Joyce Slaton

Joyce Slaton
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Common Sense Media

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 25% Sno Babies (2020) Grim visuals, rape in affecting drug addiction tale. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/5 28% Antebellum (2020) Brutal slavery horror pic has cool twists but lacks depth. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation (2020) Former alt-righters break good in compelling documentary. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
4/5 87% Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (2020) It's plain that there never was, and can never be, justice in the Hawkins case -- he's gone, and nothing can bring him back. But this powerful film at least gives Hawkins a place in history and helps us understand how awful his death truly was. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
4/5 67% Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison (2020) Non-stop language, sweet family love in profane comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
4/5 100% Born to Play (2020) Female athletes fight for glory in tender football doc. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
2/5 20% Viena and the Fantomes (2016) Smoking, drinking, language in meandering road-trip movie. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
4/5 63% American Trial: The Eric Garner Story (2020) Devastating look at a Black Lives Matter flashpoint. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet 1 Angry Black Man (2018) Lovely but quiet, mature drama shows the power of art. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/5 40% Sweetness in the Belly (2020) Deeply felt drama about one woman's refugee experience. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3/5 88% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) Language, sincere artistry in charming yet meandering doc. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (Hana to Arisu satsujin jiken) (2015) Compelling, beautifully animated middle-school mystery. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Dragons: Rescue Riders - Hunt for the Golden Dragon (2020) Adventure quest fun despite cartoon violence, stereotypes. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
2/5 72% Vivarium (2020) Disturbing scenes, cool visuals in lackluster sci-fi fable. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4/5 89% Banana Split (2020) Raunchy comedy has strong messages about female friendship. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4/5 68% Ride Like a Girl (2019) Woman gallops through boundaries in inspiring sports drama. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3/5 100% The Thing About Harry (2020) Sweet characters, some sex in cheesy-cute LGBTQ rom-com. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
2/5 18% The Kindness of Strangers (2020) Lives interconnect in slow-paced drama with brief violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
4/5 93% Ride Your Wave (2020) Beautiful anime is too sad for young or sensitive kids. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/5 22% Like a Boss (2020) Raunchy jokes, sex, and language in female buddy comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
4/5 97% Pick of the Litter (2018) Guide dogs learn their trade in lovely docuseries. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/5 88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) Gender stereotypes, charming family love in Christmas tale. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 80% The All-Americans (2019) Lovely documentary digs into football dreams in East L.A. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 41% Midway (2019) Battle epic tries hard but is too long, hard to follow. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
1/5 47% No Safe Spaces (2019) Overly long, illogical docu is long-winded and obnoxious. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 64% Paradise Hills (2019) Beautiful visuals, muddled logic in moody sci-fi drama. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Uneven but amusing WWII satire has violence, hate speech. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 100% Emanuel (2019) Terrible suffering, violent vintage photos in potent docu. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Woman loses her grip in fact-based drama with sex, language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 67% The Parts You Lose (2019) Bullying and abuse in bleak, wintry character study. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 89% Another Day of Life (2019) Surreal violence, downbeat tone in animated war drama. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Woman makes over her life in heartfelt but mature dramedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ultraviolent satire is forgettable but fun for horror fans. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Gorgeous drama will thrill longtime fans of the show. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 90% Riot Girls (2019) Powerful females, punk rock energy in violent, cult-y film. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Violent thriller has great performances, lackluster plot. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Dark, atmospheric fairy tale is too terrifying for kids. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Endless, numbing violence in overly long action threequel. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 80% Late Night (2019) Light tone, deep messages in female-centric comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/5 45% After the Wedding (2019) Troubled women, big emotions in quietly devastating drama. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 33% See You Soon (2019) Sweet slow-burn romance has some sex, stereotypes. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 50% Miss Arizona (2019) Female friendships rule in well-intentioned indie comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Sweet romance, some swearing in appealing comedy/fantasy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 43% Hampstead (2019) Lovable actors, supportive relationships in sweet romcom. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 93% Funan (2019) Wrenching anime depicts little-told war story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/5 92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Painful portrait of gentrification in extraordinary indie. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Monster movie sequel is muddled, violent, overly long. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Glittery, glam rock musical soars; expect sex and drugs. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) Languid, lovely drama is best for patient adults. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 13% The Hustle (2019) Fat jokes and cliches in so-so gender-flipped remake. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019