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Geoffrey O'Brien

Geoffrey O'Brien
Geoffrey O'Brien's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
73% Prometheus (2012) A movie like Prometheus-and that is the extraordinary power of its genre-serves as an outlet for irrational connections.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) In all that profusion there are some few films where the watery element so predominates as to create a kind of pool for the mind: Jean Vigo's L'Atalante was one such, Beasts of the Southern Wild is another.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
85% The Master (2012) [Director Paul Thomas] Anderson has taken whatever he needed from the early history of Scientology. . .to create an intimate epic of irrational need, an inner history of cultish transactions reconfigured as a sorrowful and distinctively American poem.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
90% Lincoln (2012) Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is a work of sufficient richness to instantly invite repeat viewings.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
93% American Hustle (2013) American Hustle slides with such grace through its intrigues, slipping in so many diverting props and devices and walk-ons that you may start to feel you're being hustled by the film itself. . .‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
85% Under the Skin (2014) [Director] Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin is a film with the courage of its silences and ellipses. ‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
88% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) Filming in 3-D, Godard forces a reconsideration not only of his own films but of all films.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
73% Inherent Vice (2015) Yet Inherent Vice the movie is utterly its own thing, as thoroughly a piece of Anderson's imaginative universe as of Pynchon's.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) The movie works by the primal curiosity that lured people into nickelodeons, the desire to see what comes next in the string of attractions; and unlike some of those nickelodeon operators, Moore makes good on the promise.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
71% Interstellar (2014) Having set out to be a journey into what can hardly be depicted at all, Interstellar must find oblique ways of suggesting further imperceptible dimensions of the real. It is worth the journey to see what Nolan has constructed as a model of the unknowable.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) Deep currents of love and sorrow flow under the succession of often funny recollections of a busy life. But it is a wake where the departed is still present.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
89% El Aura (The Aura) (2006) If less neatly realized than Nine Queens, The Aura is the more ambitious film. It is all the more haunting for suggesting narrative possibilities that Bielinsky was just beginning to explore.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) Deep weariness and disappointment hover in every gesture and line reading, especially when [Robert Mitchum] manages to get off a funny remark‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2013
85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) But it is the dark side of Much Ado-everything associated with the smearing of Hero's reputation and her lover Claudio's savage rejection of her-that emerges most forcefully here‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2013