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Tom Russo

Tom Russo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Tom Russo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Premiere Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 12% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) "There isn't nearly enough in "Collision Course" that feels ... inspired or energetic. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/4 63% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Saunders, Lumley, and director Mandie Fletcher deftly lampoon vaping, mindfulness, and the trendiness of gender fluidity. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/4 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "[Cranston and Leguizamo] give ample reason for a trip to the multiplex, even if director Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer") can't maintain the film's gritty, immersive tone. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "Capable, agreeable, and also predictable. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "A New Zealand import with a knack for finding humor in dreary, even ill-advised themes. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 79% Unlocking the Cage (2016) "It's a tricky narrative challenge to shift from inherently compelling wildlife scenes to abstract courtroom debate, but the film manages it capably, even spicing things up with one justice's admonition that Wise needs to cut his slavery analogies. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "After all the earlier trippy languor, Refn suddenly pushes hard to make this a unique statement. Which it is - uniquely repellent. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 77% The Shallows (2016) "Yes, there's shameless bikini ogling, but what could have been throwaway exploitation is instead a frequently gripping portrait of dire-straits resourcefulness. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 49% Genius (2016) "An intriguing study of the personalities and torturous process behind some of the early 20th century's great writing. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1.5/4 29% Warcraft (2016) "The fear is that Jones's storytelling smarts and aesthetic resourcefulness could wind up sacrificed to the chaos and overblown approach of a generic would-be blockbuster. Unfortunately, fear wins out. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 59% Me Before You (2016) "It's intriguing to see the bits of ambitious ethical weightiness mingled with the movie's gloss. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "Game over. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "One of the best things about the movie, aside from its screwily positive message, is the blithely freewheeling yet clever way that Rogen and company assemble the story's puzzle pieces. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "First-time writer-director Matt Brown does capable work making "Infinity" another film that manages to tread the territory without getting bogged down. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "It's like an international-relations microcosm imagined by the Coen brothers, down to an occasional sense that the absurdity isn't taking us anywhere. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/4 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The story loses direction like forest wanderers relying on a bread-crumb trail. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "For a freshly-shaved-chin wag, "The Next Cut" covers ambitious ground. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 22% The Boss (2016) "The loosey-goosey fun might be a bit much at the finish, but it's still a laugh watching McCarthy try to get back on her feet. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "When the action is at its sharpest, such as with Henry's mid-chase leap from a detonating truck onto the back of a motorcycle, it's spectacular. Other times, it can be as wearying as generically hyper-edited Hollywood fare. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Some elements are even broader while a couple, welcomely, are emotionally truer to life. If you appreciated the first movie's sweetness, then you'll likely be charmed enough. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/4 33% The Bronze (2016) "All this plays out with a crudeness ranging from tedious to delirious. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "This setup creates real anticipation about where the story might be headed, at least for those who haven't read Roth's books. Frustratingly, though, the movie devolves into a derivative muddle by the second act. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "An agreeable hodgepodge, at least, one that aims to be not just a breezy mystery, but also a race-and-ethnicity fable. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1/4 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "While taking the action to an international stage, the lumbering story isn't at all concerned with legit drama, let alone intelligently considering the ramifications of the mayhem it imagines. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 68% Snowtime! (2016) "Despite a few diverting moments and some ambitiously dramatic themes, this one is simply too uneventful and too populated by thinly sketched characters to keep its target audience engaged. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "Imagine Spider-Man with legitimately funny quips, waaay less angst, and a bug-eyed getup that's lethally accessorized. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "OK, so it's not Olivier or Colin Firth material. But writer-director Burr Steers delivers a screen mash-up that's generally done in the right, warped spirit. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/4 12% The Choice (2016) "The film disappointingly, even lazily, shies away from being anything more than you'd expect. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/4 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "The whole fightin'-bear jamboree is agreeable enough, but it takes some of the spotlight away from Black being Black, and doesn't jibe with messages about having a sense of self, of what makes you you. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Be open to the film's emotion. It packs a bigger punch than anything else here. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1.5/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) "You'll be more than ready to wave goodbye. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "You'll have to be satisfied with a modest assortment of energetically comic moments here, because the story sure isn't a reason to catch this encore, and neither are who-asked-for-'em cast additions such as Ken Jeong. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/4 9% Point Break (2015) "For all the adrenalizing positives in this reworked "Point Break," inadvertent silliness remains. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 3, 2016
2.5/4 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Consider it a predictable movie with flashes of unpredictability. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 23, 2015
1.5/4 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "There really doesn't seem to be any reason for this listless Chipmunks installment - the fourth in their continuing big-screen revival, if you're counting. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/4 94% Creed (2015) "Despite getting laid out in excruciatingly graphic detail, the kid somehow comes roaring back, not so much struggling to his feet as leaping. Which is exactly what this energetic, hugely entertaining film does for the four-decades-old franchise. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/4 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "It's no secret where the movie goes wrong. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 33% My All American (2015) "Whether it's because of energy expended on dramatic tangents or because the story's difficult outcome demands a subtler touch, the film doesn't hit the emotional crescendo that Pizzo clearly pictures. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Enjoy the sense of never quite knowing when the movie is going to stick another pin in its balloon of sincerity, and you'll like the Coopers well enough. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Even with his glossy new look, Charlie Brown remains the Charlie Browniest. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 29% Burnt (2015) "The filmmakers ... have a wrongheaded expectation that we'll be endlessly fascinated by this abusive jerk's china-trashing Gordon Ramsay tirades and eventual, too-easy mea culpa. Sorry, not to our taste. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Even with Diesel's oblivious self-miscasting - he's a producer on the film - "Witch Hunter" feels like genre material that might have found a way to work. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "It's the best treat we've gotten this Halloween, and definitely not just a bigger-budgeted version of the "Goosebumps" seen on TV. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 27% Pan (2015) "Passable adventure that offers the occasional flash of real cleverness. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 85% The Walk (2015) "These dizzying IMAX 3-D visuals truly are big-screen magic, taking us inside Petit's transcendent experience as he navigates his preternatural path, indulges his showman's flair, and - agh! - reclines to commune with the heavens. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 1, 2015
100% Quay (2015) "While it doesn't add up to enough to make us as fascinated as Nolan, it may open some eyes to the discipline's abstract possibilities. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 73% Everest (2015) "An all-star disaster movie lineup makes a surprising showing in the mountaineering thriller "Everest," combining to deliver the sort of restrained drama you might expect from a much smaller film. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1.5/4 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "If there's a way to charm us with the approach, Headland (writer of 2014's "About Last Night" update) never really finds it, squandering the appeal of leads Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/4 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "The movie may feel tonally consistent with the first, but it's also overlong and thoroughly routine. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/4 45% Cooties (2015) "The filmmakers strive to deliver on their nutty, splattery premise. But they could give us more, and not necessarily of the over-the-top stuff. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 17, 2015
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