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Joe Dziemianowicz

Joe Dziemianowicz
Joe Dziemianowicz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 33% Home Again (2017) Reese Witherspoon's oversized appeal and radiance is no match for "Home Again," a ramshackle romcom short on both romance and laughs.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 37% Leap! (2017) The story is inherently heart-tugging. There are some cute and cheeky moments and the animated ballet scenes swirl and twirl. But this cartoon comes up short in the charm and consistency departments.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
3.5/5 84% Patti Cake$ (2017) There's much to like in this story about the power of art, family and friendship. That includes a gritty look, a sweet surprise or two (like an echo from mom's musical past) and an ace cast.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3.5/5 91% Marjorie Prime (2017) Like the play by Jordan Harrison it's based on, writer-director Michael Almereyda's film is small in scale, but pulls us in close with its provocative setup.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
1.5/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) If you go searching for an original idea in this tiresome thriller about a soul-sucking demon doll, you won't find one.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 35% Kidnap (2017) Unlike "Taken," which it wants to be on wheels - "Kidnap" doesn't come with twists, turns and surprises that grab and hold you tight.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 46% Rough Night (2017) Gets off to a fast, furious and flagrantly raunchy start only to stumble 30 minutes in. After that, it zigzags unsteadily between being comic and serious and never really achieves lift-off.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) "Born In China" consistently delivers an amazing eyeful.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The film is at its best when Chastain is on screen - and that is a lot.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) Director Daniel Espinosa whips up some nail-biting sequences. But the suspense is all by-the-numbers.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The story submerges and drowns in preposterous gothic nonsense.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) This new documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher celebrates them in hilarious and heart-stirring fashion.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) Both old-fashioned and contemporary, the movie understands and celebrates what makes musicals tick. People sing because they feel so much. Emotions have to come out.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3.5/5 94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) The film's second act packs a bittersweet punch, along with the fact that the failed show is now much-respected. But all of that could have been tied up in a quicker epilogue.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic is right.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3/5 82% We Are X (2016) Yoshiki, the group's eccentric co-founder and drummer, gets most of the spotlight. No wonder. He's a real character, a rich and famous delicate dynamo who's also a designer and in constant pain from his art.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It's gripping, eye-opening and when it comes to heroics, thought-provoking. But it also suffers from grisliness, sentiment and self-indulgence.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
3.5/5 89% Christine (2016) Rebecca Hall makes "Christine" can't-look-away captivating. Her star turn is by turns spooky, heart-stirring and all too human.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/5 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) All aboard the lackluster express.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
2.5/5 17% Mr. Church (2016) Murphy's low-key but affecting performance is filled with loaded and loving glances. And the restraint becomes the 55-year-old star. If only the film were better.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2.5/5 13% Ithaca (2016) Ryan's debut as a director is a sketchy and starchy film.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) It's engaging, sure, with some fast-paced and capable fight sequences.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/5 45% The Hollars (2016) The prospect of life and death - all at once - as a time to take stock, shake self-doubt and to man up is an idea worth exploring. But "The Hollars" rings hollow.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/5 65% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) To her credit, Portman makes smart use of silence and lets actors' faces do the communicating. She depicts violence discreetly.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/5 88% Morris from America (2016) Writer and director Chad Hartigan checks off all the usual boxes in a coming-of-age story. But he also peppers the story with thoughtful one-on-one conversations for intmacy's sake and music to energize things.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
3.5/5 84% Tallulah (2016) For sublime acting, this Netflix feature hits the mother lode. For a script that always holds water, not so much.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/5 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Birbiglia is a keen observer with a laid-back, off-the-cuff demeanor and a big heart. Those assets come through here as he explores juicy themes of success, friendship and moving on.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Despite some decent laughs and great chemistry between Saunders and Lumley, this "AbFab" ... comes up a bit empty.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/5 70% Café Society (2016) Woody Allen's easy-to-like but lightweight "Cafe Society" serves up just you'd expect from the seasoned writer and director.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
3.5/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) The movie rises thanks to an ace in the hole: Bryan Cranston, whose stirring star turn hooks us completely.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 74% The BFG (2016) Fun and likable, occasionally even delightful.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
3.5/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) McConaughey's star turn is straight-up and persuasive. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is earthy and believable as Rachel, the slave Knight falls for and has a child with.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Yes, the appealing mismatched megastars earn their paychecks with game performances. But other than an occasional zinger hitting the mark, laughs are in short supply.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/5 57% Me Before You (2016) The film becomes a testament to the transcendent power of love - but not in the way you expect.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 33% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) Writer and director Brian DeCubellis bathes the screen in dark shadows and provides fluid pacing. If you like your entertainment pulpy - and don't mind swallowing cliches along the way - this "Night" is worth a look.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) It's overlong by about 15 minutes and goes in too many directions at once. But thanks to a groovy period vibe and the A-list stars, you're along for the ride.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/5 76% Last Days In The Desert (2016) Both as parable and personal drama, the film leaves something to be desired.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
1/5 23% The Boss (2016) "The Boss" doesn't work.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is like baklava. It's light, sweet and nutty. But after indulging you might ask yourself, "Did I really need that?"‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/5 37% The Bronze (2016) "The Bronze" isn't a brilliant game-changer, just a funny and filthy diversion.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
2/5 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Showalter, who wrote the screenplay with Laura Terruso ... puts Doris in so many cringe-worthy situations you wonder if the writers even like this hapless Staten Island cat lady of a certain age.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
3.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It's fun and entertaining - no more, no less, no exclamation point.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
4/5 91% Grease: Live! (2016) The ambitious $16 million production of the Rydell High School musical was as impressive as it was fun.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
4/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Sure, Bay indulges some signature cinematic fetishes. But he shows restraint with the slowed-down, sexed-up shots. War is gritty here, not glamorous.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/5 28% Anesthesia (2016) "Anesthesia" is sincere but numbing.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2016
3.5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Toss a classic Western, a Miss Marple mystery and gobs of gore into a big-screen crockpot and you get Quentin Tarantino's weird, wild and way-too-long new movie, "The Hateful Eight."‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 61% Sisters (2015) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler continue their comic winning streak with "Sisters," a gross-out comedy motored by girl power that's funnier than hell. Raunchier, too.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 80% Macbeth (2015) [A] jaggedly beautiful but sometimes jarring film.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 68% The Danish Girl (2015) By diving deep to convey an aching heart and soul, Redmayne drives "The Danish Girl" under our skin.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/5 95% Creed (2015) "Creed" packs a mighty punch.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015