Tim Grierson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) In a cinematic world stuffed with big-budget movies, Infinity War is a genuine blockbuster.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Like its appealing main character, "I Feel Pretty" is a smart, funny comedy that isn't always confident enough in its potential greatness.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
62% Come Sunday (2018) The burden, beauty and mystery of faith are explored movingly, if not always rivetingly. "Come Sunday" may play a little flatly, but its sincerity of purpose remains affecting throughout.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
91% Lean on Pete (2018) Lean on Pete flows with such gentle beauty that it may be hard to grasp precisely what it's about or where it's going. But the power of this sublime drama is that it can support myriad interpretations while remaining teasingly mysterious.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7.7/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Fear can sharpen the senses. In "A Quiet Place," it also helps Krasinski fine-tune his filmmaking.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
77% Chappaquiddick (2018) Led by Jason Clarke's expertly shallow performance, this stodgy but effective character study is powered by its dispirited mood and dryly critical tone.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Here is a $150 million sequel in which bigness reigns supreme, and the characters are subservient to the tech. Watching this movie is to see a cinematic future in which the flesh and blood of human drama means very little.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
8/10 79% Unsane (2018) Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus and supplemented by drone cameras, this psychological thriller brandishes its slightly warped, fisheye-lensed aesthetic, plunging the viewer into a queasy, disorienting mindset from the start.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) No matter the gargantuan CGI obstacles thrown her way, Lara Croft reveals a steeliness tempered by the acknowledgement of the pain and terror she's feeling at every moment. It's the movie's sole concession to the limits of physics and the human body.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
41% Gringo (2018) David Oyelowo has fun playing against type as a hapless patsy trapped in an elaborate drug scheme in "Gringo," a snide crime comedy with a few mildly clever genre riffs surrounded by a lot of strained irreverence and posturing.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A story about the power of goodness that's bolstered by the sincerity of its optimism, "A Wrinkle in Time" is a fantasy to believe in.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
69% Newness (2017) "Newness" skillfully portrays modern courtship in all its buzzy, fleeting electricity, which helps mitigate the fact that filmmaker Drake Doremus is merely adding a fresh coat of paint to an old romantic dilemma.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Able to generate dread and awe with equal skill, "Annihilation" is an absorbing amalgam of genres and influences. This is a film of ambition and ideas, and part of the exhilaration comes from watching Garland and his cast risk so boldly.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) "Early Man" is a sly, unexpectedly emotional comedy with lots of goofy laughs and the occasionally inspired bit of business. But fair or not, it's hard not to compare this prehistoric laugher to Aardman's (and Park's) brilliant past.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) A mix of trashy and classy, "Red Sparrow" is a sleek, juiced-up espionage thriller that overdoes everything: its brutal violence, its dramatic flourishes, its hairpin plot twists, and most certainly its sexpot shamelessness.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The intriguing docudrama gimmick backfires -- not just because the participants aren't particularly dynamic, but also because Eastwood's potentially novel, counterintuitive narrative approach to the material proves enervating as opposed to engrossing.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) Part spy thriller, part all-out battle and part social commentary, "Black Panther" is consistently propelled by tonal and thematic flourishes that break with the conventions that have defined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
59% Juliet, Naked (2018) But while each of the three leads is engaging, there's an unreality about Juliet, Naked that director Jesse Peretz never satisfyingly reconciles. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
100% Searching (2018) The movie's arresting visual conceit has enough flexibility to sustain interest, even if the story's twists and turns sometimes feel excessively fiendish.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
79% Damsel (2018) But Damsel's real standout is [Mia] Wasikowska, who displays a steeliness as Penelope that's initially surprising but then becomes one of the film's driving forces. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% Hereditary (2018) First-time feature filmmaker Ari Aster works from familiar building blocks, but the film's emotional sophistication and Toni Collette's gutsy performance keep the proceedings feeling fresh and electric.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
80% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Natural, low-key performances from a cast led by Chloë Grace Moretz highlight a movie that eschews grandstanding - this modest story about self-discovery and community would rather celebrate the small victories against intolerance. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% The Tale (2018) Brilliantly constructed and heartrendingly performed, The Tale feels as cathartic and cleansing as a primal scream.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) It's a film that never overwhelms but it lingers, leaving its mark on the viewer.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
