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David Fear

David Fear

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 67% The Zen Of Bennett (2012) "The arbitrary insertion of black-and-white footage suggests Moon is more interested in channeling a bygone sense of style-when men always wore ties and things were in monochrome, dammit!-than in going too deep. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 23, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Chicks (La Vie Au Ranch) (2012) "If any film could convince people that ACID is the patron saint of tomorrow's Godards, it's this one. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2012
4/5 100% The Great Love (2012) "It may be a stretch to call the filmmaker a forgotten genius, but if nothing else, Le Grand Amour makes a case that Étaix was a fertile clown, overdue for a bow in the spotlight. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2012
3/5 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) "If the film occasionally bumps up against the limitations of its Spellbound-like template, its refusal to ignore the social issues outside of the classroom proves it's more than simply a novelty human-interest story with impressive knight moves. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2012
2/5 64% My Worst Nightmare (2012) "A trite story of loosening up. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2012
4/5 87% Middle of Nowhere (2012) "This is humanistic drama done right. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2012
2/5 13% Hotel Noir (2012) "You never lose the nagging sense that you're simply watching a high-school drama club's production of '40s fatalism chic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/5 88% The Big Picture (2012) "Even [Duris] can't fully salvage a last act that clumsily tries to sell the notion that white-knight altruism is the ultimate creative satisfaction. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2012
4/5 70% The Thieves (2012) "Welcome to the K-cinema equivalent of comfort food. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/5 53% Simon and the Oaks (2012) "Ohlin enhances the historical melodramatics with immaculate period details, but the film never finds the right mix of the epic and the intimate-the personal as seen through the 20th century's Euro-geopolitical turmoil-that it aims for. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2012
2/5 41% 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012) "No matter how many jokes about impotence, vomiting pigs, deviant movie stars and underground adult-entertainment you shove into a gross-out flick, there are few things worse than strained outrageousness. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2012
2/5 33% Butter (2012) "Political satire requires a sure hand; this wink-wink attempt at milking the culture wars for comic commentary is downright butterfingered. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 2, 2012
3/5 94% The House I Live In (2012) "Whenever the film focuses more on Jarecki's hand-wringing than deconstructing the war itself, you wish someone would have looked the filmmaker in the eye and just said no. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 2, 2012
4/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) "Kotcheff's beware-the-backwoods thriller takes an unholy pleasure in watching Bond, an actor who always looks as if he's just bitten into a maggot-filled peach, devolve from full frontal dude-ity into a beast. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 2, 2012
2/5 55% Now, Forager (2012) "The novelty of their industry aside, there's little to differentiate this from any other relationship-centered Amerindie. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 2, 2012
2/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) "Tweens might appreciate the sugar-rush ghoulishness; Famous Monsters of Filmland fans and discerning kids-flick viewers may find themselves reaching for torches. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 25, 2012
2/5 60% Stars In Shorts (2012) "Say what you will about this collection of less-than-feature-length films: There's truth in its advertising. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 25, 2012
5/5 100% Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (2012) "A paranoid police procedural, a perverse parable about the corrupting elements of power, and a candidate for the greatest predated Patriot Act movie ever ... " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 25, 2012
2/5 86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) "You can feel Chbosky's blood, sweat and tears oozing out of this highly personal project, but that holy trinity of fluids isn't enough to wash away the sense that you've seen this before-many, many, many times. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2012
3/5 67% 17 Girls (2012) "Plays like the most lyrical after-school special ever; it gives lip service to the teens' anxieties and euphoria while threading in the occasional swoonworthy image. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2012
2/5 54% The Inbetweeners (2012) "Even the show's disciples may feel like they've been cheated. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2012
2/5 73% Toys In The Attic (Na Pude) (2012) "Barta's shorts are available on DVD; you're better off getting a dose of the uncut goods. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2012
2/5 66% The Good Doctor (2012) "The Good Doctor is far more content to creep you out than to offer a critique. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 28, 2012
3/5 75% The Ambassador (2012) "An undercover endeavor that never feels as if much is actually being uncovered. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 28, 2012
4/5 88% Breathing (2012) "Markovics shows a keen attention to performers that you'd expect from a thespian-turned-director. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 28, 2012
