Dennis Harvey

Dennis Harvey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Dennis Harvey'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
77% Time Lapse (2015) "Discovering a neighbor's photographic time machine complicates life for three young L.A. flatmates in this clever fantasy thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 20, 2015
9% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "Rarely has the word "final" been so welcome in a title as it is in "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)." " ‐ Variety
Posted May 20, 2015
No Score Yet The Ocean of Helena Lee (2015) "Most viewers will find the script's narrative shapelessness and pretentiously poetic dialogue hard to take. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2015
No Score Yet T-Rex "A teenager from impoverished Flint, Mich., wins the first women's boxing Olympic gold in this compelling docu. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2015
No Score Yet As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM "A celebrity DJ's busy, curtailed life is charted in Kevin Kerslake's entertaining documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2015
29% Planetary (2015) "A stunning cinematic picture book and worthy if somewhat overreaching lecture on the imperiled state of Mother Earth. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2015
No Score Yet The Creeping Garden "An unlikely documentary delight about the weird life of slime molds. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2015
71% (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) "Bestselling academic Dan Ariely is our guide through the science and psychology of fibbing in Yael Melamede's entertaining documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2015
No Score Yet Danny Says "Rock gadfly Danny Fields' reminiscences of the 1960s and 1970s are pure gold in Brendan Toller's documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
No Score Yet Fresno "A mean-spirited farce whose strenuous bad taste seldom translates into actual laughs. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
No Score Yet Brand: A Second Coming "Ondi Timoner delivers an engaging portrait of Russell Brand's journey from pop celebrity to still-funny political commentator. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
No Score Yet Margarita, With A Straw "Margarita, With a Straw is an unexpected delight of charm and substance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2015
86% 7 Chinese Brothers ""Quirky" alone isn't enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 10, 2015
No Score Yet Morocco (Exit Marrakech) "Exit is really a small-scale drama somewhat arbitrarily set against an expansive background, but one that ultimately satisfies on its own more modest, gracefully crafted terms. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2015
No Score Yet GTFO: Get the F&#% Out "The rough edges of Sun-Higginson's Kickstarter-funded feature lend it an ingratiating, unpretentious modesty. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2015
No Score Yet The House On Pine Street ""Pine Street" is nicely atmospheric without succumbing to the usual cliches of spooky production design or false gotcha scares. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2015
No Score Yet Salad Days (2015) "Fans will find the documentary's fast-paced but detail-oriented progress satisfying. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
81% Ned Rifle (2015) "There's relief in the fact that while Ned Rifle is no Fool, it's still the writer-helmer's best work since then. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
17% Nightlight (2015) "A mixed-bag variation on found-footage horror, with creepily atmospheric moments as well as too much mood-killing blabber. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
22% The Barber (2015) "An apparent serial-killer-wannabe tracks down his would-be mentor in this underwhelming thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2015
No Score Yet The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead "The U.K.'s oldest extant punk band gets a suitably entertaining, fractious documentary tribute. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2015
40% Holy Ghost People (2014) "The horror-oriented turns one might expect from these filmmakers never really arrive, and the eventual plot revelations feel a bit undercooked even for a straight thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 24, 2015
No Score Yet Deathgasm "This amiably dumb feature debut for New Zealand writer-director Jason Lei Howden could have used some additional polish on the scripting side to bump its bad-taste humor up from the routinely to the inspirationally silly. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
No Score Yet Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents "There's plenty of eye and ear-catching stimulation in this survey of the Residents' 40-year career. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet The Jones Family Will Make a Way (2015) "The Jones Family Singers are a multigenerational Texas gospel ensemble profiled in Alan Berg's unsatisfying documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2015
86% We Are Still Here (2015) "The lumbering ghouls are a bit too hokey to be taken seriously as objects of terror. But they fit into a general thematic and design scheme that faithfully echoes a seminal era's often garish horror convention " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 19, 2015
No Score Yet The Boy (2016) "A 9-year-old sociopath stubbornly fails to become scary in this stillborn thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2015
No Score Yet The Final Girls "Modern teens find themselves trapped in a 1980s slasher movie in this amusingly meta thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 15, 2015
52% Road Hard (2015) "This feature directing debut for Adam Carolla and frequent writing/producing collaborator Kevin Hench is an amiable, nicely assembled semi-autobiographical fiction that will please the former's fans. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2015
22% October Gale (2015) "This underdeveloped tale set on an island in Northern Ontario's Georgian Bay fails to build the intrigue or tension required for a thriller, and falls short as a character-driven drama as well. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) "It's a bizarre story not entirely clear in the telling -- partly because we can't be entirely sure when the subject is telling the truth -- but absorbing nonetheless. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
29% Out Of The Dark (2015) "This Colombia-shot supernatural suspenser with American/British leads and a mostly Spanish creative team offers professional polish but no interesting ideas or atmospherics. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2015
No Score Yet Homesick "A curiously bland treatment of sibling incest from the makers of the 2011 Sundance breakout 'Happy, Happy.' " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
70% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) "Anarchic surface behaviors wear out their welcome in Andrew T. Betzer's intriguing but aimless debut feature. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
100% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau "Gregory might have done a bit more to differentiate this more extensive investigation from those earlier pics' conventions. But the richness of the tale told here makes this competently packaged feature a keeper nonetheless. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
No Score Yet Heartworn Highways Revisited "New Nashville talent takes the spotlight in a docu that's rich in good music if low on context. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
No Score Yet La noche del ratón (Night of the rat) "First-time feature helmer David R.L. demonstrates admirable control over the possibilities of a simple scenario. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
100% I Am A Knife With Legs "While some may find its joke thin from the outset, others will grok the deadpan absurdism at work here, and anyone would have to admire the singularity of vision required to steer such a willfully silly project over a long, long haul. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
No Score Yet I Am Thor "Striking the right good-natured tone between admiration and amusement, "I Am Thor" isn't particularly slickly or imaginatively packaged, but its straightforward DIY presentation feels apt. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
No Score Yet Cloro "A parent's nervous breakdown suddenly overburdens a teenage girl with adult responsibilities in this well-crafted if unsatisfying drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
40% 3 Nights In The Desert (2015) "Needless to say, a lot of unresolved issues rise from hibernation during this rural weekend, but the characters, situations and dialogue too seldom escape cliche in Gabriel Cowan's watchable but unmemorable feature. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2015
100% Call Me Lucky "Bobcat Goldthwait's documentary about an underappreciated comedic mentor packs an unexpected wallop. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "A fascinating mix of archival and new materials creates a virtual autobiography for legendary grunge trio Nirvana's late leader. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% The Russian Woodpecker "A complex documentary about Chernobyl that is surprisingly, richly enjoyable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2015
No Score Yet 3 And 1/2 Minutes (2015) "Tight and accomplished on all levels. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2015
100% Listen To Me Marlon "A fascinating sort of posthumous self-portrait assembled from the Brando's estate artifacts. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
No Score Yet The Chinese Mayor ""The Chinese Mayor" offers a fascinating verite portrait of the collision between progress, politics, corruption and citizens' rights in a rapidly changing People's Republic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Welcome To Leith "As engrossing as a fictional thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Turbo Kid "Surprisingly sweet-natured even amid its frequent fountains of bloodshed ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
No Score Yet The Strongest Man "Another stab at that school of comedy in which adult losers acting like particularly dweeby 13-year-olds in nonsensical situations is assumed to be automatically hilarious. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2015
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