GQ

GQ is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jenni Miller, Joshua Rivera, Scott Tobias
Rating Title/Year Author
Serenity (2019) Joshua Rivera Serenity is a movie that's truly about the journey, not the destination. But when you put it all out there, the twist doesn't really elevate the film's quality, just its lunacy. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Glass (2019) Joshua Rivera The timeline is barely comprehensible, with twists so openly telegraphed they'd have saved the Titanic. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Joshua Rivera When you're riding a damn shark into war and there's an octopus playing drums and also Nicole Kidman is there? I wouldn't say no. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Drew Michael (2018) Max Cea With its digitally vacant aesthetic and cinematic emphasis, has the look of stand-up's future, but it's grounded in the style of the form's recent past. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Joshua Rivera Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is wonderful in a lot of different ways. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Cam (2018) Tom Philip Cam is a new kind of scary movie, and for all its successful messaging, it's a chilling and deceptively fun one at that. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Tom Philip This is a movie you can set down and pick up again later on, just like the fictional storybook this movie uses as its framing device. And that, I think, is a gift worth getting. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Widows (2018) Joshua Rivera That's kind of incredible in a genre film, to get such a complicated cross-section of a place in one marvelously efficient thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
The Most Unknown (2018) Lincoln Michel It's particularly nice to watch in a political era defined by rampant nationalism and science skepticism. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Joshua Rivera Beautiful Boy relies on and exploits a toxic cultural shorthand that makes it read as a dirge for white innocence, dragging its otherwise clear-eyed portrayal of the cyclical nature of addiction down into something more base and contemptible. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Apostle (2018) Tom Philip While Apostle might not entirely stick its landing, its work in getting there is an admirable example of what modern horror can be. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Venom (2018) Joshua Rivera ...Venom knows this, and because of that, it doesn't bother to make much sense. Its entire deal is just having fun with the dynamic between Eddie Brock-Tom Hardy giving a downright incredible performance as a man possessed. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Slice (2018) Joshua Rivera Watch it late at night, with the kind of people who'd have a good time at a "bad movie night." Because Slice is exactly that -- stylish kitsch, the kind of thermonuclear cheese that's absolutely delightful to watch even if it doesn't make a lick of sense. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Searching (2018) Scott Meslow The great conceit of Searching is that the entire movie unfolds across computer and smartphone screens. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018) Tom Philip Christopher Robin won't blow your mind, but it heads in unexpected directions, and is far smarter and funnier than it needs to be. In fact... it barely feels like a children's movie at all. Bask in its weirdness. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Joshua Rivera 10 Cloverfield Lane remains a staunch believer in the old horror tenet of the unseen and unspoken being infinitely more terrifying than anything made explicit. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Logan (2017) Joshua Rivera [It's] a very good, very violent action movie, with a sense of stakes that modern blockbusters rarely have. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Gotti (2018) Jaya Saxena The movie thinks it's showing you why John Gotti mattered, when all it really does is show you how confusing and pointless this entire life is. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Hotel Artemis (2018) Joshua Rivera Hotel Artemis has a clever little bait and switch, one that's not going to blow anyone's mind -- it's not even hiding it all that much -- but it's what makes the whole thing work. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018) Joshua Rivera Deadpool 2 is terribly constructed. Why things happen doesn't really make much sense. The plot is an illogical mess of action scenes and joke setups. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) Joshua Rivera Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert proved just how freaking good a live TV musical can be when it's firing on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
