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David Edelstein

David Edelstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Pity the fool who doesn't respond to its lyricism and to the depth of emotion under those Rod Serling cadences. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 21, 2015
92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Fukunaga's hurtling camera and taut cutting keep Beasts of No Nation only just this side of hallucinatory, and Elba is the kind of titanic actor to kick it to a near-mythic level. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2015
62% Truth (2015) "On its own terms, Truth works fine. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2015
89% Experimenter (2015) "The word reflective suggests a slowdown or cessation of action proper, but Experimenter is busily, thrillingly reflective. Its artificiality makes it seem even more alive, more in the present tense. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 12, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Sober but stirring ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 4, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "Cynical as I am about how monster-budget blockbusters have come to dominate the studio mind-set, I can't imagine anyone not liking this one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 2, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "By some standards, this isn't much of a movie. But it is a hell of a monument. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 1, 2015
69% The Keeping Room (2015) "The Keeping Room is yet another powerful, post-apocalyptic survivalist drama about man's inhumanity to man -- in this case, woman. The difference is that it's set in the past and is more or less historically accurate. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 28, 2015
92% 99 Homes (2015) "99 Homes is the fifth and most sensational feature by Ramin Bahrani's, a slam-bang morality play in the Wall Street mode set closer to home. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2015
92% 99 Homes (2015) "99 Homes builds to a predictable but smashingly effective climax. Bahrani makes you understand how this poisonous financial ecosystem thrives. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 25, 2015
34% The Green Inferno (2015) "The point is to feel something visceral, extreme. Eli Roth is extremely extreme. My head is off to him. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "The suspense of Pawn Sacrifice is getting Fischer sane enough so that he can sit down across from his opponent and focus. We end up as impatient as those poor souls sitting in Reykjav√≠k, looking at our watches. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 20, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "Denis Villeneuve's film turns out to be a stupendously unnerving descent into moral chaos, our presumed action hero Alice in Cartel-land. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 20, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "It's as if the spirit of a psychopath like Bulger resists the camera. Or maybe the movie isn't imaginative enough to penetrate his shell. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 18, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) "An unoriginal faux-doc horror picture that actually works like a demonic charm. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 11, 2015
63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Sleeping With Other People is a rare American non-homogenized rom-com, and it's delightful even when you're not sure what you're watching. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 11, 2015
78% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "Moverman is attempting something hugely ambitious with Time Out of Mind: a socially conscious, existential-displacement art movie. I think it would have worked better with a little less rigor and a little more intimacy. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 9, 2015
76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Little here is new, but the archival footage is well chosen, the interviewees are illuminating, and Gibney, as usual, potently synthesizes what's out there. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 4, 2015
79% Z For Zachariah (2015) "Although the movie stops at the book's two-thirds mark, the abrupt ending is a killer. It creeped me out and then laid me out. For days I couldn't get out of my head the way it wreaked havoc on my sympathies. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 28, 2015
43% American Ultra (2015) "The movie evaporates in the mind, but Stewart and Eisenberg have real movie-star chemistry. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 21, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) "Though it's loaded with laugh lines, Grandma is saturated in melancholy and an irreversible sense of loss. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 21, 2015
89% Meru (2015) "The movie is a packed 90 minutes and the familiar critical superlatives don't capture it. Just go to Meru. The movie, I mean, not the climb. It's a peak experience. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 21, 2015
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton aims to cross cultures and sanctify the wisdom of the street-to make a universal underdog story. It succeeds on a visceral level. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It's breezy and elegant - so breezily elegant it can make you laugh out loud from frame to frame. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2015
86% Fort Tilden (2015) "The movie is broad and mean and for a while very funny, but even when it goes sour - when the world slaps them in the face for their sins - it doesn't lose its momentum. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Ricki and the Flash swerves near stereotypes and swerves away at every turn. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Ponsoldt and Margulies have squeezed every last drop of subtext out of the material, and at times the movie's small canvas feels momentous. They've found the inner tensions in people's presentations of themselves in a way that's positively Wallace-like. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 31, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation doesn't have the nonsensical lyricism of Brad Bird's stupendous Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but it's still pretty good. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 30, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Stevan Riley's Listen to Me Marlon is the greatest, most searching documentary of an actor ever put on film, and it's no coincidence that it's about film's greatest and most searching actor. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 29, 2015
61% Southpaw (2015) "I veered between being awed and appalled, though mostly the latter. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 24, 2015
98% Phoenix (2015) "A haunting, morbidly romantic melodrama with obvious links to Vertigo, but from a reverse angle. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 24, 2015
81% A Hard Day (2015) "When was the last time you saw a modern thriller with so much narrative and visual wit that you were simultaneously laughing and crying out in fear - the kind the Coen brothers often make and Spielberg when he's in a Hitchcockian mood? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 19, 2015
44% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen seems genuinely turned on by this crime-and-punishment fantasy and its erotic trappings, and his engagement carries you along. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 17, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man isn't much more than pleasant (Peyton Reed directs limply), but anything Marvel that doesn't feel Marvel-ish makes me smile. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 17, 2015
57% Blade II (2002) "There's no script to speak of, but del Toro devises every battle to wow even the most jaded martial-arts mavens; the dissolutions and implosions are beautiful. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 14, 2015
10% Elektra (2005) "There isn't a whisper of spontaneity. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 14, 2015
89% Cartel Land (2015) "One of the year's most important documentaries ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 12, 2015
97% Tangerine (2015) "What's extraordinary about Tangerine is that it's everything an entertaining, old-fashioned, mainstream Hollywood comedy should be but no longer is. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 8, 2015
63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Sure, this is a dumb sequel and everyone's on one level slumming. But they're slumming in style. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "As lousy as the movie is, I must speak up for its makers' valiant attempt to make something old look new and also old ... and new. It's a vexing problem for a system that relies on sequels, "franchises," "tentpoles," etc. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2015
95% Amy (2015) "Amy is alternately thrilling and devastating, throwing you back and forth until the devastation takes over and you spend the last hour watching the most supernaturally gifted vocalist of her generation chase and find oblivion. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2015
83% Eden (2015) "I think the triumph of the film itself is its centrifugal force, its dispersed palette, its constant movement away from a center - the reverse direction of those records on Paul's Technics turntable. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2015
29% Burying the Ex (2015) "It's a lot of fun, and Dante's heart is palpably in it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 19, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) "Does Brice even fully grasp what he's getting at? Maybe not. That's why this is such a juicy specimen of the Cocktail Party Walpurgisnacht subgenre. He's in nearly the same place as his riven characters. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 19, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "This teeming, tear-duct-draining, exhaustingly inventive, surreal animated comedy is going to be a new pop-culture touchstone. In all kinds of ways it's a mind-opener. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 17, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Nearly every drop of human experience in it is mediated by movies, not in some Godardian assault on false Hollywood narratives but to flatter an audience too self-consciously hip to swallow this story straight. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 13, 2015
72% Jurassic World (2015) "At its best, it's good enough to take your mind off its worst, which is saying a lot. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 12, 2015
85% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack is a reminder that much of the "crap" we decry has the potential to liberate, offering a bridge off the island of terror we call the nuclear family. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 8, 2015
83% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Mournful, very fine ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 5, 2015
91% Love & Mercy (2015) "It has the two things a Brian Wilson story needs above all: a sense of mystery and the right vibrations - good, bad, weird. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 5, 2015
94% Spy (2015) "Feig keeps throwing so much stuff at you - gross-out gags, chases, brutal violence, not to mention actors working their heads off - that he finally wears down your resistance. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 4, 2015
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