Manohla Dargis Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% The Blue Room (2014) " Mr. Amalric's direction remains graceful through the story's violent turns, its mood changes and tone shifts. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) " One reason "All Is by My Side" works is that the story - with its girl, guy, guitar and revolution - is enjoyable, whether it's precisely true or not. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
82% The Two Faces of January (2014) " There's a mystery here, some thrills and blood, but mostly there are beautiful people and the kind of human hunger that devours everything and everyone in sight. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
81% Lilting (2014) " As it turns out, even Junn's crankiness lacks conviction. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) " As sometimes happens in Mr. Fincher's work, dread descends like winter shadows, darkening the movie's tone and visuals until it's snuffed out all the light, air and nuance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
80% Fort Bliss (2014) " Ms. Myers too often tells rather than shows, and she doesn't have the cinematic skill set to transform her idea into a fully satisfying movie, especially at this low-budget level. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Nasty, brutal and unforgiving, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" is one of those rare contemporary cinematic offerings: intelligent pulp. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
81% Tracks (2014) " Despite the otherworldly scenery and some predictable tragedy - Robyn can be maddeningly careless about the welfare of her animals - this proves to be a rather logy amble. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
74% The Congress (2014) " An acquired taste, this dense Jabberwocky-ish word salad is a political allegory about a populace that's been pharmaceutically duped into believing its wretched world is wonderful. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
81% Salvo (2014) " A soulful romance, an existential action flick and something of a miracle movie - the appealing slow-burner "Salvo" hovers at the crossroads of genre. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
80% The One I Love (2014) " "The One I Love" is diverting, but nothing catches fire, despite Ms. Moss, an amazing actress fast breaking free of the limits imposed on her by "Mad Men." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
36% The Giver (2014) " The enervating hash of dystopian dread, vague religiosity and commercial advertising-style uplift is nothing if not stale. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Ah, to be famous or just funny enough for someone to pay for your freewheeling jaunt along the Amalfi Coast! " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) " That Ms. Farahani found Mr. Mohassess and persuaded him to share his story is a terrific coup, even if a great deal of his life's work remains elusive. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
94% The Dog (2014) " Part of what makes Mr. Wojtowicz such a fascinating character is that he seemed to rotate identities as easily as other people change socks, and without angst. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) " The stark, natural landscapes are among the movie's most seductive attractions, even if the characters populating them seem calculated for maximum repulsion. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
38% Child Of God (2014) " Make no mistake: There is nothing pleasant about "Child of God," James Franco's very fine adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's short, pitiless novel. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " While "Guardians" takes you down one after another crazy narrative turn, it also pulls you into - and, for the most part, keeps you in - a fully realized other world. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
90% The Kill Team (2014) " Looks at the murders and their aftermath through a frustratingly narrow lens. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) " Buoyed by Ms. Johansson's presence, Mr. Besson keeps his entertainment machine purring. He may be a hack, but he's also a reliable entertainer ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " A smart, bluntly effective adaptation of John le Carré's post-9/11 political passion play about good, evil and the sins committed in the name of national security. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
62% Mood Indigo (2014) " A wearying experience that resembles being locked in a very small room with an exceptionally bright, pathologically self-absorbed child who will not shut up or calm down. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " [A] satisfyingly creepy, blunt, down-and-dirty thriller, one of those follow-ups that improves on the original. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
80% Land Ho! (2014) " There's no denying the deepening effect of a movie in which two older men, with their creases and sags, white and thinning hair, inhabit so much screen time. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
98% Boyhood (2014) " These are people you know, maybe people like you. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
23% Tammy (2014) " How do you solve a problem like Melissa McCarthy? That question feels inescapable after watching her try to powerlift "Tammy," her newest and least funny comedy, all by her lonesome. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 1, 2014
70% They Came Together (2014) " A series of hit-and-miss sketch-comedy bits rather than a fully realized movie that might have gutted contemporary rom-com clichés rather than just weakly aping them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
95% Archipelago (2014) " In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
76% The Last Sentence (2014) " It's too bad that the movie can't find his pulse and instead delivers a tastefully bland, inert portrait of a man whose personal ugliness it acknowledges without excavating. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
88% Coherence (2014) " What began as a nifty puzzle feels more like a trap. It may be possible to unkink this story, but when characters and performances are as unengaging as these, it's hard to feel motivated to try. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " "Jersey Boys" is a strange movie, and it's a Clint Eastwood enterprise, both reasons to see it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
17% Wild Wild West (1999) " The credits for Wild Wild West are mostly exemplary, and yet the screenplay is swill. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 16, 2014
65% Ha-shoter (Policeman) (2014) " Mr. Lapid, making an electrifying feature directing debut, traces the line between the group and the individual in a story that can be read as a commentary on the world as much as on Israel. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
84% Violette (2014) " Violette's hold on life can be terrifying, at times ugly, but what she finally makes of that life is beautiful. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " An exploding piñata of gags, pratfalls, winking asides, throwaway one-liners and self-reflexive waggery. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
39% Armageddon (1998) " Most of the time, Armageddon simply makes your head hurt. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2014
62% The Sacrament (2014) " Shifts from the unnerving to the hollow after it becomes evident that Mr. West is more interested in showing how his characters die than how they lived. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " In "Edge of Tomorrow," Mr. Liman brings Mr. Cruise's smile out of semiretirement and also gives him the kind of physical challenges at which he so brilliantly excels. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
49% Maleficent (2014) " I'm still not sure if the movie's smack-down between patriarchy and matriarchy is the way to go, but at least nobody here is warbling about what she wants before hitting the road to self-actualization. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 29, 2014
73% Palo Alto (2014) " It's a drifty, appealing story, set in the Northern California city that gives the movie its title, about that twilight period between childhood's end and the start of young adulthood. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 8, 2014
81% Fed Up (2014) " A very good advocacy documentary directed by Stephanie Soechtig and narrated by Katie Couric. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 8, 2014
83% Belle (2014) " The weave of the personal and the political finally proves as irresistible as it is moving, partly because it has been drawn from extraordinary life. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 1, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Until a late, lamentably foolish turn, balances blockbuster bombast with human-scale drama, child-friendly comedy and gushers of tears. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 1, 2014
91% Locke (2014) " Moment by moment, with a twitch, a shudder, a look, it's Mr. Hardy who movingly draws you in, turning a stranger's face into a life. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
73% The German Doctor (2014) " Like some extraterrestrial being who takes human form, Helmut is at once utterly familiar and utterly alien. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Many of the movie's more nominally horrific elements are too familiar ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
95% Manakamana (2014) " By focusing on such a narrow slice of Nepali life, Ms. Spray and Mr. Velez have ceded any totalizing claim on the truth and instead settled for a perfect incompleteness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " Mr. Turturro's musical choices in "Fading Gigolo" tend to feel, like so much here, generically applied instead of meaningfully coaxed from some essential, lived-in truth. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " A dark, lurchingly entertaining pastiche of age-old worries, future-shock jolts, hot-button topics and old-fashioned genre thrills. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Like many others of its type, [it] gets off to a kinetic start only to lose steam before blowing everything up. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
92% The Retrieval (2014) " A tough, tender little movie, "The Retrieval" tells a story of divided souls wandering a divided land. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 1, 2014
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