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Steve Greene
Steve Greene's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 100% The Scheme (2020) [It} has plenty of nods to the sheer dollar amounts that flow into college athletic programs across the country... But with relative whispers about the myriad other programs that are supposedly on the take, [It] can only gesture at something definitive.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
A- 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) In its construction feels more like a final extension of what made the show compelling, rather than something artificially crowded with canon-shifting revelations or a reinvention of a winning blueprint‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
No Score Yet Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (2018) With some genuine moments of self-reflection nested in among the crazy tales of disastrous first dates and beloved children's toys, Davies has a great sense for rhythm, trailing off at the end of a handful of bits before lunging back for the final laugh. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet Gad Elmaleh: American Dream (2018) Elmaleh brings a breezy style without many of the frills that often come along with some of the whimsy underneath. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet Harith Iskander: I Told You So (2018) Iskander gets a lot of goodwill from being a likable guy, but that doesn't necessarily translate to much substantial comedy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
100% Todd Glass: Act Happy (2018) Between the on-stage band heckling Glass mid-joke and a rapid-fire series of joke alts about getting into an accident with a food truck, this is controlled chaos of the most entertaining kind. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
No Score Yet Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up (2018) Most of this is built around the same low-hanging, moldy observations your uncle had last Thanksgiving, but it's elevated ever so slightly by the occasional, more physical bits of James' set.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
100% Tom Segura: Disgraceful (2018) Segura leans into schlubbiness, but his biggest asset is in telling stories, rather than veering into some reductive observational stuff. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
47% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) Even when a few genuine spontaneous smiles sneak through, "Humanity" has the air of something Gervais feels obliged to do, either to feed some nonexistent need to bolster his cred as Bad Boy of Comedy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018) It ultimately feels like a novelty only Armisen could whip up. Even if the rhythm is hard to follow sometimes, it's a tiny bit miraculous that it exists.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
B No Score Yet Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018) As an unapologetically messy collection of creations from some of the funniest people in the business, you could do worse than spending an hour watching a handful of comic ids run wild.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
80% Katt Williams: Great America (2018) If the photos of him hanging on the wall on either side of a fake Oval Office are any indication, most of this is designed to bring back memories of sharper things he's done elsewhere.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
A- 92% Nossa Chape (2018) By focusing on what binds those on the pitch and those in the bleachers, Nossa Chape doesn't just wonder if some things are "bigger than the game" -- it proves it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
C+ 56% Tag (2018) As a summer comedy, it's a game we've played before.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) This is standup as clockwork, the kind you don't always appreciate fully as it's happening, but take a closer look and those gears are calibrated in some pretty impressive ways.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
B+ 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) It's a reminder that, even for world-famous icons, it's pointless to reduce people to a single piece of notoriety.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B- 95% Andre the Giant (2018) Pro wrestling is an entire industry built around an illusion, and it's something that Andre the Giant often nods at, but often seems to brush aside in favor of focusing on the deep resonance it has with its fans.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B 85% Game Night (2018) With a packed lineup of players and a board that covers far more area than you'd expect from a wide-release early spring lark, [Game Night] is a dark romp for all the players involved.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) Tamborine is more of a look at what can be rather than what is. Looking to the future isn't what we're used to, but there are few better masters of the form to help offer a way forward.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
A- 100% Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (2017) For many of the best jokes in "Nice Lady," Wolf delivers the punchlines with a knowing smile, not in a smug style, but in a "we're all in this together" way. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
A- 100% Baltimore Rising (2017) Baltimore Rising shows a city working to find ways to make sure that work benefits all its citizens.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
C 67% Flint (2017) The true test of its efficacy will be how much it motivates viewers after the credits roll. It's an admirable aim, but the project itself feels disposable.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B 100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) Even if this isn't an entirely inventive approach to an oral history of a failed experiment, Too Funny to Fail touches on a profound idea that runs through popular mainstream artistic pursuits. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
B+ 100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) Annihilation isn't a call for sympathy, it's a plea for empathy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
