Allen Barra

Allen Barra
Allen Barra's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Examiner

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) Hemingway & Gellhorn is dominated by its stars, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, both of whom attack their roles with a hearty bravura and over-the-top enthusiasm that lets you know how fired up they were to do this movie. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
71% Ferrell Takes The Field (2015) Ferrell Takes the Field is laid-back humor, affectionate towards the game and those who work in it. It's fun rather than funny. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
91% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) Margarethe von Trotta's Searching for Ingmar Bergman is affectionate, playful and at times passionate-all qualities one does not easily associate with Bergman's films. - Truthdig EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan directs without hyperbole. There is surprisingly little action in Dunkirk, but the suspense is so heightened that you may not realize it until the film is over. - Truthdig EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
62% Race (2016) Race, though it picks up considerable steam when the story reaches the Berlin Olympics, often seems disjointed. - Truthdig EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
67% Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995) Gorris is a talented filmmaker with an eye for the fine points of sexual politics. But in Antonia's Line, she dulls the fine points of politics and calls it fable, and undercuts her own incisiveness. - Newhouse News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2002
98% Apocalypse Now (1979) What the excitement was about was the unspoken belief that this film would put a cap on the most exciting decade in American film, that it would sum up everything that had come before and influence everything that came after... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2002
85% 61* (2001) Maybe you had to have been there to really appreciate 61*. On the other hand, 61* might just make you feel as if you were. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2001
93% Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) Still a great visceral kick. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2001