Daniel Eagan

Daniel Eagan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% The Rescue (2020) Lam's command of movement, narrative, and pacing is superb, building tremendous suspense and momentum while tightening the screws on his characters. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
89% Let Them All Talk (2020) Streep is so nuanced, so confident, so familiar with her character that she's a joy to watch. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
59% Girl (2020) A grimy, mean-spirited, claustrophobic drama reminiscent of Jim Thompson. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
88% Monsoon (2020) Monsoon succeeds best when it suggests more. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
100% My Name Is Pedro (2020) Director Lillian LaSalle takes a narrowly focused story and connects it to larger themes that affect everyone. It's an emotional journey that hits uncomfortable truths. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
86% The Eight Hundred (2020) Digging past the surface morale boosting, you will find a darker story. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
100% Unprescribed (2020) [Director Steve] Ellmore cites a study that some 20 vets commit suicide every day, a damning commentary on our nation's priorities. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
29% The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Easy to trash, yes, but it's a movie that does what it's supposed to do without fuss or pretense. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
92% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Rebuilding Paradise lets the people who experienced the fire come to grips with it on their own terms, at their own pace. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
78% Greyhound (2020) Tom Hanks delivers another exceptional performance, the kind viewers may be taking for granted. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
93% The Outpost (2020) ...an incredible technical accomplishment, one that captures the shock and fear of battle. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
48% My Spy (2020) All Dave Bautista needs to become an international star is a better vehicle. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
40% Irresistible (2020) Events have overtaken Irresistible, to a disheartening effect. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
95% My Darling Vivian (2020) Learning about Vivian Liberto helps explain her husband Johnny Cash. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
80% Hammer (2019) A gritty film noir about petty crooks on the US/Canadian border, Hammer builds a persuasive sense of desperation. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Rees achieves levels of intimacy with his subjects that are revealing but distinctly uncomfortable. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
39% Blood and Money (2020) Berenger gives a finely tuned performance that elevates Blood and Money beyond a typical pulp revenge thriller. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
100% The Third Strike (2020) Will convince viewers that changes need to be made to the criminal code. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
89% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) Viewers don't need to know much about cosmology, cognitive science, brain plasticity, molecular biology, or even Buddhism to appreciate the Dalai Lama's warm presence and deep laughter. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
93% Around the Sun (2019) Two people who meet outside a Normandy chateau work out several versions of their encounter in this accomplished, involving miniature. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
94% Critical Thinking (2020) Modest but effective drama with a worthy message from director and actor John Leguizamo. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Draupadi Unleashed (2020) Leads Salena Qureshi, Melanie Chandra, Anna George and Azita Ghanizada are the best part of this soap opera. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% Fagara (Huajiao zhiwei) (2019) Understated family drama offers uncommonly rich roles for its stars, especially Canto-pop singer Sammi Cheng Sau-man. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
68% Human Capital (2020) Maya Hawke's work with Alex Wolf is what makes this worth watching. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
75% Family Obligations (2019) Doesn't always overcome its bare-bones budget and technical insufficiencies. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
64% Enter the Fat Dragon (2020) Donnie Yen is a joy to watch, and the action sequences are choreographed, shot and edited with exceptional skill. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) You want a female killer movie? This will do well enough, as long as you're not looking for excitement as well. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
70% Ashfall (2019) Ashfall isn't trying to do anything more than entertain viewers. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
64% The Wake of Light (2021) A quiet, contemplative drama of people lost in failed dreams that lives up to some, if not all, of its ambitions. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
No Score Yet The Mercenary (2019) Good action showcase for Belgian martial artist Dominiquie Vandenberg. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
84% Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) One of the more enduring and satisfying film series in Hong Kong comes to a close. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
56% Saand Ki Aankh (2019) Sharpshooting women who break cultural barriers in India are irresistible leads in this crowd-pleasing film. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
75% The Captain (2019) Passengers on a flight to Tibet survive accidents and weather in a disaster pic that's become a blockbuster hit in China. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
90% Send Me to the Clouds (2019) Yao Chen is splendid, thoroughly embracing her difficult, at times off-putting character. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
100% The Load (Teret) (2019) What distinguishes the film are the steps its characters take to save their dignity. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
83% Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (2019) Action fans may feel like they're back in Hong Kong heaven. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
28% The Iron Orchard (2019) Thin but likable account of an oil wildcatter's rise and fall. Strong production values help offset cast and script issues. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
74% Ghost Light (2019) Ghost Light suffers from an underdeveloped script and obviously small budget. What makes it worthwhile is its insight into characters, who against the odds build up real sympathy. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
22% Daughter of the Wolf (2019) Carano's a solid performer with real screen presence, but jobs like this don't help her career. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
97% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) Don Lee almost singlehandedly lifts this fun if derivative genre piece out of the ordinary. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) One side of the Sir Elton John story: clichéd, weirdly canted, still largely enjoyable. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
90% Bull (2020) [Director] Silverstein makes a strong case that these people have something worthwhile to say to viewers. There is a grace and tenderness to the movie that are hard to resist. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
89% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) While it may not be especially original, Master Z delivers everything martial-arts fans want. The action is as satisfying as dance routines, especially with performers as physically skilled as these. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
83% For Now (2017) Kane Senes and Hannah Barlow work hard to lift For Now above expectations. Their story is engaging, and their filmmaking style interesting. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
50% The Things We've Seen (2017) Clammy and claustrophobic, The Things We've Seen can build an effective mood as its characters struggle with problems. Even with a small budget, determined filmmakers can accomplish something worthwhile. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
27% The Aftermath (2019) The Aftermath feels uninspired, inert, irrelevant. Destroying Hamburg seems like a high price to pay so a housewife can put her dead boy behind her, indulge her sexual fantasies, and reconcile with a newly sensitized husband. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
96% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) This is a once-in-a-generation film, an epic of defiance against a ruthless society. Honest, sympathetic, incisive, it will stand as a masterpiece of its time. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
88% Hummus! The Movie (2019) Told with humor and compassion, but a bit too niche to win widespread appeal. What the documentary does very well is spotlight deserving, hard-working chefs who don't ordinarily get much attention. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
80% A Boy Called Sailboat (2018) Modest fairy tale set in the New Mexico desert is simultaneously affecting and disappointing, with superior work from its very young cast. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
70% The Mule (2018) Understated account of an elderly drug runner for the Mexican cartels. Director and star Clint Eastwood remains one of America's most talented, and subversive, filmmakers. - Film Legacy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018