Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) One Cut of the Dead isn't a zombie comedy, not really; it's a showbiz farce at its heart, and what a charming one it is. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
A- 80% Ad Astra (2019) With a haunting Brad Pitt performance at the center of an existentially arresting personal journey, Ad Astra feels like the boldest, most considered major studio movie we're going to get for a long time. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B 88% Hustlers (2019) If nothing else, we get to see Jennifer Lopez command the screen as easily as Ramona does the stage, offering up a seductive awards-worthy performance that makes us remember why she became a movie star in the first place. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) López's approach is confident and mysterious, never shying away from putting her child characters through incredible emotional and physical, life-and-death pain. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) Chapter Two... gets lost in its own excess and wobbles too much on its precarious tightrope of tones. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
98% Love, Antosha (2019) It's an adoring tribute - one that possibly wallpapers over some of the boy's flaws for the sake of propriety - but perhaps that's how he should be remembered. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) If you're able to navigate the film's murky, conflicted presentation of fitness and body positivity, there's a lot to be charmed by in Brittany. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
C- 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen is maybe the least objectionable of the Fallen series, but that's not really saying much, is it? - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
97% American Factory (2019) Depressingly, it turns out how you'd expect... but Reichert and Bognar illustrate this as just part of the ebb and flow of late-stage capitalism. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
C- 46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Linklater's hardly a consistent director, but it's particularly disappointing to see him miss the mark as madly as he does here. Bernadette feels half-hearted in just about every respect. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
79% Good Boys (2019) The kids aren't wise beyond their years, and that's what makes their exploits so watchable. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Both in plot and as adaptation, Scary Stories is a film about stories, and that's what makes it so surprising and special. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
100% Changing the Game (2019) Barnett crafts an accessible, eye-opening portrait of transgender youth whose very existence is both a challenge and an inspiration to others. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
64% Them That Follow (2019) The cult itself feels like a lightly-stylized backdrop for an otherwise run-of-the-mill rural drama. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
B- 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is as self-indulgently silly and giddily earnest as its fellow Fast brethren. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's one of his most atmospheric and assured films since "Inglourious Basterds", which shares many of "Hollywood"'s freewheeling attitudes toward the history it's telling. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
95% Shadow (2019) Like many of Yimou's wuxia films, this is a picture deeply concerned with finding aesthetic beauty among the bloodshed. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet Birthday Wonderland (2019) It's not nearly as texturally rich as the works of Miyazaki ... But as a showcase for some incredible visuals, it's a pretty impressive feat. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
99% The Farewell (2019) It's naturalistic without feeling downbeat, farcical without being goofy, and treats its cultural signposts with a sensitivity and honesty few filmmakers can achieve. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
44% Critters Attack! (2019) So much of Critters Attack! feels like a not-particularly-funny Funny or Die video stretched out to feature length. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
86% Sons of Denmark (Danmarks sønner) (2019) Salim's debut is nothing if not confrontational about issues of racism, xenophobia and the complications of political violence. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) With The Lion King, Disney didn't want to prove they were the best at making movies; they wanted to prove they were the best at making lions. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It doesn't reach the swinging heights of Homecoming, but Jon Watts' follow-up gets Marvel's post-Endgame world off to a charming enough start. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Aster seems to make films in which the end of the world might just come as a comfort, as something to be celebrated. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) If the rom-com at its center were as compelling as Curtis thought it was, maybe we wouldn't spend so much time noticing the cracks in his script's self-imposed universe. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Rest assured, if nothing else, Toy Story 4 fulfills its series' mandate to leave you a blubbering mess by the ending credits. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men themselves want to be put out of their misery, and Dark Phoenix is their death rattle. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
C+ 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is too philosophical to be a good dumb movie, and too dumb to be that much fun. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Between all the gags about botched carjackings and drug-trip sequences, there's a deceptively sweet and layered story about the power of female friendship. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B+ 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Chadha's film is not for the cynical; it's too unapologetically sincere for that. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) As it stands, Brightburn is a modest novelty, a feature-length thought exercise that teeters just on the edge of insight. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
61% Trial by Fire (2019) [A] sensibly progressive political polemic that goes down easy thanks to solid, effective filmmaking and some fantastic performances at its center. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Fight sequences, after all, are just another kind of dance - which might make Reeves the Mikhail Baryshnikov of shooting people in the face. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C+ 58% Charlie Says (2019) Much like the slow march toward sanity depicted throughout the film, rooting for Charlie Says can often be a frustrating exercise in patience. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The idea seems to be that Pokémon are so versatile they can work in any different kind of movie, making Pikachu work more as a proof of concept than a single, coherent story. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Much like Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Ask Dr. Ruth shines a heartwarming spotlight on one of America's greatest televised teachers. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Amongst the expertly-timed gags and surprisingly sweet romance, Levine and the screenwriters infuse Long Shot with solid digs at the tragic complications of political life. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame is the best possible love letter to the MCU one could muster, a big, sloppy kiss to its fans and the characters that made these movies so appealing in the first place. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
96% Little Woods (2019) Little Woods rises above being a novel showcase for its two impeccable leads and becomes a broader treatise on the struggles of America's most overlooked corners. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
B 91% Shazam! (2019) Like the '80s Spielberg films to which it's paying clear homage, Shazam! manages to balance its irreverent goofball antics with a surprisingly emotional nucleus. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Suffice to say, Dumbo has some Big Fish Energy. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
93% Us (2019) Perhaps even more than Get Out, Us feels like a film that requires repeat viewings to mine all its intriguing thematic underpinnings. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
94% Transit (2019) Petzold's film is a masterwork of emotional restraint, an existential romantic tragedy about the liminal state in which refugees constantly live. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
B 91% Gloria Bell (2019) In many respects it's a beat-for-beat remake of Gloria, with only a few cultural details swapped out, but the tale translates quite well. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Praise be to Goose the Cat; I look forward to his inevitable solo film. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
60% Greta (2019) Depending on your tolerance for archness and camp, Greta will either frustrate or absolutely delight. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
B+ 89% Paddleton (2019) In exploring the significance of these habits, and the connections we forge through them, Paddleton is a sweetly existential surprise. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Going back to its roots as a coming-of-age tale, the story grows out of Hiccup and Toothless' maturity, and the natural growing apart that comes as a result. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B- 79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Together, the two are like lightning, Farhadi rightly content to just let the background fade away and let their searing, layered chemistry take center stage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Among Wolves (2019) Among Wolves shows a Bosnia struggling past unforgettable communal trauma, and how it affects individuals in ways both big and small. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019