Grant Butler

Grant Butler

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Oregonian
Total Reviews:
13

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 13 of 13
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C+ —— Boven is het stil (It's All So Quiet) " Willems' portrayal is expressionless, coming across as more boring than stoic." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 11, 2014
A- 91% Le Week-End (2014) " Veteran actors Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are terrific in "Le Week-End" as the couple, capturing the irritations that build up on long-term relationships, while still finding room to laugh at each other's eccentricities." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 4, 2014
B+ —— Wajma (An Afghan Love Story) " It's gut-wrenching stuff, and it's clear it hits close to home for the young actors." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 4, 2014
B 82% Laurence Anyways (2013) " The performances by Melvil Poupaud and Suzanne ClĂ©ment as the struggling lovers are unforgettable." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 14, 2013
C+ 81% Something in the Air (2013) " Other films have more effectively captured the tumult of France's student uprisings; this one falls short." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 14, 2013
B+ 88% The Angels' Share (2013) " Although some of the accents are so thick it's difficult to understand the dialogue (where are the subtitles when we need them?) the performances feel genuine." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 7, 2013
A 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) " For a movie with such a brisk pace -- it clocks in at just 76 minutes -- "Caesar Must Die" has surprising depth ..." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 7, 2013
B- 94% Lore (2013) " Unfortunately, Saskia Rosendahl plays the title character as an emotionless blank slate, while her siblings come off as brats, making it difficult to feel compassion for her physical and emotional struggles." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 7, 2013
A- 97% Ajami (2010) " Filmmakers Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, who also wrote the story, effectively show how, in a tinderbox fueled by racial and religious suspicions, quiet lives can be upended by mere chance, and how constant, random violence feeds upon itself." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 8, 2010
B- 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) " Director David Mackenzie's complex story is never sure exactly what tone to strike." — Oregonian
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B+ 58% Shelter (2007) " There's real chemistry between the two actors." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 11, 2008
B- 72% Under the Same Moon (2008) " First-time director Patricia Riggen uses parallel story lines to tell the mother's and son's tales -- mom looks for her next job while the boy evades immigration workers, druggies and perverts." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 4, 2008
B+ —— The Man You Had in Mind (2006) " The overall impression is that long-term gay relationships are somehow heroic, and while that's no more the case than in the straight world, there are enough sweet moments to make this homegrown film worth catching." — Oregonian
Posted Jun 22, 2007
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