David Fear

David Fear

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 67% Les Coquillettes "Grafts its heroines' uncouth behavior onto a weak satire of hedonism and high-school cliquery on the festival circuit yet, crucially, forgets the honesty. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 62% Israel: A Home Movie (2013) "Filling in the gaps about the who, what and where, much less the why, of it all isn't on the menu. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2013
3/5 92% Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013) "Whether this love letter is more preaching to the converted than a corrective is arguable. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 2, 2013
2/5 7% Just Like A Woman (2013) "Movies genuinely attuned to the nuances of female bonding are regrettably rare; so, it seems, are ones that know how to make good on their promise without breaking just like a little girl. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 2, 2013
4/5 94% Museum Hours (2013) "The real strength of Cohen's occasionally didactic drama ... is in the way the film redirects your focus to the periphery and reminds you of the richness that resides there. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
1/5 48% Redemption (2013) "There's a need for redemption here, to be certain, and it has nothing to do with the narrative. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
2/5 54% Some Girl(s) (2013) "If you've seen any of the playwright's previous forays into XY-ugliness, you can probably skip this one and still sleep soundly at night. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/5 87% The Attack (2013) "The Attack turns into a listless verbal assault, batting easy back-and-forth arguments on fundamentalist dogma, bomber hero worship, the Occupation blues, etc., that simply rehash the usual talking points. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 18, 2013
3/5 68% World War Z (2013) "The movie essentially becomes little more than cool set pieces ... jammed together and interspersed with underdeveloped family-strife scenes. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 18, 2013
2/5 83% Aliyah (2013) "A character piece should have some sense of a character's who, what and why, right? " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 11, 2013
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) "[Neville] nails the sense of joie de vivre these extraordinary artists put into every note-a tribute to doing it for the love of the expression over stardom that provides incalculable amounts of inspiration. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3/5 67% The Prey (2013) "The closer we get to a climax (and the more that absurd reversals keep getting piled on), the less effective Dupontel's brutish charisma is in keeping things interesting and afloat. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 4, 2013
3/5 50% Doomsday (2008) Time Out
Posted May 30, 2013
2/5 82% Shadow Dancer (2013) "There's slow-burning, and then there's simply slow; the difference between the two has never been so apparent. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 28, 2013
3/5 70% Student (2013) "A sense of existential dread that would make the Russkie novelist beam is channeled beautifully, but for a filmmaker lauded for his minimalist aesthetic, Omirbayev sure loves broad-stroke symbolism and sloganeering. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 28, 2013
4/5 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) "A layered look at a man who was a jack of all trades, but a master of one: being George. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 21, 2013
3/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) "You'll leave knowing slightly more about the who, what and why of WikiLeaks; you'll also wish the whole shebang didn't fell like such a tone-deaf data dump overall. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 21, 2013
1/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "'Part III' has curiously little interest in being even remotely funny. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 21, 2013
3/5 81% Becoming Traviata (2013) "Those unfamiliar with Verdi's tragedy won't understand why this production was significant, nor see much of the fruits of such hard work ... " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 14, 2013
4/5 100% Khyi rgan (Old Dog) (2013) "It's both a sly piece of ethnography and a social satire that reads like a cosmic joke...right up until its climax makes the chuckle catch in your throat. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 14, 2013
3/5 77% Venus And Serena (2013) "Once Venus and Serena flips through the duo's collection of greatest hits and hissy fits, it settles into a groove of lip service from famous people ... " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 7, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Fragments of Kubelka (2013) "A whirling tour of one man's wide-ranging thoughts that requires stamina but leaves you rewarded. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 71% Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013) "Little of the chops and charisma Buckley fils had in spades is channeled; this is still the usual Let Us Now Praise Famous Men karaoke session, wrapped up in some extra-discordantly warbled notes. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
3/5 71% Dead Man's Burden (2013) "You never get over the feeling that you're watching modern actors play frontier-drama dress-up. It's a deathblow. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
