Gabe Leibowitz

Gabe Leibowitz
Gabe Leibowitz'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
54/100 81%

Night Catches Us (2010)

"Tanya Hamilton's Night Catches Us, a snapshot of the post-Black Power movement era, suffers most from its structural deficiencies." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 7, 2011
56/100 67%

Conviction (2010)

"The best that can be said for Tony Goldwyn's by-the-numbers Conviction is that it never offends." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 7, 2011
40/100 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"Structurally and emotionally, Never Let Me Go is a mess, a sci-fi love triangle that left me completely cold." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 28, 2010
68/100 90%

The Fighter (2010)

"The story is prototypical, been-there-done-that underdog-with-deep-family-issues stuff, but Russell goes James Gray enough to keep things consistently effective, with a successful portrayal of familial pressure and the tough choices it brings about." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 28, 2010
55/100 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"My tepidly positive reaction to Hereafter comes as a pretty big surprise, given my feelings about Eastwood's recent work." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 15, 2010
78/100 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is the first entry of the franchise to really capture the essence of J.K. Rowling's masterworks." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 12, 2010
65/100 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"TRON: Legacy may be the best movie I've ever seen that possesses a truly awful script." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 12, 2010
80/100 90%

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010)

"I'd suspect Tati felt a serious bond to The Illusionist-we're never told his name-an elderly magician who retains a good bit of talent, but finds that the world has mostly lost interest in what he has to offer." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 5, 2010
53/100 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"Franco single-handedly makes 127 Hours worth watching, but there's too much manufactured drama here for it to be anything more than an interesting, superbly-acted experiment that doesn't quite get the job done." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Nov 28, 2010
92/100 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"The Social Network is a sweeping look at the mind, our generation and era, and our future." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Oct 6, 2010
65/100 93%

The Last Detail (1973)

"The interaction, dialogue, and parent/child-esque relationships are very well done, if somewhat repetitive."
Posted Oct 1, 2010
74/100 100%

The Naked Spur (1953)

"This rock-solid Western is brisk, terse, and full of excellent performances..and for once, a Jimmy Stewart film doesn't find its leading man stealing the show!" ‐Film and Felt
Posted Sep 18, 2010
57/100 95%

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

"Grant plays the timid Dr. David Huxley with the proper restraint and tics." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Sep 18, 2010
65/100 100%

The Clock (1945)

"Billed in some circles as the original Before Sunrise, Vincente Minnelli's The Clock doesn't come particularly close to reaching those hallowed grounds, but its structure and conclusion certainly make the comparison understandable."
Posted Sep 15, 2010
65/100 68%

The Blob (1958)

"A surprisingly smart piece of 50′s camp."
Posted Aug 20, 2010
78/100 85%

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

"What really sets this superb documentary apart is its filmic vibrance: it practically pulsates with a captivating energy that's lacking in the genre all too frequently." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Aug 3, 2010
65/100 86%

Inception (2010)

"Inception, which has been talked up to crazy heights and showcases the best, as well as the most problematic, aspects of Nolan's directorial chops."
Posted Aug 3, 2010
41/100 32%

A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop (San qiang pai an jing qi) (A Simple Noodle Story) (The First Gun) (2010)

"Yimou's overdone compositions lend a cartoonish quality to the proceedings that sap it of most of its punch." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 13, 2010
73/100 96%

The Crowd (1928)

"Occasionally pushes its patriotism motif too far, but is extremely successful in all other ways, particularly in its strong portrayal of a full circle self-realization, love story, and sweeping portrait of America." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 5, 2010
55/100 100%

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)

"An odd duck to be sure: substantially darker than the other Capra films I've seen, with a Chinese civil war and firing squads serving as the backdrop for a love story that never really comes together. " ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 4, 2010
74/100 No Score Yet

One Week (1920)

"Physical humor and tomfoolery abound in this romp through the first week of married bliss and pitfalls, but there's also something really sweet about the love between Keaton and his new bride." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jun 25, 2010
63/100 No Score Yet


"It's really about image, and how a strong one, even if obtained by luck, can breed self-confidence and, subsequently, social clout. " ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jun 25, 2010
67/100 85%

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

"An offbeat, tonal take on the Western, Tommy Lee Jones' The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is best described as soulful and creative, if scattered and overambitious." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jun 14, 2010
65/100 66%

Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague) (2010)

"Though thoroughly average as a movie, Emmanuel Laurent's Two in the Wave is absolutely must-see cinema for film buffs and cultural historians." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jun 7, 2010
64/100 100%

Skippy (1931)