B- 96% Step (2017) By documenting the collective efforts of getting these girls into college, Lipitz lands on the film's most enduring message: the necessity for education as a community effort.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
100% The War Show (2016) [It] shows the fundamental change in the status quo.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
97% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) [It] give(s) chilling context to the weight of how long these conflicts have raged.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
B+ 100% Chasing Coral (2017) [Jeff Orlowski's] environmental film becomes something akin to a behind-the-scenes look at a political campaign. How do you meld the larger cause with individual efforts to sway the public into action?‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
B+ 78% Becoming Bond (2017) "Becoming Bond" is a delightful dip into someone's own version of their past. It might be light on tuxedo talk, but the biggest takeaway is how much more there is learn.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
C 28% Unforgettable (2017) If only for one particular equestrian center face-off, Heigl and Dawson are reason enough to stick this one out. It's just hard to shake that they seem to be starring in two different movies.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B+ 85% Song of Granite (2017) For an artist whose work in a proud and robust tradition carried a recognizable grace, Song of Granite is a stirring, solemn tribute.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B 100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) What really shines through here is the moments where [Nye's] old instincts kick in. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B- 76% The Other Half (2017) The Other Half lands on a simple love story that speaks outside its familiar boundaries. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B- 100% Betting on Zero (2017) It may not be entirely inspiring, but Betting on Zero captures the everyone-for-themselves desperation that would make any wronged individual furious, be they jilted employee or frustrated stockholder.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C+ 69% It Happened in L.A. (2017) L.A. Times is a writer's showcase, but more as a display of potential than a finished product.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 76% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) More than anything, The Sense of an Ending reinforces Batra as a keen observer of small moments.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
B+ 84% The President (2016) Even though The President lacks some of the subtlety that made Makhmalbaf's previous work transcendent, this film is still a worthy testament to a fiery storyteller determined to use the medium as a necessary means of subversion.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
C- 11% Cell (2016) This is the undead equivalent of fast food. Some might find comfort in all these known quantities. Those looking for anything of substance would do better to wait for an upgrade.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
C+ 30% The Whole Truth (2016) The film's closing minutes offer some parting pieces of information that upend some previously laid assumptions, but it's a grafted-on coda rather than a well-choreographed gut punch.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
D+ 25% Undrafted (2016) Despite cribbing from other baseball films, this is standard-issue sports fare that still seems intent on grafting unnecessary piles of story on top. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
B- 79% The Phenom (2016) When Buschel narrows his focus and has a handle on these characters' essences, there are flashes of greatness. All he needs is a tighter grip.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
C- 29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) This particular revenge tale isn't an example of incompetent filmmaking, just sadly misfocused storytelling. Life in 1887 wasn't easy, but at some point, there has to be something more to say.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
C 44% Hands of Stone (2016) All this cacophony of backstory ends up being counterproductive, especially when the film tries to convey what makes this fighter worthy of tribute (or forgiveness or reconsideration, depending on your perspective).‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
B 88% Paint It Black (2017) Tamblyn's experience as a first-time director is readily apparent in some of these more experimental moments.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
B 80% Patriots Day (2017) Berg's film is most effective when it recognizes that heroism doesn't come from bombastic shows of force or grand pronouncements, but the assured execution of a given task when the moment demands it most.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
B+ 90% Blue Jay (2016) If the hour and a half spent inside this story seems fleeting, it's only because sometimes that's the best you can ask of a good nostalgia trip.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
C+ 79% Lace Crater (2016) It's a story that has its share of unnerving sequences, but like its pivotal character, it feels stuck between two worlds.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
B 38% How He Fell in Love (2016) Despite Travis and Ellen's breezy, walk-and-talk chemistry, Meyers wisely prizes the moments when the two are trading wordless glances, trying to decipher each other's in turn.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
D+ 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Maybe at this point it's too much to hope for an animated film like The Angry Birds Movie to exist as anything other than marketing fodder, but hopefully it's not too much to ask for that #content to have a shred of substance to it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
B 86% Watchers of the Sky (2015) Belzberg presents a view of modern challenges in combating genocide that, while not entirely thorough, is a sobering reminder of the difficulty of those efforts.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015