Danny Bowes

Danny Bowes
Danny Bowes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire Village Voice RogerEbert.com Film School Rejects Movie Mezzanine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 50% Gulaab Gang (2014) Ultimately Gulaab Gang is a compelling ninety minute underdog-vs.-the-system action picture that has the misfortune to unfold over the course of two hours and twenty minutes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
90% Sholay (1975) Sholay is a grand, maximalist revel. It's the kind of movie that, while it may pass into the status of so many older movies more talked about than seen, it became that thing by being great. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% Uncertain (2017) Uncertain is a film content to be small, one that knows that every atom is a universe. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
67% The Age of Consequences (2017) Scott's filmmaking does a smooth job of linking A to B to Z, with slick, studiously understated montage and an effective music score, although some of the arguments made seem a bit of a stretch ... - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
64% Lazy Eye (2016) Lazy Eye satisfies the same aesthetic desire as a chamber drama for the stage, while being told through a precisely controlled naturalism that's entirely cinematic. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 91% Mississippi Grind (2015) As a film, Mississippi Grind is imperfect, and is so by design, but is definitely an engaging, leisurely ride. - Salt Lake City Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
4/4 96% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) It feels weird to call this film a "delight," but it's a must-see. - Salt Lake City Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (2015) It's a tale of a guy who works really hard to be good at basketball, and who everybody seems to really like. And that's all it needs to be. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/4 96% Gangs of Wasseypur (2014) One of the most ambitious gangster films ever made, and quite possibly one of the best. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2015
2.5/4 47% Happy New Year (2014) If "Happy New Year" inspires anyone to check out "Main Hoon Na" or "Om Shanti Om," it will count as a success on that ground alone. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014
2/4 18% Jinn (2014) "Jinn" is certainly not lacking in audacity, but its uneasy balance between inspired delirium and mundane genre dues-paying is its one bridge too far. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet Bewakoofiyaan (2014) The star turn, and the only major element in "Bewakoofiyaan" that transcends the by-the-numbers assembly line rom-com, is Rishi Kapoor. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2014
2.5/4 88% Highway (2014) There's a lot to like in Ali's latest, "Highway," which is a gorgeously assembled, ambitious piece of work, although it doesn't coalesce into a holistically successful film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/4 69% Gunday (2014) As a '70s throwback it's definitely not alone in recent years. And yet "Gunday" is a thunderously entertaining movie, which is down to its cast and director. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2014
2/4 10% Chander Pahar (2014) There isn't much to recommend the film, which only escapes being truly awful by a complete absence of meanness and a compelling lead performance by Dev. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2014
3.5/4 71% Dhoom 3 (2013) "Dhoom: 3" has-by far-the best action set pieces of the series. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2013
3/4 64% RamLeela (2013) A visually opulent, proudly melodramatic entertainer with some great songs and star performances. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
1.5/4 No Score Yet Boss (2013) "Boss" is a film suffering from one fundamental problem, to wit: a lack of commitment to its central purpose. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2013
1.5/4 17% Besharam (2013) It's not always possible to get everything exactly right when making a movie. But it is possible to get at least one or two things right, and "Besharam" can barely meet that threshold. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2013
2.5/4 67% Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) This is a rare case where, if a film had been livelier and less traditional and "respectful," its lead performance might have seemed less special. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
3.5/4 100% Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) Unless something very good comes out between now and December, "Shuddh Desi Romance" will be the best romantic comedy made anywhere in the world for 2013. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2013
1.5/4 No Score Yet Madras Cafe (2013) The most shocking thing about it is how dull it is. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2013
2/4 No Score Yet Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) Once the movie becomes a slackly-paced love triangle, it suffers from how badly the character of Jasmine is written. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2013
3/4 47% Chennai Express (2013) It's just enough of a change of pace for Rohit Shetty to seem like a radical step forward without being so much of one as to be unrecognizable, as it's still funny and exciting, and the visuals pop. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2013
2.5/4 No Score Yet Bajatey Raho (2013) "Bajatey Raho" isn't bad at all, and it's quite fun if one doesn't stop to think too long and hard about it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2013
2.5/4 No Score Yet Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013) As a film made expressly to launch its male lead to stardom, it can't be regarded as a full success if it fails to do so. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2013