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+ 90% 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+ 63% 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 82% 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 58% 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 7% 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 53% 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+ 14% 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 81% 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+ 26% 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 81% 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 52% 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 95% 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
D 19% Aloha (2015) "Where to begin with Aloha? Begin by not going to the movie. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 28, 2015
A 50% 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- 53% 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 97% 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+ 76% 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+ 84% 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+ 65% 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 86% 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+ 8% 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
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