Daniel Eagan

Daniel Eagan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Daniel Eagan'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
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "For sheer filmmaking brio, Mad Max: Fury Road flattens the competition. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 12, 2015
No Score Yet Cathedrals Of Culture "Essay approach ranges from breathtaking to perfunctory, with Wim Wenders' Berlin Philharmonic and Michael Madsen's Halden Prison the standouts. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 30, 2015
13% Just Before I Go (2015) "Cox must have seen something in this screenplay that encouraged her to film it, but whatever that critical element was, it's not apparent in the finished product. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 23, 2015
29% Planetary (2015) "Despite its good intentions, Planetary speaks only to those who already agree with the filmmakers. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 21, 2015
57% Antarctic Edge: 70 South (2015) "Those who already worry about climate change will find their fears reinforced. Climate deniers will most likely need stronger hectoring to be persuaded. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 17, 2015
56% The Human Experiment (2015) "Slickly packaged but far too easygoing, [The Human Experiment] won't make much headway with nonbelievers. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 17, 2015
No Score Yet Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015) "Ideal as a promotional item at a trade convention, the movie pales next to its more nature-oriented large-format competition. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2015
16% Last Knights (2015) "Cobbled together from memories of better movies, Last Knights makes a hash of sword-and-sandal clichés. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 2, 2015
88% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "[Lambert & Stamp] will mean the most for those with a deep appreciation for the minutiae of British rock 40 years ago. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "Seventh entry in the high-octane franchise won't disappoint fans, and serves as a moving tribute to star Paul Walker. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2015
100% In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey (2013) "Newcomers and fans alike will find a lot to treasure here. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 24, 2015
50% Lost And Love (2015) "Delicate and affecting, the movie is also too muted and somber to attract much box-office attention [in America]. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 19, 2015
80% Danny Collins (2015) "How could a movie about rock be this tone-deaf? Or this fundamentally false? " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 18, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "A cut above pure exploitation, The Gunman adds a dose of humanitarian medicine to the Taken formula. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2015
96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Director Alex Gibney has found persuasive witnesses and clips to tell his story in clear, strong terms. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 13, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "[Liam Neeson and Ed Harris'] few scenes together are surrounded by clumsy plot twists, with an excess of wheel spinning and other delaying tactics. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 11, 2015
30% Chappie (2015) "Robot adopted by gangster rappers learns how to love in a bafflingly bad sci-fi outing from the director of District 9. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "[Will] Smith isn't at his best here. The role of Nicky tamps down his strengths as a star, forcing him to rein in his outsized persona. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 26, 2015
79% McFarland USA (2015) "Stirring even when it is manipulative, the movie hits all the expected points without finding much new to say. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 18, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) "The surprise is that by genre standards [Seventh Son isn't] that bad-it's just that everything in it has been done before. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 5, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "It is infuriating to watch de Klerk apologists insist that apartheid actually helped blacks. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 5, 2015
27% Wild Card (2015) "A star this good deserves a better movie. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 23, 2015
18% Manny (2015) "While a good introduction to Pacquiao's accomplishments, the movie as a whole is too shallow. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 22, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "The Sony hacking disaster may draw some attention to the movie, but Blackhat is strictly Hollywood hokum with a limited shelf life. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 15, 2015
60% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015) "A big-budget spectacle overflowing with patriotic action, the movie may strike Western viewers as too impersonal and propagandistic. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 31, 2014
73% American Sniper (2015) "Far more complex and troubling than The Hurt Locker, American Sniper is still liable to be misjudged by critics who refuse to look beyond surface details. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 24, 2014
86% PK (2014) "If you like your social criticism slathered with schmaltz, PK fits the bill. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2014
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Mainstream viewers should lap up a movie that essentially replays Gladiator in ancient Egypt. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 11, 2014
73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "This valuable documentary is the easiest, and in some cases only, way to appreciate the work of one of the medium's most accomplished artists. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 9, 2014
90% Wild (2014) "This first-rate adaptation distills the book to its essence, turning Strayed's adventures into a voyage of self-discovery that is only incidentally about the outdoors. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2014
100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) "By turns lyrical and biting, winsome and cynical, the movie borrows freely from other artists while forging its own idiosyncratic path. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 20, 2014
0% Reach Me (2014) "The characters keep bumping into one another like a cut-rate Crash, only to drift apart until the plot needs another twist " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 20, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "The story doesn't hold together very well, but most viewers will be more interested in the movie's state-of-the-art visuals, which do not disappoint. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2014
9% Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) "An ugly, dispiriting mess, full of clichés, bad taste and bombast. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) "What comes across in "Citizenfour" is how articulate and reasonable Snowden seems, despite the crushing pressure he faces. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
85% John Wick (2014) "Sensational action scenes make "John Wick" one of the best Keanu Reeves outings in some time. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
72% Camp X-Ray (2014) "Not every plot twist works, but the movie succeeds in raising questions that are too easily ignored. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 17, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Ayer's quest for accuracy and attention to detail really pay off in these [fighting] sequences, which are fascinating in both their logistics and their violence. But when it comes to characters, Ayer reverts to familiar stereotypes. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 15, 2014
59% I Am Ali (2014) "I Am Ali may not be the definitive look at an incredibly charismatic athlete, but it does provide authentic insights and observations from the family he raised and loved. Newcomers to the Ali legend will get a good idea of further areas they can explore. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 9, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) "As thin as it is, The Judge is wrapped up in a very appealing package of colorful Americana, solid turns from a superior supporting cast, and an old-fashioned score by Thomas Newman. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 9, 2014
88% The Good Lie (2014) "The Good Lie is not a typical message drama filled with big statements and teachable moments. But in its modest, quiet way, it shows some of the dignity and determination of the refugees it portrays. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 2, 2014
31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "Nothing if not earnest, the movie is also so preachy and square that it will be largely ignored by the very people it is trying to help. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) "Fresh paint can't disguise the shaky structure underneath The Equalizer, a routine spy vigilante thriller. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2014
63% The Maze Runner (2014) "The Maze Runner is a surprisingly solid movie, and its fans should generate enough interest to keep the series running. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "While it's never totally grating, This is Where I Leave You fails to live up to its appealing cast or its quirky premise. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 18, 2014
67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "Dolphin Tale 2 is perfect fare for budding marine biologists, and solid if unspectacular entertainment for the families who indulge them. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 10, 2014
0% But Always (2014) "But this slow, gauzy, passive-aggressive romance never breaks out of its genre niche. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 5, 2014
65% Life Of Crime (2014) "A pitch-perfect adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, Life of Crime captures the author's trademark mix of simmering tension and black comedy. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
100% K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2014) "For some, this documentary could be the best way to experience just how difficult and rewarding mountaineering can be. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 21, 2014
71% Red Hollywood (2014) "The directors make no pretense at objectivity... By limiting their examples to "filmwork created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist," they ignore a mainstream cinema that was considerably more complex than they are willing to admit. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2014
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