Daniel M. Gold

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For 99 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daniel M. Gold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 90 How to Change the World
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 99
  2. Negative: 11 out of 99
99 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    This film maintains its anxious themes throughout, which makes for some tedious stretches because the tension never breaks. Despite that, or maybe because of it, Gabriel is unexpectedly absorbing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    The filmmakers have skillfully laid out a complex and murky story of crime and justice that, more than 30 years on, continues to scandalize.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Mr. Gameau’s breezy blend of computer imagery, musical numbers, sketches and offbeat field trips makes the nutrition lessons easy to digest.
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    • 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?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    What lingers, though, are stirring vistas of the backcountry West, and admiration — for the Aggies’ achievement, Mr. Masters’s imagination and Mr. Baribeau’s skill in chronicling it all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Despite its oversights, the film — shot and scored beautifully — is an enthusiastic introduction to this delirious event and its peposo of passion, style and intrigue. As the Sienese like to say, the Palio is life.
    • 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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    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    [A] well-paced and cogent seminar.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    As a tribute to NASA, A Space Program is rich in the core elements that have always propelled humanity’s flights of fancy: imagination and the right tools.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Mr. Shirai nicely shuffles in the back stories of several workers, and his shots of sky, sea and early morning landscapes could fit amid Hokusai woodcuts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Smartly directed by Jeremy Sims, this sweet-hearted film mostly manages to avoid triteness even as it casually packs an emotional punch.
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    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    An achingly poignant documentary.
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    • 70 Daniel M. Gold
    Directed slickly by Paul Dugdale, “Olé” is less a concert film or travelogue than a historical account — swiftly, smartly assembled, reflecting events only six months old.
    • 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.
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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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    The movie is choppy and rushed — a bumper-car ride that somehow fits the rough-and-tumble era it recalls.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    Directed breathlessly by John Erick Dowdle (“As Above/So Below”), the movie is filled with jittery shots from hand-held cameras, and hurtles along at a pace that is especially helpful in racing past the holes in the paper-thin plot.
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    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    Fever doesn’t come to a neat ending and ultimately feels unsatisfying. Before then, though, it’s an intriguing and intelligent update of a true crime still chilling more than 90 years later.
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    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    Mr. Gotardo uses long, slowly unfolding shots and extended close-ups to aid our familiarity with each set of characters — almost by osmosis, we grasp their domestic dynamics, the rhythm of their routines.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    The Wildlike landscapes are exhilarating, but when the film works, it’s because of the interiors.
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    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    Mi America is not just about a murder case but about how residents of divided communities share a history and deal with one another, sometimes hopefully, always warily.
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    • 60 Daniel M. Gold
    The director, Robert Lusitana, who ran for Larsen himself, has assembled a touching celebration of a coach and mentor.

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