Daniel M. Gold
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For 34 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daniel M. Gold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 80 Wolf
Lowest review score: 20 The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
34 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The vistas are spectacular, the waves fearsome, the filming often amazing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The Rooftop is frenzied, funny and knowing, drenched in lavish, often surreal, imagery.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Hôtel Normandy is a confection spun differently from the typical Hollywood rom-com.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    As travelogue, this is a persuasive introduction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The Battered Bastards of Baseball is an affectionate scrapbook of a documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel M. Gold
    Unfortunately, Linsanity, following the conventions of the sports bio genre, ends at its peak, with only a brief nod to these events. Lin raised his game’s possibilities; you just wish that Mr. Leong had raised his.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Daniel M. Gold
    It’s cruel but must be said: Presented in hushed, reverent tones, Jobriath A.D. often comes across as mockumentary material; each ghastly career move is followed by another. Hampered by limited video of Jobriath, the film lacks a sense of him or his music.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Daniel M. Gold
    With jokes and computer-generated spectacles diluting the action, this is not one for fight-film purists.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Daniel M. Gold
    Ostensibly about a walk in the woods, this slight, uncertain film spends most of its time off trail.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Daniel M. Gold
    The Ultimate Life is hampered by a predictable story, stereotypical characters and wooden acting.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Daniel M. Gold
    Roger Gual’s half-baked film hopes to split the difference between romantic comedy and foodie delight but fails at both.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 30 Daniel M. Gold
    A bit too true to a frugal indie philosophy, where winging it beats reshooting, the film gets more woolly and unfocused; many scenes feel improvised and only occasionally hit their marks.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Daniel M. Gold
    For a would-be skin-and-horror treat, though, Cam2Cam is surprisingly prudish. It doesn’t really traffic in sex; the camera mostly averts its gaze from the murders, preferring blood spatter patterns; and the acting is predictably wooden.