Gregory Ellwood

Gregory Ellwood

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Gregory Ellwood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist, HitFix, Vox

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 98%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"A visual wonder... but you still feel the formula straining." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 22, 2016
A- 94%

20th Century Women (2016)

"Impressive and moving." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 7, 2016
C 78%

Denial (2016)

"It's a story that could make one hell of a movie. It's just not this one." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 22, 2016
B+ No Score Yet

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016)

"You remember the fun twists and a cast working at the top of their game more than anything else. And, frankly, that's not a bad thing." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 17, 2016
B 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"What happened on the Deepwater was horrific and preventable. And, for the most part, Berg has done the survivors and the families of the lost ones proud with an entertaining movie that sort of brings history alive." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Free Fire (2016)

"Sure, too many of the jokes fall flat, and Larson is criminally underutilized; but Reynor and Hammer are the film's secret weapons, spinning weak one-liners into charismatic winners time and time again." ‐ Vox
Posted Sep 13, 2016
B+ 88%

Sing (2016)

"When the big show finally happens at the end of the picture? You can't help but smile." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 11, 2016
B 93%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Queen Of Katwe's biggest gift is that it opens up a window to a world rarely depicted on screen outside of random documentaries and international news reports." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 11, 2016
C- 18%

American Pastoral (2016)

"Ewan McGregor shows no hint of inspiration behind the camera." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 10, 2016
C 63%

Snowden (2016)

"Stone's movie features studio gloss that is too slick to make the real life events feel grounded in any way." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 9, 2016
A- 100%

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

"What the film is really about is the bond between a mother and daughter who through it all can still bring a little joy into each others lives and the daughter who is holding onto that moment as long as she can." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 6, 2016
B- 82%

Una (2016)

"There is something fantastic about a movie that can make people inherently uncomfortable without resorting to torture porn aesthetics or blatant sexual perversion." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 4, 2016
B+ 89%

Into the Inferno (2016)

"The footage Herzog's compiled coalesces into a truly cinematic experience. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 4, 2016
B 83%

Sully (2016)

"Sully proves that with the proper material and actors Clint Eastwood can still stir emotions with the best of them." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 2, 2016
A 99%

Moonlight (2016)

"There have simply not been enough films about the gay experience of African-Americans or other people of color for that matter. Is is not hyperbole to note Barry Jenkins' magnificent new drama "Moonlight" is a historic achievement in this regard." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 2, 2016
C 10%

The Sea of Trees (2016)

"[Matthew McConaughey] recent work has demonstrated that he's a man of many talents but even he can't transform a beat that feels so tedious, unnecessary and, sadly, clichéd into a moment that should be powerful and heartbreaking." ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 16, 2016
B 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"If Ellis and co-screenwriter Anthony Frewin's attention to historical detail hinders Anthropoid initially, it breathes life into ... an action packed ... second half. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 20, 2016
C+ 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"For all the film's faults, Saunders and Lumley still bring an addictive energy to the screen that finds you wanting more. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B- 73%

Disorder (Maryland) (2016)

"It's good stuff and, in a perfect world, will prompt Hollywood execs to take Winocour's directing skills very seriously." ‐ HitFix
Posted Feb 19, 2016

Southside With You (2016)

"If you set aside the famous names and everything we know about these two characters' futures, what's left is a wonderfully crafted romance between a pair of African-American individuals, in a context rarely seen onscreen." ‐ Vox
Posted Jan 29, 2016

Rosewater (2014)

"It's a somewhat bumpy road for the first time filmmaker, but it's surprisingly effective when it needs to be." ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 9, 2015
C- 81%

The Assassin (2015)

"Hou should be congratulated for making the most boring martial arts movie ever." ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 3, 2015
B- 71%

The Summer Of Sangaile (2015)

"Director Alanté Kavaïté has a unique and talented eye, but she can only do so much to make this compelling material beyond its aesthetic charms." ‐ HitFix
Posted Oct 20, 2015
B+ 90%

Wild (2014)

