Daniel Mendelsohn Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn
Daniel Mendelsohn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Phoenix (2015) But as Petzold's film slinks toward this metaconclusion, all the artistry - the ingenious allusiveness and the Russian-doll plotting - finally upstages whatever larger point he wanted to make about history and identity, Germans and Jews.‐ Harper's Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) I couldn't help wishing for less earnestness and more artfulness... But Labyrinth of Lies is too eager to tell the truth and get to its foregone conclusion: the beginning of the trials, and the inevitable title cards that describe their results.‐ Harper's Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
16% Alexander (2004) The film that resulted from this obsessive desire for historical accuracy is a dud: a baggy, incoherent, bloviating mess in which any sense of the thrilling and impressive arc of Alexander's career sinks beneath the weight of period detail.‐ Harper's Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
91% Volver (2006) Almodóvar himself once again returning, with delicious self-consciousness, to an old plot. . . and reconfiguring it, as he does here even more radically than in his other recent films, in the subtle but provocative manner of his mature style.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
83% Avatar (2009) Whatever its futuristic setting, and whatever its debt to the past, Avatar is very much a movie for our time.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
55% Marie Antoinette (2006) And so Coppola's movie, which works so hard and with such imagination to include in its portrait much that has been ignored, ends up leaving out much that cannot be ignored.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
68% World Trade Center (2006) . . .after that big opening sequence, the sudden and disorienting shift in focus feels odd; the movie very quickly acquires the predictable feel of an episode of ER.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
90% United 93 (2006) All that United 93 can tell us. . .is that many people are brave and some people are dastardly.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
16% Alexander (2004) The reason it's exhausting, and ultimately boring, to sit through Alexander-and why the movie is already disappearing from theaters-is that. . .there's no dramatic arc, no shaping of the life into a good story.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017