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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
78% Southbound (2016) "For all its gore and violence, stabs at tension and nightmarish intrigue, the film proves a slow-going, largely unsatisfying ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
7% The Choice (2016) ""The Choice" is the 11th feature film to be adapted from a novel by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. They should have stopped at No. 10. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
80% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger ... unfurl the narrative with buoyant clarity, gentle charm and much endearing (read: sweetly hokey) humor. The tale's "be yourself" mantra, though nothing new, is also well used. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
No Score Yet Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist (2016) "Despite a few inspired moments and some fun banter, "Portrait of a Serial Monogamist" is a slight, often random lesbian comedy that offers little new in the way of authentic depth or enlightenment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
17% The 5th Wave (2016) "With two subsequent books in the series, can a movie franchise be far behind? Let's hope not. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
75% Yosemite (2016) "Although evocative and nicely observed, the coming-of-age drama "Yosemite" ultimately proves too low-key and elliptical to make much of an impression. "Stand by Me" it ain't. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
11% The Forest (2016) "The supernatural thriller "The Forest" begins with an intriguing premise and fun, ghost story-type potential but quickly devolves into convoluted hokum that produces more laughs than scares. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 8, 2016
19% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "It's harmless, zippy, candy-colored fun. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
0% Extraction (2015) "The action-thriller "Extraction" may not be about tooth removal, but for all the fun it proves, it might as well be. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
38% American Hero (2015) "Writer-director Nick Love brings an enticingly quirky sensibility to the kaleidoscopic action, infusing his offbeat tale with raucous charm and a big, sloppy heart. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
30% The Letters (2015) "A biopic about Mother Teresa could have easily been a self-important slog, yet William Riead's "The Letters" proves a stirring and absorbing if not quite definitive drama. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) "Even less initiated viewers will find themselves immersed in this classic medieval tragedy, a kind of "Macbeth" for the "Game of Thrones" crowd. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Like You Mean It (2015) "The last gasps of a romantic relationship between two very different men are intimately and delicately charted in the beautifully immersive, if decidedly somber, "Like You Mean It." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "For much of the movie's running time, I wished I were watching Mel Brooks' classic take on Shelley's yarn, "Young Frankenstein." At least that one was intentionally funny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2015
94% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "By turns lyrical, impressionistic and profound, the documentary "The Pearl Button" requires patience but offers stirring rewards. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
91% James White (2015) "A knockout lead performance by Christopher Abbott and a superb supporting turn by Cynthia Nixon make the propulsive and deeply felt "James White" worth experiencing despite a difficult, at times elliptical story. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "Schwarz and Hunter never dig all that deep - in fact, it all seems pretty tame by today's reality TV standards - but the film remains an evocative, enjoyable ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
95% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) "Provocative, spooky and just a little nutty. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "An acclaimed film director, a legendary comic actor, lots of fun rock and pop songs, and a noble story at its core can't save "Rock the Kasbah" from being one hugely misguided dud. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
67% The Looking Glass (2015) "Tristan's creaky, often episodic script attempts to tackle some big topics - art, love, loss, family bonds, mortality - but does so in such a forced, talky way that it's hard to buy into the tale's earnest emotional core. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
43% The Diabolical (2015) ""The Diabolical" is a tepid horror-thriller that never manages to sell, much less clarify, its potentially ambitious concept. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 16, 2015
27% Momentum (2015) ""Momentum" is a spectacularly generic action-thriller that, despite its sleekly shot and edited mayhem, lands with a giant thud. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 16, 2015
No Score Yet I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance Is Mine "The whole thing's as subtle as a brick through a window and about as single-minded. But did I mention it's never boring? " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 9, 2015
35% Big Stone Gap (2015) "That the creaky romantic comedy "Big Stone Gap" attracted such a large ensemble of talented name actors only makes this country-fried turkey feel like an even more notable miss. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
