Tom Jones Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Despite the fitful energy and the beauty of the settings, the ugliness of the mise en scene and the crudity of the editing tend to triumph.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
It certainly is different from every Best Picture that's come before. I'm just not sure if that's a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 1, 2008
Irreverent comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 21, 2006
Albert Finney's performance can't stop Tom Jones from being a grainy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 18, 2015
A fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek movie about an engaging foundling.
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Robert Murphy
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Osborne's courageous hatchet job on Fielding's 1,000 page classic novel and Finney's gutsy performance add up to produce an enjoyable piece of irreverent entertainment.
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
January 14, 2014
It was always arch, overlong and uncertain of tone, but nevertheless very funny and extraordinarily bawdy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 25, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
January 25, 2003
One of the more unusual best picture winners in all the ones that have won, it's shocking and bawdy, even by today's standards, and for that reason it remains a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rich Gold
Variety
January 28, 2008
It has sex, Eastmancolor, some prime performers and plenty of action.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 8, 2008
A classic not just of literary adaptation, but of the last truly adventurous era in British and European filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
May 11, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
June 27, 2008
A lusty historical romp with a cheeky sense of humor and a rollicking energy...
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
January 14, 2014
While Tom remains a lot of fun, he's just not the irreverent Young Turk he seemed three decades ago.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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