Tom Beasley Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Beasley

Tom Beasley
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Stray (2020) This is a movie that revels in simplicity and the power of survival instinct.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 92% Limbo (2020) Its genre-melding central conceit never quite comes off in the way that it's aiming for.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet If It Were Love (Si c'était de L'amour) (2020) It's a treat for those fascinated by bodily contortions and musical mania.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet A Common Crime (Un crimen común) (2020) A turgid, dramatically inert thriller that makes those 90 minutes feel like 90 days.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 40% Bad Tales (Favolacce) (2020) Their playfully grim comedy never really comes off and the drama is simply too uninteresting. Beyond the obvious, they don't really have anything to say.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 94% Cicada (2020) Paints an effortlessly diverse picture of modern New York City through the prism of a sweet, authentic relationship blooming between two men.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 89% Ultraviolence (2020) There's no doubting the fire in this movie's belly and the importance of the stories it foregrounds.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 83% Rose: A Love Story (2020) A British chiller that packs a really satisfying punch, as long as you're willing to wait for it.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 67% The Intruder (El prófugo) (2020) Beyond a decent central performance and a glimmer of genre pastiche, there's very little for anybody to chew on.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 100% The Salt in Our Waters (2020) It's a nuanced depiction of people being forced to toss minor differences aside in favour of the bigger, unavoidable issues -- a lesson the West would do well to learn.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 100% After Love (2020) It's tough to complain too much about the supporting roles when the movie is such a powerful showcase for Scanlan.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 97% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night in Miami is a terrific calling card for King as a director.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 67% 180 Degree Rule (Khate Farzi) (2020) This is just bleak for the sake of bleakness.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 100% Farewell Amor (2020) It's a defiantly quiet and low-key character study, albeit one that could've done with making some of its points a little more loudly.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet I Am Samuel (2020) When the movie focuses on its two protagonists, it really works, but it feels like a missed opportunity to delve deeper into the big issues.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
1/5 67% Siberia (2020) It's like being sat next to the worst person at a party, who keeps telling you how much better Christopher Nolan movies are if you're high.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 91% Wildfire (2020) A timely and intriguing meditation on the nature of lasting pain caused by fissures that cannot be healed.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 89% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Just as in real life, drunkenness is very funny right up until it isn't, and Vinterberg finds that balance with bona fide flair.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
5/5 96% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) This is inspiring, experimental movie-making in which it feels as if you're ascending to a higher plane.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 100% The Reason I Jump (2020) A delightfully sensory experience, with unique visual choices and an unconventional soundscape serving to accentuate the ideas at play. ‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Mafia Inc. (2020) Every gangster movie trope is present and correct, with only Grou's stylish and appealing direction keeping the movie as entertaining and watchable as it transpires to be.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 45% Rebecca (2020) Wheatley shows no signs of being haunted by the ghost of Hitchcock.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Many of the acclaimed scribe's usual flourishes and flashes of genius are present, of course, but there's a sense that this is a man pushing himself a little too far.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet Mangrove (2020) The hot fury of Mangrove seethes within the bloodstream of just about any right-minded person in 2020.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 94% Herself (2020) The entire film is like a Ken Loach movie infused with multiplex-friendly sweetness.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 96% Saint Maud (2020) Something far slipperier and more inventive than any genre label can convey.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 67% A Perfectly Normal Family (En helt almindelig familie) (2020) Provides a different perspective on this sort of story, illuminating a family's reaction to such an enormous upheaval.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/5 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Peoples shows real intelligence and warmth in her feature directorial debut, even if not everything quite comes together.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/5 75% 23 Walks (2020) It's heartfelt and warm, while possessing a wit and frankness that's uncommon in films clearly designed for the midweek morning, tea and biscuits crowd.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/5 55% Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020) When the credits roll, it feels like this could fire the starting gun on that rarest of things in the post-Marvel world - a new, original superhero property that really works.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
5/5 98% Rocks (2020) Its viewpoint is optimistic about the power of friendship and the fundamental goodness of people, even in its depiction of a family in disarray and a young woman adrift.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
4/5 87% Barking Dogs Never Bite (Flandersui gae) (2000) Even 20 years ago, director Bong was already making smart, silly films that, first and foremost, are defiantly and lovingly individual.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 54% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) This all unfolds in glacial style, with Rylance ambling about quietly in amiable confusion.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
2/5 78% Spiral (2019) Weaves an overwrought mystery narrative, muddying the potential impact of its core ideas.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
1/5 11% The Unfamiliar (2020) It alternates between being a slightly dull melange of clichés and a wildly misjudged depiction of a marginalised culture.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Thankfully, despite its generic trappings, The Broken Hearts Gallery gets by on the wit of its script and the charm of its performers.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) It's a poetic tale of American darkness that crackles with spice through multiple characters and storylines like a southern-fried Richard Curtis movie. It's Gothic, Actually.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2/5 67% Savage (2019) Admirably ferocious leading man Jake Ryan's frown lines are about as thematically deep as this story gets.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
2/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) An infuriating near-miss of a movie where the biggest mystery is why it's so long and meandering.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
5/5 80% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A jagged, prickly monster of a drama that loathes the notion of the audience feeling comfortable for even a second.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
3/5 74% Mulan (2020) When the swords are drawn and the arrows begin to fly, there's a gem of something special to be found in Mulan.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 100% Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro (2020) One of the best wrestling documentaries to surface in many years.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) A deeply uncomfortable and disquieting watch, but one that paints a complex picture within the recognisable, broad strokes of a sprawling cop thriller.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 89% Socrates (2019) A potent and quietly enthralling drama that uses its loose, naturalistic performances to tell a story of a society that refuses to take responsibility.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
2/5 63% A Night of Horror - Nightmare Radio (2019) It's deeply unsatisfying and just too muddled to fully deliver on the terrific chills it occasionally provides.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
4/5 34% The New Mutants (2020) Doesn't reinvent the superhero wheel perhaps as much as you might hope, but this is an engrossing and entertaining dip into an entirely different corner of this universe.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
2/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Much like the characters when we meet them at the beginning of the movie, this franchise has grown stale in its middle age.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/5 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) There's an easy-going sense of heart at the core of The One and Only Ivan, which gently teases out the personalities of its animal characters.‐ VultureHound
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
3/5 100% Perfumes (Les Parfums) (2020) A consistently amiable tale, even as it refuses to take even a single risk in either its syrupy storytelling or its blandly conventional visuals.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
3/5 62% Chemical Hearts (2020) It's an overwrought, but ultimately likeable, take on the strange, embryonic struggles of young love, particularly when grief enters into the mix.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020