Gabe Leibowitz

Gabe Leibowitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Gabe Leibowitz'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
58/100 87% ParaNorman (2012) "An extremely strange blend of genres and styles, ParaNorman somehow manages to pull it off...sort of. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 22, 2013
42/100 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) "Alas, a sweet heart and a tender message aren't enough to save Rise of the Guardians from its overly sugary ways. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 12, 2013
64/100 96% The Evil Dead (1981) "A cult classic of the highest order, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead is the rare 80′s movie that actually feels worthy of its lofty reputation; relatively, anyway. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 6, 2013
76/100 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) "Should more than satisfactorily scratch the itch of those who have waited many long years to see Middle Earth back on screen. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 1, 2013
60/100 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) "Despite being a perfectly entertaining Disney picture, Wreck-it Ralph leaves that nagging taste in the mouth that it could have been so much more. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2012
65/100 87% Arbitrage (2012) "It's appropriate that Arbitrage gets its American release while our country is knee-deep in the fight over the fiscal cliff and the future of our financial institutions. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2012
80/100 92% Skyfall (2012) "Skyfall epitomizes what a Bond movie should be, and its director, for once, justifiably deserves much of the credit. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2012
72/100 92% Senna (2011) "...a surprisingly deft examination of the power of faith... " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Feb 5, 2012
39/100 85% The Ides of March (2011) "A rehash of a recent political phenomenon dressed up to seem more daring than it actually is. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 20, 2012
65/100 100% The Phantom Tollbooth "The animation is clean, with enough pop to do Dictionopolis-and-company justice. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 20, 2012
65/100 94% Win Win (2011) "There's a real earnestness to the proceedings: if someone had relayed the setup to me via email or over cocktails, I would have bet heavily that we'd be looking at a sappy mess of clichés. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 13, 2012
57/100 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "I like that Bridesmaids aspires to be more than just a dumb comedy, but that doesn't mean it needs to belabor its point for what feels like eons. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 13, 2012
70/100 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "For the most part, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II picks up right where Part I, the franchise's shining beacon on a hill, leaves off. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 13, 2012
60/100 68% Black Death (2011) "An entertaining, if by-the-numbers, entry to the sword-and-shield genre, Black Death features lots of blood, disease, and the seemingly requisite Sean Bean. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 2, 2012
57/100 79% Shame (2011) "The writing barely scratches the surface of what should have been a fascinating subject. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 31, 2011
32/100 85% A Better Life (2011) "Each sequence plays out in mind-numbingly cliched fashion: father-son lectures, chin-up resilience-especially the final shot-and a stern message about the heartless anti-immigration movement are depicted in an infuriatingly shallow manner. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
40/100 77% War Horse (2011) "The treacle is unyielding, and that's basically a kiss of death for a picture that's working off a script with such potential for hokey melodrama. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
37/100 80% Young Adult (2011) "If Up in the Air had a certain cavalier attitude in its direction, Young Adult is downright lazy. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
67/100 72% Carnage (2011) "Embattled filmmaker Roman Polanski has always been drawn to the dark sides of humanity, so it's no surprise he'd be drawn to the play "Carnage." " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
67/100 65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) "A cult picture that's completely comfortable in its own skin. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Nov 30, 2011
64/100 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "A brisk, charming, enjoyable romp. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Nov 30, 2011
53/100 75% The Other F Word (2011) "We do get to see Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers cry, though. That gets some bonus points in my book. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Nov 17, 2011
49/100 84% Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011) "This goofy, over-the-top tale of college students on a camping trip warring with two local West Virginia hillbillies lacks a core identity. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Nov 17, 2011
62/100 52% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) "I never held The Lost World in such high esteem, but I watched it multiple times and always felt it got a bit of a bum rap. After checking it out again fourteen years later, I still feel the same way. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
75/100 100% The Gay Divorcee (1934) "The Gay Divorcee offers a terrific mix of wit, humor, and, of course, song-and-dance. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
