DVD Verdict

DVD Verdict is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bill Gibron, Patrick Bromley
Rating Title/Year Author
C Stake Land (2010) Daniel Kelly Stake Land is an atmospherically assembled but jerky genre experience EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2011
B Sleepers (1996) Daniel Kelly At 148 minutes Sleepers is a hefty sit, the picture never quite validating its monumental length. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2011
B- Jane Eyre (2011) Daniel Kelly Jane's character arc is articulated adequately (although hardly exceptionally) by Moira Buffini's (Tamara Drewe) screenplay, but unfortunately one bad casting choice deals a serious blow to the picture's credibility. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2011
C A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Daniel Kelly The 2010 version of A Nightmare on Elm Street isn't completely useless, but it is a much lesser telling of this story. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2011
B+ Never Let Me Go (2010) Daniel Kelly Never Let Me Go isn't a feel-good watch, but it definitely unravels its various mysteries and developments with panache and detail. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2011
B Invictus (2009) Daniel Kelly Invictus is well shot and brilliantly cast, but the screenplay lacks the depth and bravery to really turn the picture into a genre classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D+ It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Daniel Kelly It's kind of a crappy movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- Jennifer's Body (2009) Daniel Kelly The performances from the two leading women are great. Seyfried is obviously fantastic as the sleuthing Needy but what stands out on a second viewing of the picture is just how solid Megan Fox is. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Just Wright (2010) Daniel Kelly The central romance is slow to unravel and is unsatisfactory when it does, the chemistry between Latifah and Common being practically non-existent. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
A- The Karate Kid (1984) Daniel Kelly The plot is engaging (largely thanks to the earnest characterization of Daniel and Macchio's excellent performance), zipping skillfully between scenes of mentoring, young love, and social disruption. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C- The Lord of the Rings (1978) Daniel Kelly The fact it was never properly completed only adds insult to injury. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B MacGruber (2010) Daniel Kelly He may be the ultimate tool, but his movie is quite good. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B Knight and Day (2010) Daniel Kelly The screenplay has its deficiencies, but overall the experience of viewing this picture is one characterized by excitement and goofy charm, helped in no small part by two likable lead performances. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Labor Pains (2009) Daniel Kelly One can imagine a standard day on the Labor Pains set involved Lohan arriving hung-over, going through her lines once, after which Shapiro would simply point the camera at her and see what happened. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Leap Year (2010) Daniel Kelly Leap away! LEAP AWAY! EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
F Lies & Illusions (2009) Daniel Kelly Talk about a hopeless movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D+ Love Happens (2009) Daniel Kelly Love Happens is a creaky and drab film that occasionally shows decent intentions, but never executes them to adequate effect. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- Made in Dagenham (2010) Daniel Kelly The characters featured in Made in Dagenham are both well drawn and engaging, a combination of nicely adjusted performances and substantive writing providing the feature with a host of bubbly and likable protagonists. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Management (2008) Daniel Kelly In terms of comedic success Management also misfires, the off-the-wall antics raising only a few minor titters throughout. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D+ Marmaduke (2010) Daniel Kelly The film climaxes with a cringe-inducing dance sequence that features some pretty ropey CGI EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C+ M*A*S*H (1970) Daniel Kelly M*A*S*H has some very fine moments, but it feels disjointed, and it's this lack of structure that makes it hard to digest in one big 116 minute whack. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