2/5 41% Little White Lies (2012) "Canet's melodrama has earned the snarky sobriquet "the Gallic Big Chill" on the festival circuit, but that's giving this mush way too much credit. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2012
4/5 93% Teddy Bear (2012) "It's only a slight exaggeration to say Kold gives what may be the performance of the year -- one that not only offsets the movie's momentary dips into self-conscious quirkiness but adds a genuine sweetness to the proceedings. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2012
2/5 88% Once I Was (The Matchmaker) (2012) "Feels like Nesher is simply mashing several stock elements together and gracelessly parading them around. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 14, 2012
1/5 24% Why Stop Now? (2012) "Nothing-script, performances, comedy, drama-works in the slightest. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 14, 2012
2/5 55% Beloved (2012) ""Your charm is quickly fading," quips one character to another. You'd think she was speaking to someone behind the camera. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 14, 2012
2/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) "Essentially a mediocre character study dipped in sci-fi conventions and Social Security-age sentimentality. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 14, 2012
2/5 65% 2 Days in New York (2012) "Phrases are misunderstood! Tolerance for Euro-libertine ways are tested! Tame encounters turn into terrifying humiliations, because the French are, like, so crazy! " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 7, 2012
2/5 75% Hope Springs (2012) "Sugar may help the medicine go down, but serving up the glucose in such goopy portions (especially when the elixir is the intriguing part) doesn't help anyone. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 7, 2012
3/5 92% Mosquita Y Mari (2012) "The film thankfully resists being either a typical coming-out movie or an ethnocultural curio, but it doesn't offer much insight into the twosome's attraction, platonic or otherwise, to each other. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 31, 2012
2/5 17% The Watch (2012) "The bespectacled Ayoade is the odd man out in the group, and his offbeat, eerily cheery reading of every line lends the movie its single aspect of unpredictability. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 26, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Abendland (2012) "These images of security, technology run amok and multiculturalism bump up against some serious class issues. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 24, 2012
3/5 56% Nuit #1 (2012) "Both de Léan and Storoge give you peeks at the genuine anguish lurking underneath the characters' narcissistic bluffing and porno posturing, even if the script drowns their best moments in verbosity. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 24, 2012
2/5 71% Sacrifice (2012) "Kaige's historical epic favors drama over action (though he doesn't skimp on violence ...), yet everything moves like it's on wuxia autopilot. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 24, 2012
3/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) "You get to acknowledge how one-dimensional the male fantasies of hot nerd-messiah chicks are while basking in exactly the same thing. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 17, 2012
3/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "My faith that a truly important piece can be gleaned from these tales of costumed champions has been broken. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 16, 2012
3/5 60% It's The Earth Not The Moon (2012) "As a memento mori, It's the Earth feels a little lost in space. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2012
3/5 85% Snabba cash (Easy Money) (2012) "You can see why Tinseltown took the bait, as the filmmaker is dirty and sleek in all the right places, even when he's being sentimental in all the wrong ones (notably in an extended, far too ambitious climax). " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2012
5/5 75% Daisies (2012) "From elderly apparatchiks to cinematic continuity, nothing is sacred, as the director punctures the illusion of "civilized" society and viewer's frontal lobes. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 3, 2012
2/5 74% The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012) "This orphan entry in the Duplass oeuvre exhibits lots of their trademark amiable amateurism, but no amount of flabby guys flexing to a Chariots of Fire-like score or random camera zooms will keep their sloppy indie from exhausting your patience. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 3, 2012
3/5 67% Ted (2012) "Ted ends up undermining both halves of its whole, as well as its creator's clear intent to add something a little deeper to his crassness. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 26, 2012
2/5 54% People Like Us (2012) "Alex Kurtzman's debut feature can emotionally manipulate you before the narrative house of cards collapses and things go from sweet-and-sour to full-on NutraSweet. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 26, 2012
3/5 73% Men on the Bridge (2012) "As an oblique critique of cultural continental drift, it works better as a cinematic experiment than it does as commentary. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 19, 2012
3/5 98% The Invisible War (2012) "Any attempt to look at deeper-rooted causes behind these assaults is completely AWOL. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 19, 2012
4/5 89% El Velador (2012) "A piece of lyrical, sideways social reportage that still connects an astounding number of dots. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 12, 2012
2/5 50% Americano (2012) "The wounded characters eventually slouch toward redemption; the movie they're in, however, isn't nearly as lucky. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 12, 2012
2/5 53% Patang (2012) "This attempt at an Altmanesque ensemble piece feels a little dramatically flat even as it's dazzling your retinas. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 12, 2012
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