Dan Mecca Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dan Mecca

Dan Mecca
Dan Mecca's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 67% The Wall (2017) The Wall works as a taut piece of modern American mythos, sprinkled with hefty helpings of genre and jingoism.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
B+ 87% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Director and star make for a good pair here, constructing a very specific kind of tale with a certain amount of universal appeal.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's clear that Roberts is more concerned with constructing solid B-movie entertainment at an A-movie budget line than he is with character development. And that's just fine.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
D+ 43% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Too often does the film rely on explicit gags that feel out of place, unnecessary and mostly unfunny.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
B 95% Oklahoma City (2017) It all feels unbelievably relevant in the year 2017. The hate and fear lives on, and continues to burn bright.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C 47% Person to Person (2017) The whole thing meanders all over without ever really settling somewhere that matters.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
A- 100% City of Ghosts (2017) There is life and death in every single frame of City of Ghosts, not to be easily forgotten.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
B+ 75% Where Is Kyra? (2017) Starring an against-type and utterly fascinating Michelle Pfeiffer as the titular Kyra, the film narrows in on the tragedy of getting old in America.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 58% Crown Heights (2017) The tragic story of Colin Warner doesn't so much come to life on the screen as it is responsibly recalled in Crown Heights, aided by effective performances and some streamlined storytelling.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C+ 64% The Polka King (2017) Forbes and Wolodarsky are clearly fascinated by this character and all of his sins, but not those he sinned against.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 66% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall reveals itself to be an effective journey, especially for its target audience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 90% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Suffice it to say, this is a thoroughly relatable picture. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 72% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Bracingly effective and not altogether dire. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 97% The Big Sick (2017) In every conceivable way is this film a crowd-pleaser, pushing you to laugh and laugh until you cry.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 94% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Unfortunately, the narrative Strouse surrounds [Williams] in feels narrow-minded. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 100% Trophy (2017) Schwarz is determined to give us the full view of this issue, and it's much appreciated. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A- 73% The Hero (2017) A bittersweet celebration of life, with laughs and tears in equal measure.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 31% The Yellow Birds (2017) Moors is a filmmaker with immense talent, as demonstrated in his Sundance film Blue Caprice from a few years back, but the beats don't quite align this time around.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 34% Live By Night (2017) There's a whole lot going on throughout Live by Night. Somewhere in there is a crime film worthy of its intention.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
C 24% Solace (2016) The film plays a lot like too-little-too-late, a sometimes-clever thriller with a couple of performances that rise above the material.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
A- 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Though it's never much of a question who'll save the day, it's nice to be able to feel like the good guy's worth rooting for.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
C+ 19% Inferno (2016) When screenwriter David Koepp isn't chained to the silly, Dante-related discoveries forcing the film forward, there's fun to be had.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B 71% Before the Flood (2016) One of the most interesting things when watching Before The Flood is noting how the tone has changed in reference to climate change in just a decade.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B- 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) While there's much to admire in this technical push, it's only affecting in fits. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
B- 52% The Accountant (2016) For every moment that feels overly self-serious, there are two that promise this thing's some kind of pop-schlock classic.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2016
C+ 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) Despite its faults, The Girl on the Train feels destined for a long life on small screens, both television and computer, for many days to come.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
B- 84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) There is far too much here not to recommend. This is nothing if not brazen and intriguing filmmaking, and should be sought out and discussed, despite its shortcomings.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 89% Blood Father (2016) This is a quick B movie, full of practical effects that feel startlingly fresh and clever moments that are both smart and self-aware.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
B 49% Redemption (2013) The result is a somewhat messy, solid piece of storytelling that may very well mark a turning point for Jason Statham.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
C 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) What we are left with is a mildly entertaining, utterly harmless mid-summer blockbuster that marks another misstep in the career of Ryan Reynolds.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
B 67% Elysium (2013) The big budget sci-fi action spectacle Elysium, written and directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Matt Damon, serves as a master class in how to make stupid look smart.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
C+ 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Despite a compelling, timely conflict, it's all spread a bit thin.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B+ 82% Sacro GRA (2013) It's a small film with big ideas, and certainly the most interesting documentary about a highway you're likely ever to see.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
B 58% Capital (2013) A fast-paced, cynical piece of entertainment that serves as a surprisingly simple criticism of our uneven system of dollars and cents.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 92% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) We are watching two very fascinating, very different minds interact, and the result is a bit inspiring.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
A 72% Everyday (2013) The raw talent and emotion on display here is nothing short of masterful.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 90% White Reindeer (2013) It's one of the better Christmas films to come out in some time, and also one of the saddest ever made. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) There is a lot of tricky narrative positioning in the script that works in building momentum, but it often feels so manipulated that it's tough to keep your eyes from rolling.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 75% Lone Survivor (2014) Berg's direction is as energetic as ever, and there's rarely a moment that's not both engaging and horrifying to watch.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C 37% God's Pocket (2014) It's place full of colorful characters but lacking in a particularly interesting tale to tell, or a particularly interesting way to tell it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 89% Obvious Child (2014) The narrative goes in a direction that feels both familiar and surprisingly daring, and amongst some self-aware dialogue is a constant honesty with the situation at hand.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C+ 46% The Sleepwalker (2014) The Sleepwalker is a good movie stuck between too much style and too little direction.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C- 44% Wish I Was Here (2014) Unfortunately, the film spends so much time trying to define itself, we're never allowed to immerse ourselves into the experience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 90% The Guest (2014) The Guest makes a strong case for Wingard as our next great action director.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 43% Young Ones (2014) There's more than enough originality on display to wet the beaks of sci-fi and western fans alike.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
A 98% Boyhood (2014) A film 12 years in the making and worth every minute of the wait.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C+ 89% Calvary (2014) McDonagh's writing talent is without question and the themes throughout are undeniably intriguing. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
D+ 34% Song One (2015) t's the scenes without music that feel false, and Song One has far too many of them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 85% The Trip To Italy (2014) As derivative as this film may be to its predecessor, funny is funny.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 80% The One I Love (2014) McDowell's picture goes to dark, introspective places without sacrificing the relatively light tone that works throughout.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016