Holiday Movie Scorecard 2015

Adjusted Score: 51.728%
Critics Consensus: The admirably old-fashioned In the Heart of the Sea boasts thoughtful storytelling to match its visual panache, even if it can't claim the depth or epic sweep to which it so clearly aspires.
Synopsis: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard


Joy (2015)

Adjusted Score: 70.897%
Critics Consensus: Joy is anchored by a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, although director David O. Russell's uncertain approach to its fascinating fact-based tale only sporadically sparks bursts of the titular emotion.
Synopsis: JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell


Sisters (2015)

Adjusted Score: 66.348%
Critics Consensus: Sisters' sharp blend of pathos and vulgarity, along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's effervescent chemistry, are more than enough to make up for the handful of laughs this coming-of-age comedy leaves on the table.
Synopsis: SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this Universal Studios comedy about a pair of 30-something sisters who... [More]
Directed By: Jason Moore


Concussion (2015)

Adjusted Score: 66.308%
Critics Consensus: Concussion lands a solid, well-acted hit on its impressively timely subject matter, even if its traditional sports drama structure is a little too safe to deserve a full-on dance in the end zone.
Synopsis: Based on the true story of the doctor who discovered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players, and the uphill... [More]
Directed By: Peter Landesman


Legend (2015)

Adjusted Score: 67.097%
Critics Consensus: As a gangster biopic, Legend is deeply flawed, but as a showcase for Tom Hardy -- in a dual role, no less -- it just about lives up to its title.
Synopsis: From Academy Award (R) winner Brian Helgeland comes the true story of the rise and fall of London's most notorious... [More]
Directed By: Brian Helgeland


Spectre (2015)

Adjusted Score: 76.487%
Critics Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.
Synopsis: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes


Krampus (2015)

Adjusted Score: 71.302%
Critics Consensus: Krampus is gory good fun for fans of non-traditional holiday horror with a fondness for Joe Dante's B- movie classics, even if it doesn't have quite the savage bite its concept calls for.
Synopsis: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does... [More]
Directed By: Michael Dougherty


The Night Before (2015)

Adjusted Score: 72.388%
Critics Consensus: The Night Before provokes enough belly laughs to qualify as a worthwhile addition to the list of Christmas comedies worth revisiting, even if it isn't quite as consistent as the classics.
Synopsis: Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Levine

Adjusted Score: 80.69%
Critics Consensus: With the unflinchingly grim Mockingjay Part 2, The Hunger Games comes to an exciting, poignant, and overall satisfying conclusion.
Synopsis: The second half of Suzanne Collins' final Hunger Games book is adapted in this Lionsgate production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence


Trumbo (2015)

Adjusted Score: 81.35%
Critics Consensus: Trumbo serves as an honorable and well-acted tribute to a brilliant writer's principled stand, even if it doesn't quite achieve the greatness of its subject's own classic screenplays.
Synopsis: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for... [More]
Directed By: Jay Roach

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next

  • Mark

    Brooklyn is mediocre PBS at best. The third act? Walk out of the theater when those ground-markers, who grease the Tomato meter to increase hype, flag you as a non-believer in secular conversion ratio$.

    • Jayden Leonard

      Well, whatever floats your boat, I guess. I didn’t think it was better than Spotlight, but I still liked it. I’m just gonna say that if Saoirse Ronan doesn’t at least get a mention somewhere (it doesn’t have to be the Academy), well, I’m gonna be disappointed, but I’m not gonna go apes**t about it either.

      Stallone should be nommed for Best Supporting Actor, though; same with Michael B. Jordan for Best Actor. Wouldn’t hurt to give Charlize Theron & Daisy Ridley credit, either, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t. But that’s for another comment.

    • Mark


  • Pierre

    No love for ”Room”?

    • slachs

      best film of the year.

    • Clark

      Room technically came out September, even though it started to really expand during the last two months.

  • Karen DeVoss Taylor

    Where is ‘The Martian’ which received 93%???????

