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Dennis Harvey

Dennis Harvey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% TransFatty Lives "An unusually playful and emotionally involving first-person chronicle of serious illness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
20% Sex, Death And Bowling (2015) "Rather oddly titled for what's basically a sentimental family pic, "Sex, Death and Bowling" mixes numerous formulaic, overfamiliar elements that never quite gel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
63% The Funhouse Massacre (2015) "Not the cleverest or most original horror comedy, Andy Palmer's indie feature is nonetheless above average within that subgenre, offering fast-paced fun for fans. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 16, 2015
No Score Yet The Condemned 2 (2015) "A belated, barely-related sequel generic enough to make the eminently forgettable 2007 original look like an oasis of cinematic personality. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 9, 2015
86% Absentia (2012) "Absentia is very creepy, non-formulaic and more grounded in relatable personalities than the usual horror film filled with hottie victims and other stereotypes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 27, 2015
No Score Yet Yosemite (2016) "A low-key drama whose modesty is its own reward. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 27, 2015
75% Tales of Halloween "A collection of 10 macabre miniatures that are disposably diverting at best and execrable at worst, despite the participation of some familiar genre faces and directors. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2015
50% Tokyo Tribe (2015) "so insistently over-the-top from the start that the results are just fairly amusing when they ought to be exhilarating. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2015
73% A Christmas Horror Story "Though they aren't particularly original or sophisticated, all five narrative panels are relative slow-burners that take their time establishing premise and character before delivering competent gotcha scares - or bloody splatstick ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2015
84% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "A colorful, likable and unpretentious look at the 1950s Hollywood dreamboat who was living a closeted gay life even as he was marketed as every bobbysoxer's ideal boyfriend. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "A repetitious, rather formless jest that will wear out its welcome for many viewers long before jerking to a halt at the two-hour mark. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
79% Northern Soul (2015) "The convincing atmosphere, performances and soundtrack of vintage Yank R&B obscurities make this an enjoyable throwback to a scene whose influence if not its fame eventually traveled far. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
53% Ashby (2015) "Mickey Rourke is a grizzled ex-CIA assassin improbably mentoring Nat Wolff's misfit teen in this lukewarm genre jumble. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2015
No Score Yet Urban Hymn "Competent if pedestrian "Urban Hymn" takes a familiar walk down the path of inspirational youth drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2015
86% Hardcore "Only the tiniest, most basic elements of character, backstory and even narrative are offered on the run in a movie whose 95% frantic-action composition has no need or breathing space for more. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 20, 2015
78% The Devil's Candy "Accomplished visually and busy sonically, it nonetheless falls short with a story of rock 'n' roll demonic possession that scarcely begins to exploit the ideas embedded in its serviceable premise. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) "As engrossing and well crafted as it is timely. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
No Score Yet Colonia "Just might work as a glossy thrill ride for viewers oblivious to the actual events it haplessly trivializes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
67% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore make a pleasing triangle in Rebecca Miller's offbeat romantic comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2015
36% Contracted: Phase II (2015) "A fatal new STD furthers its grip on Los Angeles in this uninspired body-horror sequel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2015
15% The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) "A messy hash of teen soap opera, stalker thriller and whatnot whose titular possibly-supernatural aspect is basically irrelevant. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 20, 2015
92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "Vet PBS documentarian Stanley Nelson's sturdy, straightforward chronicle of the Black Power organization. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2015
87% Guidance (2015) "This comedy about a former TV child star turned train wreck who decides to take a high-school guidance counselor job -- or rather, pose as someone appropriate for that position -- is consistently amusing and surprisingly uncynical in the end. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 17, 2015
22% Big Sky (2015) "Evan M. Wiener's screenplay throws in too many disparate elements without developing any of them very effectively, while Grau's direction is slick but unable to provide the tension or consistency needed. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 16, 2015
61% The Boy (2015) "A 9-year-old sociopath stubbornly fails to become scary in this stillborn thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 10, 2015
No Score Yet Northmen: A Viking Saga (2015) "Shipwrecked Nords battle medieval Scottish hordes in this respectable multinational actioner. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 31, 2015
43% 10 Cent Pistol (2015) "A diverting if overcomplicated menu of flashbacks and betrayals among organized-crime players in Los Angeles. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2015
41% Dark Was The Night (2015) "A well-crafted horror pic that compensates (at least to a point) for its lack of original ideas with nice atmospherics and judicious restraint. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2015
No Score Yet A Rising Tide "While there's a formulaic feel to some of it, the formula does work in this modest but engaging feature from writer-director Ben Hickernell ("Lebanon, Pa."), aided by the conviction that the solid cast brings to the material. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
100% Breaking A Monster "Teenage African-American heavy metal trio Unlocking the Truth take their first steps toward stardom in Luke Meyer's entertaining docu. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
54% Stung (2015) "There's plenty of gooey insectivorous f/x, yet despite game contributions from all involved, nothing else in "Stung" goes quite far enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 15, 2015
47% Closer To God (2015) "Those seeking fantasy thrills may find it too dry, while neither the ideas nor the eventual scares are quite original or surprising enough to elevate "Closer" from the respectable to the memorable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 2, 2015
30% Soaked In Bleach (2015) "The inclination to dismiss this as fanciful conspiracy theorizing is here countered by the testimonies of various experts, certain that the Seattle police really bungled their investigation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 2, 2015
62% The Princess Of France (2015) "Even the most deliberately airy amusement can use more ingenious structuring and assertive personality than Pineiro is inclined to provide at this (still early) stage in his career. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 23, 2015
20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) "To call results over-the-top is less a criticism than a statement of intent. While it may be old-fashioned and silly in many respects, Mitta's film is not dull, and its heedless embrace of cliche has a retro charm. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 8, 2015
90% Meru (2015) "Harrowing and ultimately moving. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 5, 2015
18% Pound Of Flesh (2015) "Conceptually pedestrian but decently handled in all departments. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 1, 2015
71% 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
19% 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
38% 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
92% The Creeping Garden (2015) "An unlikely documentary delight about the weird life of slime molds. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2015
87% (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
33% Addicted To Fresno (2015) "A mean-spirited farce whose strenuous bad taste seldom translates into actual laughs. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "Ondi Timoner delivers an engaging portrait of Russell Brand's journey from pop celebrity to still-funny political commentator. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
100% Margarita, With A Straw "Margarita, With a Straw is an unexpected delight of charm and substance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2015
74% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) ""Quirky" alone isn't enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 10, 2015
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