Tom Long

Tom Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Tom Long's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Detroit News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 70% The Connection (2015) "Gangster movies should not be mildly interesting. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 29, 2015
D 14% Aloha (2015) "Where to begin with Aloha? Begin by not going to the movie. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 28, 2015
A 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Come for the humor and thrills and visual delights - there are many. Leave with the thought in your head: We can, we need to, do better. This is summer moviemaking at its best. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 22, 2015
C- 56% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "'In the Name of My Daughter" is one of those French films that leave you going "huh?" " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 22, 2015
B 98% Iris (2015) "'Iris" is a joyful look at an aging eccentric and an examination of the playful nature of design and fashion; it likely won't change your life, but will bring a smile to your face. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 22, 2015
C+ 75% Good Kill (2015) ""Good Kill" is darkly enlightening, but it's not really all that good. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 22, 2015
B+ 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "There's no great meaning here - it's a basic story of rebellion and redemption. But there's such energy and visual invention in a world so fully realized and dazzling that the roller coaster ride is more than enough on its own. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 15, 2015
B+ 86% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "There's no ducking the frank admiration and love on display in "I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story." Then again, there's a lot to love and admire here. It's freaking Big Bird. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 15, 2015
B 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "The film has enough twists and dark reveals to grab the viewer. But it's Macdonald's sad turn as Alice that eats away at your soul. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 15, 2015
C+ 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "A movie with attitude and energy that's not as aca-amazing as the original, but still makes for semi-shiny summertime fun. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 15, 2015
C 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "Lambert and Stamp are at least a bit fascinating, or at least somewhat interesting. But this film runs nearly two hours. They are at best an hour-and-a-half's worth of interesting. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 15, 2015
B 85% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's not going anywhere you'd likely suspect, and the big reveal episodes have a lot of explaining to do, but this hyper-paranoid, time-twisting and addictive show is actually laying a foundation for something. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 14, 2015
B- 43% The D Train (2015) "A cringe-filled comic rumination on the cost of being cool, "The D Train" starts out as straight silliness and then turns to more aching matters. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 8, 2015
B- 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Mulligan is fetching and sure, as always, but the smoldering Schoenaerts is outright magnetic while consistently low key. Take note, Hollywood. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 8, 2015
D+ 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "The only thing hot about "Hot Pursuit" is its scant 87-minute running time. And it still feels like four hours. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 8, 2015
C 53% Maggie (2015) "The problem, aside from not much going on, is that Schwarzenegger remains a severely limited actor, so there's not that much character to study. Potentially interesting concept; wrong star. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 8, 2015
B+ 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "For the most part, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is the hard-charging, mind-boggling spectacle fans are looking for. Smash indeed. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 1, 2015
C 80% Dior and I (2015) "If only "Dior and I" told us why we should care. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 1, 2015
B 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "It meditates long and hard on questions of age, sincerity, celebrity and love, piling irony on irony. And it features a remarkably natural performance by Kristen Stewart that's so unastounding it's astounding. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 1, 2015
A- 92% Ex Machina (2015) ""Ex Machina" takes its time, wrestling with questions of responsibility, morality and compassion while getting ever weirder. At its heart is Ava, played with a fine blend of innocence and quiet panic by Vikander. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B+ 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "The film feels purposeful and true. Good job, mate. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B 91% Manos Sucias "A tough little movie set in the waters and coastal jungles of Colombia, "Manos Sucias" dashes naive hope with cold, brutal reality. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 24, 2015
C 50% The Messengers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The CW has given birth to good series late in the year before, but The Messengers seems far-fetched, even by its standards. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 17, 2015
C 49% True Story (2015) "Jones delivers her moral righteousness with a passion the rest of the film lacks. Otherwise, this is just the story of an awful human and the dupe who loved him. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "The great joy of the film, whether you know piano or not, is watching Bernstein teach. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 10, 2015
