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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 763
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
86% 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
81% 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
78% 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
50% 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
78% Monsters University (2013) " Consistently pleasant and entertaining, it's also a bit too easy. Customers who remember the studio's earlier efforts may be less impressed by a movie so calculated and predictable." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 21, 2013
40% Kora (One Mile Above) (2013) " Beautiful travelogue with strikingly empty politics." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 10, 2013
85% Dirty Wars (2013) " Persuasive and deeply troubling, Dirty Wars shows how the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has been fighting a secret war against terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan" — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2013
11% After Earth (2013) " Jaden Smith has screen presence, but he is not an accomplished actor, no matter how hard his father wills it. Carrying a big-budget movie by himself at this stage in his career is asking too much." — Film Journal International
Posted May 31, 2013
93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) " Brilliant but maddening documentary about WikiLeaks tries to solve the puzzles behind two mysterious figures, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning." — Film Journal International
Posted May 24, 2013
82% Something in the Air (2013) " Filmmakers turn out routine coming-of-age stories in their sleep. Something in the Air is made with such precision, clarity and sweep that it redefines the genre." — Film Journal International
Posted May 3, 2013
78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Third entry more than lives up to the promise of the original Iron Man, and marks an exciting return to form for a franchise that had dipped in quality." — Film Journal International
Posted May 2, 2013
50% Pain & Gain (2013) " Even when Pain & Gain plumbs the depths of tastelessness, it looks and moves like a high-powered sports car. " — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 25, 2013
93% Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013) " Heartfelt tribute to musician Levon Helm receives a theatrical release on the anniversary of his death in 2012." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 19, 2013
54% Oblivion (2013) " Survivors battle for control of a post-nuclear Earth in a visually stunning adventure." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 19, 2013
90% Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013) " Rambling and unfocused, the film doesn't do justice to its subject. It will be a perfect fit for PBS fundraisers, however." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 17, 2013
71% Fists Of Legend (2013) " High-school friends meet years later on a televised boxing competition. Ambitious drama offers a penetrating look at Korean society." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 11, 2013
79% 42 (2013) " Jackie Robinson helps break baseball's color bar when he plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Moving account of an American icon." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2013
28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Ragged, good-natured blockbuster improves on its predecessor." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2013
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " A generic thriller marred by poor special effects." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 22, 2013
31% Emperor (2013) " Fact trumps fiction in Emperor, a flawed but fascinating look at Japan immediately after World War II. " — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 7, 2013
90% A Place at the Table (2013) " Hunger in America, seen through the eyes of its victims, with an emphasis on children. Sobering documentary addresses a shameful problem." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2013
84% Leviathan (2013) " Experimental documentary about fishing has its defenders, but will seem tedious and incoherent to most." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Fast-moving update of the popular fairytale...a bit moodier and bloodier than some parents might like." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2013
56% Snitch (2013) " Father infiltrates drug cartel to rescue his son from prison in a thoughtful Dwayne Johnson vehicle." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2013
57% Kai Po Che! (2013) " Three friends fight for careers in a rapidly changing India in this smart adaptation of a best-selling novel." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " A disappointment on all levels...marked by deafening shootouts, car chases and explosions." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 14, 2013
46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " Sylvester Stallone plays to his base in a gratifying return to the action genre " — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 4, 2013
41% Parker (2013) " A taut, believable and beautifully played film noir." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 25, 2013
33% Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013) " Scattershot romantic comedy about an arranged marriage between an heiress and a politician's son that will ruin several rural farms." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2013
98% 56 Up (2013) " More reflective than previous entries, 56 UP is also a richer, fuller, more emotional experience" — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 4, 2013
61% Jack Reacher (2012) " A lean, violent thriller with clever, noir-ish plotting. The film should find an appreciative audience of action fans and Tom Cruise junkies." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 21, 2012
51% This is 40 (2012) " The Judd Apatow comedy formula might be wearing a little thin, but he still delivers more laughs than most of his competition." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2012
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " This first installment should draw a large audience; getting it back for rounds two and three will be more difficult." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 14, 2012
33% Deadfall (2012) " A film too full of itself to be bothered with entertaining its customers." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 6, 2012
36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Part bedroom farce and part sordid tell-all, Hyde Park on Hudson never establishes a convincing tone." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2012
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