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Gail Pennington's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Hairspray Live! (2016)

"There was a lot to enjoy, but also so many wrong-headed choices as to make viewers sometimes wonder exactly why we were bothering." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2.5/4 57%

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016)

"Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is ultimately as sweet as the Whitman's Sampler the Parton kids get to dive into." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 30, 2016
2/4 29%

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

"Director Kenny Ortega frames Rocky Horror as a movie at a midnight showing, complete with audience members shouting lines and holding up props. Instead of adding to the fun, this just feels sad." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 100%

O.J.: Made in America (2016)

"The reward will be insights into sports and celebrity, fame and sexual status, and of course, and especially, race." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 100%

The Dresser (2015)

"It's easy to understand why an actor of a certain age would rush to sign on for The Dresser." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 80%

Confirmation (2016)

"Confirmation succeeds in making us re-examine attitudes from the vantage point of a quarter century, and also in reminding us that politics is an ugly business." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 33%

The Bronze (2016)

"There are some laughs in "The Bronze," but more time in which we might wish it would end already." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 17, 2016

Grease: Live! (2016)

"Fox raised the bar on TV musicals Sunday night with its ambitious, wildly energetic and mostly entertaining Grease: Live." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 1, 2016

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015)

"The story is a sweet one, and Coat of Many Colors does what it does very well." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 11, 2015

The Wiz Live! (2015)

"An abundance of commercials and a striking lack of Toto didn't keep The Wiz Live! from being NBC's best holiday production yet." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"An exciting, involving finale, streamlining the complicated end game of Collins' story without shortchanging the climactic action." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1/4 34%

By The Sea (2015)

"It's very, very slow, with probably only 20 minutes in a two-plus-hour movie in which something could be said to be happening." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 92%

The Martian (2015)

"Don't let seeing the movie stop you from reading the book." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 1, 2015
1.5/4 36%

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

"You'd better like seeing fake sharks munch on people's extremities if you plan to enjoy Sharknado 3." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 80%

7 Days in Hell (2015)

"If it were more straight-faced, "7 Days in Hell" could work better." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/4 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"The best animated movies are made as much for the grown-ups who will accompany the children as for the kids themselves. That's certainly true of "Inside Out" ..." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jun 18, 2015

Bessie (2015)

"Viewers of Bessie will love her and want to shake her, to beg her not to squander her talent." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/4 89%

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

"It's new, and even modern, but it has the warm heart and stop-motion style of holiday specials past." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 18, 2014

Peter Pan Live! (2014)

"Much of Peter Pan Live! was lovely and entertaining, and tearing it apart seems mean-spirited, because having a live (live!) musical on television in 2014 is such a remarkable thing." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2/4 30%

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)

"There's a plot, which any of us could have written in our sleep." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 1, 2014
4/4 No Score Yet

A Poet in New York (2014)

"Anyone who watches won't soon forget A Poet in New York, one of the best things on television this year." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/4 59%

My Old Lady (2014)

"Kline has fun with the role, but the plot's dark turn and heavy-handed message make "My Old Lady" more bitter than sweet." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1/4 61%

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

"In other words, if you're in the Sharknado fan club, you'll probably like the sequel. If not, you'll probably ignore it and watch something else. In either case, enjoy." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/4 94%

The Normal Heart (2014)

"The Normal Heart will drive any viewer with a heart at all to tears." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 41%

Divergent (2014)

"Is the premise of "Divergent" both overly familiar and borderline ridiculous? Sure, maybe. But channel the 13-year-old girl in you and enjoy." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 43%

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

"It's slow and heavy-handed, tedious almost throughout. An average episode of Oxygen's Snapped isn't this dull, and has more interesting things to say about women who kill." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 27, 2014
2.5/4 52%

Flowers in the Attic (2014)

"The only way to review "Flowers in the Attic" is to consider how well it does what it sets out to do: that is, adapt the book faithfully and still make an entertaining film. For that, it gets a B+." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/4 78%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Pencil Thompson in now for an Oscar nomination, and maybe a win, and prepare to leave the theater humming the iconic songs." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2.5/4 33%

Ring of Fire (2013)

"Ring of Fire is a better than average Lifetime movie that will leave viewers hand-clapping, singing along and maybe sniffling a little." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 13, 2013
2/4 30%

Austenland (2013)

"A mildly surprising and completely heartwarming ending casts a glow over the previous 96 minutes of "Austenland" but can't wipe out all regrets for what might have been." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/4 29%

Ghost Shark (2013)

"Unfortunately, Ghost Shark... is no Sharknado." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 28, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet

The Makeover (2013)

"The result is an adorable and faithful update that spoofs politics, television and Boston while making underlying points about education, class conflict and being oneself." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3/4 83%

Endeavor (2012)

"Wrapping in Morse's passion for opera and crossword puzzles, Endeavour is most interesting for the light it sheds on the character development of young Morse." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
No Score Yet


"The more we learn about Robin, the more interesting she is, and Moss is really outstanding here as a character shaped by a past we gradually learn about." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 22, 2013
No Score Yet


"If you approach The Girl as a sliver, and don't expect a full serving, you are more apt to appreciate it." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 19, 2012
2.5/4 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"The movie is above all a lovely travelogue, plunging us viscerally into the middle of every country." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Aug 13, 2010
3/4 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"If you're already sick of the hype and wondering whether a second Sex and the City movie was really necessary, here's a surprising answer: Yes, in fact, it was." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted May 26, 2010
A- 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"As unsettling as it is riveting. Even Sondheim aficionados will see the story with fresh eyes, unless those eyes are covered." ‐St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Oct 18, 2008
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