Movie reviews of Dan Santos

These are all the movies and series that Dan has reviewed. Read more at: Film Blerg.

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Poster for A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

8.0

2014, Suspense

A highly competent thriller, one that features assured direction and fine performances to explore the morally muddled terrain of espionage.

2014.07.29

Poster for The Rover

The Rover

7.0

2014, Drama, Crime

Worthwhile for its duet of fine performances and the chance to see a Michod refine his emerging directorial style.

2014.06.12

Poster for The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown

8.0

2012, Drama

A touching, honest look at one couple’s relationship, and all the struggles and hopes that come with it.

2014.05.14

Poster for Transcendence

Transcendence

6.0

2014, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction, Mystery

Ultimately becomes unravelled by progressively bewildering turns in its plot, which dilute its ideas and reduce their potency.

2014.04.24

Poster for Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

8.0

2013, Drama, Love

May not be the most exciting vampire film, but it is certainly distinct in its style and perspective, and ultimately a welcome addition to the genre.

2014.04.15

Poster for Divergent

Divergent

6.0

2014, Adventure, Action, Science fiction

A somewhat thrilling but unextraordinary start to the franchise.

2014.04.08

Poster for Mommy

Mommy

9.0

2014, Drama

The screenplay crackles and pops with a kinetic momentum that is almost mesmerising.

2014.04.07

Poster for Any Day Now

Any Day Now

7.0

2012, Drama

Touching, poignant and thought-provoking, and ultimately it calls for understanding as opposed to blind, crippling narrow-mindedness.

2014.04.06

Poster for The Raid 2

The Raid 2

8.0

2014, Action, Suspense, Crime

A strong, progressive directorial effort from Evans, and it succeeds as both an inexorably violent action film and a solidly executed criminal drama.

2014.03.27

Poster for In a World...

In a World...

8.0

2013, Comedy

Well-worth the look...

2014.03.09

Poster for Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

8.0

2013, Documentary

An excellent documentary, filled with Vidal’s quick wit, insightful commentary and thought-provoking ideas.

2014.03.04

Poster for All Is Lost

All Is Lost

7.0

2013, Adventure, Drama, Action

An interesting idea which features an undeniably accomplished performance and solid direction.

2014.03.03

Poster for Non-Stop

Non-Stop

4.0

2014, Action, Suspense, Mystery

There are some exciting moments and a few surprising twists, but in the end it does little to differentiate itself from other action-thriller films...

2014.02.28

Poster for Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

8.0

2013, Drama, Action, Suspense, War

A thrilling ride, and ultimately a moving dedication to the soldiers involved in this mission and many others like them.

2014.01.27

Poster for The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

7.0

2013, Animation

Thematically, Miyazaki manages to deftly blend a range of ideas.

2014.01.19

Poster for The Railway Man

The Railway Man

7.0

2013, Drama, History

Firth carries The Railway Man, and he makes the possibility of forgiveness in even the most difficult situations stirring.

2013.12.26

Poster for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

7.0

2013, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

Has its share of rousing moments, but it never becomes the sweeping inspirational gesture that it wants to be.

2013.12.26

Poster for Ender's Game

Ender's Game

7.0

2013, Adventure, Action, Science fiction

A mostly successful adaptation of a complex novel, with striking visual imagery and a solid central performance.

2013.11.25

Poster for Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

7.0

2013, Drama, Suspense, Love

A fascinating insight into an important chapter in American literary history...

2013.11.19

Poster for Prisoners

Prisoners

8.0

2013, Drama, Suspense, Crime

Focussing on average families and on average people makes the film’s hunt, and its moral quandaries, resonant and disquieting long after it ends.

2013.10.17

Poster for Riddick

Riddick

3.0

2013, Action, Suspense, Science fiction

Another mediocre action film which is forgettable on most fronts.

2013.09.11

Poster for White House Down

White House Down

4.0

2013, Drama, Action, Suspense

A fairly forgettable addition to both Emmerich’s filmography and the action genre more broadly.

2013.09.10

Poster for Stoker

Stoker

7.0

2013, Drama, Horror, Suspense

The performances are compelling.

2013.09.01

Poster for Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

9.0

2013, Drama

A stunning portrait and an incredibly moving experience, and memorable for all the right reasons.

2013.08.18

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