Gregory Ellwood Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gregory Ellwood

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 53% Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017) This is a transformative, absolutely committed Denzel Washington. He's created a character that may be less like the celebrated actor than any role he's played over the past decade.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 69% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Whether you like Lady Gaga or not, you will at least finish "Five Foot Two" with a newfound respect.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
C 31% The Current War (2017) The only aspect of the film that even makes it watchable ends up being Michael Shannon's portrayal of George Westinghouse.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
A- 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Angelina Jolie should be heralded as the next cinematic auteur, a master craftswoman of the medium.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C+ 70% Hostiles (2017) Clearly, Cooper's historical intentions are well founded and justified. No one would argue that point. We just wish the final product weren't so problematic. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B+ 97% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Martin McDonagh has choreographed an almost impossible feat of a brutally dark comedy that, thanks to both Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand, elicits an emotional response you simply don't see coming. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
B 100% Lady Bird (2017) This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching. Ladies and gentleman please welcome to the stage Greta Gerwig and "Lady Bird."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
B 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "Battle Of The Sexes" might not be a grand slam final, but it's certainly worth the cost of seeing a match in person.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
B 89% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Improbably, while Annette Bening is incredible playing a fading Hollywood starlet in Paul McGuigan's "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool," it's her co-star, Jamie Bell, who might be the film's real secret weapon.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
B+ 82% Darkest Hour (2017) Few would argue that Gary Oldman isn't one of the finest actors of his generation, but this is a tour de force portrayal that will define his body of work for decades to come. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
5/5 97% The Florida Project (2017) In an era with remarkable child actors in films such as 'Room' and 'Moonlight', Baker's ability to siphon such authentic performances is truly a marvel.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/5 80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) To watch Phoenix, an actor at the height of his dramatic powers, on screen and under Ramsey's direction makes You Were Never Really Here something of a must-see.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
3/5 88% Good Time (2017) Features a strong performance from the criminally underrated Robert Pattinson.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) The film's ambiance is so wonderfully rendered and Coppola's perspective is so distinct it makes it all the more unexpected how slight the end result feels.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/5 28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) The cinematic energy that permeated the screen in both 'Hedwig' and its follow-up, the oft-forgotten 'Shortbus', is completely missing here.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4.5/5 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos doesn't just want you to be repulsed, but emotionally devastated. A gorgeously rendered gut punch that ends up being no laughing matter.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) For those who wonder if their relationship with their parents will improve over time, 'The Meyerowtiz Stories' may turn out to be something of an unintentional cathartic release.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4.5/5 85% Okja (2017) ['Okja' is] gorgeous and moving and thrilling and funny and inventive and unexpected. It's why Bong is a visionary among his peers. And, my god, it's why we go to the movies.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3.5/5 73% Wonderstruck (2017) With Haynes' deft eye Wonderstruck feels like you're looking out your own window into another time.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B 85% Band Aid (2017) Fred Armisen steals the show.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
A- 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) James Gunn actually has some things to say about family and fatherhood amongst this tail of aliens, space battles and space gods.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
B+ 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Small town underdog looking to make it in the music business isn't exactly the most original idea for a movie, but it's a huge credit to writer and director Geremy Jasper that "Patti Cake$" breaks through that familiar convention with flying colors.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
78% Where Is Kyra? (2017) The problem with Andrew Dosunmu's follow-up to the more compelling "Mother Of George" is that there is so little story that all you have to look at are Bradford Young's impressive compositions and then you wait...and then wait some more.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C- 34% Rebel in the Rye (2017) The worst aspect of 'Rebel' is that Strong seems to have no vision as a filmmaker. The movie thinks it's throwing in some wise words about the art of writing, but they are superficial at best. It all feels like a watered-down version of Salinger's life.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C+ 85% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) By the time you get to the movie's predictable ending all you can wonder if and when Jessica Williams will write and star in her own movie sooner rather than later. And if that's the silver lining of "Incredible Jessica James" we'll take it.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
A 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Love and intimacy between two male characters has never truly felt this real or emotionally heartbreaking.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
B- 66% Before I Fall (2017) "Will make its core audience of teenage girls melt and is a nice diversion for everyone else."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
C 39% The Yellow Birds (2017) Strong performances can't overcome the drama's familiarity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
B+ 97% Mudbound (2017) "Mudbound" soars thanks to the impressive performances of the ensemble cast and, notably, Dee Rees' intent on depicting the harsh reality of the pre-Civil Rights era warts and all.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
B- 98% God's Own Country (2017) Heartbreaking.. shines a new spotlight on a familiar story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
C 44% The Discovery (2017) Jason Segel and Rooney Mara have little onscreen romantic chemistry.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
A- 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The rare that a comedy makes you reconsider your own actions on social media.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
B 89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Entertaining and continues to cross lines you never thought it would cross.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
C 25% The Comedian (2017) There is a sense of exhaustive familiarity that permeates throughout ... The Comedian.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
B- 90% Doctor Strange (2016) A visual wonder... but you still feel the formula straining.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
A- 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Impressive and moving.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
C 83% Denial (2016) It's a story that could make one hell of a movie. It's just not this one.‐ The Playlist
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
66% Free Fire (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
B+ 73% Sing (2016) When the big show finally happens at the end of the picture? You can't help but smile.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
C- 22% American Pastoral (2016) Ewan McGregor shows no hint of inspiration behind the camera.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
C 62% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
A- 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
B- 83% Una (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
B+ 90% Into the Inferno (2016) The footage Herzog's compiled coalesces into a truly cinematic experience. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
B 85% Sully (2016) Sully proves that with the proper material and actors Clint Eastwood can still stir emotions with the best of them.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2016
A 98% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
C 12% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016