Wid Gunning

Wid Gunning
Wid Gunning's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Daily
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T-Meter Title | Year
100% Romeo and Juliet (1916) I believe that any audience anywhere will not only be impressed by the atmosphere and by the fact that they are seeing a classic, but they will also be entertained by the offering as an interesting dramatic love story intelligently presented. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
88% The Skywayman (1920) The best stunt is the one in which Locke's machine wrecks a church steeple and sends the villains scooting from this hiding place. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
80% Queen of the Sea (1918) Of course, the outstanding item in this sort of a film is the question of how much footage registered the scantly clad mermaids. I think there is enough to hold the interest and tease 'em along without overdoing it. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
86% The Flapper (1920) The Flapper can be considered a very unusual comedy. It is splendidly sub- titled and there are a wealth of pretty snow scenes as backgrounds. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
88% Deliverance (1919) It contains also much of the beautiful philosophy that already has been given the world through Miss Keller's works, and often visualizes her dreams. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
80% Treasure Island (1920) It's a real, thrilling pirate tale, is Treasure Island, and one which happily came to the screen under the guidance of a man capable of realizing on the artistic opportunities presented by the story as well as its many blood-curdling moments. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
78% The White Heather (1919) The treatment accorded the subject by Director Maurice Tourneur accounts for its success. He had ordinary enough material to work with, but he dressed it up in a truly artistic production and the result is a technically excellent picture. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
86% Polly with a Past (1920) The biggest pity of all, is that Miss Claire has been allowed to keep away from the silver sheet so long. She makes Polly With a Past stand out strong enough to be mighty fair screen entertainment. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
40% Better Wife (1919) For the most part the picture is straight exposition instead of interesting narrative or drama. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
100% The Great Air Robbery (1920) Lieutenant Locklear performs some daring feats which have been caught by the camera with surprising exactness and realism. In fact, without the exceptional stunts of the reckless aviator, the production could hardly get by. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
100% Double Speed (1920) Double Speed is a corking good comedy and fits Wallace Reid with a role entirely suited to his capabilities as a romantic actor and a light comedian. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% Brewster's Millions (1921) With Arbuckle the star and Henaberry directing, Brewster's Millions turns out to be one of the year's best comedies. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
100% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) The Yankee's handling of King Arthur and his court in a truly twentieth century fashion got lots of laughs and there is some really good comedy in the Fox production. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
100% An Arabian Knight (1920) Although there are times in An Arabian Knight when the experienced eye will be able to detect humorous possibilities that were overlooked in the production, it stands out as something quite extraordinary and pleasingly done. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920) Paul Wegener displays a distinct creative ability in his production of The Golem and he tells the story in a comprehensive fashion, wastes no time with padding and builds toward the climaxes with a deft forcefulness that cannot be mistaken. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
99% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920) [The film's settings are] unlike anything you've ever seen, but an idea can be gleaned from the fact that they resemble the futuristic or cubist designs which have gained rather extensive prominence in art circles of late. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
80% The Devil's Passkey (1920) [Erich von Stroheim] has taken a plain eternal triangle story again and made it overwhelmingly powerful by dressing it up with a wonderful production in which a distinct and fascinating Parisian atmosphere is not the least essential. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
100% Disraeli (1921) Disraeli looms on the screen as one of the greatest high class attractions of the times. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
100% Anne of Green Gables (1919) As long as life goes on and kiddies continue to be kiddies, the old interest in the child life will continue, and so, in Anne of Green Gables. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
100% The Breath of the Gods (1920) The most pleasing performance after that of Miss Aoki, is given by Arthur Carewe as the prince. Others in the cast aren't called upon for any particular effort. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
43% Sacred and Profane Love (1921) The atmosphere of the film is heavy and there is little relief for your entertainment. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
90% Ravished Armenia (1919) [Ravished Armenia is] a picture filled to the brim and running over with horrors that raise to the boiling point indignation against the perpetrators of the crimes. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) This picture is a laugh riot. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
100% The Right of Way (1920) Bert Lytell gives a carefully studied and impressive characterization of the difficult role of Steele. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
100% The Kid (1921) The Kid is a knockout. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
80% The Dragon Painter (1919) They had an idea here all right and Bill Worthington has given a remarkably artistic atmospheric background but they failed to provide enough story incident and so it misses. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
67% Back to God's Country (1919) In the midst of wild animals of various sorts in pleasant scenes of the wooded territory of the south-west portion of Canada, Nell Shipman makes a charming heroine. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
100% The Kingdom of Youth (1918) Two decidedly pleasing personalities in a delightful little romantic comedy drama that provides oodles of wholesome laughs... comes about as near being made to order for present-day audiences as anything I can think of. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
80% Such a Little Pirate (1918) Time-honored pirate stuff. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
91% The Queen of Sheba (1921) Never before in the history of the screen has such a thrill as that of the women chariot racers been accomplished. It is the big moment in The Queen of Sheba and of itself worth going to see. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
71% Arizona (1918) Altogether, it's a good snappy picture... but when it comes to comparing this with some of the things that Doug, has done in the past the comparison is apt to be unfavorable. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
78% Salome (1919) Unfortunately, for the first hour and a half, the production is chiefly made up of plotting scenes in which undressed Theda tries to doublecross all the folks associated with King Herod. - The Film Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020