Anita Gates

Anita Gates

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Anita Gates's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Searching for Home, Coming Back From War (2015) ""Searching for Home" is strikingly photographed by Mr. Christiansen and is sure to give comfort and support to countless veterans and their families. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
No Score Yet Women Who Flirt (2014) "The film is exaggerated, ludicrous and simplistic. It shows a towering disdain for both men and women. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2014
92% Death Metal Angola (2014) "What we have here is a rather sweet story of the plan to hold Angola's first national rock concert in its bombed-out, rubble-strewn, second-largest city, Huambo. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
90% Four Moons (Cuatro Lunas) (2014) ""4 Moons" ("Cuatro Lunas") paints a spirited and sensitive portrait of gay boys and men in 21st-century Mexico. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
No Score Yet The Hadza: Last Of The First (2014) "[A] lovely documentary ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
No Score Yet A Requiem For Syrian Refugees "The subtitles are sometimes stilted, too faithful to word-for-word translations, but we get a palpable sense of what life is like in one camp in northern Iraq. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2014
67% Awake: The Life Of Yogananda (2014) "The film's storytelling is straightforward, almost standard-issue, but the story itself is compelling, as is the testimony of devotees. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 9, 2014
No Score Yet Botso (2014) ""Botso" is an enchanting film for two reasons: Mr. Korisheli's humanity is magnetic, and no more beautiful case could be made for the psychological healing power of making music. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 9, 2014
82% The Canal (2014) "Over all, the action is too cryptic, and the pedestrian dialogue doesn't help. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 9, 2014
100% The Supreme Price (2014) "Joanna Lipper's documentary shapes one country's recent history into an accessible and tragic family drama. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
88% Advanced Style (2014) ""Advanced Style" is undeniably captivating, even uplifting at times. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
20% Brush With Danger (2014) "Although the characters repeatedly express their worship of "original art" in gilded frames, the script consists of singularly unoriginal dialogue. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
86% Altina (2014) "To Ms. Schinasi's credit, two of her husbands break down in tears on camera while talking about her, and the other two are dead. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
No Score Yet The Frontier (2014) "The film means well but feels generic, strained and claustrophobic (despite several scenes at a deserted beach), with tight close-ups and sudden confrontations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
No Score Yet The Quitter (2014) "Remember when indie films starred normal people with average cheekbones and jawlines, inadequately lighted? Matthew Bonifacio's "The Quitter" is a return to that style, and a simple story well told. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
58% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) "Mr. Moss's message is clear, shrewdly edited and peculiarly interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) "In the end, the only real impact is limited to a few scenes ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) "Things turn loud and desperate and stay that way, and the moral seems to be: Whatever you do, don't act like a man, because that means unjustified bravado, whoop-it-up antics and adolescent humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) "The script, by Mr. Greer and Helene Kvale, rolls along with lifeless, profoundly unimaginative dialogue ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
No Score Yet Small Small Thing (2014) "There is no gore here, and no on-screen violence, but this is in every way a horror movie. With a devastating ending. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
100% The American Nurse (2014) "A solid, worthwhile documentary. If the film is workmanlike at times, it is also elegantly cleareyed. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 15, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) "A beautiful woman leaves a bar and goes home with James Marsden. And that is just about the only thing that makes sense in "Walk of Shame." " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 2, 2014
100% Next Goal Wins (2014) "In some ways, this is just another underdogs-go-for-it sports movie. In others, it is as sensitive and observant as an Edith Wharton novel. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2014
No Score Yet Half The Road: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power Of Women's Professional Cycling (2014) "The message is repeated ad infinitum; this documentary is painfully long for a project of this kind. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
No Score Yet Greencard Warriors (2014) "Ms. Kruishoop's direction and Helle Jensen's cinematography, on dark streets and in small rooms, create an all too foreboding sense of danger. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
