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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 94% Private Life (2018) Giamatti's face is a thing of pure comic beauty: staring off into the middle distance, frozen by the conflicting demands of etiquette and his stifled inner howl. He makes humiliation sing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) There were a thousand and one scenarios in which the Apollo mission ended in disaster. They found the one where it didn't. Boy, does Chazelle make you feel the weight of that other thousand.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) With her magenta wig and absent, dissociated manner, [Kusama] is a slightly humourless but compelling subject.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born may not reinvent the wheel in terms of cinematic art, but it's a knockout in just about every other way that matters: it has heart and soul, great chemistry between its leads and some killer musical numbers.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/5 83% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) The result is flintier than Holofcener usually is, but, for all her acerbity, she is big on forgiveness - not because she's a pushover, but because she isn't.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 85% The Wife (2018) [Close's] performance is a series of Russian dolls, nested within one another. Underneath the bland smiles, we find resentment and pain over her deferred ambition, but below that, something altogether steelier.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 98% Lucky (2017) The movie becomes the most lyrical, shrugging of swan songs.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) We want to see Rachel win [Eleanor] respect: Crouching Matriarch, Hidden Dragon. Hollywood, prepare to be beaten at more than mah jong.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Cold War deserves to be a hit - one of the year's best singles, perhaps, if not an album.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 93% Searching (2018) The film's ingenuity would have tickled Hitchcock. It's a smart, confident debut.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
4/5 85% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) It's a gentle, generous-spirited tribute to the 266th supreme pontiff that captures much of the warmth and magnetism that have allowed him to bring his message of mercy to migrants and misfits everywhere.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 83% Beirut (2018) Connoisseurs of le Carré-esque chicanery will go home as happy as connoisseurs of le Carré-esque chicanery get.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A warm, unassuming film about hipster fathers and daughters bonding over their shared love of Wilco and Tom Waits, it has all the modest but catchy pleasures of a small summer hit.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's the rare Marvel movie you wish had a little more action.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) You couldn't escape if you wanted to.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) In today's willowy world of CGI effects, it means something incalculable to the human eye that [Cruise] does his own stunts. He's turned his body into its own special effect. Then someone tells you he's 56. Impossible.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 93% First Reformed (2018) The film can't quite summon the anguish to go full Taxi Driver - the conclusion balks right at the edge of the abyss - but Schrader's images have never been crisper, and Hawke is transfixing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) Decked out in Regency clothes, rosy cheeks and an English accent, Fanning does her usual pale, elfin, just-pleased-to-be-invited act - but the author of Frankenstein?‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) The revelation comes late in the doc, a sign of good showmanship, even if it lays blame for her death rather too pointedly at the feet of one person.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) I could have done with more electricity from Foster - ears pricked for danger, he seems to pose little himself - but the New Zealand-born McKenzie is superb. Her wary grey eyes seem to take in every leaf on every tree.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) One less female-fronted action franchise isn't the direction we should be moving in. And I got a cricked neck trying to keep track of the switchbacks in Sheridan's plot.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) What most impresses you in the days and weeks after the attack, as she cycles through grief, shock, despair and numbness, is Kruger's dedication to the long haul - to the way grief takes possession of a person, hollowing them out.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/5 73% 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 68% 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 89% 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 48% 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) The actresses look as if they're enjoying themselves, and Fonda in particular, her comic timing at full match fitness after several seasons of Grace and Frankie, delivers nothing lines as if they were zingers. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 85% 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 70% 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...‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 68% 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 53% 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 91% 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 86% 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 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Memento the film is not.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4/5 86% 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 90% 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 72% Ready Player One (2018) [Steven Speilberg's] still got the old magic. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 41% 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 80% 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 39% 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 30% 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 88% 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