Haaretz

Haaretz is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adrian Hennigan, Uri Klein
Rating Title/Year Author
Dumbo (2019) Nettanel Slyomovics The final product is likely to leave Dumbo fans as well as admirers of Burton's films unsatisfied. However, the new version will be more relevant for a generation that is not yet familiar with the delightful elephant. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Us (2019) Nettanel Slyomovics As befits a good horror movie, it doesn't make do with scaring viewers for two hours -- sustaining the tension elegantly and with humor -- but leaves them with disturbing food for thought. Not for the faint-hearted. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Nettanel Slyomovics Marvel fans might feel a sense of déjà vu in watching "Captain Marvel," but they will get their money's worth. And the Captain has a future. Larson's Danvers is an intriguing character who is imprisoned in a movie too small to accommodate her persona. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Nettanel Slyomovics Alita and her wide eyes express incorrigible optimism -- a refreshing change on the big screen these days. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Cold Pursuit (2019) Nettanel Slyomovics The action and the comedy move between an unconventional fusion of restraint and exaggeration, and the result is one of the most satisfying action comedies in recent years. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Uri Klein In short, for the first time, a Lanthimos film brought me sheer enjoyment. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Green Book (2018) Uri Klein The occupation with racism in 1960s America is translated in the movie into simplistic, sentimental kitsch, which creates for present-day America a reactionary white fantasy. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Fyre (2019) Adrian Hennigan Overall, the Netflix documentary is far stronger on the behind-the-scenes details. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Fyre Fraud (2019) Adrian Hennigan The Hulu doc works harder to paint a bigger picture -- such as how McFarland was able to access large amounts of money to fund his schemes. However, its patronizing depiction of millennials may well alienate many of them. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The Silent Revolution (2018) Uri Klein What is the source of the romanticization and nostalgia? ...It is a longing that is especially evident in mainstream films like "The Silent Revolution," for simpler days, when it was possible to distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Even though the plot updates the narrative of the two queens in an attempt to evoke contemporary issues, this is often done clumsily and unpersuasively. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Vice (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics As a film whose ambition is to convey a political message, what it mostly does is give the American left a bad name. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Bumblebee (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics "Bumblebee" is a genuine turning point for Transformers, thanks mainly to the welcome disappearance of Michael Bay, but also because of the appeal focused on younger children. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics If you surrender to its spirit, "Aquaman" is so exaggerated and off-the-wall that it succeeds in delivering the goods. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Uri Klein "Mary Poppins Returns" is one of those contemporary films that attack us with weightiness instead of wrapping us in warmth. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 Bird Box (2018) Adrian Hennigan It wants to be A Disquieting Place - but fails. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 Roma (2018) Adrian Hennigan A film that deserves to be seen by anyone who cares about cinema. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse" is an animation film that draws on the past without wallowing in nostalgia, and that challenges viewers without toadying to them. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics It may be entertainment with captivating characters and effects, but it's not a movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 The Angel (2018) Adrian Hennigan The film can only scratch the surface of this amazing story, and by doing so actually makes it seem much less remarkable than it really is. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Adrian Hennigan Serves as a perfect smorgasbord of their work: Gross yet laugh-out-loud violence, memorable characters, and storylines that are never far from taking a turn for the macabre. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 22 July (2018) Adrian Hennigan Leaves you a little disconcerted by its almost feel-good message that democracy can defeat fascism if only the youth of the world make their voices heard. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Despite everything, with an adjustment of expectations it's possible to enjoy "The Girl in the Spider's Web," or at least parts of it. The action is fast-paced if not creative, and the tension is sustained, even if the plot is forgotten. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Viewers who go to the film out of nostalgia for the original are unlikely to find much of a connection between the works, and those who want to see a horror movie will emerge confused and worn out after two and a half hours. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Halloween (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics At a time when the world has changed dramatically and no longer shudders easily, horror fans who don't feel nostalgia for the characters are liable to be disappointed by this return to the roots. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
First Man (2018) Uri Klein The film is a demanding but praiseworthy experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Without any one star who stands out from the ensemble, and despite the limitations of the location, Goddard piques the viewer's interest with a complex plot and sharp, colorful dialogue. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Venom (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Without a lighter and more naïve character beside him to guide the story, Eddie Brock loses his power and gets lost. The result is a film that seems gloomy, with a huge hole in the shape of Spider-Man. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Transit (2018) Uri Klein What Petzold does in "Transit" is one of the most radical actions in the history of the link between cinema and memory of the war and the Holocaust; it relates to the connection and the confrontation between time and place. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Burning (2018) Nirit Anderman It's a well-thought out work that brings the audience in as part of the main character's attempt to understand the murky events around him. In the end, Lee's effort flows into a fascinating thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Ayka (2018) Nirit Anderman Sergey Dvortsevoy...has put together an intense and claustrophobic drama that sheds light on a world without hope in Moscow. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Cold War (2018) Nirit Anderman The cinematography is spectacular and the music is stirring. And even if the love story seems a bit too dramatic sometimes, for almost all the film it both breaks your heart and delights it. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Sunday's Illness (2018) Nirit Anderman It requires patient viewing and a willingness to proceed at a modest pace. But the experience is worth it. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Hva vil folk si (2017) Uri Klein [Haq] presents the story in a formulaic, tendentious manner, not allowing its human and ideological complexities to shine through. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Kin (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics It makes no difference whether you come to this movie looking for drama or science fiction or action or crime featuring James Franco - no one will emerge satisfied from "Kin." EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics The result: one of the worst films of the summer. On the other hand, stoners might think otherwise. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
The Meg (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics However, without tension or horror, and even without humor or a light touch, the result is a hybrid that...is actually a maritime adventure picture. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Uri Klein [BlacKkKlansman] contains both comic aspects and references to buddy movies, but its power derives from the way they are interwoven with a broad sweep of thematic and emotional elements Lee introduces, for the most part successfully. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2018
Three Identical Strangers (2018) Andrew Silow-Carroll "Three Identical Strangers" is a cautionary tale about researchers who lost sight of the humanity of their subjects. It would have been even more powerful if it were told with more nuance. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Perhaps it's not surprising that what all the best moments in the movie share is McKinnon, whether she's in conflict with her buddy, her parents or the bad guys. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics "Fallout" is the best film of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, and at the moment it's also the best action movie of 2018, while dozens of avengers linger far behind. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
Three Identical Strangers (2018) Neta Alexander While the film provides a complex and evocative picture of the triplets and their adoptive parents, the woman who gave birth to them remains out of the frame. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Truth (2015) Michael Handelzalts If you think this is only an American story, think again. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics The decision to transform the film into a fully equal partnership pays off, and may yet persuade Marvel that Wasp doesn't need a sidekick. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (2018) Adrian Hennigan While there was little new for a "Real Time" devotee like myself to feast upon, there were still pockets of genius. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Adrian Hennigan The laughs are a distant memory by the time the curtain falls, and you are left with an incredibly powerful message: This is my truth, tell me yours. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Adrift (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics Romance isn't the filmmakers' strong suit, and the final result is not uniform. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
Who Will Write Our History (2018) Judy Maltz [This] new film is the latest sign that the Warsaw Ghetto archive is starting to earn the recognition it has long deserved. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018) Nettanel Slyomovics When you lower your expectations, you can enjoy the wonderful acting of several of the most impressive actors on the big and small screen. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
Shadow World (2016) Michael Handelzalts It was a very depressing 90 minutes... EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018