Daniel Eagan

Daniel Eagan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Film Comment Magazine , Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter
Total Reviews:
763
Total QuickRatings:
136

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
63% 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
—— 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
34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Sylvester Stallone's B-movie formula is wearing thin." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 14, 2014
61% Hercules (2014) " The best thing about Hercules may be how well it meets its goals. It's not the definitive look at ancient Greek demigods, but it is smart, exciting escapist fare that won't disappoint Johnson's fans." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2014
88% The Kill Team (2014) " Strong subject marred by poor narrative choices." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2014
65% Lucy (2014) " If the narratives never quite mesh, Besson still handles them with his typical verve. Lucy moves with a focus and determination that is bracing." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2014
41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Because Braff is such an affable screen presence, it's easy to relate to many of his character's concerns. Unfortunately, his script, written with his brother Adam, settles for easy answers. A cynic might call it trite." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 17, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " Everyone tries too hard in Sex Tape, a labored farce that's as generic as its title." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 17, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Special effects still reign despite a new cast." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 26, 2014
77% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) " As this dense and ultimately frustrating documentary shows, Bulger is not only unrepentant, but claims he did not have a fair trial due to widespread government corruption." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2014
40% No Tears For The Dead (2014) " Although made with care and sporting impressive production values, No Tears for the Dead (released in Korea as The Crying Man) feels counterfeit, from its tired plot to its maudlin characters." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 19, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Solid adaptation of the Broadway hit shows how The Four Seasons became pop stars." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 18, 2014
85% Korengal (2014) " Korengal unfolds in a sort of vacuum, one that helps bring the folly of war into sharp focus, but that also limits involvement with what is actually at stake in the movie." — Film Journal International
Posted May 29, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " Destined to be a merchandising powerhouse, Maleficent is also an unexpectedly serious attempt to rethink a durable fairytale. Credit Angelina Jolie for adding glamour and intensity to a project that often threatens to derail" — Film Journal International
Posted May 29, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The Marvel machine cranks out another fine-tuned blockbuster with X-Men: Days of Future Past, a vigorous entry in the long-running franchise." — Film Journal International
Posted May 23, 2014
20% Warrior King 2 (The Protector 2) (2014) " Action junkies may not mind the movie's weak script, direction and acting, but even they will complain about the generally poor fight sequences. Non-genre fans will let this one slide right by." — Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
24% The Other Woman (2014) " Revenge may be sweet, but it really shouldn't be this slow and prosaic, or smothered in a blanket of dull pop songs. " — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 25, 2014
46% That Demon Within (Mo Jing) (2014) " Despite some dazzling action sequences, the movie is too disjointed and mean-spirited to break out of niche markets." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 18, 2014
46% 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
62% 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
77% 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
84% 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
53% 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
65% 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
79% 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
93% 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
44% 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
21% 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
29% 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
89% 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
87% 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
53% 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
65% 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
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