Bruce Feld

Bruce Feld

Agrees with the Tomatometer 62% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International
Total Reviews:
123

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—— Air Racers 3D (2012) " Shot mostly at the Reno Championship races, this rather superficial documentary was completed before last year's race in which 12 people were killed in a horrendous accident. The aerial photography excels, but the script disappoints as a minor puff piece." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 6, 2012
41% The Flowers of War (2011) " The Flowers of War will likely be remembered as a triumph of the genre. " — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 21, 2011
88% Margin Call (2011) " An investment firm facing extinction in the 2008 fiscal crisis has less than a day to navigate its inevitable crash. Writer-director J.C. Chandor's debut feature is as powerful as it is topical." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 17, 2011
74% American Violet (2009) " Based on the true story of a racist raid in rural Texas during the 2000 Presidential election, American Violet suffers from a routine script and flat direction." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 8, 2009
92% Under the Sea 3D (2009) " Exotic, eye-opening 3D underwater journey to an octopus' garden in the shade." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 12, 2009
100% Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) " The special effectiveness of women is the theme of director Gini Reticker's film, but there is a remarkable lack of moralizing and grandstanding here." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2008
79% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008) " A Chinese father visiting his Americanized daughter in Washington finds communication difficult, but the film offers rewards for the patient." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2008
1% Disaster Movie (2008) " The "jokes" are limp and pathetic or stillborn, timing is ignored, performances are a not-so-giddy mug-fest. Audiences are left wondering when the freshman cast is going to learn the rudiments of performing." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 13, 2008
B- 80% Fraude: México 2006 (Stolen) (2008) " This heartfelt but one-sided look at the narrowly contested 2006 Mexican presidential election is technically sloppy but eerily reminiscent of the 2004 American presidential election." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 13, 2008
34% Miracle at St. Anna (2008) " Brilliant homage to the Buffalo Soldiers during World War II may be Spike Lee's most powerful film." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 8, 2008
100% Z Odzysku (Retrieval) (2006) " What gives Retrieval its unique drive and power is the exceedingly accomplished cast." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2008
56% Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008) " Stealing America: Vote by Vote does for American democracy what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 1, 2008
57% Quid Pro Quo (2008) " Brooks has no idea how to pace his irritatingly giddy script, and the film feels overlong at 82 minutes." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 13, 2008
50% Beyond the Call (2006) " A frustrating and frequently monotonous account, a public-relations presentation that only occasionally reveals the hits (or misses) of their missions." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 15, 2008
87% Liberty Kid (2008) " For all its good intentions, Liberty Kid ultimately disappoints." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 25, 2008
82% Quantum Hoops (2007) " An unpretentious but goodhearted tale of exceptional intellectuals surviving a state of perpetual frustration." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2007
64% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) " Bier is skilled at exploring the inner lives of her characters, but the editing by Pernille Bech Christensen and Bruce Cannon is more precious than revealing." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2007
94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " A thinking man's crime film, whose deeply etched characters and brilliant plotting have a near-Shakespearean power." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2007
36% Reservation Road (2007) " All performances are first-rate, particularly those of Ruffalo and Phoenix." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2007
26% The Final Season (2007) " Has nostalgic charms and heartfelt victories." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2007
29% Trade (2007) " In addition to one-dimensional characters, the plot is unconvincing, with contrivance heaped upon contrivance." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2007
96% Deep Water (2006) " In a sense, the subject of this film contributed a good deal of material to his cinematic biography, material that is gut-wrenchingly intimate and revelatory." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 24, 2007
—— Egoïste: Lotti Latrous " [Anspichler's] reliance on mostly interior scenes, dark and haunting, projects a mood of constant horrors suffered in secret by the innocent." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 4, 2007
12% The Salon (2007) " Talks its way to a tedious, predictable conclusion that offers more yawns than laughs." — Film Journal International
Posted May 14, 2007
64% Severance (2006) " If anyone involved in this sloppy, inexplicable slasher flick had a notion of what they were doing or why, they've kept it to themselves." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 20, 2007
50% G.I. Jesús (2007) " Writer-director Carl Colpaert brushes past the most interesting aspect of his own film." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 12, 2007
26% The Game of Their Lives (2005) " the narrative and dialogue club us over the head in an effort to make 21st-century viewers understand why the victory of America's team over England was of such monumental importance." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
63% Saint Ralph (2005) " What writer-director Michael McGowan has pulled off is a bit of a miracle." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
60% Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin) (2000) " An excellent cast goes far to redeem >Alice and Martin." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
60% Winter Solstice (2005) " Audiences may not get too excited about devastated people who conduct their social lives at the local Dairy Queen." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) (2006) " Holland's impeccable taste, along with Caroline Amies' superb production design, give this unlikely feminist polemic as much dignity and grace as any historical film could muster." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
56% Nightmare Man (2006) " The plot is derivative, the dialogue cumbersome and cliché-ridden." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
40% Scoop (2006) " The plot fizzles even as the jokes sizzle." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) " It is the harbinger of great films to come from an exceptional screenwriter and director." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
58% Fear X (2003) " What happens afterwards, in Refn and the late Hubert Selby, Jr.'s can't-resist-obscurity-and-ambiguity screenplay will disappoint most filmgoers." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
85% Rain (2001) " First-time writer-director Christine Jeffs captures the destruction of a family with a blunt accuracy that never precludes a gift for the occasionally lyrical moment." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
93% Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004) " Those who can tolerate slower rhythms will appreciate Kore-eda's patient approach. And all will admire his handling of the children." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
61% Crank (2006) " Ranks among the most mindless action films ever made, but scores as a helluva video game." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
51% Hafið (The Sea) (Havet) (2002) " Though there are ugly events galore, there is not an ugly frame in this entire masterpiece of a soap opera by the sea." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
50% The Dogwalker (2002) " Modest but compelling tale of a victimized woman looking for a life free of pain and abuse." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
82% Kontroll (2005) " Even though we spend the entire film underground, Hungary has never looked more buoyant." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
81% Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) " A clever screenwriter and inspired director, July takes us places no other filmmaker has ever visited." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
32% Pretty Persuasion (2005) " The film is as disturbing as it is amusing, reveling in the hypocrisy of its hopelessly dysfunctional world." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) " The action bogs down in a torrent of clichés." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 20, 2007
21% The Hitcher (2007) " This is not a thinking-man's thriller, but it has the shock appeal of a severed head on a davenport." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 22, 2007
65% Off the Black (2006) " Although Nolte gives a thoroughly masterful performance, one great actor is never enough. Film, like baseball, is a team sport." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2006
32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) " Kidman's performance is her best to date." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2006
78% A Very Long Engagement (2004) " As ugly as the war sequences are, DP Bruno Delbonnel's lens is equally adept at capturing the life-affirming glory of France in all its lush beauty, while Aline Bonetto's production design is both remarkably original and historically authentic." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2004
48% Saw (2014) " The failure is in the execution, and as script, direction and even make-up are abysmal, it is very difficult to believe a moment of Saw." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 30, 2004
38% I Am David (2004) " An unconvincing fairy tale that masquerades as an earnest plea for freedom." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 18, 2004
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