2/5 42% Ophelia (2018) Unfortunately, Ophilia fails to satisfy either curiosity, nether fleshing out the title character's backstory nor providing [Daisy] Ridley with a worthy vehicle for her talents. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
8.7/10 94% Private Life (2018) The specificity of both the circumstances and these characters' relationships fights off cliché or self-pity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Wildlife (2018) And although Jeanette acts out a few times in Wildlife, there's such precision in [Carey] Mulligan's portrayal that it eschews flashiness.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
92% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a superbly enigmatic performance. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
81% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Drawing on her years as a cinematographer, [Reed Morano] effortlessly crafts a world in which there is no electricity, fashioning every gorgeous scene with hazy natural light and elegant shadows.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
92% Blindspotting (2018) But as led by Daveed Diggs' impassioned, tormented performance, Blindspotting is hard to shake, despite its on-the-nose plot points and melodramatic flourishes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
54% 12 Strong (2018) A solid cast and some striking visuals aren't enough to fortify this run-of-the-mill war movie, which touts themes of valor and brotherhood in only the most familiar of ways.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The fourth installment of the "Insidious" series has deft scares and some nifty twists, all of which don't entirely distract from how strangely inconsequential "The Last Key" ultimately feels.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
73% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom And Dad is frenetic without being particularly gripping, especially once the novelty of its monstrous premise wears off. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
51% Downsizing (2017) With this deeply flawed, humanistic film, Payne proves to be very much like his main character: They're both trying to do their best, even if their aim isn't always true.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
78% All the Money in the World (2017) The muddled but icily engaging "All the Money in the World" is a thriller packed with ideas which director Ridley Scott only sporadically delineates with the same vividness as he does his stylish compositions. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) There's still pleasure to be had in hanging out with this snarky, sappy ensemble. But for a movie that preaches the importance of moving on, "Pitch Perfect 3" is the result of filmmakers trying to cash in one too many times on past success.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "The Last Jedi" is a rousing, stirring adventure that is consistently guided by the courage and fallibility of its characters, culminating in a sustained, riveting finale that overpowers any quibbles about pacing and plotting.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) An impossible love affair rendered in impeccable detail, "Phantom Thread" beguiles as it confounds while articulating a universal truth: Nobody can possibly fathom the inner workings of other people's relationships.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Kaurismaki's droll comic style remains his trademark. With the possible exception of fellow absurdist Roy Andersson, nobody's movies have quite the same rigorous diorama detachment.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
87% The Post (2018) A crackling entertainment made with precision and political purpose, "The Post" examines a crucial moment in American journalism, although the film clearly invites viewers to see the material's gripping contemporary relevance.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) A lumbering blockbuster that dilutes what's so stirring about these fabled fictional champions.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Unfortunately, that zeitgeist-y notion is largely squandered, along with any sense of character, wit or inspiration, in this deeply lazy sequel.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) Although thoughtfully rendered, this unashamedly sappy drama about a 10-year-old boy with facial differences eventually succumbs to its worst touchy-feely tendencies.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
8.2/10 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This is a very funny movie, but its final moments give off a chilly unease.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) While "Murder" involves master detective Hercule Poirot tackling his most challenging case, Branagh doesn't prove comparably formidable, delivering a finely manicured but decidedly uninvolving adaptation of Agatha Christie's celebrated whodunit.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
76% Last Flag Flying (2017) "Last Flag Flying" isn't great -- a concept like greatness is too highfalutin for a film so bone-dry modest -- but its scruffy integrity digs at you, won't let you quite dismiss it.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The broad, sitcom-y material has inherent limitations that no amount of shameless, gleeful silliness can overcome.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
No Score Yet Stranger In Paradise (2017) ... a willful provocation in which the less you know going in, the better.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
No Score Yet Railway Sleepers (Mon Rot Fai) (2017) Trains are one of cinema's most romantic visual motifs-add Railway Sleepers to the canon.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
No Score Yet Communion (Komunia) (2017) ... Communion is a triumph of small, intimate moments... ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017