For 89 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Huddleston's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 20 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 89
  2. Negative: 2 out of 89
89 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Huddleston
    It’s one of the most insightful films ever made about the British class system.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Huddleston
    What 12 Years a Slave is really interested in is creating an honest, believable experience: in culture and context, place and people, soil and skin. The result can, at times, be alienating.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Huddleston
    It’s the most haunted and dreamlike of all American films, a gothic backwoods ramble with the Devil at its heels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Huddleston
    At once an investigation, a polemic and, in its final sequences, a tribute to human endurance. A remarkable film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Huddleston
    This is quite simply one of the saddest movies ever made, a tale of loss, grief and absolute loneliness, an unflinching stare into the darkest moral abyss.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Ida
    Pawlikowski’s film may be bleak and unforgiving, but it’s also richly sympathetic and deeply moving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Abrahamson has pulled off something quietly remarkable: a study of morality which never feels like a treatise, a bracingly realistic film about teenagers which never becomes patronising and a gripping melodrama which swerves sentiment. He may also have unearthed a genuine star.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    An enormously satisfying film: carefully observed and consistently compelling, it feels like an instant American classic, if a minor one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Berberian Sound Studio is like nothing before – and whether or not it ‘works’ seems almost irrelevant. In this era of cookie-cutter cinema, Strickland’s deeply personal moral and stylistic vision deserves the highest praise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    This is a film built on sensation, misdirection and randomness. The result can be maddeningly obtuse, but it’s also breathtakingly lovely and genuinely unsettling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    This is a tighter, smarter film than either Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, and buried beneath all the blue-goo aliens and terrible punning is a heartfelt meditation on the perils and pleasures of nostalgia.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    This isn’t just the best-looking film of the year, it’s one of the most awe-inspiring achievements in the history of special-effects cinema. So it’s a shame that – as is so often the case with groundbreaking effects movies – the emotional content can’t quite match up to the visual.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    With gorgeously crisp photography and pitch-perfect performances from the two leads, this is one of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    This is a woman who has been through hell and come out kicking, and the result is as much a celebration of her life as it is a documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Low key and occasionally frustrating it may be, but Computer Chess is a supremely intelligent, beautifully constructed film, interweaving comedy and character, satire and subtext, and loaded with more ideas than some filmmakers manage in a lifetime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Scorsese never digs too deeply under the skin of these reprehensible playboy douchebags, and there are times where the swooping photography, smash-and-grab editing and toe-tapping soundtrack conspire to almost – almost – make us like them. But when the film’s cylinders are firing, it’s impossible not to be dragged along.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    The result is entertaining and insightful, balancing cold statistics with real-life stories of success and tragedy, presenting a broad, clear-eyed view of an increasingly complex issue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    The LEGO Movie is sheer joy: the script is witty, the satire surprisingly pointed and the animation tactile and imaginative.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    It’s infuriatingly irresistible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    A startling examination of how artistic principles translate into real-world actions, and a moving portrait of a genuinely, unexpectedly brave man.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    We Are the Best! is a joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion, and if there’s a nagging note of regret and bitterness it never manages to undermine the overwhelmingly compassionate tone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Any film that teams up gruffer-than-thou icons Shepard and Johnson is bound to go heavy on the testosterone, but Mickle undercuts all this strident manliness with a rich vein of self-mocking wit and paternal angst.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Role Models isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel, just polish it up a little. What emerges is a memorable slice of modern slapstick, with charm to spare and just a touch of soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    It may lack its predecessor’s lofty ambitions, but once the bullets, spears and hairy fists start flying you’ll be too wrapped up to care.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Huddleston
    Overall this is giddy, ridiculous fun, a witty, wacky and wonderfully generous sugary gift of a film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The result is a film that starts with a bang and ends with a shrug, but keeps us entertained throughout.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    It’s always fun to watch scaly, skyscraper-size behemoths lay waste to civilization, but a bit more human drama wouldn’t have gone amiss.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    As a procedural study, Night Moves is undeniably effective: The buildup is slow, painstaking and intense, the fallout inevitable but still shocking...But the soul is somehow missing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    It’s undeniably entertaining – and worth seeing for Kingsley alone – with the misfires never fully overshadowing the moments of glory.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    Riz Ahmed is superb as Changez (pronounced Chan-Gez, not like the Bowie song),
