For 41 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Dawson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 80 Goodbye First Love
Lowest review score: 40 The Players
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
41 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    This is a perceptive, warm-hearted work, anchored by Knoller's impressively less-is-more performance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    Writer/director Trapero arguably crams too much into the film’s running time, but potent turns and Michael Nyman’s yearning score are among the compensations.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    Though it covers similar thematic ground to Laurent Cantet’s haiti-set "Heading South," Seidl’s gruelling film proves his knack for leaving viewers emotionally discomfited.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    No prizes for guessing who ends up with whom, but the colourful retro designs and the leads’ sparkling chemistry help to Tipp-Ex over some of the predictability.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    The restlessness of the camerawork may drive you to distraction, but director/co-writer Calin Peter Netzer’s film is held steady by Gheorghiu’s staunch performance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    The director paints a partisan picture, but offers an eloquent and effective challenge to orthodox eco-wisdom.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Dawson
    Although a bit over-neat in its contrasts between the respective families, Like Father, Like Son remains an affecting film, thanks to Fukuyama’s understated turn and Koreeda’s typically graceful visual storytelling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Dawson
    Beneath the surface panache lies an overlong, emotionally shallow study of so-called 'twin flames', possible reincarnation and learning to let go of love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Dawson
    Sweeping landscape shots and the reliable presence of Sergi López, here playing a scarred private investigator, can’t distract from the clichés of a particularly dim-witted script.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Dawson
    Sophie Lellouche’s slick debut is chock-full of Woody-com quotes and references, yet it remains an inconsequential, undernourished trifle that does sod-all with its potential.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Dawson
    Greater female input might have alleviated the film’s tiresome chauvinism.

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