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Allison Shoemaker

Allison Shoemaker

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Allison Shoemaker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Consequence of Sound,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Legion: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "It's so, so smart. It's daring and strange and ambitious as hell. I don't trust it, but I'm sure as hell glad it's back. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Apr 4, 2018
91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Good, old-fashioned jolts of adrenaline are always welcome. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Apr 2, 2018
98% The Americans: Season 6 (TV, 2018) "Dread's a powerful thing. It's at work in every season of The Americans, but never as strongly as it is this season. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/4 94% Outside In (2018) "What makes Outside In compelling isn't the way these stories move toward their inevitable conclusions, but in how these characters experience their journeys. " ‐
Posted Mar 30, 2018
98% The Americans: Season 6 (TV, 2018) "It's layered, rich stuff, in keeping with the series' strengths, but Fields and Weisberg's intentional callbacks to events of early seasons adds even more complexity. " ‐
Posted Mar 27, 2018
D+ 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) "What makes a fight compelling onscreen isn't the motion of a punch. It's what spurs the punch, what the punch means, how it feels, and what happens after. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Mar 21, 2018
B+ 92% Love, Simon (2018) "Every kid out there can determine whether or not they need this film, but each of them absolutely deserves a confection this sweet, thoughtful, and sincere. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Mar 16, 2018
58% Rise: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "When Rise works best, it's invariably placing these kids at the center; when it stumbles, it's nearly always because the series chooses to tell us how inspired they should be, rather than showing us what happens when they're inspired. " ‐
Posted Mar 12, 2018
A- 100% Timeless: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "It's not just back. It's here with more spirit and energy and focus, displaying a willingness to reset the status quo without leaving the events of the first season in the dust. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 12, 2018
B 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) "Thrilling though Meg's fight for the universe and her family might be, the film's journey into darkness doesn't reach the highs of its exploration of goodness. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Mar 7, 2018
87% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "Jessica Jones, like its protagonist, can't be called simply good or bad. It's messier, stranger, and far more complicated than that. And that's a good thing, flaws and all. " ‐
Posted Mar 7, 2018
C+ 47% Red Sparrow (2018) "When Lawrence plays to the cheap seats, the film comes to life. When she's the blank slate expected of a spy thriller, it falters. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Feb 26, 2018
100% Ugly Delicious: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Don't watch [Ugly Delicious] while hungry. " ‐
Posted Feb 23, 2018
55% Alone Together: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The second this relationship got well and truly complicated, it would be a parade of dysfunction. It's not a will-they-or-won't-they, it's a they-won't-and-thank-god. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Feb 14, 2018
D- 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) "Why is there an umbrella stand in the Red Room? " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% Dirty Money: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Dirty Money is eminently, compulsively watchable, somehow counterbalancing the heaviness of the subject matter with an undercurrent of urgency and a keen sense of how to keep things entertaining. " ‐
Posted Jan 26, 2018
84% Mosaic: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's never, ever sentimental -- the familiar Soderbergh sharpness is found throughout -- but director, writer, and performers all leave room for the little streaks of meanness, insecurity, fear, and compassion to emerge. " ‐
Posted Jan 25, 2018
C 54% 12 Strong (2018) "It's occasionally good, but for the most part, 12 Strong simply does its job. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Jan 18, 2018
66% The Alienist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The Alienist spends more time telling you what's going on beneath the surface than allowing for any real depth to emerge. " ‐
Posted Jan 18, 2018
C 59% The Polka King (2018) "It's not that the film doesn't have an opinion on Lewan, it's that the opinion seems to change every few scenes. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Jan 14, 2018
43% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "I wish that Jack Coleman and his character had been better served by the material. I wish that he'd gotten more time, or at least more scenes that packed a punch. I wish he'd at least gotten to wear his glasses in the end. " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
57% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "On board, the battle's raging. In the snow, it's just cold. It'll be interesting to see what happens next. " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
77% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 12 "In "Pillar of Salt," the plot may take one step forward, but it also takes many, many steps back. " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
95% Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "In its first season, "Supergirl" has done a terrific job of tying its tights-and-cape story to some big issues without hitting the audience over the head " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
77% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) "That's not to say that "Fellowship" totally eschews the "let's do whatever sounds most fun" atmosphere that's defined the show's sophomore season, but this is certainly a darker and more melancholy episode than we've seen from "Legends" recently " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
