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Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Gary Goldstein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Reel.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) "This is a director's showcase and Corbet, with the support of a superb tech team (especially composer Scott Walker) impresses and fascinates. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
100% Don't Think Twice (2016) "It's an ensemble film in the truest sense, one that gives each of its well-drawn, interdependent characters their due. Think "The Big Chill" without the college history. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
86% The President (2016) "Although Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf says "The President" was inspired by the turbulent events of the Arab Spring, there's also a timeless quality to this absorbing and powerful fable that provides added resonance. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
50% Don't Worry Baby (2016) "A bittersweet indie comedy that marks an impressive feature writing-directing debut for Julian Branciforte. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
No Score Yet C Street (2016) "It's one of the most ineptly crafted, thuddingly unfunny movies to show up on a big screen in recent memory. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
50% How He Fell in Love (2016) "The story, although intelligent, is not quite unique or essential enough to merit the film's protracted running time. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
43% Cold War 2 (2016) "It's comforting to know that Hollywood isn't the only place that produces needless sequels to box-office hits. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "It's competently made, well-acted and largely intelligent, so why isn't the spy thriller "Our Kind of Traitor" more rewarding? " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
80% The Kind Words (2016) "An emotionally rich, beautifully textured family dramedy that touches on a wealth of interpersonal issues with buoyancy, charm and grace. It's one of the best films so far this year. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Older Than Ireland (2016) "Fegan may not unearth why the Emerald Isle is home to so many spirited centenarians, but their presence makes for a lovely and inspiring experience in the enjoyable documentary "Older Than Ireland." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
40% Misconception (2016) "The timely, well-made documentary "Misconception" takes a three-pronged look at contemporary population growth and the real-world results of several complex issues surrounding the topic. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
79% The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) "A strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
70% Len and Company (2016) "Light on details and depth. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
91% Last Cab To Darwin (2016) ""Last Cab to Darwin" provides an emotionally textured look at one older gent's decision to take his waning life into his own resolute hands. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
63% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) ""Therapy for a Vampire" may not pay off on its promising title, but this spoofy trifle still offers its fair share of diversions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
50% Gurukulam (2016) "For a movie seemingly concerned with clarity and enlightenment, it's woefully lacking in both. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
No Score Yet Texas Heart "An involving, largely likable film with a sincere emotional core. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
45% Approaching the Unknown (2016) "In its own compact, budget-conscious way, it's quite a stirring if low-key journey. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
57% To Life (À la vie) (2016) "More resonant in theory than in execution, the post-Holocaust drama "To Life" never truly embraces the promise of its title or the roiling emotion beneath its surface. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 26, 2016
94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "With a unique narrative conceit and a highly root-worthy underdog at its center, the movie stands apart as a kind of feel-good, audio-visual experiment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 26, 2016
92% Margarita with a Straw (2016) "There's a lot to appreciate about the inspiring coming-of-age drama "Margarita With a Straw" despite several seemingly avoidable flaws. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "The filmmakers' cameras capture Weiner, perhaps best known for his career-crippling sexting scandals of 2011 and 2013, in a plethora of awkward, squirm-inducing, shameless, even clueless moments. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
0% Search Party (2016) "This spectacularly dumb and unfunny film will likely bore even the staunchest fans of the "Hangover" movies, of which "Search" is a kind of distant, fatally impoverished cousin. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
17% The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) "Director Pearry Teo, who scripted with Josh Nadler, pushes the brooding atmospherics, entrapping us in so many dingy, dustily lit spaces that, like Thomas, we just want to escape. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
36% Sacrifice (2016) "That the film looks good matters little when director Peter A. Dowling's script, based on the novel by Sharon Bolton, is filled with so many thinly drawn characters, blunt warning signs and telegraphed plot points. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
No Score Yet Beautiful Something (2016) "Bits and pieces of the gay-themed drama "Beautiful Something" feel real and essential. But this slow-going film often suffers from a forced, navel-gazing quality that can prove exasperating. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
84% The Meddler (2016) "Not enough can be said about the terrific Sarandon, whose Marnie is reportedly based on Scafaria's own widowed mother. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
80% Hostile Border (Pocha: Manifest Destiny) (2016) "A strong visual sense, intriguing tempo and effective economy of words combine to make Hostile Border an above-average crime thriller. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
19% The Adderall Diaries (2016) ""The Adderall Diaries" is a complex, absorbing, at times profound look at how we choose to remember our past. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
No Score Yet Daddy "[A] strained, at times cringe-worthy film adaptation of Dan Via's stage play, which ran off-Broadway in 2010 and the next year in Los Angeles. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
56% Sold (2016) "Important story, subpar execution. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
80% Look at Us Now, Mother! (2016) "Anyone who's ever had a contentious relationship with a parent should find something to relate to in Gayle Kirschenbaum's enjoyable documentary "Look at Us Now, Mother!" " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
48% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "Many fine small moments pepper the family dramedy "One More Time," but they don't add up to a satisfying enough whole. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
No Score Yet Kill Me, Deadly (2016) "Sanders, working off Bill Robens' homage/parody-jammed adaptation of his 2009 stage play, keeps the silliness mostly on track. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
83% Transfixed "An engrossing and deeply felt documentary that proves, once again, that love conquers all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
No Score Yet Cloro "Marked by an economy of words but a depth of feeling, the Italian import "Cloro" proves an impressive feature debut for director Lamberto Sanfelice, who co-wrote this stirring coming-of-age drama with Elisa Amoruso. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
No Score Yet Mexico's Bravest Man "Minn's homegrown filmmaking style creates an absorbing intimacy and urgency. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
29% Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2016) ""Jane's" affecting emotional core and cathartic conclusion carry the day. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
71% Too Late (2016) "A strangely involving, idiosyncratic masterwork that echoes the style of such filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Altman and even Welcome to L.A.'s Alan Rudolph, while amusingly honoring classic detective movie tropes. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Francella and Lanzani are excellent, not only in their charged moments together, but throughout this nervy and provocative picture. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
88% The Confirmation (2016) "Feature films these days rarely come as gentle and equitable as "The Confirmation." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "A brave little film that shows it's never too late to come of age. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
29% Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2016) "An overheated but haunting, strangely involving tale inspired by the doomed romance between real-life aristocratic French siblings circa 1600. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) "Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" is quite simply a great time at the movies. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
60% Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) "There's a poignant, powerful story lurking at the edges of "Jack of the Red Hearts" but, as is, the film proves a strained, implausible family drama. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Prepare to be amused, moved and inspired. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
23% Crazy About Tiffany's (2016) "Fizzily sketches the history of the centuries-old brand, its unique place in the social and cultural stratosphere, and the elite world of its flagship emporium, located on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue since 1940. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
79% Bad Hurt (2016) "Although affecting and well acted, the family drama "Bad Hurt" is too airless and depressing to fully engage. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
80% Southbound (2016) "For all its gore and violence, stabs at tension and nightmarish intrigue, the film proves a slow-going, largely unsatisfying ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
12% The Choice (2016) ""The Choice" is the 11th feature film to be adapted from a novel by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. They should have stopped at No. 10. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
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