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Steve Davis

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Steve Davis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 5% The Darkness (2016) "A film woefully lacking in true fright. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 83% The Meddler (2016) "Roles like this are regrettably rare for actresses of a certain age, and Sarandon makes the very best of this opportunity. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 78% The Family Fang (2016) "Bateman, the director, manages to bring out the two principals' anguish without resorting to sentimentality, until the unsatisfying last quarter of the film when things get gooey. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 78% Keanu (2016) "You're gonna be smitten kittens over Keanu. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 92% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "What most captivates is the rhythm of those scenes in which the characters mount the soapbox to share stinging observations on a variety of topics in an often hilarious back-and-forth battle of words. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "This is a match made in movie heaven, given that the critters in Kipling's stories speak and behave like human beings, perfectly suited to Disney's anthropomorphic tradition of walking and talking animals, which began with Mickey Mouse. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 loses its perspective about being a movie celebrating the familial ties that bind, even those that choke you. It turns into something else: a cash register in the guise of a sequel bearing gifts. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 82% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "This wonderful, silly old fool doesn't need your pity, doesn't require your sympathy. Once she gets under your skin, you understand her completely. And you like her. You really like her. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/5 48% Miracles from Heaven (2016) "The movie never allows [Garner] to truly plumb the depth of her character's despair, which would have made the uplift of its message all the more effective. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 16, 2016
0/5 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Holy Isis and Osiris! Barely two months into the year and a strong contender for the worst film of 2016 has already appeared onscreen. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) "By the end, Triple 9 is anything but by the numbers, a frustrating head-scratcher sabotaged by its narrative ambition. It's too bad things wind up that way, because the film has promise. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1/5 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Stumbles down the runway like an overdressed supermodel with two left feet. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Of course, the film's showpiece is another incomparable lady, the always amazing Maggie Smith. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1.5/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Washes over you like tepid bathwater. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 28, 2016
0.5/5 10% The Forest (2016) "The snap of a twig, the rustle of a branch - that's about as scary as it gets in The Forest, a supernatural horror movie afraid of its own shadow. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 61% Joy (2015) "The film showcases the remarkable way [Lawrence] can command a movie, even when it gets sidetracked. Her focus never wavers in bringing out the best of this version of the American dream. What a joy for any moviegoer to witness. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2/5 73% A Royal Night Out (2015) "In the end, it's difficult to reconcile the young Elizabeth depicted here with the monarch whose reign spans the longest in British history. The two just don't match up. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1.5/5 29% The Letters (2015) "The movie simply doesn't act on the dare to portray Mother Teresa as someone more complicated than the way the world otherwise views her, leaving you to wonder why it's titled The Letters in the first place. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "If you're yearning to take a sentimental journey, Brooklyn is the perfect destination. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Straddling the thorny fence of dramedy, Love the Coopers is a sometimes too serious, often not funny entry in this year's tra-la-la movie sweepstakes. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Happiness is a warm feature-length animated cartoon called The Peanuts Movie, a loving tribute to the beloved comic strip that graced the funny pages for half a century. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 4, 2015
1/5 19% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "Sure, Peeples has a nice (if unmemorable) voice, but the vapid storyline with fantastic overtones transports Jem and the Holograms into another dimension, one that's utterly flat. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/5 77% Goosebumps (2015) "What once kept the young'uns up at night will now have them yawning way before bedtime. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "For the most part, Spielberg appears content to allow the story (admittedly, a tad bit long) to do the talking, though he goes badly off-track in the sappy ending reminiscent of a Fifties sitcom's notions of hierarchy within the American family. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 70% The Final Girls (2015) "Finally! A slasher movie with both brains and heart, both intact. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "For the most part, their odd coupling works, each character propping up the other until their paths must inevitably diverge. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "The film is a triumph of storytelling, a tribute to the power of the crowd-pleaser. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "[Going Clear] doesn't merely peek under the church's zealously maintained guise. It disrobes this controversial religion to reveal an emperor without clothes, an organization that runs on fear and weakness. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 73% Everest (2015) "The film is an unflinching sensory experience. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1/5 16% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "It appears that this franchise has hit a dead end, running on nothing but fumes. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 89% Meru (2015) "Ozturk's cinematography is often spectacular, capturing breathtaking moments of snowy eloquence, and intimate ones of climbers performing tasks while dangling aside a mountain or from other places unthinkable for most of us. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 2, 2015
1.5/5 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Despite its questionable title (to whom are the "we" and "your" referring?), the film isn't very approachable. It keeps its distance in the emotional depiction of its relationships. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Using a ghostly digital rendition of the actor's face on a computer screen to embody his words, the filmmakers make Brando eerily come alive at times to tell his story. Wow. It's nothing short of transcendent. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 38% After Words (2015) "Predictable but never coy about it, After Words speaks to the fateful connection that sometimes occurs between two people under the most improbable circumstances. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 65% Prince (2015) "At its narrative apex, Prince veers toward expected tragedy and then unexpectedly crumbles, both stylistically and thematically. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "What's ultimately endearing about Shaun the Sheep Movie is its message of loyalty and devotion. The resourcefulness and tenacity with which Shaun searches for the man he once took for granted is genuinely touching. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "The badly miscast Delevingne communicates nothing to suggest the sway she holds over her lovesick admirer. She's an enigmatic blank page, a paper actress in a paper movie. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
1/5 20% The Vatican Tapes (2015) " The Vatican Tapes ends with the prospect of a round-two showdown between the Church and Lucifer Unbound in a sequel. Let's pray otherwise. Quoth the raven: Nevermore. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/5 97% Tangerine (2015) "Tangerine's greatest accomplishment, however, lies with director Baker, who filmed the movie using an iPhone 5S. It's an amazing achievement -- the fluidity of the camerawork is exhilarating at times, the intimacy of the close-ups sometimes unsettling. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "While Manglehorn eschews the traditional third-act redemption you've seen ad nauseam in films that neatly wrap things up right before the end credits roll, it's nevertheless refreshingly optimistic about people's ability to change. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "No matter how hard the film tries to challenge bourgeois notions of wedded bliss, it's all so very civilized. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.5/5 80% Balls Out (2015) "The glue that holds this madness together, however, is Lacy's performance as Caleb, the fifth-year college student uneasily about to embark on matrimony and attend law school, who sees intramural football as his last hurrah. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "The film clumsily debates the ethical pros and cons of this dispassionate form of warfare. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/5 19% Aloha (2015) "The basic narrative problem here is that there's more backstory than story. Cooper's supposedly deeply flawed wheeler-dealer comes off more like a bland frat boy with a Coppertone tan. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 77% Felix & Meira (2015) "The movie approaches this mutual attraction tentatively, much as the two characters do. And that's the problem with this well-meaning but ultimately hollow film romance: You don't see it; you don't get it. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 28, 2015
1/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Embarrassments abound. Choosing the rock-bottom of the film's excruciatingly unfunny scenes makes for a tough choice. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 22% Little Boy (2015) "For all its unsubtle sentimentality, it remains unclear whether Little Boy intends to celebrate the conviction of belief or to mock it. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 75% Roar (1981) "On its merits, the film is abysmal, any way you look at it. Still, you can't take your eyes off it (between wincing). " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 76% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs) (2015) "The premise is ripe for potent melodrama, but director Jacquot (who gets co-screenwriting credit) ultimately doesn't finesse the situation. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) "Perversely entertaining. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 26, 2015
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