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Tom Gliatto

Tom Gliatto
Tom Gliatto's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): People Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% 24: Redemption (2008) Jack's heroism this time out is just too grandiose-the title is the tip-off. It's not a phone rebate he's redeeming. I would have liked that better. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The first major Hollywood production in years to boast an all-Asian cast, this is precisely the movie entertainment we need at the end of summer―funny, refreshing, giddy and emotionally satisfying.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
77% Recount (2008) The movie isn't subtle... but it takes on a big subject and gives it a light spin.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) One problem is that Freed can't risk pushing the trilogy's S&M scenes any further without becoming seriously kinky, subversive or violent: To actually turn anyone on would be tantamount to a turn-off. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
69% mother! (2017) Lawrence's exceptionally moving performance, the one subtle thing here, is probably all that makes the film bearable.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman was the best thing about the swampy Batman v Superman, and now her solo outing is the far superior film: Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, elevates her from third wheel to real deal.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The movie will make fans happy, very happy, and it will reduce everyone else to a mass of cooing, goo-goo-ing ninnies, all in the thrall of a character named Baby Groot.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) What will keep [fans] happy during Fate's two hours, are the spectacular run of car chases and pileups.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Director Bill Condon sets this all in a storybook production that's sumptuously ornate.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Daring, funny and thumpingly suspenseful.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
11% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Johnson is (as she was in the first one) probably as good as the material and direction allow.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) The movie wouldn't tax the intelligence of a flea -- it's about a dog, reborn through many canine lives, in search of meaning and happiness -- but even so it succeeds on its own, Kleenex-consuming terms.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
76% Split (2017) Director Shyamalan really gets his mitts on you with this one: It's wild and suspenseful, and without his trademark trick of pulling the rug out from under you at the end with such a vigorous tug that you end up on your backside and not terribly amused.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) Lights can also stand as Fisher's tender, touching, typically rueful goodbye-to-all-that, a summing up of her life both at the heart of and somewhat off to the margins of a classic celebrity narrative.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
93% Fences (2016) [Washington and Davis' performances], both prior Tony winners and now nominated for Golden Globes, will be remembered as two of 2016's very best.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Deliberately paced but highly rewarding, Arrival ups its IQ with Jeremy Renner as a soulful physicist, gorgeous production design... and a poignant twist that brings the drama back to the human level.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
91% La La Land (2016) La La Land always feel emotionally direct and natural, rather than cloying, playful or cute. If it's meta, it's also millennial.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
87% Jackie (2016) Every detail shines with significance.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
96% Moana (2016) The highly hummable score, by a team that includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, includes a big song for Moana, "How Far I'll Go," that should finally allow you to let go of Frozen's "Let It Go."‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
59% Allied (2016) Cotillard always remains the movie's center: With her large eyes and delicate nervousness, she projects genuine mystery and an air of potential doubleness. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Writing this is making me sad all over again, so let's end by saying that the acting throughout is exceptional, and that Affleck is phenomenal: It's a black hole of a performance, and its pull is overpowering.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The movie itself is a bit of a push-me-pull-you - a properly magical experience (the production design, including the animals, is enchanting) tugged in other, darker directions by Rowling's sometimes unwieldy screenplay.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
89% Doctor Strange (2016) Any other actor in a high-collared burgundy cape and goatee would risk looking like a lounge magician. But Benedict Cumberbatch is so unmannered, so smart, so playful, he makes the title character...one of the best Marvel movie superheroes yet.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
63% Killing Reagan (2016) Tim Matheson captures the essence of the Reagan persona - a born performer whose public and private selves were so in sync, perhaps even happily, that they became indistinguishable.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
52% Flowers in the Attic (2014) Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd - if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut - but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) Director Barry Jenkins has somehow figured out how to envelop this turbulent story in an atmosphere that's achingly tender and even beautiful.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Nation is an impressive movie, emotionally raw, occasionally overwhelming and also occasionally disconcerting.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) It's like the first film, corny and broad but sweet. It's kind.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
45% The Girl on the Train (2016) You'll be repeatedly fooled and surprised. Just like Rachel.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) Even if the movie doesn't add up, it's fun.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
86% Sully (2016) Near the end, as we watch aviation re-enactors simulate the cockpit conditions under which Sully was operating, even these relatively humdrum moments have their own white-knuckle tension.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
91% Southside With You (2016) Sawyers is uncannily good as Obama while avoiding plain mimicry. He's the proverbial young man in a hurry, only too cool to let you see him sprint. Sumpter has the trickier, tougher role (the first lady probably knows the feeling). ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
83% Jerry Maguire (1996) This comedy has everything going for it, not least of which is Cruise's most appealing performance since Risky Business.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Director Frears maintains a quick, frolicsome tone right up until the moment Florence receives her coup de grace, which he delivers with a bold, simple and unexpected shot that's something of a masterstroke.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
83% Sausage Party (2016) It's wild and funny. Also disturbing. Also borderline insane. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
27% Suicide Squad (2016) Arriving a mere five months after Batman v Superman, a DC Comics epic as vaultingly joylss as a memorial chapel in Valhalla, Suicide Squad at least has some rumbling, crunchy kick -- and, amid a sprawling, grungy cast, a terrific Margot Robbie.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
54% Jason Bourne (2016) [Damon] has lost none of his battered gravity, and director Paul Greengrass keeps the action racing forward in a splinteringly rough documentary style.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) When the film is on the move, it really moves.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The voice work, including Dana Carvey's as an old basset hound with wheels propping up his hind legs, is terrific. But Slate wins Best in Show.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) If Spielberg doesn't capture the anarchic whimsy of Roald Dahl's 1982 novel, his film has the soft enchantment of what the giant would call a phizzwizard. A very good thing indeed.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) The marvel of Dory, and of so many Pixar movies, is that the primal payload is securely delivered even as the plot gets crowded with vivid, scene-stealing characters and takes wildly inventive twists.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Director James Wan pulls off one terrific set piece after another. You'll squirm or jolt in your seat according to the puppetmaster's whim.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) There are many, many good jokes, the performers all seem to be enjoying the ridiculous bits offered them and the songs are both melodically catchy and clever in their abject puerility.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) The acting, at any rate, is uniformly good. Clooney's performance belongs with his best... And his smart, casual chemistry with Roberts is still on the money. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) In short, the movie has just about everything.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
3/4 79% Veronica Mars (2014) The tone is exactly right, and the passage of a few years has been good on everyone's looks. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) An indispensable general history of the enduringly controversial church.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
97% It Follows (2015) The best little horror movie since last year's acclaimed hit The Babadook.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) At times it's like The Shining directed by Cotton Mather.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Some of this is funny. A fair amount of it -- including the toilet joke -- isn't.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016