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Sean Gandert

Sean Gandert
Sean Gandert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
42/100 40% The Rocker (2008) The Rocker ends up doing more to whet appetites for School of Rock 2 than it does to actually entertain. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2008
38/100 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) it's especially sad that a few of the better Star Wars games feature not only significantly deeper stories, but also superior CGI, meaning that both this project's film and video game predecessors have already done better. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2008
30/100 74% La Fille CoupĂ©e en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008) Chabrol was never as groundbreaking formally as his peers, but usually his films can be counted on for a craftsmen-like level of polish. Here, though, even that falters. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2008
41% Hancock (2008) While the film never quite reaches an Alan Moore-level deconstruction of the superhero mythos, it has a fun time offering up all the joy of a big-budget action movie without taking things too seriously. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2008
60% Lost Highway (1997) What Lost Highway lacks in originality--compared to the rest of Lynch's oeuvre--it regains when compared to anyone else's films.‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
91% Sicko (2007) For the first time, the targets of Moore's film need not fear the bearded, heavyset man; instead they should be worried about his audience. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
26% Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) No, Love in the Time of Cholera is not the masterpiece that its source material is, but by choosing not to top the original it still ends up mostly succeeding as a film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
57% Transformers (2007) Come to think of it, I was pretty stupid when I was six years old. So is this film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) From its very first frame the movie is through and through The Simpsons and its creators have taken the time and care to make this worth a trip to the theater rather than waiting for another syndicated rerun to come on. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
88% Superbad (2007) even if Superbad's not much more than a teen comedy, it's the best teen comedy to come out in at least a decade. There's no shame in that. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
19% The Invasion (2007) There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half than staring mindlessly at a movie's impossibly beautiful cast, but there are plenty of better ones as well. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
47% Rendition (2007) Rather then telling a story with characters growing and exploring the politics of the world around them, they simply take up the roles of well-dictated automatons. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
87% Control (2007) Control does justice to Curtis' legacy but fails to make any further grasps for significance. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
27% Lions for Lambs (2007) for the rest of us who think that a piece of cinema should be more than that, Lions for Lambs leaves us feeling empty rather than sparked by the zeitgeist the film attempts to capture. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
36% Southland Tales (2007) Although it's by any reasonable means a flawed film, Southland Tales demands watching, if only for its cinematic achievements. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
96% 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) While other films may be just as engaging due to wit or sheer spectacle, few have ever been as affecting on an emotional level. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) Taken for what it is, and without hoping for another Match Point or Crimes and Misdemeanors, Cassandra's Dream is a fine genre film that succeeds at what it attempts, even if it doesn't attempt all that much. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2008
97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) every bit as exciting as any sports %uFB01lm, while also shedding light on how obsessions can combine with corrupt power structures to drive otherwise normal people to ridiculous ends. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
94% Lake of Fire (2007) Lake's head-on confrontation of a problem most people simply wish to ignore is documentary cinema at its most raw and vital. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
73% Under the Same Moon (2008) the type of facile representations offered by the film do little to address the real issues at hand. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) What the film ends up feeling like is someone else's clumsy attempt to imitate Kar-Wai's style while missing out on his obsessive perfection and emotional depth. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) this somber reflection on crime is as much a breath of fresh air as any premier feature at a film festival. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Attempting to be too many things at once, it is ultimately not a satisfying story about humanity, nor does it truly capture the mysterious natural world of Antarctica. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
77% Full Battle Rattle (2008) this is such small stakes compared to the real war that the film can't help but feel equally unimportant. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
34% Space Chimps (2008) The best that can be said for Space Chimps is that it's utterly undistinguished. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
44% Death Defying Acts (2008) excepting experimental films, plot is a key reason we watch movies. Without an interesting one, an hour and a half of competent filmmaking becomes about an hour and 25 minutes of boredom. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
55% Step Brothers (2008) Despite being perhaps McKay and Ferrell's weakest film yet, it's still a McKay/Ferrell film, and that's enough. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
88% Boy A (2007) Taken as the meditation on the past that it is, Boy A is a moving look at the best and worst of how humans can treat one another. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2008
84% Kabluey (2007) If it comes to your city, be sure to check out one of the lost gems of the year. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2008