Daniel Eagan

Daniel Eagan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Film Comment Magazine , Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter
Total Reviews:
744
Total QuickRatings:
136

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
50% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " And while falling well short of rational proof, the story does raise intriguing questions about the fundamental nature of faith, questions that have puzzled mankind for centuries." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 15, 2014
63% Draft Day (2014) " Bright, splashy, and mostly fun, Draft Day is a broadly appealing sports film whose old-fashioned plot is dressed up with fancy new tricks." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2014
48% Rio 2 (2014) " Rio 2 can't make up its mind whether it's an environmental tract, bonding exercise, survival trip, or "American Idol" parody. But at least it never stops moving, which should be enough to keep the kids entertained." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 9, 2014
88% Alan Partridge (2014) " [Alan Partridge's] first screen vehicle is a mixed bag of jokes either dazzling or clumsy, all tied to a hostage crisis some viewers here might find off-putting." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 3, 2014
73% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " Island of Lemurs gives out just enough information to justify school trips, but not enough to merit return visits." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 3, 2014
82% The Unknown Known (2014) " Viewers who expect answers to be handed to them aren't likely to take the time to work through The Unknown Known. Political junkies, on the other hand, will find plenty to think about here." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Aronofsky does an excellent job presenting the story, even finessing the creation in a way that mollifies both sides of evolutionary theory. But the director makes almost no attempt to explore the moral and philosophical issues behind the flood." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2014
47% Blood Ties (2014) " Likeable cast can't salvage this adaptation of a French thriller." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 20, 2014
99% The Missing Picture (2014) " With their elemental poses, the rough clay figurines serve as abstractions for the Khmer Rouge victims...they show what archival footage cannot- senseless violence and death in a world without any form of culture, in which normality has been upended." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 18, 2014
63% Bad Words (2014) " The ratio of hits to misses remains pretty high even as the movie seems to dawdle over scenes that lead nowhere. Viewers out to indulge in Bateman's venom won't mind the slow parts." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 13, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Despite...drawbacks, Mr. Peabody & Sherman captures much of the manic, surrealistic fun of the original cartoons." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 7, 2014
92% Journey To The West (2014) " Imaginative retelling of a 16th-century Chinese novel is both hilarious and oddly reverent." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 6, 2014
57% Special ID (2014) " Hard-core action movies like this, with difficult physical stunts and limited special effects, are hard to find these days. Fans should not miss the chance to see the ageless Donnie Yen." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2014
22% Son Of God (2014) " Unfortunately, this is the Cliff Notes version of a religious epic, a greatest-hits package that skips all the hard parts. Incidents are shown but not examined, and anything that requires more than a superficial explanation is simply ignored." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 27, 2014
33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " ...a trashy but fun vehicle for Kevin Costner." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2014
—— Highway (2014) " Few movie fans are going to be surprised by the plot here, but Highway's quiet, thoughtful tone will challenge anyone who thinks of Indian cinema solely as loud, splashy melodramas." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 20, 2014
88% The Wind Rises (2014) " Miyazaki makes no concessions to younger viewers in The Wind Rises, which despite the characteristically sumptuous Ghibli artwork is aimed squarely at adults. " — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 18, 2014
33% Beijing Love Story (2014) " Sugary compendium of love stories set mostly in Beijing has little new to offer." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 13, 2014
53% Jimmy P. (2014) " Because it is so unabashedly Freudian, the movie also seems old-fashioned and often just dull." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 13, 2014
86% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Like Father, Like Son might seem too deliberate or challenging for mainstream viewers, but those willing to adjust to Kore-eda's approach will be rewarded by a movie that delves deeply into some of the central issues of our society." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 16, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " But despite its flaws, Ride Along is a painless and often funny way to hang with two appealing performers." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 16, 2014
75% The Suspect (2014) " Handsomely mounted, the movie looks just like other big-budget blockbusters at first. But it doesn't take long to realize that The Suspect is imitation entertainment." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 10, 2014
—— Mysteries Of The Unseen World (2013) " Youngsters aren't likely to complain about Schwartzberg's computer effects or about the film's relative lack of teaching moments, and adults can't help but be amazed by these astonishing glimpses into alternate worlds. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2014
0% Chander Pahar (2014) " By trying to stay faithful to the original novel, director and screenwriter Kamaleswar Mukherjee may have sabotaged the film. Much of what happens here is hard to swallow" — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2014
78% Dhoom 3 (2013) " Fans will find this irresistible, and even curmudgeons will be forced to admit the movie's nearly three-hour running time speeds by." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 23, 2013
