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Kevin Lally

Kevin Lally
Kevin Lally's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% mother! (2017) Darren Aronofsky's symbolic tale of a young woman besieged by barbarous intruders in her own house is so extreme it makes his Black Swan look like a Merchant Ivory film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
95% Stronger (2017) Refreshingly honest and down-to-earth portrait of the struggle of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Fueled by a retro soundtrack and an anarchic spirit, Baby Driver is like Drive on speed.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) In his first starring role, co-writer Kumail Nanjiani delivers a crowd-pleaser with this semi-autobiographical rom-com/culture-clash dramedy. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) The Cars franchise regains some of its mojo as veteran racing star Lightning McQueen faces up to his ebbing powers. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Incredibly lavish, this new Beauty and the Beast will surely delight a large international audience by delivering many of the moments fondly remembered from the original.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele makes an auspicious feature directing debut with this outlandish horror thriller/social satire that transforms topical racial tensions into bracing entertainment.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
92% Hidden Figures (2017) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are irresistible (and unstoppable) in this engaging story of pioneering black female mathematicians at NASA.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
92% La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle's musical love letter to Los Angeles manages to be old-fashioned and newfangled at the same time, to thrilling effect.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton's adaptation of the kids' fantasy novel boasts some spectacular set-pieces but should have been less morose and more entertaining.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Satisfying, action-packed remake of the 1960 western classic, with an appealing ensemble cast led by Denzel Washington.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
79% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Fascinating first-person account from the author herself of a complex masquerade that stunned the literary and celebrity worlds.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
97% Little Men (2016) With Little Men, Ira Sachs proves himself one of the foremost movie chroniclers of modern-day New York.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) Despite a number of amusing moments, director Paul Feig's latest suffers from a severe case of summer bloat.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
94% Life, Animated (2016) A fascinating, intimate portrait of Owen Suskind, an engaging young man who will shatter your preconceptions about the aloofness of the autistic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Frenetic, visually overstuffed fantasy sequel has precious little to do with Lewis Carroll, but international audiences will likely succumb to the spectacle.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
23% The Boss (2016) Melissa McCarthy is fun (to a degree) as a self-absorbed business tycoon who loses everything, but the script she and her director husband devised is a shambles.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) Delightful Disney animated tale of a city populated by "civilized" animals of all stripes is both fun for kids and a clever mélange of noir and social commentary.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! has just enough entertainment value to merit a guarded recommendation. But [...] it likely won't be hailed as one of the Coens' best.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) Each of this year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts has something distinctive to offer, but two stand out from the pack.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Catnip for movie buffs.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
94% Room (2015) Beautifully rendered and acted drama about a young captive and her remarkable bond with the child she bore while held prisoner is a potent award-season contender.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) Despite a bit too much whimsy in the first half, this account of Philippe Petit's remarkable wire-walk between New York's Twin Towers is a dazzling visual experience.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
68% The Danish Girl (2015) The Danish Girl may be the essence of award-season calculated craft, but in the field of screen depictions of the transgender struggle, it's a milestone.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
72% Everest (2015) Meticulous account of a doomed 1996 expedition to the peak of Mount Everest impresses with its arduous location shooting and moments of high tension.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) A muddled comedy-drama misconceived by 'Juno' writer Diablo Cody.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
83% 10,000 Km (2015) [An] intelligent case study of a modern relationship.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Pitch Perfect 2 is far from perfect, but still potent.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
73% Welcome to Me (2015) Diverting but slightly queasy fun.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
43% True Story (2015) A story this strange and intriguing could have used more juice. Ultimately, True Story is as frosty and aloof as the enigmatic Christian Longo.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) The biggest kick in Kingsman: The Secret Service is watching 54-year-old Colin Firth, heretofore the epitome of British refinement onscreen, bust a move.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
71% Big Eyes (2014) Where the outrageous arc of the Keane success story needed a patina of realism to convince, Waltz and Burton invariably make big, over-the-top choices.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2014
88% Still Alice (2015) The filmmakers and their lead actress never make a misstep; their approach is both clinical and deeply intimate, and the emotional journey feels true and resonant.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) Penguins of Madagascar moves at full throttle, a pace kids will love but which may become exhausting for their adult companions.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Gorgeously produced account of the struggles of the young Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane features award-worthy performances by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2014
97% Keep On Keepin' On (2014) This music doc is an absolute delight, and moving and inspirational to boot.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
92% Pride (2014) A real crowd-pleaser, Pride is perfect for this era of broad, largely uncontroversial acceptance of gays and lesbians.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2014
75% The Boxtrolls (2014) Another amazingly meticulous and stylish stop-motion tale from the Laika studio.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2014
80% Get On Up (2014) Chadwick Boseman is sensational in this multi-faceted portrait of troubled, pioneering soul-music giant James Brown.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2014
51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Slight Woody Allen period romance is enlivened by appealing leads Colin Firth and Emma Stone.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) Artful, sensitively observed drama of a mother's anguish when her autistic son goes missing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 21, 2014
63% Million Dollar Arm (2014) The script by the estimable Tom McCarthy hits all the Screenwriting 101 beats of an underdog tale, but those predictable elements are bolstered by rich character relationships.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 13, 2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone remain a highly appealing screen couple, but this frenetic superhero sequel may be a case of one (or two) too many villains.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) [Wes Anderson's] new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, ranks among his best, an ambitious and highly original concoction featuring an irresistible lead performance by Ralph Fiennes.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2014
30% The Monuments Men (2014) The real-life story is intriguing and full of cinematic potential, but Clooney's tame, conventional approach as director and co-writer...robs the narrative of much of its tension and drive.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
29% Grudge Match (2013) Unlike its antecedents, Grudge Match won't collect any prizes, but nostalgic holiday audiences will likely reward it at the box office.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2013
93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Portrait of a struggling, stubborn folksinger in 1961 New York is a Coen Brothers triumph, and one of the year's best films.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2013
91% Nebraska (2013) Alexander Payne crafts a handsome showcase for veteran actor Bruce Dern with this diverting father-son road movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2013
50% One Pm Central Standard Time (2013) Sadly, what could have been a thoughtful, informative look back turns into a maudlin, overlong "tribute" that will satisfy no one.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2013
96% Gravity (2013) Alfonso Cuarón and his team have created screen spectacle with a searing human dimension, and bring a true sense of wonder to a groundbreaking movie experience.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2013