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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
3/4 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) ""Breaking a Monster" is engaging to watch partly because of the three young stars' personalities - despite a few adolescent squabbles, they remain likable sorts. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 95% De Palma (2016) "None of this will win over the De Palma haters, but they are clearly outside the intended audience here. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/4 81% Chevalier (2016) "Tsangari gives us an entertaining catalog of the ways males in packs jockey for position, mainly a comic spectacle, but not without moments of menace. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "A hymn to self-reliance - although bolstered with a modest amount of plain old luck. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "If you can live with its blemishes, "The Lobster" is a bracing experience. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 97% Dark Horse (2016) "Who can resist a good horse story? " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 12, 2016
2/4 90% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "There's talent on view here, but in service of a questionable proposition, with the whole thing tiptoeing toward the exploitative. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "Well done. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 55% Pali Road (2016) ""Pali Road" has pretty low expectations of its audience. It ought to be light on its feet, but it lumbers. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "Don't be deterred by the timeworn material - as a romantic vision of youth and rock, "Sing Street" is number one with a bullet. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/4 92% A Space Program (2016) "The film is both a testimonial to and a send-up of the all-American can-do spirit, and a salute to what Sachs and Neistat call the "analog era." " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 90% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "The details - some funny, some intensely painful - of Paul and Esther's relationship over the years have a cumulative power that isn't diminished by a few loose ends. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 53% Demolition (2016) ""Demolition" is mainly for Gyllenhaal fans who relish him in his tortured oddball mode. It's the kind of movie that I'm sure will be called "offbeat," but to me it simply misses the beat. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "It's a testimony to the skill of Francella and the filmmaker how much this movie transcends a history lesson. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 97% Krisha (2016) "Shults is a penetrating observer, and hints at many old wounds that will be lanced in the course of a tight 83 minutes. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/4 50% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) "Although the movie doesn't flinch at presenting a dark and unsavory portrait of a down-and-out slice of humanity, it also detects a glimmer of something more in the characters, nudging the story in the direction of tragedy. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Creating this kind of otherworldly mood takes exceptional talent, and this is a film worth experiencing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "The film is cleanly made and moves quickly, which enhances its effectiveness. It raises moral issues that simply can't be addressed too often. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Larraín has a powerful knack for depicting human monsters. But he stacks the deck so heavily that at times the film can seem like simple-minded anti-clericalism, and at least some viewers are bound to resist. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) "Devotees of classic Hollywood will miss this movie at their peril. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Yen is appealing, the story moves right along, and the martial arts sequences are (to my untrained eye) impressive. In short, a good enough conclusion to the Ip Man saga. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 79% Flowers (Loreak) (2015) "Filmmakers Jon Goraño and José Mari Goenaga get good performances throughout, and the images are handsome. But the pace is slow to a point that wearies. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/4 92% Censored Voices (2015) "To be sure, "Censored Voices" can hardly be seen as anything but a political document, one that shares Oz's views. But even those who don't will be moved ... " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 98% Finders Keepers (2015) "It's a richer portrait than we might expect in an abysmal era of reality TV. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 26% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) "Wenders has a history of employing exceptional cinematographers (such as Robby Müller), and here gets fine work from Benoit Debie, whose glowing landscapes and interiors contribute at least as much as the script. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/4 92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "This is history of a personalized and meditative sort, and you ought to give it a chance. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 95% The Wonders (2015) "An exceptional tale of family dynamics and a fading way of life, grounded with a sense of physicality and the primacy of nature that eventually takes on spiritual overtones. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 88% Very Semi-Serious (2015) "With more than a hint of the magazine's trademark insouciance, the film gives us a close look at how the selection process works and introduces us a to a handful of younger artists, as well as such stalwarts as George Booth and Roz Chast. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "It's part sitcom and part soap opera that pokes mild fun at the season but has a wide sentimental streak. " ‐ Hearst Newspapers
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "In all, it's a relaxed portrait of a likable fellow. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/4 97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "Hand it to directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, who could have made the story into a black-hat/white-hat affair. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "You ... have to swallow a by-the-numbers plot buried under an avalanche of fast-and-furious but underwhelming CGI effects. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) ""He Named Me Malala" gets good marks as a laudatory piece about a genuinely valiant young woman, but it could use a modest dose of objectivity. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "So intense and harrowing that it probably should have a warning label. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "As Fischer, Tobey Maguire is outstanding at capturing the man's intensity, arrogance and single-mindedness, while ensuring that the audience stops short of dismissing him as a talented screwball. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Jobs' extraordinary achievements are given their due, but the film makes it abundantly clear that he could also be a hardhearted and self-centered S.O.B. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 2, 2015
2/4 65% Learning To Drive (2015) ""Learning to Drive" offers some hit-and-miss pleasures, but may finally strike you as pedestrian. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/4 45% No Escape (2015) "Strict plausibility isn't necessary in these movies, but you can't just throw it out the window, and "No Escape" shows why. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Plastic Man, The Artful Life Of Jerry Ross Barrish (2014) ""Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish" tells a remarkable story, even by San Francisco standards. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "The actor suffered deeply, and however much he's responsible for that, it's hard not to feel some compassion for a bright and sensitive artist who, at least early on, seemed full of life. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "The movie could be studied as an encyclopedia of sight gags, most of which are well executed, if not entirely original (which won't matter to small-fry viewers). " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
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 95% 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 34% 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 51% 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 92% 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 91% 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 88% 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 99% About Elly (2015) "It's an incisive portrait of a particular society, but it should resonate everywhere. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 20, 2015
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