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Tom Charity

Tom Charity
Tom Charity's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, L.A. Weekly, Total Film, Village Voice, Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Time Out, Uncut Magazine [UK], Cinema Scope

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% Real Steel (2011) It's as corny as Kansas, but the mix of old fashioned heart and new fangled animatronic cyber tech will make this picture a winner for fathers and sons.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
69% Don Juan DeMarco (1994) It's a joy to see Brando throwing himself into the spirit of the thing, ardently courting his perplexed wife of 30 years, a ravished Dunaway (they share a lovely five-minute bed scene -- in one, uninterrupted take).‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
0% Something Big (1971) One gruesome symptom of the Death of the Western was the 'comedy Western', a messy, confused genre that flourished briefly... Occasionally, the genre produced the odd bizarre gem, but this was one of the less honourable efforts.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
91% There Will Be Blood (2007) [There is] a jaw-dropping, annihilating ending to a bold, deeply American, success story.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
57% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) If Reygadas set out to make an intuitive, pre-cognitive film, then this mysterious, intangible but profoundly resonant prologue comes closest to realizing that dream.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
88% A Field in England (2014) A Field in England can be seen as a dying man's fever dream, or even a sojourn into the afterlife, a vision of hell in which O'Neill must be Lucifer.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
95% The Wonders (2015) The Wonders signals the maturation of a significant cinematic talent, and kudos to Jane Campion and her jury for recognizing as much.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
83% Tracks (2014) John Curran eschews hollow moralizing, opting instead for Herzogian spectacle with discreet, if somewhat shallow, psychological underpinnings. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
98% Timbuktu (2015) For a century or more the name Timbuktu has been shorthand for an impossibly remote exoticism, at least to Western ears, but with clarity and compassion Sissako dissolves any barriers to understanding, and insists on common cause.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
56% This Changes Everything (2015) Beware an ideologue in confessional mode. Whatever Klein's misgivings, they haven't prevented her partner Avi Lewis from recycling the genre's most hackneyed tropes. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
43% No Men Beyond This Point (2015) Sawers has fun teasing out the implications of such a scenario.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
90% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) We all know it takes two to tango, and that's a problem for this mildly engaging but lop-sided strut down memory lane with Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
No Score Yet Full Contact (2015) While it may not hold up in the light of day it resonates well enough in the darkness of the movie theatre.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
No Score Yet Jack (2015) Johannes Krisch fully embodies Unterweger's swagger, charm, and self-belief, and-the other side of the coin-his intensity, anger, and self-doubt. It's a knockout performance in a crisp, compelling film.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
59% High-Rise (2016) [High-Rise] is a dispassionate study of the human animal in all its perversity and pride, presiding over the rubble as all around him the future goes up in smoke.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) The subtle and authoritative Ex Libris stands as the most diligent and the most cogent political film of the year.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
100% A Season in France (Une Saison en France) (2017) This sombre, compassionate film speaks with a simple eloquence about a humanity that we seem on the verge of losing.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
71% The Children Act (2018) A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) You will want Billie Jean to prove her point, and that's game, set and match for this tidy crowd-pleaser.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
33% 2 Jacks (2013) Bernard Rose's Two Jacks is a minor but piquant addition to the tradition of Hollywood eulogizing its monsters.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
96% The Imposter (2012) More than anything it's Layton's storytelling acumen that impresses - the movie unfolds like a psychological thriller, and in the second half effects a chilling twist on its own inherent implausibility.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
87% Hermia & Helena (2017) [It] is not a perfect film... But with each film Piñeiro is growing more expansive and confident; and especially in the beautifully modulated sequence when Camila visits her absentee dad, the movie attains a richness and maturity that lingers in the mind.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) O.J.: Made in America will surely prove the definitive record of one exceptional African-American's spectacular rise and fall, a graphic illustration of how race, injustice and the pursuit of celebrity collided at the tail-end of the 20th century.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
73% Prometheus (2012) Even if the movie's logic ultimately spirals down into a vortex of hysteria, horror and hokum, I enjoyed the bulldozer intensity of the climax, which barely keeps a lid on the crackpot cult movie that's wrestling for the soul of this... blockbuster.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
94% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Abacus is an exemplary piece of filmmaking, an investigation into two kinds of double standards.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
87% Jackie (2016) While it's certainly of interest, this predictably grim, grainy, gloomy movie only periodically splutters into life.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
91% La La Land (2016) Chazelle has crafted that rare thing, a genuinely romantic comedy, and as well, a rhapsody in blue, red, yellow and green.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Theron gives the picture some spine. As Snow White, Kristen Stewart supplies the heart.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
86% Inception (2010) A spectacular fantasy thriller based on Nolan's own original screenplay, Inception is the smartest CGI head-trip since The Matrix.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 87% Treeless Mountain (2009) This very personal, naturalistic Korean film is all about emotional damage, and it's a real heartbreaker.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen in a while.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
89% Tangled (2010) This snappy role reversal may or may not appeal to young men, but it inspires some classic knockabout screwball comedy and an exciting, vertiginous escape sequence.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
90% Coraline (2009) Coraline never stops taking artistic risks. I hope there's a brave enough audience out there willing to take the plunge.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
92% Frost/Nixon (2008) In its glib and reductionist way, it works like a charm. Or better yet, like television. Which, finally, is a compliment.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2014
90% District 9 (2009) It's a brashly confident debut, full of sharp, inventive detail (the prawns are crazy for cat food) and rooted in a couple of Big Ideas. Well worth the time, if not all of it.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
94% Star Trek (2009) Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit?‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
98% Toy Story 3 (2010) I seriously doubt there will be a more hilarious and heartfelt blockbuster all summer.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Waltz will be unknown to most American audiences -- he was certainly unknown to me -- but he's nothing less than sensational as the silky, polyglot SS officer charged by the Fuhrer to root out the remaining Jews in France. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
92% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Bourne -- or whatever his name really is -- is such a resourceful and reckless agent of chaos, we thrill to him despite the fact that he's officially a non-entity.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
21% The Hangover Part III (2013) If only what happened in Vegas had stayed in Vegas.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
70% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate, this is really all you could ask of a car crash movie, and more.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) There are no two ways about it: The Great Gatsby is misconceived and misjudged, a crude burlesque on what's probably American literature's most precious jewel.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013
80% Iron Man 3 (2013) It's a confidently tongue-in-cheek piece of blockbuster engineering, sweetly calibrated to Downey's cavalier appeal and to Kingsley's oddball interjections.‐
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
56% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) It's a dogged, thoughtful and well-acted movie that might have been more effective if it kept a narrower focus.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
49% Pain & Gain (2013) This crude and ugly entertainment is as crass as everything this depressingly successful filmmaker has done.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
52% Oblivion (2013) Glossy, derivative, ambitious and fatally underpowered.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2013
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) Let's hope Universal stays the course and gives us that opportunity. People as creative as del Toro and his gang need all the support we can give them.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2013
73% Iron Man 2 (2010) The whiz-bang stuff here -- while never less than slick -- doesn't produce anything we haven't seen before.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2013
67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2013