Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz
Saul Austerlitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine Film Threat The New Republic Senses of Cinema

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% The Corporation (2004) The Corporation presents such a powerful case for increased regulation and awareness of corporate power that its occasional missteps-- such as its reliance on overused talking heads like Noam Chomsky's-- do not matter much. - The Brooklyn Rail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
1/4 67% Greedy Lying Bastards (2013) A grab bag of environmentally related talking points that never quite congeals into an argument, let alone a prescription. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/5 84% Mongolian Ping Pong (lü cao di) (2006) Less concerned with its plot, which is gossamer-thin and not terribly involving, than with describing the nature of the lives these inhabitants of the remote steppe lead. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2006
1/5 24% Autumn (2006) An unsavory pastiche of the familiar and the overdone, flavored with faux-pungent, existential, interminable dialogue. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2006
3/5 73% Cavite (2006) The film is a tender, unflinching look at the brutal conditions of life in the Philippines, its sympathy for its accidental subjects intertwined with a flexible, on-the-fly mode of filmmaking. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2006
2/5 89% Sir! No Sir! (2006) In seeking to express its outrage over the Vietnam War, Sir! No Sir! loses its moral compass, conflating dissidence and traitorousness, and confusing friends with the enemies of their enemies. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2006
3/5 91% Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) (2006) We emerge worn but wiser, having stepped, if only momentarily, and secondarily, into the shoes of the brutalized. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2006
2/5 50% Blossoms of Fire (2006) ... Gosling's film borrows Herzog's taste for the unfamiliar and exotic without its concomitant saving grace: his wry cynicism. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2006
2/5 60% Little Man (2005) The film leaves viewers with the odd sensation of having peered into the most intimate details of other people's lives, without acquiring much beyond surface impressions. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 63% The Swenkas (2005) Ronde has clearly stumbled onto a terrific subject for a documentary, but having done that, he has little idea what to do with it. - Boxoffice Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2005
1/5 51% In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002) Gives the impression of a man who has lost his will to make movies, and even to go on living, a sentiment difficult to empathize with without likewise giving up on life. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2002
3/5 86% The Way We Laughed (1998) It's a damn impressive trick to build a film around narrative frustration and not cause your audience to run out screaming. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2002
2/5 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) The resulting hodgepodge is a medley of the brothers' favorite verbal and visual tics, making much noise and signifying nothing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2002
3/5 71% The Town Is Quiet (La Ville est tranquille) (2001) Strives toward greatness, toward a complete understanding of life in the roiling, unsettled, complex locale they call Marseilles, and its partial success must be applauded. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2002