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
20% 7 Minutes (2015) "Although stylish and intriguingly told, the twisty crime drama "7 Minutes" never quite jumps out of the pack. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
83% Glass Chin (2015) "Punchy dialogue, sharply drawn characters and excellent performances fuel "Glass Chin," an intimate drama that's set in the boxing world but is about so much more. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
57% The Little Death (2015) "A game cast, including Kim Gyngell as a former sex offender with baking skills, goes a long way in selling Lawson's hard-working material. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "Like the floundering filmmaker at its center, "The Face of an Angel" never seems sure of what story it wants to tell. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Gorgeous, evocative and well performed ... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
80% The Overnight (2015) "The result is a bit twisty, largely credible and well played by the talented leads. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
No Score Yet Anarchy Parlor (2015) "Torture porn is back, and moviegoers will be all the worse for it thanks to the dreadful horror flick "Anarchy Parlor." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
76% Love at First Fight (2015) "There's a better movie floating around the edges of the French import "Love at First Fight" than first-time feature director Thomas Cailley has allowed to surface. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2015
61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "A strange, harrowing, often remarkable story of love and obsession. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2015
48% Live From New York! (2015) "The movie contains enough warmth, humor and nostalgia to prove an affable if unremarkable snapshot. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2015
70% Uncertain Terms (2015) "At a mere 71 minutes, this naturalistic snapshot set at a bucolic residence for pregnant girls feels like it needed more gestation before cameras rolled. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
59% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "It stands well on its own as a jumpy spookfest. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
No Score Yet Club Life (2015) "The film is undermined by choppy editing and a penchant for hoary aphorisms and forced gravitas. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
67% Seeds Of Time (2015) "Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 28, 2015
8% Survivor (2015) "Amid the choppy action and whirl of sketchy characters lie muddled messages about revenge, greed, war, hubris and the endless ripple effects of 9/11. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 28, 2015
50% 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
86% (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
91% 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
46% 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
54% 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
53% 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
89% 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
58% 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
13% 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
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