Tomris Laffly

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For 198 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tomris Laffly's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Sylvie's Love
Lowest review score: 0 The Great War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 198
198 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    The Children Act is perhaps a bit stilted in the overt way it sometimes attempts to spell out its arguments. But director Richard Eyre’s film still poses sophisticated questions around family, religion, marriage, law and the delicate boundaries that can or cannot be crossed in each institution.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    The Mustang becomes an emotional powerhouse in its final act.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    Compared to the inherent compactness of “Dior and I” that crystallizes Dior’s collective craft and process under its new creative director Raf Simons, Halston is vast, and therefore, less of a thrill to watch than the real-life “Project Runway” challenge thrown at Simons. But it will be no less breathtaking for fashion enthusiasts, and anyone dwelling in the tricky intersection of art, history and commerce.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tomris Laffly
    A thoughtful and dynamic blend of genres, Benedikt Erlingsson’s contemporary environmental fable Woman At War continually thrills with a side of laughs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Colaizzo successfully walks a fine line between inspiration and caution, never presenting Brittany as a patronizing role model for weight loss, nor a clichéd case of inner beauty. The film grasps the complex nature of Brittany’s self-image without ignoring its dark side.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Delightfully embracing the specificity of Eastern culture, The Farewell reflects on collective considerations versus individualism, not unlike Crazy Rich Asians. It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Taking on tricky subject matter with gravity and depth, Honey Boy can’t be dismissed as yet another LaBeouf caper. It’s a reminder of a talent that, despite its own worst instincts, refuses to be snuffed out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Betts aims divinely high and succeeds in both understanding and respectfully critiquing organized religion. Is faith escapism or an act of surrender? In grappling with the essence of spirituality, Novitiate—not unlike Martin Scorsese’s Silence—asks more questions than it supplies answers.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    At times, you'll find yourself wanting more of the perspective of the Cheyenne, but Cooper still does right by his story of historical reconciliation, charting Blocker’s moral transformation plausibly. Hostiles‘ disarming finale packs an earned, radiantly optimistic punch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    A sharply judged edit stitches together three separate timelines, shaping Molly as a complex and razor-sharp character in a world dominated by entitled mansplainers. Forget Rounders—here’s a poker movie to go all-in on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Having grown up in a tight-knit Jewish community herself, Seligman tightly orchestrates it all with loving cultural specificity and nuance, working her satirical muscles to a thrilling extent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    At a time when movie screens are clogged with indistinguishable superheroes in obnoxious crossover events, Incredibles 2 kicks it old school and rises above the noise with its defiantly humane soul.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    An unsettling, often tender and thoroughly well-timed film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Ocean’s 8 sticks to the formula, though Ross never quite matches the breezy vigour of the Soderbergh-directed trilogy, but the jokes land and there’s a satisfying twist to bring down the curtain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    It’s an acutely observed you-are-there procedural about a modern metropolis that dares to exist, even thrive amid the enduring repercussions of 1967’s Six-Day War, when Israel occupied the region.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Not unlike the candidates it portrays, Knock Down The House puts in the necessary work towards a payoff that earns both cheers and tears.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    The whole affair is vastly entertaining — and far from indecent or intimidating.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Shirkers is at its most gripping when it doesn’t overestimate Cardona’s narrative worth—the multifaceted women at the documentary’s heart are far more appealing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    While it lacks the emotional intensity of the duo’s Oscar-nominated The Square—a rousing 2013 look at Egypt’s Arab Spring—The Great Hack still feels of a piece, inviting viewers to contemplate the power and irreversibility of their online footprint.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    It’s a complex picture that Dweck and Kershaw navigate with respect, curiosity and a sense of awe, managing to excavate the essence of a tight-knit, lovably atypical commune out of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Occasionally too busy and loose with its logical rigor, Toy Story 4 doesn’t quite connect all the dots. Still, the film earns a distinct spot in the chain, foregrounding Bob Pauley’s pristinely lit production design, one that showcases a kaleidoscopic carnival and a dusty antique shop swarming with hilariously nightmarish ventriloquist dummies.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Puzzle proudly wears its unfussy metaphors on its sleeve, while sidestepping trite clichés of stories about self-discovery. Its premise might sound dull, but this charming crowd-pleaser is thankfully anything but—so much that Puzzle might even restore your faith in remakes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Well-paced and directed with gusto, On the Basis of Sex finds an accessible, near-perfect tone, balancing serious courtroom drama and frequent legal jargon with tastefully Hollywood-ized emotional embellishments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tomris Laffly
    Both entertainingly old-fashioned and defiantly fresh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    The most emotionally arresting moments of Boy Erased are delivered through quieter scenes between Jared and his parents.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    The director’s greatest asset here is surely Gelbakhiani.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    While the filmmaker tries to neatly bring the complex tale to a close in its final minutes, it feels like a different story takes off at the conclusion of Ciorniciuc’s compact 80-something minutes; one that would encompass new jobs, a newborn, distressingly uncertain prospects, and even higher-than-before stakes in the midst of an unforgiving urban jungle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    Holland’s film manages to get under one’s skin on the whole, remaining a compelling watch throughout in spite of its rambling feel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tomris Laffly
    This recent The Secret Garden both respects and admires children’s imagination as its young characters discover their own way to grapple with loss, isolation, and loneliness.

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