Alan Sepinwall

Alan Sepinwall
Alan Sepinwall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Rolling Stone Newark Star-Ledger HitFix Uproxx

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) When you have Vince Gilligan operating near the peak of his powers, and taking the time to fix one of the few things the show didn't get quite right, it makes for one hell of an entertaining gift. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) It's not much of a conclusion to the story of Deadwood, but it brings the experience of it, as well as the arcs of its two main characters to resting places that feel as perfect as they can. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
93% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019) There was enough of interest last night to be worth trying again, whether with more Lear shows or another classic. Hopefully, though, the next attempt will try to be its own thing rather than just a lovingly slavish recreation. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
90% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) Campbell's got the charisma and self-deprecating sense of humor to carry a whole film. We know that. But the Sam presented here isn't nearly as much fun as Campbell gets to be on the show. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) It is, in most ways, a fairly standard HBO biopic... But goodness gracious is Dinklage something to see. - Rolling Stone EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
74% Too Big to Fail (2011) Takes a topic that could have felt like homework and turns it into effective entertainment - even if that entertainment might teach you something along the way. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B 61% Clear History (2013) The revenge plot brings the characters together...and doesn't come together as satisfyingly as your average "Curb" episode... [but] the funny parts of "Clear History" are good enough to act as an acceptable 100-minute substitute. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
A 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Though Simpson himself only speaks through archival news footage and occasional audio recordings, Edelman paints a rich, three-dimensional, tragic portrait of the man. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
B+ 86% 7 Days in Hell (2015) Quick, easy, filthy, stupid, funny. You don't need to know anything more. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet The Leisure Class (2015) It's insubstantial, clumsy, and ineffective as either comedy or drama. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
A- 92% Skyfall (2012) Skyfall easily moves into the top 5 of Bond movies ever, maybe even the top 3 with From Russia With Love and Casino Royale. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
B 100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) It's still fun, still sweet, and still a pleasure to hear Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn and the gang voice these characters, but I checked my watch several times and would have probably preferred it at something closer to Toy Story Toons length. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2014
C+ 27% Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014) [It] has some funny lines from Plaza while occasionally inserting Grumpy Cat into ridiculous situations, but is mostly trying to do what it can within the limitations of its budget, its network and its leading feline. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2014
B 94% The Normal Heart (2014) The good in Normal Heart outweighs the bad, which isn't always the case with Murphy's work. It's an important story packed with vivid individual moments, but with this material and these actors, it feels like it could be so much more than what it is. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2014
A- 79% Veronica Mars (2014) The film doesn't just feel like a double-length episode of the series. The scope feels bigger, the look is richer, and the focus on who Veronica is and why she's so good at this job goes much deeper than the show usually did. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2014
C 29% Ghost Shark (2013) There is a peak to the insanity and it arrives too soon (and probably doesn't rise high enough). - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2013
C- 90% Scott Turow's Innocent (2011) Simultaneously too familiar (by rehashing the plot of the first film) and not familiar enough (by depending on the audience to remember and care about material from two decades ago). - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
B- 60% Mockingbird Lane (2012) I'd put the Mockingbird Lane pilot more in line with the others I found interesting but didn't want to watch every week. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
B 61% Clear History (2013) The movie also feels at time like an extended all-star jam episode of Curb. Those are, perhaps not coincidentally, the best, and funniest parts of Clear History. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2013
78% Sharknado (2013) The title and premise of this one was so ludicrous that it became a draw for me and other looky-lous, and it gave us exactly what we wanted: something unapologetically dumb and cheap and outrageous to laugh at (and, occasionally, with). - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2013
A 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) It's rare that I hate an HBO movie, but it's been a long time since I loved one. Until now. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
A- No Score Yet This is an absolute: Top of the Lake is great. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
80% 24: Redemption (2008) Redemption didn't so much whet my appetite for the show's full-time return in January as it did remind me of the many problems I had with it the last time it was on the air. - Newark Star-Ledger EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2013
B 93% Page Eight (2011) - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
B+ No Score Yet Bento Monogatari (2011) - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
F 92% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
B+ 89% Crossfire Hurricane (2012) If Crossfire Hurricane doesn't offer much that's new, or tell a spellbinding story along the way, it still vividly captures how they became legends in the first place. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2012
B+ 86% George Harrison: Living In The Material World (2011) Scorsese makes it into something more than a three-plus hour rehash of an oft-told tale. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2012
68% Game Change (2012) Game Change is a big disappointment, a broadside at a very big target, and a waste of some impressive talent in front of and behind the camera. - HitFix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2012