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Duane Byrge

Duane Byrge
Duane Byrge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% JFK (1991) While Stone has certainly stirred up the waters, with good conscience and, in JFK's own parlance, "with vigah," most people are likely to regard JFK as BS. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 20, 2016
97% Good Will Hunting (1997) The best thing about Good Will Hunting is not in its well-crafted, psychological symmetries but in the just-plain messiness of its humanity. It's rowdy, it's funny, it's heartbreaking - it rings of life. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 5, 2016
37% Space Jam (1996) Jordan's superstar persona and serious demeanor are well-suited for his role, essentially that of a straight man. His unruffled confidence and restless energy make him the perfect star and the perfect foil for his new 2-D teammates. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 15, 2016
93% That Thing You Do! (1996) The chief wonder of this rock 'n' roll cast is Tom Everett Scott, whose easy charisma, dreamy smile and undersurface intelligence should shoot him up the acting charts like a bullet. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 4, 2016
91% The Shawshank Redemption (1994) In the lead roles, both Robbins and Freeman are outstanding, layering their performances with snippets of individuality: Their small, daily sustenances and minor triumphs are wonderfully inspiring. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
13% Ithaca (2016) This rebirth is almost a casebook study of how not to transpose "literature" to film. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2016
45% The Blackout Experiments (2016) Neither scary nor shocking. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2016
93% Life, Animated (2016) If you believe in magic, Life, Animated is the potion for you. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 30, 2016
96% Nuts! (2016) Filmmaker Penny Lane (real name) spoon-feeds the audience the myth that we so steadfastly cling to. Then, she pulls the rug out. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2016
96% Hooligan Sparrow (2016) Nearly the entire film is shot with hand-held cameras... Throughout, Wang makes a virtue out of necessity: Her on-the-run scoping and jarring cuts infuse the film with a sense of desperate danger befitting its subject matter. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 22, 2016
100% Trapped (2016) Mixing interviews with the staffs of the surviving clinics with heartbreaking accounts of botched, private abortions, Trapped is a succinct and heart-rending revelation of this complex and controversial subject. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 29, 2016
79% Racing Extinction (2015) The film is a captivating, sobering look at the world's endangered aquatic species, but it's also a frightening revelation of what methane and carbon are doing to the ocean. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 17, 2015
75% Captivated (2014) [A] full-bodied and thoughtful HBO documentary. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 21, 2015
97% Being Evel (2015) Both a comprehensive personality profile, as well as a smart depiction of Americana. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
84% Call Me Lucky (2015) Interspersing clips of his daredevil comedy days in Boston to more recent sojourns at his reclusive upstate New York dwelling, [the] film is both a personality profile and a sociological-political satire of the places and times that Crimmins skewered. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 3, 2015
100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) This well-constructed, thoughtful documentary could be used as an instructional aide in criminal justice courses, ethics courses, as well as law-enforcement agencies. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
89% Cartel Land (2015) Cartel Land [is a] spellbinding, verite documentary -- a frontline look at the murderous Mexican drug cartels. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2015
68% Scrooged (1988) Despite the juicy, on-the-edge craziness, Murray is able to layer his outrageous histrionics with an inner sensibility, making his ultimate transformation not only believable but Christmas-cheer uplifting. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 7, 2015
89% The Abyss (1989) Colossally ambitious, this logistically boggling and technically brilliant film from writer-director James Cameron is a visual tour de force, featuring overall, the greatest underwater sequences ever seen on film. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
89% The Breakfast Club (1985) While meticulously drawn, the film's characters are so stereotypically representative that only the lamest of moviegoers will not determine their respective backgrounds and problems long before the plodding movie does. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 13, 2015
96% Groundhog Day (1993) While Murray's deadpan putdowns and dry dismissals of provincial peccadilloes are the comic highlights, Groundhog Day is no supercilious rip of small-town U.S.A. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 2, 2015
75% Silkwood (1983) Extraordinary portrayals of everyday people characterize the contribution of director Mike Nichols' talented diverse cast. Once again, Nichols justifies his past plaudits for bringing the best out of his players. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 23, 2014
100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) Radice's filmic delivery breaks sharply from just a sports-story to an intensely personal story as well as a glimpse into the social/political cataclysms of the 1960 and '70s. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2014
