Paul Dale

Paul Dale
Paul Dale's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The List
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T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 No Score Yet Out on a Limb (2005) The film ultimately capsizes into vulgar predictability. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 42% Guy X (2005) Metzstein deserves considerable praise for what is, for all its flaws, something quite unique, odd, and memorable. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/5 47% Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006) Thomas Bahmann and Kreuzpaintner's script has all the natural rhythm and humor of a long-expired crawfish. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 93% Solntse (The Sun) (2005) With its slow pace, weird stabs at slapstick, and odd stilted performances, The Sun may not be for everyone -- but in its very perverseness, it has to to be noted that this is a unique, mesmerizing, mad and brilliantly intuitive study. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet King's Game (Kongekabale) (2004) This solidly watchable slab of insider histrionics and strained morality rarely surprising, nor particularly original. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 81% Rock School (2005) Filmed verité-style, Argott's film can hardly lay claim to the greatness its subjects clearly aspire to. Most of the time it comes across as a kind of amateur version of The Bad News Bears. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 100% Vengeance Is Mine (1979) Held together by simply stunning central performances by Ogata and Mayumi Ogawa, this is a most welcome, unforgettable treat from Japan's true crime cupboard. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 72% Primer (2004) Carruth's downbeat and unique debut feature is something of an anomaly in the low budget U.S. indie filmmaking scene: Played out like a deadpan, almost naturalistic political thriller... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
100% Whisky (2004) Something of an evasive, downbeat joy. A peculiarly sour poem os mislaid loyalty, grief and pessimism. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Kerd ma lui (Born to Fight) (2004) Relentlessly thrilling from the get-go, Born to Fight accesses all that is good about the early films of John Woo and the Pang Brothers. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 52% Yes (2005) A dizzying, stunning achievement, an unforgettable dance of demonization and regret. A rare privilege of a film. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 82% The President's Last Bang (2005) It's a daring glance into the past... Uniquely cherish-able. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 86% De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) (2005) Duris is phenomenal in the lead role -- a good-looking wire ball of tightly-wound ill temper -- as are the rest of the cast. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Días de fútbol (Soccer Days) (2003) Darkly and wittily reflective on the idiocy of men and their belief in bonding, this is an excellent addition to Serrano's growing series of sly ensemble comedy dramas. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 57% Shallow Ground (2004) Bad dialogue, creaky acting, unruly characterization and a distinct feeling of déjá vu marks this interesting, if very derivative, horror. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 78% Tropical Malady (2005) Unlike anything else you are likely to see in the near future, Tropical Malady is a dreamy, enigmatic treat. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 89% Festival (2005) Acidic, dyspeptic, darkly funny and filthily rude, Festival is that rare British beast: a good ensemble drama. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 100% Punishment Park (1971) Punishment Park is seminal political cinema of the highest order. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 34% The United States of Leland (2004) First time writer/director Matthew Ryan Hoge's multi-layered ensemble drama is both deeply ambitious and a total mess. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 100% In My Father's Den (2005) This really is less than the sum of its considerably interesting parts. But British actor MacFadyen is phenomenal, as are all the actors here. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 71% Torremolinos 73 (2005) A polyester and bri-nylon must for fans of art house and pornography alike. Yeah, like there's a difference. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 55% Undertow (2004) This white trash fairytale is no masterpiece, but its sinister otherworldliness deserves to be applauded. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
5/5 96% Mean Streets (1973) Scorsese was giving himself therapy through this still startling confection of naturalism, soul music, beautifully judged detail and faith. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 85% Mysterious Skin (2005) The result is surprisingly in keeping with Araki's nihilistic talent and Heim's dreamlike fairytale narrative. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Red Rose (2004) Some of the detail in Mairi Fraser Sutherland's script is genuinely historically interesting, but bad acting, bad camerawork and some very plodding exposition conspire to make this little more than a shoestring budget Open University dramatization. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 80% Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx as Charles proves again that he may just be one of the most interesting actors of his generation. A subtle mix of impression, pathos and rare presence, Foxx holds your focus even when the film begins to prevaricate. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet When the Last Sword Is Drawn (Mibu gishi den) (2003) A stunning and compelling account of a tradition-riddled age which was about to implode on itself. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 93% Riding Giants (2004) It's a treacherous, vivid and compelling ride, and Peralta is in his element assembling and seamlessly integrating old footage with new. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 82% Finding Neverland (2004) This is a pleasing, old-fashioned tearjerker and a half. Pack a couple of hankies. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 90% My Summer of Love (2004) This is a rare, cogent, powerful, intelligent little film from a major cinematic talent. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 61% Saved! (2004) German-born writer/director Brian Dannelly's film reinterprets a genre he clearly loves with the camp fervor of the born again. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 71% Kaosu (Chaos) (Hideo Nakata's Chaos) (2003) [Hideo Nakata's] perverse talent is very much in evidence here. The film does however fall apart towards the end and is undermined by an overwhelming sense of déjá vu. A fascinating early installment from this director nonetheless. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
1/5 19% Thunderbirds (2004) It's too convoluted and camp for kids and too boring for adults. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 58% FUBAR (2002) The gloriously stupid levels of debauchery reached in this film will have a strange resonance for anyone who lived through the Thatcherite bedsit stinkfest that was pre-Acid House Britain. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 100% Babylon (2019) A blinding neo-realist document from a time of incendiary, race relevant change. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019