Carlo Cavagna

Carlo Cavagna

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Carlo Cavagna'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
B+ 56% The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) "Recreating the unusual spirit of the photos is what the film does best... " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 28, 2006
B 72% Friends With Money (2006) "Holofcener has a gift for wonderfully oblivious and in-denial characters, and the subtly ridiculous situations that such characters get themselves into. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 28, 2006
B 80% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) "Besson's script may be formulaic crap, but he obviously still has an eye for fresh action talent, and an instinct for how to show it off. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 22, 2006
D 24% Fierce People (2005) "Dunne weighs down a light social satire with a ponderous anthropological analogy. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 22, 2006
C- 53% Wah-Wah (2006) "The sort of film that's obviously deeply meaningful to the filmmaker, but he fails to make it particularly meaningful to you. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 13, 2006
D 51% Manderlay (2006) "The most self-important, heavy-handed film since...well, since DOGVILLE. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 17, 2006
D- 90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (2005) "A thin slice of a not-very-interesting nothing... The book they said was unfilmable turns out to be a film that is unwatchable. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 17, 2006
B- 74% The Matador (2006) "insubstantial, but fun " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 10, 2006
A- 76% Match Point (2005) "Thank goodness Allen has left New York and left himself out of the script. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 29, 2005
C- 46% The Ice Harvest (2005) "Memo to John Cusack: There's a thin line between humorous unflappability in the face of strange events, and sleepwalking. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 24, 2005
C+ 82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) "The *ahem* engines take far to long to rev up. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 19, 2005
C+ 67% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) "Just because the film starts taking itself seriously doesn't mean you have to. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 14, 2005
B- 51% Ellie Parker (2005) "While the material wears thin, every minute of this film is a tour-de-force performance. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 14, 2005
B+ 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) "An introspective film, but not, thankfully, an inert film. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 10, 2005
C+ 85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) "CliffsNotes version " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 6, 2005
B- 62% Proof (2005) "A decent film that...remains married to its words and bound to its limited sets. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 1, 2005
B+ 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) "Strathairn is riveting. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 1, 2005
B- 84% The Constant Gardener (2005) "Meirelles isn't interested in either character or suspense. He's interested in political issues and the scenery. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 16, 2005
B- 32% Pretty Persuasion (2005) "a dark teen comedy that tries way too hard to be a dark teen comedy " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 16, 2005
B+ 75% Nine Lives (2005) "Nine Lives does contains a few tedious acting-school-exercise moments. Yet the accumulated power of the vignettes packs a wallop. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 12, 2005
C+ 93% Grizzly Man (2005) "Herzog comes across as the worst kind of cinematic jackass-the filmmaker who doesn't trust his own work to speak for itself. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 10, 2005
B+ 72% Crónicas (2005) "a gritty story about a reporter who gets carried away by his ego while he believes he is pursuing the greater good " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 1, 2005
B 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) "In the genre of low-budget hillbilly slasher movies, it's a masterpiece. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jul 19, 2005
B- 54% Happy Endings (2005) "Worthwhile for the three leads (Kudrow, Gyllenhaal, and Coogan) and for Roos's unique perspectives as a storyteller, close captioned for cognitively impaired. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jul 19, 2005
B- 74% Pure (2005) "PURE offers a fascinating contrast between acting talent (Molly Parker) and star quality (Kiera Knightley). " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jul 14, 2005
A- 90% My Summer of Love (2004) "Despite the predictable collision course between Tasmin and Phil, this is a remarkable film. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jul 7, 2005
C+ 64% Heights (2005) "While Glen Close dominates the screen with effortless assurance, Elizabeth Banks lacks personality and would probably dissipate in a strong ocean breeze. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 13, 2005
B 65% Unleashed (2005) "Morgan Freeman can always peer into people's souls without needing to ask too many questions. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 13, 2005
C 82% Rock School (2005) "Director Don Argott works with muddy, low-quality digital video, not compellingly edited, and doesn't dig as deep as he should. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 5, 2005
D 76% The Holy Girl (2005) "Martel is determined to make an impressionistic film out of miniscule moments, fragmented sounds, and fleeting images-so miniscule, fragmented, and fleeting they never cohere. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 26, 2005
C- 0% Beowulf (1999) "In an effort to give you, dear reader, insight into the source material from which the screenwriters reverently drew, we offer the following translation of key passages... " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 25, 2005
B- 77% It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) "An initially hilarious mockumentary whose sense of humor goes deaf as it wears on. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 19, 2005
D+ 70% A Wake In Providence (2005) "A film for those people who think My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the greatest comedy of the past ten years " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 14, 2005
B 47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) "Jack's realizations, particularly vis-à-vis his daughter, offer rich dramatic possibilities. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 14, 2005
D No Score Yet The Point Men (2001) "The sort of movie you get drawn into if you're bored out of your mind in a hotel room. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 14, 2005
D- No Score Yet North Star (2009) "A crude straight-to-video production of a crude straight-to-video story. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 14, 2005
B+ 81% Layer Cake (2005) "The [crap] may be out of control, but director Matthew Vaughn is firmly in it. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Feb 16, 2005
A 91% Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004) "You feel privy to mysterious secrets and a monumental unraveling... It's impossible to look away. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Feb 16, 2005
B- 60% Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) "delivers the action movie goods [thanks to] adroit pacing...[and] a cast of extremely capable actors. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 30, 2005
C+ 83% In Good Company (2004) "Flabby. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 30, 2005
B 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "Though Million Dollar Baby weighs in as another solid entry on Eastwood's resume, Paul Haggis's script stages a fixed fight. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 24, 2005
B+ 78% Two Brothers (2004) "I defy any animal lover not to tear up with Kumal and Sangha reunite, even if it is a little faux. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2005
D+ 86% Subway (1985) "A relic of the '80s best forgotten. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 30, 2004
B 86% Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) (2005) "Who needs a budget when you can do what Tony Jaa can do? " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 30, 2004
A- 68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) "Few things are as exciting as watching a great actor successfully turn off the star wattage and don the skin of an utterly weak, insignificant person. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 27, 2004
A 87% The Aviator (2004) "THE AVIATOR is almost impossibly fertile and rich, but always Scorsese marshals his resources to get inside Hughes' head. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 27, 2004
B 73% Nathalie (2003) "The film's considerable eroticism is all in the atmosphere and the dialogue. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 5, 2004
C 42% Beyond the Sea (2004) "The film winds up being more a celebration of Spacey than Darin. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 5, 2004
D+ 40% Fabled (2002) "The recurring fairy-tale narrative device might fool viewers into thinking FABLED has more of a story than is actually there. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 5, 2004
A- 90% Hotel Rwanda (2004) "This is an important film to see, but its "importance" does not alone make it good. It only makes a powerful film even more worthy of your time. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 30, 2004
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