Gary Goldstein Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein
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
56% Hot to Trot (2018) Ultimately, it's the social, sexual, political and artistic power of the same-sex dance phenomenon that gives the topic its unique heft and vitality.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
97% Blaze (2018) A valiant if studied effort, one that occasionally calls to mind Terrence Malick's 2017 freeform music drama, "Song to Song."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
No Score Yet The Elephant and the Butterfly (Drôle de père) (2018) Belgian director Amélie van Elmbt's lovely trifle The Elephant and the Butterfly is as sweet and gentle -- and at times simplistic -- as its storybook title may imply.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
55% The Bookshop (2018) Despite its flaws, the film possesses such a clear passion and advocacy for writing, knowledge and personal expression that it emerges as a largely worthy and poignant accomplishment...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
20% The Little Mermaid (2018) There are likely enough sweet, effective moments to engage kids and their parents looking for a safe escape.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
No Score Yet Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks (2018) There are ultimately kernels of truth buried amid the film's random yakking, mini-crises and bits of forced bad behavior, but they prove too little, too late.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
100% Milla (2018) Although this quietly daring, decidedly nonjudgmental film doesn't ask or answer a lot of questions, it paints a cumulatively vivid portrait of young love and early motherhood.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
95% The Atomic Cafe (1982) Viewers old enough to remember "duck and cover" drills and homemade fallout shelters (and suits!) will get a special charge out of "Atomic's" many archival gems.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Although gruesome and grueling, it's an immersive, deeply powerful and darkly inspiring tale.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% The Spy Gone North (2018) A taut, slowly engrossing, effectively old-fashioned Cold War thriller.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
60% Dog Days (2018) [The] four-legged stars bring out the best in the movie's crisscross of humans - and in the film itself.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
49% Like Father (2018) "Like Father" swamps its workable emotional core and adept lead turns with some slapdash plotting and a raft of floating festivities.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
No Score Yet Brotherly Love (2018) The inept, painfully overlong "Brotherly Love" is a film so seemingly taken with its own endlessly campy, corny and clichéd self that, at nearly two hours, it contains maybe 30 minutes of flab.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
89% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) As a candid and involving socio-sexual time capsule of postwar to pre-AIDS Hollywood and how one free-thinking pioneer made a secret society of legendary artists and performers undeniably happy, "Scotty" definitely succeeds.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
82% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) Despite its singular star and bursts of audio-visual vibrancy, the film may prove more ponderous and patience-testing than enlightening or involving for all but the most intrepid viewers.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
91% Far From the Tree (2018) This is a powerful movie about human nature and how no matter where we end up - and who we end up with - we wake up each day and adjust.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
88% The Citizen (Az Allampolgar) (2018) An involving, stacked deck of a story plus strong acting and a mix of vital themes combine to make "The Citizen" a solid drama about immigration, nationalism and survival in an often unforgiving world.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
80% Snapshots (2018) "Snapshots" nicely shuttles between past and present to tell its affecting, evocative tale of familial and romantic love among several generations of women.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
89% Winter Brothers (2018) The cast, including Victoria Carmen Sonne, as the object of both Emil and Johan's affections, and Lars Mikkelsen, as the quarry boss, is uniformly strong and singular.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
14% Damascus Cover (2018) Features the usual political-thriller tropes - tough but haunted protagonist, zigzag of foreign locales, rival spies, arcane twists, shifting allegiances, wedged-in romance - without adding much that feels unique or exciting.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
88% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2018) A rich, deeply dimensional documentary looking back at the legendary makeup artist who died in 2002 at 40.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
25% Rememory (2017) Despite a soulful turn by Dinklage and some thoughtful themes and emotions, the film, capped by an anti-climactic ending, never coheres into the gripping, mind-bending package that was clearly intended.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018) If the show's hilarious first half gives way to a more modestly amusing second part, "Noble Ape" remains good, clean, relatable fun.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
