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
97% 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
34% 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
64% 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
47% 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
77% 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
94% 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
68% 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
63% 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
40% 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
45% 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
67% 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
61% 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
87% First Man (2018) The greatest heroes in history are the ones who didn't set out to become one. That is the American spirit, and crystallizing that in a movie is about as patriotic as a film can get. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) With A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga nails those 12 notes. And she takes it up a key, too. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
97% Science Fair (2018) The film's beautiful, beating heart is these kids. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
29% 70th Emmy Awards (2018) From lackluster hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che to an unearned demand to be applauded for meager steps toward diversity and inclusion, this was the worst award show in years. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) There's an undercurrent of melancholy to the film, perhaps explaining why it leaves you in a constant state of misty-eyedness. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) [It] will move you: move you to groan, move you to tears (at least three times, per my count), move you to spontaneously applaud at a Christine Baranski line reading, and move you to butt-dance in your seats. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
47% Skyscraper (2018) A ridiculous movie...an ode to the glory of bad summer blockbusters. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's a downright magical performance by Anne Hathaway that rescues the film from its sleepiness, and makes off with all the jewels. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
54% Book Club (2018) There's something relaxing about Bill Holderman's unfussy direction, letting the camera sort of linger on these fine actresses for long takes. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) We were part of the live audience ready to be taken to church by John Legend and company. Not only did we find salvation, we'd venture that this was the best live TV musical yet. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A visually dazzling, if tonally meandering odyssey that tempers its sci-fi gravitas with a child's sense of humor. It's the rare live-action family film to feel like a bonafide kids' movie. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) There's something about Love, Simon that feels like a bona fide event...It's a film that we swooned and winced and cringed and grinned through, the journey the best coming-of-age movies take their audiences on. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Give it up for the astutely ridiculous workplace satire that, when it comes to cinematic cajones, is nothing if not a horse of a different color. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) It would be impossible to list the myriad tenets of the conversation surrounding abuse and victimhood that the film explores. We wouldn't purport to answer any of those questions, and maybe the film doesn't intend to either. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) As a crime-thriller, it's suitably nerve-wracking and ludicrous, while somehow still poignant and thoughtful. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) [Three Identical Strangers] tickles at our obsession with triplets, the nature vs. nurture debate, and the idea of being separated at birth. But it infuses its story with a dark reality, too, sending a frigid chill up the spine. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The uneven script and stilted dialogue is in such contrast to the stampede of rousing musical numbers that we wonder if the project would have fared better on the stage, where a weak book linking together standout music is arguably more forgivable. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
43% A Christmas Story Live! (2017) A Christmas Story is a cute, mildly amusing tale that, it turns out, becomes extremely grating once you add music. At least, once you add this music. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya is one-of-a-kind and definitely rough around the edges, dressed up to awkwardly fit in with the more traditional award season contenders. There's all the ambition, progressiveness, and danger of the triple axel. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
88% The Post (2018) The film is positively invigorating, partly because of how it winks at the conversations happening in our country -- in newsrooms and beyond -- in its dialogue. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards says a lot about how we treat women who demand answers. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Few films know exactly what its audience wants from it as much as this sequel to the raunchy-schmaltzy Moms Go Wild (And Learn About Themselves in the Process) hit comedy from last summer. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
47% Whitney (2015) Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic was confusingly bland, and we're not happy about it. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) Is The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story the worst movie that has ever been made for television? - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) The 'female James Bond' label? [Charlize] Theron earns it, but she doesn't need it. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
85% It (2017) Despite all the marketing focus on the homicidal circus freak, It was never about the clown. It's about how trauma haunts a childhood and how the latent ennui of small-town America can fan the flames of our greatest fears. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
93% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) It's certainly pleasant, and anyone who is a fan of his will chuckle their way through it. But it's unclear what we're being sold here. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
53% 47 Meters Down (2017) It is a slightly terrifying, slightly maddening shark movie. We will likely need a week or so before swimming in the ocean again, which is all we ever want from a shark movie! - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
91% A Ghost Story (2017) It is profound, peculiar, frustrating, frightening, transfixing, maddening, and, mostly, beautiful. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017