Geoff Pevere

Geoff Pevere

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Globe and Mail , Toronto Star
Critics' Group:
Toronto Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
860

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 76% The Congress (2014) " There's something to be said for a movie that manages to baffle and dazzle in equal measure. If Daffy Duck had taken up political and media theory, his brain might look like this." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1.5/4 44% The Calling (2014) " What not even Sutherland can do, and which eventually makes you want to lie down on the floor just like Sarandon, is make The Calling convincing or compelling." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/4 39% If I Stay (2014) " If I Stay is true to principle in one significant regard: It makes no concessions to anyone outside its teenage female cohort." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 22, 2014
43% The Anonymous People (2014) " Almost incoherent." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 8, 2014
—— An Honest Liar " Aptly seductive ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/4 54% The Zero Theorem (2014) " At once cluttered and cavernous, hysterical and static, romantic and cynical, The Zero Theorem works most effectively moment by moment and in the details." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2.5/4 76% Anita (2014) " It seems rather optimistically insistent on making a case that America has come a long way in 20 years, when the truth is 20 years is a mere historical heartbeat." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/4 73% Breastmilk (2014) " Breastmilk takes all of its testimonials at their dry word, leaving one to marvel at how much theoretical distance can come even between a baby and its mother." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2014
53% Citizen Koch (2014) " The movie bleakly emphasizes the sense of debilitating powerlessness of the average citizen without the means to bring anything but their vote to the ballot box." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 25, 2014
71% Alive Inside (2014) " Alive Inside packs as potent a simple emotional wallop as anything you'll see - or hear - anywhere this year." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " While it may not conform to one's real-life expectations it certainly hews tightly to teen-flick conventions." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/4 —— Eventyrland (It's Only Make Believe) " A so-called crime movie that's curiously and unproductively resilient to any sense of real danger." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2.5/4 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " A digital remastering of E.T. for the smartphone social-media kinderkultur." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2014
1/4 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " If this movie doesn't leave you howling at the very idea of demonic possession, you're in dire need of an exorcist." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2014
2.5/4 68% Me and You (2014) " An intimate, miniature and subterranean coming-of-age drama ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/4 —— Uvanga " Even the natural beauty serves as reminder of what isn't there, and I'm not just talking about nightfall." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1.5/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Trust me, you've watched condominium lobby channels that are more exciting than this." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 86% The Immigrant (2014) " Gray's movie is an almost flawlessly articulated example of the kind of thing we like to say they just don't make any more: serious, adult, character-driven and impassioned." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " All in all, a perfectly superior example of industrially fortified Hollywood fun, and as good a guarantee as Doug Liman can offer that we haven't seen the last of him yet." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla - both the movie and the big guy - is ... something of a lumpy, lumbering great beast of a thing, lurching from city to city, continent to continent, smackdown to smackdown and plot point to plot point ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted May 16, 2014
3.5/4 86% Joe (2014) " The shifting tones keep the movie both buoyant and firmly grounded, and playing out in a sphere pitched somewhere between the mythic and the muddy." — Globe and Mail
Posted May 2, 2014
2/4 89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) " Afternoon of a Faun is primarily the story of a woman loved, desired, objectified and watched by men." — Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " The best way to watch this movie is as an account of an eccentric visionary maverick who could not be stopped or influenced by reason ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/4 83% The Husband " This is the kind of thoughtful, confident and seamlessly integrated filmmaking that comes from an uncommon fusion of artist and subject ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/4 74% Enemy (2014) " Enemy operates on a level of carefully calibrated unease, where the very elusiveness of motivation and logic is exploited for purposes of sustained cinematic disorientation." — Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/4 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " If you've seen any of Koreeda's previous films, and especially the wrenching children-alone saga Nobody Knows, it won't surprise you to learn that the observation of children in Like Father, Like Son is unfailingly acute ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2/4 21% Son Of God (2014) " By playing it so safely reverential, Son of God tends to plod its way to Calvary, begging to be discussed among Bible study groups and positively name-checked in the Sunday sermons." — Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.5/4 68% About Last Night (2014) " The 2014 model of About Last Night... it beefs up the girl-side element of the story, incorporates considerably more frank sex talk, and generally provides its cast with a lot more meat to chew on and spit back out." — Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3.5/4 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " The Great Beauty is an utterly ravishing portrait of listless luxuriance, a fantasy of decadent wealth and beauty that evokes Fellini's La Dolce Vita by way of Baz Luhrmann." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3.5/4 80% Whitewash (2014) " Whitewash is a small but sparkling gem on ice." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2.5/4 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " The sensation of being pinned down and shot apart is so harrowingly conveyed by Peter Berg's fact-based war movie Lone Survivor that one almost forgives the movie's failure to be quite as persuasive in almost every other respect." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2.5/4 98% Blackfish (2013) " Blackfish makes an especially strong case for the innate marvel of these animals: that they are smart, social, communicative and loving." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 1, 2014
1.5/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " In adapting Mitty's tale to the 21st century, actor-director Ben Stiller proves Thurber -- a dyed-in-the-wool cynic -- is still too thorny a sensibility for the popcorn crowd." — Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2/4 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " The Last Days on Mars ultimately confirms what science has already spent billions of dollars establishing: There's just no life here." — Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3.5/4 42% Oldboy (2013) " Lee's is more of a hard-edged, hammer-and-nail noir than Park's existential horror, and it's far less concerned with the internal state of Joe's mind than the external havoc it creates." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the narrative and thematic liberties traditionally granted the middle chapter in a trilogy and drives the stakes up sharply." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 22, 2013
2.5/4 67% How I Live Now (2013) " Refreshingly free of digital apocalyptics and unnervingly prone to random violence." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/4 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " A movie that does to your emotions exactly what one player does to another on the big Christmas game day: slams them to the ground and stomps them silly." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " A sharply observed, post-economic crash comedy-drama that boasts a formidable performance by Cate Blanchett and addresses such pertinent real-world concerns as class, gender and corporate criminality in urban America." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 4, 2013
2/4 —— All the Wrong Reasons " The result teeters uncomfortably between dead-end-job slacker comedy and high soap, but it shows enough potential to bode well for Milani's future." — Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2/4 2% Getaway (2013) " By the time the movie actually arrives at its finest moment - a nearly two-minute single shot from the Mustang's hood as it chases the villain's van through dense traffic - you've become so numb to speed and sensation that you may barely notice." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/4 95% A Hijacking (2013) " A nail-biter of a thriller that eschews conventional thrills, Tobias Lindholm's verité-like tale of a Danish cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates is rivetingly low-key." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3/4 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) " Stirring, heartbreaking and thoroughly infuriating ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 16, 2013
94% A Band Called Death (2013) " An especially pointed variation on one of music's most oft-told tales: A band formed ahead of its time sits in muffled obscurity while others reap the harvest of what it first planted." — Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) " It restores the tarnished lustre to this most fan-beloved of Marvel characters by doing precisely what Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's near-sacred 1982 run did: It pumps some feeling into the guy along with his muscles and steel talons." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2.5/4 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " We feel the death on the platform so acutely not because it's a stupid act of randomness, but hardly untypical racist violence, but because we've come to love this man." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2.5/4 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " Consistently funny and fascinating." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2.5/4 93% Casting By (2013) " Something of an elegy for a lost era, when talent, even at its rawest, stood far above prettiness as the primary reason for getting the part." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/4 14% Syrup (2013) " It's tempting to say that Aram Rappaport's Syrup sticks, but it's also true." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/4 77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) " Ultimately, the most frightening lesson the film teaches is just how dysfunctionally impervious to defeat the so-called war on drugs is ..." — Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 28, 2013
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