Kevin Lally

Kevin Lally
Kevin Lally's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International Hollywood Reporter

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Engaging, affectionate portrait of a legendary comedy team at the twilight of their careers. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are a memorable pair of mismatched traveling companions in this very entertaining Civll Rights Era road movie. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
82% Quincy (2018) Co-directing with Alan Hicks, actress Rashida Jones presents an intimate, affectionate film portrait of her singular father, music legend Quincy Jones. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper makes an outstanding directorial debut and Lady Gaga proves herself a movie star in this electrifying remake of an oft-told show-business tale. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Endearing and funny but with a melancholy edge, Juliet, Naked is more than just a rom-com-it's a movie for and about adults, in all their messy complexity. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The Mission: Impossible series reconfirms its status as one of the all-time great action franchises with one jaw-dropping thrill sequence after another. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 certainly delivers the action for those who crave it, but its charm comes from the characters Bird has created and the actors who voice them. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is glossy escapist entertainment-especially for women and fashionistas-ideal for these troubled times. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Endlessly inventive animated tale of outcast dogs is a career highpoint for writer-director Wes Anderson. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon has the same endearing quality as the John Hughes teen comedy classics of the 1980s. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Not since Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be has there been a movie satire as audacious as Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) There's nothing subtle about The Greatest Showman, but its high style and relentless energy may very well seduce willing audience members. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro makes you believe in cross-species attraction in this beautifully crafted fantasy tale of a mute cleaning woman who bonds with an exotic amphibian. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Swooningly romantic, sensually filmed tale of the summer love affair between a teenage boy and his dad's visiting grad-student intern. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Frances McDormand delivers a witty and compelling performance as a mother out for justice in this ingenious mix of drama and dark comedy from Martin McDonagh. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
27% Suburbicon (2017) Muddled merging of an old Coen Brothers crime script and the real-life racist eruption in 1950s Levittown, PA. A misfire for director George Clooney. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Darren Aronofsky's symbolic tale of a young woman besieged by barbarous intruders in her own house is so extreme it makes his Black Swan look like a Merchant Ivory film. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
90% Stronger (2017) Refreshingly honest and down-to-earth portrait of the struggle of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Fueled by a retro soundtrack and an anarchic spirit, Baby Driver is like Drive on speed. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) In his first starring role, co-writer Kumail Nanjiani delivers a crowd-pleaser with this semi-autobiographical rom-com/culture-clash dramedy. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
69% Cars 3 (2017) The Cars franchise regains some of its mojo as veteran racing star Lightning McQueen faces up to his ebbing powers. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Incredibly lavish, this new Beauty and the Beast will surely delight a large international audience by delivering many of the moments fondly remembered from the original. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
98% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele makes an auspicious feature directing debut with this outlandish horror thriller/social satire that transforms topical racial tensions into bracing entertainment. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are irresistible (and unstoppable) in this engaging story of pioneering black female mathematicians at NASA. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
91% La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle's musical love letter to Los Angeles manages to be old-fashioned and newfangled at the same time, to thrilling effect. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton's adaptation of the kids' fantasy novel boasts some spectacular set-pieces but should have been less morose and more entertaining. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Satisfying, action-packed remake of the 1960 western classic, with an appealing ensemble cast led by Denzel Washington. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
78% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Fascinating first-person account from the author herself of a complex masquerade that stunned the literary and celebrity worlds. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
96% Little Men (2016) With Little Men, Ira Sachs proves himself one of the foremost movie chroniclers of modern-day New York. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
74% Ghostbusters (2016) Despite a number of amusing moments, director Paul Feig's latest suffers from a severe case of summer bloat. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
94% Life, Animated (2016) A fascinating, intimate portrait of Owen Suskind, an engaging young man who will shatter your preconceptions about the aloofness of the autistic. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Frenetic, visually overstuffed fantasy sequel has precious little to do with Lewis Carroll, but international audiences will likely succumb to the spectacle. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) Melissa McCarthy is fun (to a degree) as a self-absorbed business tycoon who loses everything, but the script she and her director husband devised is a shambles. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
97% Zootopia (2016) Delightful Disney animated tale of a city populated by "civilized" animals of all stripes is both fun for kids and a clever mélange of noir and social commentary. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! has just enough entertainment value to merit a guarded recommendation. But [...] it likely won't be hailed as one of the Coens' best. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) Each of this year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts has something distinctive to offer, but two stand out from the pack. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Catnip for movie buffs. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
93% Room (2015) Beautifully rendered and acted drama about a young captive and her remarkable bond with the child she bore while held prisoner is a potent award-season contender. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
83% The Walk (2015) Despite a bit too much whimsy in the first half, this account of Philippe Petit's remarkable wire-walk between New York's Twin Towers is a dazzling visual experience. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
68% The Danish Girl (2015) The Danish Girl may be the essence of award-season calculated craft, but in the field of screen depictions of the transgender struggle, it's a milestone. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
73% Everest (2015) Meticulous account of a doomed 1996 expedition to the peak of Mount Everest impresses with its arduous location shooting and moments of high tension. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) A muddled comedy-drama misconceived by 'Juno' writer Diablo Cody. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
85% 10,000 Km (2015) [An] intelligent case study of a modern relationship. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Pitch Perfect 2 is far from perfect, but still potent. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
74% Welcome to Me (2015) Diverting but slightly queasy fun. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
45% True Story (2015) A story this strange and intriguing could have used more juice. Ultimately, True Story is as frosty and aloof as the enigmatic Christian Longo. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) The biggest kick in Kingsman: The Secret Service is watching 54-year-old Colin Firth, heretofore the epitome of British refinement onscreen, bust a move. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) Where the outrageous arc of the Keane success story needed a patina of realism to convince, Waltz and Burton invariably make big, over-the-top choices. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2014
85% Still Alice (2015) The filmmakers and their lead actress never make a misstep; their approach is both clinical and deeply intimate, and the emotional journey feels true and resonant. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
73% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) Penguins of Madagascar moves at full throttle, a pace kids will love but which may become exhausting for their adult companions. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014