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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 No Score Yet OzLand (2015) "Well intentioned but way too obvious for its own good. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 15, 2015
1.5/4 60% Aimy In a Cage "Imagine an extended episode of "Pee-wee's Playhouse" with the volume cranked to 11. That's this celluloid version of the "Aimy Micry" comic book. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 15, 2015
2.5/4 84% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) "An intriguing and clever-sounding idea that unfortunately loses its way in the translation from script to screen. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2015
1.5/4 30% The Collector (2009) "Plays like a collection of outtakes from some "Saw" script that never saw the light of day (or, heaven forbid, has yet to be made). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2015
3.5/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) "Jeremy Saulnier's "Blue Ruin" is a small, quiet film brimming with smart directorial decisions. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2015
2/4 18% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "Monsters are few and far between, and Dark Continent was an offensive name given to Africa by 19th century Europeans, so why exactly this film is called "Monsters: Dark Continent" is anyone's guess. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 80% Black Sea (2015) "Cliches abound in this waterlogged post-Cold War thriller from director Kevin Macdonald. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/4 62% Unfriended (2015) "A nifty little shocker that leverages today's plugged in experience to excellent effect. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 17, 2015
2.5/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Another finely reenacted if longwinded history lesson from director Mike Leigh. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 17, 2015
3/4 31% Chappie (2015) ""Chappie" is one sad motion picture, with Blomkamp's depiction of man's inhumanity to man never more blatant. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 17% Destricted (2006) "Like most films of its type, "Destricted" is a decidedly mixed bag. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet The Inhabitants "You have to credit the Rasmussen Brothers for going spectral rather than splatter, but a good disembowelment rarely hurts. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 10, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Sons of Ben: The Movie "An infectious documentary about a ragtag band of diehard soccer fans rooting wildly for a team that doesn't yet exist. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3.5/4 67% Cremaster Cycle (2010) "Matthew Barney makes Peter Greenaway look like Joel Schumacher. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Pope of Utah "Temple University film grads Chaim Bianco and Steven Saylor's "The Pope of Utah" is a wacky, colorful, and savagely funny deconstruction of the American Dream. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 12, 2015
3/4 71% Backdraft (1991) "Ron Howard's film is one of smoke-eaters, crispers, and torches... and it bestows a renewed respect on a profession all too often taken for granted. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet A Fish in the Bathtub (1999) "A nice change of pace, with a genuine chemistry between the two leads. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2015
0/4 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) "Not to put too fine a point on it, but "Bulletproof Monk" is a rather large piece of garbage. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 7, 2015
2.5/4 90% Kinsey (2004) ""Kinsey," like the pioneering sex researcher profiled therein, reduces its subject to a bit of a dry academic exercise. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
0/4 29% Eye of the Dolphin (2007) "Blandly acted, idiotically written, and incomprehensibly directed, "Eye of the Dolphin" is quite possibly one of the most incompetently made films I have ever seen. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3.5/4 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) "An out-and-out triumph for the Brothers Affleck. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
2/4 42% The Golden Compass (2007) "Begets the less than ringing endorsement, 'Yeah, whatever. It was OK I suppose.' " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3.5/4 96% Let's Get Lost (1989) "The allure of Chet Baker's stage persona compared to the shambles of his personal life is staggering in Bruce Weber's fitting elegy to a genius who lived hard yet made it all look so easy. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3/4 58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) "Think Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian" x 4! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3/4 52% Funny Games (2008) "A cool, calculated exercise in serious discomfort. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
2/4 47% Run Fatboy Run (2007) "About as funny as Ross on "Friends." David Schwimmer (Ross on "Friends") directs. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
1.5/4 94% The Guard (2011) "To paraphrase Nigel Terry in "The Lion in Winter," "The Guard" is a stinker and it stinks. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/4 83% The Rookie (2002) "Slow moving, even pedestrian at times, yet this Dennis Quaid vehicle strikes a lot of genuinely heartwarming moments along the way. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/4 89% The Visitor (2008) "First with "The Station Agent" and now with "The Visitor" (aka "Muukalainen"), actor-turned-director Tom McCarthy has quickly proven himself a master of the delicately-observed social drama. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 4, 2012
3/4 87% Buried (2010) "This experiment in minimalist filmmaking succeeds in part because of the tight, controlled performance by one of 'People' magazine's sexiest men (buried) alive! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3/4 69% The Wackness (2008) "Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley make for an oddly engaging couple in Jonathan Levine's audacious comedy about sex, drugs, and unexpected friendships. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 31, 2011
2.5/4 62% Changeling (2008) "Jolie is alternately distraught and outraged (in good ways) but Eastwood's film is an odd mix of genres that never quite settles into the one we want to watch. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 17, 2011
2/4 52% Martyrs (2008) "Brutally well-conceived... for about 40 minutes, and then "Martyrs" flips on its own bloody axis and falls apart, existentially. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2011
3/4 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "This Bond -- number 22 if you're counting -- is ruthless, efficient, and tough as nails. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3.5/4 90% District 9 (2009) "Part alien invasion flick, part social commentary, Neill Blomkamp's chilling, thrilling "District 9" is a wholly original work. And it features a star-making turn from Sharlto Copley. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2011
3.5/4 84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) "Scarily real. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 6, 2010
2.5/4 55% Australia (2008) "Unashamedly old-fashioned and corny, if not quite up to the director's usual high standards. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2009
2/4 93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) "The scenes between Poppy (Sally Hawkins) and driving-instructor Scott (Eddie Marsan) have real bite. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2009
3.5/4 92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "Director Danny Boyle takes a love story, wraps it up in television game show, and delivers it via a kaleidoscopic travelogue of Mumbai. And it works. Splendidly! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2009
2.5/4 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) "Grumpy Glaswegians going at it are once again the focus of David ("Young Adam") Mackenzie's bleak and dreary -- but not wholly uninteresting -- drama. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2008
1.5/4 33% Morning Light (2008) "This flat, uninspired sailing documentary from the Walt Disney studios has surprisingly little to say. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2008
1.5/4 37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) "British funny man Simon Pegg continues his downwards spiral with this lame, "'Devil Wears Prada"-styled "comedy." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2008
2.5/4 84% Meet the Parents (2000) "Nobody plays put-upon quite like Ben Stiller. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) "The complexities of the script, while clever, will likely fly over the heads of most within its target demographic. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984) "Scores an 11 (out of 10) for sheer inspired lunacy but it's the writers' unexpected fondness for their subject matter that puts the film in a class all its own. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) "A pleasant return to the silliness of the Coens' earlier pictures from the stiltedness of their latter-day offerings ("No Country'" excepted). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 9, 2008
3/4 88% Reprise (2006) "The highs and lows of getting one's first book published are intricately and delightfully examined in Norwegian director Joachim Trier's mature feature debut. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
1.5/4 30% The Children of Huang Shi (2008) "A dull dramatization of -- and ill-fitting testament to -- British journalist George Hogg's experiences in war torn China. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
3/4 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) "Jack Black puts the "POW!" in "Kung'" pao. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
1.5/4 72% Stuck (2008) "Stuart ("Re-Animator") Gordon's murky misuse of Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea makes John Carpenter movies look like Art. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
2/4 55% Flawless (2008) "Where are the truth in titular advertising police when you need them? " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2008
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