Tony Medley

Tony Medley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Tony Medley's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 9% Taken 3 (2015) "...formulaic, often preposterous...Director Luc Besson has clearly lost his way in this film. Oh, well, all good things must come to an end, and that's what's happened to this franchise. Too bad. With new blood it could continue for a long time. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
9/10 72% Big Eyes (2014) "...a true story very well done by Tim Burton...Adams is as good here as she's ever been. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
8/10 71% Into the Woods (2014) "The music left this non-Sondheim fan cold, but the film does not have to rely on the music. I normally don't like fantasy, but I liked this, despite a 180 degree turn from light to dark in the third act. That said, this is a movie that begs for 3D. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
10/10 73% American Sniper (2015) "Eastwood produces stunningly realistic battle scenes and gets terrific performances from Cooper and Miller. Dealing with actual war and its effect on a family, in a less political Hollywood, this would sweep the Oscars (R). " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 24, 2014
6/10 51% Unbroken (2014) "How could anybody make a film of Louie's story and omit his Billy Graham-inspired renaissance? Without this, Louie's story is just the story of every POW brutalized by the Japanese. What makes Louie's story unique is that he forgave. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 24, 2014
8/10 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "I can't remember when a movie has surprised me as much as this one. I was so much not a fan of the first two but with new writers and a sparkling performance by Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot it has lots of laugh out loud lines. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 19, 2014
4/10 27% Annie (2014) "Why would a mediocre musical like Annie get another shot?...lackluster...until (it) closes with a smashing reprise of "Tomorrow" by the full cast under the closing credits, which is too little too late. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/10 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Despite the best 3D I've seen, this is one of the silliest movies of all time. Forget history, it's not even faithful to The Bible. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 12, 2014
10/10 73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "...an absorbing, riveting look at a complex man who has become a Hollywood legend. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 10, 2014
2/10 48% Miss Julie (2014) "...long, actionless, and slow...annoying and inscrutable...There were a couple of things good about it, however. Samantha Morton gives a fine performance...and the cinematography of late 19th Century Ireland is rewarding. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
7/10 54% Pioneer (2014) "Director Erik Skjolbjærg knows how to create a claustrophobic setting and he gets first class performances from his cast. The physical discomfort shown by the crew is palpable. Despite some plotholes it holds interest until just before the ending. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
9/10 90% Wild (2014) "Witherspoon and Vallée capture Strayed's flawed life truthfully and without equivocation...the Pacific Crest Trail is as much a character as Cheryl...fine handheld cinematography provides spectacular scenery and realistic shots of Cheryl as she's walking. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
7/10 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "Beatifully capturing the era, the acting by Cumberbatch and Knightley is very good, but the well-directed story doesn't need the couple of trite plot devices that diminish the end product. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 26, 2014
9/10 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "...a film with more laughs than any I've seen in a long time. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3/10 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "This is your quintessential Hollywood long, boring movie...without an iota of pace...with the further detraction that it doesn't explain a thing about Olympic wrestling, a sport with arcane rules that could use some explaining. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
7/10 82% The Homesman (2014) "It was a stark life in the plains, and director/star Jones, Swank, and the rest of the cast, along with cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, have done an admirable job of making a Western as realistic as any you will ever see. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
10/10 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Fine performances by Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne highlight this whitewashed account of Stephen Hawking's marriage to Jane Hawking, based on her second book. A film on her first book, which told the real story, would have been far more interesting. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
5/10 71% Interstellar (2014) "...way too long...The first two hours are tolerable, but the ending requires an advanced degree in theoretical physics to understand, and even then I would think it would be ludicrous. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 5, 2014
5/10 92% Force Majeure (2014) "...interesting but too long...cut 30 minutes and this is a winner. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Nov 2, 2014
9/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "...tightly written and directed by Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal gives a tour de force...buttressed by atmospheric cinematography and tension-enhancing music. It is also an homage to Los Angeles with 75 different locations. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
9/10 69% Laggies (2014) "Extremely well directed by Lynn Shelton with Andrea Seigel's poignant, intuitive, and funny script. Keira Knightley is an amazing actress. She does things with her eyes that provide mirrors to the soul of her characters. This is a winner. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/10 23% Dracula Untold (2014) "There was a good reason why this story of Dracula was untold. It should have remained that way. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
8/10 77% Fury (2014) "It's hard to comprehend how a movie could have been so well made with so many realistic scenes of the brutality and hopelessness of war, and then throw in an ending that is almost straight out of the Hollywood playbook. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
9/10 63% Rudderless (2014) "William H. Macy's directorial debut is a smash!...interesting story, good music (performed by Billy Crudup and Anton Yelchin themselves), challenging and touching... " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
5/10 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "If you aren't concerned about whether or not what you are watching actually happened the way this film tells it, this is a pretty entertaining film. Who knows the truth? But, as Robert DeNiro said in The Last Tycoon (1976), that's the movies! " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 12, 2014
