The Gate

The Gate is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrew Parker
Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Andrew Parker Rambo: Last Blood might promise a grand send-off to one of cinema's most iconic action movie characters, but it's not much of a Rambo movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
.5/10 Zeroville (2019) Andrew Parker Thanks to Franco's patent unwillingness to engage with his material on a meaningful level, it's nothing more than one of the actor's trademark performance arts stunts. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
8/10 Toxic Beauty (2019) Andrew Parker Toxic Beauty might be a documentary about the unseen killers lurking in one's household, but it's also a hopeful tool for change. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
6/10 Downton Abbey (2019) Andrew Parker It has an overall savviness and willingness to entertain as broadly as possible without betraying the complexity that made the series alluring to so many viewers. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
9.5/10 Ad Astra (2019) Andrew Parker An intense and intelligent psychological thriller, family drama, and sci-fi epic all rolled into one. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
5/10 Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019) Andrew Parker Like sharing a 90 minute ride in a train car with Robertson, but never asking him a question that would cause him to get up and walk away from the conversation. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
4.5/10 Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Andrew Parker Gone is the everyman filmmaker seeking the truth, and its place is a savvy operator who cracked the formula for stunt journalism and is keen on running it into the ground. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
8.5/10 The Friend (2019) Andrew Parker By the time the inevitable arrives, the viewer knows so much about these people, their problems, and their fears that giving in to tears of joy and sorrow comes effortlessly. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
7/10 Freaks (2018) Andrew Parker The end won't be in too much doubt ... but Freaks revels in making sure the steps taken to get to such a point are playfully and emotionally subverting audience expectations. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
6/10 The Goldfinch (2019) Andrew Parker The Goldfinch isn't a subtle book and [this] isn't a subtle movie, but within its barely contained, shaggy construction, there's plenty to like, admire, and be entertained by. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
8/10 () Andrew Parker It wants viewers to engage with it and think about its anti-nostalgic, scrapbook construction, and Heise accomplishes his ambitious goals with ease and grace. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
10/10 Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Andrew Parker Synonyms is as powerful as an atomic bomb and as open and honest as reading someone's diary. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
5/10 American Woman (2019) Andrew Parker What American Woman lacks... is a script that allows any of this to grow and breathe into something stimulating or satisfying. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 Varda by Agnès (2019) Andrew Parker It's a cinematic hug from the other side, and we're lucky to have it. Even in death, there are few teachers better than Agnès Varda. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/10 Becoming Nobody (2019) Andrew Parker A virtually context free affair that plays less like a tribute to the man or a new platform that can be used to espouse his teachings and more like a greatest hits album of noteworthy moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
9/10 Dolor y gloria (2019) Andrew Parker It's a film that both redefines and rejuvenates the careers of both the director and star, while reminding viewers just how formidable [they] can be. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
7/10 The Whistlers (2019) Andrew Parker An inventive, darkly comedic, and assuredly entertaining neo-noir. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
7.5/10 () Andrew Parker The sort of well paced and all encompassing dramatic epic where years can pass and major changes can occur across the span of a single line of dialogue or well placed edit. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
8.5/10 The Climb (2017) Andrew Parker If esteemed French filmmaker Éric Rohmer were still alive today, and he decided to make a movie about modern dude-bros, the result might look something like The Climb. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
6.5/10 The Traitor (2019) Andrew Parker [Favino] brings a lot of energy to The Traitor, even when Bellocchio's material is at its driest. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
9/10 Parasite (2019) Andrew Parker A brilliant, biting, chilling, and darkly hilarious bit of social commentary from Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon-ho that's as entertaining as it is unsettling. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
9/10 Blow the Man Down (2019) Andrew Parker Blow the Man Down might not redefine darkly comedic mysteries or twisty thrillers, but it's one heck of a funny, and sometimes frightening ride. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
9/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Andrew Parker Too weird for words but highly entertaining for anyone willing to get on side with its nasty, misanthropic wavelength. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
6.5/10 This Changes Everything (2018) Andrew Parker As a primer and outline on the work that still needs to be done before Hollywood reaches a point of gender equity, This Changes Everything works well. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
8/10 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Andrew Parker A charming and thoughtfully written dramedy with a wealth of depth and heart that closes out the proper summer movie season on a strong note. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
