Tom Long

Tom Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit News , Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Total Reviews:
2009
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 2009
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 détective " 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
C+ 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Branagh runs through all of this efficiently enough, but it feels awfully familiar." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 17, 2014
A 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Throughout the film, Sorrentino delivers gorgeous images, crazy images, startling and sexy and serene images; it's a visual bath of sorts - the great beauty is everywhere, Jep (and we) just have to be open to it." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 16, 2014
B —— Vino Veritas (2014) " It's highly entertaining if occasionally (and appropriately) cringe-inducing and offers some fine actors the opportunity to strut their stuff. And that's the truth, sans vino." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 14, 2014
D 0% Chander Pahar (2014) " The many misspellings in the film's subtitles do liven things up, even if the film's patchwork use of Bengali, Swahili, Portuguese and English make them somewhat inevitable." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 10, 2014
D+ 14% Dumbbells (2014) " Chances are you don't ever want to see this movie." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " It's hard to be all that you can be when you're a corpse. In essence, the film admires the team but exposes the game. And the game is ugly indeed." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B+ 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Letts loves manic people, twisted situations and barbed lines that cut with glee and he's disturbingly good at delivering all three." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 10, 2014
A 94% Her (2014) " Delightfully entertaining, if slightly unnerving ..." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B+ 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " The AIDS epidemic was not a happy-ending story. But it was certainly a test of the human spirit. Ron Woodroof passed that test." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 31, 2013
C+ 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " At the highest level, it really is about getting your own, forget those down below. If so, that could have easily come across in two hours, it didn't need three." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 26, 2013
C+ 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " The life of Nelson Mandela is simply too big, too complex and too important to be contained in one movie." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " This is a notably more upbeat attitude than the original short story had and Stiller sells it well." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 26, 2013
A 93% American Hustle (2013) " Ambitious even as it studies, exploits and explodes ambition, "American Hustle" is as good as any American film this year. It's also a lot of fun. Don't miss it." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 20, 2013
B 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " In the end you feel Llewyn's pain even as you realize he is a pain. Llewyn Davis is nobody you'd want to be inside." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 20, 2013
B 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The sap doesn't run too thick, although it does run, and the movie certainly has a patented Disney upbeat feel much of the time. It's more a spoonful of sugar than medicine for aging baby boomer's souls." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 20, 2013
B+ 91% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) " As with the best stories, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" puts one man's story within a greater context. This is Ali's story, but it's America's story, too. Here, it's well told." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 19, 2013
D+ 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " This film could lose an hour and be much better for the cutting. But then again, it never really needed to be made in the first place." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 12, 2013
C- 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Yes it has a fine cast, and all do good work. But this overly obvious film about the downward spiral lives of lower-class brothers barely scraping by in life goes through mostly expected motions." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 6, 2013
C 18% Twice Born (2013) " One odd movie, from the casting of its leads to its backdrop to its final twist." — Detroit News
Posted Dec 6, 2013
D+ 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " "The Armstrong Lie" simply offers up the Armstrong lie. Sorry, but we've all already heard that one." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 29, 2013
B 92% Nebraska (2013) " "Nebraska," it turns out, isn't as bleak as it first looks." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 27, 2013
B 92% Philomena (2013) " Dench is a delight, playing dowdy instead of her standard regal, and Coogan is appropriately droll and disillusioned. Together they manage to make a sad story feel somehow bright." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 27, 2013
B 49% Black Nativity (2013) " Hudson soars (duh) on the vocal numbers, and Whitaker (double duh) is a tower of integrity and crushingly human. But "Black Nativity" isn't about stars, it's about unity, faith and family. As such it shines." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 27, 2013
A- 89% Frozen (2013) " "Frozen" is a winter wonder of a family film, the sort of movie you hope for during the holiday season. Well, it's here, go see it." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 27, 2013
B- 46% The Book Thief (2013) " "The Book Thief" may not be perfect, but it may steal your heart." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 22, 2013
B 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " You don't need to know the Beats to understand "Kill Your Darlings," you just need to know the twinkling promise, and dark turns, of life." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 22, 2013
B- 38% Delivery Man (2013) " It's all far-fetched, silly and light. But then it's supposed to be." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 22, 2013
B+ 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " An improvement in almost every way from its pretty decent predecessor." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 21, 2013
C- 27% Charlie Countryman (2013) " Even though you learn that Charlie is absolute aces at running from bad guys, the character pretty much remains a confusing, empty vessel. As does the movie." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 15, 2013
D 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " "The Best Man Holiday" gives holidays a bad name." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 15, 2013
B 67% How I Live Now (2013) " "How I Live Now" is uncomfortably easy to believe." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 8, 2013
A+ 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " An astounding, complex film about the ecstasy, the danger and the beauty of love." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 8, 2013
C- 8% Diana (2013) " The film can't find the woman beneath the façade, despite Watts' best efforts. Maybe she didn't exist. Or maybe there's a better movie to be made." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 8, 2013
B- 94% I Am Divine (2013) " Filled with heady outrageousness at the same time it continuously skirts the apparent emptiness in the man wearing those crazy wigs." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 8, 2013
D+ 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Can we please cease and desist with movies where not just the fate of a person, or a family, or a city, or even a world but where THE FATE OF ALL EXISTENCE is at stake? Wouldn't it be nice to see a superhero simply rescue a puppy sometime?" — Detroit News
Posted Nov 8, 2013
B 67% Detroit Unleaded (2013) " The way filmmaker Nashef captures the specifics of Detroit life and opens them up to wider understanding is both fun and enlightening." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 7, 2013
B- 60% Ender's Game (2013) " More considered than your standard lunk-headed blockbuster and certainly visually engrossing, this game is played well." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
C 69% About Time (2013) " The script is so willy-nilly about the complexities of the issues it introduces that it winds up collapsing." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
C+ 36% Last Love (2013) " "Last Love" starts out promising enough, but alas, it doesn't last." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
B- 94% After Tiller (2013) " You may or may not be convinced, but you will be affected." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
C 57% Capital (2013) " In the end, "Capital" is just a dark comic sketch of bald-faced greed, with little nuance or real feeling." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
B 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " The fights are spectacular - Tiger Chen doesn't need wires - the camera work is cool, the music sizzling." — Detroit News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
B 88% The Silence (2013) " Twisted, sad and undeniably disturbing, "The Silence" is a study in the sick ways of men." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 31, 2013
D 34% The Counselor (2013) " "The Counselor" is guilty on all counts." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
B+ 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Eventually, even the effort to survive becomes questionable. We are all isolated, we all succumb at some point. "All Is Lost" studies that point." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
A 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " "12 Years a Slave" lays out an institution so twisted and wrong that its honest portrayal has been avoided for centuries. Yes, it's dark and brutal. It needs to be." — Detroit News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
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