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Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
56% Paper Towns (2015) "A serenely bland adaptation of the John Green young-adult novel about a regular boy in love with the mystery girl next door. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) "The movie isn't especially well made, yet because Tucker is such a gloriously rich figure - immigrant turned runaway mother turned vaudevillian turned superstar - she renders its formal and aesthetic shortcomings (mostly) irrelevant. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
80% A Hard Day (2015) "A kinetically visceral, enjoyable nasty joy ride, "A Hard Day" is pretty much as advertised. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2015
42% Irrational Man (2015) "A film that goes dark without going deep and keeps you wondering just how personal the title "Irrational Man" is or if it's more of an existential shrug. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Often extremely funny, even if it never approaches the radicalness of [Schumer's] greatest, most dangerous work. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
55% Minions (2015) "While "Minions" explores nominally new narrative ground, it folds neatly into a series that now includes two features, various shorts, books, video games, sheet music and a theme park attraction. So, you know, different but also the same. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
96% Tangerine (2015) "Little is as it seems in "Tangerine," a fast, raucously funny comedy about love and other misadventures. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
90% Cartel Land (2015) "What's missing is a directorial point of view, including about vigilante groups, the so-called war on drugs, and Mexican and American policies and politics. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
96% Amy (2015) "Mr. Kapadia isn't simply revisiting Ms. Winehouse's life and death, but also - by pulling you in close to her, first pleasantly and then unpleasantly - telling the story of contemporary celebrity and, crucially, fandom's cost. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Mr. Schwarzenegger, 67, is, yes, back, because while the series thrill is lamentably long gone, franchises now apparently last forever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 30, 2015
80% Advantageous (2015) "A picture emerges that at times suggests a strange if alluring mash-up of "Stella Dallas" and Michel Foucault, with a smidgen of Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" and a hint of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "Mr. MacFarlane can be funny, but "Ted 2" is insultingly lazy hack work that is worth discussing primarily because of how he tries and fails to turn race, and specifically black men, into comedy fodder. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
83% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "An often electric, bracingly urgent documentary ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Ms. Forbes hasn't made a movie about her father's illness; she's made one about her father, who, through hard and weird times, clearly helped give her what she needed so that one day she could tell this story. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
75% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) "Alas, Benjamin isn't readily teachable or even very interesting ... which would be fine if his vacuity were intentional or useful and if the naturally charismatic Mr. Kateb didn't make you wonder why he wasn't the star. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
81% The Overnight (2015) ""The Overnight" ends just as it starts to get interestingly messy ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
85% The Wolfpack (2015) "Sometimes, all you need is a great subject to make a great documentary - or a willingness to chase after total strangers. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "There's more flab than muscle packed on this galumphing franchise reboot, which, as it lumbers from scene to scene, reminds you of what a great action god Steven Spielberg is. Too bad he didn't take the reins on this. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
55% Maggie (2015) "It's a sad story, or would be if the zombie apocalypse backdrop - and the inky splotches creeping across Maggie's body - didn't wreak such havoc with the movie's unsmiling sincerity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 7, 2015
49% The D Train (2015) "For long stretches, "The D Train" serves as a commodious vehicle for Mr. Black, who, like the best comic performers, never seems remotely concerned about going too big or risking the audience's love. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 7, 2015
85% The Seven Five (2015) ""The Seven Five" has been called "the cop version of 'GoodFellas,' " which may explain why Sony has plans to produce a fictional remake. Here's hoping that version uses a better moral compass. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 7, 2015
81% Far from Men (2015) "Camus sets the movie's initial course, but Mr. Oelhoffen resolutely steers it home with political context, historical hindsight, an unambiguous moral imperative and a pair of well-matched performances; put another way, he makes the story his own. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "You can sense that Mr. Whedon, having helped build a universal earnings machine with the first "Avengers," has now struggled mightily, touchingly, to invest this behemoth with some life. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
98% Iris (2015) "There are few better ways right now to spend 80 movie minutes than to see Iris, a delightful eye-opener about life, love, statement eyeglasses, bracelets the size of tricycle tires and the art of making the grandest of entrances. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2015
54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Far too often here, Adaline's parade of period dresses, coats and handbags stand in for the richness of human experience. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
