Deadline Hollywood Daily

Deadline Hollywood Daily is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dominic Patten, Pete Hammond, Todd McCarthy
Rating Title/Year Author
Charlatan (2020) Todd McCarthy The venerable veteran director Agnieszka Holland has made a tasty, if not fully-baked, biographical drama about an obstinate man whose life was as difficult as he was. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (2020) Todd McCarthy The things of life -- family, nature, the environment, education, politics -- all figure prominently in the mix to create an indelible picture of a literal backwater facing devastation. It's both a striking and deeply sorrowful work. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
The human voice (2020) Todd McCarthy On a moment-to-moment basis, Swinton, backed up by her adoring director, cinematographer (José Luis Alcaine), costume designer (Sonia Grande) and cinematographer (Alberto Iglesias), delivers a can't-take-your-eyes-off-her performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
3/5 Locked Down (2021) Pete Hammond Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor shine in Doug Liman's smart and entertaining pandemic heist movie, seat-of-the-pants filmmaking at its most inventive. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
4/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pete Hammond Vanessa Kirby delivers a striking performance in this intense and devastating drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
5/5 Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Pete Hammond Darren Aronofsky-produced documentary is remarkable look at life in Florida's fake utopia. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
3/5 The Marksman (2021) Pete Hammond Liam Neeson is reliably fine in this standard but watchable action flick. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
I'm No Longer Here (2019) Todd McCarthy Frias has smarts and style to burn; every shot has been composed with great poise and confidence, and he cranks everything up to get the most out of every moment. He's a guy who was clearly born to make movies. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Two of Us (2019) Todd McCarthy The three main actresses rise to the occasion as if fueled by piss and vinegar, so juicy are the parts they've been handed. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
The Mauritanian (2021) Pete Hammond Whether people are in the mood to buy the story always has been the bane of his existence, but it is indeed a courageous one as presented here, and Macdonald is just the right credible director to do it. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Television Event (2020) Pete Hammond It is a wild ride to be sure, and Daniels has had it in his head one way or another since he was a very young kid. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
4/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Pete Hammond Chloe Grace Moretz battles monsters and Misogyny in the World War II skies in swell B-movie style. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Pete Hammond A phenomenal Carey Mulligan powers this stunning feature film directing and writing debut from Emerald Fennell. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Pete Hammond Regina King's impressive directorial debut chronicles a remarkable 1964 meeting between four Black icons, and with help of a superb ensemble cast it is a winner. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 Pinocchio (2019) Pete Hammond Matteo Garrone's wonderfully bizarre and visually stunning take on the classic tale is a genuine movie treat. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
2.5/5 Monster Hunter (2020) Pete Hammond Some excellent CGI monsters save the day for this video game adaptation making it watchable for fans of the genre even if storywise much of it is incoherent. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/5 Fatale (2020) Pete Hammond Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy turn a fatal attraction into a twisty throwback to the thrillers of the 80's and 90's. Check logic at the door and you'll have a good time. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/5 Greenland (2020) Pete Hammond Gerard Butler struggles to help family survive against a planet-killing Comet in this timely and pretty damn exciting disaster movie that rises above the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Undine (2020) Todd McCarthy Instead of eventually illuminating his odd little tale, Petzold's slow planting of dramatic seeds yields only a modest crop of drama and meaning that can't be said to provide a nourishing meal. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Pete Hammond Gal Gadot still has the WW mojo and flies into action for a crowd-pleasing sequel that delivers the action - LOTS of it - and makes room for some interesting villains played by Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 Sylvie's Love (2020) Pete Hammond Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha create sparks in Amazon's nostalgic period romance that is a throwback to a time when Hollywood didn't offer this kind of opportunity to many Black actors. It is long past the time to right that wrong. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Pete Hammond George Clooney's intimate epic is an intelligent and urgent warning about what we are capable of in discovering the potential of other planets while destroying our own. One of his best film efforts. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Pete Hammond A real old fashioned crowd pleaser and a charmer of an Irish romantic comedy from the Oscar winning writer of "Moonstruck". John Patrick Shanley hasn't lost his touch. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
5/5 News of the World (2020) Pete Hammond Tom Hanks excels once again with understated but stirring performance in Paul Greengrass' surprisingly relevant western about a deeply divided America following the Civil War. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
5/5 Minari (2020) Pete Hammond A warm and wonderful story of a Korean-American family starting a new life on a farm in Arkansas was rightfully a big winner at Sundance and could follow Parasite to the Oscar podium. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
