Dan Goldwasser

Dan Goldwasser

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Dan Goldwasser's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 90%

District 9 (2009)

"After seeing the film, I can say with confidence that Neill Blomkamp should not only be given whatever project he wants, but I will also be first in line to see it." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Aug 21, 2009
3.5/5 92%

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

"Drag Me to Hell is hardly a masterpiece of cinema, but it is leagues ahead of the bloated and painful Spider-Man 3, and shows that Raimi can still deliver a fun cinematic ride. I can't wait to see it again!" ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 27, 2009
2/5 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"Suffering from script and plot issues, as well as some major character flaws, Terminator Salvation is a flashy and at times entertaining film that should have been much better than it ended up being." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 27, 2009
4/5 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"It remains to be seen whether this film will breathe new life to the franchise, but it certainly is one hell of a ride." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 27, 2009
4/5 98%

Up (2009)

"Up might not be considered one of the best Pixar films, but it's a really good film, and definitely worth seeing." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 20, 2009
2.5/5 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"Angels & Demons isn't a truly compelling film, and while it's engaging and well paced, it just doesn't hold the excitement as much as something like National Treasure." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 20, 2009
4/5 84%

State of Play (2009)

"A gripping political thriller that mixes the intrigue of a murder investigation and political corruption, with a secondary story about the hybridization of new media and old-school journalism." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Apr 28, 2009
2.5/5 34%

Knowing (2009)

"I'd say Knowing is worth a rental, and it would be interesting to see if there is a more substantive director's cut that helps fill in a few of the holes." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Mar 20, 2009
2/5 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"I Love You, Man is a comedy that is rather predictable, with forced and uncomfortable situations, and only a smattering of laughs. It won't be remembered in two weeks." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Mar 20, 2009

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"If you enjoy a good amount of violence (including a rather exploitative and prolonged rape sequence), then you might find The Last House on the Left a decent thriller - but I'd just wait and rent it." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3.5/5 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"I found it interesting, enjoyable, and overall a well crafted piece of cinema." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Mar 7, 2009
2/5 25%

Friday the 13th (2009)

"If you're interested in seeing it, you can probably hold out for home video, but really you should just watch the original one." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3.5/5 59%

The International (2009)

"One of the best sequences in the film involves the attempted apprehension of an assassin - and the ultimate shootout in the Guggenheim Museum is truly a phenomenal action setpiece." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Feb 12, 2009
4/5 90%

Coraline (2009)

"Coraline is a film that showcases excellent talent from start to finish, and is an excellent example of the future of traditional animation, especially when seen in 3D." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Feb 12, 2009
2/5 61%

The Reader (2008)

"I suppose there's supposed to be some story about redemption and absolution or something, but it never really clicked for me." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3.5/5 62%

Changeling (2008)

"As a film that explores the impact of police corruption on the public, as well as a woman's unrelenting search for her missing son, Changeling is well worth checking out." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jan 2, 2009
3.5/5 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"While it might not be something to watch over and over again, it's an absolutely engaging and fascinating look at a sad character at the twilight of his career." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Dec 24, 2008
4.5/5 92%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

" It's not a conventional film by any means, and it's a great story told exceptionally well." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Dec 24, 2008
2.5/5 78%

Burn After Reading (2008)

" It's not something to run out and see, but on home video, Burn After Reading is worth checking out - just don't expect anything to linger." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Dec 24, 2008
4/5 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"This is a movie that is all about Clint and his performance, and it's one that is well worth seeing." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Dec 11, 2008
3/5 57%

Defiance (2009)

"Defiance is an interesting movie that tells a little-known story of survival and heroism during World War II. It's worth checking out, but there are better WWII films out there; this one might be better served on home video." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Dec 1, 2008
4/5 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"It runs a little on the long side, but The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is certainly worth your time, and a highly enjoyable journey through a man's life." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 28, 2008
3/5 94%

Milk (2008)

"Worth a look for Penn's performance, but otherwise, I'd wait for video.f" ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 26, 2008
3/5 89%

Bolt (2008)

"You feel good when the film ends, and for Disney's animated fall release, Bolt is worth checking out." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 26, 2008
4/5 78%

Doubt (2008)