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    No comedy classic, then, but a good natured and engaging slice of goonish self-mockery.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    If Del Toro is pitching for an audience of 12-year-old boys (and we do mean boys: this is old-school macho), he’s done a bang-up job. Still, there are times when Pacific Rim could be the work of any jobbing Hollywood director – the warmth and idiosyncracy that characterises Del Toro’s finest work, from Pan’s Labyrinth to Hellboy 2, is absent.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    This is an unambitious, old-school thriller, nothing more and nothing less.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    This is a messy, poorly structured film, riddled with plot holes and lacking any kind of satisfying conclusion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The film has plenty to recommend it, thanks to a string of memorable one-liners and Coogan’s unmatched knack for skin-crawling physical comedy. But this is a long way from the back-of-the-net strike it should have been.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The ever-present air of madcap, goofball insanity carries it through. A seriously guilty pleasure.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The outcome may be pre-ordained, but Emmerich’s knack for a witty pop-culture reference, a pulse-pounding gun battle or a sneaky political undercurrent (the film has drawn fire in the US for being leftie propaganda) hasn’t deserted him.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    This sequel suffers from the same lack of quality control that plagued the first film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    It falters once the actual war begins: Ben Kingsley shows up as a Maori warrior with the weirdest imaginable accent, the final battle is uninvolving, and there’s an unconvincing upbeat coda. Ender’s Game ends up being fitfully engaging and endearingly odd.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    This is a deeply silly, extremely noisy and sometimes impenetrable action movie that’s drowning in CGI, wild overacting and mullets. And it’s enormously entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    For all its humanistic warmth and undoubted charm, Short Term 12 just never quite rings true.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The film does approach Milius with a certain reverence, but it can’t disguise the fact that he’s a troubling, divisive figure: bull-headed, almost cartoonishly macho, staunchly right-wing and dangerously self-obsessed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is not the disaster some feared it might be, but neither is it the endlessly quotable, deliciously idiotic follow-on so many of us were optimistically anticipating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    If you enjoy improbable plot twists, overcooked dialogue and Hollywood legends champing on scenery, this adaptation is a highly entertaining slice of American Gothic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    A little too rough around the edges to fully engage.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    This is a slicker, shinier, admittedly inferior affair. But with a strong cast, a roaring pace and at least one genuinely unforgettable scene, it’s by no means a write-off.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    Much of the film's impact stems from a pair of remarkable lead performances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    There’s something rather bland about Veronica Mars – even the murderers have neat hair and nice clothes – and the largely forgettable cast don’t help. But the one-liners are sharp, the plot unpredictable and the whole thing ticks along with a minimum of fuss.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    It’s disappointing when Starred Up begins to lapse into soapy cliché.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The characterisation is feisty and memorable, the song-and-dance sequences intricate and colourful, and it’ll charm the socks off little people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    There’s nothing wildly original here, but it’s carried off with charm and wit, and two very enjoyable central performances.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    An overlong, at times almost plot-free soap opera that introduces a wealth of characters and dips into a wide variety of subplots but never comes together as a story.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The first half of Magic Magic is greatly enjoyable... Sadly, director Sebastián Silva isn’t sure where to take his characters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    First-time feature director Omid Nooshin makes the best of a minuscule budget, and his punchy script doesn’t brake for breath.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    Willow Creek doesn’t take us anywhere new – the climax is abrupt and unsatisfying – but it’s a whole lot of jarring, juddering fun while it lasts.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    There’s plenty to enjoy – a handful of smart one-liners, a few nifty shocks and one truly unsettling confrontation in a cemetery – but nothing to give Joss Whedon a run for his money.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    The film’s blanket refusal to question its subject feels not only cowardly, but antithetical.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    22 Jump Street knows how to play to its strengths: Tatum’s performance here is even more puppy-dog lovable than last time, and his scenes with Hill possess a goofy, low-key warmth too often lacking in big-budget comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    There’s a lack of subtlety or surprise which serves the story poorly... That said, it’s a thoughtful, timely, often quietly captivating drama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    As with all of West’s work this is a good-looking, well acted film shot through with moments of real power, but its conventionality is troubling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    Using home-video footage and talking-head interviews, Dinosaur 13 dramatically depicts the thrill of archaeological discovery. But the overbearing soundtrack and shots of weeping palaeontologists do feel a touch manipulative.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Huddleston
    Folman’s vision is just too personal and obtuse, and the result can feel rather like watching someone else drop acid, enjoying their giddy descriptions of all the pretty colours but unable to fully engage.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    As ever with this series, the shocks are cheap but effective, and the shaky-cam aesthetic adds an unsettling layer of realism (if you’re willing to overlook the innate ridiculousness of the film-everything concept).