The Disaster Artist (2017) Joshua Rivera Keeping the story structure familiar likely acts as a way for the film to stay grounded as it explores its weird subject and you see them coming clearly. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Ghost in the Shell (2017) Joshua Rivera For a film that seems so slavish to the imagery of the original anime... it's incredibly timid about reproducing what makes those scenes memorable, which is that they were gross and uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Extinction (2018) Tom Philip With Extinction, Netflix hasn't delivered the next great genre piece, but it has hit upon a refreshingly original and well-realized sci-fi concept. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Joshua Rivera A movie that is so top-to-bottom fun that it's hard to believe the same studio put out the doomsday spectacle that is Avengers: Infinity War a mere two months ago. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Joshua Rivera There's no film more scathingly clear-eyed about America in 2018, and you need to see it right now. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Tom Philip The internet is a scary place, and Dark Web uses just about every anxiety in that arsenal to bring horror where it hits closest to home. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Skyscraper (2018) Scott Meslow He sells it hard, quipping and flexing his way through a series of lovably ludicrous jumps and falls. If nothing else, Skyscraper is confirmation that The Rock is the best action star in the world right now. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Spielberg (2017) Scott Meslow For the access and candor [Susan] Lacy achieves, Spielberg is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018
Upgrade (2018) Tom Philip Upgrade earns very few points for story originality, but the flair Leigh Whannell brings in just his second directorial effort sets the movie apart. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Scott Meslow After a fairly cringe-y opening sequence full of dull action and jokes that don't land, Solo finds its footing, delivering an occasionally shaky but broadly enjoyable little Star Wars movie. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Scott Meslow Most importantly, Infinity War sticks the landing. At nearly three hours, the movie never feels overlong. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018) Tom Philip A Quiet Place is a seriously well put together story by a filmmaker who's clearly done his homework, and delivered his first confirmed hit. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) Scott Meslow A better movie might recognize that there's something both topical and depressing about a world that has made escapism the lynchpin of day-to-day life, and turned the fixations of a nerdy teenaged boy into society's predominant organizing principle. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
Unsane (2018) Scott Meslow Should you see it? Yes. The third act is a mess, but the rest is too compelling-and too painful-to be ignored. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018) Scott Meslow Tomb Raider is the kind of action movie I've been missing: visceral and thrilling and silly, with a well-chosen cast that manages to elevate most of the dumber flourishes. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018) Joshua Rivera It doesn't hurt that it's anchored by Elsie Fisher, who looks like she's giving an incredible performance as the film's lead, Kayla. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
Mute (2017) Tom Philip There is talent running through this film, but try as everyone might, far too little of it translates. Just because the movie is called Mute doesn't mean it shouldn't have something to say. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Zito Madu It matters that Wakanda is the most beautiful place in the world as a rejection of the jungle that Africa is depicted as in colonial literature-but for Killmonger and the pain that he represents, what was important was to belong to a place and a people. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Scott Meslow It's both a surprise and a delight that Black Panther brings the smartest, timeliest, and all-around most interesting villain the MCU has ever produced. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Tom Philip Think Sunshine or Interstellar but shorter, bereft of ideas, and seemingly taking place on an abandoned '90s Star Trek set. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2018
Phantom Thread (2017) Scott Meslow Phantom Thread makes the case that truly needing someone is actually a calculated gambit-a decision to invest so much of yourself in another person that their withdrawal would actually be a mortal wound. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2018
Call Me by Your Name (2017) Ira Madison III Even without explicit sex, the film is teeming with rebellious lust. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Scott Meslow I loved The Force Awakens, but The Last Jedi is even better. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Justice League (2017) Scott Meslow I couldn't believe how many talented, recognizable actors were cast in Justice League to do absolutely nothing. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
Okja (2017) Kevin Nguyen Like Snowpiercer, no one's going to praise Okja for its subtlety. But its joys are in its brashness and its cynicism and its Tilda. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Kevin Nguyen With a stellar cast and a renewed sense of humor thanks to director Taika Waititi, Thor's third go-around isn't just his best-it might be Marvel's best, too. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
Creep 2 (2017) Tom Philip The best new movie to stream this Halloween doesn't disappoint. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
Gerald's Game (2017) Tom Philip Move over, It: There's a new best Stephen King adaptation that just so happens to have been released in September 2017. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Scott Meslow Few directors can establish such a hypnotically dreamlike tone, or flip the switch so effortlessly into a waking nightmare. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017