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Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson
Alissa Wilkinson'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
1/5 9%

Man Down (2016)

"It is, unfortunately, a slight film, more dependent on visual trickery than a solid script for its emotional impact." ‐Vox
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 75%

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

"The Eyes of My Mother is effective and unsettling, and as a first movie from Pesce, promises much more in the future." ‐Vox
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4.5/5 85%

Jackie (2016)

"It's a revelation, a steady gaze into the early years in which the American presidency was a site for crafting an image not just for the history books, but for the cameras." ‐Vox
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4.5/5 100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"Things to Come is a limpid, often surprising meditation on what it is to be a woman casting an eye both toward the future and onto the past." ‐Vox
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 80%

Lion (2016)

"Lion is moving, beautifully shot, and clear-eyed about its aims. It's the kind of inspirational movie even a film snob could love." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/5 57%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Rules Don't Apply is a strange bird, but it's not a bad one, if you're up for four or five movies crammed into one, coupled with an earwormy musical number and some senseless wandering around. But it's not really a good movie, either." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/5 60%

Allied (2016)

"They may not make movies like they used to, but Allied is a good approximation." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3.5/5 95%

The Love Witch (2016)

"While The Love Witch leans heavily on its inspirations, it isn't like anything you've seen before." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 22, 2016
5/5 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"I've found it really hard to write about Manchester by the Sea, because it sunk into my bones so deeply it's hard to extract. Yet just thinking about it now, my heart is in my throat." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 22, 2016
1.5/5 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"If you loved the first movie for its weird nihilism -- or believe that comedies are best when they don't just aim for the lowest common denominator -- sit this one out." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 96%

Moana (2016)

"Whether or not Moana is the movie we need right now I can't say definitively, but I think it was the movie I needed. And I suspect I won't be alone in that feeling." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/5 70%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Bleed for This is utterly devoid of tension, making for a limp entry in the fighting-film lineage." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"A delightful and honest teen comedy with a mature soul." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4.5/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival is one of the best movies of the year, a moving, gripping film with startling twists and imagery. It deserves serious treatment as a work of art." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/5 86%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"Hacksaw Ridge, the first movie Mel Gibson has directed in a decade, is about as Mel Gibson as you can get: grisly, devout, and patriotic, with a deeply complicated core." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 8, 2016
4/5 89%

Loving (2016)

"In making the political personal, the movie pulls off an even greater feat: infusing an easily politicized story with complexity and quiet passion. The result is beautiful." ‐Vox
Posted Nov 2, 2016
89%

Into the Inferno (2016)

"Into the Inferno is a strong argument for feeling a sense of wonder in the face of things you don't understand." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 28, 2016
20%

Inferno (2016)

"[Inferno] has no sense of wonder at all, no respect for the weight of its conclusions. Cheap tricks and symbols are all it has." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/5 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"The movie feels flat and small, lacking the novel's energy and expansive ambition." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 24, 2016
2/5 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Reacher has no personality. He has no interests. He has no one-liners that land. He is, frankly, just a handsome, dull guy who happens to be adept at knocking people out." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"The Accountant wants to be a thriller, a shoot-'em-up, and a sensitive argument for neurodiversity all at once. What it actually is is stupid." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 14, 2016
96%

13th (2016)

"Vital, searing, and engaging." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 7, 2016
1.5/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"About the only good call in The Girl on the Train was the casting, which gives us two hours of Emily Blunt shredding her soul, soaking it in vodka, and then setting it on fire. The rest is a mawkish, retrograde misfire." ‐Vox
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"I know stories of misfits are meant to be inclusive and empowering. It's an admirable goal. But maybe there's some way to tell the now-familiar story anew -- or at least value what makes us different without pretending it makes it easier." ‐Vox
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Evoking war is an effective tactic for Deepwater Horizon, which is more interested in reminding audiences about a recent disaster that dropped out of national headlines years ago than it is in indulging anyone's love of disaster porn." ‐Vox
Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/5 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Entertaining and engrossing and funny and heartwarming." ‐Vox
Posted Sep 23, 2016
100%