"If you're looking for a thought provoking drama with excellent acting, Doubt is likely the film to see this winter." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 26, 2008
1.5/5 67%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"Revolutionary Road feels like it was a series of drama club exercises strung together with a weak narrative." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 26, 2008
4/5 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"Frost/Nixon is a compelling drama with excellent performances." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 26, 2008
3/5 65%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"It's still definitely worth seeing - just be sure to keep your expectations reasonable" ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Nov 16, 2008
3/5 54%

Body of Lies (2008)

"Body of Lies is a good film, but not a great film. It has enjoyable moments, but a few character issues and a predictable romantic angle prevent it from being a much better movie." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3.5/5 77%

Appaloosa (2008)

"Appaloosa will not rank up there as a great Western, but it certainly satisfies the requirements to be a solid and enjoyable one." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Oct 11, 2008
2/5 26%

Eagle Eye (2008)

"Eagle Eye might not deliver anything truly amazing, but in terms of escapist fare, it's not bad entertainment - it's just not smart." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Oct 1, 2008
3/5 34%

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

"Overall the film is worth checking out, even if it's not likely to be the big Awards Film that it was trying to be." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Sep 28, 2008
4.5/5 94%

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"The Nightmare Before Christmas is probably one of Tim Burton's most imaginative and best projects; similarly, it is one of Elfman's best musical works. The Blu-ray looks and sounds great, and the extras are solid enough to make this a worthwhile" ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Sep 18, 2008
4/5 100%

How the West Was Won (1963)

"It's best seen on as big a television as you can find; the new transfer is excellent and I would strongly recommend you check this one out, even as rental." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2/5 86%

Ghost Town (2008)

"Ghost Town misses the mark, but might find a life on home video." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2/5 43%

Death Race (2008)

"You could do worse, but you could also do better." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3.5/5 82%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"It's not a perfect film by any means, but it's certainly funny entertainment." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Aug 22, 2008
1.5/5 12%

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

"It's a disappointing film that heralds the end of Summer 2008, and hopefully puts and end to the franchise as well." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Aug 1, 2008
3/5 85%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"It's a fun bit of entertainment, but it doesn't have as intricate a story as the first film, and at times it felt like Del Toro was going a bit overboard with the eyecandy." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jul 15, 2008
4/5 96%

WALL-E (2008)

"WALL-E is a masterpiece of animation and anthropomorphism" ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jul 9, 2008
4.5/5 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"It's a movie that just succeeds on every possible level - it is THE movie of the summer (if not the year), and I can't recommend it enough." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jul 9, 2008
3/5 72%

Wanted (2008)

"Wanted is an adult-targeted R-rated popcorn movie worth checking out." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jul 3, 2008
2/5 41%

Hancock (2008)

"Hancock isn't a very good movie. Trying to hold a bunch of action sequences together with a nonsensical storyline and an alcoholic superhero who we can't relate to or care about doesn't make this a movie to run out and see. At least it's short." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jun 27, 2008
2.5/5 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"It's more of a rental, but one you should snag after you check out the first season of "Get Smart", which will be on DVD later this summer." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jun 25, 2008
2.5/5 61%

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

"It's more of a home video film, but without the ability to do 3D at home, it's gotta be a theatrical experience." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jun 25, 2008
3.5/5 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"With Marvel Studios' The Incredible Hulk, they not only wash away the bad taste of Ang Lee's 2003 portrayal of Bruce Banner as a tortured soul (Hulk), but bring us a rather kickin-superhero movie that has a solid (albeit simplistic) storyline, rela" ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jun 14, 2008
3/5 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"While Kung Fu Panda won't break the mold for story, it has a pretty straightforward plot that is entertaining enough to keep you satisfied for an hour and a half." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted Jun 2, 2008
2.5/5 77%

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"It's competently crafted, but not anything you need to rush out and see. If you want nostalgia, watch the original trilogy." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 28, 2008
3.5/5 67%

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

"Ultimately a coming-of-age story, Prince Caspian is a solid film that runs a tad too long (144-minutes!) and while some of the magic from the first film is gone, it's about a Narnia that has fallen into a dark time, and well worth checking out." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 24, 2008
2.5/5 39%

Speed Racer (2008)

"Some of the race sequences are cool, but the use of oversaturated color, and the unnecessarily confusing plot about stock manipulation combined with the very simple storyline makes Speed Racer a rental. Your retinas will thank me." ‐ SoundtrackNet
Posted May 24, 2008
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