No Score Yet Beatocello's Umbrella (2013) "In theory and largely in execution, it is little more than a promotional video for Kantha Bopha, a group of hospitals in Cambodia, and Dr. Richner, who has run them since the early 1990s. But what a guy! " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) "By the time the long, throbbing concert finale begins, there is no doubt that Mr. Brown's intensity has not faded over the years and that the Stone Roses' breakup was a serious loss. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2013
No Score Yet Behind The Blue Veil (2013) "Robyn Symon's billowy but deadly serious documentary ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet Boss (2013) ""Boss" is billed as an action comedy, but it isn't always clear what is part of the joke and what isn't. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet The Last Day Of August (2013) "The characters do not escape stereotyping, but the film deserves credit for looking at Shannon's view of the relationship as well as that of the smug urban professionals. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde (2013) "The burning question is why Mr. Hyde's story has never been made into a feature film. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Naked As We Came (2013) "Here is the way it should happen when a family says goodbye: Making peace. Making connections. Smelling the orchids. Seeing the light. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) "Ms. Kapoor, in her early 20s, gives a performance that seems to reinvent female confidence. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2013
2.5/5 80% We the Parents (2013) "Audiences may feel mixed emotions when at the end of the film a woman sums up her feelings about the campaign, declaring, "Now I know if a school ain't doing good, we can change that." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4/5 62% Nicky's Family (2013) "An enthralling documentary by Matej Minac... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 18, 2013
2.5/5 60% Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire (2013) "Like so much of current polarized communication, "Assaulted," wherever it is shown, is likely to be preaching to the choir. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/5 67% State 194 (2013) "Sadly, the overall effect of "State 194" is a fresh wave of frustration and discouragement over a heartbreaking and seemingly insurmountable political standoff and its human toll. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 16, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Second Meeting (2013) "Their meeting was arranged by the filmmaker, and their encounters reek of false bonhomie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2013
3/5 82% The Painting (2013) "Short on narrative sophistication but visually a true objet d'art. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 78% Caroline And Jackie (2013) "It captures the awkwardness, loneliness and unacknowledged desperation that haunt us all but that are particularly poignant when seen among attractive 30-somethings. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Code Of The West (2013) "A mostly dutiful documentary that drifts dangerously close to earnestness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 28, 2013
4/5 100% Encounter Point (2007) "It isn't often that you see a film about Israelis and Palestinians that can be called hopeful, but Ronit Avni's assured, thoughtful and clear-eyed documentary certainly qualifies. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 16, 2006
3/5 50% Jaan-e-Mann (2006) "Jaan-E-Mann (the title means 'beloved') has many of its genre's shortcomings, including a shaky hold on the line between farce and stupidity and a soapy, melodramatic denouement. But it also has personable stars. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2006
1/5 29% El Cortez (2006) "Lou Diamond Phillips's character in El Cortez is a Reno hotel desk clerk who suffers from black-and-white flashbacks." ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3.5/5 36% Saving Shiloh (2006) "Saving Shiloh is touching, intelligent and admirably thoughtful." ‐ New York Times
Posted May 11, 2006
2/5 13% The Mistress of Spices (2006) "Imagine Like Water for Chocolate without the passion. Such is the premise of Mistress of Spices, Paul Mayeda Berges's film-directing debut. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 4, 2006
4/5 73% Nathalie (2003) "A woman (Fanny Ardant) hires a prostitute (Emmanuelle Béart) to seduce her unfaithful husband (Gérard Depardieu) in Anne Fontaine's seductive and intriguing film." ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 13, 2006
2/5 25% Madea's Family Reunion (2006) "This movie's trailers promise a slapstick comedy about an obese black woman who takes no guff and enjoys beating people up. It isn't exactly, and that's a disappointment." ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2006
1.5/5 9% When a Stranger Calls (2006) "The film is not quite suspense-free, but almost. When finding a dead body underwater isn't scary, something is very wrong." ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2006
1.5/5 7% Date Movie (2006) "Date Movie has a nascent sense of the absurd but doesn't know what to do with it." ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2006
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