Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Gary Goldstein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Reel.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
47% The Film Critic (2015) "Like so many of the flicks that the film's gloomy title character seems to review, this kind of anti-romantic comedy proves a mediocre brew. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2015
82% (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) ""(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies" takes a pointed look at the ways, big and small, that deceit infuses and often determines our life course. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 14, 2015
83% Animals (2015) "It's gritty and grim, but "Animals" is also a gripping portrait of young junkies in love. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 14, 2015
87% Slow West (2015) "A western fable with an often dreamlike vibe, "Slow West" proves to be a surprisingly sly tale of passion, greed and survival. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 14, 2015
50% Where Hope Grows (2015) "Director Chris Dowling should have taken another swing at his script for the sake of clarity and dimension before cameras rolled. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 14, 2015
19% Playing It Cool (2015) "You know you're in trouble when almost every character is given a name except the two leads. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 7, 2015
59% 5 Flights Up (2015) "What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 7, 2015
No Score Yet Gardeners Of Eden (2015) "A compelling documentary that's short on running time but long on emotion. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
91% Eastern Boys (2015) "Writer-director-editor Robin Campillo has crafted an unruly yet pointed drama that should intrigue patient viewers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Although there have been worse sequels -- and worse overall movies -- make no mistake, that's hardly a recommendation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2015
6% The Forger (2015) "In attempting to spin out its competing storylines, the crime drama "The Forger" never quite gets a handle on either one. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2015
0% See You in Valhalla (2015) "The ensemble dramedy "See You in Valhalla" could be the death knell for dysfunctional family reunion movies. It's that bad. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
13% Just Before I Go (2015) "Anchored by a nicely understated performance by Seann William Scott, "Just Before I Go" effectively juggles a wealth of genuine, at times profound, emotion with quite a bit of nutty-raunchy humor. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
33% Beyond The Reach (2015) ""Beyond the Reach" is a grueling, unsatisfying thriller that fails the logic test in spectacular ways. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
74% Welcome To New York (2015) "This frank, unruly look at sex, privilege and power unfolds so much like real life that it proves an intriguing and strangely immersive experience. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
67% Dial A Prayer (2015) ""Dial a Prayer" doesn't work. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) ""Kill Me Three Times" works overtime to seem unique and clever. The result, however, is a derivative, gimmicky, at times dizzying puzzle that fails to engage. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
27% Marfa Girl (2015) "For all its meanderings and indulgences - verbal and visual - this free-form snapshot of a circle of townsfolk in tiny Marfa, Texas, proves a sneakily immersive, weirdly memorable affair. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
54% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate "Ambitious, sometimes clever but largely sputtering, "The Mafia Kills Only in Summer" works better as a childhood memory piece than as an adult tale of love and larceny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
18% Serena (2015) "The performers are as beautiful to look at here as they are intriguing to watch. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
No Score Yet Apartment Troubles "Writer-director-stars Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger have created such blurry, unappealing characters that their film is hamstrung from the get-go. That they never find a functional narrative in which to place said characters only makes matters worse. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
No Score Yet Sex And The Single Alien "Movies don't come much lamer than "Sex and the Single Alien," a nonsensical sci-fi comedy whose saving grace is that it's barely an hour long. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
53% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) "Whaley nicely calibrates this wistful dramedy's emotional quotient, never allowing sentiment to turn into sap. He also smartly dials down Reggie's initial precociousness to reveal a kid who's deep, resourceful and strangely sensible. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
91% Amour Fou (2015) "Despite being inspired by actual events, it all comes off more confounding than tragic or romantic. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
55% Walter (2015) "A lovely and touching third act helps make up for a wobbly, at times convoluted first hour in the quirky fantasy-dramedy "Walter." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
6% Home Sweet Hell (2015) "If Katherine Heigl thought the unappetizing dark comedy "Home Sweet Hell" might somehow help her flagging film career, she was greatly mistaken. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
11% The Cobbler (2015) ""The Cobbler" is a wildly ill-conceived curio from director Tom McCarthy, who co-wrote with Paul Sado. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) "Producer-director Gabriel London's fascinating film tracks the astounding journey of "one of the country's most notorious prisoners," Mark DeFriest. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
78% These Final Hours (2015) "An urgent yet strangely simple and humanistic doomsday scenario. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "A sluggishly paced collection of go-nowhere sight gags, flat-footed set pieces and incoherent business chatter that offers few laughs and little real payoff. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
85% Boy Meets Girl (2015) "The profoundly sensitive, often wryly funny look at friendship, romance, sexual attraction and gender identity carries themes and dynamics that feel as timeless as they do up-to-the-minute. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "A tense, efficient medical thriller best enjoyed sans microscope. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
No Score Yet Anita Ho (2015) "Although the film purposefully traffics in stereotypes, the Myungs' earnest, been-there approach helps soften the spoofy blows. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Although the physical and emotional brutality on display is tough to take, it's hard to dismiss the film's pitch dark ironies, painful truths and incendiary metaphors. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
60% The Worst Year Of My Life (2015) "A dispiriting romantic dramedy that plays like a DIY "Annie Hall," minus the laughs and charm. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
64% The Rewrite (2015) "It's far from perfect, but "The Rewrite" is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
6% Outcast (2015) "The film may be best remembered for costar Nicolas Cage's warrior coif, perhaps his most unflattering movie hairdo yet - and that's saying a lot. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
40% Lovesick (2014) "Although "Lovesick" plays more like an extended sitcom episode than a full-fledged feature film, the script by Dean Young contains enough genuine laughs and amusing moments to keep this slight romantic farce afloat. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
11% The Loft (2015) "This new iteration proves such a dour hodgepodge of bad behavior, bald-faced misogyny and ping-ponging alliances, it's more alienating than alluring. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
63% Son of a Gun (2015) ""Son of a Gun" is a derivative crime thriller that sputters when it should propel, skims when it should probe. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2015
26% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) "Although Quinn may strike some viewers as more annoying narcissist than self-deprecating charmer, he's a vivid creation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2015
13% Mortdecai (2015) "Those who do find their way into this supremely silly action-mystery caper are in for a few grins if not laughs thanks largely to the deft - and daft - performance of Johnny Depp in the title role. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
30% Loitering With Intent (2015) "There's too much loitering and not enough intent. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 17, 2015
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Akhavan's confidently off-kilter approach to basic human interaction makes for an authentically ironic, adorably wistful, smartly observed ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 17, 2015
No Score Yet Diving Normal (2015) "A poignant, often introspective drama whose few lapses into melodrama are outweighed by the strong character work in the film's unlikely love triangle. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 11, 2015
17% Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2015) "Some loose laughs, a bold premise and a particularly amusing turn by the always-welcome Patrick Wilson make this indie trifle more watchable than not. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
No Score Yet The Historian (2014) "[An] overlong and under-finessed look at the politics of academia. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 1, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is an improvement on its predecessor. That said, the new installment is, at best, a serviceable creep show, one with far more chills than thrills. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 1, 2015
18% Free the Nipple (2014) ""Free the Nipple" is a bright, scrappy satire inspired by a real-life movement to nationally legalize a woman's right to go topless in public - just like a man can. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
No Score Yet Ask Me Anything (2014) "The edgy coming-of-age tale "Ask Me Anything" begins with a snarky, bubble-gum vibe that gives way to something far deeper and meaningful. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
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