Dale Pollock

Dale Pollock
Dale Pollock's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety Santa Cruz Sentinel
Biography:
Variety film critic.
Publications: Variety, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7% Orca - The Killer Whale (1977) [Orca] is not an easy film to sit through. Not only because of the banal dialogue, the overdrawn performances or the familiar theme... The real reason is that Orca contains a few sequences so intense in suffering and horror as to be nearly unbearable. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
36% A Star is Born (1976) It is ironic that the star system itself has killed A Star is Born, a film written to expose that system for just this kind of destructiveness. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
89% Allegro Non Troppo (1976) Bozzetto's work may never collect the tremendous audience that Fantasia has accumulated in its 30-year history, but that isn't because it's any less of a film. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) This is one film that exceeds its tremendous pre-release ballyhoo. Few movies have ever been so much fun to watch. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) A film has to be able to stand on its own legs, separate from the work that inspires it, or not at all. Cuckoo's Nest rears back and lets its lifeblood flow. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
43% Valentino (1977) The faults in this film are endless, and most of the dialogue comes off like a high school parody of what Valentino might have been like. But for all its repellent aspects, there is something fascinating about Valentino. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
85% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) (1976) It's a stimulating movie that provokes thought and emotion in perfect cadence. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet Man on the Roof (1976) Why was Man On the Roof made? That's difficult to answer. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet Battle of Chile (2009) Not only does this detached speechifying fall to mesh with the footage, it saps the resources of the film viewer, and frankly, makes Battle of Chile excessively boring at times. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
91% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer Vs. Kramer is a perceptive, touching, intelligent film about one of the raw sores of contemporary America, the dissolution of the family unit. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2013
20% More American Graffiti (1979) While dazzling to the eye, the flirtation with split-screen, anamorphic, 16mm and 1:85 screen sizes does not justify itself in terms of the film's content. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
50% Return from Witch Mountain (1978) Ending is ripe for a third pic in the series, and if high standards of first two are any indication, Disney org should push ahead. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2008
96% Apocalypse Now (1979) Alternately a brilliant and bizarre film, Francis Coppola's four year 'work in progress' offers the definitive validation to the old saw, 'war is hell.' - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2007
93% Rocky (1976) With the simplest of materials, Stallone and Avildsen have created something magnificent and stirring. Without trading on fear, prejudice or violence, they have made an insightful statement about the human condition. - Santa Cruz Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2002