Tom Clift Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Clift

Tom Clift
Tom Clift's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia), Moviedex, Concrete Playground, Junkee, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Glides out of the darkness and seizes you by the throat.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2014
3/5 100% Rock The Casbah (2013) Heavily indebted to the collected works of Jane Austen...distinguishes itself via a purposeful sense of cultural specificity within a more broadly relatable story.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
3.5/5 86% The Mule (2014) There's something deliciously twisted about watching cops, crims, judges and lawyers all awaiting the outcome of a single, stubborn s***.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Drop (2014) There's an unshakable sense of menace throughout the low-key mob movie The Drop that lifts it above the outward cliches of its story‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
1/5 20% Rise (2014) Plays into false myths about sexual assault.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
2/5 59% My Old Lady (2014) A film so stuffy and slow-moving that it makes its geriatric headliner look positively spritely by comparison.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014
2/5 33% My Mistress (2014) Stephen Lance takes your typically angst-ridden, po-faced Australian teen drama, and dresses it up in a full-body latex suit.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
1.5/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Whether or not you can justify viewing Maier's work without her consent, it's pretty clearly not okay to rummage through her personal life just to satisfy a tawdry curiosity.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
3.5/5 80% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) Mark Twain by way of Jimmy Neutron, this oddball family film lays the syrup on thick, only to cut through the sweetness with a biting critique of America's cultural foibles.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2014
2/5 64% David Bowie Is Happening Now (2014) Basically one big, 100-minute promotional video, specifically designed to make the exhibition look amazing and convince people to buy a ticket.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2014
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) Compelling, and unwaveringly human, Two Days, One Night is among the best films of the year.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2014
3.5/5 93% Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2014) While the stakes of the film may not be particularly high, you can't help but feel invested in the journey.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/5 75% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) Part live performance, part abstract nature doco and part Space Odyssey-style psychedelic mindf*ck...as a one-off big-screen experience, it's definitely a trip.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
4/5 93% Force Majeure (2014) The single worst date movie to come out of the European arthouse circuit since Charlotte Gainsbourg become intimately familiar with a pair of rusty scissors in Antichrist...at once brilliant and impossible to bear.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 89% Obvious Child (2014) A smart, candid, foul-mouthed and thoroughly charming subversion of sugary romantic fantasies and stereotypical representations of women on screen.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2014
3/5 90% Siddharth (2014) There's not a hint of melodrama here, and the tale is all the more compelling for it. For a film set half a world away, Siddharth hits very close to home.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2014
3.5/5 92% The Case Against 8 (2014) One of the year's most emotional documentaries‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2014
B 100% Waiting for August (2014) A delicate, relatable portrait of domestic minutiae.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) Once again, Fincher is dressing up trash as serious art, wanting to have his cake and eat it too. And frankly, we wouldn't take it any other way.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
4/5 78% Tom at the Farm (2015) A gripping, single-location thriller...plays simultaneously like a psychological horror story and an examination of abusive relationships, homophobia and gay self-loathing.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014
1.5/5 53% I Origins (2014) Contrived and pretentious from title card to end credits.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2014
2.5/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Sin City 2 isn't a particularly inferior film to its predecessor. It's just that, after all this time, the novelty is no longer there.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2014
78% The Grandmaster (2013) Certainly, The Grandmaster is far from Wong's best. But it's a beautiful creation all the same.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
4.5/5 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) The year's must-see doco for movie buffs.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) Captures the dynamics of adolescent friendship to perfection. Funny and full of bluster, it's an exuberant tribute to punk rock spirit, and to the experience of being thirteen.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
4.5/5 93% The Infinite Man (2014) What The Infinite Man lacks in size it makes up for in brains and heart...the rare sort of film that feels invigorated, rather than hamstrung, by its obvious financial constraints. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/5 86% Night Moves (2014) The narrative and visual minimalism, initially such an asset, eventually leaves the audience feeling numb.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/5 87% The Immigrant (2014) The Immigrant is a bleak film, at times a little cold. But thanks to the magnificent work of Gray's cast, it's difficult to forget.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
3.5/5 89% Wetlands (2014) While her behaviour will frequently have you hiding behind your hands, Helen's unshakably non-conformist attitude makes her an easy protagonist to like.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2014
3.5/5 87% Joe (2014) It's fascinating watching Cage play a man who is constantly trying to restrain himself, when as an actor he's best known for throwing caution to the wind.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2014
1.5/5 68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared can hardly disappear from cinemas soon enough.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2014
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) The biggest criticism of What We Do In The Shadows is that it's so unrelentingly funny that you'll miss half the jokes through laughing‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2014
98% Boyhood (2014) An indie film epic the likes of which have never been seen before. And yet, as with Before Midnight, it's the project's emotional authenticity that ensures that it really hits home.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2014
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) There are plenty of intriguing concepts beneath the movie's stylish surface, although often their delivery leaves a lot to be desired.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
91% Locke (2014) A masterful performance from Tom Hardy ensures this one-man show is enthralling from beginning to end.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Fell (2014) A tense and thoughtful look at guilt, obsession and revenge.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2014
4/5 79% Bethlehem (2014) The moral murkiness of the Israel-Palestine conflict sets the scene for a blistering espionage thriller.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2014
83% Begin Again (2014) Carney's script suffers from more than a few contrivances, but the charm of the performances - both spoken and sung - shines through‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2014
3/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) A cliched and frequently stodgy affair...pales in comparison to [Corbjin's] previous effort, or indeed, other recent le Carre adaptations.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
81% These Final Hours (2015) Zak Hilditch makes a scorching debut feature with this emotionally explosive apocalyptic drama.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2014
3.5/5 64% Still Life (2015) If more filmmakers entrusted their projects to actors like Marsan, their movies would be all the better for it.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 65% The French Minister (2014) What the film is really missing, though, is a character like Malcolm Tucker. Without an angry Scotsman threatening to punch people into paralysis, the humour feels decidedly toothless.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2014
4/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) A confronting think piece wrapped in a bizarre and bloody thrill ride.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2014
3.5/5 94% Charlie's Country (2015) De Heer's slow narrative defies traditional arcing, the rewarding if occasionally directionless sense of realism enhanced by his naturalistic camerawork.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2014
2/5 42% Words And Pictures (2014) It's difficult to think of a supposed romantic comedy with two less sympathetic protagonists.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2014
4.5/5 100% All This Mayhem (2014) In what is shaping up to be a banner year for Australian cinema, this wild and powerful doco has officially stolen the lead.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
3.5/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) A charming portrait of two lonely hearts who connect across a city of more than 20 million people.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 77% Watermark (2014) The sorts of visuals the filmmakers capture are nothing short of astounding...yet while the imagery is beautiful, its implications are often dire.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2014
3/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) A lively, intriguing look at the line between artist and inventor, one that challenges the very notion that the distinction should be made at all.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2014
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) Tonally, emotionally and spiritually complex, Calvary comes highly recommended.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2014