David Edelstein

David Edelstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

David Edelstein's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1522
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
12% Mortdecai (2015) "Every time Depp gave a phlegmy little stammer and jauntily uttered lines like, "I say, old bean," I wanted to bop him on the same with a rotten tangerine. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 23, 2015
76% Match (2015) "The stereotypical fruitiness burns off in the course of the film's revelations, exposing a hoarse, broken, lonely man, and Stewart hits notes of grief I've never heard from him before. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 22, 2015
52% The Humbling (2015) "Pacino in low doses can be fulsome, and this is 10,000 cc's of super-concentrated Al ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 22, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "Mann would rather be coasting the canals or stewing over crime scenes. The definiteness of computers seems to stymie him. For all his digital resources, his existentialism is analog. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 16, 2015
84% Predestination (2015) "This is a deeply solipsistic movie, but how deep is something you'll need to find out for yourself. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 9, 2015
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Director Marsh is a gifted documentarian, but at this point, his dramatic technique is too shallow to get inside his characters' heads. " ‐ Vulture
Posted Jan 5, 2015
73% Oculus (2014) "What's missing? A sense of the ineffable. " ‐ Vulture
Posted Jan 5, 2015
89% The Drop (2014) "As a vehicle for those two actors, The Drop is gangbusters. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 5, 2015
94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Love Is Strange is drab-looking and has its longueurs, but it's emotionally very full. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 4, 2015
98% The Babadook (2014) "In the running with Boyhood as my favorite movie of 2014 is another work that turns on the challenges of parenting. This one is a tad more insane. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 3, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) "We can quibble with small stuff in Boyhood. Supporting performances are variable, the sister drops out as a dramatic character ... I could go on. But the cumulative power is tremendous. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 2, 2015
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "It holds you with its gravity and forces your respect. It's also talky, repetitive, thesis-driven, and often strangled by its own solemnity. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 31, 2014
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Adams is lovely and tremulous, but Big Eyes would be even better if Waltz was in the same key. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 29, 2014
52% The Interview (2014) "It's certainly smutty-and infantile. Maybe half the jokes miss. But it is a truly savage work. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 26, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie gets the dirty/ennobling job done. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 24, 2014
27% Annie (2014) "In all the ways that matter it's a missed opportunity to take a flawed musical and transform it into a powerful new myth with a particular African-American slant. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 19, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) "Corden is a wonderfully funny, self-effacing bloke - I'm thrilled at the prospect of seeing him nightly, hosting his own show after Colbert. Maybe he'll have Emily Blunt as a guest. It's her movie. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 19, 2014
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "With his incomparable Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh continues to make other directors look simpleminded. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 19, 2014
90% Wild (2014) "Witherspoon's edginess makes her easy-and fun-to read; her face registers every bump on the path. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 3, 2014
89% The Imitation Game (2014) "Cumberbatch is the one freaky touch in an otherwise conventional movie, but the conventions in this case work handsomely. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 25, 2014
88% Happy Valley (2014) "Here it is, folks, in your face. Will you look or return to your own private Happy Valley? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 21, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Lawrence's instincts are so smart that she never goes even a shade overboard. She's a hell of an actress. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 17, 2014
29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "I reckon four out of every five jokes played to silence at the preview screening. If Dumb and Dumber To were a live comedian, he'd have said, "Is this an audience or an oil painting?" He'd have left the stage in tears. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 14, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "The movie's take at times is fascinating. But it's basically one long, sick joke played at half speed. It's a ponderous, sick joke. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 14, 2014
77% Rosewater (2014) "In outline, Rosewater sounds earnest, one-note, relentless - something you'd watch out of a sense of duty. But it turns out to be a sly, layered work, charged with dark wit along with horror. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 11, 2014
51% Low Down (2014) "Low Down is rich in vivid characters. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 10, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "The mix of wonky physics, mysticism, and genetically modified corn is so clunky it's ... fabulous. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 3, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "After a few minutes you know everything about Louis you're going to know; the only surprise in Nightcrawler is the level of grotesqueness it achieves. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 31, 2014
92% Force Majeure (2014) "It is a film that makes your murmur in amazement as you watch and then brood on the dangerous corners in all our lives. It's a quiet avalanche. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 24, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) "You should see this movie if you're na├»ve enough to think you have a right to privacy. But don't buy your ticket online or with a credit card. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 21, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "A central figure who's all bad is even more boring than one who's all good. He has no dramatic stature. He's a case study. The audience should be paid to listen up. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 17, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Though much of Fury crumbles in the mind, the power of its best moments lingers ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 17, 2014
92% Birdman (2014) "How can you not be in awe of the sheer physical achievement, of the intricate choreography of the actors and the camera, of the gung ho performances? When it ends you go, "Whew!" It's a triumph of vacuous virtuosity. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 14, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) "This is not by any means a bad movie. The script has its bright patches, the setting is picturesque, and the cast is full of actors you'll want to see. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 10, 2014
94% Whiplash (2014) "The title Whiplash is dead-on. That's what it is; that's what it gives you. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 10, 2014
77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Kill the Messenger made me so angry over the apparent injustice done to its journalist hero, Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), that I found it hard to remain in my seat. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 9, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "It's actually less coherent than Pynchon, no small feat. It's not shallow, though. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 7, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) "When was the last time you saw a lone hero stride toward the climactic killing ground in slow motion? Yesterday? An hour ago? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 26, 2014
92% Pride (2014) "If Pride were a politician, you'd want to vote for it, march for it, and sign up to make calls for it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 26, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) "The movie is phenomenally gripping-although it does leave you queasy, uncertain what to take away on the subject of men, women, marriage, and the possibility of intimacy from the example of such prodigiously messed-up people. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2014
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "It's clear from the sunless palette and the measured, one-thing-after-another pacing that Frank loves Block's work, and that goes a long way. The performances go a long way, too. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Somewhere in this mess, there might be a very good movie. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2014
81% Tracks (2014) "In the end, the point of this ridiculous, arduous, oft-interrupted odyssey turns out to be elusive-and is all the richer for it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 17, 2014
87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "The film is a mite tidy in that Sundance Workshop way, but it's very enjoyable, and Johnson has a deft touch with actors. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 12, 2014
71% Memphis (2014) "The film is less than 80 minutes and if you cut the shots that go on too long it would be less than an hour. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 10, 2014
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "In sum, Last Days is the best kind of doc - it ties you up in knots. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 5, 2014
89% Wetlands (2014) "Women deserve their own gross-out movies, and, in Wetlands, the punk force is strong. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 5, 2014
29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "The film is too wan and distanced to sweep you up, but it holds you, and it doesn't - unlike most Hollywood biopics - leave you feeling as if you need a shower. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 29, 2014
99% Starred Up (2014) "Starred Up is an edgy, teeming thriller, brilliantly disorienting, making strange a world we thought we knew, at least from other movies. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 29, 2014
75% Daisies (2012) "Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen, including scenes in which the scissors-happy hedonists shred not only objects and each other but the movie itself. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 26, 2014
7% Are You Here (2014) "It's funny, clunky, earnest, and barely credible, but it's all of a piece. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 22, 2014
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