David Poland

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Hot Button , Movie City Geek , Movie City News , TNT's Rough Cut
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
714
Total QuickRatings:
391

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
91% 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
54% 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% 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
55% 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
78% 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
50% 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
81% 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
65% 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
49% 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
78% 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
88% 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
71% 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
98% 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
76% The Help (2011) " This tiny slice of the south works as a summer diversion that works out what used to be worked out by reading a good paperback." — Movie City News
Posted Aug 10, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " Cowboys & Aliens is no less than the first colossal, epic turd of the Summer of 2011." — Movie City News
Posted Jul 30, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " We won't see any better fireworks show this summer. Enjoy it. It's the Transformers movie that we always wanted them to make." — Movie City News
Posted Jun 28, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) " I didn't love this movie. But for the first half-hour, it had me, hungry for it to win me over completely. And then, it got too complicated." — Movie City News
Posted Jun 15, 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " This is junk that will only excite the least demanding audiences... and kids too young to follow storyline" — Movie City News
Posted Jun 7, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Like sitting in Malick's church... silent and solemn and challenging and reflective. " — Movie City News
Posted Jun 7, 2011
60% The Beaver (2011) " The Beaver is the best American release I have seen this year... easily. " — Movie City News
Posted Jun 7, 2011
77% Fast Five (2011) " It's trying so hard to pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease. But that's also why it's entertaining" — Movie City News
Posted Jun 7, 2011
93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " It isn't a BAD movie. It has some good jokes. The gimmick of the film does have its charms... for a while. " — Movie City News
Posted Jun 7, 2011
90% Bridesmaids (2011) " It's a pleasant, funny couple of hours at the movies with a few great moments." — Movie City News
Posted Jun 7, 2011
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