Tom Coates

Tom Coates
Tom Coates's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 89% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesn't try anything funny, there are no winks to the audience. And it's all the better because of it. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2010
3/5 48% Ocean's 11 (1960) There are just too many main characters for any of them to develop any depth, too many shots of casino signs sparkling in the night, and too little pace and plot to pull the whole thing together. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2001
3/5 87% Superman II (1981) Substantial credit should also go to Terence Stamp's casually menacing General Zod, who transcends his terrible costume and make-up to appear a convincing threat. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
3/5 73% The Living Daylights (1987) A pure back-to-basics action-adventure spy drama which mostly delivers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2001
2/5 48% Star Trek Generations (1994) The plot holes are obvious and disconcerting, the sub-plots feel tacked-on, and the characters are both thinly-drawn and badly-played. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2001
3/5 44% Planet of the Apes (2001) A lightweight, slight movie which only looks savagely convincing. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2001
5/5 94% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) By far the best part of the trilogy, Empire is a classic that completely transcends its genre, with a reputation that can only grow and grow. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2001
1/5 41% The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) There's no shortage of innuendo, action, exotic locations, or casual misogyny. Unfortunately it's too camp and cruel an adventure to raise more than a Moore-like eyebrow. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2001
2/5 42% Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) The kind of film that children may find amusing but their parents will wish that they didn't. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2001
3/5 53% Girl, Interrupted (1999) You're left wishing the film had a little more faith in its audience, for then this well-put-together movie might have provoked more thought, and slightly less irritation. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2001
3/5 54% Mars Attacks! (1996) Mars Attacks! wants to be the Dr Strangelove of alien B-movies, but isn't up to the challenge. Instead it's a paceless, overlong, and campy film partly redeemed by a number of hilarious and gruesome alien invasion skits. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
2/5 36% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973) The Planet of the Apes series started well, and gradually decreased in budget and quality. By Battle the budget is all but gone, and all the believability and excitement has gone with it. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2001
3/5 77% Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) It works fairly well as the central movie of the franchise but will have little to offer non-devotees. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
3/5 50% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972) If you are ready to thrill to the fall of civilisation (for the third time in this series), then there are worse ways to spend an afternoon. Just don't expect much humour. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
4/5 40% Scream 3 (2000) While Scream 3 is only an above-average film in its own right, as the conclusion to the trilogy it works more effectively than anyone had a right to expect. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2001
5/5 99% On the Waterfront (1954) Retains the freshness of an original -- exploring the difficulties and corruptions of working stiffs with a realism, sensitivity and intelligence that has seldom been matched since. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2001