John Swansburg

John Swansburg
John Swansburg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate
Publications: Slate

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
80% Patriots Day (2017) A film content with the charming, if chuckleheaded, cartoon of the Boston local that Wahlberg has regularly inhabited throughout his career. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) While no one will mistake this for a protest film-there are too many pool parties-the movie's portrait of a militarized police force all too eager to assault young black men can't help but resonate in our own moment. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
92% Source Code (2011) It's this emotional arc underlying the ticking-time-bomb plot that keeps the movie from succumbing to its flaws. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2014
41% Crooked Arrows (2012) The plucky underdog Native American lacrosse movie I never knew I wanted. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2012
49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Its attempts to overcome the story's episodic nature are clumsy, its effects only intermittently special, and its dufflepuds not nearly funny enough. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2010
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) It's easy to imagine why Pelham's producers wouldn't want Scott's professional but dull picture to be compared with the 1974 classic. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2009