Galveston Daily News

Galveston Daily News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dustin Chase
Rating Title/Year Author
B Downhill (2020) Dustin Chase Faxon and Rash instinctively trim the Euro nuance so American audiences can absorb Ruben Östlund's compelling story through painful humor. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
C The Rhythm Section (2020) Dustin Chase Different wig, same result. Blake Lively in another bland thriller. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
B- Troop Zero (2019) Dustin Chase An inclusive family film where younger audiences are simultaneously inspired and entertained, while adults enjoy the sarcasm of Oscar winners Davis & Janney. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
B+ Little Women (2019) Dustin Chase Gerwig hones her skills as a filmmaker on Little Women modernizing it ever so slightly for a new generation, never losing sight of Alcott's vision. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
C Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Dustin Chase Skywalker is expensive, general, family entertainment; galaxies away from original and inspiring. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
B Richard Jewell (2019) Dustin Chase A trifecta of standout performances make Eastwood's latest human interest story shine. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
B Dark Waters (2019) Dustin Chase Dark Waters is an unconventional horror film that effects 99% of all humans, you just don't know how or why until you see the film. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
C- Midway (2019) Dustin Chase A weak script and unconvincing visual effects sink Midway before it even gets ready for battle. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
C+ Last Christmas (2019) Dustin Chase Clarke's comedic appeal, Yeoh's scene stealing presence, Thompson's writing and Golding's charm are sacrificed for a trite plot device. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
B+ The King (2019) Dustin Chase The visual allure of Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet's presence on film sustains the picture even when the editing does not. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
B Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dustin Chase Murphy & Snipes dispense wildly entertaining performances in the years most foul-mouthed inspiring story-line. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
C- Gemini Man (2019) Dustin Chase Ang Lee's clone war flick Gemini Man plays more like a clone itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
C+ Lucy in the Sky (2019) Dustin Chase Hawley ruins an already sensational true story by smoothing over bizarre facts and adding a narrative that doesn't do the story justice. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
D Hustlers (2019) Dustin Chase Hustlers embodies a trashy music video that stops periodically for some really bad dialogue and plotting. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
A- Joker (2019) Dustin Chase Attention to detail and creativity combined with a bit of madness and a fully realized lead performance make Joker one of the most creative endeavors of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Dustin Chase Hanks limited screen time doing an impersonation isn't enough to save a film that's told from a lackluster point of view. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B+ Judy (2019) Dustin Chase Zellweger's performance in Judy is the type of accomplishment that re-defines a career and time-stamps a year of great performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B Parasite (2019) Dustin Chase Parasite likely works better as a discovery film or severely managed expectations rather than something that's guaranteed to blow audiences away. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
B The Report (2019) Dustin Chase The Report is dense and contemplative as it slowly builds to a tactile and thrilling conclusion with an award worthy performance from Bening. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
D+ It: Chapter Two (2019) Dustin Chase The difference between the potential of this sequel and the end result, is staggeringly disappointing. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
D+ Don't Let Go (2019) Dustin Chase Every movie should have something to give it's audience, and there are no takeaways here. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
C- Angel Has Fallen (2019) Dustin Chase There isn't an original sequence or sentence of dialogue in the entire movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
A Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Dustin Chase "Creative, hilarious and heartfelt, Bernadette is a self-discovery film for the ages with Blanchett and Linklater delivering some of their best work. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
C+ The Kitchen (2019) Dustin Chase Satisfying for about an hour until the dynamics of The Kitchen begin to fall apart. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B Luce (2019) Dustin Chase Often too smart for it's own good, Luce is a riveting example of a genre film packed with emotional context and great performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
B- Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Dustin Chase Tarantino's love letter to 'Hollywood' is his messiest film to date, yet the wildly entertaining performances from Pitt and DiCaprio make it a must-see. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
A- The Farewell (2019) Dustin Chase The Farewell is a rare film that can entertain, enlighten and reaffirm our fragile humanity. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
C+ Stuber (2019) Dustin Chase Stuber is as funny as the audiences cultural reference IQ and as dumb as the genre plot holes it falls into. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
B+ American Woman (2018) Dustin Chase American Woman is brutally honest storytelling, Sienna Miller is devastatingly powerful. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
C Dark Phoenix (2019) Dustin Chase Kinberg's focus on the rise and fall of Phoenix, to correct mistakes in The Last Stand, is admirable but he just trades Brett Ratner's mistakes for his own. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
B Ma (2019) Dustin Chase Octavia Spencer is deviously unhinged in this wonderfully camp- calibrated suspense thriller. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
B+ Booksmart (2019) Dustin Chase Booksmart is the creative, sassy, witty and entertaining teenage comedy we didn't realize we were missing. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
C- John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Dustin Chase John Wick 3 might be the first non-stop action film that simultaneously manages to be boring due to its extensive repetitious nature. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
B- Tolkien (2019) Dustin Chase Will provoke a stronger reaction from Lord of the Rings fans than the average viewer. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
C Long Shot (2019) Dustin Chase Long Shot unsuccessfully balances highlighting important social issues and making fun of them at the same time with two leads that are miscast. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
A- Ben Is Back (2018) Dustin Chase Oscar-worthy performances from Roberts and Hedges only add to the devastating power of Ben is Back. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- Stan & Ollie (2018) Dustin Chase The film is more interested in hitting the plot points mostly derived out of location, than giving the audience a real sense of who these men were. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Dustin Chase On the Basis of Sex brings history to the screen but falters when engaging the audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
D+ The Upside (2017) Dustin Chase For much of the film, Hart seems to be preforming in a different film altogether than the rest of the cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- Glass (2019) Dustin Chase Glass is a lackluster money grab for all involved. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- () Dustin Chase Hardwicke who usually gets behind films of substance or at least zeitgeist feels more like a director for hire here than on any other project in her career. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
D+ High Flying Bird (2019) Dustin Chase High Flying Bird is neither exceptionally cinematic nor is it exceptionally entertaining. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
C What Men Want (2019) Dustin Chase Running at two hours, it overstays its welcome in favor of unnecessary subplots. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
B Isn't It Romantic (2019) Dustin Chase Isn't It Romantic takes a alternate look at the romantic comedy genre, unveiling an important message for it's dedicated fans. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
B- Arctic (2018) Dustin Chase The immersive structure of this film becomes its salvation. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ Fighting With My Family (2019) Dustin Chase It's a well catered film for the bleak February market, where anything mildly substantial this time of year will appear better than the low budget horror films and lazy sequels EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
B Greta (2018) Dustin Chase Greta is the first must see film of 2019, a welcome unpredictable thrill ride of madness EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ Captain Marvel (2019) Dustin Chase The backstory segments, which eat up the first third, are arduous, challenging your patience and viewer endurance. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Dustin Chase Triple Frontier looks and feels like a Stallone/Schwarzenegger film resurrected from the'90s. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
B- Us (2019) Dustin Chase Joran Peele's Us is more standardized horror fare than his Oscar winning Get Out. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019