Armond White

Armond White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 52% of the time.

Armond White's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
85% Meek's Cutoff (2011) "It challenges patriarchy and racism, but it never risks questioning received political ideas. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 6, 2011
71% Hanna (2011) "Imminently watchable, Hanna suggests a thinking-person's Kick-Ass. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 6, 2011
62% To Die Like A Man (2011) "Indulging Rodriguez's ugliness limits the image of gay life and gay culture to negativity and grotesquerie. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 6, 2011
26% Arthur (2011) "Worse than film school formula, Arthur's transparently the product of some powerful Hollywood agents responsible for foisting Brand on American culture. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 6, 2011
27% Your Highness (2011) "By trashing fairytale propriety, Green and McBride personalize the genre enthusiasm of the Star Wars generation. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 6, 2011
66% Insidious (2011) "Its plot, ripped off from The Amityville Horror, shows so little psychological or occult logic that it exposes its own sheer dumbness as just a series of spookings. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 30, 2011
23% Sucker Punch (2011) "It's bloody but without menstrual awareness; just as its musical pretext neglects to express genuine feminine trauma or yearning. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 25, 2011
83% Potiche (2011) "It's another signpost on Ozon's apprenticeship toward cinema mastery. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 23, 2011
71% Paul (2011) "Paul brings back all that is consequential through an ingenious spoof of taken-for-granted sci-fi lore. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 23, 2011
83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) "Typically, The Lincoln Lawyer uses black pop culture to bring urban consciousness and street cunning to a Hollywood film's slick surface. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 23, 2011
76% 3 Backyards (2011) "Unlike those indie directors whose feel-good, P.C. claptrap predictably gets praised by the very people it flatters, Mendelsohn makes suburban poetry that opposes the way middle-class film culture likes to fantasize itself. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 23, 2011
99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) "A less good doc than last year's more honest and insightful Smash His Camera, about paparazzo Ron Galella. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 16, 2011
35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) "Beneath the silly premise is a consistent depiction of military performance, duty and sacrifice that is so unexpected that the film's genre transforms from fantasy to war movie. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 16, 2011
10% Red Riding Hood (2011) "Too bad Hardwicke didn't adapt The Scarlet Letter -- better yet, she could have transformed the asinine Easy A. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 16, 2011
72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) "Once again, after the obnoxious The Informant and insufferable Hereafter, Matt Damon uses movies to explain the world to audiences who just want to be entertained. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 9, 2011
95% Making the Boys (2010) "A remarkably evenhanded history. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 9, 2011
88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) "Kiarostami has become the new Kieslowski, an emigrant to Western Europe whose pretentiousness embarrasses the whole concept of art cinema-as proven by Certified Copy. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 9, 2011
89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) "Weerasethakul is, in fact, the blandest of visionaries. His picturesque images lack the intensity found in the great folkloric artist-filmmaker Julián Hernández. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 2, 2011
91% Public Speaking (2011) "Because Scorsese is not a Continental sophisticate like Malle, but an American boomer pop artist, Lebowitz's forays into ideas and history are not his forte. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 23, 2011
94% Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) (1951) "Bresson exemplified 20th-century ecumenical intelligence that is much out of fashion today, yet remains singular and powerful. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 23, 2011
93% Of Gods and Men (2011) "Beauvois deliberately avoids Nationalist reproach, seeking commiseration that goes deeper than the acquiescence for which French liberals are typically known. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 23, 2011
56% Unknown (2011) "Unknown touches on the crisis, but director Jaume- Collet Serra and his screenwriters aren't serious enough or the action adept enough to fully articulate it. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 16, 2011
29% The Chaperone (2011) "It's a blatant exploitation film (what Variety calls "an actioner"), yet its obviousness, keyed to Levesque's squared-circle appeal, is humorous. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 16, 2011
75% Putty Hill (2011) "Gnomic imagery like this is an arty-artifice, based in sociological condescension. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 16, 2011
19% Just Go with It (2011) "The humorous tangents of Just Go With It are testaments to the fine art of improvisation and of comedy that doesn't take itself overly seriously. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 16, 2011
