Exclaim!

Exclaim! is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alex Hudson, David Nusair, Laura Di Girolamo, Sara Clements
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Bad Trip (2021) Alex Hudson It's enough to make you think that, as messed up as the world seems sometimes, most people aren't so bad after all. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
4/10 Cherry (2021) Alex Hudson There's just too much snazzy over-direction and smug, winking humour to match the gritty subject matter. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
6/10 Pixie (2020) Sara Clements If this were a normal year, Pixie would be simply referred to as a fun time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
7/10 My Salinger Year (2020) Sara Clements Falardeau successfully adapts a script that's both humorous and moving. A film about how commercial success often doesn't equate to spiritual success, it is an ode to writers, poets, book-lovers, and aspiring novelists alike. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
9/10 Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Alex Hudson The film makes you feel like you're glimpsing the real Billie Eilish. What else do you want from a music doc? EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
7/10 Palmer (2021) Alex Hudson Palmer reestablishes Justin Timberlake as a magnetic leading man EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
8/10 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Alex Hudson [The film] throws back to an earlier and simpler age of comedy - one where introspection is irrelevant and any moment without a joke is a moment wasted. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
7/10 Land (2021) Sara Clements Even though there isn't much to differentiate Land from similar narratives, Wright proves to be a force both in front and behind the camera, and that makes this journey worth taking. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
6/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Alex Hudson Audiences have understandably not taken kindly to the filmmakers' artistic licence. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
8/10 Palm Springs (2020) Alex Hudson In the time-honoured tradition of Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock or Kristin Wiig, [Andy] Samberg here proves himself very capable of merging his comedic talents with something more dramatic and tragic. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/10 Death to 2020 (2020) Alex Hudson It retells the still-fresh events of the past 12 months while piggybacking onto jokes already beaten to death a million times over on Twitter. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
7/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sara Clements Wonder Woman 1984 isn't as masterfully crafted as the first film, nor does it feel wholly original, but the reason why audiences want to come back to this story is for its titular Amazon and the films' hopeful messaging. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
5/10 Superintelligence (2020) Alex Hudson Superintelligence isn't very smart EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
8/10 Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020) Alex Hudson A fitting document of a strange time in history - a moment when even the biggest pop star on Earth holed up and got cozy and insular. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/10 The Midnight Sky (2020) Alex Hudson The Midnight Sky travels across the solar system without going anywhere EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
9/10 Soul (2020) Alex Hudson It's a profound lesson that the best parts of life are what happens when you're not really paying attention. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
6/10 Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (2020) Alex Hudson If he has a dark side, there's no trace of it here. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
5/10 Operation Christmas Drop (2020) Alex Hudson It's a lot more fun watching Erica and Andrew wholesomely frolicking on the beach for Christmas than it is being bashed over the head with warm and cuddly military propaganda. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
8/10 Proxima (2019) Sara Clements [Eva] Green is astounding as always, in the best and most emotional role of her career. All the pressure her character faces is felt in every breath she takes. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
8/10 His House (2020) Alex Hudson It's a supernatural scare-fest that, most terrifyingly, feels rooted in reality. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
7/10 The Kid Detective (2020) Alex Hudson Along with the jokes, the real victory of The Kid Detective is the way it taps into genuine emotion with its depiction of how a once-promising life can go off the rails. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/10 Holidate (2020) Alex Hudson As bad as 2020 might seem, Holidate is here to remind us that '90s nostalgia isn't any better. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
7/10 On the Rocks (2020) Alex Hudson As a tight and cathartic story of fraught relationships - both parental and marital - On the Rocks tackles its unpleasant themes with a surprising sense of fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
6/10 12 Hour Shift (2020) Laura Di Girolamo Suffers a little from an oddly-paced plot that feels too low-energy for the type of organ-dealing madness that actually occurs in the film's plot. But when it does pick up the pace and dial up the stakes, it's offbeat, zany and a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
