John Doyle


John Doyle
John Doyle's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail
Publications: Globe and Mail

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018) The doc also manages to have, at times, an intensely gripping quality, as Holocaust survivors face Groning and their vivid accounts clash with the banalities of his work that the mild-mannered old man describes. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
100% Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018) It's a wonderful documentary, full of colourful stories and sharp commentary. It paints a vivid picture of newsrooms filled with vibrant characters and, mainly, it celebrates great writing. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
83% Brexit (2019) It's simplistic but in its simplicity it captures the appalling crudeness and lack of nuance that is often the populist message from Donald Trump, Doug Ford and others. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) His gift for obscenity is authentic and sometimes breathtaking, and he's an equal-opportunity satirist. He can make everyone uneasy and sometimes that's the most necessary, incendiary kind of comedy. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018) It is, in fact, more charming than expected, this peculiar hour with this peculiar man, and amounts to a good distracting journey into the world of drummers, which, in fairness, is much-maligned. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
86% To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sister (2017) It's all very charming and funny without being unduly sentimental. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
No Score Yet Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018) What emerges is a funny but thoughtful comic who relies as much on evidence as he does on disparagement. He's curiously confident, coolly logical and knows when to slip in a searing joke as an aside. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
No Score Yet The Fruit Machine (2018) You don't grasp the breathtaking cruelty and the stamina and courage of the victims until you've seen this film. And been angered by it all. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet (2018) It is fast-paced and gripping this Romeo and Juliet, both as theatre and television. What grips you is the tragedy, the terrible naiveté of the young lovers trapped in this toxic environment. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) For all its anger and barefaced rage, this Fahrenheit 451 is a ravishing experience to watch. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
100% I Am Evidence (2017) I Am Evidence is a disturbing and powerful documentary, an investigation into the way sexual-assault cases are handled by police departments across the United States. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
No Score Yet Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (2018) The resulting comedy, to judge by this TV special, is a sociological exercise that doesn't really have creative tension but has a lot of daft, rude and robust humour. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
69% Paterno (2018) The climax is exactly what happened in reality. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
82% The Child in Time (2018) This is adult drama unsullied by melodrama, about anguish and ultimately about the small hopes that keep the bereaved alive and barely alert. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
80% Catwalk: Tales From The Cat Show Circuit (2018) It's truly hilarious, and utterly adorable. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
10% The Open House (2018) As escapism, The Open House is a good diversion, but not lacking in seriousness. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
93% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) It's wry observation and it is as intensely funny as it is an intense avoidance of anything political or dark. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
No Score Yet Return to Park Ex (2017) It's an important program because, for all its complicated feelings, it commemorates the lives and homes of the working poor without romanticizing them. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
94% Icarus (2017) If you want insight into cheating in sports and the complicated reasons why it happens over and over, Icarus will open your eyes as never before. It is essential viewing for anyone interested in athletics or competitive sports of any type. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
100% Sled Dogs (2017) You can make up your own mind about whether what's shown is terrible cruelty or simply pragmatism. What's certain is you will never feel quite as cozy and romantic about travelling by dog sled ever again. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
74% The Wizard of Lies (2017) At the end, there is a payoff of sorts for the viewer. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
88% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) Roger Stone is a compelling figure. That's an understatement: He's a dandy, a dynamite interview and utterly brazen. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
82% Casting JonBenét (2017) The strangest, most unnerving and, indeed, thoughtful approach to the case is currently streaming on Netflix. That's Casting JonBenét, which is neither ghoulish nor exploitive. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
90% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) The doc - made by Brendan J. Byrne and in part by public broadcasters in several countries - is shocking, meaningful and illustrative about terrorism, politics, hate and hope. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
49% Mascots (2016) It's far from seamless and is uneven, but has considerable hilarity and some standout comic performances. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
83% Amanda Knox (2016) It's an astounding but subtly illuminating documentary about how women are condemned for having normal interests and urges. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
84% Tallulah (2016) Tallulah is an enchanting, sharp little gem - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
No Score Yet Newfoundland at Armageddon (2016) It is to the great credit of the documentary that it emphasizes the sacrifices made by women - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) It can blow your mind, this thorough series, as it digs deeper and deeper. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
100% The Dresser (2015) It is deliciously funny and moving. It is also profoundly about why people perform and create art. And it is heartbreakingly accurate about actors and the theatre. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
88% All the Way (2016) None of this is done with any great depth. At times, the drama is all too obviously derived from a stage play. But the play and the HBO movie are emphatically about Lyndon Johnson, and what carries it beyond its stagey limitations is Cranston. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) It's a wonderful portrait...and it is richly layered. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
82% Confirmation (2016) It's a fine drama, with excellent performances. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
95% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) It's not a sense of outrage that viewers are left with. It's sadness. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
89% Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014) Back on Board: Greg Louganis is a plainly told but powerful documentary about [Louganis'] life. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
100% Better This World (2011) It says more than almost everything airing in the period around the 10th anniversary of 9/11. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2011
No Score Yet Love Shines (2010) In many ways, the doc itself is drenched in melancholy, but completely captivating. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2011