Dan Kaufman

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

Movie Reviews Only

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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
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