David Lee Dallas

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For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Lee Dallas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 88 See You Next Tuesday
Lowest review score: 25 Breathe In
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 David Lee Dallas
    The feminist bent of Robyn's quest nicely shadows the film without ever being stated aloud.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Lee Dallas
    Craig Johnson's film is ultimately most interested in what its jokes are implying or obscuring about the jokesters themselves.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 David Lee Dallas
    By turns abrasive and stately, sermonic and impartial, plot-heavy and meandering, often within seconds of each other.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 David Lee Dallas
    The film is uproariously funny, but its laughs don't come with an aftertaste of cynicism so much as they are the aftertaste of cynicism.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 David Lee Dallas
    The internal crisis of its protagonist amounts to the flicking of an on/off switch rather than the ebb and flow of a consciousness being born.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 David Lee Dallas
    A kind of silent opera in which the actors' precise facial emoting and a muscular editing rhythm create a melodrama by turns horrific and hilarious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 David Lee Dallas
    However self-aware the film may be, its characters and moods and conflicts are too over-determined and familiar to linger in the memory very long after the credits roll.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    A film of obvious characterizations and even more obvious plot machinations that render its moment-to-moment charms moot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    It treats its characters as placeholders for philosophical arguments and spends the majority of its running time trying to "solve" existential mysteries without adequately exploring them.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    What could have been a spirited dissection of Jay-Z's optimistic enterprise is instead merely an advertisement for it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 David Lee Dallas
    Ben Falcone's film is an almost plotless doodle, with low stakes made even lower thanks to the bratty passivity of its titular antiheroine.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 David Lee Dallas
    It's a film that lives in the high and not in the comedown, even though its characters are often stalled and wallowing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 David Lee Dallas
    Though ambitiously busy, the film is also self-sabotaging and stagnant, showcasing its main character's struggles without interpreting them into a cohesive thesis.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Lee Dallas
    By focusing on the tumultuous friendship between Violette LeDuc and Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Provost creates not so much a dichotomy of femininity as a funhouse mirror of it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    Both film and protagonist are troubled works in progress that shuffle and meander and frequently falter, but occasionally sing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    It takes few chances, frequently using sass as a smokescreen, hiding what's unoriginal and cheaply sentimental about this story behind a veil of witticisms about oblivion and "cancer perks."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 David Lee Dallas
    The film's increasingly unnerving story mostly unfolds with minimal flair, intensely focused as it is on its steely and enigmatic protagonist.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 David Lee Dallas
    It takes the easiest approach to every scene, haphazardly juggling different tones without integrating them into a cohesive and consistent thematic identity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    The tetchy band of thirtysomethings' interpersonal problems are infinitely less compelling than the mysterious and original global disaster the filmmakers have devised.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 David Lee Dallas
    Seemingly high-brow because it's so low-key, but underneath that veneer is an inert, thinly plotted melodrama premised on trite characterizations that would be offensive if they weren't so absurd.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Lee Dallas
    An energetic but paper-thin genre exercise, filled with pleasant riffs on the standard heist flick, but ultimately lacking in payoff.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Lee Dallas
    A broad, crude mutilation of Emile Zola's noirish romance Thérèse Raquin that prioritizes heavy petting over plot.

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