7/10 Come True (2020) Laura Di Girolamo Come True is such a strong, ambitious, existential indie horror for so much of its runtime that it's definitely worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
8/10 Lucky (2020) Laura Di Girolamo Lucky is a story rooted in female fears and told from a clever, unique angle with multiple great payoffs. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
6/10 Nocturne (2020) Sara Clements If it weren't for the strength of its performers, namely Sweeney and Iseman, Nocturne would continue the bad streak of this Blumhouse-Amazon collab. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
7/10 How to Be a Good Wife (2020) Sara Clements How to Be a Good Wife turns outdated gender stereotypes into a feel-good parody. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
7/10 Eternal Beauty (2019) Sara Clements Despite its rough edges, Craig Roberts has created a film that's innovative and brimming with emotion. An absolutely marvellous, touching, sensitive and empowering perspective on mental illness. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
8/10 Ammonite (2020) Sara Clements Excavation takes time and care to find something beautiful within, and that's reflected in Ammonite's delicate love story. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
9/10 I Care a Lot (2020) Sara Clements Writer-director J Blakeson's stylish, sardonic thriller is a downright heartless film about horrible people doing horrible things to each other. It's campy, darkly funny, and a total blast. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
7/10 The Father (2020) Alex Hudson "Whether or not these performances will connect with audiences will depend almost entirely on the individual's tolerance for intensely upsetting, psychologically immersive tragedy." EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
5/10 The New Mutants (2020) Alex Hudson Neither the YA nor the horror elements fully gel. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
6/10 Tenet (2020) Alex Hudson Nolan's latest contribution to the canon of first-year dorm posters was made for stoned teens who want to get their mind blown by trippy fight sequences and unsolvable paradoxes about time travel. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
6/10 An American Pickle (2020) Alex Hudson Having sufficiently lowered expectations by brining the lowest hanging comedic fruit, An American Pickle pulls off a very deft sleight of hand when the whole thing comes to a surprisingly touching conclusion. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/10 Muse: Drones World Tour (2018) Alex Hudson Muse manage to be cryptic while simultaneously lacking any subtlety whatsoever. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
6/10 Spinster (2019) Alex Hudson 'Spinster' eventually becomes the loveably corny, feel-good movie it was aiming for. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
8/10 Summerland (2020) Sara Clements Summerland made me feel so good that I forgot we were in a pandemic. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
5/10 Den of Thieves (2018) Alex Hudson The complete lack of likeable characters is a problem for a heist movie - in this struggle between violent criminals and corrupt cops, we don't particularly care who wins. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Alex Hudson The Cloverfield Paradox is too silly to live up to its potential. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
2/10 Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Alex Hudson Ever wondered what The Room or Birdemic would have looked like with a boardroom of producers and a $55 million budget? Here you go. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/10 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Alex Hudson A Wrinkle in Time feels like a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 Flower (2017) Alex Hudson Really, there's nothing cute or quirky about an underage kid who keeps a penis sketchbook of all the adults she blackmails, but this film seems to be trying to convince us otherwise. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Alex Hudson Here's the truth from me: as dumb as this movie was, I kind of enjoyed it. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 I Feel Pretty (2018) Alex Hudson It's disappointing that the film often uses its own message as fodder for a cheap gag. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/10 Bad Samaritan (2018) Alex Hudson Bad Samaritan has all the cleverness of a shovel to the head. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
7/10 The Seagull (2018) Alex Hudson It's fairly easy to suspend disbelief, since the characters are deeply realistic and uncomfortably relatable. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
8/10 Deadpool 2 (2018) Alex Hudson Rather than skewering the superhero genre, it largely plays by the rules, and the result is a gripping action flick. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
9/10 Hereditary (2018) Alex Hudson This is a film that friends will dare one another to watch and then regret it instantly, and it takes a certain masochistic streak to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
6/10 Incredibles 2 (2018) Alex Hudson This is a by-the-numbers redux of the first Incredibles movie - it's fun to watch, but it's too predictable to be truly gripping. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020