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Sean Gandert

Sean Gandert

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Sean Gandert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40/100 35% The Edge of Love (2008) "the film ends with a muddle; several stories have been shown onscreen but none of them have really said anything. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2009
60/100 60% Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) "Visuals aside, what drags Phoebe in Wonderland along is Fanning's performance, but the rest of the film never rises up to the level of her simple moments counting steps or explaining that she has to wash her hands a certain number of times. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2009
84/100 82% Two Lovers (2008) " Two Lovers isn't a particularly grand gesture, but in the tradition of John Cassavetes and Woody Allen, its stakes are personal yet universally human. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2009
68/100 33% The Objective (2008) "Even with its uber-clichéd last five minutes, The Objective may be one of the smartest horror movies this year. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2009
42/100 58% Taken (2009) "The fights are occasionally very cool, but it's far easier to find another decent action movie to watch than it is to sit through one couched in such lazy, bigoted storytelling. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2009
39/100 50% Donkey Punch (2008) "With its awful ending, the whole film ends up as embarrassing as telling someone what it is you've just watched. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2009
41/100 51% Notorious (2009) "Notorious sticks pretty well to the actual events of Biggie's life, at least the famous ones, but it has little to say about the man that's not available on his Wikipedia entry. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2009
67/10 63% Marley & Me (2008) "It dips a little too deeply into unnecessary sentimentality and ends on a gimmicky note, but all of its faults don't detract from a whole that's deeply concerned with its characters. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2009
91/100 79% Gran Torino (2009) "With Gran Torino, Eastwood puts out a brilliant work that balances all of these issues beautifully without coming to terms with any of them or giving easy answers. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2008
47/100 46% Yes Man (2008) "The saving grace that it's actually watchable and funny at times doesn't make its premise any less ridiculous or its execution less formulaic, it just means it's not a complete waste of time " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2008
68/100 25% Nobel Son (2008) "Its 110 minutes are a totally disposable piece of fluff, but perhaps more importantly, also a whole lot of fun. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2008
14/100 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) "one of the few non-direct-to-DVD films being produced these days that is laughably awful. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2008
34/100 93% The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (2008) ""Somewhere within the countless hours of footage shot for the project is a truly stunning movie that sheds light on America's imperialism. Sadly, it's not there on the screen." " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 2, 2008
95/100 No Score Yet Freaks and Geeks - The Complete Series (2004) "Instead of trying for clever twists on [a high-school drama], Freaks focused on human interaction and, above all, character. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2008
41/100 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) "the Hollywood melodrama is grating enough that it may be worth skipping altogether. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2008
46/100 35% Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) "for all its mish-mash of genres and ideas, it's mostly just a confusing musical. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2008
76/100 78% Role Models (2008) "What it is, though, is well acted, well written and extremely polished. Most important of all, it's really funny. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2008
43/100 74% Splinter (2008) "Fans hoping for a substantial work are left with no real statement or vision, while horror aficionados have already seen this film a dozen times before. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2008
74/100 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) " It's probably not the most frightening film of the year, but that's because its monsters hit you in the head rather than the heart. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2008
60/100 91% Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2008) "Once again, the specifics of Uruguayan Air Flight 571 are told well, but a real understanding of what survivors went through is still out of reach. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2008
45/100 52% Breakfast with Scot (2007) "The film's reliance on an otherwise clichéd plotline cuts out a lot of its fangs, giving it an ending that feels good but doesn't really deal with the issues at hand " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2008
38/100 59% W. (2008) "W.'s issue isn't its political statements; it's that there isn't a satisfactory film there to back them up. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2008
37/100 37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) "Bridges, Pegg and even love-interest-by-numbers Kirsten Dunst do a fine job, but the material they're working with just isn't there. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2008
59/100 43% Blindness (2008) "It's the striking contrast between the visuals and the filmmaking that makes Blindness such an odd feature. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2008
26/100 28% Slacker Uprising (2008) "Slacker Uprising feels more like a commercial for its maker than any sort of artistic endeavor, and because of the election's outcome, its release is more than a little baffling. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2008
