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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
22% 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
33% 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
59% 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
70% 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
No Score Yet Bucky and the Squirrels (2018) It plays like an ill-conceived comedy sketch in search of a feature film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
30% The Clapper (2018) It may be early in the year, but it's a good bet "The Clapper" will land among 2018's worst films.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) [A] slam-bang exercise in sequelitis.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
80% The Revival (2018) The often difficult squaring of religious fervor and sexual longing receives poignant, powerful treatment in "The Revival" ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
67% Humor Me (2018) "Humor Me" will humor you - and then some.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
92% Saturday Church (2018) Given its compact running time, the film proves a surprisingly rich experience, one that effectively balances hope and possibility with some of the harsher realities of disenfranchised LGBTQ youth.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
73% Sheikh Jackson (2018) Salama gently, effectively examines the role religion can play in one's life and outlook versus how a secular, more free-thinking existence may offer greater latitude but not always better or happier choices.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
80% Blame (2018) It's impressive enough that 22-year-old Quinn Shephard wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars in the high-school melodrama "Blame." It's almost a bonus that the movie's good.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
100% Company Town (2017) A vital, eye-opening portrait.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet And the Winner Isn't (2017) Diverting, oddly candid, often satirical ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
57% Bullet Head (2017) A meh title belies a gripping and resourceful crime-thriller in writer-director Paul Solet's impressive "Bullet Head."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Drawing Home (2017) In the same way that not every novel should be made into a movie, not every true-life story warrants the big-screen treatment.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
100% A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) "A Bad Idea Gone Wrong" is like a decent late-night supper thrown together with random items from the back of the fridge and a cupboard or two. It can be a nice surprise, but show up too hungry and you might be left wanting.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Apache Warrior (2017) Between the vivid interviews with a swath of military folks and the unprecedented visuals offering a kind of you-are-there excitement, the movie immerses viewers into a super-tense, rarely dissected environment.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Badsville (2017) Forget the cheapo title, "Badsville" is a powerful, deeply felt crime drama about letting go of the past and getting out of Dodge - before it's too late.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
100% Rebels on Pointe (2017) A delightful, embracing cultural experience, one that the film's director, Bobbi Jo Hart, warmly captures in all its offbeat glory ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is a jaunty, amusing patchwork of truths, half-truths and pure fiction that cleverly combine to recount the story of the whirlwind creation of Charles Dickens' famed novella "A Christmas Carol."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
No Score Yet Revolt (2017) It's the end of the world as we know it - once again - in "Revolt," a propulsive, no-nonsense sci-fi thriller that's far more watchable than its generic title may imply.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
No Score Yet Oasis (2017) Running barely more than an hour (plus closing credits), "Oasis" plays like a short film stretched to minimal feature length. But that's only one of this potentially intriguing movie's issues.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
No Score Yet A Dying King (2017) Ultimately ... it's the stranger-than-fiction nature of this eye-opening tale that makes the film so vital and involving.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) Should warm the hearts and minds of science lovers, weather enthusiasts, environmental watchdogs and astronomy buffs, all while inspiring viewers to ask questions and seek answers.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
92% Intent to Destroy (2017) It's a masterful effort.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride! (2017) What director-editor Robyn Symon's entertaining documentary lacks in polish it makes up for with its uniquely charismatic lead subject and her stranger-than-fiction tale.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet Battlecreek (2017) Anthea Anka's earnest script manages to paint Henry as a kindly, poetic fellow, but with enough quiet self-possession to avoid sinking him in pathos. It's a tricky balancing act, beautifully matched by Skarsgård's depiction.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet Repatriation (2017) Writer-director Douglas Mueller's tedious drama "Repatriation" seems unsure of what it wants to say or how to say it - much less how to effectively shoot or edit it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet Inheritance (2017) There's not enough "there" there in the melodrama "Inheritance," a brief, elliptical journey into catharsis and reconciliation.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
50% Let There Be Light (2017) For its intended audience, "Let There Be Light" should prove an involving bonanza of conservative, Christian-centric ideals, mores and speechifying.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% The Work (2017) The movie valuably demonstrates how, for some, when it comes to rehabilitation, it's never too late to do "the work."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
80% Tom of Finland (2017) "Tom of Finland" entertainingly recounts an intriguing and vital chapter of 20th-century gay history with style and deference.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
53% Killing Gunther (2017) An amusing if dispensable mockumentary from former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Taran Killam, who wrote, directed and stars.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
78% Thy Father's Chair (2017) [A] sad, strange, at times weirdly poignant portrait.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
63% Te Ata (2017) The film rarely soars with the kind of authentic spirit and passion needed to fully sell this decidedly old-fashioned material.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
83% Take My Nose...Please! (2017) Though the film's running time could have used a little nip-tuck, "Nose" offers a candid look at the lengths and risks a host of funny ladies past and present have taken to make peace with their punims.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
91% Bugs (2016) If a diet that includes maggots, locusts, termites and buffalo worms doesn't entirely repel you, then the documentary "Bugs" might prove an intriguing look at the potential future of protein-rich nutrition sources for an expanding world.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
98% Dina (2017) From the mundane to the eventful, the movie takes a fairly unflinching, yet respectful view of Dina and Scott's world, which includes family, friends, hobbies, home life, trips, rituals and old Top 40 songs.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
40% So B. It (2017) The strong cast, including John Heard, Dash Mihok, Jacinda Barrett and Cloris Leachman, sells the warm, at times cloying material with earnest conviction.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
No Score Yet Architects Of Denial (2017) A frank look at the horrors of the Armenian genocide as well as the modern-day persecution of Armenians by forces in Turkey and its ally, Azerbaijan.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
100% Sled Dogs (2017) This gripping exposé of the dark side of the commercial dog sledding industry, particularly as it pertains to Alaska's annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is a horrifying heartbreaker.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
56% Bobbi Jene (2017) There may be an intriguing, perhaps even profound story behind Smith's growth as a singular artist and woman, but director Elvira Lind keeps too much on the surface, making it hard to invest in Smith's often esoteric, self-centered journey.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet Tam Cam: The Untold Story (2017) "Tam Cam: The Untold Story" begins like "Cinderella," finishes à la "Beauty and the Beast" and in between runs the gamut of action-fantasy tropes with entertaining, if at times overly broad and narratively choppy, results.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
85% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Despite its need for serious narrative compression, this remains an emotionally authentic, often poignant look at growing up and growing aware.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
No Score Yet Different Flowers (2017) A wilted runaway-bride dramedy that could test the patience of even the most devoted chick-flick fans.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
No Score Yet Before the Sun Explodes (2016) Director Debra Eisenstadt, who also edited and co-wrote with Zeke Farrow, effectively draws us into Ken's challenging world and conflicted psyche, aided immeasurably by actor-comic Dawes' dimensional, empathetic performance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017