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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
No Score Yet Saturday Church (2017) Cardasis brings a sensitive eye to the subject, painting a textured picture of Ulysses' solitude and his hunger for self-knowledge.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
60% Thirst Street (2017) While Burdge's dogged commitment to the role commands admiration, Gina's obtuse, masochistic behavior keeps us from investing in her as a character spiraling out of control.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) While the sense of closure that the film seeks to provide perhaps inevitably remains elusive, it covers another vital chapter in queer history, sadly still relevant in the ongoing frequency of violence against trans women.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
No Score Yet Love After Love (2017) Elegant and unsentimental, this is a minor-key, wintry ensemble piece with an emotional hold that sneaks up on you.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
72% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) The film brings impressive stylistic and thematic cohesion to its hedonistic haze, with fluid images, a trippy tone and a flavorful soup of sonic textures. But after a while it might make you feel like a sober person in a crowd of blissed-out stoners.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
17% Mine (2017) While the protagonist's back-story is not sufficiently original to sustain tension throughout, Hammer's committed performance keeps you watching ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Despite some missteps, there are enough strengths to mark this as a promising debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Gemini (2017) While the payoff could have used some extra punch, the teasing path that leads there is bewitching, with Lola Kirke serving as an enigmatic guide.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
No Score Yet La Barracuda (2017) [An] absorbing, mostly low-key thriller, which builds atmosphere, psychological texture, an ingrained sense of place and a needling undercurrent of dread.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
73% Catfight (2017) [A] razor-toothed takedown of obscene privilege in a world indifferent to real pain.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
50% Return to Montauk (2017) [An] emotionally inert drama about an author trying to reanimate the past.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
No Score Yet Freak Show (2017) That it unfolds with a near-complete absence of finesse or subtlety probably won't matter a whit to a target audience weaned on Glee.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) This is a world that reeks of cigarette smoke and cheap vodka, yet as always in the work of Finland's maestro of droll melancholy, the perfume that lingers longest is empathy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
No Score Yet For Ahkeem (2017) A poignant snapshot of black struggle that humanizes a range of social issues through the first-hand experiences of one young woman.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
100% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2017) Ravishing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
No Score Yet Chavela (2017) The core material is augmented with a wealth of archive footage and photographs, as well as extensive interviews with music aficionados, associates, friends, lovers and admirers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet One Thousand Ropes (2016) It combines melancholy domestic drama with spiritual and supernatural elements, and while the latter could have been more robustly developed, a quiet power accumulates nonetheless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
60% Final Portrait (2017) Makes for a narrative with little consistent forward momentum and an anticlimactic ending, though the film remains agreeable thanks largely to Rush's flavorful performance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% Vazante (2017) Transfixing in its formal rigor, impressive craft and striking visual beauty.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
100% Hounds of Love (2017) Hounds of Love benefits from impressive control of visuals to build suspense and from the spiky performances of its fearless cast, flagging Young as a talent to watch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) I confess, I was willingly suckered into it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
No Score Yet Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) Kennedy steers the audience on an exhilarating ride in Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
72% XX (2017) While it's uneven as these combos invariably are, genre enthusiasts looking for a female spin will want to check it out.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
33% The Last Word (2017) Casting is everything in director Mark Pellington's latest, with MacLaine in blazingly fine form as she dignifies the movie's every pre-programmed emotional cue while blossoming from dragon lady into nurturing giver of life lessons.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
83% Marjorie Prime (2016) This is the rare recent stage-to-screen adaptation that actually improves on the source.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) Solemn, searching and at times even poetic in its indignation, this is a sensitively crafted contemplation of corrosive grief, even if the unanswerable questions surrounding the case keep the film somewhat emotionally muted.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Menashe (2017) Weinstein's charming Menashe immerses us in an authentic environment of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and makes it relatable by weaving a sweet story familiar in its general contours, of a single father struggling to hold onto the son he loves.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
77% Beach Rats (2017) Dark, dreamy and entirely engrossing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
40% Wilson (2017) Boasts some funny vignettes but fails in the crucial test of making us care much about the title character.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Dina (2017) A sensitive snapshot of two ordinary people on the autism spectrum who are determined to carve out a meaningful future together.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
80% Berlin Syndrome (2017) This is a case of expert filmmaking craft applied to a familiar story that becomes unrelentingly grim and drawn-out after its masterful setup.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Chasing Coral (2017) If you've ever snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef or dived among the other major underwater wonderworlds across the globe, don't be surprised to find yourself getting misty-eyed during Chasing Coral.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) A poetic meditation on time, memory and spiritual connection that is utterly true to its title.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
100% Step (2017) It seems impossible that someone won't snap up the rights to this uplifting success story and refashion it as a narrative teen pic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) This densely textured, populous narrative ... is given novelistic room to breathe and a slow-burn intensity that builds to a shattering conclusion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
92% God's Own Country (2017) A rigorously naturalistic drama that yields stirring performances from the collision between taciturn demeanors and roiling emotional undercurrents.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
No Score Yet Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (2017) A slick, visually commanding production, divided into three sections that correspond to its title.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
83% Killing Ground (2016) A blunt, brutally effective survival tale distinguished by the parallel suspense tracks of its non-chronological structure.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
100% Whose Streets? (2017) Whatever its flaws in terms of documentary craft, Whose Streets? is an essential testament to the commitment of activists whose credo is "We have nothing to lose but our chains," told in their own fervent voices.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
34% Live By Night (2017) The ... nagging hole in the thriller is Affleck himself, playing a tough guy with a sense of right and wrong, in a stolid performance that takes up a lot of space without packing the necessary gravitas.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
12% Collateral Beauty (2016) The finished movie plays ... concertedly like a Serious Acting Vehicle for Smith, who's the least interesting component in a madly over-qualified cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
79% Hairspray Live! (2016) The problem with delivering that timely message here was the absence of a star capable of selling Tracy's irrepressible spirit.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Plodding and pedestrian even in the technical magic that is a Zemeckis trademark, this is a case of a director out of his element with a script that fails to generate much heat.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
86% Their Finest (2017) Arterton brings grace and understatement to Catrin's gradual belief in herself and in the magic of movies, while Claflin reveals maturity and dry humor that will be a surprise for audiences who know him primarily from his Hunger Games role.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
50% Lazy Eye (2016) Kirkman's characters are not the least bit distinctive.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
80% By Sidney Lumet (2016) The abundance of clips here are deftly chosen and play remarkably well out of context.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) Lonny Price, one of the youthful original cast who believed that working with their idols meant they had made it, chronicles the show's creation in this lovingly assembled documentary.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
50% The Beat Beneath My Feet (2016) Music is very definitely an essential part of [director Williams'] storytelling toolbox, which gives the movie energy even when it lacks finesse.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
100% Hamilton's America (2016) Using sharp graphic animations that draw on period etchings, the film offers as much fodder for history and political students as it does for theater and music fans.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) An absorbing character study, even if it's ultimately not one that justifies its much-vaunted technological advances.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016