DCist

DCist is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ian Buckwalter, Pat Padua
Rating Title/Year Author
Tomorrowland (2015) Pat Padua Cheerily puts the steering wheel in your own hands. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Pat Padua A thriller whose intensity is driven by emotion as much as it is by motion. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Welcome to Me (2014) Pat Padua If only Alice Krieg had directed it herself. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Pat Padua You may learn something before it's all done and it makes a billion dollars. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Adult Beginners (2014) Pat Padua Kroll ... [gives] Nick enough humanity to make his character arc watchable and even moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Man From Reno (2014) Pat Padua A convoluted mystery in which the helmsman cares about his characters and doesn't treat them like pieces of meat or pawns on a chessboard. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Trois coeurs (2014) Pat Padua I did not feel anybody's heart beating ... but those strings kept me moderately invested in a pair of sisters and the moppet tax inspector they loved. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Salt of the Earth (2014) Pat Padua What is this, an inspirational poster? EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Wrecking Crew (2008) Pat Padua If it moves from personal history to pop culture study, it also moves in the other direction, instilling a sense of urgency in documenting our own personal histories. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
It Follows (2014) Pat Padua Takes cues from '70s horror movies, but ... creates its own creepy atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Eva (2011) Pat Padua Eva had me at the robotic cat. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Pat Padua They wiggle their formulaic rumps in the direction of paying audience's tear ducts until water inevitably and uncontrollably gushes. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Wild Tales (2014) Pat Padua An exciting, gory ride that gets heavy-handed and loses steam, but there's more than enough to satisfy the lust for blood and entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Pat Padua If you must have a stylistic gambit, better slow motion than incomprehensible motion. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Jupiter Ascending (2015) Pat Padua It's not Tatum's fault that he can't get into the character of an albino puppy man from another planet. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Winter Sleep (2014) Pat Padua If the film is in part about winter doldrums, it conveys this ennui perfectly. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Paddington (2014) Pat Padua Eventually gets lost in Scooby Doo plot territory, but at heart it's a story of a young bear trying to find his way in a new world. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Inherent Vice (2014) Pat Padua A fog of uncertain motivations ... make it hard to ever get purchase on the film and truly engage with it. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Babadook (2014) Pat Padua Rich in mental metaphor, the monster knocking at the door only exists from the power we give it. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Overnighters (2014) Pat Padua The Overnighters isn't just a movie about the economic crisis or the breakdown of the American Dream. Its powerful metaphors take it from very specific circumstances to something universal. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Interstellar (2014) Pat Padua Succeeds on a level that has been largely foreign to the celluloid-loving director: the emotional. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Nightcrawler (2014) Pat Padua Jake Gyllenhaal's greasy performance as Lou Bloom is a spot-on psychopath, spewing forth banalities like a deranged creep, but he never goes so far as to make his character someone you don't recognize. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
John Wick (2014) Pat Padua Bloody and effective, but even more than a cathartic bloodbath, it offers laughter and puppies. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
St. Vincent (2014) Pat Padua Everyone is redeemable-and not just the obvious heroes. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Gone Girl (2014) Pat Padua More ephemeral than the director's best work. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The One I Love (2014) Pat Padua Immerses the viewer in its chilling waters, leaving you with a feeling of instability that may be hard to shake. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Rich Hill (2014) Pat Padua Its beauty also suggests a plea to the viewer: how do you keep America beautiful? EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
If I Stay (2014) Pat Padua The audience's conflict is whether or not to stay awake. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Get On Up (2014) Pat Padua [Chadwick Boseman] gets the mannerisms right, and builds a volatile character who's opportunistic, frightening and vulnerable, like a funky Klaus Kinski. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Pat Padua Its complete lack of connection with Allen's or anybody's reality is startling, which seems to get at the film's very themes of storytelling and the illusions and delusions we hold dear in order to get through our lives. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Pat Padua Koba is the most vivid character on either side of the evolutionary fence. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Jersey Boys (2014) Pat Padua Sinks as if it had concrete blocks tied to its windpipes. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Pat Padua A brutal indictment of the disposability of life. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Dance of Reality (2013) Pat Padua A mixed bag, albeit an intensely colorful and at times wildly inventive one. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) Pat Padua Its leading man is one of the most charming, charismatic figures you'll see in any movie, fact or fiction, all year. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Under the Skin (2013) Pat Padua A lean and absorbing vision of Earth and society as an incomprehensible place. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Pat Padua A movie about heroism and sacrifice that doesn't sacrifice character for spectacle. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Le week-end (2013) Pat Padua The script falters as domestic drama turns to contrived farce, and the couple runs out on an expensive dinner check. What is this, Frances Ha? EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) Pat Padua Misogynist, misanthropic, ridiculous and sometimes painfully obvious. But it's also inventive, entertaining, sometimes hilarious, and, at one point, actually moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Pat Padua Like a beautiful stacking petruschka doll - open up another and another of its layers until you reach an empty center. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Bag Man (2014) Pat Padua [A ]brutal, disjointed, self-conscious crime drama. But ... just strange enough to wake up for at irregular intervals. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Wind Rises (2013) Pat Padua This is not a cartoon for children, but a vision both beautiful and horrific of the promise and perils of art. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Omar (2013) Pat Padua The action tropes handled so well in the film's first half are pushed aside for clumsy melodrama by the end of the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Invisible Woman (2013) Pat Padua Fiennes ... [is] a hammy, unconvincing Dickens, and his scenes with Jones lack spark. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Pat Padua An epic raunch comedy-drama wolf in holiday prestige sheep's clothing EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
American Hustle (2013) Pat Padua The movie and most of its characters too often feel like caricatures, their energy pilfered from superior movies you've seen before. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Pat Padua The movie's rich central figure feels like he's lost in a sea of phonies. If only the movie didn't feel that way too. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Pat Padua In a season that commodifies childhood wonder, let us also, like Mrs. Travers, summon up childhood trauma. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
Nebraska (2013) Pat Padua The movie's final act may be too sentimental for fans of Payne's satire, but that's what worked for me. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
Last Vegas (2013) Pat Padua An autumnal memory celebrated by actors who are close to the December of their years. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018