Boyd van Hoeij

Boyd van Hoeij

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Boyd van Hoeij'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
No Score Yet Eisenstein In Guanajuato "Greenaway's habitual approach is perfect for this material, constantly externalizing the director's ideas about Eisenstein's life and work and the way the two are connected in a way that speaks directly -- often quite literally -- to the audience. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2015
77% Station To Station (2015) "It suggests that a one-minute part can be the whole for one viewer or that, conversely, the whole is made up of an infinite amount of smaller parts that can each tell only a small part of the story. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
A- 67% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "While the basic setup of the drama would lead one to expect that the story will go into a kind of overblown substitute son/mother melodrama, Lapid has something else in mind entirely. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 27, 2015
No Score Yet My Golden Years "All the actors ― from Amalric, here in his sixth collaboration with Desplechin ― to the entire cast of youngsters, most with next to no film experience, inhabit their roles fully. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2015
91% Stations of the Cross (2015) "Newcomer Van Acken is a phenomenal find and she's never less than believably torn between doing the right thing and being her own person. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 7, 2015
62% The Princess Of France (2015) "What's onscreen is often more noteworthy for the particular atmosphere, mood and language rather than any particular role the characters or events might be playing in moving the overall narrative forward. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2015
54% Minions (2015) "The minions -- like the proper sidekicks they are -- never really learn or change, always getting caught in variations of the same scenario. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 18, 2015
86% La Sapienza (2015) "The Sapience juxtaposes insights on how people are emotionally connected with ruminations on the buildings and spaces through which they move, in which they live and, in Alexandre's case, which they also create. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 5, 2015
No Score Yet Elephant's Dream "Between the lines of these coolly observant tales of a female post-office worker, a firefighter and two security guards at a sleepy railway station, lies a wealth of more revealing stories about everyday life in Kinshasa. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 4, 2015
No Score Yet Censored Voices "Expertly assembled across the board, Censored Voices tries and largely succeeds in providing a corrective to the idea that Israel's 1967 victory was a quick and clean operation. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 3, 2015
84% Alleluia (2015) "The true star of the film is Duenas, who goes all-out in portraying a woman so damaged and needy she will stop at nothing to get or protect what she wants. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2015
0% Search Party "[An] entirely generic gross-out comedy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
100% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015) "This beautifully shot black-and-white feature is accessible even for those unfamiliar with Reitz's previous work. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
No Score Yet Little England (Mikra Anglia) (2015) "A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 27, 2015
89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "A beautifully animated tale. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2015
No Score Yet The Grief of Others "Offers many quiet, often character-driven rewards but struggles to become larger than the sum of its parts. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
51% Saint Laurent (2015) "Classily assembled but narratively diffuse. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 4, 2015
65% Reality (2015) "None of these semi-absurd tales are particularly funny, though there's some fun to be had in the film's second half trying to keep up with Dupieux's storytelling and editing skills. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
68% Marie's Story (2015) "Based on a true story that's perhaps less famous than some others but just as intriguing, this serious-minded -- no Helen Keller jokes, please -- period film is nonetheless quite entertaining and, finally, moving. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
79% Far from Men (2015) "The original's existentialist undertow is mostly lost in shallow characterizations and scenes that perfunctorily tip their hat to genre tropes rather than illuminating the characters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Yaron is a luminous presence whose face is mesmerizing even if it isn't always readable. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 8, 2015
No Score Yet Morocco (Exit Marrakech) "Though the film tries to weld two genres together that are occasionally at odds with each other, there are quite a few powerful individual moments, the film looks and sounds gorgeous without overly fetishizing its exotic setting and the acting is strong. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 7, 2015
93% Güeros (2015) "The film's droll humor and unexpected twists go a long way towards sustaining audience interest, even if the film goes from homage into self-conscious parody territory several times, " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 7, 2015
97% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "[The film] dissects with both chilling precision and humor such matters as class differences, real mothers vs. caretakers and whether privilege and one's own station are things that can be questioned or changed. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 23, 2015
