Tomris Laffly

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For 263 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tomris Laffly's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Lowest review score: 0 The Great War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 263
263 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    A throwback buddy action-comedy that offsets its run-of-the-mill sense of humor with a pair of appealing leads.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Tomris Laffly
    A deceptively unserious movie it may be, but Brian and Charles leaves a serious trace through its pure sense of optimism.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    It’s surely a crowded canvas. But Alazraki and Lopez joyously melt all the ingredients into a hearty hotpot of generational clash, cultural conflict, patriarchal one-upmanship and domestic chaos, allowing the uniqueness of both the Cuban and Mexican cultures to shine through in their Latinx tapestry, rendered through production designer Kim Jennings’ sumptuous sets.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Tomris Laffly
    Meandering around complex spiritual inklings more than it makes a coherent statement out of them, "The Righteous" manages to impress with its curious demeanor even when its overwrought ideas don’t add up to an articulate whole in the aftermath.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Tomris Laffly
    What ultimately waters down Lightyear, an otherwise polished, gorgeous-looking entry into the Pixar oeuvre, is an absence of the excitement and disciplined storytelling spirit that made Toy Story such a pioneering hit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    The whole thing is oddly beautiful, absurdly compelling and even freakishly watchable. The general sensation of it approaches the out-of-place feeling of being at a party you don’t quite feel cool enough for. But since you’re already there, why not linger for a few drinks and embrace an intriguing ride outside your comfort zone?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    A gleaming and delightful anime with a large appetite for tenderness and laughter.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    It’s not exactly revolutionary, and more alarming than scary. But it’s still provocatively feverish stuff from the dearly missed vintage annals of Cronenberg.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Tomris Laffly
    Sweet-natured and good-humored.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    As the jets cut through the atmosphere and brush their target soils in close-shave movements—all coherently edited by Eddie Hamilton—the sensation they generate feels miraculous and worthy of the biggest screen one can possibly find. Equally worthy of that big screen is the emotional strokes of “Maverick” that pack an unexpected punch. Sure, you might be prepared for a second sky-dance with “Maverick,” but perhaps not one that might require a tissue or two in its final stretch.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    Among Diwan’s greatest feats with Happening is making a case not only for safe access to legal abortions, but also for true sexual freedom that dares to yearn for a world where slut-shaming is a thing of the past.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tomris Laffly
    What’s jarring in Crush is the absence of some requisite dose of youthful mischief, a sense of stakes and perhaps even a lightly scandalous touch, integral to the spirit of many of the genre staples Cohen and co-writers Kirsten King and Casey Rackham attempt to revive on their own terms.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Tomris Laffly
    I Love America is hardly a life-changing rom-com. But it’s a good candidate for your next airplane watch.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    For every laugh the family lets out, for each merry chance encounter they experience—like an oddly hysterical one with a Lance Armstrong-loving cyclist—there are tears shed in secret, cagey deals made in the shadows and the impending separation they inch closer to with every passing moment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Tomris Laffly
    Through Cobb, we take an alarming and up-to-date look into the life of any average contemporary teenager that grows up and establishes a voice mostly online, struggling to close the gap between the real and virtual. It’s that performance that elevates a film that often rings to be less than the sum of its parts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    At least from an ambition standpoint, Eggers’ devotion pays off in heaps. The Northman offers a lot to enjoy in what is a lot of movie. It features both see-it-to-believe-it “fuck yeah!” gruesomeness in its 10th Century tale and the kind of historical and mythical attention to detail to be expected from Eggers
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    Despite an eager-to-please ending that tries too hard to redeem the elderly Frays, Bialik’s movie still offers up hope, humor and above all, keen observations on grief in the wake of those who’ve damaged us in ways both tangible and veiled.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    Cow
    By the end of Arnold’s lyrical passion project, one feels genuinely connected to Luma and her likes, deeply concerned about their wellbeing amid the grueling circumstances they are obligated to dwell in.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Tomris Laffly
    The most bewildering thing about The Secrets Of Dumbledore is how superfluous each of its ideas feel in relationship to one another. There are countless globe-trotting international characters, worlds-within-worlds, and constantly competing historical, political, and mythological references, but they all fizzle because their ill-considered stakes never seem fully realized.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Tomris Laffly
    You Won’t Be Alone announces the arrival of a fierce new genre talent, an inventive stylist and an unapologetic interrogator of mankind with something worthwhile to say.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    Movies rarely come as chic as The Outfit, a thrifty, continually unpredictable whodunit, fashioned with the same meticulousness found in the bones of a deceptively simple suit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    While the film’s slightly bloated finale overpowers some of the leaner moments that come before it, Turning Red flickers with a bright feminine spirit, one that feels new, crimson-deep, and unapologetically rebellious.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    Though thinly conceived overall with not much philosophy to back its daunting visuals, Offseason still offers some genuinely spine-tingling images and sounds that will keep midnight audiences on their toes until the end.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    Allow the tongue-in-cheek “Fresh” to satisfy your appetite for a generous helping of heartening sisterhood and eradicate your cravings for a juicy burger, possibly forever.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    On the whole, Abu-Assad is less successful in braiding the respective tales of Reem and Huda through Eyas Salman’s editing. But eventually the seams show and clumsy jumps between the two locations feel strangely episodic, losing Huda’s Salon some of the urgency it has claimed in its earlier moments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tomris Laffly
    This ambiguously humorous film with a shaky pace and viewpoint sets forth a tough proposition: will you be patient for its 80+ minutes of running time, accept that nothing much will actually happen throughout that duration and settle for occasional jolts of rewards only?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Tomris Laffly
    For a tender movie that follows an old man on a long and demanding multi-bus excursion to honor his late wife’s wishes, the placid affair has curiously little emotional range, and an even narrower sense of stakes
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Tomris Laffly
    Aimless, immature, and frustratingly amateurish, Richard Bates’ “King Knight” feels like it was made exclusively for those involved in it, with no regard for an audience’s patience or time.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Tomris Laffly
    It would have been one thing if Alone with You at least worked as a genre outing on some level. It doesn’t—the film’s chills and scares are nearly non-existent; plot, stretched to the seams, unable to sustain a feature's length; and camera work, amateurish.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Not all of Diallo’s thematic queries land, and at times, she weakens her ideas by over-explaining them. Nevertheless, her fearless interrogation resonates like a penetrating scream you can’t unhear.

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