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
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is a classic crime parable where audiences are invited to cheer on the misdeeds of the "wrong" side of the law, which is made especially easy in Scafaria's hands. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 94% The Lighthouse (2019) The two stormy performances by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson that are so touched by madness that the cracks in their unblinking stares, and crusty whiskers, cast an unreality all their own. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) It's when the movie revels in this gruesome giddiness, as opposed to commenting directly on privilege, that Ready or Not makes a far better investment in becoming a budding cult classic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Leaning heavily into its 1968 setting, Scary Stories coyly dips its toe into a nostalgic stew of simpler times while also implicitly embracing the true horror of that America. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) It is an infinitely sweet indie that wears its Mark Twain inspiration on its sleeve just as readily as the cardboard box that makes up the wrestling gear. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4.5/5 93% Luce (2019) The give-and-take between Harrison and Spencer is not dissimilar to the potential violence populating the space between a drill sergeant and an unconvinced recruit. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
2/5 42% Stuber (2019) The movie's plea for a rating of five stars falls on deaf ears. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) When it succeeds, it is nothing short of jubilant about the opportunity to put on a joyful show, stopping just short of actually buttering your popcorn mid-scene. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/5 58% Ophelia (2019) How do you be Ophelia but not be what makes her so haunting (or "problematic" in the modern parlance)? It's a nigh impossible riddle, and one this movie has not the audacity or madness to answer. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The biggest shock to be found in the third outing is that even though we see Patrick Wilson pick up a guitar, we're not allowed to hear another one of his enchanting Elvis covers. Curses. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) What's most unnerving about this oversaturated, leafy green hell is that if you spend enough time with them, their traditions are more than inviting to contemporary eyes; they're intoxicating. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/5 32% Shaft (2019) Living in the shadow of a legend is tough. Lazing in it can be worse. That goes for people, and if you suspect it also goes for franchises, then you're damn right. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Hence Men in Black: International is neither good nor bad, black or white. It's an inoffensive, and unappealing, gray. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 97% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) After so much time, they are less here to challenge Deadwood's memory than they are to bury it with praise. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is a shimmering love letter to the Pinball Wizard that mixes its pop jukebox with pop psychology. It's no deeper than either, but it really does pop. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/5 57% Aladdin (2019) "If you expect magic in this carpet ride, you're going to get rolled." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 90% 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 63% 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 58% 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 51% 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 29% 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 79% 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 56% 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 73% 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 97% 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 93% 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 64% 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 93% 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 60% 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 70% 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 98% 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 79% 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 93% 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 93% 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 55% 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 80% 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 20% 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