Tom Long

Tom Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit News , Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Total Reviews:
2078
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 2078
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 98% 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- 54% 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- 89% 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+ 89% 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- 15% 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 91% 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 87% 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- 29% 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- 40% 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 93% 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- 32% 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- 86% 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- 56% The Best Offer (2014) " "The Best Offer" is at its best when it's decidedly weird." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 24, 2014
B 98% 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+ 55% 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 75% 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 (2013) " Delightfully entertaining, if slightly unnerving ..." — Detroit News
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B+ 93% 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+ 59% 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 94% 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 80% 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+ 92% 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- 53% 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 17% 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+ 84% 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 48% 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
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