B No Score Yet Burroughs "There is probably a better, more complete film to be made about Burroughs someday, but it will likely contain parts of this film that are irreplaceable. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 10, 2015
B 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Danny Collins is the cinematic equivalent of a well-sung easy rock tune, enjoyably light and bouncy, with some darker notes hidden within the chords. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 9, 2015
A 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "The butchery, perversions, sudden pivots and unexpected deaths that jolt the many stories running side by side are all back. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B- 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Aside from an eye-opening investigation of useless and harmful flame repellents pumped into furniture, it sticks to climate change without broadening its scope to other examples of corporate spinning, which must be plentiful. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "File this one under "odd and interesting but ... " " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C+ 51% Woman in Gold (2015) ""Woman in Gold" may be a bit obvious, but it's still a story worth telling. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 3, 2015
B- 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "Ultimately the movie is wearying, but then it's likely supposed to be. If Viviane's going through the wringer, you're going through the wringer too. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 3, 2015
B+ 96% It Follows (2015) ""It Follows" is the creepiest movie in years. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 27, 2015
B- 29% Get Hard (2015) "Will you laugh? Absolutely. Could this have been a better film? Definitely. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 27, 2015
B 77% Deli Man (2015) ""Deli Man" is a delicious little concoction, a consideration of the history of the Jewish delicatessen and how it reflects Jewish culture in America. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 20, 2015
B- 31% Insurgent (2015) "The action sequences are well done, some of the visuals are spectacular, and at it's heart Insurgent is wrestling with some very basic questions about ambition and human interaction. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B 91% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Occasionally gory and suffused with black humor, there's still a sunny sincerity to the show. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 13, 2015
B 76% Beloved Sisters (2015) "It's epic stuff, and at 170 minutes it's a commitment. Schiller seems to be blazing a trail for German ├╝ber-confidence, seeing his modern man as the grand product of all that's been right with history. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 13, 2015
B+ 84% Cinderella (2015) ""Cinderella" feels real enough to be sincerely touching at the same time it's visually inventive enough to be magical. We've all seen this story, true; but we haven't seen it told this effectively. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 13, 2015
66% The Returned (US): Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The American version of The Returned is well on its way to being every bit as good as the French original. It may even improve on certain aspects of the show, we'll have to wait and see. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 9, 2015
B+ 77% Stop The Pounding Heart (2014) "Authenticity is the warm blood that pumps through "Stop the Pounding Heart," a low key but mesmerizing look at adolescent awakening in a fundamentalist family. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 6, 2015
C- 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "There's a stretched and buffoonish quality to the aptly named "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" that detracts from any sincere sentiment or wisdom the film hopes to impart. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 6, 2015
B+ 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "Maybe it's something in the water Down Under, but these fellows have managed to concoct a whole new perspective on fangsters. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 6, 2015
A- 96% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "It's a bubbling cauldron of newfound freedom and energy coming to life, an inspiring reminder of what people of a like mind and heart can accomplish. "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" is a thing of beauty indeed. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 6, 2015
B- 95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This show fits perfectly into the network's mystery/cop-heavy schedule and audiences should be able to blur right through it comfortably. As comfortable blurs go, Battle Creek is indeed a success. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 2, 2015
C- 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "Heineken may be weighed down by the predictable reality of actual events. Or it just may be lacking in electricity and depth. Either way, it's lacking. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 27, 2015
B+ 94% Bad Hair (2014) "There's a sense of being trapped that permeates "Bad Hair" - trapped in your own flesh, trapped in circumstances, trapped in the family you're born into. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 27, 2015
B 96% Red Army (2015) "On the surface it's the story of one particular hockey player, but it reflects so much more. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 27, 2015
100% The Good Wife: Season 6 (TV, 2014-2015) "It's just the most solid piece of work on broadcast TV. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 23, 2015
A+ 96% Olive Kitteridge: Season One (TV, 2014) "Near flawless in execution while filled with rarely seen intelligence and complexity. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 23, 2015
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