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Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara
Mary McNamara's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Girl in the Box (2016) Stan's story is told with dignity and respect. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 12, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Historically meticulous, thematically compelling and deeply human, O.J.: Made in America is a masterwork of scholarship, journalism and cinematic art. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
100% The Dresser (2015) It is, it really is, just as magnificent, powerful and enthralling as you would imagine. Yet to assume the greatness of The Dresser based on the simply sum of its parts is to miss the whole point of the story. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 31, 2016
87% All the Way (2016) Much of the film's draw, and pleasures, stem from watching Bryan Cranston work the character (not to mention the prosthetic nose and ears). ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 23, 2016
80% Confirmation (2016) Filled with affecting and nuanced performances, Confirmation is an upsetting film to watch, hitting far too close to the bone to feel like a period piece about a regrettable moment from which we have learned. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 18, 2016
75% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) A Ballerina's Tale is far from an exhaustive or even complete documentary, but George... captures the behind-the-scenes grit required of any great artist while also making it clear why this artist is more important than most. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 8, 2016
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) I don't know what other Christmas-celebrating TV critics want from Santa, but somewhere after world peace... I'm hoping the Netflix special "A Very Murray Christmas" will turn out to be a back-door pilot for new variety series hosted by Bill Murray. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 7, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Like the holiday spirit, the Murray variety hour is something we should probably experience year 'round. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 4, 2015
80% 7 Days in Hell (2015) It's a bright and breezy 42 minutes. Samberg is obviously having the time of his life; Harington, having shed the weight of the Wall, looks years younger, and even HBO has a new spring in its step. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
75% Tig (2015) Tig is... a frank look at the many things that make a life, that change a life, without embroidery or quick-hit editing. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 20, 2015
80% Nightingale (2015) Peter is pitched as an Everyman in extremis. He's not, of course; he's a psychopath. That Oyelowo can make both seem true is what makes Nightingale dazzle. Which is not the same thing as shine but, still, something to see. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2015
50% Big Driver (2014) If only it weren't such a disturbingly retro and sadistically sensationalized take on the subject. If only it were any good at all. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) Time, and rewrites, have softened some of the play's stridency. More important, the romance between Weeks (Ruffalo) and his lover, Felix (Bomer), is given a more prominent role as is Felix's death spiral, giving the story power both broad and intimate. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 28, 2014
No Score Yet Geraldine Ferraro: Paving The Way (2013) The questions about Zaccaroand Ferraro's finances, and subsequent allegations of fraud and bribery, are skated over and around, leaving only a portrait of a couple steadfast in their support of each other. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 25, 2014
43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) The movie ends on such a note as to cause the audience to wonder how long it will take before "A," of Pretty Little Liars fame, starts leaving Lizzie Borden an incriminating text or two. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 27, 2014
52% Flowers in the Attic (2014) The problem is not that it's just terrible, but that it's also no fun. At all. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 20, 2014
100% Burton And Taylor (2013) It's difficult to gauge how much fascination viewers still have for the couple, but Burton and Taylor is as good as it gets. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
90% Scott Turow's Innocent (2011) It's Pullman's performance that makes the story so compelling. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2013
No Score Yet Ricochet (2011) Sandra Brown's Ricochet, is just awful, despite its fine literary pedigree. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2013
60% Mockingbird Lane (2012) There's something admirable about a big swing, even when it doesn't connect. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2013
82% Sharknado (2013) Oh sure, it's easy to pick holes in a story about a weather system that makes it possible for sharks to fly and take to the streets, but that's the whole point of movies like this: fabulous in-home commentary. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2.5/5 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) Soderbergh is clearly captivated, as are we all, by the rot underlying the glitz, but even with Douglas' nuanced performance, the film simplifies too many things. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 24, 2013
4/5 80% The World According to Dick Cheney (2013) The facts of Cheney's rise to vice presidential power are fairly well known, but Cutler assembles them here with propulsive brevity. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 15, 2013
100% Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011) Gloria: In Her Own Words, though not perfect, is such an important documentary. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 13, 2012
65% Game Change (2012) The overall atmosphere of the film is surprisingly kind to all. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 3, 2012
3/5 43% Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) In the end, Hannah Montana: The Movie is big, beautiful, a little boring and utterly safe. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2009