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David Rooney

David Rooney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

David Rooney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% The Walk (2015) "The film's payoff more than compensates for a lumbering setup, laden with cloying voiceover narration and strained whimsy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 27, 2015
9% Stonewall (2015) "Not the most imaginative or politically trenchant retelling, but entertaining and at times quite moving. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 19, 2015
43% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Right now, it's big and busy and slickly packaged but dramatically diffuse and a little soapy in its portentousness. That probably makes it unsuitable for grownups. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2015
No Score Yet Paulina (La patota) "Driven by a powerfully internalized performance from Dolores Fonzi as the title character, Paulina eschews straightforward answers in favor of questioning observation. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2015
98% Mustang (2015) "What makes the transfixing film so effective is that the director refuses to portray them simplistically, as misunderstood angels, and she has enough trust in her audience to leave the drama's implicit feminism unstated. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "While it's well acted and has strong moments on a scene-by-scene basis, the film lacks an emotional center, keeping the impact cool and diffuse where it should be affecting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
61% Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi) "While admirers of the director's work might sit still for the glacial pacing, the overlong film becomes steadily less involving after a promising setup, trading mystery for a sentimental vein fed by its sudsy romantic score. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
79% The Family Fang (2016) "Acutely observed and graced with equal parts humor and honest feeling. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
80% The New Girlfriend (2015) "A delectable riff on transformation, desire and sexuality that blends the heightened reality of melodrama with mischievous humor and an understated strain of Hitchcockian suspense. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
48% Freeheld (2015) "Freeheld underwhelms even as it more or less delivers ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
45% About Ray "It's involving but seldom deeply affecting, with the core drama continually shoved aside to examine more commonplace matters of parenting, abandonment and broken families. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2015
71% Remember (2016) "Continuing the sad slump in Atom Egoyan's career after last year's The Captive, this plodding new drama is perhaps a shade or two less risible. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2015
95% De Palma (2016) "Could still benefit from some structural polish but a blast nonetheless. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2015
92% Anomalisa (2015) "Kaufman and Johnson create a vivid, dismally relatable world here, both droll and dreary, but fascinating precisely because of its numbing banality. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2015
69% The Danish Girl (2015) "If the movie remains safe, there's no questioning its integrity, or the balance of porcelain vulnerability and strength that Eddie Redmayne brings to the lead role. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2015
32% Equals (2016) "The future looks pretty but dull. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 4, 2015
40% She's Funny That Way (2015) "[A] strained though mildly enjoyable ensemble comedy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 14, 2015
70% Prince (2015) "This uneven but sweet bildungsroman is distinguished by its light tone and idiosyncratic handle on genre conventions. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 10, 2015
86% Fort Tilden (2015) "Fort Tilden, the debut feature co-written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, showcases a satirical voice so dyspeptic it's almost endearing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 30, 2015
75% Counting (2015) "This is the kind of contemplative cinematheque piece that washes pleasurably over you, inviting the viewer to tune in or out, to free-associate or locate the subtle connections and recurring themes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 27, 2015
62% Elser (13 Minutes) "The movie is well acted and mostly absorbing, but it spells out everything so painstakingly that there's zero room for subtext. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2015
100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) "For filmed theater, this is about as immersive and immediate as it gets. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 18, 2015
83% Gabriel (2015) "The intense, uncomfortable drama's downbeat nature is offset to a degree by the sensitivity of its observation, but the film serves primarily as a showcase for the emotionally raw lead performance of Rory Culkin. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
49% Manglehorn (2015) "The mix of limpid naturalism and lyricism that has often distinguished David Gordon Green's indie films slides into sentimentality -- or worse yet, whimsy -- in Manglehorn. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
35% Ardor (2015) "The reverential film takes itself far too seriously; it ends up being neither sufficiently inventive nor revisionist to surmount its archetypal cliches. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2015
94% Charlie's Country (2015) "Equal parts ethnographic and poetic, this eloquent drama's stirring soulfulness is laced with the sorrow of cultural dislocation but also with lovely ripples of humor and even joy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2015
89% Dheepan (2016) "While the unhurried pace is challenging for a film with relatively little narrative incident, it's a pleasure to put yourself in the hands of such a confident director. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "It also helps that Holmes, Jones and Duress, as well as the mainly non-actors in secondary roles, all inhabit their characters with real conviction. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
71% A Perfect Day (2016) "While it's uneven, A Perfect Day builds to a nice melancholy conclusion. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2015
88% Bessie (2015) "This is a smartly observed, understated biographical drama that sidesteps hagiography and treats its complex subject with integrity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "While the film has infinite problems, casting is key among them. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Robert Gustafsson has been called "the funniest man in Sweden." Meh. Must be an acquired taste. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 4, 2015
43% Gerontophilia (2015) "This tonally uncertain romance is both surprisingly conventional and tame. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "A heady recap of Spandau Ballet's rise that becomes less insightful in tracking the group's demise and eventual comeback. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "A wonderfully alive behind-the-music chronicle that rescues two genuine mavericks from the footnotes of rock history. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2015
87% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "The sensitively observed drama is distinguished by its structurally adventurous approach and the intimacy of its storytelling. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 23, 2015
69% She's Lost Control (2015) "The story of a behavioral psychologist specializing in sexual surrogacy provides insight into intriguing characters for whom professional intimacy supplants personal relationships. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
80% These Final Hours (2015) "Despite its strong sense of place and a solid central performance from Nathan Phillips, Zak Hilditch's film is too blighted by the deja vu factor to stand out from the apocalyptic pack. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2015
97% An Honest Liar (2015) "Intriguing stuff. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2015
83% Cinderella (2015) "Anyone nostalgic for childhood dreams of transformation will find something to enjoy in an uplifting movie that invests warm sentiment in universal themes of loss and resilience, experience and maturity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 13, 2015
54% Woman in Gold (2015) "While Helen Mirren elevates the material with her usual aplomb and the events being depicted inevitably are stirring, this is a stodgy crusade-for-justice drama, directed and written with minimal flair. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2015
60% Life (2015) "Life doesn't deliver on its considerable promise. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "The film represents an agreeably old-fashioned alternative to all the modernized reinventions of Arthur Conan Doyle's venerable detective in recent years. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 8, 2015
10% Queen of the Desert "A passionless trudge that lacks both sweep and psychological complexity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2015
69% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) "It's not uninteresting but too self-consciously arty to rank Decker as a mature filmmaking voice. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 4, 2015
No Score Yet Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (2015) "A generous salute to the unfiltered firebrand whose impassioned outspokenness helped break institutional inaction during the AIDS crisis. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 1, 2015
71% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "[A] viscerally scary fantasy horror tale ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2015
58% Partisan (2015) "Conventional narrative detail is certainly not a requirement, and many directors can sustain a movie based on little more than suggestion and mood. But Partisan begins to feel like a short film treatment stretched beyond its limits. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2015
89% Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2016) "The balance of humanistic and ethnographic filmmaking with poignant, often seemingly unscripted drama has many rewards. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2015
17% Zipper (2015) "There's neither topicality nor bite in this bland pseudo-thriller, which lathers on composer H. Scott Salinas' high-suspense score like shower gel after sweaty sex, yet rarely musters an ounce of genuine tension. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2015
66% Unexpected (2015) "Swanberg moves into more conventional though quite satisfying territory with a personal exploration of the anticipation and anxieties encountered on the road to maternity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2015
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