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
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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Walking in the shoes of O'Neal... is like spending two hours in an active crime scene where the blood is still fresh, and any semblance of justice remains perpetually out of reach. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3/5 46% Locked Down (2021) Like that pair of pajamas or sweatpants you wore a little too often for the past 10 months, there is a weary self-loathing in the comfortable monotony here. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
4.5/5 95% Soul (2020) Much like Docter's previous Pixar films, the magic of Soul is not its sophistication; it's that the movie tackles complicated, adult themes in a way a child can at least relate to, if not fully understand. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 88% News of the World (2020) The film even makes time to reappraise Western legends, like finding out what would've happened if John Wayne didn't just walk away from Natalie Wood's doorway. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
2/5 32% Superintelligence (2019) The real test of the film appears to be if you cast an entire troupe of charming actors, with McCarthy as the lead, and not include one laugh... will audiences still think they're watching a comedy? - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2.5/5 68% Ammonite (2020) Winslet and her film have more heat when it's just her and the rocks. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
5/5 83% Mank (2020) Mank luxuriates in the written word to a greater degree than any Fincher film since The Social Network, and with a highly literate script, it takes on the rapid-fire cadence of an early 1930s talkie. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
87% White Noise (2020) Unlike other documentaries that study the modern far-right in American life from a distance, Lombroso's film is the only one doing it from the inside looking out. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
3/5 49% The Witches (2020) Hathaway plays her diva witch as closer to how one imagines Madeline Kahn's Lili Von Shtupp might've auditioned for the role of Maleficent. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3.5/5 87% On The Rocks (2020) There is an intimate familiarity about the New York of On the Rocks, which contrasts Lost in Translation. Whereas Tokyo was enigmatic and unknowable, this is a Manhattan that Coppola and her stars move through with absolute certainty. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
4.5/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Perhaps more than any other film he's authored to date, Chicago 7 is a Sorkin experiment... and it might be his most interrogative screenplay of the ideals he so reveres. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
2/5 23% Books of Blood (2020) I'd like to say... Books of Blood lands closer to the hypnotic thrall of Hellraiser or Candyman, but this messy and ultimately garish film goes down like '80s junk of the Rawhead Rex variety. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
84% The Way I See It (2020) This documentary offers an astonishing bit of whiplash by transporting us to the Obama Years-an era which feels like four years and a lifetime ago. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
91% The Water Man (2020) More classical Walt Disney than modern day Guillermo del Toro, there's still just enough shadow in Oyelowo's direction to give The Water Man shading. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
76% Pieces of a Woman (2020) If movies could win awards for their first 30 minutes, Pieces of a Woman would be a shoo-in. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
99% MLK/FBI (2021) The film doesn't ask to judge King so much as consider a broader portrait, bigger than the muck the FBI peddled, but maybe more complex and dimensional than what our marble statues also suggest. It makes him loom larger. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
78% I Am Greta (2020) The power of Nathan Grossman's doc is not that it only chronicles Greta's high points of speaking truth to power... but it also undercuts some of the nastiest criticisms lobbied at her by certain world leaders. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
53% Joe Bell (2021) But as even Joe admits late in the picture, "I just made this all about Joe Bell." That's a problem when the movie's stronger with his son. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
63% Get the Hell Out (Tao Chu Li Fa Yuan) (2020) It's an amusing premise that could make for terrific sketch comedy or a YouTube video, which is about how long Get the Hell Out works. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
77% Concrete Cowboy (2020) The documentarian aspect of Concrete Cowboy is, at times, engrossing. Unfortunately, it suffers from being background to a rather generic and aloof coming-of-age story that is the film's center. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) The sensation of indulging what you should know better about permeates director Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, both for audiences and its protagonists. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) This is a bananas throwback that skips a slow middle section to head straight into a wild finale, which takes place around (and outside) the plane. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
4.5/5 94% Nomadland (2021) Images of these displaced Americans persevering in the margins can at times make Nomadland feel like a modern day Grapes of Wrath, save McDormand's version of Ma Joad travels only with her ghosts. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 80% I Care a Lot (2021) Not since Gone Girl has Rosamund Pike been so perilously irresistible. All toothy grins and smiling eyes, Pike's Marla enters every room as a ball of sunshine. But also like the sun, if you get too close, she'll burn you alive. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
