Anthony Kaufman

Anthony Kaufman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Anthony Kaufman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWIRE, Village Voice, Citysearch, Independent (UK), Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"This satisfying melodrama follows a French female doctor who finds herself entangled in the lives of several traumatised nuns who are concealing a dark and disturbing secret." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 28, 2016

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"Toronto writer-director-actor Matt Johnson's movie-within-a-movie record of the young agents' Cold War conspiracy adventures comes across more as a rambling lark than a tightly conceived film." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 1, 2016

Complete Unknown (2016)

"A smart and skillfully conceived look at the fluidity of identity and the challenges and rewards of reconfiguring one's life." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Yoga Hosers (2016)

"Yoga Hosers is a movie that feels like it was more fun to make than to watch." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Unlocking the Cage (2016)

"[A] surprisingly suspenseful and compelling courtroom thriller." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 25, 2016

Certain Women (2016)

"With Certain Women, Kelly Reichardt confirms her status as cinema's foremost poet of the American Northwest." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Love & Friendship (2016)

"Whether debutants in New York City or landed gentry in England, Stillman is perfectly at home, delivering the same dry humor and tender observations about the affairs of the highest echelons of society." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"A lot of the script strains credibility or doesn't completely cohere." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Goat (2016)

"[A] harrowing exploration of masculinity, both its extremes and the fragility that lies beneath it." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2016

Results (2015)

"They're all so screwed up, but Bujalski shows such an affection for the characters and their faults that it also makes them endearing." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 13, 2015

The Nightmare (2015)

"Rather than offer medical experts, psychoanalytic studies, or neurological research, The Nightmare plunges viewers into the spooky depths of its subjects' upsetting bedtime experiences." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 27, 2015

Brooklyn (2015)

"An earnest, wholesome and stirring drama, Brooklyn has all the makings of an indie-film darling." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 27, 2015

Prophet's Prey (2015)

"As a piece of filmmaking ... the documentary is as drab as the prairie dresses worn by FLDS's female members." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2015

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

"Lays out a lucid argument against the organization, combining engaging interviews, archival footage and evocative visual illustrations." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2015

Experimenter (2015)

"Almereyda has created an experiment of his own: a kind of cinematic Rorschach test, prodding viewers to consider what they would do if sitting in the same seat as Milgram's subjects." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 25, 2015

Knock Knock (2015)

"There may be an inkling of meaning inside Roth's latest hostile venture. But probably not." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 25, 2015

Mississippi Grind (2015)

"Though the film takes on the appearances of a road-trip movie or a buddy con-man comedy, it's most successful as a piquant character study of a middle-aged loser, fantastically played by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2015

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"Stories about writers rarely make for good cinema. But this charming and sensitive film about a five-day encounter between acclaimed late author David Foster Wallace and a Rolling Stone journalist is a transfixing human drama." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2015

Valley Of Saints (2015)

"Political, ecological and romantic awakening intermingle in Musa Syeed's lyrical neorealist feature debut Valley Of Saints." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 7, 2015

One Chance (2014)

"A sweet and sentimental by-the-numbers chronicle of a young man's unlikely rise to fame, the movie hits all the right notes." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 6, 2014

Ida (2014)

"Director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his roots, both geographically and cinematically, with this exquisitely photographed and precisely told story." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 28, 2014

Love Is Strange (2014)

"It's a mature and subtle piece of storytelling, and as delicate and lovely as the classical compositions by Frėdėric Chopin that play on the film's soundtrack." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2014

Boyhood (2014)

"Not just a coming-of-age movie, but the definitive coming-of-age movie ..." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

"An intermittently intriguing and haunting affair." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014

Life Itself (2014)

"Life Itself is not just an overview of the life and times of famous film critic Roger Ebert, but it's also, and more poignantly, an examination of death and how both its victims and survivors grapple with it." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014

Fishing Without Nets (2014)

"An ambitious yet unsatisfying Somali-language dramatic thriller." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"Like the best works of le CarrĂ©, it takes you on a sly and acerbic trip, full of both triumph and failure." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)

"Much like its protagonist, Infinitely Polar Bear wavers between joyous hijinks and disturbing breakdowns, and the more you spend time with it, the more it grows on you." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 18, 2014

Frances Ha (2013)

"[Frances Ha] may feel tossed-off, but like the early French New Wave films that inspired it, this affectionate portrait of wayward young folks trying to survive, emotionally and professionally, in the big city is both touching and meaningful." ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 11, 2013

Concussion (2013)

"A sharp-edged drama about a lesbian housewife turned high-end hooker, Concussion marks an accomplished feature debut from commercial producer-director Stacie Passon." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 18, 2013

Enemy (2014)

"A slow-burning metaphysical thriller that stays one step ahead of its audience. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2013

Horns (2014)

"For the most part, Horns can't decide what it wants to be, whether genuine story of innocence lost, crude comedy or gory horror flick." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2013

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"A surreal, chilling and unprecedented examination of atrocity and accountability, it's difficult to think of another documentary -- or piece of media -- that so thoroughly captures a mass murderer's conscience -- as well as charting its evolution." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 16, 2013

Dirty Wars (2013)

"Gritty and gripping, playing out like a paranoid geopolitical thriller ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 4, 2013

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Cianfrance shows a continuing maturity in his filmmaking style, and once again shows a talent for narrative complexity." ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 25, 2013

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)

"We Steal Secrets is impressively researched, including interviews with nearly everyone involved." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2013

Blood Brother (2013)

"Blood Brother misses its mark, emphasising the struggles of a wandering Westerner, as seen by his filmmaker best-friend, rather than giving a fuller understanding of the painfully tragic lives of those he wants to help." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2013

Upstream Color (2013)

"As visionary and beautiful as it may be, Upstream Color wears its pretensions a little too proudly." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"Written by the screenwriters of (500) Days of Summer, the film injects some hard-won poignancy into the tale of a young man wavering on the precipice of adulthood." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2013

Computer Chess (2013)

"The film is likely to confound viewers, but it's also a bizarre and fascinating retrograde portrait of an eccentric people and a faraway time." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2013

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)

"A well-constructed and poignant argument, full of outrage and ample evidence, about the heinous crimes and cover-ups that have taken place in the Catholic Church." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
4/5 93%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"Beneath the heart-racing action, Ultimatum strains to show how aggressive Bush-era tactics lead to our moral ruin." ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 7, 2012

The Sessions (2012)

"A genuinely touching, if slight drama, the movie remains a sympathetic portrait of the plight of a handicapped person without ever growing too serious or saccharine." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2012

2 Days in New York (2012)

"When the movie goes off the rails, there's little [Rock] can do to bring the movie back to its supposed romantic core." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2012

Simon Killer (2013)

"A disturbing, complicated portrait of a young sociopath lost in Paris." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"Zeitlin has created an imaginative and bold vision, filling his movie with plenty of memorable images." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/5 71%

Ezra (2008)

Quote not available.Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2/5 74%

The Price of Sugar (2007)

Quote not available.Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
3/5 73%

Darfur Now (2007)

Quote not available.Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011

50/50 (2011)

"That leaves it to Gordon-Levitt to take on the emotional weight of the film. And while he's always convincing, the surrounding story elements make for a less than resonant experience." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2011
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