29% Shock and Awe (2018) If this swift, entertaining film, set during the post-9/11 run-up to the Iraq war, brashly leans left, it has history on its side as well as, it seems, the interests of our soldiers.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
No Score Yet Angels on Tap (2018) "Angels on Tap" is an ill-conceived comic-fantasy filled with strained and creaky humor, cardboard characters, an inane framing device and, as directed by Trudy Sargent, zero cinematic style.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
36% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) Immersive, strikingly shot, wisely telescoped...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
97% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) To its credit, the film eschews excess gore and mayhem, largely making its points in more subtly incisive ways.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
83% Moss (2018) [A] sluggish if earnestly authentic tale.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
79% Dark River (2018) "Dark River" is a forgettable title for a movie that's anything but. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Racing Colt (2018) Devolves into a glum and unpleasant tale of narcissism, addiction and mental illness.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
25% Spiral (2018) "Spiral" proves a largely underwhelming look at an overwhelming problem.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
0% Gotti (2018) Closing reportage of everyday New Yorkers brashly extolling Gotti's virtues upon his death, painting him, without any irony, as some kind of local hero, pretty much tells you where this picture's coming from.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
78% Believer (2018) [A] fine, rousing, often touching film...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
No Score Yet Intersection (2018) The tale takes a series of predictable turns leading to some overly speedy and slapdash plotting, as well as a dubious and heavy-handed use of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
88% Zoo (2018) It all plays out more convincingly than it may sound, with McIvor layering in depth, dimension and grace.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
83% Strangers on the Earth (2018) A largely inspiring and transporting portrait.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
No Score Yet Hooked (2018) Many forced, unconvincing situations...unfold as Emerson struggles to paint a meaningful social portrait, one that often feels surprisingly retro and clichéd from a guy who seems pretty hip on YouTube.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
83% That Summer (2018) At its best, "That Summer" proves an effective time capsule aimed squarely at Beale devotees, adding light and context to the saga of this endlessly baffling and singularly captivating mother-daughter duo.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Ultimately, this is a memorable look at our desire to love and feel safe, to connect and belong - and the unexpected ways in which families can reshape and grow.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
17% Show Dogs (2018) This nicely modulated film largely avoids the hyper-aggressive jokiness and desperate stabs at relevance that often plague kidpics.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
75% The Gardener (2018) A soothing and transporting journey sure to inspire gardeners of all stripes to create their own slice of heaven.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet Welcome to the Men's Group (2018) The capable cast (including Ali Saam and Phil Abrams) is certainly game; too bad it's not in the service of more nuanced and engaging material.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
78% The Escape (2018) Although its title might imply some intrepid action movie, writer-director Dominic Savage's intimate, deeply emotional drama "The Escape" proves, in its own way, just as daring and harrowing an experience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
67% The Seagull (2018) An enticing, amusing and passionate showcase for its top-drawer cast led by a once-again superb Annette Bening.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
85% The Cleanse (2018) Although it may evoke such films as "Gremlins" and "The Lobster," as well as David Cronenberg's earlier work, writer-director Bobby Miller's oozy, eerie, yet weirdly soulful yarn feels like an original.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
No Score Yet Andover (2018) A sluggish and morose look at grief, obsession and super-fishy ethics.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
0% The Con Is On (2018) What begins as a seemingly simple heist loses steam and focus amid a pileup of Hollywood-style nuts and narcissists...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
62% Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free (2018) Get past its cumbersome title and you'll find an absorbing, well-drawn biopic in "Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free," an intriguing look at how a Russian-born novelist, poet and avowed feminist became, reportedly, the first female psychoanalyst.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
75% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) If current American movie audiences showed more of an appetite for this kind of reflective political drama, a stateside remake of this engrossing, disturbingly credible film would seem like a natural.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
25% Traffik (2018) An effective weekend-from-hell thriller with a vital message, a terrific lead performance by Paula Patton and some unexpectedly dimensional storytelling from writer-director Deon Taylor.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018