Tomris Laffly

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For 118 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tomris Laffly's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Assistant
Lowest review score: 0 The Great War
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 118
  2. Negative: 12 out of 118
118 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tomris Laffly
    In the days where we’re all cooped up at home, there are certainly worse things you could do than settling in front of this pleasant film and its upbeat musical tracks (original music by Hit Boy) with a positive attitude and a smooth bottle of wine. It will go down easy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tomris Laffly
    Fanning delivers a performance of such astonishing depth and emotional range that her presence here is both a relief and strangely frustrating, since the film that surrounds the young actor is sadly no match for the qualities she brings to Potter’s profoundly personal narrative.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    The understated film builds into a gut punch that’s more painful than anything in the superficial, recent Roger Ailes exposé "Bombshell."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Tomris Laffly
    A wooden ensemble, paper-thin frights and dull TV-special looks don’t help matters. ‘This place doesn’t suck,’ someone observes early on. If only.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    With The Wild Goose Lake, Yinan signals the makings of a major filmmaker. Perhaps the world he creates is a bit too scattered for its own good, but you will still want to melt inside its stunning, riotous glow.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Tomris Laffly
    Ben Affleck steps back in front of the camera in a weighty but weary comeback drama that feels like catharsis.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    While listening to the kids, Rainwater makes sure we see the humanity and future potential in each and every one, treating his subjects with the respect they deserve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    Moss continues to deliver what we crave from woman characters: the kind of messy yet sturdy intricacy many of today’s thinly conceived you-go-girl female superheroes continue to lack.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tomris Laffly
    Balloon is decent entertainment to a degree, and that is mostly thanks to its handsome production values.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    Despite the heartbreaking notes of its ending, this vibrant film makes you want to believe that things will somehow and magically turn out OK for her, simply because she deserves it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Tomris Laffly
    Unadventurous in its design — Barnett goes for a conventional mélange of clips and talking heads to structure the story — Changing the Game admittedly benefits from a traditional approach that slowly familiarizes the audience both with the subjects and the layers of an ongoing discriminatory debate around fairness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    Come As You Are tells its story through empathy, compassion and what feels like winsome insider-y humor.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Tomris Laffly
    Scherfig’s latest effort pursues something naively magical, only to end up with a mélange of miscalculated, cheap sentiments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    The director’s greatest asset here is surely Gelbakhiani.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Tomris Laffly
    The human dimension that gives the film brief jolts of energy never takes root. Instead, audiences are left grappling with a stuffy maze, albeit one presented with handsome production values and a filmmaker’s striking visual touch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Tomris Laffly
    If Wes Anderson were to mesh “Bad News Bears” with a live-action “Monsters University,” the result would look and feel something like Troop Zero, a whimsical, if not generic kiddie adventure more suited for young ones than grown-ups.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Tomris Laffly
    Three Christs opts in for frustratingly broad characters that feel like half-considered caricatures and Jeff Russo’s sentimental, strings-heavy score that flattens whatever modest edge the movie might have had.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Reid meticulously investigates why Dr. Dagg’s groundbreaking work didn’t quite collect the widespread acclaim that it deserved. Underneath it all lies a heartbreaking tale of a driven woman stifled by institutional misogyny — a fascinating story stunt coordinator-turned-filmmaker Reid patiently approaches from various captivating angles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    Little Women solidifies Gerwig’s one-of-a-kind voice on the page and behind the camera, opening up the classic in a blissful and innovative screen adaptation that feels ageless and vastly of today.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    Lush melodramas are a dying breed, especially masterful ones like Karim Aïnouz’s Invisible Life that wear Douglas Sirkian genre conventions on their sleeve proudly and abundantly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    Kovgan’s ode to choreography master Merce Cunningham is sensational in every sense of the word. Renewing one’s appreciation of the many wonders of the human body and the space in which it fills and drifts, Cunningham celebrates all the things our joints and flexed muscles are capable of, as seen through the mind and poetic dances of an iconic creator.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Tomris Laffly
    The weapons look fake, the stiff action sequences play like poor re-enactments, and you frequently wonder how anyone managed to keep a straight face while firing off some embarrassingly simple-minded lines of dialogue. Even the bright red, corn-syrupy blood splattered around looks like it’s from a different decade of cinema.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    Richard Jewell’s greatest feat is the generous emphasis it places on its Forrest Gumpian do-gooder’s complex sense of humanity; if only there were more of that to spread around to the other characters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Tomris Laffly
    On the whole, his (Griffin) indecisive The Wolf Hour tick-tocks its way to an underwhelming finale. And when it gets there, the most shocking realization you’ll have is how forgettable an affair it all has been.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Tomris Laffly
    It’s a delicate drama that flourishes through the liberating power of art, where a hopeful yet consuming love affair sparks between two young women amid patriarchal customs, and stays concealed in their hearts both because of and in spite of it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    Following the ordinary beats of a teen’s everyday life, writer/director Minhal Baig’s gentle and attentive sophomore feature Hala possesses something inherently extraordinary by just being about a young, female Muslim-American.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Tomris Laffly
    It doesn’t help that neither Yeoh nor Thompson play a character that remotely resembles real people in a film that only brushes over the anxieties of immigrants in the still-early days of Brexit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    This might not be the optimal film to tribute an American hero who’s long been neglected on our screens, but Erivo’s performance might very well become a definitive one, synonymous with Tubman. And that’s not a bad place to start by any measure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    Their tangible shared pain quickly turns an awkward performativeness into a most genuine therapy session, one that is both disarming and uplifting to observe.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Tomris Laffly
    It’s bewitching stuff when it doesn’t feel like a waste of invitations.

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