Tom Glasson

Tom Glasson
Tom Glasson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Concrete Playground
Biography:
Tom is currently the host of Australia's daily satirical TV news show '<em>THE ROAST</em>', as well as a film critic for the online cultural weather vane 'Concrete Playground'. A former lawyer, Tom was headhunted while still in law school to write for shows including '<em>Comedy Inc</em>,' '<em>The Ronnie Johns Half Hour</em>' and '<em>David Tench Tonight</em>,' which he continued to work on whilst practising IP law with the global firm Allens Linklaters. Winner of the prestigious 'Golden Gavel' competition, Tom is also a national public speaking champion and lifesaver on Australia's iconic Bondi Beach.
Publications: Concrete Playground

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) So over the top, it makes The Fate of the Furious look like gritty realism. Think about that for a moment. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The official end of Marvel's Phase 3 offers a lot of laughs, a big heart and more than enough hope for the future. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's never a good sign when your main character is also your least interesting one. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A convoluted plot and constant exposition dumb down this live action Pokemon film to a level that even kids will find silly. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Where Infinity War was all bombast, Endgame offers reserve. Where Infinity War wrought intergalactic devastation and destruction, Endgame delivers intimacy and an examination of grief, loss and very private regret. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1.5/5 17% Hellboy (2019) With its R-rating, Hellboy gleefully dials up the gore. If only it had dialled up the story, too. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually being a superhero. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Tim Burton's darker take on the Disney classic boasts a gorgeous star given far too few opportunities to soar. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) 21 Marvel films to get our first female-led offering was an unforgivable delay, especially for something that plays it so safe. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Lack of originality notwithstanding, Alita still delivers an engaging experience thanks to Rodriguez's nimble and full-throttle direction. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
3/5 70% The Mule (2018) Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this true story of an elderly drug runner, but can't quite settle on a tone. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 37% Glass (2019) The conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan's unexpected superhero trilogy feels like a wasted opportunity. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) The fix is easy: Mo Momoa, Fewer Problems. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/5 81% Overlord (2018) The patience with which Overlord delays its monster reveal is impressive, albeit let down by how little they're then used for the remainder of the film. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 84% Creed II (2018) Creed II ramps up the nostalgia in a story that's as much a family drama as a boxing movie. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) An entirely squandered opportunity. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 87% First Man (2018) An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
2/5 32% The Predator (2018) Predator's original screenwriter is back, but not even he can recapture the thrill and surprise of the 1987 classic. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 46% The Meg (2018) You'll find more bloody gore in a lamb commercial than this toothless and pointless creature feature. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A rare example of a franchise improving with each new instalment; Fallout is a benchmark setter that begs to be seen on the big screen. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) Billed as a homage to Die Hard and Towering Inferno, Skyscraper's lack of wit, grit and suspense leaves it far behind its predecessors. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) With a self-contained storyline and plenty of laughs, Ant-Man and The Wasp is the perfect follow-up to the chaos of Infinity War. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Focussed, fun and faithful to the lore, Solo is a worthy and entertaining expansion of the Star Wars universe. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3.5/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2's scathing critique of the 2008 credit default swap crisis is a timely reminder for the need for rigorous global financial regulation. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Relentless, entertaining and more than a touch surprising, yet starved of substance and likely to leave many feeling shortchanged. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) Key to the 'Big, Dumb & Fun' genre is 'Fun', but this is too dumb to even come close. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Pop-culture references are no substitute for brains in this overly frenetic, poorly written blockbuster. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2.5/5 56% The Commuter (2018) The Commuter runs disappointingly close to the far superior Non-Stop. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Freaky Friday meets Indiana Jones in this surprisingly funny reimagining of the Robin Williams classic. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Unjustifiably long and with misplaced humour throughout, The Last Jedi nonetheless delivers some scintillating action, spine-tingling lore and a loving farewell to Fisher. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) Weary, joyless and stammering, Affleck's Batman acts more like a corporate recruiter than a caped crusader in this dull, CGI affair. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Fast-paced, irreverent and with a delicious 80s aesthetic, this might be Marvel's most entertaining movie yet. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Overly long and lacking much of the spark of its predecessor, this sequel still entertains with its wildly outlandish brand of action. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/5 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Whilst still entertaining enough to satisfy, Lego Ninjago is definitely the weakest entry in the franchise. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/5 43% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) All the ingredients are there, yet the final product fails to deliver. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) A bland and lifeless recreation of a Stephen King story that was anything but. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
3/5 64% The Wall (2017) Like 2016's surprise hit The Shallows, The Wall proves you can achieve a lot with very little. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) Like comedy comfort food, this third instalment offers little by way of new material yet delivers in spades on what you know and love. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Majestic. Breathtaking. A Masterpiece. Use all the best words then invent new ones. War for the Planet of the Apes is an astonishing achievement. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It may have taken 15 years and 3 reboots but Spidey finally has a decent villain. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
1.5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) At one point Sir Anthony Hopkins (Remains of the Day, Shadowlands) says: "What a bitchin' ride". That's all you need know. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Had it not been for all the clumsy Dark Universe building, The Mummy might well have soared as an old-school, Gothic-era Monster Romp. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Let it drown. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2.5/5 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie gives the Arthurian legend the full Lock Stock cockney treatment, but we've seen it all before. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) A gory, frenetic return to safe and familiar territory for Ridley Scott's epic Alien franchise. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
3/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) An enjoyable ride, yet less innovative than its predecessor, mostly expanding upon existing plot lines, jokes and glitzy action sequences. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
3.5/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Despite the major departure from its origins, The Fate of the Furious still delivers in spades when it comes to entertainment. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
1.5/5 18% CHIPS (2017) Some TV reboots would be better left un-rebooted. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) An entertaining, self-aware take on cinema's grumpiest superhero. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017