60/100 86% Shall We Dance (1937) "It's about innuendo and devious plots (though, of course, the stories are always essentially backdrops to showcasing the Astaire-and-Rogers show), and while it has plenty of amusing moments and some good musical numbers, it feels stiff at times, " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
68/100 80% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) "It's not exactly a stretch for Astaire and Rogers, but they do the old rags-to-riches angle seamlessly, and the finale is surprisingly touching. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
30/100 65% The Outsiders (1983) "Francis Ford Coppola's cheesy, overblown adaptation of S.E. Hinton's wonderful novel captures none of the book's gritty magic. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jul 12, 2011
76/100 96% Summer (1999) "It's as if we ourselves are observing life, learning and evolving with Delphine. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
46/100 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "Its attributes and weaknesses can be broken down into two categories: the relationship between Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and everything else " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
78/100 100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) "Peter Yates' crime drama is chock-full of wonderful moments, creative framing (especially an intrusion in a bank teller's home early on in the proceedings), and emotional punch. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
68/100 100% Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) "An extremely dark, brisk chapter in the Dark Knight's ever-popular screen sagas. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
68/100 94% Gone With the Wind (1939) "The golden standard for classic Hollywood bombast, this one. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
35/100 64% Room Service (1938) "With far too many drawn-out chats lacking in any wit or humor, Room Service is close to a total Marx Brothers dud. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jun 29, 2011
69/100 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) "As befits Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris. is chock-full of cultural homages: Hemingway and Stein are just a small sample of the legends Allen parades onscreen. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jun 29, 2011
65/100 92% The Freshman (College Days) (1925) "My first foray into the comedic world of Harold Lloyd yielded eerily similar results to my initial exposure to W.C. Fields. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 24, 2011
57/100 96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) "In many ways, Cave of Forgotten Dreams perfectly embodies the identity that Werner Herzog v. 2000′s has chosen to take on. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 24, 2011
76/100 No Score Yet Smart Money (1931) "In many ways, the first half of Alfred E. Green's Smart Money can be seen as a stage-setter for John Dahl's game-changing Rounders. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 24, 2011
69/100 100% The Roaring Twenties (1939) "A powerful story of wartime bonds and their staying power through the most adverse of circumstances. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 8, 2011
55/100 84% The Princess Of Montpensier (2011) "Never dull, but it also never takes that step into truly encompassing like the very best genre entries. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 7, 2011
68/100 85% Meek's Cutoff (2011) "Meek's Cutoff may not match Reichardt's previous two works in emotional heft, but it continues to cement her as a young director to watch closely. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 6, 2011
73/100 100% Park Row (1952) "Another strong, if lesser-known, depiction of the ruthless, cutthroat newspaper industry. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 5, 2011
56/100 90% Little Caesar (1931) "Little Caesar makes two classic LeRoy joints that I've found perfectly solid...and thoroughly underwhelming, especially when viewed through the prism of their reputations. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Apr 5, 2011
61/100 88% The Thing from Another World (1951) "A solid, workmanlike film that holds up better than one would expect. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Mar 13, 2011
45/100 94% Winter's Bone (2010) "Winter's Bone certainly has its redeeming qualities, particularly its cinematography and a superb lead performance by Jennifer Lawrence, but man, does it feel EMPTY until a gripping sequence near the end. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Mar 13, 2011
70/100 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) "Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright's follow-up to his extremely popular zombie satire Shaun of the Dead (2004), improves on the latter's strong points in every conceivable way while drastically tightening up its weakest elements. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Mar 13, 2011
54/100 91% Ministry of Fear (1944) "It's certainly fitting that after filling his German years with ballsy, predictive masterpieces about Nazi rule-by-fear, Fritz Lang would finally make a film that directly involves Nazis. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 31, 2011
58/100 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) "Polanski's skills are obvious in his compositions and patience, and a nervous energy hovers over much of the picture...yet I consistently felt disengaged, like the pacing was mismanaged. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 30, 2011
70/100 100% The Woman in the Window (1944) "For much of its brisk running time, The Woman in the Window plays like another balls-to-the-wall gem from the rarely-less-than-masterful Fritz Lang. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 30, 2011
31/100 66% The Karate Kid (2010) "Zwart's adaptation pretty much fails across the board. " ‐ Film and Felt
Posted Jan 27, 2011
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