Walter V. Addiego

Walter V. Addiego

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Walter V. Addiego's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hearst Newspapers, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "It's a testimony to how much this is a live issue in Indonesia that some of the credits are listed simply as "anonymous." " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/4 97% Amy (2015) ""Amy" is a film about the waste of a great talent, and you dread the inevitable ending. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 50% Closer To God (2015) ""Closer to God" is a decently made old-school horror film that puts a modern spin on one of the genre's most venerable themes, the creation of a human life in a laboratory. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/4 37% Max (2015) "This is a melodrama that aims to uphold traditional values, and it's effective in playing to the viewer's emotions. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 48% Live From New York! (2015) ""Live From New York!" has its merits - plenty of entertaining stories from the performers and writers, and from the show's guiding genius, Lorne Michaels, about "SNL's" amazing four-decade run. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "If you feel any kinship with the disaffected, "When Marnie Was There" has much to tell you. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 90% Sunshine Superman (2015) "The action shots are intoxicating, as close as most of us will get to feeling the jumpers' euphoria. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 28, 2015
3/4 92% Jauja (2015) "Viewers who can accept a defiantly slow pace, a few loose plot threads and a directorial style that works by intimation, will be rewarded. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 20, 2015
3/4 97% About Elly (2015) "It's an incisive portrait of a particular society, but it should resonate everywhere. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 20, 2015
2/4 62% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "It's hard to imagine that the movie has much to say to viewers less than enthusiastic about Giger's imagery - macabre, aggressively sexual mergings of organic and mechanical forms. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "A celebration of an artist who's utterly delighted an international audience of children - and more than a few adults. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 97% Iris (2015) "The chief virtue of "Iris" is its amiability - it's a delight to spend time in Apfel's company, and thanks to Albert Maysles, we can. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 100% Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (2015) "Will surely appeal to rock 'n' rollers, but deserves the widest possible audience. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 44% Adult Beginners (2015) ""Adult Beginners" has enough going on to work as a mostly unchallenging time-passer, and nothing more. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/4 18% Little Boy (2015) "The film has a good cast, and is competently made in a plain-vanilla way, but its greatest appeal will be to those who share its endorsement of traditional religious values. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "A vital and untethered account of one of the prime bands of its era, along with a revealing portrait of that era. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "A worthwhile portrayal of an intelligent and skilled old-school conjuror who can look the audience in the eye and say, "I'm a deceiver and I'm going to deceive you," and then do just that. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "The real problem with the film is a gradual mood switch that, for me, didn't work at all. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) "It might even boost the market for marmalade. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 74% Beloved Sisters (2015) "If more historical movies were like Beloved Sisters, the term "costume drama" would be less of an insult. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) "Pavich shows us many images from the storyboard, and even treats some to a simple form of animation to suggest how the movie might have looked. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2/4 54% Pioneer (2014) "Skjoldbjaerg is unable to make us care as much as we should, and gives the film a kind of muddy look that translates directly into the viewer's mood. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/4 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "Mainly for "Night at the Museum" diehards. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/4 73% Point and Shoot (2014) "You could look at the movie simply as a remarkable adventure tale, but if there's a larger point, it's not crystal clear. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/4 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith keep up a headlong pace -- if one joke or sight gag misfires, there'll be another one soon. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3/4 71% Plot for Peace (2014) "Not everyone is an unalloyed fan of Ollivier, but it's hard not to admire his effectiveness. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/4 91% Art and Craft (2014) "A droll documentary that may remind you of Errol Morris' work. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/4 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "A film of great sadness, but also a galvanizing depiction of heroism. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/4 99% Starred Up (2014) "Director David Mackenzie has empathy for the characters, but also knows how to ratchet up the tension and make the scene of mayhem pack a wallop. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/4 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Neeson has so much audience good will at this point that he (almost) can do no wrong. He's very good as Scudder, and with luck (and good box office), this could be the start of a series. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) ""This Is Where I Leave You" isn't a disaster, but it's hellbent on playing safe, and leaves a good comic cast high and dry. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 59% My Old Lady (2014) ""My Old Lady" is affecting, even if many of the revelations and high-voltage speeches occur at predictable moments. But if you can look past this formulaic side, it's a movie worth seeing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/4 7% The Identical (2014) "The filmmakers use such a straight-laced and schmaltzy approach that "The Identical" might as well be a Hallmark TV movie. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/4 65% The Notebook (2014) "By the end, you may feel exhausted by the parade of horrors. But veteran Hungarian director János Szász has the courage of his convictions, refusing to provide breathing room or false optimism. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/4 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "See "Love Is Strange" for its sensitivity and understated jokes, but mainly for Lithgow and Molina's expertly modulated work, which pulls the movie back when it threatens to stray into melodrama or heavy-handedness. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 28, 2014
1/4 36% If I Stay (2014) "Moretz is an appealing young woman whose star is rising. She'll probably have an exceptional career, but "If I Stay" won't be a highlight. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 58% Finding Fela! (2014) "For all his strangeness, Fela had a captivating side, and his music could be riveting. That's why the film disappoints - a movie about such a man as this ought to be more exciting. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 73% Alive Inside (2014) "The movie is at its best when documenting the reactions of various patients, which in some cases is nearly miraculous. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/4 85% Korengal (2014) "The film is a tribute to the courage, tenacity and sorrow of the men with their boots on the ground in a place very far away. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/4 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) "You may relish the gossipy, dishy stuff Myers serves up. For a while, you can feel like a part of the golden circle. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "It's impossible not to root for these appealing if flawed youngsters. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/4 81% Fed Up (2014) "It's a decent summary of the issue, taking square aim at corporations and politicians who have made it easy for the citizenry to stuff its collective face with junk food and, even more damaging, sugar. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 29, 2014
4/4 96% Ida (2014) "The Polish drama "Ida" is a rarity, a film both intensely grounded in painful historical reality and genuinely otherworldly. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 29, 2014
2/4 94% The Dance of Reality (2014) "It may hold some interest to cinephiles as a relic of a kind of extravagant, overheated personal cinema that doesn't exist anymore. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 29, 2014
2/4 18% Tasting Menu (2014) "This particular souffle is both overbaked and underseasoned. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) "The filmmaker works with economy and has a knack for creating a sense of foreboding, which is good because the plot is simply a working out of the old saw that violence begets violence. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 75% Teenage (2014) "Wolf's sympathy for youth movements compensates for the distraction of the new scenes, and the fascinating old footage seals the deal. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 77% Watermark (2014) "It relies heavily on visuals and offers minimal context. The project has a pro-environment feeling, which comes across implicitly, not through browbeating or preaching. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3/4 94% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "The film functions best as an introduction to her work, which is what matters, and an invitation to see more of it, which is highly recommended. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 88% Le Week-End (2014) "This film doesn't feel obliged to pick a winner or lob easy answers; it aims to observe, with humor and humanity, with penetration and without oversimplifying. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2014
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