Dave White

Dave White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
IFilm , Linoleum Knife , Movies.com
Total Reviews:
2070
Total QuickRatings:
7

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 2070
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " ...promising way more than it can ever hope to deliver in what suddenly seems like a too-short two-and-half-hours." — IFilm
Posted Mar 29, 2013
2.5/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Enjoy the stupid; I kind of did." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 29, 2013
2.5/5 28% Upside Down (2013) " What if I told you that the film also includes scenes of upward urination and consumption of flying pink pancakes? Now will you help it break the $30,000 [box office] mark?" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 25, 2013
0.5/5 38% Admission (2013) " So both Liz Lemon and Tina Fey got their wish. Except Liz's costs you nothing: the Grizz sitcom isn't real or asking for 100 minutes of your life. Fey's wish resulted in this movie, this dull, terrible, lifeless movie. The one where she talks to a cow." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 25, 2013
2.5/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " If nothing else it means, for the moment at least, that our long national Gerard Butler rom-com nightmare is over." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 25, 2013
3.5/5 70% The Croods (2013) " It's the Ice Age that isn't terrible and Cage, as the voice of papa caveman Grug, delivers his most interesting, energized, mainstream performance since... well, since I forget." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 25, 2013
3/5 43% On the Road (2012) " They did what they wanted, even if it wasn't always that much, and they did it stylishly. While on drugs." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
3/5 81% The Impossible (2012) " ...come for the drama, just be ready to leave your nagging questions outside the theater." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
2.5/5 47% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) " ...it's a tourism brochure, a very long, very sparkly infomercial for one-handed pushups..." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) " ...off the rails it flies in a final act that throws everything these characters should know out the window, grabbing at chunks of Silence of the Lambs, Taken, I Spit on Your Grave and anything else it can get its suddenly-dumb little hands on." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
4/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " ... it isn't so much a movie about freedom or rule-breaking as it is about every generation's conformity to overwhelming pressure, about how human behavior is learned from repeated exposure to really dumb, low-level stuff..." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
4.5/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " It's exactly what you expect from Tarantino, so if this movie finds itself challenged in any way, it's in being expected." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3.5/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " Within the first six numbers (in a musical containing 666 of them)... Fantine... has lost her job, her teeth, her hair, her prostitute-trainee badge and her life, but not before she sings the weepiest, most maddeningly catchy Susan Boyle song in the world" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
0.5/5 18% Parental Guidance (2012) " People with brains they can't turn on and off for 90 minute stretches of holiday family togetherness will be driven to take some kind of painkiller before the final credits roll. Everyone else will be fine" — IFilm
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 52% Promised Land (2013) " Its quiet nature may give it longer legs over time, slipping its way into cable viewing, but it'll have to reach way beyond the typically urban Gus Van Sant audience to make the impact it wants." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
4.5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Kathryn Bigelow takes the procedural model and brushes away every unnecessary detail, leaving behind a heavy, blunt object of a film that is also hugely watchable, engrossing and, best of all... highly suspenseful." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
4.5/5 91% Beyond The Hills (2013) " ...quiet, but also quietly devastating, with detours down the roads of intolerance, mercilessness, cold rejection of outsiders' experiences, mystical and subjective interpretation of "signs," overt woman-on-woman misogyny and brutally strict penance..." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " Do not try to fight off the running "this is the City of Angels" commentary; you will lose. Here, the good guys win, the bad guys earn their comeuppance, the dames look pretty and the dopey dialogue shoves a grapefruit in your face and shuts you up." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 11, 2013
0.5/5 10% A Haunted House (2013) " I thought coming down with the flu would be the worst thing to happen to me this week. But that was a few days ago when I was still sweating it out in bed and coughing up my lungs... before my immune system was further compromised by A Haunted House." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 11, 2013
3.5/5 65% Mama (2013) " [Andy Muschietti, Neil Cross, Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro] have an intuitive understanding of internalized chaos... and, best of all, the pleasures of a really cool, skinny-limbed death-entity living in the closet." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 11, 2013
3/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) knows how to fill up the screen, surround his megastar with economy-sized murders, car chases, billowing blood-clouds and goofiness." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 11, 2013
1.5/5 28% Broken City (2013) " Welcome to the broken city... where honorable anti-heroes with dark pasts can get double-crossed and mixed up with good guys who're really bad guys... where doing the right thing will put you IN TOO DEEP. It's a drag to be here." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 11, 2013
2.5/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) " To fully enjoy yourself from start to finish, it will help if you've got the sense of humor of a middle-school-aged sociopath... For the rest of you, I suggest eventually watching it on your phone." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 9, 2013
2.5/5 61% John Dies at the End (2013) " I'm not saying this film will make more sense if you're high. But it will make more sense if you're high." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 9, 2013
1.5 41% Parker (2013) " ...to see [Lopez] wasted here, forced to behave girlishly and neurotically and eventually become a hostage, is insulting. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 9, 2013
