Tom Hutchinson

Tom Hutchinson
Tom Hutchinson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmstar Magazine Radio Times

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 78% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) An important landmark in its day, and remains a fascinating time capsule of the loose and loving 1960s. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2021
3/5 78% The Hot Rock (1972) This caper movie is not without its flaws, but it boasts a sense of finesse and fun that other films in the genre sadly lack. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 90% Harry and Tonto (1974) It's Carney's performance that most compels. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
5/5 98% Modern Times (1936) Naive this may be, but what else could Chaplin do? He was in the business of redemption and this was the only way out he could find in increasingly darkening days. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/5 50% Flashpoint (1984) Despite its title and the combustible chemistry of its two leads (Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams as US border patrolmen), this is rather a damp squib with a final revelation route-mapped all too obviously. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
4/5 83% The Jerk (1979) There are some heavenly jokes (especially the one where he makes a fortune inventing an absurd nose support for spectacles), and Martin is in best "manic" mode. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2021
4/5 98% Bullitt (1968) It's always McQueen's movie. He's snappy, laconic and cynical in equal doses, and his performance is complemented by the assured support of Robert Vaughn as a sleazy politician whose interference gets under the cool cop's skin. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2021
3/5 52% Tequila Sunrise (1988) Writer/director Robert Towne has done better work, as scriptwriter on classic movies such as Chinatown, for example, but this thriller is still an extremely entertaining illustration of his work. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/5 45% Quest For Camelot (1998) Adapted from the novel The King's Damosel by British writer Vera Chapman, it's hot on character but rather devoid of action. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
3/5 57% Absolute Power (1997) Credibility is the main casualty of the piece, but William Goldman's taut script is well realised by thoughtful direction and the high-calibre cast. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 41% Hardball (2001) Despite his charm, Keanu Reeves hasn't the authority to carry it through, and his performance only underlines the clichés. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3/5 55% Ned Kelly (2003) Heath Ledger gives a growling performance as Kelly, while the oppressive nature of the world in which he lived is evocatively presented. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
2/5 38% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) In attempting to keep faith with the original novel, Branagh concentrates too much on design and content, and loses the heart and soul of the story in the process. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 80% The Great Mouse Detective (1986) An attractive idea, but rather crudely done for Disney animation... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
83% The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) There are few British comics who can stand up to these stand-ups when it comes to outrageous comments on real life; with this film, Lee gives them a well-deserved global audience at last. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 33% Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) The result is entertaining if implausible as Stallone flexes his muscles for some cartoon-like heroics, rescuing American prisoners in Vietnam but discovering that he's considered as expendable as the men he's trying to save. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/5 9% Orca - The Killer Whale (1977) The glamorous presence of Charlotte Rampling and Bo Derek, plus some remarkable underwater photography, fail to make up for the daft narrative. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
5/5 96% The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) As an introduction to a unique personal vision, director Peter Greenaway's first commercially released feature film is a calling card of dazzling virtuosity. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 68% Baby Boom (1987) Allegedly pro-feminist, it still defines a woman by the males who influence her, though its mix of cuteness and acuteness makes it one of Keaton's most likeable films. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 100% A New Leaf (1971) A Manhattan fairy tale with a wonderfully mordant edge. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 56% I, Robot (2004) This may not delve as deeply as AI: Artificial Intelligence or Blade Runner, but director Alex Proyas keeps the action racing along with enough invention and thrills to make this well worth the ride. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 50% The Frisco Kid (1979) A comedy drama that isn't as comic as it thinks it is, nor as dramatic as it should be. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
1/5 20% The Hunting Party (1971) Not just tripe, but a production that is also lewd and crude. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 60% Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Although the film as a whole is a much more glamorous affair, and Wilson and Elizabeth Perkins as her mother are undoubtedly charming, it does lack some of the magic of the original. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3/5 82% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Where Gods and Monsters was a poignant look at the declining years of horror director James Whale, this is more of a dark farce that starts promisingly but has fewer grand ideas up its sleeve than it thinks. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 88% The Candidate (1972) Robert Redford's engaging performance here breathes fresh life into the all-power-corrupts theme, and the sharply observed situations won an Oscar for scriptwriter Jeremy Larner. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 82% Splendor in the Grass (1961) The psychology may be simplistic, but the powerful portrayals from the cast - especially from Beatty - make that weakness seem like an irrelevance. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 71% Pretty Baby (1978) Despite its notoriety, this period drama is cosier than might have been expected. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/5 85% The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) Some wonderful atmospherics of a besieged culture. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 70% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) The film may have a foregone conclusion, but it's worth watching as the acting is so good. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 91% Lilies of the Field (1963) James Poe's simplistic screenplay might have become sluggishly sentimental without Ralph Nelson's discerning direction and Poitier's sharp humour. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
3/5 74% The Anderson Tapes (1971) Lumet does manage to achieve a certain sarcastic humour. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) In a quality cast, Peter Boyle stands out as the hitman and so-called "friend" who's given the job of eliminating Mitchum. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 88% Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1988) Director Bille August's adaptation of the first part of Nobel Prize winner Martin Andersen Nexo's four-volume novel is genuine life-affirming drama. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 89% The Color of Money (1986) The confrontational climax never quite convinces, but Richard Price's knockout script is one to treasure and director Martin Scorsese brings his trademark visual style to bear on the production. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 23% Captain Ron (1992) There's not much worth noting about this Disney attempt at maritime comedy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 67% The Pillow Book (1997) Extraordinary. Ravishing. Preposterous. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
3/5 80% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) This live-action rumble-in-the-jungle version of the story of Mowgli, the boy brought up to adulthood by wolves, may lack the songs and magic of the classic Disney feature-length cartoon, but it is closer to Kipling's original tale. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 44% Privilege (1967) It's filled with confidence, but little conviction. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Valley of the Kings (1954) Apart from the majestic musical score by Miklos Rozsa, there's not much to recommend this archaeological adventure. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
3/5 68% Morgan! (Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment) (1966) Karel Reisz directs with his usual sympathy for character; sadly, it's not quite enough. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
4/5 67% Stay Hungry (1976) Totally laid-back, this all seems pointlessly unstructured, until you realise that's the way it's supposed to be: an endearing look at barbell bums who may never win through, but have fun trying. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 67% Live and Let Die (1973) There are some splendid action sequences, notably a speedboat leap that set a new world record, as well as the usual array of hi-tech gadgetry. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 71% A Little Romance (1979) Charming and entertaining fluff. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2015
3/5 43% The Great White Hope (1970) This heavyweight boxing fable... has a knockout performance by James Earl Jones but it only just gets by on points as drama and is undermined by an early form of political correctness. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet All Creatures Great and Small (1974) Inevitably episodic, and fairly sentimental, this has warm-hearted performances . - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
5/5 96% Our Hospitality (1923) Three generations of Keatons are featured, from Joseph the elder to Buster's own son, while the period detail is at once comic and -- believe it -- totally accurate. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 88% Fresh (1994) The absence of moralising and macho posturing gives authenticity and poignancy to the film. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Hot to Trot (1988) Confused and confusing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Sting II (1983) Oliver Reed and Karl Malden are welcome presences, and Teri Garr is the winner on all feminine counts, but this isn't enough to save it. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015