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Steve Davis
Steve Davis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 28% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The borderline campy The Bye Bye Man is a horror movie in search of an urban legend. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Utterly heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) There's no doubt about the veracity of Aisholpan's inspirational story. She exists, and she's a champion in every sense. But many sequences in the film appear planned out, even staged. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 2016
1.5/5 61% Allied (2016) Bombs away! ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Luckily for Franco, Cranston makes for the perfect comic foil in Why Him?. That craggy, lived-in face can launch a thousand laughs with a simple squint of the eye, cock of the brow, or clinch of the jaw. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 22, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet A Winter Rose (2016) The wilted music drama A Winter Rose is a showbiz tale with a premise so improbable there's a good chance it might inspire a reality competition show. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) If you've ever felt the same about a Felis catus, you'll cut A Street Cat Named Bob some slack for the same reason I did. You won't be able to help yourself. And stock up on some Kleenex beforehand. You're gonna need them. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 89% Loving (2016) Loving (a title that works on more than one level) unhurriedly recounts this husband and wife's near decade-long ordeal in a manner commiserate with their quiet and unwavering commitment to each other. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A Man Called Ove deftly incorporates the seminal moments of its titular character's past in a series of flashbacks that inform, rather than intrude upon, the present. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Truly, madly, deeply: There's magic in this Moonlight. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/5 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) A sumptuous tapestry of color, shadow, and light. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) It's meant to be thrilling fun, but it never takes off in the way imagined. There's no merriment in the .357-caliber chaos, no mirth in the staccato of bullets. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) The lovely Long Way North is an old-fashioned animated movie, but don't let its unfussy execution fool you. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1.5/5 29% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bĂȘte) (2016) It's beastly. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/5 30% Masterminds (2016) Galifianakis' cluelessness can tickle, but he's having a progressively difficult time making things feel fresh. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1.5/5 35% Max Rose (2016) The script is replete with filler inserted in the name of "real life": bad jokes and silly riddles, spontaneous songs, and improvised scenes in which conversations go around in circles. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/5 63% Storks (2016) Storks flutters like a bird with a broken wing -- it never quite gets off the ground. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/5 65% The Vessel (2016) A testament to the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/5 15% The Wild Life (2016) Though hardly terrible, the movie is imminently forgettable. Once it's over, it feels as if it never happened. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 96% Nuts! (2016) Director Lane and screenwriter Thom Stylinski take a lighthearted, folksy approach to telling Brinkley's life story ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 1, 2016
1/5 40% Morgan (2016) By the end, what it means to be human becomes a rhetorical question, and a stupid one at best. The depressingly relevant inquiry? Whether this insipidly contrived movie could survive a brain transplant. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 91% Southside With You (2016) As the one-day POTUS and first lady, Sawyers and Sumpter capture the familiar essence of this now well-known couple without impersonating them, imagining them with a fresh perspective about who they were long before becoming famous. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Try not to focus too much on the upbeat message, summarized in 25 words or less at the end, and instead enjoy the simple pleasure of [Jenkins'] company. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 11, 2016
0/5 11% Nine Lives (2016) This cat-astrophe about a megalomaniacal New York City real estate developer and businessman (dingdingding!) who finds himself trapped inside the body of a fussy feline called "Mister Fuzzypants" is, paws down, the year's worst film. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) The humanism on display here is precise and unsentimental. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 66% Nerve (2016) Up until now, Roberts and Franco have been second-tier actors in the industry food chain, but their first-rate performances in this better-than-average genre flick exude something called charisma. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) In this 90-minute movie, which runs twice the length of one of the Ab Fab episodes airing stateside since the mid-Nineties, this deliciously bad behavior is diminished by a silly plot. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Viggo Mortensen may be the most taciturn actor in American movies today. His weatherworn, handsome face (with a cleft chin to rival Kirk Douglas) communicates character with only the slightest of movement. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/5 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Trying to communicate the essence of musician Frank Zappa and his body of work in words is futile, even when the words are his own. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) The ads proclaim the movie is "inspired by a true story," as if to give it street cred that it would otherwise lack. Let's break it down, shall we? Mike. And. Dave. Need. Wedding. Dates. What's inspired? What's true? ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) In the end, trying to compartmentalize this movie in some neat fashion is folly. This is Todd Solondz and, refreshingly enough, you can't teach an old dog new tricks. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 82% Viva (2016) Even as the film's melodrama starts to lay on as thick as a La Lupe ballad, Medina's sensitive and luminous performance as a tarnished Latin angel who learns to spread his wings remains center stage, and rightly so. This young actor is good. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 97% Weiner (2016) It's a movie from which you can't look away, no matter how hard you may try. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/5 97% Dark Horse (2016) Regardless of whether Dream Alliance wins, places, or shows, he and this lovely film are, without question, a sure bet. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 26, 2016
1.5/5 4% The Darkness (2016) A film woefully lacking in true fright. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 84% The Meddler (2016) Roles like this are regrettably rare for actresses of a certain age, and Sarandon makes the very best of this opportunity. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 80% The Family Fang (2016) Bateman, the director, manages to bring out the two principals' anguish without resorting to sentimentality, until the unsatisfying last quarter of the film when things get gooey. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 76% Keanu (2016) You're gonna be smitten kittens over Keanu. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) What most captivates is the rhythm of those scenes in which the characters mount the soapbox to share stinging observations on a variety of topics in an often hilarious back-and-forth battle of words. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) This is a match made in movie heaven, given that the critters in Kipling's stories speak and behave like human beings, perfectly suited to Disney's anthropomorphic tradition of walking and talking animals, which began with Mickey Mouse. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 loses its perspective about being a movie celebrating the familial ties that bind, even those that choke you. It turns into something else: a cash register in the guise of a sequel bearing gifts. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) This wonderful, silly old fool doesn't need your pity, doesn't require your sympathy. Once she gets under your skin, you understand her completely. And you like her. You really like her. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/5 43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) The movie never allows [Garner] to truly plumb the depth of her character's despair, which would have made the uplift of its message all the more effective. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 16, 2016
0/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) Holy Isis and Osiris! Barely two months into the year and a strong contender for the worst film of 2016 has already appeared onscreen. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) By the end, Triple 9 is anything but by the numbers, a frustrating head-scratcher sabotaged by its narrative ambition. It's too bad things wind up that way, because the film has promise. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Stumbles down the runway like an overdressed supermodel with two left feet. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) Of course, the film's showpiece is another incomparable lady, the always amazing Maggie Smith. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1.5/5 16% The 5th Wave (2016) Washes over you like tepid bathwater. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 28, 2016
0.5/5 10% The Forest (2016) The snap of a twig, the rustle of a branch - that's about as scary as it gets in The Forest, a supernatural horror movie afraid of its own shadow. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 60% Joy (2015) The film showcases the remarkable way [Lawrence] can command a movie, even when it gets sidetracked. Her focus never wavers in bringing out the best of this version of the American dream. What a joy for any moviegoer to witness. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 23, 2015