25YL (25 Years Later)

25YL (25 Years Later) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Don Shanahan
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Just Mercy (2019) Don Shanahan There is a certain steadiness to Destin Daniel Cretton's new film that pushes back those gaudy tendencies. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Don Shanahan No amount of razzle-dazzle filling eyes and ears can cover up the glaring examples of questionable creativity and incomplete development enacted by Abrams and lead screenwriter Chris Terrio... EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 1917 (2019) Don Shanahan "1917" concentrates its adrenaline into a relentless experience that will strafe your senses. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Don Shanahan The proverbial pitch that we would laugh off becomes the jumping-off point for a unique and original comedy. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/5 Win It All (2017) Don Shanahan One film that defeats the mumblecore flaw of open-ended aimlessness. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 Legends of the Fall (1994) Don Shanahan Every wisp of wind carries some timbre of a guttural growl of passion. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) Don Shanahan Stiller's remake succeeds in a wondrously entertaining and affecting way. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Don Shanahan There's nuance dripping like venom from thirsty fangs all over the performance stage of Johnson's cinematic charade. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 Lady and the Tramp (2019) Don Shanahan This restraint of creative prudence is what defines its humble disposition and winning achievements. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 John Carter (2012) Don Shanahan This misunderstood and reverent spectacle was a victim of youthful ignorance more than bad marketing EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Starfish (2016) Don Shanahan The mental maelstrom of Starfish is eerie, imaginative, and highly impactful. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 Clara (2018) Don Shanahan Grounds solemnity and sweetness into complicated love within a rare area of science fiction EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 Drinking Buddies (2013) Don Shanahan You are torn between pining for the attractive non-couple to get together or you are rooting against the mess that could happen. Either way, you're hooked. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 The Last Five Years (2014) Don Shanahan There is a sincerity and a lack of sarcasm overall that makes these two and their story approachable and devoid of extra fluff or cliche. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Don Shanahan There is not enough compelling story, mystery, or perversion to fill or overwhelm this eerie environment. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 Auggie (2019) Don Shanahan Tantalizingly bounces your comfort level between intimacy and voyeurism. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 The Untouchables (1987) Don Shanahan All of it sizzles with cigar smoke mixing with spent gunpowder and lament. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Don Shanahan An accomplishment of contemplative science fiction that is felt in your core as much as it pours wonderment in your eyes. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 Official Secrets (2019) Don Shanahan Righteous treatment to a worthy story and builds a stoic thriller by layering its merits with an eye for accuracy. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/5 Simply Irresistible (1999) Don Shanahan Enjoy all the flights of fancy and let yourself lap up all the cuteness possible. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 Europa Report (2013) Don Shanahan Methodical and intelligent science fiction makes Europa Report a sharp movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Don Shanahan Neurotically charming, yet misshapen in many ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Don Shanahan The kind of experience that makes one rethink how their own story is going. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 Brian Banks (2018) Don Shanahan Offers a patient and earned dose of victory that feels awfully nice and hopeful for this day and age. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 Medium Cool (1969) Don Shanahan Still rings with relevance and importance today as much as it did 50 years ago. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Don Shanahan Chooses star-vehicle bravura over the historical plight that really matters EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Don Shanahan The shininess is an undeniably impressive and redeeming feature to a lack of implemented originality. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Don Shanahan The catchy chemistry of the movie comes from the whip-smart writing and performances of the two leads. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019