4/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Whereas actual biopics, particularly in the last few years, have leaned into the legend of its subjects, One Night in Miami seeks to imagine a psychological truth that's far slipperier, and far more rewarding. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/5 58% Tesla (2020) Hawke recedes so convincingly into Tesla that it's as if he spends the whole movie staring out of a cavern, a bat in perpetual hibernation waking only long enough to judge us. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
3/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) An American Pickle is a tale of two Seth Rogen comedies. While I'd hesitate to label either as the best or worst of times, one is at least pretty good; the other not so much. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
2/5 78% Greyhound (2020) To borrow from another famous World War II event, this might've been a bridge too far-or a captain too generic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
2.5/5 40% Irresistible (2020) A movie that will only appeal to the [converted]. Then again I am a New Yorker who listens to Terry Gross and loves the subtleties of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and even I struggled to crack a smile when Byrne was off-screen. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
2.5/5 41% You Should Have Left (2020) It might be best to heed the title You Should Have Left before renting, because it's also great advice for whatever streaming service you're watching it on. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
3.5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) It's a story as old as America itself, which Da 5 Bloods mines plentifully, finding gold up in them hills. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
2/5 39% Capone (2020) By wallowing in the filth of Capone's final days, the movie fails to add a sense of irony to its romanticized outlaw; it just appears bloated and on the verge of parody. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/5 78% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) Her daughters are the interviews, more than Robert Redford or Mia Farrow, that give color to Natalie's life, and what its loss meant. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
2.5/5 67% Extraction (2020) Riddled with more clichés than bullets. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2/5 57% The Hunt (2020) When compared to films like last year's delightful Ready or Not, which featured the rich hunting a middle class girl for absurdly hilarious reasons, The Hunt just looks smarmy. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 95% First Cow (2020) The film takes such pleasure in luxuriating in the harshness of their existence that the effect is more distancing than endearing. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/5 88% Onward (2020) There is little of that precious Pixar magic here, but Onward can still summon the stuff where it counts-and when it does it turns an otherwise ho-hum animated family movie into something special. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Carrey's performance is Norma Desmond levels of hideous, only without Gloria Swanson's self-awareness that this is supposed to be embarrassing. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 19% Cats (2019) One of the weirdest and most garish monstrosities to be birthed out of the Hollywood studio system in this century. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) Yes, this is all filmed to look like one shot, but what is astonishing about Deakins and Mendes' framing is the often painterly way it walks through the valley of the shadow of death. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) Picking up where Lady Bird left off, with Ronan playing an artiste spreading her wings and leaving the nest, Gerwig's Little Women adjusts this story for a 21st century, millennial gaze. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Maybe there is a mystical power in this nutty movie that takes archetypes, genre staples, and even movie stars and builds from their raw materials something wholly original, and coolly dazzling. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
3.5/5 78% Frozen II (2019) It is a lovely collection of songs that are brilliantly realized by the production around them, but what's missing is the tangible genius that made ice castles out of pixels last time. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Clarke is finally in a star vehicle that plays to her strengths... but don't expect to be humming along to Last Christmas' melody this time next year. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 82% The Report (2019) The movie sets the record straight but, like Jones, it is so outraged it'll struggle to keep all audiences invested for the whole journey. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Hamilton and Schwarzenegger's last scene together, and how it mines their legacies, justifies this movie's existence. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4.5/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) There is something pefect about the metaphor of the husband as a director and the wife as the most prized member of his ensemble. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The ugliness of the visuals, however, should not shield the awful screenplay. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/5 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) This is a darkly amusing masterwork about the never-ending tale of two cities. All in one. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 95% The Irishman (2019) If you find it indulgent though, then please let us indulge the filmmakers who have much to share about the wasted lives Frank Sheeran left in his wake, and what an epic tragedy it is to watch the waste of his own in this profound elegy. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019