Daniel Green

Daniel Green
Daniel Green's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies CineVue
Publications: Little White Lies, CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 20% Amador (2012) Amador tackles its subject matter with honourable intent, yet the film lacks the flair and melodrama of more recent Spanish social commentaries, such as Alejandro González Iñárritu's superior Biutiful. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Halt Auf Freier Strecke (2011) Deserves to win the majority of plaudits thanks to some stellar performances, most notably Milan Peschel as terminally ill, 40-year-old father of two Frank Lange. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 79% Shame (2011) With Shame, McQueen has yet again produced a meticulously framed, beautifully shot arthouse with genuine mainstream appeal, thanks to an engaging story and two superb central performances. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 82% Trollhunter (2011) Troll Hunter had all the potential to be an entertaining, darkly funny and importantly unique entry into the 'found footage' sub genre. Instead, Øvredal has succeeded in producing a hugely disappointing, tired and clichéd also-ran. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 90% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) While it may be a little too acidic for some palettes, those who dread the annual family get-together round the telly at Christmas will find plenty to cringe over. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) While devoted fans of the book will likely come away pleased with what they see here, there is a sense that Fincher is a filmmaker somewhat in stasis, content with shooting ever-so edgy holiday reads as his passion projects fall by the wayside. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 62% Maps to the Stars (2015) Maps revels in Hollywood's many grotesqueries yet crucially lacks the cool wit and intelligence that comes hand-in-hand with a Cronenberg on his A-game. Overbearingly catty, there's little actual meat underneath all the ghoulish cosmetics. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 100% Night Will Fall (2014) We're provided with a harrowing but necessary insight into what the first Allied troops met as they stumbled upon the nightmare of the Holocaust. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet A Dangerous Game (2014) It may not be subtle, but A Dangerous Game functions almost perfectly as a rousing, consistently enraging call to arms. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
1/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Lumbered with the job of adapting a readily disposable summer read, Joffe applies the bare minimum of verve and panache required to lift Watson's hackneyed story of amnesia off the page. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
1/5 19% Let's Be Cops (2014) Greenfield's abysmally judged copycop caper serves only as a timely reminder of how wrong comedies can go with a jobbing director, a charisma-less cast and a warped moral code. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/5 38% The Guvnors (2014) It's all mildly amusing up to a point, but The Guvnors does unfortunately begin to take itself more seriously than it probably should as things get darker and lives are put in jeopardy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) This is just the sort of richly layered, individual versus hive mind underdog tale that the likes of Frank Capra and Sidney Lumet used to do so well - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 66% The Rover (2014) Tonally intriguing, Michôd's latest poses numerous questions but withholds almost all of the answers. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 83% Lilting (2014) Pangs of melancholy and the occasional deft insert of humour abound in this touching, temporally experimental independent drama. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/5 17% Delight (2014) There are a number of grating directorial decisions that almost lead Delight down the garden path and into the fathoms of the unwatchable, including an incredibly repetitive score and some unbelievably on-the-nose dialogue. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
5/5 92% Norte, the End of History (2014) Norte, the End of History offers no easy answers nor happy endings. Instead, we're deftly (and sensually) immersed in the lives of these desperate souls, where contentment -- let alone justice -- is a luxury few can afford. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 64% Keeping Rosy (2014) A compact and modest low budget drama that nevertheless showcases the clear talent of its first-time helmer. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
2/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) A largely dull music industry saga, more TV movie than vibrant celebration of American youth culture. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 23% Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene) (2014) Show business is a merciless beast that saps the life force of the young... this we already know. Fortunately, what Benny & Jolene offers besides is a liberal helping of gags and a genuine sense of chemistry between leads Ritchie and Roberts. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Tirez La Langue, Mademoiselle (2014) Clichéd yet likable, Ropert favours warmth and heart over conflict and invention -- and just gets away with it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 89% Run & Jump (2014) Green's first full-length outing ultimately disarms thanks to two affable lead leads and a highly commendable "always look on the bright side of life" outlook. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/5 14% Blended (2014) Blended could well be Coraci and Sandler's most abject collaboration to date. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/5 69% Beyond the Edge (2014) Something of a laborious trek for anyone not enraptured by Everest or its collection of intrepid would-be conquerors. