Tony Scott

Tony Scott
Tony Scott's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety
Publications: Variety

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Prince Brat And The Whipping Boy (1994) The telefilm has charm as well as minor failings, and location filming in Germany and France were worth the trip. Lee Holdridge has supplied an often sonorous score, and tech credits are solid. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
100% Nightjohn (1996) The sentiment's strong, [Carl] Lumbly and [Allison] Jones are convincing, and a trim Beau Bridges reveals the plantation owner as an heir who's doing what, for him, comes naturally. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet The Four Diamonds (1995) [Todd] Robinson's script, based on the late Chris Millard's own sad story - both as he wrote it in the fantasy and as he lived it out - retains striking clarity between the two tales, real and imaginary. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) Credibly managing the period piece's texture and structure, [Kevin] Connor also makes Dickens' comical turns elicit laughs. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet Northern Lights (1997) The telefilm's wit, charm and innocence overcome any awkward passages, and the dialogue's clean and purposeful. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992) Like a long trail unwinding, the Old West actioner delivers an amusingly faultless, handsome hero. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
100% And the Band Played On (1993) As a TV movie about a highly sensitive subject, overall it's a moving experience. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Selected Exits (1993) Alan Plater's fragmented adaptation of Gwyn Thomas' recollections is a letdown. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Spirits of the Rainforest (1993) Spirits has been magnificently photographed, with sweeping shots of forest tops, curling rivers, rich jungle interiors -- and a tropical rain storm. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Based on an Untrue Story (1993) Often on target, the two-hour spoof, lasting too long and covering too much territory, shrivels up in silliness. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
No Score Yet Rio Shannon (1993) Mysticism, faith, practicality and honor - things not usually broached in TV ventures - are mainstays in Linda Bergman's effective, if scattered, drama; vidpic's as courageous as the widow Cleary. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet Last Light (1993) Steven Weisberg's well-defined editing paces the worrisome vidpic, and Jude Cole's score reflects its core. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet The American Clock (1993) Arthur Miller's theatrical piece about the effects of the Depression has been turned into a striking TV experience by all hands concerned. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet Night Owl (1993) TV could use more such pleasures. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993) Kennedy family members and admirers, Monroe worshipers and those longing for good, sound writing will be offended; that leaves an undemanding crowd of tabloid readers who'll be delighted at how the vidpic awkwardly tries tearing down its betters. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
73% Body Bags (1993) None of the three playlets breaks barriers, and the writing's perfunctory, but the productions are good, the casting interesting. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet Praying Mantis (1993) There's little if any suspense. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet The Tower (1993) The Tower, gone amok under CAS' control, veers from hot to cold, and so does the script. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
100% Heidi (1993) Director Michael Rhodes performs admirable period drama without going arch or artsy, and if there are moments in which Thornton's sunny Heidi edges near to cloying, they're saved by Rhodes' common sense and restraint. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet Sound and the Silence (1993) The splendid adventures of Alexander Graham Bell - his creation of the telephone, his work with the deaf, and other contributions - are sweetly, if unevenly, recorded in Kim Todd and Luciano Lisi's handsome, plush co-production. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet Spenser: Ceremony (1993) Heftier, ham-fisted, doing little detecting, [Ulrigh's Spenser] sluggishly works through a threadbare case any rookie TV addict could solve. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet Caught in the Act (1994) Hixon loads the vidpic with sketchily written secondary characters, but they add little to whatever style Reinisch is trying to deliver. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet Born to Run (1993) Atmosphere is laid on thick as director Magnoli explores big city corners. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet CIA: Exiled (Curacao) (1993) Buchanan and director Carl Schultz establish good characters, good atmosphere and a good, involving entertainment akin to a Graham Greene novel, a spy drama in which Scott effortlessly expands the role. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Lifepod (1993) The script by Pen Densham and M. Jay Roach lacks the cohesiveness of its predecessor; here, the enemy, instead of Nazi Germany, is a vague, threatening, fascist-like bunch called Earthcore. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
No Score Yet Black Ice (1992) Olsen's and Schwartz's inside joke leads on and on as they divertingly shag the dog, and it's all as meaningful as the telefilm's title. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
No Score Yet Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1992) Liar, Liar makes its point, and if the outcome's not entirely satisfactory, the telefilm has much to say about truth and buried anger. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
No Score Yet Deadbolt (1992) Understatement is not the program's long suit. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
17% Frankenstein (1992) The florid direction and overdone thesping do the work in; it's time to give the much-used Shelley book - subject of countless film versions since a 1910 16 -minute silent - a long rest. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
No Score Yet Brides of Christ (1993) For alternative programming during the dog days of network TV, it's a winner. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
No Score Yet Voyage (1993) Director John Mackenzie uses plenty of devices to churn up action, but the suspense remains mild. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
No Score Yet There Was a Little Boy (1993) Shepherd, whose acting might best be called restrained, looks sincere. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet The Return of Ironside (1993) It'd be good if Burr could tear himself away from his fictional legal profession every so often to become a continuing consultant for the Denver Police. TV could use more occasional Ironsides. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Scam (1993) Main puzzler, and it's a good one, is Walken's character, who remains an enigma. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993) A calculated extract from the real thing, Without Warning serves up formula adventure sure to draw folks who like eyeballing a car wreck. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash (1992) Longstreet inserts a couple of Doug's fantasies about Sara, but they're uninspired. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (2017) The four-hour opus, under producer Harvey Kahn, works hard to command attention, looks fine through Denis Lewiston's lensing and has a sense of authenticity thanks to designer Glenda Ganis. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet A Case For Murder (1993) Best part of the vidpic is Berg's delineation of the complex Hemmett. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Visions of Murder (1993) Director Michael Rhodes squeezes all the suspense he can out of the disappointing teleplay. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
8% The Tommyknockers (1993) Director John Power gives the fright thing a try, but the writing is pedestrian, the characters obvious. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993) It's a simple tale of murders, but Mitchell has artfully arranged her teleplay. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Murder in the Heartland (1993) The entire cast is excellent. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Call of the Wild (1993) Telefilm, made in the Yukon territory, looks challenging, and the camerawork by David Geddes is striking. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
No Score Yet Marcel Proust: A Writer's Life (1993) "Proust," supplied to PBS by South Carolina ETV, might stir up interest in reading the master, who died in 1922 but who still sells well throughout the world; it'd be a feather in TV's cap. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
No Score Yet The Fire Next Time (1993) With an authoritative Craig T. Nelson as the father, The Fire Next Time may be a downer but could burn up the ratings. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf (1993) Barnacled story suffers from miscasting, loose direction and archaic dialogue; the meller founders. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet Lethal Exposure (1992) Kevin Connor's blatant direction doesn't help much as the story line gets in its own way. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Black Velvet Gown (1991) The actors are first class as they interpret what's there; trouble is that what's there - the story - becomes almost a parody of earlier, sturdier Masterpiece Theatre fare. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
90% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) Full of daffiness, greed and dark-hued humor, whole package is a hoot. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
No Score Yet Stolen Babies (1993) Though loaded with pat plotting, the TV movie does say a mouthful about what was happening secretly during the post-WWII period in Memphis and surrounding areas. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018