Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Chronicle
Publications: San Francisco Chronicle

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 100% Summer in the Forest (2018) Director Randall Wright keeps things simple. Nothing much happens, really, but the film's optimistic take on life is like an easygoing stroll through a verdant forest. It's invigorating. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/4 16% Kill Me Three Times (2015) It's nice to see Pegg stretch a little and play the bad guy. Too bad "Kill Me Three Times" doesn't give him better material. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 41% Effie Gray (2015) Fanning is a worthy muse for Thompson. She has developed into an actress who can convey considerable depth and feeling behind those haunting pale blue eyes. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/4 65% A Girl Like Her (2015) A weepy and cliche-ridden misfire better suited for a midafternoon time slot on Nickelodeon than the big screen. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/4 93% The Hunting Ground (2015) As a call to action, "The Hunting Ground" truly goes to bat for rape survivors. As a documentary, the movie as a whole is much lesser than its individual parts. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 65% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) The acting of course is first-rate, and the movie mostly preserves the original warmth and wit of the original. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/4 72% The Salvation (2015) "The Salvation" is one of those movies that deservedly (and desperately) requires a do-over. Unfortunately, what you see is what you get. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/4 11% Seventh Son (2015) At least Moore has not played a character like Malkin in recent memory. The same cannot be said for Bridges, whose flawed, alcoholic hero shtick is starting to wear thin. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/4 36% Project Almanac (2015) I found it hard to care about anybody, when I wasn't too busy trying not to get sick anyway. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
1/4 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) Why Lopez decided to do this inept, cliche-infested film is anyone's guess. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/4 98% The Babadook (2014) At its heart, "The Babadook" is a story of mother and son, whose relationship ultimately determines whether they survive the demon - or die trying. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/4 55% Spare Parts (2015) If "Stand and Deliver" struck many as a hard-hitting look at life in the urban ghetto, "Spare Parts" seems like a Disney after-school special by comparison. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/4 83% Predestination (2015) "Predestination" is too clever for its own good, a film that relies on schtick and gimmicks rather than honest storytelling. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2015
1/4 88% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "Goodbye to Language" seems like an appropriate title if it's meant to suggest that logic and sanity have completely disappeared from this world. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/4 96% Citizenfour (2014) Despite the film's virtues, we're no closer to understanding Snowden than we were a year ago when this saga began. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
1/4 85% Listen Up Philip (2014) "Listen Up Philip" wants to say something meaningful about human relationships. But like a frustrated writer staring at a blank piece of paper, the words just never appear. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/4 84% Lilting (2014) Guilt hangs over "Lilting," a suffocating haze so thick that it permeates every unspoken, non-understood word between characters trying to traverse a frustrating gulf of language and grief. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 83% I Am Eleven (2014) What emerges is a group of kids who are generally content but must confront the often confusing time between childhood and adolescence. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2014
2/4 45% Tusk (2014) You don't feel like you wasted your time with "Tusk." But that's the best compliment you can probably give a film like this. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) Hader and Wiig give rich, nuanced performances that reflect the chemistry the two actors honed together from their years on Saturday Night Live. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2014
2/4 72% Take Me to the River (2014) "Take Me to the River" falls woefully short on offering a serious contribution to the history of African American-inspired music. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/4 19% Innocence (2014) When you consider the source material, the film's flaws become too great to ignore. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
1/4 80% A Letter to Momo (2014) It's difficult to imagine any children's movie retaining the attention of its intended audience for two hours, but this movie feels especially monotonous. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/4 82% Land Ho! (2014) You realize fairly early in the film that there will be no emotional payoff. Just an hour and a half of vacation photos in motion. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2014