David Ansen

David Ansen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Publications:
Newsweek
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
454

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 454
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
98% Let the Right One In (2008) " A vampire movie like no other." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 23, 2008
63% Changeling (2008) " Eastwood tells his haunting, sorrowful saga with such a sure, steady hand, only a very hardened cynic could fail to be moved." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 20, 2008
85% JFK (1991) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
79% Quick Change (1990) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
77% The Company of Wolves (1984) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
98% The Player (1992) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
22% Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
91% Malcolm X (1992) " Lee and company have performed a powerful service: they have brought Malcolm X very much to life again, both as man and myth." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
61% Interview with the Vampire (1994) " It's about seduction, and either you succumb to its inky entrapments or you resist. When its mojo was working, I was happy to be had." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
31% Hook (1991) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
63% The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) " Peyton plays upon Claire's deepest anxieties -- her sexual insecurity, her fear of child molesters -- to vicious effect. Hanson and Silver manipulate our anxieties no less adeptly, but a good deal more playfully." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
61% Wolf (1994) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
86% Daddy Nostalgia (1990) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
100% Husbands and Wives (1992) " It doesn't suffer from the compulsive tidiness of some of Allen's later movies -- the juices are flowing, the hysteria is closer to the surface -- and in this looser, more volatile atmosphere his extraordinary cast gets to soar." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
89% Hair (1979) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
94% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) " This is the grandest guignol Hollywood has produced in years." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
23% Dying Young (1991) " A movie like this has only one not-so-noble reason to exist: to make us sob. And it just doesn't deliver the goods." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
15% Head in the Clouds (2004) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
64% Always (1989) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
91% Barton Fink (1991) " Again the Coens take familiar movie tropes and twist them into something new. This may be their most haunting movie." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
42% M. Butterfly (1993) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
96% The Hunt for Red October (1990) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
35% Rising Sun (1993) " As the plot grows more intricate, strangely the tension dissipates, until finally the movie just seems to run out of breath." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
50% Far and Away (1992) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
95% The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù) (2003) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
64% Wild At Heart (1990) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
81% My Own Private Idaho (1991) " My Own Private Idaho is a far cry from seamless, but I would gladly trade a dozen well-made studio movies for one of its vital parts." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
53% The Loved One (1965) Newsweek
Posted Oct 18, 2008
59% W. (2008) " W. might have had some impact had it been made four years ago. But it's both too late and too early for a movie about our sitting president." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 16, 2008
85% Rachel Getting Married (2008) " Rachel Getting Married takes a familiar subject -- the raw nerves of American family life with -- and draws fresh blood." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 6, 2008
74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " [Director] Sollett is able to take familiar teen tropes and transform them into low-key magic." — Newsweek
Posted Oct 2, 2008
53% The Mothman Prophecies (2002) " Pellington knows, as did the 1940s master of horror Val Lewton, that what you don't see can raise far more goose bumps than what you do." — Newsweek
Posted Sep 29, 2008
88% The Little Princess (1939) Newsweek
Posted Sep 29, 2008
86% Gosford Park (2001) Newsweek
Posted Sep 29, 2008
61% The Duchess (2008) " It's elegantly mounted and never dull -- and always easy on the eyes." — Newsweek
Posted Sep 22, 2008
98% The Wrestler (2008) " To say this is a great comeback for an actor whose talent was exceeded only by his self-destructiveness is obvious." — Newsweek
Posted Sep 17, 2008
78% Burn After Reading (2008) " Burn After Reading is a blackly comic illustration of Murphy's Law, set in the Washington world of CIA espionage, and populated with a cast of delusional dunces who are a wonder to behold." — Newsweek
Posted Sep 8, 2008
93% Sweetie (1989) Newsweek
Posted Sep 8, 2008
95% Stranger Than Paradise (1984) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) " Director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's movie knows what it wants, what its limits are, and delivers its delights accordingly." — Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
91% Y Tu Mamá También (2001) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
94% American Splendor (2003) " A glorious rebuke to all this summer's recycled, effects-ridden, laboriously "fun" Hollywood disappointments piled along the wayside like so many crashed cars." — Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
100% Raining Stones (1993) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
100% Toy Story (1995) " A winning animated feature that has something for everyone on the age spectrum." — Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
98% Vertigo (1958) " Why is this movie Hitchcock's masterpiece? Because no movie plunges us more deeply into the dizzying heart of erotic obsession." — Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
52% Titan A.E. (2000) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
88% Freaky Friday (2003) " Maybe it's only adults who'll get teary-eyed -- kids just wanna have fun. And they will." — Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) " Nair's stereotype-shattering movie -- like the polymorphous culture it illuminates -- borrows from Bollywood, Hollywood and cinema verite, and comes up with something exuberantly its own." — Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
63% We Were Soldiers (2002) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
93% Paragraph 175 (2000) Newsweek
Posted Aug 18, 2008
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