The Cleveland Movie Blog

The Cleveland Movie Blog is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): George M. Thomas
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Hell or High Water (2016) George M. Thomas The cast and crew craft a modern Western, and as with many films in that genre, plenty of challenges faced those involved. They, however, always ended with some semblance of hope. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) George M. Thomas ... a bundle of joy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Star Trek Beyond (2016) George M. Thomas ... straight forward, thrilling action adventure featuring gorgeous visuals and very little of what made original fans of the Trek series geek out. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) George M. Thomas For anyone who's not a die-hard fan when it comes to these DC animated films, no one could blame them for taking a pass. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Jason Bourne (2016) George M. Thomas ... Jason Bourne proves to be a worthy entry into the Bourne saga. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
1.5/4 Suicide Squad (2016) George M. Thomas Somewhere in that mess is a film, possibly a good one. As presented, however, Suicide Squad is a wasted opportunity. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 Sully (2016) George M. Thomas Competent adequately describes it. Go for the acting, the contrived drama is nothing to cheer. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Snowden (2016) George M. Thomas Stone combines the personal with thrills to create a satisfying experience with Snowden. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 The Magnificent Seven (2016) George M. Thomas Magnificent? No. But still a worthwhile trip to the theater. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Deepwater Horizon (2016) George M. Thomas ... takes the audience through a harrowing experience with top notch performances, thrilling moments and memorable visuals. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 The Birth of a Nation (2016) George M. Thomas Although the story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Virginia is a formidable one worth telling, it probably could have been told better than presented by Nate Parker's version. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 The Accountant (2016) George M. Thomas Affleck is suitably awkward as Wolff, bringing a hint of innocence to the character's danger. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 Ghostbusters (2016) George M. Thomas The cast milks every laugh from the material given, but ultimately it isn't enough. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) George M. Thomas For a weekend night away, however, don't overthink it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 Inferno (2016) George M. Thomas Does it entertain? Mostly. If you're not in the mood for an escapist piece of mind candy, don't bother. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Hacksaw Ridge (2016) George M. Thomas It's a story that's tough to fathom given what's at stake, but Gibson skillfully of pulls it off... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3.5/4 Arrival (2016) George M. Thomas ... sometimes it's good when a film leaves you with more questions than answers when it's capable of doing so. That fact alone makes Arrival one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3.5/4 Loving (2016) George M. Thomas The beauty in the film comes from its simplicity. Wisely director-writer Jeff Nichols allows everything related to film to flow from that concept. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
1.5/4 Bad Santa 2 (2016) George M. Thomas Ultimately, Bad Santa 2 proves to be the equivalent of a kid getting a board game for Christmas when they wanted a Xbox One. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Rules Don't Apply (2016) George M. Thomas ... a little gem from an actor-writer-filmmaker who hasn't lost anything despite not having made a film in almost 20 years. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Nocturnal Animals (2016) George M. Thomas a deft, intelligent, and twisty rumination on relationships and the expectations that come with them. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) George M. Thomas ... a reason to hit theaters this holiday season. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.54 Collateral Beauty (2016) George M. Thomas Collateral Beauty isn't perfect, but its heart is in the right place. And with this cast, it's well worth a look. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
1.5/4 Why Him? (2016) George M. Thomas As for the overall premise? Treating women like property? Not. Feeling. It. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/4 La La Land (2016) George M. Thomas There is a reason that La La Land is the best film of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3.5/4 Fences (2016) George M. Thomas That may be Washington's greatest accomplishment in bringing it to the screen - allowing hope to rise from circumstances that are less than hopeful. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 Hidden Figures (2016) George M. Thomas It strikes a careful balance in showing how things were, and what they could be. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 Live by Night (2016) George M. Thomas It's an old fashioned morality tale trussed up with some modern trappings. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/4 The Founder (2016) George M. Thomas It's an enjoyable dramedy with outstanding, nuanced performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) George M. Thomas A word of advice: lower your expectations and take the children anyway. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
1/4 Fist Fight (2017) George M. Thomas Lowbrow? That they can do. Serious satire? That escapes them. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/4 Kong: Skull Island (2017) George M. Thomas Kong: Skull Island revives the monster flick with humor, a decent story, and modern effects without sacrificing any fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/4 Beauty and the Beast (2017) George M. Thomas ... the story still possesses the power to charm and teach on a subtle level. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
Going in Style (2017) George M. Thomas ... an enjoyable comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/4 The Fate of the Furious (2017) George M. Thomas The result: a film that concentrates on the action, which includes several spectacular scenes filmed in downtown Cleveland, and the easy interplay between the characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
3.5/4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) George M. Thomas ... glides right along in its galactic groove. Just move with it. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
2.5/4 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) George M. Thomas ... possesses the flourishes fans come to expect from a Guy Ritchie film. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
1.5/4 Baywatch (2017) George M. Thomas There are more than a few instances of jokes falling with a thud or succumbing to pervasive predictability over the course of its nearly two hours on the screen, leaving Baywatch awash in a sea of mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/4 Wonder Woman (2017) George M. Thomas ... stands on its own as an action-packed, enjoyable piece of escapism. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/4 Dunkirk (2017) George M. Thomas Dunkirk sticks with you long after leaving the theater. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017