100% Poetry (2011) "Poetry isn't quite in the class of Kurosawa's Stray Dog, but Lee's domestic-social drama certainly evinces some of Kurosawa's... well, poetry. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 9, 2011
39% The Other Woman (2011) "Right now, Portman commands the cineplexes as surrogate for misguided, self-pitying filmmakers. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 9, 2011
39% The Eagle (2011) "Evoking the forgotten meanings of action-adventure films (pre-Tarantino) is enough to make The Eagle a distinctive, if minor, film. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 2, 2011
21% Frankie & Alice (2014) "Frankie and Alice is the kind of grandstanding that exposes an actress' pathetic dependence on approval by others. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 2, 2011
59% Kaboom (2011) "Araki discovers modern morality within the blueeyed ruins of a Hollister model the same way archeologists uncover ancient totems. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 26, 2011
94% The Woodmans (2011) "Willis' careful balancing act between portraying a unique family unit and the peculiarities of genius winds up making The Woodmans disturbing in an unexpected way. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 26, 2011
80% Barney's Version (2011) "It lugs around old moral baggage but misses a profound confrontation with the specter of Jewish guilt. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 19, 2011
43% The Green Hornet (2011) "Rogen's image and his attitude as co-screenwriter of The Green Hornet updates the bland superhero template using comic irreverence. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 12, 2011
40% Repo Chick (2011) "Admittedly, Cox's humor is eccentric, but I like it. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 12, 2011
22% Country Strong (2011) "Gwyneth Paltrow must be a great actress because, as country singer Kelly Canter in Country Strong, she seems totally unaware of her insurmountable blandness. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 12, 2011
88% Blue Valentine (2010) "Despite Blue Valentine's blatant sensememories of nakedness and affection, irritation and itch, what Gosling and Williams reveal about their own concepts of heterosexual experience is ultimately inane. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 5, 2011
92% Another Year (2010) "Its ... characters ... have a familiarity with each other that turns everyday relations -- whether on the job, when traveling or at meals -- into startling, vivid and intimate exchanges. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 28, 2010
64% Biutiful (2010) "A friend misread the ad for Biutiful as "Pitiful." He wasn't wrong. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 28, 2010
90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) "A return to the possibilities of animation as Fantasia, with its multiple tones, varied episodes and restless invention, timelessly realized. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 24, 2010
69% Hadewijch (2010) "Hadewijch goes from austere images of a wintry world to remarkably beautiful images of post-rainfall lushness. From desolation to revelation, humanism becomes visible in every living thing. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 22, 2010
96% True Grit (2010) "True Grit speaks to our current moment of vengeful, moral uncertainty. It continues the same revamped Americana that distinguished the Coens' sophisticated remake of The Ladykillers -- a truly original religiouspolitical hybrid. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 22, 2010
10% Little Fockers (2010) "A pretext to continue one of the lamest franchises in contemporary Hollywood history. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 22, 2010
71% Somewhere (2010) "No better than a mirthless Hollywood hack, Coppola sentimentalizes her family dilemma in order to pose as an artiste. Her navel-gazings are a boutique indie franchise. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 22, 2010
38% Casino Jack (2010) "Spacey seems to think he's making a comedy -- a good actorly instinct -- but director George Hickenlooper makes the offensive decision to treat Abramoff's transgressions as more grist for the Bush-grinding mill. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 15, 2010
32% How Do You Know (2010) "How Do You Know forges a difficult exploration of its characters' weaknesses and uncertainties. But its deepening drama becomes wishy-washy. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 15, 2010
86% Rabbit Hole (2010) "Rabbit Hole is a laudable art project, not great but good enough to rate comparison with stronger movies that contextualize the grief of loss and disorientation. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 15, 2010
30% The Tempest (2010) "Everything that makes Shakespeare's final play a great expression of the dangers and risks of ambition in Western civilization is lost in this sex change. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 9, 2010
91% The Fighter (2010) "Americans used to seeing trickedup versions of themselves in the movies (or degraded-by-narcissism versions on reality TV) will be startled at the honesty of David O. Russell's The Fighter. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 8, 2010
67% The Company Men (2011) "Critics who praise this politically false economic fairytale can only be part of the system -- and part of the problem. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 8, 2010
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