Stephen Dalton

Stephen Dalton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Sight and Sound , Times [UK] , Uncut Magazine [UK]
Total Reviews:
67

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Når dyrene drømmer (When Animals Dream) " This polished Danish thriller about a sensitive female werewolf is full of restrained horror and tastefully Scandinavian carnage." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 7, 2014
71% The Strange Little Cat (2014) " A fresh and original debut that is purely pleasurable." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 29, 2014
0% Behaving Badly (2014) " Aside from a few lines of juicy bad language, Gomez plays the innocent in this fast-paced screwball farce, which is full of cheerful vulgarity but dangerously low on wit, charm or narrative logic." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 29, 2014
43% Honour (2014) " A partially successful hybrid of social-realist drama and escapist revenge thriller." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 10, 2014
93% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " A fairly gripping thriller, and Rasoulof's most angry work to date." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 25, 2014
84% Coherence (2014) " An ingenious micro-budget science-fiction nerve-jangler which takes place entirely at a suburban dinner party, Coherence is a testament to the power of smart ideas and strong ensemble acting over expensive visual pyrotechnics." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2014
87% Exhibition (2014) " Beautifully shot with an acute eye for crisp composition, this intimate mood piece explores the subtle intricacies and low-level power struggles of long-term love in forensic detail." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Once the action heats up, Bong delivers a rich feast of political allegory and bloodthirsty carnage. Snowpiecer is no masterpiece, but an agreeably unorthodox, impressively arty blockbuster." — The National
Posted Jun 13, 2014
45% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " The characters are cartoonish, the pacing is bumpy and the plot illogical. Does this matter? Probably not to the film's target demographic, assuming there is still an audience for knowingly trashy semi-spoof horror comedies." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
63% Heli (2014) " The film's emotional and psychological threads resolve themselves less convincingly." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
1/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " In fairness, Kidman has a radiant screen presence, even in chocolate-box tosh like this. But everything else about Grace of Monaco feels leaden and laboured ..." — Scotsman
Posted May 19, 2014
10% Grace Of Monaco " It is almost perversely impressive how Dahan misses almost every target and squanders almost every opportunity." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 14, 2014
93% An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) " Robust and compassionate." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 2, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 21, 2014
78% The Machine (2014) " A classy slice of cerebral sci-fi with a literary-cinematic heritage stretching back through Blade Runner and Metropolis to Frankenstein." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 21, 2014
64% For No Good Reason (2014) " Visually impressive but ultimately unrevealing." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 21, 2014
79% The Borderlands (2014) " This low-budget found-footage horror debut from British director Elliot Goldner has plenty of chilling atmosphere but lacks bite." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2014
100% Ilo Ilo (2014) " Chen's interest has a tighter domestic focus, gently probing the unspoken fault lines of class, race and age that run through modern, multicultural Singapore." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2014
88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Sharply scripted character comedy meets shotgun siege thriller." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2014
77% Teenage (2014) " This rich historical documentary chronicles the emergence of the teenager as a distinct social and cultural group." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 11, 2014
87% A Field in England (2014) " Sorcery meets swordplay in powerful low-budget horror movie." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 17, 2014
95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " First-time writer-director revisits her bittersweet Tblisi childhood." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2014
71% Weekend Of A Champion (2013) " Weekend of a Champion begins as a motorsports movie but ends up a portrait of two wily elder statesmen who have survived into their seventies by skill, stealth and sheer luck." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 20, 2013
43% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (2013) " Rufus and Martha Wainwright host an all-star tribute concert for their late mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, in this old-fashioned but engrossing rock-doc ." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 19, 2013
14% Jake Squared (2014) " The funny side of navel-gazing narcissism." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 11, 2013
48% Zaytoun (2013) " The film's facile message of cross-cultural unity owes more to fairy tale than reality, but the action is slick and the story gripping." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2013
63% Filth (2014) " Detective Bruce Robertson is a diabolically unpleasant anti-hero, but somehow McAvoy and writer-director Jon S. Baird makes us feel sympathy for the devil." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2013
78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " However mindless and heartless it may be, Through the Never succeeds as pure sense-swamping spectacle." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2013
8% Diana (2013) " Royal with cheese." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2013
52% Thérèse (2013) " A classic story competently told, Thérèse Desqueyroux is chocolate-box heritage cinema at heart, but a perfectly respectable and emphatically French epitaph to Miller's long career." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2013
69% About Time (2013) " There are just enough laugh-out-loud moments here to excuse the lurches into shameless, tear-jerking sentimentality." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 9, 2013
95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " Crime but no punishment in remarkably revealing film about Indonesian death squads." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 16, 2013
—— The Color Of The Chameleon Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 11, 2013
—— The Deflowering of Eva Van End (2013) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 4, 2013
—— Les Apaches Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2013
62% Grigris (2014) " Haroun previously won the Jury Prize in Cannes for his 2010 drama A Screaming Man, and this low-key crime story unfolds with the same kind of thoughtful, resigned fatalism." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2013
93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " Nostalgia and narcissism from a cinematic Grand Master." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2013
98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Director Frank Pavich's entertaining documentary makes the case for this overblown epic as a legendary lost masterpiece." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2013
—— Born This Way Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
—— When Night Falls Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2013
68% Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013) " Highly original and delightfully unorthodox." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 8, 2013
14% K-11 (2013) " Pulpy prison yarn lacks conviction." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2013
84% Leviathan (2013) " Leviathan is an immersive examination of a highly mechanized industrial process, the men who work at it and the thousands of poor fish who cross their path." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 18, 2012
18% Gambit (2014) " Even with a script by the Coen brothers, and a classy international cast led by Colin Firth, this contemporary London caper movie falls far short of its potential even as a lightweight comic romp." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 8, 2012
88% Crossfire Hurricane " Fortunately, these Mount Rushmore-faced rock icons still have sufficiently supercharged charisma and brilliant music to carry off such a transparently commercial exercise in self-promotion." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2012
—— Doomsday Book (2012) " Triple shot of apocalyptic weirdness from South Korea." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2012
78% Dredd (2012) " Dredd 3D constantly impresses on a visual level, with a gritty style more akin to cult hits like District 9 or 28 Days Later than to standard Hollywood comic-book blockbusters." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2012
93% Mission To Lars " It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2012
56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " Scafaria and her two likeable leads have made a witty, warm-hearted and impressively original addition to the rom-com ranks." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 18, 2012
79% Ill Manors " This is an impressively mature and technically assured work." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 10, 2012
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