Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% 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
85% Guidance (2015) "It's a creative hat trick of wildly amusing proportions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
42% 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
67% 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
17% 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
56% 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
16% 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
82% 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
20% 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
85% 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
60% 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
36% 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
56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Gorgeous, evocative and well performed ... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
82% 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
49% 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
71% 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
60% 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
48% 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
17% 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
52% 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
5% 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
11% 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
34% 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 (2015) "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
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