45% Adult Beginners (2015) "The director Ross Katz, making his feature directing debut, does occasionally move the camera around, but for the most part he just points and shoots his performers talking, joking, whining, sharing and caring. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) "You don't have to be a historian to wonder about the timing of the opening or a critic to regret that Mr. Crowe has signed onto a preposterous, would-be sweeping historical romance that's far too slight and silly to carry the weight of real history. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) "The best thing about "Unfriended," beyond its funny-nasty title, is that it doesn't play as remotely dull as it sounds even if most of the drama takes place inside shifting, overlapping windows. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
56% The Human Experiment (2015) "It may leave many bases uncovered (a section on groundbreaking European legislation is inadequately explained), but it will also leave you looking a lot more closely at what you put on your skin, in your mouth and underneath your sink. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
75% Alex of Venice (2015) "An appealing portrait miniature of a woman who loses and finds her bearings ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
42% Closer To The Moon (2015) ""Closer to the Moon" draws on many of the same facts that appear in "The Great Communist Bank Robbery," but in the service of a less adventurous movie with familiar Western actors, English-language dialogue and badly strained uplift. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "The three women in "Clouds of Sils Maria" love, talk and move, move, move, sharing lives, trading roles and performing parts. The lives they lead are messy and indeterminate, but each woman's life belongs to her. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
11% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "The director, Kriv Stenders, arranges bodies in spaces without distinction, but he does show a curious fondness for shots of moving cars. It's an image he returns to so many times that you wonder if he was as eager to get out of here as you are. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "While Mr. Garland wants to tease your brain, he's an entertainer, and in time ditches science and philosophy for romance and action. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
70% 5 to 7 (2015) "Although Mr. Levin tends to embrace clichés and overstatement ... he can also surprise you with delicate touches, a pained look, a wince of recognition. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
15% Last Knights (2015) "Its cast aside, "Last Knights" proves as square and blandly manly as an old "Prince Valiant" comic strip. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
43% Effie Gray (2015) "It's a lamentable if not especially engrossing story, part wronged-woman narrative, part marital horror movie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
18% Serena (2015) "The actors don't just look uncomfortable in their period duds, they also look uneasy in their own skins, which is a feat for two such natural, physically confident screen performers. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
89% White God (2015) "The hand that feeds - and also brutalizes - is righteously bitten in "White God," a Hungarian revenge fantasy that's like nothing you've seen on screen before. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
90% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) "A divertingly eccentric, often comically absurd movie about a novelist ... who finds something like happiness after being abducted. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2015
29% Insurgent (2015) "A modest cultural artifact if one largely devoid of aesthetic interest. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
88% Backcountry (2015) "For most of its 91 tense, uneven minutes, "Backcountry" plays on your nerves like a kid flicking you with a rubber band. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
90% Amour Fou (2015) "It can be a strategically off-putting movie yet one that also steals under your skin scene by scene and through Ms. Schnoeink's slowly revealing performance as an ill-fated heroine turned future biographical footnote. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "So effective does it close the distance between you and Mr. Bernstein that afterward you may find yourself scanning the streets, hoping to catch sight of him, as if for an old friend. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
29% Cymbeline (2015) ""Cymbeline" has been branded a tragedy, a tragicomedy and a romance, and Mr. Almereyda embraces all three categories. The movie is by turns grim, grimly amusing and romantic, sometimes at once. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
84% Cinderella (2015) "Mr. Branagh's ascension into big-budget studio directing largely remains a mystery, and there's little in "Cinderella" beyond its faces and gowns that captures the eye or the imagination. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "A lively and watchable documentary if not an especially enlightening one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "The sole object lesson in the true-crime drama "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is that not every crime deserves its own movie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "Even at his shakiest, Mr. Blomkamp holds your attention with stories about characters banding together to emerge from a hell not of their own making, a liberation journey that just isn't the same old, same old when a director was born in South Africa. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
20% October Gale (2015) "In "October Gale," a low-key character study gives way to increasingly clamorous melodrama ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
70% The Salvation (2015) "Lack of mystery doesn't hurt the movie, but rather fits a story as elemental as this, one that at times resembles an illustrated list of genre codes and conventions: black hat, white hat, six-shooter, horse. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
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