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Rob Dean

Rob Dean
Rob Dean's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Daily Grindhouse

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% The Rental (2020) Instead of synthesis that expands on what came before, Franco's film is a jumble of negativity and pieces of other movies that produces nothing truly new or engaging.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 79% Greyhound (2020) There are elements that work well, and many that land with a shrug, but it's striking how much better [Greyhound] plays in contemplation and theory than in actual experience.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard is an aggressively average movie.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
94% We Are Little Zombies (2020) [WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES is] a full-throated barbaric yawp of an impressive and new major talent arriving on the cinematic scene...[delivering] a joyful movie about being isolated, forgotten, and even feeling devoid of happiness...‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
No Score Yet Don't Run (2019) While DON'T RUN may not be a stellar movie and most people should probably pass it by, I still can't wait to see what the filmmaker does next.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
No Score Yet Cry Havoc (2020) [CRY HAVOC] sounds like an incredible collision of schlock ideas that should be...fodder for a decent future cult film. execution, the film ends up bogged down by bad technical elements...and an inability to recognize where [its strengths] lie.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
No Score Yet Tapeworm (2019) While not as surreal as their shorts, TAPEWORM still traffics in similar sense of aloof absurdity that darts back and forth between bathos and pathos, leaving viewers not entirely certain how they should feel about what they just watched.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Cargo (2019) CARGO, from writer/director Arati Kadav, is an impressively made film that looks great and has a ton of ideas and emotions it wishes to capture and explore-but unfortunately there is a lack of coherence to these threads.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
64% Same Boat (2020) ...There is a lot of impressive talent on display that shows a lot of promise for the cast and crew in their future endeavors. SAME BOAT is flawed and could have been great, but it will just have to settle for being truly unique and fairly entertaining.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
56% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt...[has] a lot of excellent action sequences, surprising splatter, fun banter, and strong performances by all involved. While it nails those subgenre targets, [it] completely whiffs on any sense of political depth.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) There was a lot of potential for Bloodshot to become a true cyberpunk action classic, but what ends up on screen is only a mildly entertaining film with too few bright spots.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3/5 83% The Way Back (2020) For every scene that feels like part of a checklist of sports movie clichés ... there's a moment of human fallibility and ugliness that rings true.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) Leigh Whannell's THE INVISIBLE MAN takes...conversations happening in our society now and marries them to a vividly tense and creepy atmosphere...[for] a stockpile of new possibilities, emotional urgency, and thrilling filmmaking.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
3.5/5 38% Downhill (2020) Downhill explores familiar territory but is different enough from the original to display the filmmakers' eye for human behavior and weird social constructs.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4.5/5 65% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Gretel & Hansel is a hypnotic journey into the shadows of our collective unconscious and a return to the unsettling days of our youth.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) THE GENTLEMEN is a fine movie that has many positive aspects...[but its] ultimate failure isn't that it shot too high only to fall short, but that [Ritchie] is not self-aware and doesn't recognize how these missteps do no service to the story‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
91% Weathering with You (2020) In WEATHERING WITH YOU, despite falling back on familiar Shinkai tropes, it's still a unique enough tale of the magic that inhabits our beautiful world that we can easily fail to notice.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
81% VHYes (2020) VHYES is a look back at a specific and odd time where UHF was a wasteland and people were just beginning to have an interceding presence between them and experiencing the moment, full of pinpoint period accuracy and lots of perfectly bizarre bits‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/5 14% Dolittle (2020) Dolittle is a perfectly fine film that works for both kids and adults, but by not producing any real spectacle or a story with real human depth, it winds up being rather forgettable.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) If you liked Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, then you will enjoy this third (but almost definitely not final) installment, as it remains as ridiculously over-the-top as the rest of the series.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
48% Underwater (2020) Directed by William Eubank and written by Brian Duffield & Adam Cozad, UNDERWATER has multiple impressive assets and strong sequences, but is inconsistent with its execution-effectively watering down a lot of its promise.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5 21% Like a Boss (2020) It's not exceptionally deep and doesn't reinvent the comedy wheel, but it easily coasts by on the performances of its talented cast.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie Brothers' UNCUT GEMS is the best panic attack you'll enjoy all year. Brilliant character study, engaging story that is constantly twisting, and also one of the top films of 2019.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker isn't the worst Star Wars film, but it may be the most Star Wars film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
