Dave White

Dave White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0/5 4% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) " Kevin James and Nick Bakay are credited as screenwriters, but that's only because "Taking Naps" and "I Went Out To Get A Sandwich" are not Writer's Guild credits yet. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Apr 17, 2015
0.5/5 25% The Divide (2012) " Whatever edge of fear and tension the movie might have possessed is traded for blistering annoyance as the cast near-cannibalizes one another while screeching at top volume for over 120 minutes. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 98% The Artist (2011) " Maybe this tribute to those early movies will inspire you to go watch something small, square and silent. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3.5/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " It's a feel-bad crime movie all around, one predicated on the fact that crime leaves real victims. Don't let the weapon on the poster fool you. This isn't Taken. It's a dark cellar, and your eyes may need time to adjust. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 6, 2015
3/5 85% John Wick (2014) " Is it necessary? No. Is it fun? Hell yeah. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " It's a slinky black cat of a movie, commanding attention and reeling you in to follow down filthy, dangerous alleys. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " In spite of itself, The Lego Movie is curiously self-correcting and still gets to be all things to almost all people. It's a crowded construction site of hilariously mixed-up everywhatever. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4.5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " It's a movie about fear and grief and the power of familial, sibling love to sort it all out. Weirdly, in movies that are almost always aimed at children, that's a love that rarely gets equal screen time in a romance-obsessed world. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
0/5 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) " Hot cocoa is referenced no fewer than nine times. Cameron talks about the drink as though it were the trump card of his entire argument, as though dropping a microphone. "And COCOA!" " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 22, 2014
4/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " Lawrence's performance roils with stress and fear, as it did in the first two films, and director Francis Lawrence stays with her, up close, from start to finish, visually mirroring the script's examination of Katniss's cult of personality. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Nov 21, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) " It simultaneously questions and reinforces ideas about martyrdom and heroism, and ultimately makes the case for the idea that there never have been any good wars, not even the ones we liked. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " That rare thing in mainstream film: a bold aesthetic move wearing its Dickensian dirtpride like a rusty medal, daring you to suggest it's not as beautiful as it knows itself to be. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3.5/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) " [He] equalizes so much that there's not enough screen to show you all of his equalizing. In his spare moments, he helps the employee softball team stomp their opponents, equalizing them with impeccable sportsmanship at the bottom of the eighth. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
5/5 88% Stray Dogs (2014) " Tsai has created one of his greatest films, full of the fragility, daily humiliation and fear that engulfs the lives of the poor, one that points to the moral requirements of active compassion. It's a masterpiece of the deepest sadness. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 24, 2014
0/5 7% The Identical (2014) " It's a mysterious, hilarious mess, a confusional cry for directions in a Triple Elvis Universe. Buy your ticket now, before it magically disappears from theaters, and feel the brain-breaking power of song. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 9, 2014
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) " Nothing showy or fussy from director Ira Sachs and cinematographer Christos Voudouris, the camera lingers on human details, the goodness and tenderness between these men, with a lot to say about the level of scrutiny gay lives are subjected to routinely. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Aug 24, 2014
1/5 18% Let's Be Cops (2014) " You should probably go to movie jail now, "Let's Be Cops," but it seems like you might not know any better, and there are laws protecting the incapacitated. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
0/5 36% The Giver (2014) " Everybody should just calm down and let Hologram Streep do her job. Dang. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2.5/5 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " This is gentle Hallström's salvageable France, one where understanding, decency, love, and the cooking of really kickass omelettes drives crabby naysayers to tears of joy. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 22% Into The Storm (2014) " As the lone well-developed character, audience sympathy rightly rests with [the tornado's] disaster-based agenda. Inconsequential humans are vacuumed into its maw like bland little meat snacks. They deserve it. They got in the way. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " A non-essential children's film about anthropomorphic animals, where there is no other agenda than to jumpstart a dormant franchise and reestablish a global brand. No second meaning for adults. No complications. It meets the minimum requirements. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 80% Get On Up (2014) " It's difficult to dislike a film that begins with late-model, track-suited James Brown... delivering a monologue on matters of self-determination and the pleasure of bowel movements in the privacy of one's own toilet. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " It taps into what the first three Star Wars films knew and the next three forgot: big heart and a sense of humor are what keep heavy machinery running smoothly. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