"Thanks to a powerhouse performance by Reese Witherspoon, Vallée succeeds in avoiding those potential cliches again and again and again." ‐ HitFix
Posted Oct 9, 2015
C+ 74%

Trumbo (2015)

"Somewhere Dalton Trumbo can at least rest easy knowing that this time around the screenwriter won't get the lion's share of the blame. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 16, 2015
A 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"It's so visceral and so intimate that it's hard to put into words." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B- 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"Trier is far too talented for there not to be some good things here, but it just doesn't add up to much." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B+ 62%

Truth (2015)

"When Mapes is called before the investigative committee to defend herself, Blanchett delivers a ripping and powerful monologue that will be played at every tribute she's given for the rest of her career." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 14, 2015
A- 73%

Youth (2015)

"Each frame seems to tell a story. The movie may be almost two hours, but Sorrentino insists that not one moment is wasted." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B+ 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"Lanthimos presents a fully formed original vision that hits a perfect tone even when the narrative begins to get away from him a bit." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 14, 2015
C 48%

Freeheld (2015)

"An impressive cast and significant real-life events can't trump the fact it's a badly made movie. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 13, 2015
B 69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"Incredible performances and beautiful production design, but perhaps it's all too pretty. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 12, 2015
C- 20%

I Saw the Light (2016)

"Hank Williams deserves to have his story told with the same creativity and soul he infused his songs with. "I Saw The Light" is absolutely not that movie." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 11, 2015
B+ 53%

Demolition (2016)

"This sort of storyline could go wrong very quickly, but thanks to some fortuitously funny moments, Vallee's assured direction and Gyllenhaal's spectacular performance it's surprisingly compelling" ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 10, 2015
A- 92%

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

"Fukunaga's efforts have resulted in a brazenly confident piece of cinematic art where every image immerses you deeper and deeper into Agu's horror." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 9, 2015
A- 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"You'll certainly never think about getting your car towed or calling out someone too slow on the highway the same way ever again." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 8, 2015
C+ 43%

Madame Bovary (2015)

"Wonderland's Alice gives it her all, but Wasikowska is unable to suitably convince us why Bovary would jump so quickly into her extravagant spending and reckless affairs." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 8, 2015
A- 96%

'71 (2015)

"The real breakout from this impressive thriller is director Yann Demange." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 8, 2015
A- 92%

99 Homes (2015)

"At first, Ramin Bahrani's drama feels like it might be slightly preachy, but it soon turns into a gripping drama that succeeds partially thanks to the amazing work from Garfield and Shannon." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 8, 2015
B- 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Where "Mass" excels is with a stellar cast whose spot on performances keep your interest as the film moves along. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 8, 2015
B 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"While you have to give Sorkin and Boyle credit for attempting an unconventional structure, it's a choice that arguably only works thanks to the contributions of a stellar ensemble. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 5, 2015
C+ 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"Screenwriter Abi Morgan isn't able to make the fictional Maud more interesting than her historical counterparts." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 5, 2015
A 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"Keaton's steady hand keeps you riveted to the investigation on screen even if you know the outcome already." ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 5, 2015
A- 94%

Room (2015)

" Lenny Abrahamson guides Jack Temblay to the finest performance by a young actor since Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 4, 2015
B- 40%

We Are Your Friends (2015)

"Will the film seem dated within a few years? Likely, but for the moment it's easy to ignore the silly subplots and let the music move you. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 26, 2015
B- 92%

Grandma (2015)

"Tomlin's impressive performance can only elevate the movie beyond its predictable storyline so much." ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B+ 65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"Streep just doesn't know how to sleepwalk through a role like this." ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 3, 2015
C+ 79%

Cop Car (2015)

"Feels a little too Coen Brothers-lite and that's not a good thing. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 2, 2015
C+ 56%

Paper Towns (2015)

"The film feels 30 minutes longer than its 109 minute run time mostly due to the fact that "Paper" seems distinctly like three different films. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 23, 2015
B+ 93%

The Gift (2015)

"Is there truly a villain in this story? Unlike most Hollywood productions it depends on your point of view and that makes the film something of an unexpected surprise. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 22, 2015
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