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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 96%

La La Land (2016)

"As a homage to the golden age of American musicals, this is no South Pacific but scores as a delightfully fizzy romance." Compuserve
Posted Dec 3, 2016
B+ 94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"Feminism in Mongolia is given its due in a soaring film that should have the attention of awards groups for its spellbinding cinematography." Compuserve
Posted Nov 30, 2016
B 100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"Generic plot aside, Isabelle Huppert's performances makes this film a must-see." Compuserve
Posted Nov 25, 2016
B+ 93%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"Donald Trump should learn a lesson by watching how the brave people of Italy are rescuing hostages from North Africa in this loosely constructed documentary, submitted by Italy into Oscar competition." Compuserve
Posted Nov 24, 2016
B+ No Score Yet

The C Word (2016)

"This may not be the most entertaining doc you'll see, but since 1 out of 2 males will get cancer as will 1 in 3 females, "The Big C" could be the year's most important film." Compuserve
Posted Nov 22, 2016
A- 85%

Fences (2016)

"Denzel Washington and his entire ensemble radiate all the poetry of August Wilson's play." Compuserve
Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 82%

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016)

"A surreal comedy in the style of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil," most of which is far from hilarious but should be seen for its inventiveness." Compuserve
Posted Nov 21, 2016
B+ 60%

Allied (2016)

"Is she a Nazi spy or a member of the French Resistance? This question will command your attention throughout the tense World War 2 drama." Compuserve
Posted Nov 21, 2016
C+ 17%

The Comedian (2017)

"Robert De Niro's role as an aging stand-up comic proves largely embarrassing rather than funny." Compuserve
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B 75%

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

"The torturer is a young woman who could nonetheless evoke some sympathy from viewers given the film's careful, deliberate attention to detail." Compuserve
Posted Nov 15, 2016
B 62%

Miss Sloane (2016)

"As a sleep-deprived, fast-talking, fast-walking lobbyist, Jessica Chastain is everywhere, showing the audience just what is involved in the game of persuading legislators for their clients." Compuserve
Posted Nov 14, 2016
B+ 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"Casey Affleck finds his best role as a depressed handyman whose life acquires meaning when he take charge of a teen nephew." Compuserve
Posted Nov 12, 2016
B 95%

Paterson (2016)

"Director Jarmusch has a way of making the most mundane lives seem to matter. Greatly." Compuserve
Posted Nov 12, 2016
B 57%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Warren Beatty's having as much fun in this movie as he had in "Shampoo" 41 years ago." Compuserve
Posted Nov 11, 2016
B 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Cerebral sci-fi with a Spielbergian sense of wonder." Compuserve
Posted Nov 7, 2016
B+ 80%

Lion (2016)

"If you've ever been lost, and who hasn't? This movie is for you, featuring a five-year-old boy from India who winds up in Australia." Compuserve
Posted Nov 4, 2016
B 86%

Jackie (2016)

"Though the unconventional biopic does not often spring to life, Natalie Portman's awards-worthy performance must be seen." Compuserve
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B+ 89%

Elle (2016)

"A revenge tale, but one done in the sophisticated European style rather than the simpler Hollywood treatment." Compuserve
Posted Nov 2, 2016
B+ 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Tom Ford's returns as director after a seven-year break with a psychological thriller elegantly blended with romance." Compuserve
Posted Nov 1, 2016
B+ No Score Yet

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)

"The filmmakers are so frustrated by the amount of food that North Americans waste that they determine to eat only thrown-out grub for six months." Compuserve
Posted Oct 31, 2016
B 93%

Toni Erdmann (2016)

"An alternately sad and jocular look at a father's attempt to bring his daughter closer through a series of practical jokes." Compuserve
Posted Oct 27, 2016
A- 86%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"Features some of the most violent war scenes ever filmed while exhibiting well-deserved praise for a heroic conscientious objector." Compuserve
Posted Oct 27, 2016
B 100%

Peter and the Farm (2016)

"Bernie Sanders and this movie's Peter Dunning may be the two most charismatic characters in Vermont." Compuserve
Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Pretty photography does not compensate for the lack of clear focus." Compuserve
Posted Oct 25, 2016
B 90%

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017)

