For 27 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Caffrey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Blaze
Lowest review score: 25 The Dirt
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
27 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Dan Caffrey
    It’s refreshing to see a buddy movie reclaim some of the grit and emotional connection of bygone decades, but for all of its killer fight sequences and shootouts, Stuber just isn’t all that funny after a while.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Dan Caffrey
    Its lack of energy, depth, and pure volume are, at the movie’s best, sanitized. Despite the long wait, The Dirt is nothing more than karaöke Crüe.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Caffrey
    Although the changes to the source material are guaranteed to polarize some Stephen King fans, Pet Sematary bucks the remake trap of simply paying homage to an iconic piece of horror. Instead, it makes drastic changes to the plot so it can ultimately go more complex with its themes. That’s a hell of a trick to pull off. Sometimes, different is better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Caffrey
    Even if the rapid-fire pace of the jokes keeps a tiny handful of them from landing, the film gets bonus points for not being afraid to get emotional.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Caffrey
    Unsurprisingly, Everybody’s Everything feels most conventional during its talking-head interviews, an aesthetic shared with almost every other music documentary out there. ... But when the film shows rather than telling, it’s clear that there are no easy answers for this kind of tragedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Caffrey
    Perry’s kinetic style and Moss’ explosive performance transform it into something that feels more authentic than actual history.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Dan Caffrey
    Moondog’s antics aren’t all that funny or captivating, even when divorced from their assholery.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Caffrey
    Us
    Exciting? Sure. Unique? Without a doubt. But it’s hard to not feel frustrated by a script that never seems to figure out what it’s trying to say.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Caffrey
    There’s little camp or gimmickry to be found, which is refreshing for a sub-genre whose films so often resort to bad jokes and kitsch violence.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Caffrey
    Its aesthetics alone are enough to sustain interest over its two-and-a-half hour runtime, but its hefty length also leaves a lot to be desired in its messaging, if only because Mitchell actually does begin to flirt with a grander purpose at a certain point in the film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Caffrey
    Though not as unpredictable as the preceding two hours (and nowhere close to the dizzying final act of Cabin In the Woods), the resolution is still a lot of fun, straight out of a thrilling dime-store novel you’d keep by your bedside table.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Caffrey
    By the time we finally do get to the blood and guts, the filmmakers have laid such an artful foundation that the viscera is just another part of Suspiria‘s hypnotic modern dance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Dan Caffrey
    Dickey pivots between storyteller, philosopher, hopeless romantic, philanderer, asshole, loyal friend, and belligerent drunk all the way up until the very end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Caffrey
    The characters in Isle of Dogs may fight. They may get vicious. They may get hurt. They may get sick. But they also get nostalgic. They also get bashful. Their eyes also well up with tears when they reconnect with their loved ones, or when they first realize that love even exists at all. Just like humans.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Dan Caffrey
    It succeeds as a minor work from Jody Hill, which if nothing else is still good for more than a few laughs.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Caffrey
    It’s fine if Hannah and her ragtag team just set out to make something fun. But it feels better-suited for playing on a reel-to-reel projector in someone’s basement than at the biggest film venue of SXSW.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Caffrey
    Much of Family‘s humor comes from the juxtaposition of Kate and Maddie’s bonding with moments of pitch-black selfishness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Caffrey
    The joy of Ready Player One does indeed come from its world-building and kaleidoscopic mashup of pop culture—what Spielberg would likely dub its “movie” elements.... At a certain point, though, Ready Player One wants to be appreciated as a film as well as a movie, no matter what Spielberg says. And that’s where it begins to falter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Caffrey
    Having empathy for your characters often means giving them opportunities for growth, and Burnham thankfully never loses sight of the belief that things truly can get better if you want them to.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Caffrey
    It helps that Hilditch has Jane in the central role. Along with Carla Gugino’s turn in Gerald’s Game, Netflix has two of the strongest performances in any King adaptation to date.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Caffrey
    Despite a handful of faults, it’s that rare horror film that works on both a psychological and a visceral level.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Caffrey
    Pet
    As hard as Pet tries to be something different, it still feels like a film about a woman in a dog cage.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Caffrey
    This unique blend of docudrama, action movie, and cartoon immerses the viewer in a way that wouldn’t be possible in a more traditional film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Dan Caffrey
    If Jones can move from mortal woman to musical superhero in the space of a few moments, if she can convert the despair within her ravaged body into energy, then so can the rest of us in our times of weakness.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 33 Dan Caffrey
    When it comes to video games, fidelity to the source material only gets you so far, especially when the source material is as low-impact as Ratchet & Clank.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Dan Caffrey
    Hush‘s madman makes himself visible and vocal to his prey from the get-go. As a result, Flanagan and Siegel both get to lay their cards on the table early, freeing up their characters to focus solely on how to outsmart one another.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Dan Caffrey
    Only in its final stretch does Midnight Special start to lose its distinct identity.

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