Dan Jardine

Dan Jardine
It's a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Dan Jardine'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
91/100 94% Sherlock Jr. (1924) "Sherlock Jr. is Keaton's signature statement, and mind-warping flight of fancy on the dreamlike nature of films and the fluid nature of our ontological existence. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 29, 2015
54/100 92% Frank (2014) "The film tries very hard for quirky, but (barely) manages annoying. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 20, 2015
80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The treatment of the subject matter goes over to what is essentially religious adoration. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 20, 2015
68/100 80% Get On Up (2014) " The film's relative lack of any actual drama in the narrative is ultimately the result of a biographical approach too dedicated to flattery. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 20, 2015
87/100 96% Olive Kitteridge: Season One (TV, 2014) "This production straddles a fine line between criticizing and admiring McDormand's deeply flawed but well-meaning character. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 20, 2015
89/100 89% The Firemen's Ball (1968) "I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard that I cried, but I did for The Firemen's Ball, and more than once. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 11, 2015
71/100 90% Wild (2014) "A solid entertainment that treats the central story of redemption with honesty " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 11, 2015
62/100 87% Alan Partridge (2014) " The creaky premise of the plot is behind the times by decades, not years. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 25, 2015
90/100 96% Ida (2014) " The film's moral complexity is laudable " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 25, 2015
82/100 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " Nightcrawler gives us what we want--a "happy ending"-- as well as what we deserve-- a deliciously ironic comment on what passes for success in contemporary society. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 23, 2015
87/100 100% Force of Evil (1948) "The film cleverly uses illicit numbers running as a metaphor for unethical business practices in post-war America " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 9, 2015
82/100 92% The Killing Fields (1984) "Ngor's naturalistic and empathic portrayal of his character's desperate fight for survival is the key to this film's visceral power. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 9, 2015
88/100 95% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "Welles fearlessly inverts the Shakespearean emphasis on Henry's rise to power, instead encouraging us to look at the world from the perspective of those he left behind in his climb to the top. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 30, 2014
89/100 100% Scarface (1932) "The pre-noir gangster genre was in many ways defined by the innovative approaches taken by Hawks in this film. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 30, 2014
69/100 91% Time Bandits (1981) "Gilliam opts for an acerbic and often nasty tone that risks offending the very audience at which it purported to be aimed. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 30, 2014
70/100 86% Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior) (The Double) (1980) "The film swings like a pendulum between stillness and action, an occasionally jarring mix of David Lean-like panoramas with intimate character study. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 27, 2014
76/100 72% Stardust Memories (1980) "Woody Allen's altar is the art of filmmaking, and Stardust Memories is his crisis of faith. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 27, 2014
77/100 100% Jean De Florette (1986) "Jean de Florette is as melodramatic as any soap opera, but its treatment is just a little askew, just off-center enough for the film to evolve into a moving and powerful pastoral tragedy. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 27, 2014
78/100 84% Harvey (1950) "Elwood may be a drunk (or not -- does he ever actually take a drink?), and he may be delusional, but he is also happier, less neurotic, and more content than the so-called normal people who surround him and claim to be looking out for his best interests. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 26, 2014
86/100 94% Jezebel (1938) "The film's success is wrapped around Davis' steely performance and the elegant production values " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 26, 2014
80/100 100% Julius Caesar (1953) "Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz manages to showcase the Bard's dialogue in a film that also has the visual appeal of Oscar-winning art direction. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 26, 2014
90/100 100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1997) "Director William Dieterle manages a difficult task well, creating a film of both great sweep and remarkable intimacy. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 26, 2014
2/4 66% Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "After a compelling start, Gracepoint steadily descends into the familiar. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2014
76/100 83% Fitzcarraldo (1982) "Herzog's film confirms that dreamers and their obsessions can give us otherwise unimaginable moments of pure beauty. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 30, 2014
65/100 75% Taps (1981) "Mildly engaging, but burdened by a predictable climax. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 29, 2014
79/100 94% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) "Playing the part as if born to it, Cooper is at the top of his game, imbuing Deeds with just the right blend of empathy and intelligence. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 27, 2014
72/100 100% The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) "Director Alexander Korda is the chief beneficiary of Laughton's larger-than-life performance, as his conservative helmsmanship fails to provide the film with a distinctly personal stamp " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 27, 2014
81/100 80% Hud (1963) "Patricia Neal delivers a subtle and sensual Oscar-winning performance. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 17, 2014
77/100 88% Sounder (1972) "The family's solidarity in the face of intimidating odds -- poverty, racism, injustice -- gives the movie a humanistic, optimistic center. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 17, 2014
84/100 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) "Completely realistic because it is in keeping with the reserved temperament of the culture. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 16, 2014
74/100 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) "Too much music. Too much colour. Too much movie. But a good movie. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 16, 2014
79/100 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) "I have to admit the film got under my own skin and not simply as voyeurism " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 16, 2014
76/100 88% Margin Call (2011) "Margin Call is Wall Street for now. That a sexy Gordon Gekko-type villain is no longer anywhere to be found shows just how much worse things really are today. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 17, 2014
50/100 28% Ishtar (1987) "The performances are endearing enough, the pacing is actually quite crisp and there is no shortage of zany silliness in the story. It just never gels. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 17, 2014
63/100 55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) "As irritating as this film is, I am grateful for it. Reygadas is an artist, and an uncompromising one at that. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 9, 2014
79/100 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "An impressive debut by Ryan Coogler. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 9, 2014
79/100 93% All Is Lost (2013) "The low tech nature of All is Lost accentuates the primal (physical) nature of this struggle, while the technical prowess of Gravity emphasizes its more metaphysical (and less interesting) nature " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 4, 2014
68/100 97% Gravity (2013) "An escape from the past that is simultaneously a flight to no future. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 4, 2014
83/100 94% Stories We Tell (2013) "Post-post-modern. Yeah, that's right, the negation of the negation. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 1, 2014
82/100 88% My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe) (1999) "Loach in fine form, at the peak of his craft. Proletarian realism does not get better than this. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 26, 2014
80/100 No Score Yet Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "A better celebration of one of the most creatively exciting periods in American history I cannot imagine. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
70/100 82% American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011) "It is a bit of a revelation to realize that Hicks, who would develop into one of the angriest and edgiest standup comedians of his time, was once such a clean-cut and straight young man. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
70/100 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) "A pretty effective warning shot across the bow of the one percenters. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
44/100 77% It's a Disaster (2013) "As visually interesting as nuclear fallout. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
86/100 93% American Hustle (2013) "Russell's world view is essentially optimistic and romantic " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
56/100 91% Nebraska (2013) "I am wearying of Payne's world view. I am beginning to wonder if he is capable of embracing anybody or anything with the sort of depth of feeling that real art demands. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
87/100 94% Her (2013) "The film really nails the modern urge to replace human connection with technological ones, and the pitfalls that await such a decision " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
66/100 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "High-end entertainment for those of us with college degrees. But it is more than just jaded. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 1, 2014
86/100 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) "5 Broken Cameras is cinema made - not as if - but really, literally because the life of the film-maker depends on it. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 29, 2013
66/100 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "Dallas Buyers Club (2013) is a movie you have to be grateful to Hollywood for making, but you still wish was a film made not by Hollywood. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 29, 2013
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