Tony Sloman

Tony Sloman
Tony Sloman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 No Score Yet Portrait in Black (1960) A film with a plot so full of holes that it's hard to stop the cast falling through them. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Impact (1949) It's a clever B-movie that doesn't quite make it as an A-feature, but has a good deal more class and style than most of its kind. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 75% Chu Chin Chow (1934) George Robey's performance as Ali Baba is forever enshrined here, and there's some interesting period casting, with Anna May Wong as Zahrat the slave girl and villain Fritz Kortner as boss of the 40 thieves. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 40% A Chorus Line (1985) Since this is effectively a record of one of the greatest works of musical theatre, there is much of merit, especially Alyson Reed... and ex-Dallas regular Audrey Landers. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 62% The Bed Sitting Room (1969) Lester is quite at home in this surreal world. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 60% Arrivederci, Baby! (1966) An underrated trifle in [director Ken Hughes'] career, offering a bravura role to the terrific Tony Curtis, as a charming Bluebeard, and some plum lines and opportunities for grimacing to the irascible Lionel Jeffries. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 50% A Distant Trumpet (1964) The result is impressive: a handsome, intelligent cavalry western. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Something Big (1971) Dean Martin enjoys his post-Matt Helm stardom by offering such a perilously lazy performance against veteran stalwarts Brian Keith and Ben Johnson, that you just want to shut your eyes and nod off. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 97% A Star Is Born (1954) This remake of the 1937 Janet Gaynor movie is one of the superlative melodramas in Hollywood's history, and it contains the greatest ever performance by Judy Garland, paired with the brilliant James Mason - two stars at the height of their powers. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 100% A Star Is Born (1937) Gaynor and March are superb and Hollywood itself is well depicted in early three-strip Technicolor. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 91% Junior Bonner (1972) Brilliantly played by Steve McQueen. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 100% National Velvet (1944) A richly satisfying movie. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 100% Murder by Contract (1958) Here's a real gem and total justification for the existence of the B-movie. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
60% With a Song in My Heart (1952) An immensely popular movie, finely performed and intelligently crafted, and typical of the 20th Century-Fox period biopic at its professional best. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 81% The Defiant Ones (1958) This is one of underrated producer/director Stanley Kramer's finest humanitarian movies. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
5/5 100% El Dorado (1967) One of the most pleasurable of all Hollywood movies. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
5/5 100% Fort Apache (1948) One of the highlights of American cinema. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 90% The Shootist (1976) This was John Wayne's last movie and it turned out to be a fitting tribute to a great talent. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 90% How the West Was Won (1963) It really is true to say they don't make them like this any more. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 87% The Seven Year Itch (1955) The film is still very funny. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 89% Von Ryan's Express (1965) Sinatra's character is unusually uncompromising, even for him, and the star delivers one of his best performances. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 95% Zulu (1964) The movie is a revelation. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/5 62% A Bridge Too Far (1977) Impressive enough. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
5/5 88% The Magnificent Seven (1960) Director John Sturges was extremely fortunate in securing a near-perfect cast for this enduringly popular western reworking of Japanese classic Seven Samurai. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
4/5 95% The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Clint Eastwood seized the directorial reins from Phil Kaufman and fashioned this tough, sprawling post-Civil War western epic into something approaching a personal testament. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/5 91% The Sugarland Express (1974) The set pieces are beautifully handled, grizzled veteran Ben Johnson is watchable as the head cop on their tail, and, looking back, it's clear that Spielberg already held all the aces and knew how to deal them. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/5 74% Calamity Jane (1953) The opening sequence of this wonderful musical is pure pleasure, as Doris Day rides the Deadwood stage across the screen and into our hearts. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 76% The Life of Emile Zola (1937) This is one of a remarkable series of Warner Bros melodramatic biopics whose central performances were once considered prime examples of cinematic acting. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 92% Oklahoma! (1955) This rousing film version of the massively influential and, in its day, revolutionary Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical preserves both the magnificent songs and the key Agnes DeMille choreography. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/5 67% Conspiracy of Hearts (1960) Thoughtful casting lends the film resonance, and it's far better than its potentially mawkish plot combination of children and nuns would suggest. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 89% Broken Arrow (1950) This massively influential western from director Delmer Daves was among the first to tell the native American side of the story. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 17% Viva Knievel! (1977) This amazingly kitsch one-off stars the man himself, a non-actor if ever there was one, in a movie so absurd it simply has to be seen to be believed. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
4/5 91% The Dirty Dozen (1967) One of the smash hits of its year, this action-packed war movie is violent and amoral, and fans would say all the better for it. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015
4/5 89% Bye Bye Birdie (1963) A wonderfully energetic and colourful adaptation of the smash Broadway hit, satirising the traumatic induction of one Elvis Presley into the US Army. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2015
4/5 73% Hester Street (1975) This marvellously evocative study of Jewish immigrant life in turn-of-the-century New York, mainly told in delightfully subtitled Yiddish, features an outstanding lead performance from the Oscar-nominated Carol Kane. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) Welles made the film that virtually capped a style he had helped create: you could say that the span of film noir started with Citizen Kane and ended with this movie. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
5/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) This is great cinema: supremely entertaining, mature storytelling. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 100% Winchester '73 (1950) This is a fine, mature work: adult, intelligent and moral, creating a laconic new persona for the admirable Stewart. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
4/5 100% King Creole (1958) This is arguably Elvis Presley's best film, and certainly his best acting performance. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/5 33% Androcles and the Lion (1953) The imported British supporting cast, including Robert Newton, behave like fish out of water under Chester Erskine's shambolic direction. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 93% Major Barbara (1941) [A] superb screen adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's morality study about the Salvation Army and armaments manufacture. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 100% Wild River (1960) Montgomery Clift gives a superbly tender performance in one of his last and most tortured roles, and Lee Remick is touching as his confidante. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 76% White Christmas (1954) Kaye is superb, especially in his knockout dance routine with Vera-Ellen, and the direction from veteran Michael Curtiz rightly embraces the sentiment rather than keeping it at bay. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/5 73% Clash by Night (1952) What is surprising is that this inexpensive RKO melodrama is from once revered émigré director Fritz Lang, who fails to disguise the inherent dullness of the original material or to mask the obvious studio backdrops and poor matching front projection. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
4/5 90% The Woman in the Window (1944) There's no denying the power of this particular nightmare. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/5 89% While the City Sleeps (1955) This thriller about the battle for control of a newspaper is quite intriguing and boasts a starry cast. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/5 86% Wise Blood (1979) Ultimately the movie's taste becomes highly questionable. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 83% As You Desire Me (1932) It may be slow moving and a shade creaky today, but this Greta Garbo vehicle positively smoulders, and contains some of the most overt sensuality you're likely to see in a Hollywood movie of the period. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2014
2/5 33% Pin-Up Girl (1944) Frankly, this one isn't terribly good. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 83% How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Fabulously cast and wickedly witty. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014