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/5 81% The Two Faces of January (2014) Unfortunately, as layer upon layer of intrigue is gradually stripped away, what's left in the middle begins to look evermore unappealing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 94% A Touch of Sin (2013) It's been some time since a drama has tackled the moral complexities of revenge quite so brutally -- and so well. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 92% Frank (2014) With Frank, Abrahamson cultivates a mystical hour of prog-based shenanigans before he - and his film - begin to lose their collective heads in a muddled final third. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 89% Advanced Style (2014) Short but sweet, Advanced Style goes some way towards reclaiming high fashion for all ages and background. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 94% In Bloom (2014) It's [the] deft balance between the light and the dark which ultimately makes In Bloom so successful. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/5 33% After the Night (Até ver a luz) (2013) Admirable for its utilisation of real locations as well as some of the real-life inhabitants of Lisbon's Reboleira slum, After the Night is an otherwise unremarkable cat-and-mouse thriller with scant sociopolitical engagement. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 96% Wrinkles (2014) Ferraras' Wrinkles has enough heart and soul to bypass the morose mawkishness of many of its modern comparables. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/4 28% The Love Punch (2014) It's only the twinkle-eyed self-parody of former Bond Brosnan that makes this dire Brit-com remotely watchable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 91% Locke (2014) Fortunately, Knight's steadfast devotion to his film's core conceit pays dramatic dividends from first minute to last. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) The Past once again cements Farhadi's position as one of world cinema's finest working filmmakers, capable of flipping his labyrinthine familial fables with the smallest, most inconsequential of actions. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 82% The Unknown Known (2014) A gladiatorial bout for the Information Age, we may not come out knowing a much more than we did going in, but it's hard to dismiss the historical value Morris' interrogation may have in the future. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Comes armed with a fine cast, topical subject matter and just enough subversion of a well-worn genre stable to please those exhausted by mindless gangster slash 'em ups. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) Glazer has not only single-handedly regalvanised the British sci-fi but has also earned the right to be uttered in the same breath as genre greats such as David Cronenberg and Nicolas Roeg. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 97% The Rocket (2014) Though its central didactic message of retaining hope in the face of adversity is utterly commendable, it's in the winning lead turns of its two child stars that The Rocket really earns its plaudits. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Culminating in an operatic high as the initial tome gives way to its successor, Volume 2 returns von Trier to almost Antichrist levels of masochism and bodily abuse. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 94% Her (2013) Beginning life as a quirky rom-com before turning into something far greater and more profound, Jonze's Her puts forward a convincing and compelling defense of technology's growing dominion over our everyday lives. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) Lone Survivor may have served its original purpose -- whatever that may have been -- had it not been so mind-numbingly repetitive. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Featuring a breakthrough lead turn from Oscar Isaac as a struggling folk singer, the Coens have returned to the high watermark of such classic efforts as Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 92% After Tiller (2013) After Tiller is undoubtedly at its most compelling when stripped down to doctor-patient level. The majority of the testimonies from those individuals wishing to be considered for the third-trimester process are truly heartbreaking. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) Both a beautifully orchestrated con artist thriller and a pulsating homage to seventies Hollywood, O. Russell plays fast and loose with a vaguely believable 'true story' narrative... - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 47% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) There's little to distract one from this drab literary adaptation's ponderous pace and washed out palette - even the great Dane himself. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 91% Nebraska (2013) A deeply personal, emotionally resonant and -- let's not forget -- richly entertaining road movie with several award-worthy performances. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 33% A Long Way From Home (2013) A Long Way from Home often feels tired and over-familiar, only occasionally sparking into life when Joseph and Suzanne find time away from their suffocating other halves. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 84% Leviathan (2013) With some truly extraordinary visuals... Castiang-Taylor and Paravel leave no scale unturned in their attempts to capture life aboard a modern day fishing vessel. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Such lofty dystopian concepts are certainly nothing new, but as with the first Hunger Games, there aren't many blockbuster sequels with half the guile, half the wit or half the heart of what we're treated to here. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 50% Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson (2013) At its very worst, Sprackling's second feature is as stale as a pub carpet the morning after the night before. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019