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Sophie Gilbert

Sophie Gilbert
Sophie Gilbert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Tour De Pharmacy (2017) It takes the thorny subject of doping in professional cycling and turns it into pure, gleeful mayhem.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
87% My Scientology Movie (2017) My Scientology Movie, the newest film by the British documentarian Louis Theroux, vibrates with effort-with machinations and stunts and stitch ups that all seem intent on producing an "aha" moment that remains tantalizingly out of reach.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) The result, directed by Danny Gold, is a documentary that's loose, unfocused, and utterly charming -- much like its subjects.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
20% Dirty Dancing (2017) It's less the time of your life and more three hours you'll never get back.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
50% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner is two hours of unrelenting nastiness, steeped in the trappings of extreme wealth and the toxic privilege it affords.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
91% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) An incisive portrait of how Stone's brand of dirty tricks -- in which the only motivating factor in politics is to win -- came to dominate the current state of disarray.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017) What This Drug May Kill You does do is put a human face on a full-blown disaster, which in turn helps to de-stigmatize addiction.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
No Score Yet Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017) A sparkling and star-studded oddity that's part-PBS telethon and part-depraved sex comedy, like the love child of Lawrence Welk and Lena Dunham.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
89% 20th Century Women (2017) The most surprising part of the movie is how well Mills writes his three women, and how accurately he pinpoints their very distinct anxieties.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) If Bright Lights is, at times, a sharp reminder of what's been lost, it's also convincing evidence that wherever Fisher and Reynolds are now, they're almost certainly together.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
75% Miss Sloane (2016) Elizabeth Sloane is a character so archetypal, so prescriptive, that you imagine she wasn't born in normal human fashion but rather created in a lab from leftover vials of testosterone and male tears.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
73% Sing (2016) The concept of the movie is so baffling that it seems to have been cobbled together, madlibs-style, from pieces of other projects.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
13% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's transparently cynical, with no apparent endgame in mind other than simple profit. That it's able to waste such a fleet of capable actors and such elegant cinematography in the process is its main achievement. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
79% Hairspray Live! (2016) In staying relentlessly upbeat and allowing its stars to shine, Hairspray Live! offered a reminder that onstage, love always triumphs in one way or another. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
93% Newtown (2016) It feels like the closest thing to a tribute audiences can pay to the children and adults who died, and the town that continues to grieve them.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Tate Taylor's new adaptation of The Girl on the Train takes the worst parts of the novel (excruciating dialogue, paper-thin plotting, ludicrous twists) and amplifies them.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
85% Amanda Knox (2016) As an indictment of a number of institutions than failed dismally in their mission to uncover the truth about who killed her, Amanda Knox is sharp, and frequently enraging.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
83% Denial (2016) Its finest and most moving moments are when Lipstadt and Rampton go to Auschwitz on a research mission, where the camera lingers on the piles of rubble that cover a destroyed gas chamber.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Not only does Zellweger still look very much like Bridget, she imbues the role with the same ungainly charm that made audiences fall in love with her in the first place.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) I won't spoil the movie's ending, but its twist is surprisingly gratifying.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
No Score Yet Serena (2016) Its grasp on both the public significance of Williams and the private forces that drive her make it a fascinating look at the kind of personality that's required to become the greatest of all time.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2016) What really makes As I Am a persuasive work is the sincerity with which it endorses its subject as a good and talented human, whom the world is a little worse off for having lost.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) There's something quietly therapeutic about spending 90 minutes with some nutty, heroic furballs on a hero's journey with very low stakes.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
80% Confirmation (2016) In revisiting the hearing 25 years after it happened, Confirmation offers a chance to consider its impact, and what it lacks in stylistic verve, it makes up for with methodical storytelling. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
91% City Of Gold (2016) As Gabbert follows Gold from hot-dog stand to strip-mall restaurant to a meeting at Momofuku, what becomes clear is that she's using him as a lens to expose the richness of American culture.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
33% By The Sea (2015) It's a fascinating experiment, and proof that Jolie truly has directorial chops and an extraordinary eye for imagery.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
45% Irrational Man (2015) Irrational Man is turgid to the point of ridiculousness and absurdly anachronistic ...‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) It's enormously entertaining, thanks to the undeniable charisma of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the wanton CGI destruction of all of the West Coast's greatest landmarks (in 3-D, no less).‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) What felt like winking cheekiness in the first movie can come across now more like clumsy provocation.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
55% The Age of Adaline (2015) Like Adaline, the film gives the sense of being somewhat uncomfortable in 2015, but while the movie makes a case for romanticizing the past, Adaline's story shows the limitations of detaching yourself from the present.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
56% Focus (2015) If it's so easy to guess what women want, why is this movie so utterly devoid of any of it?‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
58% The Last 5 Years (2015) The unbalanced nature of the adaptation makes for a basically unsatisfying experience (Jamie, a jerk, gets his way with everything, and Cathy, a sweetheart, doesn't), but there are moments of real delight in the movie ...‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
71% Into the Woods (2014) When it comes to navigating how to be both a family-friendly holiday crowdpleaser and a faithful adaptation of a tricky but profound musical, Into the Woods is mostly golden.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
32% The Expendables 3 (2014) The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
52% Jersey Boys (2014) A scattered, haphazard, thoroughly confused film that can't figure out if it's meant to be a winningly cutesy musical or a gritty narrative about life in crime-ridden 1950s New Jersey.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
94% Room (2015) It's hard to think of a movie adaptation of a book that feels truer and more loyal to its source than Room.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) If Thursday night's The Wiz Live! shared the exuberant punctuation of 2013's The Sound of Music Live! and last year's Peter Pan Live!, it surpassed both of those previous efforts in terms of energy, spirit, and watchability.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
85% John Wick (2014) Stahelski and Leitch, both former stunt men, unsurprisingly tackle action sequences with glee... but the quieter scenes are more sophisticated, incorporating a sense of fantasy and visual splendor that almost makes the wafer-thin plot feel fresh. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
59% Peter Pan Live! (2014) That crocodile, which appeared to be played half by CGI robots and half by an actor in a lycra body suit, was the trough of the show's oscillation between earnest musical theater and all-out insanity.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014