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
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
No Score Yet 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
87% 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
89% 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
84% 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
70% 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
80% 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
No Score Yet 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
58% 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
73% 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
19% 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
89% Pass Over (2018) A brief yet rousing experience, one that retains its theatrical power - and then some - via Lee's deftly constructed transfer.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% The Heart of Nuba (2018) Absorbingly, unfussily captures Catena's daily challenges and feats while also painting a vivid, often heartbreaking portrait of a forgotten people trapped in an underreported sociopolitical nightmare.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
0% Krystal (2018) Too forced, chaotic and randomly eccentric to make for a fully engaging and cohesive emotional experience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
89% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Not your typical Holocaust-inspired drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
12% Aardvark (2018) Despite a strong lead cast and good intentions, "Aardvark" is a drag.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
No Score Yet All I Want (2018) Although first-time feature writer-director West Liang misses the boat on depth and any sort of memorable emotional unraveling, he touches on a range of realistic, recognizable feelings and dynamics ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
88% 6 Balloons (2018) It's a compliment to first-time feature writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan that we want more of what she has to offer.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
42% Spinning Man (2018) Of the many interchangeable, name-lead thrillers and action pictures concurrently premiering these days in theatres and on VOD, this one's definitely a cut above.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
100% Salomé (2013) The Salome film proves a chilling and watchable look at lust, power, reprisal and decadence that, along with Wilde Salome, validates [Al] Pacino's obsessive interest in Wilde's still-resonant play‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
86% Wilde Salomé (2013) A captivating, enjoyable, often edifying documentary. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
74% The China Hustle (2018) Makes a sound case for greater regulation of financial systems.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
38% Madame (2018) Although "Madame" ultimately lands in the plus column, one wishes this stylish comedy of manners - or lack thereof - had a better idea of where it was going and how to get there.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
No Score Yet Shifting Gears (2018) Dirt track racing may have its fans, but in "Shifting Gears" it doesn't prove a particularly exciting arena around which to build a heartland-friendly family comedy.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
No Score Yet Dead On Arrival (2018) Contains nowhere near the vitality and urgency it needs to justify its existence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
14% Dear Dictator (2018) Distinguished only by the fact that co-writer-directors Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse convinced the great Michael Caine to costar in this thudding mishmash.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
60% Benji (2018) Pretty underwhelming, a perfunctory kids-and-their-dog caper that despite running less than 90 minutes feels stretched to its limits.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
92% Journey's End (2018) For a movie based on 90-year-old source material, "Journey's End" works remarkably well.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
95% Tehran Taboo (2018) These tales are brimming with urgency and conflict and serve as powerful reminders of the liberties and autonomy those of us living in the free world too often take for granted.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
40% 1:54 (2018) A potentially meaningful movie that hands us a double dose of despair when a ray of hope was needed.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018) It all feels strained and more complicated than necessary. Then again, how many movies can boast of the line "I bribed a eunuch?"‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Bent (2018) One wonders what drew talented writer-director Bobby Moresco, the Oscar-winning co-scripter of "Crash," to such uninspired material.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
55% The Forgiven (2018) Several powerful narratives vie for supremacy in the political drama "The Forgiven," but this sluggishly paced film's disparate parts never come together as a compelling whole.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Pickings (2018) The visually arresting, wickedly entertaining crime drama "Pickings" marks an impressive narrative feature directing debut by Usher Morgan, who also wrote, edited and produced. He's a talent to watch.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
No Score Yet Agenda: Payback (2018) Charles' script at times lacks clarity and credibility, as well as sufficient back story about the showy Steve. Still, Flanery and Balfour keep us watching.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
33% Irreplaceable You (2018) The movie, directed by Stephanie Laing, tries too hard and too implausibly to fulfill what proves an uncomfortable, unworkable concept.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet Hidden Light (2018) "Hidden Light" manages to be an involving ride despite its sometimes murky storytelling and elliptical character connections.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
10% Monster Family (2018) An anything-goes hodgepodge in need of a smarter, tighter narrative and more deftly conceived and rendered characters.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% Pad Man (2018) Proves quite the entertaining, daresay absorbing, movie.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
60% Entanglement (2018) An offbeat, slow-gelling comedy that creeps up on you in deceptively profound and affecting ways.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Lucky Man (2018) An undercooked road movie that never effectively squares its mix of "Badlands"-style sweethearts-on-the-run crime drama with the religious fervor and hucksterism of the Steve Martin dramedy "Leap of Faith."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
76% Braven (2018) Director Lin Oeding's stunt background serves him well; the stripped-down action, fights and stunt work here feel like the real deal instead of effects-heavy marvels of editing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018