    • Jared

      This is for November and December releases, the martian came out in october

      • Karen DeVoss Taylor

        Oh, well that makes sense. 🙂

Tag Cloud

The Witch war Peacock cinemax Comedy Central MCU kids Watching Series NBC Western Mary Tyler Moore Marvel GoT NYCC Cosplay politics Captain marvel 2018 ratings YA Mary poppins The Walking Dead TNT latino Mystery Creative Arts Emmys singing competition zombies The CW Nominations Star Wars Sundance Countdown space MSNBC TCA 2017 Comics on TV Turner Classic Movies Pride Month crossover Polls and Games Summer TV FX ghosts Sony Pictures Lifetime Christmas movies Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt anthology series Year in Review Rock Quiz Red Carpet SundanceTV true crime spider-man ABC Nat Geo Netflix Christmas movies Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cats dc adventure Interview Country Tarantino batman Rocky 2019 SXSW CW Seed werewolf cartoon cancelled TV shows X-Men USA Network Warner Bros. discovery doctor who what to watch crime Trivia Apple TV+ disaster movies docudrama TV renewals game of thrones Comic Book 24 frames Toys Cannes 2016 VICE SDCC Song of Ice and Fire Holidays Fantasy science fiction Paramount Crackle Holiday miniseries jamie lee curtis diversity A24 San Diego Comic-Con festivals mockumentary canceled Bravo mutant Lucasfilm The Arrangement crime thriller cancelled Hulu toy story robots Food Network Apple Musical TruTV Starz ITV Extras romantic comedy Paramount Network Ovation Superheroes Shondaland natural history teaser Disney Plus 71st Emmy Awards Pixar Music Heroines sitcom CNN RT History Super Bowl Masterpiece spinoff 2017 E! Ellie Kemper vampires DirecTV Film Festival Writers Guild of America binge Brie Larson PBS cancelled TV series Turner Dark Horse Comics tv talk canceled TV shows Fox News rotten movies we love New York Comic Con Star Trek Box Office Infographic YouTube 2015 Sci-Fi renewed TV shows Amazon south america History PaleyFest Pet Sematary Black Mirror LGBT Grammys unscripted DGA DC Comics witnail cooking First Reviews Kids & Family Family Tomatazos joker Nickelodeon YouTube Red BBC America Fall TV Opinion Pirates Amazon Prime CMT revenge Horror hispanic theme song Thanksgiving Spring TV Oscars Animation Shudder Teen Action APB Sneak Peek RT21 free movies dramedy slashers period drama Showtime GLAAD 21st Century Fox E3 zombie Ghostbusters serial killer thriller Arrowverse American Society of Cinematographers christmas movies Cartoon Network cops Podcast Comedy Hallmark Christmas movies Pop Biopics comics Film anime richard e. Grant spanish language adaptation HBO quibi Chernobyl strong female leads Musicals versus Martial Arts BBC Disney Winter TV psycho TCM ABC Family Rom-Com Calendar Lionsgate green book animated TCA GIFs aliens crime drama Amazon Prime Video screenings justice league Columbia Pictures indie cancelled television golden globes television game show Winners National Geographic police drama dceu 45 dragons Mary Poppins Returns nature A&E YouTube Premium Election Mudbound Set visit HBO Max comic President independent Classic Film Netflix video AMC Anna Paquin comiccon Epix OWN Character Guide TBS zero dark thirty historical drama political drama breaking bad foreign Marvel Studios psychological thriller CBS All Access elevated horror DC streaming service Women's History Month children's TV CBS WGN Stephen King streaming Emmy Nominations Britbox 20th Century Fox Video Games award winner halloween Binge Guide stand-up comedy LGBTQ Crunchyroll Acorn TV Reality TLC Walt Disney Pictures Disney+ Disney Plus Hallmark WarnerMedia boxoffice VH1 transformers Christmas Awards supernatural Syfy biography TV Land Mindy Kaling blockbuster casting travel Rocketman Vudu DC Universe Marvel Television Elton John USA facebook Spike Esquire IFC Universal spy thriller romance technology harry potter FXX Trophy Talk Freeform Emmys Premiere Dates MTV based on movie TIFF cults Awards Tour Television Academy El Rey Schedule Marathons medical drama Sundance Now Disney streaming service Drama Superheroe Adult Swim Certified Fresh Valentine's Day hist Best and Worst Disney Channel IFC Films Photos cars Tumblr Spectrum Originals sports FOX Logo social media The Purge book First Look spain ESPN BET Trailer Reality Competition finale composers Lifetime See It Skip It talk show 007 sequel blaxploitation Apple TV Plus