69% Bombshell (2019) Director Jay Roach and writer Charles Randolph attempt to take the seriousness of systemic sexual assault, with the inherent absurdity of a propagandist channel...but with too many omissions and lack of a broader view.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
2.5/5 20% Cats (2019) The problem lies with the source material, which will make audiences want to claw out their own eyes just for a change of pace.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Its political implications and ambitions aside, Richard Jewell is a very entertaining and engaging film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
91% In Fabric (2019) Strickland's latest isn't a pastiche-instead it's an ingenious amalgamation of influences with a unique personality and flavor all of its own that is technically sumptuous, narratively surprisingly, and utterly perfect.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) With Knives Out, Johnson has resurrected the whodunnit for the modern age and injected it with topical subjects while also remaining true to the form that he so clearly admires.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Make no mistake-this is still a movie about Mr. Rogers, but it highlights him best by showing the effect he had on people; whether in his personal relationships, or through the television screen.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters is a touching and important story, and the film has some real strengths. It's just a shame that it can't consistently maintain a level of quality throughout.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) The comedy is so boring, easy and desperate that it becomes a joyless death march to the end credits.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) When it's at its best, the film is electric and totally consuming.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan's DOCTOR SLEEP is a rich and engrossing film with strong character work, impressive world-building, and enough memorable moments that maybe it too will be able to etch out a legacy of its own.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4.5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Waititi's film is hilarious and heartbreaking - a testament to the fact that the children who get caught up in these terrible events are still kids.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) If you liked Zombieland, chances are pretty high that you'll dig Double Tap as well.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) El Camino rises from the ashes of Breaking Bad to chronicle the immediate aftermath of that series finale with two hours of tension, hilarity, badassery, humanity and deft artistry.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) There may not be such a thing as a perfect film, but Parasite comes incredibly close.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is ambitious but flawed. However, it's not the type of misfire that comes from overreaching or dreaming too big - it's the simple elements that really trip it up.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 80% Little Monsters (2019) It's not the first zombie comedy, but its comic sensibility and sincere approach to characterization makes it unique and massively entertaining.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 68% Joker (2019) Joker is a soulless retread that hopes to masquerade in the flesh of a Martin Scorsese/Paul Schrader film in an attempt to seem edgy or dark but is ultimately defiantly mediocre at best and an utter sham at worst.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) THE LIGHTHOUSE may get lost in its own myths, but it still underscores Robert Eggers as a phenomenal talent who will continue to surprise and grow with each work he creates. ‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra won't be for most people, and even its staunchest defenders will have to cop to some flaws, but it does feel utterly unique and wholly sincere.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) There's still great grotesque and inventive imagery, a truly dangerous antagonist, and strong chemistry among the cast...but a bigger picture approach would have solved narrative problems and avoided a sense of disconnect that mars the films.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen isn't smart, good or innovative in any way, [but] it's a really fun time at the theater.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) There's a lot of good comedy that plays off the darkness and insanity of the situation and helps propel the movie into fun popcorn fare.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is a perfectly fine movie that will most likely end up in heavy rotation at sleepovers and Halloween parties for many kids for years to come, aka a necessary genre stepping stone.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is a brilliant subversion of expectations that somehow seems perfectly in line with everything that has come before it.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
87% Luz (2019) Working with very little resources, (writer/director) Singer creates a wholly unique story of possession, obsession, loneliness, manipulation, and ultimately self-destruction that is incredibly ambitious and impressively executed.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
85% It (2017) Muschietti's film is a triumph in that it creates a reality that, while fearsome and full of danger, viewers will still want to revisit time and again to feel that particular texture of a bygone era in their lives.‐ Daily Grindhouse
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019