Rachel Saltz

Rachel Saltz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Rachel Saltz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Showing 51 - 100 of 194
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 81% I Killed My Mother (2013) "As a director, Mr. Dolan has a freewheeling style, and he's self-dramatizing enough to want to call attention to it without being too much of a visual show-off. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet I, Me Aur Main (2013) "A workaday Bollywood romance ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 4, 2013
3.5/5 89% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) "The filmmakers mix the playful and serious, with only occasional lapses. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 28, 2013
60% Kai Po Che! (2013) "Mixes, not quite successfully, traditional Bollywood storytelling with something less conventional. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2.5/5 78% Red Flag (2013) "If only "Red Flag" were funnier and tighter and had a sharper idea about what it means to blur the lines between self-interrogation and self-absorption. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 60% Rubberneck (2013) "It's dragged down by non-scene after non-scene, and filmmaking choices that don't earn their keep. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Race 2 (2013) ""Race 2," directed by Abbas-Mastan, has little to offer besides its loving gaze at wealth and flesh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 26, 2013
2.5/5 33% Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013) "A mix of gently outraged populism and low-powered romantic comedy, Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola" might have been better with a chunk lopped off its two-and-a-half-hour runtime. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Beijing Flickers "Mr. Zhang, whose wide-screen compositions have an unfussy elegance, mostly manages his balancing act. His measured style gives the film a steady-as-she-goes ballast even as it follows impulsive, unsettled lives. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2013
2.5/5 46% Save The Date (2012) "[It] may sound like Sitcomland, but Mr. Mohan's sensibility - visually, comically, in terms of character - is more naturalistic, more Sundance. It's just not particularly sharp. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 13, 2012
77% Talaash (2012) "It's very much a Hindi film, but updated and delivered with conviction and style. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 87% The Law In These Parts (2012) "By keeping its focus admirably tight, the sober and sobering Israeli documentary "The Law in These Parts" presents a devastating case against the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet The Return of Lencho (2012) "Instead of pulsing with freewheeling energy, it sags under its earnest polemics. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) "It may be old-fashioned - love, family and grandfather's famous Khurana chicken win the day - yet it feels fresh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2/5 53% Vamps (2012) "Aging is probably the real theme here, but it's approached sidelong and has no punch. Still, only the nostalgia has any real conviction. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2/5 0% That's What She Said (2012) ""That's What She Said," an unpleasant comedy about friendship, aims to be a female twist on the bromance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 61% Tai Chi Zero (2012) "Fast and mostly fun, the movie also seems compulsively too much, throwing everything it can think of at you, lest it fail to entertain. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/5 26% War of the Buttons (2012) "The slick filmmaking - the movie has a glossy, Hollywood-ready feel that sometimes tips into the cutesy - works against its themes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2/5 90% Gayby (2012) ""Gayby" is too diffuse to have much pop when it comes to the topics at hand: love and friendship, and how unconventional modern permutations might help rewrite the script of romance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2.5/5 54% Bel Borba Aqui (2012) "We're left to imagine the hero's formative struggles and learn almost nothing about the history and distinctiveness of Salvador. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2012
3.5/5 86% Harvest of Empire (2012) "The filmmakers retain a touching faith that most Americans won't tolerate injustice when they know about it. This film is meant to teach them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Heroine (2012) "Pulpy but attenuated, "Heroine" tries to do too much: deliver an exposé of the back-stabbing film business while also drawing a portrait of a woman caught in its vice. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 24, 2012
3/5 86% Barfi! (2012) "Against your will, you may even shed a tear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Raaz 3: The Third Dimension 3D (2012) "The film world setting could be better exploited and Shanaya's jealousy made less mechanical, but "Raaz 3" delivers other goods ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 7, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet Desperate Endeavors (2012) "The movie, stuck like a scratched record, doesn't know what to make of this one point it compulsively and clumsily dramatizes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution (2012) "This is an excellent story, and Ms. Draper tells it clearly and stylishly, teasing out the interesting angles and repercussions. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Anhey gorhey da daan (Alms for a Blind Horse) "It shows us unhurried bits of daily life and lived-in faces but remains firmly on the outside, carefully making its slow study. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2012
