Armond White

Armond White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 52% of the time.

Publications:
CityArts , New York Press , NPR's Fresh Air
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle, New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
574

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
94% Tales from the Golden Age (2011) " Puiu's a skillful widescreen filmmaker, but he's also an urban snob who finds farm animals backward and funny." — New York Press
Posted Aug 24, 2011
73% Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011) " Sfar rescues Gainsbourg from hipsters' self-satisfied claims." — New York Press
Posted Aug 24, 2011
67% Our Idiot Brother (2011) " Usually movies this slick and contrived have a shiny, Hollywood look, but Our Idiot Brother's unslick look is dreadful. It lacks the professionalism of mumblecore." — New York Press
Posted Aug 24, 2011
36% One Day (2011) " One Day is neither comedy nor satire; it uses numerous narrative gimmicks to avoid the fact of its humdrum banality." — New York Press
Posted Aug 18, 2011
45% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) " Sexism may be inseparable from the imperatives of male aggression. 30 Minutes or Less ridicules this..." — New York Press
Posted Aug 17, 2011
76% The Help (2011) " The Help demonstrates the conned intelligence of the "post-racial" and "postblack" Obama era, where the anxieties of unequal yet mutually beneficial black-white relationships are conveniently, speciously, put behind us." — New York Press
Posted Aug 10, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " It is easily the best American movie of this corrupted summer." — New York Press
Posted Aug 8, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " Cowboys and Aliens is an uninspired, third-rate rehash of Western and monster movie lore. It turns genre into formula." — New York Press
Posted Aug 3, 2011
84% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) " If the title suggests soap opera rather than political history, that's part of Ruiz's game -- but it's also why this art project feels overlong for its purpose." — New York Press
Posted Aug 3, 2011
52% The Devil's Double (2011) " The film disastrously focuses on Uday's outrages and does so without any moral perspective. "Rape, torture, disembowelment, killing, drinking, drugs and decadence" is practically the film's synopsis. Madness is its misjudged rationale." — New York Press
Posted Aug 3, 2011
90% Attack the Block (2011) " It enhances a sense of the world rather than peddling distraction from it." — New York Press
Posted Jul 27, 2011
—— Me and My Gal (1932) " Me and My Gal justifies the loftiest standards of realism and entertainment." — New York Press
Posted Jul 22, 2011
79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " When all these bland Marvel Comics franchise movies blur together in memory, it won't prove that they amounted to one great epic master narrative, but that they're all indistinguishable." — New York Press
Posted Jul 22, 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " Now that the Harry Potter series is over, maybe the truth can be realized: This has been the dullest franchise in the history of movie franchises." — New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2011
90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) " Although this is an adaptation of the A.A. Milne tales first published in 1926, it unleashes an essential quality of dreaming -- and of cinema." — New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2011
91% Tabloid (2011) " Evading the issue of what used to be called "yellow journalism," Morris' depraved method prevents us from ever getting out of this swamp." — New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2011
90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) " Tribe's music takes a backseat to power struggle and personality conflict." — New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " By avoiding contemplation about the emotional nature of its clanging, morphing, warring creatures ... Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg accommodate the insensitivity that characterizes post-9/11 culture." — New York Press
Posted Jun 30, 2011
35% Larry Crowne (2011) " The humanist opposite to Hollywood's self-congratulatory snark." — New York Press
Posted Jun 29, 2011
45% Bad Teacher (2011) " Kasdan and company miss the opportunity to connect Elizabeth's venality to the greed and materialism that her pop consumer students absorb daily." — New York Press
Posted Jun 27, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) " The F/X of Hal creating objects out of his ring's green light are successfully, modestly fantastic. Such professionalism needn't resort to dumb stereotyping." — New York Press
Posted Jun 19, 2011
78% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) " Rossi's own Times bias gives Page One a romantic, rather than journalistic, slant." — New York Press
Posted Jun 15, 2011
82% Super 8 (2011) " Pandering and illogical, Super 8's plot makes no demands on viewers' intelligence." — New York Press
Posted Jun 10, 2011
82% Trollhunter (2011) " Ovredal's man-to-monster compositions alternately recall Tiananmen Square or the destruction of New York's WTC, and then evoke the obligation of witnessing such deeds." — New York Press
Posted Jun 8, 2011
