Robert Daniels Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 77% The Beach House (2020) [The Beach House] mixes proverbial Lovecraftian notions of fate in a terrifying yet simply constructed creature feature that's begging to be picked apart and analyzed. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
3/4 81% The Old Guard (2020) Prince-Bythewood always finds the character drama lurking beneath the dizzying action scenes.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
2/4 70% 7500 (2020) At its best, 7500 is Captain Phillips light. The problem is that it's rarely at its best. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
B 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods sees Lee exploring brotherhood, PTSD, greed, and how lost legacies and voices have led to present protests for a deceptively rousing war drama.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
2/4 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) It's a tonally meandering star vehicle that ever-so-slowly tries to find meaning beyond Davidson's sardonic sense of humor. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
2.5/4 90% Parkland Rising (2020) Through its images of peaceful protests and demonstrations from the era, Sirulnick's narrow but inspiring film finds deeper relevance in the face of the current protests surrounding George Floyd's murder.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
4/4 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night [is imbued] with terrifying vibes replete with a restless hunger to experience the fantastical. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
1.5/4 70% The High Note (2020) The High Note [is] tragically off-key. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
C+ 65% The Lovebirds (2020) And even if this rom-com never completely coalesces, Showalter's The Lovebirds does ultimately deliver a worthwhile conclusion.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/4 89% The Booksellers (2020) An engrossing documentary that lovingly demonstrates the importance of books within our culture and our evolving relationship to them.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
2.5/4 41% Capone (2020) Part B-movie; part feral oddity... [Capone is] a bat-shit biopic bedecked by body horror. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 91% Working Man (2020) Working Man is a confident expression of moving on, opening up, and learning to live again.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
100% Through the Night (2020) A thoughtful directorial debut for Limbal; Through the Night is sweet and delightful, and remarkably personal and compelling. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
86% The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2020) The State of Texas vs. Melissa, is a heart wrenching and urgent example of justice rendered incorrectly. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
86% P.S. Burn This Letter Please (2020) P.S. Burn This Letter Please [has] a wellspring of pleasure and intimacy while recounting the gay scene of New York and the broader United States.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
A 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) Tayarisha Poe's empowerment of women, dissection of Black Excellence, and modern sensibility toward adolescent sexuality makes for an edgy feature debut.‐ Mediaversity Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/4 71% Butt Boy (2020) In Cornack's Butt Boy, rarely has toilet humor seemed so astute. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
81% Tigertail (2020) TIGERTAIL sneaks and pounces out of the tall grass to rip apart the heart: for a bleak but touching character drama that crosses time and place, and generations.‐ Pay Or Wait
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
86% Nine Days (2020) Nine Days [is]... evocative and heartfelt in its every beating minute. ‐ Pay Or Wait
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
1.5/4 56% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt talks a big game... but it ultimately comes home empty-handed. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3.5/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Never Rarely Sometimes Always is never anything less than a crucial and timely story of hardship and love, of choice-made real by a series of beautiful observations. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/4 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man interlocks the real-world distress felt by many women, while giving face to the demons men would rather think only exist in handfuls today.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/4 88% Onward (2020) Onward crafts a sweetly enchanted tale about the memories and legacies left behind and our adoration for the past in lieu of the uncertain future. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 94% Premature (2020) Rashaad Ernesto Green's innocently composed Premature... deeply [inhales] love with each earnest breath. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C+ 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) While The Call of the Wild is silly, and never completely pulls the wool over the eyes with respect to the CGI, there's enough meat on the bone to gnaw on before burying it in the backyard.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
1.5/4 38% Downhill (2020) Downhill never sticks the landing as a couple's comedy nor as a marriage in crisis. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2.5/4 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It's a collage of glitter-packed fun.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/4 89% Zola (2020) In marrying the language of social media with cinema, Zola is a blinding success‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/4 91% Whirlybird (2020) Whirlybird is a brutal and compelling portrait with regards to ambition and scope, and empathy.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
C- 56% Falling (2020) Falling ultimately crashes into a heap due to a host of rambling non-connective ideas and tonally grating dialogue.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
C 44% Sergio (2020) Baker takes his initially enthralling documentary and dilutes the story with this new feature, creating melodramatic lightness due to the tepid tone and wheezing tempo.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
A 88% Charm City Kings (2020) Charm City Kings is a powerful coming of age story expressing freedom and danger, love and grief, and the pitfalls of childhood heroes. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
A 92% Palm Springs (2020) Max Barbakow's raunchy rom-com, Palm Springs, adds meaning to the seeming meaninglessness of life, with infectious fun and introspective pleasure to boot. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/4 75% Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story is engrossing and gutsy, and tactfully executed, but could be more combative. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
2.5/4 100% The Go-Go's (2020) The Go-Go's sometimes lacks a personal touch, and too often waltzes through as a by-the-numbers music documentary, but certainly serves as a monument to a seminal group. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
A- 88% Black Bear (2020) Unique and unfazed, hilarious yet philosophical, "Black Bear" is the comedic form reinvented and re-conformed to mad and intoxicating ends.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
B+ 93% Possessor (2020) "Possessor" is an exhilarating fever dream body horror and existentialist assassin movie about parasitic relationships.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
B+ 78% Wander Darkly (2020) "Wander Darkly" will emotionally devastate anyone who believes in soulmates, leaving them in a gulf of tears.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
B- 73% Scare Me (2020) Scare Me deconstructs the horror comedy to mostly successful results.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
3.5/4 100% This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2020) Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection urgently intertwines magical realism in a parable of grief and resilience...‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
2/4 14% Dolittle (2020) DOLITTLE: I literally don't care enough to think up a good pun.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/4 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) With both characters parsing through the consequences of their cavalier actions.... comes Lawrence and Smith's best acting in years.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/4 85% Les Misérables (2020) While Ly's narrative of class and racial tensions between Black Muslim project dwellers and the abusive cops who patrol their streets offers stressfully stitched periods of suspense, the portrayal of the Black victims lack depth. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
2/4 48% Underwater (2020) Eubank is close to a B-movie classic, but instead devolves into D-movie status. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
2/4 21% Like a Boss (2020) Like a Boss could be a good uplifting film, a narrative about independence and beauty in the face of misunderstanding. Instead, it buckles and falls into the uglier portions of what's inside.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
B+ 89% The Two Popes (2019) A tightly constructed narrative, which examines the role of forgiveness, The Two Popes is a lowkey buddy comedy that simply follows two actors at the top of their game.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/4 20% Cats (2019) Cats succeeds on its own terms. Its own harebrained, roller coaster, what did we do last night that has me waking up in a temple in Kyoto wearing someone else's pants way.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker eases its viewers into comfortable resignation and uncomplicated callbacks meant to pacify and not injure.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is a loving and endearing piece of filmmaking - wickedly funny and adventurous - and a jaw dropping directorial debut from Wilde.‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Spies in Disguise is an overdue and welcomed return to form for Will Smith. ‐ 812filmreviews
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019