Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Clint Worthington is a Senior Writer for Consequence of Sound and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Spool. He also co-hosts and produces the podcasts More of a Comment, Really... and Hall of Faces for The Spool, as well as Travolta/Cage with Nathan Rabin. He lives in Chicago with his wife, his cat, and too many Criterions. 

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) [I]t offers Southeast Asian audiences a chance to see themselves on the screen - though without the specificity they may prefer. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
25% Tom & Jerry (2020) Dialogue scenes feel like filler, words haphazardly scattered together and shoved in the actor's mouths to fill time in between the more expensive animated bits. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
38% Cherry (2021) A scattered mish-mash of influences that dashes about to do everything it can to seem gritty and sad and important, but overshoots each of those goals in handy order. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Always and Forever makes the frustrating mistake of not following through on the more bittersweet promises of its premise. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
84% Passing (2021) Passing rewards the patient with a gorgeous, psychologically-loaded exploration of the tension between have and have-not. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
D 65% Willy's Wonderland (2021) Literally every ounce of entertainment value you can get out of Willy's Wonderland comes from thinking about the premise itself: What if Nic Cage fought demonic versions of the mascots from Chuck E. Cheese? - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
C 69% Land (2021) For all its gorgeous visuals, comforting score, and strong non-verbal performances, there's just not quite enough there at the script level to make Land's broader points, well, land. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
B- 95% CODA (2021) Heder never makes any bones about this being the Universal Deaf Experience, but she approaches the tribulations of this specific deaf family with heart and authenticity. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
C+ 76% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Prisoners of the Ghostland knows exactly what it is, but that may not necessarily be a good thing. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
100% Apples (Mila) (2020) Even in its methodical lows, there's plenty in Apples to ruminate over, and that's the mark of an intriguing debut. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
87% Censor (2021) Censor marries that grimy aesthetic with sneakier discussions about the things we repress even in the face of violence and trauma. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
93% Mass (2021) It's an incredible, uncompromising debut. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
C- 75% Eight for Silver (2021) Save [Boyd] Holbrook, none of the characters are memorable enough to sustain a slow-burn atmospheric thriller, and the slow burn nature of the scenario might well strain even the most patient horror fans. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
B- 79% In The Earth (2021) Derivative as it may be at times (it's absolutely a pastiche of its genre forebears), there's a vagabond charm to getting away with filming a neat little thriller like this in quarantine. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
B+ 100% The Sparks Brothers (2021) To watch The Sparks Brothers is to listen to a superfan corner you at a party and evangelize about their favorite band with all the verve of a street preacher. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
B 84% On the Count of Three (2021) Even as On the Count of Three tumbles toward an ending as unpredictable as it is slightly unearned, the bones of its central performances and unabashed embrace of its concept keep you glued to the screen. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
B 86% Homeroom (2021) One of Nicks' most potent points is that this generation of kids should be allowed to be, well, kids, and not have to be the adults in the room. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
C- 56% John and the Hole (2020) It's a shame that the film's early promise gives way to a slow, methodical drama as murky and unformed as the darkly comic fable around which the main story is framed. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
B 72% Cryptozoo (2021) The scope of the film is ambitious for its style, too, growing from the muted character dramas of Lauren and Phoebe to a third act that's non-stop, blockbuster-level action as impressively drawn as it is chaotically bonkers. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
A- 100% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Summer of Soul is a revelatory burst of Black history suffused with the joy and struggle that made it possible. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
A- 96% Sound of Metal (2020) Ahmed's an absolutely unstoppable performer, deep wells of discipline and commitment coming out in a performance of passionate intensity and wounded vulnerability. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
37% Outside the Wire (2021) In the end, OUTSIDE THE WIRE just can't justify its weighty two-hour runtime, & distracts itself with all the ho-hum action theatrics such that it can't focus on its strengths: the thematic weight of its premise, & its 2 game leads. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
75% The Game (1997) "[L]ooking back on it now, it's one of the man's most assured tales, a clockwork thriller that turns all of Fincher's detail-oriented obsessiveness into a surprisingly emotional tale of catharsis and dark nights of the soul." - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
D+ 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) The Midnight Sky suffers from the same weightlessness as its astronauts. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
