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Anthony Lane

Anthony Lane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Anthony Lane's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Yorker

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% The Big Short (2015) "So expert are the performers that you wind up rooting for Burry, Baum, and the others despite yourself, knowing full well that they are fuelled by cynicism -- by an ardent faith that the system will and must fail. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 7, 2015
73% Youth (2015) "The movie is gorgeous, as you would expect from Sorrentino, but beauty this great can lead to suffocation. The plot goes round and round and nowhere ... " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 30, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) "The problem is not that Kurzel cuts the words, which is his absolute right, but that he destroys the conditions from which they might conceivably have sprung. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 30, 2015
98% Mustang (2015) ""Mustang" is the début feature of Deniz Gamze Ergüven, and it's quite something: a coming-of-age fable mapped onto a prison break, at once dream-hazed and sharp-edged with suspense. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 23, 2015
68% The Danish Girl (2015) "Hooper's film is a master class in how to tiptoe through the mines. It swoons from a surfeit of good taste. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 23, 2015
61% Legend (2015) "As you would expect, Tom Hardy is fearsome to behold, twice over, but the legend doesn't need his assistance. It needs taking apart. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
94% Carol (2015) "Haynes ... does beauty, and a dread of the unbeautiful sustains his film. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) "I regard it as a ravishing exercise in near-despair, with Bond beset by the suspicion that, were he to desist, both his character and his cause would be unmasked as a void. Killing is his living, and his proof of life. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 9, 2015
74% Trumbo (2015) "We are left with a near-heretical irony: thanks to this admiring tribute, our hero gets top billing at last, but was he not more beguiling, somehow, as a legendary figure in the shadows? " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 2, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) "McCarthy is tackling something more basic than paranoia-namely, pride of place, and the way in which it offers both an embrace and a choke hold. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 2, 2015
61% Truth (2015) "Call a movie "Truth," and you're asking for trouble. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 19, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "When a film is as enjoyable as this one, its timing so sweet, and its atmosphere conjured with such skill, do you really wish to register a complaint? Would it help? " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 19, 2015
27% Pan (2015) "The most cheering surprise of the season is "Pan." " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) "What Sorkin and Boyle have to offer is not a warts-and-all portrait but the suggestion that there is something heroic about a wart. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "We march through pillage and rape, and the Commandant tightens his power through abuse of his youthful charges; meanwhile, the film itself, supped full of horrors, begins to sicken and dwindle. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "How much longer must we subscribe, as moviegoers, to the sentimental brotherhood of violence? " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 21, 2015
73% Everest (2015) ""Everest," in short, suffers from the same problem as Everest: overcrowding. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 21, 2015
94% Sicario (2015) "If "Sicario" does not collapse under its own grimness, that is because of the pulse: the care with which Villeneuve keeps the story beating, like a drum, as he steadies himself for the next set piece. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 14, 2015
93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "With no narrator to shepherd us along, the movie feels noisy and restless. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 31, 2015
92% Queen of Earth (2015) "For some viewers, the acidity level of Perry's movie will be too high to stomach. For others-anyone who thinks that there are too many warm hugs in Strindberg, for example-"Queen of Earth" awaits. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 31, 2015
83% Mistress America (2015) "While Woody Allen's recent films have grown ever more hermetic in their perplexity, Baumbach is becoming as prolific, and as quick on the comic draw, as the Allen of yore. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 17, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "As for Cavill, let us just say that the line between phlegmatic suavity and downright dullness is rather more easily breached than the Berlin Wall. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 17, 2015
100% The Mirror (1975) "The smallest details (a stammering child, the wrinkle in the turned page of a book) stick like burrs, and we are left to wonder if any director has delved with more modesty and honesty into the heartbreak of the past. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 4, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Vidal vs. Buckley-or, as I prefer to think of it, Alien vs. Predator-has not improved with age. Which combatant you cleave to is beside the point, since both of them teeter on the brink of the insufferable. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 3, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The film, despite its flatness, is worth exploring, just as the writer's unremarkable home is picked apart by Lipsky, who prowls around like a cop, noting the contents of the bathroom cabinet and the photograph of Updike on the wall. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 3, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Of the many heists and grabs that litter the movie, none is as blatant as the deft, irrepressible manner in which Ferguson, displaying a light smile and a brisk way with a knife, steals the show. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 3, 2015
