Daniel M. Gold

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For 100 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daniel M. Gold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 90 How to Change the World
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 100
  2. Negative: 11 out of 100
100 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Daniel M. Gold
    This absorbing account is hardly definitive, but it teaches movement building without denying the high costs paid by true believers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    [A] rich and fascinating biography.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    The film’s primary mission is to destigmatize dyslexia, and it achieves that admirably, presenting technical material with a light touch and compassion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    All the film’s segments are smartly assembled and gracefully paced.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    This vivid and haunting essay steps away from the debate about illegal immigration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird skillfully introduces this pleasant man with the demented visions and delves into how he got them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    As an overview of the issues, the history and the players, Starving the Beast makes a powerful survey course, a prerequisite for further studies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    A fascinating account of off-the-books diplomacy in the 1980s, “Plot for Peace” is that rare documentary that both augments the historical record and is paced like a thriller.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    At slightly more than an hour, the film may not be definitive, and its chronology is a little fuzzy. Even so, Rubble Kings is a fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history, a celebration of a peaceful revolution by those who helped birth it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    Only a few scenes fail to draw laughs in a movie that’s unexpectedly smart and consistently amusing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    I was just at the right place at the right time,” Mr. Petrov says, a simple truth that becomes shocking when considering the alternative. For that alone, this account of a Cold War near miss deserves a wide audience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    The movie’s grittiness — the director, Jim Taihuttu (“Rabat”), shoots Wolf in black and white — its intrigues, its graphic violence and Mr. Kenzari’s performance make for a worthy addition to the annals of gangster films, Interpol edition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    What Class Divide does exceptionally well is capture the sense of change at warp speed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    With its evocative landscapes and its non-narrative, cinéma vérité style, Western is a layered, atmospheric chronicle of living traditions like bullfights and rodeos, mariachi bands and Texas two-steps. Yet the film also records the tremors of change.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    Paced by Eddie Palmieri’s up-tempo, percussive score, “Doin’ It” bounces like a crossover dribble, gliding swiftly and surely through interviews, videos and history lessons, then transitioning to today’s dedicated ballers and playground culture.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    The Ataxian has moments of inspiration, beauty, even euphoria. But its lasting contribution is in making the world a little more familiar with this disease, and a little less lonely for the families struggling against it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Daniel M. Gold
    Ms. Vreeland has paced her documentary well, a chapter to each era, with hundreds of beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, scenes. She also makes good use of interviews Guggenheim gave to a biographer a couple of years before her death in 1979.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    An achingly poignant documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    While affirming the dignity of its subjects, Mala Mala shows there’s little glamour attached to the pursuit of selfhood.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The Rooftop is frenzied, funny and knowing, drenched in lavish, often surreal, imagery.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    What elevates the film beyond a video scrapbook, though, are the glimpses of the routines and slow rhythms of the nursing home before and after this adventure.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The director Emilio Aragón wisely trains the camera on Mr. Duvall. A Night in Old Mexico is his baby, and he rocks it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The vistas are spectacular, the waves fearsome, the filming often amazing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Hôtel Normandy is a confection spun differently from the typical Hollywood rom-com.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    As the film makes abundantly clear, if left untreated, contagions — of ignorance, fear and conflict — will spread wherever they can.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The Battered Bastards of Baseball is an affectionate scrapbook of a documentary.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    As travelogue, this is a persuasive introduction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Scattering history lessons and ambiguous imagery amid Ms. Yoo’s engagement with North Koreans, her film implicitly asks: What must they think of us?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Know How is a robust, youthful call to be seen, heard and appreciated — to be a little less invisible.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    An essential amendment to the historical record, Censored Voices reminds us that no war is entirely virtuous and makes clear that, even at the time, the dangers of becoming an occupying force were evident.

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