David DeWitt

David DeWitt

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

David DeWitt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet

Richard's Wedding (2012)

"The film's DIY ethos has a heart, which makes the script's small talk about humanity not so small after all." ‐ New York Times
Posted May 31, 2012
3/5 50%

Mahler on the Couch (2011)

"The scenes with Karl Markovics, as Freud, are the lingering appeal of this artfully composed film, framed with aesthetic care and scored with Mahler's music..." ‐ New York Times
Posted May 17, 2012
2.5/5 71%

Never Stand Still (2012)

"This film has the everyday vibe of a bunch of friends putting together a summer camp video. Gosh, the substance of Jacob's Pillow should be a little less sleepy." ‐ New York Times
Posted May 17, 2012
2.5/5 50%

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)

"Dance films like Wim Wenders's innovative, kinetic "Pina" have now set a high barre, and by comparison the traditional talking-head style of this documentary seems primed for showings on public television." ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 26, 2012
3/5 67%

To the Arctic (2012)

"Good on you, polar bears, and kudos to the cinematic expertise that captures them, especially underwater." ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2.5/5 26%

L!fe Happens (2012)

"Most appealing is Kate Bosworth, whose sharp humor as Deena has a bite that dares you to dismiss her. Even if you might dismiss her film." ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2012
3/5 86%

Sound of Noise (2012)

""Sound of Noise" is a dry treat - a solid, self-aware cult pleasure." ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 8, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Where Are You Taking Me? (2012)

""Where Are You Taking Me?" is no survey of Uganda; it's too quiet, slow and personal for that. But the film is an unusual, visually rich visit to the nation." ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 1, 2012
4/5 86%

Boy (2012)

"Joy juxtaposed with humiliation, silliness with sadness, fantasy with reality, and none of it formulaic. The editing feels fresh, as does the film." ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 1, 2012
2/5 31%

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (2012)

"Good Deeds honors goodness, which isn't at all a bad thing, and it's not without moments of genuine feeling. But by the film's end, after watching a seemingly infinite number of dour close-ups of sober self-evaluation, I felt bludgeoned." ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 24, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet

Matière Grise (Grey Matter) (2012)

"There are no emotional fireworks here, just smoldering, quiet, lonely agony." ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 18, 2012
1.5/5 13%

Don't Go in the Woods (2012)

""Don't Go in the Woods" would be ideal for a 3 a.m. slot on MTV. A couple of decades ago." ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 12, 2012
2.5/5 25%

The Divide (2012)

"We wait, from one cringe-inducing, hide-your-face-from-the-screen act after another, to see how much worse the behavior will become." ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 12, 2012

Don 2 (2011)

"If "Mission: Impossible" and "Ocean's Eleven" had a bombastic, funny and slick cousin, it might be "Don 2."" ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 22, 2011
3/5 100%

Kinyarwanda (2011)

"It adds texture to the central facts: This happened, and this matters." ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
4/5 86%

In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery (2011)

""In Heaven, Underground" captures the aura of the Weissensee in its many layers. The sense of place may be expected, but it's also poetic and exquisite." ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 8%

The Reunion (2011)

""The Reunion" has no pretensions of originality, and maybe that's just fine." ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2011
3/5 88%

You All Are Captains (2011)

"I can't say I enjoyed it, but I acknowledge that "You All Are Captains" has something to express that can't be said except the way it's said, and that way there be art." ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet

The One (2011)

"Thought piece about identity? Soap opera romance? Light dramedy? Tragedy? "The One" doesn't find its footing in any of these genres; they just plod around one another uncomfortably." ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 83%

Incendiary: The Willingham Case (2011)

"Mr. Martin is confident in his convictions. The filmmakers are confident about their science. Justice, this strong documentary asserts, is at risk in the division." ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2/5 60%

Surrogate Valentine (2011)

"The story never asserts itself in any dramatic or comedic or even home-movie fashion." ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2011
4/5 93%

Benda Bilili! (2011)

""Benda Bilili!" is brutally real, a document of willpower that shows not only the magic of transcendence - which may be fleeting - but also the transformation of aspiring to it, every struggling step of the way." ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet

There Was Once... (2011)

""There Was Once ...may feel like sober, do-gooder public television, but it has integrity, recording one specific town's slice of living history. Simple as that, it's a worthy document." ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2011
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