0/5 6% Paranoia (2013) " [A] garbage movie. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " At this point in Purge Mythology, it seems a fairly unwinnable situation for most people who aren't already seasoned law enforcement, hardened criminals or Lena Headey. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1/5 17% Sex Tape (2014) " Your itty bitty blip on the XTube radar means about as much to the rest of the population as if you got up at karaoke on a Thursday night in your mid-size city's third most popular venue and sang all the lyrics to "The Humpty Dance" from memory. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) " Full of empathy and fully realized detail, its specificity transforming into universality, an achievement of time and love that's already among the best films about childhood (and parenthood) you'll ever have the pleasure to watch. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " So yes, ape shall not kill ape. But that doesn't mean ape shall not ride on a horse holding a machine gun in each hand and instigating an inter-species world war. We can all be seriously grateful for that kind of serious fun. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2.5/5 23% Tammy (2014) " But journeys of redemption involve contrition: a change of clothes, a shower, ironed hair. And... the moment Tammy renews her commitment to living among other human beings, she becomes quiet and unsure, easily pushed to tears. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 7, 2014
1.5/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Something is freaky with house paint, a guy who talks to lions, toys that operate by themselves, cannibal fish and the music of The Doors. I know I just made it sound kind of weird and cool. It's the opposite of that. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " It gives its lasting power to its young cast and trusts them to do the right thing. Aliens come and go, promises the movie, but the kids will be all right. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jul 3, 2014
5/5 95% Manakamana (2014) " The beauty and rhythms of the fixed camera's highly specific focus builds a hypnotic group narrative of religion's possibility, the ways in which it can bring joy and peace. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2.5/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " AKKKKKKflumpq[oihtnj/jvalj'jinokqrmBUDLIGHTjnvocickjld90g49`p*^*&^&^%jknklmmkzzxzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzYORPYORPYORPYORPYORP " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2.5/5 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " The raucous highlight: a lip-sync video for Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" performed by the women. It drops down into the middle of the film like a grenade that explodes too soon, and it makes everything that comes after... seem like rote tidying up. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 21, 2014
4.5/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " They don't just repeat themselves, they become the idiotic Platonic ideal of repetition. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 15, 2014
4.5/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Waging peace can be every bit as heroic and satisfying as waging war. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 15, 2014
3/5 62% The Sacrament (2014) " Ti Wet takes the retro anxiety of 1978's Jonestown Massacre and slaps on a fresh coat of creepiness. Not that it needed much. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
3/5 49% Maleficent (2014) " Passes all the tests Bechdel could invent short of sending adult Aurora off in the arms of a lesbian wood nymph. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " A delirious descent into blackly funny futility. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
2.5/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Pets and flatters its target audience's mopiest impulses. This is not necessarily a bad thing. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
0.5/5 14% Blended (2014) " Where's the diarrhea? I was led to believe there'd be diarrhea. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " At its heart the X-Men story is a parable about difference, subjugation and redemption, an alternate history of humanity where justice evolves as the oppressed model the decency and responsible use of power they've been denied. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 81% Fed Up (2014) " Fed Up is on to a very important truth: we're all going to die of sugar if we don't start talking about it like the delicious cigarette it is. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted May 15, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " When 2014 Godzilla finally fully emerges from the deep like a gloriously meaty centerfold straight out of Bulk Reptile magazine -- a creation that's part performance capture, part computer stuff, thankfully looking nothing like a CG cartoon -- we cheer. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 15, 2014
0.5/5 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) " Delivered with all the vivid, impeccably detailed digital animation one usually sees in non-Pixar offerings of the late 1990s or daytime TV ads for The General auto insurance. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " The calcification and laziness of the all-dude comedy, as well as the need on the part of studios to reproduce The Hangover franchise at any cost, gets a sneaky kick to the balls here. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Sally Field as Aunt May remains this franchise's secret weapon of crying. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Hucksterism or attractively marketed sincerity, it doesn't really matter. I simply want to believe that this approach to Evangelical filmmaking... could take hold and serve as a model of not-crazy, not-stupid and not-hateful. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2/5 48% Rio 2 (2014) " There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok." " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/5 61% Draft Day (2014) " Reitman makes sure that characters are usually walking somewhere as they speak and that the frame is almost constantly wiping back and forth or split into halves and thirds, like a masculinist Pillow Talk. " ‐ Movies.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
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