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Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd
Robert Lloyd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (2017) There is a shape to it; with a few video projections and lighting cues, you could call it a theater piece.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
100% King Charles III on Masterpiece (2017) If King Charles III never quite escapes its ruling conceit, it nevertheless makes for a pleasurable experience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
No Score Yet The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds (2017) The shape of the film is dependent largely on who agreed to talk and what they had to say. But every living member of the band that made "Pet Sounds" is here‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
83% Ovarian Psycos (2016) There is little judgment in the end, just an admiring, sometimes poignant regard for people working each in her own way toward something better,.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
100% The Witness for the Prosecution (2016) Jones takes another step in his slow evolution from supporting player to star, but there is excellent work all around.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
No Score Yet Becoming Warren Buffett (2017) Peter Kunhardts' intimate, cheery, cheering, charming biographical documentary on the ukulele-playing Omaha billionaire reminds us that not all moguls are cut from the same cloth.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
100% Every Brilliant Thing (2016) The old critical cliché -- "You'll laugh, you'll cry" -- very much applies. But mostly you'll laugh.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
57% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) The core is solid, with strong work again from Ricky Schroder and singer Jennifer Nettles as Dolly's parents and Alyvia Alyn Lind very good as the 9-year-old Parton.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
No Score Yet A Heavenly Christmas (2016) The dialogue can get a little cute ... and I'm pretty sure that the Chicago public school system doesn't put on nativity plays, but the plot proves watertight and the cast is able.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
No Score Yet USO - For the Troops (2016) There's enough history included to keep it interesting.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
No Score Yet Time for School: 2003-2016 (2016) The jumping about can make things a little hard to track here and there, but at the same time it highlights the kids' common concerns and the larger issues that surround them.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) It brings the pages to life with clips and photos and the sound of the directors talking seriously and less seriously. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Documentary filmmaker Amy Berg (West of Memphis, Prophet's Prey) has made an elegant, affectionate and, in many ways, remarkably cheerful film about Janis Joplin.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
16% Special Correspondents (2016) If it's actually disappointing, rather than merely just OK, it's that one (still) expects more from the co-creator of The Office.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
60% The Passion (2016) Many in the crowd were visibly moved; that's not anything a critic can review.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
93% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016) Lee keeps his celebration smart and not soppy. He gets you excited, makes you feel the moment, see what was new in it, why it mattered.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015) The jokes are often juvenile and gross, unsophisticated and insensitive, but one does not wish to strike juvenility or grossness or even insensitivity outright from the comic tool kit; these just aren't all that good.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
60% Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015) Overall, this is smart, solid whole-family entertainment, modest in its ambitions yet far above the run of made-for-TV holiday yuck you will be offered in the weeks ahead. And it has puppets.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
No Score Yet Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015) Even including commentary from many old castmates - this is a thinner, flimsier piece than her work and her place in history demand, content to skim the surface with only an occasional glance into deeper water.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) There is a line of defense the movie throws up, a sort of camouflage, in which the purposely bad is blended with the actually bad, that makes the critic want to pack up his typewriter and repair despairing to the bar.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
97% 1971 (2015) In her recounting, a strange and lively atmosphere of outrage, enthusiasm and paranoia, Hamilton has made of her tale a kind of real-life, old-fashioned analog caper film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
89% Bessie (2015) Best of all are Latifah's scenes with Mo'Nique because their energies fit and because they have the most to do with music and performance and the reasons these women are worth remembering, and re-creating.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) The film is rich in archival-memory and first-person recollections of many key figures, of higher and lower or no rank at all.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) There is order and selection, of course - to say that this is storytelling is not to impugn its parts - but much of what he has to show you is remarkable in or out of this context.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
57% Killing Jesus (2015) Some viewers will doubtlessly be moved, but it will be more from what they bring to the table than what has been laid out for them.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
80% Regarding Susan Sontag (2014) This... makes for a highly watchable film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2014
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) It's a smart addition to a canon whose intelligence is already well established. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
100% Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014) A documentary film on the life and times of James Brown as the times made the music and the music shaped the times, it is a long, soulful scream over an insistent funky vamp.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014
50% Deliverance Creek (2014) Characters and conflicts pile in as if this were the last bus off the island, and arrive at nothing that constitutes either an ending (to any of its many strands) nor, in its inconclusiveness, a statement about life, or people, or ambiguity or anything.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2014
61% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) Ridiculousness. Super-ridiculousness. Mega-ridiculousness. Meta-ridiculousness. Love. Fireworks.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2014
100% The Whole Gritty City (2013) It is a look at life, rather than a structured argument; or rather, the argument is made continually, with casual eloquence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014
No Score Yet Spies of Mississippi (2013) No matter how many times you've seen the history documented, it remains eye-opening; no matter how many times you've heard it, it's worth hearing again.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2014
No Score Yet The State Of Arizona (2013) What The State of Arizona does do is give a sense of the issues as lived on the ground, of the energies marshaled by each side - so often missing from the reported news - and the human consequences of policymaking.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2014
95% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) As a story about how the past became the present (which makes us, in relation to its characters, people of the future), it is very much in line with its subject, and has been made with much the same mix of enchantment and suspense.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2014
44% The Sound Of Music Live! (2013) If I could sing these songs as well as Underwood, I would sing them until the world was sick of me. But as a stage actress, there was no way to regard her as anything but an amateur.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 63% High Tech, Low Life (2013) Maing's own camera captures the busy, rich and revealing life around them, with interested openness and visual intelligence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2013
56% Treasure Island (2012) It offers more of a realistic than a romantic take on the material; that isn't to say it's a more convincing one.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
83% Endeavor (2012) It is a suitably complicated and pictorially engaging work of period suburban mystery.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Special Flight (Vol Spécial) (2011) The authorities, with a bureaucratic benevolence strictly limited by rules and regulations, come off as kindly and clueless, concerned with their charges but more concerned with doing their job.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2013
49% Phil Spector (2013) It's better than most films of its kind, even as it remains unsatisfying as historical re-creation, philosophical meditation or pure drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
4.5/5 No Score Yet I have no idea where any of it's headed. But I am going along.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Bollywood Hero (2009) Bollywood Hero is largely predictable, and when it isn't predictable, it's only because the characters act nonsensically.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2013
4/5 100% Birders: The Central Park Effect (2013) It is a relatively short but luxurious film about birds and the people who watch them, and the way that nature finds a place in the city, and in its citizens. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2013
4/5 88% Crossfire Hurricane (2012) he music, at least, has remained unruly. They may be an institution, but they remain just crummy enough to keep from ever seeming slick.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet You need to know that Hitchcock was a real-life Famous Artist in order for the drama, not to say the creepiness, to fully take effect. Otherwise, this is just the story of a sadistic sad old man and the young woman who escapes his clutches.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2012
67% Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2012) Whatever Method leaves out, most of what it includes is worth a look.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2012
86% George Harrison: Living In The Material World (2011) A long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2012
63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) It is not boring, and looks fantastic, and maintains the wit and spirit of the original.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2002