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    With some dire blue-screen effects, dizzying tonal instability and a total absence of suspense or originality, "Wolverine" is something of a disaster.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    The Lone Ranger is content to simply pull another western trope out of the bag – the honky-tonk whorehouse, the ranch raid, the cavalry charge – give it a CGI spit-and-polish, and chuck it in the general direction of the audience. The result is frustrating, lazy and lifeless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    The film overdoes it with the awkward, unconvincing re-enactments, many starring the director himself. The result will amuse hardcore Cash fans, but few others.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    The aliens are unscary and easily despatched, Vin’s too silent to be interesting, and the other characters – a gang of bounty hunters on Riddick’s trail – are either dull or offensive.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    Escape Pla’ would have made a perfect vehicle for, say, a Chuck Norris or even a Jean-Claude Van Damme. But these two redoubtable, enormously watchable old-school heroes deserve better.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    This is tame, lifeless stuff.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    A potentially gripping study of the fallout from the JFK assassination as experienced by his doctors, secret service agents and the man who famously photographed the incident is rendered tame by a combination of flat writing and overly busy storytelling.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    It’s a shame, because there’s a good, solid documentary to be made about this fascinating, enormously talented, slightly self-congratulatory little man and his unmistakeable ouevre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    This feature-length Mr Peabody and Sherman is by no means unbearable: there are a few decent gags, and the episodic plot just about manages to hold the interest. But there’s little here for any but the most easy-to-please youngsters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    When the best one can say about a movie is that it’s pyrotechnically impressive, something important is missing. In this case it’s tension, originality and memorable characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    This microbudget indie about a pair of brothers in small-town USA looks great, sports strong performances and doesn’t outstay its welcome. But it’s impossible to shake the feeling that we’ve seen all this before, and better.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    There’s too much story to cram into one film, with the result that the three surly teenagers themselves – who would have made far more compelling central characters – are pushed to the side. And with their own legal team surely keeping a close watch, Egoyan and his scriptwriters are unable to point fingers in any meaningful way. A missed opportunity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    Psychologists would doubtless have a field day with the film’s lumpy brew of semi-incestuous paternal angst, midlife machismo, all-American dick-swinging and moderate racism, but we imagine most of them are too busy to waste two hours on this sludge.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    Strap on your swordbelt, buckle your sandals and oil up your rippling six-pack, because here comes yet another interminable, CGI-drenched mythic mish-mash with far more money than brain cells.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    Extreme cinema aficionados will doubtless get major kicks from Moebius. For others, the cumulative shocks are likely to induce weariness and boredom.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    Thank the gods of war for Antonio Banderas, who single-handedly steals (and almost saves) the show as a loquacious assassin.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Huddleston
    The soundtrack is crammed with ’60s and ’70s pop gems – several of them instantly familiar from Scorsese’s movies – while the colour palette is all muted corduroy brown and rainy urban grey. The result is less a homage than a slavish, overproduced cover version, lacking all the spark and integrity of the original.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Tom Huddleston
    There’s really nothing to recommend ‘Sea of Monsters’: the young cast are smug and forgettable; the action sequences barely get going before they’re over; and the whole affair is riddled with product placement and pop cultural references – one girl even seems to possess a magic iPad. Keep the kids at home
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Tom Huddleston
    How Knight and Crowley managed to persuade such upstanding actors – not to mention Jim Broadbent, Anne-Marie Duff, Ciaran Hinds and Riz Ahmed – to take part in this fiasco is destined to remain a mystery. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Trite.