Cameraperson (2016)

"Cameraperson is a marvelous film, and I plan to watch it again and again." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Sep 8, 2016
85%

Sully (2016)

"Nothing here is overwrought. The real-life drama is real enough." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Sep 8, 2016
59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Instead of flattering romantic fantasies, it digs into the difficult truth about the world, and comes out with a hopeful realism that seems, after all, quite beautiful." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 89%

Fatima (2016)

"It's sometimes funny, but always empathetic, and Faucon wisely leaves many of the most dramatic moments off-screen. " ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
43%

The Hollars (2016)

"John Krasinski directed and stars in The Hollars, which belongs to a genre I rather like: the small family comedy about the city kid who comes home when something happens to a family member, and then learns some Life Lessons." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/4 100%

Ixcanul (2016)

"A mesmerizing, understated tragedy. " ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"Give me... Ben-Hur -- with its pulsating battles and chariot races, its proclamation that mercy and sacrifice are more revolutionary than anything you can cook up with swords or chariots -- over any of this summer's exhausting superhero movies." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2016
97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"I've seen a whole string of lovely family-oriented films this summer, but Kubo and the Two Strings might be the most stunning." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2016
86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"It's an uplifting tearjerker, and deserving of your box-office dollars." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Aug 12, 2016
83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"What is there to say about Sausage Party? A surprising amount." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Aug 11, 2016
81%

Equity (2016)

"Equity is an intelligent film for smart people, or at least those who aren't afraid of some finance wonk talk and terms like "end-to-end encryption."" ‐Christianity Today
Posted Aug 4, 2016
70%

Café Society (2016)

"The best scenes in the film belong to the cast of Bobby's New York Jewish family members, and one scene in which his parents discuss the afterlife is just about worth the price of admission." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jul 22, 2016
99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"Don't Think Twice is a clever comedy, buoyed along by some of the best comics working today who boast both stand-up and acting chops." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jul 22, 2016
84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"In a summer top-heavy with... depressing underachievers, Star Trek Beyond is a breath of fresh air -- not a clever or innovative movie, but one with at least an idea in its head and the dose of optimism we all need right about now." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jul 22, 2016
73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Let's take a moment for a tribute to McKinnon. Not only is she channeling Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown throughout -- the glasses, the hair, the whole thing -- but her random asides make the whole movie. " ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jul 13, 2016
1.5/4 28%

Fathers And Daughters (2016)

"If it didn't so obviously want to be a Serious Adult Drama, leaned into its own melodrama with zest, it could have been pretty good." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2016
74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"You won't feel anything at all. There are no clever catchphrases. There is no message, meaning, or moral. Nobody even makes a speech about believing in yourself or the importance of friendship, those staples of children's entertainment." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jul 8, 2016
75%

The BFG (2016)

"Utterly harmless and totally sweet-natured, visually sophisticated and imaginative but narratively closer to Teletubbies than its source material -- which is to say that if you're over the age of four, it's pretty dull." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jun 30, 2016
54%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"You can practically hear the "wake up, sheeple" whispers around every corner" ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jun 30, 2016
92%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"It's absolutely essential watching for anyone who wants to think about the human side-the business, the politics, the science, the art-of living in our connected world." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jun 18, 2016
84%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"Emotionally dismantling ..." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jun 18, 2016
79%

Joshy (2016)

"Though at times the film feels like an improvised mess, it creeps up on a surprisingly heartwrenching-and heartwarming-conclusion." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jun 18, 2016
98%

Little Men (2016)

"The performances are great, to be sure, but it's really the careful observation underpinning this script that stays with you." ‐Christianity Today
Posted Jun 18, 2016
3/4 93%

Parched (2016)

""Parched" is vibrantly alive, full of color and light and movement and music. There is sex in this movie, and there is dancing, and there are vibrant fabrics and foods and fire. It's a dry place, but one ringed with beauty." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 17, 2016
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