David Sanjek

David Sanjek

Agrees with the Tomatometer 100% of the time.

David Sanjek's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, Senses of Cinema

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

"Carpenter had little time or money to meander off the point, so it possesses an expositional leanness that would not stand the loss or a single scene." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 28, 2005

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

"While some may be put off by Preminger's glossy presentation of the idle rich, his direction in Bonjour Tristesse engages the mind while it stimulates the senses." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 8, 2004

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

"Melville remained, in all his work and particularly his policiers, a classicist of calamity, a master of transforming the chaos of criminality into a form as refined as a sonnet or a minuet." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 5, 2003

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

"The Man Who Laughs demonstrates that, however much we gained with sound, we lost opportunities that arise when storytelling prioritizes vision." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 6, 2003

Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux) (1939)

"A daffy romp." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 1, 2003

The Killers (1946)

"Siodmak captures both the romance and world-weariness of the post-WWII film noir with consummate skill." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 4, 2003

Victim (1961)

"The wealth of detail about gay life at the time and the often adverse public perception of homosexual behavior ensures Victim's lasting fascination as a social document." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 28, 2003
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I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) (1947)

"A gleeful amalgam of hijinks and heroism." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 28, 2003

Real Genius (1985)

"This picture remains blissfully aloft, borne by engaging actors and a warm heart." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 12, 2002

Chop Suey (2001)

"In the end, what resonates is the fragile yet unfailing grace of the human spirit embodied by Weber's subjects." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 28, 2001

Diamond Men (2001)

"The pleasure that these two men share in one another's company, both as characters and performers, radiates through every frame." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 19, 2001

Something Wild (1986)

"Demme never loses sense of his destination and, more the point, is always willing to take a detour, convinced that something unexpected and exhilarating is available at the end of the road." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 16, 2001

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

"The film is probably best characterized by a comment from a review quoted in the DVD commentary by Kurt Russell: 'Absolutely fabulous and terminally hip.'" ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 27, 2001