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Dave Calhoun

Dave Calhoun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Dave Calhoun's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald, Time Out, Time Out Sydney

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans And The Last Nazi War Crime "A nostalgic reminder of the power of old-school, shoe-leather journalism. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 19, 2016
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "The fact that Dusty is actually a bit of a sad sack is something a smarter movie could have developed. But director Sean Anders's film tells a basic story in which strutting males repeatedly lock horns to varying degrees of comic effect. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 59% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) "Even if you can't stand the sight of this greasy Jesus, you might warm to the tub-thumping political doc he's made with director Michael Winterbottom. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 8, 2015
4/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "No, it's not a happy tale. But what survives from 'Birdman' is a compelling, forward-moving, simple approach to storytelling that grips us through stretches of silence and misery. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/5 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Can we believe that police officers would let a psychopathic rapist and murderer go free in the name of fighting homegrown terrorism? As an allegory for human-rights abuses during the War on Terror, it's a non-starter. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2015
4/5 62% Legend (2015) "In what is surely his finest hour to date, Tom Hardy plays both brothers. Much more than a gimmick, it's like watching one side of a mind wrestle with the other -- literally, in one explosive, fun-to-unpack fight scene. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/5 100% Radiator (2015) "Some of the acting is awkward, but this is a moving story made with compassion. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/5 11% Fathers And Daughters "Russell Crowe as a troubled Pulitzer Prize-winning author is just one of a long list of unconvincing things about this corny, old-fashioned drama. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 10, 2015
4/5 92% The Fear Of 13 "This gripping documentary reels you in, closer and closer, finally playing its hand in the closing moments. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 10, 2015
3/5 33% Kill Your Friends "Fitfully amusing but too tired to convince. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "An energetic doc about Essex's manky Mockney messiah. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 20, 2015
3/5 92% Censored Voices (2015) "A distinctly human, ground-level view of conflict. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/5 92% The Lobster (2016) "This is cinema in quotemarks, tongue-in-cheek storytelling that uses absurdity to hold a mirror to how we live and love. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 13, 2015
4/5 64% The Program (2016) "Foster does great work with rich ingredients, making the most of every eerie smirk and glance. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 13, 2015
4/5 86% By Our Selves "Mysterious and melancholic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 29, 2015
4/5 26% Pan (2015) "Wright throws a lot of ideas at Pan, and not all of them stick, but it makes for a refreshingly imaginative experience, and one not afraid of inspiring a little fear in younger audiences alongside the scattergun wonder. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/5 73% Youth (2015) "It diverts more than it delights. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 60% Life (2015) "Ultimately Luke Davies's script, for all its warm observations on the man behind the myth... feels like a footnote to a footnote in our cultural history. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 85% A Bigger Splash (2016) "This is often a seriously fun film with a shadier side that's ripe for unpicking when the curtain drops. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2015
5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "It's what you imagine might have happened if Charlie Kaufman had got his hands on Up in the Air or Lost in Translation. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2015
2/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "The film is so tasteful that you might barely realise the story involves a man having his penis surgically removed at a time when such a thing was barely known or possible. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2015
3/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Johnny Depp is more engaging than he's been in years, even if his performance can feel a little restricted and one-note. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2015
3/5 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "A humane and uncompromising portrait of one boy's experience as a child soldier in an unnamed African country. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "It's that all-too-rare beast: a movie that's both important and engrossing. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 72% Everest (2015) "Its screenwriters ... have Gladiator and 127 Hours to their names, and Everest combines the muscular, sometimes sentimental force of the former with the sense of physical endurance that made the latter so successful. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 2, 2015
4/5 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "Anna Muylaert's observations on family relations and invisible-but-firm class barriers are always acute, even if she ultimately mines them for hope rather than horror. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) " U.N.C.L.E. has enough style and smarts to make it an amusingly louche summer movie: a cultivated mix of action and wit, suits and cities. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 11, 2015
4/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "The man who emerged as a robust but sensitive star in the 1950s offers much frank introspection, some of it no doubt inspired by the late-life family tragedies with which Riley bookends his film. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "The energy levels are low, not helped in the early stages by the film being anchored by Phoenix's mumbling, laconic mess. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 21, 2015
4/5 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "An unusual story, vividly and intelligently told, and one that leaves you with a stirring sense of joy, injustice and hope. If this truly is the end for Loach, he'll be missed. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 60% Elser (13 Minutes) "An important story, of course, but only mildly engaging as cinema. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 96% Amy (2015) "Anyone with a beating heart will be forgiven for allowing it to break during this unflinching and thoughtful account of the life and death of the soul singer. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/5 100% Blood Cells (2015) "The sensitive, inquiring photography is by far this British indie's strongest selling point. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 22, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "At times, you ache to put the brakes on the chaos, but still Pixar manages to do what it does best, turning the everyday rough and smooth of childhood experience into a thoughtful, inventive adventure. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) "Has a shaky, peculiarly British charm that still makes it irresistible. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "The misplaced screwball energy is wearying. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 80% Love at First Fight (2015) "Director Thomas Cailley conjures up a vivid, unusual world, offering a playful reversal of usual gender roles. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2015
5/5 71% London Road "An exciting, unsettling experience blessed with imagination and compassion. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3/5 75% Gascoigne "There's more than one elephant crammed into the room during this sympathetic but insufficient footballing portrait. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 82% Second Coming (2016) "An impressive slice-of-life drama that's tinged with unease and strangeness " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 77% The Assassin (2015) "If The Assassin is sometimes agonisingly slow, it's also agonisingly well-crafted, and it's an agony that regularly tips into ecstasy as Hou allows us to be lost in the period, people and places he offers us. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 79% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "The sheer, obstinate oddness of 'Tale of Tales' sends crowd-pleasers like 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Hobbit' scuttling into the shadows. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 22, 2015
5/5 95% Son of Saul (2015) "An Auschwitz-set drama that's numbing, provocative and impossible to unsee. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 22, 2015
5/5 93% Carol (2015) "A loaded dance of desire. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 70% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "A lovely antidote to more souped-up modern animation. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 88% The Tribe (2015) "Beyond the film-stealing, hypnotic use of sign-language, what we get is a bleak vision of a society gone to pot. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 11, 2015
3/5 52% Saint Laurent (2015) "It doesn't help that the characterizations, even of Saint Laurent himself, are often as thin as his models: Women, including Léa Seydoux as muse and friend Loulou, get especially short shrift. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 61% The Little Death (2015) "There are moments of bad taste black comic brilliance in this feature debut. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "This slapdash but endearing doc about the rise, fall and resurrection of '80s pop outfit Spandau Ballet is an inside job, packed with strong archive footage yet lacking anything you'd call truly incisive. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 1, 2015
5/5 96% 45 Years (2015) "It's a film of small moments and tiny gestures that leaves a very, very big impression. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 20, 2015
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