David Crow

David Crow
David Crow's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek
Publications: Den of Geek

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting with My Family is a well-worn and appreciable Hollywood Cinderella story, yet one with jet black hair and a pierced lip. (And also one blessedly free of any mandated love interest.) - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/5 66% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It throws everything in there, including the kitchen sink. Hell, it's a wonder the film didn't drown Tree in it during one of its many dark sight gags. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
91% Blazing Saddles (1974) by making harmless staples of Western films, such as Gabby Hayes, talk like real-life small-minded white men is unsettling and damning of the unspoken bigotry and entitlement in what is often perceived as harmless Americana. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4.5/5 100% Honey Boy (2019) It is an understatement to say that LaBeouf gives the performance of his career. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 78% The Lodge (2019) It is like living in the delirium created by a chill, and it's in that very daze where truly wicked thoughts can fester. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
5/5 91% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man is clearly based on Fails' own biography, but the beauty of the film is that it unspools its vision of the city like a nostalgic musing on a dream half-forgotten. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 92% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters is an unexpected feel-good zombie comedy that is as equal parts The Magic School Bus as it is a grisly, R-rated undead slaughterfest. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 62% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It is in the radical cognitive dissonance between perception and reality, and the perception of the audience versus the perception of the people in Ted's life, where Berlinger has made an entire movie. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
2.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The excess inflicted serves a thematic point that is potent enough to avoid the critique of being gratuitous, but Kent's aesthetic is still needlessly cruel. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 77% Late Night (2019) As a comedy bit, it seems destined to go viral. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
85% Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire (2019) As a document of a crime author foreseeing the rise of political criminality going mainstream, The Man Who Played With Fire is hot to the touch, even if it's cool on too keenly exploring the inner-life of that fellow holding the matches. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
2/5 21% Serenity (2019) The film is so desperate to be clever that it steers its well-worn boat off the charted course and into a watery grave of instant ignominy. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
100% Little Woods (2019) A movie about tough women making tougher choices, director Nia DaCosta sets up a variety of harrowing sequences that let both actresses, and especially Thompson, shine. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Fifty-four years later and it is still no wonder that it's Mary that we love. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) It might suffer from a patchwork script, a lack of sincere characterization, and tonal shifts that are more chaotic than any shark-on-whale battle, but damn if it doesn't look pretty. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
2.5/5 41% Dark Skies (2013) Unfortunately, for a supposedly scary movie, the only thing from above that may chill you when you leave the theater is rain. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2.5/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of Scots is a film that will always gild the lily, which proves fatal since it's seemingly set in a garden of them. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
4/5 80% Green Book (2018) Comparisons to Driving Miss Daisy will be unavoidable. Yet at its best, this update of formula improves in more ways than just flipping the coded racial stereotypes divided between the front and back seat. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It is entrenched in the themes that have always driven J.K. Rowling's darker passions, and now with a heightened urgency since the kind of dark arts she's warned against have become more pronounced, on screen and off. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) Such an overly cautious approach, coupled with blanketed on-the-nose moralizing, plays less Shakespearian than it does like a disappointed parent at a PTA meeting. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Girl in the Spider's Web is content to simply reimagine her as something jejune and small: it turns her into a superhero. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2.5/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Malek's Freddie is a musical performance for the ages, but the film he's trapped in is the three-minute radio edit that the character and real songwriter would have never settled for. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 99% Selma (2015) Selma convinces that this is a tale of transcendence instead of hardship; triumph rather than defeat. And it's a story whose resonance is ever so desperately needed in the pervasive now. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) While among the other five shorts in the piece there are also gems (as well as a few pieces of fool's gold), the picture never quite overcomes how strong the first short was. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Like the best of "young adult fiction," it forces sheltered viewers to walk around in someone else's shoes. Someone who's voice has too often been marginalized in popular media. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
