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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 92% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 96% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
2.5/5 56% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4.5/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/5 90% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 86% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
5/5 99% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
3/5 68% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 84% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4.5/5 90% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
5/5 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) 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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 80% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
4/5 90% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 79% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
2.5/5 46% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 72% 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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 63% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's an easygoing and sometimes overly familiar slouch toward retro superheroics, yet unlike Pixar's last several bland sequels, and almost the entire whole of the superhero genre these days, Incredibles 2 has something to say. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Its opening plays less like a scene from a Spielbergian classic, such as Jurassic Park or Jaws, and more like an effectively directed and higher budgeted sequence out of Jaws 3D.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3.5/5 86% Upgrade (2018) An amusing glimpse into a future where Lucifer has been digitized and Faustian bargains are the equivalent of iTunes user agreements.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Here is a patchy, scrappy, and all around messy piece of sci-fi psychedelics with a kernel of romantic joy underneath what amounts to screaming "Klaatu, Varada, Nikto" into a microphone.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) In the narrow prism of superhero tentpoles, Deadpool 2 refreshingly shouts, with four-letter words aplenty, that there is more to cinema than one-size-fits-all blockbuster boilerplate.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) By recasting the hue of its glow to a time when folks would rather not be bothered by facts at all, and truth is burning sans the flamethrowers, Fahrenheit 451 circa 2018 looks into the flames and sees us. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
2/5 27% Breaking In (2018) Breaking In is the story of a mom forced to protect her children from bad men in a setup that should be Mother's Day's Straw Dogs, yet often plays more like Home Alone with less tension.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2.5/5 20% Terminal (2018) It's a bit like being trapped inside a garish funhouse. For the first 15 or 20 minutes it is amusing, but after 90 minutes, it is overwhelming to spot the distorted reflections of its better influences.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) As a biographical film on Frankenstein's author-here played with spirited fire by Elle Fanning-it takes a very, very conventional path to track a most unconventional life.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 54% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) While some have argued Woman Walks Ahead is a white savior movie, the sorrowful awareness of the film is that it knows all too well about its privilege, and the pain such good intentions can still inflict from 1890 to 2018.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) There is no desire to cajole or sweetly mock the naïve biases of godly oppressors... the movie is not interested in empathizing with the mistaken or in persuading a sheltered, skeptical audience.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) Marrowbone is like a postcard from its era: It's juxtaposed across an image awash in nostalgia, yet also leaves little room for the details of its journey, which Sánchez then desperately tries to cram into the backend.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2.5/5 89% 6 Balloons (2018) It's a brief portrait with a devastating subject, but it feels unfinished, relying too often on well-worn techniques to complete an intimate study that may have simply needed a second pass.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 100% All Square (2018) Kelly offers a breezy and conversational voiceover that sounds a lot like a guy sitting next to you at a bar who wants you to buy into his Ponzi scheme. The more cynical viewer may be wary, yet all still enjoy hearing the prattle.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) [It] is only two clicks removed from Eli Roth's special corner of torture porn hell, and one can feel the grease dripping off the keyboard.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 100% A Vigilante (2018) Not only does Daggar-Nickson reimagine a reductive reverie into one of harrowing, feminine empowerment, but she does so in a way that is wary of violence, even while using it to defang the type of toxic masculinity that has long wallowed in this genre.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4.5/5 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is a massively ambitious project that has a lot to say about American life, much of which can be summarized as burn it all down and start over.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2.5/5 30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) For Hill and McBride's cult following, this will be enough, especially to stream, but I wish it didn't throw away so much of its talented ammunition.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) The adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel is a supremely entertaining crowd-pleaser, and a film that brings something to the table everyone should be wistful for: that classic Spielberg touch.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3.5/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Thoroughbreds is stealth noir where both of its heroines are the femme fatale.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) [Its] dazzling and intentionally difficult third act may prove too high a point of entry for some audiences. But for everyone else, there is a beauty and melancholy to the shimmering sci-fi art installation created here. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Jennifer Lawrence is an actor who is often most at home when her character is giving the stare of death to her enemies. In Red Sparrow, that just constitutes as foreplay.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018