Tim Goodman

Tim Goodman
Tim Goodman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Examiner

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Brexit (2019) For Americans, even if that story isn't our own, it's absolutely relatable and that makes it interesting. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/4 No Score Yet Sucker Free City (2004) A wholly original, restlessly real take on San Francisco gang life... Sucker Free City has the kind of non-Hollywood take on urban trouble that proudly makes it cousin to The Wire on HBO, and there really isn't any higher praise than that. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All (2008) All told, it's not a classic, but there are worse ways to spend an hour (and for a good cause, maybe). - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet The Tenth Inning (2010) The beauty, Burns and Novick seem to be saying here, is that the game is far bigger than any player. And it will endure. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
1/4 40% The Andromeda Strain (2008) Four thumbs down (it could happen in science - look it up) for this remake. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
2/4 79% 24: Redemption (2008) But playing off the fears of Sept. 11, 2001, is, in 2008, played out. Jack Bauer as Superman, or even Underdog, is tired. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
74% Too Big to Fail (2011) In a cast full of beautifully minimalist performances from superb actors, William Hurt gets to remind viewers who might have otherwise forgot just how great he can be. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
100% The Witness for the Prosecution (2016) Let's just say that Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution isn't like anything you'd expect as it adds a layer of psychological hopelessness to the whodunit -- nor is it anything you should miss. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
100% The Dresser (2015) It's delightful and winning, both sad and funny and touching on so many levels. Welcome this little gem into your arms if you can. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
56% Peter Pan Live! (2014) It was a night where Williams and Walken, at disparate ends of the live performance, gave a lot to their roles and to the success of the night. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014
27% Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014) The Christmas miracle of this movie is that Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever isn't the worst Christmas movie ever. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) The Normal Heart manages to work both sides of the issue - the anger at inaction and those complicit in turning a blind eye, and the personal toll the disease took. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
92% The Challenger Disaster (2013) Credit the Science Channel with figuring out that this story had the kind of smarts and scientific elements at its core to be a great fit and perfect fodder for its foray into scripted material. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
60% Mockingbird Lane (2012) Not particularly scary, not particularly funny, this little-pilot-lost doesn't quite get there, despite an impressive pedigree. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
50% Phil Spector (2013) Mamet will succeed in planting doubt (reasonable or not) in viewers' minds in this account of the murder trial of the larger-than-life Spector, brilliantly embodied by Pacino. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
50% Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012) A movie that feels like a documentary at times, a cheesy docudrama at others and some kind of slapped-together film that wants to be taken seriously as well. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2012
68% Game Change (2012) It's a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at politics - as long as you're a Democrat. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2012
3/4 77% Recount (2008) It's impossible to overstate the excellent casting here. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2008
4/4 No Score Yet Born Rich (2004) It's [Johnson's] first film (it shows), but he strikes gold by getting the kind of access to his peers no one else could. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/4 63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) 84 minutes of rolling musical back beat and supercharged cartoon warfare. It's also, clearly, great fun. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2002
4/4 83% Shot in the Heart (2001) Only a writer as talented as Mikal Gilmore could tell a story that punches you in the gut about every five seconds and yet leaves you hoping for more. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2002
3/4 40% The Mists of Avalon (2001) - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2001
3/4 65% The X-Files - Fight the Future (1998) Ultimately, in the film, Carter delivers the goods to die-hard fans. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000