Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
99% Toy Story 4 (2019) Rest assured, if nothing else, Toy Story 4 fulfills its series' mandate to leave you a blubbering mess by the ending credits. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men themselves want to be put out of their misery, and Dark Phoenix is their death rattle. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
C+ 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is too philosophical to be a good dumb movie, and too dumb to be that much fun. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Between all the gags about botched carjackings and drug-trip sequences, there's a deceptively sweet and layered story about the power of female friendship. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B+ 91% Blinded by the Light (2019) Chadha's film is not for the cynical; it's too unapologetically sincere for that. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) As it stands, Brightburn is a modest novelty, a feature-length thought exercise that teeters just on the edge of insight. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
61% Trial by Fire (2019) [A] sensibly progressive political polemic that goes down easy thanks to solid, effective filmmaking and some fantastic performances at its center. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Fight sequences, after all, are just another kind of dance - which might make Reeves the Mikhail Baryshnikov of shooting people in the face. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C+ 54% Charlie Says (2019) Much like the slow march toward sanity depicted throughout the film, rooting for Charlie Says can often be a frustrating exercise in patience. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The idea seems to be that Pokémon are so versatile they can work in any different kind of movie, making Pikachu work more as a proof of concept than a single, coherent story. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Much like Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Ask Dr. Ruth shines a heartwarming spotlight on one of America's greatest televised teachers. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Amongst the expertly-timed gags and surprisingly sweet romance, Levine and the screenwriters infuse Long Shot with solid digs at the tragic complications of political life. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame is the best possible love letter to the MCU one could muster, a big, sloppy kiss to its fans and the characters that made these movies so appealing in the first place. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
96% Little Woods (2019) Little Woods rises above being a novel showcase for its two impeccable leads and becomes a broader treatise on the struggles of America's most overlooked corners. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
B 90% Shazam! (2019) Like the '80s Spielberg films to which it's paying clear homage, Shazam! manages to balance its irreverent goofball antics with a surprisingly emotional nucleus. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Suffice to say, Dumbo has some Big Fish Energy. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
94% Us (2019) Perhaps even more than Get Out, Us feels like a film that requires repeat viewings to mine all its intriguing thematic underpinnings. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
95% Transit (2019) Petzold's film is a masterwork of emotional restraint, an existential romantic tragedy about the liminal state in which refugees constantly live. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
B 92% Gloria Bell (2019) In many respects it's a beat-for-beat remake of Gloria, with only a few cultural details swapped out, but the tale translates quite well. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Praise be to Goose the Cat; I look forward to his inevitable solo film. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
60% Greta (2019) Depending on your tolerance for archness and camp, Greta will either frustrate or absolutely delight. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
B+ 92% Paddleton (2019) In exploring the significance of these habits, and the connections we forge through them, Paddleton is a sweetly existential surprise. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Going back to its roots as a coming-of-age tale, the story grows out of Hiccup and Toothless' maturity, and the natural growing apart that comes as a result. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B- 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Together, the two are like lightning, Farhadi rightly content to just let the background fade away and let their searing, layered chemistry take center stage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Among Wolves (2019) Among Wolves shows a Bosnia struggling past unforgettable communal trauma, and how it affects individuals in ways both big and small. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
B+ 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Wherever they go next, let's hope it remains inventive and enjoyable as it is here. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
B+ 92% High Flying Bird (2019) It's alienating by design - the walls of avarice closing in on the marginalized people trapped in its encroachments. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Second Part manages to complicate the previous film's sentiments in a sneaky, rewarding way. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
21% Polar (2019) Every second grates and confuses in equal measure, with nary a thrill of inventive, exciting action filmmaking to break up the monotony. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
79% Brexit (2019) It's a handsome but frustrating watch, equal parts civics lecture and dark political farce, with all the lily-white gravitas England's acting community can offer. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Suffice to say whatever illusions of a comeback M. Night Shyamalan may have had are likely shattered, like so many of Elijah Price's brittle bones. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
A- 90% Fyre (2019) It's not hard to root for these poor saps, saddled with the legacy of a sunken ship they struggled so hard to right before it was too late. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
B 93% Bumblebee (2018) Everything about Bumblebee feels like a fresh start for the franchise: director Travis Knight strips down the Transformers aesthetic to something cleaner and more coherent... - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
66% Vice (2018) By the time the credits roll, you can't help but feel beaten down by McKay's sledgehammer tactics, dissolved by his acid tongue. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
C- 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) If there's any real entertainment value to be gleaned with Once Upon a Deadpool, it's in the film's bookends with a captive Fred Savage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns offers up a grand old time underneath the lovely London sky. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B- 65% Aquaman (2018) The real appeal of Aquaman comes down to director James Wan, who goes full bore with all the Silver Age pulp the source material has to offer. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) A high-court historical pantomime on par with Stillman's delightful Love & Friendship, slathered with a heaping helping of anger like mud marring a delicate ball gown. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Living in this curious intersection between stop-motion animation, comic book styling, and street art, Spider-Verse comes closest to the sensation of reading a comic book. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's a rare thing when a film can throw shade at unboxing videos while reminding Mom and Dad they really should check in with their old college roommate. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
C 68% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The Christmas Chronicles is a passable enough lark, and may well be on the upper end of the spectrum when it comes to modern cinematic Christmas fare - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
No Score Yet Keep Talking (2018) A joyous celebration of the fellowship and community that centers around something as unifying as language - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
90% Prospect (2018) Every inch of Prospect feels like Earl and Caldwell spent years developing the film's grimy, lived-in futuristic world, which is the film's real standout. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The uneven quality of the vignettes aside, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is still a suitably Coenesque jaunt through the merciless trails of the American West. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King plays out like a filler episode of Game of Thrones, between its Battle of the Bastards-like treatment of medieval combat and cribbing half its cast. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
71% Hostiles (2018) It feels like an overextended, inwardly focused self-flagellation that doesn't take Native perspectives into true consideration. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) The film, like Reynolds' own artistic creations, is highly considered and filled with obsessive detail, Anderson's filmmaking as intricate and delicate as lace. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Amid the antics, Paddington 2 still manages to be a sweet, moving tale about what families are willing to do for one another. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) A handsome but anemic sob story about the cruelty and vanity of Hollywood that isn't nearly as interesting as its central performance. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
74% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom and Dad is a deliciously perverse thriller with gore and dark laughs to spare. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018