For 32 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Danny King's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 90 Songs from the North
Lowest review score: 30 Dawn Patrol
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
32 movie reviews
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    • 90 Danny King
    In Songs From the North, the South Korean–born, U.S.-based filmmaker Soon-Mi Yoo takes her camera to North Korea and, through a purposeful mix of on-location footage, poetic intertitles ("Is North Korea the loneliest place on Earth?"), and archival media, creates an empathetic snapshot of a country that is almost never depicted in such an accessible light.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Danny King
    What makes L for Leisure more than just a collection of clever, well-photographed jokes is the utter sincerity embedded within the constant sarcasm.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Danny King
    The cumulative impact of the delayed story revelations and Chun's startling vulnerability is both an elegant gut-punch and a furious indictment of a society that treats its victims with inexcusable aggression and hostility.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Danny King
    Guedes's complex performance leaves no doubt regarding the fragility of Veronica's psyche.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    Silver's empathy often produces moments of emotional catharsis.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    An extreme, compassionate magnification of the minutiae of second-to-second existence (brushing teeth, counting money).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    Aside from a showy opening (a tracking shot that snakes through a club, cribbing freely from Carlito's Way, Boogie Nights, etc.), the movie satisfies mainly due to its affecting ensemble and considerable emotional intelligence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    Whether laughing, crying, mumbling to himself, or projecting a valiant stoicism, Gulpilil — beneath a white beard and a blanket of shaggy hair — commands the screen in close-ups liable to run for minutes at a time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    Kimberly Levin's Runoff deals with an old-as-time moral quandary — how far will you go to protect your family? — but the movie achieves an understated resonance through Levin's emotionally sensitive compositions and her clued-in portrayal of life in a middle-American farming community.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    The Homestretch is ultimately a humane accomplishment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Danny King
    Though an accomplished farce, The Overnight is most interesting when confronting its genuine emotional stakes.
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    • 70 Danny King
    A compelling look at the pitfalls of being a grownup, Where We Started will resonate with anyone who's ever clicked with the right person at the wrong time, or who's wondered what it might be like.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Max
    It's another modest, functional success from a director who used to work on the margins.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Khan’s orchestration of suspense impresses.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Green's historical diligence proves rewarding... But the movie, shot largely in Milwaukee in 2009, can still be dry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Befitting a doc about a data-intensive struggle, the movie benefits from a wealth of resources.
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    • 60 Danny King
    A mere hour long, the movie could stand to be more discerning with its material.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Gerster and Schilling are more successful when they allow Niko's behavior to be their main subject.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Fanny has a stagy sensibility, but Auteuil displays flashes of genuine, old-school craft.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    Hilditch's approach to this end-of-days scenario can be heavy-handed... But Hilditch gets good mileage out of his cast.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Danny King
    If the results are occasionally broad and schematic, the actors (Woodley especially) are anything but, and Araki has an absolute field day adorning his kitschy, 1950s-ish view of suburban Los Angeles with a string of showoffy colors.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    The movie loses its zip as it becomes more dramatic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    Visually, Kurys offers a mostly conventional, period-handsome widescreen style, which suits her capable actors just fine. The real drawback, though, is the spoon-feeding frame narrative, which takes away from the urgency.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    The appealing performances from Brühl and Herzsprung, as well as the film's surprisingly clean sense of composition...keep Lila, Lila moving. But it ultimately suffers from poor characterization.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    The movie's flaws — silly plotting and unconvincing psychological groundwork — are Klein's doing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    Poppe's closeness to the material ensures a level of passion, but he still fails to create a truly specific dynamic for Rebecca and Marcus's family, settling instead for a catch-all representation of the difficulties of maintaining a healthy home life while working in a dangerous profession.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    Unfortunately, White Rabbit's grave, problematic conclusion attempts to broaden the movie's scope in a way that ultimately feels more unwarranted and distasteful than it does organic to the material.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Danny King
    Fisher's filmmaking, aside from a couple scenes between Ethan and his best friend (Alexander Cendese) that are nicely composed in long-take two-shots, is too consistently flat to make the material spark.
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    • 40 Danny King
    The movie is partly saved by Bonifacio and DP Timothy Nuttall's regular use of patient long shots, as well as their capable grasp of widescreen composition.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Danny King
    This is an indifferently filmed, sloppily conceived story that finds infrequent life through resourceful production design (Gigi's house is strewn with Modelo, Red Bull, and scribbled-on note cards) and on-edge work from Tomei and Rockwell.

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