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Allison Shoemaker

Allison Shoemaker
Allison Shoemaker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, RogerEbert.com, Consequence of Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 97% Coco (2017) It's delightful stuff, made no less delightful by the darkness, most of which is handled so frankly that one simply grows accustomed to it.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
C 40% Justice League (2017) It's the kind of movie you don't necessarily flip past when it shows up on HBO, but that doesn't mean it's good.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B 71% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is full of ache and of loss, and each stings just a little differently.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B- 83% Marshall (2017) It's fun, it's lively, and it's a hell of a show, but at times, it's also just a little empty.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) If Battle of the Sexes is more than a little slight in places, it more than makes up for its shortcomings through sheer entertainment value.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B 94% Stronger (2017) [Stronger] knows what these movies are like, and it wants no part of that manipulative, greedy storytelling. That is, until the last 20 minutes.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 82% Brad's Status (2017) The whole film would sink like a stone if Stiller weren't so adept at playing exactly this type of man, a lonely guy who has let resentment sour nearly everything in his life.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B 95% Step (2017) Step may be a touch too glossy, and unusually, a bit too short, but its power is undeniable.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
A- 78% The Beguiled (2017) The lion's share of the credit must go to Coppola, who turns her predilection for understatement and delicacy into something quietly savage.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Praise be, does Wonder Woman ever kick ass.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
C+ 46% Everything, Everything (2017) Everything, Everything dives into a couple of tiresome clichés, but tales of doomed love have been a part of storytelling for a long, long time. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
D+ 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) We're here for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur, but what we really get is a film made of utter nonsense that's even less interested in its characters than it is in telling a story.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
B- 73% Gifted (2017) It's a feel-good film that honestly feels good, and even when it rings a bit hollow, it doesn't stay that way for long. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2017
D+ 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Sanders and company do a real disservice to Johansson, who does good work in a role in which she should probably never have been cast.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
D- 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Johnson and Dornan have about as much chemistry as a box of Wheat Thins being blindfolded by a box of Triscuits.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 92% Hidden Figures (2017) The film is dominated by the energetic and often moving performances of its three leads, and bolstered by the quieter but still excellent work of the supporting players.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
A- 88% Jackie (2016) There are no shortage of stories about the Kennedy assassination, but this may be the first to show us the event through the eyes of the woman in the pink suit and hat. It's beautiful, and ugly, and long overdue.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B+ 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) [Rowling and Yates] have created a delightful adventure movie that doubles as a franchise launching pad, and they did it by adapting a fictional textbook. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
B+ 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange perfectly balances its commitment to the bizarre comic book stories from which it springs with the familiar tropes of the origin story.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
C- 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) If we were to treat the making of The Girl on the Train, the seriously disappointing adaptation of Paula Hawkins's blockbuster novel, as a whodunnit, there'd be plenty of places where one might lay the blame.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
C- 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It's just an empty fun house -no corners to turn, no surprises to uncover, nothing lurking in the corners or waiting to leap down from above. It's just smoke, mirrors, and 3D glasses. Sit back, relax, and feel nothing about the show.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2016
B- 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget Jones's Baby delivers on the smooshy stuff, to be sure, but it's the stuff in between that really delivers.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
B+ 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Here's a sentence both deliciously implausible and totally true: Meryl Streep nearly has her own movie stolen from her by a cast member from The Big Bang Theory.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
B+ 93% The Little Prince (2016) Taken as one piece of art, as one beautiful, self-sustaining creation, this Little Prince is a thing of beauty. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
C+ 75% The BFG (2016) It's hard to ignore the disparity between what works and what doesn't. Spielberg still knows how to make something magical. He's just best at it when he's not trying so damn hard.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
A- 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is like meeting up with an old friend and realizing that somehow, in spite of all the years and distance, no time has passed at all.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
B+ 98% The Fits (2016) The Fits is a rare little film. Not only are answers few and far between, but even the questions are hard to pin down. It's quiet and strange and simple.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
C- 57% Me Before You (2016) To call it formulaic would be an insult to the actually formulaic entries in this genre. Those movies, for better or worse, are designed to bring you to tears. They earn those tears. Me Before You is more akin to a stick-up.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
C- 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Neighbors 2, like the financial future of its pledges, feels like a near-total bust. And no, that's absolutely not, in any way, shape, or form, a pun.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
C- 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) It's certainly a beautiful dud. It's a well-acted dud. But a dud it is, and when it lands, that landing is as heavy as a big, fat, icy snowball.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
A- 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Approach 10 Cloverfield Lane on its own terms, let Dan Trachtenberg and his top-notch cast yank you into their world, and try not to sweat through your clothes.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
C 53% Triple 9 (2016) Triple 9 won't bore you, that's for sure. But neither will two hours of browsing YouTube. Perhaps it's best to think of it like one long highlight reel, and just sit back and enjoy the muddled, messy ride.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
D+ 15% The 5th Wave (2016) J. Blakeson's dull, humorless film plays to the lowest common denominator.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
C- 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Ron Howard's latest film isn't epic. It's not even particularly compelling.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
B 100% Movement And Location (2015) Movement and Location is as smart a piece of sci-fi as one could hope to see.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
C 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Ultimately, the film amounts to little more than the most star-studded episode of Law & Order in history. In five years, it'll be playing in a loop on TNT. Just wait and catch it then.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
C- 34% By The Sea (2015) Watching By the Sea is like being trapped in Vanessa's beautiful, depressingly empty room. The quick glimpses of something more exciting only make it that much worse.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015