Dan Caffrey

Dan Caffrey
Dan Caffrey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club CBR Consequence of Sound
Publications: AV Club, CBR, Consequence of Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Family (2019) Leaning into unpredictability might also have meant sacrificing Family's biggest strength - its heart. It might be dripping with soda and slathered in black and white greasepaint. But it's a heart nonetheless. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
D 39% The Dirt (2019) Despite the long wait, The Dirt is nothing more than karaöke Crüe. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
A- 57% Pet Sematary (2019) While the changes to the source material are guaranteed to polarize some King fans, Pet Sematary bucks the remake trap of simply paying homage to an iconic piece of horror. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
B+ 78% Good Boys (2019) Even if the rapid-fire pace of the jokes keeps a tiny handful of them from landing, the film gets bonus points for not being afraid to get emotional. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
B 100% Everybody's Everything (2019) The juxtaposition between Peep at home as a kid, and a not-much-older Peep cast out in front of the world, is both fascinating and heartbreaking. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
A- 84% Her Smell (2019) Perry's kinetic style and Moss' explosive performance transform it into something that feels more authentic than actual history. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
D+ 54% The Beach Bum (2019) Contrary to what everyone in his world seems to believe, he's exhausting to hang out with before long. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
B- 94% Us (2019) It might be far from perfect, but Us never feels quite like any other horror movie out there. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
92% Hush (2016) Even though that's a theme lifted right from Wait Until Dark, the significant amount of time that Hush spends with the enemy makes the revelation that much more important. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Immensely satisfying both visually and narratively, Bad Times at the El Royale plays like a kinetic mashup of Pulp Fiction and The Grand Budapest Hotel. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
B 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord is probably too small-scale and workmanlike to ever be a stone-cold classic, but its overall seriousness, competency, and visceral special effects (digitized blood notwithstanding) make it something to celebrate. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
A- 66% Suspiria (2018) Although the latest Suspiria is arguably more graphic than its source material, there's a mesmerizing grace that separates it from Argento's. Even at its goriest, this is a dance film as much as it's a horror film. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
A 95% Blaze (2018) One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
A- 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) : Wes Anderson respects the hell out of dogs. In Isle, he harms them not because he's a sicko, but because he believes they're every bit as deserving of a complex adventure narrative as human characters - perhaps even more so. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
B- 30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) It succeeds as a minor work from Jody Hill, which if nothing else is still good for more than a few laughs. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
C- 29% PARADOX (2018) It feels better-suited for playing on a reel-to-reel projector in someone's basement than at the biggest film venue of SXSW. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C- 72% Ready Player One (2018) At a certain point, though, Ready Player One wants to be appreciated as a film as well as a movie, no matter what Spielberg says. And that's where it begins to falter. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
A- 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham thankfully never loses sight of the belief that things truly can get better if you want them to. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
B+ 88% 1922 (2017) Zak Hilditch - like Gerald's Game director Mike Flanagan - knows that, even with the pathos behind it, this is still a horror story. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B 90% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game was never going to be the easiest Stephen King novel to bring to the big screen, and despite a handful of faults, it's that rare horror film that works on both a psychological and a visceral level. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 99% Tower (2016) As much as the moviegoer in you might prefer the animation to be carried to the very end, Maitland reminds us that, style aside, Tower is a story that's all too real. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
D+ 21% Ratchet & Clank (2016) The whole thing becomes equivalent to watching a video game, only without the fun of actually getting to play it. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
B+ 90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) The most compelling sections of Miss Sharon Jones are still her leaps in physical and creative strength. As Kopple and Jones prove, the struggle itself can be just as inspiring as survival. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 94% Newtown (2016) Newtown is not so much a retrospective of a tragic event, but a real-time portrait of grief. A real-time portrait of a community who's still figuring out how to heal. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
B- 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) Operation Avalanche isn't just about the thrill of making movies - it's about the thrill of making history. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
B 83% Midnight Special (2016) Jeff Nichols sets out to emulate Spielberg, and ends up with his own distinct sci-fi film. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B- 100% Teenage Cocktail (2016) John Carchietta nails the more subtle, painful aspects of teenhood. That's a harder thing to pull off than a grindhouse flick, which makes Teenage Cocktail an impressive, if slightly uneven, debut. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
C No Score Yet As hard as Pet tries to be something different, it still feels like a film about a woman in a dog cage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B 85% Animals (2015) What separates Animals from its twitchier brethren is a keen sense of place. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
D- 18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) The Human Centipede 3 isn't offensive because it's shocking - it's offensive because it's boring. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2015
B 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) The Wrecking Crew isn't about something falling apart, but a specific moment in time: a time that, as a viewer, you keep wanting to revisit. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
C 27% Marfa Girl (2015) Sure, Drake Burnette's Marfa Girl looks real. But like the rest of the film, she doesn't feel real. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015