Dave White

Dave White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
IFilm , Linoleum Knife , Movies.com
Total Reviews:
2049
Total QuickRatings:
7

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 49% 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 47% 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 62% 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
3/5 83% Joe (2014) " ...when Cage's two selves collide you wind up with performances like his unjustly overlooked brilliance in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, or, if he takes it down a few hundred notches, in something like Joe." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
4/5 87% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " [Their] deadpan joy is infectious, even when they're contemplating suicide, making them the best additions to the blood-freak hall of fame since The Lost Boys, Grace Jones in Vamp and George Hamilton in Love At First Bite." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3.5/5 71% Oculus (2014) " What's real and what's not? Which memories are reliable and which aren't? And which piece of furniture in your parents' home is truly to blame? Figure that out because you're probably going to have to kill it or suffer more consequences in the sequel" — Movies.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
4/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " If you want to try to sift through the post-coital rubble to make your own moral that's your privilege, and maybe -- von Trier seems to suggest -- also your problem." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Machinery collides, mega-fighting transpires, exciting car chases and even more exuberant car crashes aim right for your face. It's loud and, lucky you, designed for maximum impact (well, a PG-13 suggestion of impact, anyway; this isn't The Raid 2)." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " The fight scenes are gory and glorious, exhausting and overwhelming, an endless array of ways to kill. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 29, 2014
1.5 22% Sabotage (2014) " Schwarzenegger has checked out. He's an immovable object in a film that struggles and fails to find the energy that will carry him along. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 29, 2014
3/5 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " ...should be shown to every McDonalds and WalMart employee immediately." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 29, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Aronofsky is absolutely filling in blanks here, huge spaces, in fact... and as the movie rumbles toward its visionary, off-book climax, it becomes a multi-message mess, intentionally so." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 29, 2014
13% God's Not Dead (2014) " It's not just bad filmmaking; it's bad Christianity." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Mar 26, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " This is not a misfire. Not even close. It's just not going to provide the thrill of long-awaited reunion that arrived with 2011's Jason Segel-powered The Muppets." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2.5 40% Divergent (2014) " If anything's going to keep this color-by-numbers franchise afloat for that long it'll be Woodley. Her story arc may mirror that of young special heroines that came before her, but she's the most unassuming and relatable of the lot." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/5 22% Son Of God (2014) " Diogo Morgado, the Portuguese actor in the lead (yes, another Euro-Jesus) has been directed to a performance that resembles little more than a kind of strange, smug hippie, the blissed-out organic market employee talking down to you about hemp milk. " — Movies.com
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 59% Non-Stop (2014) " There are no distractions in a Liam Neeson Is Going To Kill You movie. If you are a kidnapper, hijacker, terrorist, sex trafficker or murderer, you are going to be killed by Liam Neeson (exception: you are a wolf)." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Stylistically it's a serious about-face from director J. C. Chandor, whose excellent debut feature Margin Call was stuffed with actors as Wall Street types talking a mile a minute." — Movies.com
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/5 42% Oldboy (2013) " It's Oldboy, but different. And that'll be enough for some. Unless it's not." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " All the performances are dryly on point." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " What else are you going to do, nap? Well, this is just like that, only with pictures." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/5 69% About Time (2013) " As long as [Curtis] doesn't make any more films about radio stations on boats then he and I are going to get along fine until one of us dies" — Movies.com
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " The performances are physically demanding and mostly sensitive when they could have been ham-filled and dunked in awards-grubbing vanity." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 4, 2013
1.5/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " Better luck next time, message-poultry and talking space eggs (please, whatever deity controls turkey representation in pop culture, let there not be a next time)." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 4, 2013
4/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Ender's Game can't keep itself from rational thought, which is always gray. It weighs facts against feelings. It's reluctant to slaughter a perceived enemy. And that's the part of his creation that Card will never be able to dismantle. " — Movies.com
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " This needed to be a 10-hour miniseries on HBO, there's that much ground to cover." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 49% Carrie (2013) " It's lifeless, dull, sanded-down and expected, another unsurprising, irrelevant product for the movie-watching market to regard with curiosity and, eventually, deirision after it vacuums up all that opening weekend teen-cash. " — Movies.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
92% A Touch of Sin (2013) " In [Jia's] sorrowful vision of Life Right Now, everything on screen follows the jagged line of trickle-down cruelty, one where the bottom isn't the bottom at all. " — Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " The wordplay zips back and forth, never stooping to smarmy innuendo. It's the kind of clever that parents will enjoy as their little ones focus on the brightly colored, energetic "foodimals," friends they'd never think of devouring." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Dull where it should be demented and reluctant when it should be raw." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 12, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Paul Greengrass isn't much of a jingoist. He doesn't leave room for fist-pumping revenge-applause." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 12, 2013
2.5/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " JGL. DTF. Sorta." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity is 90 relentlessly frightening, unexpectedly moving minutes. It'll leave you shaking." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " [Gandolfini and Dreyfuss] seem to truly enjoy one another's company and it makes us root for them while reminding us how sad it is the movies have lost him." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 24, 2013
0.5/5 6% Battle of the Year (2013) " Introduce female choreographer. Explore misogyny for 15 seconds. Become uncomfortable with ideas. Disappear female choreographer." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3/5 89% Rush (2013) " [Ron Howard] displays an enthusiasm and love for the subject that hasn't been part of his filmmaking style for a long, long time." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " ...its cast is uniformly impressive, especially the mute, disturbed Dano and the glum "bad cop" Gyllenhaal, who effectively turns down the handsome and owns the film with his gaunt, haunted stare." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 24, 2013
2.5/5 29% The Family (2013) " [De Niro]'s been down this road so many times now it's a wonder he isn't hiring himself out for lucrative guest spots doing stand-up for rich children at Goodfellas-themed Chuck E. Cheese birthday parties." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 83% Blue Caprice (2013) " Some of the most harrowing conversations take place in supermarkets, over tables in diners, in the bright light of day. "We're invisible," says Washington at one point. And that is the point, or at least one of them." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3.5/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " If Insidious felt like half a movie to you, too, here's the rest of what you were looking for." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 12, 2013
4.5/5 75% The Grandmaster (2013) " Wong Kar Wai has something slow, lush and precise in mind for this story of Ip Man (Tony Leung), the legendary martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee. He offers a chance to dream in kung fu." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 34% Passion (2013) " It feels like a reunion with a weird old friend, the kind who's obsessed with the kinkier side of Alfred Hitchcock, Emmanuelle movies, sensual body lotions and smooth jazz sax solos." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
0/5 2% Getaway (2013) " You expect [Gomez] to hold up her fingers on both hands and shout, "I'M THIS MANY!"" — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/5 62% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " One Direction: This Is Us... doesn't bother with bummers, even small ones. Fame, according to this movie, is a journey to the center of radness. " — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2/5 35% Salinger (2013) " Organized like a cheap reality show that excitedly rips the lid off of the mysteries of ancient alien civilizations..." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
1/5 58% Riddick (2013) " Ignore the parts that trouble you and there are plenty of nonsensical sci-fi moments of idiotic monster bliss to lull you into a B-movie stupor." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
0.5/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " "Hey, remember 20 minutes ago when we were at K-Mart and all that stuff we saw and did there?" " — Movies.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3.5/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " It won't steal any real estate in your heart still occupied by Gamera, Ultra-Man or those weird times when Godzilla battled King Kong or his own mecha-doppelganger, but it can stand proudly next to them and belch nuclear fire all day long." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) Movies.com
Posted Jul 4, 2013
3/5 63% Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) Movies.com
Posted Jul 4, 2013
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