1.5/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " ...feels like a coven of people in offices visited the set, were shown the mocked-up candy house and then decided to gut the whole thing and make it safe for theatrical and television sales to other countries where there's lots of censorship." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 9, 2013
4/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " ...smart, funny, knowing remix of zombie tropes, post-Twilight self-awareness, and youthful yearning for a vague past where, clearly, everything was better. It's a disarming jolt of February awesomeness and the only Valentine's Day movie you need to see." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 9, 2013
1/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " What's it about? Some bad guys. And some other bad guys. And some badder guys. And bullets to the head, as though through repetition of the title in action we're meant to finally understand the platonic ideal of how to murder a person with a gun." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
3.5/5 69% Stoker (2013) " The sometimes maddening action/inaction takes its time and keeps you wondering who's going to come out alive at the end of it all, even though you suspect nobody's walking away from this creepshow happily." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
0.5/5 19% The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) " Much like Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel Beloved, this horror film explores the legacy of slavery and -- just kidding. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
2.5/5 15% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013) " It's a nearly perfect apology for the existence of Sheen2013, packaging him as a man out of time, born too late to be the kind of louche, decadent figure he'd easily get away with being 40 years ago." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
1.5/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " ...[McCarthy] goes for it Bugs-Bunny-meets-the-Roadrunner-meets-all-three-Stooges-style. It's just that the movie she's single-handedly trying to save isn't worth her effort." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/5 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " ...a last moment burst of energy... promises another sequel, one whose title will most likely contain the words lasty-last-last. If we're lucky." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2/5 25% Phantom (2013) " Seriously, where's that giant octopus when you need him?" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3.5/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " [Raimi's] Oz isn't a hard, sophisticated place for wisecracking adults, it's a land of clever, inventive goodness..." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2/5 36% The ABCs of Death (2013) " ...go straight to F Is for Fart from horror/porn director Noboru Iguchi and enjoy -- if enjoy is the right word to use -- the sight of a Japanese schoolgirl obsessed with her pretty young teacher's gas ("So stinky!" she coos. Seriously.)" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
0/5 14% Spiders (2013) " It was directed by Tibor Takacs. Oh, you don't know him? Well then you didn't watch his earlier stab at cinema, Mansquito, which is the greatest TV movie of all time." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
3.5/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " ...much weirder, cooler and knowing, more in league with something like The Perks of Being a Wallflower than anything Stephenie Meyer will ever create. It doesn't aim higher; it aims in several competing, uncharted directions." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
2/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) " ...my movie-cry meter is more often pushed into the red by war horses and estranged mixed martial arts brothers battling each other in common resentment of an alcoholic Nick Nolte than it is by revelatory love letters. Your mileage will vary. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
1.5/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " If only the people in charge had simply not involved Willis in it, not decided to call it a Die Hard movie, not set up my hopes for something more than gut-level, oomph-ish satisfaction, I wouldn't have felt so empty and disappointed when it was over." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
0.5/5 32% Escape From Planet Earth (2013) " [The aliens] find 7-11s hypnotically beautiful and learn to love Slurpees. There are several scenes involving Slurpees." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
3/5 56% Snitch (2013) " During the 95 minutes of undemanding viewing you'll spend with this film on an upcoming Saturday night, you'll easily pretend that the lone "good guy with a gun" is a thing that can actually combat evil..." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
2.5/5 72% Roadie (2012) " Eldard makes you feel for this broken-down rock and roll creep. That feeling might be that he needs a good slap in the face, but Eldard doesn't want to be loved here and he doesn't flinch in the process." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 5, 2013
3/5 39% Dark Skies (2013) " ...now more than ever, terror begins at home -- especially when the evil forces are ruining expensive cuts of meat and overturning gallon jugs of milk onto the floor." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 5, 2013
1.5/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " A corporate product drained of personality, one where you can practically hear studio notes like "MAKE THE GIANTS FARTIER!" shouted from the sidelines, a charmless theme park ride that substitutes loudness for joy." — IFilm
Posted Mar 5, 2013
4/5 74% Norwegian Wood (2012) " Director Tran Anh Hung would much rather show than tell but he never wants to brag about what he's showing." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 4, 2013
4.5/5 81% Like Someone in Love (2013) " Ambiguity haters, take note: you will not find the easy answers you're looking for with Abbas Kiarostami." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 4, 2013
2.5/5 28% 21 And Over (2013) " It lives comfortably inside the warm embrace of the unquestioned privilege its creators thoughtlessly provide. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 4, 2013
4/5 83% Side Effects (2013) " As surprises and weirdnesses and lurid plot points create a landscape of miniature explosions, Soderbergh retains control over the simultaneously bleak, moody, goofy, serious and un-serious momentum." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
0.5/5 33% Won't Back Down (2012) Movies.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2.5/5 42% Step Up Revolution (2012) Movies.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
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