David N. Butterworth Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) " The brains behind Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force have stretched their 12-minute plus commercials 'Adult Swim' series entry into 86 rather uneven ones. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2/4 43% The Brave One (2007) " Bravura performances can't save this 'One, a run-of-the-mill vigilante flick from director Neil Jordan (not known for his run-of-the-mill anything). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3/4 85% 2 Days in Paris (2007) " There are certainly worse ways to kill 90 odd minutes of one's time than spending two days in Paris in the estimable company of "Woody" (Adam) and "Mia" (Julie). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 19, 2007
3/4 88% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) " Yet another stirring example that The Western is still very much alive and kicking. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 14, 2007
3/4 60% Them (2007) " It's refreshing to see the French finally producing a worthy entry in the horror genre. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 11, 2007
2/4 19% The Invasion (2007) " Wall-to-wall stiffness runs rampant in this latest take on Jack Finney's oft-filmed 'Body Snatchers yarn. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2007
1.5/4 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " If you like your outhouse humor explosive then this 'Camp's for you! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 18, 2007
2/4 94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " When it's not fast and furious, The Bourne Ultimatum settles for slick and noisy... and it's often hard to tell these two moods apart. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 9, 2007
3/4 78% You Kill Me (2007) " I could watch Kingsley and Leoni for days. They're the film's true draw. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2007
2/4 70% Black Sheep (2006) " Cute idea, poor execution... " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 31, 2007
1.5/4 41% High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005) " A cinematically sound but sub-par horror flick readied for the American mass market by the addition of English credits and some truly atrocious dubbing. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3.5/4 52% Yes (2005) " Sally Potter has achieved a work that sings to us -- sensually, angrily, and beautifully. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3/4 41% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) " Lindsay, pre-drugs. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3.5/4 92% Sicko (2007) " Michael Moore takes on U.S. Healthcare (or lack thereof) in this impassioned plea for change. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 21, 2007
2.5/4 23% Evan Almighty (2007) " Better than Bruce by at least two turtle doves and a 40-year-old virgin... " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 14, 2007
4/4 57% Transformers (2007) " It's got action, romance, incredible CGI, convincing performances, a loud and lively musical score, way cool robots, and an adorable Chihuahua in a cast. What's not to like? " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 12, 2007
2.5/4 37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) " While not entirely fantastic, this Four is fun, fast-paced, and family friendly. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 12, 2007
3/4 72% Fracture (2007) " The main draw, of course, is watching Hopkins and Gosling go head-to-head. And both are more than up to the challenge. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2007
2.5/4 50% Nancy Drew (2007) " A refreshing change of pace in today's often mean-spirited marketplace. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2007
2.5/4 86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) " If you love films (and Paris) then this omnibus edition is strongly recommended. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2/4 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) " Three's supposed to be a charm but you won't find much of that in Gore Verbinski's continuation of his silly, spectacular swashbuckling saga " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 25, 2007
2.5/4 71% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) " Apparently it takes 'Weeks', rather than 'Days', to enjoy a sprightly-paced, finely-acted, and surprisingly intelligent apocalyptic zombie horror. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 19, 2007
3/4 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) " Not quite as inspired as Shaun of the Dead but near as damn it. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 12, 2007
2.5/4 88% The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007) " The Wind That Shakes the Barley has a sober, authentic, down-to-earth feel to it. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 12, 2007
3/4 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) " A breath of fresh air after 2006's The Wild and 2005's Chicken Little. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 18, 2007
2/4 8% The Reaping (2007) " Swank maintains one's rapt attention but Stephen Hopkins's plague-a-thon is one grim reaper, reminiscent of the recent 'Skeleton Key with neither skeletons nor keys. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 18, 2007
2.5/4 48% Shooter (2007) " Marky Marksman... " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2007
2.5/4 89% Zodiac (2007) " Worth seeing more for its thoughtful attention to detail than its satisfying completeness. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 21, 2007
0/4 14% Wild Hogs (2007) " All of a sudden there's hope for Gigli! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 17, 2007
2/4 8% The Number 23 (2007) " While it's often fun watching Jim Carrey handle more serious material the same cannot always be said of director Joel Schumacher. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 17, 2007
3.5/4 93% The Host (2007) " Slapstick and Godzilla-inspired histrionics go (skillfully) hand-in-hand in this hugely entertaining creature feature from South Korea. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2007
2/4 19% Factory Girl (2007) " For some real insight into the sad demise of "Susan Superstar" read Jean Stein's eye-opening Edie: American Girl, or rent Ciao! Manhattan instead. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 3, 2007
1.5/4 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) " Each successive follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs makes further sense of that 1991 film's top five Oscar sweep. Let's hope Rising is the last; it's certainly the least. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 3, 2007
3/4 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) " By painting enemy combatants in distinctly human tones the film offers up a rare insight into the motivations and machinations of these (mostly) young men and in so doing makes us more appreciative of their noble and courageous efforts. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 25, 2007
0/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) " Ugh. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 13, 2007
2.5/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) " Dench makes mincemeat of the often pedantic material. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2007
3/4 93% Children of Men (2006) " Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers some truly bravura sequences that raise this loose P.D. James adaptation to the level of exhilarating filmmaking. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2007
3/4 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) " An uneasy mix of childlike, Tim Burton-esque imagination and brutal Spanish war-torn drama. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2007
3.5/4 46% Bobby (2006) " That other Bobby (Altman) would be very proud... " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2007
2.5/4 69% Babel (2006) " Babel is a well-intentioned -- and finely acted -- tower of power that might have worked better had its theme of universal communication difficulties been better integrated. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/4 51% The Fountain (2006) " Many will extract real meaning from the film; others will simply call its bluff and walk away empty headed. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/4 65% Apocalypto (2006) " All it did was convince me that Mel Gibson appears to have found his niche, as the Grande Dame of Brutally Realistic Semi-Mythological Epics. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3.5/4 80% Little Children (2006) " Hypnotic in its appeal, devastating in its approach, ruefully acted and bravely narrated. One of the year's best. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2006
2/4 66% Shortbus (2006) " Another telling example (The Brown Bunny, Anatomy of Hell, Bellocchio's Devil in the Flesh) that hardcore sex seems better suited to hardcore sex films. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2006
2.5/4 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) " Pretty as a picture... and as empty as a French peasant's portefeuille. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2006
3.5/4 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) " Very nice. Happy times. Great success. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2006
1.5/4 28% Saw III (2006) " The third Saw in the franchise loses its edge. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2006
3/4 91% The Departed (2006) " Scorsese has long since proved to be a master at gangland crime dramas and The Departed is no exception. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 28, 2006
2.5/4 73% Infamous (2006) " Infamous' powerhouse casting doesn't add much, since most of the big names -- Sigourney Weaver, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Hope Davis, Juliet Stevenson, and director Peter Bogdanovich -- serve as little more than window dressing. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 28, 2006
0/4 No Score Yet Evilenko (2004) " A bloody, awful mess. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 7, 2006
2.5/4 84% This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) " Might I suggest a new ratings category for the MPAA: NP-21 (non-parents over the age of 21 might want to skip this one altogether). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 29, 2006
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