Daniel M. Gold
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For 43 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daniel M. Gold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 80 Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
Lowest review score: 20 The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
43 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A labor of love and respect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    While the detached, deadpan tone and occasionally stilted acting might leave some viewers flat, there’s no doubting the fierce intelligence behind this admirable puzzle box of a movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    As this smart and sympathetic profile shows, Dock Ellis didn’t need a no-hitter, stoned or otherwise, to define himself; he was his own best work.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    If the film at times seems only a tender profile of a quiet and quirky individual, it is also a meditation of a private life at its end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Watching Elliot and his fellows stumble determinedly through shoots, pleasantly delusional about the movie’s prospects, is mildly amusing, a testament to indie film’s appeal for a certain hardy strain of dreamer. But the joke sours, and the documentary, filmed over two years, turns darker.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The Hornet’s Nest lets its soldiers do most of the talking. The action — the rapid fire of automatic weapons, the crack of a sniper’s shot, the medevac rescues — is vivid.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    Some of this seems like stoner’s paranoia, and some of the film’s talking heads, mainly comedians, don’t make the best advocates. Over all, though, its experts... argue forcefully for decriminalization.
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    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    The Time Is ... Now is a well-meaning if congenitally flawed bit of uplift about how to endure catastrophe and violence in a world that has no shortage of either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    A small, gentle riff on the eternal tug of war between small towns and big dreams.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    Applying ghoulish special effects and atmospheric slow pacing, the film also maintains a dark palette of blacks, browns and ash grays, the better to serve as a backdrop when the blood starts spattering.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    While 14 Blades grinds on perhaps a half-hour too long, its ambitions and energies show that for a fresh take on the western, go east.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    The movie covers almost three decades choppily. But Mr. Camarago and Mr. Miguel convey the stubborn commitment that made the brothers so revered by the tribes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    As entertainment, this is vintage potboiler fare. But the movie is also revealing as fantasy, an artifact of 21st-century China’s youth culture transfixed by its rising fortunes and Western ways.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    This tribute is overlong and too reverent, conveying little sense of Xiao Hong the person and even less of her talent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Daniel M. Gold
    Hollidaysburg is a pleasant if unremarkable coming-of-age film.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Daniel M. Gold
    This low-budget film is often static and awkward... Smaller scenes, though, like those when Guinevere interacts with her tough-minded lawyer of a sister or an old classmate from high school, have a realness to them.

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