David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
David Neil Butterworth was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 1961. He studied Film & Television Production at West Surrey College of Art & Design in Farnham, Surrey, and relocated to the United States in early 1983. David started writing movie reviews in 1988 for the Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. His first review was of Geoffrey Reggio's Powaqqatsi -- he figured it should get a little easier after that! Since then, David created and edited the (now defunct) film review website, 'La Movie Boeuf,' and served as Film Editor for the currently-on-hiatus OFFOFFOFF.com (an alternative guide to New York arts, entertainment, and culture). He has also worked as a staff writer and film critic for various print and online publications including the Ritz Filmbill, Broad Street Community Newspapers, and the Las Vegas Weekly among others. David is an avid contributor to various print/online forums dedicated to the work of the late Oscar®-winning British film composer John Barry (Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Dances with Wolves, and Out of Africa). He lives in Merchantville, New Jersey with his wife Emily Lockwood Corse and has four daughters -- Zoë, Grace, Lilla, and Bailey.
Publications:
Movie Boeuf , rec.arts.movies.reviews
Total Reviews:
674
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
Merchantville, NJ (10 mins. outside of Philadelphia)

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 674
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (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 (Ils) (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 42% 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 44% 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% Gwoemul (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 96% 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 66% 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 92% 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 —— 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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