Robert Daniels

Robert Daniels
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 50% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) There's enough magic dust made of sass and a decent amount of political relevance for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to fancy the imagination - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
1/4 25% Gemini Man (2019) While there's a melancholy in seeing supremely talented individuals whiff so badly on a creative project, it's never been so funny as in Gemini Man. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/4 100% The Garden Left Behind (2019) Throughout the film's 88 minutes, Tina confronts all the grim realities of gender dysphoria and existing as a trans woman in a still prejudiced and violent society. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
F 68% Joker (2019) Joker suggests that mental health issues require government funding-a narrative that would actually be progressive, if the film stopped there. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/4 96% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an immaculately executed simmering Queer love story-gorgeous in image, and rendered in fine detail to the female gaze. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 89% First Cow (2020) A hypnotic yet simple extrapolation of the early-American frontier... Reichardt's First Cow [is] as sweet as Cookie's oily cakes. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 98% Varda by Agnès (2019) Varda throughout her life and art accompanied time like an old friend, and we admire her career as if she were ours too during the enriching Varda by Agnès . - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 44% The Laundromat (2019) Soderbergh's bigger mistake is coming to The Laundromat with a message, but forgetting to make the film. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 100% The Irishman (2019) [The Irishman is] maybe the most heartfelt [film] of Scorsese's career. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
100% Simple Women (2019) The breathtaking risk [Malta] takes makes her feature debut an incredible opening statement. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
43% Hope Gap (2019) Unfortunately for Nicholson, Bening and Nighy aren't enough to fill what's missing. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
86% Coming Home Again (2019) Chung's performance here is incredible. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
61% Harriet (2019) Lemmons' film isn't more than a star vehicle for Erivo. Which isn't a failure, but it flies far beneath the heights of what could have been. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
41% Wasp Network (2019) By the time all of the identities are revealed, they're inconsequential, making Wasp Network as devoid of believability as the real-life events, and as exciting as reading the encyclopedia. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
68% Guns Akimbo (2019) A spectacularly fun and exciting time whenever the needle drops and Weaving owns her badass, gun-wielding image. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) James Gray's Ad Astra, as a reflection upon loss and masculinity is as illuminating as the sun, personal in its careful inspection, and a repressed masterpiece. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
3.5/4 85% Waves (2019) Waves still packs repeated hits to the heart when we wade into its beautiful exorcising current. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
87% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education is a step-up in every facet for Finely. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
98% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy pours everything into Moore: regret, insecurities, and aspirations. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Hanks reigns mild mannered... [and] Heller exceeds even her wondrous work in Can You Ever Forgive Me? - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
90% Sound of Metal (2019) Sound of Metal is a thoughtful examination of the deaf community, and an innovative production of sound design. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
78% The Audition (Das vorspiel) (2019) The Audition is a compelling and haunting character study. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
D 13% Dirt Music (2019) Dirt Music isn't initially a head-splitting film, but the overlong story doesn't know how to let unrequited love take center stage without dull murder mysteries attached to the side. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
A- 82% Ema (2019) Larraín's Ema will grate some. Even so, it's one of the most ambitious and visually stunning films of the year. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
C+ 71% Radioactive (2019) Radioactive may follow an exciting life, but it only offers viewers and enthusiasts a dull, paint-by-the-numbers biopic. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
73% The Traitor (2019) While there are flights of sudden violence, some that discover the twisted psychology of many of the Mafiosos, we learn too much of Buscetta that really only tells us little about him. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
95% The Climb (2019) The Climb offers several portraits of ordinary messed-up people who can't accomplish the fantasies only found in a Hollywood script: the ability to truly grow and change, yet they discover a journey just as charming. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Banderas offers the greatest performance of his career, and Almodóvar's beautifully poignant ending is a rebirth for both actor and director. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/4 85% Empathy, Inc. (2019) Leidner sews a twisting thread of surprises that keeps us enthralled in the concept. His script is at once intriguing, tense, and methodical. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3.5/4 89% Ready or Not (2019) It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
A+ 92% Luce (2019) Luce upends the Exceptional Negro trope in this slow-burn thriller. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
3/4 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The frights may be enough to sustain this PG-13 film, and they will freak out teens and tweens alike, but the conformist ending may be the real scare. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
2/4 59% Brian Banks (2019) The emancipation Brian Banks depicts becomes narrative chains in its wake. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3.5/4 99% Honeyland (2019) Honeyland is as much about the gooey sticky nectar as it is a story of perseverance. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
1.5/4 22% The Kitchen (2019) The reek you smell from the The Kitchen overpowers you with the scent of missed opportunity. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
C- 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The portrayal of Bruce Lee and the othering of Mexicans has the appearance of Tarantino punching down for the sake of cheap humor. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Cars, chases, and action. All three come up short as the film listlessly spins out of control during its bloated 136-minute run time. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) David Crosby: Remember My Name; An unflinching narrative of this songwriter's remorse. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3.5/4 96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) The term "essential documentary," often overused, finds true ground here with Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) Lulu Wang is a triumph of the will... [as] The Farewell invites, delivers, cultural appreciation. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2/4 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber: An illogical buddy comedy with hopes of confronting toxic masculinity that often swerves to avoid blindly hitting plot holes. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/4 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home is an enjoyable Saturday night flick with great rewatch value. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
1/4 53% The Lion King (2019) You're likelier to find more enjoyment, excitement, and empathy on the ride: "It's a Small World" - than in any portion of Disney's newest cash grab: The Lion King. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/4 91% Framing John DeLorean (2019) The tremendous and jaw-dropping twists Framing John DeLorean takes will never cease to amaze. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
2/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home contends with too much baggage in a messy narrative. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is worth its weight in flowers, an echoed scream into the daylight. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/4 94% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Seeing Tom Petty back on screen... makes Slater's documentary a worthy and necessary chapter in the greatest decade of popular and rock music. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
F 32% Shaft (2019) [Shaft is] the worst and most problematic film of 2019-or any other year, for that matter. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/4 88% Bliss (2019) A fever dream in the style of Gaspar Noé, Bliss mixes sex, drugs, and rock n' roll in the pursuit of art. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
No Score Yet Life Overtakes Me (2019) Life Overtakes Me does indeed overtake us, reminding us of the perils refugees face, even when the guns cease to fire and the violence ends. - 812filmreviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019