David Zurawik

David Zurawik
David Zurawik's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun
Publications: Baltimore Sun

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Charm City (2018) Charm City is not only a superb and moving work of non-fiction filmmaking, it is also one of those socially conscious and totally righteous documentaries with the power to help spur reform. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) I promise it will affect you in ways few documentaries do. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
94% RBG (2018) RBG does something that only the very best biographies do: It gives viewers a deep and multi-layered sense of the times in which the subject lived and the cultural forces that she had to struggle against to achieve what she did. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
77% Recount (2008) Democracy relies on citizens having access to verified information about their lives, while such docudramas as Recount often provide the opposite - innuendo, rumor and outright fabrications. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
100% Baltimore Rising (2017) That kind of finely honed opening, introducing and previewing what's to come in the full production like an overture in a Broadway musical, is documentary filmmaking at its best. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008) It is not to be missed. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
74% The Wizard of Lies (2017) From daring direction by Barry Levinson, to De Niro's mesmerizing performance as disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, The Wizard of Lies... is another grand-slam docudrama from TV's premier cable channel. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
67% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) Thanks to the power of Winfrey's performance, viewers feel that pain at a depth television rarely delivers. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
76% Hairspray Live! (2016) In the end, it was more on the good side in terms of the story and performances. But the bad network business surrounding the songs was almost too much to bear at times. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
82% Confirmation (2016) Beyond the cultural pop, it is also an engaging film with strong writing, sure-handed direction, superb editing and outstanding performances from Washington and Pierce. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
94% The Normal Heart (2014) HBO's The Normal Heart will do something to you that TV rarely does: rock you to your emotional roots. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
No Score Yet Picture Paris (2011) At 30 minutes, don't expect a big film. This is more like a short story: smart, tightly-focused and deftly scripted. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
50% Phil Spector (2013) The cast and crew for Phil Spector is pretty much a pop-culture dream team. And its members deliver a film worthy of their reputations and talents. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
86% George Harrison: Living In The Material World (2011) This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have ever seen on TV. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2012