Tom Long

Tom Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit News , Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Total Reviews:
2005
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 2005
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " It leaves you wondering about how many artists are working on such wild dreams these days, and hoping it's more than you think." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 17, 2014
A- 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " It's very weird, given, but it's also effective." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B 71% Oculus (2014) " "Oculus" is haunting because it messes with your head. That's where the ghosts are." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 11, 2014
C 63% Draft Day (2014) " When you don't just have commercials before the movies, but the movies themselves have become commercials, something has gone wrong." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B- 44% The Face of Love (2014) " Old age, romance, grief, delusion and desperation all intersect in "The Face of Love," a far-fetched tale that nevertheless manages to be affecting." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 10, 2014
B+ 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " "Elaine Stritch" is filled with bluster and memories, blunt outbursts and funny moments. But more importantly, it is filled with honesty." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B+ 77% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " "Nymphomaniac: Vol I" is crazy. It's funny, it's lewd, it's disturbing, it's odd, it's extremely graphic, it's brutal. And if you can handle all that, it's pretty good." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 4, 2014
C- 25% Goodbye World (2014) " Obviously, the potential for shifting tones here is great; unfortunately, those tones shift rather erratically." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 4, 2014
C- 45% In the Blood (2014) " Carano is an impressive woman, but she's no Meryl Streep; and even Streep couldn't make a movie this by-the-numbers look like anything more than it is: violence with interruptions." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " In "Winter Soldier," amidst the chaos, our hero learns to be wary of the modern world. Welcome to the 21st century, Cap." — Detroit News
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B+ 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " "The Lunchbox" doesn't offer easy solutions, but it is filled with keen observations. All meals should be this satisfying." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B+ 77% Noah (2014) " For the most part, it works." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B- 55% Breathe In (2014) " Felicity Jones, who is actually 30, makes Sophie both irresistible and real, a somewhat open book of wonder and innate wisdom." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B 92% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " The world painted by directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon GroB is almost relentlessly grim, and even the giggles of two schoolgirls get drowned." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 27, 2014
B- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " "Budapest" is pretty much an old-fashioned screwball comedy garishly dressed. It's goofy, eccentric and often downright silly. There are many scenes that would have worked in a "Three Stooges" movie." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B- 79% On My Way (2014) " Writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot certainly hits a lot of notes along the way, playing neither dark nor light in full, traipsing through family dysfunction and betrayed love with both mortality and a smile ever overhead." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 21, 2014
C- 47% Blood Ties (2014) " The performers carry on - Owen is particularly good - but this bird doesn't fly." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B+ 63% Bad Words (2014) " This is twisted, funny stuff." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B 40% Divergent (2014) " Fans of the book will likely be pleased. More importantly, people who don't know a thing about the books may get swept up, as well." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 21, 2014
C- 73% Enemy (2014) " "Enemy" is quietly and effectively eerie except when it's idiotic. Oh, well." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 18, 2014
B+ 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " In the center, of course, is Bell, still right on target with the wisecracks and attitude that made "Mars" work." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 14, 2014
D 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Honestly, Aaron Paul, what were you thinking?" — Detroit News
Posted Mar 14, 2014
C- 21% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " By the time the film gets to its ridiculous stretch of an ending, we've all seen the great fun to be had with drugs while also learning of their danger. How convenient. How empty." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 14, 2014
D+ 53% Jimmy P. (2014) " Honestly, it's hard to see why "Jimmy P." was ever made." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 7, 2014
D 10% The Bag Man (2014) " A noirish kill fest stocked with offbeat characters, lots of gunplay, unlikely plot turns and a lavishly coiffed Robert De Niro." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 7, 2014
D 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " "300: Rise of an Empire" is a bloodbath and not much else." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 7, 2014
B+ 100% The Rocket (2014) " It follows a search for personal salvation while painting a portrait of Laotian life that's both revealing and relatable." — Detroit News
Posted Mar 4, 2014
C- 52% Adult World (2014) " "Adult World" is a coming-of-age story in which the starting age seems to be approximately 9. As a result, it just doesn't work." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B- 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " When Jiro dreams, "Wind" soars; when he comes down to earth, the film can feel a bit stiff and murky. But then, that may be the point." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B+ 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Unexpectedly dazzling." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 28, 2014
C 60% Non-Stop (2014) " "Non-Stop" spends so much time trying to outwit the audience it ends up outwitting itself." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B- 11% Barefoot (2014) " It's all thoroughly, intentionally lightweight, and the film's final 10 minutes is a rush of highly unlikely smiley face resolutions. Still, Wood somehow makes it work as well as it can." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B 89% Omar (2014) " A story of love and betrayal set against political tumult and violence in Palestine, "Omar" is both classic and painfully present in its concerns." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B 53% Easy Money: Hard to Kill (2014) " Thin, intense and yet somehow cool, Kinnaman is on his way to stardom, and it's easy to see how these movies gave him lift off. This is a tough, crackling crime story, well-executed and tense throughout." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B 86% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Koreeda's film never feels gimmicky; he uses the situation to examine both nature and nurture while dealing with ties that simply can't be broken. "Like Father, Like Son" ponders the meaning of family." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B- 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Just sit back and enjoy. "3 Days to Kill" is big dumb fun anchored by a good actor's refusal to take himself too seriously." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B- 45% In Secret (2014) " For those who want sweeping, "In Secret" offers all the essentials - unbridled passion, deceit, fate so unkind, a classically creepy mother and grand tragedy." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " "The Selfish Giant" is a story of dependence, damage and desperation, told with grit and grimy frankness. It's also a portrait of friendship born of need and emptiness, on the road to nowhere." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 19, 2014
C 8% Girl On A Bicycle (2014) " Stupidity is an international condition. How reassuring." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 14, 2014
C 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " You have to stretch your imagination just a teensy bit - OK, a whale of a lot - to buy into it." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 14, 2014
A 94% The Past (2013) " Farhadi has pulled off the dysfunctional family mystery trick twice now, brilliantly, and perhaps three times in a row would be too much. But it's doubtful he will leave behind the fertile ground of family ties and modern messiness. He sees so much there." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 13, 2014
B 48% RoboCop (2014) " Most people will go see this film for the extensive gun play and the body count, which of course make for swell entertainment. But you don't have to pull back the curtain very far here to see the drone that will soon hover over your neighborhood." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 12, 2014
C- 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney's obviously going for old-school charm and camaraderie here, but the first half of the film is so scattered, and the characters are so lacking in specifics, that a sense of group bravado never feels earned." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 7, 2014
A 99% Gloria (2014) " "Gloria" is that rare work, a truly adult film. By its end, you want to cheer the simple act of living." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 7, 2014
B- —— Mariage √† Mendoza " Understand, the production values here are hardly slick. But this is director and co-writer Edouard Deluc's first feature and its ping-pong nature is somewhat charming." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 7, 2014
B- 84% Run & Jump (2014) " "Run & Jump" pretty much paints itself into a corner, but it has a nice time getting there." — Detroit News
Posted Feb 7, 2014
D —— Pauline d√©tective " After dragging a half hour sitcom's story out to 100 minutes, Fitoussi hurriedly and clumsily resolves things (sort of) at the film's end." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 31, 2014
B+ 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Fiennes and screenwriter Abi Morgan adapt Claire Tomalin's book with delicate grace, presenting love as blessing, curse and, perhaps, inevitable force." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 24, 2014
B- 55% The Best Offer (2014) " "The Best Offer" is at its best when it's decidedly weird." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 24, 2014
B 97% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " "Let the Fire Burn" offers a searing picture of how dumb and dangerous humans can be." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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