For 26 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Duggins' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Lowest review score: 20 Star Trek Beyond
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
26 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    Ema
    Brilliantly acted, shot with precision and style, this is a deconstruction of the ‘nuclear family’ that cries out for a second or third viewing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    System Crasher is the outstanding feature film debut of German director Nora Fingscheidt. A tremendous slice of life filled with light and energy, which doesn’t shy away from the tough realities of what social care is like for children with severe developmental issues.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Duggins
    Sadly, Radioactive is as lifeless and inert as a rock, badly let down by a dismal script, and carrying all the half-life of an unfinished fish dinner.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    Its enigmatic lustre encourages you to take another look, like Marianne, to try and see what’s really in front of you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Duggins
    Conceived as a biting commentary on inequality, sweatshop labour and…well, greed, the film lacks fluency and laughs, rarely managing to lands its many upward punches.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    Parasite is quite simply a supreme feat of film-making, a tense and hilarious jewel box of a film that draws you deeper and deeper into its wicked, absurdist satire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    Dafoe and Pattinson bounce off one another brilliantly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    Occasionally, the script is a little too on-the-nose and expository, but the emotional force of the drama is such that those moments pass by without disturbing the overall impact of the film itself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    It’s a mesmerising watch for fans of Cohen’s music, a fitting portrait sewn artfully together, and given a greater intimacy by dint of the fact Broomfield himself spent time in Hydra in his twenties and befriended Marianne whilst there. The only glaring absence is the lack of commentary from Cohen himself on their relationship.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    The film is a compelling, concerning artefact which shows demagoguery in action, without coming across as heavy-handed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Duggins
    For all its heart and warmth, the desire to offer as many contrasting viewpoints as possible leads to a sense that the biggest elephant in the room isn’t really being dealt with. Support the Girls, ultimately, is a film about an industry built on sexism, that prefers not to dwell too long on the question of sexism itself.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Duggins
    An imagined biography of a fictional pop star, the film is ambitious in its structure but only occasionally flickers into life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    Director Marielle Heller takes viewers on a hilarious tour of New York’s memorabilia dealers, blending a mixture of heist comedy with a sensitive character study of Israel herself: “bitter as a root”, to use her own expression, but not without a certain irascible charm.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    The real marvel of this biopic is how well it captures the stoic resolve of two men who come to realise, perhaps long after their own audience, that life has joined them together for better and for worse.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Tom Duggins
    An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, tries to make a virtue out of extreme silliness and disjointed, oh-so-random plot points, but the end result is a desperately tiresome viewing experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    Mandy is not just hideous, hilarious and thrilling – although, it’s all of those and then some – it’s also a meditation on personal grief which loses no poignancy for all its blood-soaked insanity and eye-melting psychedelia.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Duggins
    Venom is a desperately confused piece of work which has only a few compensatory pleasures to offer along the way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Tom Duggins
    It’s an enjoyable but static viewing experience, where even the tales of wild parties, disco dancing and sex become worn out through overuse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    Fiennes doesn’t do anything radical in her handling of the footage or the approach, but with a subject like Grace Jones a simple approach is still spellbinding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Duggins
    This is a compelling and rich documentary that captivates and inspires in a similar fashion to some of his best work behind the camera.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Duggins
    It mostly holds together, but you'd have to hope that David Brent: Life on the Road represents the farewell tour.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Duggins
    Whatever strange alchemy went into this film, nothing is so strange as how compelling it proves to be when you approach its premise with complete seriousness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Duggins
    Colossal possesses some real depth in its acting and its description of human relationships, it's just a shame that when it sinks a few beers and gets up to do the monster mash: things get a little too silly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Duggins
    Throughout, Solondz never allows a situation to get too serious. Something clownish or ludicrous is always peeking round the corner. At times, as with the very finale of the film, this works brilliantly: generating something darkly hilarious and cutely uncomfortable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Tom Duggins
    If you go out into the furthest reaches of Star Trek's filmography today, you're in for an unsettling discovery: the final frontier looks oddly familiar. It's brightly coloured eye-bait, Jim, exactly as we know it - outpacing your visual field in an attempt to convince you that something exciting is going on.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Tom Duggins
    Exceedingly odd, but still pretty awful.

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