Daniel M. Gold
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For 41 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daniel M. Gold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 80 Wolf
Lowest review score: 20 The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
41 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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