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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 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Washes over you like tepid bathwater. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 28, 2016
0.5/5 11% 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 60% 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 30% 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 98% Brooklyn (2015) "If you're yearning to take a sentimental journey, Brooklyn is the perfect destination. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 20% 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 74% 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 72% 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 72% Everest (2015) "The film is an unflinching sensory experience. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1/5 17% 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 96% 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 69% 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 (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 96% 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 81% 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 20% 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 76% 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 21% 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 75% 3 Hearts (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
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "The movie's veiled indictment of multinational corporate interests that generate unrest in Third World nations for their own financial gain also falls somewhat flat, taking a back seat to the shoot-'em-up histrionics. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "It's all so very enchanting, just as a fairy tale should be. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 89% Faults (2015) "As the down-on-his-luck Roth, Orser gives the darkly comic performance of a man barely able to keep his head above water. Laughing at Roth's sad predicament seems so wrong but yet so right. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.5/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "The ethereal Irish animated fantasy Song of the Sea looks like a beautifully illustrated children's storybook, one in which you slowly turn the pages to fully savor the imagery enhancing the tale being told. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 19, 2015
1/5 16% Strange Magic (2015) "By the time the film's ending upends traditional conventions with its unlikely couplings, you're too distracted to fully appreciate the chutzpah, instead cringing at the opening chords of "Wild Thing." " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 29, 2015
1.5/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "What the film needs is a subversive touch, something that doesn't play it safe. Otherwise, The Boy Next Door is just another pretty face. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2.5/5 52% Spare Parts (2015) "Spare Parts stands and delivers on its own intriguing merits. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) "The musical threads in Sondheim's score wind their way through the film effortlessly, and the performers relish the razor-sharp lyrics he's given them. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 6, 2015
2.5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Art can shape the truth in ways that resonate beyond the obvious. Regrettably, the truth-shaping here grapples for significance, without any apparent aim. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/5 90% The Great Invisible (2014) "To the filmmakers' credit, the points of view in The Great Invisible are comprehensive and varied, though it's clear who they view as the good guys and bad guys here. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2/5 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "There's something amiss here, something that Eric Bogosian's frequent voiceover intrusions can't adequately explain, even when spelling out Philip's and others' inner thoughts and feelings. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3.5/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Redmayne's options for conveying this emotional core might seem limited, but like Hawking, he doesn't allow the laws of nature to constrain him. With a smile, a frown, or a tear, he says everything without uttering a word. It's a wondrous thing to behold. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2.5/5 41% Horns (2014) "As the bedeviled Iggy, Radcliffe strives admirably, with mixed results. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 30, 2014
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