76% A Christmas Horror Story "It's a mixed bag of supernatural terror that gains momentum as its loosely connected quartet of scenarios unfolds. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 2, 2015
33% Addicted To Fresno (2015) "Beyond a few nice closing emotional beats, the whole enterprise plays too desperate and slapdash to whip up the goodwill required to sell such thin, far-fetched material. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015
9% Stonewall (2015) "The film is a vital, evocative reminder of a turbulent time that paved the way for hard-fought freedoms. For that alone, it's of value for younger audiences, gay or straight. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 25, 2015
86% Veteran (2015) "An unremarkable crime tale, one whose plot often feels more the stuff of a brash one-hour TV procedural than a two-hour feature film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 24, 2015
81% The New Girlfriend (2015) "Although at times amorphously told and genre non-specific - Dark comedy? Soapy drama? DePalma-esque thriller? - the film holds interest as it often defies expectation and juggles its bold, complex emotions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
29% Some Kind of Hate (2015) ""Some Kind of Hate" is some kind of mess. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
86% Paulette (2013) "Far too broad and simplistic to enjoy as the offbeat soufflé it so desperately aims to be. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015
24% 90 Minutes In Heaven (2015) "Although this well-meaning film may appeal to its intended audience on a spiritual level, the result is a sluggish, clinical, largely dreary portrait that tends to mistake trauma for drama. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015
36% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) "It's kind of a mess. That more than 20 minutes have been trimmed for the stateside release may have hurt the film's coherence, but viewers will be thankful for the shorter sit. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
87% Guidance (2015) "It's a creative hat trick of wildly amusing proportions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
46% No Escape (2015) "Supersize your popcorn, check your logic at the door and settle in for a pretty good ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2015
38% After Words (2015) "Harden's role in this groan-worthy dramedy is so dreary and ill-conceived that even her formidable talents can't bring it to life. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
74% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "Lapid, following his acclaimed 2014 hostage drama "Policeman," clearly has a lot on his mind here. But he tells his overlong story in such a diffuse, at times elliptical way that his reach exceeds its grasp. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
77% Tom at the Farm (2015) "The kind of domestic psychodrama that may have resonated on stage but proves pretentious and hermetical here, after some initial tension. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) "A disturbing drama that twists its outsider-from-hell story into something more unique and unexpected than its marketing campaign might imply. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
15% American Heist (2015) "Despite a few strong emotional beats, the crime drama "American Heist" proves as undistinguished as its generic title. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2015
43% 10 Cent Pistol (2015) ""10 Cent Pistol" serves as a perfect example of getting what you pay for. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2015
42% Staten Island Summer "A refreshingly old school coming-of-age comedy with just enough raunchiness, stoner humor and otherwise dubious behavior to divert movie audiences weaned on violated pies and superbad high jinks. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
58% Samba (2015) "[It] becomes meandering and diffused, undermining the buckets of charm and goodwill it initially provides. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
84% Alleluia (2015) "Du Welz, despite a strong assist from cinematographer Manuel Dacosse, rarely musters the requisite tension or propulsion to immerse us fully in the story's wickedly wild ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
15% The Gallows (2015) "Plot holes aside, the filmmakers provide enough well-timed jumps and energetic moments to keep the highly contained picture afloat. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "For a film largely about speech, the provocatively titled documentary "Do I Sound Gay?" has little of great significance to say. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
21% Self/less (2015) "The elaborately convoluted, soul-swapping thriller "Self/less" squanders its intriguing premise with a loud and labored beat-the-bad-guys trajectory. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) ""Jackie & Ryan" may prove too low-key and deliberately paced for less patient viewers, but distinct pleasures are to be had from this compactly shot film's easy rhythms, affecting tone and nicely modulated performances. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
50% Closer To God (2015) "With admirable economy, writer-director Billy Senese has crafted an eerie piece that's as much an effective cautionary tale as it is a stirring film of ideas - and ideals. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
19% 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
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