84% Rich Hill (2014) A hard-eyed but empathetic glimpse into the hardscrabble lives of struggling Missouri folk. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 15, 2014
54% Citizen Koch (2014) While one might agree or disagree with their theme, aesthetically Citizen Koch is feisty. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 5, 2014
93% Bound By Flesh (2014) A stirring documentary about an exploited pair of Siamese twins who attained notoriety and suffered tragically. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2014
21% Frankie & Alice (2014) Throughout, its exhibitionist proclivities are evened-out under director Geoffrey Sax's astute guidance and the intelligent, nuanced performances of Berry and Skarsgard. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2014
No Score Yet Freedom Summer (2014) veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson has crafted a searing portrait of those violent, racist times. Intelligently composed and powerfully driven, Freedom Summer is a stirring historical document. It would seem an essential addition for any university library. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2014
100% The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (2014) The Battered Bastards of Baseball is not just about baseball. It transcends the game and is a charming anti-establishment yarn that should delight audiences who don't even know an r.b.i. from a balk. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2014
88% E-Team (2014) It's a comprehensive portrayal of these people's personal and professional lives. We see what makes them tick. Are they adrenaline junkies? Thrill-seekers? Not at all. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2014
70% American Promise (2013) A moving document of what it means to be a minority in an exclusive, high-performing school. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 16, 2013
100% Gideon's Army (2013) Compelling insight into the staggering pressures faced by court-appointed public defenders. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2013
76% Anita (2014) Enthralling and revealing portrait of Anita Hill, whose Senate Judiciary testimony led the country to recognize workplace sexual harassment. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2013
No Score Yet What They Don't Talk About When They Are Talking About Love (Yang tidak dibicarakan ketika membicarakan cinta) (2013) Touching and brilliantly envisioned story of a young, nearly blind teen's first love. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2013
No Score Yet Le météore (2012) Delisle blends stark visual images with character voice-overs to convey the hurt and isolation that one family faces because one of its members is imprisoned. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2013
No Score Yet Halley (2013) Compounding [its] bodily gross-outs, Hoffmann has drenched the film with accompanying tonal annoyances: insect buzzing, metal scrapings and human grunting. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2013
64% The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (2013) A visit to the depressed, rural mire of a nondescript country. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2013
61% The Summit (2013) A gripping, cliffhanger document of a deadly trek up the most dangerous mountain on earth where 11 climbers lost their lives. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2013
37% Stand Up Guys (2013) Standout performances from Pacino, Walken and Arkin as old-timers prove that losing a step can't keep you off your feet. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2012
92% Mosquita Y Mari (2012) Heartfelt depiction of first-crush love for two Chicana girls. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 10, 2012
93% Indie Game: The Movie (2012) Compelling glimpse into artistic compulsion in video games. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 10, 2012
84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) Crowd-pleasing comedy from stand-up Mike Birbiglia. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 31, 2012
88% The Other Dream Team (2012) Triumph on the basketball court catalyzes national identity for Lithuania in this historical/magical masterwork. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2012
No Score Yet Catch .44 (2011) Although it gives Willis and Whitaker an off-road chance to show off their character-actor chops, there's not much to recommend in this cinematic conceit. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 5, 2011
57% Redemption Road (2011) Battling-buddy road movie carries viewers on an entertaining ride into blues country. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 3, 2011
83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) Rich portrait of the Feminist Art Movement. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 15, 2011
81% Attenberg (2012) Attenberg is distinguished aesthetically by cinematographer Thimios Bakatakis eye for both the beauty of coastal Greece and the hideousness of its mineral factories, conveying, like the film itself, the life-giving and life-taking moments in our lifetimes. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 8, 2011
65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) Double-barreled mayhem as if Sergio Leone designed a video-game. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 8, 2011
98% Inside Job (2010) Powerful takedown of the financial services industry and Wall Street greed. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 1, 2010
67% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) Technically facile grope at dark romance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 9, 2010