Dave White

Dave White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
IFilm , Linoleum Knife , Movies.com
Total Reviews:
2081
Total QuickRatings:
7

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 96% 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 20% 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 32% 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 65% 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 20% 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 20% 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 78% 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 92% 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 5% 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 18% 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 99% 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 24% 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 49% 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
5/5 100% 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 25% 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 84% 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 63% 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 48% 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% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " A delirious descent into blackly funny futility." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
2.5/5 80% 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 82% 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 73% 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 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 86% 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 85% 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 74% 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 60% 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 79% 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 20% 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
17% 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 41% 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 21% 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 60% 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
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