812filmreviews

812filmreviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Robert Daniels
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Dumbo (2019) Robert Daniels "Burton's Dumbo is a hodgepodge and ramshackle mess that, like its protagonist, often struggles to lift itself from ground" EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
The 400 Blows (1959) Robert Daniels [The 400 Blows'] most prevalent connection to the then burgeoning French New Wave is its message of freedom EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/4 () Robert Daniels Perrier's [Jezebel] inserts themes relating to standards of beauty, a normalization of sexual-based work, and female empowerment... and is a simple and contained family drama, and coming of age piece. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 () Robert Daniels With Frances Ferguson, Byington has crafted a funny dark comedy that's at once playful and sardonic, and a brilliant commentary on gender roles. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/4 The Highwaymen (2019) Robert Daniels The Highwaymen takes the most exciting manhunt in American history, and somehow makes it boring. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 () Robert Daniels Chelsea Hernandez's resounding and authentic Building the American Dream isn't just a fight for the underdog. It's a fight for what's right. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/4 () Robert Daniels Jumpshot: The Kenny Sailors Story uncovers two facts that's long been apparent: Kenny Sailors invented the modern jumpshot and he was a singular and amazing man. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 () Robert Daniels By film's end, Rock n' Roll and Creem Magazine feel synonymous. As they should. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/4 () Robert Daniels Brougher's film is simple and personal, yet complicated and elegant in all the best ways - somewhat like love. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/4 () Robert Daniels The five women at the center of director Marlén Viñayo's jovial, yet emotionally-heavy film offer poignant and unthinkable memories in one of the best documentaries of SXSW 2019. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Robert Daniels Us stands on its own as a terrifying, provocative, and audacious statement on privilege, race, and poverty - and establishes Peele as a horror auteur. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Robert Daniels Brie Larson [as Captain Marvel] proves all the doubters wrong...while continuing her ascension as a cultural and feminist icon. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Robert Daniels There are enough endearing aspects to enjoy a sincere and delightful film like How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/4 Clemency (2018) Robert Daniels As a character study, [Clemency] is incredible. As a study of death row, it's necessary. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/4 Troop Zero (2019) Robert Daniels Troop Zero is a film made for the misfits, the outcasts, and the dreamers - and will leave you floating to the stars. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2018) Robert Daniels Brittany Runs a Marathon is a sincere and delightful pep-talk for the soul. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Robert Daniels Isn't it Romantic: a meta-deconstructionist romantic comedy, feels five years too late to be of any consequence. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/4 Rendezvous in Chicago (2018) Robert Daniels Rendezvous in Chicago is a set of unique Chicago stories, acted, written, and directed with spontaneity and sincerity. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/4 Fighting With My Family (2019) Robert Daniels Fighting with My Family is a defining wrestling film wrapped in feel-good vibes. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
3.5/4 Luce (2019) Robert Daniels Luce is one of the most searing and honest examinations of race, tokenism, and the "Exceptional Negro trope" in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3.5/4 The Report (2019) Robert Daniels Scott Z. Burn's The Report is a taut political procedural...which will inspire anger and solace at the U.S. government. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Robert Daniels Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is built for laughs, questions aggressive masculinity, and is a worthy successor to its predecessor - even if the story becomes too convoluted at points. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/4 Hala (2019) Robert Daniels Baig provides a Muslim perspective, fitted in a touching coming-of-age story, that balances the familiar with the foreign to pull for a girl whose strength of freedom is at once powerful and quiet. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
3.5/4 We Are Little Zombies (2019) Robert Daniels We Are Little Zombies is as addictive as the pop-music it creates, and as strong as the camaraderie it evokes: a joyous and adventurous story of a four-piece confronted with tragedy and morbid apathy. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/4 Honey Boy (2019) Robert Daniels Honey Boy an example of the therapy art offers within the confines of the screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
2/4 Fyre (2019) Robert Daniels If the Hulu-produced [Fyre Fraud] didn't exist, Netflix's [FYRE] would be a fully worthwhile presentation. But Hulu's [Fire Fraud] does exist, and it is decidedly better. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 Fyre Fraud (2019) Robert Daniels McFarland, like most scammers, is a wellspring of genius misused for perilous ends...Fyre Fraud is a story of an all-time swindle... EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
1.5/4 Glass (2019) Robert Daniels Glass is the most Shyamalan film the director has ever made: only in the sense that you wonder - what could have been. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
1.5/4 The Upside (2018) Robert Daniels The Upside - a tone deaf, ill timed, and messy comedy - is a film no one: not even Hart, wants right now. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 Stan & Ollie (2018) Robert Daniels Stan & Ollie is a touching tribute to a love that endured through disagreements and has survived through time. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/4 The Endless (2017) Robert Daniels The biggest lesson of The Endless is how we can allow our lives to loop around in one crappy cycle until we cop out. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2018
2.5/4 Bird Box (2018) Robert Daniels Director Susanne Bier's perilous post-apocalyptic film, Bird Box, straddles the line between rudimentary and riveting. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 Bumblebee (2018) Robert Daniels [With Bumblebee] Travis Knight...finds the honey suckle sweet spot in a John Hughes/Steven Spielberg-inspired coming-of-age blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
0/4 Second Act (2018) Robert Daniels Second Act should invite a script-burning party. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
1.5/4 Vice (2018) Robert Daniels Adam McKay's film shoves information down our throats like a Wikipedia breathing tube. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Robert Daniels From the moment Saoirse Ronan's Mary Stuart washes ashore, us and everyone on that craggy balmy Scottish beach innately know her as royalty. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Robert Daniels They Shall Not Grow Old is a fascinating exposition, told with reverence and stunning colorization, of these men who fought the war they thought would end all wars. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
1.5/4 The Mule (2018) Robert Daniels With basic directing and shot selection, and a troubling script, the only saving grace of The Mule is Eastwood's performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/4 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Robert Daniels Though the film will have mass appeal, and audiences will faun over these familiar characters, its bloated makeup ultimately makes Mary Poppins Returns into the glitzy, bombastic, hollow mess that Travers always feared. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/4 Aquaman (2018) Robert Daniels Bloated and overcooked, yes those two things are possible, the film somehow succeeds in its own zany weird way. Aquaman should be seen on the biggest screen possible with the least pretentiousness given. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
2/4 Vox Lux (2018) Robert Daniels Vox Lux is a film without the hooks to deliver its meaning. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/4 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Robert Daniels "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." Ian Malcolm's words have never rung so true as with Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Robert Daniels Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse breathes new life into the Marvel film genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
3.5/4 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Robert Daniels Though we never untangle the difference between right and wrong in Shoplifters, we find ourselves emotionally invested in this inescapable work of art. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/4 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Robert Daniels At Eternity's Gate favors beauty in the extreme. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2018
3.5/4 The Favourite (2018) Robert Daniels Witty and dramatic, The Favourite offers the path of least resistance for anyone not swooned by Lathimos's brand of filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
0/4 Robin Hood (2018) Robert Daniels Despite Robin Hood boasting a talented cast, the cheesiness of their script would blunt the sharpest of performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 Creed II (2018) Robert Daniels Creed II may not advance Adonis' story, but it's still a good Rocky film nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/4 Burning (2018) Robert Daniels Burning is an intriguing dramatic mystery that rarely bequeaths answers, usurping the male gaze and dichotomy between the well-meaning creep and madman. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
2.5/4 The Front Runner (2018) Robert Daniels Reitman is very close to making The Front Runner into a clear winner, but like Hart, he falls just short. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018