Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Biography:
reel.com film critic.
Publications:
Baltimore Sun , Chicago Tribune , Los Angeles Times , Reel.com
Total Reviews:
678

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
50% Coldwater (2014) " There's a compelling, perhaps important thriller to be made about dark doings at for-profit juvenile detention camps, but "Coldwater" misses the mark." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
0% I Am Happiness on Earth (2014) " Not to be a killjoy, but had Hernández simply made a more straightforward, conventional movie about the life and loves of a rising gay Mexican film director, he might have had something." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
—— Weaving The Past: Journey Of Discovery (2014) " [A] touching, exhaustive tribute." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
63% Captivated " [A] well-crafted but frankly nonessential documentary." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
7% Septic Man (2014) " It's a grotesque, deadly dull piece of cinematic upchuck, a horror film minus tension or chills. Think "The Toxic Avenger," minus the avenger." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
71% What If (2014) " Once you get past the film's been-there theme - Can a straight man and a woman just be friends? - it's essentially, "Check, please."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
88% The Kill Team (2014) " It all adds up to a harrowing picture of the casualties of war - and the unchecked madness that may drive those entrusted to defend us." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
—— Us And The Game Industry (2014) " The film takes such an emotionally based, non-wonky approach to its featured business, it should absorb gamers and non-gamers alike." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
25% 4 Minute Mile (2014) " A finely written and directed sports drama with a lead performance by rising star Kelly Blatz so deep and affecting it often evokes Timothy Hutton's Oscar-winning turn in "Ordinary People."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
40% Beneath (2014) " A taut, atmospheric if not especially deep thriller ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
54% The Fluffy Movie (2014) " "Fluffy" is a standard-issue comedy concert film far better suited to a 90-minute cable TV slot than the big screen." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 28, 2014
62% Hercules (2014) " The results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 25, 2014
47% Le Chef (2014) " An amusing soufflé of a comedy that pokes fun at foodies while honoring the art of those who cook for them." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
20% Come Back To Me (2014) " A sufficiently tense and eerie shocker that borrows bits from "Rosemary's Baby," "Psycho," "Paranormal Activity" and others while forging its own path." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
40% Aftermath (2014) " Though they won't win any prizes for originality, writer Christian McDonald and director Peter Engert have fashioned a fairly involving, slow boil of a thriller that's as eerie as it is grim." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
15% Rage (2014) " The latest in a parade of cheesy, derivative action-thrillers that erstwhile A-list actor Nicolas Cage has recently starred in, presumably as a quick cash grab." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
54% Road to Paloma (2014) " An effective throwback to the loose-limbed, my-way-or-the-highway road movies of the "Easy Rider" era." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
100% Underwater Dreams (2014) " With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
49% Earth to Echo (2014) " On its own modest terms, the alien adventure "Earth to Echo" is a lively and likable knockoff that should divert, if not exactly enthrall, tweens and young teens." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2014
28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " A highly intense and effective mash-up of police procedural and horror show." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2014
91% Bound By Flesh (2014) " Leslie Zemeckis examines the strange, tragic, roller-coaster existence of famed conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton in the absorbing, well-crafted documentary "Bound by Flesh."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
85% Borgman (2014) " Though it's too enigmatic for its own good and often feels like it's being made up as it goes, the Dutch import "Borgman" holds interest if only to see what might possibly happen next." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
79% Before You Know It (2014) " In the end, one wonders exactly what Raval wants to say here except that the challenges of growing old in America are not confined to one sexual orientation or another." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
42% The Human Race (2014) " Though the dialogue is pretty basic and the narrative dots don't always quite connect, "The Human Race," in its own gutsy, grindhouse-movie way, manages style, vision and tension." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
—— The World Famous Kid Detective (2014) " "The World Famous Kid Detective" plays more like a potential Disney Channel pilot - and a not very polished one at that - than as an actual feature film." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
62% Heli (2014) " A stunning piece of filmmaking." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
—— Big Gay Love (2014) " The result is a thin, wanly structured film that, after an OK start, stumbles about, filling time until its foregone conclusion." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 8, 2014
54% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " A ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
52% Trust Me (2014) " "Trust Me" contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) " Earnest but terribly ham-fisted ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
81% The Hornet's Nest (2014) " "The Hornet's Nest" is a kinetic, immersive experience, particularly in its deeply felt human moments." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2014
56% The Big Ask (2014) " "The Big Ask" is a premise in search of a movie, one that co-directors Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman never quite find." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2014
31% The Girl and Death (2014) " What emerges is a hypnotic, strangely wistful and affecting portrait." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 23, 2014
17% 50 to 1 (2014) " The true-life horse-racing tale "50 to 1" takes forever to get galloping - and when it finally does, it's too little too late." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 22, 2014
14% Blended (2014) " A fun, often funny, largely enjoyable romp. The trick: Manage your expectations." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 22, 2014
90% Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014) " It's inspiring to see a unique talent finally get his due, even if - or maybe because - it took until his late 70s to get there." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2014
73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " Ozon keeps things simmering without quite boiling over, even when convention might demand it." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2014
41% A Night In Old Mexico (2014) " This poky, clichéd, slackly told picture, directed by Emilio Aragón, would've felt dated a few decades ago; now it feels like a downright relic." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2014
8% Don Peyote (2014) " All the controlled substances in the world couldn't improve a viewing of the execrable "Don Peyote," a tedious, incoherent look at a paranoid stoner's emotional and spiritual unraveling." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2014
18% Moms' Night Out (2014) " While the characters are mostly one-dimensional and the children here merely props, whiny and overwhelmed main mom Allyson proves a particularly galling, unfunny creation." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 8, 2014
88% Chef (2014) " Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal combo of top dog and underdog - as well as a thoroughly credible kitchen master." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Broken (2014) " For its first hour, "Broken" offers lots of tension and a gripping portrait of a father's grief." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Water & Power (2014) " A quintessential L.A. story that is worth seeing for what it has to say, if not necessarily for how it says it." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2014
36% Friended To Death (2014) " An overly broad and silly package whose one-joke, sitcom-like premise strains to fill feature length." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 1, 2014
—— Where We Started (2014) " Though earnest and nicely performed, "Where We Started" simply doesn't possess the edge or verve needed to keep this talky two-hander afloat." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 1, 2014
86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) " The well-observed script touches on a number of everyday issues about the aging process - whether you're pushing 40 or passing 60 - that add a tender and enlightening layer to this engaging, leisurely paced film." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 1, 2014
84% Last Passenger (2014) " Although the film, Nooshin's first feature, takes a while to become fully propulsive, it eventually puts forth an effective series of red herrings, close calls and clock-ticking action scenes." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
91% The Final Member (2014) " Even though the running time is short, the movie feels stretched out. Perhaps the curious subject matter would have been better served in, er, short form." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
26% Brick Mansions (2014) " The action sequences of "Mansions" are edited within an inch of their lives, adding more incoherence than thrills." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
83% Kid Cannabis (2014) " Energetic and involving ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
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