F Mean Girls 2 (2011) Daniel Kelly Mayron shoots each frame of Mean Girls 2 like a furniture commercial, bringing no energy or momentum to proceedings. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C My Dinner With Jimi (2003) Daniel Kelly The film doesn't really explore The Turtles in any great depth, and whilst the performances are genial, they're unlikely to live long in the memory. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C My Name Is Khan (2010) Daniel Kelly In many ways the picture feels like a TV movie stretched way beyond its natural length and with a frustratingly showy but unpleasant leading performance at its core. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B+ My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Daniel Kelly My Neighbor Totoro is a genuinely lovely experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D+ The Objective (2008) Daniel Kelly Myrick needs to change his own objective to making "good" films again. During August 2009, he spoke of Blair Witch 3, which is apparently closer to filming than most would believe, so maybe he'll get his chance for redemption with that one. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B Ondine (2009) Daniel Kelly The PG-13 rating is probably appropriate given a few brief instances of sexual intercourse and alcohol abuse, but overall the film exhibits a solid selection of morals and is reasonably entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Pandorum (2009) Daniel Kelly An ineffective and recycled slice of sci-fi hokum, Pandorum just doesn't cut it as worthwhile entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- Paper Man (2009) Daniel Kelly Paper Man is an overstretched and structurally messy picture, but through some great performances and touching individual sequences it becomes an intermittently engaging effort. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) Daniel Kelly Paul Blart: Mall Cop is really no better than average, but in truth it's an inoffensive sort of mediocrity rather than a lazy or cash grabbing type. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C- A Perfect Getaway (2009) Daniel Kelly It's not a complete cinematic mishap, but A Perfect Getaway squanders a good opening and ends up underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C- Piranha (1978) Daniel Kelly It would take a viewer of a very sensitive disposition to be freaked by any of the stuff on display here. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C Pirate Radio (2009) Daniel Kelly These scurvy DJ's can spend some time in Pirate jail. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B+ Red Hill (2010) Daniel Kelly Red Hill was only given a limited theatrical release last year, a foolish move on Sony's part. With some decent marketing and an emphasis on word of mouth screenings, this thing could've been a real sleeper hit. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Planet 51 (2009) Daniel Kelly The idea of a human being seen as the outsider on an alien planet is modestly refreshing but the predictable storytelling isn't. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D+ Remember Me (2010) Daniel Kelly The support is filled by talented actors in nothing roles; Brosnan, Cooper, and to a lesser extent Olin are all very competent performers, but not one of them gets more than a superficial outer shell to exploit in Remember Me. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C+ Repo Men (2010) Daniel Kelly As a raw action flick, Repo Men is more or less a success, tapping into mounds of bloody carnage and bizarre surgical cuts. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- Land of the Lost (2009) Daniel Kelly I realize many people hated it, but I genuinely enjoyed Land of the Lost. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C Salt (2010) Daniel Kelly Salt is a massive disappointment, but it's not without a few charms. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- She's Out of My League (2010) Daniel Kelly The dialogue is often amusing, but the big landmark jokes don't always pay off. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Shorts (2009) Daniel Kelly The characters don't work due to bad performances, the story is flaccid and aimless, and to wrap things up the direction lacks purpose or any sense of control. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- The Soloist (2009) Daniel Kelly The Soloist is definitely not as good as I'd hoped, but it's still not a bad film. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- Sugar (2008) Daniel Kelly It's imperfect and ultimately a little forgettable but a nice leading performance and a sizzling finish make it hard to completely ignore. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
C 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) Daniel Kelly Hollywood executives attempt to suck your wallet dry with yet another DTV sequel. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D- Three and Out (2008) Daniel Kelly Director Jonathan Gershfield shows no capacity for comedy, mistiming gags throughout the entirety of the affair. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
D Tooth Fairy (2010) Daniel Kelly This movie is so cheesy, it practically reeks of Stilton. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
A Traffic (2000) Daniel Kelly Traffic is a rewarding and emotionally resonant slice of cinema, offering fine performances and an end message that doesn't suffocate the entire feature EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B+ Triangle (2009) Daniel Kelly Triangle isn't a horror film but rather a well-crafted psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B Tribute to Heath Ledger: The Unauthorized Story (2008) Daniel Kelly R.I.P Heath Ledger. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011
B- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Daniel Kelly As a love story I still don't think the Twilight films are anything special, but as a fun blockbuster Eclipse provides a palatable enough experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2011