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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
91% Margarita with a Straw (2016) "There's a lot to appreciate about the inspiring coming-of-age drama "Margarita With a Straw" despite several seemingly avoidable flaws. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
91% Weiner (2016) "The filmmakers' cameras capture Weiner, perhaps best known for his career-crippling sexting scandals of 2011 and 2013, in a plethora of awkward, squirm-inducing, shameless, even clueless moments. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
0% Search Party (2016) "This spectacularly dumb and unfunny film will likely bore even the staunchest fans of the "Hangover" movies, of which "Search" is a kind of distant, fatally impoverished cousin. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
18% The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) "Director Pearry Teo, who scripted with Josh Nadler, pushes the brooding atmospherics, entrapping us in so many dingy, dustily lit spaces that, like Thomas, we just want to escape. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
30% Sacrifice (2016) "That the film looks good matters little when director Peter A. Dowling's script, based on the novel by Sharon Bolton, is filled with so many thinly drawn characters, blunt warning signs and telegraphed plot points. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
No Score Yet Beautiful Something (2016) "Bits and pieces of the gay-themed drama "Beautiful Something" feel real and essential. But this slow-going film often suffers from a forced, navel-gazing quality that can prove exasperating. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
83% The Meddler (2016) "Not enough can be said about the terrific Sarandon, whose Marnie is reportedly based on Scafaria's own widowed mother. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
80% Hostile Border (Pocha: Manifest Destiny) (2016) "A strong visual sense, intriguing tempo and effective economy of words combine to make Hostile Border an above-average crime thriller. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
19% The Adderall Diaries (2016) ""The Adderall Diaries" is a complex, absorbing, at times profound look at how we choose to remember our past. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
No Score Yet Daddy "[A] strained, at times cringe-worthy film adaptation of Dan Via's stage play, which ran off-Broadway in 2010 and the next year in Los Angeles. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
56% Sold (2016) "Important story, subpar execution. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
80% Look at Us Now, Mother! (2016) "Anyone who's ever had a contentious relationship with a parent should find something to relate to in Gayle Kirschenbaum's enjoyable documentary "Look at Us Now, Mother!" " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
46% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "Many fine small moments pepper the family dramedy "One More Time," but they don't add up to a satisfying enough whole. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
No Score Yet Kill Me, Deadly (2016) "Sanders, working off Bill Robens' homage/parody-jammed adaptation of his 2009 stage play, keeps the silliness mostly on track. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
80% Transfixed "An engrossing and deeply felt documentary that proves, once again, that love conquers all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
No Score Yet Cloro "Marked by an economy of words but a depth of feeling, the Italian import "Cloro" proves an impressive feature debut for director Lamberto Sanfelice, who co-wrote this stirring coming-of-age drama with Elisa Amoruso. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
No Score Yet Mexico's Bravest Man "Minn's homegrown filmmaking style creates an absorbing intimacy and urgency. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
29% Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2016) ""Jane's" affecting emotional core and cathartic conclusion carry the day. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
71% Too Late (2016) "A strangely involving, idiosyncratic masterwork that echoes the style of such filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Altman and even Welcome to L.A.'s Alan Rudolph, while amusingly honoring classic detective movie tropes. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Francella and Lanzani are excellent, not only in their charged moments together, but throughout this nervy and provocative picture. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
85% The Confirmation (2016) "Feature films these days rarely come as gentle and equitable as "The Confirmation." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
82% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "A brave little film that shows it's never too late to come of age. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
29% Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2016) "An overheated but haunting, strangely involving tale inspired by the doomed romance between real-life aristocratic French siblings circa 1600. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) "Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" is quite simply a great time at the movies. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
60% Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) "There's a poignant, powerful story lurking at the edges of "Jack of the Red Hearts" but, as is, the film proves a strained, implausible family drama. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Prepare to be amused, moved and inspired. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
22% Crazy About Tiffany's (2016) "Fizzily sketches the history of the centuries-old brand, its unique place in the social and cultural stratosphere, and the elite world of its flagship emporium, located on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue since 1940. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
79% Bad Hurt (2016) "Although affecting and well acted, the family drama "Bad Hurt" is too airless and depressing to fully engage. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
80% 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
11% 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
86% 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
67% 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
10% 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
16% 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
29% 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
79% 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
25% 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
91% 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
96% 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
30% 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
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