33% Hunting Elephants (2015) "A comedy caper full of incorrigible old geezers that's as broad as barn door. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
90% Amour Fou (2015) "The narrative screws of Hausner's screenplay are impressively tightened. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
73% 3 Hearts (2015) "[Mastroianni and Gainsbourg] make for believable sisters who clearly adore each other. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
91% Eastern Boys (2015) "Campillo thankfully refrains from offering on-the-nose explications for behavior and decisions, instead letting audiences infer psychology and motivation from on-screen behavior. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
88% Traitors (2015) "A rare genre film from the Maghreb that centers on a female universe, Traitors benefits immensely from a spiky lead turn from newcomer Chaimae Ben Acha, whose innate charisma helps paper over the film's at times overly familiar plot twists. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2015
No Score Yet People of the Seventh Fire (1996) "A fascinating and important documentary that takes some time to get going. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 7, 2015
22% The Strongest Man (2015) "The kind of indie doodle of a movie in which several potentially interesting ideas co-exist but never quite come together and where supporters will call the narrative "freewheeling" while naysayers will insist on "rambling." " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
80% Durak "A distressing moral drama, gripping thriller and scathing sociopolitical portrait of Russia rolled into one. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 3, 2015
40% Don Verdean "A comedy with an identity crisis that's more quirky than actually comical. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2015
89% Glassland "A small but pretty impressive indie from Ireland with top-notch acting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2015
88% Dope (2015) "A funny and often intelligent crowd-pleaser about three geeks who get smart about drug-dealing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
73% I Am Michael "Thankfully, the screenplay doesn't portray the story in simple terms of good or evil but that doesn't mean that there's quite enough nuance or insight to constantly elevate the material above the level of a well-made but TV-ready biopic. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2015
35% Strangerland (2015) "The film remains stranded in a sort of genre no man's land. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2015
86% The Royal Road "If this ambitious film finally never quite coheres into a single whole, something which an artificial division into several chapters only helps to underline, it does provide a lot to chew on along the way. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2015
75% Salvation Army (2015) "Though the film's European scenes carry too little dramatic weight and might be confusing for those unfamiliar with the novel, the Morocco-set opening 40 minutes are beautifully and quietly observed. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2015
73% When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2015) "Takes a clichéd-seeming premise and carefully proceeds to turn it on its head through logic, absurd humor and the consumption of vast quantities of cigarettes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 7, 2015
74% Beloved Sisters (2015) "The resulting menage a trois is the driving force behind this handsomely produced if occasionally rather old-fashioned feeling period drama, which plays like a soap opera in which the characters just happen to have better manners and finery. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 7, 2015
67% It's All So Quiet (2015) "The character development here is understated but beautifully laid bare by a quartet of top actors. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 7, 2015
100% Folies Bergère "Isabelle Huppert impresses as a middle-aged farmer's wife who decides to treat herself to three days in Paris. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 22, 2014
No Score Yet The Vatican Museums (2014) "A short and factually skimpy (and occasionally flat-out wrong) greatest-hits tour of the gargantuan collection of the Musei Vaticani. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2014
6% The Color of Time (2014) "Pretty and pretty derivative. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2014
54% Pioneer (2014) "Though technically quite an achievement and well-acted... [Pioneer] never [becomes] the character drama, white-knuckle thrill ride or -- even better! -- smart combination of both that the film clearly could be. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 1, 2014
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "Song of the Sea is another satisfying smack in the face of computer-generated 3D animation from Irish director Tomm Moore, after his earlier, Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2014
91% The Way He Looks (2014) "The sweet and beautifully observed feature debut of Brazilian writer-director Daniel Ribeiro. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 3, 2014
85% Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) "A smoother sequel to the original that offers more B-movie fun and gore. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2014
B+ 86% The Blue Room (2014) "What impresses most in this modern-day update of the 1964 novel is Amalric's total dedication to making the passion between Julien and Esther feel palpable, since the entire story hinges on their rapport. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 24, 2014
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