Tori Preston

Tori Preston
Tori Preston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pajiba
Publications: Pajiba

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
62% Child's Play (2019) It all leads up to an entertaining climax that leans into the potential of a doll that can control all the electronics... but it doesn't go overboard. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) I mean, this still isn't a faithful adaptation by any means, and it misses all of the emotional nuance and galactic stakes that made it perhaps THE most definitive run in X-Men history, but at least it's trying. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) There are bright spots in Brightburn. But the majority of it is... kinda boring. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
73% The Perfection (2019) I can tell you what I think of it (mind-blowing, gut-wrenching, unexpected and disturbing and downright lovely), but I don't know if I can recommend it to everyone. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) So if you're like me, and you can happily just spend a few hours sighing and squeeing about cute and snarky imaginary fuzzballs, then you won't hate this movie. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) But it mines true dread in its exploration of motherhood, and particularly the responsibility placed on single parents - especially in the eyes of the community. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) I have to admit, by the time I hit the giant-hunt scene, I was all in on it. It's unapologetically TOO MUCH, and even if sometimes the pile-on seems less like a stylistic choice than an attempt to distract us, it kind of works. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
15% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) If you can ignore that bad taste it leaves in your mouth, it might at least qualify as an almost admirable disaster - a big swing that definitely didn't need to be swung, but gosh darn it, a swing nonetheless. I - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
95% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense offers an assured, cohesive vision of a world where hyper-masculinity is a dangerous and appealing cure for fear - a world that is both laughably absurd and frighteningly vicious. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
55% Five Feet Apart (2019) Five Feet Apart is basically the bloodless horror flick nobody asked for. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
No Score Yet Ernie & Joe (2019) No story or lecture can replace the power of witnessing this empathy in action, and Ernie & Joe is a moving, important testament to the impact that this unique approach can make on a community. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) This may not be the best Marvel Studios film, but I actually think it might be the best, or at least the smartest, Marvel Comics movie out there. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
22% Miss Bala (2019) At times it seems like the entire movie is one fluid close-up of Rodriguez as she riffles through stages of fear with gut-wrenching specificity, and it's her performance that will keep you invested in the film even as the plot spirals into absurdity. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) It's got breezy, inventive action and real emotional heft. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) This movie is blunt as hell -- but it's still effective. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) I want to live inside of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. I want to simultaneously wallpaper my brain with this thing, and erase all memory of it so I can watch it again for the very first time. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
No Score Yet Speed Kills (2018) This movie not only refuses to tell a story - it undermines the viewers' attempts to interpret the narrative for themselves. It's a montage run amok. It's a film stitched out of senseless scenes, devoid of tension or even logic. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
29% Venom (2018) The tone waffles about and the plot is utter nonsense, but if you can set aside all the expectations and baggage of what you think a Venom movie should be, you just might be surprised by how much you enjoy just what this movie is. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
58% Slice (2018) [Chance] is so effortlessly charming it's astounding. I mean, I'm not saying he's a great actor... But there's no denying that he basically is just a fountain of charisma. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) Weird in a way you either will accept instantly or it will drive you nuts. But as an experience? As an immersive, 2-hour drug-induced dream dreamt to a synthy soundtrack while laying on a bed of dewy grass? It's a masterpiece. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
7% Slender Man (2018) Slender Man takes the mythos and basically tries to combine its virality and urban legend aspects into a knock-off of The Ring and Candyman. Emphasis on 'knock-off.' - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Neither the comedy nor the action was toned down in lieu of the other. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Some films are allegories wrapped in a plot; Sorry To Bother You is an honest story, wrapped in the trappings of allegory. And it is a joy to unravel. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Look, if it sounds like I'm being harsh then let me say that I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. It's fun! It'll put a smile on your face! I'm glad it's a thing that exists, so please go see it and throw all of your money at it! - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) Perhaps the greatest trick up its sleeve is how deftly it weaves together different genres. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
87% Cargo (2018) The horror of the film comes from its all-encompassing dread, but the journey toward that inevitable end still has room for beauty and triumph and pain and heartbreak. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
54% Book Club (2018) Part of what makes Book Club so disappointing is that it actually does a number of things surprisingly well. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) The movie may be one of the nicest, most kind-hearted things I've seen in awhile. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018