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
B 50% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Nolte has three Oscar acting nominations to his credit, Redford has one; In A Walk in the Woods they show what true cinematic chemistry is all about without appearing to be acting at all. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Sep 2, 2015
A 97% The Look of Silence (2015) ""The Look of Silence" is so disturbing because so few people in it seem disturbed. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 28, 2015
A 83% Mistress America (2015) ""Mistress America" is comedy at its best - thoughtful and real while consistently riotous. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 28, 2015
A 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Powerful, exhausting, ecstatic, twisted and unerringly honest, "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" is a rare film indeed, a look at a young girl's messy coming of age told completely from the young girl's point of view. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 28, 2015
B 79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The slow burn approach actually works nicely, assuming you can calm your appetite for immediate destruction. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 21, 2015
C+ 7% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "As such films go, it's efficiently done juvenilia. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B 49% American Ultra (2015) "You never fully buy "American Ultra" - you're not supposed to - but it's a decent ride with some nice turns. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B 97% Being Evel (2015) ""Being Evel" treads a fine line, making it clear that its subject was a heroic symbol of his times and a clear sports innovator while also acknowledging - and there's no getting around this - that the guy was a huge jerk. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B- 93% The Hand That Feeds (2015) "A moving story about hope rising among the neglected and mistreated, about people banding together for a common good, and about the value of strength and perseverance. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B+ 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Did anyone win? Most say Vidal, since Buckley descended to physical threats. But really, has anyone won in any of this endless bickering? " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 14, 2015
B- 40% Irrational Man (2015) "At the age of 79, Woody Allen is still a formidable filmmaker ("Blue Jasmine" was just two years ago). But he is also, inevitably, Woody Allen. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 7, 2015
B 84% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "This is not an uplifting movie, and its progress can be grueling. But it has a lot to say about how we let roles define us, how fragile personalities are and how context shapes reality. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 7, 2015
C- 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "The film's dynamic is completely off, offering too much build and too little payoff. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 7, 2015
B+ 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Endlessly inventive and wildly funny, Shaun the Sheep Movie has the frenetic pacing of some silent comedy classic. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Aug 5, 2015
B+ 88% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "A fine blend of the universal - teen love, rebellion, tragedy - and riveting specificity, while also working as sharp social critique. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- 53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "True, "A LEGO Brickumentary" is a barely disguised hour-and-a-half commercial. But as hour-and-a-half commercials go, it's somewhat interesting. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 31, 2015
C+ 64% That Sugar Film (2015) "While "That Sugar Film" is filled with powerful and what should be downright alarming information, it also suffers from distracting bouts of cinematic candy coating. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ""Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" is industrial-strength, stunt-stuffed, thoroughly soulless, yet eminently watchable cinema. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B 90% Sunshine Superman (2015) "You may find "Sunshine Superman" exhilarating or you may find "Sunshine Superman" terrifying, but you almost surely will not find it boring. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 28, 2015
B 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Ruffalo is generally wonderful at finding the tone and mood of a character and holding to it; here he has to bounce about, but again he latches onto a consistent energy that makes Cameron a singular life force. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 28, 2015
B 60% Southpaw (2015) "It's Gyllenhaal -- physically ferocious yet tenderly forlorn -- who sells the movie, putting both the beast and the heartbeat within on full display. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 24, 2015
B+ 85% Trainwreck (2015) "The absolute best thing about this film, aside from Schumer's strong, smart voice, is the promise of more to come. This lady's just getting started. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B+ 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Delicate, warm and worried, "Felix and Meira" is a coming-of-age film about two grown people stunted by social circumstance. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 17, 2015
D 6% Safelight (2015) "Uneven would be a kind word for "Safelight." " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 17, 2015
74% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "They may not be running from zombies or flying through space, but the Masters and Johnsons have become one of the more interesting families on TV. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 14, 2015
