George Varga Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

George Varga

George Varga
George Varga's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Diego Union-Tribune

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Wildly ambitious, wildly flawed, and worth watching for both reasons.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/4 95% Amy (2015) It should serve as a sobering lesson for any young person whose dreams of music-fueled stardom are not tempered by an awareness of the accompanying dangers.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/4 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Inexplicably squanders a fascinating, real-life story.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 94% Whiplash (2014) While "Whiplash" easily ranks as one of the most riveting feature films about drumming and jazz in memory (an admittedly short list), you don't need to know a thing about either to relish this vibrant, timeless tale ...‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
2.5/4 72% Big Eyes (2014) The paintings and their maker, superficial though they may be, deserve more. So do viewers.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
2.5/4 52% Low Down (2014) While "Low Down" earns points for bravely and candidly conveying its message, without a trace of Hollywood sugarcoating or simplistic pontificating, few may be able to get through it without squirming and looking away.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
2.5/4 71% Take Me to the River (2014) With better direction and execution, and a more substantial budget and judicious editing, it could have been so much more.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
80% Get On Up (2014) Alas, the film gets as much wrong as it gets right.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Captures its time, place and tone so well some viewers may feel they've stepped into a time machine.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2013
99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) The transcendent joy and agonizing heartbreak of making music - and trying to make it in music - have seldom been captured as vividly as in "20 Feet from Stardom."‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2013
3/5 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Ultimately, for Rodriguez, musical redemption transcends the greed and soul-sapping breaks he encountered.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2012
3/5 88% Neil Young Journeys (2012) Demme's visual attention to detail is matched by the film's impeccable sound quality.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2012
2.5/4 68% The Runaways (2010) Sigismondi appears less concerned with factual accuracy and compelling storytelling, whether she's addressing the band's swaggering music or Currie's bisexual proclivities.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2010
1.5/4 74% Kurt Cobain: About a Son (2007) There is much to fault in this tedious exercise in pseudo-hipster cool masquerading as, well, what exactly?‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 4, 2008
3/4 89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) The Future Is Unwritten does an ample job of capturing the many facets of Strummer, who was simultaneously self-effacing and and heroic, devoted and calculating, sensitive and brazen.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2007
90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) The most memorable and enjoyable concert movie since Stop Making Sense.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2006
3.5/4 87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004) Lightning in a Bottle's magical concert performances make it a must-see movie for all who crave vibrant music, impassioned vocals and biting instrumental solos that jab and slice with surgical precision.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2004
2.5/4 95% End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004) As fascinating as it is flawed.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2004
3.5/4 96% Festival Express (2003) It's a fun, 90-minute ride, if little more.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2004
3.5/4 89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) A memorable tragic-comedy that produces its share of laughs in between the very real tears of rage and frustration.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2004
2.5/4 86% Lawless Heart (2002) Like so many British movies, it seems made for actors who make what they humanly can of it, their expertise meshing.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2003
3/4 24% Masked and Anonymous (2003) A simultaneously serious and satirical film that should delight longtime Bob Dylan fans and mystify nearly everyone else.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2003
70% Grateful Dawg (2000) While those seeking new insight into Garcia's troubled life will be disappointed, those seeking to celebrate an underexposed facet of his musical legacy should be delighted.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2001
93% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) [Mitchell's] biting wit is offset by the tender insights he brings to Hedwig.‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2001