8/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Andrew Parker It's a rare example of a comfort food level crowd pleaser with a great deal of ambition to go along with its hard earned uplift. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
6.5/10 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Andrew Parker At its best when Lewkowicz and his interview subjects pull back from the material itself and look at how the musical has stayed relevant over the years. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
6.5/10 Touch Me Not (2018) Andrew Parker More successful in its analytical and clinical researching aims than it is as a work of art, [but] there's little denying that Piatilie has crafted something important. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/10 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) Andrew Parker A film with a fair bit to like within its shaggy, unwieldy construction, but not enough to outweigh the fact that Dolan's latest is an unqualified mess. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
5.5/10 Aquarela (2018) Andrew Parker Best viewed on the largest screen with the best sound system possible, but it still feels like there could be more to this that isn't being explored or pondered. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
1.5/10 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Andrew Parker Anyone who deigns to buy a ticket to Angel Has Fallen needs to lower their expectations accordingly. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
7/10 Ready or Not (2019) Andrew Parker It's a delightfully decadent dark carnival that seems primed for cult movie status. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
8.5/10 American Factory (2019) Andrew Parker Should be required viewing for anyone who ever questions why unions or labour movements are necessary and vital. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
5.5/10 The Divine Fury (2019) Andrew Parker Instead of playing such a ripe premise for camp value, The Divine Fury takes itself pretty seriously. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
6/10 Shi tu xing zhe 2: die ying xing dong (2019) Andrew Parker Will scratch the itch of anyone who wants to watch something with a ridiculous plot, hard boiled performances, and a handful of impressive set pieces. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
0.5/10 Survival Box (2019) Andrew Parker It's the kind of slipshod, carelessly thrown together movie that has "tax write off" practically written on the script's title page, EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
8/10 Mine 9 (2019) Andrew Parker Mine 9 is the most poignant and terrifying sort of drama: a film about good, hard working, sympathetic people in a life or death situation. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/10 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Andrew Parker If 47 Meters Down: Uncaged was nothing more than the final ten minute showdown it would be near perfect. Unfortunately, there's 79 minutes that come before it. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
6/10 Good Boys (2019) Andrew Parker An enjoyable, but exhausting experience EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
8/10 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Andrew Parker One of director Richard Linklater's most fascinating (and bound to be misunderstood) projects in years. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
6.5/10 After the Wedding (2019) Andrew Parker It probably works best if you haven't seen the original movie its based on, [but] After the Wedding remains a well told story of privilege, charity, and suppressed feelings. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
7.5/10 Spice It Up (2018) Andrew Parker An enormous gamble birthed from creative frustrations, distractions, and detours, but one that pays off. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
5/10 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Andrew Parker Brügger's indulging of his own stylistic fetishes proves to be a major stumbling point, leading to a work that uneasily hangs between cynicism and sincerity. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
7/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Andrew Parker Blinded by the Light might follow a bit too closely to the crowd pleaser playbook, but it's certainly effective. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
5/10 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Andrew Parker [The preceding short] Hair Love is absolutely worth seeking out and supporting. The Angry Birds Movie 2, not so much. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
7.5/10 Luce (2019) Andrew Parker The many scenes that [Harrison] shares opposite Spencer's skeptic aren't just the best in the film; they're some of the best in any movie this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
4.5/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Andrew Parker Visually astounding, but narratively sloppy and tiresome, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in no way improves upon its creepy source material. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
7/10 Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Andrew Parker [Belkin's] reliance on archival materials to tell Wallace's story ensures that the biography on display is a sturdy outline of the man's life, but never... a complete picture. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/10 Light of My Life (2019) Andrew Parker Uninspired and stretched as thin as it could possible go... Casey Affleck's father-daughter drama Light of My Life takes forever to go absolutely nowhere interesting. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
6/10 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Andrew Parker It's unabashedly hokey, Hallmark-level melodrama, but if forced to pick one film from the doggie pile of such weepies, I wouldn't hesitate in choosing this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019