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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 88% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick continues in spectacular stunt sequences with increasingly tenuous logic. Part of that is appealing, but these days I would settle to see what an off-day for him at the dog park would look like. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) There is a genuine emotional resonance to Furious 7 that is painfully real. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/5 70% Yesterday (2019) The movie finds a much more creative and earnest way to honor a pop star act than the myriad of empty headed musical biopics we've been inundated with for decades. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
2.5/5 51% Charlie Says (2019) Mary Harron's film is so conscious of its wading into dark waters that its attempts to stay dry leads to an occasionally intriguing but ultimately bloodless exercise in sympathy for the devil's hands. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
3.5/5 50% Tolkien (2019) Drinking deeply of contrasts, between life and art, love and war, fellowship and hate, Tolkien casts a small enchantment in its archetypal reverie. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2/5 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The film is streamlined so it can be just another Conjuring spinoff. And like those films, the grace of the Warrens is literally and figuratively far removed from this house. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Burton puts on a show that remembers key elements forgotten by so many modern blockbuster storytellers at Disney or otherwise: your spectacle should invoke awe. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/5 78% Good Boys (2019) The reason it truly works isn't because it's destined to cause much handwringing, but because like all childhood fancies, there's a clean innocence underlining even its dirtiest thoughts. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) Hancock is no less romantic than Arthur Penn was while filming Beatty and Dunaway over 50 years ago, albeit his archetypal iconography is an ode to why even in bad times we shouldn't fall for bad men. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 71% Teen Spirit (2019) Whenever Fanning takes the mic, a stream of surrealistic fancies pour onto the screen... even in shots of her just staring directly into the camera for a close-up that is both entranced and entrancing. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 100% Booksmart (2019) Exhibiting a raucous sense of humor that has no qualms with shifting gears from the gross-out to the surreal, Wilde hints we've only seen a fraction of her talent. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 94% Us (2019) Us is a magnificent achievement that will reward diligent rewatching and debate for years to come. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 68% Them That Follow (2019) Colman gives another quietly captivating performance in a supporting turn that suggests she's a woman capable of being a reckoning all her own, if not for a crippling fear of the Holy Ghost constricting around her throat. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
3.5/5 89% Sword of Trust (2019) Its ability to know people, even those we might deem as living on another planet, is what makes Sword of Trust so truthful. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 59% Greta (2019) Huppert and Jordan seek to add a maternal extinct to these well-worn formula, but perhaps they should've also brought a tent to go with their sinister binoculars, because there's nothing here but a lot of camp. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
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 69% 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 81% 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 89% 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 56% 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 89% 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 76% Late Night (2019) As a comedy bit, it seems destined to go viral. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
87% 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 19% 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
96% 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 79% 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 63% 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 78% 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 72% 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 73% 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 61% 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 95% 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