Another Round (2020) Todd McCarthy The Danish writer-director puts the topic on the table in disarming fashion but, in the end, literally dances away from it to reaffirm the status quo without significantly illuminating the issue as seemingly promised at the outset. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
5/5 Let Them All Talk (2020) Pete Hammond Streep, Bergen, and Wiest all sparkle in Steven Soderbergh's deliciously sophisticated and smart comedy set during an actual Queen Mary cruise from New York to England. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Pete Hammond Compelling film where Riz Ahmed delivers a quietly powerful performance as a heroin-addicted drummer in a Metal band who is going deaf. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
4.5/5 The Prom (2020) Pete Hammond A dazzling cause for celebration for movie musical lovers. The Broadway show was great, the movie is even better with a killer cast, a story with relevance , and a film that is pure entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/5 Half Brothers (2020) Pete Hammond It may be over the top in some ways, a lot of slapstick and swing-for-the-fences broad comedy, but the stars play characters who eventually show a lot of heart amongst the laughs AND there is a cool goat thrown in the mix for fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
2.5/5 Superintelligence (2020) Pete Hammond Melissa McCarthy tries to kill James Corden with kindness in a comedy that is mildly amusing at best, but lacks edge and is pretty forgettable. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
3/5 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Pete Hammond They still have Fred Flintstone and family to thank for this, but this second round with the Croods takes the franchise to new levels of fun , especially with the addition of a new family dynamic. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 Uncle Frank (2020) Pete Hammond Paul Bettany leads a superb ensemble cast in this moving humun story of a gay man forced to again confront the traumas of growing up in a small southern town. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Pete Hammond Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman deliver tour de force performances in George C. Wolfe's outstanding film version of August Wilson's landmark play. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
3.5/5 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Pete Hammond A reteaming of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn reignite the holiday spirit in this bright Netflix sequel to the 2018 original. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
4.5 The Last Vermeer (2019) Pete Hammond Claes Bang, Guy Pearce, and Vicky Krieps are terrific in WWII-era art forgery drama with a good deal of truth on its side and intriguing themes of what really matters when it comes to art and how we perceive it. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
4/5 Run (2020) Pete Hammond Sarah Paulson sends chills as an overprotective mother - to say the least - in a real American horror story. Excellent performances and sharp direction make it work. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
Transhood (2020) Dominic Patten A little too brisk in its approach, and yet Transhood allows its young voices to find their voice, so to speak, and reveals much of how our sense of self, identity, and empathy have evolved. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
3/5 Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Pete Hammond Forest Whitaker takes on the toys in Netflix's spirited Holiday musical for kids, but adults won't mind the nifty singing and dancing interludes that are quite winning. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
4.5/5 Mank (2020) Pete Hammond Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried excel along with a great ensemble cast in David Fincher's brilliant 'Citizen Kane' origin story in beautiful black and white. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
4/5 Freaky (2020) Pete Hammond Vince Vaughn is hilarious in slasher comedy that merges Friday The 13th with Freaky Friday and turns out to be an inspired combination. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
2/5 Fatman (2020) Pete Hammond Mel Gibson is a Santa under siege in this routine action flick with a holiday twist. Actors do their best to lift it but it is pretty familiar stuff. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
4/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Pete Hammond Glenn Close and Amy Adams sensationally power director Ron Howard's moving and humane adaptation of the 2016 best selling J.D. Vance memoir. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
2/5 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Pete Hammond David Duchovny is joined by a young cast in this lightweight reboot of a hoped-for franchise that is less than bewitching. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 The Life Ahead (2020) Pete Hammond Sophia Loren in a return to the screen that is nothing less than triumphant. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 Let Him Go (2020) Pete Hammond Kevin Costner and Diane Lane deliver strong performances in this riveting thriller set in the Dakotas. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
My Psychedelic Love Story (2020) Todd McCarthy The ever-inquisitive and creative Errol Morris has found a way into this eager attention craver that, even if it doesn't present the man in a new light, does make Leary's story come alive again in a very particular way. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
2.5/5 Over the Moon (2020) Pete Hammond New Netflix animated feature is heartfelt though uneven and will appeal mostly to its very young target audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
2.5/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Pete Hammond Anne Hathaway swings for the fences in Robert Zemeckis' frenetic new take on Roald Dahl's classic kids book. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Pete Hammond Borat is at it again expertly skewering targets like Trumpsters, Abortion, QAnon, and a shocking gotcha moment with Rudy Guiliani. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020