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David Rooney

David Rooney
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
57% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Rarely have such brave deeds yielded so meager a reward.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
81% Whitney (2018) [A] haunting, richly contextualized documentary portrait...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet The Trouble with You (En liberté!) (2018) A sufficiently wild ride to withstand its excesses.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
58% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Despite a compelling lead in Andrew Garfield, the tension dissipates rather than mounts as this knotty neo-noir slides into a Lynchian swamp of outre weirdness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
86% Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (The Postman's White Nights) (2014) The loose narrative ultimately is secondary to the warmth and generosity of spirit with which Konchalovsky observes this quaint enclave, no doubt destined to disappear over time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
50% The House That Jack Built (2018) The House That Jack Built is definitely something to see. But what's most surprising is that it's just as often inane as unsettling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
No Score Yet Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2018) A sluggish two hours that delivers only in a triumphant final act that's as improbable as it is inevitable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
100% Ash Is Purest White (2018) A novelistic epic of broken romance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
100% Arctic (2018) Arctic is elegantly shot, crisp and unfussy, and seamless in its near-invisible use of digital effects, creating a persuasive you-are-there feeling that's rare in these days of flashy CG thrills.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
83% Sauvage (2018) Raw, uncompromising and yet strangely romantic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
82% Rafiki (2018) [A] poignant but slender drama...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Cousin (Ha'ben dod) (2017) A spirited take on an irrational divide.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
100% Diane (2018) Raw, real and quietly affecting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) Here's the thing: This was a phenomenally balanced production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which star power was equaled by depth of feeling and characterization in all the principals.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
100% 1985 (2018) Anchored by a deeply felt central performance from Cory Michael Smith, the modest but affecting film should find a receptive niche with LGBT audiences.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet Don't Leave Home (2018) While this twisty tale of an "evil miracle" connected to a self-exiled former priest ultimately withholds too much to resolve all of its enigmas, the atmospheric mood and persuasive performances keep you watching.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
No Score Yet L'Animale (2018) Strikes an astute balance between tough and tender.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
79% Unsane (2018) The hack screenplay by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer gives the game away far too early, squandering the main thing the movie has going for it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
No Score Yet Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) Themes of abandonment, loneliness and yearning wash through Hard Paint, a hypnotically intimate character study examining a damaged young gay man's double life as an online sex performer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
23% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) One listless week.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Game, set, match, even if the win's a tad exhausting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting) (2018) Aesthetically unpleasant and thematically blunt in its tireless hammering of the same socioeconomic note.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
100% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2018) Builds emotional involvement by infinitesimal degrees through its acute observation of characters and social context and its ultra-naturalistic performances.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
100% Gurrumul (2017) A profound and transporting songline.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) The unique charm of Isle of Dogs is its bottomless vault of curios, its sly humor, playful graphic inserts and dexterous narrative detours.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
100% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary takes the core haunting element of a spirit with a malevolent agenda and runs with it in a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
38% Yardie (2018) It's a pedestrian effort that could have used a serious hit of Elba's dangerous charisma onscreen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet Inventing Tomorrow (2018) It's an empowering celebration of an oft-mocked high school subspecies, the science nerd, highlighting their endeavors and honoring their community-minded spirit of enterprise.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) Small but satisfying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
No Score Yet Monster (2018) In graduating to features from a busy career in music videos, commercials and photography, director Anthony Mandler can't get out of his own way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% King In The Wilderness (2018) The film's message remains timely, shaped by the voices and vivid recollections of King's intimate associates in the struggle for equality.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
No Score Yet What They Had (2018) A deluxe ensemble cast and a judicious trickle of minor-key humor elevate debuting writer-director Elizabeth Chomko's intergenerational family drama, What They Had.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
58% The Happy Prince (2018) An absorbing but shapeless bio-drama that never gains much steam.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
64% Come Sunday (2018) A mesmerizing contemplation of the clash between rigid dogma and considered reinterpretation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
82% Monsters and Men (2018) There's an expert fluidity to the chain of events and their direct impact on three men of color just trying to live honest, productive lives.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
89% We the Animals (2018) We the Animals is a tiny film but mesmerizing in its own loose, dreamy way; it's also a distinctive take on the discovery of queer identity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) While the filmmaking is raw, undisciplined and groaning under a cargo of self-conscious quirks, it scores points for originality and wacky creativity, which no doubt will earn it avid supporters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) This unwieldy but consistently enjoyable portrait of paraplegic local hero John Callahan is notable for its generosity of spirit and gentleness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
92% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Rippling with psychological complexity and sneaky humor, this is a rich character study that takes constantly surprising turns, which should appeal to audiences hungry for idiosyncratic adult drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
94% Three Identical Strangers (2018) This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
83% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) The wispy story could almost be reduced to an anecdote. Yet in the leisurely flow of Andrea Chignoli's edit, it's imbued with gorgeous, undulating rhythms that pull you in. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The sawdust and sequins are laid on thick, the period flashbulbs pop and the champagne flows in The Greatest Showman, yet this ersatz portrait of American big-top tent impresario P.T. Barnum is all smoke and mirrors, no substance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
46% A Christmas Story Live! (2017) This production's chief shortcoming is that it lacks the advantage of instantly recognizable songs and edgy material. But the show's wholesome Middle American pleasures no doubt sparked plenty of smiles, especially for lovers of the source material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) The subtle impact of this contemplative documentary can't be denied.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
70% Along for the Ride (2017) This rip-roaring tribute to a maverick artist trips along like a surreal odyssey, punctuated by lively reminiscences, choice clips and superb photographic material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
89% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) [Bye Bye Germany] tells an unusual story with gusto, enlivened by an enjoyable performance from Moritz Bleibtreu.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) The warming affection that the director has bestowed on so many of his best characters is largely missing. In fact, he seems barely engaged.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
77% Last Flag Flying (2017) The weave of somber introspection, rueful reminiscence, irreverent comedy and sociopolitical commentary feels effortful, placing the movie among the less memorable entries in Linklater's canon.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) While it's uneven, and at times seems almost artless in its craft, the story has an idiosyncratic charm that pays off in an unexpectedly touching ending.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
36% You Disappear (Du forsvinder) (2017) First-rate actors and polished filmmaking craft ensure reasonable involvement, but the movie's literary density and structural repetitiousness become steadily more wearing than intriguing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017