Dave Calhoun

Dave Calhoun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% 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 97% 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 37% 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 76% 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 59% Elser (13 Minutes) "An important story, of course, but only mildly engaging as cinema. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 97% 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 No Score Yet 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 76% 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 88% London Road "An exciting, unsettling experience blessed with imagination and compassion. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3/5 71% 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 81% Second Coming "An impressive slice-of-life drama that's tinged with unease and strangeness " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 89% The Assassin "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 78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "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
5/5 100% Son of Saul "An Auschwitz-set drama that's numbing, provocative and impossible to unsee. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 22, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "A loaded dance of desire. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 87% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "A lovely antidote to more souped-up modern animation. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 85% 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 59% 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
5/5 100% 45 Years "It's a film of small moments and tiny gestures that leaves a very, very big impression. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 20, 2015
2/5 35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) "The film is poorly structured, and most of Sudler-Smith's conclusions are trite. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 89% Glassland "This sombre, artful but fatally unfocused Irish drama takes us to some grim places. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 100% Dark Horse (2015) "Just as Dream Alliance never quite escapes his lowly background, so 'Dark Horse' sometimes feels like a small-screen runner trying to jump big-screen fence. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
2/5 73% Altman (2014) "This ho-hum doc about the late, great American filmmaker Robert Altman is a disappointment. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 30, 2015
3/5 37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "The Face of an Angel ties itself up in some strange knots, but Michael Winterbottom conjures up a haunting gothic atmosphere in Siena. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 24, 2015
2/5 45% En chance til "There are some admirable, if hard-to-watch, moments here, but the film's thriller tendencies are as half-cocked as its compassion for the struggles of parenthood. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 17, 2015
5/5 100% Kes (1969) "Kes is one of the most astute, engaged films about education and what it takes for kids to be excited about learning or passionate about anything, really, whether in the classroom or roaming the fields with a feathered friend. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 14, 2015
3/5 100% Elle L'adore "Sandrine Kiberlain shines in this pacy, Paris-set and just-silly-enough thriller. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 9, 2015
4/5 100% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "At the core of this tender-hearted and moving British indie film is a fascinating relationship between a single mum and her autistic teenage son. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/5 60% High Tide "A mature, thoughtful story, grounded in Melanie Walters's intelligent understanding of the woman she plays. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
3/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Silver fox Richard Gere is the magic card up the filmmakers' sleeve for this warm if rambling sequel. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 23, 2015
2/5 84% Chariots of Fire (1981) "Oddly, for a film about triumph over adversity, there's nothing as uplifting as the opening and closing jogs along a windswept beach. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 21, 2015
2 50% Snow in Paradise "A film that leans on more crime-movie clichés than anyone involved would probably admit. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/5 100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Only Aardman could find an irresistible movie in industrial amounts of clay and a story of an amnesiac farmer and his flock at loose in the big city. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 2, 2015
3/5 67% No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers "This fan-made doc about the Welsh slogan rockers is a rough-and-ready DIY affair. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2015
4/5 90% Mommy (2015) "Cinema doesn't come much more exuberant and raw. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 20, 2015
5/5 96% Summer (1999) "What might easily feel loose and inconsequential ends up feeling like sly magic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 22, 2014
2/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) "Burton lets Waltz run wild, sucking the air out of every scene with his hysterics, and the always-endearing Adams is left looking like a rabbit in the headlights. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 22, 2014
3/5 91% Eastern Boys (2015) "Illegal immigration, unequal relationships and gay sex are put under the microscope in this compelling and slyly urgent drama. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2014
4/5 100% Kajaki "Director Paul Katis gives us a sense of the fine line between sanity and madness. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 25, 2014
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) "This first-ever movie take on Peru's furriest export is a cuddly triumph. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 25, 2014
2/5 59% My Old Lady (2014) " It's too twee and theatrical to take seriously. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2014
5/5 100% Playtime (Play Time) (1967) "Jacques Tati's 1967 masterpiece still holds up as a feast of subtle sight gags, playful noise and, above all, visual wonders. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 4, 2014
4/5 80% Sacro GRA "The film's stories have a mysterious, collective power that's undeniable. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 4, 2014
4/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "This is a whale of a movie, grotesque and a little bloated but impossible to ignore. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 4, 2014
5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "A bold, beautiful cosmic adventure story with a touch of the surreal and the dreamlike. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/5 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "This portrait of love and friendship among middle-class teens in São Paulo is sweet and sensitive, even if it has little especially new to say. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 21, 2014
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