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Tom Shales

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
No Score Yet The Book of Daniel (2006) The writers try to tell us these people are really sweethearts -- not by depicting good qualities through action but simply by having them primitively vouch for one another.‐ Washington Post
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
57% Taking Chance (2009) Taking Chance gives us all the opportunity to render honor.‐ Washington Post
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
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2013
76% 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
Read More | Posted May 27, 2008
100% Live from Baghdad (2002) As a movie, Live From Baghdad constitutes another first-class production from HBO.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 6, 2003