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): The Playlist, HitFix, Vox

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 67% 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
75% 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- 25% Rebel in the Rye (2016) 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+ 94% 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 100% 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 31% The Yellow Birds (2017) Strong performances can't overcome the drama's familiarity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
B+ 96% 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- 92% God's Own Country (2017) Heartbreaking.. shines a new spotlight on a familiar story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
C 43% The Discovery (2017) Jason Segel and Rooney Mara have little onscreen romantic chemistry.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
A- 74% 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 90% 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 84% 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- 23% American Pastoral (2016) Ewan McGregor shows no hint of inspiration behind the camera.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
C 61% 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 (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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
C+ 59% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
91% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
77% Rosewater (2014) It's a somewhat bumpy road for the first time filmmaker, but it's surprisingly effective when it needs to be.‐ HitFix
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
C- 80% The Assassin (2015) Hou should be congratulated for making the most boring martial arts movie ever.‐ HitFix
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
B- 73% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
A- 74% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
B+ 89% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2015
B 69% The Danish Girl (2015) Incredible performances and beautiful production design, but perhaps it's all too pretty. ‐ HitFix
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
B+ 52% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
A- 91% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2015