Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Rob Thomas's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "I loved the first film, but if I could, I would travel back in time and tell my 2010 self to dial that review down a couple of notches. Just in case it somehow encouraged the making of this sequel. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "I'm not saying I'm proud to have enjoyed a movie in which a dapper Colin Firth kills about a hundred people while the guitar solo from "Freebird" plays on the soundtrack. I'm just saying I did. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/4 95% Girlhood (2015) "These new friends may be a bad influence on Marieme, but Sciamma's understated screenplay suggests they may be a necessary influence; she needs to step sideways, before she can step forward. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/4 36% Hits (2015) ""Mr. Show" mixed inspired silliness and vicious satire in equal measure, and "Hits" sustains that formula for 90 gloriously acerbic minutes. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes brothers are masters of taking the seemingly smallest possible story and finding drama, suspense and big overarching themes within it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 89% The End Of The Tour (2015) "it's a fascinating and poignant film about friendship and envy, and the ways we can tie ourselves into knots trying to meet our own expectations or the ones we imagine others have of us. Better to just take Wallace's advice: "Be a good guy." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Chorus "It's a long, dark road to that catharsis, but it's worth the journey to get there. I won't easily forget "Chorus" - its currents run too deep. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 58% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "It probably adheres a little too closely to a romantic-comedy formula - it hits a perfect, bittersweet ending, and then plows right on through it for another 15 minutes to the ending we all know is coming. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 95% 99 Homes (2015) "It's a fast-moving and angry vehicle, and Shannon is so much nasty fun to watch that it never lost my attention. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2/4 67% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) " We're told that characters are drawing closer to each other or changing their lives for the better, but we don't often feel it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 92% Last Days In The Desert "If "Last Days in the Desert" was just an empty vessel, it would be worth watching because it's so beautifully shot and so well acted. But it's rich with both ideas and empathy. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 100% The Forbidden Room " I'm not saying we should ever stop making movies, but if we do, "The Forbidden Room" should be the last movie. There's like nothing left to do. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 80% Tig "In the end, "Tig" isn't about anything more than herself, but the combination of her sense of humor and hard-won perspective on life makes it a very easy and affecting couple of hours to spend with her. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 97% '71 (2015) "Yann Demange's film most backgrounds the politics in favor of nervy suspense, you-are-there verisimilitude and strong characterizations. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/4 100% Brooklyn (2015) "It's a wonderful film. I was describing it later in the day to someone who hadn't seen it. And I gave HER chills. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 79% Cop Car (2015) "The screenplay for "Cop Car" is so clean and straight you could nick yourself on it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 75% Digging For Fire (2015) "Some have complained that nothing really happens in "Digging for Fire," and there are no obvious stakes. Well, yeah. But just like that hill full of bones, it's what's going on under the surface that matters. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Most Likely To Succeed ""Most Likely To Succeed" is starting a good and necessary conversation. But it's a conversation where everybody needs to be called on to speak, not just a few loud voices. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 82% Z For Zachariah (2015) "It's a simple, almost elegant premise, and Zobel never puts a foot wrong in letting it play out. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/4 99% Selma (2015) "Oyelowo's performance exists on a single continuum, convincing us that the man inspiring millions is the same man we saw grieving alone just a few minutes before. He's the man we knew, and never knew. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2.5/4 52% The Interview (2014) ""The Interview" is something of a disappointment, and I'm not just saying that because North Korea has gotten its Internet back up. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/4 72% Big Eyes (2014) "You can see Walter as kind of a dark mirror to Ed Wood, whose motto seemed to be that people should do what they love, even if they are terrible at it. Walter's motto seems to be to do what you love - even if you aren't actually doing it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) ""Wild" earns its emotional uplift with every slow, plodding step. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3.5/4 82% The Homesman (2014) "Jones isn't interested in making a movie about archetypes; he's making a movie about people. And people can surprise you. "The Homesman" certainly surprised me, and still haunts me. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/4 86% Top Five (2014) "I think I would still rather watch Rock hold a press conference about "Top Five" than actually act in it, but the movie is the nearest we've come to hearing Rock's authentic comic voice on film. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "The animation in "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" is created using cutting-edge 21st-century tools - pen, pencil, a splash from a watercolor brush. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/4 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "What's really entertaining is the interplay between the three actors, arguing, riffing, lines tumbling over each others'. Anders seems to know this -- there's rarely a moment where the three aren't together, often crowding the same shot. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3.5/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "It's a traditional, handsome, for-your-consideration biopic in many ways, but it's also deeper than that, and Marsh includes little grace notes that don't conform to the standard formula. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "This is the "Empire Strikes Back" of the series, with the heroes constantly on defense - running, hiding, planning, hoping. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/4 69% They Came Together (2014) "Hopefully will shame a few screenwriters into not writing that next Jessica Biel-Ashton Kutcher film. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3/4 92% Force Majeure (2014) "One thing's for sure - any father who sees "Force Majeure" will stay rooted to their seat the next time an avalanche is coming their way. The alternative is more painful than annihilation. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3/4 80% The One I Love (2014) ""The One I Love" is at its best when its human and oddball elements are in perfect harmony, one illuminating the other. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3.5/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "That's the essential question facing the viewer, whether Nolan's mission is a success because it takes us farther than most filmmakers could, or a disappointment because it doesn't quite make it all the way. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 5, 2014
3.5/4 92% Birdman (2014) "This is a nutty, chewy, wildly ambitious film that leaps tall buildings in a single take. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 31, 2014
3.5/4 91% Dear White People (2014) "A film that's as honest about the complexities and contradictions of identity as we're likely to see in a movie theater this year. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 25, 2014
3/4 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "You know those movies about an abrasive curmudgeon who, in the end, redeems himself and becomes a caring person? "Listen Up Philip" is emphatically not one of those movies. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 25, 2014
3/4 77% St. Vincent (2014) "It has a serious but not fatal case of the cutes, but Murray saves it, finding the truth in Vincent in even the most maudlin turns. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/4 85% John Wick (2014) ""John Wick" breathes life into a genre that one might have thought was exhausted, and I wouldn't mind seeing it launch a franchise as long as all the same players are in place. I just hope that, next time, Wick doesn't buy a cat. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/4 63% Rudderless (2014) ""Rudderless" is a film about how much - and how little - you can know someone through their art, and the film itself feels like an extension of the scruffy but sincere characters Macy has been playing for decades. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/4 8% The Best Of Me (2014) ""I never thought a movie would make me long for the gritty realism of 'The Notebook.'" " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/4 91% Venus in Fur (2014) "In both style and substance, "Venus in Fur" feels tossed off, a finger exercise to get Polanski warmed up for another project. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 14, 2014
2.5/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) "Steadman's illustrations could burst with baroque details, but one thing you would never call them is "busy." They had a focus, a mission, that "For No Good Reason" often lacks. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/4 89% Wetlands (2014) "The right viewer will find it a singular, even somewhat moving experience. And no film will provide better motivation for you to clean the bathroom this weekend. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) ""Gone Girl" is an absolutely delicious mystery, one that parcels out revelations and surprises at just the right moments. But it's also a movie about the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/4 80% Land Ho! (2014) ""Land Ho!" is a high-spirited and life-affirming film about drinking life down to the last drop. "Don't get that Sunday afternoon attitude," Mitch admonishes Colin near the end of the trip. "It ain't over with yet." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/4 81% Human Capital (2015) "It's fun puzzling through the different strands to get at the truth, but the sum total doesn't come near the profound statement that Virzi seems to be going for. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 1, 2014
4/4 96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) ""Manuscripts Don't Burn" is one of the best films I've seen this year, and one of the hardest to watch. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2.5/4 80% Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes (2014) "Sometimes watching "Pay 2 Play" is like playing "Monopoly" with a six-year-old; they're into the game for a while, but then their mind wanders away to focus on the cat or that they really want some ice cream. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2.5/4 86% Cold in July (2014) "If you want to recreate the experience of watching a movie on HBO at 12:50 a.m. in 1991, Jim Mickle's "Cold in July" is your movie. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3.5/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "In its evocation of the early '80s Stockholm middle-school girl punk rock scene, "We Are The Best!" could hardly be more specific. But in its depiction of the joys and sorrows of adolescence, it could hardly be more universal. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2/4 61% The Equalizer (2014) "By the time we see Washington walking towards the camera in slo-mo as a fireball erupts behind him, you almost feel bad for him. Where did that spark go? " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Sep 26, 2014
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