"Without question, the animation is beautiful. But does this film have any allegorical meaning?" Compuserve
Posted Oct 19, 2016
B 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Takes its place among the better high-school comedies, enjoying a rousing performance from Hailee Steinfeld as a self-loathing junior." Compuserve
Posted Oct 18, 2016
B+ 89%

Loving (2016)

"A sedate, but intellectually arresting drama based on the real case of a couple who challenged laws against interracial marriage." Compuserve
Posted Oct 17, 2016
C 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Convoluted, unfocused plot involving accountants, Asperger's, and hit men." Compuserve
Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 100%

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

"Even if you don't know art, you won't be bored by Cai's fiery exhibits culminating in his building of a ladder seeming to reach for the sky." Compuserve
Posted Oct 7, 2016
B 59%

Desierto (2016)

"You don't go to this thriller for the dialogue but strictly for the photography and stunt work which make the venture worthwhile." Compuserve
Posted Oct 5, 2016
B 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"If generally lacking suspense, the film should be film for Emily Blunt's impressive performance as an alcoholic with borderline personality disorder." Compuserve
Posted Oct 3, 2016
B+ 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"A complex, tongue-in-cheek tale about a young South Korean woman hired to read pornographic stories to old men." Compuserve
Posted Sep 28, 2016
B+ 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Stunning performances. Three chapters in the life of a bullied gay Black male." Compuserve
Posted Sep 28, 2016
B 93%

Newtown (2016)

"A mournful look at the sickest American crime of the 21st Century." Compuserve
Posted Sep 28, 2016
B 73%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"A rousing look at conditions of ante bellum slavery that led to the most famous bloody resistance movement." Compuserve
Posted Sep 28, 2016
B 96%

Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016)

"A poignant look at the plight of women in a Bedouin family in Israel's Negev desert." Compuserve
Posted Sep 24, 2016
B 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"Could end up as this year's best use of high camp." Compuserve
Posted Sep 17, 2016
B+ 92%

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"A Swedish crowd-pleaser about a curmudgeon who attemps suicide after the death of his wife but who mellows out with the help of a new neighbor and a street-scarred cat." Compuserve
Posted Sep 15, 2016
C 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"The question is: who is the father? Can you stand the tension, or are you past what the folks in the 1950's used to call risque?" Compuserve
Posted Sep 13, 2016
B 85%

Sully (2016)

"Should confirm the public's faith in the professionalism of a whole cast of heroes. Features dramatic simulations and sharp photography of the actual landing in the Hudson River." Compuserve
Posted Sep 7, 2016
B+ 100%

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

"A moving doc about the heroism of a minister who helped saved considerable numbers of Jews from the Holocaust." Compuserve
Posted Sep 2, 2016
B 100%

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016)

"Intriguing tale of life in Tunisia just before the Jasmine Revolution, one which focuses on an 18-year-old woman who would rather sing rock than be a doc." Compuserve
Posted Sep 2, 2016
B 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"Imaginative tale of an accident-prone kid." Compuserve
Posted Sep 1, 2016
B 38%

Come What May (2016)

"An effective albeit muted dramatization of a true story: the exodus of millions of French from their towns during the German invasion 1939-40." Compuserve
Posted Aug 29, 2016
B 79%

The Intervention (2016)

"Bizarre but absorbing tale of efforts of friends to break up a couple." Compuserve
Posted Aug 22, 2016
B+ 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"An energetic romp into the Triangle of Death in a movie filled with comedy and drama." Compuserve
Posted Aug 16, 2016
A- 89%

Morris from America (2016)

"Markees Christmas is quite the find as a teen African-American negotiating a coming-of-age in Germany." Compuserve
Posted Aug 13, 2016
A- 88%

Mia Madre (2016)

"Features Margherita Buy's exceptional performance as a filmmaker who juggles the handling of a difficult principal actor with her guilt about her perceived inadequacy in caring for her dying mother." Compuserve
Posted Aug 13, 2016
C+ 64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"The book is a celebration of life; the movie, a dreary downer." Compuserve
Posted Aug 13, 2016
B+ 83%

Imperium (2016)

"Daniel Radcliffe as never before seen infiltrates the weirdos in the American Nazi movement." Compuserve
Posted Aug 13, 2016
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