34/100 34% Miracle at St. Anna (2008) "The combination of Lee's concerns for his characters' depictions with Disney's concerns for mass-market appeal ends up pleasing no one. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2008
54/100 19% Righteous Kill (2008) "Ultimately, almost everything in the film has been done better before. But it still hits enough of the right notes, and even when they're phoning things in, De Niro and Pacino are still better than most other actors. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2008
19/100 9% Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007) "The film is a reminder why romantic comedies have died off so much in recent years. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 5, 2008
52/100 41% The Longshots (2008) "It's a by-the-numbers Hollywood movie, but a surprisingly competent one. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2008
74/100 56% Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) "It's a perfect execution of its genres and offers enough of a gimmick to maintain interest. Unfortunately, Sukiyaki never rises above its roots and, strangely enough, doesn't actually offer up anything new. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2008
62/100 64% Traitor (2008) "Cheadle's performance alone can't save the feature from falling into ridiculousness, but he is able to pull things back up. When he does so, the result is, for a few moments, as thoughtful as the rest of the film could have been. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2008
42/100 40% The Rocker (2008) "The Rocker ends up doing more to whet appetites for School of Rock 2 than it does to actually entertain. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2008
38/100 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) "it's especially sad that a few of the better Star Wars games feature not only significantly deeper stories, but also superior CGI, meaning that both this project's film and video game predecessors have already done better. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2008
30/100 74% La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008) "Chabrol was never as groundbreaking formally as his peers, but usually his films can be counted on for a craftsmen-like level of polish. Here, though, even that falters. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2008
41% Hancock (2008) "While the film never quite reaches an Alan Moore-level deconstruction of the superhero mythos, it has a fun time offering up all the joy of a big-budget action movie without taking things too seriously. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2008
60% Lost Highway (1997) " What Lost Highway lacks in originality--compared to the rest of Lynch's oeuvre--it regains when compared to anyone else's films." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
91% Sicko (2007) "For the first time, the targets of Moore's film need not fear the bearded, heavyset man; instead they should be worried about his audience. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
26% Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) "No, Love in the Time of Cholera is not the masterpiece that its source material is, but by choosing not to top the original it still ends up mostly succeeding as a film. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
57% Transformers (2007) "Come to think of it, I was pretty stupid when I was six years old. So is this film. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) "From its very first frame the movie is through and through The Simpsons and its creators have taken the time and care to make this worth a trip to the theater rather than waiting for another syndicated rerun to come on. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
88% Superbad (2007) "even if Superbad's not much more than a teen comedy, it's the best teen comedy to come out in at least a decade. There's no shame in that. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
19% The Invasion (2007) "There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half than staring mindlessly at a movie's impossibly beautiful cast, but there are plenty of better ones as well. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
47% Rendition (2007) "Rather then telling a story with characters growing and exploring the politics of the world around them, they simply take up the roles of well-dictated automatons. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
87% Control (2007) "Control does justice to Curtis' legacy but fails to make any further grasps for significance. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
27% Lions for Lambs (2007) "for the rest of us who think that a piece of cinema should be more than that, Lions for Lambs leaves us feeling empty rather than sparked by the zeitgeist the film attempts to capture. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
36% Southland Tales (2007) "Although it's by any reasonable means a flawed film, Southland Tales demands watching, if only for its cinematic achievements. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
95% 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) "While other films may be just as engaging due to wit or sheer spectacle, few have ever been as affecting on an emotional level. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) "Taken for what it is, and without hoping for another Match Point or Crimes and Misdemeanors, Cassandra's Dream is a fine genre film that succeeds at what it attempts, even if it doesn't attempt all that much. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) "every bit as exciting as any sports %uFB01lm, while also shedding light on how obsessions can combine with corrupt power structures to drive otherwise normal people to ridiculous ends. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
94% Lake of Fire (2007) "Lake's head-on confrontation of a problem most people simply wish to ignore is documentary cinema at its most raw and vital. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
73% Under the Same Moon (2008) "the type of facile representations offered by the film do little to address the real issues at hand. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
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