John Gholson

John Gholson
John Gholson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinematical Movies.com Birth.Movies.Death.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Civil War is of course a huge payoff for fans who've been following from the start, but even the casual movie-goers will pick up on the fact that there's something slightly more special about this one. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
83% Beware the Slenderman (2018) Unbearably sad - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
99% Under The Shadow (2016) A perfect stage for terror...[Reaches] the fever pitch intensity of the very best haunted house movies, jump scares and all. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
80% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Like a late stage album from a band who peaked decades before, the surprise is gone, the punch is softer, but you certainly hear the bits in there that made you a fan in the first place. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
42% Moonwalkers (2016) A drug-fueled, hyper-violent, swinging-sixties story - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
95% Creed (2015) We knew Creed was always a worthy opponent, but we never expected Creed to be such a worthy sequel/spin-off movie. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
91% Bone Tomahawk (2015) First-time director S. Craig Zahler's script deliberately leans on Old West cliches, but is buoyed by crackling dialogue and strong performances. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
91% The Devil's Candy (2017) Kiara Glasco gives one of the best 'scream queen' performances of all-time...A muscular, punchy genre exercise that feels like a new classic simply because the filmmakers noticeably gave a damn. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
59% High-Rise (2016) Laing could've been unlikeable and unsympathetic in anyone else's hands, especially as things escalate, but Hiddleston's innate charm gives the film license to get ugly without losing the audience. Laing is Hiddleston's best work to date. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
98% Finders Keepers (2015) An easy contender for one of the funniest docs of all time...It's gut-busting, can't-breathe funny, but introspective and knowing as well. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
100% Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) Like The King of Kong before it, Man Vs. Snake finds humor, heart, and an unlikely underdog 'sports' story in the unique world of retro video gaming. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
No Score Yet An easy contender for one of the funniest docs of all time...It's gut-busting, can't-breathe funny, but introspective and knowing as well. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four figures out a way to approach a familiar origin story with unexpected smarts, then all-but-squanders that goodwill in its dumbed-down finale. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
82% Ant-Man (2015) The finale is something else - a symphony of comedy and action mayhem that outclasses every single second that comes before it. Nothing else in the movie even comes close. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Regardless, this time with Avengers: Age of Ultron, our socks were only tugged on, halfway flopping off our collective toes, but never blown quite off. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
61% The Little Death (2015) Erin James and T.J. Power get the least amount of screen time of all the couples in the anthology sex farce The Little Death, but they create the most lasting impression. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
49% Adult Beginners (2015) Adult Beginners feels more like a baby-step in figuring out how [Nick] Kroll will transition to film star, but the potential is certainly there. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) It is the shaggiest of the Wachoski's shaggy dogs. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
30% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) Turns out, it's a perfectly worthy sequel to a film that aimed low from the start. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) Interstellar is much like space itself - a beautiful, promising void. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2014
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) For all its impeccable craft, it's unusually flavorless. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2014
80% That Guy Dick Miller (2015) If you happen to catch the documentary, make sure you have a couple of Dick Miller movies handy to turn on once the credits roll. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2014
67% Late Phases (2014) There's always junk-food pleasure in seeing a questionably funky-looking werewolf take the business end of a silver-loaded shotgun to the face. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2014
39% Horns (2014) Aja directs this tragedy as if it's a flavorless comedy. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2014
73% Kelly & Cal (2014) The presence of [Juliette] Lewis makes it feel like a bigger, more important movie than it would've without her - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2014
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) These Ninja Turtles are the ones you love, but trapped in a film that's hard to like. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 100% sugar rush Saturday matinee sci-fi junk food. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Though it climaxes about a half hour too early, it's a superior sequel. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
97% Housebound (2014) It's a remarkably assured first feature, one that balances tonal shifts and just keeps things moving at all times. There's no fat on Housebound, and nothing is tried that doesn't flat-out work. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
100% Arlo and Julie (2015) The pay-off is logical (if convoluted), and has real consequences to the relationship between the two, which deserves its own special recognition, seeing as how so many tiny indies think that the journey is its own reward. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
77% Beyond Clueless (2014) It's a little like Room 237 for Freddie Prinze Jr. flicks. There's not much upside in presenting the surface qualities of She's All That as deeper profound truths about adolescence, but [director] Lyne goes there anyway. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
89% Doc Of The Dead (2014) There's some real food for thought in the film from a topic we'd assume had been bled dry. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
73% Honeymoon (2014) [Honeymoon] delivers real unease despite a well-tread plot. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Edge of Tomorrow will get the easy comparisons to Groundhog Day but it's also exactly the kind of punchy sci-fi adventure that goes best with salty popcorn and a willing audience. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) It's a solid installment. But it would've been a killer curtain call. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2014
75% Godzilla (2014) It's the rare brand name cash-in that manages to feel like artists actually cared. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) It feels like somebody's dopey idea of what comic books are, without actually reading them. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) It's a spectacularly violent move into Bourne territory, with enhanced super-soldiers kicking the ever-livin' daylights out of each other over what freedom really means. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2014
88% Shivers (They Came from Within) (The Parasite Murders) (1975) I'm shocked no one else has tried 'sex zombies' as a horror film device since this one -- they're terrifying. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2014
88% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) (1985) It's not only an amazing piece of animation, but an incredible work of science-fiction as well. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2014
22% Revenge of the Creature (1955) There's nothing particularly remarkable about it, and it plays out almost exactly how you expect it to, but as a monster matinee, you could do a lot worse. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2014
91% Dracula (1931) It's a case of lightning-in-a-bottle casting and there's no way of telling if anyone else as Dracula would've become the model for every single Dracula that followed. - Cinematical EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2014
95% The Heart Machine (2014) The Heart Machine frustrated me in the best possible way. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2014
No Score Yet Wicker Kittens (2014) By being about a competition, even an unusual one, Wicker Kittens gets a big injection of sports movie vigor. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2014
85% Joe (2014) This is how Cage became a movie star in the first damned place -- by being a remarkable actor. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2014
90% Wetlands (2014) This movie might not have worked at all without the performance of Juri, who is just a magnetic, impish powerhouse of an actress. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2014
91% Born To Fly (2014) Really exemplary documentary filmmaking...I went from completely ignorant of Streb and her 'action heroes' (the name she applies to her dancers) to becoming a big fan. Born to Fly is a must. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2014
66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) For all the good Alan Taylor does in making sure that the sequel stays sure-footed, there's still a nagging feeling left behind that we haven't really seen a Thor film from a director who truly loves the world he's being paid to bring to life. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2013
83% Afflicted (2014) An authentic approach to outrageous material doesn't just sell the film as actual found footage, it also shows remarkable intuition by first-timers Lee and Prouse. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013
86% We Are What We Are (2013) We're starved for adult horror that's this mature and sure-footed, and when it does come along, we have to sing its praises out loud. This is a wonderful, riveting, unsettling film. - Movies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013