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Ann Hornaday
Ann Hornaday's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun, Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" reinvigorates tropes from the western genre of men, horses, honor codes and vast expanses of nature with a refreshing lack of sentimentality, without sacrificing their inherent lyricism and poetry.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) A psychological portrait of competition, friendship and a complicated, temperamental prodigy, whose outbursts and lack of self-control threaten to derail what promises to be a fruitful athletic career.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "You Were Never Really Here" is a good film, maybe even a great one. But I can't honestly say that I liked it.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 78% Beirut (2018) It may be a mostly pessimistic portrait of its time and place, but it offers hope, if only that movies of its style, scope and smarts can still get made.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A creeping, increasingly queasy sense of dread pervades "A Quiet Place," John Krasinski's nervy thriller that marks a notable addition to the recent spate of smart, timely genre pictures.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/4 83% Blockers (2018) As a burlesque of parental angst and sex panic, "Blockers" possesses sharply observed moments of inspired lunacy.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 72% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci successfully banishes...cliches in a finely observed character study that possesses the ring of careworn, unprettified truth.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/4 92% Journey's End (2018) This taut, emotionally wrenching snapshot of both the mythologies and grim realities of war possesses useful reminders about self-deception and abuse of power, especially at a time when bellicose rhetoric and war cabinets seem to be the order of the day.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 42% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) "Paul, Apostle of Christ" offers both solace and a bracing, even revolutionary, challenge.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" bursts with color (including extravagant swaths of crimson) and precious detail, and is shot through with the filmmaker's reliably understated humor.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/4 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) "Leaning Into the Wind" offers viewers a welcome chance to consider the work of an artist who defies the recent commodification cult to embrace the ephemeral and the nominally "worthless."‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) With a fluent mix of irony and sincerity, Maoz interrogates - gently, but with unwavering insistence - the rituals of a country mired in the moral contradictions of occupation and its own defensive crouch.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) As a clarion call for young people rising up against the forces of cynicism, corruption and wanton cruelty, "A Wrinkle in Time" feels decidedly of-the-moment, a primer for the little brothers and sisters of the #NeverAgain generation.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 51% Submission (2018) For a movie addressing themes singularly suited to this moment, it's all the more disappointing when it whiffs those chances.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/4 96% Black Panther (2018) ... a film that fulfills the most rote demands of superhero spectacle, yet does so with style and subtexts that feel bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) "A Fantastic Woman" serves as a gentle reminder that we all contain multitudes.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/4 73% Hostiles (2018) It ... engages the conventions of the genre - including ideas about male honor and egotistical frailty - in ways that feel alert and timely.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The movie never delves that deeply into who Gloria Grahame was, aside from a femme fatale slinking across a black-and-white screen.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's an enchanting, eventually mischievous meditation on the lengths to which we go to control and camouflage our most intimate, undefended desires.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) "Molly's Game" is worth the ante: It pays off, both as slick, adult-oriented entertainment and morality tale.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/4 50% Downsizing (2017) You never quite know where "Downsizing" is going, and that is by design: Payne is unafraid to cultivate destabilization in his audience that some members will find off-putting, others liberating.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A spellbinding, almost ecstatically beautiful movie that gains even more heft and meaning in its final transcendent moments.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) When the feelings come in The Last Jedi, and they do come, they're deep and they're real. Go ahead and try to watch the penultimate scene without crying, or pretending not to. And may the Force be with you.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) As prodigious as del Toro's vision and craftsmanship are, it's Hawkins who gives palpable life to his deepest ideals, and their undertow of longing for connection, not simply as a matter of romantic love, but civic virtue.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/4 87% The Post (2018) "The Post" works on many levels, from polemic and thinly veiled cautionary tale to fun period piece and rip-roaring newspaper yarn.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) As a portrait of leadership at its most brilliant, thoughtful and morally courageous, "Darkest Hour" is the movie we need right now.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 93% Thelma (2017) As a hushed, haunting portrait of a young woman reconciling daughterly duty and her own incipient power, "Thelma" feels like a stylish, timely allegory for the present moment.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Part character study, part legal thriller and part morality tale about means manifesting their own ends, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." winds up being just as eccentric and unpredictable as its doggedly honorable, and far from perfect, leading man.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Rees isn't content simply to diagnose a punishing, self-perpetuating cycle: This is a film buoyed by humanism that feels chastening, liberating and healing, all at the same time.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is just the bitter pill the times call for, offered with a loving cup to make it go down just a bit easier.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) For its studiously modest, unassuming tone, "Last Flag Flying" is a movie of enormous humanity and heart.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) "Lady Bird" is a triumph of style, sensibility and spirit. The girl at its center may not be a heavyweight, but her movie is epic.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/4 84% The Square (2017) For all its stylishness and sophistication, "The Square" never adds up to more than its very attractive parts.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) A film that explores life's toughest and most transcendent moments with tenderness, honesty and care.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) As kitschiness gives way to savagery, the tonal balance finally and fatally succumbs.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/4 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) "Faces Places" is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 98% Dina (2017) Even if approached with more than a few misgivings, "Dina" is valuable if only to offer viewers an honest, touching, ultimately optimistic portrait of people embracing intimacy and honesty the best way they know how.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Dafoe delivers his finest performance in recent memory, bringing to levelheaded, unsanctimonious life a character who offers a glimmer of hope and caring within a world markedly short on both.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Through it all, Felt himself is so steadfastly opaque that the audience feels more distant from him at the end of the film than at the beginning.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/4 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Elba and Winslet generate chemistry that is convincing in direct proportion to the story's outlandishness.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) "Brad's Status" gives full voice to ... midlife worries, but also to the reassurance that it's possible to recognize the things that really matter.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A warm, earnestly entertaining film ...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 69% mother! (2017) Even Lawrence's magnetic powers can't keep "Mother!" from going off the rails, which at first occurs cumulatively, then in a mad rush during the film's outlandish climax.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) As a sly chamber piece, it reassures and unsettles in equal, exquisitely calibrated measure.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 78% Crown Heights (2017) Lakeith Stanfield delivers a breakout performance in "Crown Heights," a dramatized true story of miscarried justice that he anchors with restrained stillness and sensitivity.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) "Patti Cake$" winds up being a celebration of art, enterprise and self-invention that's as tough as it is touching. At the risk of mixing metaphors, not to mention musical genres, it rocks.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) As a hotly anticipated comeback, it feels like a slightly dippy, ultimately disposable warm-up of a director whose brains, chops and judicious taste we need more than ever.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 92% Good Time (2017) What starts out as an invigorating odyssey winds up becoming an enervating series of postures.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/4 97% Whose Streets? (2017) A riveting street-level account, not only of Ferguson's days of rage, but also the decades of marginalization and mistreatment that led up to them.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 87% Wind River (2017) "Wind River" is worth seeing if only to see Renner in the kind of starring role he so richly deserves and, with luck, will continue to find.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017