David Poland

David Poland

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

David Poland'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
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "The story is clear. The characters are appropriately hyper-real, but grounded and their behavior follows logically. There are mysteries that keep unraveling. And it doesn't choke you with details that can't be deciphered without 27 watchings. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 29, 2015
97% Amy (2015) "Amy is more than a great doc. It is a shot to the solar plexus. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 1, 2015
65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Magic Mike XXL is what a lot of people expected Magic Mike to be when it came out. And I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with that. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 1, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "It's hard to think of anyone who won't be happy to have had this movie experience. And this is not a middle of the road, safe thing. So that is an enormous achievement. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World is not like having your eye poked out with a stick. It is loaded to the gills with Stuff. But the summer analogy is San Andreas, not Max Max: Fury Road. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 10, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It was like Whedon thought about the 1st film and felt it wasn't deep enough, not realizing that its success was its comic book shallowness. It was just fun for audiences. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Apr 24, 2015
7 57% Focus (2015) "As an audience, we should be having the same kind of fun that we had in the third act of The Sting. Why aren't we? " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Feb 25, 2015
51% The Interview (2014) " a silly, broad, very funny comedy about a couple of close male friends who represented high and low, going on a profoundly stupid adventure. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Dec 27, 2014
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Big Eyes is a movie of shocking complexity and grace, given how simple it seems on the surface. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Dec 5, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "There is an odd shallowness that reduces all the intellectual power of this endeavor to a "you mean, one atom of my fingernail could be an entire universe?" stoner joke. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 27, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "This film really becomes The Dark Knight to the first film's Batman Begins. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 8, 2014
52% Jersey Boys (2014) ""WB took the safe road, came in on time and budget (presumably, as Eastwood always does), and made a golem." " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 21, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "The concept of repetition is quite brilliantly done. It never feels "that gag again?!". " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 11, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "It's a weepie. It can't be something else... a genre more respected. But it does what it does quite perfectly. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 11, 2014
85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "It's really all about how these two build a joke on camera. They get it. They top it. Then they get the hell out before you get stop laughing. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 11, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films are quite unlike any of the major box office comic efforts so far. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Apr 26, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "I'm not saying that Captain America 2 is crap. But I don't see how anyone can claim that it is much better than a Very Special Episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 30, 2014
77% Noah (2014) "I almost never felt challenged... which is shocking for a filmmaker who had challenged us in film after film. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 24, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Wes Anderson is the Willy Wonka of art films. He works in a land of pure imagination. You never know what will be around the next corner. But you do have a sense of what the chocolate will taste like. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Feb 13, 2014
56% Man of Steel (2013) "All surface and no heart, no brains, no guts. (spoiler review) " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 12, 2013
83% This Is the End (2013) "What really makes the movie fly is the choices that Goldberg & Rogen and all the stars made/agreed to play through the film. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 3, 2013
79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "When you are making a smart movie and end up getting dumb because "that's the way it has to be... it's a studio movie... they need sequel options...," it's really a shame. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 1, 2013
49% Pain & Gain (2013) "Michael Bay has the brain, camera skills, and balls to make this movie a tough as it can be. But he doesn't have the inclination to slow down and trust the drama. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Apr 25, 2013
59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "There were things that offered promise... but one after the other, they blended into the blandness of the storytelling. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 22, 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) "The Place Beyond The Pines is classic melodrama... the kind Hollywood made in black and white " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 22, 2013
66% Spring Breakers (2013) "it's spring break kitsch, these girls following the yellow-stained road through Oz, with Franco as The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, AND The Lion. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 22, 2013
74% Les Miserables (1998) "I feel like saying I hate this movie. I really don't. I was just bored out of my mind by its lack of anything real. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Dec 6, 2012
51% This is 40 (2012) "A giant leap for Apatow-kind. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 26, 2012
93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "This is as fine a piece of filmmaking as you will see. While many will prefer other types of films, this film hits to all fields in a way that others just don't even try. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 26, 2012
48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) "Never mistake this for a Good Film. But like going to see a horror film or a low-end action movie... it was that kind of good time. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 13, 2012
77% Flight (2012) " This is one of the movies where the audience enjoys the parts more than they feel the sum of those parts. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 16, 2012
92% Skyfall (2012) "This Bond film is an anti-Bond film. Bond continues to be a hard, brooding guy. But this time the villain in the piece, Bardem, brings him to life. (non-spoiler review) " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 13, 2012
85% The Master (2012) "This is probably PTA's least accessible movie for general audiences. But it is also his most mature work as a filmmaker. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Sep 1, 2012
30% Total Recall (2012) "This is not the worst film you'll see this year. It's not even the most disappointing film of the summer. But it sucks pretty bad. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Aug 1, 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "The Dark Knight Rises is the movie a filmmaker makes after they have earned the freedom to break the mold and to reach for something bigger than the franchise. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 16, 2012
73% Prometheus (2012) "The best film of the summer so far. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 30, 2012
97% Paul Williams Still Alive (2012) "I kinda loved Paul Williams Still Alive. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 23, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "I just wish it was actually a really good, memorable summer Movie Movie. And it's not. It doesn't suck, but it's not One Of Those. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Apr 30, 2012
51% The Three Stooges (2012) "Anyone who pans this film needs the stick taken out of their butt. Nyuk Nyuk. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Apr 12, 2012
84% The Hunger Games (2012) "Why is the movie like eating the white of a hard boiled egg with no salt, pepper, or any other flavor except "white?" " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 20, 2012
51% John Carter (2012) "30% less story would have been really helpful and made for a better film. At least for people who are not just watching something they have already imagined in their heads. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 7, 2012
85% 21 Jump Street (2012) "This is one of those movies that is much better than expected, but is still for a specific audience. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 7, 2012
77% War Horse (2011) "One cannot help but to root for this horse like you would root for any of the great heroes of the movies. He embodies the traits of persistence, courage, and survival. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Dec 25, 2011
43% J. Edgar (2011) "When I think of how brilliantly rendered some of Eastwood's"stuck men" have been, I am all the more frustrated. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 5, 2011
72% Carnage (2011) "Great cast... all in the wrong roles. By singling out the characters and isolating them instead of letting them breathe as a group, Polanski kills the rhythm of the piece. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 2, 2011
97% The Artist (2011) "It's a lot like falling in love. You can't really express what it is you feel, but you feel it so powerfully, you can't ever imagine not feeling it. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Sep 3, 2011
84% Contagion (2011) "A masterpiece bound by the genre it lives in, but a masterpiece all the same. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Sep 3, 2011
83% Warrior (2011) "It's a great fight movie, even if you, like me, could not care less about Mixed Martial Arts. But it also plumbs the emotional depth in a way that The Fighter really focused on doing, but never quite did. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Aug 23, 2011
25% The Change-Up (2011) "The thing you need to know about The Change-Up is that it is epically raunchy. I expected very little and had a lot of laughs in this movie. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Aug 10, 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) "There is a 5 minute sequence that holds up against the greatest romantic films of all time. Then there's the rest, which I won't stop to watch on cable/satellite next year. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Aug 10, 2011
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