4/5 73% Paradise: Love (2013) "It's a tribute to Tiesel's ray of humanity that this chapter underlines its subtitle while still getting its unflinching message across. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
2/5 94% Sun Don't Shine (2013) "Seimetz hasn't quite figured out how to sustain long-form tension; by the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3/5 79% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) "Such a nonstop go-for-broke sensibility can be too much of a good thing, of course, and there are moments when the filmmaker's mix-and-match methodology feels tuned to the key of migraine. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
2/5 80% Out-Takes From The Life Of A Happy Man (2013) "The result is alternately elegiac and akin to watching a photograph fade in real time. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 100% Portrait of Jason (1967) "Serves as a sideways time capsule, creating a blurry snapshot of an Afro-camp subculture during the era of Christopher Street bar raids and burn-baby-burn rioting. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 16, 2013
4/5 93% Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013) "An unsentimental, salt-of-the-earth tribute that keeps the beat in a way that would make this extraordinary journeyman beam. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 16, 2013
2/5 68% Disconnect (2013) "All the hand-wringing tech paranoia is merely an excuse for a microversion of Babel-like melodrama, one in which the loosely interwoven stories, regrettably, never add up to the sum of their parts. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2013
3/5 81% This Ain't California (2013) "It ain't bad, though all that detritus detracts from a far more interesting history lesson on repression and rebellion that's left on the periphery. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2013
3/5 55% The Company You Keep (2013) "[It] might have been more effective if not filtered through so much graybeard griping. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
2/5 56% Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2013) "Allegedly a horror-comedy, it's neither comic nor, despite several scenes of a bloodied Smith in his tighty-whities, particularly horrifying ... " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
2/5 79% No Place On Earth (2013) "This story is both uplifting and awe-inspiring. It deserves to be told better. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
1/5 50% Bert Stern: Original Madman (2013) "The film does offer some revealing anecdotes about his infamous Monroe sessions, but mostly, it simply slouches from one sensationalistic, salacious bit to the next, sans any historical context. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
2/5 65% Dog Pound (2013) "Neither the film's bark nor its bite leaves much of a mark. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 26, 2013
3/5 82% Eden (2013) "Once bodies start piling up to a generic indie-twang score and plot turns head south of ludicrous, Eden's goodwill dissipates. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
3/5 89% My Brother The Devil (2013) "Even those who aren't well-versed in the-'hood-always-wins dramas can see what's coming. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
4/5 92% Gimme The Loot (2013) "It's a triumph of the underdog in more ways than one. And that final shot would make Ozu beam. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
3/5 64% New World (2013) "Like many of his SK-action peers, director Park Hoon-jung has a knack for staging violent set pieces but comes up lacking in terms of character development, narrative clarity, etc. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
2/5 30% Reincarnated (2013) "The whole thing ends up feeling like a superficial cross between a starstruck version of Vice's gonzo travelogues and a highly (ahem) stage-managed portrait of an artist in transition. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
1/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "Wonderstone's climax revolves around an improbable comeback trick that involves making an entire audience disappear. The movie itself should have no problem accomplishing that feat long before the end credits. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
3/5 56% Vanishing Waves (2013) "It's derivative to a fault-but a deserved midnight-movie cult following is all but assured. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
2/5 94% Knuckleball! (2012) "Nonfans, however, are about to find out exactly what the phrase inside baseball means. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 11, 2013
2/5 68% The We and the I (2013) "Given the choice between handcrafted whimsy and heavy-handedness, we'll take the former, thanks. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2013
4/5 87% The Silence (2013) "The Silence speaks volumes. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2013
2/5 53% The Girl (2013) "In all aspects, The Girl can't help it-this is headline-torn cinema du tearjerking at its most generic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2013
3/5 83% The Unspeakable Act (2013) "You couldn't accuse the cast members of being good actors (several struggle to be merely amateurish). " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/5 47% The Sweeney (2013) "Regardless of whether you're a longtime devotee or not, you'll be left saying, "This is The Sweeney? I've been rooked." " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 83% 11 Flowers (2013) "Mildly resonant, if not revelatory. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 20, 2013
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