100% Supergirl: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) ""Nevertheless, She Persisted" isn't perfect. It might, however, be the perfect ending to this particular season, wonderful and tiring by turns. " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
100% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2018) "May it be so off-kilter, odd, and free of the stuffily-suited Time Turds for the rest of its days. " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
87% Supergirl: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2018) "If Supergirl spends its [third] season letting Kara Danvers rediscover herself, one moment of solace at a time, it'll be a season well-spent. If not... well, it'll probably be pretty good, no matter what it does. " ‐ CBR
Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "A can't-miss piece of entertainment. " ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2017
B+ 97% Coco (2017) "It's delightful stuff, made no less delightful by the darkness, most of which is handled so frankly that one simply grows accustomed to it. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Nov 22, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "There's great acting to be found, and some thoughtful writing-and if you like sweeping panoramas of the sun setting across an untamed wild, then you're in excellent, if heavy, hands. " ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2017
62% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Punisher doesn't have much time for substance. It's simultaneously too much and not enough. " ‐
Posted Nov 16, 2017
C 40% Justice League (2017) "It's the kind of movie you don't necessarily flip past when it shows up on HBO, but that doesn't mean it's good. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Nov 15, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The ambiguities of Alias Grace are among its greatest strengths, and they're handled with remarkable finesse by director Mary Harron and her top-flight cast. " ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2017
B 67% Wonderstruck (2017) "Wonderstruck is full of ache and of loss, and each stings just a little differently. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Oct 19, 2017
A- 95% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2018) "It's a good thing that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is so goddamned funny. If it weren't, it might be the most depressing show on television. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2017
B- 89% Arrow: Season 6 (TV, 2017-2018) "There's every chance that after this entertaining but workmanlike premiere, Arrow will go in a direction we'd never expect. Hell, if it doesn't, that's not necessarily bad news. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 13, 2017
B- 92% I Love You, America: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If things get more complicated once we're past all the explaining and thesis statements, I Love You, America could be a great watch. As it stands now, it's just nice. That's fine-good, even. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 13, 2017
B- 83% Marshall (2017) "It's fun, it's lively, and it's a hell of a show, but at times, it's also just a little empty. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Oct 12, 2017
C+ 24% Valor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "If Valor lacks one thing-and it lacks plenty of things-it's insight. To tell a familiar story is no crime; to do it in a lackluster way isn't either. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2017
B- 80% Designated Survivor: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Designated Survivor inches just a little bit closer to being good. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 28, 2017
A- 85% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 10 "There was no way The Handmaid's Tale was going to close out its first season without a few more on-the-nose moments, and mercifully, most of these feel pretty damn sophisticated, too. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2017
B 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "If Battle of the Sexes is more than a little slight in places, it more than makes up for its shortcomings through sheer entertainment value. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Sep 21, 2017
A- 100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 9 "What sets "The Bridge" apart is that it's not out to shock. Instead, it looks at inevitable horrors, nightmares you can see coming from a mile away. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 75% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 8 "It's unsurprising that Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley are great here, and frustrating that their scenes feel so brief. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2017
B 89% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 7 "This is an episode that seemingly hopes to prove that The Handmaid's Tale can step away from the Commander's house for an hour and still find stories to tell. Does it succeed in that? Sure. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2017
B 92% Stronger (2017) "[Stronger] knows what these movies are like, and it wants no part of that manipulative, greedy storytelling. That is, until the last 20 minutes. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Sep 21, 2017
B+ 100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 6 ""A Woman's Place," artfully directed by Floria Sigismondi, manages the rather delicate trick of coaxing its audience into a position of empathy before offering an ever-so-gentle condemnation of the very character we've just gotten to know. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2017
A- 100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 5 "The great strength of "Faithful," yet another stunningly well-made and deeply affecting episode of The Handmaid's Tale, is the line it draws between these tastes of the forbidden, each of these rebellions, big and small. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 20, 2017
A- 100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 4 "For all the great writing in this series, and there's no shortage, it's tough to think of a series in recent memory more reliant on the stories told by its actors in silence. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 19, 2017
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