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Will Ashton

Will Ashton
Will Ashton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pittsburgh City Paper, The Playlist, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 100% Night Comes On (2018) A film guided with love and passion and commendable talent, and despite its flaws, it continues to push forward, showing a tremendous amount of promise for the future.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
6/10 90% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Teen Titans Go! The Movies is a little too cocky and immature at times, even if we are talking about a PG film directed towards children, and it can also be surprisingly pretty damn dark. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
5/10 23% The Week Of (2018) There's a good bit to like here, including some solid supporting turns from Steve Buscemi and Rachel Dratch. But it falls short, if not by a lot. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
D+ 55% Tag (2018) A tepid, bland, stylized but ultimately unremarkable studio comedy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8/10 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's that wholehearted strive to give himself wholly and completely to emotional charity that made Mr. Roger's Neighborhood carry the undeniable legacy it holds with us today. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C 53% Rampage (2018) Rampage doesn't rouse you up as much as you'd like. If anything, it merely shakes you awake before it's time to head back home. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B 83% Blockers (2018) A surprisingly heartfelt, raunchy comedy that shouldn't be pushed away.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
C 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It doesn't dazzle like the stars and it doesn't transport us away.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B 84% Game Night (2018) "Game Night" is something of a rarity - it's a smart, consistently entertaining, and actually funny studio comedy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 81% Early Man (2018) An average Aardman effort is still better than most of what passes for family entertainment, and "Early Man" does win you over, but perhaps just not as much as it should've.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C+ 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Peter Rabbit" isn't without its odd delights, and while it won't serve as the definitive version of Beatrix Potter's adoring, timeless creation, Gluck's film may find a way to burrow into your heart. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
B- 58% Entanglement (2018) "Quirky," "cute," and "weird" may be overused adjectives, but sometimes those words fit, and sometimes those tropes do work well. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
C- 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) While the gripping events inside the train are rightfully cinematic, nothing else in "The 15:17 to Paris" earns that same distinction. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
65% Please Stand By (2018) It was merely close, but no cigar. Good effort, though. Sincerely.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
C+ 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) 'The Death Cure' is a fairly serviceable finale. Assuming, of course, that it's really the end. And if it is, then "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" left as it came: promising at first, but then the victim of repetition and overfamiliarity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C- 40% Den of Thieves (2018) At 140 minutes, "Den of Thieves" gets too caught up in its own indulgences, and that's a crime it can't escape. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
C- 53% 12 Strong (2018) The real-life heroes who bravely risked their lives deserve something better than the forgettable mediocrity that is '12 Strong', and truth be told, audiences deserve more too.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
B- 56% The Commuter (2018) "The Commuter" is a wild, mostly entertaining combination of Jaume Collet-Serra's general bag of tricks. It's over-the-top and fun, even if in its own fleeting way, and by the time you've reached your stop, you don't feel swindled. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
7/10 83% Blame (2018) Blame is such a tremendously accomplished triumph that the important thing worth recognizing is what a great achievement it is that it was made and made so well too. Shephard has a long promising career in her future and we can't wait to see what it holds‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
B+ 100% Paddington 2 (2018) "If we're kind and polite, the world will be right," Paddington says multiple times throughout this sequel. While that can be hard to believe, the energetic optimism of "Paddington 2" might inspire you yet. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
6/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) That precise rhythm is found throughout the sequel, most certainly, but it's more repetitive this time. It's sometimes deathly familiar too.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
71% Ferdinand (2017) ... nothing grabs you.‐ Pittsburgh City Paper
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
C+ 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) It's never more than adequate, and while P.T. Barnum will go down as one of the most interesting men in history, this film won't pull off the same feat.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
C+ 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) This is the central problem of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle": it's meant to be more modernized, but it's mostly cliched and antiquated. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
