Danny King

Danny King

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Danny King's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice, Paste Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

American Honey (2016)

"Most of American Honey sees Arnold either mounting vague attempts at naturalistic detail or satisfying more facile, disingenuous instincts." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 28, 2016

Sully (2016)

"The movie is more than worth seeing ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Hell or High Water's deliberate pacing gives it the feel of a heist story with its feet stuck in mud - and that's a good thing." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2016

For the Plasma (2014)

"For the Plasma finds genuine, almost innocent-seeming delight in its own swerves in style and rhythm." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 21, 2016

My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016)

"There is serious pain in this movie - pain that endures throughout the years - but also a sincere love for life lived, and life remembered." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016

Lamb (2016)

"An uneasy and intermittently revealing adaptation of Bonnie Nadzam's 2011 novel ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2016

Max (2015)

"Yakin executes the touching material with the expected serviceability." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 26, 2015

Runoff (2015)

"The movie achieves an understated resonance through Levin's emotionally sensitive compositions and her clued-in portrayal of life in a middle-American farming community." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2015

The Overnight (2015)

"Brice ... needs only to sit back and let his actors excel in their comfort zones." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 16, 2015

3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015)

"Though Silver's non-trial instincts are mostly conventional, his wealth of access ... is substantial and rewarding." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 16, 2015

L For Leisure (2015)

"What makes L for Leisure more than just a collection of clever, well-photographed jokes is the utter sincerity embedded within the constant sarcasm." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 14, 2015

Bravetown (2015)

"Satisfies mainly due to its affecting ensemble and considerable emotional intelligence." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 5, 2015

These Final Hours (2015)

"Hilditch gets good mileage out of his cast." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015

White Rabbit (2015)

"White Rabbit's grave, problematic conclusion attempts to broaden the movie's scope in a way that ultimately feels more unwarranted and distasteful than it does organic to the material." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2015

Loitering With Intent (2015)

"Suffers from a thrown-together vibe that is only rarely eclipsed by its overqualified supporting cast." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015

After The Fall (2014)

"Scanlon's desperate dive into a life of armed robbery is simply not believable, despite Bentley's best efforts." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014

Songs From The North (2015)

"An empathetic snapshot of a country that is almost never depicted in such an accessible light." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014

The Invisible Front (2014)

"The movie convincingly conveys the inspiring legacy Luksa and his group left behind." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 4, 2014

1,000 Times Good Night (2014)

"Poppe's closeness to the material ensures a level of passion, but he still fails to create a truly specific dynamic for Rebecca and Marcus's family ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2014

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

"If the results are occasionally broad and schematic, the actors (Woodley especially) are anything but ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2014

Viktor (2014)

"Aside from some inspired uses of chiaroscuro lighting, the movie around Depardieu is mostly derivative ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2014

Jauja (2015)

"Alonso's most narratively knotty film yet ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 7, 2014

Believe Me (2014)

"The movie loses its zip as it becomes more dramatic ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014

Heaven Knows What (2015)

"Together, the images and the sounds turn Harley's reality into a pulverizing grind from which escape is barely even a distant thought." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014

Stray Dogs (2014)

"An extreme, compassionate magnification of the minutiae of second-to-second existence (brushing teeth, counting money)." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
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The Quitter (2014)

"As The Quitter progresses, Jonathan merely grows nicer and nicer, rendering the character's obligatory, runtime-padding third-act doubts false and unconvincing." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
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Serena and the Ratts (2012)

"None of the actors appear confident carrying out the physical tasks - cocking a gun, brandishing a knife, strangling a target, even just talking on the phone - they've been assigned to perform." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 2, 2014

Once Upon a Time Veronica (2014)

"Guedes's complex performance leaves no doubt regarding the fragility of Veronica's psyche." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 2, 2014

Fanny (2014)

"Fanny has a stagy sensibility, but Auteuil displays flashes of genuine, old-school craft." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 15, 2014

Honour (2014)

"Khan's orchestration of suspense impresses; he proves especially skilled at dropping well-timed close-ups on objects that immediately add conflict to a situation ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 8, 2014

Han Gong-ju (2013)

"The cumulative impact of the delayed story revelations and Chun's startling vulnerability is both an elegant gut-punch and a furious indictment ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 2, 2014
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Lost Persons Area (2009)

"It's the gestures that elevate the film: What Strubbe's handheld and intimate approach lacks in originality it makes up for in specific and spontaneous tactility." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 2, 2014

The Homestretch (2014)

"The movie's investigation into teen homelessness is more panoramic than the intimate, three-person structure might suggest ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)

"Gerster's film is agreeably modest: an 85-minute, black-and-white, jazz-scored film, with a Frances Ha tone, about a day in the life of twentysomething law-school dropout Niko Fischer." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014

Lila, Lila (2014)

"It ultimately suffers from poor characterization ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014

No God, No Master (2014)

"Green is both a capable filmmaker and a clear history buff." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 8, 2014
7.9/10 84%

It Felt Like Love (2014)

"The scenes between Lila, Sammy, and Sammy's macho friends feature some of Hittman's most acute dialogue and direction." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/10 9%

The Bag Man (2014)

"Grovic doesn't address his ideas and tactics with enough seriousness to justify sitting through such visceral affronts." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2014
7.8/10 90%

White Reindeer (2013)

"The result is at once Clark's finest and most emotionally direct film to date -- a mature, grown-up, abnormal character study that improves on the director's previous work while still feeding off the same recognizable worldview." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2013
5/10 20%

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

"The Last Days on Mars is a movie whose greatest virtues (visual flair, production-value economy) are marred by a dull storyline that is unworthy of feature-length treatment." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2013
5.5/10 46%

Last Vegas (2013)

"As far as sitcom-cinema goes (and the movie does truly look terrible), you could probably do worse than this -- probably because most sitcom-cinema casts don't allow Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline to share the screen." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2013
6.4/10 74%

Concussion (2013)

"Weigert is the film's constant saving grace, her fast wit and enormous range suggesting that Abby is aware of the irrationality of her situation -- and yet, no matter what, remains hell-bent on seeing it through to the bitter end." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2013
6.7/10 50%

A Single Shot (2013)

"When the plot kicks in, and people actually start talking to each other, the film loses most of its momentum, but it still has enough sections of terse, pointed physicality that the overriding sensation of brute, blunt force rarely lets up." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2013
6.8/10 83%

Blue Caprice (2013)

"A good example of responsible, well-intentioned true-crime filmmaking." ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2013