Tom Long

Tom Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit News , Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Total Reviews:
2072
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 91% Frank (2014) " There's a perseverance to "Frank" that's also uplifting, a true spirit of unity among the damaged." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 29, 2014
B+ 63% May In The Summer (2014) " You believe in these people, you care about them and their struggles. And in the end, you wish them all the best." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 29, 2014
C 64% Life Of Crime (2014) " There's a lot of talent up on screen put to no grand use." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 29, 2014
B- 37% The November Man (2014) " "The November Man" is a sturdy-enough addition to the action spy (as opposed to the thoughtful spy) canon. It shoots straight, runs fast and is thoroughly, almost convincingly, paranoid." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 27, 2014
C+ 94% CODE BLACK (2014) " It sticks halos (probably well-deserved) atop the heads of its doctors, it goes for poignant moments without being all that poignant and ends up bemoaning without seriously suggesting any concrete paths to improvement." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 22, 2014
C+ 8% Are You Here (2014) " "Are You Here" doesn't feel all there." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 22, 2014
B- 78% Land Ho! (2014) " "Land Ho!" is an indie oddball of a movie that wanders about with two seniors looking to squeeze a bit more out of life. The squeezing is gentle but affirming, just like the film." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 21, 2014
B 69% What If (2014) " "What If" flies by on the instant and lasting chemistry between leads Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 15, 2014
C 89% Calvary (2014) " Brendan Gleeson delivers a typically towering yet warm performance in "Calvary." Too bad the movie's something of a mess." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B 32% The Giver (2014) " "The Giver" offers more than just the standard clamorous post-apocalyptic claptrap that fuels far too many films these days." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 15, 2014
C+ 64% A Five Star Life (2014) " One of those rambling European films with little plot but lots of atmosphere ..." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B+ 49% I Origins (2014) " Cahill spends the entire film bringing a sense of wonder to the desperately rational Ian, and if the film takes on a glow toward the end, that glow feels well-earned." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 8, 2014
D+ 21% Into The Storm (2014) " As disaster movies go, "Into the Storm" is fairly disastrous itself." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C- 48% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " There are virtually no laughs to be had in this movie, though it's dressed up as a romantic comedy. It mostly resembles an overlong lecture on the power of reason and man's need for escape." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 1, 2014
B+ 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " "Guardians of the Galaxy" has wit, energy and zaniness to spare. It will pop your corn and leave you hungry for more." — Detroit News
Posted Aug 1, 2014
A+ 99% Boyhood (2014) " Linklater has crafted what may be the most ingenious film of the century here and given it a tone like no other ..." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 30, 2014
B 65% Lucy (2014) " "Lucy" may be scientific hogwash, but it does raise all sorts of questions you rarely find in a shoot-out flick." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 25, 2014
B+ 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Hoffman brings a balance of fierce obsession and weary resignation to the role, and ends on a howling note that's so deeply human it brings shivers." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 25, 2014
C+ 44% Aftermath (2014) " This is the story, understand, of a group of people taking shelter in a basement following a nuclear holocaust. It's pretty clear right from the start that all or most of them will die. Good times." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 18, 2014
C 18% Sex Tape (2014) " Sex is treated first as brainless imperative, then as acrobatic duty, then as desperate consequence - it's never sexy in any way." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 18, 2014
B 24% Third Person (2014) " Even if the story begins to melt into itself, at the end it's still fascinating to watch Haggis move his players." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2014
B+ 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " The visual look of the apes themselves is what brings it all home. Seeing is believing, and the magic of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is that it is so easy to believe." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2014
B+ 59% Hellion (2014) " The acting overall is strong, but Paul, still testing the waters after "Breaking Bad," is extraordinarily controlled." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2014
D 14% Rage (2014) " It's hard to say this is the worst film Nicolas Cage has ever made - there are just too many contenders to choose from. But it's near the bottom." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2014
C- 24% Tammy (2014) " [McCarthy] has the potential to be so much more. She can't be a whole lot less than she is in "Tammy."" — Detroit News
Posted Jul 2, 2014
B+ 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " This is brilliant, bizarre, fearless filmmaking." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 2, 2014
B 83% Begin Again (2014) " "Begin Again" sets out to be a feel-good movie and, despite such obvious intentions, it thoroughly succeeds." — Detroit News
Posted Jul 2, 2014
B 89% Obvious Child (2014) " Slate is adept with biting remarks and self-deprecation, and she balances Donna somewhere between flightiness and innocence." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 27, 2014
D 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Seriously, the next movie should just be called "Transformers: Hammer to the Skull."" — Detroit News
Posted Jun 26, 2014
B 95% Ida (2014) " In the end, Ida has to confront where she's come from, decide who she is and who she wants to be. Then again, don't we all?" — Detroit News
Posted Jun 20, 2014
C 76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?" — Detroit News
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " "Jersey Boys" hits the high notes with ease, and offers the low ones for contemplation." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B 66% The Rover (2014) " Writer-director David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") likes his violence, but what he's really offering here is an odd bond between two severely damaged men who have little in common beyond the damage." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B- 64% The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The Last Ship sets sail on a strong premise. The question is whether it will be able to stay on course. " — Detroit News
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B 85% Night Moves (2014) " "Night Moves" is a study of murky actions, fuzzy ideals and wrong moves for righteous reasons." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 13, 2014
D 53% Citizen Koch (2014) " The sad thing is, there are so many unexplored areas here that do deserve films, including a serious investigation of the Kochs." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 13, 2014
C+ 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " It's all very sweet. And a big stretch." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B- 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " There's no real reason "22 Jump Street" should work. Yet it does." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 13, 2014
C 76% Lucky Them (2014) " Collette, as amazing as she can be when given something to work with, can't lift this limp story through sheer will." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 12, 2014
C- 45% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " Essentially the very thing it wants to make fun of." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The honest, human performances from stars Ansel Elgort and especially Shailene Woodley keep it grounded, even when things start to wander or threaten to get too precious." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B- 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " An amiably daffy look at perpetual adolescence, French-style." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 6, 2014
C 86% Cold in July (2014) " Hall does his best to make sense of Dane, but the plot turns simply don't add up. Good work in a not-so-good movie." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Is this great art? Of course not. But it's a kick." — Detroit News
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C- 52% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " "Half of a Yellow Sun" deals with human tragedy, but it never really makes a human connection." — Detroit News
Posted May 30, 2014
B+ 48% Maleficent (2014) " Children of all ages should be dazzled." — Detroit News
Posted May 30, 2014
B- 64% For No Good Reason (2014) " As wonderful as it is to watch the man work, and to review many of the startling images he created over the years, the film has its dead spots." — Detroit News
Posted May 29, 2014
A- 86% The Immigrant (2014) " It's the stuff of melodrama, elevated by Gray's sure hand and made more by Phoenix and Cotillard, lovers and haters and something beyond." — Detroit News
Posted May 23, 2014
B- 72% Palo Alto (2014) " That Coppola finds occasional grace and spirit here shows understanding and compassion. Her next assignment? Make a movie that's not about the troubles of the privileged and bored." — Detroit News
Posted May 23, 2014
B 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The fireworks, the super-power circus, lots of surprise cameos and Big Moments - "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has them all. Logic? Who cares?" — Detroit News
Posted May 23, 2014
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