87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " The entire film is a hackneyed exercise." — New York Press
Posted Jun 6, 2011
55% Mr. Nice (2011) " Thewlis' great talent has been MIA since Mike Leigh's 1993 Naked but here he delivers a caricature of British cultural audacity that is so outrageously vivid it deserves the term Dickensian." — New York Press
Posted Jun 3, 2011
84% Beginners (2011) " Beginners is not culturally astute." — New York Press
Posted Jun 2, 2011
76% Rejoice & Shout (2011) " Rejoice and Shout offers the most magnificent, heroic examples of art to be found in any movie so far this year." — New York Press
Posted Jun 2, 2011
58% Film socialisme (2011) " More than a storyteller, always a poet, Jean-Luc Godard continues to challenge how movies function and how we look at them." — New York Press
Posted Jun 2, 2011
75% Tuesday, After Christmas (2011) " It is faint praise to note that Tuesday, After Christmas is the most approachable of recent Romanian releases. Still, it's neither revealing nor compelling." — New York Press
Posted May 25, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Telling a bad joke twice doesn't mean it was any good the first time." — New York Press
Posted May 25, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Perched on a cliff of near self-parody, The Tree of Life dares to reveal Malick's idiosyncratic -- and humorless -- interest in existential occurrences." — New York Press
Posted May 24, 2011
59% The First Grader (2011) " It's so rare to see a film with such a great subject that the flaws of The First Grader are totally forgivable." — New York Press
Posted May 18, 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " Depp's caricature is so far past its expiration date that it forces speculation about the actor's own movie stardom." — New York Press
Posted May 18, 2011
93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " The groupie-like celebration of Allen's doubled-up cultural insecurity and ambition represents a global degradation of culture standards." — New York Press
Posted May 18, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) " It's an overly contrived jumble, trying out too many comic ideas that eventually swamp the central subject of what a modern young woman expects regarding friendship, courtship and marriage." — New York Press
Posted May 11, 2011
50% Last Night (2011) " It is far beyond the juvenile time-jumping in Blue Valentine or the old-fogey show tunes nostalgia of any random Nora Ephron movie." — New York Press
Posted May 11, 2011
100% Sasame-yuki (Fine Snow)(Hosone yuki)(The Makioka Sisters) (1983) " A full-fledged exercise in the sensuality of genetic similarity and different shades of family sensibility." — New York Press
Posted May 8, 2011
56% Jumping the Broom (2011) " Jumping the Broom is an in-law comedy with soul." — New York Press
Posted May 8, 2011
77% Thor (2011) " It's still inconceivable that people could look at the shabby Iron Man 1 and gaudy Iron Man 2 and be satisfied. The latest addition to that Marvel studios franchise is Thor, and it, too, suffers from filmmaking without wit." — New York Press
Posted May 8, 2011
60% The Beaver (2011) " Ventriloquism -- seeing and speaking through others -- is Foster's metaphor for the compassion that art ought to elicit, but that even the Hollywood community of "artists" has failed in making Gibson a pariah." — New York Press
Posted May 4, 2011
77% Fast Five (2011) " Dom and O'Connor repeat the urban ethnic mythology that started with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien in 1930s gangster films at Warner Bros. studios, but update realities to include contemporary, post-Civil Rights-era race-mixing." — New York Press
Posted May 3, 2011
36% Prom (2011) " Prom looks and feels blissful." — New York Press
Posted Apr 27, 2011
96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) " Leave it to Werner Herzog to find a use for 3D technology that isn't part of some gimmick to hoodwink kids of all ages." — New York Press
Posted Apr 27, 2011
92% Incendies (2011) " Villeneuve folds the mother's history within the siblings' search, eloquently connecting the past to the present in a way that makes politics and morality matter." — New York Press
Posted Apr 25, 2011
41% Footprints (2011) " Some filmmakers and journalists like to promote the myth of Hollywood as a wonderful, harmless dream machine but that disingenuous notion is touchingly subverted in Steven Peros' Footprints." — New York Press
Posted Apr 19, 2011
83% The Double Hour (2011) " Only when Capotondi trades in chaos and negativity does he show a giallo streak-unfortunately that's for most of the film." — New York Press
Posted Apr 13, 2011
89% A Screaming Man (2011) " It's very much a universal portrait of human willfulness, perhaps the finest since Charles Stone III's Mr. 3000, starring Bernie Mac." — New York Press
Posted Apr 13, 2011
55% The Conspirator (2011) " Redford himself seems to believe his own legend; he has joined his knuckle-headed, self-righteous progeny -- George Clooney, Sean Penn and Matt Damon -- by directing a film that is as dull as it is politically hip." — New York Press
Posted Apr 13, 2011
46% Soul Surfer (2011) " The movie glides by easily -- like surfing looks -- which is the result of genuine and strong filmmaking craft." — New York Press
Posted Apr 13, 2011
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