2/5 71% Ek Tha Tiger (2012) "Tiger and Zoya both make good kung fu street fighters, but as spies they're unconvincing, and as lovers they're cookie-cutter bland. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3/5 91% The Green Wave (2012) "For all its omissions and problems, "The Green Wave" communicates certain basic truths effectively: Many Iranians want their voices to be heard and their votes to count. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2/5 62% It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl (2012) ""It Is No Dream" satisfies neither as a movie nor as a history lesson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/5 70% Sushi: The Global Catch (2012) "The film's arguments about sustainability are convincing and hard to shake. And, the movie suggests, you - the sushi eater - can help: Crave it and enjoy it, but eat sushi responsibly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 2, 2012
3/5 25% Drunkboat (2012) "Though studied and grating at times, "Drunkboat" does sustain a distinct, odd tone. Like its characters it's dreamily restless and prey to its own quixotic ideas. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 12, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Bol Bachchan (2012) "It feels over-familiar, worthy of only the occasional grin. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2012
4/5 53% Patang (2012) "[It] has a lovely, unforced quality. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 14, 2012
2.5/5 82% Corpo Celeste (2012) ""Corpo Celeste" often stumbles, along with its 12-year-old heroine, Marta (Yle Vianello). " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 8, 2012
80% Rowdy Rathore (2012) "Ridiculous and undeniable, it's a punchy cartoon, rightly confident of its power to entertain. Why resist? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2.5/5 54% Wallander: The Revenge (2012) ""The Revenge" is well-made, above-average TV, but it seems small for the big screen. The plot is a bit predictable, and we're still getting to know the characters when the story ends. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 31, 2012
2/5 57% Arjun the Warrior Prince (2012) "If you could separate spectacle from story, "Arjun" wouldn't be half bad. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet The Woman in the Septic Tank (2012) "[It] hits its targets, but softly, more in amusement than in anger. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 22, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Dangerous Ishhq (2012) "Ms. Kapoor and Mr. Duggall don't have much chemistry, and the film is too silly to have any emotional traction. In Hindi cinema, that's unforgivable. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 11, 2012
1.5/5 5% Hick (2012) "Forced irony or klutziness? Too often that's the question you ask of "Hick," which makes the answer all too clear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Jannat 2 (2012) "It never lives up to the cheeky-rogue promise of its first scenes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 47% 96 Minutes (2012) "The talented Mr. Ross makes Dre's panic and adrenaline-fueled behavior all too believable. You watch as he sees his horizons dim. What could be sadder? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 26, 2012
2.5/5 80% Jean Gentil (2012) "The filmmakers have no patience for details, either basic or telling. Their elliptical method starts to seem lazy, and Jean's plight, a journey from bad to bad, starts to seem a stacked deck. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
1/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) "A running joke is that Mr. Harvey has thrown men under the bus by giving away their secrets. But, gents, if they were secrets they wouldn't be clichés. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/5 38% Blue Like Jazz (2012) "Don's crisis of faith, which should be the movie's core and engine, is never really convincing. It's spelled out but dramatically inert, lost among the yuks of the Reed kookiness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2012
4/5 92% A Simple Life (2012) "Ms. Hui, a rare successful female director in the Hong Kong film industry, drew her story from real events, and the movie retains a tonic flavor of the everyday: its drama unfolds simply, without explosive moments but not without emotion " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Artificial Paradises (2012) "When a small drama sputters to life at the end, it's too late. You've already been lulled into dreamland. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 30, 2012
2/5 50% An Encounter with Simone Weil (2012) "Though Weil remains fascinating, Ms. Haslett's film, even when it uses more traditional documentary techniques, mostly isn't. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 22, 2012
4/5 93% Gerhard Richter Painting (2012) "Each swipe covers the old painting and reveals a new composition. Watching this can be fascinating, even exciting. After all, it prompts a fundamental movie question: What happens next? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2012
40% London, Paris, New York (2012) "Ends up being just as formulaic as a run-of-the-mill Bollywood romance and less emotionally engaging. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2012
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