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Bill Newcott

Bill Newcott
Bill Newcott's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AARP Movies for Grownups

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4 of 5 67% Tommy's Honour (2017) Don't worry if you're not a big golf fan. I don't know a chunk from a chip shot-but it's the human drama that will stay with you. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3 of 5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Harkens back to the great epic films of David Lean. ..But at times it feels rushed, trying to cram in events while glossing over the essential moments in between. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4 of 5 88% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere hurls himself into the role of Norman with an abandon his character would savor...perpetually wide-eyed, his hair tousled like a 5-year-old's.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4 of 5 49% Going in Style (2017) Bubbles with subversive observations...picking at the emotional scabs that still itch most Americans a decade after bankers...crushed the savings and dreams of millions.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4 of 5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) A well-told story of a time in history when the true wild animals were on the wrong side of the bars.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
4 of 5 48% Wilson (2017) Wilson should be an insufferable companion. But Harrelson...finds a way to make us laugh at his character's closed loop of yearning/striving/failing, even as we ache for him.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3 of 5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) If the original was a delicate hand-drawn picture book, this computerized version is a baroque series of overwrought set pieces.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3 of 5 38% The Last Word (2017) MacLaine and...Seyfried give this film life when it should be dead and buried.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3 of 5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) While you can't help but wish the plot would lead somewhere, the performances are all quietly powerful.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4 of 5 68% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) Does for gardening what Babette's Feast did for food and Sideways did for Pinot Noir.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2 of 5 25% Table 19 (2017) It's a funny idea for a movie, but...you don't believe any of these characters are remotely real. Don't stick around for the cake.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
4 of 5 88% My Name Is Emily (2017) Fitzmaurice's...smart script and nuanced direction entitle My Name Is Emily to take its place beside such coming-of-age films as Sixteen Candles and Stand By Me.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
4 of 5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Harks back to Out of Africa but Khama and Williams are no star-crossed lovers. We savor their triumph, and through it they make the world they live in a little sweeter.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3 of 5 24% The Comedian (2017) I laughed more at Manchester by the Sea‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2 of 5 43% Gold (2017) (Even) a potbellied, thin-haired Matthew McConaughey...can't perform alchemy on this movie's meandering and flabbily directed script. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4 of 5 83% The Founder (2017) (The Founder) may be the picture of what America calls success, but Keaton's eyes tell another story - that of a poverty impervious to wealth.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4 of 5 84% Silence (2017) Scorsese leaves us pondering: How far can organized religion sustain us in the face of oppression? When does pure faith kick in? And does that belief suffice?‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
5 of 5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Ultimately, it hits us that we are viewing grief from two directions - youthful incomprehension and sad experience.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4 of 5 93% Fences (2016) The great miracle of Fences...is how Denzel Washington transmits the pain and frustration of his character through one of Hollywood's most radiant smiles.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3 of 5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Bening's eyes dance with joy, darken in sorrow, flicker with anger, and mist over with regret-sometimes in staggeringly affecting sequence during the same, long take.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
5 of 5 88% Jackie (2016) There's an eerie rightness: the bright Dallas sun; the long Washington shadows; the delicate bouclé of that pink Chanel suit; the clarion clip-clop along Pennsylvania Avenue. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2 of 5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Struts down the runway in edgy, eye-catching threads. But draped over that skin-and-bones frame is an improbable getup that, like most haute couture, no one will ever buy.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
4 of 5 92% La La Land (2016) A big, old-fashioned, toe-tapping, earworm-sowing extravaganza. If Gosling and Stone aren't Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell, well, neither has anyone else been for 70 years.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4 of 5 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty...brings more than star power to the role of Hughes: He plays Hughes as an unraveling ball of ingenious nervous energy. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
