Emanuel Levy

Emanuel Levy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Emanuel Levy's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% A Beautiful Mind (2001) "Despite problems of structure and tone, and some crucial omissions from Nash's actual life, A Beautiful Mind has emerged as one of the season's most enjoyable and popular films. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 21, 2014
25% Pearl Harbor (2001) "As impressive as the physical verisimilitude is, it only accentuates the contrast with the banalities of a script that lacks any fully developed characters. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 28, 2014
C No Score Yet Her Twelve Men (Miss Baker's Dozen) "The last film star Greer Garson made for MGM after years in contract there is one of her weakest. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 26, 2013
A- 92% Midnight (1939) "Starring Colbert and Barrymore, this charming fairytale is one of the best screwball comedies as well as a highlight of Mitchell Leisen's career. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 23, 2013
C+ 71% The Company (2003) "A minor work in the oeuvre of Altman or producer Vachon, this behind the scenes dance film exhibits the director's stylisic devices but lacks fresh and poignant insights. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 23, 2013
B 80% Reality (2013) "This satire of the media's seductive power in Italian culture was the most eagerly awaited event in Cannes Film Fest, due to the fact that it's a follow up to Garrone's stunning debut, Gomorrah. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 21, 2013
B 85% Manhattan Melodrama (2003) "This MGM prestige production, winner of the Original Story Oscar, features its top stars, Gable, William Powell and Myrna Loy. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 21, 2013
B- 70% The Croods (2013) "Borrowing from Ice Age and The Incredibles, Croods is not original, but it's visually satisfying, a fun adventure for young indiscriminating viewers. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 20, 2013
B 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) "Fuqua has made a mean, tense (often silly), gung-ho thriller-actioner that's more entertaining than his former generic efforts. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 19, 2013
B No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl (1941) "Three of MGM's gorgeous stars, Judy Garland, Lana Turner and Hedy Lamarr star in this musical, which has too much melodrama but also some lavish production numbers. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
B+ 93% About a Boy (2002) "This charming coming of age comedy, a tale with heart and social message, offers Hugh Grant his best role to date. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
B 89% Titanic (1953) "Though Stanwyck and Clifton Webb make for an unlikely married couple, this b/w Oscar-winning 1953 melodrama about the sinking of the famous liner is worth seeing. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 18, 2013
B- No Score Yet The Pleasure Garden "Hitchcock's feature debut, made at the young age of 25, already shows promise to come. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 16, 2013
B No Score Yet Come Live with Me (1941) "Jimmy Stewart stars with Hedy Lamarr in this sporadically charming comedy, the last he made before going into WWII. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 16, 2013
B- 90% The Manxman (1929) "Hitchcock didn't like his ninth and last silent film, but for viewers who love his work, it bears some surprises, including subtle humor. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 15, 2013
C 38% Admission (2013) "Assigned to the wrong director, Paul Weitz, who has not made a decent film in a decade, Admission is a misfire, despite the presence of the gifted comedienne Tina Fey. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 15, 2013
C 38% The Trip (1967) "Curio item: a cultural artifact that reflects the zeitgeist but shallow and disappointing as LSD feature " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
C+ 43% The Call (2013) "Anderson's skillful direction compensates only up to a point narrative that's contrived and trashy--like most of Halle Berry's thrillers of the past decade. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
B- 66% Spring Breakers (2013) "Writer-director Harmony Korine shows progress as a craftsman with this tale, which is at once his most accessible feature as well as deconstructive critique of a popular American subgenre. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 13, 2013
B 89% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) "Balancing the anecdotal with the informative, this charming docu at once celebrates and explains the origins of the iconic Jewish tune. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 12, 2013
B 71% Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop) "The ever-diverse Patrice Leconte has made an original, darkly humorous animation about a store assisting suicidals. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 12, 2013
B 91% The Sapphires (2013) "A musical feature about a worthy if little-known subject that's enjoyable, despite manipulative tone and conventional nature. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 12, 2013
B+ 83% No Way Out (1950) "Sidney Poitier made a splsshy screen debut in Mankiewicz's Oscar-nominated liberal message film about racism. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 11, 2013
C 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "While it's nice to see the two likable Steves in leading roles, the comedy is sharply uneven with too many repeitions of ideas and jokes. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 10, 2013
C+ 40% Toys in the Attic (1963) "Dean Martin is miscast in this adaptation of Lillian Hellman's melodramatic play about a con man and the women in his life. " ‐ Screendaily
