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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), Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% 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
72% 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
92% 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
89% 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
92% 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
49% 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
95% Star Trek (2009) Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit?‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) I seriously doubt there will be a more hilarious and heartfelt blockbuster all summer.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
89% 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
93% 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
20% The Hangover Part III (2013) If only what happened in Vegas had stayed in Vegas.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
69% 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
48% 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
79% 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
54% 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
50% 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
85% 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
72% 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
65% Watchmen (2009) Watchmen the movie provides ample evidence that more is more, but less might have been closer to Moore in spirit (that is, anarchic, witty and compelling).‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2013
77% Thor (2011) Thor is on much safer ground here on Earth. The tone is immediately different: more relaxed; comic, not cosmic.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2013
75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2013
81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2013
94% The Dark Knight (2008) An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2013
8% The Host (2013) This is pretty silly stuff, Twi-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2013
67% Spring Breakers (2013) An authentically cracked expression of the crazy, conflicting signals bombarding today's teenagers.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) The new Oz falls short of the 1939 Oz in charm and innocence, and certainly in songs. But as family entertainment, it's hard to fault such a rapturous spectacle and astute, suspenseful piece of storytelling.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Jack the Giant Slayer is slight, but consistently amusing.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) If there's something crassly opportunistic about exploiting a real life disaster on the scale of Chernobyl for cheap thrills, that's part and parcel of the film's cynicism.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2013
19% Identity Thief (2013) Even with all its shortcomings and sentimental fudges, there is something about McCarthy's refusal to lie down and play the victim that gives it a comic edge. A blunt edge, to be sure, but an edge all the same.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2013
60% The Last Stand (2013) The movie's tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He's indestructible.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) What's striking is the absence of triumphalism -- Bigelow doesn't shy away from showing the victims shot down in cold blood in the compound -- and we come away with the overwhelming sense that this has been a grim, dark episode in our history.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
31% Gangster Squad (2013) Gangster Squad looks the part, but it's so superficial it practically evaporates before our eyes.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) If this long-delayed and blatantly pandering CGI malarkey is anything to go by, Hollywood's current craze for fairy tales isn't going to have a happy ending.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
75% Premium Rush (2012) An unpretentious throwback to the kind of action movie that had no need of superheroes, Premium Rush is hardly a classic but fun up to a point.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
79% The Grey (2012) The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
75% Hope Springs (2012) Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
86% The Master (2012) In the end it may not have the emotional uplift the Academy or a popular mainstream audience craves, but make no mistake, this is an enthralling drama about a peculiarly American restlessness, and the striving for insight and grace.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
87% Frankenweenie (2012) Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2013
96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) There is not a wasted shot in this stripped down, pared back fable. Yet, it accrues a deep and lasting power. You won't see many better this year.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2013