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Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Mr. Guadagnino excels at creating lifestyle pornography of an especially rarefied kind, although in classic European style, he gilds the pleasure with some political guilt. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 3, 2016
78% Sin Alas (2015) "Mr. Chace does his finest work with Mr. Padrón, and together director and actor create a portrayal of a man who, even as he's stirred to action, seems increasingly burdened by his sentimental education. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 3, 2016
78% The Family Fang (2016) "Mr. Bateman's direction of the actors is especially sensitive in this and other tricky scenes, showing a delicacy with emotional textures that isn't always matched by the story. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
No Score Yet Los Sures (2016) "White Adidas kicks, boomboxes, break dancing - the 1984 documentary Los Sures is an eye-popping New York time capsule. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
77% Keanu (2016) "As the genre machinery chugs along, the bang-bang begins to overwhelm the movie, and the underlying critique gives way to a what-me-worry shrug. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
82% The Meddler (2016) ""The Meddler" is agreeably (unusually) optimistic about human relationships, despite the melancholy edging its comedy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Despite Mr. Shannon and Mr. Spacey, who appear to be having a fine time working off each other, the meeting is anticlimactic. It's also too short and straight. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
94% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "Mr. Brizé transforms one individual's story into a social tragedy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) "Studios are in the recycling business, and while this "The Jungle Book" is lightly diverting, it is also disappointing, partly because it feels like a pumped-up version of Disney's 1967 animated film, with more action and less sweetness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
88% The Invitation (2016) "If the movie works as well as it does, it's because Ms. Kusama can coax scares from shadows, silences and ricocheting looks. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
19% The Boss (2016) "Sometimes it's pleasurable enough just watching the most unlikely American comedy star since Bill Murray slip into a groove. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "There's no real fight in Applause, though there is indisputably a great deal of acting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
72% Miles Ahead (2016) "Purists may howl, but they'll also miss the pleasure and point of this playfully impressionistic movie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
79% No Home Movie (2016) "If you let it, "No Home Movie" invites you in first with its intimacy and then its deep feeling. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) "An old-fashioned, hand-tinted postcard that's as inert as it is pretty. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
73% Valley Of Love (2016) "This movie is finally only about Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, and that's enough. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
91% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "The story is straightforward; the telling, less so. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
96% Krisha (2016) "Few movies bore into a character's head as deeply as "Krisha," and with such uncompromising ferocity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "While there may be comedy gold in an elephant's vagina, Mr. Cohen fails to find it here. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
82% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) ""Hello, My Name Is Doris" ... uses this funny, outwardly ridiculous character to tell a simple story about a love that rarely speaks its name, including in movies: that of an older woman for a much younger man. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
79% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The filmmakers (the script is by John Kare Raake and Harald Rosenlow Eeg) cook up the sort of unpleasantness that turns the better disaster pictures, like this one, into nail-biters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
91% Emelie (2016) "Mr. Thelin plays with genre clichés without upending them, and the results are more creepy than scary, with shivers that are primarily generated by the sight of threatened children ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
53% Triple 9 (2016) "One of those productions in which much of the creative energy has been funneled into gaudily inventive displays of violence. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "I enjoyed "Gods of Egypt" despite the lazily generic non-story, the dubious Eurocentric casting and (intentionally?) unconvincing effects that make you wonder (another imponderable) why they didn't just make this an animated picture. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "With a gentle rap-rapping, Mr. Eggers intensifies the shivers with art-film moves, genre shocks and an excellent cast that includes a progressively rowdy menagerie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
86% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Mr. Jia does, or make the human stakes as vivid. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
83% Deadpool (2016) "The filmmakers do a lot of winking and rib poking; they sell "Deadpool" so hard that you might wonder if Marvel has started to pay on commission. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Both pride and prejudice still play their parts, but now in service to one tediously repeated joke: the sight of a gentleman or a lady, together or alone, playing cards or ballroom dancing, fatally swarmed by devouring zombies. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "If this were anyone other than the Coens you might think that success and a couple of Oscars had mellowed them. Not likely. "Hail, Caesar!" is one of those diversions that they turn out in between masterworks and duds. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
30% Mojave (2016) "Does it add up? Not really, but it passes the time nicely, working best when Mr. Monahan keeps it vague and off-kilter as his characters roam among the Hollywood ghosts. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
39% Synchronicity (2016) ""Synchronicity," a low-budget misfire about time and love, could use some exploding heads, dialogue and ideas. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
65% A Perfect Day (2016) "There's not much of a story, which wouldn't be bad if there was something other than blasts of music filling the longueurs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "The movie is a pummeling slog - 45 minutes of setup and an eternity of relentless combat. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
80% Lamb (2016) "In the novel, Lamb is a fantasist who uses Tommie as a blank (pure) slate on which to write a new life story. Mr. Partridge never figures out how to complicate his version and its voices, or maybe doesn't want to. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
92% Anomalisa (2015) "While "Anomalisa" is filled with uncomfortably, at times sourly humorous moments, it's also a horror movie about the agonizing, banal surrealism of everyday life. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 29, 2015
61% Concussion (2015) "While "Concussion" has some fine things going for it, notably science and Will Smith, it lacks the exciting, committed filmmaking that rises to the level of its outrageous topic. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 25, 2015
82% The Revenant (2015) "It features a battalion of very fine, hardworking actors, none more diligently committed than Mr. DiCaprio, and some of the most beautiful natural tableaus you're likely to see in a movie this year. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 24, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It has the usual toy-store-ready gizmos and critters, but it also has appealingly imperfect men and women whose blunders and victories, decency and goofiness remind you that a pop mythology like Star Wars needs more than old gods to sustain it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "The biggest mistake here ... is a misbegotten decorousness that sinks the movie, stoving it as calamitously as an enraged whale. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
79% Macbeth (2015) "Mr. Fassbender gives you a reason to see this "Macbeth," although the writing isn't bad, either. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
82% Chi-Raq (2015) "Urgent, surreal, furious, funny and wildly messy, the movie sounds like an invitation to defeat, but it's an improbable triumph that finds Mr. Lee doing some of his best work in years. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
25% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Thin as a halfpenny, "Victor Frankenstein" has nothing to offer on science and the mysteries of creation, but it does reaffirm the grip that Shelley's story retains on the imagination, no matter how far afield it's taken. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 25, 2015
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) ""The Good Dinosaur" is charmingly different, but its oddness sneaks up on you only after the filmmakers lay out some storybook bona fides. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 24, 2015
62% Legend (2015) "As a character study, it proves about as deep as Goofus and Gallant in the British underworld, but it's also consistently fun to watch. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "What makes the material still feel personal - other than the yearslong investment and love that transform entertainments into fan communities - is the combination of Katniss and Ms. Lawrence, who have become a perfect fit. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
33% By The Sea (2015) "A knowing or at least a ticklishly amusing demonstration of celebrity and its relay of gazes from one of the most looked-at women in the world. Take, watch, she seems to say, this is my body. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
100% Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words) (2015) "Cinephile catnip. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
76% Trumbo (2015) "Part biopic, part historical gloss, "Trumbo" tells a great-man story with a patchwork of fact and fiction, mixing in the odd bit of newsreel with a great many dull, visually flat and poorly lighted dramatic scenes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
95% In Jackson Heights (2015) "As the movie returns to specific spaces, touching on human rights and gentrification along the way, it develops into a deeply stirring ode to the immigrant experience and American identity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2015
95% The Wonders (2015) "Ms. Rohrwacher's strengths here are the tender intimacy of the performances, particularly those of the older child actors, and her gentle meandering, both narrative and cinematographic. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
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