Movie Show Plus

Movie Show Plus is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tom Santilli
Rating Title/Year Author
B The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Tom Santilli Joe Talbot directs this personal tale like a man who has never seen another movie in his life. The result is breathtakingly fresh at times, and equally frustrating at others. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
B+ Toy Story 4 (2019) Tom Santilli Woody learns that everything eventually must end...everything apparently except the Toy Story movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
C Late Night (2019) Tom Santilli There isn't a believable character on-screen, male or female. It's enough to make you want to change the channel. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
B- Men in Black: International (2019) Tom Santilli Overall, fans of the series may find this one enjoyable, but seeing this franchise on-screen one more time didn't revitalize it as I'm sure was the intention of the studio. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
D Murder Mystery (2019) Tom Santilli Adam Sandler's recent Netflix special, 100% Fresh, is maybe the funniest thing you'll see all year. But his rotten streak gets reset with this flat, lifeless dud. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
C The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Tom Santilli What's there to say about a movie like this? Kids will like it, adults probably won't. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
A- Framing John DeLorean (2019) Tom Santilli Depending on how you frame the story, or who's telling it...John DeLorean is a villain, a hero, a crook & a savior. In other words, he's the perfect subject for a movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
C+ () Tom Santilli Lithgow and Danner are great to watch and have undeniably kooky chemistry, but the script ends up failing them in the end. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
C+ Dark Phoenix (2019) Tom Santilli The X-Men, at their best, are all about internal struggle, not external. Dark Phoenix exists on the outside, a solid action piece that is as hollow as they come. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
B Always Be My Maybe (2019) Tom Santilli A fairly average entry into the genre elevated to "must-see" status because of a hilarious extended cameo...and an original song that is my current vote for Best Song of 2019. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
A- Rocketman (2019) Tom Santilli Taron Egerton sets the bar for Best Actor of 2019 with his electric, transformative portrayal of Elton John...a rockin' celebration of a living-legend. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
C- Aladdin (2019) Tom Santilli This is something that no one wished for. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B+ Booksmart (2019) Tom Santilli Booksmart is hilarious, and flows with a special kind of energy and confidence, and despite utilizing an established premise, is anything but by-the-book. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
C+ All Is True (2018) Tom Santilli ...it ends up being much ado about nothing. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
C+ John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Tom Santilli The world of John Wick exponentially expands in its 3rd chapter, but the more we learn about this organized criminal underworld the less interesting it, and our hero, becomes. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
B- Trial by Fire (2018) Tom Santilli While this type of movie seems like a dime-a-dozen, and is filled with several courtroom drama clichés, it's at least done well. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
A- See You Yesterday (2019) Tom Santilli It's a special movie that I hope doesn't get shuffled off of your movie playlist, and it's also one of the best time-travel films in a long time. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
C- The Hustle (2019) Tom Santilli The Hustle looks to con you out of your movie-going dollars...don't fall for it. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
C+ Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Tom Santilli I actually found the Pokémon to be interesting, but just felt like there was so much more that could have been explored. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
C- Poms (2019) Tom Santilli This is a movie that wants to celebrate life itself, but doesn't inspire in any discernible way. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
D Wine Country (2019) Tom Santilli There are sporadic bits of humor, but mainly the whole movie just feels like one big inside joke...one that isn't all that funny. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
B Long Shot (2019) Tom Santilli Long Shot isn't a great movie by a long shot, but it is funny - and smart - enough, to keep you in the game. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
B Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Tom Santilli Extremely Wicked...is not quite as captivating as its subject, but it's a compelling glimpse into the mind of madness. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
A Knock Down the House (2019) Tom Santilli ...a hundred documentaries have to be made for one of them to really affect change. I'm hoping that Knock Down the House is that one. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
C- Family (2018) Tom Santilli Nothing really comes together, nothing really works in the dysfunctional Family. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
C Stockholm (2018) Tom Santilli Stockholm is brought to life with some inspired performances, but it ultimately fails to hold the audience captive. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
B+ Avengers: Endgame (2019) Tom Santilli ...while End Game is a crowd-pleaser through and through, what wasn't expected was for this last chapter to pack such an emotional wallop. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
C Teen Spirit (2018) Tom Santilli Teen Spirit would have benefited greatly from adding some interesting background color, instead of solely focusing on the cold character at center-stage. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
B Penguins (2019) Tom Santilli You don't go into a movie called Penguins expecting much more than, well, penguins. In that regard, you get exactly what is billed (or beaked?). EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
D Hellboy (2019) Tom Santilli ...the violence in this version of Hellboy is so needless that it just makes you shake your head and wonder who - in hell - this movie is even for. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
B+ Amazing Grace (2018) Tom Santilli Amazing Grace perfectly captures a moment in time that will never be duplicated, highlighted by a singular talent who truly was touched by God. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019