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Darren Ruecker

Darren Ruecker
Darren Ruecker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): We Got This Covered

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Moonlight is proof that stories which are more specific and focused on idiosyncrasies and particulars of individuals are often more equipped to effectively engender universal responses." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 19, 2016
10/10 89%

Amanda Knox (2016)

"Netflix adds another outstanding documentary to their lineup with Amanda Knox, a true crime dive that would make Errol Morris proud." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 17, 2016
8/10 87%

Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

"Two Lovers and a Bear finds a blend of magic realism, romance and isolation that produces a tremendously moving result. " ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 57%

Trespass Against Us (2017)

"A fantastic score by The Chemical Brothers adds some emotional heft to support flawless performances all around." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 12, 2016
8/10 81%

Denial (2016)

"Denial puts pro-fascist bigotry on trial, and succeeds in being satisfying without sacrificing dignity." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 12, 2016
9/10 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Nocturnal Animals confirms Tom Ford as an essential director, as he gives us two dazzling stories that combine for one powerful movie experience." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 9, 2016
6/10 62%

Snowden (2016)

"Snowden makes the story of Edward Snowden entertaining and accessible for a wide audience, but offers little beyond that." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 9, 2016
7/10 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"American Pastoral doesn't quite nail its tone, but it's a compelling enough adaptation with a few truly inspired moments." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 9, 2016
10/10 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"Sure to be one of the best films of this year, Manchester by the Sea delivers the soaring emotions of melodrama with a masterfully delicate touch." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 8, 2016
9/10 95%

La La Land (2016)

"La La Land feels like a throwback and also like something we've never seen before, resulting in a dreamy musical that hits just about every note." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 1, 2016
10/10 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Anomalisa is another remarkable work from Charlie Kaufman, who once again offers us a look inside his mind so that we might better understand our own." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 19, 2015
8/10 89%

Mississippi Grind (2015)

"As an addiction story and road movie, Mississippi Grind makes for a good character study that is perfectly content taking its time, as if its destination really is less important than its journey." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 16, 2015
4.5/5 76%

Into The Forest (2016)

"Into The Forest is admirably defiant of many tropes that spring up in most apocalyptic stories, emphasizing its small character moments over large dramatic ones." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 16, 2015
8/10 80%

The Family Fang (2016)

"The Family Fang manages to mine well-earned laughs and genuine feeling from a unique and absurd family portrait." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 16, 2015
8/10 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Johnny Depp is transfixing as Whitey Bulger in a film that makes good use of tone and tension to tell its violent story." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 15, 2015
9/10 73%

He Named Me Malala (2015)

"He Named Me Malala delivers a film worthy of its subject, a moving documentary look at an extraordinary young woman." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 14, 2015
8/10 48%

Freeheld (2015)

"Freeheld shows the ways a conventional love story is affected when its participants are the victims of injustice." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2015
10/10 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Ethan Hawke is at his very best in Born to be Blue, a deeply felt and profoundly moving depiction of the relationship between art and addiction." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2015
7/10 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"Our Brand is Crisis privileges character over politics in another David Gordon Green film to find a characteristically distinct balance between the comedic and the dramatic." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 13, 2015
7/10 45%

About Ray (2015)

"About Ray is not, in the end, a triumph, but is still good and necessary viewing for its subject matter." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 12, 2015
9/10 95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"Eye in the Sky presents a talented ensemble of differing perspectives on the controversial use of drone missiles, forcing us to confront our own feelings about the complicated implications of modern warfare." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 11, 2015
10/10 52%

Demolition (2016)

"Demolition finds a way to make its heavy-handed grief metaphor into a pleasingly self-aware and abundantly entertaining smash of a movie." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 11, 2015
7/10 70%

Miss You Already (2015)

"A love story between two childhood friends, Miss You Already overcomes some of its tackier moments with scenes that are genuine and touching." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 10, 2015
8/10 61%

Legend (2015)

"Legend would be worth seeing for Tom Hardy's dual performance alone, but fortunately it also has a compelling British gangster story to go along with it." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 9, 2015
10/10 94%

Room (2015)

"With two lead remarkable lead performances, Room is a powerfully moving story told from a strongly distinct inside perspective." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 8, 2015
9/10 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"A remarkably strong ensemble and a sharp, investigative pace make the real-life story of Spotlight an engrossing one." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 3, 2015
9/10 72%

Remember (2016)

"Remember features director Atom Egoyan and actor Christopher Plummer operating at the top of their games, delivering an intriguing revenge tale." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 30, 2015
7/10 45%

The Art of the Steal (2014)

"The Art of the Steal may not live up to the standard set by other beloved heist films, but is just enough of a fresh take on the genre to be enjoyable." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 20, 2013
9/10 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"Night Moves is riddled with suspense, but its strength comes from its characters whose moral idealism is tested by unforeseen consequences. " ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 19, 2013
9/10 74%

Felony (2014)

"An outstanding, mostly Australian cast working with a morally complex script by lead actor Joel Edgerton makes Felony an absolutely gripping and realistic crime tale." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 12, 2013
8/10 87%

Joe (2014)

"Another strong movie from David Gordon Green, Joe makes beautiful use of its Mississippi setting and reminds us that Nicolas Cage can still do great work." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 12, 2013
8/10 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Under the Skin may be a challenge to make sense of and connect with, but thanks to many gorgeous and haunting sequences, it proves equally difficult to forget." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 11, 2013
8/10 83%

The Unknown Known (2014)

"The Unknown Known delivers the type of nuanced, fascinating portrait we've come to expect from Errol Morris, and avoids offering simplistic conclusions about Donald Rumsfeld." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 11, 2013
9/10 83%

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

"By embracing contradictions and examining the making of a lie, The Armstrong Lie demonstrates how elusive the truth can be even when the facts are known about a widely recognized figure." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 10, 2013
9/10 50%

Hateship Loveship (2014)

"The unique performance skills of Kristen Wiig prove to be as well-suited to a strange little drama like Hateship Loveship as they are to her beloved comedy." ‐We Got This Covered
Posted Sep 9, 2013
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