"Skippy is very effective at showing the world through a child's eyes: issues like class divides, deep pockets and public perceptions are meaningless." ‐Film and Felt
Posted May 22, 2010
68/100 100%

It's a Gift (1934)

"There's plenty to enjoy here, and little to dislike." ‐Film and Felt
Posted May 6, 2010
67/100 81%

Written on the Wind (1957)

"It has far more strengths than weaknesses, but I can't put it close to his twin masterpieces All That Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life." ‐Film and Felt
Posted May 4, 2010
28/100 29%

Survival of the Dead (2010)

"Far and away the worst of George A. Romero's horror six-pack, Survival of the Dead plays like a campy, pseudo-Western mocking of the esteemed director's previous work." ‐Film and Felt
Posted May 4, 2010
88/100 97%

Out of the Past (1947)

"Out of the Past should be considered a prototypical example of how to do noir the right way--shadowy corners, double crossings aplenty, a luscious femme fatale, and, of course, murders." ‐Film and Felt
Posted May 2, 2010
78/100 100%

Holiday (1938)

"Cukor's direction here can best be described as savvy: Holiday develops in a witty, funny way, and its themes unfold as the movie progresses." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 21, 2010
62/100 91%

Camille (1936)

"The first half is a bit slow and occasionally corny, but the second half, where Marguerite finds herself forced to make decisions instead of coyly putting them off, really picks up." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 21, 2010
67/100 81%

The Business of Being Born (2008)

"The Business of Being Born is Ricki Lake's passionate statement about natural birth and the health lobby's choke-hold over public perception." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 18, 2010
81/100 92%

Bigger Than Life (1956) (1956)

"It's all horrifying, and its eerie resemblance to the McCarthy-esque paranoia and fear that swept the nation makes Bigger Than Life extremely powerful." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 17, 2010
70/100 94%

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

"Well, this one certainly feels fresh and relevant today, doesn't it?" ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 17, 2010
42/100 87%

Macbeth (1950)

"Welles brings his usual first-rate shadows, mist, and deep compositions, but Macbeth is both strangely pat and frequently hammy otherwise." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 6, 2010
56/100 100%

Top Hat (1935)

"Most of what I liked about Top Hat centers around its two stars: full of energy and grace, they breathe life into the film whenever it threatens to lose its luster." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 6, 2010
93/100 94%

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

"One could use It's a Wonderful Life to teach their children values: compassion, selflessness, loyalty, and self-respect." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 16, 2010
74/100 100%

I Vitelloni (1953)

"The idle class is somberly portrayed in Federico's authentic, frequently depressing I Vitelloni, a downbeat tale set in small-town Italy soon after the war." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 16, 2010
66/100 94%

Breaking Away (1979)

"The triumphant ending teeters on twee, but feels warranted enough to give it a pass and enjoy the moment right along with him." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 11, 2010
77/100 100%

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

"Alternately charming and deeply touching." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 10, 2010
30/100 52%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Alice in Wonderland reminds me most of Sleepy Hollow: empty, faux-atmospheric, and without soul." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 7, 2010
56/100 100%

The Prowler (Cost of Living ) (1951)

"Losey's script is fine, but doesn't really draw the audience in, or inspire compassion for any of the characters." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 5, 2010
58/100 53%

Kicking and Screaming (1995)

"For a debut, Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming is an impressive effort, but it lacks the resonance or flexibility of his The Squid and the Whale, released ten years later." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 28, 2010
56/100 100%

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

"There's enough here to make I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang worthwhile, but its problems are deep enough to keep it a long way from sniffing greatness." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 27, 2010
72/100 96%

The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)

"If it's not quite Sunset Blvd., Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful stands on its own as a scathing portrait of Hollywood's cutthroat ways and means." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 27, 2010
98/100 100%

Sansho the Bailiff (Sanshô dayû) (1954)

"A richly layered masterpiece, Sanshô the Bailiff deserves a spot near the highest pantheon of world cinema." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 26, 2010
42/100 93%

Walkabout (1971)

"The overt symbolism hampers a subject and approach that could have led to a sublime result." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 26, 2010
77/100 100%

Laura (1944)

"Expertly paced, gripping, and dripping with sensuality, Otto Preminger's Laura has hardly aged a day." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 24, 2010
62/100 100%

The Lady Eve (1941)

"Fonda's gullibility is endearing, as is Stanwyck's inner turmoil over her chosen path vs. a womanly desire for stability." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 20, 2010
75/100 97%

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"The questions A Prophet doesn't neatly tie up are fascinating to ponder, and help make this gritty movie worthy of many of the accolades its received." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 18, 2010
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