Duane Dudek

Duane Dudek

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Total Reviews:
1415

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 91% Le Week-End (2014) " Not even Paris can gloss over how this couple's banter and familiarity have turned into bickering and discontent." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 63% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Dedicated cinephiles who feel an obligation to see what von Trier has wrought are unlikely to reach consensus on whether he is an exploitative provocateur or crusading pamphleteer." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 77% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Dedicated cinephiles who feel an obligation to see what von Trier has wrought are unlikely to reach consensus on whether he is an exploitative provocateur or crusading pamphleteer." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 63% Draft Day (2014) " Rather than a deft "Moneyball," behind-the-scenes deconstruction of the process, "Draft Day" is schmaltzy - if shrewd - product placement for "America's Game."" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " In a hamburger world, "The Lunchbox" is comfort food." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2.5/4 77% Noah (2014) " The often ludicrous "Noah" sinks beneath too many dubious creative decisions to mention." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2.5/4 63% Bad Words (2014) " A mildly amusing, and modestly if efficiently mounted, film which, when not politically incorrect or confrontational, is too joyless and generic for words." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " As the actors race, chase and escape across, through and from mansions, mountains and prisons, they bring deadpan theatricality to the old-world artifice and confectionary palette." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " Good news for the 91,000 donors to the "Veronica Mars"Kickstarter campaign. Your money was well spent." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 99% Gloria (2014) " A raw and rich look at loneliness, love and aging." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 22% Son Of God (2014) " Cramped, static and rarely cinematic." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 2, 2014
3.5/4 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " A soaring and lyrical work that, for the first time, is grounded in an all-too-plausible reality that is said to represent the master's final film." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/4 94% The Past (2013) " The actors playing the boyfriend's son, still processing the loss of his mother, and Marie's older daughter give fine performances as troubled characters who are as emotionally complex as the adults who made them that way." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 48% RoboCop (2014) " "RoboCop" fails to provide the tactile, boots-on-the-ground sensibility that can elevate speculative fantasy into gritty reality." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 11, 2014
2.5/4 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Never does the film capture the meaning of art, the feeling of war or the monumental significance of what the real-life men portrayed sacrificed and achieved." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.5/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " The period piece is elegantly, if modestly mounted, though the flashbacks are a structurally clumsy device that fails in its attempts to place Jones' character at the center of the story." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/4 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " The intelligently observed and staggeringly beautiful Italian foreign-language Oscar nominee is about life, death and the search for the things that give meaning to both." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Over the years, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts did quite well for itself. But whatever it did right onstage has been lost in this stilted, ham-fisted translation ..." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3.5/4 94% Her (2014) " "Her" is the "Gravity" of inner space." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3.5/4 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " The Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have spawned some powerful documentaries, but few memorable narrative films. The fact-based drama "Lone Survivor" is not the first to be set there, but it is surely the most horrifyingly intimate." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2.5/4 91% The Sapphires (2013) " The Sapphires has too many facets." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/4 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Two things keep "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" from being just another biopic: the life it portrays and the actor in the role." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " DiCaprio captures this cynical and unsympathetic character effortlessly, and Jonah Hill provides crude comic relief as his nebbishy partner in crime." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Disney is second banana to Thompson's strong-willed and defensive Travers." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " The versatile Isaac studied guitar, was in a band and has had small film and TV roles. But here he takes a great leap forward in a way Llewyn Davis is never able to achieve." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " Come for the spot-on late-1970s production design, costumes and makeup; stay for the best movie Martin Scorsese never made." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 19, 2013
2/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Laughter is the best medicine, but "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is a placebo." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 17, 2013
2.5/4 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " After their clothing is shed, the remaining narrative is little more than a relationship soap opera." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/4 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Even those who believe they couldn't think less of the disgraced Tour de France-winning cyclist will regard "The Armstrong Lie" as the final nail in the coffin he built himself." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2.5/4 42% Oldboy (2013) " "Inside Man," and "25th Hour" are evidence that Lee is capable of great work. But here, as in "Miracle at St. Anna," his reach exceeds his grasp." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3.5/4 92% Nebraska (2013) " Payne's compassionate, surprisingly upbeat and mordantly comic black-and-white film about a dying way of life and the people still living it has a familiarity bordering on intimacy." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3/4 92% Philomena (2013) " "Philomena" is a remarkable story, told unremarkably." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2.5/4 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Clearly, the film, adapted from a book that was on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 200 weeks, has the best of intentions." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2.5/4 49% Black Nativity (2013) " Movies are a secular church, but Forest Whitaker makes "Black Nativity" feel like an actual one." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2.5/4 83% Blue Caprice (2013) " Haunting and less than riveting, but jarring nonetheless." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Things close with a surprising plot twist and a promising cliffhanger, which suggests the secret to the films' success is embedded in the books." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey gives a fearless performance as a trailer-park dude with a shotgun in his trunk, drinking, drugging and volatile." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2.5/4 66% Great Expectations (2013) " A BBC- or PBS-caliber television movie that, while atmospheric, does not have a ton of production values beyond Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter, giving boisterous performances in pivotal roles." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3.5/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) " J.C. Chandor wrote and directed "All Is Lost," but Robert Redford owns it." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 7, 2013
2/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The arbitrary and generic plot points and devices in "The Dark World" - in which Thor must save the Nine Realms from destruction - are slippery from overuse." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 7, 2013
2.5/4 47% Last Vegas (2013) " "Last Vegas" is an early-bird special of a movie. Ninety minutes in and out. Who needs an all-you-can-eat buffet when what you really want is a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down the pants?" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " A graphically violent portrayal of the treatment of people trapped in human bondage before the Civil War, as well as a disturbing portrait of the perversity that festered in slaveholders." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " A thoughtful, intelligent portrait of a world where we are all made victims of the battles being fought in our name." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 92% Inequality For All (2013) " Topical documentaries mostly appeal to the converted and are ignored by those who disagree. And "Inequality" probably will be no exception." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/4 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " This relationship story between two craft brewery workers - played by Jake Johnson and Olivia Wilde - is unfiltered, slightly bitter and has distinct spice notes." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/4 99% Wadjda (2013) " A populist exercise in the neo-realist tradition of "The Bicycle Thief" and "The White Balloon."" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/4 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " This visually static and dramatically interior film by Atiq Rahimi, adapted from his novel, is largely a play about two people." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/4 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " Along the way all the characters' stories seamlessly and elegantly ripple into each other to form conclusions that contradict current social and political tendencies and movements that promote alienation and detachment." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 90% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) " The real heroes of "Mister and Pete" are the terrific performances of the two young actors Brooks and Dizon, who humanize the proposition that dreams delayed need not become dreams defeated." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " A jarringly intimate simulation of how we interact with the world on a personal level." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 10, 2013
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