B 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Somehow, Vikander sells it all, not with braying and big gestures, but with vulnerability, sincerity and the sort of ethereal realness that can't be quantified. More, please, more. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 54% Minions (2015) ""Minions" is every bit as cute as it's supposed to be, a happily empty-headed animated frolic that rarely pauses to take a breath. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2015
C+ 13% Aloft (2015) "Just when you're ready for "Aloft" to take wing, it ends. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2015
C 35% Strangerland (2015) "It certainly provides Kidman with some meaty, twisted material. But the film abandons the viewer in the end, leaving the audience as lost as those kids. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B+ 97% Amy (2015) "Plenty of folks praise Winehouse in "Amy." But no one was there to save her. Perhaps it wasn't possible. But perhaps it was. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 82% The Overnight (2015) "Brice goes a bit too broad at times, but he keeps things just funny and edgy and open enough for "The Overnight" to work. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 3, 2015
B+ 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) ""Terminator Genisys" is the first fully worthy successor to Cameron's original films and it shows Arnold may be old, but he's not obsolete. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B- 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) ""Fresh Dressed" shines a light on the hip-hop fashion phenomenon, but it's not just about hip hop; it's about ambition and absorption and our need - black, white, brown, whatever - for authenticity. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 26, 2015
B 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "There are many reasons to fault "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," but it's sweet enough, and smart enough, to overcome every one of those reasons. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 26, 2015
A 97% About Elly (2015) "By the time the mystery is solved, it hardly seems to matter. What matters is the casual lack of honesty that almost everyone seems to depend on. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 26, 2015
C- 19% 7 Minutes (2015) "It's pretty hard to get worked up about three thieves this dumb and this bland. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 26, 2015
B+ 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "It all adds up to a story of the human spirit's ability to survive and even thrive despite twisted circumstance. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 26, 2015
B- 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It could devolve into a parade of false moves, no question. And making it through the first episode without laughing is a bit tough. But darned if the mystery that eventually unveils itself isn't intriguing. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
D+ 8% Phantom Halo (2015) "None of it is convincing in the least, although the actors do as much as they can. "Phantom Halo" ends up feeling like a mash-up of two many other mediocre films. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A+ 98% Inside Out (2015) "It's hard to believe that anyone will make a film more ambitious and more fully realized this year than "Inside Out." Let the talk of a best picture Oscar win begin now. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B+ 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) ""The 100-Year-Old-Man" is wonderfully inventive, silly fun. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B+ 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "After more than a century and a half, Emma Bovary is a classic ball of decidedly human confusion that just keeps on giving. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B 93% The Farewell Party (2015) "It's taking a strong stand on the morality of mercy killing, no doubt, but it also acknowledges the precious glory of life. It's a rare film that can smile while studying suffering. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 12, 2015
C 71% Jurassic World (2015) ""Jurrassic World" still delivers big, dumb cheap summer thrills. But extinction may be the kindest thing that can happen to this franchise. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 11, 2015
D 51% Saint Laurent (2015) "Repetitive, repulsive, empty while stuffed with cheap ennui and wholly lacking in either insight or inspiration, "Saint Laurent" is absolutely everything you don't want to see in a biographical film. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 11, 2015
A- 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Innovation, precision, a complete switch in focus, daring ... these are not things you expect from a Hollywood film biography. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 4, 2015
C- 0% Freedom (2015) "The preaching is earnest and the intentions are good, but the corn is high and the presentation is amateurish. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B- 33% Hunting Elephants (2015) ""Hunting Elephants" will not go down in the annals of comedy history, but at the least it will probably be the best screwball comedy heist movie mostly spoken in Hebrew in theaters this year. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 93% Spy (2015) "McCarthy is not a one-size-fits-all talent; she needs the right vehicle. Here, Feig has given her precisely the right vehicle, and she shines. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 4, 2015
C- 74% The Connection (2015) "Gangster movies should not be mildly interesting. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 29, 2015
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