B- 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) Let Them All Talk is a bit too lackadaisical to rank as one of Steven Soderbergh's finer works. But compared to the two films he put out in 2019, it's thankfully a bit more on the High Flying Bird end of the spectrum than The Laundromat. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
C- 68% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) It's hard not to think of The Christmas Chronicles series as a series of wasted opportunities. Kurt Russell as Santa Claus, with Goldie Hawn his doting wife, is such an inspired casting choice that it's a real bummer to see them do so little with it. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
72% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) At the end of the day, LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special feels as factory-assembled as the interlocking pieces of plastic that inhabit it. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
100% Coded Bias (2020) [Shalini] Kantayya's work is thorough and concise, serving as vital advocacy for change against the system's latest attempts to control us through information. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
78% I Am Greta (2020) Her story - and the documentary telling it - is a tale of perseverance, one that proves as inspiring as she is. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
B+ 83% Mank (2020) Mank's definitely a film-tailor made for cinephiles; it's a dense, complicated work with a screenplay as labyrinthine and mired in inside baseball as Kane's. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
96% I Carry You with Me (2021) Warts and all, it remains a sumptuous, emotionally complicated work, and one that opponents of gay marriage and immigration rights should take a long, hard look at. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
89% Hopper/Welles (2020) Here, we get to see the contrast between two men on opposite ends of a dying Hollywood, and how they react to the chaos and uncertainty of the decade they're living in. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
81% I'm Your Woman (2020) I'm Your Woman meanders a bit, but in those long, hazy stretches of road are some wonderful moments of pathos well-suited to Hart's already-impressive filmography. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
79% Synchronic (2020) It's that emotional core that elevates Synchronic above the already-impressive elements of its inventive, economical effects and the twisty premise. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) It's still worth a watch, if only for the vicarious realization that other people see the madness that's going on around us - even if pointing it out isn't enough anymore. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% No Ordinary Man (2020) Trans-positive filmmaking is still disappointingly rare, but it's heartening to see its burgeoning efforts be this strong, vibrant, and celebratory. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
80% Notturno (2021) Where Notturno fails to grab is in the overarching scope of it, seemingly uninterested in crystallizing these disparate moments into a grander narrative. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
90% Belushi (2020) One gets the impression [Belushi] was a man as beloved as he was endured - that rare figure with the talent to match his outsized ego. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% 76 Days (2020) A call to remember the people we've lost, and the ways we need to weather through these troubling times with compassion and humanity. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
62% Nocturne (2020) A reasonably compelling story of stress and ambition, centered around Sweeney's intensely brittle lead turn. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
47% Evil Eye (2020) A deeply familiar, anticlimactic stalker thriller that doesn't even deliver the goods when it comes to its final fight. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
C- 61% French Exit (2021) There's a lot to like here, but much like Frances, the film needed to scale down a bit and recognize when to quit while you're ahead. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
72% Black Box (2020) Osei Kuffour Jr.'s script, and Athie's sensitive, understated performance, keeps its genre trappings firmly ensconced in the everyday stressors of single Black fatherhood. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
43% The Lie (2020) It's cheap, and stupid, and not even in the fun Book of Henry way. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
B 87% On The Rocks (2020) For all of On the Rocks' too-short 90 minutes, Murray's on a pure charm offensive, and it's a wonder to watch him work. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Lee is dynamic without being showy, curving and cutting around Byrne and his ensemble... in ways that show off the signature lighting and minimalist staging of the work. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
94% Nomadland (2021) With The Rider and now Nomadland, it's safe to say that Zhao is the standard-bearer for the New American Western. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
B- 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Despite Sorkin's significant shortcomings as a director, The Trial of the Chicago 7 hums along mightily on the strength of its god-tier ensemble and whip-smart script. There's hardly a false note in the cast. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
B 97% Gunda (2020) Rather than feeling like a heartstring-pulling plea to go meatless, it's a matter-of-fact account of the little tragedies that play out in the lives of animals who are born, live, and die for consumption by others. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
B+ 99% MLK/FBI (2021) Refreshingly, Pollard tackles the question of MLK's infidelities head-on, recognizing the effectiveness of such a tactic, and the way it complicates someone many see as a perfect figure. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020