Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am for myself only, what am I? - Hillel

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Harvey S. Karten's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Showing 51 - 100 of 3668
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 91% White God (2015) "A wonderful movie that scores high as political allegory, Grand Guignol, and coming-of-age drama. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Mar 4, 2015
B+ 92% Jauja (2015) "A hallucinatory trip down the rabbit hole that summons memories of Gus Van Sant's "Gerry." " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Mar 3, 2015
A- 79% Deli Man (2015) "Prepare to see a jaw-dropping experience. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 27, 2015
B 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "Reasonably taut drama based on the actual kidnapping of the beer mogul. Too bad everyone speaks English instead of Dutch. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 27, 2015
A- 73% 3 Hearts (2015) "A romance that leaves all principals heartbroken, as we in the audience will be as well. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 25, 2015
B- 56% Focus (2015) "If you can believe that two guys would each carry $1.2 million cash to the racetrack, you can accept anything this picture throws at you. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 25, 2015
C+ 79% Bluebird (2014) "A poor man's "Sweet Hereafter" features Amy Morton's strong performance but is poorly photographed with occasionally incomprehensible dialogue. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 21, 2015
B+ 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "A startling doc about college rape that is torn from today's headlines. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 21, 2015
B 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Has elements of "The Players," "Mulholland Drive," and "Myra Breckenridge." " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 21, 2015
C+ 29% Everly (2015) "All style and little plot, but your senior prom date should be as beautiful at 17 as Salma Hayek is at 48. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 19, 2015
B+ 97% '71 (2015) "Few movies show the rage between the British Unionists and the Irish Republican army as effectively as "'71." " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 18, 2015
C+ 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "If this were a parody of romance, the film might be considered valid; but somehow the cast and crew appear to treat the venture as realistic. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 11, 2015
A- 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "For lovers of mature musicals, fans of Anna Kendrick, and devotees of cleverly plotted love stories. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 7, 2015
A- 83% Tangerines (2015) "A most effective antiwar movie though an oversimplification that seems to say that if you get two enemies to sit down with each other over soup, shashlik and a hard-boiled egg, a peace treaty will soon emerge. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 3, 2015
B+ 71% The Voices (2015) "A colorful, fast-moving genre-blender, comedy and psychological thriller, workable thanks to Ryan Reynolds' nice-guy demeanor. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Feb 2, 2015
B+ 84% Ballet 422 (2015) "How do ballet dancers get to Lincoln Center? Practice, practice, practice, and this inside look at two months of rehearsals for a newly minted ballet is an eye-opener. Big plus for a doc: there are no talking heads. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 31, 2015
A- 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "What does a gal have to do to obtain a divorce (a gett) from an Orthodox Jewish man? Quite a lot as this fascinating courtroom drama indicates. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 31, 2015
B+ 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Fascinating tale of a secular Jew's attempt to get a Haredi wife to free herself from the confines of Orthodoxy. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 31, 2015
C+ 27% Wild Card (2015) "Too little action, too much rambling conversation. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 24, 2015
C 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Typical January release: predictable, trashy, over-the-top, but not without entertainment value. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 21, 2015
B+ 95% Girlhood (2015) "The refreshing camaraderie on display from this group of energetic teen girls will sadly evolve into a life of menial jobs and perhaps incarceration. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B 52% The Humbling (2015) "Al Pacino modifies his usual hammy style in this satire on May-December romances and commentary on the transitory nature of celebrity. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 13, 2015
B 96% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "If you want to know what it takes to be a world-class photographer, you don't want to miss this movie. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 12, 2015
B 30% Loitering With Intent (2015) "If you wonder why writers go to the country for peace and quiet and get nothing done, this lively movie will provide one answer. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 90% Mommy (2015) "Watch sparks fly when sonny and mommy are in a room. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 96% Red Army (2015) "A fast-moving story of friendship and of hockey anchored by an interview with the charismatic ex-player Slava Fetisov. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 8, 2015
B+ 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A great example of a story that indicates the relationships between actors and the people they portray. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Jan 7, 2015
A- 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Its many thrills are punctuated by a great score and two terrific performances. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 29, 2014
B 52% The Interview (2014) "If the movie deserves criticism at all, it should not be because it's juvenile (it is, and proudly so), but only because the largely improvised jokes are hit and miss. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 25, 2014
B 89% Still Alice (2015) "A sympathetic look at mental decline in a middle aged woman. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
Aminus 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Easily the funniest satire of the year. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
B 99% Leviathan (2014) "A subtle look at corruption in Russia. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
C 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Too much naturalism, not enough style. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
73% American Sniper (2015) "If you can disregard its politics, you will see perhaps the most exciting adventure thriller of the year. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
Bplus 72% Big Eyes (2014) "Involving look at both a unique style of painting and the evolution of a fraud. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
C 71% Into the Woods (2014) "In this overlong musical, Red Ridinghood is so obnoxious that she drags down the movie. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
B 46% The Gambler (2014) "Generally entertaining but Mark Wahlberg is no Kevin Spacey. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
Cplus 49% Cake (2015) "Yes, Aniston delivers a serious performance but it is over the top and turns the movie into a soap. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
B+ 99% Selma (2015) "Avoids the usual biopic stuffiness by concentrating on one major event in Dr. King's life, the march in Selma, Alabama. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 5, 2014
B 51% Unbroken (2014) "Does not create the same impact as the best-selling book, but seeing it is almost a patriotic duty. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Dec 4, 2014
C 9% Dying of the Light (2014) "Standard-issue revenge melodrama. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 30, 2014
C+ 90% Wild (2014) "Three-inch heels? Not for this woman, who trekked 1,000 humorless miles. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 30, 2014
B 85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) "Cool " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 22, 2014
B 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Timothy Spall's impressive performance as the 19th Century English artist notwithstanding, this is a film to respect more than to love. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 19, 2014
C+ 77% St. Vincent (2014) "Light, predictable comedy. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 11, 2014
B+ 63% Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty (2014) "Well researched doc on Public Enemy #1, the head of the Sinaloa cartel whose location may have been known for a long time by authorities. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 8, 2014
B+ 82% The Homesman (2014) "Comes across as an authentic view of the Old West as opposed to the usual Cowboys-and-Indians melodramas. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Nov 8, 2014
C+ 50% Viva la libertà (2014) "This parody of Italian politics did not travel well across the Atlantic. I'll stick to the likes of "Thank You for Smoking" and "Dave." " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Oct 31, 2014
B+ 42% Horns (2014) "Daniel Radcliffe anchors a scary, amusing movie. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Oct 26, 2014
B+ 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "An unrecognizable Steve Carell is awesome in a deadly serious, humorless role as heir to the Du Pont fortune, whose hobby is training a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics. " ‐ Compuserve
Posted Oct 20, 2014
B+ 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Believe it or not, even world class scientists have private lives. " ‐ Shockya.com
Posted Oct 18, 2014
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