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
74/100 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) "Nostalgic fluff (for all its faux rejection thereof), but it's my brand of fluff " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
86/100 95% Pina (2011) "The creative marriage of two real artists, Pina and Wim, turns out better than even a Dale Carnegie bred optimist could hope for " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
90/100 95% El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) (1967) "The comedy is as black as an 8 Ball. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
80/100 85% Meek's Cutoff (2011) "The film is both evocative and provocative; atmospherically and conceptually, respectively. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
66/100 91% City of Life and Death (2011) "Reminiscent of exactly the sort of "important war movie" Hollywood makes. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 20, 2012
61/100 84% The Tree of Life (2011) "Less Plato than metaphysical Play-Doh " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
70/100 88% Red Road (2007) "Despite some elemental flaws in logic and plausibility, this is a tense and potent film at times that hints at the sort of greatness that we can find to a greater degree in Ms. Arnold's other works, Wasp and Fish Tank. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
87/100 100% Day of Wrath (2008) "Dreyer goes to the Christian heart of the matter in this film. Damned powerful. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
68/100 95% The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge) (1956) "The absence of one key scene near the film's end renders the entire thing pablum. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
75/100 88% Young@Heart (2007) "Ya gotta love these guys! How could you NOT love these guys? " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
71/100 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) "Just as clever as the work of Sasha Baron Cohen, but not nearly as culturally worthwhile because it is not nearly as politically candid. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
69/100 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) "Not without its qualities, the movie ultimately does a disservice to the very people it purports to represent. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
76/100 91% The Fighter (2010) "Wahlberg gives a restrained and generous performance, which allows his co-stars Leo and Bale to shine (and win awards). " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
84/100 96% True Grit (2010) "True Grit is as close to Disney as the Coens get. And go figure, this time out, it is meant as a compliment. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
58/100 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) "Contrived and manipulative " ‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Jul 12, 2012
82/100 95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) "Hye-ja Kim gives an Oscar-worthy performance. A very good, very cool piece of cinema. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
66/100 80% Catfish (2010) "Socially interesting and emotionally affecting, but also highly irritating. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
58/100 93% 127 Hours (2010) "With all due respect to Franco's strong performance, the director, Danny Boyle hijacked the story for a chance to show off his visual style. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
83/100 88% Blue Valentine (2010) "Blue Valentine deserves a wide audience. But it is probably too authentically tragic to get it. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
72/100 83% The Trotsky (2010) "Baruchal gives a charming performance, full of intellectual wit and good-natured charisma, but also take-charge sex appeal, albeit of the nerd variety. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
71/100 87% Black Swan (2010) " I liked it in the way many folks like B sci-fi flics from the 50s. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
80/100 96% The Red Shoes (1948) "The milieu of the ballet company - the camaraderie infused both humorously and agonizingly with individualistic obsessions for excellence - strikes a chord of authenticity even though it is struck on a very mannered instrument " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
81/100 92% Another Year (2010) "Leigh sculpts Another Year in time like Edgar Degas painted a picture. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
56/100 94% The King's Speech (2010) "Every quality amounts to a big so what? for me. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
63/100 96% Animal Kingdom (2010) " Just as the protagonist announces from the outset that crime doesn't pay, in Animal Kingdom grime doesn't play. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
82/100 94% Winter's Bone (2010) "Peyton Place meets Deliverance in a meth lab. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
60/100 86% Inception (2010) "Ambitious, sure, but ultimately too far-fetched for its own good. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
70/100 40% RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009) "A healthy punk attitude informs this documentary. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
71/100 100% La bocca del lupo (The Mouth of the Wolf) "The film tells a very unusual yet remarkably sweet love story in a very minimalist and indirect way " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
79/100 72% Lust, Caution (2007) "Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
79/100 72% Lust, Caution (2007) "Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens. " ‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2012
62/100 94% The Cove (2009) "Too much drama, not enough documentary. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
70/100 96% 13 Assassins (2011) "Miike plays it by the age-old rules, and the result, while undeniably entertaining, is unexpectedly tame, at least by Miike standards " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Sep 13, 2011
85/100 No Score Yet Wasp "An outstandingly excellent piece of short-story telling, benefitting from the compression effect that can only be achieved by a shorter rather than a longer narrative. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2011
70/100 80% It Might Get Loud (2009) "there are some lovely moments in the film simply due to the high profile reputations of the three musicians " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2011
5/10 76% Invictus (2009) "Invictus tells the tale in the standard Hollywood way " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2011
81/100 No Score Yet Between the Folds (2008) "The film really took off for me when the artists in the field examine the need to move into more philosophical directions " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 23, 2011
86/100 100% The Pawnbroker (1965) "The film makes its point with narrative economy and emotional sophistication in a socially complex contemporary context. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 21, 2011
60/100 89% Made in U.S.A. (1966) "The film takes the premise for an interesting 15 minute short, and tries to turn it into a 90 minute feature, and stretch marks are evident in almost every scene " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 20, 2011
82/100 98% Marwencol (2010) "By allowing his emerging post-trauma experience into his pretend kingdom, the man is reconstituting his self-consciousness, reclaiming the dignity of his whole mind, recovering his soul. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 20, 2011
79/100 86% Zorba the Greek (2004) "The serious critique in Zorba attends the tragic elements in the story " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 20, 2011
90/100 100% Waste Land (2010) "Waste Land is a real treasure, the sort of heartwarming and life affirming study of people, lacking in both sentimentality and cynicism, that uplifts the audience and elevates the art form " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 19, 2011
83/100 91% Fish Tank (2010) "Fish Tank is a very strong effort at every level, and should signal great things to come for all involved. Bloody good movie. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 18, 2011
71/100 80% Barney's Version (2011) "Giamatti and Hoffman are so much fun, and they are tied to a narrative that, while slightly overambitious, never flags " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 16, 2011
60/100 75% Hakuchi (The Idiot) (1963) "Motivation switches on a dime, and the story takes the long way around to get anywhere it's going. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 16, 2011
87/100 100% Kes (1969) "Loach and his cinematographer Chris Menges opt for a realistic, grainy, rough documentary look, which makes us in the audience feel as though we are voyeurs, bearing witness to what Godard had famously proclaimed cinema to be: truth 24 times a second. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 15, 2011
83/100 95% Weekend (1967) "Uncompromisingly cynical and completely unforgiving, Week End is a satire so black, you couldn't see hope if it was dancing in front of your eyes carrying sparklers and singing La Marseillaise. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 9, 2011
86/100 100% La Chinoise (1968) "Everything in this film seems to be constructed for its central purpose, which is to make you THINK. Sounds like a dare, doesn't it? One of Godard's lesser seen, but nonetheless essential films. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 7, 2011
93/100 94% 2 ou 3 Choses que je Sais d'Elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) (1967) "The pinnacle of Godard's art. Probing, uncertain, hesitant, humble, lyrical and profound " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 5, 2011
76/100 95% Masculin Feminin (1966) "Masculin Feminin is a film about young people set adrift in an uncertain, violent consumerist world of pop cultural influences without the social and intellectual mooring necessary to find their way through the morass " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 31, 2011
78/100 85% Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969) "Pierrot is a self conscious mash up of every movie genre that Godard loves, of every movie he has made, of all the artistic references (music, painting, literature) that have influenced or affected him " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 26, 2011
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