David Stratton

David Stratton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " There are some unexpected elements but they're not really sharp enough to redeem some of the clich├ęs. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 95% Whiplash (2014) " J.K. Simmonds is amazing. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3.5/5 74% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet " This is a very beautiful film, but somehow, despite its abundant qualities, it doesn't soar. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
96% Spartacus (1960) " There have been other versions of the Spartacus story, including a silent epic and a more recent TV series, but Kubrick's film can't be beaten. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/5 58% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " I think it's an extremely worthy film... the performances are very good. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2.5/5 77% Fury (2014) " World War II is a distant memory now, and David Ayer's feature doesn't have anything very new to add to the movies set during that awful period. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3.5/5 35% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " Think of EAT, PRAY, LOVE which has a similar sort of journey and this is so much better than that. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " It's odd to find a movie in which drug traffickers are, if not good guys, at least sympathetic victims of crimes that are even worse. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) " The screenplay offers no insights whatsoever into the characters, especially that of the young protagonist, the enigmatically named JR (Brenton Thwaites). " ‐ The Australian
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 100% Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2014) " Their adventures are the subject of a delightful feel-good movie that skilfully combines humour, sentiment and tart political commentary. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " The basic problem with this thriller is that it's not very thrilling. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
98% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) " It's a masterpiece, a combination of a genuinely felt emotional narrative and a microcosm of a country recovering from war. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) " Force Majeure is a shade too long, but it's never less than intriguing, challenging and disturbing. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2014
1/5 39% Tusk (2014) " I thought this was a really pointless exercise. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2014
1.5/5 29% Annabelle (2014) " Why would you want a doll looking as ugly as that in your collection in the first place? " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 89% Siddharth (2014) " I think it's a very interesting story, a slightly frustrating one but very vibrant use of the locations. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 9, 2014
4/5 47% The Judge (2014) " There's a lot going on here, all of it interesting, some of it genuinely suspenseful and even moving. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 9, 2014
100% Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) (1974) " [Fassbinder's] framing is immaculate, his themes are powerful, and the performances are great. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3/5 90% Advanced Style (2014) " I think the women are extraordinary. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " The main crime committed by the film is that it isn't scary and it isn't suspenseful; despite all the blood and gore and clever make-up, it's resolutely unengaging. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 1, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " David Fincher is a remarkably good director. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Oct 1, 2014
100% A Kind of Loving (1962) " I was, and still am, deeply moved by the plight of both Vic and Ingrid in their attempt to find happiness and 'a kind of loving'. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3.5/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " The young actresses are just flawless and I think Lukas Moodysson really tells this story well. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 93% In Bloom (2014) " Babluani and Bokeria are completely believable as the two teenagers who have to grow up very quickly, and a long, uninterrupted scene in which the former dances, alone, at her friend's wedding is a highlight of an extremely engaging movie. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " The surprising thing about this above-average relationship movie is its sense of humour, something you wouldn't necessarily expect from a drama that starts with attempted suicide. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) " Director Antoine Fuqua handles it all with jaded skill, and at inordinate length but the film's combination of silliness and extreme brutality is depressing. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 50% The Little Death (2015) " The Little Death intriguing, provocative, a little frustrating -- sounds a bit like a relationship, doesn't it? " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3.5/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " This kind of stop-motion animation (wittily demonstrated during the end credits) results in wonderfully detailed characters and action. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 91% Locke (2014) " Locke is an original and impressive experience, an unusual film of considerable quality. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3/5 36% The Giver (2014) " It's an intelligent, accomplished, unpadded thriller, and one suitable for the children. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 22, 2014
2/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " The increasing sameness of these films (an evil future society, a young hero/heroine who must both confront the authorities and escape from them) is becoming pretty familiar. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3.5/5 93% The Infinite Man " Full marks to Sullivan and his team for creating this bizarre puzzle of a movie, even though the use of the single location and the endlessly repetitive (with variations) plot inevitably becomes over-familiar as it proceeds. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " There's a bleak beauty to all of this, but also there's a reliance on stereotypes, male and female, that, while they come directly from the source material, are starting to become irritating. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3.5/5 78% The Grandmaster (2013) " Tony Leung's charismatic performance as the man who was martial arts instructor to Bruce Lee anchors the film, but in this version at least the story equally belongs to Gong Er, and Zhang Yiyi is splendid in the role, especially in the later scenes. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 88% The Immigrant (2014) " Gray's beautiful, dark film is a reminder of the difficulties faced by immigrants in any place and at any time. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 85% Night Moves (2014) " It's a very well made film. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4.5/5 84% Predestination (2015) " [The filmmakers] have created a genuinely original, staggeringly clever and tremendously entertaining thriller " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3.5/5 74% Felony (2014) " I think the script is excellent and I think the plotting is interesting because this is a film not about police corruption but about police covering up for police and I think it's been well thought out " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic charmer. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4.5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) " The result is it's a wonderful story. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3.5/5 69% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) " The plotting is clever and the film, directed by Felix Herngren, is handsomely produced and nothing if not amiable, while the supporting cast - especially Mia Skaringer's warm-hearted Gunilla - is very good company. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 20, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Freedom " Performances are fine, and the film is well made, but it's too much of a hybrid to be successful. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 20, 2014
3/5 67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " I think it's a very solid documentary. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 20, 2014
3.5/5 73% Palo Alto (2014) " The performances are excellent and the result is an altogether sympathetic, if not entirely original film, from the latest member of a talented movie dynasty. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2.5/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " A lot of the time it's difficult to work out who'd doing what to whom. But, in the end, it doesn't matter much. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3.5/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " I think it's really well made and the concert scenes at the end are fantastic " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " I found the film mildly enjoyable. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/5 79% Bethlehem (2014) " In the light of what has been happening in nearby Gaza, this small but memorable film assumes an even greater impact. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Aug 11, 2014
4/5 83% Begin Again (2014) " I really enjoyed this. It's such a nice surprise, because so many so-called feel-good romantic comedies these days are pretty ordinary but there's something special about this because there's a level of reality to it in the performances in the situations. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/5 18% And So It Goes (2014) " Whatever happened to Rob Reiner?... [He] seems utterly disengaged as he ploddingly assembles a film whose potential is never realised. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Fans... will delight in the wisecracks offered by Rocket (Rocky Raccoon) or the profundities of Groot. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 8, 2014
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