5 of 5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Fiercely human, bravely unsentimental and at times unnervingly hilarious, Manchester by the Sea washes over you, tossing and tumbling its disparate elements like a wild, bracing surf.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3 of 5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) In the climactic scene, as stadium fireworks spark graphic battlefield memories in our hero's mind, Lee's experimental film is positively transportive. Movies always induce something like a dream state...the effect here is more like a hallucination.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4 of 5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gibson makes his case that the best humanity can offer often arises amid the worst that humanity can inflict. There's no twisted pleasure in the making (or viewing) of this violence, only a solemn acknowledgment of the awful truth about war and bravery.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4 of 5 90% Loving (2016) No grandstanding here, no Sorkin-style speeches about love, freedom and cultural legacies...Loving proves the language of love isn't always best expressed in words‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3 of 5 22% Inferno (2016) Inferno preserves the series' museum-hopping intrigue while dispensing with the muddled religion-as-opiate-of-the-masses themes that made the first two installments more tedious than transporting.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2016
3 of 5 22% American Pastoral (2016) As Swede, McGregor evokes an overwhelming sadness that deepens until he seems to become an emotional black hole from which no lightness can escape. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2016
3 of 5 38% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Formulaic? Sure, but Cruise is always fun to watch, and there are nice little nods to the star's 50+ status: When he winces on rising from the occasional bed or chair, it's the clear aftermath of one too many dark-alley dustups.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
4 of 5 52% The Accountant (2016) The role calls for an actor who can summon affability and piteousness but burnish them with a scary edge, and Affleck lets all three qualities hum quietly just beneath the surface throughout the film.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4 of 5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Depicting brutality without turning the viewer away has dogged artists since humans painted mammoth hunts on cave walls....Nate Parker's remarkable film provides a vision of slavery from which we cannot look away...while forcing us to look at ourselves‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
4 of 5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Old guys rule - for better and for worse - in Deepwater Horizon‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2 of 5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The movie cannot escape its been-there-shot-that vibe.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3 of 5 61% Snowden (2016) In his gushing cinematic tribute to...Edward Snowden, Oliver Stone crouches in his hero's corner, cheering him on as Snowden lands one righteous sucker punch after another on a lumbering and unscrupulous nemesis: the U.S. military-intelligence complex.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3 of 5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) If the ending of Bridget Jones's Baby leaves us approximately where we were at the fade-out of the last film, so what? Those who fail to learn from movie sequels are destined to repeat them.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4 of 5 85% Sully (2016) A film that is much like the man at its center: Lean. Direct. Endlessly inspiring. And in his star, Tom Hanks, Eastwood has found the perfect actor to convey the casual heroism that made the real-life Sully a national icon.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4 of 5 58% The Light Between Oceans (2016) If you love to cry at movies - you know who you are - don't bring a hankie to The Light Between Oceans. Supply yourself instead with a roll of toilet paper, then thread it on a spindle in the drink holder.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3 of 5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Suffers by comparison with last year's game-changing Creed, whose fight scenes were ingeniously presented in one glorious, uninterrupted shot. The balletic result seemed to justify boxing's sobriquet as "the sweet science."‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3 of 5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Ben-Hur's epic sea encounter - told from within the confines of a prisoner's floating cell - is the most startlingly original and nerve-shattering action sequence of the year.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4 of 5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Even... as Streep's face ignites in a glow of deluded rapture, a disquieting sense of guilt creeps over us. We like Florence, and we can't help sharing her husband's dread that some day, somehow, the elaborate jig will be up.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4 of 5 96% Little Men (2016) The film's most dramatic moment is one of its quietest: Dad sits down with Jake in the boy's bedroom...apologizing not so much for his handling of the situation as for the cruel complexities of life itself. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2 of 5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) If there is an original idea in its ugly little head, Suicide Squad conceals it better than Batman hides his cave.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2 of 5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Like the character's past, this update is instantly forgettable.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3 of 5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) You don't have to be a fan of...the TV show to enjoy...thanks to the genuine affection the lead characters - and presumably the actresses who play them - hold for each other. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4 of 5 70% Café Society (2016) Beyond the laughs, Allen's latest delivers a meditation on life's endless stream of choices - and the scar tissue that remains even when you believe you've made all the right ones.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
4 of 5 70% The Infiltrator (2016) A scene in which an Escobar confidant happens upon Mazur and his wife enjoying an anniversary dinner...morphs into the most unnerving restaurant run-in since Joe Pesci asked Ray Liotta, "What do you mean I'm funny?" in Goodfellas.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
3 of 5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) The Royal Tenenbaums meets Swiss Family Robinson, with traces of The Great Santini mixed in‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
4 of 5 79% The Phenom (2016) The cast is...perfect, especially Giamatti, whose soothing tones and reassuring demeanor nevertheless hint at closely held heartbreak.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016