97% Chicken Run (2000) "Even without Wallace and Gromit, most of the trademark joys are here: the compound of squashy creatures and heavy machinery, the wide, open-ended rictus of a toothy smile, and the great Parkian gulp. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 20, 2015
96% The Look of Silence (2015) ""The Look of Silence" is a simpler work than "The Act of Killing," and a better one. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 20, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) "What, if anything, holds "Ant-Man" together? First, Paul Rudd, who is laughably unheroic, and has the grace to know as much ... " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 20, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "The atmosphere that enfolds "Mr. Holmes" could not be more sedate. It belongs to what a friend of mine calls the toot-toot genre, which includes any period film or TV drama that starts with a shot of a steam train. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 13, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "So much for the promise of the title. "Trainwreck" sticks to the rails. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jul 13, 2015
100% Stray Dog (2015) "The director is Debra Granik, who made "Winter's Bone" (2010), in which Ron had a minor role; the melodramatic strain in that film was less convincing than its observational acuities, which return to the fore here. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 29, 2015
62% The Little Death (2015) "The mood will be too mild and shock-free for fans of Todd Solondz or early Neil LaBute; yet the film is sufficiently cool and quizzical to make you wonder where Lawson will turn next. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 29, 2015
52% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Everyone in the theatre is thinking: Given that I paid good money to learn about the world's most frightening cocaine king, why am I watching a movie about the world's most stupid Canadian? " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 22, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "On the scale of inventiveness, "Inside Out" will be hard to top this year. As so often with Pixar, you feel that you are visiting a laboratory crossed with a rainbow. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 22, 2015
83% Eden (2015) "If the result feels anesthetized, that could be seen as a tribute to the music, which remains ecstatically dull; when you are lost in it, the movie implies, the rest of life -- and even time itself -- can pass you by. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 19, 2015
88% The Tribe (2015) "So vigorous are those signs, and so unmistakably sore is the inflammation of feeling behind them, that, far from being shut out, we are pulled all too fiercely into the drama's heart. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 15, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "There is plenty here to divert, but little to leave you enraptored. Such is the fate of the sequel: Bigger. Louder. Fewer teeth. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 15, 2015
85% The Wolfpack (2015) "Their virtual imprisonment has shaped but not ruined them, and we slowly see them venture into the wilds of regular existence. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 12, 2015
91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Too many music bio-pics breeze over the hard construction work of the creative act, as if embarrassed by the taking of such pains. Pohlad, to his credit, digs in deep. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 1, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) "The allure of San Andreas rests entirely on the calibre of its pandemonium, savored, ideally, with a brawling audience on a Friday night. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 1, 2015
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "We are offered a handful of sketchy observations on the extent to which art either does or does not mimic life. These are, at best, unchallenging, and would have drawn barks of laughter from the derisive Flaubert. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 25, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Although "Tomorrowland" never runs out of objects or ideas, its supply of dramatic fuel soon springs a leak. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 25, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "For anyone who denied that Titus Andronicus could ever be mashed up with The Cannonball Run, here is your answer, and we are only too happy to follow Nux as he cries, "What a lovely day!," and accelerates into a whirlwind of fire. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 15, 2015
93% Slow West (2015) "Just as your attention starts to wander, "Slow West" pulls it up short. The director is John Maclean, making his début, and, if he demonstrates how hard it is to handle whimsy, he more than atones for it ... " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 11, 2015
75% Good Kill (2015) "Hawke is on a roll right now, and "Good Kill" stirs him to another performance of cogency and zeal. Is it sufficient, however, to support an entire movie? " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 11, 2015
86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Though its social scope is narrower than Hardy's, you do come away from it with a true sense of the shrouded world that he devised, where fate could frown upon even the blithest day. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 27, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "First, you try to understand what the hell is going on. Then you slowly realize that you will never understand what is going on. And, last, you wind up with the distinct impression that, if there was anything to understand, it wasn't worth the sweat. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 27, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "One of the film's delights-it is more than a mere in-joke-arises from seeing Kristen Stewart inspecting her own predicament, as it were, from the outside. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 13, 2015
99% About Elly (2015) ""About Elly" both clutches us tight and shuts us out, adding wave upon wave of secrets and lies. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 6, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) ""Ex Machina," despite the stutters, slowly finds its grip and starts to squeeze. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 6, 2015
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