—— Personal Tailor (2013) " The movie's carefree style and ingratiating cast help disguise a cynical outlook, making this one of the more intriguing releases from China this year." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2013
36% Swerve (2013) " Almost all the parts of Swerve -- the predictable storyline, thin cast and flaccid action -- feel worn-out and second-hand. They still work, but they're not much fun to watch." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2013
52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " A strong cast and some prominent producers will grab critical attention, but this is basically a genre picture with ambitions -- and one that doesn't deliver all that it promises." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 2, 2013
42% Homefront (2013) " Despite some unexpected faces, it's pretty much business as usual in Homefront, the latest Jason Statham outing. A conscious effort to expand the star's fan base, the movie is more low-key than his usual revenge thrillers." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 26, 2013
89% Frozen (2013) " Not quite the return to form that the studio may have hoped for, the movie's grand scale and full-fledged musical score will still insure its long commercial afterlife." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 22, 2013
66% Great Expectations (2013) " A little more grit and a lot less of Richard Hartley's overly insistent score could have enlivened a movie that too often feels rote." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2013
83% People Of A Feather (2013) " Another director might have focused narrowly on the hydroelectric industry, but...Heath takes a more measured approach. In the process, he portrays the people...with sensitivity and insight. Their lives are what give this documentary its real value." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2013
80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " Like the characters it portrays, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a heartfelt but sloppy mess. Moving at times, but a mess nonetheless." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 1, 2013
60% Ender's Game (2013) " No matter how many other movies and books Ender's Game references, its story and characters remain solid and compelling." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 31, 2013
70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " Kung fu completists will want to check this off their lists, but even the most devoted Reeves fans will find it hard to sit through this mishmash." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 30, 2013
49% Escape Plan (2013) " On the plus side, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are canny survivors who know a thing or two about commanding a screen. They make Escape Plan a guilty pleasure for much of its running time." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 17, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " All Is Lost has moments of beauty, but the movie as a whole feels detached, almost clinical." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 15, 2013
37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Some critics will be taken in by The Fifth Estate's trendy visuals and empty insights, but moviegoers will quickly recognize this as trumped-up Hollywood hokum." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 11, 2013
56% My Lucky Star (2013) " In spite of its drawbacks, My Lucky Star is always fun to watch and better than, say, a Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler vehicle." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2013
65% Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) " Cut off from his home and family in China, martial-arts teacher Ip Man tries to adapt to life in Hong Kong. Intriguing if reverential account of an icon's final years." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2013
29% The Family (2013) " Despite a dream cast, The Family is an only intermittently funny gangster comedy. " — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2013
75% The Grandmaster (2013) " The Grandmaster works best if you've never seen a kung fu movie before. If you have, Wong Kar Wai's film may strike you as a beautiful and expensive missed opportunity. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 22, 2013
—— Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) " Dobaara! is frontloaded with songs, romance, and action. The second half of the film, the part where everyone gets shot, drags by comparison, and may leave viewers disappointed by a story that ends so predictably. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 16, 2013
64% 2 Guns (2013) " Boasting an enviable cast and a needlessly complicated plot, the movie works best during the easygoing banter between its two stars." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 1, 2013
79% Rising From Ashes (2013) " ...the story behind Rising from Ashes is so moving and compelling that the documentary's shortcomings seem inconsequential." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 1, 2013
69% The Wolverine (2013) " The Wolverine isn't a run-of-the-mill, effects-heavy comic-book adaptation-it's a solid drama that's only incidentally about superheroes." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2013
94% Drug War (2013) " A tightly constructed account of a sting by Chinese cops trying to break up a meth ring, Drug War delivers the kind of finely calibrated suspense that has made To a world-class director." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2013
13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " Despite poisonous industry buzz, R.I.P.D. is not an epic disaster. It's also not very fresh or inventive, which can't be good news for a costly production in a season of disappointing releases. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 19, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Giant robots are the last hope against an alien invasion in Guillermo del Toro's affectionate tribute to monster movies." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2013
51% White House Down (2013) " When they come, the action scenes are loud and kinetic, if not very plausible. Great chemistry between Tatum and Foxx helps push over the movie's weaker moments, although it's a shame screenwriter James Vanderbilt didn't exploit their humor more." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 27, 2013
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