EntertainmentTell

EntertainmentTell is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bill Gibron, Sean Burns, Stephen Silver
Rating Title/Year Author
1/5 The Mummy (2017) Stephen Silver Of the many huge problems with The Mummy, the most fatal is this: There's just plain no reason to care about any of it. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 Cars 3 (2017) Stephen Silver Surprisingly winning. It expands on the virtues of the first film while all but pretending the second one never happened (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2017
4.5/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Stephen Silver DC finally breaks its long losing streak with a satisfying effort- and all it took was changing absolutely everything (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/5 Baywatch (2017) Stephen Silver "Occupies a sort of cinematic no man's land- not funny enough to be a comedy, while not really understanding the appeal of its source material" (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Stephen Silver Amounts to a less-funny, remake -another one, I mean, of- National Lampoon's Vacation. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 Everything, Everything (2017) Stephen Silver Never really goes anywhere, despite a really strong lead performance at its center (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Stephen Silver A King Arthur origin story via Westeros, steals most of its best ideas, and even shots, from Game of Thrones (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 Snatched (2017) Stephen Silver Takes Schumer's usual on-screen persona and plugs it into a witless high-concept comedy EDIT
Posted May 22, 2017
2.5/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Stephen Silver Starts off much like the original, but goes off the rails in the third act. No Marvel movie to date has gone this far south this fast. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted May 7, 2017
4.5/5 Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) Stephen Silver The year's most Jewish movie, with a mostly gentile cast. It's such a counterintuitive film that it's shocking how well it works (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2017
3/5 The Lost City of Z (2016) Stephen Silver Takes a compelling true story, based on one of the better non-fiction books of recent years, and turns it into a so-so movie (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2017
4/5 The Fate of the Furious (2017) Stephen Silver It's all more ridiculous and implausible than ever. But it's so entertaining that I haven't stopped smiling yet. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2017
1/5 Going in Style (2017) Stephen Silver "It's funny 'cause they're old" is the driving principle behind just about every frame of this film, and it gets it half-right (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2017
2/5 The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Stephen Silver An earnest, inoffensive examination of heroism in the Holocaust that's haunted at nearly every turn by a considerably better film, Schindler's List. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2017
1/5 The Last Word (2017) Stephen Silver Another failed Redeemed Cranky Old Person Movie (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2017
3.5/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Stephen Silver Doesn't do a whole lot new, creative, or risky with the material-except for one thing. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2017
3/5 Kong: Skull Island (2017) Stephen Silver Skull Island, for a lot of reasons, shouldn't work-until, suddenly, it does. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2017
4.5/5 Get Out (2017) Stephen Silver First-time director Peele has not only written a brilliant script, but has mastered film grammar, timing, and the blocking of scenes (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
0/5 Fist Fight (2017) Stephen Silver Disgusting. It's a straight-faced argument in favor of macho posturing and workplace violence, with little to no laughs (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Stephen Silver A slapdash effort, poorly written and poorly directed, full of laughably underdeveloped subplots EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Stephen Silver The LEGO Batman Movie is the best Batman movie of the past five years. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Stephen Silver Retains most of what was good about the original, while ramping up the action to a more exciting level (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 The Space Between Us (2017) Stephen Silver Tries to do a lot of things and fails at just about all of them (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 Table 19 (2017) Stephen Silver Ultimately fails because it can't handle its jarring tonal shifts. That, and the majority of the plot elements are complete failures . (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 Logan (2017) Stephen Silver Jackman's last and best turn as Wolverine shows us something new: a superhero, aging and past his prime. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2017
2/5 Gold (2016) Stephen Silver Exciting while you're watching it, but once it's over one realizes that nothing added up (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 The Founder (2016) Stephen Silver A consistently entertaining, well-written film, which evokes its era perfectly and is buoyed by three standout performances. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2017
2/5 Live by Night (2016) Stephen Silver It's an odd, disjointed, ultimately unsuccessful gangster film, one of those movies that bit off way more than it could chew (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 Silence (2016) Stephen Silver While Silence is a very tough sit, one that succeeds in raising very uncomfortable questions about faith, loyalty and the limits of both, it stands out as a cinematic achievement (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2017
3/5 Sing (2016) Stephen Silver Fun but not especially original, though it's refreshing to see an animated movie with one writer/director (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 A Monster Calls (2016) Stephen Silver This is one of those movies were you either fall under the spell or you don't. I didn't. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 Hidden Figures (2016) Stephen Silver A triumph, that never feels like homework or a history lesson (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 Passengers (2016) Stephen Silver Its ending is laughable, borrowing at least two different plot holes from Star Trek: Into Darkness. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 Paterson (2016) Stephen Silver Here's a sweet and lovely film, from director Jim Jarmusch, featuring a pair of breakout performances and a lived-in sense of place for Paterson, NJ. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2017
3.5/5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Stephen Silver Starts off slow, but boasts a fantastic third act and a very satisfying ending. A worthy addition to the Star Wars canon (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 Lion (2016) Stephen Silver Amounts to the third film in an unofficial trilogy: The Long Journey From India in Search of an Oscar Movie. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4.5/5 Fences (2016) Stephen Silver Leans about 95 percent on "point the camera at the actors and let them act." But what actors-and what acting. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4.5/5 The Love Witch (2016) Stephen Silver A wildly assured, confident debut film, and one of the most visually stunning films of the year. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 Office Christmas Party (2016) Stephen Silver A clumsy, horribly-paced comedy with a poor understanding of its ostensible topics-office politics, parties and technology (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
1/5 The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Stephen Silver The nicest thing I can say about The Eyes of My Mother is that it's only 77 minutes long. Anything longer would have been even more punishing. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 Jackie (2016) Stephen Silver A brilliant performance surrounded by an otherwise unremarkable movie. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 Rules Don't Apply (2016) Stephen Silver Beatty gives his all in the role and delivers a strong performance. But what he can't do is deliver any particular insight into the film's subject. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/5 Allied (2016) Stephen Silver A tense, well-done thriller, even if underwhelming in various aspects, and fairly forgettable (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 Moana (2016) Stephen Silver Moana isn't an instant classic on the level of Frozen, but it does continue Disney's strong multi-year run, thanks to great characters, gorgeous animation and a pretty strong story arc (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
2/5 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Stephen Silver The plot is silly, the stakes are indeterminate, the pace is sluggish and none of the creature designs are especially impressive. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4.5/5 Manchester by the Sea (2016) Stephen Silver It's a beautifully made, skillfully acted effort, with an astonishing lead performance by Casey Affleck. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 Doctor Strange (2016) Stephen Silver Doctor Strange isn't the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, but it may be the most creative. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 Loving (2016) Stephen Silver A small, quiet, low-key film that tells a story not with loud speechifying or any kind of ostentatious filmmaking, but rather with very human quietness. (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
2.5/5 Arrival (2016) Stephen Silver It's a sci-fi film that borrows nearly all of its biggest ideas from other movies, leading up to an ending that's touching but contrived (Splice Today) EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 Do Not Resist (2016) Stephen Silver A serious, sober look at a pressing national issue- so why the spooky music? (Broad Street Review) EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2016