Joe Reid

Joe Reid
Joe Reid's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate AV Club Decider
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movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% The Hate U Give (2018) George Tillman Jr.... never flinches from making The Hate U Give seem utterly present and vital to the current historical moment. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
61% The Oath (2018) What's too bad is that The Oath loses control of its instrument just as the film's most riveting performance enters the picture. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
85% A Simple Favor (2018) A rather delightful concoction of costumes, cocktails, and two underestimated actresses fitting together at the strangest of angles. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) ...What keeps The House with a Clock in Its Walls moving and worthwhile is its cast, particularly the teaming of Jack Black with Cate Blanchett. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
62% Bird Box (2018) A qualified Stream It for general audiences. A raving, enthusiastic Stream It for Sandra Bullock fans. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
87% Colette (2018) There's some dramatic heft that's missing that might've pushed this over the edge from good to great, but as a showcase for an actress whose gifts are still unfolding before us, it's an easy recommendation. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
96% Roma (2018) A feat of filmmaking so accomplished it borders on showing off, but also a deeply rewarding piece of filmmaking... - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Definitely think it over before traumatizing your kids with it (unless that's what you want to do, which: fair), but unless you're a giant Jungle Book aficionado and crave completism, you can skip it. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
60% Operation Finale (2018) An engrossing yarn, featuring a magnetic lead performance by Oscar Isaac. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Most days, I'm of the belief that Rudolph is the best Rankin-Bass Christmas special. It's iconic. It's a family tradition. It's about dentistry, at least in part. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) Ultimately, the pleasures of Christopher Robin are mild, but by being unafraid of those melancholy corners of the woods, where our childhood friends languish in the cold, dark shadow of our absence, it at least give you a lot to think about. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) You can see why Heat Miser and Snow Miser were the breakout stars of this particular special. They had the best and most energetic production numbers. And they were quasi-villains, and villains get to have all the fun. They're great. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) The great thing about a movie like Juliet, Naked, much like About a Boy, is that while conflicts and love triangles exist, the story never contents itself to set up good guys and bad guys. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) One should never take a Coen Brothers film for granted, but this definitely feels like one of the least of their efforts. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) One of the most compelling movies of the year because of its eyebrow-raising true-life story, one performed so well by the likes of Washington, Driver, and, in a masterpiece of tone control, Topher Grace. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Madeline's Madeline is a challenge worth taking on, if only so you can experience the breakthrough performance by young Helena Howard. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
100% Been So Long (2018) Even when it falls short from being a truly great musical, it's still a good romantic comedy musical, and those aren't so easy to come by. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Not only does Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again work, but it works a LOT better than the first one. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
88% The Night Comes For Us (2018) To call the film an orgy of violence would be hugely overstating how much sex actually happens at an orgy. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A compelling story told by charismatic storytellers, and the odds are it will fascinate you. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
78% Apostle (2018) You'll be on the edge of your seat for the entire second half. On the other hand, you'll want to shower afterwards. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is the kind of movie that makes you feel like you've stumbled onto buried treasure... - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) What really works about 22 July is the way it speaks to how we deal with the aftermath of events like this. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
38% Malevolent (2018) There are a lot of good ingredients in Malevolent, from its concept to its cast. And the final 25 minutes are incredibly tense and scary. But the rest of the movie can't really hold its momentum. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
93% Private Life (2018) It is, at its best, so warmly, recognizably human, with some great performances. It's adult indie drama done at its highest level. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
71% Hold the Dark (2018) Stream it, but feel free to bail if it starts to try your patience. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
83% The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (La femme la plus assassinée du monde) (2018) As a murder mystery it's not quite the taut thriller you might want, but it's got style points to spare. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
85% In the Realm of the Senses (1976) In the Realm of the Senses remains one of the great erotic art films, and it retains 100% of its ability to shock and scandalize audiences today, every bit as it did in 1976. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
71% Nappily Ever After (2018) In the end, it's Lathan's show, and she carries it strongly, playing Violet's self-doubt and perfectionism as a symptom, not the disease. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
86% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) It's a frustrating movie. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) It's a big, bloody, beautifully-filmed epic with so much more personality than I've come to expect from a movie of this genre. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
45% The Laws of Thermodynamics (Las Leyes de la Termodinámica) (2018) The Laws of Thermodynamics is nothing if not constantly trying to present its love story in new and interesting ways. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
54% Book Club (2018) Book Club might be exactly what the doctor ordered for a night at home with a lot of wine and a like-minded friend or two. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) It's a thrilling ride, and Ethan Hawke's performance - the best of his career and worthy of an Oscar nomination - never once lets you out of its grip. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Netflix's best rom-com yet. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) What is surprising about Infinity War when you watch it a second time on VOD is how much of the film endures because of the character development across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) This is one of the best and most affecting documentaries of the year... a tightly focused story that is both unnerving and empathetic at once. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
47% The Package (2018) There's honestly a lot of potential here, and the film is certainly watchable. But after a certain amount of time, you've well and truly gotten the joke. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) It's a real bummer. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) Breaking In is a star vehicle that, for Union's sake if nothing else, you wish could zoom by a little faster. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
80% Flavors of Youth (Si shi qing chun) (2018) Stream it. It's sweet and pretty to look at and might make you feel happy for a change. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
85% Tully (2018) Tully is one of the best movies of the year, and here's hoping the Cody/Reitman/Theron triptych comes together far more frequently after this. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) If a movie like this doesn't open some eyes about for-profit health care, few things will. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One isn't the Spielberg home run that fans of the book may have hoped it would be, but it's a solid double and a good time that is almost perversely suited for home viewing. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
90% Lean on Pete (2018) There are sad moments in store, but it's a story told quite beautifully... - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
50% The Warning (El aviso) (2018) A well-acted and surprisingly affecting thriller, all things considered, and a satisfying mystery, if not a shocking one. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
35% I Feel Pretty (2018) Ultimately, I feel Pretty pulls its feet out of that fire by prioritizing Renee loving herself over having enough confidence to make the world love her, and that's the film's biggest accomplishment. Well, that and Michelle Williams saying "Kohl's." - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
No Score Yet Father of the Year (2018) But don't for a second imagine that this movie was good. You have way better ways to spend your time. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
20% How It Ends (2018) Theo James has gotten good at playing this one kind of protagonist; he's like the exact midpoint between all of the overwhelmed-but-capable disaster movie heroes you've ever seen. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The universe of A Quiet Place doesn't stretch any farther than the Abbott family can travel on foot, which allows Krasinski to tell a taut and empathetic story about a family trying to survive together. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018