2.5/5 62% American Dharma (2018) Morris finds himself negotiating the finer points of a deal with the proverbial Devil. Bannon courts the credibility afforded subjects of Morris' Oscar winning lens, but he has little intention of inviting the filmmaker's full scrutiny. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4.5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) It resists the urge of fawning reverence and hagiography that so bedevils most productions about British monarchs... and is infused with passion by a triumvirate of tour de force performances. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A deliberate echo of Redford's early iconic work, Old Man acts as a bookend to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the George Roy Hill film that turned Redford into a movie star in 1969. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 87% Colette (2018) As a lead who is no stranger to roles requiring corsets and historical dress, Knightley along with a mostly English cast discover a surprising amount of continental charm that hews refreshingly close to a Parisian sensibility. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Roma is a slow but steady immersion that, for the most patient and least distracted viewer, will sweep you away in a vision that turns mid-20th century domesticity into a 70mm epic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
3/5 71% Hold the Dark (2018) [Skarsgård] goes on a bloodlust of his own that is the tip of an iceberg that places order against chaos, and rationality against the kind of primal, bug-nuts gun craziness that can only occur in America. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows showcases a directorial flair for balancing large ensembles ensnared in a plot-driven web, particularly since what unites all parties is McQueen's favorite subject matter: suffering. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 72% Destroyer (2018) Kidman is perfect for noir, breaking the generic binary prism women are usually placed in while standing as her own captivating creation-even if that stance ends with her sliding under the table. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4.5/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) If you think the 21st century seems like it's on a slow-motion descent into hell, you're not alone. But you may not be having as much fun with it as Vox Lux, Brady Corbet's decadent fable. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
5/5 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) It clearly demands analysis and much thought long after it's over, but the soul of the picture is what lingers like a wistful memory of times gone by. Or those that have been forcibly taken away. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) The finale is of such magnitude, especially when juxtaposed by the chilled silence of space, that it really is akin to walking on the moon; it takes your breath away. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) By paying fealty to that initial terror, 2018's Halloween is the best take on what a "Halloween II" should be. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
4/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper uses Hollywood's favorite creation myth to recreate how audiences will forever perceive him and Gaga. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) At its best, it acts also as a pseudo-sequel to Moore's earlier, better docs, Roger & Me and Bowling for Columbine. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
2.5/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) This Scottish war film is unlikely to compete with Braveheart in anyone's mind, for at its best it is only so much war with rarely any poetry. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1.5/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The talent on display is dazzling. Unfortunately, it's fluffing a pillow that is already torn and might as well be given to the dog. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Ethan Hawke's transition to character actor has found him a long way round to confirming his early '90s cred of a Gen-X movie star. Which makes his casting in Juliet, Naked something akin to perfect. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/5 82% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) The central love triangle is so undercooked that its slow consumption of the entire third act becomes its own enemy occupation, rendering the initial fascination of Guernsey's war story a painful casualty. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's new joint embraces the ongoing conversation between art and culture, race and propaganda, to speak of the malignancy in American life that has manifested from the fringes of David Duke to the mainstream of Donald Trump. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 73% Christopher Robin (2018) It benefits from a willingness to move gently through its ethereal dream, mindfully accepting that quiet can be just as enticing to children as bright colors and rapid-fire gags. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 88% After Everything (Shotgun) (2018) A strong debut by Marks and Power because of its so disarmingly pleasant countenance, which flies in direct contradiction of its heavy subject matter of illness. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Works as the zippiest and most satisfying blockbuster you're certain to see this summer. What it misses in plot, it lands in character and spirit. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Even snickers of disbelief count for something. And in a summer swimming in benign blandness, Skyscraper's ability to evoke mirth instead of nerves is its own type of thrill. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
2.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The basic necessities of narrative momentum are given the requisite focus and care that in better properties can produce exceptional Marvel entertainments... but in the case of Ant-Man, words like "basic" and "requisite" are always the ceiling. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) It's a more accessible vehicle, but it's still driving toward a pure cut of that same gritty modern Western high. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018