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Joe Reid
Joe Reid's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, AV Club, Decider

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Layla M. (2016) ... the filmmakers do a rather great job getting the audience to understand their lives and minds and often their hearts.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% Strong Island (2017) Yance Ford has directed a movie about the death of his brother that distills this kind of frustration into something heartbreaking, but that's what makes it a vital and powerful film.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) ... I couldn't have been happier with it.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is a romp! It's a delight... the rare all-ages triumph.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
100% Catching Feelings (2018) The usual romantic-comedy frustrations where smart characters act stupid so that we have a movie to watch are at play here, but this is a likeable movie with some funny performers. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
100% The 4th Company (La 4a Compañía) (2016) In the end, prison is prison and hell is prison too.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) This is one of the best and most affecting documentaries of the year... a tightly focused story that is both unnerving and empathetic at once.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
100% Maktub (2018) It's a fun idea for a movie, carried off with charm, but it never quite fully takes off from good to great. The film is well done, but it's a walk, don't run situation.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) If a movie like this doesn't open some eyes about for-profit health care, few things will.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
100% Us & Them (2018) It's heartening that this is the kind of movie that can become a huge blockbuster sensation in China. Here's hoping plenty of people find it on Netflix and are able to give it the attention it deserves.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
100% Recovery Boys (2018) It can be devastating at times, but you won't feel like it was time ill spent.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is the kind of movie that makes you feel like you've stumbled onto buried treasure...‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
98% The Big Sick (2017) A success like The Big Sick really needs to be celebrated, if only to prove that there ARE audiences out there for good, small, well-told stories of love and family, and that the American moviegoing public hasn't completely abandoned quality film.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
98% God's Own Country (2017) ...frank and sexy and ultimately bravely optimistic.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) While it tells a deeply affecting story about a gay relationship at its center, what lifts the film up to greatness is the way that it portrays a living, breathing community of gay activists.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
97% Mudbound (2017) The entire cast is remarkable.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
97% The Hate U Give (2018) George Tillman Jr.... never flinches from making The Hate U Give seem utterly present and vital to the current historical moment.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A compelling story told by charismatic storytellers, and the odds are it will fascinate you.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Netflix's best rom-com yet.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) ... some of the most compelling, realistic, and lovable (despite the fact that they are objectively little monsters) protagonists in any film last year.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) ...in an era where villainy does in fact seem to keep prevailing, it's satisfying to watch them stumble and scramble for our amusement, if only for a while.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) One of the most compelling movies of the year because of its eyebrow-raising true-life story, one performed so well by the likes of Washington, Driver, and, in a masterpiece of tone control, Topher Grace.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Most days, I'm of the belief that Rudolph is the best Rankin-Bass Christmas special. It's iconic. It's a family tradition. It's about dentistry, at least in part. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
95% Princess Cyd (2017) Ultimately, Princess Cyd is another gorgeous, sweetly sensitive vision of the ways in which family, however defined, can bring us closer to the people we want to be.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The universe of A Quiet Place doesn't stretch any farther than the Abbott family can travel on foot, which allows Krasinski to tell a taut and empathetic story about a family trying to survive together.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
95% Roma (2018) A feat of filmmaking so accomplished it borders on showing off, but also a deeply rewarding piece of filmmaking...‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
94% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Watching Jim Carrey in Jim & Andy feels like a man reflecting on the time he walked on the surface of the sun.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
94% Private Life (2018) It is, at its best, so warmly, recognizably human, with some great performances. It's adult indie drama done at its highest level.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
94% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) It's highly worth discovering and would make for a deserving contender for Foreign Language Film at the Oscars if the cards shake out right.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
93% AWOL (2017) AWOL is a very modest indie - and it could really have used a re-think on its gratingly obvious score - but it's rewarding in a lot of ways.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
93% First Reformed (2018) It's a thrilling ride, and Ethan Hawke's performance - the best of his career and worthy of an Oscar nomination - never once lets you out of its grip.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
92% The Devil's Candy (2017) It's one of the scariest movies you can stream.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) With a quartet of committed and super-fun performances from Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, and Daniel Craig, it's tough not to be incredibly thankful to have Steven Soderbergh back doing his thing.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The performances are wall-to-wall perfection.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
92% Good Time (2017) This is a gorgeous movie about ugly people.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
92% Little Evil (2017) ... the film channels the anxieties and fears of fatherhood - in this particular case, step-fatherhood - by asking what would happen if your new wife's kid was actually the antichrist.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
92% Spielberg (2017) Just because it's a familiar story, though, doesn't mean it won't hold you in the palm of its hand as it guides you through the filmography of the quintessential American filmmaker.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
92% Revenge (2018) Revenge, one of the great revenge fantasies of the last few decades, is a fantastically visceral film, full of blood and pain and countless opportunities for audience members to hide their eyes.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
92% Been So Long (2018) Even when it falls short from being a truly great musical, it's still a good romantic comedy musical, and those aren't so easy to come by.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
91% Lean on Pete (2018) There are sad moments in store, but it's a story told quite beautifully...‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
91% A Ghost Story (2017) The star of this show is David Lowery, whose shot compositions and storytelling creativity are on full display.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) If you revel in brutality and find hard-to-watch violence to be the kind of challenge you're up for, this is probably the movie for you.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
91% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game defiantly overcomes all the obstacles of a novel that for all the world seemed like it would be unfilmable‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon succeeds best when it's letting its teen characters - particularly these teen characters - sprawl out... The cast is full of promising young performers. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) One should never take a Coen Brothers film for granted, but this definitely feels like one of the least of their efforts.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) You can see why Heat Miser and Snow Miser were the breakout stars of this particular special. They had the best and most energetic production numbers. And they were quasi-villains, and villains get to have all the fun. They're great.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
90% The Night Comes For Us (2018) To call the film an orgy of violence would be hugely overstating how much sex actually happens at an orgy.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
90% Our Souls at Night (2017) It's a gift to be able to watch Redford and Fonda on screen together again. There's not much else to do but say thanks.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
90% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) What director Ildiko Enyedi does rather beautifully is take the mundane day-to-day that these characters are living and depict it so precisely that the imprecise nature of dream connections and love feel all the more ephemeral.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
90% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) Paco Plaza is good with imagery, from scorched mattresses to a yard full of school children staring ominously towards an eclipse through film negatives, to the aforementioned blind nun.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018