B- 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's not the best movie you'll get under your stocking, but when it comes to spreading spreading Christmas cheer, the film gradually wins you over.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
B- No Score Yet Green White Green (2016) As winning as it is clumsy, Green White Green is a misshapen debut, but it's one with promise and heart in each step. Sometimes, that's all you need.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
D 20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A wonderless, unimaginative humbug of a comedy, one that comes with all the appeal of slushy snow and goes down about as smooth as spoiled eggnog. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
66% Wonderstruck (2017) It's a swelling, patient picture, filled with reverence, melancholy refinements and joyful bouts of celebrations, and even if it doesn't touch upon greatness, it is so insistently good, and good-hearted.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B- 87% Only the Brave (2017) Through its fine performances, considerate direction and character-focused writing, "Only the Brave" goes above your average biopic to present something that's poignant and endearingly familiar.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B- 86% American Made (2017) With his thick, wavering Baton Rouge accent and his wide-eyed intensity, Tom Cruise sometimes feels like he's doing his best Matthew McConaughey impression, and it's a blast to watch.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- 84% The Final Year (2018) If the documentary is a failure - and overall, it is not - then it's an intriguing one, if not a substantial one. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
C 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) It's not merely that "The Only Living Boy in New York" is reductive, corny and uninvolving; it's that it tries to be something more profound and enlightened than it actually is.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
C+ 41% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It's a B-movie with A-list talent, one that's sadly just almost fun, almost crazy enough, almost enjoyable enough, but never quite.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C+ 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It was only a matter of time before this animated series became more despicable than not. "Despicable Me 3" is sadly a discouraging, hollow sequel that's hard to love. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
A- 88% It Comes At Night (2017) "It Comes At Night" is a harrowing, horrifying effort told with brute conviction, a quivering meditation on grief and alienation haunts you to the brittle bone.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
C+ 47% Everything, Everything (2017) "Everything, Everything" is bothersomely inorganic, to the point where it very rarely contains an identity that feels entirely its own.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B 66% The Wall (2017) "The Wall" is a haunting, engrossing death march, one that's not entirely original but also not easy to shake.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
D 27% Unforgettable (2017) It's hard to remember a studio movie as unsexy in its mischief this side of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C- 29% Sandy Wexler (2017) Like the character that shares its name, Sandy Wexler means better than his peers, but it needs better management if it's going to work.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
6/10 46% The Discovery (2017) ...one shouldn't dismiss its bold integrity, particularly in a cinematic age where such mindful works tend to be ignored.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/10 49% Going in Style (2017) Going in Style is a movie that could've been made by seemingly anyone, and it finds Braff creatively bankrupt.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/10 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Despite its stunning backdrops and inspired new designs, Smurfs: The Lost Village is a smurfing waste of time. The only thing bluer than the main characters are the poor saps who pay to see this manic drivel. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
C 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Despite dynamic performances all around, most especially from Jessica Chastain, Caro's film is a disappointingly bland and forgettable effort that isn't nearly as stunning or rousing as it rightfully should be.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Never quite fun enough for kids or teens, but also unlikely to appeal to loyal fans, "Power Rangers" feels like a film that's not quite finished morphing into its true form.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
5/10 19% The Shack (2017) The Shack isn't necessarily a hellish ordeal, but it's no godsend either. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
C+ 26% Table 19 (2017) It's "The Breakfast Club" meets "Wedding Crashers," without the depth of the former or the comedic spunkiness of the latter.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C 26% Fist Fight (2017) "Fist Fight" is a loud, broad, meandering, overcompensating misfire.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/10 24% The Comedian (2017) ...The Comedian, like Jackie Burke at the center, isn't nearly fresh, interesting, surprising or dynamic enough to work, despite its occasional high points. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
B 60% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) A squeamishly funny, deeply heartfelt success.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
D+ 11% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Actively dull and astoundingly flaccid, the monotonously dreary, everlastingly humdrum BDSM fan fiction franchise can never quite decide if it'd rather be smutty or classy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017