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
3/5 79% 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 60% 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 81% 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 45% 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 51% 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 57% 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 92% 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 53% 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 56% 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 42% 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 65% 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 93% 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 15% 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 83% 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 68% 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 17% 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
2/5 67% Life (2017) Intelligent life on Mars, perhaps, but none in this by-the-numbers sci-fi horror flick. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
3.5/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Big, dumb and fun, Kong is an exhilarating, old-school action romp. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) A violent, gritty and soulful tribute to the character behind so much of this franchise's enduring popularity. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/5 24% Fist Fight (2017) A strong contender for both 'Worst Film' and 'Least Funny Comedy' of 2017. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2.5/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) Spectacular costumes and a literal cast of thousands, yet not a single, well-defined character in sight. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2.5/5 42% Gold (2017) Not even a determined McConaughey can make this real life drama about the hunt for gold sparkle. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
3.5/5 77% Split (2017) This suspenseful and unsettling thriller is a welcome return to form for writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) A captivating and unflinching portrait of private grief amidst one of history's most public tragedies. - Concrete Playground EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017