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Kevin Crust

Kevin Crust
Kevin Crust's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 90% The Big Red One (1980) 'The Reconstruction,' which clocks in at 2 hours, 43 minutes, with not a single extraneous frame, elevates the work from a robust genre film to a full-blown epic.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2005
A 96% Since Otar Left (2004) Quote not available.‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2004
5/5 84% Beyond the Gates (2005) Tense and gut-wrenching, Beyond the Gates is a horrifying story told with grace and compassion.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2007
5/5 93% The Host (2007) A film that will catch you leaning in one direction and abruptly pull you in another, all the while building to a surprisingly emotional climax.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
5/5 87% El Aura (The Aura) (2006) ... sublime psychological thriller ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2006
5/5 77% Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) An expressionistic portrait of a society in violent chaos, the film blends cinà (C)ma và (C)rità (C) and newsreel footage to capture a modern-day tragedy with Shakespearean overtones.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2007
4.5/5 94% Fateless (2006) A first-rate contribution to the Holocaust canon.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
4.5/5 72% Glastonbury (2007) The overall soundtrack seamlessly patches together a sonic quilt of eclectic music that evokes a kind of timeless flow. It's not a Glastonbury of any particular vintage, but rather a continuum of experiences that have occurred on this sacred ground.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2007
4.5/5 73% Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate) (2006) It's minimalist cinema that turns on subtle emotion rather than narrative and demands the audience's full attention.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2006
4.5/5 77% Stardust (2007) With its heart worn proudly on its sleeve, it's one of the best date movies of the year, a compatibility litmus test for starry-eyed romantics.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2007
4.5/5 75% Another Road Home (2004) Touching, painful and powerfully affecting, Another Road Home is an amazing achievement of personal filmmaking.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2005
4.5/5 79% Surf's Up (2007) Many of the riffs in the mock documentary might be lost on little tykes, but the film's feel-good message of perseverance, friendship and finding your own wave should be enjoyed by all.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
4.5/5 69% Year of the Dog (2007) White is a clever writer, and many of his best lines will sneak up on you long after you leave the theater. There's a stealthy sweetness to the movie, a desire to understand those who go their own way, that would seem to be his ultimate aim.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2007
4.5/5 95% Steal a Pencil for Me (2007) Irrepressibly moving without being sentimental, Steal a Pencil for Me is a testimony to true love.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2007
3.5/4 41% The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005) An overall satisfying experience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2005
4/5 47% Dark Water (2005) A distressing, subtly suspenseful film full of emotional resonance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2005
4/5 94% March of the Penguins (2005) Packed with more romance and nail-biting adventure than a summer of tent-pole movies.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2005
4/5 73% Mondovino (2005) An entertaining film that is neither stuffy nor pretentious.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2005
4/5 82% Delirious (2007) It's an achingly funny film that is also a little sad around the edges.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2007
4/5 84% The Yes Men (2004) Smart and amusing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2004
4/5 67% Carandiru (2004) It plunges us deep inside a corrupt system and its sincere empathy creates a stirring mix of emotions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2004
4/5 97% Double Dare (2005) Two stuntwomen, generations apart, reveal the humor and drama of their craft in this warm documentary.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2005
4/5 98% Murderball (2005) Rubin and Shapiro have crafted the best of this year's sports films -- fiction or documentary.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2005
4/5 69% Through the Fire (2006) The film's biggest accomplishment is that it is entertaining whether or not you know the outcome. Telfair's got the skills to play and market himself, and Through the Fire has enough game to make us care.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2006
4/5 29% Don't Tell (2005) A persuasive if not groundbreaking drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2006
4/5 53% Wah-Wah (2006) Grant opens up his life, not with embarrassment or explanation but with humanity and gratitude. Emotional, melodramatic and sentimental, the film unabashedly wears its heart on its sleeve, and is the better for it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2006
4/5 73% Twelve and Holding (2006) Smart, compassionate filmmaking that captures both the intricacies and the tragedy of contemporary adolescence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2006
4/5 87% The Heart of the Game (2005) An exhilarating story of loyalty and perseverance, The Heart of the Game succeeds as both inspiration and social commentary.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
4/5 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) ... highly persuasive ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 23, 2006
4/5 73% Cavite (2006) Though the film seldom deviates from its thriller format, Gamazon and Dela Llana astutely weave in matters of political, cultural and religious importance, elevating Cavite well above mere genre.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2006
4/5 75% Monster House (2006) Kids may grow up too fast today to embrace the film's familiar message of the virtues of an unhurried adolescence, but it's nice to be reminded of the possibility.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2006
4/5 100% Street Fight (2005) The story that first-time feature filmmaker Curry tells is extremely compelling, but where he really scores is in addressing politics and race in a way that allows events to speak for themselves.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2006
4/5 67% Deep Blue (2005) Numerous films have explored undersea life, but few as comprehensively and as consistently compelling as Deep Blue.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2005
4/5 88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005) Hanks still possesses that awestruck enthusiasm of a teenager and there's something admirable about him wanting to pass that on.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2005
4/5 85% Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? (2007) Mr. Smith captures ground-level political machinations in an utterly fascinating way. The question raised by the title makes for an interesting, if possibly disheartening, debate.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2007
4/5 88% The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007) ... outstanding documentary ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2007
4/5 87% Maxed Out (2006) Scurlock does well to counter the more dire aspects of the film with a razor-sharp sense of humor.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
4/5 92% An Unreasonable Man (2007) The compelling documentary An Unreasonable Man carries the tag line, 'Ralph Nader: How do you define a legacy?' but it might just as easily have asked, 'Who gets to define the legacy?'‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2007
4/5 67% Flanders (Flandres) (2007) This deeply felt vision of the human condition has more resonance than yet another movie concluding that war is hell.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
4/5 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) It's a ridiculous plot, but one that's absolutely in the spirit of the films they're satirizing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2007
4/5 64% Reign Over Me (2007) Movies about male friendship are often trivialized with the 'buddy' tag, but this one resonates beyond that.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
4/5 86% When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2007) Uncovers the same joy and sorrow that characterizes the Romani music in the everyday lives of the musicians who play it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2007
4/5 69% Lights in the Dusk (2007) The distance Kaurismki creates belies his deeply humanistic streak. He engages characters in the direst of situations not to see them suffer but to search for hope.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2007
4/5 70% Freedom Writers (2007) Swank shows that in the right role her unusually disarming talent can elevate routine material.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2007
4/5 65% Off the Black (2006) Off the Black is a modest, bittersweet character study that hits its mark.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2006
4/5 85% Air Guitar Nation (2006) It's one of the charms of Air Guitar Nation that much of it plays like a mockumentary in which you're not quite sure who's pulling your leg. But it's real, even if the guitars are not.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2007
4/5 46% Fay Grim (2007) This film feels like Hartley has been handed a Bourne or a Bond movie to direct and maintained his own style and low-budget aesthetic while thoroughly enjoying and deconstructing his new toy.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2007
4/5 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) [Director] Karslake balances the more emotional elements of the film together with the scriptural analysis and weaves them into a moving conclusion.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2007
4/5 62% Grace Is Gone (2007) In a year that has seen wave after wave of films addressing the war in Iraq with varying degrees of anger and frustration, Grace serves as a gently thoughtful coda and reminder of what continues.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2007
4/5 46% Cashback (2007) A very romantic portrait of a young artist as he ponders love, beauty and living in the moment.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2007