8/10 77% St. Vincent (2014) "...a rewarding, poignant, funny movie with fine performances by Murray, McCarthy, Watts, and 11-year old Lieberher. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 11, 2014
910 47% The Judge (2014) "Finally Robert Downey gets an intelligent script, a fine director, and the opportunity to act opposite someone like Robert Duvall. It's scintillating to see these two outstanding actors parry with one another, buttressed by a good supporting cast. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
7/10 88% Gone Girl (2014) "...good story...good movie, but not as good as the book and marred by a changed ending and miscasting of Neil Patrick Harris, despite fine performances by the rest of the cast. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
7/10 61% The Equalizer (2014) "... barely more than a run of the mill action film, hardly worthy of the talent involved, and a story that certainly shouldn't have taken more than two hours to tell. Still, it's entertaining and emotionally rewarding. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Sep 27, 2014
8/10 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) "...an atmospheric, scintillating tale of intrigue that would have been right at home in the 1940s when they made movies like this, despite an ending that doesn't live up to the rest of the movie. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
8/10 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "This film has so many facets to it, so many characters, all with their own set of problems, that the fact that Tropper and Levy have made it into such a cohesive, entertaining movie is an admirable feat. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Sep 19, 2014
8/10 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Almost annually since his breakout hit, Taken, in 2008, Neeson has come out with a terrific thriller and this one does not disappoint, highlighted by high tension and outstanding gritty cinematography of Brooklyn. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
8/10 89% The Drop (2014) "The tension crackles constantly, with potential violence seething just below the surface in almost every scene. Regardless of the story, and this is a good one, this film would be worth seeing if only for the acting. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5/10 29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "...done in by monumental miscasting of Kevin Kline as the washed-up but flamboyant Flynn...Kline portrays him without an iota of Flynn's athleticism or sex appeal. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
8/10 65% The Notebook (2014) "Complicated and intense, every person in this film changes because of what war does to them, up to and including the shocking, thought-provoking ending. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/10 18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) "It's hard to buy the piffle that lasts for almost two hours. Almost every time Ladouceur says anything it's backed up by music so maudlin it eventually becomes laughable, as if everything Ladouceur says should be carved in marble. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
7/10 67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) "...mostly the story of planning for the dive...not a film to be seen because of eye-popping cinematography...On Titanic Cameron was risking money and reputation. Here he was risking his life. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 12, 2014
8/10 21% Into The Storm (2014) "As one who drove through the 1974 Super Outbreak, the worst tornado storm in history, I can say this is a realistic depiction of what it's like to be attacked by tornadoes. Tense, well-paced, the special effects are more than worth the price of admission. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 8, 2014
9/10 70% What If (2014) "... a poignant, sweet romance that will have you chuckling but that can bring tears to your eyes, highlighting Zoe Kazan, rapidly proving herself to be one of the finest actresses on the big screen. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 8, 2014
9/10 80% Get On Up (2014) "This is the way that a biopic of a music legend should be brought to screen...full of music with Chadwick Boseman giving an award-quality performance lip-syncing to the iconic voice of James Brown. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Aug 4, 2014
7/10 18% And So It Goes (2014) "While it's a reasonably entertaining movie, it's one that will be enjoyed more by women than men, who might start to fidget after a while. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 28, 2014
8/10 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "...extremely well made film, a well-paced thriller with surprises popping up throughout, highlighted by top-notch directing by James DeMonaco and tension-enhancing music by Nathan Whitehead. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 28, 2014
5/10 66% Lucy (2014) "...strains credulity to the breaking point...There's a good story to be told about capturing the power of the brain but it's not this one... " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 27, 2014
5/10 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Director Anton Corbijn has admirably captured the tenor and flavor of John le Carré's long, boring, wordy books by translating his 2008 novel into a long, boring, wordy movie worth seeing only to view McAdams cavort in the tightest jeans in movie history. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 27, 2014
10/10 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Firth is Henry Higgins-like in his arrogant grouchiness and the play between him and the seemingly ingenuous Stone sparkles. Stone's natural beauty is amplified by exceptional cinematography. Rarely will you see an actress filmed more lovingly. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
0/10 62% Mood Indigo (2014) "...phantasmagorically bilious...takes surrealism to the nth degree as virtually everything defies not only logic but physics...so preposterous it's difficult to develop any empathy. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
0/10 17% Sex Tape (2014) "...unfunny, vulgar, peurile...a story that had great possibilities done in by poor writing emphasizing F-bombs, inept directing, and maladroit acting. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
10/10 97% Life Itself (2014) "...a surprisingly interesting and moving, even inspirational, experience... the story of a man and his life and what he had to face,...The courageous way he faced and accepted death exceeded all his accomplishments. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 4, 2014
3/10 23% Tammy (2014) "...vulgar, puerile, unfunny... " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 4, 2014
9/10 68% Beyond the Edge (2014) "...cinematography is magnificent, the scenery stunningly beautiful, and the recreations are woven into the narrative so seamlessly that they are almost unnoticeable...one of the best mountain-climbing movies. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
8/10 48% Le Chef (2014) "This is a charming comedy enhanced by a gorgeous woman, Raphaëlle Agogue. Michaël Young's scene as a geisha is a tour-de-force worth the price of admission. " ‐ Tolucan Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
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