David Stratton

David Stratton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

David Stratton'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
4/5 89% The Simpsons Movie (2007) "It's very well written and, as I say, it's consistently funny. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4/5 97% The Incredibles (2004) "These are lovely characters, it's a witty script, there's lots of laughs. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 96% Ratatouille (2007) "It's a great programme for all the family. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 35% Shark Tale (2004) "I laughed quite a lot during this film. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 96% WALL-E (2008) "Director Andrew Stanton has pulled off a remarkable achievement here. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3.5/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "It's very, very well done. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) "Spider-Man 3 is the longest film in the series so far, and perhaps it tries to pack in rather too much. But it's intelligently directed by Sam Raimi and, with all those eye-popping set pieces, it's certainly never boring. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1.5/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "A rather dispiriting affair. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "Downey's Stark/Iron Man steals the show because the actor is capable of making the tritest dialogue sound wonderfully witty, but the CGI effects are amazing and, despite its length, the film is very enjoyable. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2015
1/5 9% Catwoman (2004) "Bereft of excitement and with action scenes similar to those we've seen a dozen times before, this is a very poor effort indeed. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2015
4/5 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) "Maybe it has something to do with Sam Raimi's skills as a director, or with Tobey Maguire's very human central performance, but the Spider-Man films are by far the best of the superhero genre. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) "I'm sure a lot of people will find it thrilling. Me, I just wanted to get headache [or] seasickness tablets. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2015
5/5 98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) "The film is full of funny scenes and magical moments. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/5 94% Iron Man (2008) "What gives this its distinction [is] Robert Downey Jr, who is terrific. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 50% Maya The Bee Movie (2015) "It's a nice film but... nice. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3.5/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "The film's chief delight -- and it is, for the most part, quite delightful and quirky -- lies in these marginal characters. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/5 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Led by Vikander's skilled performance, the remainder of the cast fulfil their roles with style, the standout being Morgan's Victor, whose unrequited feelings towards Vera are subtly handled. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "For the adult viewer, one of the joys of the film is the presence of Cate Blanchett, gloriously gowned, evoking the great female movie stars of the past (Joan Crawford, Bette Davis) as the Wicked Stepmother. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "It's essentially a silent movie... [Mark Burton and Richard Starzak] evoke the world of the great slapstick comedians, from Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton to Jacques Tati. And they do so with considerable skill. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4.5/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "If anyone is curious what life is like for the average battler in Vladimir Putin's Russia, Leviathan, the masterly new film from director Andrey Zvyagintsev, offers some revealing and disturbing answers. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 92% Children of Men (2006) "[Alfonso Cuaron] proves again what a versatile and talented director he is. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/5 97% '71 (2015) "O'Connell gives a compelling performance and the film, even when the details are confusing, is never less than gripping and, in its depiction of internecine warfare, tragic. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) "Burton is telling a fascinating story here, and his confident sense of time and place, allied to Adams's adept performance as the increasingly assertive artist, provide many pleasures. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) "I didn't go to this with much enthusiasm but, of course, it's been completely reinvented by J.J. Abrams and he's done a terrific job. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 17, 2015
5/5 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "The film is impeccably made, but more than that, the director who also composed the lovely music score, brings a rare degree of humanity to the intensely moving conclusion. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4.5/5 86% Chicago (2002) "Bawdy, funny and exhilarating, Chicago is great entertainment. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 25, 2015
4/5 98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "An important, intense, nail-biting experience -- really quite unforgettable. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 25, 2015
4.5/5 76% Gladiator (2000) "The journey of Maximus, from triumph on the battlefield through despair and degradation in slavery and then to a final epiphany in the Colosseum is an exciting one - and Russell Crowe plays the character with considerable toughness and authority. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 25, 2015
5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "This magnificent film represents the best work the Coen Brothers have done since Fargo. Like that classic this is a cold-blooded thriller with a darkly humorous edge. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
3.5/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "Despite some fine performances and well-staged sequences, Zamperini's story becomes strangely dull, thanks to the length and repetitiveness of many sequences. Jolie has talent, no doubt about that, and may one day make a really outstanding film. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 14, 2015
5/5 92% Birdman (2014) "You are unlikely to see a better American film this year. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 14, 2015
2.5/5 18% Serena (2015) "It emerges as a study in obsession that rarely engages our interest. It seems to have been a massive miscalculation, though it's worth seeing for Lawrence's confident performance as a bottle-blonde harpy, if for nothing else. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 12, 2015
4/5 80% Human Capital (2015) "The film is extremely well written and intricately constructed, with fine performances from a talented cast. It's quite an achievement to make a story of financial mismanagement as gripping as any thriller, but Virzi succeeds. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 12, 2015
3/5 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Children will probably enjoy them and the animation is of a high standard. More wit and less frenetic action might have given the film more appeal to parents. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 7, 2015
1.5/5 85% John Wick (2014) "It's a film where there's almost no plot and what plot there is is totally predictable. So it's just a series of gun battles and, after five minutes or so, you get heartily sick of it. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4.5/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "This is not only a tremendously exciting space adventure... It's also a rich and thoughtful meditation on time and space and gravity. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "I can't say I was always quite sure what on Earth was going on, but Edge of Tomorrow, despite its flaws, despite its feeling of deja vu, manages to be tolerably entertaining mainly because of its nicely calibrated sense of humour. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "What could have been a very dry and earnest film emerges, under the intelligent direction of Norwegian Morten Tyldum working from a screenplay by Graham Moore, as a gripping and still rather extraordinary story. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 97% Life Itself (2014) "This is a sometimes painful but always inspiring tribute to one of the great members of our profession. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) "These battered, scratched pieces of film are eloquent testimony for the terrible offences that happened. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "This is a visually stunning film, but above all it's a hugely enjoyable one. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "I guess I am a sucker for these sort of time travel films, travelling back in time to change the course of history. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jan 2, 2015
2.5/5 74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) "It is such a wonderful story and I think it's a rather prosaic treatment that it's been given. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2014
4/5 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) "It's funny and it's exciting. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2014
4.5/5 78% Bad Santa (2003) "Bad Santa is definitely not PC, it's rude and crude and, I think, very funny. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2014
4/5 93% Enchanted (2007) "This large-scale Disney family film is sheer delight. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
3/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "It's all right. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 8, 2014
5/5 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) "The third part of Peter Jackson's monumental Lord Of The Rings trilogy fully lives up to its predecessors. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3.5/5 90% Tangled (2010) "As the film went on I liked it more and more. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3.5/5 87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) "Miyazaki's vision is an extraordinary one, and Howl's Moving Castle confirms his fascination for transformations, for dangerous journeys and strange adventures. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 8, 2014
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