Tom Shales

Tom Shales
Tom Shales's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
24% Xanadu (1980) "Xanadu" cannot possibly be described as a good movie, but it can be recommended to those who can tolerate large amounts of intravenous marzipan. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
36% Legend (1985) Legend may turn out to be legendary, but not in the way the filmmakers intended. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) Winfrey does try to offer TV entertainment of value and with values. But her latest ABC movie, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," is almost comically predictable... - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
No Score Yet The West of the Imagination (1991) All its good intentions notwithstanding, The West of the Imagination... blows cold, though not for lack of hot air. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
87% Grey Gardens (2009) Grey Gardens is tragicomedy of a very rare and rarefied kind -- priceless, precious and, thanks largely to Lange, potentially unforgettable. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
No Score Yet Meteor (2009) The film goes beyond mere mediocrity to a gratuitous, mean-spirited ugliness that makes watching it not a campy hoot but a near-sickening ordeal. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Warm Springs (2005) Funny thing: Even if Branagh never "becomes" FDR in the fullest and most satisfying sense, his performance takes hold of your imagination and makes the misgivings almost irrelevant. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
57% Taking Chance (2009) Taking Chance gives us all the opportunity to render honor. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
22% Alice (2008) In pursuit of political correctness we get an Alice who beats up a knife-toting pirate after first warning him, "Don't even think about it, buddy!" - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2013
77% Recount (2008) An electrifying slapstick tragedy about a mad moment in American politics, a moment that must never happen again but easily could. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2008
88% Live from Baghdad (2002) As a movie, Live From Baghdad constitutes another first-class production from HBO. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2003