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Dan Kaufman

Dan Kaufman
Dan Kaufman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.5/10 58% Knights of Badassdom (2014) While the LARPers are ostensibly treated with affection, the film still repeatedly goes for low-hanging comedy fruit such as the histrionic and incorrect olde-English-speak they use while in-game, an obvious gag that quickly grows tiresome. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8.8/10 65% Mama (2013) Mama is a terrifying success. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2014
6/10 48% Carrie (2013) There's nothing really wrong with this iteration of Carrie, it's just that most everything that's right can't be attributed to the production itself. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
5.6/10 32% Hell Baby (2013) Given the talent involved, it's a project that sounds promising (if maybe more than slightly derivative), but it winds up an unfortunate misfire. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2013
7/10 65% The Heat (2013) It's a breezy, low-impact good time that distinguishes itself as a comedy starring two women... by being almost indistinguishable from any other pleasant comedies starring anyone else. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2013
7.9/10 68% Disconnect (2013) A dramatic triptych of loosely connected stories that mostly avoids the pitfalls of an easy target with solid work from all involved. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2013
7/10 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) So come for the giants, but, well, also stay for the giants. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 1, 2013
6.3/10 22% The Baytown Outlaws (2013) The performances are solid, but more often than not it feels like the characters are all acting, shooting and stabbing in a vacuum. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 11, 2013
9.2/10 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Like Scream before it, the film is a simultaneous dissection and celebration of all the tropes to which it pays homage, while also managing to be a superb example of the genre in its own right. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2013
7.5/10 78% The Grey (2012) The Grey is an exciting, if uneven, paean to the macho ideal. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2013
9/10 87% Life of Pi (2012) Ang Lee has created a truly adult adventure, not because the material is salacious or violent, but because it deals with complex themes of spirituality and self-discovery in the guise of an accessible and engrossing fantasy. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2012
8/10 73% Rise of the Guardians (2012) Despite some formulaic trappings of the genre, it's thankfully more of a win in their column. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2012
5/10 5% Nature Calls (2012) It's probably best to let this particular call from nature go unheeded. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2012
8.3/10 93% Skyfall (2012) Bardem's Silva is a throwback to a more traditional Bond villain, with equal parts creepy sensuality, intelligence, and psychopathy, and a touch of physical deformity for good measure. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2012
7.9/10 46% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) A Liar's Autobiography is flawed and enigmatic, but ultimately entertaining. Much like its subject. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2012
7.9/10 55% V/H/S (2012) With different directors, writers, and cast for each of the individual sequences, there's a little something for every horror fan in V/H/S, from a haunted house to a vicious monster to a mysterious crime tale. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2012
8.2/10 29% The Day (2012) Once these tropes are established and have a minute or two to settle, that's when things get interesting. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2012
6.3/10 56% The Revenant (2012) The Revenant isn't funny or scary enough overall to be great, but with some good performances and an eleventh-hour upswing in the action, it's not bad enough to ridicule, either. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2012
5.9/10 5% 30 Beats (2012) As an experiment, 30 Beats is an uneven, if not entirely uninteresting, failure. In its attempt to be modern and titillating, it actually distances and confounds. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2012
6.8/10 55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Fortunately for viewers, Carell and Knightley do work well together -- their performances are a saving grace, and the culmination of their story is surprisingly sweet and moving. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
7.5/10 68% Men in Black III (2012) Men in Black III is a perfectly acceptable summer blockbuster, with all the frenetic action, visual inventiveness and lack of substance that has come to be associated with the phrase. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 25, 2012
7.5/10 31% Intruders (2012) With Intruders , Fresnadillo has made a small but quality film that will make you furrow your brow as much as bite your nails. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2012
7/10 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) Mirror Mirror is a lighthearted, family-friendly treatment of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that doesn't stray too far from previous versions. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2012
5/10 26% Wrath of the Titans (2012) The lack of majesty and the overall been-there-seen-that feeling render Wrath of the Titans a textbook example of a disappointing cash-in. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2012
9/10 89% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012) Carol Channing: Larger than Life is like a warm cinematic hug from Shubert Alley, not to be missed by anyone with even the remotest passing interest in Channing or Broadway history. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2012
6.5/10 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) Caring more about the journey than the destination (neither of which are particularly interesting), the film is ultimately nothing more than a Freudian slip-up. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2011