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Tom Shone

Tom Shone
Tom Shone's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Newsweek, Sunday Times (UK), Daily Telegraph (UK), Vogue

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 76% The Happy Prince (2018) Wilde's self-destruction, so painfully obvious in retrospect, is made to shock anew. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
2/5 66% Ocean's 8 (2018) The only reason to see this film is Hathaway...You'd say she steals the show, but there's nothing to steal.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 90% Hereditary (2018) It's a skin-prickling slow-boiler that builds like a storm.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
2/5 56% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) But not even Pratt's powers of self-amusement last long in this halting sequel, which starts strong and seems to get smaller as it goes along.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) McQueen the designer delighted in showing us the skull beneath the skin. McQueen the documentary finds his beating pulse and broken heart.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 53% Book Club (2018) ...a nonstop string of boner jokes, Viagra jokes...boob jokes and bondage jokes, none of them much subtler than an elbow in the ribs.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) [The film] is a modest, even honourable effort, driven not by lurid curiosity about Dahmer's crimes, but by the eerie view his high-school years afford us of a malformed psyche going through the usual growing pains...‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The only disappointment about Solo, in fact, is Solo. It's not Ehrenreich's fault...he's an actor, not a celebrity impersonator, and he cannot be blamed for our disappointment...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) Ronan brings to this role something of the radiance and tart intelligence she showed in Brooklyn and Lady Bird.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Here, quoting George Michael and copping a feel of other superheroes' buttocks, Reynolds seems freer in a red leather unitard than he ever did batting his eyelashes at Sandra Bullock in The Proposal. He's found himself behind a mask.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
2/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) These guys don't need lessons in how to talk to girls at parties. Just how to talk.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 55% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) When the only person in your movie is a dead zone, your film follows suit.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 92% Lean on Pete (2018) A listless but lyrical, sometimes touching picaresque across the mesas of Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming, where Charley runs into the forgotten corners of post-crash American culture.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/5 87% Tully (2018) The dialogue bubbles with black humour, harnessing all the rage in Theron - her best quality as an actress, as it was Joan Crawford's - to ferocious, hilarious effect. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Memento the film is not.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) The film casts a gentle spell - oblique, melodious and surprisingly sensuous. Barthes would be proud.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Bored-little-rich-kid satire is frequently as shallow as its subject, but Thoroughbreds is as sharp as a paper cut. It draws blood.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place keys into some primal emotions, as well as shredding your nerves, sometimes both at the same time.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) The effect is startling and more than a little bit mad: the film is a dippy, soulful labour of love that repels easy fondness, but grows on you, slowly but surely, like a shelter mutt who ends up being the one you take home.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) [Steven Speilberg's] still got the old magic. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ruh-roh. Film-makers really ought to fear disruptions in the space-time continuum as much as do astronauts. They can loosen the rivets of even film-makers as steely as Stanley Kubrick and Christopher Nolan. DuVernay delivers purest astro-mush.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 79% Unsane (2018) It gets under your skin, thanks to its spidery cinematography and Foy's performance, with its alternating gusts of fury and fragility, its freakouts and breakdowns.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) The role of Judas Iscariot is turned on its head by a superb performance by Tahar Rahim, as playful and affectionate as a puppy that doesn't know the sharpness of its own teeth.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 84% The Square (2017) It gives Dadaists a dose of their own medicine.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Winslet puts up a spirited fight, but the part is too obviously a retread of Cate Blanchett's in Blue Jasmine, itself a retread of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
4/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) If the test of great acting is to make it physically impossible to imagine the actor in any other role than the one you were watching, then Phoenix here nuzzles up to the greats.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
3/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) This is a fiercely internalised performance -- the anti-Almodovar -- with Vega's expression hovering between quiet dignity, sublimated anger and a look of steely defiance that is, in turn, further provocation to the outside world.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Would that the film had measured up to its own trashy promise.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
3/5 75% The Touch (1971) It's B-grade Bergman, to be sure... Yet Sven Nykvist's unusually busy images are edited with a surgeon's swiftness, and Andersson gives us a beautifully peeled performance.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Featuring multiple unreliable narrators, a cast of gotta-love-'em white-trash scoundrels and a script that would bring a blush to the cheek of a sailor, the film is essentially GoodFellas on Ice.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler has brought off something impressive here: he's made one of the few halfway watchable Marvel movies and returned the comic strip to the streets where it belongs.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Unusually perceptive when it comes to matters of class and money, Lady Bird finds its dramatic heart in their testy, affectionate relationship, the most indelibly drawn mother and daughter since Terms of Endearment.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) It is made with the absolute, dead-centre sincerity of a child righting an ancient wrong, and the craft of a film-maker at the height of his powers. It is also unexpectedly kinky in ways that deepen it into something genuinely rich and strange.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) It's a forbidding but commanding film, ostensibly a missing-child procedural that plumes like ink in water into a corrosive critique on the beautiful monster that is Putin's Russia.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
3/5 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Not a major Eastwood film, but undeniably stirring.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
3/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The movie is a romantic-baroque chamber piece about an unloving heart.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) The film never quite recovers from its abrupt handbrake turn on Roman's moral character. It makes zero dramatic sense for an already marginalised character to justify the world's marginalisation of him. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 51% Downsizing (2017) It's not mankind that's been shrunk, it's Payne's conception.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
3/5 82% Early Man (2018) By his [Park's] sky-high standards Early Man represents something of a slip, but so what? Not every Leonardo was the Mona Lisa.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
3/5 97% Coco (2017) The director, Lee Unkrich, knows how to get an audience reaching for the Kleenex, and the climax here is a similar wipeout. You have been warned.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
4/5 87% The Post (2018) Spielberg has finally found a way to make his civics-class movies as enjoyable as his adventures used to be.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may be McDonagh's most satisfying film to date, but the London-born playwright's bard-of-the-Ozarks ventriloquism isn't exact and his construction hasn't shed all traces of the stage.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman wins, with a bespoke version of his distinctive voodoo. The sight of Churchill scarfing down eggs, bacon and whisky for breakfast is, in its own way, as rock'n'roll as the sight of Sid Vicious windmilling his bass in Sid and Nancy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) The film's emotional beats are strangely resonant, thanks to Stiller's subtle, attenuated performance. It's quite a mid-career renaissance he's having, playing grown-ups still consumed with the task of growing up.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) The film finds Scott, at the age of 80, at the top of his game, with David Scarpa's script.... keeping the director away from the opiate lull of his historical epics and returning him to something like the form he showed at the beginning of his career.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Sorkin plays a great game -- the film is a running flush of great scenes and crackerjack dialogue.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) From the seemingly infinite number of universes in which The Last Jedi was a bad film, or even just an OK one, Johnson has found his way to the one universe in which it is a good, occasionally first-rate one.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 92% Stronger (2017) Green, here displaying some of the mettle he showed in his earlier work, avoids for the most part the standard three-act redemption parabola.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The film is still just an ironist freak show, albeit one now enacted by Franco and his celebrity friends.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 68% Happy End (2017) Happy End disappoints. Once again we are invited to pick with hawk-eyed dispassion through the secrets of a rich, cruel family.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017