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Tony Sloman

Tony Sloman
Tony Sloman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet Six Black Horses (1962) It's good to see the snarling Duryea in his element, and the plot is unusually seasoned with humour. Sadly, Harry Keller's direction is very ordinary.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
5/5 100% Laura (1944) A masterly mix of expressionism and street realism, this ranks among the undisputed masterpieces of German silent cinema.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Gun Smoke (1953) This routine western stars Audie Murphy as a gunslinger who has a change of heart when he's hired by a landowner to kill a rancher.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
2/5 0% Walk the Proud Land (1956) This potentially powerful story of conflict is rather spoiled by the emphasis on Clum's domestic troubles, which nullifies the original premise. Nevertheless, Murphy is convincing, and both Pat Crowley and Anne Bancroft are excellent in supporting roles.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
5/5 95% Cabaret (1972) If brash Minnelli seems a mite too talented for the Sally Bowles character, it really doesn't matter: she is, quite simply, magnificent in this role.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3/5 57% Streets of Laredo (1949) There is a fine star-making performance from a deceptively casual William Holden, whose burgeoning screen presence demands attention, especially when dull co-star Macdonald Carey is on screen.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3/5 83% Jack the Giant Killer (1962) [A] charming and enjoyable fairy tale.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 83% Death of a Gunfighter (1969) This may be too downbeat and slow for many tastes, but it's always interesting, and the casting of Widmark and Horne makes it quite a collector's item.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
3/5 67% Torn Curtain (1966) What looked in its day to be a failure and a disappointment to fans of maestro Alfred Hitchcock now reveals itself to be, if not a key work, then at least the movie that contains one of Hitch's most compelling sequences.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4/5 82% Play Misty for Me (1971) Eastwood's sideburns and flares lend the movie a period charm today, but its power to grip and chill remains undiminished.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet The Yellow Mountain (1954) The "yellow" in the mountain is gold, of course, and it leads to some pretty unremarkable sparring between former Tarzan Lex Barker and former radio actor Howard Duff in a very average Universal western.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/5 69% Arabesque (1966) This is lush, mindless and expertly crafted matinée fare.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
5/5 90% Morocco (1930) Dietrich makes something very real and touching out of her displaced cabaret chanteuse, and her first appearance in the Moroccan nightclub is an ultra-sophisticated piece of staging that is as ornate as it is outrageous.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 80% Reap the Wild Wind (1942) The beginning and end are spectacular -- Cecil B DeMille proving yet again that, even as a director, he was a great producer -- but this maritime vessel does get very watery amidships.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
5/5 76% The Vikings (1958) [T]remendously exciting, if gory, adventure epic...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
4/5 60% Outbreak (1995) You could read this as an Aids allegory, but it also works well as a regular against-the-clock jeopardy thriller with conspiracy cover-up overtones.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
2/5 45% Flower Drum Song (1961) This screen version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway success about life in San Francisco's Chinatown was woefully patronising and under-directed by Henry Koster.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2/5 86% Crack in the World (1965) Scientists attempt to harness the inner energy of the Earth and get it all wrong in this moderate sci-fi thriller.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
5/5 94% Charade (1963) This absolutely wonderful comedy thriller from Stanley Donen (co-director, with Gene Kelly, of On the Town and Singin' in the Rain) nearly out-Hitchcocks Hitchcock.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
2/5 74% Scrooge (1970) An overly made-up Albert Finney stars in this adaptation of the Dickens tale and gives the impression he'd be happier somewhere other than on the palpably phoney Shepperton sets.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 84% Niagara (1953) The film itself verges on melodrama, daft and clever by turns, with a fine performance from Cotten and some interesting location shots of the falls, but this is Monroe's star-making movie and, boy, does she know it.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 100% Good News (1947) Here, despite the presence of rather over-age students June Allyson and Peter Lawford, Walters injects real verve and genuine joie de vivre into such numbers as Billion Dollar Baby and My Blue Heaven. A real treat for fans of musicals.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 43% Hello, Dolly! (1969) The design, use of colour and, particularly, the marvellous score are quite breathtaking.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Portrait in Black (1960) A film with a plot so full of holes that it's hard to stop the cast falling through them.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 60% Impact (1949) It's a clever B-movie that doesn't quite make it as an A-feature, but has a good deal more class and style than most of its kind.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 73% Chu Chin Chow (1934) George Robey's performance as Ali Baba is forever enshrined here, and there's some interesting period casting, with Anna May Wong as Zahrat the slave girl and villain Fritz Kortner as boss of the 40 thieves.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 40% A Chorus Line (1985) Since this is effectively a record of one of the greatest works of musical theatre, there is much of merit, especially Alyson Reed... and ex-Dallas regular Audrey Landers.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 64% The Bed Sitting Room (1969) Lester is quite at home in this surreal world.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 60% Arrivederci, Baby! (1966) An underrated trifle in [director Ken Hughes'] career, offering a bravura role to the terrific Tony Curtis, as a charming Bluebeard, and some plum lines and opportunities for grimacing to the irascible Lionel Jeffries.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 50% A Distant Trumpet (1964) The result is impressive: a handsome, intelligent cavalry western.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
1/5 0% Something Big (1971) Dean Martin enjoys his post-Matt Helm stardom by offering such a perilously lazy performance against veteran stalwarts Brian Keith and Ben Johnson, that you just want to shut your eyes and nod off.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 98% A Star Is Born (1954) This remake of the 1937 Janet Gaynor movie is one of the superlative melodramas in Hollywood's history, and it contains the greatest ever performance by Judy Garland, paired with the brilliant James Mason - two stars at the height of their powers.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 100% A Star Is Born (1937) Gaynor and March are superb and Hollywood itself is well depicted in early three-strip Technicolor. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 92% Junior Bonner (1972) Brilliantly played by Steve McQueen.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 100% National Velvet (1944) A richly satisfying movie.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 100% Murder by Contract (1958) Here's a real gem and total justification for the existence of the B-movie.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
67% With a Song in My Heart (1952) An immensely popular movie, finely performed and intelligently crafted, and typical of the 20th Century-Fox period biopic at its professional best.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 83% The Defiant Ones (1958) This is one of underrated producer/director Stanley Kramer's finest humanitarian movies.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
5/5 100% El Dorado (1967) One of the most pleasurable of all Hollywood movies.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
5/5 100% Fort Apache (1948) One of the highlights of American cinema.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 86% The Shootist (1976) This was John Wayne's last movie and it turned out to be a fitting tribute to a great talent. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 86% How the West Was Won (1963) It really is true to say they don't make them like this any more.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 87% The Seven Year Itch (1955) The film is still very funny.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 89% Von Ryan's Express (1965) Sinatra's character is unusually uncompromising, even for him, and the star delivers one of his best performances.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 96% Zulu (1964) The movie is a revelation.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/5 64% A Bridge Too Far (1977) Impressive enough.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
5/5 88% The Magnificent Seven (1960) Director John Sturges was extremely fortunate in securing a near-perfect cast for this enduringly popular western reworking of Japanese classic Seven Samurai.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
4/5 90% The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Clint Eastwood seized the directorial reins from Phil Kaufman and fashioned this tough, sprawling post-Civil War western epic into something approaching a personal testament.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/5 89% The Sugarland Express (1974) The set pieces are beautifully handled, grizzled veteran Ben Johnson is watchable as the head cop on their tail, and, looking back, it's clear that Spielberg already held all the aces and knew how to deal them.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/5 71% Calamity Jane (1953) The opening sequence of this wonderful musical is pure pleasure, as Doris Day rides the Deadwood stage across the screen and into our hearts.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016