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David Medsker

David Medsker
David Medsker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bullz-Eye.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 76% Split (2017) Somewhere in [M. Night Shyamalan's head] is another killer story. But "Split" isn't it. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is by no means an easygoing viewing experience, but this is not to be missed. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) It does not appear that Live by Night had Ben Affleck's undivided attention as a writer or director. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2.5/5 71% Sing (2016) This cast had the ability to create something special; unfortunately, the wrong people were in charge. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 95% Moana (2016) Think of it as Disney's equivalent to Cars: an entertaining but average film that doesn't measure up to its predecessors. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) J.K. Rowling has much to learn about writing a script versus writing a novel. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 75% Trolls (2016) Trolls is no LEGO Movie, but there is something to it, a relentlessness of spirit that is undeniable. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/5 19% Inferno (2016) For a while, the movie distances itself from the first two films thanks to a breakneck opening pace, only to turn into the Dan Browniest Dan Brown adaptation to date. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Emily Blunt is the best movie drunk ever. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/5 63% Storks (2016) Everyone involved with this film has something better than this on their resume. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Fassbender and Vikander are world-class actors who take an underdeveloped script and make it watchable, if not the weepfest that it's shooting for. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) It's a very effective '90s throwback thriller, where a broken man is robbed by a group of morally bankrupt kids. Have fun deciding which side are heroes and which side are villains. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) If Blood Simple and Fargo were forced to mate, the offspring would turn out a lot like this. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Both Matt Damon and Jason Bourne deserved better than this. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Think of Lights Out as a J-horror take on the Doctor Who episode, Blink. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) [Illumination Entertainment] cares more about branding than they do about the quality of their films. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) With the talent involved, it's not unreasonable to expect something better. It's not me, raunch-com: it's you. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) It's a perfectly pleasant movie, but it's not unreasonable to expect more from Spielberg than something perfectly pleasant. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) The dialogue reads like it was written by horny tweens who are really, really into toilet humor. It also falls prey to the age-old movie cliché that the most highly skilled soldiers in the world happen to all be lousy shots. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) For the most part, the film plays it maddeningly safe, and then the third act arrives, at which point all hell breaks loose in the most glorious, adorable way possible. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Just like that, what seemed like a one-off movie about magicians has wisely positioned itself as the next Ocean's franchise. Well played. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1.5/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising simply should not exist, and the world is a slightly sadder place because it does. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Captain America: Civil War is the Avengers movie that Age of Ultron aspired to be. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Disney surely has a hit on their hands here, but there is room for improvement in the Jungle Book universe. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/5 22% The Boss (2016) One of the most morally repugnant, mean-spirited, tone-deaf films you will ever see. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Allegiant isn't an awful movie; it's just not trying very hard, and doesn't have anything unique to say. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is an on-point commentary about prejudice and racism... [and] it explains these subjects to children better than most parents ever could. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 51% Risen (2016) Let this be a lesson to every other film studio: stop casting white people to play Jesus. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) For a movie that is meant to celebrate the single life, it ultimately does the opposite. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! features two slices of bread, some turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese and mustard, yet at no point does the movie seem to realize that it can take all of those ingredients and make a sandwich. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) If this is indeed one of the greatest rescues in Coast Guard history, then its cinematic equivalent deserves the same. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) As cute and fun as the Kung Fu Panda movies have been, this seems like a good time to walk away. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 60% Concussion (2015) Concussion is a film without an audience. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/5 60% Joy (2015) David O. Russell seems so hell-bent on milking the irony of the film's title that he loses sight of how unbalanced it all is. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in a nutshell: he makes a bloody 19th century revenge film, and throws in a Star Wars reference. God love him. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/5 60% Sisters (2015) Sisters is a funny movie and a brilliant piece of counter-programming... As naughty nostalgia goes, this is as good as it gets. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) The Danish Girl had the potential to change the world, but instead chose to play it safe. Pity. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) The Good Dinosaur is gorgeous, but flawed. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3.5/5 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) You should start with the original, of course, but as Hollywood remakes go, this one is impressive. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/5 45% The 33 (2015) None of Los 33, not even Banderas' character, has much of a personality. They're mostly defined by the women waiting for them at the surface. That's a pity on multiple levels. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) The villains of Spectre self-servingly repeat the mantra that technology has evolved to the point where the world doesn't need 00 agents anymore. The ultimate irony of Spectre is that it inadvertently proves that the villains are right. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Most biopics go to great lengths to humanize their subjects, to show that even the great ones are flawed in some way. Steve Jobs sets its subject on fire, and then pokes the body with a stick for 122 minutes. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) There are these subtle, effective and surprisingly funny moments that are clearly the Coens' work, and then Spielberg steps in and drowns everything else in syrup. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/5 27% Pan (2015) Think of Pan as the underachieving kid with boatloads of talent, who does just enough to get a B. They did fine, but an A was well within their grasp, which makes their B's look more like C's. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 94% Sicario (2015) Sicario is beautifully directed, it features top-notch work by its three leads, and it is all set to a dazzling, unnerving score, but the film is all undone by a script that isn't half as clever as it thinks it is. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2.5/5 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) We Are Your Friends is Magic Mike with turntables, right down to the party scenes oozing with so much potential disease transmission that I wanted a shot of penicillin afterwards, and I'm allergic to penicillin. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Their stories are largely fictionalized, peppered with the truth that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube want you to know. It's a fun fiction, yes, but fiction just the same. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 93% The Gift (2015) The ending will have people buzzing, and most likely wanting to take a shower. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 16% Pixels (2015) This movie is ridiculous, but in watching it, you realize that it's been a long time since a live-action summer movie had the nerve to be ridiculous. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) Trainwreck is not perfect, but it's perfect for Judd Apatow. He needed this movie, arguably more than the movie needed him. ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 16, 2015