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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, RogerEbert.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 52% 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
60% The Alienist: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "The Alienist spends more time telling you what's going on beneath the surface than allowing for any real depth to emerge. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 18, 2018
C 62% 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
58% 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) "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
86% Supergirl: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "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
93% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "A can't-miss piece of entertainment. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
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. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
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. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
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. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 2, 2017
B 69% 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- 100% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "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) "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- 91% 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- No Score Yet 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 86% 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
A 88% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 3 ""Late," and Bledel's performance in particular, has been sitting in my stomach for some time now, growing ever more powerful and sour. It has stunned me, critically and personally. It did, and does, exactly what it's designed to do. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 18, 2017
A 100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 2 "A few series have pulled off second episodes stronger than their very strong pilots -- The Americans and Breaking Bad come to mind -- and now The Handmaid's Tale joins that group. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 18, 2017
B- 81% Brad's Status (2017) "The whole film would sink like a stone if Stiller weren't so adept at playing exactly this type of man, a lonely guy who has let resentment sour nearly everything in his life. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Sep 14, 2017
A- 100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 1 "The most apt review might be to write "this is great, please watch it immediately," and call it a day. The reason is simple, and it's also the best reason to watch: this is a story that speaks for itself. No stray observations required. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 13, 2017
B 95% Step (2017) "Step may be a touch too glossy, and unusually, a bit too short, but its power is undeniable. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Aug 3, 2017
A- 78% The Beguiled (2017) "The lion's share of the credit must go to Coppola, who turns her predilection for understatement and delicacy into something quietly savage. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Jun 23, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) "Praise be, does Wonder Woman ever kick ass. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted May 29, 2017
C+ 46% Everything, Everything (2017) "Everything, Everything dives into a couple of tiresome clich├ęs, but tales of doomed love have been a part of storytelling for a long, long time. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted May 18, 2017
D+ 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) "We're here for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur, but what we really get is a film made of utter nonsense that's even less interested in its characters than it is in telling a story. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted May 9, 2017
B- 73% Gifted (2017) "It's a feel-good film that honestly feels good, and even when it rings a bit hollow, it doesn't stay that way for long. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Apr 8, 2017
B+ 97% Five Came Back: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "There's no shortage of guns and bombs in Five Came Back but the weapon in focus is of a very different sort. This is a series about the power of a camera, particularly when there's an artist peering through the lens. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 3, 2017
D+ 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) "Sanders and company do a real disservice to Johansson, who does good work in a role in which she should probably never have been cast. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Mar 31, 2017
D+ 62% Sherlock: Season 4 Episode 3 "If this is the end of Sherlock, the last we'll see of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson -- and all protestations aside, this felt every inch a series finale -- it makes for a lousy farewell. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 17, 2017
B+ 93% Sherlock: Season 4 Episode 2 "This is a great Sherlock/Watson story with time to spare for everything but them. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 17, 2017
b 53% Sherlock: Season 4 Episode 1 "For the most part this is solid Sherlock. It was well worth the long, long wait. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 16, 2017
D- 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) "Johnson and Dornan have about as much chemistry as a box of Wheat Thins being blindfolded by a box of Triscuits. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 93% Hidden Figures (2017) "The film is dominated by the energetic and often moving performances of its three leads, and bolstered by the quieter but still excellent work of the supporting players. " ‐ Consequence of Sound
Posted Jan 6, 2017
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