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Armond White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 52% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "The Measure of a Man...charts a global unease in the case of a working-class white male trying to stay afloat in Europe's unsteady economy...Brizé's unplotted, naturalistic style highlights a common man's series of on-going indignities. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 26, 2016
64% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Hanks has moved forward - as an artist must, and as American foreign policy should have - toward reconciliation. A Hologram for the King lets modern technological commitment...lead toward Clay's rediscovery of his humanity. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 26, 2016
79% Confirmation "Grant and Famuyiwa, with their dependence on famous names and talking heads, prove incapable of achieving character depth, atmosphere, or intellectual nuance. Instead, this turning-point cultural event falls into the maw of TV sensationalism. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 15, 2016
81% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) "Bercot's best irony is the film's fleet, incisive style - not docudrama but emotional precision in the composition, editing, and perfectly pitched humane performances (including Catherine Deneuve and Benoit Magimel at their compassionate best). " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 11, 2016
68% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Norwegian director Joachim Trier makes his first American film with Louder than Bombs, but shows off the same morose affectations as in his previous work, Reprise and Oslo, August 31st (a not bad but still lesser update of Louis Malle's The Fire Within). " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 11, 2016
51% Demolition (2016) "In Demolition, director Jean-Marc Vallée goes for the same slick, scattershot existentialism as in his previous films, The Dallas Buyers Club and Wild. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 11, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) "Abraham ignores cultural specifics that could illuminate the society that produced a figure like Hiram King Williams, who enjoyed his cultural heritage and took his masculine freedom as brazenly as Miles Davis did. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 4, 2016
71% Miles Ahead (2016) "Miles Ahead is held together by Cheadle's regard for its subject, which clearly emboldened him, as a first-time director, to attempt filmmaking as complex and original as Davis's musical compositions and improvisation. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 4, 2016
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "In this age of petty Marvels, most comic-book movies merely perpetrate fantasies of power, but Snyder, enacting his personal aesthetic, braves a film that examines those fantasies. He boldly challenges popular culture's current decay. " ‐ National Review
Posted Apr 4, 2016
46% Tricked (Steekspel) (2016) "In Tricked (Verhoeven calls it "My 14 1/2, like Fellini's 8 1/2"), the character-driven story still relies on a visual effect - the exposed behind-the-scenes process of filmmaking. " ‐ National Review
Posted Mar 23, 2016
79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "The clichés in Eddie the Eagle are upfront, but these are also verities; they are organic to the story and essential to the example that Eddie represents. " ‐ National Review
Posted Mar 23, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "We desperately need a reminder that the film industry still comprises human beings with recognizable histories - and souls. " ‐ National Review
Posted Mar 23, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "Yes, it's claptrap, but not entirely dismissable, because of Nichols's compelling grasp of two authentic aspects of American experience: the parochial white South and our continued indulgence of the youth cult. " ‐ National Review
Posted Mar 23, 2016
38% Me Him Her (2016) "Me Him Her (the title eschews any punctuation that would separate people) expands the rom-com into social compassion. " ‐ National Review
Posted Mar 23, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Cohen's burlesque (raunchy sex gags so blatant they're surreal) is his most hilarious and effective mode, but half-jokes about government surveillance expose a double standard; he's either politically ignorant or dishonest. " ‐ National Review
Posted Mar 16, 2016
92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "It takes a nincompoop like Howard to imagine depth in this silliness. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 28, 2014
91% Tales from the Golden Age (2011) "Puiu's a skillful widescreen filmmaker, but he's also an urban snob who finds farm animals backward and funny. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 24, 2011
73% Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011) "Sfar rescues Gainsbourg from hipsters' self-satisfied claims. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 24, 2011
68% Our Idiot Brother (2011) "Usually movies this slick and contrived have a shiny, Hollywood look, but Our Idiot Brother's unslick look is dreadful. It lacks the professionalism of mumblecore. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 24, 2011
36% One Day (2011) "One Day is neither comedy nor satire; it uses numerous narrative gimmicks to avoid the fact of its humdrum banality. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 18, 2011
44% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) "Sexism may be inseparable from the imperatives of male aggression. 30 Minutes or Less ridicules this... " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 17, 2011
75% The Help (2011) "The Help demonstrates the conned intelligence of the "post-racial" and "postblack" Obama era, where the anxieties of unequal yet mutually beneficial black-white relationships are conveniently, speciously, put behind us. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 10, 2011
81% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "It is easily the best American movie of this corrupted summer. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 8, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) "Cowboys and Aliens is an uninspired, third-rate rehash of Western and monster movie lore. It turns genre into formula. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 3, 2011
84% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) "If the title suggests soap opera rather than political history, that's part of Ruiz's game -- but it's also why this art project feels overlong for its purpose. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 3, 2011
52% The Devil's Double (2011) "The film disastrously focuses on Uday's outrages and does so without any moral perspective. "Rape, torture, disembowelment, killing, drinking, drugs and decadence" is practically the film's synopsis. Madness is its misjudged rationale. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 3, 2011
90% Attack the Block (2011) "It enhances a sense of the world rather than peddling distraction from it. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 27, 2011
No Score Yet Me and My Gal (1932) "Me and My Gal justifies the loftiest standards of realism and entertainment. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 22, 2011
80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "When all these bland Marvel Comics franchise movies blur together in memory, it won't prove that they amounted to one great epic master narrative, but that they're all indistinguishable. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 22, 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "Now that the Harry Potter series is over, maybe the truth can be realized: This has been the dullest franchise in the history of movie franchises. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2011
90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) "Although this is an adaptation of the A.A. Milne tales first published in 1926, it unleashes an essential quality of dreaming -- and of cinema. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2011
91% Tabloid (2011) "Evading the issue of what used to be called "yellow journalism," Morris' depraved method prevents us from ever getting out of this swamp. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2011
90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) "Tribe's music takes a backseat to power struggle and personality conflict. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) "By avoiding contemplation about the emotional nature of its clanging, morphing, warring creatures ... Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg accommodate the insensitivity that characterizes post-9/11 culture. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 30, 2011
35% Larry Crowne (2011) "The humanist opposite to Hollywood's self-congratulatory snark. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 29, 2011
44% Bad Teacher (2011) "Kasdan and company miss the opportunity to connect Elizabeth's venality to the greed and materialism that her pop consumer students absorb daily. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 27, 2011
26% Green Lantern (2011) "The F/X of Hal creating objects out of his ring's green light are successfully, modestly fantastic. Such professionalism needn't resort to dumb stereotyping. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 19, 2011
79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) "Rossi's own Times bias gives Page One a romantic, rather than journalistic, slant. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 15, 2011
82% Super 8 (2011) "Pandering and illogical, Super 8's plot makes no demands on viewers' intelligence. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 10, 2011
82% Trollhunter (2011) "Ovredal's man-to-monster compositions alternately recall Tiananmen Square or the destruction of New York's WTC, and then evoke the obligation of witnessing such deeds. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 8, 2011
87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "The entire film is a hackneyed exercise. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 6, 2011
55% Mr. Nice (2011) "Thewlis' great talent has been MIA since Mike Leigh's 1993 Naked but here he delivers a caricature of British cultural audacity that is so outrageously vivid it deserves the term Dickensian. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 3, 2011
84% Beginners (2011) "Beginners is not culturally astute. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 2, 2011
76% Rejoice & Shout (2011) "Rejoice and Shout offers the most magnificent, heroic examples of art to be found in any movie so far this year. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 2, 2011
59% Film socialisme (2011) "More than a storyteller, always a poet, Jean-Luc Godard continues to challenge how movies function and how we look at them. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 2, 2011
73% Tuesday, After Christmas (2011) "It is faint praise to note that Tuesday, After Christmas is the most approachable of recent Romanian releases. Still, it's neither revealing nor compelling. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 25, 2011
33% The Hangover Part II (2011) "Telling a bad joke twice doesn't mean it was any good the first time. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 25, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) "Perched on a cliff of near self-parody, The Tree of Life dares to reveal Malick's idiosyncratic -- and humorless -- interest in existential occurrences. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 24, 2011
59% The First Grader (2011) "It's so rare to see a film with such a great subject that the flaws of The First Grader are totally forgivable. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 18, 2011
32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) "Depp's caricature is so far past its expiration date that it forces speculation about the actor's own movie stardom. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 18, 2011
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