Kevin Fallon

Kevin Fallon
Kevin Fallon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic The Daily Beast
Publications: The Atlantic, The Daily Beast

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season is the movie that it is. And it is a good version of that movie, one that, hopefully, will be impactful to an audience that loves the holiday movie genre and maybe never would have thought to emotionally invest in this kind of story. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
73% French Exit (2021) French Exit is a film about the inevitability of life being a disappointment, and, taken as such, more fulfilling than anyone could ever expect. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
100% 76 Days (2020) There is a palpable sense of how the dead are valued in Wuhan. Here, they are the subject of political posturing and conspiracy theories. And here, the crisis rolls on past 180 days. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
40% Centigrade (2020) ...amid the tension over the pandemic and movie theaters' reopening, it's comforting that, even if a stressful watch, this film is content with traumatizing you from the safety of your own home - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
95% Black Is King (2020) A gorgeous celebration of the African diaspora and Black culture, Beyoncé's visual album is undeniably resonant at a Black Lives Matter moment and ranks among her best work yet. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) It's a great Tom Hanks part based on a character we consider a Tom Hanks type. It makes sense that it suits him so perfectly. Hanks wrote it himself. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) The videos are horrific, the kind of atrocities no human should be meant to see. And it's exactly why everyone must see it. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
8% Artemis Fowl (2020) The creative decision to rewrite the character of Artemis betrays the film's core audience, and strips the film of anything that might have made it interesting. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
99% On the Record (2020) ...the powerful, determined, horrifying accounts of Simmons' accusers overshadow any off-screen production melee. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
98% Circus of Books (2020) A riotous and surprisingly emotional documentary. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) There's no denying that the kaleidoscopic acid trip of bright colors, blaring music, and big hair is the pop culture event of the year, at least... - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) ...it is incredibly watchable and crowd-pleasing-if it doesn't exactly inspire hope for the future of political campaigning. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
94% Palm Springs (2020) There's a massive, Groundhog Day-evoking twist that instantly transports this from cute rom-com to high-concept deconstruction of a rom-com that illuminates our need for connection-of course, filtered through the wily charms of Lonely Island. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Dick Johnson Is Dead just about exploded my heart into a million pieces... - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) Here is Robert Downey Jr. wincing at a tooting dragon. What does anything mean anymore? - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) Kristen Stewart facing off against mythical man-eating monsters seven miles below the ocean's surface? A lot of fun! - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig's sensational, swoon-inducing adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's seminal novel takes an audacious swing, and it connects beautifully. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
69% Bombshell (2019) I've got a bombshell take for ya: This movie is very irritating! - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Daniel Craig, people. He is outrageous. Ridiculous, even. It shouldn't work. And yet!!! - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
71% The College Admissions Scandal (2019) ...when there's so much to be mined from this particular controversy, you can't help but think how much an approach like this is, ironically, leaving us cheated. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
68% Joker (2019) It's the same old song over and over again, a cultural record scratch. Send in the clowns... - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Even more than its star's tortured-He-Man routine and its grisly action, it's the film's ghastly worldview that's truly archaic, and in need of retirement. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) The female gaze, it turns out, depicts women as...women. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) [A] gorgeous movie about universal themes of grief, loss, family, and identity. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
52% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King is a masterpiece feast for the eyes. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is clever and witty, at times exhilarating, and does the little tap dance on your tear ducts that you've come to crave from Pixar films, and especially from this franchise. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) In truth, delivering on expectations is Late Night's strongest suit. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
55% Ma (2019) Is it good? No, but that's the point. Or something? [Ma] is outrageous in the way that it's a damn hoot. And you know what? More movies should be outrageous, and as brazenly so as Ma is. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) The Elton John biopic is as fabulous, flamboyant, and fun as its legendary subject deserves. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
96% Booksmart (2019) I can't remember a time when I had as much fun watching a movie in a theater as when I first screened Booksmart. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
35% Poms (2019) Should we wish they had better material than Poms to work with? Yes. But it's still a delight to see them on screen, together, having fun. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) In the end, the film is a bit like going to see a very good Beatles cover band, and maybe that's the point. It pales in comparison from the magic of the real thing, but, by nature, it's going to be a lot of fun anyway. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Stop everything and watch Homecoming. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
100% Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019) If not groundbreaking, it's still relatable and funny. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
46% Dumbo (2019) None of the performances cohere and it's all very distracting, which is unfortunate considering what it's distracting from: Some truly spell-binding visual and action set pieces. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley debuted this week on HBO. And it was bad. Like...abjectly bad? - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
100% Who Let The Dogs Out (2019) It's wonky and a lot to unpack, though Sisto does impressive, dedicated sleuthing. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Somehow insufferably traditional and clichéd while simultaneously inventive and current. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is far from perfect. Thank God. That's what makes it so fun. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) It's the kind of the film that those who hate the genre can use as a case study for why, but that seems to have been made for people who actually love it. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
27% Rent Live (2019) This, it should not need to be said, made for a depressingly lame show... - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) It's fun but flawed. Yet in a cultural landscape where so much of the art output, on film and TV especially, is content to settle for a mass-market designation of "fine," a botched trip to the wild is a welcome journey. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
42% The Upside (2019) ... perfectly fine...it would be easy to trash the film, given its tone and especially its star, but that would be lazy, and The Upside truthfully doesn't deserve it. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
44% Second Act (2018) It digs into the ideas of motherhood and shame in ways that movies rarely do, at least not ones this glossy and targeted at this audience. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) There seems to have been careful consideration not only in how to tell this new story, but more importantly, why the story should be told now. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
65% Vice (2018) A baffling tonal hodgepodge that misuses a laundry list of cutesy narrative devices McKay had previously deployed first in The Big Short, at best marginally humanizes Dick Cheney and at worst lionizes him... - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) The incomprehensible, ostensibly 'hip' new take on Robin Hood is an unmitigated disaster. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
91% Widows (2018) Widows negotiates the genre's perilous twists and turns so masterfully that it should be considered a frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars. It's that good. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) We're supposed to settle again, this time with the sanitized, mean-spirited, gay-shaming, and altogether lame biopic of Freddie Mercury...Bohemian Rhapsody is that disappointing. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an exquisitely drawn character study, and one of those wonderful, wild, "I can't believe this really happened" biopics. But more than that, it is a movie about loneliness. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018