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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) "An out-and-out triumph for the Brothers Affleck. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
2/4 43% The Golden Compass (2007) "Begets the less than ringing endorsement, 'Yeah, whatever. It was OK I suppose.' " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3.5/4 96% Let's Get Lost (1989) "The allure of Chet Baker's stage persona compared to the shambles of his personal life is staggering in Bruce Weber's fitting elegy to a genius who lived hard yet made it all look so easy. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3/4 58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) "Think Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian" x 4! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3/4 52% Funny Games (2008) "A cool, calculated exercise in serious discomfort. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
2/4 48% Run Fatboy Run (2007) "About as funny as Ross on "Friends." David Schwimmer (Ross on "Friends") directs. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2015
1.5/4 94% The Guard (2011) "To paraphrase Nigel Terry in "The Lion in Winter," "The Guard" is a stinker and it stinks. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/4 83% The Rookie (2002) "Slow moving, even pedestrian at times, yet this Dennis Quaid vehicle strikes a lot of genuinely heartwarming moments along the way. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/4 89% The Visitor (2008) "First with "The Station Agent" and now with "The Visitor" (aka "Muukalainen"), actor-turned-director Tom McCarthy has quickly proven himself a master of the delicately-observed social drama. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 4, 2012
3/4 87% Buried (2010) "This experiment in minimalist filmmaking succeeds in part because of the tight, controlled performance by one of 'People' magazine's sexiest men (buried) alive! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3/4 69% The Wackness (2008) "Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley make for an oddly engaging couple in Jonathan Levine's audacious comedy about sex, drugs, and unexpected friendships. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 31, 2011
2.5/4 62% Changeling (2008) "Jolie is alternately distraught and outraged (in good ways) but Eastwood's film is an odd mix of genres that never quite settles into the one we want to watch. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 17, 2011
2/4 52% Martyrs (2008) "Brutally well-conceived... for about 40 minutes, and then "Martyrs" flips on its own bloody axis and falls apart, existentially. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2011
3/4 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "This Bond -- number 22 if you're counting -- is ruthless, efficient, and tough as nails. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3.5/4 90% District 9 (2009) "Part alien invasion flick, part social commentary, Neill Blomkamp's chilling, thrilling "District 9" is a wholly original work. And it features a star-making turn from Sharlto Copley. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2011
3.5/4 84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) "Scarily real. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 6, 2010
2.5/4 55% Australia (2008) "Unashamedly old-fashioned and corny, if not quite up to the director's usual high standards. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2009
2/4 93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) "The scenes between Poppy (Sally Hawkins) and driving-instructor Scott (Eddie Marsan) have real bite. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2009
3.5/4 92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "Director Danny Boyle takes a love story, wraps it up in television game show, and delivers it via a kaleidoscopic travelogue of Mumbai. And it works. Splendidly! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2009
2.5/4 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) "Grumpy Glaswegians going at it are once again the focus of David ("Young Adam") Mackenzie's bleak and dreary -- but not wholly uninteresting -- drama. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2008
1.5/4 33% Morning Light (2008) "This flat, uninspired sailing documentary from the Walt Disney studios has surprisingly little to say. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2008
1.5/4 37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) "British funny man Simon Pegg continues his downwards spiral with this lame, "'Devil Wears Prada"-styled "comedy." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2008
2.5/4 84% Meet the Parents (2000) "Nobody plays put-upon quite like Ben Stiller. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) "The complexities of the script, while clever, will likely fly over the heads of most within its target demographic. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984) "Scores an 11 (out of 10) for sheer inspired lunacy but it's the writers' unexpected fondness for their subject matter that puts the film in a class all its own. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 79% Burn After Reading (2008) "A pleasant return to the silliness of the Coens' earlier pictures from the stiltedness of their latter-day offerings ("No Country'" excepted). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 9, 2008
3/4 88% Reprise (2006) "The highs and lows of getting one's first book published are intricately and delightfully examined in Norwegian director Joachim Trier's mature feature debut. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
1.5/4 30% The Children of Huang Shi (2008) "A dull dramatization of -- and ill-fitting testament to -- British journalist George Hogg's experiences in war torn China. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
3/4 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) "Jack Black puts the "POW!" in "Kung'" pao. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
1.5/4 72% Stuck (2008) "Stuart ("Re-Animator") Gordon's murky misuse of Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea makes John Carpenter movies look like Art. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2008
2/4 55% Flawless (2008) "Where are the truth in titular advertising police when you need them? " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2008
2.5/4 53% Penelope (2006) "Maybe I've got some subconscious porcine fetish thing going (or something) but I think Christina Ricci looks kind of cute with a pig's snout where her nose should be... " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2008
3/4 76% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) "More bronzed bodies bearing arms leading to inevitable shootouts delivered via a washed-out, hand-held digital style pulsing along to an infectious Latin beat. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2008
3.5/4 68% Snow Angels (2007) "By the time this intense, well-made drama has run its inevitable course you might well want to collapse in the snow and wave your own arms up and down in surrender. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2008
2.5/4 80% The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) "OK of its type, even if its type is starting to exude that slightly disagreeable scent of 'been there, done that.' " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2008
3/4 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) "Daniel Day-Lewis's magnificent, sanguine performance as oilman Daniel Plainview is just one of many reasons to catch P.T. Anderson's latest feature. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2008
3/4 96% Nanking (2007) "A harrowing look at how war takes its terrible toll on the innocent. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 24, 2008
3/4 93% U2 3D (2007) "Arguably, it's 'Even Better Than the Real Thing.' " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 24, 2008
2.5/4 71% Definitely, Maybe (2008) "Adam Brooks's traditional rom-com isn't going to win any awards but it's easy on the brain as well as on the eyes. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 24, 2008
2.5/4 46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) "Are we supposed to be charmed, or shocked, by this? Allen doesn't seem to know. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2008
2/4 22% Mad Money (2008) "Money is really important in this world, apparently. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2008
3/4 87% The Orphanage (2007) "As an addition to the psychological thriller genre, "The Orphanage" is a solid, well-rehearsed entry. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 9, 2008
2/4 74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) "By the end of the "The Water Horse" Russell's film has pretty much morphed into "Free Willy IV: Lassie Go Home." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2007
3/4 89% The Savages (2007) "So darned depressing in its observancy that it's no stretch to assume that writer/director Jenkins might have experienced something entirely similar first hand. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 18, 2007
3.5/4 94% Juno (2007) "Screenwriter Cody's wit and imagination are seemingly endless. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 12, 2007
3.5/4 83% Atonement (2007) "A majestic and intimate romance that should rightly cement the careers of director Joe Wright and leading man James McAvoy, and give Saoirse Ronan some much-deserved exposure. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 1, 2007
3.5/4 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "With "No Country for Old Men," the brothers Coen return to Texas -- and to form. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 22, 2007
1.5/4 52% Margot at the Wedding (2007) "A huge disappointment after Baumbach's sublime "'Squid and the Whale." Ugly, murky, and mean. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 22, 2007
2.5/4 85% The Descent (2006) "Six sexy spelunkers in an underground fright fest make for keen and claustrophobic cinema. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 19, 2007
2/4 36% Sleuth (2007) "Alas, it just doesn't work. It could have, but it doesn't. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2007
2/4 17% Saw IV (2007) "The games, the traps, are still the thing and as long as Jigsaw's flunkies continue to build 'em, we will come. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 1, 2007
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