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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
94% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The Mission: Impossible series reconfirms its status as one of the all-time great action franchises with one jaw-dropping thrill sequence after another.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 certainly delivers the action for those who crave it, but its charm comes from the characters Bird has created and the actors who voice them.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is glossy escapist entertainment-especially for women and fashionistas-ideal for these troubled times.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Endlessly inventive animated tale of outcast dogs is a career highpoint for writer-director Wes Anderson.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon has the same endearing quality as the John Hughes teen comedy classics of the 1980s.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Not since Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be has there been a movie satire as audacious as Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) There's nothing subtle about The Greatest Showman, but its high style and relentless energy may very well seduce willing audience members.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro makes you believe in cross-species attraction in this beautifully crafted fantasy tale of a mute cleaning woman who bonds with an exotic amphibian.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Swooningly romantic, sensually filmed tale of the summer love affair between a teenage boy and his dad's visiting grad-student intern.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Frances McDormand delivers a witty and compelling performance as a mother out for justice in this ingenious mix of drama and dark comedy from Martin McDonagh.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) Muddled merging of an old Coen Brothers crime script and the real-life racist eruption in 1950s Levittown, PA. A misfire for director George Clooney.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
69% 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
92% 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
70% 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
93% 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
63% 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
80% 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
96% 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
74% 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
29% 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
22% 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
73% 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
63% 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
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Pitch Perfect 2 is far from perfect, but still potent.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
72% 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
72% 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
86% 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
73% 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
78% 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