long time. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
63% We Were Soldiers (2002) "Ultimately, it staggers out bloodied, partially bowed, but at least not totally beaten. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
No Score Yet Uneasy Riders (Nationale 7) "A refreshing, provocative and often hilarious tale of desire and reality, and the conundrum of how to satisfy the two. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
94% Sous le sable (Under the Sand) (2001) "A measured yet deeply enthralling character study of loss and loyalty. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 72% Training Day (2001) "While most critics have chosen to highlight Washington's performance as the standout, it would be unfair not to mention Ethan Hawke, who plays the rookie Hoyt with a perfect patina of guileless enthusiasm. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
1/5 41% The Scorpion King (2002) "How any studio head figured Mr Rock could carry a big-budget vehicle on his own is simply mind-boggling. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 78% The Pledge (2001) "Penn has moulded a patient but deeply unsettling character study, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001) "If genital mutilation, rape, incest and twisted acts of sexual gratification are your thing, then this is the film for you. Any takers? " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 11% The Musketeer (2001) "Errol Flynn can rest easy in his grave. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
56% The Mexican (2001) "The final concern for the audience is not how the film will end (you won't care), but when? " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 42% The Majestic (2001) "If this film were confectionery, it would rot every tooth in your head and leave you with a sickening stomach cramp. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
1/5 52% The Last Castle (2001) "After impressing with his debut, former film critic Lurie has destroyed all of his credibility in the space of two hours with this display of jaundiced jingoism. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 21% The Glass House (2001) "With debut director Sackheim struggling to infuse the pedestrian plot with any sense of vigour, 'The Glass House' is rendered less memorable with every passing minute. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
90% Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002) "Damn hard to see where this is going to get its audience. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 96% The Dish (2001) "A tender memoir of one of the few occasions when the world united in awe. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) "Atmospheric in detail, the film's visuals are its strongest point. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 82% The Deep End (2001) "Its overall attempts at re-igniting the unsettling ambience of old-fashioned film noir are let down by a potholed plot and poor characterisation. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 86% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001) "Veber has created a film which manages to be both humorous and thought-provoking. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 34% The Center of the World (2001) "Retains the dreaded essence of voyeurism dressed as art. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 80% The Business of Strangers (2001) "'The Business of Strangers' partners one of Hollywood's most under-rated older actresses with arguably one of its most over-rated younger ones. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 No Score Yet South West 9 (2001) "five uninteresting characters and one seriously flat ending " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
1/5 10% Slackers (2002) "You really have to wonder how on earth anyone, anywhere could have thought they'd make audiences guffaw with a script as utterly diabolical as this. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
25% Showtime (2002) "While it's completely pointless and silly, 'Showtime' does have one of the most vital ingredients for success - it entertains. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 51% Shallow Hal (2001) "There's just about enough charm and laughs here to keep Farrelly fans happy. Even the fat ones. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) "Frazzled and edgy, Smith invests Dawn with the required measure of world-weariness and, crucially, she never succumbs to the temptation to slide into flippant, mocking territory. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 52% Rock Star (2001) "Forget the storyline, just laugh (and cringe) at the period. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 49% Riding in Cars With Boys (2001) "should bring Barrymore at least the promise of more interesting scripts through the letterbox. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 22% Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001) "Childless couples everywhere should rejoice. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 58% Pandaemonium (2001) "It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 81% One Hour Photo (2002) "This is really all about Williams. Whatever he does next, 'One Hour Photo' will almost certainly go down as one of his finest hours. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 93% No Man's Land (2001) "An intelligent and expertly-judged microcosm of the inanity of war. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 71% Made (2001) "As with 'Swingers' before it, the sparkling chemistry between Favreau and Vaughn is undoubtedly the highlight of 'Made'. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 No Score Yet Love And Rage (1998) "A plodding narrative and anodyne script don't help, but the main problem seems to be in the characterisation of the most important character in the whole piece. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
5/5 79% Last Orders (2002) "'Last Orders' has class stamped all over it. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 41% K-PAX (2001) "Bridges completely steals the show from the more lauded Spacey, who's simply on autopilot throughout. " ‐ RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
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