Posted Mar 8, 2013
C 40% Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz) (1933) "This anomaly of a musical biopic is one of Hitchcock's few weak films that even he did not like. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
C 38% Dead Man Down (2013) "Appealing international cast and brooding noirish ambience can't compensate for this silly and twisted revenge tale, Oplev's disappointing American debut. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
B- 72% Topaz (1969) "One of Hitchcock's weaker films, this Cold War espionage tale lacks tension and suspense but it bears some artistic merits, including color scheme. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 7, 2013
C 31% Emperor (2013) "Missed opportunity to dramatize effectively a little known, potentially intriguing chapter in American-Japanese history. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 6, 2013
B- 100% Sunrise at Campobello (1960) "Greer Garson received her seventh Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in this conventional biopic, based on the Broadway play. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 5, 2013
B+ 97% Monsieur Verdoux (1947) "Thoungh misunderstood and a commercial flop in 1947, Chaplin's murderous satire has many merits, including Oscar nomination for Original Script. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 2, 2013
B 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "Though not fully satisfying as prequel to the 1939 classic, Raimi's film is vivid, colorful and more enjoyable than Jack Giant Slayer, Mirror Mirror and other recent retooling of fables. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 2, 2013
B No Score Yet Tot altijd (Time Of My Life) (2013) "Based on fact, touching, and engaging, this aptly titled feature depicts the campaign to legalize euthanasia in Belgium. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 27, 2013
B 100% Topper Returns (1941) "The third and last of the Topper series, which began in 1937 with Cary Grant, combines mystery, comedy, and special effects. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 27, 2013
B No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip (1938) "Cary Grant is very much missed from this mildly amusing sequel to the 1937 comedy, which was nominated for the Special Effects Oscar. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 27, 2013
C+ 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) "Marked by simple narrative and often silly dialogue, Singer's fantasy adventure offers the basic thrills (but no more) expected by fans of this subgenre. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 26, 2013
C 55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) "Ambitious (and pretentious) to afault, Reygadas' latest feature contains some haunting imagery but is frustrating from a narrative standpoint. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 26, 2013
B 81% Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) (2012) "Thematically, this Dutsch tale of coming of age and first love is extremely familar. but it's sincerely treated and well acted by the two central boys. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 22, 2013
B+ 93% Barbara (2012) "This well acted political melodrama, set during the Cold War, is Germany's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 22, 2013
B+ 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) "The circumstances under which this provocative, Oscar-nominated Palestinian documentary were made are just as interesting as the work itself. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 21, 2013
B- 100% I Vinti, (Youth and Perversion) (The Vanquished) (1953) "This early Antonioni is not one of his stronges't: Composed of three segments, it's a rather schematic, message picture about lost youth. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 20, 2013
B+ 80% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) (1975) "Jeff Bridges is terrific in Zieff's still undervalued satirical tribute to B-westerns and filmmaking of yesteryear. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 20, 2013
B- 100% Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) "A strange, sporadically entertaining fantasy, which won the Honorary Oscar for Makeup: Tony Randall plays seven roles. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 20, 2013
B- 88% Poltergeist (1982) "Spielberg, here credited as producer as co-writer, shows the other (darker) side of suburbia in this horror film, made in the same year as the superior E.T. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 19, 2013
B 79% Air Force One (1997) "Well executed action thriller by Das Boot German director Petersen, which is rather weak in plot and characterization. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 19, 2013
B 56% Snitch (2013) "Dwayne Johnson continues to develop as an actor in this well produced thriller, which quite effectively blends conventions of actioner, social problem film and family melodrama. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 19, 2013
B 86% Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) "Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 18, 2013
B+ 89% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) "Bold and impressive, Reinhardt's screen version of his famous Hollywood Bowl Shakespearean production was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 18, 2013
B+ 69% Stoker (2013) "South Korean director makes an impressive American debut with a Gothic mystery tale that works on any number of levels. " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 17, 2013
B 89% Matador (1986) "Almodovar's early work is saltry, erotic, even perverse, but very seductive to watch " ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 16, 2013
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