Joyce Slaton

Joyce Slaton
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Common Sense Media

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 16% The Hustle (2019) Fat jokes and cliches in so-so gender-flipped remake. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 100% The Most Dangerous Year (2019) Affecting documentary speaks up for trans kids. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Mature but easygoing comedy has drugs, language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 30% UglyDolls (2019) Sweet visuals and songs are complicated by mixed messages. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Pilgrim's Progress (2019) Violence, mature concepts in faith-based animated adventure. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 29% Red Joan (2019) Slow-burning WWII spy drama raises thoughtful questions. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 75% Family (2019) Language, drinking in affecting comedy about acceptance. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 100% Penguin Highway (2019) Magic, mystery, some mature content in lovely anime. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 48% Unplanned (2019) Very graphic content in faith-based abortion biopic. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 100% Roll Red Roll (2019) Painful documentary looks at details of notorious rape case. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 36% Out of Blue (2019) Talented actors give slow-burning murder mystery gravitas. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 65% Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) Sparkling book adaptation has great characters, some scares. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Madea says goodbye in winning but dirty slapstick comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 100% This Magnificent Cake! (Ce magnifique gâteau!) (2019) Belgian import is slow but beautiful; disturbing deaths. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 58% Saint Judy (2019) Emotionally powerful biopic about crusading attorney. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/5 83% Song of Parkland (2019) Affecting mini-doc about students follows a tragic shooting. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Laughs, thoughtful messages in charming romcom satire. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 45% Ashes in the Snow (2019) True-to-book WWII adaptation is violent, sad, emotional. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/5 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Art helps man cope with trauma in fact-based drama. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/5 73% Chef Flynn (2018) Some salty talk in easygoing docu about talented young chef. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 89% Love, Gilda (2018) Earnest documentary gives beloved comic legend her due. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 40% Where Hands Touch (2018) Brutal violence, death, history in agonizing Holocaust tale. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 67% Beautifully Broken (2018) Inspiring true story has violent genocide flashbacks. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Running for Grace (Jo, the Medicine Runner) (2018) Sweet, slow-moving romance deals with 1920s racism. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Urban Country (2018) Sincere, wholesome drama overcomes cliched plot. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 96% Ava (2018) Moving, unrelenting tale of Iranian teen's fall from grace. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Heartbeats (2017) Great dance scenes perk up so-so cross-cultural romance. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 91% Love, Simon (2018) Affecting, lovable romcom about gay teen has a little edge. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/5 80% Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017) Sweet, charming holiday special is better than you heard. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3/5 43% A Christmas Story Live! (2017) Musical based on classic film is an OK update, but too long. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 72% Ferdinand (2017) Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/5 56% Kepler's Dream (2017) Sweet family drama has heart and positive messages. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
2/5 20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Blended-family sequel has crass humor, iffy messages. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) No, the movie doesn't go anywhere you couldn't have predicted from the beginning, but it's fun, and funny too; particularly for viewers who know exactly what it's like to be overworked and underappreciated. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2017) Sex, drugs in mature, meandering tales of varying quality. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 61% Te Ata (2017) Underrated cultural hero gets her due in earnest biopic. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 40% So B. It (2017) Beautiful coming-of-age drama tackles tough topics. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 48% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Positive messages, some scary stuff in sweet, sparkly romp. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 93% School Life (2017) Boarding school doc has sweet messages; some smoking. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/5 33% Deep (2017) Rude jokes, surprising violence in animated undersea tale. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Social media thriller has worthy messages, drugs, language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 96% Step (2017) Dance gives teen girls focus, power in moving documentary. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 74% Landline (2017) Family confronts infidelity in mature but uplifting dramedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 91% Girls Trip (2017) Warm-hearted but raunchy comedy has nudity, sex, language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2/5 20% The House (2017) Great cast wasted in tepid, weirdly violent comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Car-centric crime action is stylish, but shallow, violent. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
1/5 21% The Book of Henry (2017) Muddled dramedy deals with dark, disturbing topics. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 44% Rough Night (2017) Mature, over-the-top comedy is too dark to be truly funny. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Strong, complicated woman anchors intense mystery tale. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Stereotypes, sexism, violence in terrible remake. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017